Back again

Its been sometime since the last post here (coming up to Anzac Day seems appropriate ; ). I've been spending the last 3 months anyway in Tasmania - one of my favourite places on the planet. After a rocky start, I really enjoyed the photographic offering on the coastline right around Tasmania. Not that I've covered every inch of ground but the places I got to had some very worthwhile features. I say rocky start as I lost camera and lens down a cliff before even starting the travel part. Lens was totalled while the body could be repaired. 

       The good news for me at least was the replacement of this very capable Nikon 24-70mm came in the form of several Hasselblad prime lenses all of which I'm happy to report are performing to the highest standard. Additionally all replacement lenses have tilt/shift capability thanks to the Mirex adapter allowing me to fit the lenses to my Nikon body.

 Once broken you can see the solid piece of glass that its made of.

Once broken you can see the solid piece of glass that its made of.

A sample of the tilt function can be seen on the following photos. If used with restraint and some purpose, the effect does not detract from the appeal of the image. Certain features can be 'highlighted' leaving the rest of the image blurred. It can result in the 'miniature' look more noticeable in the second photo with a person.

 The log is given prominence but effect is subtle.

The log is given prominence but effect is subtle.

More accentuated tilt creates the 'miniature' look.