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