fatdudeonabike wrote:Just incredible Warren. Your photos make me really impatient for the day that I've lost enough weight and done enough kilometres to be able to haul myself up those climbs and get back into photography.
I used to do a lot of landscape photography - just because I'm from Tasmania, and theres a lot to take photos of.
I moved to Canberra, didn't realise how expensive living here was compared to Tassie - and so I sold out, started taking pictures of hot girls (or in Canberra's case, girls who think theyre hot or wish they were hot), and in the end packed in the whole photography game when I got thoroughly jack of the "glamour photography scene" in Canberra. (Getting talked into event photography that I didnt want to do in the first place was even worse...)
Literally, all I have left is the cheapest DSLR I ever owned, 3 different, multi-purpose lenses, and a couple of sd cards. I dont even still have a tripod to take...
Still, at least the old Pentax K200d weights bugger all - although I'm sure it's brick by todays standards.
I'd have thought the Pentax would be the best camera to get back into photography. I wish my Nikon had the same selection of great priced SMC lenses at my disposal. I bought my D7000 just before becoming aware of the Pentax
K5 and wished I'd waited a bit. Dont wait till you think your skinny enough to tour as "hauling yourself and gear up those climbs and back" is just the sort of exercise to shed kilos. Warrens pics are courtesy of some kit lenses if I remember correctly so get out and use the tools you've got is my advice. Look whats been achieved with a pinhole camera before being too worried about what the oldest digital can do in your hands. I was quite chuffed to be complimented recently on some very basic pics using my Sony F717 which if truth be told I'm more comfortable with than my newish DSLR. Happy spinning