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Old Jan 7, 2018, 7:55 PM   #1
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Okay, I have been experimenting with an old *istDS that I recently acquired, it has less than 6000 shots on it so it is my newest, oldest camera. Here are some experiments.
First I used the poor dynamic range to good effect:
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Old Jan 7, 2018, 7:57 PM   #2
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My next was shot propped against a building (no SR here) of the church doors across the street. I played with it in Snapseed to get a moody art piece rather than an accurate interpretation.
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Old Jan 7, 2018, 7:58 PM   #3
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Finally a shot from our first cold snap.
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My next was shot propped against a building (no SR here) of the church doors across the street. I played with it in Snapseed to get a moody art piece rather than an accurate interpretation.

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These are very cool shots. But this (2nd one) stands out very artsy. Just stuningly beautiful. Well done

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Thanks Daniel.
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Very nice shots! I really like the first one, it’s the type of thing I like. The second one has an interesting mood to it, you carried it off perfectly.
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Old Jan 8, 2018, 8:33 AM   #7
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Very nice shots! I really like the first one, it’s the type of thing I like. The second one has an interesting mood to it, you carried it off perfectly.
The second shot was taken “just because”. My wife Annette was at a rehearsal for an upcoming musical so I took the camera and walked around downtown Moncton at night (a very cold night actually). This was the only decent shot I got but the result is an artsy interpretation. Sometimes I like to overprocess images to see if they have any potential but usually I do as little post processing as possible. Happy new year.
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Here are three more from yesterday, all with the DS and the last just slightly cropped. I love the "look" of the images from this camera even though it is not very capable compared to my more modern cameras.
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Okay, I have been experimenting with an old *istDS that I recently acquired, it has less than 6000 shots on it so it is my newest, oldest camera. Here are some experiments.
First I used the poor dynamic range to good effect:
Ira,

A great set!

I chuckled when you said . . . "First I used the poor dynamic range to good effect:", but that 1st shot definitely benefited from letting the blacks be black!

But I also think your next 2 shots really benefited from the same attention to detail (or lack there of on behalf of the camera's dynamic range).

Your 2nd shot of the door is IMHO really effective. At first, I was trying to figure out where the light source was. I finally figured out (I think) that it has burnt to white at the top? But . . . until I figure that out, the door seemed to be glowing with its own light. Very, seemingly illuminating and very appropriate for the doors that they are!

And that third shot, with the snow going to white is again very appropriate for the composition IMHO. I could totally see that as a nice print or card!

As I posted in another thread . . . our Pentax K100d and ist DS cameras are over ten years old. Definitely approaching "antique" status in the digital camera era, LOL. But . . . photography in many respects has not really changed since its birth about a hundred years ago, so . . . our cameras, from that perspective, are but young puppies with plenty of life left in them IMHO.

Looking forward to many more of your posts!
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But . . . photography in many respects has not really changed since its birth about a hundred years ago, so . . . our cameras, from that perspective, are but young puppies with plenty of life left in them IMHO.

Looking forward to many more of your posts!
Thanks, as I said I can't wait for the focus screen, just to see if it will make the experience even more enjoyable. These old cameras have limitations, but many a painter has created great art with a single brush and three colours so...
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