Freelensing the Pentax K-3II

Freelensing is a technique used with interchangeable lens cameras in both film-based and digital photography. The lens is detached from the camera and held in front of the lens mount by hand during exposure. This allows the lens to be tilted or shifted creating a similar effect to a perspective control or “Tilt-Shift” lens, only […]

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Another outing with the Pentax K-3II

After what seemed like daily cloudy, ice pellets, rain, snow. Ottawa finally had a break from the winter greys. This outing I took my Pentax K-3II and my SMC Pentax-FA 50mm f:1.4 with the Pentax Circular Polarizer. Ghost sign of George Snider’s photo studio that operated around circa 1900. Laurier Avenue West at Bank Street, L’esplanade […]

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Ottawa Autumn at Patterson Creek

The leaves are turning and we have frost in the air. Thursday was a wonderful above seasonal fall day, so I took a walk over to Patterson Creek in downtown Ottawa. It will be drained starting Tuesday for the winter. O’Connor Street Bridge Ottawa, October 7th, 2016. Pentax ✩istD SMC Pentax-M✩ 300mm f:4 prime lens. […]

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Door #1, Door #2 or Door #3

Doors can be interesting.  While wondering about downtown these doors caught my attention. This former bank main branch, has gold (ok brass) doors. Gold Door, Pentax ✩istD SMC Pentax-FA 50mm f:1.4 prime.   This turn of the century apartment block has oak, brass and glass. Oak Door, Pentax ✩istD AT-X Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8 zoom lens. […]

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Dancing Flora

One of the little used features of my antique Pentax ✩istD dSLR camera, was it has the ability to do in-camera multiple exposures. I can do up 9 exposures in a single frame. Trick with a multi exposure, is you reduce the exposure by one stop per frame, so a double-exposure you close the lens down […]

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