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 Jan 24, 2006, 10:57 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
errno_gmm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 518
Default

Unfortunately I have to work and wont be at the skyshow.
errno_gmm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2006, 4:18 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Peacekeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,024
Default

Your not working the thin blue line are you?
Peacekeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2006, 8:10 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
danielchtong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,888
Default

Nice shots.
What lens are you using with your DL?
Did you use autofocus one (like the kit lens)?
I have problem focusing on my A & M lens. Maybe it is me or DL the viewfinder of which is known to be dimmer than istD.

Daniel

Crashman wrote:
Quote:
These three were taken tonight up at Kings Park in Perth. All shot were taken on bulb setting and I set the WB set to Tungsten to give it a different look. No other touching up has been done other than a run through by Neat Noise at 50% noise reduction.

What do you think??
danielchtong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2006, 6:12 AM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 91
Default

Stars, havent seen them for a while. I guess people that were born in Los Angeles would look and think what the heck are those lights in the sky?
Mark47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2006, 6:38 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Peacekeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,024
Default

Using the DL with the Sigma 18-125mm DC 3.5-5.6 kit lens.

1st shot focal length 18mm, f5.6 30 sec, iso 400
2nd shot focal length 18mm, f3.5 10 sec, iso 800
3rd shot focal length 18mm, f4 15 sec, iso 800

All of these shots manual focused.

I use a 1million candle power rechargeable torch (flashlight) that I paint the scenes with sometimes, here it a shot I rejected because I over painted with too much light, in the end the one I posted had no artificial light.

But the reason I mentioned it its because I shine the torch on my subject to see it it and help frame it, then manually focus or sometimes auto focus. If I auto focus I use the remote to initiate the shot, which of course doens't refocus the image.
Attached Images
 
Peacekeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2006, 8:50 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
errno_gmm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 518
Default

Oo, quite wide apertures there. When doing shots like this, your better off using a lower f-stop for the depth of field
errno_gmm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2006, 9:27 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Monza76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,093
Default

I can see why you rejected it, not up to the standard of the other shots. Meanwhile as you Australians trade summer tales I look out my back window and see this (shot through a water droplet spattered window, and a snow storm, with a Sigma 70-210mm at 210mm, 1/400, f7.1)

Have some sympathy for those of us on the other side of the world (if I dig down from here I think I would end up off the coast of New Zealand).

Ira
Attached Images
 
Monza76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2006, 9:40 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
mtclimber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 18,143
Default

Great shots, Cashman-

Many thanks for posting them.

MT
mtclimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2006, 5:16 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
ennacac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,198
Default

Someone forgot to put their bike away last fall!
ennacac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 27, 2006, 6:53 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Peacekeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,024
Default

Always a tough call, high Iso to get faster exposure ....leads to noise,
Long exposure times.............leads to noise
low F stop ............leads to short depth of field.

I know...Usually my night shots on 35mm are F11 to give me that depth of field, even with iso400 film some of my shots were 6 minutes, not a problem except when the shot your trying to take is a local street, you can only block traffic for so long...:lol:

Ira, it is summer and we have to enjoy it before it gets cold and starts raining again and we have to wear long trousers and maybe put the heater on once in a while. Snow, whats snow? :blah:

Seriously, I think snowscapes would be a beautiful medium to work with as long as you have the right filters.

I love that shot of the bike with the snow falling, now a nice long night shot with some concealed lights shining onto some trees to give it some depth and texture, that would be nice. I must get me some snow.....:idea:
Peacekeeper 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 2:31 PM.