Views: 69 (38 Unique) 
Vote 21
Award Shortlist   

Pure Power

By Hop-A-Long  
Well, the snow didn't last very long, shouldn't have said that, best fetch the shovel in the house I will probably get up in the morning and find myself snowed in. Fingers crossed for sun, sun please..........pleeaaaasssseeee.
My son came in from work the other day with a big sports bag. He passed it to me and told me to enjoy.
I carefully opened the bag, just in case there was a real dragon inside or something even worse, a broken flask filled with tea. You never know.
To my surprise there was a flask, no there wasn't, need a cuppa now I've talked about it. Anyway, to my surprise there was a whole bunch of Tamron lenses, I couldn't believe my eyes. They are older lenses, when lenses were made of metal and a forklift was required to lift them onto the camera. They were all fitted with Tamrons Adaptall 2 fittings and they were all Nikon F mount. As a Nikon man, I thought thats quite handy. I have tried the two AF lenses that were amongst them on my DSLRs, they work fine and give lovely sharp pictures. Checking them all and they are clear of fungus, marks or dust.
I have decided they will go with my 35mm kit which was sadly lacking lenses. I used to have a choice of a 50mm and a erm 50mm, now I have a range from 19mm right through to 400mm. My 35mm SLR is manual focus so no problem.
The only problem I have now is that I can barely move the bag that contains my 35mm gear. I think a trolley will be required.
There was something else in the bag that I have actually wanted to get for a long, long time. There was a set of bellows, once again they were older bellows, immaculate condition and have the M42 threads on either end. I have ordered some adapters to fit Nikon F mounts and lenses and also a stepdown ring and so I can fit an enlarger lens on them which have a M39 thread.
I shall warn you all now, I think I will be starting my macro work again soon. Woohoo! Bring on the bugs............not forgetting the odd flower as well.

Todaaays shot was actually taken a while ago near Souter Lighthouse.
The waves were crashing hard against the rocks, as you can see. The power of the sea fascinates me, it is a power we can't control, quite frightening really. We can contain it, for a while at least, but it will always win.
Isn't Mother nature wonderful.
By the way, no I didn't get wet. So many people who have seen this photo have asked that question, how I didn't I don't know.

I hope you like this one. Any comments as always are welcome.

Tags: Crash Water Sea Power Wave Surf Roll Wildlife and nature

Voters: mohikan22, enricopardo, mrswoolybill and 18 more

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Exclusive 25% off Affinity Photo: Professional photo editing with no subscription!


mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 9:38PM
This is angry, aggressive water, lashing out in blind fury.

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 9:44PM
Superb timing and some excellent textures in the rocks.
I had an Adaptall-2 lens for my Nikkormat in the late '70s, a 70-200mm I think - it never let me down.
My camera bag porter ended up with a bad back. Actually she started with one, it just got worse. Two motordrive Nikons, five lenses, weighed as much as a small car........
Take it easy with yours!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 9:52PM
timed exactly right this is a beautiful action shot
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Feb 2012 9:53PM
A great seaside image of some rough water! Hope it doesn't snow more over there!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 10:20PM

Quote:This is angry, aggressive water, lashing out in blind fury.

I agree!

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
7 Feb 2012 10:26PM
I do too!
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
8 Feb 2012 12:39AM
Just noticed today that you are back on site! Hope all is well.

Some excellent action of the wave crashing to shore here.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
8 Feb 2012 5:38AM
Scary and powerful

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Feb 2012 6:31AM
This is superb, Andy, perfect timing, very well captured. Carol
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
8 Feb 2012 7:16AM
Beautifully caught!

Quote:I will be starting my macro work again soon. Woohoo! Bring on the bugs

Yes please! Grin
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 10:52AM
Perfect shot Andy, love it.
cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 8:19PM
Thats a real beauty Andy. Very well timed/captured.
19 Feb 2012 8:40PM
A brilliant shot Andy,cant wait to see what you do with all your lenses..Lin

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.