Photo Information
21/03/2019 - 14:13go4IT
CategorySpecialist / Abstract
Shutter Speed1/400
Focal Length170mm


Link Posted 21/03/2019 - 18:04
It bears your fingerprint


Link Posted 21/03/2019 - 19:05
Fascinating, liked.


Link Posted 22/03/2019 - 00:44
Striking colours.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 22/03/2019 - 15:45
More liquid golden reflections... great picture.


Link Posted 22/03/2019 - 17:10
Very nice but...... I'm guessing you don't use a tripod and whilst I'm not usually a slave to detail for me this is image spoilt slightly by the left side of the frame being a bit soft. I guess at that focal length you're shooting that lens at max aperture, I'm sure stopped down a little it would have sharpened up across the frame. I know I'm probably nit picking but for me on this kind of image it's an important detail. I hope you don't mind me saying what I'm thinking. I like everything else including the choice of crop.


Link Posted 23/03/2019 - 14:05
Nigel: you are right, I don't use a tripod most outings, seeing that I very often have a large coffee in my left hand, a dog leash pinned to the street by my left foot, and I very frequently shoot with only my right hand, even with my very heavy Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 (1272 g) on my KS-2 body (741 g)!!!! And even though my Sirui tripod is very light, while setting it up I risk losing a dog, spilling a coffee, dropping a camera, or all three.!!!! I know: lose the dog, lose the coffee, and keep both hands on your camera.

The image is soft on the left, and not optimum in center or right either. I ought to use a tripod for architecturals and your comment has led to my resolution to do so at least some of the time, despite the three risks. For the image in question I had deliberately set my KS2 to 5.6 Av, the sweet spot for 13 of my 16 lenses, forgetting in a brain freeze that the 55-300mm prefers the 8-11mm range. The idea was to get my shutter speed up because of the low ISO and moderate light. By the way, I love the 55-300 and find it ideal for my type of photography, and am using it almost every time I go out. Even though the Tamron is a considerably sharper lens, its weight and shorter range frequently keeps it on my shelf.
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