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Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-26-2016, 06:47 PM  
Misc Lazy Afternoon Snaps
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Dusted off the K-x and DA35 Limited for an afternoon at my brother-in-law's home in Corrales, NM. Most snaps were of my newborn nephew, but I also managed to walk around the house a bit (inside and out) to point my camera at whatever caught my eye.

Fragments by Nate Bell, on Flickr

Black Keys by Nate Bell, on Flickr

Little Man by Nate Bell, on Flickr

Splash by Nate Bell, on Flickr

Frame of Reference by Nate Bell, on Flickr

Creative Control by Nate Bell, on Flickr

Shoreline by Nate Bell, on Flickr

Tennessee by Nate Bell, on Flickr

Stance by Nate Bell, on Flickr

Charlie by Nate Bell, on Flickr

Eye See You by Nate Bell, on Flickr

Change by Nate Bell, on Flickr

Ajar by Nate Bell, on Flickr

Hearth of Darkness by Nate Bell, on Flickr

My Morning Jacket by Nate Bell, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-28-2014, 07:21 AM  
*Macro* lens club
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 3,322
Views: 436,842
DA35 Ltd:

Planet Macro by n8bell, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-27-2014, 12:57 PM  
Macro Planet Macro
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Revisited a throwaway flower macro from a few weeks back, and attempted to give it some life with a b/w conversion:

[Planet Macro]

Planet Macro by n8bell, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-26-2014, 07:09 AM  
The DA Limited Club
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 5,163
Views: 952,225
Been awhile. Hopefully you don't mind this photo dump from a recent family vacation with my one and only Limited - the DA35

[Recede]
IMGP3083(1) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Alberta St. Abstract]
IMGP2844 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Sand Hands]
IMGP2986(1) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Floral Impressionism]
IMGP2886 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Americana]
IMGP2845 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Sandy Serenity]
IMGP3015(1) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Ferntasia]
IMGP2895 by n8bell, on Flickr

[2415]
IMGP2843 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Beach Babe]
Beach Babe by n8bell, on Flickr

[Flowers of the Field]
IMGP2880 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Morning Stroll]
IMGP3062(1) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Beach Boy]
IMGP3240(3) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Laura + Patrick]
IMGP3164 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Soar]
IMGP3074 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Land's End]
IMGP3095(1) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Beach Bliss]
IMGP3023(1) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Fenced]
IMGP2877 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Snaked]
IMGP3151 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Off the Wall]
IMGP2842 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Boy Cave]
IMGP3215 by n8bell, on Flickr

[MAR]
IMGP2859 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Open]
photo by n8bell, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-24-2014, 07:45 PM  
Travel Yep. Still Works
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 13
Views: 943
While I don't doubt the fun-factor of the Q, I do not find the 1/2.3" or 1/1.7" sensor compelling nor the prospect of losing pocketability with a lens attached. That said, I am much more interested in the Sony RX-100 III, upcoming Panasonic LX8, or Ricoh GR as an always-with-me photographic alternative to the iPhone. While I deliberate, however, I know that my K-x and DA35L will deliver great results whenever I call them into duty, and my iPhone will always be with me to capture moments otherwise lost when the aforementioned duo stays home.

Best,
Nate
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-23-2014, 11:34 AM  
Travel Yep. Still Works
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Thanks, suliabryon.

While the output from my K-x and DA35L combo is undoubtedly superior to that from my iPhone, it is no match with regard to portability and convenience. My iPhone is always with me, produces images that are sufficient for most of my purposes, and I actually find it more enjoyable to use under the majority of shooting situations I encounter due to full-time live view, touch screen operation, and seamless integration with editing tools and social media. For these reasons, I will certainly be going mirrorless with my next purchase. Whatever that camera ends up being, I will be holding on to my 35 Limited for adapted use.



Thank you for the kind words, ozwald.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-21-2014, 06:44 AM  
Travel Yep. Still Works
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Thank you, johnyates. My daughter doesn't tolerate the camera being pointed at her, so that one was from the hip and a bit lucky.



Thank you, Alcazar. I'm going to have that one printed and put on our family portrait wall.



