Entries for Fortnightly Competition # 38 - Genius Loci


Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 20:44
Genius Loci - 'spirit of place'. Photographs that impart the distinctive atmosphere of the subject location, without needing to know/read about it. Comments are welcome, but judging will be on the photo itself - its immediate impact and its tenacity. Bearing in mind that I'm not a technical judge, I'll be veering heavily towards those that fill the brief - hope you understand. I really look forward (with trepidation) to the entries. Thank you. Jo


Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 07:28
I'll kick off the fortnight with this:

"All my love lies buried here"

Taken Sunday, 21 March 2010 @ 1541 hrs.
K10, 125th @ f8, ISO 100, no filters. DA 16-45 @ 21mm.

Last Edited by i-Berg on 21/03/2010 - 07:34


Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 18:28
"This do in remembrance of me"

Taken today - Sunday 21st March 2010 @ 16.48
DA 12-24 @ 24mm
ISO 100
3.0 seconds
Natural / artificial lighting
Very heavy tripod

It seemed appropriate with Easter fast approaching.

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


Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 23:01
Kingswear, Devon


Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 00:06
Sydney Botanical Gardens,

K200D with Samsung 100mm Macro Lens
1/350, f4.0 ISO100
Taken Saturday 20/03/10
All cameras are equal but.....
Some are more equal than others


Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 07:59
Spirit of Place; In the Womb of my Mother.

Pentax K-m
Date taken, March 22'd
Focal Lenght 42.5mm
flash not used
ISO 40
Portrait Mode


Link Posted 26/03/2010 - 17:38

Taken Friday afternoon - the view that sailors returning from the perilous seas for the last 100 years would see as they entered the River Mersey and approached landfall and home.The two fabled Liver Birds are the spirit of the city and its people.

Pentax K20D with tripod mounted Sigma 28-300 Aspherical IF Compact Hyperzoom

Taken from Seacombe ferry on the Wirral shore.
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 !


Link Posted 27/03/2010 - 00:11
genius loci of my garden

Background: K10D | FA43 | f/11 | 1/8sec | ISO100 | 18 March 2010
Pheasant: K10D | Tamron 70-300 | f/8 | 1/90sec | ISO400 | 26 March 2010
Fairy: K10D | DA12-24 | f/5.6 | 1/125sec | ISO100 | Flash | 25 March 2010

Lots of fiddling and outright trickery in Photoshop 5. Not really 100% in keeping with the competition but I was making the image anyway and I figured it sort of fitted the theme...
Joining the Q


Link Posted 28/03/2010 - 20:53
A Child's Easter

March 28, 2010
flash not used
focal lenght 200 mm
exposuretime 0.001's {1/1500
aperture f/0.0
ISO 100
metering mode centerweight
exposure aperture priority

Bob and his Pentax

Link Posted 31/03/2010 - 00:30
The road along which we all travel to meet our maker...

EXIF included in image
Good luck


Pentax user since 1978, Digital since 1997.
Kit includes: K-7, K20D, K10D, *istDS, full set DA* lens, etc


Link Posted 31/03/2010 - 13:42
Petrodollars: Doha by night.


My Website


Link Posted 31/03/2010 - 14:39
Apologies couldn't seem to edit this post: my pic was taken last night (30/03/10) on a K7, 18-55 WR lens at 55mm, 3 exposures at f8, 4 seconds (resting on my trusty bean-bag!),iso 200 merged in Photoshop.

My Website
Last Edited by aliengrove on 31/03/2010 - 14:43


Link Posted 31/03/2010 - 15:52
Great places underground car parks.

Taken this (Wednesday) afternoon in desperation to get any sort of entry!

K20D Sigma 30/1.4 something like 1/45th at f2 ISO 400 then brutalised


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

Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 31/03/2010 - 16:45
Blimey, only just realised today is the deadline day. We had a holiday on Monday, so I'm functioning a day behind. Was undecided about what to post, but finally settled on this...

Stupa offering

Taken Sunday morning ca. 730, K20D, DA12-24 @ 16mm, f9, 1/125, ISO 100



Link Posted 31/03/2010 - 17:13
Jeez, I didn't realise it was deadline day either! Flew out to Hong Kong on Sunday to visit the folks, so I've lost a day, and quite jet lagged too

This is from an open air opera in the village my parents live in. These operas travel the country and perform in a different location every week. Every week they build a stage out of bamboo and sheets of corrugated iron. Despite the 'high culture' appearance, this is very much entertainment for the masses in rural China. In this area (southern China) the spoken bits are Cantonese, but the songs are in an archaic form of Mandarin (as spoken in the capital in the days of the emperors). The chap on the left is mid-song.

Chinese Opera

Taken yesterday, K20D and Tamron 70-300 @ 110mm, f7.1, 1/100s, ISO 200
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 31/03/2010 - 17:38
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