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Reuse Those Old Film Lenses
Reuse Those Old Film Lenses

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Challenge: Green* (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S-DX Zoom-Nikkor 200mm f/4-5.6 AF-S VR
Location: Home
Date: Jun 27, 2008
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Nature, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2008

***No lenses were hurt in the making of this picture***;)

Came up with this idea while going through some old photo equipment in the basement. The dirt was actually glued to a piece of cardboard that was cutout to fit on top of the lenses and the plants were inserted into a little hole made in the center.

Lighting was from the on camera flash and an SB600 bouncing off the ceiling.
Adjusted Levels and Curves
Cloned out a few unwanted pieces of dirt and some other flaws
Added border and resized

6.8??? :S

Place: 9 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.4268
Avg (commenters): 6.9444
Avg (participants): 6.1556
Avg (non-participants): 6.5357
Views since voting: 1924
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 157
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/07/2008 02:36:33 AM
Excellent concept here..... Well done.....
07/07/2008 01:41:22 AM
Beautiful concept! Congratulations on high finish. I know it should have deserved more seeing some images with no connection with Go Green are up.I don't know PENTAX will love this image or not :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2008 12:22:47 PM
lol. Recycling at its' finest!
07/05/2008 11:47:42 AM
ARRRGGHHH Was my first reaction. Hope you protected the glass. I can't look anymore.... ;\
07/05/2008 10:35:30 AM
Well lit and shot. Clever idea.
07/04/2008 10:21:43 AM
Very creative. Hope they were all bad lenses, because it is a really expensive way to start new plants.
07/04/2008 05:58:58 AM
Great take on this challenge.
I really like everything about this with the exception of the border, but no worries, I don't vote on borders.
High marks here.
07/03/2008 09:37:16 PM
Ha! Very Creative!
07/03/2008 08:16:28 PM
My wife accidentally saw your entry on my monitor and now wants flower pots just like that :-D
07/02/2008 08:56:53 PM
and I could have used those lenses!!! good concept and composition
07/02/2008 06:44:32 PM
07/02/2008 02:30:58 PM
Not that's a great waste of perfectly good glass, lol! Very creative shot! It is NOT title dependent and it works well for this challenge.
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07/02/2008 01:57:14 PM
Very cute Idea.. nicely done. Great take on the challenge. 8
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06/30/2008 11:16:56 PM
no way!!!!
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06/30/2008 09:18:30 PM
I hope you didnt! haha
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06/30/2008 08:32:26 PM
Great shot
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06/30/2008 08:21:26 PM
that is a pretty cool job - i like this a lot - the seedlings, the old pentax gear - even the loud border - it all works for me
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06/30/2008 07:06:08 AM
nice arrangement
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06/30/2008 05:34:04 AM
:O They're going to take quite dusty photos!
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06/30/2008 05:13:32 AM
now that looks like a good idea for my old lenses! LOL...good creativity and humour
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06/30/2008 02:31:58 AM
Er you have some dirt on your lens!
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