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WOW... ok, I messed up the name a tiny bit, but that's roughly the year of Polara my husband was driving when I met him. It met its demise though, when the engine caught on fire on a Friday the 13th... His was tan though, and I'm definitely not in the market for one, not even for "old times sake"

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Dodge Polara, about a 1966 give or take a year. It's for sale for $2,300 asking. It's a 4 -door with fancy wire wheels (that may have spent a winter in Ohio) and an "Indian Blanket" interior.




Mar 22, 2014 at 02:12 AM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
WOW... ok, I messed up the name a tiny bit, but that's roughly the year of Polara my husband was driving when I met him. It met its demise though, when the engine caught on fire on a Friday the 13th... His was tan though, and I'm definitely not in the market for one, not even for "old times sake"



Polaris ... Polara ... Close enough for Government Work ....



Mar 22, 2014 at 02:13 AM
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Ray, nice series with the kayaker. Also, the second series with the 135 f2 is first rate. Great work!

Andy, nice series from Melbourne.

James, the lighting is very nice on the chessboard.

Ken, lovely sunrise. You should consider entering it in this week assignment.

Gregg, great series. Especially like the motorcycle rust.




Mar 22, 2014 at 03:03 AM
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Not much to offer this week. The weather is a bit of a downer. Took this at a friends layout. A dock scene that is under construction. Taken with the 35 f2.
Thanks for looking.
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Mar 22, 2014 at 03:06 AM
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I passed everyone's birthday greetings to Sue. Thanks folks. After discussing lunch plans at two of our favorite restaurants, one in the Napa Valley and one in Point Reyes Station not too far from the Pacific Ocean, Sue decided she'd rather get salads at a local market and have lunch at her home before taking a walk at Lake Lagunitas, one of the water district reservoirs on the north side of Mount Tamalpais. We've been so busy handling paperwork that comes with buying a condominium for her that she wanted a quiet day instead of a great deal of driving.

Here are a few photos I took while walking around the lake. Sue spent time napping on a bench then joined me as I came around the lake. I had mounted the 55 f/1.2 S.C. AI'd. Sadly the lens was too short to catch the three young women in bikinis sunbathing near the lake. I actually took a photo for Reagan but it didn't do justice...


There are three small bridges over creeks that carry winter runoff from the slope of Mount Tam into Lake Lagunitas. All the streams were flowing. Here's a shot of the third stream I crossed.


And low sunlight on one of the many ferns at the edge of the trail.


I even found a flower...


I'm going to exceed the informal four photo limit we agreed to quite some time ago. My apologies but I'd have posted these regardless. This saves me creating a second post. I need to get some food together... This is Mount Tam... a modest mountain at 2500 feet but still a significant presence in the Bay Area. This fire trail is very familiar to me since it leads eventually up and around the mountain. I've hiked thousands of miles on the mountain over the years.


And something a bit different... a graphical shot. Trees are endlessly fascinating...




Mar 22, 2014 at 03:15 AM
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Curtis I like all the shots. The final shot is my favorite, really enjoy it.


Mar 22, 2014 at 03:34 AM
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Scott, I always enjoy railroad photos, full size or model. Your friends coal dock looks well on its way to being a realistic recreation. The B&W processing fits well with the age of the loco.

Curtis, very nice walk around Mt. Tam. I especially like the Fern, the water and the tree. At what f-stop did you shoot the fern? Was it wide open or a bit stopped down. If it was wide open, you have an amazingly sharp and contrasty f1.2.

I'l always think of Mt. Tam as the birthplace of mountain biking back in the late 70's and early 80's. I understand they now have speed traps on the fire roads and ticket cyclists going faster then 15MPH.



Mar 22, 2014 at 03:41 AM
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Thanks Kevin and Gregg. You're right Gregg, quite a few folks locally claim that mountain biking started in Fairfax, which is the town next to where I live. I've heard the stories. The Marin Municipal Water District who control the watershed on the north side of the mountain have reigned in bicycles substantially to accommodate the hikers and horseback riders who also use these trails. Bicycles are permitted on fire roads such as the one I show but narrow trails are now off limits. They have done a bit of bushwhacking themselves, however. One cyclist directed me to one of their trails on Pine Mountain. I took it a couple of times because if cut a couple of miles off an loop that otherwise is 13 miles. But I've never seen a ranger give a ticket for anything but parking in the watershed. Today I bought a 12 month pass so I don't need to worry about that.

