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I think it needs a little adjustment

Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA*60-250mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Dec 2012 - 8:22 AM
Focal Length:128mm
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-1/2
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:The sundial
Username:jaktis jaktis
Uploaded:5 Dec 2012 - 5:14 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Rämshyttan, Snow, Specialist / abstract
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Voters:Hermanus · jinstone · CarolG · Andysnapper · andylea · Badgerfred · LynneJoyce · mrswoolybill · woolybill1 · lonely_oryx · CaroleS · Alan_Baseley · Fefe · alligatorpants · Maiwand · mex · Herge88 · Big_Beavis · Daisymaye · taggart · EMJAYCEE · EAS · barbarahirst · pamelajean · jennialexander · TelStar · Scottishlandscapes · AnneWorner · pascalg · Chinga ·
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Hermanus  3 South Africa
5 Dec 2012 - 5:19 AM

May I suggest that this sundial will not work perfectly for a while Smile Great photos !! What happens when the lights are turned on in V2 - does the snow just melt or can the glass crack ?

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
5 Dec 2012 - 5:45 AM

It does not melt until it gets warmer in the air


CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 5:54 AM

I don't know about adjustment, Peter, I think it needs a little sunshine Smile. Two excellent captures, showing the conditions you are going to experience for the next few months. Carol

Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 6:43 AM

A very good shot Peter but I think you are right, a little adjustment is needed. As usual snow tricks the camera into using the wrong white balance and usual (if you have shot the original in RAW) a change there will set things right.


LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 8:27 AM

Fine evidence of the fact that you get proper winters over there. I daren't show these images to my dogs or they would insist on emigrating!

I agree with Andy, changes in RAW will sort this out. If you had enable mods I could have done this for you.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8779 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1267 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 9:34 AM

Not keeping very good time at the moment I suspect.

5 Dec 2012 - 10:07 AM

Both fascinating shots

Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 10:40 AM

V1 is very nice! Looks sooooooooooo cold and wet.

Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 10:48 AM

Great shots Peter but if the weather stays like this I think that Dial will be redundant for a while.

Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 1:34 PM

Looks more like a Snow Dial Peter. Guess you'll have it for a while now........Sandy

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 1:57 PM

The sundial is into its long winter's rest-- I find the lamps pleasing-- perhaps they should be left on for cheer!

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 4:04 PM

I really like V2 Peter.

EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 4:08 PM

Loved your little joke and have to say, going into hibernation seems like a good idea for people as well as sundials!


pamelajean Critique Team 9925 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1745 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 7:34 PM

The sundial has lovely shapes, and the snow has also been very obliging. I can definitely see a sea lion on the topGrin!

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 12:30 PM

Your meter has underexposed this as the whites are strong and the meter attempts to make a grey card reading. Change the white balance should fix it Peter, love the lamps with the tiny touches of colour.


6 Dec 2012 - 10:12 PM

Winter has officially stopped the sun - or so it looks - you are really snowed in.


Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 - 2:57 PM

Happy to be 30# here! I like both shots. Very well seen and presented. IB

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