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anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
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also with Nikkor 135/2 Ai-S. I post this with apologies to Curtis and others of you who have mastered the art of photo'g flowers The DOF is so shallow on this lens, rivaling the 135/2DC. If you look carefully, though, you can see a pretty good approximation of a "smiley face" on the larger bubble to camera right of the center Love the lens, though even with the D7k, it is a handful.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Ray, Ronny, Mark, Philippe, Scott, Chin and Leighton - thanks for your comments on the beach-shots!
Leighton, the "fence", made from heavy perforated plastics, was set up to regulate the sand-movement on the beach. A stiff western wind can move an amazing amount of sand.



vpik01
Registered: Feb 28, 2012
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Ray - awesome 'family shot' of your Nikkors

Here is the first of a couple shots from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond where I was visiting my Sister for Christmas. This building was really neat, an older house well preserved but I don't know the story behind it. The shot is a 4 shot stitch with Nikki using PSE10.


Great Lens Adventure-DC-8-2 by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr



Ian Boys
Registered: Feb 09, 2009
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I have long been attracted to this style of photography (and Michael Ackerman's book Half Life is my favourite) and I think this might be the year where I give this look a proper try. We shall see.

But on the other hand it might just feel too derivative. Dunno.

Nikon D50 / pre-AI 28mm f3.5


Slow Style by Ian_Boys, on Flickr



georgms
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Anthony, I like the very natural colors of your flower shot. The smiley-bubble is neat ;-)

Tony, very nice stitched architecture from Richmond!

Chin, love your guitar-shots! Both are great, the vertical one has more "stage-character" because of the spotlights and is my personal fav.

Mark, very nice Nikkor-family! I have yet to test my 180/2.8ED - your church-spire-shot looks great.



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
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Country: United States

Zichar wrote:
You did great Alan
How'd you get him to look there?


Chin,
Anytime I fired the flash, he would turn and reach for it, so this shot was on either a 2nd or 3rd shot.

Tony,
Good to see you shooting MF again. Lovely pano.

Philippe,
I really like the tripod shot with the PCE.

Ray,
The concert series is excellent. Love #2.

Georg,
I like to light, and maybe one day I'll be good at it Lovely beach set, I'd say you are nailing the use of the PC lens.

Ronny,
Congrats on new lenses, and excellent shot with the 135.

Mark,
You have a nice little family there.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Ronny - Nice dog portrait, beautiful looking dog.

Tony from PA - Really nice flower shot, but your blowing up my 27" monitor!

Tony from DC - How did you like the museum? My uncle was head photographer there for about 30 years. I used to go visit him and he would take me downstairs where the studio was to show me what he was working on. Once he told me that they brought Jeb Stuarts flamboyant Civil War hat for him to shoot, and when they left the room for a minute, he tried it on!



anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
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Ian, I really like it!! Does that gentleman's book outline the technique, or does it display his photos?



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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Thanks :-)
One more


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Ian Boys
Registered: Feb 09, 2009
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anthonysemone wrote:
Ian, I really like it!! Does that gentleman's book outline the technique, or does it display his photos?


It displays his (fantastic) photos. The technique is simple - set camera aperture to smallest (16,22), iso to lowest (100,200) and shutter to Bulb then just shoot and don't hold the camera too steady!

Or do what he does and use a plastic lensed Holga and slow b/w film but at a pound a shot it's too expensive to be experimental and you need to shoot quite a bit to get decent ones.



Ian Boys
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Oh, and shoot based on how things feel rather than how they look. That's tricky but is the best way I can explain it.

(edited for spelling)



Ian Boys
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Incidentally it also works for Antoine d'Agata of Magnum but he does it in colour generally and as he's blind in one eye and myopic in the other it may be how he sees the world anyway. Who knows?



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Ronny, one more picture of those sunny swedish winter days and I'll jump on a ferry!
More seriously, I prefer this shot over the already very good first one.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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georgms wrote:
Ronny, one more picture of those sunny swedish winter days and I'll jump on a ferry!
More seriously, I prefer this shot over the already very good first one.



Thanks ...but a week ago we had 30cm snow :-)



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Ian, very interesting way to see, feel and finally capture your surroundings! Good luck for your project.



anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
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Ian, thank you very much for the information Off to Amazon books .




anthonysemone
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Back Story to the photo below is this: It comes from a walk through the 5th Arond. in Paris in 2011 at the end of a long day walking about that utterly magical city. Light was rapidly failing and I had long since begun to lose whatever technique I had for capturing pictures of stunning Parisienne's. My wife and I had just turned the corner past this Bistro and my camera was at rest when I saw this gorgeous woman, so I of course sought to take her picture w/o regard to whatever the settings were on it. This is what came up Not at all what Ian has shown, but I still like it.



Ian Boys
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i like that



Ian Boys
Registered: Feb 09, 2009
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anthonysemone wrote:
Ian, thank you very much for the information Off to Amazon books .



I'd avoid his second book (Fiction) as it's too loosely structured. His first (End Time City) is out of print unfortunately. Half Life is just superb.



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks :-)
One more


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


Very cool dog. Nice sot.

I'd like to see how he holds up in the snow though!



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