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

Jammy, Scott, Leighton, Ronny, Ray&Ray, Tony&Tony, Jeff and Jose - thanks for your comments on the focus-stacked rose and the snow-pictures!

Jammy, very nice bird-portrait of the one-legged Ibis.

Kevin, nice architecture-detail.

Ray, I like the small-rapids-shot a lot.

Tony, love the Moonlight-image!

Tony, the broken press is is perfect B&W-subject and beautifully captured.

Ben, the tilted freelines are really cool. The QVB-shot is great. Love the bike from below. The bow-shaped building is another proof that the 24/3.5 has for sure a place in your camera-bag.

Reagan, very nice work with the 105 on your friends D600! Love especially the first two shots - the pelican and the trimaran-sailor.

John, love the tugboat-shot!

Jeff, wow, great work at the beach! Do you take notes about f-stop and shutterspeeds when shooting film?

Philip, you have great eyes for details like "109OZ".

Chuong, lovely birthday-picture of your daughter! And hats off to your cake-decorating skills

Mark, the set taken with the 55/2.8 is one of your strongest in my opinion. Excellent work!

Jose, the Kiskadee-set is excellent!

Leighton, sorry to hear/read about the cooler and the ill ewe.



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

Played a bit more with the PC 28/3.5 - it's for sure not the ideal lens for hand-held shots.
Removing the distortion can be tricky. Here's a shot from today - the local theatre is in need of paint:


Volkstheater-Fassade von georgsfoto auf Flickr
at full shift like above the corners are pretty weak at f/8 - have to try f/11 or even /16 from a tripod...



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

MarkdV wrote:
Reagan wrote:
Still alive and home from the hospital good for another 5 years
My wife seems a little upset that the first thing I do is get on FM

Bridge in the daylight
and a little rust
Got to give the D600 back tomorrow

Reagan


Good news Reagan from the hospital visit, shame you have to give up the D600 though, they are great shots.

bruni wrote:
it was bloody hot out there today - the sun didn't come out till noon and by then it was too hot to take pics

ben



Ben, very sorry to hear about the terrible heat. Really unbelievably sorry. Just for you here is the fabulous weather we are enjoying here and thinking how glad we are that we go outside and get icicles in our beards rather than having the curse of warmth.



Mark - love the night snow pics.

And I appreciate the sarcasm too. I love the heat - but today is ridiculous. I went out and took dawn pics - by 9 o'clock it became impossible - the sweat was fogging up the viewfinder and I was dripping all over the lenses. It's 10.30 now - had to come home to get out of the heat. They reckon it will climb to 43 by the middle of the day - that's 109 degrees - so yeah, I'm loving the snow shots.

ben



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

Reagan wrote:
Still alive and home from the hospital good for another 5 years
My wife seems a little upset that the first thing I do is get on FM

Bridge in the daylight
and a little rust
Got to give the D600 back tomorrow

Reagan



Great news Reagan! Nice series with the D600. Great looking bridge.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Played a bit more with the PC 28/3.5 - it's for sure not the ideal lens for hand-held shots.
Removing the distortion can be tricky. Here's a shot from today - the local theatre is in need of paint:


Volkstheater-Fassade von georgsfoto auf Flickr
at full shift like above the corners are pretty weak at f/8 - have to try f/11 or even /16 from a tripod...



Georg, this is one sharp image. The lines and detail are so crisp. Nicely captured and converted.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8403
Country: United States

As I've tried to do the last two years I've collected up almost all my images taken with my MF Nikkors in 2012 and put them into one place:

http://hinkey.zenfolio.com/p743018635

Windows or something clobbered some of the jpgs for some reason so some of them are not as sharp as they really are.

Someone really needs to take all the amazing photos from this thread and put them all in one place sortable by date, place, and owner.

John



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1471
Country: United States

Thanks Georg. My "high tech" exif system for my film camera is a pencil and post-it notes ;-) It's a pain, but it helps me keep track of things. I really like your theater shot with the PC lens. There's a lot of character beneath the peeling paint and graffiti.

Philip, "1090oz" is a cool shot.

Americo, your wine and bokeh series is very creative and I love the colors. Leighton had some very good suggestions. One additional idea would be to try just a bit of fill-flash on the labels of the bottles and the wine glass. You've placed them in a prominent space in your frame, but the lighting treatment is "saying" that the bokeh is the star of the show. Good luck!

Reagan, the yellow chairs in front of the pink house is a terrific shot.

Choung, nice shot of your daughter. It's great she's at the age when she wants you take her picture. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Chin,

Ben, I really like the bike shot.

Jose, your photos bring to mind the Peter Gabriel / Laurie Anderson song, "Excellent Birds."

Mark, great snowy night shots, especially the traffic lights.



