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leighton w wrote:
Well, good to see you again Curtis. I thought maybe pirates got you or something!


Pirates would have to do a home invasion if they wanted to capture me... I splurged and bought a MacBook Air for my birthday and am so mesmerized that I don't get very far from the easy chair in my living room... Sitting in front of this 27" iMac where I do my photo processing feels a bit intimidating after sitting in a comfortable chair with a 13" light weight laptop with Wi-Fi hooked up. It has a solid state drive and is lightening fast. But with a 128 GB drive, I won't be loading any processing software. I know from the experience using Rinie's MacBook while we traveled in Turkey last year that trying to process photos on a small screen is a recipe for indigestion...

So I read and I write... not the great American novel, mind you. In fact, I've no idea where this writing will lead but I'm enjoying the process. It is a bit like being back at the university, though the internet offers such amazing resources that letting the mind wander can be a dangerous thing. I've no idea where it will go, but at least to the moment, I'm having a great time.

Nice to see the thread is in good hands Leighton. I also note the conversation about the retro Nikon camera in the wings. Now that might stir my juices a bit. I've been waiting patiently for a real replacement for the D700 and this might very well be the camera with a D4 sensor. I'm definitely paying attention to your thread on the subject.

Be well my friend...



Oct 22, 2013 at 09:20 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Pirates would have to do a home invasion if they wanted to capture me... I splurged and bought a MacBook Air for my birthday and am so mesmerized that I don't get very far from the easy chair in my living room... Sitting in front of this 27" iMac where I do my photo processing feels a bit intimidating after sitting in a comfortable chair with a 13" light weight laptop with Wi-Fi hooked up. It has a solid state drive and is lightening fast. But with a 128 GB drive, I won't be loading any processing software. I
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The new Mac Air sounds interesting. I recently bought a 14" Chromebook with a SSD and it too is lightening fast.

When you get your novel done you'll have to share it with us.

That rumored new Nikon REALLY has me interested. I have been more than pleased with my D600, but this thing may end up taking it's place if it has everything rumored.

Take care and don't be such a stranger, your family misses you!



Oct 22, 2013 at 09:30 PM
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I won't be far away Leighton... and I may follow you into the rumored camera if it proves to be as sweet as suggested by the rumor mill...


Oct 22, 2013 at 09:34 PM
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Yummy: delicious strawberries-bokeh! Hi Curtis, nice to hear from you!


Oct 22, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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That's her color Georg...gray or grey. I have two gray cats. Charlie is blue gray, and Phoebe is a pinkish gray. Got a black cat too...Ciara. A silver tabby...Lucy, and an old, old Siamese named Iggy. I think when I hit five cats I entered the crazy cat person territory.



georgms wrote:
James, the almost monochrome look works great here. A black cat in front of a bright background would look strange in most cases, even if well lit. The 105/4 is a great and very affordable lens, probably underrated - good news for potential buyers ;-)




Oct 22, 2013 at 11:30 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
I should say it's sharp James! Terrific photo


+1 James. Very nice.



Oct 23, 2013 at 12:08 AM
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georgms wrote:
Yummy: delicious strawberries-bokeh! Hi Curtis, nice to hear from you!



+1 Curtis. Don't be such a stranger. We miss you.



Oct 23, 2013 at 12:12 AM
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georgms wrote:
Chuong, the FG looks neat with the 45 pancake on it, congrats

Americo, I hope the 85/1.2 will work for you. Spending some money on the "theoretical background" of photography is always and for everyone a good idea.

Kevin, sorry, apart from basic visual checks I don't know how to prove a monitor's calibration (excl. a second calibration tool). Modern displays are less prone to change colors than the good ol' tubes to my knowledge.

Jay, thanks for your comment on the pre-fab-building.



Spyder color calibrators from Datacolor in Germany.



Oct 23, 2013 at 04:16 AM
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HCE HCE wrote:
Thanks for the complements on the Saguaro.

Rafael You really are showing what a great lens that 8mm is. I have a lot of trouble with my 16mm, and imagine this one must be a bear to shoot.



This is one I bought for collecting, it takes about a month for me to think of a good photograph to take with it. The lens is incredibly sharp in the center and does well until you reach the extreme edges. Fisheyes require thinking on a different perspective.



Oct 23, 2013 at 04:21 AM
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This happens periodically, Curtis starts talking about his muse and his activity here dminishes. But then he is always back reinvigorated

mp356 wrote:
+1 Curtis. Don't be such a stranger. We miss you.




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Ray (FL), very glad to hear that all is well!


Oct 23, 2013 at 08:25 AM
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This page looks a bit "naked" without a picture, so here's another shot from my hometown:


historical buildings shot while killing some spare time, D700 and PC 85/2.8D shifted all the way up
It's always troublesome to get "undistorted" shots from old buildings because they all are crooked a bit - some more, some less...



Oct 23, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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another one from today, this time the PC-E 45/2.8 was the MF-Nikkor of choice:


Lange Straße, Blick vom Jakobikirchplatz von georgsfoto auf Flickr



Oct 23, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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I lined up all my MF stuff today.




Oct 23, 2013 at 05:53 PM
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F6 and 50mm 1.2 AIS








Oct 23, 2013 at 06:04 PM
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Ken - Nice collection so far, but you need some more!

Jorge - Very nice, what kind of film were you using?



Oct 23, 2013 at 06:36 PM
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We took our annual ride over the mountain to get apples today and stopped at one of our favorite places for lunch. They have very good food as well as really good home brew. I had the cheeseburger and a Pilsner.


Annual Apple Trip/28/2.8 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


Annual Apple Trip/28/2.8 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


You're looking west at the Blue Ridge Mountains (what you can see of them) and we live on the other side about 20 miles.


Annual Apple Trip/28/2.8 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


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

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Oct 23, 2013 at 07:27 PM
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Great stuff Georg I really love the B&W
Nice collection Ken
Jorge very nice film shot, love the B&W
Leighton the burger looks great and your landscapes are just wonderful!



Oct 23, 2013 at 07:57 PM
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Thanks Ray, the burger was fantastic!


Oct 23, 2013 at 08:12 PM
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Ken, nice collection of tools! How do you like the 500/8 Reflex' tripod-collar? I think about adding a Reflex-Nikkor to my kit and read different stories about it's tripod-mount.

Jorge, your street-portraits are always very nice and the example above no exception. Do you process B&W on your own?

Leighton, very nice set from your trip! The burger looks tasty (the Pilsner too, but lately I prefer wheat-beer :-).
I really have to think about getting the 28/2.8 Ais - it's background-rendering up close looks great to my eyes.

Thanks for your comment, Ray!



Oct 23, 2013 at 08:16 PM
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