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Austin Night Using Film

All Pictures were taken with a Pentax k1000 using Ilford 400 Black and White film and a 55mm f/2 Pentax prime lens. I must apologize as I didn’t write down the settings I used. I first metered the shoot as I would take it with my Canon 50D at 400 ISO and then duplicated the setting on the Pentax but didn’t think to take notes. The digital scans were adjusted some in Lightroom for brightness and contrast but if there are some unspoken rules about not editing your film scans in post, complain to someone else.

Ilford Black and white film 400 pentax k1000 55mm f2 lens

Ilford Black and white film 400 pentax k1000 55mm f2 lens

Ilford Black and white film 400 pentax k1000 55mm f2 lens

Vacation to Davis Mountains

The family and I just got back from our vacation to the Davis Mountains. The Davis Mountains State Park is located in West Texas about an hour and a half southwest of Fort Stockton and just north of Big Bend country. It’s literally a different world out there, isolated from just about everything and everyone. The coolest part while we were out there was the Star Party at the McDonald Observatory. It made the entire vacation. I highly recommend it if you are into Astronomy. Unfortunately, given the nature of the event, no pictures. However, I did manage to get in a few good shoots while we were there.

Davis Mountains Panorama mcdonald observatory

Panorama of Davis Mountains from the Mcdonald Observator. 2 images taken at 22mm focal length on a Canon 50d.

Rainbow at Davis Mountains Desktop George Washington mountain face 1920x1080

Taken in Aperture Priority with f/13, ISO 100, Shutter 1/100, focal length 60mm and White Balance set to auto. Camera used was the Canon 50D with the 28-135 lens.

Davis Mountains wildlife Deer

I was surprised how close the deer let me get. Program mode on the Canon 50D at 135mm. Image as is no editing other than resize & watermark.

Davis Mountains state park overlook HDR Photomatix Desktop

Davis Mountains State Park Overlook HDR 1920x1080 3 exposures -2,0,+2 Photomatix Pro used for the HDR. Below are samples of the source images.

 

 

HDR Sample 0 Davis mtns overlook

HDR Sample 0 Davis mtns overlook

HDR Sample +2 Davis mtns overlook

HDR Sample +2 Davis mtns overlook

HDR Sample -2 Davis mtns overlook

HDR Sample -2 Davis mtns overlook

 

 

Kellie and Anthony Marino Davis Mountains

My wife and I after we hiked up to the overlook. This picture was taken with our Canon SD100