Bouncing Back


McGregNi

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 12:01
I'm pleased to announce, in true Alan Partridge style, my photographic bouncing back! After a long period of idleness I finally found the motivation to dust off the K7 and sling the camera bag on my shoulder, instead of relying on a phone.

And I'm very glad I finally did it. First lens out was the Samyang 14mm (that's a South Korean lens btw ) and I took it on a couple of walks around the Wimbledon Common area last week.

Most shots were taken at ISO200, around F6.7, f8 or f9.5....



















































Thanks for taking a look!
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

malfis

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 12:17
Welcome back!
Lots of gear - but not a lot of idea!

Lubbyman

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 12:29
McGregNi wrote:
... a couple of walks around the Wimbledon Common area last week.

Ah, wombling free again!

Amazing that those shots were taken in a densely populated part of a big city. And at a time when crowds have started to fill open spaces again after the pressure of lockdown. Where are the people????

Steve

McGregNi

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 12:57
It's been notable that all of the usually quiet and special places I have enjoyed for a long time here in South London / Surrey, have become much busier since Corinavirus and the lockdown, as people clearly are finding alternatives to shopping, pubs restaurents and family visits....

Let's hope they all quickly get back to those things again once allowed to! I had to pick my moments, that's true, and click the shutter as people are hidden. But certainly in Wimbledon Common there were still plenty of very isolated and empty spots.

Thanks Steve and malfis, it's good to be back!
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 31/05/2020 - 12:58

Chrism8

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 13:10
The first one is superb
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

MrB

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 13:17
That's great news, Nigel - welcome back. Your posts and images are often interesting, as they are here.

Philip

Dorset_Mike

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 16:20
Welcome back, Nigel. Glad to see that you haven't lost your touch.
Regards,
Mike

Every day's a holiday!

pschlute

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 19:04
I really like the first one too. The light is superb.

I am very pleased you are back Nigel. Without your excellent flash guides I would not have embraced the art-form it as I have.

You do not live that far from me and when this current crisis is over we should go for a photo expedition together, or at least find a pub !
Peter



My Flickr page

McGregNi

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 19:47
Thanks Chris, Philip & Mike....

Peter, I look forward to that meet up soon...... Not sure about the pub though, I need to see a hairdresser and dentist well before any socialising should take place!
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 31/05/2020 - 19:50

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 31/05/2020 - 21:31
Welcome back!

Looking forward to seeing more of your images!

Really like the first one
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm ii HSM Macro - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Sigma 50-500mm - Pentax AF 540 FGZ Ii

My Flickr
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