With regard to the fern, I shot that and the flower at f/2. Here's a shot taken wide open. It isn't easy to read because of the detail but the bokeh tells the story.


I shoot wide open primarily when I'm doing bokeh play. Ordinarily, I'll stop down a bit.



Mar 22, 2014 at 03:54 AM
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Oh man I've had zero time to keep up these days.

Managed to get out after dinner while the girls were watching a movie. Amazing what you can get done in an hour of focused photography and the weather cooperates!

400/5.6 ED AI or 135/2 AIS.

- J

PS - I take a lot of images of the ferries on the Bremerton/Seattle route. I had a chance to take that ferry ride for a business trip the other day, though I couldn't take my FX gear:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1249740/3

It was a stellar day!





Stopped Down Sunset

  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    400mm    f/11.0    1/180s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  







Foss Pacific Star

  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    400mm    f/8.0    1/500s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  







Bremerton-Seattle Ferry

  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    400mm    f/8.0    1/125s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  







Last Picture Of The Night

  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    135mm    f/4.0    1/125s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




Mar 22, 2014 at 04:25 AM
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And one more from earlier in the day - ice cream after school.

45/2.8 AI-P. f/2.8 gives enough background blur for me for a shot like this.





Ice Cream On The Beach - Though It Was A Little Cold . . .

  NIKON D800    45.0 mm f/2.8 lens    45mm    f/2.8    1/2000s    100 ISO    +0.7 EV  




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jhinkey wrote:
And one more from earlier in the day - ice cream after school.

45/2.8 AI-P. f/2.8 gives enough background blur for me for a shot like this.


They look like twins ..... ?

Double the fun and double the trouble .....

Make sure you have a DOUBLE barreled shotgun

Gregg



Mar 22, 2014 at 04:51 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:


With regard to the fern, I shot that and the flower at f/2. Here's a shot taken wide open. It isn't easy to read because of the detail but the bokeh tells the story.

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-k6mMwkD6FSI/Uy0I7fGzgFI/AAAAAAAAXCw/ZfkssKIkBBs/s1000/55.1.2.SC.RockFlowers.jpg

I shoot wide open primarily when I'm doing bokeh play. Ordinarily, I'll stop down a bit.


The lens is very nice wide open but exquisite at f2......

I have enough trouble focusing my 50 1.4 accurately.



Mar 22, 2014 at 04:53 AM
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Mr. G wrote:
They look like twins ..... ?

Double the fun and double the trouble .....

Make sure you have a DOUBLE barreled shotgun

Gregg


Why yes they are . . . identical in fact



Mar 22, 2014 at 05:18 AM
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Ken Hill wrote:
I got the 35-70 Ai from eBay being the only bidder. It is mint! Unbelievable workmanship and materials. The lens was introduced in Germany in 1976 and touted as being as sharp as the new AFS 24-70. I tested it and it may be a keeper and the resident lens on the D700. The pictures posted today come with a "DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME" home warning! I didn't, I went to the range to take them! My old friend Bob, well into his seventies, a life long shooter who I trust a lot was good enough to
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Congratulations on the 35-70mm Ken, now I need one.

Great pawn James

Ray, I also need a 135mm 2.0, sharp gull

Reagan, now I need an airweight too

Happy Birthday Sue

Beautiful whatever that flower is Jay

Kevin, that is an older SW 38 special, very nice

Who shot the D7000 Gregg? Nice rust and Polara

Curtis, good to see you with a 55 1.2, you are the guilty party for the two SCs here

John, beautiful girls

There are quite a few 55mm 1.2 fans here, I am one of them. So, the second SC came in, paid $250 with shipping included and was sent two day. This one had better focusing ring that my original SC, but my original one has cleaner glass, by a little bit, and cleaner mount, plus it is ai already, so I swapped focusing rings.

Now the original SC is prettily dressed, and the newer one still looks fine. Will hang onto it for a while, convert it to ai.

Here they are:


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2S two SC and an original ai vertical by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Facing you


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2S two SC and an original ai by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Now I need to get a mint Nippon Kogaku 55mm 1.2 series 97xxxxx.

