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Season of Summer Light
Week 31, Saturday - In the sun
"It doesn't happen very often to me, but I love the moment when camera cease to exist merely as 'a reproduction machine of what I see' and the aesthetic qualities particular to photography, such as black silhouettes and exaggerated field of perspective, starts to draw the world. I took this image about a week ago when Finland had one of the most warm summer week in 50 years. Amazing heat which makes me smile! It was about 30 degrees of Celsius and over 20 at nights every day (85 and 70 at Fahrenheit scale respectively). On top of that our bedroom measured almost 30 degrees at night (85 at Fahrenheit scale), which made our sleeping difficult. The particular reason why I like this image, besides its graphical qualities, is that it captures so nicely the heat of that special week and Aura bathing in the sun and water. One of my own favorites, for sure.

Succeeding with this image led me to think about the process. [...]"

Read full post at my blog: http://www.yearofthealpha.com

-Toni



Aug 01, 2014 at 02:18 PM
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NEX-5N + 55-210mm:












Aug 01, 2014 at 08:50 PM
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NEX7 with 55FE
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Aug 02, 2014 at 05:17 AM
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Low tide...


NEX-5N+Minolta MD 28 2.8 @ F11

Thanks for looking!

Ps: Funky colors brought to you by Blogger!



Aug 04, 2014 at 11:37 PM
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Wow. A lot of changes to Busan (or Pusan as we knew it) when I visited several times in the late '70s with the Navy.


Aug 05, 2014 at 05:12 AM
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NEX-5N + 35mm OSS:












Aug 06, 2014 at 11:55 PM
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Season of Summer Light
Week 32, Wednesday - Moments
"One question that has continuously accompanied me during this season is about getting a good shot of Aura regarding facial expression. It's (at least) a two staged problem. First of all, how do I get the unstrained smile. This is a question where I have very little figured out. When I did the first picture of this set, I learned by accident to play 'a certain game' with Aura. I set her where she has to be, focus on her face and hide behind the camera. Then I ask does she see my nose, tongue, eyes or something similar. Then she looks at me, I raise my eyes behind the camera and once she reacts to this by saying 'I see!', I fire multiple shots (continuous shooting mode) and just hope I got the expression captured. It's a simple game and so far it has gotten me here. But the thing is that I've done it so many times by now that it loses the edge and there are some particular signs in that I might need to invent new strategy in future - Aura gets bored to same game.

The second problem deals with other end of this process. [...]"

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Aug 08, 2014 at 09:32 PM
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Season of Summer Light
Week 32, Saturday - End of Season
"This is the last picture of 'Season of Summer Light'. While the summer in Finland isn't quite done yet and it changes slowly to autumn, this season ends here and next week I will move on to next theme. I can say that it has surely been great summer, both weather and photography wise. Especially I have enjoyed a lot the long summer days when we were doing small day trips around local areas together with food supplies and towels. At the same time I feel a bit sad because this particular summer, when Aura was two years old and learned things like swimming, climbing trees and picking flowers, is ending. Having a kid of my own I have luxury to live part of those childhood summers again, but as an adult I'm, at the same time, painfully conscious how the time and life passes by. [...]"

Read full post at my blog: http://www.yearofthealpha.com

-Toni



Aug 08, 2014 at 09:33 PM
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Normally when I photograph in the woods I don't expect the woods to stare back at me. NEX-5N + 35mm OSS:






100% crop:







Aug 10, 2014 at 06:02 PM
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Nex-7 + sigma 19/2.8:








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Season of Touit - Picture 1
Week 33, Wednesday - Introducing the Season of Touit
"Today I'm starting my fourth season at Year of the Alpha - 52 Weeks of Sony Alpha Photography. Like earlier seasons this one also carries a special theme which will define my photography for the next ten weeks. While the earlier seasons have dealt with blackness, personal memories and summer photography, 'Season of Touit' will concentrate on bringing new point of views into to my photography by moving away from the standard focal lengths that I've used thorough the year. Reasoning behind this plan is simple. It is my experience that creativity arises from limits and appropriate amount of obstacles. Crossing the limits requires one to find new ways and once it is done it breeds new ways of working which will eventually develop one's photographic eye. By restraining myself from my standard focal lengths I'm essentially setting creative limits for my work for next 10 weeks.

In practice this means I will restrain the use of my usual lenses (SEL50F18 , SEL1855) which cover focal lengths from 18mm to 55mm (equivalent to 27mm to 82,5mm on full frame). Instead I'm going ultra wide and close-up photography which are, regarding the perception of the depth, kind of extreme ends. Wide angle exaggerates the depth and makes things look further away while close-up photography brings things so close that we can only see details of the subject. These extreme ends will define my photography for next ten weeks. I'm also very happy to tell you that ZEISS has decided to support me on this task with two of their lenses: Touit 2.8/12 and Touit 2.8/50M. Needless to say, I'm honored to be supported by them, thank you Tobias! In coming posts I will introduce both of these lenses and tell you more about them in detail.

