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09-05-2015, 03:24 PM   #13621
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very nice shots cantthink193 !!

09-05-2015, 10:42 PM - 5 Likes   #13622
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Taken with One of My Favorite Takumars

This photo of a bee on a cone flower was taken with first version of Takumar 135mm f/2.5 at f/8. The feel of this lens is just inspiring and so is its ability to render pleasing bokeh. (Posted first at Post Your Photos!)


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09-06-2015, 05:10 AM - 1 Like   #13623
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SPF, SMC Tak 50mm f1.4, Agfa Precisa:





This one came a little underexposed, but still usable:

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K10D and S-M-C Tak 135 f/2.5. Can you tell which image has a little added sharpening and noise reduction?





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QuoteOriginally posted by wtlwdwgn Quote
K10D and S-M-C Tak 135 f/2.5. Can you tell which image has a little added sharpening and noise reduction?

I would say the second shot has also had the shadows lifted and WB cooled a bit... so it also has the sharpening and noise reduction? I only say this because of the prior attributes mentioned, not because the sharpening and noise reduction was super obvious. Maybe slightly less noise in the shadows and blue sky? Hard to say when more than one thing has been done to a photo, because usually lifting the shadows for instance can create more noise. Am I even close?


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QuoteOriginally posted by wtlwdwgn Quote
K10D and S-M-C Tak 135 f/2.5. Can you tell which image has a little added sharpening and noise reduction?
The first one
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Hello, Everyone.

I've been taking photos all summer, but I haven't been using my Taks, so a few days ago I decided to try a low-light exposure with my favorite Tak, my 55mm 2.2.

This is an exposure from a bridge of two of my favorite restaurants, which are side by side on Jamaica Bay in Rockaway Beach. Just beyond the buildings in the background is the Atlantic Ocean.

I must do this more often.

K-01, 55mm f2.2 Tak @ f 4.0, camera on tripod.

The EXIF was set at 100mm, which is incorrect.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Bokeh Quote
Hello, Everyone.

I've been taking photos all summer, but I haven't been using my Taks, so a few days ago I decided to try a low-light exposure with my favorite Tak, my 55mm 2.2.

This is an exposure from a bridge of two of my favorite restaurants, which are side by side on Jamaica Bay in Rockaway Beach. Just beyond the buildings in the background is the Atlantic Ocean.

I must do this more often.

K-01, 55mm f2.2 Tak @ f 4.0, camera on tripod.

The EXIF was set at 100mm, which is incorrect.

Mike
Very nice, very colorful and great light.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andrew_Oid Quote
Very nice, very colorful and great light.
Thank you, Andrew.

I used to do low-light/night exposures on a regular basis, but haven't done that many in the last few years.

I've recently discovered that I prefer dusk, rather than night exposures.

Make the exposure just after the sun has set, and then continue every few minutes until dark.

I've found that the images that people find most appealing are made during that special window when there's still ambient light in the sky, and the location has turned its lights on.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Bokeh Quote
Hello, Everyone.

I've been taking photos all summer, but I haven't been using my Taks, so a few days ago I decided to try a low-light exposure with my favorite Tak, my 55mm 2.2.

This is an exposure from a bridge of two of my favorite restaurants, which are side by side on Jamaica Bay in Rockaway Beach. Just beyond the buildings in the background is the Atlantic Ocean.

I must do this more often.

K-01, 55mm f2.2 Tak @ f 4.0, camera on tripod.

The EXIF was set at 100mm, which is incorrect.

Mike

Excellent night shot. And I suppose one of those places serves fried clams?
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Thank you, Steve.

I didn't mention the names of the restaurants.

As you look at the photo, Thai Rock is on the right, Bungalow Bar is on the left.

At The Bungalow Bar's site, you can see the bridge from where I took the photo.

Both places are very relaxing to eat at, as they are right on the bay. And both have very good food.

And both places were almost wiped out by hurricane, Sandy.

Thai Rock - Fine Thai Cuisine, Signature Cocktails and Live Music

BUNGALOW BAR & RESTAURANT

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Thai is sometimes a little too spicy for me and the Bungalow doesn't have Fried Clams or Manhattan Clam Chowder so I'll have to give them a pass. Oh well.
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More Tak 50mm f1.4 shots with my Spottie F and Agfa Precisa:







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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
More Tak 50mm f1.4 shots with my Spottie F and Agfa Precisa:






Great shots...especially that first one. They reall show what that lens is capable of.
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Great shots...especially that first one. They reall show what that lens is capable of.
This is my favourite of this roll:



This is my favourite from my previous roll:

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