Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-12-2011, 01:48 AM   #1
Veteran Member
Christine Tham's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,269
Chinese New Year on the K-5 (including some taken in low light)

These are mostly indoor shots taken at relatively low light - ISO3200 - most of the lion dance and martial arts photos would have been impossible to take on my K10D

The Year of the Bunny Rabbit:


The Dragon Drum Major:


Jade Dragon:


Lion Dance:








Martial Arts display:










Dancing:




02-12-2011, 03:09 AM   #2
Pentaxian
RonHendriks1966's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,714
It looks like the same party as in The Netherlands.

Laste year in The Hague

http://www.pentaxforum.nl/smf/index.php?topic=14747.0
02-12-2011, 03:34 AM   #3
New Member




Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney
Posts: 22
omg i was there today too, mandarin centre right??

too bad my k5 is still in repair.
02-12-2011, 06:46 AM   #4
Senior Member
AOShep's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastern PA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 293
Great pictures. Shows off the photographer as much as the camera. Good job.

02-12-2011, 07:16 PM   #5
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4
Wow, great pictures.
02-14-2011, 08:23 AM   #6
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Boston, PRofMA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,053
What shutter speeds did you end up with?
I was running 1/90 and 1/125 at f/4 at iso800 on a slightly overcast day and still couldn't freeze motion with the lion dancers (dragon dancers were even worse)-:
02-14-2011, 05:06 PM   #7
Senior Member
cwing's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 128
Good pictures, but I would have probably shot a little higher ISO and cleaned them up in PP if necessary just to have a higher shutter speed to minimize blur.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!
02-14-2011, 08:41 PM   #8
Veteran Member
Christine Tham's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,269
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
What shutter speeds did you end up with?
I was running 1/90 and 1/125 at f/4 at iso800 on a slightly overcast day and still couldn't freeze motion with the lion dancers (dragon dancers were even worse)-:
Around 1/200 and 1/250 sec

If you want to absolutely guarantee freeze motion you need 1/500 or better I think.

QuoteOriginally posted by cwing88 Quote
Good pictures, but I would have probably shot a little higher ISO and cleaned them up in PP if necessary just to have a higher shutter speed to minimize blur.
I like a bit of blur, to emphasize motion. I did get plenty of perfectly frozen shots, I just don't like them.

For example, this is one of my favourite pictures, and yet very little of that picture is in focus or frozen:


02-15-2011, 01:47 PM   #9
Veteran Member
Frogfish's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 4,490
Gorgeous colour, gorgeous blur !
02-15-2011, 03:16 PM   #10
Veteran Member
David's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 344
Beautiful, sharpness isn't everything!
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
arts, camera, dance, dragon, dslr, k-5, k-5 ii, k-5 iis, k5, light, lion, pentax k-5
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which lens to use at the Chinese New Year parade? einstrigger Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 18 02-02-2011 04:19 PM
Spring Festival- Chinese New Year -lt Monthly Photo Contests 0 12-29-2010 01:05 AM
People 2010 Chinese New Year/Street fractal Post Your Photos! 30 02-26-2010 07:10 AM
People Chinese New Year in Boston alohadave Post Your Photos! 4 02-23-2010 01:22 AM
Streets Chinese New Year aaronius Post Your Photos! 20 02-22-2010 10:51 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:29 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top