The rarest thing here is this shade, screw in not snap in F type, took me three years to find it:


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2S with original F shade and two SC by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Now about those guns, we need to stop before all our international friends scare away from this thread.

This one is with the 55mm 1.2 SC that is wearing new dress


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2SC D3 Department of Home Defense by Rafael CA, on Flickr





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Mar 22, 2014 at 05:24 AM
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Really like that last one Curtis


Mar 22, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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Curtis Like the graphical tree shot!

Gregg As nice as the rust is I think the garden fence is tops. I made a rather high speed trip up the Maine coast in a Polara just like that one, it had a big engine.

Scott I agree with Gregg about the RR shot, very nice.

John Nice shots. Looks like the twins have the same taste in ice cream. What do the tug boats do in the bay, I've only seen them in transit but never working.

Rafael That's quite a collection of hardware. Perhaps my flower is from down under?

The Door into Summer must be somewhere near the Florida border.
D800 55mm f/1,2





-Jay-



Mar 22, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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Jeez, america must be one helluva dangerous place !


Mar 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
Now about those guns, we need to stop before all our international friends scare away from this thread.

This one is with the 55mm 1.2 SC that is wearing new dress

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3748/13322327203_297f5293d8_o.jpg
nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2SC D3 Department of Home Defense by Rafael CA, on Flickr



After looking at your arsenal Sir, I need to carefully choose my words

BTW I love the classy look of the Smith & Wesson toy...



Mar 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM
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Another day in Paradise as we say here!

Ron, the signs! I see you have an eye for them too. Please keep them coming!

James , what a great shot and perfect lighting. Nice indeed!

Ray am surprised that Lakelands birds posed for you! Very nice capture!

Reagan "what print? I didn't see no print!" Curious to the lighting, at first glance the glass looked like Leighton's frozen "hoop house." I shoot a lot of weapons and need that INFO!

Jay what a terrific shot. Having shot with you for a day the folks here must know that you are a very creative and technically selective of your subjects, lighting and angles. This is one fine example of that!

Kevin a Model 36 "Chiefs Special" carried by most every detective and off duty police officer for years. I see the post below you by Gregg has a D7000 that you could have borrowed a shim from!

Gregg, wow ... am glad you got something out of it after that damage. It is a testament to the durability I think mid grade Nikons have over Canon. The bikes are a nice series and well shot!

Scott, thank you and again another fine shot of the "railroad." I can't imagine the hours and dedication. Thanks for the sunrise compliment ... I'm sort of type "A" personality and photography is the one thing I try not to compete in but enjoy. Robin has a short leash on that to make sure I stay relaxed.

Curtiss, very happy to see your post and I thought the fern was going to poke me in the eye its so sharp. Thank you for the welcoming PM, it's obvious you have a sincere appreciation of all the members of this thread and offer encouragement to all!

John I like the sunset over the clouds and the mountains. We just have the gulf! Now, the important things. I too am a father of twin girls and as time goes on they will twist you around their little fingers and you'll love every minute of it. The downside is they never both faced the lens at the same time and made me STOP taking pictures.

Rafael I fear we have an awful lot in common. 45 ACP, yes! Steel guns and plastic cars, yes! You will like the Ai 35-70 for no other reason than the build quality then fitment and feel. What I post today was taken with that and the zoom is easy and smooth and the focus dot remains throughout the variable FL. I made the opening $145 bid with free shipping and honestly thought there would be a higher bidder. My goal is a set of lenses for use when road tripping with the Vette. The 1.2 is obviously going the rest have to earn a spot.






More 35-70 Ai put to practical use. (SOOC & cropped)



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Mar 22, 2014 at 01:53 PM
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Thanks all for the comments. The rainbow was pure luck, since it dissapeared few minutes after the shot.


Lots of great images, as usual.

Ken, congrats on the 35-70/3.5 and the debut shots; by the way your copy is spanking pristine-like! Did you received the lens in this condition or did you used any kind of liquid product for cleaning the body??

Ray, stunning BIF with the 135/2!

Georg, what a awesome zoo set; liked the most the first one with the isolation of monkey's head.

Even delayed one day , happy birthday to Sue!

Gregg, loved the rust stuff and bokeh playing;

James, great shot of the chess board with pawn isolation;

Rafael, as usual, great lens porn of your "pristine-like" lenses. Did you too use any kind of product to maintain your lens bodies so clean & bright??



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