Autumn fields

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018 in Photos | 9 Comments

On our walk on PieterPad last weekend we crossed many places. These autumn fields reminded me time of high-school when we went on so called “potato brigades”. This, left behind cistern (see the photograph) certainly has some use and meaning, it only fits so much into my memories from over thirty years ago. I always liked those autumn fields and mornings. Not because of work, but it was something I would never seen on my own. Which teenager would wake up at five morning to be at seven on fields in the middle of nowhere while there was still dark, wet, cold and muddy.

Technical info

About six weeks ago I have bought very funny lens. Why funny? Well, it costs €99, it has manual focus, and is rather small. With nice focus point 37.5mm and aperture of f1.8 it was something I was missing for a while. It has many disadvantages and therefore it feels like from fifty years ago. Without going into much of details, I like to tell you while I like it.

Slows me down

Yes, it mainly slows me down. Not only because of manual focus, but because I love its great out of focus rendering. I use it  almost always wide open (apertures f1.8-f4.5). This requires really precise focusing and observing of whole scene. Often, when I do not slow myself enough, do not take time to observe, I have not sharp image.

I must say I kind of like it, especially now when I really need to take time, need to look at things differently. Forget about superficial, consuming scan over everything. At the end, does anybody want to be on a death bed and realize how superficial, shallow, scan over, quick check, one’s life was?

P.S.: Click on image to enjoy it more.

autumn fields

9 Comments

  1. andrej
    Wed, 24. October , 2018

    what can I say? I love your “slow mood” pics.

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    • richo
      Wed, 24. October , 2018

      Thanks Andrej.

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  2. Iurie
    Wed, 24. October , 2018

    Hi Richard
    I begin to like your texts as much as your photos
    I also recalled our “tomato brigades” :)

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    • richo
      Thu, 25. October , 2018

      Iurie, thanks you. I try to lead my way by some words and hopefully images will follow, or is it the other way around? Does my heart shows in my images and only my mouth can’t say it?

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      • Iurie
        Thu, 25. October , 2018

        No, it’s just that they complete each other

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  3. Miroslav Faktor
    Wed, 24. October , 2018

    Viem o čom hovoríš – atmosféra uvoľňuje myšlienky sveta, ktorý je nenávratne preč. Konzumný svet nás unáša do priepasti ešte horšieho materializmu, než bol ten v čase budovania svetlých zajtrajškov. Zdá sa, že sme sa ocitli ešte na šikmejšej ploche … duchovná obnova je potrebná, času zostáva málo. Ako a kde začať?

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    • richo
      Thu, 25. October , 2018

      Miro, myslím že odpoveď na tvoju otázku je jednoduchá: Treba začať u seba a ukázať to iným. Robiť kroky, ktoré ukážu alternatívu a zviditeľnia nevýhody súčasného trendu.

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  4. Paul
    Sat, 27. October , 2018

    Richo – I like your photos and the mood you set with the text.

    I also like those old lenses – I have some myself.

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    • richo
      Sun, 28. October , 2018

      Paul thank you very much for your nice words. The lens I bought is actually brand new, but it is created in such a way that it feels like 50 years old.

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