Coombe Woods & Garden Exploration


McGregNi

Link Posted 09/08/2017 - 22:49
A really good late afternoon / early evening visit last month to the Garden and Woods at Coombe near Croydon yielded a great variety of subjects and lighting. Here is a selection from the outing, all taken with the Pentax K7, mostly on a tripod. Lenses as described for each photo ....


1) Samyang 14mm F2.8






2) Samyang 14mm F2.8






3) Tamron Adaptall 135mm F2.8 / 13 + 21mm Ex Tubes






4) Tamron Adaptall 135mm F2.8 / 13 + 21mm Ex Tubes






5) Samyang 14mm F2.8






6) D FA 28-105mm






7) Tamron AF 70-300 Di LD






8} Samyang 14mm F2.8




I hope you enjoyed this exploration !
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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 09/08/2017 - 22:50

derek897

Link Posted 09/08/2017 - 23:09
A very fine and varied set Nigel.
Some crackers in there.
Please please please tell me you used off camera flash for your tube shots and BUG Macro

Good shooting as ever
Derek
I know what i like, If not always why.

stub

Link Posted 10/08/2017 - 08:14
As an owner and lover of the K7. It's a very underrated camera in the Pentax world. No3 is a great effort Nigel...
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

McGregNi

Link Posted 10/08/2017 - 08:33
Thanks Derek! I'm SO sorry, but the one with the bug on it is sunlight exclusively! The flash lit images are all the fern ones and the tiny white flowers.

Thanks also Stuart, I'm still working on improving the K7's reputation, and my own!
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

Dorset_Mike

Link Posted 10/08/2017 - 15:06
Lovely set, as usual, Nigel. I particularly like the shots taken with the Samyang 14mm - I must take my wide angle lens out more!
Regards,
Mike

Every day's a holiday!

McGregNi

Link Posted 10/08/2017 - 17:19
Yes you must! I love the 14mm for this sort of thing .... very satisfying to stop down to F13 and see the depth and clarity of textures continue into the far distance, like you could walk into the scene yourself!

Thanks Mike, its nice you saw the photos.
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

pschlute

Link Posted 11/08/2017 - 19:46
Like the first two especially Nigel. Something about green as a predominant colour always appeals to me
Peter



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McGregNi

Link Posted 12/08/2017 - 17:33
Thanks Peter .... I'm always trying to improve my forest shots which are a real challenge DR-wise. Here I used a bit of flash right at the bottom to light up the foreground ferns. I also use two exposures blended, as the sky areas become very blown out otherwise.
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

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 12/08/2017 - 20:57
Nice set Nigel! Like these

The opening image: go square and ditch the bottom of the frame
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pschlute

Link Posted 13/08/2017 - 00:36
cardiffgareth wrote:
Nice set Nigel! Like these

The opening image: go square and ditch the bottom of the frame

I think he is right you know Nigel. Losing that brown patch bottom right will be better.
Peter



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MrB

Link Posted 13/08/2017 - 10:56
Another good set, Nigel, from which I would choose 2, 3 and 7. There could be a few slight adjustments to colour balance in some, e.g. to make 5 a bit cooler and 8 a bit warmer, but that is just a matter of personal choice.

Cheers.
Philip

McGregNi

Link Posted 13/08/2017 - 18:05
Thanks Gareth, Peter and Philip .... Hmmm, I'm not usually too precious with my compositions .... I'll certainly give No 1 a chop, but it will lose the flash lit bits in the extreme foreground! (That was kind of the whole point of the shot ....) Also I thought the glimpse down to the browny-red soil was nice. Oh well, it gives me an excuse to go back and find another angle!.
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
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