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|Posted on December 9, 2020 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
This is a lens comparison between two awesome old lenses that are very similar in age and focal length. Both are just over 50 years old, the Takumar is a few years older than the Sears lens. Both lenses were shot at there widest apeture and both images are shot with the same camera, same exact settings, and same exact processing settings (very little post processing).
Personally, I actually like the bokeh and saturation of the Sears lens the best....
Pentax K1 Full Frame 36mp Sensor
1st: Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 [8 Element Version]
2nd: Auto-Sears 55mm f/1.4 [Re-Branded Rikenon Version]
|Posted on October 23, 2020 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
here's some pretty fall colors....
|Posted on October 18, 2020 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
Mountain Laurel - I had an "abstract" moment....10-17-2020
Canon 5D4 ~ Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2
[ f/2.8, 1/60 sec., ISO-100, 24mm ] Blairsville GA
|Posted on October 18, 2020 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
A different type of Milky Way shot I took this evening....The bluish fog was created by a car's headlights.
Lake Nottely, Blairsville GA 10/17/2020
Canon 5D Mark IV ~ Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2
[ f/2.8, 20 second exposure, ISO-1600, 24mm ]
|Posted on October 9, 2020 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
I've had new visitor's today! A pair of Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers
Canon 7D Mark II ~ Canon 100-400mm V2
[ f/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO-800, 400mm ] Blairsville GA
|Posted on October 7, 2020 at 11:10 PM||comments (0)|
Here's my shot of the Milky Way this evening.
Lake Nottely Dam - Blairsville GA.
Canon 5D4 ~ IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone
[ f/2.8, 30 sec. Exposure, ISO-1000 ]
|Posted on October 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
"Bust Your Butt Falls" Highlands, NC 10-6-2020
I had about 2 minutes to take these two images today before a ton of tourists started climbing all over these rocks and peppered the scene!
Best compositions I could manage in such a brief window to set up and take the shots.
Canon 5D4/Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2/Hoya CPL/Sirui AM-284
|Posted on October 5, 2020 at 10:05 PM||comments (0)|
Sunset this evening; not quite as intense as yesterday's sunset, but very nice indeed
Canon 5D4 / IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone.
[ f/22, 1/15 sec., ISO-100 ]
This lens is extremely difficult to shoot in to the Sun with, it sometimes has a bit of a fit when it comes to flaring....
Bottom image: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens on a Canon 5D4 [ f/8, 1/40 sec., ISO-100, 46mm ]
|Posted on August 20, 2020 at 10:40 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on August 17, 2020 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
Milky Way shot from last night....
Lake Nottely, Blairsville GA
Canon 5D Mark IV using a Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2 Lens
[f/2.8, 15 second exposure, ISO-3200, @24mm].
|Posted on July 21, 2020 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
A lot was going on in the sky on July 20th, 2020!!!!!
This first shot is of Comet Neowise with a Lightning Cloud fired up....
This 2nd shot is of the Milky Way, Jupiter and Saturn (2 bright stars upper left), and a Thunderhead lit up with Lightning reflecting off the lake....
This 3rd shot is of the Milky Way with a huge Fireball on the right that I got extremely lucky to capture in this image. We could actually hear the fireball burning through the air!