Thank you for the kind words, savoche. Shooting at all is difficult enough for me as it is, so whatever tool gets me to actually do so is the tool I will use.

Best,
Nate
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-20-2014, 07:47 AM  
Travel Yep. Still Works
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 13
Views: 943
A two week family road trip has confirmed that my K-x + DA35 Limited combination still works. All but entirely eschewed in favor of an iPhone over the past two years (and completely untouched over the prior 6 months), I decided to force myself to carry this combination with me as often as I could tolerate on the aforementioned trip. Though used far from exclusively (the iPhone was still my workhorse), carrying the Pentax on the occasions I did led to shots taken and moments captured. A selection of which I have shared below.

Thanks for looking:

[Recede]
IMGP3083(1) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Alberta St. Abstract]
IMGP2844 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Sand Hands]
IMGP2986(1) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Floral Impressionism]
IMGP2886 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Americana]
IMGP2845 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Sandy Serenity]
IMGP3015(1) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Ferntasia]
IMGP2895 by n8bell, on Flickr

[2415]
IMGP2843 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Beach Babe]
Beach Babe by n8bell, on Flickr

[Flowers of the Field]
IMGP2880 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Morning Stroll]
IMGP3062(1) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Beach Boy]
IMGP3240(3) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Laura + Patrick]
IMGP3164 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Soar]
IMGP3074 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Land's End]
IMGP3095(1) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Beach Bliss]
IMGP3023(1) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Fenced]
IMGP2877 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Snaked]
IMGP3151 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Off the Wall]
IMGP2842 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Boy Cave]
IMGP3215 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Face]
Face by n8bell, on Flickr

[MAR]
IMGP2859 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Goonie]
IMGP3205 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Open]
photo by n8bell, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-05-2013, 08:38 PM  
People New Addition
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 4
Views: 649
My wife and I proudly welcomed our third child into the world last week. We finally arrived home yesterday, and I managed to steal this snapshot of the little guy sleeping while my lovely wife looks on in the background.


Home by n8bell, on Flickr

And a bonus snap of all three siblings together for the first time in the hospital...


IMG_3760 by n8bell, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-07-2013, 09:03 PM  
Landscape Mission Peak Sunset
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 11
Views: 746
So much to like about this image. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-07-2013, 08:58 PM  
Nature Rainy days and June Flowers
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Gorgeous, Dice. You make that DA35 Ltd sing.

Best,
Nate
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-07-2013, 02:30 PM  
Misc A Photographic Reawakening?
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Thanks, OrangeKx. Glad to be shooting again.



Deal, bigted.



Thanks, kerrodown.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-07-2013, 08:31 AM  
Misc A Photographic Reawakening?
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Thanks for the return welcome and kind words, Lauren.

Regarding your recommendation of a K-01 or Q as alternatives to phones and full-featured DSLRs, that is the general direction I'm likely headed whenever it is I purchase my next camera. While I have no interest in the K-01, I find the new Q7 a more interesting/intriguing proposition. That said, with the recent deluge of compact large sensor cameras and the likelihood of many more to come,the prospect of an ultra compact full frame ILC is tantalizing. For me, however, it's all about engaging in and enjoying photography - whatever the means to that end.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-06-2013, 08:12 PM  
Misc A Photographic Reawakening?
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 6
Views: 736
My last post here was made more than a year ago. It came after a three month layoff from photography, before which I was a frequent shooter and poster on this forum for the better part of 2 1/2 years. The aforementioned terminal post was inspired by a cross country vacation. The change in scenery and disruption of the normal rhythms of everyday life were enough to compel me to dust off my K-x and trusty DA35 Limited for some walk around photography ( https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/180396-travel-vacation-inspiration.html & https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/181307-misc-vacation-over.html ). While this flurry of photographic activity after a pronounced dry season gave reason for hope that I would once again be shooting regularly, it proved nothing more than an oasis.

For the next six months, I couldn't be bothered to pick up my camera. Any camera, for that matter. Where it was once my constant companion for any outing, my K-x was all but forgotten. Left in it's bag. In the corner. Neglected. Just when I feared any passion I once had for photography was gone forever, inspiration came from a most unexpected source - a mobile phone. The iPhone 5, to be exact.

