As an amatuer... I hope to learn from this post as well...or at least add some fodder for the the old neurons.
*When I saw the 1st pic I thought " expired film"
* Looking at the Pentax shot..I said he's nearly as blind/dumb as me too and couldn't see to focus because he forgot to open up the aperture or he's sitting under a dark cloud. (it's really not that bad IMHO).
note: blind/dumb emphasis on ME, as In Moi, as in One Stop Short.