Why Snapshot?

To my mind there is a vast difference between a photograph and a snapshot.
A photograph is made, the photographer has a vision for the image in mind and sets about creating it. Waiting for the right light or weather conditions and often visiting the scene several times to get it just right.
A snapshot on the other hand is taken as the opportunity arises, often with minimal thought. It is what we do on holiday, when out with family, it aids us in remembering those moments long past.
Having said that, many snapshots are perfect, just like the postcard, whilst some photographs, despite the time and effort, look like a hurried snapshot.
I take mainly snapshots, but occasionally, I get a beautiful photograph.

More of my images can be seen on smugmug and on flickr

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

It's Been Awhile

Well Summer is over and this is my first post for months. Over the Summer I have assembled some new toys. I have finally upgraded my perfectly functional Pentax K10D with a new Pentax K5iis. In addition I was also lucky enough (read permitted to) to purchase some new lenses.

I ordered a Pentax DA 15 F4 Limited
                  Pentax DA 21 F3.2 Limited
                  Pentax DA 70 F2.4 Limited and a
                  Pentax DA 35 F2.4

When I received my order I had actually been supplied with the newer HD versions of the 15mm and 70mm. I am unsure if this is a good thing or not but anyway I am still happy.

Here are a few from one of my first outing with this camera and the Limited lenses. It was nice to carry such a light kit compared to what I usually take. I have had such little spare time that these were taken primarily in Av mode and all camera settings at default.

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