It started slowly, with nothing more than obligatory family snapshots because, well, my phone was always within reach and it happened to have a camera. Over the past six months, however, the simple act of taking photos with different tool has begun to reawaken my previously dormant passion. A realization I came to after my most recent vacation, during which I found myself actually seeking out photographic opportunities with my iPhone rather than acting as a passive and somewhat disinterested observer. While it may not seem like much, it feels like something significant after a year of photographic malaise. In fact, I found myself seeking out my K-x yesterday to capture a moment where I encountered my daughter looking pensively through a window at the rain falling down. This one shot wasn't much, but it was something. I'm hopeful I'll have many more somethings to share going forward.

Now for some photos.

First, the aforementioned snapshot of my daughter from the K-x:

[Rainy Day]

Rainy Day by n8bell, on Flickr


And at the risk of breaching forum etiquette and drawing the ire of its members, a host of iPhone shots to show it can be a viable photographic tool despite its limitations:

[God's Country]

IMG_2853 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Fraternal Twin Towers]

fraternal twin towers by n8bell, on Flickr

[On the Inside Looking Out]

IMG_2864 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Massachusetts - The Spirit of America]

Spirit of America by n8bell, on Flickr

[Pub Patina]

IMG_1955 by n8bell, on Flickr

[In Between Dreams]

IMG_2947 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Elemental]

IMG_2877 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Non Sequitor]

IMG_3198 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Run to Me]

IMG_2855 by n8bell, on Flickr

[One Part Dock, Two Parts Water]

One Part Dock, Two Parts Water by n8bell, on Flickr

[Night Game]

Fenway by n8bell, on Flickr

[American Pastoral]

pastoral by n8bell, on Flickr

[Distress Call]

IMG_3191 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Toe the Line]

IMG_1286 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Dance with Me]

IMG_2865 by n8bell, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-30-2013, 09:31 PM  
The Phone Club!
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 845
Views: 85,354
It has been a year since I last picked up my Pentax K-x with the brilliant DA35 Limited lens attached, but the recent acquisition of an iPhone 5 has miraculously compelled me to start shooting again. It is still early, but not too early to ironically state that a phone is rekindling my interest in photography. Some recent snaps:


Spirit of America by n8bell, on Flickr


Sleep by n8bell, on Flickr


Toeing the Line by n8bell, on Flickr


Buddy Boy by n8bell, on Flickr


BUS LANE by n8bell, on Flickr


Loom (2) by n8bell, on Flickr


One Part Dock, Two Parts Water by n8bell, on Flickr


Crazy Girl by n8bell, on Flickr


Splash by n8bell, on Flickr


Window Seat by n8bell, on Flickr


Fraternal Twin Towers by n8bell, on Flickr


Peekaboo by n8bell, on Flickr


New Mexico by n8bell, on Flickr


Sleeping Beauty by n8bell, on Flickr


Tower by n8bell, on Flickr


Shut by n8bell, on Flickr


Fenway by n8bell, on Flickr


CLEANING by n8bell, on Flickr


Good Evening, Boston by n8bell, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-07-2012, 06:34 PM  
*Macro* lens club
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 3,322
Views: 436,842
First time poster in this thread, and not a macro shooter in the traditional sense. That said, here is a loosely qualified selection (both recent and not so recent) from my beloved DA35Ltd:

[Chained]

IMGP8232 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Shadow Dancer]

IMGP8444 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Stain]

IMGP7877 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Flake & Bubble]

IMGP7690 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Together]

IMGP8000 by n8bell, on Flickr

[To a Point]

IMGP6388(2) by n8bell, on Flickr

[Autumn Rain]

IMGP7504 by n8bell, on Flickr

[Delicate Droplets]

IMGP4289 by n8bell, on Flickr

[UNdefined]

UNdefined by n8bell, on Flickr

[Summer Rain]

After the Rain by n8bell, on Flickr

[Throw Away the Key]

