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Old Feb 5, 2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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The short version of a long story is that I have been hobbling around with a fractured ankle in a boot all month. Between that and starting up a new project that has me going on conference calls from 6am to 6pm, has left little time for anything. The upside of this is that I was able to catch a wonderful price on a K5 from Samy's Camera in LA. So, this evening I finally got out of the house to go take some pictures...

Here is Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, 5 bracketed shots @ iso 80 +/- 2ev and using Oloneo's PhotoEngine to stack them together. I really do like this camera and I am finding that it is doing everything that I have always wanted to do, just as everyone was saying, all along. I sort of feel bad with a perfectly wonderful K20 now sitting on the Dining Room table.

I also have to say that for tone mapping this new photo engine provide a work flow that does really work for me.

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Old Feb 6, 2012, 9:49 AM   #2
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I really like the shot, the bracketing created a natural looking image, nicely done


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Very sorry about the broken ankle and the crazy schedule. I also upgraded very recently from a K20 to a K5, and I am also having trouble finding the time to get out ans use it. Great image, by the way.
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Very nice picture! Congrats on being able to take advantage of Samy's mistake, and that they honored the price. The interesting thing about something like this is that a store can get a good idea of what type of sale price they should set - too low and they'll be inundated (like it sounds like Samy's was) and too high a price and they don't move off the shelves. I don't think anyone else is going to lower the price on the K5 that far until well after the replacement is announced.

No wonder you haven't been out in a while - ouch! A crazy schedule is a lot easier to deal with than a broken ankle - hope you'll be able to get back to normal soon.
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Old Feb 8, 2012, 6:22 PM   #5
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Sure do hope and pray your recovery is quick & complete!

Congratulations on the new camera - very nice "sample" photo.
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