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CGrindahl wrote:

I almost overlooked this sweet shot of the Golden Gate bridge taken with Nikki...

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hFKHxWUZzmA/UU55nihKVbI/AAAAAAAAShI/b7lsn_vv4Z0/s1000/85.1.8.HC.GGBridge.jpg


I think I have the same shot, taken in 1990 on Tri-X film. Hasn't changed much



Mar 26, 2013 at 01:45 AM
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Space Needle shot from my 80-400AFS VR vs. 400/5.6 ED AI test images.





Space Needle On A Rare Clear Spring Afternoon

  NIKON D800    400mm    f/8.0    1/1250s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Mar 26, 2013 at 02:39 AM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Thanks for that link, PS sure makes that easy, so I'm finally going to get that installed tonight, and then right afterwards, install the Nik Software now that the whole collection is so cheap. Those that have bought bits and pieces before, check your emails for info, those that haven't bought it.. BOY IS IT CHEAP NOW!!

https://plus.google.com/112991908363536599988/posts/dwJAcwuphTa

I was alerted to that from this post:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/600984/3621#11441211

And further down, there's a promo code for an additional 15% off, which brings it down to $126.65 before local sales tax. The licensing is per USER, not per machine.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/600984/3621#11441843

I'm a bit late with this,
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Thanks for the heads up on the promotion code Laura. A friend sent me an email with a link to the Google offer but it was your post with that code that got me to move. This is a great deal for certain. I simply couldn't resist. It is installing as i write this. Happy days are here again...



Mar 26, 2013 at 06:49 AM
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pburke wrote:
I think I have the same shot, taken in 1990 on Tri-X film. Hasn't changed much


I think they've upgraded their tour boats...

I've never taken photos from the northern overlook, largely because it is overrun by tourists. But this is definitely a good perspective from which to shoot the bridge. You and me and a few million others took a photo there...



Mar 26, 2013 at 06:51 AM
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That's one sharp image John... Seems you're having fun.

I did as well, with a day trip taking Nikki along the coast on Highway 1. This was shot with the 24 f/2.8 N.C. AI'd, which is one sweet little lens.


We're looking north toward Stinson Beach with Bolinas above the cliffs on the left.



Mar 26, 2013 at 06:55 AM
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jhinkey wrote:
So the local guy with the excellent condition 500/4 AI-P that had the front protective element replaced still has it for sale - now down to $1900. It's an hour trip just to get to him to even see the lens. Meanwhile the mint condition one on the B&S has had the price lowered a bit . . . . MFNAS is very catchy these days . . . .


I would never invest this much money in a lens but I know how much you love to go long. This feels like a once in a lifetime investment John. If you can handle it, the mint copy of the Buy and Sell board really seems the way to go. I've no doubt you would take great joy in that lens and doubtless we'd love seeing what you produce with it.



Mar 26, 2013 at 06:58 AM
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So here is my first Nik conversion, this using Silver Efex Pro 2. The photo was taken at the Vedanta Retreat Center with Nikki this afternoon.


Here is a shot I took of the same building with the 28 f/3.5 H AI'd. If I recall correctly, I processed that with SEP 2 as well.


These beautiful old lenses are a joy to use and they certainly perform beautifully.



Mar 26, 2013 at 07:08 AM
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leighton w wrote:
Thanks Curtis, I'm enjoying this beauty that Reagan let go!
Here are two more from this morning.



WOW Leighton - you are really flying with that 28mm.....beautiful shots. but it's not just the lens, I know, the compostions are great and a lens can't do that.

ben



Mar 26, 2013 at 07:22 AM
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John, perhaps you want to go LONGER with a 600 f/5.6 AI that appears to be in GREAT condition for under two thousand dollars.

Nikon 600 f/5.6 AI ED-IF on E-Bay



Mar 26, 2013 at 07:29 AM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Another wow shot Jose. I like the color version better


+1 Probably the best so far!



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philipj wrote:
Glad to see the thread is humming along just fine. Free time is at a minimum these days, but I try to at least keep up with the photos, if not the conversation. So many great photos of such a variety of subjects, a truly unique corner of the internet.

Margot passed her half-year milestone a week and some days ago, and is growing in leaps and bounds. She army crawls around, has started eating solids, has gotten a bit better at being able to sleep, and is as beautiful as any little girl could be. A portrait from today with
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Good to see you again Philip, Margot is growing like a weed.



