Exploring a Glass of Dainty Flowers With the Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5
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Delicate and Creamy but just a little edgy -- Towel Museum -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Delicate and Creamy
but just a little edgy

So, last week with “Revisiting Imabari's Colorful Towel MuseumI was wrapping up a series of posts (part: one and two) about the oddly-interesting Towel Museum in Imabari, Japan, and I ended with a shot of the flowers on our table at the museum's cafe.

For context, here's our table...

Waiting for Mommy -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Waiting for Mommy

... and here's the little shot-glass of flowers on the table...

Unassuming -- Towel Museum -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Unassuming
Towel Museum -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

But the little unassuming collection of flowers becomes great fodder for exploration with the creamy goodness of the Cosina Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5, so while waiting for our food, I took a few minutes to try different compositions. I was working handheld as I always do (almost), and just putzing around until the food came.

Too Much Going On but the drop of water is a nice detail, I suppose -- Towel Museum -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Too Much Going On
but the drop of water is a nice detail, I suppose
desktop background image of some small flowers -- Sliver of Focus I like the abstract feeling, as with this shot -- Towel Museum -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Sliver of Focus
I like the abstract feeling, as with this shot
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Posterized the big version razzle-dazzles the retinas -- Towel Museum -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/11, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Posterized
the big version razzle-dazzles the retinas

I almost always use the Voigtländer wide open, for obvious reasons, but I shot at the one above at f/11 to increase depths of field. The result turned out to be boring and clinical, so in Lightroom I blasted most of the frame with the negative-clarity funky joy technique.

Ultra Thin -- Towel Museum -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Ultra Thin
Violently Violet ( I don't know what that means, but it sounds cool, sort of ) -- Towel Museum -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Violently Violet
( I don't know what that means, but it sounds cool, sort of )
Pollen -- Towel Museum -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Pollen

Really, this lens opens up such opportunities, you're just limited by your own skill and artistic sense. This doesn't bode well for me, but it's fun to putz around.

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All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

For a while you were shooting a Zeiss 100 Macro. I haven’t noticed it in your postings any longer. Personally, I prefer the CV 125….

Yes, as I answered when you made the same observation last week, I had only borrowed the Zeiss for a day. —Jeffrey

— comment by Ed on May 25th, 2011 at 8:25pm JST (6 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Oops….never looked back at that post. Sorry.

— comment by Ed on May 26th, 2011 at 2:19am JST (6 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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