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Figures in a gallery

Another sculpture in The Hepworth (and, yes, once again I didn’t make a note of it’s title or the artist’s name because I am an idiot…). I took two photographs of this scene, one with the figures in focus, and the one published here, with the sculpture sharp and the couple out of focus. I definitiely prefer this one – partially because of the effect, and also because the pose they’re in is much nicer in this shot.

I decided to take a walk before I began work today and got out for about half-an-hour. Although still lovely and sunny, the temperature has dipped considerably since Sunday and there was a distinct chill in the air. Although it wasn’t too early, the sun was still low enough to cast some beautiful light, especially on the local churchyard with is currently full of blossoming trees.

I had a Canon Sure Shot in my pocket, so took a few photos during my walk. The blossoms made me wish I had some colour slide film in the camera rather than the Delta 400 that I’d loaded.


Minolta SRT 101b, Rokkor 50mm f/1.7 & Ilford HP5+ (@800).

Taken on 14 March 2020

3 thoughts on “Figures in a gallery

  1. Very nice photo. Rokkor 50’s, especially the MC varieties which seem to have a lot more character in my opinion (albeit with a little bit “worse” distortion), render out-of-focus areas very well. Is yours an MC or MD variant?

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      1. Sorry for the slow reply. Yes, Rokkor 50’s are quite sharp. The MD’s seem to be a bit sharper than the MC’s. My later era MD 50/f2 is possibly the sharpest SR mount lens I own, outdoing my MD and MC 50/f1.7’s, my MC 50/f2, and my MC 58/1.4. My MC 55/f1.9 is also very sharp. Minolta just made great glass, period. I hope you’re enjoying yours. It’s a great lens.


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