Peter Bargh

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August 23rd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 235 – blurred vision

I bought a Micro 4/3rd to T2 adaptor to use on my Olympus E-P2 the other day. I was messing around with different lenses and added a El Nikkor 50mm f/4 enlarging lens on the front. I just held it in place and it provided a very close focus. Infinity was way out of focus. I could move it forwards to blur even more.

I started to experiment with the out of focus views and wandered around the house looking for interesting abstracts.

This was one of them…a reading lamp.

There’s a skill to getting out of focus subjects looking interesting. I hope you think I achieved that here.

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.

March 3rd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 62 – Silver Birch

A silver birch against a wall. I’ve walked past this location almost daily for 9 years or so and never noticed the silver birch trees. Now I’m charged to take a photo each day for my Photo365 project my eyes are opening even wider than they did before. It’s a great exercise for visual awareness.

Taken with a Fujifilm Finepix F70 EXR point & shoot camera