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Saguaro National Park, USA
Lens: DA-F* 70-200 Camera: K-1 Photo Location: Arizona, USA ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 2s Aperture: F22 
Posted By: AZGMDale, 02-22-2017, 05:31 PM

Spent two days photographing in Saguaro National Park last week while on a trip with my wife. This petroglyph is one of their most photographed spots but I didn't have one, so I couldn't resist. Used pixel shift mode at f/22, but forgot to try the diffraction reduction mode. I was still very pleased with the sharpness of the rocks at 100%, which was my goal.

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Great composition, contrast and colors! Thanks for sharing.

You're probably getting diffraction at F22. F16 would be a safer bet (assuming this is from the K-1), but with PSR on it's obviously hard to go wrong.

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Great composition, contrast and colors! Thanks for sharing.

You're probably getting diffraction at F22. F16 would be a safer bet (assuming this is from the K-1), but with PSR on it's obviously hard to go wrong.
Thanks Adam. I captured one at f/16 also, & this one retains a little more detail in the rocks, which is what I was after.
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Superb colours !
Must be nice to see this full screen !

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I know that spot!
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Wonderful image.
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Superb colours !
Must be nice to see this full screen !
Thank you. It does look good a full res. I might have to print this one.
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Wonderful image.
Thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by AZGMDale Quote
Spent two days photographing in Saguaro National Park last week while on a trip with my wife. This petroglyph is one of their most photographed spots but I didn't have one, so I couldn't resist. Used pixel shift mode at f/22, but forgot to try the diffraction reduction mode. I was still very pleased with the sharpness of the rocks at 100%, which was my goal.
Some well photographed sites still deserve your touch. It may be better without the diffraction reduction.
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A great capture, Dale. A great choice in lenses, I might add.
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Some well photographed sites still deserve your touch. It may be better without the diffraction reduction.
Thank you Mikesul. You're too kind.

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A great capture, Dale. A great choice in lenses, I might add.
Thanks Dewman. Yes, i love that lens, but it's cursed. I've been into photography since 1992, & never seriously damaged a lens or camera body. I've had this lens now just over two years & have dropped it twice, resulting in over $3000.00 worth of repairs.
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