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04-08-2014, 10:45 AM - 1 Like   #2536
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Bath Russian Tsar
That is an elaborate looking bath house but what else would we expect from a Tsar Thanks for sharing.


QuoteOriginally posted by VaderSS Quote
San Francisco from Twin Peaks. Cropped a bit. Shot at 8mm with a Sigma 8-16mm and a K01.
Really liking my copy so far...it offers a perspective unlike anything else.




QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
A couple with the FA 31 limited.
Nice...I'm really torn between these two...though ultimately I like the lighting and colors of the bottom landscape best.


QuoteOriginally posted by LeRolls Quote
Another snap from the fitness couple shoot. FA43
Considering the colorful gear she is wearing the overall vibrant theme is a good choice for this one and the framing is nice as well.


QuoteOriginally posted by Pedroboe Quote
Took this and others at The Great Sand Dunes in Southern Colorado...
Great lighting! Is it me or does this resemble a woman's posterior...in an abstract sort of way?


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gda - nice shots from another part of this world. Pretty clear considering you were in a car at the time.
Thanks Richard! You got some nice subtle colors on that shot with the Tokina...what do you think of that lens so far?

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Some more Vietnam pics.

These are from one part of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park. This is where the recently discovered Sơn Đọng cave is located which is now the largest cave in the world. It is still an actively explored and researched cave (as are many of the caves in this region) so the access is extremely limited (just 224 visitors are allowed per year) in order to minimize environmental impact and although the cost of the expedition is a bit pricey it seems worth it for what should be a unique experience. Maybe...some day .

Instead this time we visited Thiên Đường( heaven/paradise road) Cave which up until Sơn Đọng's discovery was considered the largest and longest cave in this national park. It is 31km long and up to 100m high and 150m wide. It was recently opened up to tourists (2010) and there is a walkway through the first 1.1km where you can see some interesting formations. When walking through you can also see many distance lines heading into the many dark tunnels that comprise this elaborate network. I was definitely happy to have a camera such as the K01 in this situation and yes, more 35mm ltd usage here ... and no flash.


ISO 6400!


Only ISO 800 on the rest






The way out/in.



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Testing out a new-to-me Sigma 50mm F/2.8 Macro...

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QuoteOriginally posted by manntax Quote
Lovely shot - sandy formations nice composed, love to colors. K-01 did a great job here - however how did it survived the sand in the air ? After all it is not a weather sealed body. Did you had any issues with sand in wrong places after shooting or avoiding changing the lens was enough ?

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Brilliant ! just brilliant ! i love how you used the light in first shot abd BW version also works great for this subject. You know how to put that humble K-01 through its paces
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Yes, there was sand all over the place. I avoided changing lenses on site. By the time I got back to the motel, I just used a dust blower. The 35 limited had sand everywhere, but a year after, it's all gone and the lens is doing fine. It's inevitable for the camera bag to get all sandy. I highly recommend this place!
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QuoteOriginally posted by gda13 Quote
That is an elaborate looking bath house but what else would we expect from a Tsar Thanks for sharing.




Really liking my copy so far...it offers a perspective unlike anything else.






Nice...I'm really torn between these two...though ultimately I like the lighting and colors of the bottom landscape best.




Considering the colorful gear she is wearing the overall vibrant theme is a good choice for this one and the framing is nice as well.




Great lighting! Is it me or does this resemble a woman's posterior...in an abstract sort of way?




Thanks Richard! You got some nice subtle colors on that shot with the Tokina...what do you think of that lens so far?

---------- Post added 04-08-14 at 02:30 PM ----------

Some more Vietnam pics.

These are from one part of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, we only spent one day there but in reality to see everything, or much of it anyway, it would require a more extensive stay. This is where the recently discovered Sơn Đọng cave is located which is now the largest cave in the world. I would have loved to have seen this in person but since it is still an actively explored and researched cave (as are many of the caves in this region) the access is extremely limited (just 224 visitors are allowed per year) in order to minimize environmental impact and although the cost of the expedition is a bit pricey to me it seems worth it for what you get and as an experience unlike anything else. Only one company is currently handling the tours. Maybe...some day .

