A golden combo - creating new land

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A golden combo - creating new land
4 weeks ago

It is said that God created the world but the Dutch created Holland. Well, I took my K-5 IIs to the North-Sea beach yesterday to see some of that creating going on.

Sand is sucked up from the seafloor 2 miles off the coast by a dredging rig, mixed with seawater and blown under high pressure to the beach where the pipeline gets added to as new beach is created.The aim here is to protect a bit of sensitive coast against flooding even assuming sealevels will be on the rise in the next 100 years. About 4 miles of extra beach will be created, including a laguna and salt-water lake for recreation.

It was an extremely windy Saturday yesterday wind sand blasting my face as well as my camera. The DA*50-135 when combined with the K-5 IIs really is an amazing combination, delivering razor-sharp images with every seagull clearly visible, excellent exposure (with a bit of help from the exposure compensation of course) and great texture and detail. Judge for yourself:

80 ISO 1/400s Exposure f/7.1 Aperture 135mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera 80 ISO 1/500s Exposure f/7.1 Aperture 135mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera 200 ISO 1/800s Exposure f/7.1 Aperture 90mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera 200 ISO 1/5000s Exposure f/2.8 Aperture 135mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera 100 ISO 1/250s Exposure f/6.3 Aperture 90mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera 100 ISO 1/250s Exposure f/8 Aperture 135mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera

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