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Old graveyard (Helios 44M)
Posted By: Rense, 10-11-2009, 11:06 PM

This is the old graveyard at Vlieland. In the portrait one a grave 'stone' made of whale bone. It's dated mid 18th century.

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10-11-2009, 11:08 PM   #2
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Nice results here.
The dizzying bokeh has a certain appeal to it...
10-13-2009, 11:20 AM   #3
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Nice work. I particularly like the color rendition of those pictures. Did you do much post-processing?
10-13-2009, 11:25 AM   #4
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I really like the last one, it does have dizzying effect.


10-13-2009, 02:08 PM   #5
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Nice images, Rense. I do agree about the dizzying effect - I'm trying to uncross my eyes right now with a cold beer (which works pretty well for this sort of thing).

10-13-2009, 02:19 PM   #6
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Feels like watching one of these new 3-D movies, just without the glasses! Really like the images though!
10-13-2009, 02:34 PM   #7
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Good photos Rense, like the colors but the bokeh from that lens is sort of weird. Thanks for posting the images.
10-13-2009, 03:54 PM   #8
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what they, i can't look at the OOF areas in #2 and #3 without really being bothered. Nevertheless, the composition and subject matter is excellent as usual, Rense. I like #1 alot.
that lens really renders bokeh that way? that is a special effect lens for sure.

10-13-2009, 04:45 PM   #9

Love the first one... but you knew I would!

What f stop did you shoot the "bothering" ones at... I dont think I have seen that look from the 44M, but I tend to shoot wide open almost all the time.

I wish you had focused on the whale bone more in that one shot... it seems to be focused in front of it a bit...

You are hurting these fine folks with your flashback / eye crossin' inducing bokeh, my brother
10-13-2009, 07:37 PM   #10
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I am starting to really appreciate this lens
10-14-2009, 07:05 AM   #11
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I think I've been infected with H1elios1 flu... awesome stuff.
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I keep coming back to look at these. Can anyone recommend a vendor for one of these?
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nic shots.
I love the little angel shot.
But sometimes I'm not sure if I like the "spinning" bokeh this lens is producing...

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I've ordered one through:

eBay My World - russianfoto

the other day and am waiting for the delivery; he/she has a reasonable rating and the lenses are cheap enough to take a shot with.

There's also one on sale at:


QuoteOriginally posted by PeterAM Quote
I keep coming back to look at these. Can anyone recommend a vendor for one of these?
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Very nice photos. I love the color choices. # 3 is outstanding.

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