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Forum: Photo Critique 01-13-2010, 09:36 AM  
Landscape Pinnacles - Photo 1
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Absolutely... this photo was a bit surprise.. as it was a throw away shot that I didn't expect, although I was quite keen to keep the texture of the sand in frame.

Next time I am out there... try more low photos to give these sand creations a more towering majestic appearance.

We were hoping to get the long shadows of sunset with nice contrast creating shadows... however some massive softboxes rolled in and stayed well into the night.. see other photos.
Forum: Photo Critique 01-10-2010, 07:15 PM  
Landscape Pinnacles - Photo 3
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 7
Views: 2,225
The light was a work light... you might see them on tow trucks, 4WD's or emergency services vehicles. They are a 55W spread beam light that is about the same brightness as one car headlight but does not have any focused light.

It these photos it was a good 50m away.. so it was maybe about 20% brighter than light from the moon. Any closer and there was too much light.

As for the crop... yes I would/will!
Forum: Photo Critique 01-10-2010, 10:23 AM  
Landscape Pinnacles - Photo 1
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Juu they are all different sizes... the tallest are a good 3 meters high.. this one was only about a meter high... but had quite intersting detail..

Your comment has given me some inspiration and directions for next time I am out there..
Forum: Photo Critique 01-10-2010, 10:18 AM  
Landscape Pinnacles - Photo 3
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 7
Views: 2,225
Thanks for your comments juu and atupdate...


Here is IMGP5677 for others..


The little bush in this one does a very good job of hiding the shadow... But I do prefer the sky in the first photo..
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-10-2010, 07:17 AM  
Lets see Bridges
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 2,130
Views: 185,225
Is that the Bridge from Beatlejuice... :lol:
Forum: Photo Critique 01-10-2010, 07:01 AM  
Landscape Pinnacles - Photo 1
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Thanks Gary,

I do appreciate that photo series is a bit 'hotel corridor'. You talk about increasing separation from the background, would that be lowering aperture to narrow depth of focus?
Forum: Photo Critique 01-09-2010, 10:36 AM  
Landscape Pinnacles - Photo 3
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 7
Views: 2,225


This was a 9pm at night, overcast sky, light from car worklight, processed in lightroom.
Forum: Photo Critique 01-09-2010, 10:30 AM  
Landscape Pinnacles - Photo 2
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 1
Views: 1,553


This was taken at sun set behind overcast sky, flash fired off camera 80 degrees to the right, processed in lightroom.
Forum: Photo Critique 01-09-2010, 10:20 AM  
Landscape Pinnacles - Photo 1
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825


This was a late afternoon sun, overcast sky, processed in lightroom.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 01-09-2010, 09:21 AM  
WARNING: AF-540FGZ and second flash.
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 0
Views: 1,685
Hi everyone,

Just a word of warning for any one mixing older high trigger voltage flashs and the Pentax AF-540FGZ. DO NOT CONNECT THEM TO THE SAME RADIO TRIGGER.

I had the pentax AF-540FGZ on the wireless trigger and a second generic brand flash(very high trigger voltage) connected via the second pc connection in the side of the wireless trigger.

Connecting the flashes together has created a fault in the 540 that will now no longer fire.

It appears that pentax cameras may have some tolerance for raised trigger voltages. The flashes do not.

Be careful guys.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-22-2009, 10:05 PM  
"Other lenses" focus adjustable with K7?
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 20
Views: 4,848
Just tested with a 18-250mm Tamron. No Problems setting and remembering adjustment.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 12-22-2009, 09:36 AM  
Truly epic video
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 11
Views: 2,835
Hey there may be hope for mankind yet... rather cool vid. Had seen it last year good to watch it again.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-22-2009, 08:14 AM  
K-7 Noise Reduction settings effect Raw Image?
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 2
Views: 2,860
Can anyone else confirm that custom option 19 'High-ISO Noise reduction' will only have an effect on JPG's and not raw files.
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-01-2008, 09:10 AM  
Poll: Student Art Exhibition
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 32
Views: 5,283
The Blue the Yellow.
The Blury the Sharp.
The Void the detail.


Which one did they choose?
Forum: General Talk 11-23-2007, 07:23 AM  
How did you come up with your handle.
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 113
Views: 11,515
Sideways... A driving technique I practiced at every available(and wet) opportunity in a past life... well on my P Plates anyway....
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-11-2007, 09:34 AM  
Wedding photographers
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 26
Views: 5,948
Fantastic... What a great way to experience the demands of Wedding Photography... You will have to post your findings and any tips and tricks you leart as well!

