Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mini PDML Haifa - Jaume

PDML stands for Pentax Discuss Mail List, which is arguably one of the best international communities, period :-). So, few weeks ago Jaume of Barcelona indicated that he will be coming to Israel on business trip and that we could meet. It goes without saying that this opportunity could not be missed.

The evening started with a quiet dinner in Chinese Restaurant on top of carmel mountain. Jaume requested that I bring FA 31/1.8 Limited and DA 21/3.2 Limited lenses which he studied in some length. I in turn got a chance to play with Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.5 DC lens, which turned out to be surprisingly good piece of kit.

And the fish that we were served was delicious. Nothing but the bones remained.

Then, given unfortunate time constraints all that we could was to take a stroll in Louis promenade just on top of Bahai temple.

The temple was under reconstruction so that instead of amazing Jaume with its illumination I was left wondering - what was happening there.

Among other things it seemed appropriate to try K-7's built in HDR function and this is how it worked with at ISO 800 with FA 31/1.8 Limited lens.

The evening was concluded with yet more shooting of Haifa bay from the height of Carmel mountain and of course a pleasant conversation...