Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-10-2007, 10:40 PM   #1
Site Supporter
vagrant10's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: portland
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,361
Hi from the Rose City

Hello all! Been searching for info about my month old camera (k110d) and have learned quite a bit to keep me busy for some time. This is my first serious dabble into photography so I'm sure I'll be viewing from the sidelines most of the time as I try to absorb the vocabulary and learn which areas I want/need to learn more about. But just wanted to say thanks to those who contribute to this site.

So far, I found some k-mount lenses on craigslist from old film type SLR's. A couple lenses were on an ME and another 4 lenses were off an MX. Since I've bought these, I rarely use the kit lens... Still need to practice a bit to figure out what the strengths of each lens is, but besides considerations of "zoom", I'm not sure when to use a certain lens over others.

I'd like to post a couple pics to get some suggestions on how I could improve on technique/ post processing (using paint shop pro 11). Regardless, I'm looking forward to reading more on this site!

05-11-2007, 08:03 AM   #2
Veteran Member
xfraser's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ohio
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 830
Welcome to the forum, glad another person is getting passionate about photography. Awesome colors in that first shot! You'll find a lot of friendly, helpful people here, so jump right in!

05-11-2007, 01:24 PM   #3
Site Supporter
vagrant10's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: portland
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,361
Original Poster
thanks for your welcome!

So I'm wondering does the first pic look too colorful? and the building behind the bridge look like its overexposed maybe... just wanting a second opinion on that.

As for the second pic, the buildings seem a bit too dark to me. Perhaps I should have used a longer shutter speed? Or would that have blown out the colors in the sky?
05-15-2007, 09:53 PM   #4
Veteran Member

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Portland, Oregon
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 475
Welcome - another Portlander joins the Pentax world - and makes it harder for the rest of us to find used lenses ; ).

Re: your shots - the color and light in number two look pretty close to real life - but then I'm not of an evening/night photography expert, so I don't doubt there are ways to improve.

Re: the first - it seems oversaturated to me - too bright for the river and the bridge. The following was obviously taken at a different time of day, but the bridge color seems to be truer to life for me (on my monitor) and the Willamette color seems more typical, though on brilliant sunny days it can be a deep rich blue.


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
bit, couple, lens, lenses, post, site, time
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature Rose Pepe_ Post Your Photos! 3 06-23-2010 07:57 PM
The Rose Jimbo Post Your Photos! 2 09-23-2008 06:59 AM
November 2007 Runner-Up: A rose is a rose is a... roy Winners' Showcase 0 11-12-2007 01:26 PM
Rose ladaky Post Your Photos! 4 05-07-2007 11:39 AM
From the city rose garden xs400 Post Your Photos! 1 04-30-2007 11:04 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:57 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]