cardiffgareth

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Last Login: 21st June 2021 - 12:21
Real Name: Gareth
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Cardiff 'Street' Images
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Thanks both 8) Appreciate the very kind words Gary. They say in uni about finding your genre and mastering it but I kinda want to try all genres and try my best to master them to the best of my ability :lol:
Sigma 24mm Super Wide II
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Selling as I've bought a Pentax-M 28mm and want to keep the analogue camera all Pentax so selling this on. 24mm in Pentax-A mount. Focus is smooth, aperture snappy and optics clear. I don't have the lens hood but they can be sourced on ebay. Looking for 40 Inc UK P&P
Cardiff 'Street' Images
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Thanks all! It's certainly a genre I'd like to develop further, it can be a bit scary! Got told off for not asking first with the hat seller. My bad, learned sometimes asking first gets better results in terms of feeling less worried about taken someone's picture but then you can loosen that natural street feel!
Corn Flower Field
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Thanks everyone. They're gaining traction on social media with all the local and surrounding groups with more and more signing to object. One thing was Legal and General had to sign some of the land at the rear of the site to the local authority as it borders a county park before they consider changing the land from agricultural to industrial. Rumour has it that's now taken place so you wouldn't do that if you didn't know the change of land ownership was going to happen. 111 acres of pasture land going. The airport is a joke. The Welsh government are desperate to make it work. They bought it for 52 million and its currently valued at 15 million. In total with grants and debts written off, the tax payer has bailed it out to the tune of 115 million pounds. More importantly, the land the farm sits on is green belt land. Down the road, 5 minutes or less is a huge brown belt area. All tarmac and empty, ready to be used! Sense?! Anyway, thanks for the replies :wink:
Corn Flower Field
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These images are of a corn flower field that is on a farm at the edge of our village. The land is owned by Legal and General and they have called time on the farmer who's farm the land sits on. Next to the village and the farm is Cardiff airport. This is a failing airport, mainly due to the cost the airport charge for operators to land there and as a result, has been bailed out several times by the Welsh government to the tune of tens of thousands of pounds. Planning has been put in and Legal and General want to evict the farmer off the land and to sell the land to the Welsh government, then flatten it and tarmac over the whole site. We're talking a space probably a mile long, maybe more and a good half mile wide. It's home to many wild animals and one field, when ploughed and it rains, can bring up to 30 buzzards there which is a sight to see when they're all in the field together. An ancient woodland sits in the middle of the land also and plans saw it gone, then they went through it, then...who knows. We the residents have objected to this travesty and every time the local authority amend the planning, resubmit and we restart with objections all over again, I think the plan is for them to keep going until people lose interest and the objections become less and less. So I was very grateful when the farmer, Rhys, let me onto the land to photograph them, a sight we'll soon lose. He also has a field of poppies coming up I can also shoot as well. I've listed these for sale on my website with half the profits going to him and his family and hopefully I can shoot him at work in a more documentary style for future generations to see what we had, and what we lost. All Pentax K1. The day time shots with the more painterly look and limited DOF are with the DA* 60-250mm wide open and the sunsets either with the D FA 24-70mm or Irix 15mm. A 3 stop ND grad from Formatt Hitech was used to control the sky and balance exposure but I also shot2 images were foreground and sky and blended in Photoshop. 1. by , on Flickr 2. by , on Flickr 3. by , on Flickr 4. by , on Flickr 5. by , on Flickr 6. by , on Flickr 7. by , on Flickr 8. by , on Flickr 9. by , on Flickr 10. by , on Flickr
St Abbs Lighthouse.
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I like no.4, very inviting 8)
Portrait...
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Dang, that is one heck of a beautifully lit, composed, captured and processed image. Kudos Roger.What he said ^^ 8)
Had a couple of hours with Pentax in the afternoon sun
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No.9! Do we have a mic drop emoji here?! Love that image
British Super Bikes Test @ Donington Park 08/06/2021
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Looks great! 5 has a nice dynamic angle to it. I like 3 also, so much motion in the frame 8)
First images with the P30T
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Thanks everyone. After the debacle with the Program A it's great having a camera with no issues! There was some stray light on some of the edges of the negs where the film counter is but not sure if that was me accidentality with the dark bag when loading the dev tank. Just ordered 3 more rolls of Delta 100 so will be out shooting again soon with it!
Sunset on Middleton moor
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Wowsers, that a stunner 8)
Evening skies
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All lovely and great post processing but the opening horse images for me are the stand out images 8)
Image heavy - beach and funfare images
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Thanks everyone! It's supposed to be an alcohol free zone but that doesn't happen and it can be a little 'crazy' there so not sure I fancy trying to flog images in that situation! A great set Gareth, looks like a spot with loads of potential you can mix with a family day out. Does that water slide hit water - if so did you get any shots with a nice splash? The facial expressions are great too, how about some zoomed in shots to focus on those?It does but you can't get an angle on it. This screen is up and you can't get in front of it: by , on Flickr So from behind all you get is this: by , on Flickr
Ver Valley (near St Albans) quick K3iii 18-135 snaps
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All 3 are well seen and taken, like all 3 8)
Shuttleworth Collection - Photo, Artwork exhibits
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We have a place locally here called SWAM that's similar: https://www.swam.online/ Like no.2, it has a very timeless feel to it
Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Really like the 2nd. You have a felling of being there with how you've taken it 8)
Cardiff 'Street' Images
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All taken with the Pentax K1 and either FA 35mm f2 or D FA 24-70mm 1. A quiet spot by , on Flickr 2. This way by , on Flickr 3. Bonus King by , on Flickr 4. Beautiful Magnolia by , on Flickr 5. Midday Scratch by , on Flickr 6. Fish Counter by , on Flickr 7. Taking 5 by , on Flickr 8. Made with Love by , on Flickr 9. Gentlemen's Attire by , on Flickr 10. In the Lime Light by , on Flickr 11. Lim Chickens by , on Flickr 12. Mannequins by , on Flickr 13. Enjoying The View by , on Flickr
WTB - Pentax 28mm
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Thanks George, Item arrived today and great thanks!
WTB - Pentax 28mm
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Either Pentax-A or Pentax-M. Buy outright or part ex / swap. I have a Sigma super wide II 24mm that I'll be looking to sell on as I want to keep my film camera all genuine Pentax lens so can swap/part ex if you'd like? Thanks.
Pentax-A 70-200mm f4 vs Pentax-M 75-150mm f4
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https://vintageclassiccamera.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=67&products_id=7745 35-00:DDang it, its sold To me, thanks for the link :D
Image heavy - beach and funfare images
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A commentary on a seaside day - has all the elements that make up a sunny day out at the beach, some nice individual images but as the set they really work well 8)Cheers Lenny 8)
Pentax-A 70-200mm f4 vs Pentax-M 75-150mm f4
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Thanks all. Saw a few 75-150mm lenses on the ebay and was going to pull the trigger but then read the write up and all have fungus in them! Anyone have one for sale at a decent price :lol:
Image heavy - beach and funfare images
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Thanks both 8)
Into Lennyblokes territory
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Love these. All very good 8)
Pentax-A 70-200mm f4 vs Pentax-M 75-150mm f4
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Which is sharper?! Looking to get a longer lens for the film camera and have seen both. Mainly for walk around images and maybe a bit of landscape with filters. Thanks