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18 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 2, 2010, 8:40:04 PM
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.4
Volcanic Sun by derek-k Volcanic Sun by derek-k
Sun sets over the steaming lava fields of Krafla, an active volcano near Lake Myvatn in Northern Iceland. It was unnerving walking over steaming rocks that sometimes cracked underfoot.

Iceland, September 2010
Pentax K-x
HDR from single RAW

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Artzau Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Waw! It's beautiful, we can really see the contrast between the lava field and the sky.. (excuse me i'm french).
derek-k Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, no apology is necessary! But sorry it took me so long to reply. :)
HappyPineapple96 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I've got a Pentax k-x too! Mine's bright blue and called Bob. (I know how sad is that!?)

But anyway this photo is AWESOME! I Love how the mist just catches the light!
derek-k Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe! Mine has no moniker, but it's a great camera, isn't it?

Thanks so much for the fave. :D
HappyPineapple96 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes! I recently replaced the lens that the camera came with and got a new one, and its FAR superior, the difference in colour is amazing! I also love how little noise you get if you tae a photo then zooooooooom in. I heard they under-expose in daylight though, which mine has always done. What about yours??

Welcome ;)
derek-k Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool, which lens have you gotten to replace the kit lens? I rented a Sigma 10-20 for a trip, but otherwise still have the original lenses. I'm looking at my options for upgrading. :) I haven't noticed my camera under-exposing much, it's more likely to over-exposure. It doesn't bother me too much because I often take bracketed exposures.
HappyPineapple96 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
smc pentax da 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR

Your photos are seriously really awesome! How long have you been photographing for?? (Me: 1 year with my pentax lol)
derek-k Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, interesting that you find that one so much better, because I would have thought it would be essentially the same lens. I think the kit lens is pretty good, too, except at 18mm and at lower than f5.6, so if a better one is that much better, I have a lot to look forward to. I'm considering the Pentax 16-45mm, but I probably won't get one for a while. :)

Thank you! I've been photographing with this camera since July last year, but I've had the benefit of going on a couple of trips and reading a lot about the cameras and technique. I've always liked taking photos, but last year was the first time I had a DSLR.
HappyPineapple96 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes well the guy at the shop said it was basically the same, but he was spot on when he said the colour would POP! - which is truly does.

Wow you've got talent! lol.

What photoshop program do you use? (if any..?)
derek-k Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, thank you. :)

I certainly do edit the photos, they rarely look perfect right out of the camera, they need some contrast adjustment at least. I use Adobe Lightroom, I don't have the full Photoshop program, but Lightroom is the best for organizing photos, and it has really good editing capabilities as well, so I use it all the time. If I need to do something special I might use GIMP, which is free. I use Photomatix to make HDR images. Usually Lightroom and Photomatix are all I need. :) What about you?
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