Smeggy's Olympic Pics :)


Smeggypants

Link Posted 24/05/2014 - 23:07
OK, another re-issue seeing as I still haven't been able to get out for a proper shoot lately. Enjoy

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Smeggy's Olympic Torch Event 2012 - VOLUME ONE
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Main gallery here: Olympic Torch Event 2012 - VOLUME ONE - MAIN GALLERY


A selection: Click on the pics for bigger versions



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Main gallery here: Olympic Torch Event 2012 - VOLUME ONE - MAIN GALLERY


Cheers for looking!
[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

Gravelrash

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 00:36
No.2 is great. I love the detail and her complexion can stand it. She has a far-away expression and is pretty. The background is plain so as to not detract and the depth of field gets her perfectly but you get the 3D effect with the slightly OOF microphone.

The rest are just very well produced images such as those you would get from a event report.

No.5 needs singling out for the most inappropriate use of a sharp lens. I'm afraid it has not been kind to her.

I really can't figure how you get such skin detail, with both my K-r and K-5II I feel everything is tack sharp but for skin/complexions. You prove I am getting something very wrong.
Steve

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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 08:00
A wonderful set, Smeggy. Reportage at its very best. They really capture a unique time and place and should be a valuable resource for folks to look back on in years to come. Great colour and detail with impeccable timing. So this is how you photograph joy.

Looking at no.5, did you REALLY have to buy a K5iis?

No.23 is special, I bet they'd love a copy, but it's the little girl with the teeth in no.19 who's the "winner".

About as distant from my sort of thing as you could possibly get and all the more enjoyable because of this.
Best wishes,

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tyronet2000

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 09:04
A super set of images although you would have to guess the reference to the Olympics in some of them.

I like the guy working out with the weights in #11
Regards
Stan

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davidstorm

Link Posted 26/05/2014 - 00:15
Some very nice shots in this set, three of the mono ones particularly catch my eye (#9, #11, #20).

There are some that I'm not so keen on, the wonky nature of #6 and #14 for example, I'm sure this is intentional but for me it serves no purpose on these shots. #5 really does the lady no favours at all, it is a very competent shot, but I'm not sure it is right for this type of image (has she seen it)?

Some of the images look a bit over-sharpened, e.g. #1 and #24. However, there is no denying the reportage quality of this set, well done Smeggy, they are a delight to view and quite different from most of the images we see on the Forum.

Regards
David
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 26/05/2014 - 18:16
Cheers for looking peeps. Yes agreed on the sharpening of some. They were done on my old CRT monitors ( which are now in the landfill somewhere, or dumped on a Somalian beach ). Since getting LED Monitors I've certainyl reduced the amount of sharpening I do by a fair amount

As regards #5 I actually like more accurate faces, rather than softer focus 'flattering' and as such I don't find it unflattering at all. The opposite in fact - I've no doubt she might disagree. She hasn't seen it, she was a complete stranger.



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[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

DrOrloff

Link Posted 26/05/2014 - 20:12
An interesting set as always, varied in terms of subject and look and gives a really good sense of occasion. The clearly bold approach provokes some great reactions too. Some are a little harshly processed but much less so than on some previous sets. Not going to pick a favourite as the strength of the set is the set.
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McBrian

Link Posted 26/05/2014 - 21:14
As always I enjoyed viewing another varied set from Smegland, some I like, some I don't mainly due to some harsh pp.

Based on the other thread I'll have a go at leaving some detailed comments (I'll try and do this more often if time permits) .....

#1 Smashing joyful capture, maybe a touch too much sharpening to her forehead.
#2 She looks bored, no contact with photographer.
#3 The lady with the white tee shirt dominates the image, having her eyes shut ruins the group photo.
#4 Has she got Jaundice
#5 Extremely soft nose, depth of field far to shallow.
#6 No focal point of interest.
#8 Another smashing capture, the boys expression say's a lot. (crop away the left dark oof dark bit ?)
#13 The dark oof frame work in the foreground spoils an excellent candid capture.
#15 Did you miss/or were you early with the shutter button and missed the action, what are they doing.
#17 Liked this one a lot, two contrasting views in the same image.
#19 She won't thank you when she's older, another smashing candid capture.
#23 Best shot of the set, the joy on the boys face is wonderful.
Cheers
Brian.
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drobbia

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 10:02
Wow thanks, -- you must be engaging yourself to get the subjects to react as they seem, to your lens. I learn a lot just looking at your work. A visual treat -- # 1, 12, 5 all the kids pics and the torch my favs but I wouldn't kick any of them out of my keeper pile -- super stuff. tg
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