How Many Feet Away Are They?
Occasionally I get asked why I use Pentax cameras. The answer is simple. Well, there are two answers, really. The K100D I use is weather-sealed. That’s one reason. And the other crucial reason is that it gives me a lot of flexibility, because it can run on normal AA batteries. Yes, the same batteries that you put in kids’ toys.
Handy, isn’t it? When you think about it, having easy access to simple batteries is a master stroke. If you’re travelling or even if you’re shooting away from home in your own city, chances are you could run your batteries down. But with a camera that can just as easily be powered by AA batteries, you can never go wrong.
The factory-delivered weather sealing is a great option as well. I tend to operate in all weather conditions and I believe that rain brings interesting light – so yes, I’m often outdoors with my camera when the weather is more suited to ducks.
This was shot in Singapore, at the tail end of a thunderstorm. When the downpour had slowed to a steady drizzle, I made my way out from under cover. Just before I looked for a handy arcade to shelter me from the rain, I spotted this sight.
In order to capture the scene, I had to step out into the rain and shoot from right in front of the pavement stall. This way, I didn’t have to deal with pedestrians striding past. And I didn’t have to worry about my camera getting wet.
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