Well, ok lets get it out in the open. I blew a good part of my Christmas bonus on a new lens.
The lens in question is the Nikon 300mm f/4.0 PF ED. I’ve never owned a lens for 35mm format longer than 100mm before. Now I have 3 times as much. I took this shot down by our local river. The lens is surprisingly very light compared with my 24-70 and wasn’t much hassle to carry around.
The shot above was taken hand-held in minus 5 degrees C. The VR really helped. I must say I’m very pleased with the results so far. I love that water droplet. I’m no wildlife photographer but who knows.
Nikon 300mm f/4.0 PF ED VR
PP: Silver Efex pro II and LR.
This is an on the ground wide angle shot of the dog in the Famine statue group in Dublin.
he really needs a good feed-up.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 AFS ED
I had the pleasure of visiting Castle Schwerin this past summer. The castle and the grounds were well worth the effort.
Nikon 14-14mm f/2.8
The St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. Better known as the home of Guinness. To be honest the place was like Disneyland. I love Guinness just didn’t like all the razzmatazz at the visitors centre. So not many points on trip advisor.
Nikon 14-24 mm F/28
This, I thought would be a Homagé to Elliott Erwitt. I love his series of dog photos. Seeing this little charmer on the ferry ride into town in the summer I took a few quick shots. This was one of the best.
Leica Summilux-M 50mm F/1.4 ASPH
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all the followers of Monochromia a very happy Christmas and Happy holidays . See you on the other-side
Looks a bit down on their luck if you ask me 😮
Part of an art exibition in Lymington Hampshire.
35mm Summilux-M35 f/1.4 ASPH
This I took during a break for ice-cream while driving through the New Forest in the south of England. This is where Donkeys, Ponies and the like can roam free and blag treats from tourists. They are quite tame as can be seen here.
I wanted to find an unusual angle for the shot, so I crept up behind this car to take a shot just as someone reached out. I was pleased with the result.
Leica Summilux-M-35 F/1.4 ASPH
PP in Silver Efex Pro II
A young seagull waiting for scraps. Almost tame. Seen in the middle of Dublins fair city on the banks of the Liffey.
Nikon 50mmF/1.8 @f/1.8
PP: Silver Efex Pro II
How typically english. Morris dancers doing their thing in the village near my sisters.
Leica Summilux-M35 f/1.4 ASPH
PP Silver Efex Pro II
…was the answer I got when I asked what was going on and by the look of it I wasn’t the only one wondering the same thing.
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH.
PP. Silver Efex ProII