My K-5 and DA 50-200 made a Magazine Cover! (1 img)

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My K-5 and DA 50-200 made a Magazine Cover! (1 img)
Jul 13, 2012

I've got about 30 images as part of the Getty/Flickr Partnership. To my delight, one of my photos was ended up on the cover for American Eagles Latitudes in-flight magazine.
http://www.eaglelatitudes.com/current/index.html?id=71

I picked up about 7 of the magazines at the airport and am proudly displaying a copy on my coffee table at home! All guests at our condo are forced to admire it for a few minutes before they're allowed to relax.

Here's the original:

And, here's the link on Getty:

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/steam-engine-train-in-mountains-royalty-free-image/137332867

The editor paid Getty $375 for the image. My cut was a paltry $75. But, 20% of something is a heckuva lot better than 100% of nuthin'. And, I never thought I'd make a dime off my photography.

To be perfectly honest, I wasn't entirely happy with the photo. i don't think the train is as sharp as it could be. I handheld at 1/100 sec and a focal length of 95 mm. Very iffy. Plus, I never found the Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 to be very sharp. Finally, I always thought the train was a bit too low in the frame.

EXIF Data:
Camera Pentax K-5
Exposure 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture f/6.3
Focal Length 95 mm
ISO Speed 100
Exposure Bias +0.3 EV
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/atbaker/
Pentax K5
50/1.4, 50/2.0, 21/3.2, 50-200/4-5.6
Lensbaby 2.0
Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Zenitar 16/2.8

Pentax K-5
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