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Into the Gray

Into the Gray

These were all shot on a Minolta 28mm 3.5 that is buttery soft.  I liked some of them and tried to recover them as best as possible.  They might not be to everyones tastes but in the end they made for something interesting.  With me pushing the pixels so much it introduced noise which gives these a film quality. This first image was all about the background which emphasized the meter.  Normally I am not a selective color man but…

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Court Life

Court Life

These I believe are water color paintings from Japan.  I admittedly didn’t read the little sign stuff next to the displays.  These were shot on a Kern Paillard 12mm 1.8 lens which is a C mount which means you have a heavy circle of black around your images.  With the crop tool I could remove a lot of it and still keep the details.  So enjoy this little bit of Japanese court life (I think).

Face of a Bodhisattva

Face of a Bodhisattva

Went to the Freer and Sackler Galleries which are apart of the Smithsonian Institute to shoot their Asian collection.  The lighting was challenging to say the least and I added an additional challenge, all manual focus adapted lenses.  So the newest lens used was like 25 years old with some images being shot on 50+ year old lenses.  So it was a real adventure.  I just did this one first because it jumped out at me.  While not perfect its…

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