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06-03-2014, 06:47 AM   #1816
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QuoteOriginally posted by unkipunki Quote
Good to see Christiano Ronaldo doing some charity work in shot number 1
Now that you mention it, he does look a bit like him. I'll be sure to pass on the flattering comparison next time I see him in the small town he is from.

Better Ronaldo than Maradona, at least when it comes to looks.

06-03-2014, 08:28 AM   #1817
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QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
Rondec,

Love the shots. May be driving through your area this September. The photograph of the little girl is awesome. Love the look on her face. It says a thousand things all at once. Sort of like the Mona Lisa in it's effect.
Thank you.
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Some marmots that I watch locally. DA*300 with 1.4 tc.

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Not the greatest framing, but there is only so much room to back up from the front seat of a car to the back when using the FA77.



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Couple shots from yesterday on the beach at the Adriatic Sea. K-3 with HD DA 55-300 WR.

Dog enjoyment
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

Jump!
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

Trix
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

Wet...
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In the sea foam
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr[COLOR="Silver"]

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06-04-2014, 08:58 AM   #1821
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A few random shots.

Kindergarten graduation with the FA 77.



Someone had a moped accident on the road in front of my home. Didn't even realize it till I saw the helicopter landing. They should have been wearing a helmet, I guess. (with DA 55-300).



06-04-2014, 09:42 AM   #1822
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Some house sparrows.
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800 ISO, 8 1/800 seconds

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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
Great shots. Just have to pipe in some Hawaiian slide guitar, a little humidity, some tanning lamps, and I'm almost there.

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QuoteOriginally posted by derekkite Quote
Some marmots that I watch locally. DA*300 with 1.4 tc.
Great shot. Whistle pigs? So many cartoon bubbles that could be applied to these two.

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QuoteOriginally posted by SkipperRi Quote
Couple shots from yesterday on the beach at the Adriatic Sea. K-3 with HD DA 55-300 WR.

Dog enjoyment
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

Jump!
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

Trix
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

Wet...
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

In the sea foam
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr[COLOR="Silver"]
Great shots, shower for everyone.

06-04-2014, 12:48 PM   #1824
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Now that you mention it, he does look a bit like him. I'll be sure to pass on the flattering comparison next time I see him in the small town he is from.

Better Ronaldo than Maradona, at least when it comes to looks.
It was a particular moment during the Champion's League Final that seems to have been replicated
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Shot into the sun's reflection to capture this one

Father and Daughter
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john5100: what a picture! Timeless, classic, and every other similar adjective.
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RainMan and candgpics

Thank you, our trip to Maui was really great. I'm especially proud of the father and daughter photo. I was such a special moment for the 2 of them and I was able to capture it.

John
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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
RainMan and candgpics

Thank you, our trip to Maui was really great. I'm especially proud of the father and daughter photo. I was such a special moment for the 2 of them and I was able to capture it.

John
John5100:

I know I have questioned a couple of forum members on this issue and perhaps I did of you, but.....I have contemplated getting a K3 (again; see below). I have 2 K5ii bodies and a K5. The high iso images that I have seen from you, and a few other forum members, seem significantly better than much of the other high iso images I have seen from other members.

I often shoot indoor martial arts events, sometimes under very poor lighting conditions. What I have read is that the k3 is about the same at high iso as the k5ii when scaled down to a comparable image size--but that on close inspection (e.g., pixel peeping at 100%) the k3 is a bit inferior at high iso. Yet, I see some amazing examples of very high iso images--3200 to 6400 from you and a few others--where my k5ii would not do as well.

Is the k3 success at high iso that I see from you all due to low, but even and good quality lighting, the right shot at the right time? Or are you finding the low light iso of the k3 at real world and comparable image sizes to be superior to the k5/k5ii?

I briefly had a k3 and returned it because it arrived clearly having been used, missing the white cap which covers the sensor/lens hole, and with time/date settings already in place. The camera appeared to work fine with nothing obviously wrong with it and the high iso seemed in-line with what I had read--inferior to the k5ii above 1600. I compared the images to my k5ii and there was no contest that the k5ii was superior in various low light settings around my house.

As an fyi, I use CS6, Noiseware when needed (but with a light touch), and have DXO Optics 9.5. Under both ACR, CS6 with Noiseware, and DXO Optics the k5ii was superior.

Any comments are appreciated.
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candgpics - those are some very good questions and ones that I struggled with too. I wanted the K5IIs for it's known performance but I was nervous about the flash results. I shoot a lot of concerts where lighting is very difficult and mixed but I am venturing into portraiture. With portraits and weddings flash will become more important.

So far the K3 has done really well. Coming from a KX and K200D it has taken some getting used to. It does underexpose a bit but that might be a Pentax thing

The first concert that I did with the K3 was The Motels and it was VERY DARK and I was at 12,800 most of the night. The very first photo of the shoot was a backstage interview with singer, Martha Davis. She was only lit with an overhead fluorescent light in a hallway. I shot that at 12,800 and pushed to 16,000 because I was nervous and underexposed by 1 stop.

I postprocess in LR5 only. I thought about some plugins but I haven't gotten any yet.

The Motels at 12,800 pushed to 16,000

Martha Davis and The Motels
by John Rudolph Photography, on Flickr


Martha Davis and The Motels
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Since then I have shot several concerts and I have been pleased.

Amos Lee at 3200

Amos Lee @ The Paramount
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Paula Cole at 2500

Paula Cole
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Volbeat at 1600

Volbeat @ The Paramount
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Foy Vance at 6400

Foy Vance @ Neptune
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NeedToBreathe at 2500

NeedToBreathe
by John Rudolph Photography, on Flickr

For more examples, see the link.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnrudolph/collections/72157624492303549/

Recent magazine shoot
https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnrudolph/sets/72157644416101924/

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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
Since then I have shot several concerts and I have been pleased.
You are getting great colour temperature/WB with these, even with the stage lighting. Really nice skin tones in particular. I was looking for the grey card hidden somewhere on stage you were using to set WB, but couldn't find one Well done.
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