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The E-type looks great in red. I had a 1:43 model of a red E-type roadster as a kid! The white chalk on the tyre makes me cringe. Easy to correct in post.


Jun 21, 2013 at 08:23 PM
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Fan-tastic!


Thanks Rafael, appreciated. Sorry for the late reply. I like this one too. The girl was only about 1 sec in this position so I had to react very fast.



Jun 21, 2013 at 08:27 PM
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lucdeschepper wrote:
The E-type looks great in red. I had a 1:43 model of a red E-type roadster as a kid! The white chalk on the tyre makes me cringe. Easy to correct in post.


Ferraris look even better in red - here "cross processed" scan of an old slide taken with my F3HP and what appears from the perspective the 28mm f/3.5 AI'd (last seen in a fish tank). I had a crop off a lowly 911 Turbo on the left to focus on what I think is the most beautiful car Ferrari ever made, the Dino








Jun 21, 2013 at 08:38 PM
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p.2823 #4 · p.2823 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Great shot! Dino's are very nice indeed, I like your taste.

Alfa's also look ok in red ...

50mm f1.2 @ f2.8







Jun 21, 2013 at 08:42 PM
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p.2823 #5 · p.2823 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Sorry for the repeat images. But it sometimes pays to get others opinions such as I received this morning. After getting the recommendations, I re-edited the image. I can't believe how far off I was on the original seen here.


50-135/3.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr

I'm still not sure if it's "right", but I like this version better.


TLW_2295-7 by Leighton W, on Flickr

Thanks for the critique by all that replied earlier.




Jun 21, 2013 at 08:54 PM
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I like all your contributions, Luc.

Philippe - the Paris shot is incredible for the color...from the guy who usually posts grayscale. Love it!

I always wondered what the difference between the Nikkor f2.0 AI and the Nikkor f1.4 AIS would look like wide open at MFD...here is a coat tree peg in my studio.
Nikkor 35mm f2.0 AI





Nikkor 35mm f1.4 AIS






And turn around...
First the Nikkor 35mm f1.4 shot by the Nikkor 35mm f2





then the Nikkor 35mm f2 shot by the Nikkor 35mm f1.4






It took me from November til now to find the f1.4 in the condition I like, for the price I wanted to pay. Other than the obvious feel differences - there are two image quality differences. The f2 is higher contrast, and has more saturation than the f1.4



Jun 21, 2013 at 08:57 PM
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Thanks Jim for the comparison. The f2 holds up pretty well. We have seen some testing of other FL's in the past couple of weeks that frankly, have surprised me. The other one that comes to mind is Curtis' 135mm test when the 50-135mm held it's own as far as bokeh is concerned.


Jun 21, 2013 at 09:07 PM
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This mornings critique of my images leads me to a question for everyone who frequents this thread, and something Scott and I talked about when he paid me a visit. Should we start being more critical on each others images in an effort to help improve our photography? Maybe we can just ask for it by saying C&C welcomed when we post images. There's some very talented photogs on this thread that I know I can benefit from. Or would this take away from the main purpose of this thread? Something to think about.


Jun 21, 2013 at 09:08 PM
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Bokeh of the f1.4 looks much more even, perhaps due to more and/or more circular shaped aperture blades. The bokeh of the f2 shows less even cat eye shape already in the center and in the corners. I'm a big fan of smooth bokeh so I prefer the f1.4 here.

P.S.
Thanks for the nice comment.



Jun 21, 2013 at 09:10 PM
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Nice to see some Ferrari & Alfa lovers on the thread. I particularly love Alfas !!

Taken with the 50/1.2 Ai-S


DSC_5995 by deang0001, on Flickr



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leighton w wrote:
This mornings critique of my images leads me to a question for everyone who frequents this thread, and something Scott and I talked about when he paid me a visit. Should we start being more critical on each others images in an effort to help improve our photography? Maybe we can just ask for it by saying C&C welcomed when we post images. There's some very talented photogs on this thread that I know I can benefit from. Or would this take away from the main purpose of this thread? Something to think about.


Yes please !! Brilliant idea.

Curtis gave me a few hints about what he did to my B&W image last week and I implemented what he had to say about channels to my other B&W images and was very pleased.



Jun 21, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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saph wrote:
Mark, enjoy your trip and look forward to seeing more images from the Lieutenant's land! Very nice images in this set, the first of the flower and the last one of your son are the best!




+1

Mark - love that one of your son

ben



Jun 21, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Nice rendering, Philip!

