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Picture of the Week (POTW) # 470 - Period covering 28 August - 11 September 2017
Posted By: aaacb, 09-04-2017, 07:34 PM

Welcome to Picture of the Week (POTW) for the week ending 28 August 2017. Hosting one more because I forgot to ask someone else, sorry.

POTW is a great spot to show off six or fewer shots you take or are editing within the thread's date range. In other words, you can post your shots from this week AND last week, that is 28 August to 11 September.

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• consider including in your post any special circumstances or tips on technique or equipment which might be interesting to others.

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2) Six or fewer images per person per thread to prevent thread bloat
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Here are the records of recent POTW thread hosts: 390 smf, 391 smf, 392 smf, 393 smf, 394 smf, 395 smf, 396 smf, 397 smf, 398 smf, 399 smf, 400 smf, 401 smf, 402 smf, 403 smf, 404 smf, 405 smf, 406 smf,407 ramseybuckeye, 408 ramseybuckeye, 409 stubyles, 410 stubyles, 411 stubyles, 412-423 SD_Bob, 424-427 dave kitson 428-451 smf 452, 453, 454 StephenHampshire 455 Aslyfox, 456 StepehenHampshire, 457 noelcmn, 458 noelcmn, 459 noelcmn, 460 noelcmn, 461 noelcmn, 462 noelcmn, 463 noelcmn, 464 noelcmn, 465 noelcmn, 466 noelcmn, 467 Aslyfox, 468 rjbrett, 469-470 aaacb

Read more at: Picture of the Week (POTW) # 469 - Period covering 21 August 2017 - 4 Sep 2017 - PentaxForums.com



Some macro tiny fish and a walking around the beach:










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09-04-2017, 10:04 PM   #2
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I spent four days cooped up in my Houston home waiting out Tropical Storm Harvey, all the time wondering if the waters would reach my house (they did not). On Tuesday, August 29, it finally cleared up enough for me to walk out of my house and wade through the lower waters that had engulfed the street. This is what I found on my journey through my Pearland neighborhood.







I had marked the water levels on the driveway at various points to keep my sanity and monitor the rise:


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Thanks very much to aaacb for hosting again and for posting such admirable images.

Best wishes to MadMathMind and others who have been dealing with the hurricane and flood and to all in Hurrican Irma's path.

I am extremely pleased that I saw and photographed two of my favorite birds (great blue heron and great egret) together and in action in the image titled "That's Close Enough." (I used Lightroom 4 to remove a red container from the pond's bank.)

The images were captured with my Pentax K-S2 and MC Tokina 500 1:8 mirror lens. The lens hood was braced against a chain link fence. (The birds are not captive, but the fence keeps people a distance from the pond.)








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Thanks for hosting aaacb, and agree with Smf, wonderful opening salvo. A contribution
Had some fun with a pear at the office


Always on the lookout for insects


An abstract of the bottom of a blue plastic bottle


A small dance festival for kids at the shopping center where I work on Saturday- for kids mosty




Its gosling season at Zoo Lake


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I had the pleasure of going to the Muju Firefly Festival last weekend and while I didn't get any fireflies on 'film', I did get a few good shots. A "pension" hotel in the middle of a national park has some lovely sights.
One of the unsung charms of Korean culture is the seeming compulsion to turn every bit of slightly flat land into a working farm. Unprocessed photo, Optio VS20



The festival in town. Much more crowded than it looks.



Three shots of the hillside, only one of them processed. I'll bet you can tell which one.







And finally, from inside the tour bus, a curious reflection of my fellow tourists.

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Your birdy shots with that lens keep making me want to go out and get one SMF, but I know I won’t get pictures that good just by buying it!

Thinking about black and white I tried a lens I’ve had trouble making the best of - a Seimar 28mm for a simple variegated foliage shot. I did raise the black point and tweak brightness and contrast in post processing;



Inspired by “The Carol of the Pipes” by fredrious (The Carol of the Pipes - PentaxForums.com), and reminded by Barbara's glow in the park shot last week, I polished these brass ducks up, but couldn’t get the angle of the sun, focus, exposure, and composition to come together for the lens I wanted to use on the day. I did offhandedly try the Seimar while I was at it, and while this wasn’t quite the effect I wanted it has grown on me. This has been cropped and resized;



I did also have to take a snap of the Marigolds – I’ve been fighting the slugs and snails off all winter and they’re just starting to come back. Taken with Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 50mm macro again, and slightly cropped and resized. I’m using a tripod for all of these;


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POTW (#470) challenge entry



K5IIs, DA*300, ISO 200, 1/160s, f4
8 point white tailed deer near Babcock, WI.
Readjusted the original photo into this portrait using LR.

Thanks for looking;
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A path to the stars

Thanks to the host for taking the time to set up this image of the week thread.

This is Llandwyn island on Anglesey, North Wales at 2am with the moon lighting the path to 'Twr Mawr'. It's one of my favourite places in the world and excuse me for using this word but it is just a magical place to be. There are wild horses roaming, old ruins, interesting architecture, Geology that has people visiting worldwide and just out of shot you get a full view of the Snowdonia mountain range. The place is steeped in religious history to boot.

EXIF: original shot was taken at ISO3200 - f2.8 - 25secs with an aligned image of the milkyway after the moon had set taken at ISO3200 - f2.8 - 30sec. The 2 images were blended together using photoshop

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my " Artistic " attempt

tried using my K 3 + HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW to be " artistic " by using out of focus vegetation in the fore ground to " frame " the sleeping wart hog

one photo - two presentations

took full advantage of the lens' ability of F 2.8 at 200 mm

Date Taken 2017-08-31 11:44 AM
Resolution 1400 x 759 pixels
Focal Length 200.0mm (35mm equivalent: 300mm)
Exposure Time 1/1000s (0.0010)
Aperture F/2.8
ISO Equivalent 200
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
tried using my K 3 + HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW to be " artistic " by using out of focus vegetation in the fore ground to " frame " the sleeping wart hog

one photo - two presentations

took full advantage of the lens' ability of F 2.8 at 200 mm

Date Taken 2017-08-31 11:44 AM
Resolution 1400 x 759 pixels
Focal Length 200.0mm (35mm equivalent: 300mm)
Exposure Time 1/1000s (0.0010)
Aperture F/2.8
ISO Equivalent 200
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