Entries for Fortnightly Competition # 37 - Hobbies


TOZZA27

Link Posted 03/03/2010 - 18:42
Good evening (or morning depending on your present location)

Still in a state of disbelief that I could actually win a comp on my favourite site - I may have to have a glass or three of Shiraz this evening to calm me down.........................BP certainly gone up !!
Congratulations to all the others - I really thought it was going to be nathan,gart and Dr.Mhuni - honest !

So - HOBBIES - it is - yours,theirs,odd,interesting,scary,sad( in an Anorak sense ! ),whatever - fill your lens and press those shutters please.

I hope I can rise to this judging lark too...................good luck all of you.

best

Tony
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !

Alec

Link Posted 07/03/2010 - 18:18
Taken this morning.




My friend Des (aged 48!) frontside air.

EXIF data


Exposure: 1/180
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 8 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: On, Fired

Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Falcon 8mm Fisheye
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K20d, BG-2, 18-55mm, 50-200mm, Falcon 8mm Fisheye
K-30, 18-55mm WR, 10-17mm Fisheye

Hyram

Link Posted 07/03/2010 - 18:44
Big Boys' Toys




This lucky chap gets to drive 'Bittern' at the weekends.

She is an A4 class locomotive No. 60019 (built in 1937) and sister to the world record holder 'Mallard'.

Taken this afternoon on the Watercress Line.
K20D
DA* 60 - 250 @ 153mm
ISO 400
1/30 sec
f9.5

She was travelling backwards at the time (just prior to being coupled onto a set of carriages) hence the concentration on the face of the driver
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

davidtrout

Link Posted 08/03/2010 - 17:07


Pull girls
A Durham University women's rowing crew in training.
Location: River Wear, Durham.
Date: Sunday March 7 2010.
Kit: K10+DA*50-135mm lens at 135mm.
Exposure: F7.1 at 1/1250sec, 1 stop under exposure.
ISO: 200
RAW image converted in CS2.
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout
Last Edited by davidtrout on 08/03/2010 - 17:08

i-Berg

Link Posted 09/03/2010 - 07:12



Making the New World Elixir
Vibiemme 'Domobar Super Lever' Manual Espresso Machine
Single Origin Beans - Kenyan Fine Estate AA, roasted 4 March 2010.

Taken Tuesday 9 March 2010
K10D, DA 70
2 secs @ f11, +1.0 EV
ISO 200, tripod, no filters (on the camera )
Edits in Lightroom
http://www.pbase.com/iberg

darlene

Link Posted 11/03/2010 - 02:41


Aruba

Taken March 05,2010
Pentax k-m
flash not used
focal lenght 32.5mm
exposure time 0.004s (1/250)
aperture f/9.5
ISO 100
exposure landscape

Jo

Link Posted 11/03/2010 - 20:31
These boots were made for...




The hobby being walking, not collecting old boots

EXIF:
Shot 10/03/10 14:45
Pentax K10D
ISO 100
Exp. 1/80 sec
F/11
55mm focal
Tweaked in PSE7

With many apologies to Tony if I've missed anything out - first time 'n' all, but I owed it to Stefan

Jo

Malo1961

Link Posted 11/03/2010 - 22:01
Here you go, Jo.




EXIF:
Shot 10/03/10 14:45
Pentax K10D
ISO 100
Exp. 1/80 sec
F/11
55mm focal
Tweaked in PSE7
Best regards,

Martin.


Curious about my photography?? Just Follow the Light.

mikew

Link Posted 15/03/2010 - 22:08
Taken Sunday 14th at an Enduro event.
K20D Pentax 50-200
f5.6 @ 180th ISO 400




Not my hobby
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You can see some of my shots at my Flickr account.

Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 16/03/2010 - 19:04
Trainspotting




Not sure if this is appropriate but it's all I've got for this fortnightly. BTW, the train was coming towards me - blaring it's horn to tell me to shift which I did pronto after taking the shot!

Exif: Taken Sat. 6th March, K20D + DA55-300 @ 135, f5.6, 1/800, ISO400
Mhuni

500px

thoughton

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 02:17
My wife's hobby

Gardening



K20D and Vivitar Close Focus 28mm f2.8
f5.6 or f8, 1/640s, ISO 100
Taken today.
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!
Last Edited by thoughton on 17/03/2010 - 02:19

TOZZA27

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 17:59
Well,

the dinner gong has just sounded here at Spital Towers , so it must be 6-00pm.

