Monthly Archives: September 2014
Pentax 645z

Pentax 645z

Well….this camera is nothing short of amazing! The clarity absolutely blows my mind and the sharpness, file size and colour is pretty spectacular. It can actually shoot and render pretty quick for a Medium Format and is truly a Joy to shoot. I played around with the camera today and shoot with the older Pentax FA 45mm 2.8 lens and the Manual Pentax 75mm 2.8 lens.

The camera is comfortable in the hands and works basically like my DSLR’s thus the learning curve is pretty minimal. I can’t wait to get some sun here in the Bitterroot Valley so I can really test out what this camera can do!

 

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A bit to much purple in the leaves…I noticed that the DNG are not as punchy as my Nikon NEF’s, but post can bring back your colours if needed.

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My Niece and Nephew are having some Fall fun!

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Ending off on this little GEM!

Azore Gigabytes

Azore Gigabytes

After 8 days in the Azores, my hard drives are full and my computer has grinned to a halt! I leave the Azores with over 200GB worth of Images saved to my drives. The Nikon D800’s Raw files prove to be both amazing and overwhelming when it comes to workflow and file handling.

Shooting Raw on this trip was not even a question. Why when you have the ability to shoot at 36 MP would you not? I can’t wait to get my hands on my new Pentax 645Z and then I will truly experience the frustration the “spinning circle of death” on my Mac!

Ok that is enough camera Geek for now.

Here are some more shots from our 8 days on the Island!!! More to come over the next week.

 

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Panorama Stitched together in Autopan pro.

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Panorama Stitched together in Autopan pro.

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Panorama Stitched together in Autopan pro.

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Panorama Stitched together in Autopan pro.

 

 

Gusting in the Azores

Gusting in the Azores

The wind has been blowing for 2 days straight here on the Island of Faial. Gusting up to 25knots throughout the day, the constant wind made it hard to stand at times. Today we drove to the oldest part of Faial, Ribeirnha, and discovered 2 different churches from the 1600’s. The churches are still standing, but they are no longer in use today. The towers are barely standing, but the flowers and trees have over taken the buildings allowing you to take some spectacular images.

We also visited the Lighthouse in Ribeirnha. The lighthouse which is no longer in use, is slowly crumbling to the ground and now a newer solar panel light is all that remains to protect boaters from the cliffs!

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This is a 17 image Pano from the volcano Museum. The Newest Piece of Landmass to form ono 50 years ago on Faial Island.

 

 

Horta AZ

Horta, AZ

With just a couple of days left, I have photographed over 150GB worth of images. With still lots to see and to shoot, here is a small selection of images from the past couple of days!

Equipment:

Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-24 2.8, Nikkor 70-200

Sigma 50mm 1.4 art, Sigma 35mm 1.4 art

Fujifilm XE-1, Zeiss 12mm 2.8

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This shot is a 30 image panorama. The original file size is over 150in long! Can’t wait to print this one out!

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Another pano, this time shot from a bit of a higher angle. All Panos are shot hand-held. defiantly a Gorilla type of photography.

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Using my Nikkor 14-24 with a massive polarizerĀ over the lens, I managed to get a bit of a long exposure.

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Using the “Big Stopper” I managed to slow my shutter speed down enough to snap some long exposures during Mid-day.

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7 Image Pano. This Church looks out over the town of Horta. The Church is only open on Aug 1st every year.

Azores Day 1 and 2

Azores Day 1 and 2

 

After the first couple of days here on Faial Island, I have shot well over 90 GB worth of images. The landscape is stunning and the colours are so vibrant!

Here is a small selection of images thus far from the trip!!!

Gear: Nikon D800, 14-24mm 2.8, 70-200mm 2.8

Sigma 50mm 1.4 art, Sigma 35mm 1.4 art

Fujifilm X-E1, Zeiss 12mm 2.8

 

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Backcountry Idaho and Wisdom MT

Backcountry Idaho and Wisdom MT

 

We headed out for an early morning Chopper ride into the backcountry of Idaho. There was a small forest fire burning that was lining the valley with a small cloak of smoke. The lighting was super beautiful!

Also, we headed out to check out good old Wisdom Montana. It’s a super small, but beautiful town with Sage Brush fields as far as you can see.

 

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