Friday, July 30, 2010

Homeless artist's photographs capture quirky beauty with Pentax.

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Hi Pentaxian friends.

Homeless artist's photographs capture quirky beauty

Having to live in Seattle's woods, says Paul Hedlund, gives him "moments of terror and moments of great happiness." A slideshow of his art offers a glimpse of his remarkable vision of the city's manmade and natural environment.

By Judy Lightfoot (Photos and article copywrighted by Judy lightfoot)
When I found myself stopping again and again in front of Paul Hedlund's photographs on a sidewalk, losing myself in their rust and rain and offbeat shapes, it surprised me. It made me curious, too, about the artist. How did a homeless photographer come to make art that has an edge, yet so much tenderness and wonder?

"I take photographs at all times — in my mind," Hedlund told me. "I get up in the morning and I'm already looking, and if I spot something I get the camera out. It's just part of my all-day routine."

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Thanks to Somanna Muthanna for alerting us of this very special photographer.

Yvon Bourque

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Great pictures from a buyer of our K-x e-book and user of the Pentax K-x DSLR.

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Hi Pentaxian friends.

Here is one of the hundreds of  positive comments received from buyers of our Pentax K-x e-book. "The book looks great. I am really enjoying the Pentax K-x. I got some Wood Duck pictures yesterday morning that are among my best yet. Needed 1600 ISO to get the zoom shots, but they are still respectable. Thank you for the book. I know you put a lot of time into it. I respect that kind of expertise and commitment!"

This comment is special as Tim sent us some great pictures taken with the K-x.  The setting was a cloudy/rainy day. 8:00 am. Kit lens 55-300. Full zoom. Pictures are copywrighted by: Tim Seidenstricker

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

UPDATE: Pentax K-x and K-7 e-books. (Samples now available)


K-x e-book sample:

K-7 e-book Sample:

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Hi Pentaxian friends.

I have received several emails requesting samples of my e-books, especially the Pentax K-x and the Pentax K-7. I appreciate all of the comments and I will make samples of all of my books available before the end of this coming weekend (Sunday July 25th).

The samples will include the entire table of contents and several pages from each chapters. I do understand that, in the current economic situation, we all need to make sure we buy carefully.

I have received positive comments on my e-books from all over the world, but come this weekend, samples of every e-books will be available. It makes perfect sense. 

Thank you,

Yvon Bourque

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sony Announces the NEX-VG10, interchangeable lens Digital HD Video Camera with an APS sized CMOS sensor.

14.2 megapixels still pictures in up to 7fps!
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Hi Pentaxian friends.

Now that's what I'm talking about. I, personally, am not all that crazy about DSLRs with Video capabilities. Let Still cameras do what they do best and let Video Cameras do what they do best. Jacks of all trades are sacrifying either the Still capabilities or the Video capabilities, or both. This introduction is a game changer. I wish Pentax would get something similar, for the videographers, but I don't think Pentax will venture in dedicated Video Cams.

That's okay, I do Still images and Pentax is very good at that and getting better all the time. Pentax Pancake lenses are the best. There will probably be an adapter to use the Pentax Lenses on this new Video Cam soon.

Check this complete press release on Image Insider:

Thanks for visiting my Blog,

Yvon Bourque

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My old friend is back. Yes, after our separation, Ms. Peggy is back with me. She's back as my best photographic tool.

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Hi Pentaxian friends.

You never know how things will turn out. In this situation, I had decided to sell Ms. Peggy earlier in the spring. Due to uncontrollable circumstances from my part, she's back. She is currently at the Jeep hospital ongoing some surgery, but nothing life treatening. She needs a new "clutch" (Bad hips for humans) and some minor repairs.  She should be back home within a week or so, and I swear I will never try to let her go. Destiny has decided that she should spend the rest of her life with me, and vice and versa.

I'm glad we are going to go take pictures together again. My Pentax equipment is also thrilled to rekindle with an old friend.

I am truly  happy that she's back. I don't know what I was thinking when I let her go. In revenge, she decided to break apart in her new environment, forcing her return back to me. She's an old gal and she needs to ride nice and slow, just like me. She's currently suffering from a slight nervous breakdown, but I understand that she will bounce back after a few nice and easy trips atop the San Bernardino  mountains, her favorite place.

Thank you for reading,

Yvon Bourque