“Back to the 50s 2016” at Dyxum


Week 50 ends today which also means that annual Dyxum Challenge ends as well. This year it wasn’t so exciting for me as it was in previous ones. My creativity definitely was down during challenge. While I’m happy with most of the shots some of them were totally “just to post something” due to lack of time for something more. Oh well, it was fun after all. So here we go…

Day 1

I couldn’t resist to start the week with one of my newest acquisitions – Minolta MD 50/3.5 Macro.

Translucent Rocks


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD 50mm F3.5 Macro
3.2 sec, f/3.5, ISO 200, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Day 2

I’ve used sugar for Day 1 shot so it seemed good idea to use salt for Day 2, but how should I show it to make an interesting shot? Perhaps like this?

Salt – before and after


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.4
1/100 sec, f/8, ISO 800, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Day 3

On Day 3 I went for a walk despite cold and rainy weather. I’ve managed to get nice shot of Wieliczka Salt Mine shaft and two outtakes.

Salt mine shaft at night


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
0.8 sec, f/8, ISO 200, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

Outtakes:

Graduation tower


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD 50mm F1.7
1.6 sec, f/8, ISO 200, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Saltworks tanks near graduation tower


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD 50mm F1.7
1.6 sec, f/8, ISO 200, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Day 4

Another short walk to grab some out of focus christmas lights. One entry and three outtakes. I also included my yorkie Lynx in outtakes and had really hard time to decide if his photo should go as main entry 🙂

Christmas Tree


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/160 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

Outtakes:

Angel with orb of fire


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

Christmas lights #1


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/40 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

Christmas lights #2


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4
1/60 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400, 58 mm (87 mm equivalent)

Lynx


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD 50mm F1.7
1/60 sec, f/1.7, ISO 800, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Day 5

It was nice sunny day so I decided to shoot something in daylight during my work break. Found some strong green colors, not usual sight in winter. Tree shot in outtakes was regular bad looking one. Glow effect was added in post process.

Winter Green


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD 50mm F1.7
1/2000 sec, f/1.7, ISO 200, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Outtakes:

Evil tree


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD 50mm F1.7
1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 200, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Frozen leaves


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD 50mm F1.7
1/320 sec, f/1.7, ISO 200, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Day 6

Busy day and some bad news too so I went with gloomy theme.

Inferno


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD 50mm F3.5 Macro
1/30 sec, f/3.5, ISO 800, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Outtakes:

Entraped


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD 50mm F2
1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 400, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Bubbles


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD 50mm F3.5 Macro
1/30 sec, f/3.5, ISO 800, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Alien


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD 50mm F3.5 Macro
1/30 sec, f/3.5, ISO 800, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Skull


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD 50mm F3.5 Macro
1/30 sec, f/3.5, ISO 800, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Ghost


SONY NEX-F3, Minolta MD 50mm F3.5 Macro
1/30 sec, f/3.5, ISO 800, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Day 7

Still busy so just a quick shot to sum up. Old photo look added in post process.

Week 50 2016 participants


SONY NEX-F3, E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
3.2 sec, f/16.0, ISO 200, 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

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