Forth Bridges


MarkTaylor

Link Posted 27/02/2013 - 22:43
Aliengrove's stunning night shots inspired me to post these (though they are strictly 'down to earth'). Took these last night and it occurred to me that I haven't posted anything in a long while. I don't have the exposure information to hand as I'm posting from my netbook but I can get it if anybody wants to know.

Edit: Just noticed the forum is rescaling them to 800px wide so they look better if you click on them to view the full size (1000px wide).


K-5 II with DA 55-300





K-5 with Tamron 17-50





K-5 with Tamron 17-50



My Flickr Pentax K-5 K-5 II Sigma 8-16mm F/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD ASL SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F/2.8 ED [IF] SDM SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F/4-5.8 ED SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] WR Vivitar 100mm F/3.5 Macro AF Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-2
Last Edited by MarkTaylor on 27/02/2013 - 22:44

smudge

Link Posted 27/02/2013 - 22:46
Very nice indeed. I like all of these with no.2 being my favourite. Now if a steam hauled train had been on the bridge at the time it would have been just perfect
Regards, Philip

K10D

Link Posted 27/02/2013 - 22:51
One of your better sets Mark. Maybe a slight foreground crop on #3 but it, along with #2 are very good images. Well photographed.

Best regards

Smeggypants

Link Posted 27/02/2013 - 23:53
MarkTaylor wrote:


K-5 II with DA 55-300




A shot from an almost identical position in April 1985




excuse the grainy cheapskate film
[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

davidstorm

Link Posted 28/02/2013 - 00:00
I like the shots Mark, very well taken and Smeggy's image is a fascinating comparison.

Regards
David
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 28/02/2013 - 00:40
I love comparison images spanning decades - One day I plan to go and take comparison shots of many of my favourite 80s 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

MarkTaylor

Link Posted 28/02/2013 - 07:18
Blimey, 1985! I would have been 14 years old and just taking my first steps in photography with an old (well new at the time) Ricoh 35mm compact I got for by birthday. With Pentax now taken over by Ricoh and my latest camera being the K-5 II it's sort of like I've come full circle.

Oh and thanks for the comments, guys.
My Flickr Pentax K-5 K-5 II Sigma 8-16mm F/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD ASL SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F/2.8 ED [IF] SDM SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F/4-5.8 ED SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] WR Vivitar 100mm F/3.5 Macro AF Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-2

AndrewA

Link Posted 28/02/2013 - 08:17
Like these Mark, very good.
Andrew

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steven9761

Link Posted 28/02/2013 - 09:09
No.3 for me, Mark!! Agree with the comment about cropping some of the foreground (maybe consider doing it as a pano?). +1!!

fritzthedog

Link Posted 28/02/2013 - 16:13
Smeggypants wrote:
I love comparison images spanning decades - One day I plan to go and take comparison shots of many of my favourite 80s shots

What impressed me Smeggy was that not only did you remember taking a shot from a similar spot in 1985 - you could find it as well!

1985 was a gap year from my student days - a gap year in more than one sense as I spent much of it bumming around the Cote D'Azur working in vineyards and bars!Or at least I think that's what I did

Carl
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more

marklj

Link Posted 01/03/2013 - 19:06
No2 is my favourite - beautiful silhouette. I was down there the other evening.

Stuey

Link Posted 01/03/2013 - 21:25
Nice shots Mark, number 3 is my favourite

Smeggy's 1985 shot certainly has an appeal as well
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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