Monday, September 21, 2009

Fantastic Landscape Image

Sometimes you run across an image you have to give kudos to, and this is one of them. Lets see what's right about this lovely shot:

  • Made with a Pentax (of course this has nothing to do with it....)
  • Rule of thirds obeyed, boat is on the left third, horizon on the top third
  • Foreground elements (boat + vegetation in the water)
  • Triangles, lots of 'em, starting with the angled boat, extending to the mountains in the background, followed by vegetation on the bottom right and clouds in the background
  • Center of focus on the sun, with everything pointing towards it
  • Well lit and the perfect time of day, the golden hour rules!
Kudos to AleŇ° Nanut for his fantastic image.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Pentax K DSLR - The K-x

I'm realizing now that naming this blog after a particular camera body wasn't the smartest thing, especially now that the K-x has been released. OK1000 has some great details on it. Looks like it is basically a low end K-7 (with a $700-900 price point with lenses) and comes in funky colors. It has the picture mode stuff that the pros scoff at, has 12mp, ISO 100-12800, 720p video, HDR bracketing and a few other things from the K-7. This is to the K-7 what the *ist-DS was to the *ist-D, the lower end, affordable consumer model (not that there's anything wrong with that).