Instead this time we visited Thiên Đường( heaven/paradise road) Cave which up until Sơn Đọng's discovery was considered the largest and longest cave in this national park. It is 31km long and up to 100m high and 150m wide. It was recently opened up to tourists (2010) and there is a walkway through the first 1.1km which supposedly have some of the most interesting formations. When walking through you can see many actively used distance lines heading into the many dark tunnels that comprise this elaborate network. I was definitely happy to have a camera such as the K01 in this situation and yes, more 35mm ltd usage here ... and no flash.


ISO 6400!


Only ISO 800 on the rest










The way out/in.
Indeed, the caption on the photo is "Erotic Dunes" I have this and others on my flickr account.

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My first shot with K-01. Quick portrait of a work colleague using Voigtlander Nokton 58mm SLII. Like the focus peaking, never really used it on the K-3. Will in future.






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QuoteOriginally posted by gda13 Quote
Only ISO 800 on the rest
This photo is simple amazing ! The composition and light makes these forms sculpture-like !!

QuoteOriginally posted by Papa Lazarou Quote
My first shot with K-01. Quick portrait of a work colleague using Voigtlander Nokton 58mm SLII. Like the focus peaking, never really used it on the K-3. Will in future.
Brilliant result from a wonderful and unappreciated camera paired with some excellent glass !
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A couple of shots with the FA 31 limited.





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QuoteOriginally posted by manntax Quote
This photo is simple amazing ! The composition and light makes these forms sculpture-like !!
Thank you for your kind comments and it was an amazing experience! The lighting was not always the greatest within the caves but here and there it was workable and thankfully geologic/geochemical processes are the artists patiently doing all that beautiful sculpting


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A couple of shots with the FA 31 limited.
Good to see the springtime again. That first photo is exceptionally nice, you and Chris with your 31mm ltd shots are chipping away at my willpower...actually I almost caved in earlier this week for a deal on a sigma 30mm 1.4 but I am glad I got over that and resolved once and for all that the fa 31mm will be my next acquisition.


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A couple from around downtown St Petersburg (Florida) a few weeks back.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gda13 Quote
That first photo is exceptionally nice, you and Chris with your 31mm ltd shots are chipping away at my willpower...actually I almost caved in earlier this week for a deal on a sigma 30mm 1.4 but I am glad I got over that and resolved once and for all that the fa 31mm will be my next acquisition.

A couple from around downtown St Petersburg (Florida) a few weeks back.

da 70mm ltd
I think you'll love the 31! It stung a little when I first acquired it (it is my most expensive lens) but now I can't imagine not having it.

I like your second shot, great clouds!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Papa Lazarou Quote
My first shot with K-01. Quick portrait of a work colleague using Voigtlander Nokton 58mm SLII. Like the focus peaking, never really used it on the K-3. Will in future.





Very nice, Papa Lazarou.

I was thinking of buying the Voightlander 58 a few years back, but did not. Now, I think they're harder to find.

Mike

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FA 31
Oh, LeRolls!

That is in masterpiece territory!

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Oh, LeRolls!

That is in masterpiece territory!

Mike
Thanks so much! Really means a lot to me!
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I want to cross post this photo here. Took it recently with my yellow brick, and I like it a lot.


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QuoteOriginally posted by LeRolls Quote
I think you'll love the 31! It stung a little when I first acquired it (it is my most expensive lens) but now I can't imagine not having it.
It will also be my most expensive lens but will probably end up being my most used one so I expect it will be worth it, especially with its low light capabilities. Was actually thinking about getting a dslr again (mostly because I miss a lot of the bracketing control from my previous k5) but that has moved a bit down on the priority list now.

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I like your second shot, great clouds!
Thanks! Yeah with the rainy season soon to be in full effect nice clouds will be a daily feature here in our state.

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Lady in winter
Good eye spotting her there!


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A few more from my evening hanging around St. Petersburg.

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Sigma 8-16mm @ 8mm! you can see the buildings from the previous photo way back there.
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