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Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-30-2019, 02:51 AM  
Abstract Huawei P20 Pro does 850nm infrared
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Look forward to the B&W....thinking about this phone.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-29-2019, 01:38 AM  
Landscape New England Scene
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 7
Views: 311
...???...mate, how could you not love the autumn ( fall ) ??
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-27-2019, 04:40 PM  
Landscape Sunset at Playa de Portizuelo, Asturias
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Yet another masterful image from you Vieri. Thankyou for sharing.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-27-2019, 04:38 PM  
Landscape New England Scene
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Beautiful scene well captured Jer. I was mightily impressed by the beauty of that country last October, great memories.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-20-2019, 12:22 AM  
Nature Flinders Ranges. Sth Australia.
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Thankyou for your kind words Mark.
Used a small "military style" torch, punches out a fair bit of light, both of us had similar torches. It was only a sweep of light, maybe 1 or 2 seconds, at the beginning of the exposure.
I can confirm the settings as follows:
Astro tracer was activated. Lens: DFA 24-70 @ 24mm. F2.8. ISO 1600. Exposure via Bulb function was 30 seconds and activated using a wireless remote.
Cheers.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-19-2019, 03:31 AM  
Nature Flinders Ranges. Sth Australia.
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 11
Views: 412
I am still very much learning about Astro, so what I offer may not necessarily be what is best.
There was another photographer about 20 - 30 metres to the right of my position, we were each trying to 'light paint' (in consultation with each other) and were both getting too much foreground light, so I started shooting off of his light and he mine....and it worked.
Settings I would have to check (I am not near that computer now), but would have been something like f2.8 - f4, iso 800 or 1600 and the time was around 30 seconds. Tripod of course and remote release. The astro setting was activated.
What I am discovering is that taking a shot that you can work with is 50% of getting a good image....the other 50% is in the post processing which I am very much in discovery stage.
There are more on the website. www.scenicrimphotography.com.au
Cheers.

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Thankyou. I have printed off the astro ruins shot and will use it in an exhibition in July, prints up really well.
Cheers

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Thanks Dave
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-18-2019, 06:08 PM  
Nature Flinders Ranges. Sth Australia.
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 11
Views: 412
thanks for looking folks, glad you enjoyed the journey. photomax....I find on the K1.2 all i need is the 24-70 and the Sig 70-200 f2.8 (although I did not take that on this trip, not being weight restricted, I took the heavenly DA* twins of 200 & 300mm).
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-17-2019, 09:07 PM  
Landscape Old train tunnel
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Thanks for that....driven past it a few times on my way to you know where, without realising it.....Good shot.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-16-2019, 11:50 PM  
Landscape Old train tunnel
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Where is that Dave ?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-16-2019, 02:34 AM  
Nature Flinders Ranges. Sth Australia.
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Thanks Jer, about a 5 hour drive north of Adelaide (our capital city) in South Australia and the "gateway" to the Australian outback.....you could drive for several days north of here and only come across a handful of people, very few townships, and see a whole heap of very little. Its a place you use extreme caution in and go well prepared, with a good vehicle (mainly Toyotas out there, a few Nissans...not much else survives), fuel, although the stations (ranches) carry fuel and water, precious water. Get any of those factors wrong and you will more than likely die. Its tough unforgiving country.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-14-2019, 09:51 PM  
Nature Flinders Ranges. Sth Australia.
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 11
Views: 412
A couple of shots from a few days camping in our Flinders Ranges at Edeowie Station.



The camp site. Located on the banks of the dry Brachina Creek amongst these majestic gums (trees for you Nthn hemispherians).

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The desperados...four days of bliss....lots of lies told around the campfire (like all campfires :lol: )

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The Lightning Tree....whats left of it after a strike.

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Some astro over the Edeowie pub ruins, built 1830. (great history in these old ruins)...look carefully for two (2) meteor trails.


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Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-12-2019, 03:13 PM  
Abstract sexy bridge
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Great series. The first one is outstanding.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-12-2019, 03:10 PM  
Landscape This is the UBER guy in Tombstone, Arizona.
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 1
Views: 261
I'd book him.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 03-24-2019, 07:21 PM  
Help a Brit! Monument Valley, Grand Canyon trip
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
On a previous trip I was entering via a gate further back towards the highway (only by a few hundred metres/yards) from where you normally enter which opens/closes at the said hours, dont know if that is still the case. This other gate was open 24/7 for local traffic. It was pointed out to me by one of the staff when I enquired about getting in there for sunrise / set.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 03-24-2019, 12:28 PM  
Help a Brit! Monument Valley, Grand Canyon trip
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Have heard that Philips's Photo Tour is very good.....but not used them.
Great images of a great place and it just keeps rolling on as you move through that part of the world....each location is different (there is no "good or bad" imho) and yet very unique in its own way.
Looking forward to more images.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 03-22-2019, 07:10 PM  
Help a Brit! Monument Valley, Grand Canyon trip
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Did the same one morning Uncle and after 15 minutes or so, I was convinced I was being watched. A careful scan of the forest between the path and the rim revealed a deer walking with me, kept with me for 30-40 minutes before dis-appearing.[COLOR="Silver"]

