Richard B.

Richard B.

Lives in United States MA, United States
Works as a Information Technology
Has a website at www.rbpics.com
Joined on Apr 1, 2002
About me:

Camera: Pentax K-5 IIs
- Pentax 15 f4 Limited
- Pentax 21 f3.2 Limited
- Pentax 40 f2.8 Limited
- Pentax 70 f2.4 Limited
- Pentax 17-70 f4
- Pentax 35-105 f3.5
- Pentax 55-300 f4-f5.8
- Manfrotto 190X + 322RC2

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  • I use the ND8 for slowing the shutter speed if I am photographing water. I can stack the polarizer to slow the shutter speed further. The polarizer also can reduce reflections if that is desired. ...
  • Pentax K-5 IIs, with 15, 21, 40, 70mm Ltd primes.  Plus a 49mm polarizer and an ND8 that fit all the lenses.
  • Replied in Update
    I tried importing smaller sets of images and didn't experience the issues with the number ratings, color flags or picture orientation. So it looks like the issues were triggered either by the ...
  • I ran the Aperture Import against a copy of my main Aperture library of 64k+ images. It ran for about 8 hours on a Mac Mini 2.6 i7 with 4 processors and 16G RAM. For anyone that tries this, it ...
  • I can't speak to the other two services, but I have been using zenfolio for a number of years and have been very happy. I very much like the styles/color schemes they offer for galleries, very nice ...
  • I work with new images on my local drive, once I am done editing them I move them to an external drive. I have a second external drive that is a duplicate of the primary external drive. I use ...
  • Replied in Boston
    Since you are heading up to New Hampshire and Maine, I do have a couple of shooting guides from my prior trips there that may be of use and my apologies if you have come across these already. For ...
  • Replied in Boston
    As Kent says, the drivers in Boston can be pretty inconsiderate of fellow drivers, but Boston does have  a good subway system and much of Boston is very walkable. There are also plenty of Duck and ...
  • I have used the K-5 IIs with a stacked polarizer and ND8 neutral density filter on multiple occasions and  the exposure was just fine. Here is an examples with the stacked filters. Exposure ...
  • I switched to Pentax a little over 18 months ago with the purchase of the K-5 IIs. I was using a Nikon D7000 prior - the K-5 IIs focuses at least as well as the D7000. I typically don't shoot BIF ...
  • As others have mentioned, use a tripod for landscape shots, along with a delayed (or remote) shutter release. This will minimize any vibration from the shutter release on slow shutter speeds. Don't ...
  • If you are looking to shoot the signature peaks and falls from the valley floor, you will likely looking at mid-range to mild telephoto lengths. My last visit to Yosemite (a few years back now), I ...
  • Not sure I understand the fixation on lens count. I can't remember ever needing 6 lenses in any situation. For a landscape shoot I will take four primes, total weight < 600gm, but I will also have ...
  • I have been very happy with my 15mm Ltd. Excellent resistance to flare and great contrast (like all the Ltds). If interested I have a gallery of all 15mm Ltd samples at http://www.rbpics.com/p696873328
  • Replied in Zenfolio
    I have been using zenfolio a number of years and have been very happy with the service. Very nice access control and it is easy to create a good looking site. If you don't want to use Mpix for the ...
  • For the White Mountains, peak foliage color occurs sometime around first two weeks in October. The main roads in the forest can get pretty busy with tour buses. Try to avoid the weekends if you ...
  • Acadia is a great photography location, definitely worth the visit. My wife and visited Oct 8-11 in 2011. The weather can be somewhat variable, but for our visit my recollection is the days were ...
  • A few ideas: (1) I always shoot in raw to get maximum DR. (2) Be aware of your orientation to the sun. You will be less likely to blow highlights in the sky with ...
  • Sunrise at Southwest Harbor, Maine Rocky Gorge, White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire Saxonville Falls, Framingham Massachusetts Sudbury River, Massachusetts Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts ...
  • Greta captures, fantastic detail!
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