NG15 (five shots, reduced in size)


bwlchmawr

Link Posted 01/11/2010 - 19:07
We went to North Wales last week. Again. Full of great subjects, as usual, and there was some excellent light for landscapes which I may post later. I also had a very happy hour in a disused slate quarry!

To begin with, here are a few close-ups of a narrow-gauge steam engine from South Africa, quietly rusting away whilst awaiting restoration at Dinas Station on the Welsh Highland Railway. All taken with my K100 and 18-55 mk1 zoom. (I had a special reason for taking that lens.) I hope some of you enjoy them.
Smoke Box Door


Fire-box Rivets


The Life-force


Pock-marked


Footplate


Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
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coker

Link Posted 01/11/2010 - 19:26
Absolutely fantastic set, Andrew!

No. 1 for me: The LifeForce, great juxtaposition of colours & manufactured & living patterns.

No.2, Pock-Marked. The contrast of rust-colours & petrol-on-water rainbow hues is glorious!

Thanks for seeing these things & bringing them to show us.

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

Stuey

Link Posted 01/11/2010 - 19:30
I like the photo's

We have lots of rusty old things here in North Wales, I just forget to point my camera at them

Numbers 1 and 4 are my favourites, you certainly have an eye for subject matter
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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snappychappy

Link Posted 01/11/2010 - 19:44
Another vote for no.1 from me also, lovely detail there.
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thoughton

Link Posted 01/11/2010 - 20:05
Oh very nice Andrew. No question about it at all, Life Force for me! Footplate is also very good, but still a distant second place
Tim
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nonur

Link Posted 01/11/2010 - 20:23
Amazing five, Andrew! I think they couldn't be bettered; choice, use of light, rendering, sharpness are of exceptional quality! Thank you for sharing!
Regards,
Nezih
Last Edited by nonur on 01/11/2010 - 20:25

womble

Link Posted 01/11/2010 - 21:07
Life force for me Andrew although they all have lovely colour and texture. That kit zoom isn't that bad is it?

K.
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Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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alun

Link Posted 01/11/2010 - 21:18
1 & 2 for me. Lovely texture. Super. And all with the kit zoom...

matwhittington

Link Posted 01/11/2010 - 21:50
Great set Andrew. I think Life force is the one for me too - the texture and organic feel of the plants, almost 'squidgey' against the hard rusty background is a great spot. All good though.

Regards
Mat W

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Hardgravity

Link Posted 02/11/2010 - 08:34
Life force here as well andrew.

Why the 18-55 lens?
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

techno-terminator

Link Posted 02/11/2010 - 09:30
Those textures - fabulous
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 02/11/2010 - 14:11
Thanks everyone. I'm so pleaased you liked them. The thing is they were all taken within a few minutes of each other after meeting my son off the train. The more I looked; the more was there to be seen. Other days I carried the camera for miles and literally didn't take a thing!

I'm so lucky with the kit lens which came with my camera; I guess I happened on one of better ones. I know the quality is variable.

On my previous visits to Snowdonia, I'd taken a couple of other brand prime lenses which I love using but this time I needed the widest lens I owned for a third visit to a slate quarry. Some of the buildings are tight for space inside. Previously I'd been frustrated by being unable to "back up" sufficiently to get everything in. I'll post some of the shots once I've processed them.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 02/11/2010 - 14:28
Lifeforce, then Footplate but they're all good.
You can see some of my photos here if you are so inclined

Hardgravity

Link Posted 02/11/2010 - 16:40
Don't knock the standard 18-55 lens Andrew, I have 2 and both produce sharp bright shots.

Despite what others(the canikony lot) say this is the best standard lens on ANY brand and well worth using from time to time.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 02/11/2010 - 19:57
Hardgravity wrote:
Despite what others(the canikony lot) say this is the best standard lens on ANY brand and well worth using from time to time.

Interesting you say this, HG. My only other experience of a made-for-digital kit lens is an 18-70 Minolta/Sony one which I used at work. It was nowhere near as good at the Pentax one and needed lots of work post-processing to come up with a decent image.

I didn't mean to sound as though I was knocking it, far from it! It's my only auto-focus lens, after all! And likely to stay so.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05
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