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Posts from the “Pentax K5 IIs” Category

Pentax K5 IIs: 100mm 2.8 WR Macro Sample

Posted on July 30, 2013

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered ― Nelson Mandela Isn’t that something huh, often times we photograph the same places, the same faces, and although those themes may be unchanged or appear not to have changed, only then do we realize that our vision has changed over time. Its an evolution folks, so take it slow, breath, slow down that shutter and enjoy those frames for what they are ― glimpses of our past. With that said, I’ll be going on a brief sabbatical. I’ll catch up with the various comments that have been left already and continue to curate the site behind the scenes (the power of mobile).…

Pentax K5 IIS: Point of View

Posted on July 23, 2013

I recently discovered the work of the great Yousef Karsh and this particular quote immediately struck my attention. Compromise sometimes must be the stuff of which pictures are made   Wise words indeed. When you think about it further this is so true. If not the focal length you have, its the iso performance of your camera, if not, then the way it handles, and so forth. Luckily, with the K5 IIS very few compromises come to mind. The set below was processed with a few forked versions of the presets from Really Nice Images which I highly recommend. Check this post for a 20% savings coupon. Cheers.   All photographs by Jorge Ledesma ― Pentax K5 IIs ― Pentax SMC-FA 31mm f/1.8 AL…

The Intimacy of a Viewfinder

Posted on July 9, 2013

There is something magical with framing your images with viewfinder. I can’t really describe the feeling other than saying that its somehow more of an intimate experience and more personal. I don’t know why but its certainly different. I just had to press the shutter the last few days and frame images via a viewfinder and here are some results.     All processed with a forked preset from VSCO Films and the Pentax K5 IIs & FA 31mm 1.8     Some of my Favorite Ricoh GR articles Ricoh GR: Storytelling at its best Ricoh GR: Tribute to Daido Moriyama Ricoh GR: Love Letter to the GR   Daido Moriyama uses the Ricoh GR Ricoh GR: My first gallery Ricoh GR: Street Photography…

True Grain rekindles the glory of film

Posted on June 15, 2013

When I processed film  back in circa ’94 printing some those frames was almost like a magical experience. These days now in digital getting the correct film grain has been kind of a hit and miss with certain applications. As usual some work better than others, but in my opinion True Grain is in a class of its own.  At the suggestion of one my readers I downloaded “True Grain” from Grubbasoftware and I couldn’t be happier. Keep in mind that True Grain’s “raison d’etre” is as they mention on their own site to: accurately recapture the aesthetics of particular film stocks—including “lost” films—while retaining an all-digital workflow. The attention to detail of this application is simply outstanding ― a full review is forthcoming in the…