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NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9308
Country: United States

+200

leighton w wrote:
Reagan wrote:
Bridge from other side





Reagan

This one deserves another look, simply beautiful. It's really all in the light.


MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Thanks (Or I should say "Tack!") everyone for your comments on the Sweden pictures, I shall obey the command of Jose and post some more.

This time around the 105mm lens. What can I say about this beauty that hasn't already been said. It's fab and if you don't have one yet - get one!

So more about Stockholm. The city is on a series of Islands and around a beautiful harbour. At this time of year the days are of course very short but the light beautiful, if you get a break in the clouds. But even when the skies are grey the buildings are full of colour to compensate and the people amazingly friendly. Not to mention that everyone spoke English amazingly well (I was very embarrissed not to speak better Swedish). Reading Swedish was quite easy though, it's what I imagine you woulod get from mixing English, German and Dutch together with some random stuff from an Alien. I don't speak Alien but I can just about get into trouble in the other three.

There is a theme park called Skansen where they have all sorts of buildings from old times (mainly 18th and 19th century) and in the middle is little Skansen which is designed for small kids. we were there twice as my Son loved it. Friday was quiet and he had the place mostly to himself. Sunday was quite the opposite and was a little more overwhelming for him to start with but he soon got used to the crowds and went around giving high-5's to all the adults.

Anyway, some pics.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

That set is absolutely amazing, Mark. I especially love the first and the last, well done!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Lieutenant Z wrote:
That set is absolutely amazing, Mark. I especially love the first and the last, well done!


+1! The guard with his closed eyes is pretty cool too. Personal fav is the escaping blackbird.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4678
Country: United States

a.RodriguezPix wrote:
Excellent portrait! this is a perfect example of what i need to understand, what is that halo like thing on the image, is this polarization? how do we avoid it?


If you are talking about what I think you are talking about, that halo affect that you are seeing has nothing to do with the image necessarily, but is a byproduct of image compression. You can help eliminate that if you add a little blur when you compress, but it defeats the crispness we all try to get in our images. So to truly eliminate it, you need to use less compression, which in turn gives larger file sizes. Another way to attempt to get around that compression artifact is by using a different file type like a PNG or TIFF. Again though, bigger filesizes... I could go on and on about compression and web suitability, but if I am seeing what you are asking about, that's the reason in a nutshell.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
That set is absolutely amazing, Mark. I especially love the first and the last, well done!


+1

Wow, just saw a D3s for $2,900



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

James, fantastic colors and framing of the frozen droplets!

Peter, great results out of your DIY-lightbox! I like especially the Nautilus Shell.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

I'm just popping in for a second to tell everyone that I heard from Curtis this morning. He's extremely busy with family and volunteer work and has assured me that he has NOT abandoned the thread.

He wanted me to tell everyone hi and that he should be contributing more soon.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4616
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
That set is absolutely amazing, Mark. I especially love the first and the last, well done!



+10

Reagan



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

From Verdun, Muslims and Catholics in death reunited :
85 1.8 HC :



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

and WW1 french soldier's moving isolated grave in the Verdun battlefield :
50 1.8 ais





Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4616
Country: United States

I refuse to post anything following these fantastic images
Thank You,Phillipe your lighting and composition is amazing to me

Reagan



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
and WW1 french soldier's moving isolated grave in the Verdun battlefield :
50 1.8 ais









They're all nice, but this one is a standout! Well done!


bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

leighton w wrote:
I'm just popping in for a second to tell everyone that I heard from Curtis this morning. He's extremely busy with family and volunteer work and has assured me that he has NOT abandoned the thread.

He wanted me to tell everyone hi and that he should be contributing more soon.



thanks for letting us know Leighton

I was starting to worry that he might have taken up macrame, or stamp collecting, or - god forbid - he'd gone back to Canon.

ben



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

Reagan wrote:
I refuse to post anything following these fantastic images
Thank You,Phillipe your lighting and composition is amazing to me

Reagan


+1

I'm not posting either

but I like the first one

ben



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4616
Country: United States

My lens is on the way

Reagan



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9308
Country: United States

Moments to treasure, Alan. Today makes six months...

huddy wrote:
As I mentioned, life moves on. As one flame is extinguished, another seems ready to take the world by storm. (All with D700+28/2)


Walking is just one more reason to watch the ipad!


Christmas lights are fun too:





Yes, Ben, unfortunately those fugly things have gotten around. I've never seen neon green rims, is that the way they come, or is it something you snap over your existing rims?

bruni wrote:
I assume this limo is an American invention - it certainly turned heads down under.

lunch time snaps with the 50mm f1.8

ben


nikon 50mm f1.8 ais by benmorgan28, on Flickr


nikon 50mm f1.8 ais by benmorgan28, on Flickr


nikon 50mm f1.8 ais by benmorgan28, on Flickr






NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9308
Country: United States

Reagan, stock up on Wheaties, Breakfast of Champions!

Reagan wrote:
Monty.what kind of dog is Higgs besides tiny?
Alan, great set
Georg, always love the lighting on your B/W
Leighton, Beautiful sunset
Ben, Great composition with the bikes and the legs one needs the other

Reagan

and thanks to the relentless pressure from Leighton and Laura I have a 180 again



Looking good, Peter.

Oosty wrote:
This is a never ending journey! Envious of some of the macros here I made a rough and ready lightbox using this as a guide http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html

Here are some results - plenty to learn!!


Nice ones James, love how the drops are picking up frost from the ground.

James Markus wrote:
A few days ago we had a freezing rain. In the morning when the sun came out - the whole world made a crackling sound...and these little diamonds of water were sparkling. In a few hours they all had evaporated.

Ice Drops #1 - all with Nikkor 200mm f4 ais






Ice Drops #2






Ice Drops #3






Lovely set Mark.

MarkdV wrote:
Thanks (Or I should say "Tack!") everyone for your comments on the Sweden pictures, I shall obey the command of Jose and post some more.

This time around the 105mm lens. What can I say about this beauty that hasn't already been said. It's fab and if you don't have one yet - get one!

So more about Stockholm. The city is on a series of Islands and around a beautiful harbour. At this time of year the days are of course very short but the light beautiful, if you get a break in the clouds. But even when the skies are grey the buildings are full of colour to compensate and the people amazingly friendly. Not to mention that everyone spoke English amazingly well (I was very embarrissed not to speak better Swedish). Reading Swedish was quite easy though, it's what I imagine you woulod get from mixing English, German and Dutch together with some random stuff from an Alien. I don't speak Alien but I can just about get into trouble in the other three.

There is a theme park called Skansen where they have all sorts of buildings from old times (mainly 18th and 19th century) and in the middle is little Skansen which is designed for small kids. we were there twice as my Son loved it. Friday was quiet and he had the place mostly to himself. Sunday was quite the opposite and was a little more overwhelming for him to start with but he soon got used to the crowds and went around giving high-5's to all the adults.

Anyway, some pics.





NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9308
Country: United States

, and the page count will really zoom by when he does get back and starts catching up...I can understand why his volunteer work would be keeping him busy.

leighton w wrote:
I'm just popping in for a second to tell everyone that I heard from Curtis this morning. He's extremely busy with family and volunteer work and has assured me that he has NOT abandoned the thread.

He wanted me to tell everyone hi and that he should be contributing more soon.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Reagan wrote:
My lens is on the way

Reagan


Oh boy oh boy oh boy!



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