Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gift shop



I didn't buy it though, because taking picture of it is free. Yes I am a cheap bastard. Besides, the picture looks better than the real thing anyway.



Pentax K-7
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50/1.4 ZK
1/60 @ f/2
-0.7 ev
ISO 200
RAW

I generally don't like swimming pools





Because I have seen too many children drown. Please be careful, those of you with small children. This is the worst kind of tragedy. Your child is thriving, and then the next moment their lives snuffed out like a birthday candle light. Be careful. Please.


Pentax K-7
DA* 300/4
1/800 @ f/5.6
0 ev
ISO 200
RAW

Cut that bloody thing off!!!



Not a moment too soon. Jesus.


Pentax K-7
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50/1.4 ZK
1/200 @ f/5
0 ev
ISO 200
RAW

I am just glad that I can provide for them



Not a whole lot need to be said.



Pentax K-7
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50/1.4 zk
1/400 @ f/5.6
-0.3 ev
ISO 200
RAW

I wonder what they use in France



Not denitely John Derre. Too much of an American icon. If any French Vineyards would dare use something like this, the whole place will go up in flames before not too long??


Pentax K-7
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50/1.4 ZK
1/320 @ f/5.6
-0.3 ev
ISO 200
RAW

Name this lens - part 2




Oh, God. I cannot put it back together. Somebody help please.


Pentax K-7
DA 35/2.8 macro ltd
1/100 @ f/3.2
0 ev
ISO 400
RAW

Temecula - Napa Valley of the south??




Not quite. But, I am pleasantly surprised.


Pentax K-7
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50/1.4
1/320 @ f/5.6
-0.7 ev
ISO 200
RAW

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Red




Isn't it??




Pentax K10D
DA 40/2.8 ltd
1/250 @ f/8
0 ev
ISO 200
RAW

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Is this any good?




Probably not.



Pentax K-7
DA 40/2.8 ltd
1/1000 @ f/7.1
0 ev
ISO 400
RAW

Late Summer Harvest



Recently I got myself a tripod, a nice one at that. As a result, pictures are sharper.


Pentax K-7
Carl Zeiss distagon 35/2
1/6 at f/16
0 ev
ISO 400
RAW

Denver picture - part 2



I suppose this is more like Colorado . . . .


Pentax k-7
DA 21/3.2 ltd
1/800 @ f/8
o ev
ISO 200
RAW

Denver picture




Just came back from Denver, Colorado. Not that this signifies Denver . . . . .


From technical standpoint, I could have opened up my aperture a bit.


Pentax K-7
DA 21/3.2 ltd
1/400 @ f/7.1
0 ev
ISO 200
RAW

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I don't think he was feeling too good



All things must pass, I suppose. He was very sluggish when I got close to him.



Pentax K-7
D FA 100/2.8 macro WR
1/250 @ f/7.1
-0.3 ev
ISO 400
RAW

Pretty bad abstract photography - Kiss




Pentax K-7
Carl Zeiss Distgon 35/2 ZK
1/60 @ f/6
-0.3 ev
ISO 400
RAW

Monday, September 20, 2010

Absolute Worst Architectural Photography




I kind of like it, but this has to be one of the worst architectural photo. I kind of dig this lensbaby stuff. Very easy to take bad photos.





Pentax K-7
Lensbaby composer with plastic optics
1/8000 @ wide open
0 ev
ISO 200
RAW

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Worst Product Photography


Can't even tell what it is.



Pentax K-7
Lensbaby Composer with plastic optics
1/250 @ f/2.8
0 ev
ISO 200
RAW

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Name this lens



You want to take a guess?









































Pentax K-7
Carl Zeiss Distagon 35/2 zk
1/500 @ f/5
0 ev
ISO 200
RAW

I like this chair




Although not that comfortable to sit on, but nonetheless it is a nice target to shoot at.


Pentax K-7
DA* 300/4
1/250 @ f/4
0 ev
ISO 400
RAW

Friday, September 17, 2010

Growing up too fast - part 2



There has to be medication or something that would slow the process down . . . .



