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Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-08-2018, 08:16 PM  
Landscape High water on a windy coast
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 6
Views: 207
I love the first photo, I'm always a fan of seeing a bit of motion in the water.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-08-2018, 08:06 PM  
Landscape The Pinnacles at Cape Woolami v2
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 4
Views: 186
I've tried to fix it, hopefully it works for you now. Thanks for letting me know
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-08-2018, 06:15 PM  
Post Your K5IIs Pictures Here!
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 2,218
Views: 305,736
Here is a recent shot at Cape Woolami. I really love this camera, and you can get them for almost nothing these days.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-08-2018, 06:06 PM  
Landscape The Pinnacles at Cape Woolami v2
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 4
Views: 186
I finally got back to Cape Woolami on Phillip Island. I went there about a year about and took this photo:
The Pinnacles at Cape Woolami - PentaxForums.com
I got some good feedback and advice on that photo so I thought I'd give it another go. Let me know what you think.


Thanks for looking
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-14-2017, 02:42 PM  
Post Your K5IIs Pictures Here!
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 2,218
Views: 305,736
I've just come back from a hike in the Victorian Alps. I took all my gear but was generally too tired to get it out. I did try my hand at a star trail which worked out ok.


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Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-14-2017, 06:31 PM  
Landscape The Pinnacles at Cape Woolami
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Last Friday evening I took a trip to Cape Woolami at Phillip Island. It's a stunning location, and as has loads of photo spots, top of which is The Pinnacles. I was shooting in brackets, and first blended a few images together, but then realized how much dynamic range the K5 IIs has and just adjusted one image. I think the result is much more natural than the blended version I did.
Hope you like it.

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Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-08-2017, 04:30 AM  
Landscape Early mornings
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Beautiful image, the clarity in the reflations is amazing.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-06-2017, 09:13 PM  
Post Your K5IIs Pictures Here!
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 2,218
Views: 305,736
That's a very nice family
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-04-2017, 04:43 PM  
Post Your K5IIs Pictures Here!
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 2,218
Views: 305,736
I'm really enjoying getting out with my K5 IIs, there's certainly a crazy amount of options and settings to fiddle with, but I'm starting to get to grips with it.
Here is a shot from yesterday at Cape Schanck, it's a stunning location.


Rocks in a Pool on 500px.com'
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-31-2017, 08:30 PM  
Post Your K5IIs Pictures Here!
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 2,218
Views: 305,736
I got a new used Pentax K5 IIs yesterday so I was all excited to take it out. I went for a trip down to Cape Schanck, and I think the excitement got the better of me, there are so many potentially amazing shots and I couldn't make up my mind and get changing spot. In the end I got my best shot walking back to the carpark. I have to be more thoughtful, and plan a shot out, not jump around like an ADD 10 year old.


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Forum: Photo Critique 01-25-2017, 07:00 PM  
Landscape Point Leo Rocks - How would you have edited this
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Tranzistors that looks awesome, I'll remember that for next time
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-24-2017, 05:38 PM  
Landscape Balnarring Beach Groyne
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 1
Views: 375
This may be my last outing with my Kr, I've just bought a used K-5 IIs which I'm really excited to get and play with.

I'm quite happy with this shot, though I did have to do quite a bit of cropping, one day I'll get better at getting the framing right when I'm shooting.


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Forum: Photo Critique 01-24-2017, 12:26 AM  
Landscape Point Leo Rocks - How would you have edited this
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Now that's an intense sky, I do like that part, but I think I prefer the rocks and seaweed in mine.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-23-2017, 08:26 PM  
Upgrade time for K-r
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
I'm looking at used, there aren't many (if any ) 18-135mm avalible, and the ones that come up go in a second. I can get a used 16-50 for about $450. I also like the idea of having a faster lens as I don't have one at the moment. I know this may not be the sharpest wide open, but I'm not going to be doing landscapes wide open, generally things where sharpness isn't as bigger issue to me. Also I just like the idea of a DA* lens, what can I say I lust after the gold ring.

Also I meant to say Star shot, where a faster lens is an advantage.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-23-2017, 04:22 PM  
Upgrade time for K-r
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
In the end I've ended up getting a K5 IIs used (low shutter count) and a RRS L bracket for $375 aud which I thought was a pretty good deal. I'm very excited to see what I can do with it, I'm going hiking for a couple of nights in 2 weeks so I'll take it then.
The only problem is that I now what to get some wr lens, thinking the DA* 16-50 as it's cheeper than the other options apart from the 18-55, and the 2.8 aperture should be good for stat shots. I've got a serious case of GAS
Forum: Photo Critique 01-22-2017, 12:06 AM  
Landscape Point Leo Rocks - How would you have edited this
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Looks a little bit instrgramy for me
Forum: Photo Critique 01-21-2017, 03:23 AM  
Landscape Point Leo Rocks - How would you have edited this
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
After a bit more playing in lightroom here's where I've ended up. I think the extra saturation an a little less exposure makes it pop a bit more.
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Forum: Photo Critique 01-20-2017, 08:35 PM  
Landscape Point Leo Rocks - How would you have edited this
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
I do like what it's done to the sky and the water.
Forum: Photo Critique 01-19-2017, 09:16 PM  
Landscape Point Leo Rocks - How would you have edited this
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Hi All,
I took this photo yesterday and was wondering what you would do with it. You can download the png here if you want a play.
Attachment 340408

I'm always interested to see how much people are able to improve an image in post. Here is what I did with it.
Attachment 340407
Forum: Photo Critique 01-17-2017, 03:25 AM  
Landscape Warneet Pier HDR
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Thanks very much for the advice, I've gone back and straightened it all up (took me a while to work out how, but got there in the end). It really has made a huge difference to the feel of the photo, I knew there was something I didn't like about it but couldn't work it out. I'm going to have to write myself a check list of thing to check for in post.
Cheers

Forum: Photo Critique 01-16-2017, 06:18 PM  
Landscape Warneet Pier HDR
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 5
Views: 778
I thought I'd have another go at processing an image with Lightroom HDR. I wanted to try to keep it looking pretty natural, though looking at it again today I may have pushed it too far. What do you guys think?



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Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-14-2017, 12:34 AM  
Best of 2016 Harveys Bay Sunset
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 0
Views: 285
I haven't been shooting much at all recently, but have got the bug back, really enjoyed getting out and finding a shot.


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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-10-2017, 02:26 PM  
Upgrade time for K-r
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
I did notice the K70 with 18-55WR $888 delivered and it is certainly making me think.

I lenses I currently have are; Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6, DA 16-45 f4, A50 f1.7 and the two kit lens that came with the camera. I'm currently fairly happy with what I've got, though at some stage I would like to get the 18-135 to take when trying to travel light. I do quite like the idea of having the 18-55WR as it would give me a cheap WR option to take out in the weather.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-10-2017, 02:49 AM  
Upgrade time for K-r
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
I certainly like the look of the k70, especially the tilting screen, that is something that I would find really helpful. But for $400 more it's a stretch
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-09-2017, 05:43 PM  
Upgrade time for K-r
Posted By Smilesy
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
I was thinking K70, but a new one is around $950 in Australia and there aren't any used ones yet. I can get a K5 IIs for about half that which I why I'm leaning that way. I was watching a K3 with a Pentax grip for $900 but was too slow to move and it's gone. Maybe I just need a bit more patients.
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