The Enchanted Woodland


davidstorm

Link Posted 03/11/2021 - 12:24
Yesterday I went to one of my favourite photography locations ever, Padley Gorge in the Derbyshire Peak District. This is a dazzling wonderland in Autumn, with a beautiful stream (Burbage Brook) rushing down the gorge and the most fabulous ancient woodland full of Sessive Oaks and mature Beech Trees. It was a great opportunity to test out my cheap ebay purchase K-1 and my new Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 lens, along with a couple of old favourites (other K-1 and Pentax-M 28mm f/3.5).

If you haven't been to Padley Gorge and you live within striking distance of the Derbyshire Peak District, I would highly recommend it, especially at this time of the year.

All comments and constructive criticisms welcome.

1. Tamron 70-200 f/2.8



2. Pentax-M 28mm f/3.5 + Polariser



3. Tamron 70-200 f/2.8



4. Tamron 70-200 f/2.8



5. Tamron 70-200 f/2.8



6. Pentax-M 28mm f/3.5 + Polariser



7. Pentax-M 28mm f/3.5 + Polariser



8. Tamron 70-200 f/2.8



9. Tamron 70-200 f/2.8



10. Tamron 70-200 f/2.8



11. Pentax 28-105 WR



12. Pentax-M 28mm f/3.5 + Polariser



13. Tamron 70-200 f/2.8



14. Tamron 70-200 f/2.8



Thank you for looking!

Cheers
David
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pschlute

Link Posted 03/11/2021 - 13:14
Lovely colours....no.3 gets my vote for the simplicity, although I would be inclined to clone out the leaves top left
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Antony

Link Posted 03/11/2021 - 20:50
Lovely images - the first and number 11 are my favs. Today, maybe different tomorrow!

davidwozhere

Link Posted 03/11/2021 - 23:51
What a nice day you had! If I had to pick one it would be 10.
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 04/11/2021 - 08:38
Lovely set David, you must be chuffed with that little set-up

Particularly like your technique with the water shots, with the last image being a favourite for me
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davidstorm

Link Posted 06/11/2021 - 12:27
Thank you guys for your comments on these images
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HarisF1

Link Posted 06/11/2021 - 16:47
What a lovely set, with some amazing crisp scenes. The 28/3.5 shots are superb.
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 06/11/2021 - 20:24
A lovely autumnal feel from those trees and leaves.

I'm usually not keen on milky water, but I'll make an exception for No. 10 - the colour and almost abstract nature of the picture more than compensate.

Steve

davidstorm

Link Posted 06/11/2021 - 20:59
HarisF1 wrote:
What a lovely set, with some amazing crisp scenes. The 28/3.5 shots are superb.

Thank you very much Haris, the M28 f/3.5 really is a revelation on the K1, it's worth seeking out one of these lenses as they can still be had for a fairly good price (around 50)

Lubbyman wrote:
A lovely autumnal feel from those trees and leaves.

I'm usually not keen on milky water, but I'll make an exception for No. 10 - the colour and almost abstract nature of the picture more than compensate.

Steve

Thanks Steve
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HarisF1

Link Posted 06/11/2021 - 23:14
Yes, you've genuinely demonstrated the best the lens has to offer with those scenes, there's a 3D pop and depth that is hard to capture with these newer lenses
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Sry

Link Posted 07/11/2021 - 16:12
Very nice work David - I particularly like your take on long-exposure water shots, putting the effect to use in composing a compelling overall image (as opposed to using it for its own sake).

davidstorm

Link Posted 07/11/2021 - 18:54
Sry wrote:
Very nice work David - I particularly like your take on long-exposure water shots, putting the effect to use in composing a compelling overall image (as opposed to using it for its own sake).

Thank you Serge, it's very kind of you to say so.

Kind Regards
David
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 07/11/2021 - 21:58
3 and 8 for me
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