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Camera: K-5 IIs Photo Location: Canyonlands ISO: 80 
Posted By: richard_b, 05-28-2013, 04:01 PM

Just back from a great visit to Canyonlands and the Arches national park. All shots with the K-5 IIs, lenses as described below. Any and all comments welcome!

Mesa Arch - 15mm f4 Ltd

Green River Overlook - 40mm f2.8 Ltd

Double Dome - A 35-105mm f3.5

Potash Pools at Dead Horse Point 15mm f4 Ltd

For anyone interested the full gallery is at Richard Bird Photography | Canyonlands

and the Arches at Richard Bird Photography | Arches
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05-28-2013, 04:09 PM   #2

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These are truly spectacular.
Thanks for sharing.
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Yep, spectacular. Great use of different focal lengths, too. You made them all work for this landscape, from the ultra wide to the tele. I really like how the sun and shades make the photos look kind of deep, 3D
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Nice angles & great clarity and 'fullness'... TFS!

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Wow. Wonderful scenery. Superb colours especially #1 and #3
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Very nice takes of a beautiful area.
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Stunning shots of a gorgeous area. Love the depth of these and the colors are wonderful.
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Thank you everyone for your comments. I only recently converted to Pentax, but I have delighted with the DR the K-5's can handle and the beautiful contrast from the Ltd primes.
Thanks again!

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wonderful shots. 1st one looks like a alligater with his mouth open
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Awesome shots very well done.
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I just looked through both your linked sets - they are all simply superb! I really like how you caught the golden light in many of them.
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Golden hour

QuoteOriginally posted by stormtech Quote
I just looked through both your linked sets - they are all simply superb! I really like how you caught the golden light in many of them.
Thanks for taking a look at the linked galleries, I do try to time my shoots for the beginning and yet of the day to catch the best light. The sandstone in the Canyonlands warms up beautifully in the golden hour.
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Great compositions and like your treatment in PP
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Yeah, nice. Amazing spot. Well taken. Everything is there in the capture. I just want you to crop the top centimetre on the first one to cut off the tip of the rock just a bit, to bring us more into the scene. Take about half the sky off in the middle two. And don't touch the third one. Way to help us appreciate such a beautiful place. You've really got the essence of it.

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