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Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-23-2019, 11:15 AM  
Travel Remembering Islay ...
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There's always something I can learn from you:):)
... and the shot is great!!



When I was a young project engineer (about 30 years ago:)) I was planning to visit a customer in Norway.
Just hours before my flight I found a note that I should urgently call my customer. I was concerned that there might be a problem and I might have to cancel the visit ...
Oh no, my customer just wanted to remind me not to forget to bring a bottle from the duty free shop:):)!
Forum: General Talk 06-23-2019, 09:04 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
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Stoppok, wonderful german guitar player and singer.
I had a chance to take a few shots at a solo concert yesterday.
















You Tube






He is also a funny guy. Just look at the "dated" guitar ... his comment is like "Well, everybody can play with David Gilmore's guitars ..."
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-23-2019, 02:21 AM  
CWRailwayman...Denny...RIP
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Very sad news ... may he rest in peace.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-23-2019, 02:04 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
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A few shots from yesterday evening.
Stoppok is an outstanding guitar player and singer.

K1 and FA 1.8/77 limited





Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-22-2019, 03:17 AM  
People My wife
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A good photo you took Janse, and you must have a high degree of confidence in this forum community to expect nobody will tell your wife about your opinion.
Or, more likely, your wife is used to your sense of humor:)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-22-2019, 03:11 AM  
Sports Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix 2019
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A great series!! Thanks for sharing and for me it is next to impossible to pick a favorite!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-22-2019, 01:29 AM  
Travel Remembering Islay ...
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Thanks, and I think the roads of Ireland might be a great alternative for another motorbike tour!



Now I feel guilty:):) sorry for depressing your husband! Unfortunately the luggage capacity of my bike is just enough to bring my bottles home:):)



Thanks, appreciate your comment!



Happy to share my opinion, Les. But be aware that I am just someone who enjoys taking photos with manual lenses. I'm not an expert!
And I've decided to enjoy riding my bike as long as I still feel capable to do so. I'm sure you and I are well aware that it is a dangerous activity - but it is also a lot of fun and it's taking me to wonderful places.



Prost! And I've learned already many years ago that "Skaal" can be a very expensive word in Norway:):)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-20-2019, 05:02 AM  
Travel Remembering Islay ...
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Thanks! I must confess that my friends managed to convert me to the "peaty" side while we toured Islay!



Cheers, my friend! By the way, I'll be in Houston again in September for the Turbomachinery Symposium. Would be great to get together again. I'll send you a PM when my schedule is fixed.



Thanks for your comment!
Regarding the lens I must say that I'm impressed with the optical performance as well as with the build quality. But it is heavy! Personally I find manual focus fairly easy with this lens and my eyes are not as good anymore as they used to be (I'm 62 now). Before I left for my motorbike trip to Scotland I was questioning which (and how many) lenses I should bring but I am glad I decided to bring quality glass and not only looked at lightweight alternatives.
Funny enough I never actively looked for this lens! Some month ago I put a wide-angle zoom lens up for sale at the marketplace. I had the strange idea to reduce the number of lenses I have;);). A forum member proposed an exchange with the Rokinon and I'm glad he came up with the idea!



Thank you Tony! A guided distillery tour with a fairly large group is not the ideal scenario for a shot like this. I'm glad it turned out quite well.



Many thanks! It was a great vacation! We've visited (and tasted) Bowmore, Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Kilchoman, Laphroaig, Ardnahoe and also Jura.
Just saying in case you are not envious enough:lol::lol:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-19-2019, 01:31 PM  
Travel Remembering Islay ...
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I took the shot during a distillery tour ...
... and just opened a bottle:)

Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-19-2019, 01:21 PM  
Machinery A few more from the motorcycle museum
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Thank you Jer, glad you like the shots! Playing with such a fast lens and selective focus can be fun!



