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Reverse mount macro ring

I have blogged before about my DIY super macro set-up. It was essentially free (since I already had the two lenses required) and resulted in some pretty killer macro shots. However, it is a bit clumsy to use and I realize that not everybody has the right combination of lenses to make it work. So, [...]

a couple of recent macro shots

Pentax K10D, SMC Pentax-DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec, +0.7 EV, IS on
Heavily processed in Lightroom. Started with the Direct Positive creative preset then poked and prodded for a few minutes until I got what I wanted. The detail however, is all from the lens. I’ve got the review worked out [...]

worth the wet knee

Pentax K10D, SMC Pentax-DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec, +0.7 EV, IS on
Continuing to test the 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited this weekend. Shots like this are clearly where this lens shines. This image was cropped slightly in Lightroom before I applied the Direct Positive creative preset. I then tweaked the white [...]

Pentax K10D Lightroom custom develop settings

After shooting digital for 10 years I finally started shooting RAW exclusively in September 2008. What took me so long? Probably the same thing that keeps most amateur photographers from shooting RAW: the added time and complexity of post-processing RAW images. That all changed when I discovered Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s customizable default development settings. By [...]

ringer

Pentax K10D, Pentax SMC-A 50mm f/1.7 (manual focus), ISO 1000, f/4, 1/25 sec, +/- 0 EV, IS on
Antique door bell guts. Shot at my niece’s birthday party in Wetumpka, AL. Great old house with awesome light and lots of color. More to come…