highs and lows


stu62

Link Posted 16/12/2016 - 23:56
well almost to the end of another year and i was wondering what the high points and low points of my photographic year have been

low point of my year was going out for a walk with my k3ii knowing that i had charged it up a couple of days befor only to take 2 photos and the camera went dead didnt know why but never had that problem again (touch wood it wont do it again)

high point i think was geting some new kit of chris @srs ie the k3ii which i love (dont tell herindoors as she will want a divorce)

so may i ask what is your highs and lows of the year fellow members

royd63uk

Link Posted 17/12/2016 - 11:11
Photography low point walking for 5 miles to my favourite hide, took a photo and the camera said "no memory card fitted"!!! and I had forgotten to pack my others. I now have the K3 (2 card slot) and a number of cards in my camera bags.

High point buying the K3 and da* 60-250
regards
Roy

Pentax K3 gripped,and some lenses
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pentaxroy/

my pbase gallery

RobL

Link Posted 17/12/2016 - 14:07
Highs - well must be getting the K-1 which involved a trip down to Watford. Plus splurging on the 15-30mm lens which is a firm favourite. Lows - carrying the kit to London on the train for an interiors shoot only for the flash batteries to die after the second shot. Return trip planned in new year, will carry well charged spares!

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 17/12/2016 - 20:52
Easy - High point was upgrading to the K3ii. Low point was breaking my foot and causing so much damage that 3 months in and I'm just only now getting around without the aid of a walking boot or crutches.
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax DFA 28-105mm - Sigma 70-200mm HSM Macro - Sigma 105mm - Pentax FA 35mm f2 - Tokina 20-35mm, Sigma 50-500mm - Pentax AF 540 FGZ Ii

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stu62

Link Posted 17/12/2016 - 22:06
cardiffgareth wrote:
Easy - High point was upgrading to the K3ii. Low point was breaking my foot and causing so much damage that 3 months in and I'm just only now getting around without the aid of a walking boot or crutches.

so now you have a sherpa to carry your camera gear lol

ronniemac

Link Posted 17/12/2016 - 23:51
Low: Let my 645 film gear all go.....

High: .....in part exchange for K-1, 15-30, 28-105, and 150-450.

Gwyn

Link Posted 18/12/2016 - 09:59
Interesting to read this thread, keep them coming!
On a personal levels some highs and very deep lows, but photographically it's been an even keel all year. No new gear, no exciting holidays, photographically speaking, and pretty much no inspiration - I guess that is the low, but it has become the norm over the last couple of years sadly.

royd63uk

Link Posted 18/12/2016 - 11:09
Gwyn wrote:
and pretty much no inspiration - I guess that is the low, but it has become the norm over the last couple of years sadly.

same for me ,but I have now started to do some of the competitions on here and other site's to rekindle the passion.
Give it a try Gwyn.
regards
Roy

Pentax K3 gripped,and some lenses
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pentaxroy/

my pbase gallery

Chrism8

Link Posted 18/12/2016 - 11:50
Gwyn wrote:
and pretty much no inspiration - I guess that is the low,

A good friend had the same problem after deciding the local camera club wasn't doing much for him, so we sat down over a beer, came up with a list of things that we were comfortable shooting, subjects we'd really like to do and subjects we were not at all comfortable shooting, we then pick one or two things a month and have a go at those. these can vary from a couple of hours, to perhaps a full day or like recently, a 2 day trip.

Just come back yesterday from a trip to Formby for Red Squirrels, New England Lighthouse in the afternoon and Malham Lings yesterday morning for sunrise on the Yorkshire moors.

Total cost for the 2 days inc overnight accommodation, food and fuel about 100 each, so to avoid the lows, perhaps team up with another friendly photographer and do something similar.

Highs for me - the Mach Loop again, to have RAF jets doing 400mph plus and within range of a 135mm lens for frame filling images absolutely superb

Lows - none, due to the above !!
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

johnriley

Link Posted 18/12/2016 - 11:57
One of the many highs was discovering how good Samyang lenses had become, and available in Pentax mount as well. So a few on my wish list, and a 14mm f/2.8 on the way via Santa.

Lows? We don't do lows!
Best regards, John

Gwyn

Link Posted 18/12/2016 - 13:11
johnriley wrote:
One of the many highs was discovering how good Samyang lenses had become, and available in Pentax mount as well. So a few on my wish list, and a 14mm f/2.8 on the way via Santa.

Lows? We don't do lows!

You won't regret that gift from Santa.

Perspicador

Link Posted 18/12/2016 - 14:10
Highs? A new Pentax telefoto for the K-50 - Plus, updating the software on same and feeling the difference it has made.

Lows? Getting thwarted by infrequent local public transport - on which I rely heavily.
Quote:
... the best lack all conviction, while the worst
are full of passionate intensity.
W.B Yeats

LennyBloke

Link Posted 18/12/2016 - 14:58
High - a new subject to photograph (our beautiful Grandson)

Low - parting with some treasured lenses (but it was the right thing to do)
LennyBloke

Cayman

Link Posted 18/12/2016 - 15:47
High - getting hold of some special lenses in mint condition which are no longer in production and which i have been looking for for years (A50/1.2 LennyBloke and K28 shift)

Low - my x100s was in my rucksack with a water bladder which leaked. X100 died (but luckily came back to life on drying out)

stu62

Link Posted 18/12/2016 - 16:08
Gwyn wrote:
Interesting to read this thread, keep them coming!
On a personal levels some highs and very deep lows, but photographically it's been an even keel all year. No new gear, no exciting holidays, photographically speaking, and pretty much no inspiration - I guess that is the low, but it has become the norm over the last couple of years sadly.

i think it gives you an insight on things that people do and there way of describing there low moments and highs
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