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    K5 on the Kansas Prairie - I'm in love.

    I had to travel back to Kansas from Texas to help move an elderly family member into assisted living. It was a busy four days but I found time one afternoon to drive out on the Kansas Prairie for the "golden hours".. I only wish there had been a few more clouds in the sky but overall these two shots totally validate my purchase of both the K5 and the lens.

    The two photos below were taken with the K5 and the 18-135mm, ISO 200 and I believe somewhere between f5.6 and f8 at 1/125.

    I continue to believe that the K5 and the 18-135mm are quite a perfect match when you only want to walk around with one lens.

    Forgive the size of these two but looking at smaller versions just wasn't the same. Hope you enjoy these.




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    Re: K5 on the Kansas Prairie - I'm in love.

    Great shots - I particularly like the quality of the light in the first one. I couldn't agree more about the 18-135, just a great walk about lens.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Radcliffe View Post
    I had to travel back to Kansas from Texas to help move an elderly family member...Hope you enjoy these.



    Jim,

    Year was 1978 (9?) I was a senior medical student doing my externship with a doctor in Manhattan, Kansas. He had previously purchased a property called the Old Dewey Ranch....10,000 acres. Dad loaned him the downpayment. Got it for a song. Story is that Dewey was a Chicago "businessman" from the 20's who would go to Kansas when he needed to hide out for a while until things cooled off. My preceptor ended up trading it to the Nature Conservancy as they used it for the Kansas TallGrass Prairie Conserve....

    We drove over that land one evening....nothing since has given me the sense of space nor grandeur.

    Love your captures .... reminds me of a great evening. What a wonderful space.

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    Re: K5 on the Kansas Prairie - I'm in love.

    Very nice Jim!!
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    Gorgeous light, colors, and compositions, Jim.
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    Time to start the book, Jim.

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    Jim,
    These are insanely good. Some of your best, and my all time favs from you, and that's a huge compliment to these shots, knowing your talents! Sundown is an standard bearer, a cover to a book, poetic, all of the above...you name it...stunning!
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    Re: K5 on the Kansas Prairie - I'm in love.

    Great atmosphere in these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Jim,

    Year was 1978 (9?) I was a senior medical student doing my externship with a doctor in Manhattan, Kansas. He had previously purchased a property called the Old Dewey Ranch....10,000 acres. Dad loaned him the downpayment. Got it for a song. Story is that Dewey was a Chicago "businessman" from the 20's who would go to Kansas when he needed to hide out for a while until things cooled off. My preceptor ended up trading it to the Nature Conservancy as they used it for the Kansas TallGrass Prairie Conserve....

    We drove over that land one evening....nothing since has given me the sense of space nor grandeur.

    Love your captures .... reminds me of a great evening. What a wonderful space.

    Bob
    Bob, thanks for the kind words. Being on some of those back roads in the prarie is a wonderful experience.. the quiet and solitude is a beautiful thing to experience.

    Thanks for the story about that property.. I'm sure the Kansas Prairie made a wonderful place to lay low for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    Jim,
    These are insanely good. Some of your best, and my all time favs from you, and that's a huge compliment to these shots, knowing your talents! Sundown is an standard bearer, a cover to a book, poetic, all of the above...you name it...stunning!
    Ashwin, thanks so much for the praise. I was fortunate to be there when the sun was going down. I've shot that old farm before but not during the golden hours.. the light makes all the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benroy View Post
    Time to start the book, Jim.

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    Roy, the book is one of those projects that never seems to get started but one day I do hope to put it together with the best from all of my cameras.
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    Jim,

    Beautiful warm light and great compositions. The 18-135 is indeed a great companion to the K5.
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    I love the light in the first one. Shows so much warmth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Radcliffe View Post
    Roy, the book is one of those projects that never seems to get started but one day I do hope to put it together with the best from all of my cameras.
    Hey Jim

    You are the only guy I know who has both the X100 and the K5. I just received my K5 and have a backordered X100. I am wondering if these are redundant as the K5 sensor seems really good and if you want a really small package (granted not quite as small as the X100) you can pair it with the 43 pancake.

    Just want the benefit of your experience to see if you plan to keep both bodies or whether you will sell off one or the other

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    Hey Jim

    You are the only guy I know who has both the X100 and the K5. Thanks

    Woody
    Woody, I do not have the X100. I was tempted to preorder but did not do so mainly because the x100 is a fixed focal length camera. It looks great but the lack of interchangeable lenses is somewhat of a deal breaker for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Radcliffe View Post
    I was fortunate to be there when the sun was going down. I've shot that old farm before but not during the golden hours.. the light makes all the difference.
    I remember the Kansas Prairie Christmas and D-Lux 4 shot...I ended up buying the D-Lux 4 after seeing that shot. So far I am resisting the K5. Too many boxes already.

    You are right, evening gold adds a lot:

    http://boxedlight.com/dlux4/kansas18.htm


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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    I remember the Kansas Prairie Christmas and D-Lux 4 shot...I ended up buying the D-Lux 4 after seeing that shot. So far I am resisting the K5. Too many boxes already.

    You are right, evening gold adds a lot:

    http://boxedlight.com/dlux4/kansas18.htm


    Bob
    There's always room for just one more box...

    by the way, here is a link to Google Maps for the location of that old farm. If you zoom in you can see the buildings and the prairie around it and if you go to street view you can swing around and actually see the buildings from street level.

    Click here for the drop pin link on Google Maps.
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