Monday, October 16, 2017

People pictures from Calstar 2016

More than a year overdue, here are the people pictures from 2016 Calstar. 

All on film.  TriX with Xtol.  Developed sometime in the early part of 2017, scanned as a batch - which is why many are overexposed - and then forgotten.


Friday, August 18, 2017

On the trip to the eclipse

Arriving in Klamath Falls, OR, at 8 pm, we saw some smoky haze in the sky from forest fires north west of the area.  Checking the internet, I saw a picture from Bend where the sun was dim and the sky was brown.  Hoping that this will be controlled quickly and we'll have clear skies for night time viewing and the eclipse itself!

I copied the AHK script for the K10D to use the Pentax Image Transmitter 2 software for tethering the K-1 camera.  After updating the mouse clicks and directions to trigger the menus, I found that the main difference was that the IT2 software is slow.  There is a noticeable delay to display the dropdown menus before they can be used.  Had to build in 100-250 microsecond delays to allow the software to respond, for the camera to update settings, and be ready for new commands.

Yet to be made: audio announcements to work with the filters.  I may just set a timer on my phone.

Here's how this update looks:


#SingleInstance force
CoordMode, mouse, screen



; Get target time in a format we can:
;  - compare (with "<")
; < comparison should be safe as long as both are in the *exact* same format.
; time is 2305 format
; ====================================
; the values listed below are for the eclipse BE SURE TO UNCOMMENT
;filter1timeS = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%090643 ; 9:06:43 am
;filter1timeE = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%101830 ; 10:18:30 am 50 seconds to remove filters
;beads1timeS  = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%101920 ; 10:19:20 am 13 seconds to spam for beads
;beads1timeE  = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%101933 ; 10:19:33 am
;brackettimeS = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%101934 ; 10:19:34 am
;brackettimeE = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%102125 ; 10:21:25 am
;beads2timeS  = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%102135 ; 10:21:35 am 10 seconds to spam for beads
;beads2timeE  = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%102145 ; 10:21:45 am
;filter2timeS = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%102200 ; 10:22:15 am 30 seconds to apply filters
;filter2timeE = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%114102 ; 11:41:02 am

; ====================================
; the values listed below are for testing
filter1timeS = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%224500 ; 
filter1timeE = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%224500 ; 
beads1timeS  = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%224520 ; 
beads1timeE  = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%224535 ; 
brackettimeS = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%224536 ; 
brackettimeE = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%224739; 
beads2timeS  = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%224741 ; 
beads2timeE  = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%224755 ; 
filter2timeS = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%224810 ; 
filter2timeE = %A_YYYY%%A_MM%%A_DD%225000 ; 

; ====================================

; send filtersettings ; set single frame shooting with appropriate fstop and shutter speed

; K1 Aperture is F8 set on the lens
; K1 ISO is 200 
; K1 beads shutter speed is 8000
; K1 central bracket is 1/30
; K1 filter setting is 1/1000
Click 1397, 195 ; set bracket mode off
 sleep 150
 SendInput {PgUp 2}
 SendInput {Enter}
 sleep 150
;click 1397, 195 ; set single shot
; sleep 100
; SendInput {Enter}
; sleep 100
click 1578, 299 ; set shutter speed to 8000 then up to 1000 
 sleep 150
 send {PgDn 8}
 sleep 250
 send {Up 9}
 sleep 150
 send {Enter}
 sleep 150
MouseMove 1552, 504 ; position mouse over shutter button

gosub, filter1

; remove filters audio warning
; SoundPlay K1filter.wma


; send beadsettings ; set continuous shooting speed to Low with appropriate fstop and shutter speedset beads
Click 1397, 195 ; set bracket mode off
 sleep 100
 Send {PgUp 2}
 Send {Enter}
 sleep 100
click 1397, 195 ; set continuous medium
 sleep 100
 Send {Down 2}
 Send {Enter}
 sleep 100
click 1578, 299 ; set shutter speed to 8000
 sleep 100
 send {PgDn 7}
 sleep 100
 send {Enter}
 sleep 50
MouseMove 1552, 504 ; position mouse over shutter button

gosub, beads1

; send bracketsettings
Click 1397, 195 ; set bracket mode off
 sleep 100
 Send {PgUp 2}
 Send {Enter}
 sleep 50
click 1397, 195 ; set single shot
 sleep 100
 Send {Enter}
 sleep 100
click 1578, 299 ; set shutter speed to 1/30 from 8000
 sleep 100
 send {PgDn 8}
 sleep 250
 send 1/30
 sleep 150
 sendInput {Enter}
 sleep 100
click 1397, 195 ; set bracket mode
 sleep 100
 Send {Down 9}
 Send {Enter}
 sleep 150

