I noticed that we have flowers starting to grow (at least the bulbs are poking out) and it was only the 25th of January.

I was in the process of renewing my acquaintance with an older 2013 vintage Pentax K-3 camera with the 18-135mm zoom lens, so I made a quick picture, cropped in tight, and then increased the size of the image with ON1 and LR to make what you see above.  Ultimately, I want to make some comparisons between Pentax DNG files and Fujifilm X files using resizing, but that can wait a while.  In the meantime, I have some other features to check including B&W vs. color.

The flowers are starting to go through a renewal, but they are not alone.  I am in the process of renewing my love of Pentax DSLRs.  I am checking out some differences between them and my Fujifilm cameras in the belief that they both have advantages and differences that I wish to take advantage of.  If all goes well, I will be using different cameras and lenses and blogging less about camera gear and be putting more emphasis on the photography.