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POTW #624 - January 24, 2021 to February 6, 2021
Posted By: nosliwmit, 01-31-2021, 03:22 AM

Welcome to the 624th edition of Pictures of the Week (POTW), covering the period January 24 to February 6. Let's see what you have been shooting.

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---------- Post added 01-31-21 at 05:31 AM ----------

Ok, I finally got out and took some photos this week, thanks in large part to a new (to me) smc A 24 f2.8 lens that I bought back in November on this site but only got this week (entirely my fault). The lens is immaculate and I'm enjoying playing with it. I have a 15mm Ltd. that I love but it's just not the same on the K-1... This is the first manual focus lens I've owned in a very long time and it's fun.

A local shop that sells powdered deer antler, dried geckos etc.:

A fisherman preparing bait at the public piers:

The Star Ferry pier in Kowloon:

Wall art at the Star Ferry pier:

A couple of old neon signs surrounded by modern glass:

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01-31-2021, 07:16 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Black and white barn

Found this cool barn just north of where I'm living and I took a few. I find that when I edit, I have a look at the shot in black and white because sometimes the picture taken will leap out at me. In this case, the grain of the wood stood out, and the roof shingles look cool through the snow. Using photoshop, I pushed the shadows just a bit to round out the whole subject. It came out a bit dark, but that's what I was thinking of as the snow was way too glare for me and took away from the subject.
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I will have to start with a single photo as I do not have others in this date range.
Nevertheless I do really like it and swans are normally “easy” for a photoshoot.

The photo is taken with my DA* 300mm

Two extra ones.

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Few photos and far in between and then most of my other photos in this date range don't quality for this thread because of the camera used

edit: more bricks! this time k1ii and 100 macro

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A quick contribution from me, before I hit the sack.
Kloofendal Nature Reserve, where I saw this interesting sight today.

Yellow billed Egrets found a spot to feast on the emerging Flying termites

Practice session with the new-to-me D-FA 50mm Macro lens

Bought the lens from someone in Pretoria, where I also collected it, and that meant an opportunity to visit Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Underexposed shot rescued

Occasionally Zoo Lake (where I do a daily 9km exercise walk-Mon-Fri) shows off its magnificence
02-07-2021, 06:04 AM   #6
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Excellent POTW this week! Thanks to everyone who participated.

QuoteOriginally posted by Grey Man Quote
Found this cool barn
I like it. Looks like an old photo. Thanks for joining us this week!

QuoteOriginally posted by Vaskebjorn Quote
swans are normally “easy” for a photoshoot
Very nice! And I'm glad to see the DA*300 working for you...

QuoteOriginally posted by aaacb Quote
Few photos and far in between
I know exactly how you feel. The yellow really jumps out of that first photo!

QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
A quick contribution from me
Nice set Noel! I'm looking forward to seeing more from your new macro.

I'm going to get the next POTW started now... Have a great week!
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Here's a 3 shot panorama I took on my way home from work just over a week ago. I used a polarizer as well as a 3 stop neutral density filter to help improve the reflection on the river and smooth out the ripples. Taken with my K3 and 16-85 @23 mm, f16, iso 100 and 1 sec. I'm a bit excited about this one, and have ordered a 60"x24" poster print of it.


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