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A walk though my personal Pentax history
Posted By: newmikey, 11-01-2020, 06:54 AM

I have moved my photo collection from Flickr to my own website and while doing so I have tried to be more critical and apply a filter. Not everything I thought was great 13 years ago, still is. One of the goals I've set myself is to dig into my 5Tb store of raw files and pick out the original of one of my posted Flickr images, rework it and post an image of the day on FB. It's a lot of fun to see if, with up to date software and expanded processing experience I can "re-life" old images. Usually that works out prettey well and I end up being amazed at how goods that K110D, K20D, K-5 etc. actually was. I also see results from lenses I have since parted with and with new techniques and lens-profiles the images end up cleaner wnd with less distortions.

Today's image was a HDR 3-exposure bracket shot 10 years ago in the center of Bucharest, Romania with a K20D:

Earlier this week a tooling detail from one of the largest steam-powered pumping stations in the Netherlands:

And of course a beautiful and very tranquil bit of La Palma, the least touristic Canary island - 2017 so K-5 IIs:

An awesome jellyfish in the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta(2011):

En the "Waag" the tower at the edge of my hometown's (Alkmaar, NL) cheese market, in 2010:

I have noticed how relaxing it is to dig into this virtual mountain of pixels in those 5Tb of raw files and see whether any gold nuggets can be found. Reprocessing also enables me to be astonished at the amount of detail there still is even in those smaller files, sometimes even more than was possible with my software skills at the time. All in all, great therapee which I can recommend to all!
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I like all of them but the first one and the jellyfish are the best.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bladerunner6 Quote
I like all of them but the first one and the jellyfish are the best.
I second that!
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They are all excellent images. Thanks for sharing.

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Exceptional work.
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The first and the last I think are my favorite of these. I always like seeing photos made to look like paintings.
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The first image drew me in, and I also really like the last one.
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First one's the winner. I like the chairs composition, too, but the shadows look baked.


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