1. Red Winged Blackbird from the Yolo National Wildlife Refuge east of Davis.

     
  2. #Nature #Photographers on Tumbler #Original Photography #Bird #Red-Winged Blackbird #California #Central Valley #Pentax #K10d

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  3. Camera: "PENTAX" "PENTAX K-5"   ||   Exposure: 1/250th   ||  


    When do we go?

    This dog was sitting on the boat looking out towards the marina and piers near Pier 39 in San Francisco presumably waiting for its master.  A small crowd of people gathered to get the dogs attention for a photo, and the dog continued to turn away.  

    Personally, I liked the dog staring out into the water.  It’s just waiting to leave for its next big adventure, and that adventure isn’t soon enough

     
  4. #Original Photographer #Photographers on Tumblr #Landscape #Dog #Boat #Marina #Bay #San Francisco #Pier 39 #Black and White #Pentax #Pentax K5 #California #San Francisco Bay

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  5. Camera: "PENTAX" "PENTAX K-5"   ||   Exposure: 1/750th   ||  


    A lighthouse near Hvalnes, Iceland (eastern coastal area)

     
  6. #Photographers on Tumblr #Original Photographer #Landscape #Iceland #Black Sand #Black Sand Beach #Coast #Atlantic Ocean #Pentax #Pentax K5 #Hvalnes #East Fjords #Lighthouse

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  7. Camera: "PENTAX" "PENTAX K-5"   ||   Exposure: 1/250th   ||  


    Davis Wide Open

    A view from the fields on the west side of campus at UC Davis looking back towards the West Davis residential area. 

     
  8. #Photographers on Tumblr #original photographer #Landscape #Agriculture #Field #Davis #UC Davis #California #Central Valley #Pentax #Pentax K5 #Lightroom #10mm

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  9. Camera: 2_PNE_4028 )   ||   Exposure: 1"   ||   ISO: 100   ||  


    Pigeon Point Lighthouse

    The November 2005 lighting of the original Fresnal Lens.  As mentioned in my previous post.  The lens has been removed and the lighthouse is awaiting a retrofit that requires donations and other private funds.  Restoration will bring this annual tradition back.

    Shot was taken with my old bridge camera and converted to black and white to hide the horrible sensor noise.

     
  10. #Photographers on Tumblr #Black and White #Lighthouse #Night Photography #Pigeon Point #Pescadero #California #Pacific Coast #Panasonic #Lightroom

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  11. Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Pescadero, California

    Last year, I posted a photo of the lighting of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, which was an annual event up until around 2007 or 2008 (Click here for Original Post).

    A few weeks ago, my wife and I passed by again and to our dismay found that the Lighthouse was closed up, the lens removed, and the area around the structure fenced off and essentially condemned.  The web page suggests that was back in 2001, although they only removed the lens in 2011.  The fate of the lighthouse and its beautiful light requires private funding to renovate and bring back to its glory.  They do plan on restoring the lens in the tower and bringing the annual lighting back someday.

     
  12. #Photographers on Tumblr #Landscape #Black and White #Lighthouse #California #Pacific Coast #Pigeon Point #Pescadero #Half Moon Bay #Pentax K5 #Pentax

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  13. Camera: "PENTAX" "PENTAX K-5"   ||   Exposure: 1/180th   ||  


    The Color of San Frnacisco

     
  14. #Street Photography #Landscape #Cityscape #San Francisco #Mason Street #North Beach #Photographers on Tumblr #Original Photography #Pentax #Pentax K5 #California

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  15. Camera: "PENTAX" "PENTAX K-5"   ||   Exposure: 1/250th   ||  


    Telegraph Hill - Filbert Street steps

     
  16. #Nature #Flower #Fuschia #Telegraph Hill #Filbert Street Steps #San Francisco #California #Pentax #Pentax K5 #Photographers on Tumblr #Original Photography

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  17. Which Version is Best? 

    Testing out some new software for developing the RAW (negative) files from my camera.  The same image was processed by three programs here without any external work outside them.  I have about three other programs I can try that I’ll hopefully post in the next week or so.  Ultimately, I’ll take the one I like best and try to bring it to a fully finished state (meaning additional Photoshop work outside the Raw developer).

    Which of the three do you like?

     
  18. #RAW Software #RAW Photography #Pentax #Pentax K5 #High ISO

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  19. Camera: "PENTAX" "PENTAX K-5"   ||   Exposure: 1/250th   ||  


    Monkey Hand Tree

    UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

     
  20. #Nature #Flower #Monkey Hand Tree #Berkeley #California #Plant #Photographers on Tumblr #original photographers #Pentax #K5 #Pentax K5

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  21. Camera: "PENTAX" "PENTAX K-5"   ||   Exposure: 1/180th   ||  


     
  22. #original photographers #Photographers on Tumblr #landscape #California #Southern California #Pacific Coast #San Diego #Bluff #Pentax #Pentax K5 #Capture One Pro 7

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  23. Camera: PENTAX K-5   ||   Aperture: f/11   ||   Exposure: 1/6th   ||   ISO: 200   ||   Focal Length: 17mm


    Same photo as posted on Friday but converted to black and white to test the software I’m using out.

     
  24. #Photographers on Tumblr #original photographers #black and white #landscape #Point Reyes #California #Northern California #California Coast #Pacific Coast #Alamere Falls #Waterfall #Pentax #Pentax K5 #Capture One Pro 7

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  25. Camera: PENTAX K-5   ||   Aperture: f/11   ||   Exposure: 1/6th   ||   ISO: 200   ||   Focal Length: 17mm


    Alamere Falls, Point Reyes National Sea Shore, California

    The upper falls above the beach captured back in 2012 while testing a neutral density filter and a new tripod.

     
  26. #original photographers #Photographers on Tumblr #Landscape #California #Coast #Pentax K5 #Pentax #Northern California #Point Reyes #Capture One Pro 7

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  27. Camera: "PENTAX" "PENTAX K-5"   ||   Exposure: 1/250th   ||  


    California’s Shenandoah Valley

    Amador, Wine Country

     
  28. #Photographers on Tumblr #original photographers #Landscape #California #Wine Country #Grapes #Northern California #Sierra Foothills #Vineyard #Amador County #Plymouth #Shenandoah Valley #Pentax K5 #World Pentax Day #Pentax

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  29. Camera: PENTAX K-5   ||   Aperture: f/8   ||   Exposure: 1/1500th   ||   ISO: 200   ||   Focal Length: 24mm


    Flatiron Building

    This was one of my primary sites I wanted to see during our March trip to New York.

    I thought I’d process to black and white as the initial image out of the camera looked like this.  Processing the image in Lightroom brought about some magic, leaving me with the image I had hoped to get.  

    I’ll still work out a Black and White.  Recent browsing of the photography of Alfred Stieglitz inspires me to see what I can do in a monochromatic setting… Stay tuned. 

     
  30. #Photographers On Tumblr #New York City #Manhattan #Flatiron Building #Architecture #Pentax #Pentax K5 #Lightroom #NYNJ14

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