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leighton w wrote:
I love this kind of shot! You're doing fine work with Nikki.


+1 Curtis. Fantastic work with Nikki.



Mar 25, 2013 at 04:48 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Well it snowed another 5 inches yesterday, I'm getting a little tired of Winter. It just makes chores a little harder. The Chickens definitely don't like snow, you have to go shovel a patio every time before they even come out to eat! All shot with the 28mm f2.8.



Leighton, nice series. I like the last with the 28 2.8.



Mar 25, 2013 at 04:50 PM
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Zichar wrote:
Night-time outing with Anton
Getting way too old for this ... on a work day no less

45 PCE, full tilt and shift


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8508/8588850823_b02a040ba3_c.jpg
monday night lights (25032013MarinaBaySands01) by Zichar, on Flickr



Nice time exposure Chin. Very sharp and nice colors.



Mar 25, 2013 at 04:56 PM
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Technically they are within exposure overall but as an example, In the first photo the leaves are perfect but the rose is way hot. Since the rose is the subject try using spot metering on the top petal. In your photo you have lost a lot of the detail in the petals and this is the the part of the photo you want perfect.Luckily the detail is still there, just lower exposure by two stops and see what you think?

What Ray said... spot metering can help a great deal when doing work like this but remember, that with these lenses, spot
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Bigger hmm... The first one is a pale pink flower (not a rose I don't think) with white inside. I either use spot or center metering all the time, never matrix. I also only use the center focusing point and I meter my subject, lock exposure, recompose and take the shot. I confuzzled with these... I know the sun was not ideal (about 10am, shining right on them both, the tree and blossom) but this is odd. White balance was set for 6600k (since I was outside and it was quite bright). Histogram was all in the center...

Do you think there may be something amiss with the meter in-camera? Any ideas what may be causing this?



Mar 25, 2013 at 05:01 PM
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Kevin there is nothing wrong with your camera. It's metering for the overall scene. Bring up the photo in ViewNX2 right click and select "show lost highlights" You will see that the flower is completely red. That means you have lost the detail in those areas. In the histogram the flower petals are the red peek at the right. By lowering exposure a couple of stops you can bring those details back. Flowers in direct sunlight are a challenge and you want to try and keep as much detail in your subject as you possibly can. Curtis is a master at this, I know because I have studied his photos in order to improve my own photos

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Mar 25, 2013 at 06:35 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Kevin there is nothing wrong with your camera. It's metering for the overall scene. Bring up the photo in ViewNX2 right click and select "show lost highlights" You will see that the flower is completely red. That means you have lost the detail in those areas. By lowering exposure a couple of stops you can bring those details back. Flowers in direct sunlight are a challenge and you want to try and keep as much detail in your subject as you possibly can. Curtis is a master at this, I know because I have studied his photos in order to
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+100 - perfect explanation and happens all the time with flowers and other stuff



Mar 25, 2013 at 06:39 PM
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rankamateur wrote:
+100 - perfect explanation and happens all the time with flowers and other stuff


Yep - very nice explanation. For me especially reds get blown very easy and then it's tough to get something nice looking in post. Bright pink has done me in a couple of times . . . . . I have to watch the color histogram quite closely if there is a lot of red in the scene that matters.



Mar 25, 2013 at 06:46 PM
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+1

mp356 wrote:
I like the detail and richness in this one.




Goran, looks like a healthy bouncing baby boy for sure, and you definitely caught the love going on in those photos. Welcome!

GoranPhoto wrote:
A couple with the 105 2.5



Love that term,

rafaelcasd wrote:
Curtis has gone FriscoNikkilisticExpialidosus.




Lovely shots, Leighton, and I hate to tell you, but it's still snowing here, so you'll probably have more tomorrow.

leighton w wrote:
Well it snowed another 5 inches yesterday, I'm getting a little tired of Winter. It just makes chores a little harder. The Chickens definitely don't like snow, you have to go shovel a patio every time before they even come out to eat! All shot with the 28mm f2.8.








Mar 25, 2013 at 06:48 PM
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jhinkey wrote:
Yep - very nice explanation. For me especially reds get blown very easy and then it's tough to get something nice looking in post. Bright pink has done me in a couple of times . . . . . I have to watch the color histogram quite closely if there is a lot of red in the scene that matters.


Thank you, Reds are particularly hard on a Nikon camera for some reason. That's the one thing that I found better on my Canon cameras. They did handle the reds much better.



Mar 25, 2013 at 06:49 PM
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Nice shots, Leighton. Unbelievably, it snowed here in Richmond yesterday as well. Unlike you, I have no rolling vistas to contemplate, but some fairly large grounds, a variety of trees and plants, and a private lake (with fish.) Sadly, my local photographs started looking all the same about ten years ago! New dogs, new cars, older people.

But, its all good. Soon the warmer weather will come, and the 2013 golf season will begin (for me, at least.) Here is yesterday's snow with some help from VSCO and Neopan 1600...






D700 28 2.8 AI-s



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Since I really want to go out and play in the snow, but still have "the shoe", I played with some stuff around the house instead of doing homework . I think I needed the mind vacation.





NightOwl Cat 2013





NightOwl Cat 2013

The Vase I made and glazed, finally.





NightOwl Cat 2013




Mar 25, 2013 at 07:06 PM
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Love that last shot Laura!



Mar 25, 2013 at 07:12 PM
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Flowers are all in bloom here in Florida.






Mar 25, 2013 at 07:14 PM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Lovely shots, Leighton, and I hate to tell you, but it's still snowing here, so you'll probably have more tomorrow.


Thanks Laura, and it's still snowing here as well. If you look on radar, you can see the low spinning and we are getting the wrap around.

I LOVE your indoor shots! Hope you get the boot off soon.



Mar 25, 2013 at 07:21 PM
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designdog wrote:
Nice shots, Leighton. Unbelievably, it snowed here in Richmond yesterday as well. Unlike you, I have no rolling vistas to contemplate, but some fairly large grounds, a variety of trees and plants, and a private lake (with fish.) Sadly, my local photographs started looking all the same about ten years ago! New dogs, new cars, older people.

But, its all good. Soon the warmer weather will come, and the 2013 golf season will begin (for me, at least.) Here is yesterday's snow with some help from VSCO and Neopan 1600...

Thanks. I can't believe you guys got snow too.



Mar 25, 2013 at 07:22 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:

Flowers are all in bloom here in Florida.

http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v57/p1498704798-5.jpg



Love this one Ray. And you're right about reds with Nikon cameras. My D70 was awful about that.



Mar 25, 2013 at 07:23 PM
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Awesome images all. I've been busy but did not miss a page since my last post

I did not have to sell 180mm f2.8 ED AIS and the 300mm f4.5 ED-IF!!!
I am glad that a few of us got the fever and picked some up.



Mar 25, 2013 at 08:01 PM
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Thank you Leighton
Chuong looks like your sale went well and I am glad you got to keep those two lenses. They are gems!



Mar 25, 2013 at 08:09 PM
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p.2573 #19 · p.2573 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Great Shot Ray and Leighton


Mar 25, 2013 at 08:12 PM
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p.2573 #20 · p.2573 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you Leighton
Chuong looks like your sale went well and I am glad you got to keep those two lenses. They are gems!

+1 me too.



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