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5 actually sharp and in focus images!

cardiffgareth
Posted 15/02/2024 - 18:45 Link
Proof I can shoot things sharp and in focus!

Today I popped down to Penarth Pier to try out my new sprocket rocket film camera. Slight delay seeing how it performed as my film developer is expired!

I took with me also my K1ii, D FA 24-70mm and Irix 15mm which are here:

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Penarth Pier by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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Penarth Pier by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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Penarth Pier by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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Penarth Pier by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

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Penarth Pier by Gareth Williams, on Flickr
Gareth Williams ARPS

My outfit: K1ii - Pentax D FA 24-70mm f2.8 - Pentax DA* 300mm f4 - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm f1.4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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Flan
Posted 15/02/2024 - 23:28 - Helpful Comment Link
Nicely balanced B@W photographs Gareth, especially No 3 with the kid flying through the scene. Great timed shot and composer to keep the composition aligned perfectly.
I have also just received recently an Irix 15mm from MPB Berlin, it was down as the fire fly version but when i opened the the box it was the Blackstone all magnesium version. seriously, it was stamped firefly on the outer box with MPBs own barcode. Optics are the same of course but a nice score all the same.
Anyway I digress but only took a quick few test shots hoping that everything was okay, Seems fine across the frame
Lubbyman
Posted 16/02/2024 - 10:33 - Helpful Comment Link
Aha, so you haven't forgotten how to do it! A really good set IMHO and technically excellent (of course). The unifying compositional device of symmetry with converging lines seems to emphasise the different aspects of each photograph. And the shape of the back of the seat repeated in the shape of the seated person is masterly. Yes, I like this set - a lot!

Now, a thought has just crossed my mind. What about a set in which each sharp photo is accompanied by an ICM image of the same scene. Two different but equally valid views, each providing different insight into the same thing. Is the art world ready for it? Are you up to the challenge??

Steve
Pwynnej
Posted 16/02/2024 - 13:38 - Helpful Comment Link
The 24-70 is a vastly underrated lens IMO. It has the MOJO my Nikkor AF-S 24-70 didn't have and which was dispatched to MPB.

Lovely images.
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. SMC-FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. HD-FA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon
K10D
Posted 16/02/2024 - 13:47 - Helpful Comment Link
Nice work Gareth.

Best regards
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
LennyBloke
Posted 16/02/2024 - 15:16 - Helpful Comment Link
That 3rd image is a cracker - the look of concentration on the boys face as he races down the pier
LennyBloke
Posted 16/02/2024 - 16:55 - Helpful Comment Link
The empty seat and then, next shot, it isn't. Lovely. I liked Lubbyman's challenge as well. That would provide an interesting contrast.
Be well, stay safe, but most of all, invest in memories
cardiffgareth
Posted 25/02/2024 - 21:46 Link
Challenge accepted, although when is another matter!!

Thanks also for the comments

I came across this image also that I forgot about when going back into Lr today. I took 2 exposures as the birds were in flight, they were in different places on both frames but using Photoshop I've merged them together so there's more birds in the single frame.

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Gareth Williams ARPS

My outfit: K1ii - Pentax D FA 24-70mm f2.8 - Pentax DA* 300mm f4 - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm f1.4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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pschlute
Posted 15/03/2024 - 08:31 - Helpful Comment Link
Nice set Gareth but the last one wins for me.
cardiffgareth
Posted 18/03/2024 - 21:26 Link
pschlute wrote:
Nice set Gareth but the last one wins for me.

Thanks Peter
Gareth Williams ARPS

My outfit: K1ii - Pentax D FA 24-70mm f2.8 - Pentax DA* 300mm f4 - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm f1.4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

Welsh Photographer
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My PPG
Foundation NFT

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