Founded by Carl Zeiss the ZEISS has been a leading company of camera optics for over 150 years. Photography professionals associate the name ZEISS with exceptional optical quality and their distinct optical concepts, like Planar and Distagon, have gain a great reputation among many photographers. My second task during this season is to find out what does this enthusiasm regarding the ZEISS means and tell you about my findings. [...]"

Read full post at my blog: http://www.yearofthealpha.com



Aug 12, 2014 at 06:52 PM
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Season of Touit - Picture 2
Week 33, Wednesday - Meet the Zeiss Touit 2.8/12
"Before I received these lenses I didn't have any experience of Zeiss. Being a photography enthusiast I knew about the Zeiss's reputation and had read about it on various sites, but didn't have any firsthand experience. Mainly because of this reputation I was very interested to see the lenses in my own hand and find out what was all the fuzz about. In short, I had my expectations about the ZEISS quality and to make a positive first impression Zeiss would need to fulfill these expectations not necessarily an easy job regarding that there is a certain hype around Zeiss and where crowds get together expectations build up at accelerating speed (that's the way the internet works).

What struck me first when I opened the Touit 2.8/12 package was how small and compact the lens is. [...]"

Read full post at my blog: http://www.yearofthealpha.com



Aug 15, 2014 at 09:30 PM
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Modified NEX-6 (Astro mod, AA less , requires very strong WB correction) and Samyang 12mm/2. One thing I really dislike about the Samyang is the ugly sunstars from its hexagon aperture.



Aug 17, 2014 at 07:43 AM
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Nex6+PenF42mm












Aug 19, 2014 at 06:13 PM
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Season of Touit - Picture 3
Week 34, Wednesday - Meet the Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M
"The other lens I'm going to use for this season is the Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M. Compared to Touit 2.8/12 the 2.8/50M is clearly bigger and heavier, though weights almost the same at 290 grams. I've always thought that lens size doesn't matter as long as it delivers good optical quality. Touit 2.8/50M makes me reconsider this stance. Not saying it's too big, but 2.8/50M is definitely closer to upper limit what I personally feel is acceptable. Having a small and compact mirrorless camera, like Sony Nex-5N, has given me a lot of flexibility and inspiration and this is surely something I don't want to jeopardize. However, comparing the Touit 2.8/50M to other options makes it clear that it is actually a very compact lens for what it does. The other macro lenses from Zeiss (Makro-Planar 2/50 & 2/100) weight approximately double and are therefore substantially bigger and heavier. Considering that Touit also has full autofocus capabilities which other Makro-Planars don't offer, it becomes clear that Zeiss has done a wonderful job with it.

Like it's wide-angle brother, the Touit 2.8/50M has a great build quality and the same modern Zeiss look [...]"

Read full post at my blog: http://www.yearofthealpha.com

-Toni



Aug 19, 2014 at 08:56 PM
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Sony ILCE-3000, 18-55, ISO 100, F5.6, 1/800sec







Sony ILCE-3000, 18-55, ISO 100, F13, 1/200sec







Sony ILCE-3000, Nikkor-S 50mm 1.4, ISO 100, 1/3200sec






Aug 21, 2014 at 09:23 AM
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Do enjoy this thread! all these are beautiful!


Aug 21, 2014 at 09:35 AM
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Excellent as always, Kalainen.

I should say there have been so many over the months in your two series I have admired - a veritable tour de force.

I must get busy, but I've still not quite worked out if there's a fee for uploading shots! :-)



Aug 21, 2014 at 02:59 PM
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Fionn wrote:
Excellent as always, Kalainen.

I should say there have been so many over the months in your two series I have admired - a veritable tour de force.

I'm pleasently surpirsed by your compliments since I rarely get any comments here at Fred Miranda forums. Thanks for the kind words! :-)

Fionn wrote:
I must get busy, but I've still not quite worked out if there's a fee for uploading shots! :-)
I just link everything straight from my Flickr-account. Fast and easy.

-Toni




Aug 21, 2014 at 08:37 PM
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I'm by no means a professional photographer, and could never match the photos in this board...but I figured I'd throw a few of mine into the mix. I picked up a NEX-6 a year ago for it's small size on backpacking trips and it has never ceased to amaze me.

Now I just need to decide on a lens upgrade!



NEX-6, 15-50mm kit lens, ISO 200, F13, 1/125sec



NEX-6, 15-50mm kit lens, ISO 100, F11, 1/80sec



NEX-6, 15-50mm kit lens, ISO 100, F13, 1/200sec



NEX-6, 15-50mm kit lens, ISO 100, F13, 1/100sec



NEX-6, 15-50mm kit lens, ISO 100, F13, 1/200sec

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