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Archive for February, 2011

Two sunset photos taken in 2010

I’ve checked my photo stream stocked in my iMac.  My photo stream started on May 26, 2000 when I bought the first IXI digital.  I had Apple Quick Take 150 before but its photos were lost when I changed PCs.  Checking old photos makes me happy and sometimes reminds me what I have forgotten.  Each photo brings me feeling and passion when I took the photo.  I’m so happy with photography.


Sunset with electric poles and wires:  PENTAX K200D + Super-Takumar 1:1.8/55 (I forgot f stop as I used M42 mount lens, 1/4000, ISO200)


Sunset with gantry cranes:  PENTAX K-x + TAMURON A16 (f/8, 1/1000, ISO200)

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February flowers in Expo’70 Memorial Park

Osaka is getting colorful day by day with flowers.  I went to the Expo’70 Memorial Park to shoot February flowers with PENTAX K-5.  Shooting colorful flowers is one reason and another reason is learning many functional buttons on K-5.  As a matter of fact, I was the main photographer for wedding party of my friends’ in the evening of same day.  I needed to practice which finger can set what function as soon as possible, hahaha.  Anyway, I like to share colorful flowers in Osaka in February with you.


Ume (Prunus mume):  PENTAX K-5 + TAMRON 272E (f/4.5, 1/1600, ISO160)


Ume (Prunus mume):  PENTAX K-5 + smc PENTAX DA 10-17mm ED (f/5.6, 1/800, ISO160)


Winter sweet (Chimonanthus praecox):  smc PENTAX DA 10-17mm ED (f/4.0, 1/80, ISO160)


Sasanqua (Camellia sasanqua):  PENTAX K-5 + smc PENTAX DA 10-17mm ED (f/11, 1/13, ISO160)


Japanese witch hazel (Hamamelis japonica):  PENTAX K-5 + smc PENTAX DA 10-17mm ED (f/11, 1/100, ISO160)


To the victory of Samurai Japan at Asian Cup. Cheers!

The Japanese soccer team won the championship at Asian Cup 2011.  All the fans supported at BAR Remix made a toast with champagne for the victory.

This isn’t my favorite photo but it may be good sample for taking photo under very dark place with PENTAX K-5.  I selected TAv mode with which I can select f stop and shutter speed.  ISO speed becomes auto.  I set f/3.2 and 1/10 then the camera selected ISO5000.  It was amazing for me because I was able to get clear image inside the dark bar.


PENTAX K-5 + TAMRON A16 (f/3.2, 1/10, ISO5000)