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Forum: Post Your Photos! 3 Days Ago  
Landscape Speeding up the clouds
Posted By Fries
Replies: 5
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Thanks Reh! It sure is lovely spot and has been photographed before by a lot of people. That is one reason why I used the filter. With the clouds traveling at speed I tried to make something different. But you are right. The filter isn't necessary.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 6 Days Ago  
Architecture Poolside
Posted By Fries
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Sorry, that was a typo. I used one 'either' to many. I just wanted to say that we have the same weather over here.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 6 Days Ago  
Landscape Clouds over Black Canyon
Posted By Fries
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Very nice build up from foreground to the distant mountains and the differences in toning and the light.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 6 Days Ago  
Architecture Poolside
Posted By Fries
Replies: 5
Views: 204
No sunshine either here either! Often we get what you have been suffering from a few days later. Nice, strong, contrast between the weather and the surroundings!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 6 Days Ago  
Cityscape 18 foot high snowbank in front of houses in Quebec City.
Posted By Fries
Replies: 13
Views: 314
You don't have to worry about watering the plants in the spring... That is indeed a ridiculous amount of the white stuff! We hardly had any snow this year.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 6 Days Ago  
Landscape Mount Emei
Posted By Fries
Replies: 4
Views: 191
A heavenly view!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 6 Days Ago  
Landscape Speeding up the clouds
Posted By Fries
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Thanks Tom!


Tim, thanks!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-11-2019, 08:20 PM  
IRIX 15mm -- Pros and Cons
Posted By Fries
Replies: 24
Views: 1,197
Thanks! The size of the lens in this case isn't the reason I use a tripod; I am happy to use the DFA150-450mm hand held for my work. It is just a good idea when shooting landscapes with the mirror up to get the most out of any given lens. And when shooting with long shutterspeeds there is no other option.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-11-2019, 03:10 PM  
IRIX 15mm -- Pros and Cons
Posted By Fries
Replies: 24
Views: 1,197
I needed to spend some time with this lens to get it to gel with my kind of photography which is landscapes with a tripod. With my 24mm (Samyang) I can fold the legs of the tripod to a very low setting and have good results. With the Irix was plagued with the edge distortions already mentioned. But with the legs folded in the upright position that problem went away. And with such a wide lens I becomes very tricky not to photograph your own shadow! My biggest problem to date is with the Irix 10 stop ND filter for long exposures. Even though it is a rather thin filter there is very pronounced vignetting and is very easy to get weird spots on the glas that are rather difficult to get rid of. I do shoot a lot near and above salt water and I store my filters in a dedicated pouch. I never had any problems with my B+W filters but I returned one Irix filter for a warranty repair and bought another one that is displaying the same kind of problems. I have yet to try the repaired filter. But the lens itself is really good. Infinity is where it should be and the option to lock the lens on infinity is helpful. And I can get close up enough to objects in my foreground to create some depth in my photo's without losing critical sharpness. It does not deal with as well as some of my Pentax lenses with shooting into the sun but I can work around that. One recent example...

Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-11-2019, 03:06 PM  
Landscape Speeding up the clouds
Posted By Fries
Replies: 5
Views: 248
There was real strong wind blowing out on the sea and I tried to speed up the clouds with some long exposures. With low tide normally it is not a problem to go out on the seabed but the wind pushed the water on to the flats. I kept a good eye on my camera and tripod. It felt like only one really strong gust of wind was needed to topple everything over...:eek: I wouldn't be the first time I lost some camera equipment that way!

I do feel the effort wasn't wasted and hope you like them too!

Cheers,

Remco

1.


2.


3. (And one without using a ND filter.)
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-26-2019, 04:21 PM  
K-1 MK2 Long Exposure Performance
Posted By Fries
Replies: 25
Views: 2,995
You probably have the automatic noise reduction for longer exposures turned on.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 02-21-2019, 07:56 AM  
Wildcamping with camera gear.
Posted By Fries
Replies: 55
Views: 1,142
I do long hiking trips (12 day's) and use a waist pack with a shoulder harness. Your ability to pack and carry a normal backpack isn't compromised and with a good shoulder harness you can distribute the weight of the camera and (two) lenses in a way that makes it easy to carry.