50 1.8 wo :




WOW Phillippe - how do you get so close without someone thumping you? It's great the way you've got it overexposed - and, in a departure for you, low contrast/very little black.

ben



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Just some brief notes after looking at the last few pages:

Scott, the bridge is a wonderful subject and I really like your "takes" on it.

Luc, I really enjoy your contributions here.

Leighton, "2295-7" is the best processing of this fine landscape-shot in my opinion.
The rendering of darker green-tones was never "eye-like" with all the Nikon DSLR's I own or have owned.
Many times carefully adjusted colors "go south" if converted for web-display, that's one of the reasons why I prefer to post B&W-images here ;-)

Philip, the E-type looks great in B&W, very nice image of this iconic car.

Philippe, love your almost surreal photograph of the woman alone on the place.



Jun 21, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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A quick shot from today, framing is too tight, there was a disturbing sign at the left that made me shoot closer than initially intended:

bronce-sculpture "ship-builder" and old steam-tug, PC-E 45/2.8D at full aperture



Jun 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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"Lucy...you got some splaining to do"
Georg,
I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I just can not wrap my head around this image. The chest is in focus, but the right arm isn't, and then the boat in the background is in focus, but all are on the same plane. (don't look at the punctuation of that horrible few lines) I don't think any amount of tilt or shift can do that...can it? How did you do that?

EDIT...Oh snap....I think I figured it out. Weird, my impression that bronze was Tilted to the plane was due to the shadows, but his right arm is in front of the plane of focus.

georgms wrote:
A quick shot from today, framing is too tight, there was a disturbing sign at the left that made me shoot closer than initially intended:
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/9104265362_fd4c272422_c.jpg
bronce-sculpture "ship-builder" and old steam-tug, PC-E 45/2.8D at full aperture



Edited on Jun 21, 2013 at 11:58 PM · View previous versions



Jun 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM
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leighton w wrote:
This mornings critique of my images leads me to a question for everyone who frequents this thread, and something Scott and I talked about when he paid me a visit. Should we start being more critical on each others images in an effort to help improve our photography? Maybe we can just ask for it by saying C&C welcomed when we post images. There's some very talented photogs on this thread that I know I can benefit from. Or would this take away from the main purpose of this thread? Something to think about.


I have resisted including critique of anyone's images (as least that I can remember) unless they overtly asked for help/opinion/critique.

I figure it might hurt feelings if a critique is not asked for . . . and I also feel that my images have many imperfections and thus am not really qualified to render and critique-like opinions. I.e., I only generally say positive things about others images otherwise I keep my mouth shut.

Fortunately the folks who participate in this thread operate at a very high level IMHO and thus I find it to be very few times that I'd even consider offering an un-solicited critique.

By all means though, if you want suggestions, please say so and I'd be happy to throw my 2 cents of opinion around.



Jun 21, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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James Markus wrote:
"Lucy...you got some splaining to do"
Georg,
I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I just can not wrap my head around this image. The chest is in focus, but the right arm isn't, and then the boat in the background is in focus, but all are on the same plane. (don't look at the punctuation of that horrible few lines) I don't think any amount of tilt or shift can do that...can it? How did you do that?

EDIT...Oh snap....I think I figured it out. Weird, my impression that bronze was Tilted to the plane was due to
...Show more

James, sorry for the confusion ;-)
It's pretty simple: full tilt (or "swing", this might be the proper technical correct term, but I'm not sure).
The PC-E 45 is an amazing lens, I have this one for some days now and try to shoot with it as much as possible to get a "feel" for the amazing capabilities it is offering the nut behind the camera ;-)
This lens is very, very contrasty - this might explain why the in-focus areas look so sharp defined.
Sometimes I apply a diagonal tilt/swing, which works fine for certain subjects in my opinion.



Jun 22, 2013 at 12:10 AM
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jhinkey wrote:
I have resisted including critique of anyone's images (as least that I can remember) unless they overtly asked for help/opinion/critique.

I figure it might hurt feelings if a critique is not asked for . . . and I also feel that my images have many imperfections and thus am not really qualified to render and critique-like opinions. I.e., I only generally say positive things about others images otherwise I keep my mouth shut.

Fortunately the folks who participate in this thread operate at a very high level IMHO and thus I find it to be very few times that I'd even consider
...Show more

Following this discussion I feel a bit (or more than just "a bit") guilty for some rather unqualified remarks, critics or suggestions.
I can just hope that non of my replies hurt a fellow photographers feelings, the very last thing I wanna do is to spoil somebodies joy of taking pictures or discuss this wonderful hobby.



Jun 22, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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I for one welcome critique. It's the only way I grow.


Jun 22, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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