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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-08-2021, 02:31 PM  
Seal model
Posted By cooks333
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-08-2021, 02:30 PM  
Shanghai morning
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Replies: 10
Views: 115
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-08-2021, 02:29 PM  
'Dawn at Fisherman's Beach.
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Replies: 44
Views: 482
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-08-2021, 02:28 PM  
Round'n'round - looking down
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Views: 114
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Forum: Winners' Showcase 02-08-2021, 02:27 PM  
January, 2021 Winner: Dutch reflections
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-08-2021, 02:27 PM  
Low Glide
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-08-2021, 12:12 PM  
Salt River Silhouette
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 11
Views: 169
Thanks, Matthew!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-29-2021, 07:06 PM  
Salt River Silhouette
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 11
Views: 169
Getting a few last casts in before the end of the day on the lower Salt River outside Phoenix.

Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 01-06-2021, 05:47 PM  
K-1 i vs K3 III Just discussion.
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 17
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Generally agree with the other responses thus far. I'm certainly no expert on the matter and don't have the experience of others on the board, but will add a couple of my own cents to the pool. As a previous K3 owner and now a K1 mk ii owner, I notice (and have very much enjoyed) a boost in image quality with the K1 because of better resolution and dynamic range. The higher resolution also allows cropping to be a more useful tool with the K1 ii, which I've found quite useful during post-processing. I find my best shots with the K1 ii are technically superior to the best shots I was able to achieve with my K3 and my keeper rate is also higher. Of course, that doesn't mean that I don't still like some of my K3 shots quite a bit and that boost also doesn't come for free. I very much miss shooting with the DA* 70mm Limited sometimes, for example. The biggest cost of the K1 for me is the larger lens sizes. I don't think I fully appreciated just how good of a hiking/travel setup I had with my K3 + 21/35/70 Limited kit. Carrying the K1 mk ii on the trail doesn't bother me, but lens changes are now more of a pain as is bringing more than one lens on an outing. On balance, I think the benefits of the K1 outweigh the costs for me and I have a lot of fun using it, but I can certainly see how that may not be the case for others.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-05-2021, 04:27 PM  
Landscape Blue Morning on the River
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Fantastic shot. I love all the different shades of blue.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-05-2021, 04:24 PM  
Nature A Picture Speaks A........
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Love the contrast between the flower and green leaves. Well done, indeed!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-05-2021, 04:23 PM  
Nature Too big to swallow
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Younger bird learning the ropes? A lesson that I imagine won't need repeating.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-05-2021, 04:17 PM  
Landscape Prescott National Forest
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Thanks for the generous comments!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-05-2021, 03:11 PM  
Landscape Prescott National Forest
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 6
Views: 412
I definitely break out the fleece when it drops below 70 in PHX metro. :lol: I will say that although I've only been an AZ resident for about a year, I have definitely been awed by the diversity of landscapes and biomes across the state. A trip up to Flagstaff would produce lots of snowy mountain pics to rival the rest of the Rockies I'm sure!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-04-2021, 07:44 PM  
Landscape Prescott National Forest
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 6
Views: 412
View of Prescott National Forest from the summit of Spruce Mountain on a sunny winter day. Shot with B+W XS-Pro Kaesemann CP.

Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-04-2021, 07:40 PM  
Sticky: Pentax Photo Gallery (PPG) entries
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 6,196
Views: 916,356
Had this one accepted in the last couple of weeks. Link to gallery.

Forum: Photo Critique 12-21-2020, 08:05 PM  
Black & White Weaver’s Needle
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 23
Views: 4,771
Here's the color version. I gave it some thought, but ultimately decided the B&W did a better job drawing my eye to the needle and emphasizing the texture and shape that I wanted to be the essence of the image. Would certainly be curious to hear your thoughts though!

---------- Post added 12-21-20 at 08:16 PM ----------



Your embarrassment is misplaced as you've hit upon the thing I probably struggled most with in my post-processing, which is what to do with that very prominent rock in the foreground. As someone else mentioned earlier, its quite bright for starters, so I took care of that as best I could. But yeah, the cropping...I played around with different crops a LOT and there's definitely merit to your idea of cropping it out to get that diagonal line. At the end of the day, I wasn't willing to do it since it meant I would have to give up a few things. First, the depth that comes from having the foreground. Second, leaving it in also almost invites me to just walk out into the photo and take in the surroundings, which I like. And third, it adds a bit of thirds to the photo. All that said, that rock turned out to be a real nuisance and if I could shoot it again I would probably try to find a way to have it not be so prominent.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Jon
Forum: Lens Clubs 12-16-2020, 08:30 PM  
HD Pentax-D FA* 1:1.4 50mm SDM AW
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 202
Views: 35,304
Temporarily living down south near Patagonia, AZ while some work gets done on the house. Great opportunity to explore a beautiful part of the state (and country for that matter). Also starting to get more in tune with this beauty of a lens to get more shots that I'm excited about. For example, I've learned to not be scared of shooting scenes that will need fairly heavy crops since the sharpness of this lens combined with the resolution of my K1 II can handle it. Here are a few shots from my excursions last weekend.

Circulo Montana (decent crop)


Sonoita Creek


Patagonia Lake State Park (another decent crop)
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-08-2020, 07:47 PM  
Singapore Butterfly.
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 24
Views: 318
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-08-2020, 07:47 PM  
Red Point
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 31
Views: 448
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-08-2020, 07:47 PM  
Contest#170 The "Eyebrow" Beetle
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 34
Views: 345
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-08-2020, 07:45 PM  
Found amongst the Goldenrod
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 38
Views: 513
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-08-2020, 07:44 PM  
Dragonfly
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 7
Views: 122
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-08-2020, 07:44 PM  
Here's looking at you kid!
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 12
Views: 141
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Forum: Photo Critique 11-03-2020, 11:13 AM  
Black & White Weaver’s Needle
Posted By cooks333
Replies: 23
Views: 4,771
I'd certainly recommend it. I have the Blackstone version and love how solidly built it is - the focus ring in particular feels wonderful in use. Optically, the colors and sharpness are fantastic and exceeded my expectations. Only minor quibbles I have are that my lens hood was a bit stiff for the first few months before loosening up and the lens produces some pretty nasty halos if pointed anywhere near the sun. The halos have typically been far enough out at the edges where I can crop them out without ruining the shot, but I've also had a few images ruined because of some associated flare. All in all, I'm a very happy Irix owner!
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