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03-05-2016, 02:43 AM - 1 Like   #1
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K-5 Multi-exposure

The multi-exposure function has been part of the Pentax DSLR feature set since the K20D, if I remember correctly. With this function 2-9 exposures can be combined into one file with auto-exposure compensation. On the K3 II and the K-1 the number is 2-2000, as far as I can tell, but even a measly 9 exposures can give interesting results. I have previously used this function to smooth water in normal daylight much like a long exposure will do in less light. I have also used it to reduce visible noise in night images.

This time I have used the multi-exposure function to take images of one single object from various standing points in order to create a more impressionistic image. It was a dull day with flat light, so I had to do something else to create an interesting image. All images below are based on 9 shutter actuations combined into one RAW file in camera:


#1b - the same in colour:




Personally I like #3 and #4 best for their graphic expression - almost like a rough charcoal image.

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That's awesome! I haven't tried it for a long time, but now I have to!
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Very interesting and artiistic effect. I have been experimenting with multiple exposure settings myself, but I'll have to try your idea out.
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Fantastic photos. Really impressive and artistic.

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Cheers, thanks for stirring up the memory banks, must give this a try.

Lovely images.
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Thank you, IgorZ, robgski, Bengan, and beachgardener for you nice comments.

Here are a few more from today ...

#1 Big bush:

#2 Tree in a hedge:

#3 Lonely bench:

#4 Railway electrification system:

The possibilities are endless
03-09-2016, 12:07 PM   #7
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What a unique dreamlike effect.

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