Single In Single in January (SiJ) 2021: outtakes day 7-12

rayvonn

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Nowhere near as interesting as the proceeding posts, but a B&W version of my day 10 entry.

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rayvonn

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A real jekyll and hyde lens. On the one hand I thought it managed to render my day 11 entry ok, but look at this - I purposely opened up the lens and it focused spot on the boat perfectly and exactly. If you zoom in on the boat you'll see what a dog's breakfast it made of it, well, at least compared to most lenses which I would expect to capture a lot more cleanly.

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Still, it blows the Summicron out of the water for sunstars :laugh:

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To be fair, it captured this one ok:

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A real jekyll and hyde lens. On the one hand I thought it managed to render my day 11 entry ok, but look at this - I purposely opened up the lens and it focused spot on the boat perfectly and exactly. If you zoom in on the boat you'll see what a dog's breakfast it made of it, well, at least compared to most lenses which I would expect to capture a lot more cleanly.

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Still, it blows the Summicron out of the water for sunstars :laugh:

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To be fair, it captured this one ok:

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Kind of what I experienced with the otherwise quite useful Olympus 14-150mm II - it had a couple of strong points (bokeh at the long end was fabulous), but quite a number of weaknesses, low maximum acuity being one of them. It was an okay lens overall, and really versatile - that's why I kept (and advocated) it for so long. But the truth is, even most cheaper (though shorter) zooms are sharper - some considerably so, like the tiny Panasonic 12-32mm; its nemesis was the clearly superior lens built into the cheap and cheerful Panasonic FZ1000. So, in the end, I had to move on. Anyhow, it's worth mentioning that the Nikon Z 24-200mm I'm now rocking as a superzoom is a totally different class of lens.

Still, Ray, you're doing quite a fine job of making the most out of Nikon's reputedly worst zoom lens ever :2thumbs:

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donlaw

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Texas
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Don
Day 11 Alternative. Drove down to Galveston to pick up something. There are a lot of old and new locomotives stored there.
The sun broke through almost a sunset and turned these parked locomotives golden.
Somehow the rendering seemed too much for me. It looked like this in reality but the photograph came out a bit too busy.
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MiguelATF

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Miguel Tejada-Flores
Today - Day 11 - I wandered around the kitchen of my old house, photographing odds and ends. These are my 'outtakes' or alternatives from the day - but it was hard picking the official choice (a glass oil & vinegar 'dispenser', on a window ledge). The outtakes include pans, hanging suspended overhead from one of the pan-rack-hanging-thingies---

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This year's brightly-colored calendar which hangs on a nail in the wall--

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The old cabinets, which are 'original' and date back to the house's construction in 1902---

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And finally, though technically it's not actually 'in the kitchen', but in a small hallway that runs alongside - and old piece of sheet music that belonged to previous generations, which has somehow morphed, over the years, into an item of décor--

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I suspect each of the images has more sentimental value for me, than photographic value -- but there's something interesting and strange, to me at least, about seeing ordinary bits and pieces of my daily life, taken out of context and isolated in photographs.
 

drd1135

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SW Virginia
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Steve
Today - Day 11 - I wandered around the kitchen of my old house, photographing odds and ends. These are my 'outtakes' or alternatives from the day - but it was hard picking the official choice (a glass oil & vinegar 'dispenser', on a window ledge). The outtakes include pans, hanging suspended overhead from one of the pan-rack-hanging-thingies---

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This year's brightly-colored calendar which hangs on a nail in the wall--

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The old cabinets, which are 'original' and date back to the house's construction in 1902---

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And finally, though technically it's not actually 'in the kitchen', but in a small hallway that runs alongside - and old piece of sheet music that belonged to previous generations, which has somehow morphed, over the years, into an item of décor--

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I suspect each of the images has more sentimental value for me, than photographic value -- but there's something interesting and strange, to me at least, about seeing ordinary bits and pieces of my daily life, taken out of context and isolated in photographs.
I have to say, Miquel, I like all four of these shots. Light and processing and composition give a real sense of "my home as an art gallery".
 

MiguelATF

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Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
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Miguel Tejada-Flores
My Day 12 alternatives or 'outtakes' are all photos I took of the old (19th century) half-falling-down cabin that stands close to my old farmhouse.

First is a monochrome version of the photo I posted today---

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Then, going inside, the old screen door near the front of the cabin (which, the door I mean, I suspect is newer than the rest of the cabin itself, possibly dating back to near the very beginnings of the 20th century)---

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Followed by a closer shot of the same front screen door---

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The roof of the cabin is falling apart and there are serious leaks, and the front door sits permanently open, so a great deal of moisture tends to accumulate here at times; looking down, I realized, in mixed horror and fascination, that fungi are growing on the wooden floor, by the open door---

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And finally, the exterior of the cabin - focusing on one of the newer nails. (I say 'newer' because a handful of nails used in the construction of this cabin were and are of the very old hand-forged variety.)

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