Throw Away the Key by n8bell, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-07-2012, 05:22 PM  
The DA Limited Club
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 5,163
Views: 952,225
Thanks for sharing your thoughts about these lenses, v5. I especially appreciate your take on the 35 vs. 43, and agree that my style (as evidenced by the photos you've seen here) is probably more compatible with the rendering of the DA Limiteds. That said, I do feel that I tend to play to the strengths of whatever lens is attached to the camera - hence the close focus, detail oriented and colorful shots that I naturally seek out with the 35Ltd. I know it would be much the same with the 15Ltd, consequently I do not have any doubts I would get along well with that lens. That is perhaps why I'm especially intrigued by the 43 & 77, as the unique and characterful rendering would be a refreshing change and challenge for me. One challenge that I wouldn't weclome, perhaps, is the seemingly less than ideal focal lengths these lenses offer on APS-C. Do you struggle with this at all? Also, have you ever tried out the 31Ltd from the FA trio?



Thank you, Jonathan.



Thanks, Mark. Lovely shot of your own here. Terrific mood and atmosphere.

How are you getting on with the 70Ltd? It doesn't seem this lens gets the respect/attention it deserves, as the images I see from it are consistently stunning in the hands of talented artists like yourself.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-07-2012, 11:24 AM  
Misc Vacation is Over
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Thanks, Bob. Your comments are always appreciated.



Thanks for stopping by, Jer. Hope all is well.

Best,
Nate
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-06-2012, 10:47 AM  
Misc Vacation is Over
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Thanks for looking and commenting - glad you enjoyed.



Thank you - #2 was shot in shadow and probably pushed to much in post to brighten it.



Thanks, charliezap. That next vacation can't come soon enough!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-05-2012, 12:35 PM  
Streets Random People 4-5-12
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Outstanding street portraits from you, as always. I'm equallly impressed by the narratives you provided along with the images. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-05-2012, 12:33 PM  
Travel the Fire Eater
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 31
Views: 1,248
Fantastic capture, Bob. Way to catch the decisive moment. Love the rendering from the FA43, too.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-04-2012, 04:48 PM  
Misc Vacation is Over
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Thank you, Susan. Appreciate your kind words.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-03-2012, 08:08 PM  
Misc Vacation is Over
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Vacation is over and, sadly, I've returned home with only a few additional images to share after my initial barrage (https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/180396-travel-vacation-inspiration.html ). Relaxing in the AZ sun got the better of me for the bulk of my remaining vacation days, as did sickness on the tail end. That said, here is an admittedly disappointing final installment that I nonetheless feel compelled to share. As always, thanks for looking.

[1]

IMGP8453 by n8bell, on Flickr

[2]

IMGP8356 by n8bell, on Flickr

[3]

IMGP8232 by n8bell, on Flickr

[4]

IMGP8444 by n8bell, on Flickr

[5]

IMGP8448(2) by n8bell, on Flickr

[6]

IMGP8273 by n8bell, on Flickr

[7]

IMGP8323 by n8bell, on Flickr

...and two bonus snaps taken prior to the trip but not previously shared in PYP:

[8]

Clearly Marked by n8bell, on Flickr

[10]

UFO by n8bell, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-03-2012, 07:13 PM  
The DA Limited Club
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 5,163
Views: 952,225
Fine taste you have, v5. Quick impressions of these fine lenses and where your 35Ltd now finds itself in the pecking order?



Looks like it was a fine walk, indeed - thanks for taking us along. Love how the 35Ltd renders the sky/clouds.



intriguing colors and beautiful tones here, Sinister.


A few more recent snaps from the 35Ltd:

[1]

IMGP8453 by n8bell, on Flickr

[2]

IMGP8356 by n8bell, on Flickr

[3]

IMGP8232 by n8bell, on Flickr

[4]

IMGP8444 by n8bell, on Flickr

[5]

IMGP8448(2) by n8bell, on Flickr

[6]

IMGP8273 by n8bell, on Flickr

[7]

IMGP8323 by n8bell, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-01-2012, 03:11 PM  
Travel Vacation --> Inspiration
Posted By nate_b
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Thanks, captureit. I'm in agreement - more vacation, less work!

Best,
Nate
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