Edit: English isn't my first language. I think what I use is called a chest pack.
Forum: Photographic Technique 02-16-2019, 03:19 AM  
Blue hour photography
Posted By Fries
Replies: 54
Views: 2,421
That is exactly why I haven't really tested this app for finding the right moment! I go out when I have time and feel like I want to enjoy my self. But sometimes when I am wandering and I am not sure which spot to pick it does help finding the right place knowing where the sun sets with the associated quality of the light.
Forum: Photographic Technique 02-15-2019, 03:39 PM  
Blue hour photography
Posted By Fries
Replies: 54
Views: 2,421
One way to correctly identify the blue hour for any given location is using this app on your smartphone: PhotoPills | Shoot legendary photos. I have no affiliation with the makers of the app and use it from time to time. I haven't had a really critical look at the accuracy of it for this purpose but it is a well respected photo app. And since there are so many great examples of blue hour pictures in this topic I'll share too!
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 02-14-2019, 03:33 PM  
Smart photo gear kit for nature hiking, sailing, and big city visit
Posted By Fries
Replies: 45
Views: 1,143
Option C was my standerd hiking set for years. It does not cover everything but it does offer flexibility with the zoom and a wonderful way to compress landscapes with hills and mountains in it with the DA*300mm. The TC is nice if you encounter wildlife. You can add a speciality lens like a macro or the FA77&FA31 as an extra option you can leave in the hotel when you need to travel light.
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-10-2019, 04:54 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Fries
Replies: 64,427
Views: 2,228,460
Hmmm, looks good! But they don't ship it to the Netherlands...🤔 (And Canada.)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-10-2019, 01:48 PM  
Landscape Shells and a brick in a dry sea
Posted By Fries
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Thanks Reh!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-05-2019, 02:53 PM  
Landscape Shells and a brick in a dry sea
Posted By Fries
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Thanks Bengan! Sometimes you have a favorite but somehow you know the 'other' shot appeals to more people. The first shot was most popular on social media. I am glad you picked out the second one!


Todd, also thanks for the same reason!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-04-2019, 04:27 PM  
Landscape Shells and a brick in a dry sea
Posted By Fries
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Went out on the dry seabed at low tide near the small coastal town of Wierum. It is a very special environment; there are places along the coast where you would sink away in the mud trying to do this.

Cheers,

Remco

1. Sea shells in the foreground. The church tower of Wierum just behind the seawall.


2. A lonely brick far away from the coast is one of the indicators that lots of land has eroded away.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-04-2019, 04:17 PM  
Landscape Castel Boccal, Tuscany, in B&W
Posted By Fries
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Looks like a set for a horror movie. In a good way!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-04-2019, 04:16 PM  
Landscape Standing tall
Posted By Fries
Replies: 1
Views: 155
I understand why they caught your eye. They really stand out!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-04-2019, 03:48 PM  
Landscape Cedar Creek Grist Mill (south Washington)
Posted By Fries
Replies: 11
Views: 662
That is a special place and you nailed it with this photo!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-04-2019, 03:46 PM  
Architecture House of gold
Posted By Fries
Replies: 11
Views: 341
It is somewhat of a bizarre sight; that much of a difference between inside and outside. Cool photo!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-04-2019, 03:45 PM  
Landscape Cows - - lots of them.
Posted By Fries
Replies: 11
Views: 417
I love how the long lens compresses the landscape and accentuates the height differences. Perfect setting for this photo full of cows!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-04-2019, 03:42 PM  
Nature Cold trees
Posted By Fries
Replies: 1
Views: 182
The first one works really well for me. So much wood reaching for the light and away from the snow!
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