Leonard 2

Leonard 2

My medium format buying/testing/problem-resolution phase is finally over and I can now get on with taking real photos.  The above was shot with the lovely Bronica SQ-A using a 150mm lens fitted with an extension tube to allow for really close focus. The depth of field is so thin that only the eyes are in focus – which is exactly what I wanted.

Tamas Deszo: Notes for an Epilogue

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Tamas Deszo has been taking photos in Romania and Hungary for a number of years. His series, “Notes for an Epilogue“, includes some of the most beautiful photos I have seen for some time. Deszo documents the decaying ruins of the Soviet era and the people who still live in these strange transitional zones.

It really is stunning and haunting work.

The series can be seen at the Photographer’s Gallery between 17 April and 13 June 2015.

(Image copyright: Tamas Deszo)

black and white challenge 5

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This photo is the final one that I’m posting in response to a challenge that I was invited to take part in by the splendid rutakintome pictures.

The challenge is:

1.Post a different black and white photo of yours each day for five consecutive days.
2. Nominate a fellow blogger on each day to continue the challenge.

My final nomination is Life in a Photograph, run by André Diogo Pereira. He is a young photographer who takes great shots around Madeira Island, where he lives.