Posts tagged: Photography

Light Trails – Photo

I took this photo at about 7:30 this morning. I’m standing on the Yesler overpass that I-5 run under. I’m looking north towards the city center.

Camera: Pentax K-7
ISO: 100
Exposure: 2.5 seconds
Focal Length: 8mm

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Walk into work – Early morning photos

The photos were taken with a Pentax K-7. I used my Rokinon 85mm 1.4f lens. Check out the EXIF data below for more info.

Model: K-7
ISO: 238
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 1.4
Focal Length: n/a
Flash Used: No
Latitude: n/a
Longitude: n/a

It was a very nice morning in Seattle. Everything was drying out after the two cold fronts finished moving through. The Carmen Ghia is parked on a side street off of Yesler. The Baroness Hotel is off of Madison near Virginia Mason.

Hipsters to discover Pentax Cameras

Urban Outfitters has started selling the Pentax Optio I-10. Urban Outfitters (UO) is one of the premier hipster clothiers. This is not their first foray into cameras. UO has been selling Holga 35mm cameras for sometime.

Pentax is the spunky underdog of the digital camera market in the United States. They make great products that compete with the big boys, Canon and Nikon.

I’m all for Pentax gaining market share in the United States. However, at what cost? Your average Urban Outfitter patron is not going to car about Pentax and its fantastic history. Nor, the tech that goes into their products. The common UO consumer will buy the Optio I-10 purely on looks.

Good morning Seattle – pics

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A beautiful morning in Seattle

It’s all about the crop: Cropping photos

I updated the photo from yesterday. I cropped the photo to emphasize the the hula-hoop. Also some neat physics caught in action. The leading edge of the hula-hoop is near the camera. The receding edge is furthest from the camera. Due to the shutter speed we get a lot of motion from the leading edge while the receding edge looks stationary.

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Fun with tilt photography at the Rainier Tower

Working with RAW photos and playing with a super wide lens

I stopped by St. James Cathedral on my way home. The sun was hitting the facade in a beautiful way.

The photo was taken with a Pentax K-7 mounted with a 8mm 3.5f lens. I worked with the original in RAW Therapee. As you can see RAW Therapee is able to perform lens distortion correction and color correction. In my opinion it’s a great alternative to Adobe’s Light Room application.

Original of St. James Cathedral

Retouched with RAW Therapee

The Crumpler “the industry disgrace” arrived

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review will follow.

Nice early morning at the bus stop

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Sigma EF-530 ST PA-PTTL Flash Manual

Sigma doesn’t post their flash manuals online. So, I’ve scanned in the manual for the Sigma EF-530 ST PA-PTTL. This should work for any EF-530 out there.

Flash Manual

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