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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 06-15-2018, 08:19 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #141 Poll (People, Candid or Street Photography - May 2018)
Posted By paugie
Replies: 86
Views: 12,146
I like #15
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 06-08-2018, 08:01 PM  
Dont look back
Posted By paugie
Replies: 71
Views: 2,526
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 06-08-2018, 08:00 PM  
In the light and shadows of the past
Posted By paugie
Replies: 13
Views: 489
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-15-2011, 08:30 AM  
best panorama lens in my kit
Posted By paugie
Replies: 17
Views: 6,425
Oh, wow. Thank you for all the advice.
I am afraid, it all will have to wait until the next trip, which is... still unknown and unplanned.

The climb to Laban Rata took too much out of me and I couldn't get myself to risk the attack to the summit. Just the 1st part of the climb took 8-1/2 hours. Shoosh! Should have taken more effort to train. My companions tried but still fell short of the peak. I urged them to bring the K20D and the WR. They came back with some photos. The view is great but since they were not familiar enough with the camera, I am sure I could have done much better.... if. :(

The climb down was another 5 hours. That was yesterday. Took the plane ride home and am just posting to say that I ache all over. :lol:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-12-2011, 03:29 AM  
best panorama lens in my kit
Posted By paugie
Replies: 17
Views: 6,425
Thank you, I will read the article.
The reason why I said I'm limited to the WR is that it is almost always raining there. Mt. Kota Kinabalu.
I am bringing them all. Sorry, have only an ordinary Slik tripod. But will try do well enough.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-11-2011, 03:56 PM  
best panorama lens in my kit
Posted By paugie
Replies: 17
Views: 6,425
good morning. I am about to try taking stitched panorama photos.
my lenses are F28/2.8, DA40, DA70 and the 18-55WR
On top of the mountain we will be going to, my only option would be the WR. So I would like to ask what FL would be the best to use in that location
Now for the good-weather lenses, could you suggest which of the 3 primes are ok for stitched panoramas.
Thank you
Forum: Photographic Technique 01-18-2011, 08:46 PM  
Left-eye shooting?
Posted By paugie
Replies: 18
Views: 4,509
Left eye user here. Seems more natural.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-05-2011, 08:27 PM  
Takumar-A Zoom 1:4 70-200mm
Posted By paugie
Replies: 4
Views: 4,354
Go ahead. It should work in all modes. Of course it won't autofocus
I have the same lens and use it on my K20D with no prloblems. It's not a heavy lens so you can tote it for a while without tiring.

ahm, I'm not familiar with the K-r, but on my K20D, I had to go to the Menu and enable use of aperture ring. Please check your manual for specifics on using Manual Lenses. Also you have to set focal length on the menu for SR to work properly. And on my K20D I have to set focusing to manual. Otherwise sometimes the shutter won't trip. That's about it.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-05-2011, 05:07 PM  
Landscape Cambodia Temple
Posted By paugie
Replies: 7
Views: 2,222
Thank you for posting.
Funny that I completely neglected to read up on the Angkor Wat. Appreciate the reminder, thoughton. The Wikipedia article fills in a lot of blanks.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-04-2011, 07:28 PM  
Landscape Cambodia Temple
Posted By paugie
Replies: 7
Views: 2,222
Thank you for your comments. It truly is satisfying to have a post acknowledged.

Yes, this was a good uncluttered view of the temple. It's the rear and very few people exit this way as their vehicles park in front so they exit the way they came.

And the reason why I posted is to share an experience which I was given. A grace if you could call it that.

There are some more from the trip if you wish to visit. The facebook album is open to anybody who can login to facebook.

The multiply link is open to anybody with an internet connection.

Again, thanks for commenting.

Benjamin's Site - Pictures from my Family's Holiday heh-heh, sorry if the camera on the page is obviously not a Pentax:lol:

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Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-04-2011, 04:28 PM  
Landscape Cambodia Temple
Posted By paugie
Replies: 7
Views: 2,222
Took this one over a holiday trip to Cambodia. AV mode @ F7.1. It's supposed to be one with faces on each of the "spires". But seems like it's not that apparent. The photo can not start to do justice to the place.



I have a few more with details of the place. But these are plain resized out of camera. Wish I knew how to truly enhance them. These last were taken with the DA40. The first one was with the F28







Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-03-2011, 02:42 AM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By paugie
Replies: 6,446
Views: 833,987
My daughter who markets Levis and high end eyewear in Vietnam (Brand Manager for the Vietnamese Distributor) says to me, "Papa, Pentax does not do marketing AT ALL. Canon, on the other hand, is VERY GOOD at marketing!"
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-02-2011, 06:51 AM  
Post your self portrait
Posted By paugie
Replies: 1,005
Views: 122,094
Taken outside Saigon Square 1 Market using a DA40 on the K20D. I was actually testing a newly purchased memory card, firing the camera in stealth mode. Didn't realize I would take a picture of myself. :lol:

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-02-2011, 03:46 AM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By paugie
Replies: 6,446
Views: 833,987
I was on holiday with the family in Cambodia looking over the Siem Reap temples. My son saw a K7 once.
Also looked at the Vietnam war museums in Saigon and spotted a lone K-x toted by a Korean tourist.
That's 2 Pentax DSLRs in 8 days of tramping tourist spots.

