Calm by Ben Ryan

From a wedding shoot at Byron Bay last weekend.
Shot with a Pentax K5 and an FA 31mm f1.8 Limited – the holy grail of Pentax lenses which I managed to pickup last week. If you shoot Pentax try to beg steal or borrow this lens, it’s really sharp even wide open at f1.8 which is pretty rare.


  • bushpoet
    bushpoetabout 4 years ago

    Superb shot Ben, love the colour!

  • Annette Blattman
    Annette Blattmanabout 4 years ago

    wonderful shot Ben, so many stories going on. beautiful light.

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 4 years ago

    31mm eh? What an odd focal length? Gorgeous shot though, love the eye contact backed up with all the other things happening…I hope this has gone to the Moran? :D

  • Yeah Pentax do funny prime lengths- 31,43,77, weird. Yep I Moran-ed it, hope you put some in too Mel, I can think of quite a few of yours that I would have entered….

    – Ben Ryan

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitauabout 4 years ago

    WOW!! What an amazing shot!!

  • Stuart Row
    Stuart Rowabout 4 years ago

    Superb image, a work of art.

  • Adrian Donoghue
    Adrian Donoghueabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Ben, yes the DOF effect works very nicely here.

  • Craig Mitchell
    Craig Mitchellabout 4 years ago

    Riot of colour. Top shot…

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 4 years ago

    Wow, high impact shot mate, love the colours and sunlight in this, feels like we can walk right into it.

  • ElsieBell
    ElsieBellabout 4 years ago

    Such a pretty colourful picture :-)

  • Matthew Stewart
    Matthew Stewartabout 4 years ago

    Agree with Mel there Ben, I hope hope hope you added this to the Moran Prize this year!

  • Yes mate I did put it in, along with a couple of others, let’s face it you don’t win the lottery unless you buy a few tickets!

    – Ben Ryan

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