Your Best Nikon shots.
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nikt
Registered: Oct 21, 2005
Total Posts: 6015
Country: Australia

There's been a lot of talk and discussion around theories and rumours lately, so to help lighten it up, it might be interesting to have a thread for shots taken with a Nikon, with just average equipement, to share and learn. Can I suggest recording some insight and settings used. Keeping it to 1 or 2 shots max is the challenge.

I'll start.

The shots not art or even very different. Its been done a billion or so times before, but its still my favourite because its the very photo that got me really excitied about photography. I waited two hours for the sun to set that day.... and it didn't let me down.

1 sec exp.
f8
taken in 1994 with a Nikon F601 with a standard boring 35-70/f3.3-4.5
Plain old Kodak 100 Gold.







PS With such great contributions... the 'challenge' was changed to 1 or 2 shots a day!


Edited by nikt on Jul 12, 2007 at 10:08 AM GMT


LindaZ
Registered: Sep 07, 2004
Total Posts: 889
Country: United States

wow...amazing colors..

yeah, lets face it, no equipment will be perfect, lets just have some fun with what we have.



GSteele
Registered: Jul 27, 2003
Total Posts: 7661
Country: United States

My favorite captures are of my grandchildren, not because of the quality, just for the fact grandkids are just special!

I would hard pressed to pick favorites of my other work. Here are a couple that I like because they are simple

Taken with a Nikonos V with a wide angle lens, Kodachrome ASA 25.






Here is one taken with a Nikon D2H, 200-400mm @ 200mm, f/13, 1/2000 sec




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jmcfadden
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
Total Posts: 30241
Country: United States

Man Gary , the gradient is sweet in that shot from the old "H"

Ok should I break out my shipwreck shot from my F4 and Velvia days


J



Kerry Pierce
Registered: Feb 01, 2004
Total Posts: 3624
Country: United States

Nikon is dead.

Long live Nikon.

Nikon D200 ,Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8D AF
5s f/10.0 at 35.0mm iso100







I have too many "favorites" to pick one, but thought this shot would fit with the contemporary web hype on the demise of nikon.


rustyfingers
Registered: Dec 07, 2005
Total Posts: 417
Country: United States

No question this is my best.



GSteele
Registered: Jul 27, 2003
Total Posts: 7661
Country: United States

J,
Pull out that old Velvia Bud! I love that shot! DS is making a 24x36 print of sunrise for me, I forgot it was the H that took it until I looked it up.

Rusty, beautifully done!

Kerry, I love your theme! With all the hype recently you would think that Nikon was incapable of taking great pictures. And to think you used a zoom and not one of those specialty fixed focal lengths jobby thingy's that everyone wants custom made for their needs.
What's funny is all of the UW work I have done I have only used one camera and one lens.

Gary



StephanieC
Registered: Mar 22, 2006
Total Posts: 183
Country: Canada

D200
50mm 1.4
1/1600 @ f/3.5







Don't know if it's my "best", but it's certainly one of my favourites right now.


Pavel
Registered: Jun 11, 2003
Total Posts: 4971
Country: United States

Not my best ... I tend to value some of the people shots ( buried in hard drives at home - none here ) ... but lately I've taken to liking this one.








Pavel
Registered: Jun 11, 2003
Total Posts: 4971
Country: United States

will we get in trouble if we post two?









... too late!


adorski
Registered: Jul 26, 2005
Total Posts: 471
Country: United States

I think I have more than 6k images file (digital file)
among them this is my Favorite





D200 + AF-S 70-200 VR f/2.8 taken handheld
Aperture: F/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Focal Lenght: 200mm
ISO: 200

Cheers


Pavel
Registered: Jun 11, 2003
Total Posts: 4971
Country: United States

Adorski ... I take it that is your daughter? She has amazing eyes. The way you shot it also brings them out. Good work!



adorski
Registered: Jul 26, 2005
Total Posts: 471
Country: United States

yes Pavel she is my Daughter and thanks for the compliment

I just love how the bokeh of the background and yet the sharpnest of the eyes using the AF-S 70-200

Kindly Regards
Ador



DigitalSpeed
Registered: Dec 01, 2004
Total Posts: 127
Country: United States

I particularly like this shot:
Shot with my trusty old N80 and the only lens I had at the time my 70-300 f/4-5.6D on Kodak E100

Who would of thought you could get bokeh like this with that lens



R. Francois
Registered: Jun 12, 2006
Total Posts: 4728
Country: Netherlands

my best nikon shot still needs to be made. i browsed my archive, but all my images suck. so tomorow i will make my best nikon shot! i think i need new gear first! i really don't have a picture to show you guys here :worried: sorry for that



Pavel
Registered: Jun 11, 2003
Total Posts: 4971
Country: United States

Judging by the shot above ... ya need some film too.

That however is the right attitude. Looking for the next shot.

Oh ... and ... Francois ... you do have your best shot to show us. Your avatar.
Rarely have we seen such "art". Done with a fishey ... right?



jamach
Registered: Jan 31, 2005
Total Posts: 6104
Country: United States

Ray, please enter a Carlos portrait!

Here are a couple of mine shot with the D70s beast:

Old Man Of The Woods























Edited by jamach on Jun 19, 2007 at 03:02 PM GMT (Reason: pictures)


firewireguy
Registered: Feb 20, 2006
Total Posts: 1436
Country: United Kingdom

This was a complete snapshot taken during a visit to the beach. Most of my best shots seem to be taken completely by accident.




dgcrane
Registered: Jan 14, 2005
Total Posts: 3182
Country: Canada

This is one of my favorites playing around with a Singh-Ray filter on my d200 & 17-55 combo







dgcrane


Edited by dgcrane on Jun 19, 2007 at 03:25 PM GMT


21farms
Registered: Sep 07, 2003
Total Posts: 1099
Country: United States

wow, very nice stuff posted by everyone so far. here are two of my favorites:

my son in front of the jellyfish display at the monterey bay aquarium






last few moments of sunlight at the american le mans series race at laguna seca, october 2006






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