Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 17, 2010, 11:22 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Monza76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,095
Default Nov Challenge answer

This is what I photographed:


BTW anyone who wants to try zoom light effects can post it here for shameless critique only. This is NOT the November challenge, just a place to post your less than successful attempts.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Ira
Riverview, NB, Canada
http://aicphotography.blogspot.com/
_______________________________
Current equipment
Pentax K5, K3:
FA 35mm f2, FA 50 f1.4, FA 28-70mm f4, FA 28-80mm f3.5-5.6, FA 80-320mm f4.5-5.6, F 50mm f1.7, Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di, DA 10-17 f3.5-4.5, DA 14 f2.8, DA 16-45mm f4, DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 WR, DA 50-200mm f4-5.6 WR, AF-540FGZ

Olympus E-P2, E-P5, OM-D E-M1: 9mm to 150mm lenses

_______________________________
Monza76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Nov 18, 2010, 7:59 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Keithw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Posts: 421
Default

Brilliant! I would never have guessed in a month of Sundays (stupid phrase). Just goes to show that a little thought/experimentation can result in really interesting photos.

See, that's another great thing about this forum - it inspires!
__________________
Keith


Keithw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2010, 1:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
penolta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California USA
Posts: 5,206
Default

I wouldn't call it less than successful - pretty innovative. I didn't guess either. Adversity inspires! How many months is it until Spring thaw?
__________________
.
.
If life brings you lemons, you can make lemonade.
penolta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2010, 4:04 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Monza76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,095
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by penolta View Post
I wouldn't call it less than successful - pretty innovative. I didn't guess either. Adversity inspires! How many months is it until Spring thaw?
Too many, but the ice road down the MacKenzie should be open after Christmas.
__________________
Ira
Riverview, NB, Canada
http://aicphotography.blogspot.com/
_______________________________
Current equipment
Pentax K5, K3:
FA 35mm f2, FA 50 f1.4, FA 28-70mm f4, FA 28-80mm f3.5-5.6, FA 80-320mm f4.5-5.6, F 50mm f1.7, Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di, DA 10-17 f3.5-4.5, DA 14 f2.8, DA 16-45mm f4, DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 WR, DA 50-200mm f4-5.6 WR, AF-540FGZ

Olympus E-P2, E-P5, OM-D E-M1: 9mm to 150mm lenses

_______________________________
Monza76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2010, 9:12 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,056
Default

I'm another that would have guessed wrong (if I had guessed). Well done, would never have thought of doing that.

I'm hoping to spend a little time this weekend working on another technique for creating light trails. It might not work and I'll need to buy something (non-photographic), we'll see.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2010, 11:02 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Monza76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,095
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtngal View Post
I'm another that would have guessed wrong (if I had guessed). Well done, would never have thought of doing that.

I'm hoping to spend a little time this weekend working on another technique for creating light trails. It might not work and I'll need to buy something (non-photographic), we'll see.
I used the 18-55 for that shot, a bigger zoom ratio would give a more dramatic result, the 55-300 you used is perfect for that since it allows such long trails. If you could get your hands on something like that 18-270 (Tamron?) you could do some very dramatic images.

I can't wait to see what you get.
__________________
Ira
Riverview, NB, Canada
http://aicphotography.blogspot.com/
_______________________________
Current equipment
Pentax K5, K3:
FA 35mm f2, FA 50 f1.4, FA 28-70mm f4, FA 28-80mm f3.5-5.6, FA 80-320mm f4.5-5.6, F 50mm f1.7, Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di, DA 10-17 f3.5-4.5, DA 14 f2.8, DA 16-45mm f4, DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 WR, DA 50-200mm f4-5.6 WR, AF-540FGZ

Olympus E-P2, E-P5, OM-D E-M1: 9mm to 150mm lenses

_______________________________
Monza76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2010, 10:38 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,056
Default

Maybe Patty will be able to use her 18-250 for something like this, I'd be interested in seeing what she could do with it. I don't feel a particular need (or want) for this lens, I really prefer primes over most zooms and I've been drooling over the K5 besides.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2010, 1:11 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Monza76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,095
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtngal View Post
Maybe Patty will be able to use her 18-250 for something like this, I'd be interested in seeing what she could do with it. I don't feel a particular need (or want) for this lens, I really prefer primes over most zooms and I've been drooling over the K5 besides.
With that lens Patty should be able to produce a really impressive result.

Suggestion to Patty (hope you read this) if the light sources are LEDs, if some are above and some are below the lens centerline the result should be truly impressive.
__________________
Ira
Riverview, NB, Canada
http://aicphotography.blogspot.com/
_______________________________
Current equipment
Pentax K5, K3:
FA 35mm f2, FA 50 f1.4, FA 28-70mm f4, FA 28-80mm f3.5-5.6, FA 80-320mm f4.5-5.6, F 50mm f1.7, Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di, DA 10-17 f3.5-4.5, DA 14 f2.8, DA 16-45mm f4, DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 WR, DA 50-200mm f4-5.6 WR, AF-540FGZ

Olympus E-P2, E-P5, OM-D E-M1: 9mm to 150mm lenses

_______________________________
Monza76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2010, 8:48 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
nhmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southern New Hampshire
Posts: 5,202
Default

I've been debating all month what to do. Haven't been out much after dark, so had been thinking indoors like you did here, Ira. And, I'd been thinking of using the 18-250 for the effect your talking about. I did a shot a few years ago of our Christmas tree using my 18-55 and had wished I'd had a wider zoom range.

I just bought the 18-55WR and it's been on my camera since. But, usually the 18-250 is on unless I know I'm looking for something specific.

Let's hope I can live up to both your expectations here. Guess I'd really better start thinking now.

Patty
nhmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2010, 1:20 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Monza76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,095
Default

Patty, I found that you need to have a tripod and a shutter speed that is long enough to allow you to zoom in all the way (slowly and steadily so that the lines are nice and even). With the range of your lens you should easily get the lines out to the edge of the frame without needing to crop (I had to crop my challenge entry because the 18-55 couldn't get the trails long enough). Try both zooming in and zooming out (mine was shot by zooming in and I think Harriet's was as well).

Post any interesting results here or in a thread of your own so that we can see what a lens like that can do, and have fun. I realize what being stuck inside is like (and for me it was only one day) so take your camera and a tripod and try all sorts of experiments. Here in Tuktoyaktuk I will be mostly an indoor photographer for the next couple of months because daylight is quickly disappearing here, the sun rises today at noon and goes down at 3:15, soon it will not rise at all until mid January. At home I will experiment with all sorts of things.

Have fun and take care.
__________________
Ira
Riverview, NB, Canada
http://aicphotography.blogspot.com/
_______________________________
Current equipment
Pentax K5, K3:
FA 35mm f2, FA 50 f1.4, FA 28-70mm f4, FA 28-80mm f3.5-5.6, FA 80-320mm f4.5-5.6, F 50mm f1.7, Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di, DA 10-17 f3.5-4.5, DA 14 f2.8, DA 16-45mm f4, DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 WR, DA 50-200mm f4-5.6 WR, AF-540FGZ

Olympus E-P2, E-P5, OM-D E-M1: 9mm to 150mm lenses

_______________________________
Monza76 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:46 AM.