Make sure you have a good time doing the engagement... Great opertunities for nice candid shots... Have a go at Wide overhead shots as well they can produce interesting results...
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-05-2007, 08:48 AM  
Wedding photographers
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 26
Views: 5,948
G'day Jim,

I have just done my first wedding for a friend. Some tid bits from the day...
The wedding was a garden wedding at 1:00 pm.. We are just about start summer... Very Bright day. I always shoot candid shots of people so the 'Photojournalistic' Style is me, with some posed shots in between.


I took most of my shots with my K100D, 18-55 DA and Sunpak 355.
I borrowed a friends K10D, with Sigma 55-200 and Sigma 500 DG Flash.

Had to fill flash every shot.. Over exposed some shots.. The Histogram is your friend.. I also found the flashing White areas even better...

If you are confident in what you and your equipment can do and know there limitations then you should be fine. I would recommend you find a swivel/bounce flash... That would be must.

As for practice... Take the camera to a picnic or party... Try long shots, Wide shots get a feel for what works and doesn't...

I found the most demanding times were... Groom arriving.. Bride Arriving.. The Rings.. The Kiss.. Walking back down the Isle(End of Ceremony)... These are all one time only occasions...

One other point is that I offered to do the photography for a friend as she could not afford to pay for one... She was just going to get friends with point and shoot cameras to take photos... so I was very lucky as the photos I have taken are going to be compared to the friends point and shoot not the Paid photographers Canikon, this eased the pressure quite a bit.

You will know if you are up to the challenge, It's a rush..!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-16-2007, 10:56 AM  
OF COURSE we do sport!
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 6
Views: 1,832
You absolutely NAILED the panning on the second shot.. Great work..
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-15-2007, 09:01 AM  
vivitar 285hv. Yes or no?
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 11
Views: 6,483
Hi Guys,

I Picked up a 25 year old Sunpak 36FD - Which is a dedicated 383 Super ie. I get flash confirmation thru view finder.

Found it excellent.. Powerful.. And charges quick enough...

Older Thyristor (Auto) Flashs work great once you understand how it meters...

I highly recommend getting a flash that can bounce and swivel.. It has soooo many more lighting options...
Forum: General Talk 10-05-2007, 10:46 AM  
Why did you choose Pentax ?
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 62
Views: 7,532
I orginally upgraded from a SP1000 screwmount Film Pentax to a K100D for backwards compatability with a small collection of lenses I owned, read reviews and with the price of a K100D and pentax kit lens online being affordable... Logical choice...

What I discovered after the K100D arrived.
- Noticeably smaller viewfinder that the WIDESCREEN Pentaprism of the old SP1000
- The Pentax 18-55 Kit lens is great
- Change the colour setting to Vivid as I have always loved superbright photos I would get with my 55mm F2.0 on ISO100 Film
- Bright sharp images that pop out of the screen/print
- LBA has struck with an order now placed for FA 50mm F1.4

Oh yeah one other reason.. (Well three actually... ) My Triplet daughters...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-03-2007, 09:21 AM  
A few from Car show (DA*16-50 and Tamron 18-250)
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
The Colour Saturation from these photos and Pentax DSLRs always amaze me!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-18-2007, 09:23 AM  
How large have you printed from your 6mp camera?
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 20
Views: 5,807
What is the highest ISO people have enlarged successfully?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-03-2007, 08:54 AM  
Need a big favor from a k10d owner
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 28
Views: 4,121
Remote Assistance 3.0 is for K10D.
Try the link i Supplied for *istD.

I have a K100D that will work with *istD Remote Assisant 1.0.

Is it for K100D or K10D? Sorry got confused your Sig says K100D?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-03-2007, 08:31 AM  
Need a big favor from a k10d owner
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 28
Views: 4,121
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-27-2007, 03:45 AM  
Pentax SP1000 Meter Switch Help
Posted By Sideways
Replies: 7
Views: 5,757
Just a Quick Note. Your describe the meter as still working.. with the Switch in the down position...

Does the needle still move with a change in light or

is just hanging about 2/3rds down...

If it is just hanging around 2/3rds down then that is the off position.
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