Dynamic Calm

Dynamic Calm

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If you like this photo, I have created a desktop background for you to use on a range of devices, including iPhone, iPad and desktop computer. You can get it here 🙂

The "For Sale" Miniseries
"Dynamic Calm" is the ninth photo in a miniseries that I recently started. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be covering all of my photographs available as prints on my website. I’ll be uploading one every weekday (except Friday), as usual, but you’ll find a lot more information on the photographs themselves – I might sneak in a few tutorials, quick tips, etc. It’ll be great for new and old photographers alike – If you have any friends who might be interested, be sure to let them know! I’ll be updating everything on my blog as well as my other social networks, so if you would prefer to follow it there, just click on one of the links above. 🙂

About "Dynamic Calm"
"Dynamic Calm" was taken from the Warners Bay foreshore. Warners Bay is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, and is located 15 kilometres from Newcastle’s central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie. It was named after Jonathan Warner, who settled the area. The population of Warners Bay was 7,009 as at the 2006 census, with in excess of 615 businesses operating in the area.

Taking "Dynamic Calm"
Nikon D90 | Sigma 10-20mm
1 min 43 sec | f/13 | ISO100 | 11.5mm

Like Thursday’s upload, I took this shot after attempting a sunset at Dudley Beach (unfortunately the location didn’t quite work out). I saw that the clouds were starting to turn, so I quickly drove back to the Warners Bay Foreshore. Unfortunately most of the colour in the clouds had dissipated by the time I arrived, but nevertheless I hurriedly set up the tripod and composed this shot. Originally I went for a fairly standard shot (in terms of shutter speed), but I felt the slight ripples in the water were too distracting. So I grabbed the trusty ND filter, popped it on the end of my Sigma 10-20mm lens, and exposed for just over a minute and a half to get this shot.

Processing "Dynamic Calm"
Not much was wrong with this image. The left hand side was a little dark, so I used Adobe Camera Raw’s graduated effect filter sideways (horizontally?), to lighten up that portion of the photo. I cooled the image down slightly, but then decided to apply a warming filter in Photoshop (Photoshop’s warming filter produces a different effect compared to simply increasing the white balance temperature in Adobe Camera Raw). I had to clone out a few dust bunnies in the corners, and also one stray stick in the foreground which I was finding distracting. What are your thoughts on small cloning fixes like that? Leave a comment! 🙂


Posted by J.Shultz Photography on 2011-09-05 02:50:05

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Pentax K200D Product shot

Pentax  K200D Product shot

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The PENTAX K200D, perfect for developing digital SLR users, offers an easy-to-use interface and incorporates award winning PENTAX imaging technology. With 10.2 megapixels, this DSLR features many of the advancements that are incorporated in the PENTAX K20D, including a 2.7 inch LCD monitor, Custom Image functions for perfect control over how images are developed, and the Expanded Dynamic Range function. Compatible with any PENTAX lens ever produced and featuring Shake Reduction, the PENTAX K200D offers a high quality image sensor with the sophisticated PRIME (PENTAX Real Image Engine), a user-friendly Dust Removal system including the new Dust Alert feature, 11-point SAFOX VIII auto focus system, sophisticated 16-segment multi-pattern metering and auto sensitivity control up to ISO 1600, all in a weather and dust resistant body.


