First roll of slide film, first roll on new Pentax Spotmatic, Royal Botanical Gardens

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    ... of Edinburgh. Let me know what you think. These are a few of my favorites, the rest are on my flickr (in sig). Taken with my new Pentax Spotmatic and 50mm f/1.4 Super Takumar, with Fuji Velvia 100.

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    I like #2 and #4 the best...what did you use to get the scans?
     
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    Thank you. :) I just had the developers scan them (I don't develop my own color film). Their scanner isn't actually that good -- color print film comes out trashy, but I suppose color slide film scans better.
     
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    I like the bokeh on the last one...it seems to have hexagonal elements!
     
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    Thanks, I liked that too. The Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 does have 6 aperture blades, resulting in hexaonal bokeh.
     
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    I bet #2 looks insane on a light table! The scan looks like junk.
     
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    I didn't think the scans looked that bad, but I didn't scan them in. Could you elaborate?
     
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    41 views and two people have commented? Hrm.

    How can I improve my composition of flowers in the "wild" (outside of the studio)? Are there secrets to it? Is my DOF alright?
     
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    absolutly nothing compares to an original transparency on a good light table. You will find nothing that has as much color information as that. Even if it's a a flat image, it will still pop. It really is amazing the first time you see it.
     
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    I just have one question, was there any post processing done in photoshop after you got the slides back? Or is that the actual color, cause if so, IM IN LOVE!!!!
     
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    This is why I love the Spotmatic and the 50 mm and 55 mm Takumar lenses!

    I get that same hexagonal effect sometimes. I think it's because of the six blades of the aperture, like someone already mentioned.

    Adam
     
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    What type of plant is that in 2? I have never seen a plant with black leaves and a google search didn't turn up anything.

    I think I like 2 the best as the colors look to unique to be real. 1 and 3 are fairly typical flower shots. and 4 is your classic leaf in front of the sun, but 2 is just different. Almost like a realization about how diverse the world actually is.
     

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