“Back to the 50s 2015” at Dyxum


For the third year in a row I was participating in Dyxum Week 50. Once again an awesome event and even bigger challenge because on second day I got sick. It ruined my idea for challenge – night shots and/or long exposures. Well, once more I had to find something useful among ordinary house equipment. I’m starting to like it and hate it simultaneously :-)

Day 1

Many test shots taken to see what I can work on in next days and just few possible entries. I was damn lazy and went with high ISO instead of carying tripod and I must say it worked pretty well. Noise of course is there, detail loss is there but overall results is completly acceptable for both internet and small prints.

High ISO painting


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 12800, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

I managed to choose something from test shots for outtakes too. Here they are:

Cracow Central


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
2 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

High ISO reflection


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 12800, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

Lamp


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/60 sec, f/5.6, ISO 12800, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)


Day 2

I was feeling awful on that day. I really had to force myself to go out and felt even worse after that. Ended up with high fever, visiting doc next morning and one week of sick leave. At least I’m happy with my results.

Foggy sidewalk


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/13 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

And two outtakes:

Dark fog


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/13 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

Train


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/15 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)


Day 3

Quick idea for this day – color contrast. Found it in bottle of aftershave.

Aftershave


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

And one outtake:

Aftershave


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)


Day 4

That was supposed to be minimalistic high key work, but I gave up going totally high key and kept it somehow toned. It looks overexposed, but its on purpose.

Stem


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
0.4 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)


Day 5

I was about to scan my first roll for “Film 2015 Challenge” and it seemed a good idea to use same roll for two challenges :-)

For Film Challenge


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/80 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

And one processed outtake:

Positive Negative


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/80 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)


Day 6

Once more in this challenge I was after color. This time color and shapes. Here it is:

Abstract


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/25 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)


Day 7

For last day I wanted something different, something special. Selfie doesn’t sound special, does it? Oh well, here it is.

Self portrait


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/80 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

And the last outtake:

Rokkor in Rokkor


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/80 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

Thats it folks. I hope I’ll be able to participate in Week 50 next year. Now I’ll have to process my first roll for Film Challenge so see you soon.