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playing, exploring, sketching, scoping, interpreting, constructing, making
railway abstract
This is an abstracture from a  rusty railway wagon in Mt Barker  in the Adelaide Hills, in South Australia.  I had dropped the standard poodles off  to be clipped and I decided to wander around the old railway yard there.
I judged that  the fog would  keep the bright sun hidden for about 20 minutes.  That would be long enough  to do a few   snaps. 
Sony NEX-7, Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 ASPH, handheld, Novoflex adaptor  
container abstract
An old  container in the Adelaide Parklands (in Victoria Par) in South Australia. The picture was made in the early morning after walking Ari at 5am and working out in the gym. I suspected that the container would be removed in the next couple of days. 
This was the point where I decided that any further investment in photography would be in digital equipment.  I realized that a 6x6 sensor was a long way off, even though many, including myself,  hankered for a 6x6 format digital camera.
What I wanted was a medium format walk about camera, say the digital equivalent of the Mamiya  medium format film rangefinders at a reasonable price.  There is nothing currently on the market. 
The  only one on offer was  Leica S2 series,  but the price of the Leica S2, like other digital medium format cameras ( eg., Hasselblad H3DII-39 with 80mm f/2.8 lens and a Phase One 645AF with Schneider 80mm f/2.8 LS lens and P40+ back)  is not reasonable. The prices  range from $29, 000 to $37,000. This is a good  explanation for why medium format camera sales have been slipping since the rise of full-frame digital.  
What will being digital  medium format photography back from the dead?  Will it be Pentax or Sony that delivers something reasonable? 
Sony NEX-7, Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 ASPH, handheld, Novoflex adaptor   
Rundle Mall 
Rundle Mall is the premier shopping precinct in Adelaide. The opening of the new Adelaide City Council Library on the third floor of an old building has enabled us to have different views of the mall than that from the ground.
Sony NEX-7, Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 ASPH, handheld, Novoflex adaptor  
green wall
at Mile End, Adelaide  after a poodle walk in the Adelaide parklands. 
Sony NEX-7, Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 ASPH, handheld, Novoflex adaptor 
on Rosetta Head
Early morning in Victor Harbor.  Summer weather in autumn. 
The reason that I enjoy using Sony’s  mirrorless camera is the commonality between this system and the rangefinder camera in the film era.
The commonality is the smaller, more discrete camera bodies with quieter shutters that facilitate a more spontaneous, less obtrusive approach to the photographic process. 
Sony NEX-7, Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 ASPH, handheld, Novoflex adaptor 
Carpark, Adelaide Airport
This was made in  the early morning before the sun had risen.
Sony NEX-7, Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 ASPH, handheld, Novoflex adaptor 
Newland still life

This still life was made  at the foot of the Newland Cliffs, near Victor Harbor on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. 

Sony NEX-7, Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 ASPH,   handheld, Novoflex adaptor
container abstract
An old container in the Adelaide Parklands—Victoria Park. Made on a poodle walk in the late afternoon.
Sony NEX-7, Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 ASPH, handheld, Novoflex adaptor 
seaside architecture 
This  foreshore house is  on Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor in South Australia.  We often pass it when walking along the beach on a  poodle walk  
Sony NEX-7, Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 ASPH, handheld, Novoflex adaptor
yellow+blue abstract
Made on a poodle walk in Adelaide, South Australia whilst waiting for the traffic lights to change in Victoria Square
Sony NEX-7, Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 ASPH, handheld, Novoflex adaptor