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02-11-2010, 09:52 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by Littlejohn Quote
Cool...one question tho (kinda off tropic) more then once I've read...the horizon isn't straight...why is THAT such a big deal??

(a statement on the site you linked reminded me of my question..)
That goes back to the opening question of lesson one from my favorite site to recommend to people, which is, “It’s a beautiful photograph, but do you know WHY it’s beautiful?” It’s basic composition. The framing of the image is usually rectangular. Strong lines in the image that aren’t perfectly vertical or horizontal will create triangles. Triangles that don’t follow the rules of composition look ugly. Horizons that are off by just a bit create wide but low triangles, which don’t look very nice. Horizons that are purposes shifted by large amounts to provide an effect will usually enhance an image.

In the Garry Winogrand (the one I presume you’re referring to) the triangles work to lead your eye around the photograph. Your eyes start off centered but then move to the right, following the downward slope. The incomplete man at the end suggests to your eyes to keep looking and the contrast between dark and light draws you upward. Another triangle draws the eye towards the left along the top. Once again, the contrast between light and dark draws your eye to the fellow at the end of the bench, where the process starts again. Your eye is drawn to cruise around the photograph, which gives the image a sense of being a living scene. There are other strong lines that you may not even realize…the row of legs and heads will pull your eye one way or the other as you loop around, adding interest to the living scene. It's a great photograph.

Here’s that site I was referring to…
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02-11-2010, 02:59 PM   #47
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Here is my favorite. The original (uncompressed) file looks much better, though.

A few others I like: Ed Flanders - Pucón (Chile), San Martín (Argentina), etc.
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02-11-2010, 04:10 PM   #48
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The sky had a strange color after the snowfall. I had to go out and take some photos. The picture was cropped and rotated, nothing else.

K-X DAL 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, Shutter priority, ISO200, Metering Pattern, 1/2000, f/6.7, FL 18mm, no flash.
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02-11-2010, 05:30 PM   #49
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19 pics of one month with K-x

Well, some will call this flod but I have to show how happy I am with less than two months of K-x.

I started getting way better results using older prime lenses but the kit lens is good enough for daily use.

I am a noob in the DSLR world and I hope these will be 19 reasons to encourage some people to buy Pentax (even if the photos are not that good):





















Sorry if this is flood. I will remove the photos if any of you considers this as abuse. I'm proud to be a part of this great community.

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Excellent photos G-Diesel. They are a good testament to your skills as a photographer, and to the capabilities of the K-x.
02-11-2010, 07:33 PM   #51
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A welcome Flood... excellent work with the camera... I would be very happy with that as my first month photos....

Thank you for raising the bar...
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G-Diesel, it took a while for me to download this page, but it was well worth it. Good stuff.
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Wow, nice work G-Diesel.

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not the best shot, but the one that i liked the most from yesterday.

Kit lense was used. Shot at iso1600 (noise added because it was not there :-D ).

Kidding aside noise was added to give some mood to photo.

My wife and daughter.

02-12-2010, 06:55 PM   #55
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Just messing around pics

All of these were taken on the first or second day of owning the camera just to try it out, nothing special.

My dog shot at 6400 with no pp

http://g1.img-dpreview.com/72A44D7D661C4824860A9CD657CC93BC.jpg

Neighbors reflective chrome yard globe, or whatever these things are called.


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http://g3.img-dpreview.com/ECF9005D129D4E9A91581D727ADD0407.jpg

Local WWII tank in the park

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Testing sharpness-bird house

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QuoteOriginally posted by G-Diesel Quote
Well, some will call this flod but I have to show how happy I am with less than two months of K-x.

I started getting way better results using older prime lenses but the kit lens is good enough for daily use.

I am a noob in the DSLR world and I hope these will be 19 reasons to encourage some people to buy Pentax (even if the photos are not that good):

...

Sorry if this is flood. I will remove the photos if any of you considers this as abuse. I'm proud to be a part of this great community.
those are some Awesome! Photos!
what lens are these,
those weren't shot with the kit lens, right?

thanks for a treat
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02-12-2010, 11:35 PM   #57
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er1kksen,

AWESOME SHOTS!!!! I see you really went for the depth of field getting the most out of the lens. Once again Great Shots.

BTW I grew up in Ithaca, NY!
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QuoteOriginally posted by G-Diesel Quote
Well, some will call this flod but I have to show how happy I am with less than two months of K-x.

I started getting way better results using older prime lenses but the kit lens is good enough for daily use.

Sorry if this is flood. I will remove the photos if any of you considers this as abuse. I'm proud to be a part of this great community.
Very nice shots Diesel, welcome to Forum, and K-x community can be proud of you, let me guess your lens it's M 1.4 or 1.7, am I right?
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It might not be the sharpest but I like this picture the most .
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