I once had to clean sticky diaphragm blades off a Mamiya 645’s 80mm f/2.8 lens. While putting back the rear lens assembly, a glass element fell out and I didn’t take note of which way the glass was supposed to be facing. I just put it back in the way I thought it should. And surprise, surprise. At wide open, the lens gives edges a blurry look. So I decided to keep it that way. I now have a kind of soft-focus lens for free.
I love my compact IXUS 220HS digicam that does most of the pictures used for this blog. It’s got this supposedly cool feature called low-light mode. Continue reading “Seeing in low light”
The sea retired to her nocturne abode
as riverlets reflect this evening’s early glory,
revealing rough edges of new born edifices
that will one day become smooth as silk.
The weather has started to shift away from the sunny side and temperatures have taken a slight dip. I was lucky that the sky remains relatively clear to watch the full moon, Continue reading “Moon Watch”