Canary Wharf & The City - 2nd Collection


McGregNi

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 22:36
The next set of images from my 'city mission' last week, a sunlit afternoon in the City and then Canary Wharf for low-light & night shots.

The first set are here if you didn't see them ... link

All images taken with the K7. The telephoto shots are with the Pentax 'M' 75-150 f4.0 zoom, and the wide-angles are with the Samyang 14mm f2.8.

All thoughts and feedback much appreciated






























































Thanks for taking a look . Nigel
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

MrB

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 09:38
I like the compositions of these shots, Nigel, and the colours generally look very good on my screen.

Two small points -
The round shrubs in #9 somehow look an unnatural green to me, rather like that of plastic artificial leaves - are they real?
All the verticals of the buildings in the last shot are vertical, but I don't understand why their reflections all seem to curve to the right?

Philip

08tiger

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 09:47
I really like the night shots.
C&C welcome.
Don.

Gajan

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 11:43
Again all of them are very nice!
Best Regards,

Gajan

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Pentax K-1, Pentax HD D-FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR, Pentax FA 77mm 1.8 Limited, Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR
Pentax K-5, Pentax 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR, Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR
Pentax K100D Super, SMC Pentax 3.6-:5.4 18-55mm AL

McGregNi

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 19:31
08tiger wrote:
I really like the night shots.

Gajan wrote:
Again all of them are very nice!

Thanks very much

MrB, I'm not sure about either of your observations really. With the green shrubs, well, the lighting is entirely man-made so there's probably not any really true 'natural' anyway - I boosted saturation on the shrubs only, as I remembered them having this strong tone, and yes, they did have a kind of 'astro-turf' appearance.

On the last one with the buildings around the silvery water basin, the focal length is 14mm, so I corrected for a small amount of barrel distortion, and a bigger amount of vertical perspective correction. I referred to the centre buildings mainly, and the correction was applied to the entire image.

I'm no expert of complex distortion correction, but it seems that you can't get all areas equally correct - there has to be some compromise somewhere unless you are going to crop into the frame massively. I admit I really don't know how the reflections have been affected by this. I may have to accept it as 'one of those wide-angle things'!
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 04/12/2013 - 19:33

Blythman

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 19:43
Very nice set Nigel.

Something going on with the sky to the top right of the building in #3
Alan


PPG
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Last Edited by Blythman on 04/12/2013 - 19:43

PeterKR

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 23:08
Another nice set, Nigel.

Again I like the clean crisp appearance of the daylight shots and I especially like the bokeh behind the clock.

The night shots have also come out well with good colours and I LIKE the curved reflections on the last one !

Best regards
Peter

judderman62

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 23:11
some very nice shots in there
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 23:12
The LE night shots are stunning!
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

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Smeggypants

Link Posted 05/12/2013 - 07:55
McGregNi wrote:
08tiger wrote:
I really like the night shots.

Gajan wrote:
Again all of them are very nice!

Thanks very much

MrB, I'm not sure about either of your observations really. With the green shrubs, well, the lighting is entirely man-made so there's probably not any really true 'natural' anyway - I boosted saturation on the shrubs only, as I remembered them having this strong tone, and yes, they did have a kind of 'astro-turf' appearance.

On the last one with the buildings around the silvery water basin, the focal length is 14mm, so I corrected for a small amount of barrel distortion, and a bigger amount of vertical perspective correction. I referred to the centre buildings mainly, and the correction was applied to the entire image.

I'm no expert of complex distortion correction, but it seems that you can't get all areas equally correct - there has to be some compromise somewhere unless you are going to crop into the frame massively. I admit I really don't know how the reflections have been affected by this. I may have to accept it as 'one of those wide-angle things'!

Nigel get yourself a DA10-17. Great for Canary Wharf.

You can either correct the perspective


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[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283
Last Edited by Smeggypants on 05/12/2013 - 07:56

McGregNi

Link Posted 05/12/2013 - 19:12
judderman62 wrote:
some very nice shots in there

DaveHolmes wrote:
The LE night shots are stunning!

PeterKR wrote:
Another nice set, Nigel.

Again I like the clean crisp appearance of the daylight shots and I especially like the bokeh behind the clock. Peter

Thanks to you all for the kind and encouraging words, and to Alan also - you're right there Alan, some kind of hair or something - must have slipped through the rigorous quality control system!

(Smeggypants wrote) - 'Nigel get yourself a DA10-17. Great for Canary Wharf.' I'm sure I'd enjoy that lens Smeggy, and thanks for showing those spectacular and quirky shots of this inspiring place. Personally I do tend to aim for the straight and 'correct' presentation, but I can appreciate the dramatic (artistically cool ) distortion effects also. I don't see myself ever getting a fisheye, as I find it all too much generally.
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

Smeggypants

Link Posted 06/12/2013 - 00:57
McGregNi wrote:
judderman62 wrote:
some very nice shots in there

DaveHolmes wrote:
The LE night shots are stunning!

PeterKR wrote:
Another nice set, Nigel.

Again I like the clean crisp appearance of the daylight shots and I especially like the bokeh behind the clock. Peter

Thanks to you all for the kind and encouraging words, and to Alan also - you're right there Alan, some kind of hair or something - must have slipped through the rigorous quality control system!

(Smeggypants wrote) - 'Nigel get yourself a DA10-17. Great for Canary Wharf.' I'm sure I'd enjoy that lens Smeggy, and thanks for showing those spectacular and quirky shots of this inspiring place. Personally I do tend to aim for the straight and 'correct' presentation, but I can appreciate the dramatic (artistically cool ) distortion effects also. I don't see myself ever getting a fisheye, as I find it all too much generally.

fair doos

I love the 10-17. I actually don't overuse it, and have phases with it. It's a fun lens and you can de-fish it well fir great wide angle non-fish shots
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283
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