Avebury (Thursday 22nd August 2019)
Having not made it over to Avebury on World Photography Day I resolved to make it over there ASAP, which meant that I drove over to the NT car park this afternoon with a camera bag containing both the vintage lenses I have been rediscovering recently, a Kiron 28-210 and a Tokina 19-35. I also set myself the task of not repeating myself, having taken hundreds of shots there over the years.
I have taken to the 19-35 lens. It isn't as wide-angle as the Pentax 15-30 lens but is very much smaller and lighter and cost a fraction of the price when I bought it in the 1970s after allowing for inflation. The Kiron has its snags despite its wide range of focal lengths. I got some odd results, even allowing for its manual focus and lack of focal length input, and I found it would not focus to infinity, so I don't think it is in full working order and have taken it out of circulation again.
I found a sheep track that no-one else walks on that gave me a fresh view of the henge and stone circles that met my brief and got shots with both lenses - the blip was with the Tokina and the Extra with the Kiron. The blip view is of the south-west quadrant with the Red Lion on the horizon in the centre to the right of the trees.
22.8.2019 (2121 hr)
Blip #3017 (#2767 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #002
Blips/Extras In 2019 #194/265 + #074/100 Extras
Day #3436 (767 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2161 (#2002 + 159 in archived blips)
Bleeding Obvious Wiltshire series
National Trust series
Taken with Pentax K-1 Mark II and Tokina 20-35mm I f/3.5-4.5 AF 235 vintage lens
A Visit To Avebury, 22 August 2019 (Flickr album of 47 photos)
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