"My Perception and Perspective Through Digital Photography"


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Posted on March 31, 2019 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

My Old Pentax Spotmatic

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Cool Sun Flare

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Image taken using a Jupiter 9 85mm f/2 Lens (1976 Version) on the Pentax K1

Cool Moon/Plane Image

Posted on March 19, 2019 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Artsy Daffodils

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Both they images I shot using an approx. 60 year old Takumar 55mm f/1.8 (early version zebra lens).

Tree Rat Close-Up

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Cool Plant Pic

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I took this shot this afternoon after I got home from work with an old S-M-C Takumar 85mm f/1.8 Lens on my Pentax K1. The Sun actually came out for a few minutes today!!!!!

Vitamin C

Posted on March 10, 2019 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I took this shot with my Pentax K1 using an approx. 60yr old Takumar 35mm f/2.3 Lens.

Landscape 3-7-2019

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I took this in Cashiers, NC this morning....

Leaf Hanger....

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The wind landed this leaf like this during a storm here at my cabin a couple of weeks ago....

Image taken with the Pentax K1 using an approx. 60 year old Auto-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 Lens. (early zebra version).

Old Takumar 55mm Lens

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's my approx. 60 year old Takumar 55mm f/1.8 Lens (early zebra version).

Black-Capped Chickadee

Posted on February 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Got a good shot of this little bird outside my front door....

Dads Old Statute

Posted on January 31, 2019 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This is one of my Dad's old statutes.

I used a 60 year old Takumar 135mm f/3.5 (early preset version) Lens for this shot.

A Cool Lens

Posted on January 30, 2019 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's a new addition to my vintage lens collection.

It's a near mint condition, approximately 60 year old Takumar 135mm f/3.5 Preset Lens.

I'm gonna have some fun with this thing!!!!! (photos coming soon!)

300mm Tele-Takumar Lens

Posted on January 25, 2019 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Tele-Takumar 300mm f/6.3 Preset Lens (1965 Version).

Lunar Eclipse 1-21-2019

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)


The Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse of 2019

The Moon 1-16-2019

Posted on January 16, 2019 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Christmas Left-Overs

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm always debating if I should keep the Super-Takumar 105mm f/2.8 in my main kit or not, it just not a very exciting lens in my opinion.....and then I pull off a shot with it like this @f/2.8 with candle light only and realize why I do keep it in my main kit. ;)

My Vintage Lens Kit for 2019

Posted on January 1, 2019 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Those that are familiar with my photography know I love shooting with Vintage Lenses, specifically Takumar and some older SMC Pentax Lenses.

Pictured is my Vintage Lens Kit that I'll be shooting out of moving forward in to 2019 and beyond. Out of the many lenses in my collection these are my 9 favorite. All these lenses are at least 43 years old, with the oldest being 55 years old. The Camera Body I am using for these lenses is a 2016 Full Frame 36 megapixel Pentax K1 DSLR (First Version).

The lenses included in this kit are:

| Super-Takumar 35mm f/3.5 | Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 "8 Element Version" |

| SMC Pentax 50mm f/1.2 | Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 85mm f/1.8 |

| Super-Takumar 105mm f/2.8 | Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 135mm f/2.5 |

| Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 200mm f/4 | 

| Super-Multi-Coated MACRO-Takumar 50mm f/4 |

| Super-Multi-Coated MACRO-Takumar 100mm f/4 |

My 3 favorite Vintage Lenses that I shoot with most of the time are highlighted in bold black. 

2019 will be an interesting and fun year making "Photography Art"!

Happy Shooting! ;)

Chain Links

Posted on December 28, 2018 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Shot with my K1 using a 45yr. old S-M-C Takumar-MACRO 100mm f/4 Lens. 
Image converted to B&W