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They are processed through lightroom 4 but I didn't boost the green color. I did use the auto color feature which did seem to get the green a boost. I actually considered lowering the luminance on the green but then decided I liked it. It was a very overcast day that followed a night of heavy rain. You know what that does to the color green. The rain held off long enough for me to get these shots.

Great shots of the rugby match. Nicely captured!

Thank you Leighton. The tripod made the shot as I used 1/8 at F11
Thank you Chuong. The 35mm 1.4 continues to amaze me



Jul 26, 2013 at 07:31 PM
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I have to "thank" you Mr Ray... Tonight I am going to swap heads on my tripod and go shoot some railway action in the morning. I live within a mile of the largest railway station west of the Mississippi River. They pump over a million gallons of diesel fuel on a Sunday (think then how much they do on a weekday). I plan on taking a few of my zooms and my new 500/8. I will take my 8-200/4.5 as well to have something to show here, but the big focus is the new gear (the 500/8 and the 75-300 AF).

For all of you that have smartphones like the iPhone or Droid, I thought I would share a tip I use when shooting with a tripod. There are a few really good clinometer apps out there that include bubble levels and other types of levels. The app that I use has a level that I can use by setting the phone flat. What I do is set the head up (I use a 3-way pan head, not a ball) so it is all lined up square, then set my iPhone on the mount and using that app, adjust my tripod legs so the whole tripod is level. I use a couple of rubber bands to keep the iPhone in place while I adjust things. That way, when I use any of the 3-axis of the head, they track properly and I can use their angle markings with some degree of certainty. I used this method with my largest panorama to date, 47 vertical stitch. Even with overlap, the long side at full resolution is just shy of 120,000 pixels. My computer crashed 5 times stitching it together. I never would have been able to make the attempt without setting up the tripod this way. (also, the only reason I didn't showcase it here is that the exposure wasn't the best and it was slightly OOF, took it with my now parts lens, a 50/1.8E, has a overly loose helical, I think the lens may have been dropped).



Jul 26, 2013 at 08:20 PM
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p.2949 #3 · p.2949 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Great tip Kevin. Here is another. If you activate the live view and hit the info button once you get a grid. Hit again and you get a giro level. This is on the D600 but I think it is there on the D7000 as well.


Jul 26, 2013 at 08:27 PM
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p.2949 #4 · p.2949 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Hey Ray, next time you do some shooting with your 35 like you just showed us, how about throwing on your 24-85mm for a little comparison? Thanks!


Jul 26, 2013 at 08:35 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Great tip Kevin. Here is another. If you activate the live view and hit the info button once you get a grid. Hit again and you get a giro level. This is on the D600 but I think it is there on the D7000 as well.


Good one! I did not know you could do that with the "Info" button... I will try that tonight.

I just updated my profile with my gear list, good heavens, I AM one of you all... Sheesh...!



Jul 26, 2013 at 08:40 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Hey Ray, next time you do some shooting with your 35 like you just showed us, how about throwing on your 24-85mm for a little comparison? Thanks!


For sure I just have to remember to take it along



Jul 26, 2013 at 08:45 PM
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p.2949 #7 · p.2949 #7 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Yes you are Kevin, a well respected one I might add. You are very supportive of the others that post here and that goes a long way IMHO


Jul 26, 2013 at 08:46 PM
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I liked the contrast between the light on the far fields as opposed to the dark storm clouds. This was very heavily cropped.


50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



Jul 26, 2013 at 08:49 PM
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p.2949 #9 · p.2949 #9 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Wow Leighton I love the contrast of light and shadows also. It makes the photo!


Jul 26, 2013 at 08:53 PM
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leighton w wrote:
I liked the contrast between the light on the far fields as opposed to the dark storm clouds. This was very heavily cropped.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5480/9373775192_7e09a2604a_c.jpg
50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


Simply gorgeous Leighton! Heavy crop or not, its beautiful. Makes me think "striving for the brighter life".



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MDoc9523 wrote:
Yes you are Kevin, a well respected one I might add. You are very supportive of the others that post here and that goes a long way IMHO


Thank you, that means a lot to me.



Jul 26, 2013 at 09:17 PM
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p.2949 #12 · p.2949 #12 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thank you Ray and Kevin! And Kevin, I agree with Ray's statement about you.


Jul 26, 2013 at 09:32 PM
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p.2949 #13 · p.2949 #13 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


leighton w wrote:
Thank you Ray and Kevin! And Kevin, I agree with Ray's statement about you.


Making me here...



Jul 26, 2013 at 09:45 PM
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p.2949 #14 · p.2949 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Just took this a few minutes ago. 105mm f2.8 AIS with PK-13 @ f8. Handheld with no sharpening.








Jul 26, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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raboof wrote:
Just took this a few minutes ago. 105mm f2.8 AIS with PK-13 @ f8. Handheld with no sharpening.

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22102440/FRED/DSC_9797.jpg


Beautiful!



Jul 26, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:

Curtis the main reason I bought this particular tripod was the light weight and cost. The tripod head can be changed to a better one if I can determine that I really need too. Dolica has a better head on the next model designed for heavier lenses. I am comfortable using this one with the 300mm 4.5 If I had heavier lenses i would go for a more expensive one, but as you say for water movement and more depth of field it is ideal. I was a little taken back by the amount of detail my 35mm 1.4 gave
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Incredible Ray!



Jul 26, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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p.2949 #17 · p.2949 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


John, which snow lake was your hike ? I normally end up at snow lake via icicle creek near leavenworth.







Sorry guys, this is just for reference. Not a Nikon lens but it is manual focus



Jul 26, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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p.2949 #18 · p.2949 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Jorge Torralba wrote:
John, which snow lake was your hike ? I normally end up at snow lake via icicle creek near leavenworth.
Sorry guys, this is just for reference. Not a Nikon lens but it is manual focus


Off with Jorge's Head!!!!!

Just joking.

John, Mark, Leighton --- great photography.

My muse died, I need a new lens. It faded west with the sun yesterday.

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nikon nikkor ud 20mm 3.5 at 3.5 sunset yesterday D800 by Rafael CA, on FlickrFlickr

And it faded again today.


nikon nikkor 16mm 3.5 Sunset Today D800 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

When not creative I do porn. It needs no creativity, only technique. My best camera surrounded by mates.


nikon nikkor nippon kogaku lenses F2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor nippon kogaku lenses F2 top by Rafael CA, on Flickr


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Jul 26, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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p.2949 #19 · p.2949 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


80-200 4.5 Rectangular Baffle and when I ever get time I will post some comparisons with my earlier S version












Jul 26, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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Jorge Torralba wrote:
John, which snow lake was your hike ? I normally end up at snow lake via icicle creek near leavenworth.

Sorry guys, this is just for reference. Not a Nikon lens but it is manual focus


Well, that looks like it's one of the Snow Lakes below "The Temple" peak. This Snow Lake is off of I-90 right at the summit pass with the trail head at the Alpental Ski area. 1 hour from downtown Seattle - which contributes to it's popularity.

I've not been to the Snow Lakes, but have been further up the road in Icicle Creek to several hikes. The area around Leavenworth is just amazing - especially so up through Icicle Creek.



Jul 26, 2013 at 11:35 PM
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