You might remember me going to Woodley Museum of Aviation. This was one of 2 shots I took there. It's a second world war reconnaissance lens that was designed to be married to a full plate camera.
The objective lens is 9 inches across!
i love the color and feel in this image. bravo!
18 Aug 2010 5:03am
@laura: Thank you. The flourescent lighting gave off a green cast, which I thought was appropriate to the military theme.
really great image, very interesting
18 Aug 2010 5:36am
@Alun: Well, you know where to see it!...The queues aren't that long!
I love all those reflections and lights. Great macro with excellent colors. These tones underscore the sense of, and reference to, history in your shot.
18 Aug 2010 5:44am
@Bettina: A splash of colour in the musty rust...
18 Aug 2010 5:46am
Wonderfull, like the colors ...
18 Aug 2010 6:05am
Wow, nine inches! amazing piece of history.
18 Aug 2010 6:19am
@Luke Wiley: Had an important job to do! Bigger=better!
Your title would have been good for my image today.
That's a great piece of glass, but f8.0 isn't fast considering this would have been used while in flight? Super historical shot.
18 Aug 2010 6:24am
@Michael: I did have a look at some other lens'. It seems that the technology of the day limited the ability to produce super fast glass. The other thing that got me was that they all seemd to be uncoated! Flare must have been a major issue! In mitigation, I think that the planes flew quite high(Around 2500 feet) so the apparent linear movement would have been quite small, so even with slow film, and a slow lens, the motion blur wouldn't have been that great.
Oh, and yes, I was thinking of posting this title on your blog ;-)
Superbe cadrage ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
18 Aug 2010 6:28am
@jpla: Merci Bien, et toi!
very interesting picture love to know history of everything
18 Aug 2010 7:39am
@silver: The older I get, the more I'm into history...I guess because I'm becoming part of it!
Thanks for your explanation! Very interesting. A perfect aerial photographs with this lens! Best regards! Adela
18 Aug 2010 7:41am
@Fonts: Gracias Adella!
Very nice tones in this image.. wonderful shot.
18 Aug 2010 8:00am
Love everything about this shot. Nice work
18 Aug 2010 8:16am
What an impressive lens!
18 Aug 2010 10:51am
I really like the tones and how you can see this lens has been used very often (edges)!
18 Aug 2010 11:07am
The eye of History shines beautifully here ! Love those greenish yellows
18 Aug 2010 11:29am
Super still life picture of a great lens..
18 Aug 2010 11:53am
at 36 inches? good luck, squire.
18 Aug 2010 12:15pm
Superb shot !
18 Aug 2010 1:47pm
Superb composition and detail.
18 Aug 2010 2:06pm
A fine composition of this huge lens. I can't imagine the speeds they could shoot at the an f8 lens.
18 Aug 2010 2:18pm
beautiful shot :)
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18 Aug 2010 4:50pm
That's a big one! Interesting history and beautiful capture of it -
It looks as though one could fall down into it.
18 Aug 2010 5:05pm
Love the texture, details and colour..Esp. the lighting
Also thanks for sharing such antique items and info. about them...
18 Aug 2010 5:42pm
I'd love to see the complete kit, and the size of it's housing! Must have been fun to operate (even taking account of the risk).
18 Aug 2010 6:44pm
Great take and very interesting too!
18 Aug 2010 7:20pm
That sticker must have spoilt a few shots.
18 Aug 2010 7:58pm
A very creative macro. But a sticker on it is stupid !
18 Aug 2010 8:38pm
beautiful shot, like the yellow tones of this lens macro
18 Aug 2010 9:34pm
Lest we forget...
19 Aug 2010 12:36am
A wonderful shot. I love the warm tones and lighting.
19 Aug 2010 1:14am
Cool and interesting shot. Very funny title! LOL
19 Aug 2010 1:56am
LOL!1 Love your title...lovely image too!
19 Aug 2010 3:53am
Cool title...Nice shot.
19 Aug 2010 4:00am
Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!
21 Aug 2010 9:26pm
@✿ Anina ✿: Err..I'm not sure what the colour spotlight means! But I guess I'm glad to have goy it!
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