With 35 attendees on the workshop, teaching is concern #1–3 for the next two days, so a few images to keep the blog challenge going:

Contemplating an alternate reality

Contemplating an alternate reality

I liked the colour–monochome conjunction.

After the rainbow: Brunswick Street

After the rainbow: Brunswick Street

Shot wide open on the OM 50 macro (so, ƒ3.5) with a touch of Scheimpflug, and hand-held, shows that this effect is not only achievable on a tripod: the images is sharp from front to back.

Last image for today, this was focussed on the near edge of the tonneau cover, and tilted (just a simple ring around the mount that tilts the whole lens, and I kept increasing the tilt until the rear edge of the cover became sharp, rechecked the near edge, and took the image. The ute was still full of water when I walked home after the first day.

Non-standard water storage device

Non-standard water storage device

 

Notice how the rear RH edge of the ute tray is soft—this is a little-known aspect of the Scheimpflug effect: if you shoot wide open, as I do, then the L–R plane reveals the effect of the aperture—see how the eyelet on the far edge is sharp? Had I used ƒ5.6 or 8, the whole of the rear RHS of the ute would have been sharp, instead of only middle of the images.