Peter Bargh

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November 25th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 329 – a shaft of light

I woke up this morning to see sunlight finding its way though a window, and then out through a door onto another door. One of the good things about winter is that the sun is low and the bright sunlight always slips through the cracks. A simple shot on the iPhone / Hipstamatic showing where it landed.

The pattern from the reflection of the door handle hasn’t picked up which is a shame as that added extra sparkle

As I went to rephotograph it the sun had changed position and the moment was gone

March 24th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 83 – Through the door

was trying different lens combinations on a Nikon D700. I was using an unusual adaptor that used to be made by BPM that allows a male and female mount to be attached back to back. With the adaptor and suitable mounts you can attach any lens to any body. I tried enlarging lenses using a Leica 39mm adaptor, then screw thread lenses using an M42 adaptor, then an old Pentax 135mm f/3.5 lens using a K mount. It was at this point that I took the photo that will be today’s photo365 picture.

It’s a really simple shot but I like the way the light hits the surfaces creating a really striking abstract. It’s a door frame with the light on the edge( the vertical line), and in the background is an out of focus open curtain. and window. This was the first shot I took and lead me to do a series of abstracts all featuring simple designs of interiors, all abstract and all bold like this.

It’s out of the camera with no editing, full frame, no exposure adjustments, no colour change.