I went out last night around 6:30pm to take this picture. Little did I know just how cold it was. Once I set up my tripod, I whipped out my phone to check the temperature because I was already freezing. It was a bone chilling – 8 F! (-22C). I was only able to get 8 shots off before my toes were so cold they started to hurt! I took this as my que to head home (thankfully I live like 3 or 4 minutes from this location). Funny thing about this little outing is this picture was the very first one I took haha.
Camera: Pentax K-5 & 50mm SMC Pentax-F 50mm 1.7 ~ Settings: 15 seconds – f/14 – ISO 100
On a little side note, I took this picture with my newly acquired Pentax K-5. I had the 50mm lens from an old film camera. I have always liked Pentax and thought I’d give one of their DSLR’s a try. Don’t take this the wrong way, I love Canon and most likely will always be a Canon shooter, but it’s fun to mix things up a little here and there ;).
Thanks for stopping by, Rob
Great photo, Rob! I love Pentax and deep down will always be a Pentaxian! The K5 is a fantastic camera.
Thanks Mike! I didn’t know you were down with the Pentax scene 🙂 Ya I really like the camera so far.
You bet! My first DSLR was a Pentax K110d followed by a K10D and of course, the wonderful K1000 is a brilliant film camera 🙂 Looking forward to seeing more shots from your K5!
incredible photo…love the light stars!!! You are most fortunate to live so close to such a beautiful photo op. Doesn’t look as though you have much in the way of snow? I’d love -8, today it is -25 with the wind chill…but at least it is bright and sunny! My first camera about 25 or so years ago was a Pentax…wasn’t really into photography then so it wasn’t used to the fullest potential, which is sad when I think about it!
Ya we don’t got a ton of snow like you guys, but it’s cold haha. That’s cool you started with a Pentax, I like them. Anyhow, thanks for your nice comment!
Great photo–as always.
Is f/14 correct? Not an f/stop I’m used to seeing.
Thank you Dan! Very observant of you to notice! Yes f/14 is right indeed and you are right I rarely would shoot f/14 haha. I just shot this test the sharpness of the lens at this aperture :).
It’s just that “f/14” isn’t on the usual series. It is, of course, a potential focal ratio, but all of my cameras with click-stop (detented) apertures go from f/11 to f/16.
I can get intermediate apertures on some of my lenses. In particular, the Rodenstock on my view camera does not have click-stop
Oh I see!!! I guess my cameras are set up a little different than yours ;).
I always love how sparkles show up in pictures 🙂
Ya me too! 🙂
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