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A Sunny Image for Attila - Pentax 645
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:31 am    Post subject: A Sunny Image for Attila - Pentax 645 Reply with quote

I know that Attila likes images outdoors with lots of light,
so I've scanned this older transparency from the Pentax 645.

It was the first roll of film that I used a wide-angle lens on
the Pentax. Needless to say, it was a beautiful morning at
the wilderness beach, so it became easy to take a decent shot.

The bedrock in the foreground reminds me of a whale with its
benthonic shape and smoothed out surface. It was fun to watch
the sun-shadow line descend down the seastack as the morning
was coming forth.

This one has made a very nice 20x30 print that still makes me
marvel at the SHARPNESS even after quite a bit of time. The blue
in the sky has seldom scanned well for me, but here it
scanned magnificently with only the merest hint of "grain". Shocked

Also, the purple/magenta sand in the "whaleback" shadow (foreground)
is true to the color...this particular area of beaches has a lot of
garnets that color the sand.

In the large print, the smaller seastack's little "pennant" of trees on top
is very nice.

Whaleback and Seastack
Pentax 645
Pentax-A 45/2.8 lens
Provia
1/125th and f:11
Epson 2450 @ 2400dpi



PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous shot as always, Larry!! Very Happy

I hope as I get more comfortable with my MF photography I can sincerely attempt to follow the standard you've set.

Got my first roll of 120 in for processing - it was shot with the Pentacon six TL. When I get up the nerve I'll load the Hassy for some tests.

Jim


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice shot, Larry!

It reminds me Gaudi's buildings, always inspired in nature!
Perfect composition, love the light reflections on the stone.

Jes.


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks! Beautiful! I like very much composition with rock in foreground!


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful, I think the sand gives it movement.


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a 'WOW!' shot. It must look fantastic as a big print.

A Pentax 645 is out of my price range, but one is allowed to dream ...


PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

j.lukow wrote:
Gorgeous shot as always, Larry!! Very Happy
I hope as I get more comfortable with my MF photography I can sincerely attempt to follow the standard you've set.
Got my first roll of 120 in for processing - it was shot with the Pentacon six TL. When I get up the nerve I'll load the Hassy for some tests.
Jim


Wow, a Hassy AND a Pentacon 6! Let's see some images, my friend!


PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesito wrote:
Nice shot, Larry!
It reminds me Gaudi's buildings, always inspired in nature!
Perfect composition, love the light reflections on the stone.
Jes.


Those same reflections on the foreground stone is what actually compelled me to stop and take a picture, Jes. Good eye!


PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Many thanks! Beautiful! I like very much composition with rock in foreground!


As always Attila, thank you. I truly admire your recent images with the venerable Bessa!


PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob wrote:
Beautiful, I think the sand gives it movement.


Yes, I think the sand has the striations arcing toward the beach, and that gives the movement you have seen. I had to look at this image a while after I took it; sometimes you have to let an image "grow" on you, know what I mean?


PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LaHo wrote:
That's a 'WOW!' shot. It must look fantastic as a big print.

A Pentax 645 is out of my price range, but one is allowed to dream ...


LaHo, a Pentax 645 with 75mm lens can be had for under $200, not much more than you would pay for a lens, I'll bet.


PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurence wrote:
Attila wrote:
Many thanks! Beautiful! I like very much composition with rock in foreground!


As always Attila, thank you. I truly admire your recent images with the venerable Bessa!


You did start me on this way I wish to make at least quarter good images what you do.


PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurence

The Master does it one more time


patrickh


PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

patrickh wrote:
Laurence
The Master does it one more time
patrickh


Thanks Patrick. I appreciate your comments. But remember...it's the beautiful landscape that says it all. As far as I'm concerned, all I had to do was aim the camera. Cool


PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spectacular shot, Larry! Love the detail in the foreground leading up to
the sunlit peak.