Mar 26, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:

So here is my first Nik conversion, this using Silver Efex Pro 2. The photo was taken at the Vedanta Retreat Center with Nikki this afternoon.

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JhHmEORk_lI/UVFIrJ6LxHI/AAAAAAAASpg/pZdEr1wPB1U/s1000/85.1.8.HC.VedantaFarmhouseBW.jpg

Here is a shot I took of the same building with the 28 f/3.5 H AI'd. If I recall correctly, I processed that with SEP 2 as well.

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bnc4aMqoDjs/UAUBEzLTo6I/AAAAAAAAOdQ/MzxfBNV4fpE/s1200/28.3.5H.VedantaRanchHouseBW.jpg

These beautiful old lenses are a joy to use and they certainly perform beautifully.


I definitely like the second one better!

And I love the shot of Stinson Beach, another desktop!

Don't forget the blog!



Mar 26, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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Giving this its own replay so nobody has to hunt for the code, if you bought some of their stuff in the past, then you'll be hunting in your email looking for the free upgrade email from them. Otherwise, use the code, it was too much for me to resist, too And in going through those google posts, I see where CaptureNX and Nik have gone their separate ways.

CGrindahl wrote:
Thanks for the heads up on the promotion code Laura. A friend sent me an email with a link to the Google offer but it was your post with that code that got me to move. This is a great deal for certain. I simply couldn't resist. It is installing as i write this. Happy days are here again...




Mar 26, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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I bet the stuff under the bridge has changed though There's a part of me that wants to be on the furthest point out along that access road

pburke wrote:
I think I have the same shot, taken in 1990 on Tri-X film. Hasn't changed much



Treasure these moments for sure, Phillip, gone way too fast, and by the time you miss them, they're teenagers

philipj wrote:
Glad to see the thread is humming along just fine. Free time is at a minimum these days, but I try to at least keep up with the photos, if not the conversation. So many great photos of such a variety of subjects, a truly unique corner of the internet.

Margot passed her half-year milestone a week and some days ago, and is growing in leaps and bounds. She army crawls around, has started eating solids, has gotten a bit better at being able to sleep, and is as beautiful as any little girl could be. A portrait from today with
...Show more


Thanks Ray, my definition of March Madness includes the NIT, but I'm sure the NCAA frowns on my definition

pbraymond wrote:
Laura, beautiful arrangement of bananas and strawberries.

Laura, I did not get anywhere for March Madness, the BB shots are from the University of Toledo, participating in the WNIT tournament.



Thanks for another sample, Peter. You've done what nobody else could make me do.. install Photoshop again

pburke wrote:
Another stacked image - a model of probably my favorite race car of all time

first the real thing - last summer at Road America, D7000 with 300mm f4.5 ED-IF AIS, iso 220, 1/500s f11 (GoPro cameras should not be allowed at vintage races...)

http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/photo/BRIC_2012/02_Porsche_917/slides/_DSC1241.jpg

and my own copy, 1/32nd scale, about 6 inches long
http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/photo/forum_pix/fredmiranda/105mm/917_stack_blended_edit_web.jpg

9 image focus stack, taken with the D600 and 105mm f2.5 and K2-5 extension tubes. All images iso 100, 1/60s f8, two remote strobes and some diffuser cloth. I had to do some clone tool cleanup in some areas, because the master images were spaced just a little
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Mar 26, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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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.


Red, Yellow and pink are the ones I have to watch. Strangely enough white isn't a problem?
There's a ton of comment on the net which ranges from a built in emphasis on red to make it more prominent to using a different white balance. The most sensible seems to be to watch the red channel in the histograms.



Mar 26, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Love that last shot Laura!


And I like the others too!



Mar 26, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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rankamateur wrote:
Sick of cold weather. Sick of snow and longing for these days again. 50 1.4 AI-S

Ron, don't you get the sunflowers at theend of summer ?



Mar 26, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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Thank you Ray (ohio) and Ben, too kind.


Mar 26, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
+ 1
great capture.


+2



Mar 26, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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Full internet again - at last!!

Really nice images in past day or so and a bunch of new things to try - stacking, Nik etc etc

Out again with the 500 f8 - it was on the camera and looking at Don Jean's images on the "Big Daddy" thread ( http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1198809 ) got me to go out today - it is a glorious autumn day here!






Concentration - Young fisherman "squidding"

  NIKON D200    500mm    f/8.0    1/640s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  







Two boys and a rubber duck - happiness is.

  NIKON D200    500mm    f/8.0    1/640s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  




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