I have the good fortune of being able to use a balcony at the intersection of Toulouse and Bourbon Streets during Mardi Gras.. it's a great vantage point to watch people and shoot from above.
This year's celebration was a mix of rain, fog and sun... this shot was interesting to me because of the fog in the distance as I looked east on Toulouse Street towards the Mississippi River.
And here is one of a group that refers to themselves as The Departed Spirits.. easy to see why.
Both with the K5 IIs
I came across this abandoned gas station near Hillsboro, Texas while searching for Texas Blue Bonnets and other wild flowers that are blooming like crazy all over Texas this time of year.
I'm not sure what occurred here. Maybe the place caught on fire and the old car was there at the time or maybe it was brought to the old gas station at a later time... at any rate, I saw it and knew I had to shoot it. It was during the "Golden Hour" which accounts for the very warm light and brilliant color.
It would have been a better shot if could have gotten both of the old gas pumps completely in the photo but I was shooting through a fence and this was the best I could do with the 16-50.
Pentax K5 IIs and DA* 16-50mm. I added just a touch of tone mapping. colors are very accurate.. it was beautiful this weekend in Texas.
the defination of "some long waitingtime"
A shot I took last year of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco... just revisiting some old shots tonight. Never posted this one so thought I would share it.
Might as well throw this one in as well.. taken at an auto graveyard not far from Dallas. I love the color of the oxidized paint on these old cars.
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I used Google Earth to search the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to look for something interesting to shoot when I was in New Orleans. I found what appeared to be an abandoned boat of some kind and made my way
across the lake to find it. I arrived just as the sun was beginning to set. This is the shot I was able to get before I lost the light.
Seems like I am the only one posting here lately... where have you guys gone?
Pentax K5 IIs DA* 50-135mm ISO 400 f/10 @ 1/400s
Excellent as usual, Jim. I'm sorry that I can't keep you company on this thread, but Pentax doesn't have a reliable distributor in this country. If they had, I would have had the K5 long ago.
Really enjoying your images,quality and interesting as always.
NOT enjoying how your mk11s is making my wallet very nervous.
A few "birds on sticks" from last weekend.Some nice detail revealing light for a change.taken with Sigma 50-500 o/s.The mk11s would have loved it I think.And an image that required next to no detail.With kit 18-50 and Tamron 70-200.
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I'm not a birder but I do enjoy looking at bird shots... I really like that Tree Hugger shot.. that is my kind of photography.. well done.
No interesting rusty things here I'm afraid.
All nice and tidy ...
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Not too far from New Orleans is one of the most beautiful southern mansions you will ever wish to visit. Oak Alley Plantation is amazing. I have seen photos of it before but wanted to shoot it myself. Shot with the K5 IIs and the DA* 16-50.
You can read about it here.
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ENNALYT 1:4/24mm WA-macro (Enna Munich), minimum focus distance is approximately 7.0" or just under 0,18mtr.
Though I have this lens for quite a while I actually never used it.
Reason is that it doesn't lock properly, it just doesn't snap in to place.
Anyway, I took out for a spin today.
It's perhaps not super sharp and contrasty, but found myself pleasantly surprised nonetheless.
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Very nice Bart, especially the last (moth?).
Beautiful shots Bart......very nice.
For Tom just for fun a few snaps with the 50/1.2 wide open.
Honestly I'm not particularly happy with these shots as the DOF is just so shallow it looks like nothing is in focus.
Still, good fun ..
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I tried to buy this lens on several eBay auctions and got out bid at the last second every time.. I finally just found a buy it now opportunity and bought it. It is a lens that is in demand.. video guys are snapping them up as soon as they become available.
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Annual tulipmania ...
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Sunny Sunday today with the FA50 macro @f8
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This old steam locomotive has been sitting in the barn for 3 years due to a busted piston. I stopped by today to see if any progress had been made and she was alive with steam ready to roll out this weekend for the first time in 3 years in Grapevine, Texas.
Taken with the Pentax K5 IIs and the DA* 16-50mm Post in Photoshop CS6
Very Nice. Any exposure blending here Jim?
You can't shoot these old locomotives without doing a B&W conversion... it just ain't right... so here is a B&W from a different angle.
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From historical festival near Moscow.
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Today was the official roll out day for the old locomotive after the repairs. I arrived at the engine barn around 7:30am and spoke with the guys who had been working on it for the last three years and asked if I could get a group shot of them with the locomotive (Puffy is its name), they obliged me and I told them I wanted to do something that looked "Old School".. here is the result of that effort.
K5, 55-300, f=5,8 300 mm
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Maybe something this year that will keep the doctor away
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One more with ISO800
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First day with the K5IIs . . . . .
Magnolia to Olympic Mountains Out of Camera Jpeg, only modification was reduction in size.
Same picture with modifications to reduce the haze made in PS6 with NIK plug in.
PENTAX K-5 II s ~ smc PENTAX-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited ~ 1/250 sec; f/13; ISO 200
A friend and I drove from Dallas to Oklahoma City today to check out the tornado damage in that area. On the way back we stopped at Turner Falls in Davis, OK and I took this shot in the late afternoon sun using the K5 IIs and the DA* 16-50mm
ISO was 200 f/8 @ 1/250s. This is a shot of the section above the 75 ft waterfall which is the main attraction of Turner Falls.
Note, I did not sharpen this photo. At f/8 (with the DA* 16-50) the K5 IIs just does not seem to need any sharpening.
Had I had my tripod with me and the appropriate ND filter I would have tried for one of those lovely milky, running water shots.. maybe next trip up there.
And here is a shot taken from an outlook about a quarter of a mile or more away from the falls...(I'm a bad judge of distance) This one was taken with the DA* 50-135mm
If you would like to read more about Turner Falls, click here.
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A wonderful lush green place, Jim.
Must be nice to spend some time there.