I’m really lucky to work in a beautiful setting like Argyll, and when a winter sunset like today’s happens I feel the urge to share it with you. These pictures were taken using my Manfrotto tripod and my Sony NEX 5.
This one is from Strachur, and was taken using my friend’s Olympus 135mm prime lens using an adapter on manual mode. There is something so satisfying about these classic lenses, and turning a manual selector on the barrel for the aperture. This lens is so compact for a 135mm telephoto you just wouldn’t believe; perhaps 7cm long without the adapter. You can buy adapter rings for the Sony NEX series, and most of the mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras on Ebay for very little cash. The Sony has had a firmware update which makes them easier to use by magnifying the image on screen to help you see details as you focus.
This is the town where I work, (in as much as I’m truly based anywhere). It was a planned town and has a magic all of it’s own which is seen so well when the loch is as still and dreamy as this. You can see the Christmas tree on the shore. I used the 18-55 kit lens for this and had the delights of autofocus! Check the star (or planet) reflection.