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03-07-2016, 02:39 PM   #4981
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Took photos of in a meeting room lit with ugly fluorescent tubes. You know, the kind of place where reporters bring their full-frame cameras and fast 2.8 zooms? I brought the Q7 and 06 zoom. Pushed the ISO to 1600 and went for a high contrast Tri-X look:
Nice, John. Is that grain the natural luminance noise, or have you added some grain in software after noise reduction? It has a very authentic look!

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Nice, John. Is that grain the natural luminance noise, or have you added some grain in software after noise reduction? It has a very authentic look!
Thanks, Mike. I didn't add any grain. I don't even remember doing any noise reduction, just a high ISO shot with high contrast BW conversion in Lightroom. I pay careful attention to the histogram when processing, particularly highlights which, although they may not be 100% white, don't carry a lot of detail in them. So I'm usually quite aggressive in pulling them back in order to recover some detail. To compensate, I'll often boost the exposure a tad or lift the shadows a bit to brighten the overall image. But on the bottom end, I'll take an almost opposite approach, foregoing some shadow detail in exchange for strong, rich blacks. It's the rich blacks that help the final image pop, even though I've crushed some shadow detail and pulled back some highlights.
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Q7+01
Pretty handy for a working trip that has not much chance of taking photos.
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Q7+01
Pretty handy for a working trip that has not much chance of taking photos.
Well said & well done! Where is this?

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Cute a as a button! (^o^ ) <3
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Keystone 1/2" f2.5 Cine. Need to change the shims up a bit to get better critical focus.








That high ISO though. Jeeze.
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The Pentax- Auto 110 24 mm at f 5.6 lens on self-made extension tube is quite handy for macro. Genuine (first) Q.

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The Pentax- Auto 110 24 mm at f 5.6 lens on self-made extension tube is quite handy for macro. Genuine (first) Q.
Amazing macro! Excellent job aligning camera and subject to get so much of the interesting areas in focus.
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Shots with the Q (original) during the Apr Pentax outing over here :
This is Dakota Crescent, one of the earliest urban redevelopment public housing in the country and very soon, scheduled for redevelopment to something that gets better revenue per sq_ft (an actual gov policy)


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The only way is forward



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Safe and friendly passage


There is certainly a simplicity to the old folks still here, a warmth to strangers that we have lost a part of in our pursuit for 'something better'


Interpreting the old




This used to be my playground


The simplicity of it.
Rubber tyre and chains, lasts for ages.
No fancy Fisher Price that needs a revamp every 5yrs.


Going the way of the dino


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Sometimes its just so refreshing to be just focusing on the fun of going out with a small portable system, no concern over DOF, ultimate IQ and all the weight of trying to be too serious over the photography.
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Sometimes its just so refreshing to be just focusing on the fun of going out with a small portable system, no concern over DOF, ultimate IQ and all the weight of trying to be too serious over the photography.
Well put & nicely captured!
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