© 2012 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

There is something special about early autumn light. It is more directional than the light of summer and tends to be warmer. I also enjoy playing with flare on lens both old and new. This tiny (and I mean tiny) old Super Takumar is a bit strange in that it handles flare beautifully wide open, but if you stop down to get a defined sunstar you end up with a flare pattern that looks like a piece of hexagonal bokeh from the five bladed aperture. This photo of a early fallen maple leaf shows the wonderful vintage color and warmness that this lens achieves shooting into the sun. (This is shot on my 60D because this little lens doesn't play well with my 5DMK2)

Canon EOS 60D,Super Takumar 35mm f3.5 M42, Toned in Adobe Lightroom 4, Exposure 4, and Adobe Photoshop CS5

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