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Herrljunga station, position B

Posted by
Emanuel Högberg (Borås, Sweden) on 19 June 2011 in Transportation.

This is a series of 20 photos taken with my new sort of self made lens. Inspired by this - http://shiningnewlight.tumblr.com/, I bought an old Soviet Zenit 3M with a 58mm Helios-44 f2.0 lens which I attached to a camera house lid with a hole screwed in it using some sealants. I really enjoy the results - a fast portrait lens (58x1.6mm on my EOS 500D) which forces me to use full manual. Very stimulating and I think it makes me grow as a photographer.

Coming up is 10 photos, decreasing the range to the subjects with each shot. Starting off with a train station and a cat, going further to regular macro with the 58mm, then followed by two shots taken with the lens detached from the body, giving a narrow DOF which is tilted.

After that there are 10 photos taken with my cheap 50mm f1.8 held against the Helios lens, making for some (potentially) interesting shots of plants, potato sprouts, an oxeye daisy and a dragonfly, which sadly died.

I have to add that for this particular shot I really like the way the background blur turns out, the kind of rotation like blur or bokeh. It'll reoccur in other shots as well.

Canon EOS 500D 1/2500 second ISO 100

All comments are very much appreciated, good or bad, though I might not answer each and every one I'll take a look at your photoblog if you have one. It's always nice to be inspired by others, so let me know what you think :)

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

What are we doing in this shot, forgive me if I can't figure it out from the description at the top?????

19 Jun 2011 11:49am

@J.R.: We're riding the train past Herrljunga in Sweden :D

Farzin from Bane-Kurdistan, Iran

nice shot

19 Jun 2011 12:16pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A good photographer work experience ... A wonderful image with excellent textures ... ek like I work ... A hug friend ...! A hug, Adela

19 Jun 2011 2:03pm

@Adela Fonts: a hug, Adela :D

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The colours are very reminiscent of the late 60s Emanuel! Well done! ;-)

19 Jun 2011 9:40pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

simple and yet very interesting composition! cheers!

19 Jun 2011 11:14pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/2500 second
ISO 100

helios-44