• Cameraderie, a friendly photography forum for photographers and camera enthusiasts!
    If you are looking for critique, tips, advice, buying recommendations, or just want to talk to fellow enthusiasts then join now for free!

Pentax Q samples

john m flores

Regular
Aug 13, 2012
1,455
Beautiful images, John. Looking at your Q photographs, again (and again), often makes me wonder why I haven't bought a Q.
But then, lately, I've been having fun with - and enjoying - some of the images from my nearly almost equally diminutive Lumix GM5.
Which is probably why I never got a Q.
But damn it makes nice pictures.
Or, rather, it's a good tool for your photographic eye and sensibilities : - )
You ever been in that headspace where you are working to get the shot? You have the subject and the lighting and your working on your framing and your exposure to get it just right. You try a shot, chimp it, make some adjustments to your POV and exposure and aperture, then try again. If you're lucky, you'll get something good after a while. If not, you'll learn and move on.

I had a GM1. Good camera but in the situation described above it felt like a point and shoot on steroids. Or a steer that I had to wrangle to make it do my bidding. Not that I've ever wrangled steers, but you get my drift I hope. The GM5 I hear is better in that regard, but the Q is a willing dance partner, as good as a DSLR in getting out of the way when chasing the shot.
 

john m flores

Regular
Aug 13, 2012
1,455
I like those blotchy blown-out colors in the OOF areas in that first one, John. Was that a conscious decision in PP? Or is that just what the camera gave you? Or is it just my cheapo laptop showing it that way?
Thanks, Luke. They are blotchy and bright on purpose. Not quite blown out though.
 

john m flores

Regular
Aug 13, 2012
1,455

Jock Elliott

Regular
Jan 3, 2012
2,131
Troy, NY
I rode a motorcycle over 2500 miles to capture the total eclipse in Idaho. I needed a camera that could handle the job and fit in a backpack along with all my other gear. The Pentax Q with the 55-300 zoom via K-mount adapter won the assignment.

View attachment 128073
Crescent Moon by John Flores, on Flickr

View attachment 128074
Crescent Moon and Venus by John Flores, on Flickr

View attachment 128075Near Totality by John Flores, on Flickr

View attachment 128076
Total Eclipse from Mackay, ID by John Flores, on Flickr
Waaaaay cool!

Cheers, Jock
 

donlaw

Regular
Sep 14, 2012
1,958
Texas
I rode a motorcycle over 2500 miles to capture the total eclipse in Idaho. I needed a camera that could handle the job and fit in a backpack along with all my other gear. The Pentax Q with the 55-300 zoom via K-mount adapter won the assignment.

View attachment 128073
Crescent Moon by John Flores, on Flickr

View attachment 128074
Crescent Moon and Venus by John Flores, on Flickr

View attachment 128075Near Totality by John Flores, on Flickr

View attachment 128076
Total Eclipse from Mackay, ID by John Flores, on Flickr
You are crazy man to ride that far in the heat of the summer, but I love that you did it.
These photo are cool even if the ride was not.
 

john m flores

Regular
Aug 13, 2012
1,455
Nicely done, John. Did you have to do much post processing? I imagine not.
Sorry for the late reply, Sue. I usually try to process with a light touch. I actually converted the total eclipse shot to b&w because I thought it was more striking.
 

john m flores

Regular
Aug 13, 2012
1,455
Went to Philly to go to the launch of friend's Laura Baird's "I Wish I Was a Sparrow." Took the Q7, 01 Prime, 08 Wide Zoom and 06 Tele Zoom. I knew ahead of time that I'd need to convert to B&W due to the low light so I set up the EVF that way.


Brickbat Books, Philadelphia
by John Flores, on Flickr


Laura Baid, 'I Wish I Was a Sparrow' album party. Brickbat Books, Philadelphia.
by John Flores, on Flickr


Laura Baid, 'I Wish I Was a Sparrow' album party. Brickbat Books, Philadelphia.
by John Flores, on Flickr


Laura Baid, 'I Wish I Was a Sparrow' album party. Brickbat Books, Philadelphia.
by John Flores, on Flickr
 

Top Bottom