Pentax K-7
DA 35/2.8 macro ltd
1/60 @ f/4
0 ev
ISO 200
RAW

Thursday, September 16, 2010

More bird pic




My mother has phobia for birds. She absolutely freaks out when one gets near her. So, naturally, I like to take pictures of them. They are very difficult subjects. They never stay still for long, their direction of motion always unpredictable. They suck.


Pentax K-7
D FA 100/2.8 macro WR
1/250 @ f/5.6
0 ev
ISO 400
RAW

Sad




I am a pediatric ICU doctor by training. All of my patients are messed up. Many of them don't make it. It is sad, and unfair. But it looks like it has been happening for a long long time. This is an ancient burial place for children. This was taken at a temple where all of my ancestors are buried at, right smack in the center of Tokyo. Sad.


Pentax K-7
DA 15/4 ltd
1/200 @ f/22
0 ev
ISO 400
RAW

Have been busy of late



But, I suppose I can always post one or two. It only takes a few seconds, really.



Pentax K-7
FA 31/1.8 ltd
1/250 @ f/7.1
0 ev
ISO 200
RAW

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Plastic lens




Few days ago, Pentax came out with a kit prime lens that is mostly made of plastic. The idea was to provide an affordable prime lens, and this was meant to be an alternative to kit zoom lens.

Of course, many people at Pentax Forum were pissed. It makes the brand look cheap somehow. But, these guys are the same guys that complain about FA ltd being too expensive.

Tough crowd.

I think that plastic lenses are great. It takes horrible pictures.


Pentax K-7
Lensbaby composer + plastic optic
Aperture wide open
0 ev
ISO 400
RAW

Monday, September 13, 2010

What the hell is this??



Whatever it is, this is not a very good picture.


Pentax K-7
D FA 100/2.8 macro WR
1/800 @ f/7.1
+ 0.3 ev
ISO 400
RAW

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Maybe it's the sand




I guess any place where I can take lame pictures like this is ok with me. I didn't realize that going to a new setting such as this would enhance the enjoyment of shooting. Hours went by without notice. It was called, only had a T shirt on, but barely noticeable, until the next day I got a head cold.

At Bandon dunes they started out with one golf course about 10 years ago, and over the years they have built 3 more that are just as outstanding if not more so. Each course has its own characters with so little in common, yet the common theme is very much felt on each hole.

Perhaps I would one day like to live there. Buy a piece of land on the beach, design and build a house just the way I want it, and then pass it onto my kid, or something like that.


Pentax K-7
DA 70/2.4 ltd
1/30 @ f/16
0 ev
ISO 200
RAW

Still stuck on Oregon



Southern Oregon was very nice. The place I stayed at was called Bandon. It is about 200 miles or so south of Portland. You take a small commuter plane that carries about 20 people from Portland to a city called Coos bay. You then take a car, drive 30 minutes on Interstate 101, and you are there.

A beautiful, quite town. Only about 1,500 people. Short but pleasant summer, gray, rainy, often stormy winder. What put this town on the map was the golf course called Bandon Dunes. A golf fanatic who is a greeting card mogul who bought 1,200 acres of land and hired this 20 something unknown unproven Scottish golf course architect to build a course, and now thousands visit this town, pumping millions into the economy.

The beach is undisturbed, completely absent of any humans miles of stretch at a time, huge rocks and gigantic dead tree roots tossed about on the beach, and of course many many species of birds circling around.


I would love to live in a place like this . . . . .


Pentax K-7
DA 15/4 ltd
1/400 @ f/7.1
+0.3 ev
ISO 200
RAW

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dead Tree




I love this tree. This was taken at Old McDonald Course at Bandon Dunes golf club in Oregon, where I just returned from.

THis course has only been open for little more than 2 months. Up and coming American Architect Tom Doak has built a course that pays homages to the earliest of classic American golf courses. More about this on later.



Pentax K-7
DA 40/2.8 ltd
1/250 @ f/5.6
0 ev
ISO 200
RAW