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Conditions were as good as predicted - completely clear overhead, with a little haze on the horizon, but not bad. While the water wasn't calm, it still reflected the glow on the horizon, and turned into this smooth bright surface over time.

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The hard question is:
Should I
1. stay with pentax bc I have lenses that I like and the couple I still want are cheap?
1.A. Get a k-3 for like $350

1. B. Just go all the way and get a k-1 (mk1) for like $1,200 - eventually

2. Switch to a less dead platform, but have to sell and replace lenses

I don't know. Currently the answer is do nothing because it doesn't actually matter... I think I think about gear too much. It doesn't matter that much.

I'm really enjoying using the dslr and liking the dof I can get from the larger sensor a lot more than I expected. I wasn't expecting to like using a bigger and heavier camera. But there's no denying that the k-7's sensor performance is pretty bad. So, eventually, I'm going to upgrade this. BUT...

Something I'm learning about macro on the "big" sensor (apsc) is that I do need to be more careful to give myself enough depth of field to actually get the whole object in focus! I'd heard people say that before but I assumed it wasn't that big of a deal. This was at f/9.0 at 55mm and I still didn't get the whole leaf in focus. On the 1" sensor that was never a problem I ran into because it was hard to have actual thin dof with that crop factor...

I want to go do some landscape pictures but I can't think of anywhere cool I can get to before it starts getting dark... and tomorrow's monday

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Impressive clouds over the Cairngorms. They were moving at an alarming speed.
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Normally the walk to the Coire an t-Sneachda is not a demanding walk but that day there was horizontal rain, strong headwind and severe wind chill. Picnic was quite a challenge. But what a landscape!

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Final pictures from the Corrie of the Snows. I like the patterns in the landscape.
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I feel like colorful lens hoods are a bad idea...

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Gleann Einich is a glacial through and has an interesting geological feature: flat-topped hills that remain after the mountain stream has eroded the valley floor.
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