Re­flected glory

John Hast­ings cap­tures re­flec­tions that can turn ev­ery­day scenes and sub­jects into strik­ing ab­stract im­ages

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pho­tograp her John Hast­ings Age 53

Lo­ca­tion Glas­gow, Scot­land Kit Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, Tam­ron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5

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Liv­ing just out­side Glas­gow I have ac­cess to dra­matic coast­lines, ma­jes­tic moun­tains and vi­brant cityscapes, all within about 90 min­utes’ drive. My in­ter­est in pho­tog­ra­phy goes back to the 1970s, where my ‘cam­era lin­eage’ started with a Fu­jica STX-1, which was the budget of­fer­ing from a short-lived line. From there I up­graded to the Nikon FG with its magic Pro­gram mode.

My pho­tog­ra­phy was trans­formed when Nikon launched the D70, its first ‘af­ford­able’ D-SLR, and a few up­grades later I find my­self with a D7000 and a bag of lenses, from a Tam­ron 10-24mm and my ‘nifty 50mm’ f/1.8 to a Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G. The 18-105mm is al­most al­ways at­tached to my D7000 be­cause it’s so ver­sa­tile.

I’ve been a fan of Nikon kit for many years, for two rea­sons: qual­ity and con­ti­nu­ity. What a de­light it was to read that the new Nikon Df is ca­pa­ble of us­ing lenses from the 1950s! With the pos­si­ble ex­cep­tion of Has­sel­blad, I can’t think of any other com­pany that has such a phi­los­o­phy of think­ing about its cus­tomers over the very long term. I men­tioned my 50mm ear­lier – it pre­dates the D se­ries, as it was the kit lens for an F90,

01 Glas gow Sci­ence Cen­tre Nikon D70, Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm, 1/160 sec, f/10, ISO200

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