good luck for your job at that time !
Thanks for the dog, I really like this picture with the dog almost hidden by grass…
One can guess he has thousands of interesting smells around and many things to chase!
He looks happy and busy, on his own…
Nice shots Mike.
3 and 4 really work for me the most. I think that Asher's thoughts on the bridge shot could be managed by the point of view moving to the right more. Maybe if you shot from more of a straight on view, we could see what was out past the bridge - (as we do in shot 4) - and get a feel of more depth to the shot.
I like the feeling of the unknown in #4. Where do the trails go, what is to the right on the seemingly steep descent?? It is very bright at the background, is there a clearing back there, does it drop off etc.??
And as Nicolis said, what happened to the dog? Looks like you may have had more fun then the dog.
What is the story to shot 2, are those trail names?
Mike I love the pictures. What's that lens? Is it the Voigtlander Cosina again?What's the adapter you are using and where did it come from?
How are you processing the images to B&W, they seem dark but, really, it's likely good blacks rather than bad exposure, but I'm not sure.
What's the name of the plant in the first image? When using the lens wide open like that, one is usually choosing one part of the field. Here, the platform of the complex flower formation is merely imaged from the side. Also we do not see the whole stem of the plant, which from this perspective we might expect. This is perhaps a pity since it's likely more interesting. Also the rest of the picture, both foreground and b.g. is hardly defined.
Still this picture is captivating. Is there a reason for the particular composition. It can have a meaning but we'd need a title or some reference to a controlling idea. Probably it is what it is and there is no other meaning intended.
The second image shows how well the lens draws the tonalities one needs in the sign. The result is impressive. The two pictures, side by side might make people stop and discuss meaning if they were in an expensive gallery. Was it your intention to have these two images considered together each with a lone asymmetrical object in focus?
The last two pictures show an excellent spread of shading except that it appears to me that the lower blacks are limited. I do like the bridge but would love to see it with more foreground showing more of what leads up to the bridge. Also I 'd like to have something in the lower right anchoring the picture and a reference point for what is revealed beyond it.
Altogether, a wonderful sharing of your walk and you lens.