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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 Days Ago  
Life is too short m
Posted By Parallax
Replies: 9
Views: 683
We wish you well in your future endeavors.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 3 Days Ago  
Landscape 48 inch Enlargement
Posted By JimmyL
Replies: 8
Views: 260
I took this picture of Lower Falls on the Lewis River in fall of 2018. I liked the picture and did post it here back then.
Collage,com had run some specials before at 90% off and I've very good results from them.
Another 90% off sale came and I decided to see how big I could go and still have acceptable results.
I developed the picture in PDCU with some minor adjustments.
Then I used
Topaz Studio 2
Topaz Adjust AI
Topaz Sharpen AI
The result was incredible. A gorgeous 48 x 32 canvas that is so tack sharp and beautiful that it's hard to believe. It printed exactly as it appeared on my screen (ColorMunki adjusted).
No sign of any pixels 32 by 48 inches, even from 12 inches away.
This camera still amazes me and Collage .com has done beautiful work (and who can pass up 90% off). With tax and shipping it cost $60 total.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 3 Days Ago  
Nature Pine warbler
Posted By mahanpots
Replies: 2
Views: 142
The snow melted today and I got a quick couple of shots of this colorful bird as it popped out of the shadows of a maple tree, with its red blooms.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 3 Days Ago  
Pets Buddies
Posted By bobbotron
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Forum: General Talk 3 Days Ago  
Ancestry DNA test
Posted By PJ1
Replies: 39
Views: 727
Ancestry is interesting stuff.

My wife and I had our Mitochondrial DNA done years ago by the Oxford University project (Brian Sykes). The maternal line for both of us goes back to the area that is roughly now southern France about 17,000 years ago. 49 per cent of Europeans trace their maternal ancestry to there but the thing I like about it is that I can stand in front of the cave paintings in southern France (places like Font de Gaume and Roiuffinac and know that someone in my deep ancestry probably played a part in their creation or the associated ceremonies.

My wife's maiden name was Horne - a good Viking name and the fair hair to go with it. My paternal line is English back to the 16th century and back to the French/German borderlands before that. Of the four grandparents of my paternal grandmother, three were convicts and the other was the daughter of a convict. If I come to visit, don't leave your K-1 unattended.:lol::lol:

If I ever get a more detailed DNA done it will be because I want to know how much Neanderthal DNA I have.
Forum: General Talk 4 Days Ago  
Ancestry DNA test
Posted By gifthorse
Replies: 39
Views: 727
I apparently come from a long line of drunks and liars who were run out of Ireland for stealing horses.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 5 Days Ago  
Greetings from New Hampshire, USA
Posted By gel56
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Hello All!

Living a quiet country life, retired. Photography has been a hobby for a while, always Pentax, night time photography (including astrophotography) is my favorite.

Does anyone live near a Dark Sky Park? Looking for recommendations ....

Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-16-2020, 10:45 AM  
Sports Midget AA Hockey
Posted By fwwidall
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Last night I shot the hockey game between the Kitchener Rangers Midget AA team and the Calgary Northwestern Warriors who are visiting Ontario and playing a number of exhibition games.

First time I've shot a game this season as I'm usually recording video highlights for posting on YouTube.

As usual the lighting was poor, and shooting through the stain covered glass is never easy. I took along my K3, DA*200mm, DA70mm & DA15mm.

Half the team will be 'graduating' from minor hockey at the end of the season in April, after the current playoffs finish. Its been fun following my grandson's teams for the past 10 years, watching the boys grow up into fine young men. Lots of good memories, not to mention over 2500 images, and hundreds of videos :) Time to find a warmer sport...

Anyway here's a few shots from the game:

IMGP3156 by Fred Widall, on Flickr

IMGP3125 by Fred Widall, on Flickr

IMGP2840 by Fred Widall, on Flickr

The 15mm worked quite well from behind the net.

IMGP2680 by Fred Widall, on Flickr

IMGP2740 by Fred Widall, on Flickr

The teams

IMGP3221 by Fred Widall, on Flickr

The retirees

IMGP3243 by Fred Widall, on Flickr

Jerseys by Fred Widall, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-16-2020, 02:59 AM  
Abstract I'm sure I can smell an ant somewhere...
Posted By RobG
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-16-2020, 03:07 PM  
Nature A Couple in Love, on a date.
Posted By brewmaster15
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-16-2020, 08:46 PM  
Nature Board Meeting
Posted By K2 to K50
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Bird second from left: "OK, we have a quorum. Meeting now open. Now LISTEN UP!!"

Other three birds: "Yes Sir!". "Yes Sir!". "Yes Sir!"

