While I experiment with the delights of the X100s (gorgeous look, snappy and quick, good to excellent AF, very good IQ) I go back to some photos I processed in the past months. These are from a visit to Sissinghurst Castle, in Kent. Sissinghurst is a mansion with a very variegated history (in the 1700s it was even a prison!), but we owe its current look and its gorgeous gardens to Vita Sackville-West, who shaped them beginning in the 1930s. Unfortunately the day was gloomy and the season not advanced enough to enjoy the entire range of colours that a sunny day in full bloom might have offered, but it was still very atmospheric and awe-inspiring.
On a technical note, a part from my beloved FE 35mm, I used a combination that I really like: the Sigma 105 Macro EX DG (not the newer OS version which is apparently much too heavy for the A7R) on the LA-EA4. All shot handheld (thus the shallow depth of field on the macros…). All the pictures with the Sigma 105 Macro show a non branded 100-300 lens in the EXIF, I don’t know why. Now I have discovered the wonderful LensTagger, so it is no longer a problem, but at the time I processed these I hadn’t yet!
Let me begin with the 35mm and some details of the castle:
And now some with the sigma 105 macro, beginning with the custodian of the Sissinghurst lake!
Ok, enough with the details: the masterpieces and undiscussed protagonists of the castle are the flowers.