I’ve shared a similar image to this before, taken around the same location in Knole deer park in Kent almost a year ago to the day. As I mentioned describing the previous image, I’d struggled getting going through sunrise as conditions weren’t quite what I’d hoped for but ended up testing a few vintage lenses on the Fuji GFX 50S and after a lovely encounter with a totally-unafraid deer had perked up a bit.
While the image I shared last year was taken with the GFX and Asahi Pentax 85mm F1.8 (a great lens on the GFX), today’s offering was made with a more surprising lens: the Soligor 100-300mm F5 Macro.
Having found this lovely area of colourful leaves and shrubbery, I set up my tripod and got out the Soligor, took a few shots looking across the foliage getting nice mixes of depth of field (at ƒ/5, it's actually a slightly faster lens than the GF100-200mm ƒ/5.6, which didn’t exist yet).
While it’s not going to win any awards, I like this image is an abstract autumn detail scene, and for the reminder that you can get some lovely results with very cheap, older glass when used carefully.