A portrait of my wife

Panasonic G1 + Revuenon 50/1.4 + Rokinon flash

When my wife got her new haircut recently, she wanted me to take her picture. I took one with her phone, then decided to get my camera to take a “proper” one. It just so happened that I had the 50mm lens of my Pentax adapted to my G1, so I quickly grabbed the flash. I wanted some shallow d-o-f, so I set the aperture to f2.8. I dialed down the flash intensity and bounced it from the ceiling. This was the first and only shot I took. The b&w conversion was done manually in Lightroom, so as to emphasize the texture in her hair and eyes and the color of her lips, but have the skin in her face look as gentle and even as possible.

Picture | “Flock of Pigeons”

Just needed a break from work and found this among my scanned negs. I shot this one foggy morning early this year on my way to work.

Pentax ME + Revuenon 50/1.4 on Kodak VR+ 200

Fall Photography 2012

The beautiful colours of fall are always a reason to head out and take pictures. I’ve been doing so in the past years, and I did so as well this year. While reviewing the Lensbaby Composer Pro and Sweet 35 optic module for The Phoblographer, I also took some pictures of beautiful autumn scenery. The other fall pictures I’ve taken since leaves began turning yellow here in central Germany were shot using my Panasonic G1 and an adapted 50mm f/1.4 Revuenon lens for Pentax K mount. That 50mm is usually my standard lens on my Pentax ME, but it doubles nicely as a short tele / portrait lens on Micro Four Thirds.

You can find my latest fall pictures in my flickr gallery by clicking on the picture below. Thanks for looking!

Panasonic G1 + Auto-Revuenon MC 50/1.4 PK

PAD #82 | “HOTEL”

Hotel Marburger Hof, Marburg, Germany. We visited the christmas market in Maburg today, but it was terribly crowded, so we decided to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate in the legendary CafĂ© Vetter instead. Should you ever visit Marburg, don’t miss their marvelous cakes! This picture was taken on our way back to the car.

Olympus E-P1 + Revuenon 50/1.4 @ f/1.4, 1/100 sec, ISO 400

The Revuenon 50mm is one of the lenses I got with my dad’s old Pentax SLR, and since I can’t afford the new M.Zuiko 45/1.8 at the moment, this’ll have to make do as a portrait lens / short tele. At f/1.4, it shows loads of spherical aberration and very low contrast, but sharpens up considerably from f/2 onwards. The “glow” wide open can have an interesting effect, though — especially in portraits.