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    Hi Dan,

    I like this locks series a lot, must be my roots as civil engineer ...

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    Had a bit of a play with my macro lens and 1.7x t/c.











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    Knorp 2-nd shot is fantastic!

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    Cracking series Bart.
    nb.2 is rather funky.
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    55-300 at 230мм
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    Found surprisingly little insect life in my favourite park.
    No damsels, no butterflies, no dragons; time to switch to new hunting grounds I guess.
    A few berries and one tiny spider ...









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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    That 1.7x seems to work very well; great series Bart.
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    Canadian Invasion ~ Kingston Class Coastal Defence Vessels HMCS Whitehorse 705, HMCS Saskatoon 709, and unidentified vessel visit Seattle. Cruise ships, fishing fleet, Elliot Bay marina in foreground with Bainbridge Island, Olympic Peninsula and Mountain Range in background.



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    Front Entrance to the Seattle Asian Museum at Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA



    View from front steps of the Seattle Asian Museum at Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA



    Front Door to the Seattle Asian Museum at Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA



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    One little Safari today with DA*300 on K5-IIs













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    If here too much of my photo just tell me )))

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    Watched a game of Beep Ball (Blind Baseball) where the participants are visually impaired. To make the game equal to all since some have limited sight they all wear blinders. The ball emits a beeping sound which they use to locate the ball and then swing the bat to hit. If they hit the ball they run to a foam padded object up the first or third base lines which emits a buzzing sound. The runner must reach and touch the object prior to one of the players in the field picking up the ball. If the runner reaches and touch the object prior to a fielder picking up the ball, which they locate by sound, then they score a run. If the fielder picks up the ball prior to runner touching the object then the runner is out. When the hitter is at the plate they have the ball pitched to them five times and are allowed one ball to pass without swinging. They must swing the other four times. They miss four times and it is an out. After three outs the other team gets up to bat. Also, if the ball is hit it must travel at least 40 feet, otherwize it is considered a foul ball strike. The pitcher is a volunteer for the team that is up to bat who is not visually impaired and do their best to place the ball over the middle of the plate.

    It was a fun game to watch and the players had a great time playing.

    The teams were Seattle, WA vs Spokane, WA


    Pitching the ball


    About to Swing at Pitch


    Hitting a Ball


    Running to Base



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    Perhaps a tad underexposed and too 'warm', still I love the way this butterfly blends into its surroundings.

    Oh, did I say it was windy ? Boy, was it windy !



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    The Malvern Hills in Worcestershire,famous for lots of reasons-fabulous walking,views,Edward Elgar etc.and water.From the hills to the bottle,depending on which well, sometimes filtered.
    This shot may get printed A1 as part of a local exhibition.
    Never done that with the K5,I'm sure it will stand it,atleast better than the image.
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    Hi Malcolm,
    I'm sure it will do fine on A1.
    Well done

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    K5 55-300, Silver FX Pro2
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    Shooting Stars with the K5 IIs

    Shooting Stars: From dusk Friday night until dawn of Saturday morning I was at Fort Griffin, Texas armed with my camera and tripod shooting the night sky for the very first time as a serious effort.

    Those who never venture out of the cities and all of the light pollution, have no idea what exists in the heavens above them. The night sky is amazing and blazing with more stars than you could ever imagine.

    These photos were 15 to 30 second exposures. I'm pretty happy with what I got for my first time out shooting stars at a Dark Skies site. You'll have view them full size to see the detail.

    These were all shot with the K5 IIs and the DA* 16-50mm at f/2.8 for the most part. I have a lot to learn about shooting the night sky, any pointers would be appreciated.













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    Jim, for a first time these are looking very good, especially nr 3 is wonderful. No experience here shooting stars, just too much light pollution where I live, but back in '83 when I worked and lived for 6 months in South Africa, I was pretty much impressed by what the night skies revealed.

    Did you think of trying the 43 or 31 ?

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Jim, for a first time these are looking very good, especially nr 3 is wonderful. No experience here shooting stars, just too much light pollution where I live, but back in '83 when I worked and lived for 6 months in South Africa, I was pretty much impressed by what the night skies revealed.

    Did you think of trying the 43 or 31 ?

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    Thanks.. no, only used the 16-50 as I wanted the widest field of view I could get. I had both the 45 and 31 with me but they stayed in the bag.

    I've got to get a super wide angle for this kind of stuff... and learn to reduce noise better than I did in these shots.
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    Thanks.. no, only used the 16-50 as I wanted the widest field of view I could get. I had both the 45 and 31 with me but they stayed in the bag.

    I've got to get a super wide angle for this kind of stuff... and learn to reduce noise better than I did in these shots.
    What about a fish-eye lens ?
    That would be something !

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    What about a fiery dragonfly ?


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    Guess I better quit now ...


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    First rate images, Bart...shot with a lens of great character by a master with great character.

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    Thank you so much Roy. You're obviously my most loyal supporter ...