Makes me think of how much money Hoya is NOT making.
Forum: General Talk 12-17-2010, 04:00 AM  
Ever Just Want To B-Slap Somebody?
Posted By paugie
Replies: 21
Views: 4,230
@magkelly
The hosts made a huge mistake. Huge, huge mistake!
They actually sent an email with enough time for you to read it? They probably didn't want cake enough.
BTW, I am feeling quite low, too. And was just trying to make light of your "grumble-able" situation. I can feel your chest bursting in indignance.
Uh, you don't ship surplus cake overseas, do you?
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-15-2010, 04:36 PM  
Yet another lurking Pentax user coming out of the woodwork.
Posted By paugie
Replies: 16
Views: 1,364
Welcome. Am so glad, I'm not alone.
Forum: General Talk 12-11-2010, 07:06 PM  
Wife Started Menopause--Easiest Way to Kill Myself?
Posted By paugie
Replies: 47
Views: 9,612
I'd like to thank casil for the very appropriate, kind and helpful post. It is relevant not only to this thread but to many others who are part of a family where a member is going through this difficult time.
I'd like to add that the difficulties will end and the relationship will become better. I know ours did. I'm 56 and my wife is 58.
Forum: Photo Critique 12-05-2010, 11:35 AM  
People Child Portraits
Posted By paugie
Replies: 8
Views: 2,644
Hi,
Maybe the thing which most distracts me about the photos is the hair. In almost all instances it blends into part of the background. Maybe a portrait should make the subject stand out from the rest of the picture.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-29-2010, 08:41 PM  
Not Work-Safe Many pictures from the 2010 Galveston Bike Rally - NWS
Posted By paugie
Replies: 20
Views: 5,298
As to handling, it pulls to the right during normal driving, so your right arm and shoulder gets stronger than the left from the constant pushing. When you brake, though, you have to fight the weight on the right, so you pull against it as the vehicle tends to go right.
These are used as for-hire vehicles on side roads within communities. They are disallowed on main thoroughfares and highways. No tricycle is allowed on a highway, even if they were as well built the the one you showed, or the chopper above.
Now I've done it. ;-)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-29-2010, 04:14 PM  
Not Work-Safe Many pictures from the 2010 Galveston Bike Rally - NWS
Posted By paugie
Replies: 20
Views: 5,298
So many sets here on the forum. All well taken.
But this one, I really enjoyed. Thank you for presenting.
Whoa, those Suzukis with really wide rear tires are something!
In comparison, here's what we have in my place.

Uh, sorry if it is bad form to show (contra) images in these threads, I would gladly delete if it is.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-19-2010, 11:56 AM  
Streets Call Me
Posted By paugie
Replies: 9
Views: 1,869
Yeah. I feel this series.
Thank you.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-17-2010, 10:01 AM  
Adverse effect of Silica Gel on Lens?
Posted By paugie
Replies: 8
Views: 4,004
Chiming in from a pretty humid country. I just placed a few packets of silica gel in the plastic box I store my equipment. Good to know the silica gel won't harm the lenses.
Posted with gratitude.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-17-2010, 09:44 AM  
Other Challenge +Show us your bokeh+
Posted By paugie
Replies: 5,344
Views: 482,660
@dude163
I also like that "last leaf on the twig" pic. Thank you.
Meanwhile, here's an early morning picture of our fence taken with an A35-105/3.5. It was inspired by a pic taken by deadwolfbones with his russian lens.

And one I took at a child's fair. It was under a tent and the light was failing.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-17-2010, 09:36 AM  
Other Challenge +Show us your bokeh+
Posted By paugie
Replies: 5,344
Views: 482,660
Sorry if I don't really "get" what kind of bokeh is pleasant. So will appreciate your comments on this. Taken with an M50/1.7. Indoors.
Forum: General Talk 11-15-2010, 09:43 PM  
BH Sending used item as brand new item?
Posted By paugie
Replies: 61
Views: 22,765
Asian here.
I am a bit picky about what I buy. I look at the item for telltale signs that it has been used before. But I also check it out for functionality.
Many times I have purchased items that have previously come out of the box for other customers to look at and handle.
But functionality always wins out over "seems like it was used before". As the item continues to function well, I tend to forget what it was that made it seem like I wasn't the first one to hold it in my hands.
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