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Herrljunga station, the meeting

Posted by
Emanuel Högberg (Borås, Sweden) on 20 June 2011 in People & Portrait.

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.

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 :)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely shot - and a crisp and clear image.

20 Jun 2011 6:11am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Nice shot, the focus point is sharp and clear just like the other comment said.

20 Jun 2011 7:20am

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

always great!

20 Jun 2011 8:45am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une belle scène de vie !! très naturelle!

20 Jun 2011 12:17pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well seen and captured Emanuel! ;-)

20 Jun 2011 1:19pm

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A lovely clear image. Fabulous composition. Well captured.

20 Jun 2011 1:38pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Nice shot!

20 Jun 2011 9:29pm

mohammad fakhlaei from mashhad, Iran

i like it its so emotional

20 Jun 2011 9:32pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent shots with this new self made lens. Great capture as well with this special moment..I like the expression of the girl! cheers!

20 Jun 2011 11:57pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

hat is excellent. You will get the rest of us building our own equipment. I made an adapter for my old Canon FD lenses so that they will fit onto my 5D. Get so very interesting results.

21 Jun 2011 1:19am

Ella from Afghanistan

Oh you weird stalker you

21 Jun 2011 11:06am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Nice moment and expression you have captured, well seen!

21 Jun 2011 3:55pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/2500 second
ISO 100

helios-44