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More DA10-17mm fun, landscapes
Lens: DA10-17mm fisheye Camera: K50 Photo Location: Hallett Cove ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: Above 6s 
Posted By: Grippy, 12-31-2015, 10:09 PM

Hallett Cove, Adelaide, South Australia.
Was bloody hot still as the sun went down, still 35*C, but a nice golden glow that changed quickly depending on the clouds before and long after sunset












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01-01-2016, 07:40 AM   #2
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These are nicely done. The colors are beautiful. The first one really draws me in and the third is just stunning. You do have some tilted horizons but easily fixed.
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Wow! How do you get these colors so perfect? I can't imagine the light will stay that good for too long. Is there any post photo editing?
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These are nicely done. The colors are beautiful. The first one really draws me in and the third is just stunning. You do have some tilted horizons but easily fixed.
Tilted horizons are due to the fisheye, easily fixed with warp tool but I find it ruins the perspective I was aiming for anyway so tend to leave it.

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Wow! How do you get these colors so perfect? I can't imagine the light will stay that good for too long. Is there any post photo editing?
Thanks, just longer exposures as the light gets less and less. Only post is dragging down highlights a bit in Camera Raw, slight curves for clouds and selected contrast boost which helps bring out the details in the rocks.

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Excellent images!!!!
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Excellent images!!!!
Thanks mate
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This is one of my fav lenses as well. Regular doses of pixie dust with this lens. As for the horizon curvature, you know full well when you attach this lens that you'll have this effect to some degree. This is part of the fun. I never de-fish after using this lens. If I wanted to avoid this effect, I'd use a rectilinear WA like the DA12-24. De-fishing my DA10-17 images seems perfectly counter-intuitive and defeats the purpose of the lens. I do realize however that it is possible to do and that everyone is free to do whatever he/she wants! Happy shooting to all in 2016.
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Well done! You really drew out the benefits of the lens distortion.

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Just fantastic, great use of the len's strengths in sharpness and color, and field of view.
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I love the colors of the #2 & #3 the whole series is great... those are my favorites....
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This is one of my fav lenses as well. Regular doses of pixie dust with this lens. As for the horizon curvature, you know full well when you attach this lens that you'll have this effect to some degree. This is part of the fun. I never de-fish after using this lens. If I wanted to avoid this effect, I'd use a rectilinear WA like the DA12-24. De-fishing my DA10-17 images seems perfectly counter-intuitive and defeats the purpose of the lens. I do realize however that it is possible to do and that everyone is free to do whatever he/she wants! Happy shooting to all in 2016.
It surely is a fantastic lens, I love UWA lenses and was missing my Zuiko 9mm from my Oly setup I parted with to make way for Pentax gear. This lens fits the bill easily and pretty much never comes off the camera now

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Well done! You really drew out the benefits of the lens distortion.
Thankyou very much, the distortion is fun to play with

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Just fantastic, great use of the len's strengths in sharpness and color, and field of view.
Thankyou very much, the sharpness of this lens has surprised me and it renders excellent colours.

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I love the colors of the #2 & #3 the whole series is great... those are my favorites....
Thankyou very much, I've got a ton more from the same location, I'll have to update the thread
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