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leighton w wrote:
It was a gorgeous day here as well. A skein of geese flying over the market.


Gorgeous Leighton!



Oct 07, 2012 at 01:55 AM
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deang001 wrote:
Nice shots, the second one of the little girl is just awesome ... what a little expression she has on her ! Looks like you are having a hard time getting that 85mm of the camera


Thanks
Ya, I was thinking about getting rid of my other lenses. The 16mm is the only other one that occasionally finds itself on my camera...



Oct 07, 2012 at 01:58 AM
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We are really blessed that we have photographers from around the world sharing photos on this thread, for as Monty suggests, it is likely not many of us will have the opportunity during this lifetime to visit all the places represented by these photos. I always enjoy your work Peter. South Africa is a beautiful country and your photos of wildlife are transfixing to me at least. And Dean, I've visited Hong Kong only once and that was the middle of the night spent in the airport as I awaited my plane to Delhi. Your photos always inspire me. What
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Thanks, Curtis ... it is awesome having photographers from all over the world giving their unique view. Even though the gear aspect of the thread is specialised (NMF on Nikon), the topics are massively broad which gives this thread it's appeal.

I'm so happy to be able to contribute a little something each week.



Oct 07, 2012 at 02:02 AM
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Wow guys, just 1.5 days after my last visit and you delivered 10 more pages = 200 posts with so many great images.

Impossible to comment all, just some:

Thanks Leighton and Georg for the comments;
Monty, loved the "The roll body" shot, how did you got the correct exposure for that? ;
Samy, I am loving the bokeh playing with the 180/2.8;
Georg, spetacular bokeh on that dwarf monkey + wire; and incredible "driving home" shot;
Bert, spetacular pseudo HDR with the 28/3.5, well (not over)done ;
Leighton, beautiful flying geese! ;
Philippe, love the Vosgues landscapes with 28/2.8 ais;
Curtis, exquisite bokeh with the 35/1.4 of the grapevine;
James, incredibly well done stacking of 9 images of that flower!


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Oct 07, 2012 at 02:07 AM
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stedge wrote:
Monty and Leighton, I love the fall day and the birds. Monty - I lived for a year in WI and loved it, and my brother was there for many years @UWMadison. It is a lovely state.

Couple issues to bring up, now. Not about the photographs, but the lenses.

1. The 105/1.8 I just got seems to me to be sharper than I would have expected. Second photo is crop of first, unsharpened at 1.8. Seems pretty good wide open and I almost got it in focus. I like this lens VERY much. On soccer fields shooting sports all weekend, but
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The dreaded paper tape with aperture numbers. I know John White has an excellent reputation and does fine work but in my mind it is a real tragedy that Nikon no longer makes conversion kits for these beautiful old lenses. This one appears to be in very nice condition... it deserves a new aperture ring rather than one that has been filed down. I know Ben is content with these lenses and perhaps others do as well. Perhaps I'm a snob about such things but for me a significant part of the experience of working with these lenses is aesthetic. I love the way they look and love the way they feel. And, of course, the whole manual focusing experience is exquisite.

I'd note that my copy of this lens had a stiff focusing ring. I took it to my local camera shop to see what they thought. Both the owner and his camera technician felt it merely needed use, that it was not necessary to clean or lubricate the lens. It has loosened up quite a bit since it arrived. I mention that on the off chance you change your mind or someone else is interested in buying this from you.

That you like the 105 f/1.8 is no surprise. It is a very fine lens. Only the brilliance of its slower sibling keeps this lens from getting more attention.



Oct 07, 2012 at 02:08 AM
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deang001 wrote:
Amazing !! Same goes for the second set. You are the "street king" of this thread.

The second one is just really awesome ... what a capture.

Great processing as well. Always a pleasure to see your work, Dylan.


Thanks Dean, you are too kind. If you care to, please go back and have another peek. I've edited with a few comments.



Oct 07, 2012 at 02:11 AM
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Big Appa wrote:
Way across the nation, Curtis, is a flower just like the one near Brix!



Ed, IMHO this is simply an awesome shot with the humble 50/1.8 AI. Congrats.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2011#11019331



Oct 07, 2012 at 02:13 AM
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montym wrote:
Rocky and his onion!


Beautiful and priceless capture Monty. Rocky is showing his tongue
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2011#11019365



Oct 07, 2012 at 02:15 AM
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Oosty wrote:
Some more from Kruger - I'm getting embarrassed at taking so much space. Let me know if it's boring.


Peter, for sure your lovely shots of the safari are far from boring. Please keep them coming.

I appreciated particularly the panos and this set:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2012#11019870



Oct 07, 2012 at 02:17 AM
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Paul Gabel wrote:
To get us going to the next millennium of pages, some bokeh play with fall colors from my backyard:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8457/8060767300_f15d46a76b_b.jpg
_PG20900 by Apapa56, on Flickr
35mm 1.4 ais wide open 1.1250 sec iso 200 +1.33 EV

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/8060819997_6b09918e62_b.jpg
_PG20916 by Apapa56, on Flickr
35mm 1.4 ais wide open 1/400 sec iso 200

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8060788584_4a2a65668d_b.jpg
_PG20848 by Apapa56, on Flickr
35mm 1.4 ais 1/800 sec at f2 iso 200



We deserve to see these shots again Paul, simply stunning and colourful bokehs with the 35/1.4.
OMG, I don't have yet this lens...



