Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wireless Flash With Pentax

Lately I've been getting really interested in Strobist stuff, and was getting ready to write an article on my experiences getting wireless flash going on my K20D, however, looks like Michael already has! Well worth the read, and fixes a lot of the "gotchas" that I found in my struggles. I'll probably still let you know how it an my first strobist shoot went last weekend though!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Best Moon Yet!

I'm sure I've said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again...

Tonight the moon was halved and bright, so my trust 300mm sigma came out again and I started shooting away. This time I was a bit more methodical, going from f5.6 up to f11 with shutter speeds from 1/60th to 1/15th. Seems the Sigma 70-300 I have performs best around f8.0 and I got this baby (which stood out even in the LCD display of my K20D in terms of detail) at 1/20th @ f8.0. I convinced a bit more detail to come out with a bit of sharpening in lightroom, but other than that it's as shot (outside of the crop of course). Check it out... clicky clicky on the image to blow it up to full size!

Amazing to see what a bit of careful picture taking will do for you eh?