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Forum: General Photography 3 Days Ago  
Pentax Photo Gallery (PPG) not responding
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Thanks


I missed the latest on that thread, just seeing the earliest entries.


Hoping they get it going again and folks start using it to its potential.
Forum: General Photography 3 Days Ago  
Pentax Photo Gallery (PPG) not responding
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Following some recent posts on the PPG I have began using it again regularly and voting on a daily basis. Many times I got to the point where I had no more images available to vote on. Three images I submitted a month are are in pending status.


Yesterday and today I have been unable to connect to the website at all. www.pentaxphotogallery.com



Is anyone else able to connect?
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 05-15-2018, 03:56 PM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge #422 - Rural Landscape
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 27
Views: 1,917
A favourite topic of mine and so very hard to choose an entry.

Scene overlooking the beginning on Australia's Murray River at "Tom Groggin"
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 05-10-2018, 08:53 PM  
Weekly Challenge Winners - Weekly Challenge #421 Coast.
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Thanks to all for participating. So many wonderful entries with so many differing interpretations on the theme. Sometimes I feel the challenge in these weekly challenges in not so much in the participation but in the judging. However such is burden of participation. Some brief comments on each entry


aaacb One of my favourite pastimes at the beach. A well composed and executed shot and the b/w treatment works well on the rocks.

sealonsf A great splash of colour from the vegetation offset by the grey ocean and clouds.

RGlasel Another aspect of coastal life, the fishing boat up on the beach. Well framed and executed and the sea mist adds depth.

SpecialK Yet another interpretation, this time illustrating the danger of coastal rocks. Obviously shot from high in a lighthouse, the cottage adds a contrast in colour, shape and purpose. The fisheye perspective adds drama to the scene.

Vaskebjorn Nicely composed scene with graduated colour from the sunrise or sunset.

Lumpy79 Who hasn’t spent hours just watching the wave crash into the shore? Spray from the sea fades the scene into the distance adding effect of depth. Scale is provided by the person watching. Shapes and textures add drama where the light is not so great.

charliezap Coastal action at its best. Drama and a demonstration of the power of the sea against human defenses. The sea will win in the end.

atupdate Very serene. Lots of sky reflection from the wet sand exposed at low tide.

Jchorst The sea is placid here but we can see the result of years of action against the rocks. A scattering of people on the cliff top emphasises the height of the cliff. Well composed.

rod_grant A classic Aussie golden beach scene that had me scrambling through my collection but I could not identify the location. Plenty of interest from the foreground people to those further down on the sand. A sweeping golden curve fading to infinite distance.

dlneubec Shell collecting is one more popular activity at the beach. Well composed with receding triangular lines and curves. A dramatic sky adds to this scene.

Noelcmn This scene contains rocks and sea and sky this time with no human element. Well composed with good clouds, reflections and shapes and texture galore. Still water and rough water beyond.

Arjay Bee We are right on the beach now People, shapes and colours everywhere.

Hatiffnat High cliffs, caves, pinnacles, people and building in the distance. Great detail in the foreground which fades in the distance. Lots a detail in the sea as well as the sky.

ramseybuckeye Well captured foreground detail. The red cart heading out of scene adds a lot to what otherwise might have just a another stony beach. Great timing.

Sqideyes That red sun from the smoke is really something to behold. The eerie colour of the smoke add a sense of the sinister to what should be a peaceful landscape.

StephenHampshire Beautifly composed with loads and loads of openness and space. There are loads “negative” spaces in sea and land which are nevertheless full of detail. It looks cold but the kids never seem to mind the cold as long as they can splash around in the shallows.


Now the hard part! There are so many great photos in this collection. Most of them appear technically correct and artistically very good. There may be a few technical flaws here and there but I will not dwell on those. I really like all of these photos illustrating so many variations on the theme. In the end I have to go on gut feeling and so for the purposes of this challenge, I give the award to Hattifnat for this wonderful illustration of the division between sea and land. Special Mentions to charliezap for drama and StephenHampshire for composition.


So I pass the baton onto Hattifnatt to run the next challenge. Thanks to everyone for participating.

Good luck.


Sample rules below

Rules
1. Post ONE photo (max 1024x1024).
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose one of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus an additional day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax/Ricoh (DSLR) camera can be used.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.
9. In case the winner of a challenge is unable to become the judge for the next challenge, they will PM the #2 winner for that person to be the judge
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 05-08-2018, 08:33 AM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge #421 Coast
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 19
Views: 967
The contest is now closed. Winners will announced in a day or two.

Thanks to all the participants for the quality and variations on the theme.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 05-07-2018, 03:48 PM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge #421 Coast
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Just a few hours remaining folks. Some great images so far, this is going to be tough one to adjudicate.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 04-30-2018, 02:40 PM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge #421 Coast
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 19
Views: 967
This week challenge is "Coast". As I am heading to Victoria's Wilson's Promontory this weekend, am area known for its beautiful and rugged coastal scenes, this seems an appropriate subject for this weeks challenges. I am really interested in the relationship between sky, land and sea. For anyone with access to the ocean any large standing body of water will suffice.

A few samples to stir the creative juices.

Good luck

















This challenge will close at Midnight on Tuesday April 8 Australian Eastern Standard Time

Rules
1. Post ONE photo (max 1024x1024).
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose one of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus an additional day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax/Ricoh (DSLR) camera can be used.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.
9. In case the winner of a challenge is unable to become the judge for the next challenge, they will PM the #2 winner for that person to be the judge

Here's a pic, to get you started (the subject is not bound to motor vehicles though):
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 04-30-2018, 02:22 PM  
Weekly Challenge Winners, weekly challenge 420 "Sun"
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Thanks Stephen for the nomination and for your judging. Congratulations for all. HMs as well. I will have a new challenge posted very shortly.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 04-19-2018, 03:01 PM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge #420 - Sun
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Sun peeping through clouds in the South Pacific

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Forum: Photo Critique 04-09-2018, 05:33 AM  
Abstract Portrait Critique
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 7
Views: 556
For my edit there was no sharpening as such just recover detail as part of the denoise settings. I chose to use denoise banding option only on the basis of OP stating there was color striping on the image.

