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Lens: 40mm Camera: K-x ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/2000s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: ajuett, 04-11-2010, 04:43 PM

The kids went for a nice ride on their bikes and I got a few shots along the way. Even with a simple shot like this will the DA 40 ever fail to amaze me? My DA-L kit may never see the light of day again.


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04-11-2010, 04:46 PM   #2
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Well personally I'm not really sure if I like this that much. It's not really that interesting, honestly. Sure it looks nice technically and all, but the path really doesn't take up enough of the frame and such (I know you said your kids took it, but just saying, they're probably pretty good photographers for their age already!) but the overall quality of the photo just doesn't really amaze me. Maybe an increase in contrast?
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Well personally I'm not really sure if I like this that much. It's not really that interesting, honestly. Sure it looks nice technically and all, but the path really doesn't take up enough of the frame and such (I know you said your kids took it, but just saying, they're probably pretty good photographers for their age already!) but the overall quality of the photo just doesn't really amaze me. Maybe an increase in contrast?
As I mentioned, just a simple photo and they were riding the bikes, I took the photo I did tweak the saturation and bump the contrast, but I uploaded the wrong photo to my site, not sure how long before you see it here. It was more about the detail rather than a "wow look at that" photo.
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This place looks familar. Where was this taken? PM? JIM

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I see the new one now, looks much better.

I agree that it's a very nice lens though.
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Jim, thanks, it was taken at Deer Lake, on the West side at the entrance to the wetland area.
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I see the new one now, looks much better.

I agree that it's a very nice lens though.
Thanks jct us101, the RAW file needed a slight boost
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Is there any way you can recover a bit more out of the sky? Those clouds look very nice but you can barely see them in it.

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It certainly does pick up a lot of detail...nice lens
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Is there any way you can recover a bit more out of the sky? Those clouds look very nice but you can barely see them in it.
Thin cloud so there was no detail really. I shot the day without the hood just to see the difference. From now on the hood stays on as I've never had to adjust the contrast before with this lens.
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I shot the day without the hood just to see the difference. From now on the hood stays on as I've never had to adjust the contrast before with this lens.
That's a good rule of thumb. Any lens that comes with a hood should have it on at all times. Not only does it help with flare reduction and increase contrast, it protects the front element in case of a fall.

Any lens that does not come with a hood is just asking you to buy one for it.
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Very nice photo, I wish there was more color in the sky, but we can't have everything. Other then at I really like the pathway as it leads your eyes into the picture.
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take the path least traveled...nice
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