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 Dec 19, 2012, 12:00 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Trojansoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 3,724
Default Melodrama Returns (please boo the villain)

The audience had to be coaxed out of its politeness, but eventually began lustily booing the villain, Simon Darkway, when our high school presented an old-fashioned melodrama, "Love Rides the Rails," last weekend. The melodrama had everything a pretty girl and her old grandmother, worried about the railroad stealing the deed to their ranch


There were handsome railroad men and dastardly henchmen to the villain



But, Simon Darkly dominated, and his evil knew no bounds.... attacking from behind, spying, and delighting with his evil plans....




But, as in every good melodrama, Simon got what was coming to him in the end as the hero sent him flying



You may boo him to your heart's content. It was a fun evening.

All shots with the K5..... most of them with the 18-135 WR, but closeups with the Tamron 70-300. I was amazed at how nice these turned out and just how capable the K-5 really is.... I shot at ISO 5000 and ran a low power pass through Noiseware, but just simply didn't see noise.

Paul
Trojansoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:13 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
dane/dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: canada
Posts: 232
Default

Well done..
__________________
http://www.flickr.com/people/danedawg/ ...K-3x2,Tamron 90mm,Sigma 10-20mm,Tamron 17-50mm,Tamron 28-75mm,Sigma 70-200mm,Sigma 500mm/4.5 ,Da* 300mm,Metz 50af1, Metz 52af1,YN 560iix2..
dane/dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 11:23 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,056
Default

Wow! Very nice photos! You certainly got great clarity and detail. I'll do a bit of noise reduction at that ISO, but they usually don't need much.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:13 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mount Shasta, California
Posts: 1,525
Default

I shoot a lot of events. These are very well done. Crop the last one (include the feet on the stage) and you would have a classic. K5 without a prime? Much more camera than I had thought.
pboerger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:24 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: East Central Vermont
Posts: 1,890
Default

Paul, these are great, and they bring back some wonderful memories. Both my kids were involved with the drama program when they were in high school, and I sat through many delightful performances during those years. The lighting in our high school auditorium was awful, and I always came home with very noisy photos that were nearly unusable. These are very clear and a great testament to the K5's low light ability, and perhaps a testament to the superior lighting at your school.
mtnman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 4:31 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
MacBook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 565
Default

Boo for the villain!

Hurrah for the K5!
MacBook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 7:22 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

What a great job - both the photographer and the actors!
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 9:00 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Trojansoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 3,724
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pboerger View Post
I shoot a lot of events. These are very well done. Crop the last one (include the feet on the stage) and you would have a classic. K5 without a prime? Much more camera than I had thought.
I was stunned when I saw how well the Tamron 70-300 f/4.0-f/5.6 did stretching in for the closeups. It was the first time I had pushed the camera that far in low light. One of my students was shooting with my K-7 and the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, one of my favorite lenses, and she couldn't match my overall quality, even shooting down around ISO 2000.
Trojansoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 9:01 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Trojansoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 3,724
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtnman View Post
Paul, these are great, and they bring back some wonderful memories. Both my kids were involved with the drama program when they were in high school, and I sat through many delightful performances during those years. The lighting in our high school auditorium was awful, and I always came home with very noisy photos that were nearly unusable. These are very clear and a great testament to the K5's low light ability, and perhaps a testament to the superior lighting at your school.
Testament is to the camera; our school's lighting is terrible.

Paul
Trojansoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 20, 2012, 1:27 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Frogfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Shanghai, China
Posts: 2,774
Default

Well it will tell you what an excellent job both shooter and camera did because I was following, and enjoying, the story rather than looking for deficiencies in either.
__________________
http://frogfish.smugmug.com
Pentax : 15 Ltd, 77 Ltd, 43/1.9 Ltd, Cosina 55/1.2, DA*300/4, Contax Zeiss Distagon 28/2.8, Raynox 150/250, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.

Nikon : D800, D600, Sigma 500/4.5, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 - 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 - 35/2.0, Nikkor 85/1.8G, Sigma 50/1.4. Nikon x1.4 TC, Sigma x2.0 TC
Frogfish 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 6:53 AM.