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05-07-2010, 04:33 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Festival images with the Pentax 67II

Just got back from a two week trip up on the Japanese mainland shooting for various travel features. The highlight of the trip was the Onbashira Festival, a spectacular event where men ride tree trunks down the side of a mountain.

I shot as always with the Pentax 67II, for the festival I used Provia 400X and used a slow shutter speed (1/60) to try and get a sense of motion in the images. This will however be the last big trip I shoot on only the Pentax 67 from next month I will be shooting with both the Pentax 67 and the 645D.


05-07-2010, 06:24 AM   #2
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Wow. What is there to say, other than this strikes me as a *perfect* capture of the event and its intensity. Nice, nice shot.
05-07-2010, 08:15 AM   #3

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It also looks like there was panning, nice. It really augments the tension and drama in the shot where a frozen shutter speed would fall short. A title springs to mind, "Running With The Logs", lol.

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05-07-2010, 08:17 AM   #4
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Simply superb. Terrific use of this format and camera.

05-07-2010, 05:42 PM   #5
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Pure Caos.
Love it.
All elements covered in the image too.
How many get hurt or killed ?
Cheers Neil
05-07-2010, 09:03 PM   #6
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OK this one is perfect.
Next time you have to up the ante and seat on the log to take the shot

Great panning job.



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