Monthly Archives: June 2009

More Photos from Wisconsin

I finally got around to transferring the photos from my laptop over to my desktop to go through and make some better edits. I have uploaded some more to the Wisconsin photo set on flickr. Here are a couple of them.

clouds from the plane

clouds from the plane

Wisconsin Sunset

Wisconsin Sunset

I will continue to update this when I get more photos uploaded.

I might be taking a bike trip up to Brainerd, MN from Minneapolis, MN which would be fun. I would need to get stuff ready pretty quick for that in order to see the fireworks on time.

New 85mm f1.4 Lens for my Pentax

I decided to cave and purchase an 85mm f1.4 lens for my K20D and. It isn’t a high end one by either Zeiss or Pentax itself, but instead a cheap production one under the brand Opteka. The lens also sells under some other brands (Vivitar and Rokinon).  I figured I didn’t need it to be the sharpest lens in the box, and I think it will come in useful. Basically I will be using this for street photography and until I get better at the manual only focus,  I will be stepping the aperture down to f2.0. Anyhow, I am glad I picked up the lens, it was under $300, so I can’t really complain. Here are some samples I took last night.

85mm f/2.0

85mm f/2.0

Bicycles 85mm f/1.7

Bicycles 85mm f/1.7

Yes, I did use some post production enhancements, but not for the depth of field.