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Samy, the small island is indeed Alcatraz. Here is a photo taken at the edge of the Bay in Sausalito that shows Alcatraz to the left and the San Francisco skyline to the right. I was interested in this largely because of the two old replica sailboats that were passing by, but I noticed as well the huge cruise ship tied up in San Francisco as well as the container ship heading toward the Oakland port. The Bay is traversed by boats and ships all day long. This was shot with Nikki.




Mar 24, 2013 at 05:39 PM
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Great shot Jose Peter Johan Curtis and Jeff

Edited on Mar 24, 2013 at 05:46 PM · View previous versions



Mar 24, 2013 at 05:45 PM
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p.2568 #3 · p.2568 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks Leighton and Ronny!


Mar 24, 2013 at 05:46 PM
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Foggy14 wrote:
Thanks Leighton and Ronny!



I loved the set as well. I took a photo of a plant in that family though I shot it with the venerable 80-200 f/4.5 AI with a PK-13 attached. I've posted it before but your lovely image reminded me of this one... great minds...




Mar 24, 2013 at 05:55 PM
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p.2568 #5 · p.2568 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


So back to Nikki and the Golden Gate bridge... unending possibilities...







Mar 24, 2013 at 05:59 PM
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Curtis, I love the shot of the plant. I also love the last shot of the bridge, a very nice perspective.


Mar 24, 2013 at 06:02 PM
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p.2568 #7 · p.2568 #7 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks Leighton... here is another shot of the bridge I grabbed through the car window as I was about to leave Fort Baker, also with Nikki and converted to black and white...


I'm shooting across the fishing pier that I often use when shooting in this area. Here is a shot taken from the pier toward San Francsico.




Mar 24, 2013 at 06:12 PM
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One of the nice things about taking photos where tourists hang out is that everyone else is doing the same thing...




Mar 24, 2013 at 06:15 PM
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And this device was a source of great fascination...


How does this thing work?



A little help from dad works wonders.




Mar 24, 2013 at 06:17 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
John, always loving seeing your photos of Puget Sound. Seattle is a very beautiful place. I really think you need that 500 f/4 though...


Thanks Curtis - It was a rare alignment of weather, subjects, and being able to get away from the house for a few hours.
Now that the sunsets are much later in the day I think I can get out more.

PLUS - I've found a new place to set up my gear. A neighbor of a friend of ours has agreed to let me set up my gear anytime essentially in their backyard, which has an undeveloped lower terrace that they don't seem to use. It has a nearly unobstructed view of the Sound. It's also a few hundred feet above the water which helps a lot with turbulence and haze - important considerations when using a long tele at really long distances.

- John



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And I couldn't resist a bit of a geology lesson. The San Francisco Bay area is a rather unique location geologically. Most folks know about San Andreas fault where area west of the fault is moving north in relation to the east side. But in addition to that movement there is the Pacific Ocean plate colliding with the North American plate with materials deposited over millions of years at the bottom of the ocean pushed up against solid rock to create new land. Here are a couple of shots taken at the top of the Marin Headlands that show layer upon layer of material deposited on the ocean floor, then solidifying, then lifted in the air when pushed against North America.


And a closeup.




Mar 24, 2013 at 06:25 PM
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Curtis Nikki Loves San Francisco. Awsome work on the bridge shots!
John I just wanted to mention how much I like your "sound" shots
Jeff terrific B&Ws



Mar 24, 2013 at 06:28 PM
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Awesome "Curly Cactus" Jeff.

Curtis, the bay tour with Nikki is amazing, so many looks just from one bridge.

Dean, I think I came along after you reduced the number of postings you did from HK. I really enjoy that style of photography, as well as getting a look into other cultures.

And thanks for the kind words to Ray, Rafael, and Jeff.

Laura, that 300 looks awesome!!

One more, an experiment in B+W processing for me.









Mar 24, 2013 at 07:26 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
And I couldn't resist a bit of a geology lesson. The San Francisco Bay area is a rather unique location geologically. Most folks know about San Andreas fault where area west of the fault is moving north in relation to the east side. But in addition to that movement there is the Pacific Ocean plate colliding with the North American plate with materials deposited over millions of years at the bottom of the ocean pushed up against solid rock to create new land. Here are a couple of shots taken at the top of the Marin Headlands that show layer
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Curtis, thanks for the geology lesson. Admire the skills you've got to get the texture in these shots.



Mar 24, 2013 at 07:28 PM
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leighton w wrote:
WOW Curtis, Nikki or not this is fantastic! I've made it my desktop. I love what you've been showing us with Nikki. She is one capable chunk of metal in the right hands such as your's. Now....how about some iconic SF street cars?



+1

love all the bridge shots Curtis.

There were a lot of pedestrians in one of the shots - is that normal - do that many people walk across the bridge?

And you can stop with the cracks about how much nikki is liking San Francisco - I"m sure she does, what's not to like - but she doesn't belong there! just keep reminding yourself: she doesn't belong there.

ben



Mar 24, 2013 at 07:29 PM
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Hi all, although it's a lot time I don't post I read you quite regularly: great pictures as usual.

I haven't had much time to photograph during the last months, all I have to show you is a test shot (@ 28mm and f/11) taken with my last buy, the 28-45mm f/4.5 zoom.







4200x2800

I'm quite surprised by the image quality produced by this almost 40 years old piece of Nikon history; due to size limit of my hosting web site picture has been resized to D700 resolution (from D600), but the full resolution version is plenty sharp too.

Here is the zoom photographed (@ 50mm, f/16 and MFD) by the poor cousin 28-50mm f/3.5, a lens I like a lot.







2800x4200

Planning to compare it with 25-50mm f/4 and 28-50mm f/3.5.

Roberto



Mar 24, 2013 at 07:34 PM
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Hello all. Pretty soon I will be in the market to add to my lens collection. I am thinking of either a 35mm, or, my preference, the 25-50 4 ais.

Any thoughts on best option? Seems I saw some shots here from the 25-50, but can't locate them now. My thinking is that lens and the 105 would be a great travel kit, except for the low light options...



Mar 24, 2013 at 08:35 PM
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p.2568 #18 · p.2568 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


David, I sent you a PM.


Mar 24, 2013 at 08:48 PM
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p.2568 #19 · p.2568 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Great shot Curtis

Testing with the Tc-200( Disadvantage is that it strengthens CA ..although you can not get everything;-) but I am very satisfied how it performs.. get 360mm f5.6 and 270mm f4 on Fx for barely 40 dollar is insane



NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s tc-200 teleconverter by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s tc-200 teleconverter by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 AI-s tc-200 teleconverter by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Mar 24, 2013 at 08:57 PM
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p.2568 #20 · p.2568 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Quick contribution for this evening. No sunshine for Bambi (Leighton's sworn enemy ) to bask in today, but this bird was sitting on a branch for an interminable time, enough to dig out the 500 F4P out of its case, put the camera on it, even gently open the window, rest the lens on the window sill and make adjustments to settings until I got to this shot. Normally the little birds don't wait for me to do all this, so this is unique

Samy

1/1250s, f/5.6, ISO 1000










Mar 24, 2013 at 09:16 PM
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