Tonight is a photo-only post. I wanted to share with you what I’ve been doing with the amazing Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 58mm f/1.2 lens I recently restored. This is the fastest, shallowest depth-of-field lens I’ve ever owned and it’s taken some getting used to. My main drive behind getting this kind of lens is to be able to force the subject isolation for creative control over my image making. I’ve had a lot of fun with it so far. Here’s what I’ve gotten up till now, just funning around.
A barcode horse (zebra), up close and personal. He wanted me to feed him.
Old, dried peppers I found nailed to the wall inside a state-protected cabin.
Also inside the cabin.
My dog, an English Boxhead Lab, in the front yard. He’s such a good boy and great with the kids!
A field of wildflowers with a barn off in the distance.
My youngest son, Tommy.
A challenging shot this was, balancing the strong doorway lighting to the dark interior of this old cabin. I like the atmosphere this lens lends to scenes like this.
Tack sharp… get it? Tack… for horses… and it’s in focus… sigh. I need to go to bed.
Tommy taking to the rails for a breather.
I love how this lens can isolate even a single tree in the forest. The trails of light in the background drew my eye further and further into the scene. Nothing significant here – just pretty.
A path through a field of wildflowers that meanders on into the woods.
A neat old shoe with a splash of window light.
Absolutely perfect weather that day. A cool, light breeze gave us a wink to say that fall is approaching soon.
That’s all for tonight. I hope you enjoyed the photos and they provided you a moment of relaxation.