Attachment 487376
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-16-2020, 01:51 PM  
Nature Bodes Nebula and the Cigar Galaxy
Posted By Apet-Sure
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Took the word right out of my head.
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-15-2020, 02:54 PM  
Unreal! How can Pentax not be more popular?
Posted By PJ1
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Welcome to the Forums. I agree on the K-3. It's a great camera and I see no reason to upgrade mine. But you asked why Pentax is not more popular. Part of it I think is that many people these days only hear of Pentax by word of mouth. So someone they know introduces them to one or maybe they inherit one. And it only takes a high profile you-tuber with links to another manufacturer to talk down Pentax and it puts a dampener on the potential market although there have been some positive reviews lately). But we enlightened few can feel smug about our superior knowledge.:lol::lol:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-15-2020, 06:13 PM  
Abstract My backyard in winter.
Posted By RICHARD L.
Replies: 3
Views: 181
The backyard view from my house by minus 25 degrees C in winter. Taken handheld with the much maligned 645 A 45 mm f/2.8 moderate wide-angle and transformed into a high-contrast black and white version. I guess I was lucky but this lens is very sharp as are all my other 645 Pentax lenses.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-15-2020, 04:56 PM  
Nature Bodes Nebula and the Cigar Galaxy
Posted By Colorado CJ
Replies: 5
Views: 195
It was finally clear last night, so I shot a pair of galaxies.

M81 (Bodes Nebula) is 12 Million light years away and spans around 90,000 light years across.

M82 (the Cigar Galaxy) is 12 Million light years away. It is a Starburst galaxy and makes stars 10X faster than our galaxy. The bright core is exploding with Hydrogen gas (the red areas in the center).

I decided to see how my mono camera with filter wheel works with the RASA 11. I was wondering if the large filter wheel would affect the image too much or not.

It looks like it will work fine with the filter wheel and also with my normal filters. So I won't have to buy the expensive 2" "fast" filters for this scope. Some of the stars are very slightly out of round, but I think I can fix that with making a mask to sit in front of the filter wheel.

Anyway, here is the photo. This is an integration of:

Lum: 200, 20 second images
Red: 48, 45 second images
Green: 48, 45 second images
Blue: 48, 45 second images
H-Alpha: 40, 90 second images

Celestron RASA 11
EQ6-R Pro
ZWO ASI290MM MIni Guide Camera

M81-RASA-Mono-Small by Colo CJ, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-15-2020, 04:25 PM  
Poll: Why did you go full frame?
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 76
Views: 2,319
neither did I..... and no regrets, either...

I keep seeing former APS-C shooters coming back to APS-C, either for a second camera body or after selling off their K-1, having to repurchase all their old favorite crop-lenses, etc....
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-15-2020, 12:53 AM  
Travel Ritsurin Gardens by boat
Posted By RobG
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Ritsurin Gardens by boat
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

Ritsurin Gardens in Takamatsu, Shikoku are one of the most famous gardens in Japan. One of the cutest features is an Azalea bush shaped into a heart. It would be fun to photograph it in Spring!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-15-2020, 12:24 AM  
Greetings... First time on the forum.
Posted By PixL8
Replies: 8
Views: 219
I see you are into some Macro.... I have a few nice macro's as well, just started with it on and off again. Takes a good eye and patience!
Forum: General Talk 02-14-2020, 06:43 PM  
Been Ill
Posted By theoicarry
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Hi, I have been on line and off line since 2015. Wife, I, and son have had health issues. Bottom line is wife is doing great, Son is doing well with Harry cell Leukemia which is manageable and he should do well at 44 years old. I had a pee issue and puzzled the Urologists...... Funny as it was my heart rate of 125 beets a minute making me pee... Long story. Had Heart Ablation surgery and doing fine. Several years here gone by.
Oh well. Hope to be able to be a supporting member of this site once again.
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-09-2020, 04:09 PM  
DA* Club
Posted By SunValley
Replies: 5,350
Views: 786,132
It was a beautiful but cold morning today in Montreal. The St.Lawrence river produced a lot of fog and the boiler rooms were working overtime

K-5, DA*16-50, 100% crop
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-09-2020, 06:01 PM  
DA* Club
Posted By Mbaez
Replies: 5,350
Views: 786,132
Lower Manhattan

K3 + PENTAX-DA* 50-135mm F2.8

200121_K3_0269_DxO by Marcos Baez, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 12-26-2019, 08:47 AM  
DA* Club
Posted By dcpropilot
Replies: 5,350
Views: 786,132
K-3 and DA*16-30
_IMG7870 by David Carman, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 12-07-2019, 08:32 PM  
DA* Club
Posted By y0chang
Replies: 5,350
Views: 786,132

Lunar Eclipse Sequence taken during the Jan. 20, 2019 Full Lunar Eclipse

Pentax K-1 - DA* 300mm

Lunar Eclipse Sequence ( Yung-Han Chang ) - AstroBin
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-25-2019, 06:50 PM  
DA* Club
Posted By dcpropilot
Replies: 5,350
Views: 786,132
K-3 and 50-135

IMGP0571 by David Carman, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-25-2019, 01:08 PM  
DA* Club
Posted By simple1
Replies: 5,350
Views: 786,132
KP DA*50-135. If I'd had a bit narrower aperture the hummingbird would be more in focus. But I was shooting 1/2000 and already at iso6400. Probably didn't need 1/2000 but I don't get to shoot hummingbird very often. Those little buggers move...a lot.

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