Type – Interline interlace CCD with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system; Size – 23.5 x 15.7mm; Color depth – 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW; Effective pixels – 10.2 MP; Total pixels – 10.75 MP; Recorded resolutions – 3872×2592 (10M), 3008×2000 (6M), 1824×1216 (2M) Quality levels: *** Best, ** Better, * Good; Dust removal – Image sensor movement combined with SP coating
Lens Mount:
Type/construction – Pentax KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount; Usable lenses – Pentax KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format useable w/ adapter and/or restrictions); SDM function – YES; Power zoom function – n/a
Focus System:
Type – TTL phase-matching 11 point wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII); Focus modes – AF Single (w/focus lock), Manual, AF Continuous available in Action mode (including Auto Pict Action), Kids mode, Pet mode, P/A/S/M/B/Sv; Focus point adjustment – Auto, User-Selectable, Center; AF assist – YES, via built-in flash
Type – Penta-Mirror; Coverage (field of view) – 96%; Magnification – 0.85x (w/ 50mm f/1.4 at infinity); Standard focusing screen – Natural-Bright-Matte II; Diopter adjustment – -2.5 to 1.5; Depth of field preview – Optical diaphragm stop down, Digital
LCD Monitor:
Type – 2.7” TFT color LCD monitor, adjustable brightness; Resolution – Approx 230,000 dots; Wide angle viewable – YES, approx 160 degrees horizontal/vertical
Built-in Flash:
Type – Retractable P-TTL popup flash; Guide number – 13 (100/m); Coverage – 28mm wide angle (equivalent to 35mm); Flash modes – TBA; Flash exposure compensation – -2 to 1 EV in 1/2 steps
External Flash:
Type – Hot Shoe (P-TTL, high speed sync available), Wireless with PENTAX dedicated flash; Synchronization speed – 1/180s
Storage Media:
Internal memory – n/a; Removable memory – SD, SDHC
Ports – USB 2.0 hi-speed, video out, DC input, cable switch; Video out – NTSC, PAL; Printer interfaces – PictBridge
Power Supply:
Power source – 4* AA (lithium, alkaline, NiMH rechargeable); Recordable images – Approx 1100 w/lithium (approx 550 w/ 50% flash use); Playback time – Approx 700 min; AC adapter available – YES (optional)
Physical Specifications:
Body dimensions (W x H x D) – 5.2 x 3.7 x 2.9”; Body weight (without battery or removable memory) – 22.2 oz; Loaded and ready – 24.3 oz w/lithium batteries (25.6 oz w/alkaline batteries); Construction material(s) – Reinforced plastic polymer shell around a rugged stainless steel chassis; Operating temperature – 32-104 degrees F
Language Support:
English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese
Image Stabilization:
Type – Body-based, sensor shift Shake Reduction (4 stops maximum)
Metering System:
Type – TTL open aperture, 16 segment metering; Sensitivity range – EV 0-21 (ISO 100, 50mm f/1.4); Multi-segment – YES, 16 segments; Center weighted – YES’; Spot – YES; Exposure compensation – +/- 2 EV (1/2 or 1/3 steps); Exposure lock – YES; Exposure bracketing – YES, 3 frames, up to +/- 1.5 (1/2 steps) or +/- 1.0 (1/3 steps)
ISO Sensitivity:
Auto – 100-1600 ISO (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps); Manual – 100-1600 ISO (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
White Balance*:
Auto preset modes – Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (W, D, N), Flash, Color Temperature; Manual mode(s) – YES * WB fine adjustment available
Type – Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter; Shutter speed – 1/4000 to 30 sec, bulb available
Capture Modes:
Mode selection – Auto Picture, Picture (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Standard Flash-Off), Scene (Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum), Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Metered Manual, Bulb; Green simplified mode available – n/a; P/A/S/M/B – P, A, S, M, B (extended modes include Sv); Date stamp – n/a ; Digital filters (capture) – TBA; Data record – Folder Name (standard, date)
Drive Modes:
Mode selection – Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s), Auto Bracket; Continuous FPS – * 2.8 FPS (4 JPG and Continuous Hi, 4 RAW), * 1.1 FPS (unlimited JPG and Continuous Lo, 4 RAW); Self-timer – YES (12s, 2s); Remote control – YES, infrared (0s, 3s) and cable switch supported
Playbackl Modes:
Mode selection – One shot, two shots, index (4, 9, or 16 thumbnails), magnification, image rotation, folder view, slideshow, histogram, bright/dark indicators, RAW to JPG; Magnification – Up to 16x, scrollable; Digital filters (playback) – B&W, Sepia, Color (18), Soft (3), Illustration, HDR (3), Slim (+/- 8), Brightness (+/- 8)
File Formats:
Still – RAW PEF/DNG, JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III
Custom Functions:
Functions available: 23
Computer Requirements:
For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary. Windows – Windows XP/Vista, USB port; Mac – MacOS 10.2 or later, USB 2.0 port

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When you buy something, that does’nt work, before trowing it away, make some photos!

This is my first try with my new extension tubes, that allow me to approach with the 70-200 to almost 10cm, instead 150cm (4inch/60inch)!

You will notice much "dust" on the wheel. Well, it was very hard to getting rid of it, i think there was a static charge. And then i found the dust just interesting

Strobist info:
Room was completely dark and i "painted" the subject with a hand held torch.

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