Churchyard stroll with the MX-1


MrB

Link Posted 12/06/2022 - 23:36
1. The Church:



2. Clock tower 1:



3. Clock tower 2:



4. A resting place for the living:



5. A floral tribute:



6. View across the churchyard:



7. Path to the exit:



8. Looking back 1:



9. Looking back 2



[ Pentax MX-1 JPEGs tweaked in PaintShop Pro.]

Any comments welcome.

Philip

Urbanmeister

Link Posted 13/06/2022 - 10:22
Great shots all. I think that what comes over to me is the sense of quiet, a sense of peace. I also think your editing was spot on. Nice job, Philip.
Be well, stay safe.

loadoftripe

Link Posted 13/06/2022 - 13:22
Nice set, great colours too. Would be interested in what the tweaks were, I don't use PS pro but use Rawtherapee and when tweaking Jpegs use GIMP, but usually to perhaps up contrast or remove a spot etc. sometimes the curve for light and dark.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 15/06/2022 - 11:21
Urbanmeister wrote:
Great shots all. I think that what comes over to me is the sense of quiet, a sense of peace. I also think your editing was spot on. Nice job, Philip.

I think the editing/tweaking has helped create the quiet and peace sense - the contrast looks slightly dialled down and the colours aren't too saturated - a case of perfect processing for the subject IMO
LennyBloke

MrB

Link Posted 16/06/2022 - 08:20
Thanks to those above for your comments.

The images were captured on a high contrast day, so the MX-1's D-Range settings were switched on and the exposure set to keep the highlights on the histogram. In the images the foreground shadow areas were rather dark, so they were lifted using PaintShop Pro's fill-light tool. Other tweaks included some perspective adjustment, slightly increasing the blue in the sky, and adding a bit of local contrast (clarity).

Philip

oldhat

Link Posted 16/06/2022 - 11:34
Very impressive set of images.
The MX1 is a fine camera and whilst it is often referred to as "vintage " it still stacks up well.
I wonder why Pentax did not use this camera as the basis for a mirrorless one and assume there were technical reasons for not exploring that possibility

MrB

Link Posted 16/06/2022 - 13:02
Thank you.

I like the MX-1 for its quality and compact convenience, and I've always wished for an upgrade to MX-2, with a 1 inch sensor and a viewfinder.

Philip
Last Edited by MrB on 16/06/2022 - 13:06

redbusa99

Link Posted 16/06/2022 - 15:05
Excellent set.
odd lens or 2

Flickr

jvs

Link Posted 16/06/2022 - 20:59
redbusa99 wrote:
Excellent set.

Totally agree!
John

MrB

Link Posted 18/06/2022 - 06:19
Joe and John - thank you.

Philip
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