A Bit of a Challenge


SteveF

Link Posted 17/10/2016 - 20:18
These are a lovely collection. It was obviously an interesting day, even if the approach is not everyone's cup of tea. As long as there's good light the old 6mp bodies won't let you down.

I might have to get my 100DSuper out. I still use my istDS occasionally for IR shots using a filter on a Tamron 17-50.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 17/10/2016 - 21:47
Thanks everyone for your comments and thoughts, they are much appreciated.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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JAK

Link Posted 17/10/2016 - 21:57
It is a super set, but not sure what you meant by saying "using an actual 35mm lens is beyond a joke." That would give you the normal standard lens equivalent of 50/55mm which most film cameras used to be supplied with. Do you mean 28 (35 equiv) is your own preference as many used to cut their teeth with an 50/55mm on film and there is nothing wrong with a 50mm on the K-1.
John K

PeterKR

Link Posted 17/10/2016 - 22:12
A fabulous portfolio Andrew

They are that good that you will now never convince 'her indoors' that you need a K1

As others have said, it's not the kit but the photographer that MAKES the images.

Well done
Best regards
Peter

SteveEveritt

Link Posted 17/10/2016 - 22:52
Fab set
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McGregNi

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 02:51
A good challenge you set yourself Andrew, and great results that showcase the area so well .... you've achieved a wide variety of image styles with the same lens, and showed of course that its how the photographer positions and angles the camera that is the key. The 'legacy' camera you used is clearly still a handy item to have ..... perhaps the limitations are seen with some challenged highlights and slightly questionable colours in places, but it makes us realise its the first 6mp that are the really important ones!

Now, for the next lens challenge, I really want to see a set with that dusty Tamron 70-300mm I think you said is sitting around somewhere .....
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 18:56
Thanks again, John, Peter, Steve and Nigel.
JAK wrote:
not sure what you meant by saying "using an actual 35mm lens is beyond a joke." That would give you the normal standard lens equivalent of 50/55mm which most film cameras used to be supplied with. Do you mean 28 (35 equiv) is your own preference as many used to cut their teeth with an 50/55mm on film and there is nothing wrong with a 50mm on the K-1.

Sorry to be obscure, John: I meant that for the kind of things I photograph (mainly landscapes) a 50mm equivalent is far too "long". How it ever became a favourite in the old days I'll never know. As soon as I could afford it, I ditched my standard 50mm lens and bought a decent Vivitar Series One 28-90. Then, a couple of years back, I bought a Pentax 35mm lens and, after a couple of tries, laid it aside (like the Tamron 70-300 to which Nigel referred). 28mm is absolutely the longest focal length I can manage and still remain sane. Last week I'd rather have had a 24mm or, even better, 18mm prime, but 28mm is the widest prime lens I own.

In truth, there's a very good reason that APSC DSLRs are fitted with standard zooms: you can do almost everything outside of specialist photography without the need to change lenses. I fitted a 17-50 Tamron to my K5 the day I bought it and it has never been off the camera. Not even once.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
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Last Edited by bwlchmawr on 18/10/2016 - 19:05

K10D

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 19:08
What a superb set of images Andrew. Not sure how I've missed them when you posted.

The CCD sensor just shines right through with a deep, colour rich appearance.

Best regards

davidstorm

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 21:23
A truly glorious set of images, amongst the best set I think we've seen on the Forum. 'At Low Tide' is an absolute classic.

I agree with Gary on the colours and richness the sensor has produced, but also think the photographer and the rather special Pentax-M 28mm 3.5 have played a huge part in making these shots so good. The compositions are fabulous and exposure spot-on.

Really enjoyed seeing these Andrew.

Regards
David
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NaimKhan

Link Posted 18/10/2016 - 21:29
Great set - thanks for sharing them. The colours are brilliant.
You have inspired me Andrew - I am going to go out with my FA 31 and see what I get.
Cheers
PPG

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 19/10/2016 - 06:48
Thank you Gary, Naim and David. I as blessed with some wonderfully changeable weather and low, warm autumn light. That, plus the Welsh scenery, of course.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

Carol8345

Link Posted 20/10/2016 - 00:23
Gajan wrote:
Beautiful pictures!

My thoughts exactly!
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 20/10/2016 - 09:37
Lovely set, Andrew... You've definitely captured a piece of the place as you found it, a real sense of being there...

Best
Bill

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davidtrout

Link Posted 26/06/2017 - 17:09
Months late I know, back in October of 2016 when my wife was very ill, I had other matters on my mind. These are superb, taken in North Wales, an area I love, and featuring the landscape and narrow gauge steam trains. What could be better. Your single lens challenge worked very well, this is an escellent set of images. I just wish I'd seen and commented on them earlier.
David
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 01/07/2017 - 16:15
What a cracking set Andrew. Tried a similar experiment with an old M 135mm but nothing as successful to these. Must try again with 24mm and M 50mm
Regards
Stan

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