Archive: 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.

On The Highway

I am sitting by the highway watching cars pass while Meghan is getting her teeth cleaned. Pretty nice day, the clouds are out but the weather is still warm.

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.