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Damn it Steve! Stop it ! I am going to be in Colorado in June and had taken Canyon de Chelly off my list because it was just that bit further (plan on visiting Black Canyon of Gunnison)....and then you post that. (mutter ! mutter ! back to Google maps !!!!) Yes to Death Valley as well.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 03-22-2019, 03:01 PM  
Help a Brit! Monument Valley, Grand Canyon trip
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Pretty much all been said. But here's a bit more to ponder: I would take your 15 -30 & 24-70, the 24-70 will spend most of the time on the camera. South Rim Grand Canyon: if you can, plan on at least two (2) nights here and stay in the Park, either at Yavapai, Maswik or Thunderbird Lodges. Bright Angel or El Tovar if the budget allows for that. Take the shuttle up to western end points, bus leaves near Bright Angel for sunsets, note the time of the last bus... I am told its a long walk back. :) Sunrise along the rim at Mather Pt etc. Allow some time at the eastern end (and getting to it....lots of pull outs), Desert View
Page / Antelope Canyon: I highly reccommend Lower over Upper, unfortuneately both are now over crowded and the experience is not as good as it was....but still has to be seen. If time permits a river float is great....but time is your enemy.
Monument Valley: If your vehicle is high clearance and you have experience in off road driving in so much as you can read road conditions, then drive down there. IF you do not have any of the former....use a tour company. Stay a night at the View Hotel if you can and some of the best photography is from the car park. There is also accomm in Mexican Hat, 30 min up the track. Have stayed at the San Juan Inn. Mexican Hat Lodge & Grill an experience , but food was good.
Valley Of Gods worth a drive, as is Goosenecks. I also like Natural Bridges Mounument, and you can get to Moab. Arches and Canyon lands magnificent.
From Moab skirt around to Torrey / Capital Reef NP, several accomm options. Come back down Hwy 12 to Bryce, a fantastic drive and dont forget to look up the Devils Playground (think thats what its called....Devil something...comes up on Google maps) on left and about 15 miles off hwy 12 before Escalante.
Bryce one of those must sees. Cruise on back and spend a night or two at Zion before heading back to Vegas.

Spend a bit of time on google maps and all of this will make more sense...BUT....10 days is the bare minimum, you will be busy and will probably have to cut off some places.
Cheers.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-15-2019, 05:39 PM  
How good is Pentax AF tracking?
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 81
Views: 6,620
Some of you have probably heard this before...but I will repeat it anyway. Based on real life, in the field experience. Subject Motox...that is motorbikes on dirt tracks/circuits, lots of jumps, speed, changes of direction, dust, mud, good light and bad light.
Cameras and lens combos used over a 2 year period:
K5.2 & Sigma 70-200 f2.8 and DA* 200mm. Later replaced by Pentax K3 with same lenses.
Nikon D800 & tamron 70-200 f2.8.

Differences? Yes .... the K3 is faster than the K5.2. The Sigma 70-200 is faster than the DA* 200 (in auto focus terms)....
and I will phrase the Nikon combo comparison this way:
The Nikon D800 & Tamron 70-200 combo is equal to the K3 & Sigma 70-200 in terms of "speed" but the Pentax / Sig combo is more accurate, when it locks on it is in focus, whereas with the Nikon that was not always necessarily so.

Image qualty from all combos was marketable and sold, people often bought images shot with both combos and no one came back saying one image was better than the other, and I would defy anyone to pick the difference....I certainly can not and would have to check exif to ascertain which was which.

My K1.2 and the Sigma 70-200 is a great combo, but I have not put it to the test of Motox, as I no longer do that....but have shot some surfing and am very happy with what it does.
I no longer have the Nikon.
Cheers.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 03-08-2019, 07:38 PM  
Australian Photo Club visiting Sth Isl NZ
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Thankyou sqrrl....I am rapidly coming to that conclusion re:size and where/what to see after spending a few hours scrolling through google maps. Would it be fair to say the west coast and points north would be more "attractive" to a bunch of photogs than around Invercargill ?
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 03-07-2019, 08:52 PM  
Australian Photo Club visiting Sth Isl NZ
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Hi, I am reaching out to the New Zealanders for a bit of advice (...no, not on how to play cricket :o or rugby :( ) but on a possible itinerary for 2 - 3 week trip to NZ in 2020.
I have had the pleasure to visit previously, but a photographic trip is somewhat different to a regular tourist run.
Trip will be in Autumn or Spring of 2020....any advice on particular months will be appreciated.
Arrival will be into Christchurch, numbers unknown as yet but I expect it to be around 20.
I would prefer to base in a few places and work out of them. Wanaka would be one such base, some 3- 5 days ??? Where would we base further south ? Te Anau ? Invercargill ? and again in the North of the South Island ? West Coast would probably be 2 nights max. ??

Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated. Also if anyone is involved in a camera club over there and would like to share details, maybe we could arrange a meet up ?

Thanks folks.
Cheers
Grant
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-05-2019, 10:38 PM  
Landscape Death Valley Sand Dunes, California
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Well captured...its a great spot.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-05-2019, 02:58 PM  
Landscape Dusty Dusk
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Another wow here....in fact a double Wow !! Beautiful.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-28-2019, 02:18 PM  
Nature Skimming Duck
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Great shot Jer. Very impressive.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-26-2019, 04:47 PM  
Landscape Aftertoon on canal towpath
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Quality image in all respects. Well done.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-26-2019, 04:45 PM  
Nature Tree & Wagon
Posted By Mallee Boy
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Like the effect, would look good printed on canvas.
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