Thank you for your kind comment and reply.
I agree, the new Triumph 3-cylinder engines are outstanding!
... and talking about oil leaks: I have spent more than 30 years in the (oil lubricated) fluid film bearings industry. We are talking about large shaft diameters here like you would see in large power generation equipment or ship propulsion. When I started working the saying was " a good bearing needs to leak a little" but today every drop of oil is considered a huge drama ...
Forum: General Photography 06-18-2019, 10:03 AM  
I love Pentax but good Lord...
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Well, I appreciate your opinion, but my experience is just the opposite (I've tried my Q7 many times with 4:3 ratio).
For me it is easier to find "the best 4:3 crop" during pp of a wider shot.
It's a matter of personal preference I guess
Forum: General Photography 06-18-2019, 05:45 AM  
I love Pentax but good Lord...
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I'm not sure I understand why?
Why would you expect "a very different result" when in one case the camera software crops the sensor area to 4:3 ratio (what else should the camera software do for a given sensor?) and in the other case the pp-software is used to crop to 4:3?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-18-2019, 02:58 AM  
Machinery A few more from the motorcycle museum
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Again, some shots taken at the National Motorcycle Museum.

My understanding is that all bikes on display are "ready to run". This may explain why many of these beautifully restored machines have provisions to collect the oil drops from the engine:). Although as a mechanical engineer who once was specialized in combustion engines I was scratching my head ... :)







Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-18-2019, 02:49 AM  
Landscape From the Piccolo Lagazuoi, Dolomites
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An oustanding shot, Vieri!
... and another reminder that besides all the talk about great equipment the arguably most important factor for a great shot is to get out no matter how early or late and be there when the light is perfect. I am sure you've had many occasions where the weather did not turn out as needed. But to have the dedication to get the shot you want is what probably separates the master from us occasional shooters ...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-17-2019, 11:40 AM  
Machinery At the National Motorcycle Museum
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Thank you all for your comments, much appreciated!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-17-2019, 11:39 AM  
Misc Down by the Mersey , Liverpool
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I've heard he has a great dentist ...:cool:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-17-2019, 06:56 AM  
Nature Gettin' Down . . . . . . . . .
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Getting down is easy... getting up again after a shot is tough, right Buddy?
A well composed shot Jer, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-17-2019, 02:39 AM  
Nature Washed
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As already said by others, this is a wonderful shot!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-16-2019, 12:44 PM  
Machinery At the National Motorcycle Museum
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On my way to Scotland I made a brief stop at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.
Wow, what an outstanding collection of great motorcycles!

Here is a fine example of a perfectly restored Matchless from 1913-14. The projected picture in the background shows the condition before the work started ...

Forum: Pentax Full Frame 06-16-2019, 11:49 AM  
are you happy with switching to FF?
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Are you sure? If I use the link and put in the numbers the calculater shows a DOF of 0.27 (not 0.127) for the K1/D800 @ f/22.
According to your post the DOF @ f/22 would be smaller than @ f/16 ...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-16-2019, 11:38 AM  
Nature Yada, yada, yada!
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Perfect timing and the K3 handled the ISO4000 surprisingly good!
Thanks for posting this shot!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-16-2019, 11:34 AM  
Machinery Compressed Carrera
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A great example of "compressed perspective" Jer! ... and man, that's a good looking car!!
Forum: Photographic Technique 06-16-2019, 07:39 AM  
Sports photography - single images
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Since we are at Baseball:
Here is a shot taken 11 years ago (at the only ballgame I have ever visited:))
Camera was my first DSLR, the 6MP Pentax *istDL2, the lens was an old manual fokus Tokina AT-X 2.8/80-200.

Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-16-2019, 01:49 AM  
Misc Down by the Mersey , Liverpool
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I like the mood you've captured! Excellent shots.
So it is still possible to take pictures in Liverpool without the face of Jürgen Klopp showing up:)?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-12-2019, 11:48 AM  
Travel Is this a portrait of Kerrowdown??
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Views: 444
Well, I'm not sure ...:):)

A piper on the Old Pack Horse Bridge



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