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Thanks for the comments about the flower...





Oct 07, 2012 at 02:28 AM
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Man Paul...between you and Georg - I've got a fever...a fever for an ais version of the 35mm f1.4


Paul Gabel wrote:
To get us going to the next millennium of pages, some bokeh play with fall colors from my backyard:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8457/8060767300_f15d46a76b_b.jpg
_PG20900 by Apapa56, on Flickr
35mm 1.4 ais wide open 1.1250 sec iso 200 +1.33 EV

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/8060819997_6b09918e62_b.jpg
_PG20916 by Apapa56, on Flickr
35mm 1.4 ais wide open 1/400 sec iso 200

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8060788584_4a2a65668d_b.jpg
_PG20848 by Apapa56, on Flickr
35mm 1.4 ais 1/800 sec at f2 iso 200

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/8060832373_edfe7ee148_b.jpg
_PG20936 by Apapa56, on Flickr
85mm 1.8 H-C wide open 1/1250 sec iso200 -1 EV






Oct 07, 2012 at 02:31 AM
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Outstanding Monty, caught her at the right time








Reagan



Oct 07, 2012 at 02:43 AM
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A few from Gallery Walk




  NIKON D600    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    85mm    f/2.8    1/60s    360 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D600    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    85mm    f/2.8    1/80s    1100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D600    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    85mm    f/2.8    1/80s    720 ISO    0.0 EV  




Oct 07, 2012 at 02:47 AM
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These guys did NOT want me to take their photo. There was much conversation about how they didn't "need" to have a photo taken. My response was that they might not "need" it, but life isn't always about needs, and that I WANTED their photo. The man on the left was kind of indifferent. I pointed this out to the guy on the right as I raised the camera to my eye. I said "it won't hurt a bit, be over before you know it".....*click*. I'm not sure he even knew I took it. I thanked them and wished them a beautiful evening.



This statue sits outside the Manitoba Theatre Centre. While my browsers spell check is certain I've just made two mistakes, I can assure you I have not. You see, up here in Canada we spell "theater" as "theatre" and "center" as "centre". You can thank Quebec for that I suppose. I think firefox is racist against us Canadians.

I do love this statue and stop to look at it every time I am in the neighbourhood (there goes the spell check again! Doesn't like the fact that I used a "U" in neighbourhood. well get used to it firefox....Canada isn't going anywhere)




I tried to help this woman place the cans in the bag. She started yelling at me in Chinese. I often see her wandering the streets with her shopping cart covered in bags. I have a photo of her on flickr from 2006r. She is really hunched over nowadays. I would say she is in her 90's, still out every day looking for cans. These were all soda cans too. You don't get a refund for those up here, only beer cans, so I'm not sure exactly what she does with them. All I know is that didn't want me touching them.



I think it was 29c out this day. This guy talks to himself and wears this same thing, no matter the weather. He didn't mind that I took his photo, but when I see him now, he keeps an eye on me.




Oct 07, 2012 at 02:58 AM
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James Markus wrote:
Man Paul...between you and Georg - I've got a fever...a fever for an ais version of the 35mm f1.4




+1



Oct 07, 2012 at 03:00 AM
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Dylan, you and Monty have a great talent for people shots.
Due to my shyness I am more comfortable with bugs, birds and plants



Oct 07, 2012 at 03:03 AM
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I'm going to try and catch up on some comments in the morning. A friend of mine from High school I haven't seen in 20+ years flew in this weekend and we got some of the old gang together for dinner tonight. I really challenged myself and only took the D4 and 85MM F1.4 AIS. Hitting focus with this thing wide open or close is tough, and the DOF is small!


MJO_5404 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


MJO_5407 by MattOphotog, on Flickr

My friend from Colorado's two year old Daughter joined and entertained us for some of the night.


MJO_5398 by MattOphotog, on Flickr

I had my usual(mountain dew) but my friend Chad's girlfriend had some wine in a bottle


MJO_5387 by MattOphotog, on Flickr

We enjoyed a childhood favorite and had a "Clown special" the pizza place special.


MJO_5397 by MattOphotog, on Flickr

And my friend with his daughter.


MJO_5386 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


Matt



Oct 07, 2012 at 03:04 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
Dylan, you and Monty have a great talent for people shots.
Due to my shyness I am more comfortable with bugs, birds and plants


Jose, I am also more comfortable photographing inanimate subjects. But I rarely FEEL anything about those photos. Sometimes yes of course, the right photo of any subject can move me (example in the post I quoted below). But I personally feel more rewarded capturing people, and it is well worth it to me to sometimes place myself in uncomfortable situations.

People are just people. Every single one of them has their own insecurities, fears, loves, hopes, dreams. They are just like you. It really is worth exploring. Humanity is by far the greatest subject for photography, in my opinion of course.

In your city you have 10 million faces to find. I can't even wrap my head around that. My whole country has just under 35 million, my city around 700k. Trade places?


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Oct 07, 2012 at 03:15 AM
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georgms wrote:
Another shot taken with the 35/1.4 - no bokeh play this time:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8453/8060884692_06afbfb694_o.jpg
drivin home, Ai 35/1.4 at f/4, D3s, automatic exposure (extreme rare for me) gave 1/40sec at ISO1000


Georg! This almost snuck past me. Great photo here. The lines take my eyes through the curves again and again.



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