In general terms it is preferable to treat noise before sharpening. At least this is the case for processing raw files. For an already processed jpeg this can’t be strictly observed

As for colour cast, this was purely subjective on my part. My eyes, my monitor and what appeared natural to me. As i was not on scene my interpretation is just that, my interpretation. For the record, this was achieved in photoshop elements colour correction module by eyedropper selection on the young mans jacket.

I really enjoy seeing the different things that can be done with an image and this is no exception
Forum: Photo Critique 04-08-2018, 01:54 PM  
Abstract Portrait Critique
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 7
Views: 556
I suspect high noise levels from low light conditions and high ISO. While not ideal , sometimes one has to shoot in these conditions. Fortunately these problems can be treated to some extent in post processing, this is my take on this photo. Edited in Photoshop Elements to correct colour cast and Topaz Denoise to treat the banding identified.
Forum: Photo Critique 04-07-2018, 05:08 PM  
Abstract Portrait Critique
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 7
Views: 556
I am not seeing any image.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 04-03-2018, 09:51 PM  
Caption Contest April 3 - April 10
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Don't rush dear. That statue of David isn't going anywhere real soon.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-25-2018, 02:26 AM  
Landscape Cloud Formation
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 4
Views: 199
I have not posted here for a while. Better late than never.

I saw this unusually coloured cloud formation last night. It had been odd weather all day, heavy rain with breaks of sunshine. The bronze colouring on the bottom of the clouds, obviously coming from the golden glow of the setting sun was something I have not seen before.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-23-2018, 01:27 AM  
Lets see Bridges
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 1,529
Views: 117,127
Bridges of Florence.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-23-2018, 01:20 AM  
Lets see Bridges
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 1,529
Views: 117,127
Ponte De La Tette, Venice. Reputedly in days gone by the ladies of the night were encouraged by the authorities to display their wares here. Nothing of the sort going on these days.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-23-2018, 01:07 AM  
Lets see Bridges
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 1,529
Views: 117,127
Rotterdam
Forum: Pentax Q 03-23-2018, 12:50 AM  
What Does Your "Significant Other" Think Of The Pentax Brand?
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 43
Views: 1,943
Have you bought ANOTHER Camera? (K5 IIs) I thought you already had one!!! (K 7).

I am not certain how to proceed towards a K1.
Forum: Photo Critique 03-22-2018, 06:24 AM  
Black & White Black and White Stream
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Very nice. Great timing. The water is distinctly flowing through the whole frame without being totally washed out. I like it. The only thing and it is a very minor thing is the patch of dead water on middle right. Now this is not a major problem but when I first saw this image on my phone this patch looked very odd and it was not till I got to my computer that I could see what it was, On the phone it looked like an out of focus rock between two in focus rocks. Quite strange. A trick of the eye perhaps at least to my ageing eyes.

Now seeing it larger, the picture makes sense to me and well done indeed.
Forum: General Photography 03-10-2018, 07:33 PM  
Poll: How much time do you spend voting in the PPG?
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 17
Views: 718
I have used it in the past but have neglected to do for ages.
Logged in two days ago and have “wasted” a couple of hours voting. I am somewhat bemused at some of the images submitted. I would reject 7-8 out of 10 I guess on average. Often 20 or more variants of the same scene. It gets quite tedious. Bad and I mean bad composition is probably the worst “crime” followed by poor focus, lack of an identifiable subject, then exposure issues. Out of the images approved since I started voting again I reckon I voted on 3/4 of them, and voted against most of them. What does that say about my judgement? But anyway we all start somewhere. Every now and the a true gem pops up and I wish I could vote twice
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 03-08-2018, 03:43 PM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge #417 - "Silhouette"
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Two Gulls at Tumby Bay, South Australia
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 03-07-2018, 03:57 PM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge#416 - "The View Through" - WINNERS!
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Another great challenge and a worthy winner in Aaacb's dramatic image. Definitely the one to beat. Thanks to jacamar for hosting and judging and thank you for the special commendation.

Looking forward to the next one.
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-06-2018, 12:41 AM  
DPReview brief hands-on with K-1 II & DFA* 50mm
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 38
Views: 3,399
A great survey tool at DPR that's for sure. It is possible to click on the any of the "I had it" or "I have it" buttons for a product not yet in the market place. I hope the rest of their methodology is better than that.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-05-2018, 09:04 PM  
Maybe a fast way to check shutter count
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 6
Views: 772
While the exif tool is the only way to get an accurate shutter count, I have some minor annoyance that it can’t be read in camera. It is merely a piece of data which is stored in camera, incremented in camera and subsequently applied to the image on disk. Surely it is not beyond mortal man to devise a menu item to read this directly from the camera body.
I can think of only two reasons for needing this data. One is to monitor my camera usage and possibly prepare for possible shutter fail.
Second use is when purchasing a used body. In this situation the exif tool process may not be possible or practical.

Perhaps there is a good reason why the manufacturers hide this data but for the life of me I can’t think of one.
Forum: General Talk 03-03-2018, 01:54 AM  
Can someone explain ...
Posted By Bruce Clark
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Good question. Just sitting here browsing PF. I can’t explain it.🤔
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