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Lens-Artists Photo Challange 125: “You pick it”

For this week’s challenge, Tina really challenged at least me. In her text she explained, we should use this challenge to show something of us to share with the community that is describing a part of us not that well-known to the audience. This is harder than expected.

Finally, I’ve chosen this image taken more than 10 years ago at a funfair in one of our neighboring towns.

I still love this image. I love the movement surrounding my main subject. I also love changing conditions while photographing: light, movement, ambient. I guess that’s why I love photographing outdoors, wildlife, or moving water.

I filed this image to a competition and won the 3rd prize: being part of an exhibition and money to spend on a certain big and important funfair in our region.

This image is taken with my first DSLR, a very slow working camera, and shot in JPG. I wasn’t happy with that camera and its limitations. I owned it on that day for only about a month. I kept it for less than half a year. It had an APS-C sensor and came with 2 kit lenses: 18-55 and 55-200. The whole kit was lightweight and slow (AF as well as the power-on process). Even the saving process lasted quite long. My old film SLR was using 35mm file. So, you would call it full-frame nowadays. For my film SLR, I owned 3 lenses for that camera: 28-70, 70-210, and a 60mm macro lens. When converting the focal lenses of the DSLR, you would result in 24-82 and 82-300. I’m using an SLR camera since 1984. Some of my first own earned money went into it.

Take care!


13 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challange 125: “You pick it””

  1. It’s a marvelous image Andre – love the colors and the way you froze the subjects while showing the motion all around them. Definitely prize-worthy! Your camera sounds much like my first DSLR after years of film, a Nikon d/50. It had fewer pixels than today’s iPhones but I had the magnificent 70-200 f/2.8 lens which could make a masterpiece no matter WHAT camera it was attached to. Sigh, I still miss it!

    1. Thanks, Tina. Funny, that you had the D50. I was talking about the D60 😊. You’re right, compared to an iPhone these old camera sensors were not good.

      1. Based on the lenses I thought it might have been something similar Andre. I’m strongly considering the 6-ii or 7-ii because of their new version of the 70-200 lens. It looks gorgeous

        1. I don’t trust Sony. Not because of the quality, but of the Investor Carl Icahn because of he is constantly trying to smash the whole Sony Corp. into pieces. And I wonder, who will buy the camera division to run it. The sensor division instead, will probably be sold more easily

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