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Old Sep 23, 2006, 7:30 PM   #1
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One of my nieces had a birthday party today and, for a change, I spent my time taking pictures of people instead of bugs (odd I know). I have decided that kids are both great fun and great aggravation to photograph. Anyhow, I know most of you probably have one of the Pentax 50mm lenses. I have both an A and an F in 1.7, today I was using the F. While it did great inside taking pictures without flash it really impressed me outdoors.I wish I could show you these at 100%, the way the foreground subject just jumps out of the photograph at the eye is amazing. All right, enough gushing, I am sure the old hands are smiling bemusedly at me right now, so here are the pics.
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Old Sep 23, 2006, 7:30 PM   #2
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It is a little dangerous having your camera at the end of a slip and slide.
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Old Sep 23, 2006, 7:32 PM   #3
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One of my nieces.
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Old Sep 23, 2006, 7:40 PM   #4
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Last one.
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Old Sep 23, 2006, 7:42 PM   #5
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OK, THIS is the last one. This was no flash at ISO 800. I have been very happy with the low light capability of this camera/lens combination. It really blows my old point and shoot out of the water.

Thanks for looking,
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tim,
these are great. i can tell all involved were having a GREAT time. thanks for posting these.

thank gawd these are not videos. hehehe

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Old Sep 23, 2006, 8:48 PM   #7
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Those are some great pics. The horseshoe one is wonderful. I've been impressed with my A f2.0 50mm. I know it's not as nice as the 1.7 or 1.4 but I've been very pleased with some shots I've taken with it. It's become my workhorse lens for portraits. 30 bucks well spent. Once again, really nice pics NE.
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These are really neat - the kids look like they were having a great time and it comes across in the pictures. Love the first one!
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These are really nice pictures! I think you have "the eye" for composition.

What mode did you use? Did you shoot in RAW? The first one I think would benefit from taking down exposure a bit (make it a bit darker, showing more details in the highlights), and the last one could be a bit changed for white balance. This is a piece of cake if you shot them in RAW, but not that tricky with jpeg in Photoshop either.

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Thanks everyone for your feedback. Kjell, I shot all of these in jpeg, I know I need to learn to use RAW but thus far I hardly use any post processing at all except to resize or crop for posting. I really appreciate the constructive criticism as I want to learn to do this well. I looked at both pictures you mentioned and could easily see the yellow castin thepicture of my youngest niece and, only because you mentioned it, I could see some overexposed highlights in the horseshoe pic. I will play with both of those in PSP X and see about learning to make those changes.

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Tim


Update: That was not as hard as I feared, how is this?


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