I wouldn’t like to feed the photographers for which this photo is the plain and simple truth…

This once beautiful and undoubtedly faithful Minolta SRT101 was discovered in an old and dirty shed by a friend of mine. Knowing my passion for vintage cameras he gave it to me as a present. Seeing how incredibly dirty it was my heart sank and I have, to date, still not found the courage to start cleaning it. It did however find another purpose for this nostalgic photography relic as you can see right here.

Another instalment in my Nostalgia series although a little different then usual in the set-up. It’s a lot simpler a composition then most of my work, but let me assure you, it was so much harder to get right!

The technique used was my usual own version of painting with light, you can read more about it in this tutorial

Shot with my relatively new Pentax K10D and a very old Pentax-A 1:1.7 50mm objective.

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Comments

  • cammiecakes
    cammiecakesover 5 years ago

    I love this so very much….amazing image!!!!!!!

  • Thank you for your enthusiasm and for favoriting this. Cheers!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyover 5 years ago

    It rocks Peter…the focus on the lens is brilliant.

  • Thank you very much Von,
    I worked hard on this guy to get him the way I wanted him. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaover 5 years ago

    well done mate, your post work is excellent. Something very special about old cameras

  • Thanks Alf, I guess that something very special is because we are photographers. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • dearhonestyx
    dearhonestyxover 5 years ago

    this is neat.
    really great lighting.

  • Thanks, I put a lot of love in my light here. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillover 5 years ago

    I wish sometimes I had the discipline to achieve perfection such as this. Or, more correctly, to attempt it. The faultless result invokes a sad nostalgia. I say carry on with the series!

  • What a huge, huge compliment.
    Thank you mate.

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Gareth Bowell
    Gareth Bowellover 5 years ago

    Brilliant, just brilliant.

  • Thank you Gareth, and thank you for all the fav’ing

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Evan Ludes
    Evan Ludesover 5 years ago

    Awesome shot, very dramatic lighting.

  • Thank you Evan. If it would sound so wrong, I’d say I’m a bit of a drama queen if it comes down to lighting. ;)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 5 years ago
    Ohhh…Fantastic Peter!!! All your efforts are well worth it!!!! Spot-on image!! *-)
  • Thanks Deb!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Heps
    Hepsover 5 years ago

    Oh, I knew this would be one of your works, as I moderate the works I can see a wonderful picture and though to myself….may be this is one of Peters pic’s…and it is!!! Love this, the focus and the gaussian blur, gives a new dimension to the old camera and you know sepia…..always a winner in my books! Well done!!!

  • Thank you ever so much my dear Taschja,
    but here comes the best part: it’s not sepia! Seriously, it’s a colour shot with a warped white balance and a set-up chosen for it’s colours. There was also no gaussian blur used. What you see all happened in camera except that, as usual, I mix several images into one to help me create the light effect that would be next to impossible to achieve pure by waving my flash light about. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Heps
    Hepsover 5 years ago

    You are so clever! The painting with light is your forte!

  • Thanks again. ;)

    – Peter Zentjens

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