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Forum: Photo Critiques Oct 11, 2015, 7:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By sumx4182
I would say that it looks flat because of lack of...

I would say that it looks flat because of lack of contrast to me. Upping the contrast a bit might give it more depth. It all looks in the 50% gray area to me. Nothing closer to white or black.
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Oct 11, 2015, 7:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By sumx4182
Maternity

My wife and future daughter as a model at 22 weeks.


All shots with K-30 and Pentax* 50-135. Didn't completely nail the focus as I'd hoped but happy with my first attempt. I'm not a portrait...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless May 25, 2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By sumx4182
The flower may not take center stage here, but...

The flower may not take center stage here, but the butterfly sure seems to love it...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5446/17398879983_2b0edb51f6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/svtNRn)Get My Good Side...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 29, 2015, 7:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By sumx4182
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7543/15832570282_d3...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7543/15832570282_d315be1f31_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q854xG)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/q854xG) by CCampbell2 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 29, 2015, 7:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By sumx4182
That it is. We were driving out that way to do...

That it is. We were driving out that way to do some hiking when we visited Arizona last fall. On the way, I liked the view so I pulled off the road at the intersection to snap a few photos.
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 28, 2015, 8:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By sumx4182
Working on my Photoshop

I think it turned out pretty solid. Big improvement for the photo.

Before
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7616/16753439067_1bbc5afd50_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rwrKKH)The Before...
Forum: Digital Art (modified digicam images) Mar 8, 2015, 9:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,225
Posted By sumx4182
The truth or my fictional spin? Lol The...

The truth or my fictional spin? Lol

The truth: Because I took this photo not planning on this effect. But I wanted to test the procedure and this was the best photo I could find in my portfolio...
Forum: Digital Art (modified digicam images) Mar 5, 2015, 9:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,046
Posted By sumx4182
Polaroid

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7486/15977543941_8c90b2c9b9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qkT6ax)Chicago-Polaroid (https://flic.kr/p/qkT6ax) by CCampbell2 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Digital Art (modified digicam images) Mar 5, 2015, 9:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,225
Posted By sumx4182
To Nothing...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8574/16107110964_9f4cfdf453_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qxk9VJ)To Nothing... (https://flic.kr/p/qxk9VJ) by CCampbell2 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 4, 2015, 4:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By sumx4182
Da* 50-135

It sounds so "lens nerd" to say...but I absolutely love the rendering of this lens. I don't care if it's not the sharpest lens ever made, or the fastest to focus...It's my first * lens and I think...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Feb 3, 2015, 5:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By sumx4182
Funny, I think I have a photo of the exact same...

Funny, I think I have a photo of the exact same cactus (or a cactus of the same type at the same location). It's at the Chapel of the Holy Cross, right?
...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jan 16, 2015, 9:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
Posted By sumx4182
Thanks. I was really happy with how the edit came...

Thanks. I was really happy with how the edit came out for being so quick. I liked the photo originally and wanted to do something fun with it. I liked the crop that I had but had to lose it in order...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jan 14, 2015, 9:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
Posted By sumx4182
I'm good with what anyone else decides. Maybe we...

I'm good with what anyone else decides. Maybe we contribute 2 shots for each contest. Two brackets. One can be an "all time" shot, the other within the month or 90 days and vote on our favorites...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jan 13, 2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By sumx4182
The whole forum in general is slightly broken....

The whole forum in general is slightly broken. Look at the stickies in this section! It needs a bit of direction and moderation IMHO.
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jan 7, 2015, 7:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By sumx4182
I think a small crop at the top and bottom to get...

I think a small crop at the top and bottom to get rid of the dark edge would help. I actually think for a true high key, the background needs blown at a tad bit more. I can still see a bit of texture...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jan 3, 2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By sumx4182
I hiked that trail in October on a trip to AZ. It...

I hiked that trail in October on a trip to AZ. It was in the mid 90's and it felt so much warmer to an Ohio guy like me. I can't even imagine that area seeing even a dusting of snow! So crazy!
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Dec 31, 2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,561
Posted By sumx4182
Close enough to midnight, right? Sunset at a...

Close enough to midnight, right?

Sunset at a car show in Arizona.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7549/15645596468_d1984ebc6d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pQxLKf)
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Dec 10, 2014, 9:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,923
Posted By sumx4182
We need some new mods...why is this thread still...

We need some new mods...why is this thread still stickied? lol
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Dec 8, 2014, 7:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By sumx4182
Flowers at the Toledo Botanical Garden. I just...

Flowers at the Toledo Botanical Garden. I just love the way this one came out.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/14107241545_f7c11495b2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nuBiqv)Untitled...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Dec 8, 2014, 6:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By sumx4182
5 Best of the Year

I know that I posted the challenge for this month as best of 2014...but I started to go through mine and it's crazy hard to make a choice. Maybe to help narrow it down a bit, I thought it would be...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Dec 6, 2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,561
Posted By sumx4182
Yup, all year! Special rules happen on occasion....

Yup, all year! Special rules happen on occasion. I'd say it's a good time for that.
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Dec 6, 2014, 5:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,561
Posted By sumx4182
December Challenge - Best of '14

Thanks everyone for the votes.

Since it's December and the challenge ends at the end of the month, I'd say it's as good a time as any to see your best photo of the year!
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Dec 3, 2014, 9:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By sumx4182
1 for Mole. I find the background more...

1 for Mole.

I find the background more interesting than the subject and that says something about the bokeh
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Nov 24, 2014, 7:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By sumx4182
AZ Vacation Favorites Part Deuce

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7523/15829134061_348fd3f14a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q7Ls5v)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/q7Ls5v) by CCampbell2 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Nov 22, 2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By sumx4182
That is the Chapel of the Holy Cross. It is...

That is the Chapel of the Holy Cross. It is located in Sedona, AZ. It is built directly into the red rock.

Here is a shot from the inside.
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