MouseMove 1552, 504 ; position mouse over shutter button


gosub, totality

; beads2
; send beadsettings ; set continuous shooting speed to Low with appropriate fstop and shutter speedset beads
Click 1397, 195 ; set bracket mode off
 sleep 100
 Send {PgUp 3}
 sleep 50
 Send {Enter}
 sleep 150

click 1578, 299 ; set shutter speed to 8000
 sleep 100
 sendInput {PgDn 8}
 sleep 150
 SendInput {Enter}
 sleep 150
 
click 1397, 195 ; set continuous medium
 sleep 100
 SendInput {Down 2}
 sleep 50
 SendInput {Enter}
 sleep 150

MouseMove 1552, 504 ; position mouse over shutter button

gosub, beads2

; apply filters audio warning
; SoundPlay K1filter.wma


;set final filter settings
Click 1397, 195 ; set bracket mode off
 Send {PgUp 2}
 sleep 200
 Send {Enter}
click 1397, 195 ; set single shot
 Send {Enter}
 sleep 200
click 1578, 299 ; set shutter speed to 8000 then up to 1000 
 sleep 200
 send {PgDn 7}
 sleep 200
 send {Up 9}
 sleep 200
 send {Enter}
MouseMove 1552, 504 ; position mouse over shutter button
gosub, filter2

goto, terminate

; ====================================

; subroutines

; ====================================

filter1:
; this is first to second contact
; send a picture click once a minute


if (A_Now >= filter1timeS)  
 { 
 Loop
  { 
   MouseClick, left, 1550, 495, 1, 10  ; click slowly to ensure shutter register
   sleep 60000 ; wait a minute
   if (A_Now >= filter1timeE)
    break 
   if (A_Now < filter1timeE)
    continue
  }}
 else
  { 
   Sleep 60000 ; wait a minute
   goto filter1 ; go back to the start of the subroutine
  }
 
return

; ====================================

beads1:
; this is the beads1 subroutine

; press and hold shutter button while beads active
if (A_Now > beads1timeS)
 {
 Loop
  {
   MouseClick, left, 1550, 495, 1, 10, D ; Press and hold shutter button
   if (A_Now >= beads1timeE)
    {
    MouseClick, left, 1550, 495, 1, 10, U ; release shutter button
    Break 
    }
   if (A_Now < beads1timeE)
    sleep 1000 ; wait a second
    continue
  }}
 else
  { 
   Sleep 1000 ; wait a second
   goto beads1 ; go back to the start of the subroutine
  }
 
return
 
; ====================================

totality:
; this is the subroutine for totality with bracketing

 
if (A_Now > brackettimeS)
 {
 Loop
  {
   MouseClick, left, 1550, 495, 1, 10
   Sleep 4000  ; click every 4 seconds
   if (A_Now >= brackettimeE)
    Break 
   If (A_Now < brackettimeE)
    continue
  }}
 else
    { 
   Sleep 1000 ; wait a second
   goto totality ; go back to the start of the subroutine
  }
 
return

; ==================================== 
 
beads2:
; this is the second beads routine


if (A_Now > beads2timeS)
 {
 Loop
  {
   MouseClick, left, 1550, 495, 1, 10, D ; Press and hold shutter button
   if (A_Now >= beads2timeE)
    {
    MouseClick, left, 1550, 495, 1, 10, U ; release shutter button
    Break 
    }
   if (A_Now < beads2timeE)
    sleep 1000 ; wait a second
    continue
  }}
 else
  { 
   Sleep 1000 ; wait a second
   goto beads2 ; go back to the start of the subroutine
  }
 
return

; ====================================
   
filter2:
; this is from 3rd to 4th contact


if (A_Now >= filter2timeS)  
 { 
 Loop
  { 
   MouseClick, left, 1550, 495, 1, 10  ; click slowly to ensure shutter register
   sleep 60000 ; wait a minute
   if (A_Now >= filter2timeE)
    break 
   if (A_Now < filter2timeE)
    continue
  }}
 else
  { 
   Sleep 1000 ; wait a second
   goto filter2 ; go back to the start of the subroutine
  }
 
return

; ====================================




terminate:
 exit
 
Esc::ExitApp