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    Absolutely wrong WB selection here: but isn't it wonderful ?
    The real thing is just boring beyond belief ...


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    Spent ...



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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    HI There Bart
    These macro shots are all magnificent - (I must not be tempted)

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    Jono, too many likes, too much honour ...
    As for being tempted: you still have this excellent Macro-Elmarit-R 1:2.8/60mm and I'm sure it will do splendid on your M.
    What's more, you even have the choice of black or silver ...



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    Lock Leak




    Solo thru the Lock




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    K5IIs w/50-135...in a palmetto thicket.
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    Roy, I like this one


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    K5IIs with 50-135...moisture collecting under wrapping on mulch
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Hi Roy......these shots are great, especially the first two.

    Thanks for sharing.......R

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    Excellent images here.
    One question: my feeling is that the k5IIs has somewhat different color than the original K5 (at least in LR). I have the impression the original K5 color was somewhat smoother and less punchy than the K5IIs?
    I have not shot the K5iis that much yet, but sometimes the color seem a little bit too much (oversaturated)?

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    5DIIs color...garden odds and ends...all with 50-135
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paratom View Post
    Excellent images here.
    One question: my feeling is that the k5IIs has somewhat different color than the original K5 (at least in LR). I have the impression the original K5 color was somewhat smoother and less punchy than the K5IIs?
    I have not shot the K5iis that much yet, but sometimes the color seem a little bit too much (oversaturated)?
    Tom,

    I actually like the standard colors coming out of the K5IIs - one of the main reasons I shoot the K5IIs. I always need to add some color, saturation etc. to my Nikon NEFs, which I do not have to do with the Pentax DNGs.

    But that night just be me?

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    Kind of Velvia look?

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    cold eyes

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    white, blue and orange ...





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    Working on a few old shots with the K5 IIs and B&W conversions.. DA* 16-50 was just wide enough to get this shot from within the barn..

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    Tried a few "new to me" techniques on this-manual blend of 4 different focus points and a sky exposure frame.Learnt a lot,mainly don't try and blend wind blown barley
    Lots of faults that show up when pixel peeping,so don't look too close.I'll perhaps re-visit the p/p when I can face it again
    Anyhow,a view from my neck of the woods in deepest darkest Herefordshire at harvest time.K5 with Tamron 17-50 f2.8
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    Hi Malcolm,
    From where I am sitting, the barley looks fine ...
    So you were stacking 4 or 5 images, I'd like to try that too one day.

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    One of the Largest Locomotives Ever Built

    The two shots below are of the Union Pacific "Big Boy". At 1.2 million pounds, the Big Boy is the largest steam locomotive ever built. Only eight such locomotives still exist, and rarely do they travel on the tracks. This one is on its way to a new home in Frisco, Texas from Dallas where it has been sitting for the last 40 years or so. You can read about the new home of this locomotive here.

    I decided to do two shots, one in color and one in B&W.





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    Beautiful Jim.....the B+W is exemplary.

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    Beautiful Jim.....the B+W is exemplary.
    Thanks, Rich... somethings just look better in B&W and every old locomotive I have ever shot seems more appealing to me as a B&W.

    I was very fortunate to find this locomotive on my lunch hour the other day.. they (the folks moving it) were not very forthcoming with exact locations so I used Google Earth to view possible spots where it might be sitting until the move this weekend and found only one place it could be.. and there it was.. not another soul around it.. just me.

    At 1.2 Million pounds this is one huge locomotive.
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    This is an instance where I actually like the color better. Many of the features that come up in the color version are too subtle in the black-and-white, at least to my eyes. I really like seeing the contrast on the wheels, the lettering UNION PACIFIC, and the deep black of the locomotive. The heightened contrast in the top left of the sky on the black-and-white draws my eyes towards that and away from the main object, too.

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    Re: One of the Largest Locomotives Ever Built

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Radcliffe View Post
    The two shots below are of the Union Pacific "Big Boy". At 1.2 million pounds, the Big Boy is the largest steam locomotive ever built. Only eight such locomotives still exist, and rarely do they travel on the tracks. This one is on its way to a new home in Frisco, Texas from Dallas where it has been sitting for the last 40 years or so. You can read about the new home of this locomotive here.

    I decided to do two shots, one in color and one in B&W.

    Shot with the K5 IIs and DA* 16-50mm.
    Magnificent steam locomotive and good research on your part, Jim
    I happen to own one of these giants, too: nr. 4013 in scale HO ...


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    Re: Jim's giant locomotive pic. I have to agree with Elliot that the color version provides more punch than the black and white...I think the black and white version was done a disservice by the transfer to jpeg and GetDPI's rendering of the image. I took the liberty of copying (forgive me, please, Jim) the b&w image to my Mac monitor and the image revealed all the punch (deeper blacks, better contrast) that Jim intended when he sent the image. No matter...it's a great pic either way. And I have deleted my copy of the image.

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