Regulars viewers know that it’s rare for me to show people pictures. I don’t have anything against them, I just don’t normally try to take any. And when I do, I don’t think I bring anything new to the table, creatively. I’ll leave that to others. But today was the first day of the Three Rivers Arts Festival in downtown Pittsburgh and my wife and I spent a little time walking around. It’s a regular people fest and if someone likes taking pictures of people, it’s the place to be. Both pictures with Pentax K20D and DA55-300.
© David Guidas
Gear talk: Old lenses – When the light started getting low I decided to ditch the zooms in my car and I mounted my Super-Takumar 50mm lens, thinking I would get some wide aperture pics. Well, I never did but when the Blind Boys of Alabama were playing I thought I would grab a couple of shots. The light was still bright enough where I could stop the lens down some. I thought I was shooting at f/4 or 5.6 but the A-M switch was inadvertently on A instead of M, meaning the lens wasn’t stopping down, I was shooting wide open! Aaaargh. I didn’t realize until later. This photo of the guitarist (great player, BTW) was taken at f1.4. Not bad, considering, but could have been better (not that it’s a good shot in the first place).