My First Few Images For 15 Years


UPINSMOKE

Link Posted 07/04/2007 - 23:30
Just thought I would post these images to see what you all thought. Have not been out with a camera just to take pictures for a long long time. Still waiting for my new Pentax K100D to arrive. These were taken with my old Minalta Dimage Z1. Can't wait till I can go out with the new gear.












Mannesty

Link Posted 08/04/2007 - 09:28
Feels good, doesn't it?
Peter E Smith

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George Lazarette

Link Posted 08/04/2007 - 10:10
These are rather nice, especially the swan pic. It's difficult to get so much detail in the feathers.

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

golfdiesel

Link Posted 08/04/2007 - 15:22
Wow these images are really great, considering that the lens of the Z1 is not the best piece of glass around (understatement). There is usually a lot of CA with this lens.
Camera:K20D|Ist*DS|Spotmatic II|MZ-10
Pentax Lenses: DA16-45|DA50-200|50A 1.7
Tamron Lenses: 28-200
Takumar Lenses: SMC 55 1.8
Sigma Lenses: EX DG 50-500 'Bigma'|EX 50mm Macro
Flashes: Metz 58 AF-1|Samsung SEF-36PZF|Pentax AF-220T

UPINSMOKE

Link Posted 08/04/2007 - 22:43
Quote:
There is usually a lot of CA with this lens.

If I knew what this meant I could comment. Perhaps one of you chaps could give me a run thought with all abbreviations or a t least the common ones.

After 15 years of no photography to mention I have lost most of my technical know how. But I do not think that matters too much at the moment as I am just enjoying again the fun of getting out and taking the photo's I like. In the hope that a few others also like them as well. If not what the heck. Its me who has to look at them.

I went to London Zoo armed with my little Minolta today, so as soon as I can will post some more pics if I think their worth a look.

Thank you all for you nice comments so far, I thought I was in for a pasting from the critics. It was a nice surprise .

Mannesty

Link Posted 08/04/2007 - 22:52
In for a pasting? Surely not . . . unless you're PeteKD in disguise

Nice swan, good detail in most of the feathers except the back, which is a little washed out (over-exposed).
Peter E Smith

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UPINSMOKE

Link Posted 09/04/2007 - 15:06
As promised some more images for you all to give the once over all taken a London Zoo. All had to be taken through glass or wire. So have managed to pick out what I think are the best. All again with my Minolta Z1 so not as flexible as I would like.

But we all have to do our best with the tools we have at the time.

Hoping for the new Pentax to arrive tomorrow.



Vulture taken through wire.












Taken through glass



Taken through glass

Mannesty

Link Posted 09/04/2007 - 15:41
Use a circular polariser when shooting through glass to eliminate (as much as you can) any reflections from the glass, and/or stand very close to the glass (but keep the glass between you and your subject )

Nice record but not great images, sorry. The lion pose is the best of the bunch but needs more processing to improve contrast etc.

I went to Chester Zoo many years ago. Turned a corner to confront a Jaguar (big black cat, not a car). I obviously startled it because it leapt at the glass/plexiglass and hit it with all 4 feet and about a yard from my face.

Good job I was staying in a hotel and had plenty of spare underwear. I needed it.
Peter E Smith

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UPINSMOKE

Link Posted 09/04/2007 - 16:19
Quote:
The lion pose is the best of the bunch but needs more processing to improve contrast etc.

Is this any better? not that good at post processing images, the program I use is Coral Photo Paint Select Addition the only one I have at the moment.


justgetoutandride

Link Posted 09/04/2007 - 19:00
much better!
Please call me aj,

I use a Pentax K10D, on a MacBook with LightRoom (vers 1.3 + beta 2)

http://www.ba-joseph.co.uk/gallery
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