I post photos and observations of my surroundings, from time to time.
Mostly I am surrounded by my garden, family, neighbourhood, Victoria (Canada) and northeastern parts of the Pacific Ocean. You are unlikely to meet my family here, but you might find the cat. In fact, by clicking here you will meet the cat, she has been featured.
Most pictures are taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. I am most likely to use a ~40 year Nikkor-N pre-AI 24mm/f2.8, a Canon EF 50/f1.4 or a Canon EF 100/f2.8 macro. Other lenses that sometimes get used, especially for timelapse photography, are old screw mount (m42) Pentax lenses including a SMC Takumar Macro 100/f4, 35/3.5 (m42) and 200/f4 (m42). Can you tell I used to shoot with Spotmatics? I bought all the Takumar gear in the 70′s and 80′s – the first Spotmatic in 1974, the last lens ca 1984. I also use a Canon FL Bellows unit with a Canon FD mount 50mm 3.5 macro and other bits and pieces for higher magnification macro work. I am very pleased to have a DSLR that will take many of those lenses, and allow me to buy for not much money old high quality manual lenses that suit my needs.
I love getting comments and will do my best to reply quickly, when I am near a functioning computer. I welcome criticism of my photos as well, I have a lot to learn and appreciate people helping me make my pictures better.
I also really like subscribers – so please click on the follow button in the lower right corner (if you are not logged into WordPress). Enter any alias you want for a name (which is what the world will see), but you will have to use your email address (which only I will be able to see).
I get reblogged from time to time, and rarely has anyone followed my request that I had posted in multiple places to ask me first. While I find it rude and a violation of my copyright, I have decided to get with the times. I no longer ask rebloggers to take down my posts, unless I dislike their blog or they appear to be profiting from my work. I will even let the reblogged notice show in my blog, but only when I like what they are doing – such as it includes orginal content and they are just complimenting my blog by inserting it amongst their own work, or there is some genuine element of creativity where the collection or “curation” of other blogs has some apparently deliberate consistency and purpose or is in some other way interesting. For the rest my readers will never know if someone has reblogged me.
If you want to use my images, ask me. I am usually going to say yes, and can supply better resolution files for many of them. Email to ehpemm_at_gmail.com for permission.