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10-02-2015, 07:59 PM   #5236
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Giving a SMC Takumar 50/1.4 a test run using a cheap M42 -> F-mount adapter

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Some from Waterhead, Ambleside at sunset:

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Serpents in the Garden, Los Angeles arboretum.
















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Seprents inthe Garden, Los Angeles arboretum.
Great car series.

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Great car series.
Thanks. They had "Spyders" in 2013, not sure about last year - I think Mustangs.
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Thanks. They had "Spyders" in 2013, not sure about last year - I think Mustangs.
I didn't take many shots at the recent car show I was at. The harsh sun and the cars being too close together didn't make me feel like even trying. So I did a few things like my last car shot and tight crops of front grills like this 1937 Ford Club Cabriolet.



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A couple that haven't been in here. A while since I've posted. A while since I've taken something even half decent. Been a touch busy and not much "me" time for pictures.











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QuoteOriginally posted by mark lj Quote
A couple that haven't been in here. A while since I've posted. A while since I've taken something even half decent. Been a touch busy and not much "me" time for pictures.
As usual good stuff, Mark. I've wondered why your images look like oil paintings instead of a photograph. Is that intentional or a result of all the shifting colors though post processing algorithms?

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Split toning mostly I would say and shooting larger apertures. Top one is 180mm @ f5.6 for example.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mark lj Quote
A couple that haven't been in here. A while since I've posted. A while since I've taken something even half decent. Been a touch busy and not much "me" time for pictures.











Enchanting scenes, as always, Mark. I think I saw #3 pop up in my flickr stream a while ago -- glad to see it a bit larger here. My favorite of the set.

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Split toning mostly I would say and shooting larger apertures. Top one is 180mm @ f5.6 for example.
Hmm... here are some f2.8 shots on different lenses with only WB set, vignette and contrast curve adjustments.
One thing I've noticed about Mark's work, if he doesn't mind the third-party and somewhat academic analysis here, is that his use of depth of field is very subtle in most of his landscapes. I started paying attention to this when he alluded to it himself in the blurb for this photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_lj/8251763587/in/album-72157625827472390/. It seems to not just be "wider aperture", but "wider than most photographers would instinctively reach for given the scene". He also tends to choose focal planes that are in the mid- or near back-ground which probably makes the transitions that much more delicate and hard to put your finger on. I'm sure this is a simplification, but those techniques coupled with the fact that he shoots in environments and at times of day with soft, highly diffused light probably goes a long way to give his work that Littlejohn look.
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QuoteOriginally posted by v5planet Quote

It seems to not just be "wider aperture", but "wider than most photographers would instinctively reach for given the scene". He also tends to choose focal planes that are in the mid- or near back-ground which probably makes the transitions that much more delicate and hard to put your finger on. I'm sure this is a simplification, but those techniques coupled with the fact that he shoots in environments and at times of day with soft, highly diffused light probably goes a long way to give his work that Littlejohn look.
Yes, it is Mark's signature look. Misty backgrounds and diffusion are also things often that you can emulate or augment in post in lieu of capturing it optically.
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Yes, it is Mark's signature look. Misty backgrounds and diffusion are also simple things to emulate or augment in post in lieu of capturing it optically.
There's a lot of all-natural diffused light here in Seattle today if you want to brave the rainstorm :-)
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There's a lot of all-natural diffused light here in Seattle today if you want to brave the rainstorm :-)
Raining cats and dogs at my place now. So I'm scanning/editing a backlog of film shots today. I think tomorrow would be a good time to go to the east side of the mountains. The color should be really good about now.
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Serpents in the Garden, Los Angeles arboretum.
Love the Daytona Coupe. It was fun to watch them run at the Nurburgring back in the '60s.
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