Kensington with the M75-150


McGregNi

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 04:13
I have to keep remembering to get out the M75-150 F4 .. I know it is often forgotten by others as well. But every time I remember it, I'm always rewarded, both with the enjoyment of the actual photography, the physicality involved compared to automatic and autofocus lenses, and the output never disappoints. In fact it provides new surprises every time.


Here's a walkabout around High Street Kensington, with nice raking early evening light. All with the K7....

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Thanks for having a peek and all CC welcomed
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pschlute

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 08:10
Lovely warm colours, shapes, and textures particularly of the church pictures Nigel.

St Mary Abbots I presume ?
Peter



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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 10:16
Great colours and tone to those Nigel...I really rate my copy as well. Very underated/underused as you say.

Regards

Karlo

MrB

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 12:24
Good shots, Nigel. I particularly enjoy the images of the church (are they of the same church?) - old churches, inside and outside, are one of my favourite subjects to photograph. The mono window looks interesting - I would guess that it is wonderful from inside (in colour) - is it in a public building? Just as a matter of interest, were these shots taken beyond the range of your 28-105? (That is the great lens I would probably take on a similar outing.)

Cheers.
Philip

McGregNi

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 16:44
Thanks Peter, Karlo and Philip....

There are actually three churches here ... Photos 1 and 8 are St Stephens, crn Gloucester Rd/Southwell Gardens .... Photo 2 is of Christ Church Kensington, Eldon Rd .... And 9, the mono window, is the Maria Assumptia Chapel in Kensington Square.

I have a colour version of the window too, so I'll put that up later for comparison. It just seemed to suit the conversation.

Philip, I specifically wanted to narrow in and cut out distractions, in what is a very built up and dense area, so the 28-105 would have been restricting here, although you could certainly create different sorts of photos with a wider view. The deep shadows lower down would bring DR challenges however at this time of day, as well as cars and objects on the pavements .
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derek897

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 17:10
A really nice set here.
Some excellent shots in isolation.
A very capable lens in very capable hands.
And not a flash to be seen 😉
Good shooting 👏👏👏
I know what i like, If not always why.
Last Edited by derek897 on 12/07/2018 - 17:11

MrB

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 17:18
Thank you for the extra info, Nigel. I like the mono image of the window, but I just wondered if it is possible for a visitor to get into the building, to see and photograph the back-lit colours and designs of the stained glass - many churches are locked these days, except for religious services. I can fully understand your intentions when taking these shots, so I assume you needed focal lengths greater than 105 in those locations to be able to achieve your goals.

All the best.
Philip

Dorset_Mike

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 17:43
Nice set there, Nigel. A walk around an urban area with a longer than usual lens can be a very rewarding experience, I've found.
Regards,
Mike

Every day's a holiday!

McGregNi

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 18:10
derek897 wrote:
A really nice set here.
Some excellent shots in isolation.
A very capable lens in very capable hands.
And not a flash to be seen 😉
Good shooting 👏👏👏

I'm getting very little time for this sort of thing lately, but I still really love it, and the combination of a Pentax DSLR with the old manual glass is always so satisfying to work with. What's really amazing is the level of total control we get over exposure, and the ability to get 100% reliable results at capture point, which was never possible on film.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 12/07/2018 - 18:12

davidstorm

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 20:46
Excellent Nigel, some really good compositions here and the colours / focus are spot-on. I must admit I rarely get the old manual focus lenses out nowadays, not sure why, but it's probably down to time and the desire to travel a bit lighter than I used to.

Must have a go with my M-50 F1.4 one day soon.

Regards
David
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McGregNi

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 23:25
MrB wrote:
.... I like the mono image of the window, but I just wondered if it is possible for a visitor to get into the building, to see and photograph the back-lit colours and designs of the stained glass - ....

It may be possible Phillip .... here is a link to Google Maps, showing the spot ... link

And here is the website for the Chapel, which is part of a Convent it seems .... link

Dorset_Mike wrote:
Nice set there, Nigel. A walk around an urban area with a longer than usual lens can be a very rewarding experience, I've found.

Yes, its good for getting up above the messiness of the street ... however I did notice the converging verticals being an annoyance in some, so I did end up rotating some and cropping more in response . I should remember to shoot a bit wider next time to allow for this.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 12/07/2018 - 23:28

McGregNi

Link Posted 13/07/2018 - 01:18
Here is a colour one of the round window, and also a colour version of the other mono image .









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MrB

Link Posted 13/07/2018 - 11:43
Thank you for the links, Nigel. The second one gives the info that the church is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily so internal shots might be possible and it looks interesting inside.

Cheers.
Philip

McGregNi

Link Posted 13/07/2018 - 16:50
davidstorm wrote:
Excellent Nigel, some really good compositions here and the colours / focus are spot-on. I must admit I rarely get the old manual focus lenses out nowadays, not sure why, but it's probably down to time and the desire to travel a bit lighter than I used to.

Must have a go with my M-50 F1.4 one day soon. David

That's lucky then David, you won't need to fork out for the new D FA 50 then!
It's easy to forget we have the old lenses .... This has prompted me to wonder why I don't use the 75-150 for portraits. I remember you often used to use your 28mm 3.5 David.

Thanks, I'm pleased you saw the photos!



Thanks David , I'm
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