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Pentax 150-450mm AF Speed
johnriley1ukJust a short blog today, to add a bit if information regarding the AF speed of the new Pentax 150-450mm, with and without the Pentax 1.4x AF converter. Subjectively, it didn't seem to make much difference to the speed of AF, so I ran a test using ...
Added: 02/06/2015 - 10:53 PM | 139 Views (139 This Week) | 0 Likes | 2 Comments
First Look at the HD Pentax D-F...
johnriley1ukYes, finally I managed to get to Martin Mere for a first tryout of my new lens. The conditions were not good, with high winds keeping the birds down and quite dull light needing at least ISO 1600 on the Pentax K-5. The rain was not a problem, as Pent...
Added: 31/05/2015 - 3:59 PM | 456 Views (306 This Week) | 0 Likes | 2 Comments
Portrait Textures
conradI haven't had time to write more about my photo model holiday in Bulgaria up to now, but it's time to tell you a little more. I'm jumping over a few days and going to the end of the shooting days, the last day, Friday. We went to what turned out to b...
Added: 28/05/2015 - 12:48 PM | 389 Views (33 This Week) | 0 Likes
Looking at pictures. Try this ...
pablophotographerIt is some time now I am reading people's comments about how people look at a picture and where their glance falls first. A plethora of people tend to think that people ''read pictures'' from left to right. I am not convinced. I was sent an aca...
Added: 28/05/2015 - 4:03 AM | 247 Views (36 This Week) | 0 Likes
Numb
RLFThe day started brilliantly. I woke at 3 a.m. and wrote a few pages of my comedy book. At 11 a.m. the postman delivered a single letter which has completely devastated my world. Today has been the worst of my life.
Added: 27/05/2015 - 6:12 PM | 177 Views (28 This Week) | 0 Likes | 1 Comment
More fun .......
Dave_Henderson...... using Photoshop to create imaginary images...... From this......... ..... the mind boggles.
Added: 25/05/2015 - 2:00 PM | 431 Views (34 This Week) | 1 Likes | 3 Comments
The Making of a Wendy House
johnriley1ukThe moral of this tale is don't forget to document everything that happens, large or small. This is the photographic story of the demolition of our old Wendy House (or Play House if you prefer) and the assembly of the new. The new is a Dutch Barn des...
Added: 25/05/2015 - 12:14 AM | 233 Views (25 This Week) | 1 Likes
3 Shots from High Key Lighting ...
madadpoorIt had been for a long time that I wanted to run my own photoblog and that is why I have decided to create Smashing Shot, a place where I can not only share my work, but also get feedback and interact with people interested in the same field of crea...
Added: 22/05/2015 - 2:04 PM | 318 Views (23 This Week) | 1 Likes
Photo London
SlowSongWOW! What a show! The most amazing collection of current and historic photo images gathered together in the wonderful galleries of Somerset House. I've never been to such an amazing and vast number of galleries showing images from way in the past ...
Added: 21/05/2015 - 10:19 PM | 296 Views (21 This Week) | 0 Likes
Stitched PANO 6
topsyrmThis month I have an early result. I was out for a ride and have for a while looked to shoot this location, its an old Gunpowder Factory on Dartmoor and this is one of the old factory chimneys (I think). 9 shots in total, I could have used the JPGs i...
Added: 21/05/2015 - 8:34 PM | 204 Views (16 This Week) | 0 Likes
Highest in the UK
SlowSongTo celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary, hubs and me went to the Duck and Waffle at the top of the Heron Tower yesterday. It's the highest restaurant in the UK (40th floor) and the views over London are fab. In the 2nd picture, on the right at the...
Added: 20/05/2015 - 4:26 PM | 218 Views (15 This Week) | 2 Likes | 1 Comment
Inside Out at Arley Hall
johnriley1ukYesterday my blog showed some of the images I shot in the interior of Arley Hall. Today I have some of the exterior shots for you. I have plenty of the regular shots of the hall and grounds, so as time goes by I look more and more for the tiny detail...
Added: 18/05/2015 - 10:03 AM | 286 Views (18 This Week) | 0 Likes
ADAPS at Arley Hall
johnriley1ukArley Hall has always been one of my favourite locations and I was delighted to be able to organise a special shoot inside the hall for ADAPS members. We had two hours earlier today with the free run of the areas normally open to the public, but wher...
Added: 17/05/2015 - 11:38 PM | 256 Views (12 This Week) | 0 Likes
Twinkle Twinkle...
AlexandraSDThis little bundle of fluff is Twinkle Starr She is a border collie, from a litter of 6. I am sure you are all going "awww" right now but let me assure you, she is demonic! Pretty sure she will calm down though, i just need to be more firm wi...
Added: 16/05/2015 - 7:49 PM | 232 Views (7 This Week) | 0 Likes | 4 Comments
More from Bulgaria
conradThis time just some atmospheric grab shots with my iPhone, I'm keeping more model photos until later. All pictures edited with Snapseed. Gypsy outside Sliven Derelict place in Seradlevo Old garden gate in Seradlevo Cabin o...
Added: 15/05/2015 - 12:54 PM | 345 Views (9 This Week) | 0 Likes | 2 Comments