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Old Oct 15, 2007, 10:02 AM   #1
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we finally had a good sunday yesterday. The whole summer here has been very mediocre, so a bright autumn day really charged the batteries again

Of course my camera almost dragged me out to go shooting

I'm very pleased with this seemingly cheap zoom, the pentax-A 35-135mm. I expected only average results, but at f8 it's really nice and sharp!
(The vignetting in some shots was added in post-processing)

[align=center] Some playing with composition:

I call this one "Birdwatching"

This couple has at least 1 thing in common...their love for reading!

I have more, but will put them periodically on my blog. It was a really good day, I have about 2 weeks worth of keepers and had a lot of fun

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Old Oct 15, 2007, 8:23 PM   #2
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Love this series. I liked the third one the best when I went through them the first time, but your birdwatcher is a wonderful capture. I just like all of them!
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 12:32 AM   #3
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Tom I liked the pidgeon most but they are all very good.

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Old Oct 16, 2007, 1:10 AM   #4
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Black and White and European street scenes to boot.... I really like the entire series. Here in the US you really do not see street scenes like this - the open air market, people sitting around reading and watching the world go by. Really nice subject matter. The coblestones and piegon is a nice touch!

... just as an aside, I really like the last one, with the reading - this month's contest is transportation - and for some reason just looking at the folks - they are being transported to where ever or when ever the story is...
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 2:16 AM   #5
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Makes me wish I were there!
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 10:47 AM   #6
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Citylife at its best, and your playful composition catches the essence of it. Well done, Tom!

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Old Oct 16, 2007, 1:32 PM   #7
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Well done, very well done.

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Old Oct 16, 2007, 7:59 PM   #8
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Lovely shots . I like the European way for people mingling and interacting. In N Am, we have to drive to reach the community - well a mall. In Europe you walk over to one of thousand little squares with a lot of cafes and little store.
Apparently you have days of lousy weather and a break is the time people come out and enjoy simple sunlight and fresh air
Thanks for sharing

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Old Oct 16, 2007, 9:56 PM   #9
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Very nice Tom, the black and white suits these shots perfectly.

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Old Oct 16, 2007, 10:07 PM   #10
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You B&W street shots are always a lot of fun to look at! Great shots and I really like how your black and white conversions turn out. Care to post your process?

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