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ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
18 Jul 2013 9:38AM
OOOOHHH I like this a lot....great dof and excellent composition...tremendous capture....lucky the old lens has not turned to rustGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
18 Jul 2013 9:51AM
Rust at its best - a great image Mick !!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:52AM
An interesting title, supported by a very well worked image...

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
18 Jul 2013 9:58AM
Wow !! That was quick Colleen.Thanks very much for your award.
I am quite pleased with the result from my lens and it is straight from the camera apart from a little boost to the contrast.
However,I just know that a camera club judge would tell me I have went over the score with the blurring in Photoshop !!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Jul 2013 9:58AM
Interesting intro re. your method, Mick, and the limited focussing has worked well to concentrate the eye on the near bolt.
Fine colours and textures too.
18 Jul 2013 9:59AM
Fine rusty capture Mick,
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
18 Jul 2013 10:03AM
beautiful image!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 10:17AM
Love it....
Keep on experimenting ...
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 10:56AM
Terrific shot Mick, excellent dof, and great textures and colours, like it a lot

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 10:59AM
Love the textures Mick, and the 'real' rust tones
but it is your dof used that has the magic look to this
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
18 Jul 2013 11:07AM

Quote:Love the textures Mick, and the 'real' rust tones
but it is your dof used that has the magic look to this

I agree with Lillian.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
18 Jul 2013 11:08AM
Love those old large aperture have created a beauty of an image with this.
wnbeat 12 56 Scotland
18 Jul 2013 11:10AM
How many cameras do you own Mick !! Smile Nice old rusty pipe clip
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
18 Jul 2013 11:16AM
where metal meets plastic GrinGrinGrin
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 11:53AM
wonderful dof mick brilliant detail and lots of belting rusty bit a cracker nice one Wink
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 12:26PM
Don't say that you're coming round to my way of thinking about depth of field, Mick? or as I would like to call it, shallowness of field.
A prime example of what a prime lens can do. I would have expected the need for a contrast increase for digital purposes; otherwise this is crisp where it needs to be and progressively softer everywhere else. Lovely tones on this lens too.
18 Jul 2013 12:30PM
Excellent composition, detail and dof. Amazing image.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 12:46PM
There's something about solid metal, visually, tactilely if the word exists. Plastic ain't the same.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
18 Jul 2013 1:22PM
This shows how old can still do the job. Great textures and wonderful dof. Very nice Mick........Sandy
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
18 Jul 2013 1:39PM
A cracker Mick just a pity you went over the score with the blurring in Photoshop...................................................... Many a good tune in an old fiddle.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 2:27PM
Even though it is rusty, looks strong enough to hold up one of my Flop-a-docks there Mick.Wink
There really is something special about a prime lens!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
18 Jul 2013 3:32PM
Isn't it great handling old lenses. They're so solid. I love them, but the weight!!!
Nice shallow dof on this one.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Jul 2013 3:33PM
SU PERB FOCUS This is a wonderful example of selective focus and limited dof!
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Jul 2013 4:02PM
excellent bokeh and I remeber that lens very well, had it myself during my Minolta period. Know what I still got it only the Nikon edition the 58 1.2 nikkor. And I love it!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
18 Jul 2013 4:06PM
I'm sure I've got my old Zenit EM somewhere but I can't see me getting friendly with its chunky bits.

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
18 Jul 2013 4:22PM
Getting a bit arty Mick with creative use of DOF Wink

18 Jul 2013 4:51PM
I knew this was yours from the thumbnail Mick. Wonderful texture and dof
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 4:55PM
Excellent work Mick....... Hey and I love that blur effect you have mastered in photoshopWinkWink... although you can get the same effect with a few beersGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 Jul 2013 5:13PM
Ah those were the days...think I've forgotten how to twiddle with my chunky bits! A fine bit of rust here - thought I might have found some at the railway museum yesterday, but think they've cleaned it all up....Sad
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 5:32PM
This is very arty farty Mick - do we see subtle change on the horizon from the mikbee studio? Smile
18 Jul 2013 5:40PM
Don't think I'd want to be relying on THIS Clip to support me Mick, but makes for a great Rusty image.

John Smile
18 Jul 2013 8:04PM
Nice job Mick...even with that big old clunky lens lol!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:00PM
Another great find Mick
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:37PM
I'm surprised that you like a nice chunky metal ring that isn't rusty.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:58PM
An artistic and skillful image Mick.
Good to know you still use old equipement to such good effect.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
18 Jul 2013 10:37PM
You and the old lens still got it, Mick.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 12:00AM
Excellent use of DOF.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 12:23AM
Nice one Mick!!
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
19 Jul 2013 6:46PM
Wonderfully creamy fore- and background Mick. Did you use the focus peaking?
Excellent DOF from the old piece of kit here Mick.. Tones really well with the rust colour. Nice comp & a bit of shadow too.. Nice work
Humblebee 6 1 England
20 Jul 2013 10:16AM
Nice when old and new come together to produce a cracking image, a good bit of rust there Mick, would this be the bottom of your aerial pole by any chance ... Carol Grin
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
20 Jul 2013 10:46AM
I know the feeling Grin I got a Minolta MD 50mm 1.7 a few weeks back for my E-PL3. I'd forgotten the weight of old lenses! Although I doubt mine is as heavy as yours. But the MD to M4/3 adapter is metal too so that adds some more! It's oh-so-nice using that lens, though.

Well done on your 40 year old lens being in such good condition. You've looked after it well Smile

Lovely sharpness you've got with it wide open, I have to say. Well impressed, Mick.

Glad it's just an old lens and not a rusty old lens Wink

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 4:13AM
Hi Mick!
This one has plenty of sur-rusterealism in my view! Just great! Grin

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