“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


, Minolta MD 50mm F3.5 Macro
sec, f/3.5, ISO , 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


, Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.4
sec, f/8, ISO , 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


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

Outtakes:

Graduation tower


, Minolta MD 50mm F1.7
sec, f/8, ISO , 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Saltworks tanks near graduation tower


, Minolta MD 50mm F1.7
sec, f/8, ISO , 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


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

Outtakes:

Angel with orb of fire


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

Christmas lights #1


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

Christmas lights #2


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

Lynx


, Minolta MD 50mm F1.7
sec, f/1.7, ISO , 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


, Minolta MD 50mm F1.7
sec, f/1.7, ISO , 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Outtakes:

Evil tree


, Minolta MD 50mm F1.7
sec, f/4, ISO , 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Frozen leaves


, Minolta MD 50mm F1.7
sec, f/1.7, ISO , 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Day 6

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

Inferno


, Minolta MD 50mm F3.5 Macro
sec, f/3.5, ISO , 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Outtakes:

Entraped


, Minolta MD 50mm F2
sec, f/8, ISO , 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Bubbles


, Minolta MD 50mm F3.5 Macro
sec, f/3.5, ISO , 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Alien


, Minolta MD 50mm F3.5 Macro
sec, f/3.5, ISO , 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Skull


, Minolta MD 50mm F3.5 Macro
sec, f/3.5, ISO , 50 mm (75 mm equivalent)

Ghost


, Minolta MD 50mm F3.5 Macro
sec, f/3.5, ISO , 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



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