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Lens: A 35-105 Camera: K-5 IIs Photo Location: Dongchuan, China ISO: 160 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: Xiaomao Yang, 08-29-2017, 08:39 PM

The shepherd and his goats were on a harvested field.

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08-30-2017, 06:40 AM   #2
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Such lovely light.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Xiaomao Yang Quote
The shepherd and his goats were on a harvested field.

A stack of fields taken with a "stack of primes".
I like this image. Very nice.
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Very impressive.

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Such lovely light.
Thanks, Susan. I waited for the clouds to move away and the sunlight to shine on this part of the hill.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Skodadriver Quote
A stack of fields taken with a "stack of primes".
I like this image. Very nice.
I'm glad you like the image, Skodadriver.
I bought a second hand "stack of primes" and like it, too. I even compared it with the latest D FA 28-105, and found the latter less sharp and less impressive on K-1.
Regards.

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Very impressive.

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Thanks for your comment, Jer!
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Very nice
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Such a beautiful photograph! It makes me want to run out and buy one of those wonderful lenses.... but with my eyesight, manual focus is just about a thing of the past! This is a National Geographic-worthy image, for sure!
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Very nice
Thanks for stopping by, my friend.
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Such a beautiful photograph! It makes me want to run out and buy one of those wonderful lenses.... but with my eyesight, manual focus is just about a thing of the past! This is a National Geographic-worthy image, for sure!
Hi, Dewman! I'm glad you like this image and thanks so much for your generous comment.
I'm sorry that manual focus is a thing of the past for you, but I could foresee mine, too. Actually, I use a 1.22x Tempa magnifier to help me with the manual focus, and it works. What's more, it's not so challenging to manually focus a landscape like this at f8.
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That is a truly beautiful image, print it large and hang it on a wall.
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That is a truly beautiful image, print it large and hang it on a wall.
It's very kind of you for such a comment, Heinrich! This place, Dongchuan in Yunnan, China, is rather photogenic all around the year.
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Absolutely amazing photograph. I am aware that I still have a lot to learn in this discipline, and the most important one is "Patience". I was just not born that way and even though I know it hurts me at times, I still have muster it up and grit my teeth. An excellent example to the saying, "All good things come to those who wait".

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Absolutely amazing photograph. I am aware that I still have a lot to learn in this discipline, and the most important one is "Patience". I was just not born that way and even though I know it hurts me at times, I still have muster it up and grit my teeth. An excellent example to the saying, "All good things come to those who wait".

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Hi, Tony. Your comment is much appreciated!
Sometimes patience pays back, I went to this scenic spot with my wife and son during holidays, and so had enough time to wait until the the moment when the light shone through the clouds and on the best part of the field.
This disipline applies especially to birding; I went to a pond where several kingfishers come regularly and perch on three or four fixed branches, I just focused on one of them and pressed the shutter (set at high speed with a remote cable control) for continuous shots of about 10 seconds as soon as I saw the kingfisher flew to the branch, wishing to capture one or two in flight. I was there for about 7 hours, but captured only 3 or 4 "acceptable" shots. I wish such a 7-hour waiting wouldn't drive you crazy.
Happy shooting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Xiaomao Yang Quote
Hi, Tony. Your comment is much appreciated!
Sometimes patience pays back, I went to this scenic spot with my wife and son during holidays, and so had enough time to wait until the the moment when the light shone through the clouds and on the best part of the field.
This disipline applies especially to birding; I went to a pond where several kingfishers come regularly and perch on three or four fixed branches, I just focused on one of them and pressed the shutter (set at high speed with a remote cable control) for continuous shots of about 10 seconds as soon as I saw the kingfisher flew to the branch, wishing to capture one or two in flight. I was there for about 7 hours, but captured only 3 or 4 "acceptable" shots. I wish such a 7-hour waiting wouldn't drive you crazy.
Happy shooting.
Thank you Mr. Yang for your encouragement. My friends and family continuously tell me that I am so impatient, that I may be too early to attend my own funeral. )

Thanks, and again a wonderful photograph. Most Impressive.

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The shepherd and his goats were on a harvested field.
Beautiful, unique scenery. Thanks for sharing!

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