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03-03-2012, 12:17 PM   #3151
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QuoteOriginally posted by unixrevolution Quote
Nicely done! I love long exposures and night shots, and those are excellent examples.
Thank you!

We have builders around at the moment, but it's the weekend and it was their day off!

Pentax 645D FA 45 - 85 at 75mm and f/13 1/125 ISO 200




03-04-2012, 05:49 AM   #3152
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First signs of spring are appearing surprisingly fast after such a cold/harsh winter:


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645D, FA645 120, f/5.6, 1/60s, 100iso


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645D, FA645 120, f/5.6, 1/50s, 100iso


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645D, FA645 120, f/5.6, 1/80s, 100iso

(this one is in full resolution under Pentax 645D Photo Gallery by Dominique Schreckling at pbase.com for those interested)

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645D, FA645 120/4, AF160FC, f/14, 1/100s, 100iso


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645D, FA645 120/4, AF160FC, f/14, 1/100s, 100iso
03-04-2012, 08:51 AM   #3153
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Caesar rarely does as he is told and wouldn't sit still in a studio. He's incorrigible. You have to catch him while he is distracted like here:

Pentax 645D FA 45 - 85 at 85mm and f/4.5 1/30 ISO 500


03-04-2012, 09:32 AM - 1 Like   #3154
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Pentax 645n 45mm FA @ f2.8
Kodak Tri-X 400 @ 1600:

This is about 20 hours into labor. After roughly 24 hours the midwives transferred us to the hospital. My wife tried an additional 8 hours but progress was slow. The end result was a c-section but mom and child did great!



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I think that if while my wife was going through labour (no children yet) and I was stood there taking photos I had would have a large bruise on my head where the camera had hit me asa result! Having said that, it's well lit and you've really captured the moment. Congratulations on the new arrival
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QuoteOriginally posted by itshimitis Quote
I think that if while my wife was going through labour (no children yet) and I was stood there taking photos I had would have a large bruise on my head where the camera had hit me asa result! Having said that, it's well lit and you've really captured the moment. Congratulations on the new arrival
Having a distract subject is good to prevent injury, although it may result in cold mac & cheese dinners for a month.
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Shuttershane, congrats.
03-04-2012, 12:17 PM   #3158
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lol. I picked my moments carefully when shooting during the labor. My wife is my assistant so she is used to me always having the camera around. I got the evil eye once and learned from that

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Just snapped this one about an hour ago with the 645D and 120mm macro. River Fionna Jordan
03-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #3160
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Request to post pictures under Lens Sample Photo Archives

Dear fellow Medium Format users,
You blow me away with your skill and technique when you post your pictures from you 645 lenses in the "post your medium format pictures" thread in here. However, it is difficult for people to find image samples from specific lenses. After seeking Adam's permission I have started threads with some of the 645 lenses:

A 35
Pentax 645 A 35 f/3.5

FA 150 F2.8
Pentax 645 FA 150 2.8

FA 200 F4
Pentax 645 FA 200 f/4

FA 45-85 F4.5
Pentax 645 FA 45-85 f/4.5


FA 120 macro
Pentax 645 FA 120 Macro


I would greatly appreciate it if you could post your beautiful images to those threads as well. As someone who is just beginning MF work I do not have many images to select and showcase in those threads. I will contribute as soon as I am able.
Many thanks,
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Decided to try and get on to Caesar's level. Lying on the floor is to Caesar an invitation either to play or a facial bath. He has been known to lick the front element of the lens. On this occasion I waited for him to get used to me lying on the floor before taking the shots.

The other day he did a reasonable impression of a lion. This time he is doing an impression of a sphinx:

Pentax 645D FA 45 - 85 at f/5.6 and 75mm, ISO 800 1/60




He looks incredibly sad, but that's because concrete is being laid on our patio and we don't want him running in it so he wasn't allowed to run around in the garden.

Both shots:

Pentax 645D FA 45 - 85 at 70mm and f/5.6 ISO 640 1/50





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I climbed Mynydd Dinas again, this time climbing higher on the Western side to see if I could get a good sunset photograph, and stayed later until it was darker back at the other side of the mountain.

Here's the sunset:

Pentax 645D FA 120 f/16




Port Talbot Steelworks after dark:

Pentax 645D FA 120 f/11


03-07-2012, 04:46 PM   #3163
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Rangefinder Forum had a discussion on NCPS "enhanced" scanning. I made the following posts, which may be of interest here.

The NCPS "enhanced" scan resolves grain on 135 velvia 100.

I've had quite nice scans from NCPS on Velvia when the exposure was on and the light was good. I've had poor scans when the light and exposure were challenging. In the latter case, I sent out for drum scans with an experienced, independent photographer ($30 for 645), who extracted great color and dynamic range. He also corrected some magenta cast, which he thought came from over-used developer. NCPS supplies 8-bit jpgs, which don't allow you much latitude for exposure, fill and recovery in ACR.

Here's an example where the drum scan was necessary, and the NCPS "enhanced" scan couldn't capture the dynamic range. From my "Landscape, Nature, Weather" gallery at PhotoKinesis.info (2-shot pano from Velvia 100 on Pentax 645N at 35mm; I'm not completely happy with my final image, but do me a favor and view it a good monitor!):


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Back in the Lakes again, having stopped off on the way up to look in on Focus on Imaging in Birmingham, and today (well yesterday) has been a blustery sometimes squally day, but with some sun too. I walked through several hail storms and my camera spent much of its time in and out of my pack. It's been a day of contrasts as these shots will attest to:

Pentax 645D FA 45 - 85mm f/4.5 at 45mm and f/16 with cokin Soft Grad ND8 0.3 secs




I always find this tree an interesting subject

Pentax 645D FA 45 - 85 at 75mm f/22 0.4 secs




After yet another hail storm, the sun started to set with very dramatic result in the clouds above:

Pentax 645D FA 45 - 85 at f/22 and 2 secs again with Cokin ND 8 soft grad




I turned around with my camera and saw a macabre sight. There was a sheep with it's neck seemingly broken and it was draped around a tree by the side of the River Brathay.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MetaD Quote
Rangefinder Forum had a discussion on NCPS "enhanced" scanning. I made the following posts, which may be of interest here.

The NCPS "enhanced" scan resolves grain on 135 velvia 100.

I've had quite nice scans from NCPS on Velvia when the exposure was on and the light was good. I've had poor scans when the light and exposure were challenging. In the latter case, I sent out for drum scans with an experienced, independent photographer ($30 for 645), who extracted great color and dynamic range. He also corrected some magenta cast, which he thought came from over-used developer. NCPS supplies 8-bit jpgs, which don't allow you much latitude for exposure, fill and recovery in ACR.

Here's an example where the drum scan was necessary, and the NCPS "enhanced" scan couldn't capture the dynamic range. From my "Landscape, Nature, Weather" gallery at PhotoKinesis.info (2-shot pano from Velvia 100 on Pentax 645N at 35mm; I'm not completely happy with my final image, but do me a favor and view it a good monitor!):
On my calibrated screen, it still has a very purple hue to it and appears pretty dark.
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