Recently I returned to St. James Cemetery, this time with my recently acquired 20mm Nikkor wide angle lens. It was bright morning and the low angled sun provided a lot of interesting lighting. All images were taken on a Nikon F4, using Kodak TMax 400 film.
The Soviet-era Helios 44/2 lens (actually a 58mm lens, and a direct copy of the Zeiss Biotar 58mm lens) has a cult following for the way it renders out of focus areas at wide apertures. I recently got one that had been adapted to work on the Nikon F mount and still focus to infinity, and I have started to experiment with it. The person who did the work on the lens has an interesting YouTube video that explains the process.
Nikon F4, Helios 44/2 58mm lens
Rollei RPX25 film
Sun and Wind
Last Monday at Bluffer’s Park I noticed these plants. I liked the backlighting on them but the glare of the sun plus the breeze moving the plants around made for tricky shooting and it took a few attempts to get these two images using my Nikon F4 and 28mm lens, shooting on Rollei RPX film
Don’ forget to check out this week’s episode of My Photography Podcast, featuring an interview with pinhole photographer Moni Smith!