Into the Sun

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  1. Laurence

    Laurence TPF Noob!

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    I think that this shows the high flare reduction capabilities of the Pentax-A medium format 55mm lens. Also, the shadow detail was surprisingly good for a "straight-on" shot into the sun.

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    Provia

    Tilted Meadows - Olympic Mountains
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This photo is so-so-so beautiful. I love it!
    And not a flare in sight! That's cool.
    I just love this kind of light you had here. It really sculpts the country. Wonderful.
     
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    Laurence TPF Noob!

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    Why THANK YOU! I actually traversed across those steep meadows and made an evening camp on the farthest meadow you see, near the top of the ridge.
     
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    Absolutely the most beautiful picture I've seen today. My eyes search the entire picture because the contrasts are so pleasing.
     
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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Very cool shot! The angle makes the surface of the side of the mountain look like texture! Did you use a filter for this one?

    (I'm slowly starting to think that Pentax makes the best glass out there.)
     
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    Laurence TPF Noob!

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    Thank you very much, Susan. I am glad it appeals to you. I have decided to make this one a keeper because of the good feedback. I appreciate your comment.
     
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    Laurence TPF Noob!

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    I did not filter this shot, invisible. My purpose was to shoot straight into the sun without anything filtered, to see just how well the SMC coating would survive such a shot. It answered my question, and I have to agree that the Pentax lenses, whether Takumars, Pentax-A SMCs, or other Pentax lenses...ALL seem to be characteristically quite efficient equipment.
     

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