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Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3761
Country: Singapore

What a way to start the series Leighton. Love love love that first shot



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Nice Ronny ^

The Place de la Carrière, Nancy :





Hold on... 1 Second exposure? I thought you said you didn't like tripods



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Went for my walk today armed with the 85mm 1.4 AIS This lens is a joy to hold and use. It obliterates the back ground! There are 6 of those pipe fittings about 6 inches apart.





Great shots!
(best lens ever )



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

pbraymond wrote:
georgms wrote:
Two shots from a short walk around the block.
Ooops, no block in sight far and wide.
Two shots from a short walk around the village:


3 horizontal shots with the 85/2.8 stitched - a 45/2.8 like Chin's would have been a better choice


Awesome, thought it is worth another look.

Ray


+1



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
georgms wrote:

John, the fisheye-selfie with green-filter should make a really nice B&W. Sometimes accidents can lead to fantastic pictorial results;-)


Here you go Georg!








Love it!
(that is one of the reasons I like b/w. I have soooo much trouble with white ballance)


David Antilley
Registered: Dec 22, 2006
Total Posts: 313
Country: United States

Chin and Ronny, great dog portraits. Glad to see another dog on this thread.

Reagan, Georgms, Leighton, Philippe, Ray, and Rafael, fantastic landscapes.

I went to a local cemetery for some large format practice and also took the 50mm.

D700 and 50mm f1.2

DSC_5001.jpg by TXFZ1, on Flickr

David



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Thanks for commenting guys! So far, I'm loving this FL. I hear you Monty.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

montym wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
georgms wrote:

John, the fisheye-selfie with green-filter should make a really nice B&W. Sometimes accidents can lead to fantastic pictorial results;-)


Here you go Georg!








Love it!
(that is one of the reasons I like b/w. I have soooo much trouble with white ballance)

John, I like this version much better. Are you sure you're not on Mars, looks like the Rover behind your right shoulder!


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

David Antilley wrote:
Chin and Ronny, great dog portraits. Glad to see another dog on this thread.

Reagan, Georgms, Leighton, Philippe, Ray, and Rafael, fantastic landscapes.

I went to a local cemetery for some large format practice and also took the 50mm.

D700 and 50mm f1.2

DSC_5001.jpg by TXFZ1, on Flickr

David


I like it David, cemeteries can be great place for photo ops.



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

Monty and David - thank you!

David, what a beautiful photograph! Notwithstanding the rather dark tones it has an almost feathery feel to it - thanks to the soft rendering of the fast Nikkor. Very nice work!



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

A shot taken some minutes ago - practicing with the 28/3.5PC:

Heimat XLVI von georgsfoto auf Flickr
detail of the local fieldstone-church, taken with a D700 and PC-Nikkor 28/3.5 at f/11



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

Well, for those of you who are not comfortable taking pictures of people, I found the perfect starting place. A wedding.

Last night my POD (Personal Occupancy Designstation) partner,Tina, got married. The hired photographer ditched out after the ceremony. I was wandering around the dinner and reception with my camera. I kinda looked like a pro. D600, grip and an 85mm f/1.4. People were coming up to me asking me to take their picture "Will you take our picture?" , "Will you take my picture with me grandma?" I just walked around and took everyones picture. No one crabbed at me.

When the bride and groom cut the cake, people ran over to me to photograph it. I'll tell you one thing, I know why real photographers use flashes. THe light was terrible for many pictures. I know my camera has a flash on it, but I've never used it

I only had my 85mm and found it too long for many of the shots people wanted me to take. If I was a real photographer, I would have taken my 28mm, 50mm and the ever present 85mm. Maybe the fisheye for the ceremony. (or a nice close up of the bride, making her nose about 10X larger than normal )

I'd like to print this picture and give to to Tina when we return to work on Wednesday. I've never been so worried about a print. I hope she likes it. I hope I didn't PP it too much.... Oh Well..



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
montym wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
georgms wrote:

John, the fisheye-selfie with green-filter should make a really nice B&W. Sometimes accidents can lead to fantastic pictorial results;-)


Here you go Georg!



Love it!
(that is one of the reasons I like b/w. I have soooo much trouble with white ballance)


John, I like this version much better. Are you sure you're not on Mars, looks like the Rover behind your right shoulder!


No clouds on Mars. Maybe NASA forgot to clone them out....