I have viewed and chewed and construed and here are the comments and results of Competition # 37 - Hobbies.

Gareth : Well done Sir,excellent entry and the stunning black of the head of the guitar contrasting with the white of the machine heads and the nylon/wire wound strings.
For some reason my eye drawn down to the body disturbs me and I feel a touch unstisfied as it blurs and seems to lean ever so slightly to the left.With my poor old
Fender Jumbo stuck in the loft these days I appreciated the slight trace of dust on the head ! Well done also on the Photo Answers inclusion .

Alec : Really nice shot , I love the colours and the depth of the photograph , and the fisheye lens gives it an almost 3D effect. The subject must have been travelling apace and he is captured exactly.I have reservations about the distracting orange light which is a shame and the shadowy area to the right of the picture with the people
watching also detracts a little for me.

Hyram : Great photo and a great hobby - along with Gareth you have caught two of my loves over the years.Beautiful loco and livery and , as I never saw the Mallard myself , great to see the class preserved.Great framing and a frisson of emotion to see the driver in a proper engine in its original livery - a bit more steam would have
been the icing on the proverbial cake.

David : What a tranquil shot of surely a very exhausting hobby ! Lots of effort showng on the faces of the rowers and peace,quiet and beautiful light and colour all around.
The mist gives the shot an almost ethereal feel.

i-Berg : another "steam engine" ! This time I`m not sure of the hobby portrayed , but I will assume drinking the nectar rather than collecting these fearsome engines of liquid-creation.I can alsmost smell the coffee and the reflections on the polished chrome are brilliant - I think I can see a face in one of the measure holders !
Reminds me of student days in Liverpool in the early 60s at the El Cabala coffee shop with its Gaggia machine and rather brusque barista (especially if you nursed a cappucino for over an hour ! )

Darlene : Moody clouds , millpond water , and people messing in boats. I would have liked a little more shadowing in the clouds for the shot to grab me but the foreground interest of the three guys and the catamaran is very striking.

Jo : What a really great shot - when it came in I called "my" Jo to see it as I was so taken with the composition and the framing of the boots.The point of view is also very well chosen as the landscape behind is just calling for someone to don those boots and start trekking.Depth of focus is cleverly used and the light and shadows on the texture of the leather is really good.

Mike : Just as I was settling down to consider my judging thus far , in came this really great shot , and blew me away...............Fantastic feeling of energy and power in the front and rear wheels.The rider`s boot and the frame of the bike are spot on , and the colours and detail are arresting. Really great shot.

Dr Mhuni : I suppose if you take " playing chicken on the tracks " as a hobby it would count ! Nevertheless it is a most beautiful photograph and rather reminiscent
of the pictures I remember in early geographical books my late uncle used to collect.It almost has the feeling of a pen and ink drawing or a woodcut.I am blown away
by the sheer technical brilliance of the photograph whilst at the same time terrified by the "wobbly" lines of the railway track ! It really is a brilliant photograph and I thank you for sharing it with us.

Tim : My wife and I have been arguing since your photo arrived - beautifully lit and well thought out and balanced shot.The colour of the bucket against the black background coupled with the texture of the glove and the clay soil on the trowel are just delightful - it could hang on my wall any day !



I judge my winners on how pleased I would be to have taken the photos and would I hang the photo on the wall, so it is with great pleasure I award


First Place.....................Jo - These Boots are Made for Walking

Second Place...............Mikew - for the cracking bike shot

Third Place.................Tim - for that tranquil gardeners photo.

Honorable mention for Dr Mhuni for a most evocative shot if ever so slightly "off the lines " of the comp as specified.

Special mention to Martin & Stefan for assisting a new member ( Jo ) to upload her photo.


Thanks to you other entrants for contributing and over to Jo for her new competition ...................# 38 ????????
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !

Hyram

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 18:14
Congratulations to Jo & her walking boots and thanks to TOZZA27 for the comprehensive judging submitted at 17.59
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

TOZZA27

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 18:20
Your computer`s slow mate ........................lol

Tony

Happy St Patrick`s Day too !
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !

mikew

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 18:40
Thanks for the second place - always desirable and well done Jo for a very good shot which as soon as I saw it seemed to be set to win.

Once again pity so few entries for a good topic partly compensated by the really very high standard of entries.

Mike
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You can see some of my shots at my Flickr account.
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