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Old Oct 15, 2010, 3:17 AM   #1
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This is one of several images I took of the last of the daylight at a local lake while waiting to meet someone. Taken with the K100D Super and Tamron SP 35-80 lens. Tweaked with Elements 2 and Topaz Detail 2. First time I've really shot sunsets or evening sky and in all honesty I wouldn't have taken these if there had been some birds around but I'm kinda glad they weren't around. I have some of the reflection as well, will try to get to those here soon. Just thought I'd share this one. Hope you enjoy and comments always welcome. I'm still getting used to the camera and frankly have no idea what it was focusing on. The thing beeps like it's in focus but then won't shoot and I noticed that some shots I took tonight were way out of focus, maybe just not enough light?

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Old Oct 15, 2010, 6:38 AM   #2
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Such fine rich colors, and very interesting sillhouette too! Really nice job!

PS - low light is indeed sometimes a problem for the autofocus, especially in our "older" pentaxes. You can always switch to manual focus...
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That was with MF. I haven't noticed any problems before so I assume it was the low light. Thanks for the comments.

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Very pretty, John.
Yeah, Linda and I both have problems shooting in low light at times. she has a K100 and Mines the K-20. Tell ya what though, she gets better photos than I do in low light!
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 12:50 PM   #5
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great color, beautiful work
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 12:57 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! Glad you enjoyed them.

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a great sunset
such intense colours
and the tree adds a good interesting contrast

try taking the camera off auto focus and see how you go in low light
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Lovely - very intense.

Now, tell us more about who you were meeting down by the lake eh ?

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Wonderful colors! I love sunset pictures.

Cameras need contrast to focus so when it gets dark enough to affect the AF sensor I'll shoot stuff that's far enough away to manually focus on infinity (and try to use an aperture that will get everything in focus). Sometimes that's hard when you have silhouetted trees and handholding, using a large aperture.
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Lovely - very intense.

Now, tell us more about who you were meeting down by the lake eh ?

Nod nod, wink wink, say no more Guv, say no more.
The lake was on the way, not where we met and she's right here if you really want to know

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