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Old Aug 23, 2011, 7:41 PM   #1
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Default Hi again from Fogo Island!

Although my spine was causing its usual chaos, I managed yesterday to climb out of bed and go outside for a short while with one of my Sony A500's and old Minolta 50mm lens, in an attempt to capture something interesting... right in our own yard, as I was unable to venture any distance. Sometimes I tend to forget just how nice some of these old Minolta lenses really are, so when I do stick one on for the first time in quite a while, I get pleasantly surprised all over again.

So I took a bit of a stroll around the lawn, and came up with these. Not my usual Fogo Island landscapes kind of stuff, but nevertheless, I am looking forward to framing them; perhaps stick them on our bedroom wall to cheer me up on the days I cannot get mobile.

I am hoping that everyone who owns a Sony camera has one of these inexpensive yet superb Minolta 50mm prime lenses. If you don't have one, get one! They are fast, extremely sharp, compact and lightweight, with fantastic colour and lovely bokeh!

Well, hopefully the next time I get up and about, I can get back to exploring some of my island's scenic coastal trails, but I was happy with these quick and easy shots taken within a few steps from my door.

(all were captured handheld with A500/Minolta Maxxum AF 50mm f/1.7 at f/2.5-2.8, ISO200)


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Old Aug 24, 2011, 8:34 PM   #2
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Pretty pics and compositions. I don't have a Minolta prime lens but I have the Sony 50mm. I haven't used it much but you've inspired me to. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 8:52 PM   #3
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They are all lovely! My favorite is the purple flowers! I'll bet the fence pics would look cool in black and white or sepia. Thank you for sharing!
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