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A court yard with a winter tree in Launceston

A court yard with a winter tree in Launceston

Olympus OMD EM-5 LUMIX G VARIO PZ 14-42 f5.6 1/60s ISO640

 

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Kings park a winter sunset …

Kings park a winter sunset

Kings park is really quite unique among the worlds cities to have a native bushland park that over looks the whole CBD. It is possible indeed quite easy to walk from the city centre and be in dense bushland within twenty minutes. Other parts of the park are in the classic English parkland style while other areas are flower beds and specimen plantings of rare and endangered WA natives.

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Wandoo winter woodland near Clackline ….

Wondoo winter woodland near cloackline

Wandoo winter woodland near Clackline. The Avon Valley is pretty most times of the year except in Summer when it is just too hot.

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Winter rye grass?

Leica M9 f2.8 1/90s ISO400 Voigtlander f 1.5 50mm

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Another gray day…

Canon 5D f5.6 1/20s ISO400 Tamron 200mm

I found a an EOS to Tamron lens adapter to replace the original adaptall II for the Canon FD that I have had for years. I liked this lens when used with film as it is almost a 200mm macro lens, having never owned Canon’s offering for reasons of cost. The Tamron was as I recall less than half the cost of the Canon and half a stop faster. Its my opinion that Tamron have in many instances made macro lenses that are at the very least the equal of the major manufacturers lenses at far less cost, it is also interesting that when they are offered for sale on Ebay they often achieve higher prices than the equivalent Canon. The two shots above appear not to be as crisp as I remember when the lense was used with film, but the colour rendering is very attractive and quite different to the results with film and more like some of the results from older European lenses.

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Rain in the forest

Canon 5D f8 1/25s ISO 400 EF24-105 f4L IS

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