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3761
Country: Singapore

Tina should be happy to receive that. It's a great shot, the tones are perfect



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

Zichar wrote:
Tina should be happy to receive that. It's a great shot, the tones are perfect


Thanks Chin!



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9319
Country: United States

Monty, how horrible that the pro ran out on them, but glad you were there to at least get some shots in the reception. May Tina and Brant have many very happy years together. I think she will love the shot, go for an 8x12 so nothing will get cropped out. Next stop for you, an SB-700 or SB-910/900 Today is my 34th, and it's hitting pretty hard.

montym wrote:
Well, for those of you who are not comfortable taking pictures of people, I found the perfect starting place. A wedding.

Last night my POD (Personal Occupancy Designstation) partner,Tina, got married. The hired photographer ditched out after the ceremony. I was wandering around the dinner and reception with my camera. I kinda looked like a pro. D600, grip and an 85mm f/1.4. People were coming up to me asking me to take their picture "Will you take our picture?" , "Will you take my picture with me grandma?" I just walked around and took everyones picture. No one crabbed at me.

When the bride and groom cut the cake, people ran over to me to photograph it. I'll tell you one thing, I know why real photographers use flashes. THe light was terrible for many pictures. I know my camera has a flash on it, but I've never used it

I only had my 85mm and found it too long for many of the shots people wanted me to take. If I was a real photographer, I would have taken my 28mm, 50mm and the ever present 85mm. Maybe the fisheye for the ceremony. (or a nice close up of the bride, making her nose about 10X larger than normal )

I'd like to print this picture and give to to Tina when we return to work on Wednesday. I've never been so worried about a print. I hope she likes it. I hope I didn't PP it too much.... Oh Well..




NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9319
Country: United States

I'll second that. The sunset shot that looks like the sky was on fire, was shot while I was at the cemetery that night.

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/2012/11/lauras-fifth-and-last-post.html

leighton w wrote:

I like it David, cemeteries can be great place for photo ops.



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 885
Country: Switzerland

Tony/Chin/Georg - Margot in her brown bear suit gets renamed "Margrizzly"

Alan - Newfoundland is not so cold (well, it is compared to Texas), but it's so damn *windy* that you feel cold all the time. A difficult place to enjoy the outdoors in the winter.

Ben - Thanks! The light that evening worked really well for the scene. I have a few other angles, but that one works the best.

Philippe - you may not want to pay the 1900euro for the 24 PCE, but if you have to give that lens back, I might start a fund to buy you one all the same. Just wonderful photos from it, tilting in particular suits your style of photography.

Mark - The 28mm f/2.8 is indeed a stellar performer. The siren call of the f/2 never goes away though, I'm still on the lookout for a late copy (SN > 613*) of that lens to do another comparison between lenses with the same coatings.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
A shot taken some minutes ago - practicing with the 28/3.5PC:

Heimat XLVI von georgsfoto auf Flickr
detail of the local fieldstone-church, taken with a D700 and PC-Nikkor 28/3.5 at f/11


Georg, you KNOW I'd love this. I'd really like to see the color version.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

montym wrote:
Well, for those of you who are not comfortable taking pictures of people, I found the perfect starting place. A wedding.

Last night my POD (Personal Occupancy Designstation) partner,Tina, got married. The hired photographer ditched out after the ceremony. I was wandering around the dinner and reception with my camera. I kinda looked like a pro. D600, grip and an 85mm f/1.4. People were coming up to me asking me to take their picture "Will you take our picture?" , "Will you take my picture with me grandma?" I just walked around and took everyones picture. No one crabbed at me.

When the bride and groom cut the cake, people ran over to me to photograph it. I'll tell you one thing, I know why real photographers use flashes. THe light was terrible for many pictures. I know my camera has a flash on it, but I've never used it

I only had my 85mm and found it too long for many of the shots people wanted me to take. If I was a real photographer, I would have taken my 28mm, 50mm and the ever present 85mm. Maybe the fisheye for the ceremony. (or a nice close up of the bride, making her nose about 10X larger than normal )

I'd like to print this picture and give to to Tina when we return to work on Wednesday. I've never been so worried about a print. I hope she likes it. I hope I didn't PP it too much.... Oh Well..



Monty, this is excellent! This will make an outstanding print. I'm glad you used 2.8, anything smaller and you would have had troubles. The B&W is also ideal for this shot, they'll love it! Well done.



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