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Posted By: roentarre, 05-12-2008, 06:13 AM

Gawan has asked me to be the host this coming week. Sorry about the delay in posting this as I had spent 14 hours straight in working til now.


Rules as before:

1) No theme just your favourite stuff.
2) Let's keep it to about 4-6 images per post just so the thread doesn't get too big each week .
3) Any Pentax camera is fine, film, P&S, DSLR (or Samsung DSLR)
4) Runs for 7 days May 12th to May 19th
5) Enter anything you shot last week or this current week until the thread closes.


Here is my shot this week.


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05-12-2008, 07:21 AM   #2
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finally got to go out and shoot

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If only gas prices stayed that old...
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Nice opening James some serious drafting going on there

Jeff nice framing , subject and great bokeh

ftpaddict - interesting photo what is it counting ?

A recent walkabout with the new toy DA*16-50 I think it is a keeper - I got 5 days left to prove it

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ftpaddict - interesting photo what is it counting ?

Thank you. It's a picture of a counter on an old gas pump. Hence my comment on gas prices.
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Thank you. It's a picture of a counter on an old gas pump. Hence my comment on gas prices.

Doooooooooooh must lern to reed ... yeah gas prices are skyrocketing for sure ... and you have it worse than we do. It is about $1.20 a litre here * 3.8 for US gallon conversion and about $4.56 a US gallon. The best part is I drive an 8 cylinder gas guzzeler that uses premium (add $0.10/L) , the good news is I don't drive much
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Here are a couple I took yesterday (Sunday) afternoon as the "tall ships" came back in to Yaquina Bay.

Here's the Hawaiian Chieftain:


And this is the Lady Washington:
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Some LBA testing from this past week...

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Nice opening shots! I specialy like the old sailing boats and maxwell's white rose!
Dave, congrats for the 16-50, it sure looks like a keeper!

This is from a model sail boat race:

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Wow, that is the type of flower shot I love to get. The bokeh is the most desired in this type of shots
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If only gas prices stayed that old...
That gas pump price is striking a bit of fear in everyone of us who drive.

I noted your photography having a touch of urban decay with the sentimental feel. Almost quite subtle. Glad to see your contribution.

p.s. 10 US per liter by the end of year?

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Nice opening James some serious drafting going on there


A recent walkabout with the new toy DA*16-50 I think it is a keeper - I got 5 days left to prove it


Congradulation on this new zoom and you put it to good use.

This graffiti shot is an unusual one and I love it. The colour and the story on the wall extend one's imagination.
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Here's the Hawaiian Chieftain:

This shot looks like something in a history textbook about early settlers except the background high rise building giving away the modern theme.

I love the composition and the haze that desaturates the overall image. Great effect and very melodramatic.
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This is from a model sail boat race:

Wow, great capture. A fan of this. This type of image boosts my mood for the day. Energetic.

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Some LBA testing from this past week...

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Love the way you create foreground bokeh. A great composition there. It is like a golf ball on my grand father's desk.
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Yes I like the model sailboats also, cause it's not what you expect and it's there on the second look.
I went to our big carnival at the weekend and this is from the loose crowd at the end of the procession. This is a no pp jpg (gimp downscale) from a K100D with a Summicron 2/50 1st version, around wide open. I know a lot of you will find it too dark on their screens, but please just rev the brightness up :-)
More pics from the carnival on my picasa-page linked at the bottom.
Have a nice week,
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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
This shot looks like something in a history textbook about early settlers except the background high rise building giving away the modern theme.

I love the composition and the haze that desaturates the overall image. Great effect and very melodramatic.
Thanks. That's just the effect I was going for! Unfortunately, the sun & time weren't right to get good pictures from the front -- all those were more or less backlit -- but I was pretty happy with several of the shots I did manage to get.
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