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1940
Country: United States

Mark, this one stands out for me, good eye!







a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2236
Country: United States

MarkdV wrote:
leighton w wrote:
a.RodriguezPix wrote:
Still trying to come up with something on these pictures! I surely do need more knowledge, and a darn tripod!! Why do I insist on handheld shots with an 85mm 1.4 wide open manual lens!?



Americo, A tripod would be useful at these aperture ranges in this low light.

One other thought, The gigantic watermark across the middle of your image really distracts from it. To my mind, it would look nicer if it were smaller and down in the corner. Just my 2 cents.


Hi Americo,

I agree with Leighton on his points, but in this image I like the crazy lights reflecting around in the decanter to the left of the image (and to a slightly lesser extent the wine glass), maybe you could try playing around with this a bit?

Kind regards,
Mark.


Thanks, yeah, i have been trying many areas, however, i have yet to share them all for lack of different composition I did these in less than an hours time basically and on a whim! I have been going back to this concept as well often however! I really enjoy using my lens bokeh ability, and natural light to achieve these! thanks again, and happy photography! -Americo.Rodriguez



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

45.8 degrees - the hottest day on record! and Mark you thought I was whinging over nothing...........

ben


dawn - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


dawn - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr



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

bruni wrote:
MarkdV wrote:

Ben, very sorry to hear about the terrible heat. Really unbelievably sorry. Just for you here is the fabulous weather we are enjoying here and thinking how glad we are that we go outside and get icicles in our beards rather than having the curse of warmth.



Mark - love the night snow pics.

And I appreciate the sarcasm too. I love the heat - but today is ridiculous. I went out and took dawn pics - by 9 o'clock it became impossible - the sweat was fogging up the viewfinder and I was dripping all over the lenses. It's 10.30 now - had to come home to get out of the heat. They reckon it will climb to 43 by the middle of the day - that's 109 degrees - so yeah, I'm loving the snow shots.

ben


43 degrees? That's going from rediculous to downright dangerous. I hope you are taking care in that heat.

I cannot believe there are some crazies playing tennis in that temperatures.

Kind regards,
Mark.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

Jose - more outstanding birds. Wow!



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

Georg - the theatre image shows off the benefits of PC perfectly - great pic

Reagan - good news. I see a D600 in your future!



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

Mark, you REALLY need to clean your sensor! LOve the set BTW.





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

georgms wrote:
Played a bit more with the PC 28/3.5 - it's for sure not the ideal lens for hand-held shots.
Removing the distortion can be tricky. Here's a shot from today - the local theatre is in need of paint:


Volkstheater-Fassade von georgsfoto auf Flickr
at full shift like above the corners are pretty weak at f/8 - have to try f/11 or even /16 from a tripod...


Like Scott said, wonderfully sharp! I'm having a hard time picturing what this looked like BEFORE the lens correction. Could you provide a before and after the next time you capture something like this?



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

jhinkey wrote:
As I've tried to do the last two years I've collected up almost all my images taken with my MF Nikkors in 2012 and put them into one place:

http://hinkey.zenfolio.com/p743018635

Windows or something clobbered some of the jpgs for some reason so some of them are not as sharp as they really are.

Someone really needs to take all the amazing photos from this thread and put them all in one place sortable by date, place, and owner.

John



Sounds to me you that you just volunteered! Love your "best of 2012" album.



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

bruni wrote:
45.8 degrees - the hottest day on record! and Mark you thought I was whinging over nothing...........

ben


dawn - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


dawn - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Ben, I really like both of these. Perhaps you ought to pick one and enter in the monthly assignment. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/board/40



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9304
Country: United States

Ben, bummer on the heat. I don't do well in heat, either. When my furnace went out, I figured that was a good time to have the a/c finally replaced too, since it broke in 1997, much cheaper to do them together

Reagan, Five years? not ten years? Thumbs up on the two bridge shots.

Reagan wrote:
Still alive and home from the hospital good for another 5 years
My wife seems a little upset that the first thing I do is get on FM

Bridge in the daylight
and a little rust
Got to give the D600 back tomorrow

Reagan


That's a lot of babies on the ground. Bummer on having to replace the compressor, but at least it picked winter time to do it and not the summer when that would have been full of veggies.

leighton w wrote:
Well lambing is ALMOST done, we Have 3 ewes left to lamb and we have 23 lambs on the ground.

Not only are we in the midst of lambing, our walk-in cooler where we store all of our vegetables for sale every week gave up the ghost! The compressor seen in this first shot went bad. So instead of paying a huge repair bill to fix it, I decided to buy another CoolBot to replace it. It's a great little invention that allows you to run a standard window air-conditioner below what it's normally capable of. It will allow it to cool down to anywhere you set it, which for us, is normally 40F. We had one in our big reefer unit which I showed y'all last year and they work great. If the AC goes out, you just run to Home Depot and get another one. Not only that, it's a LOT easier on the electric bill.



Mark, love the perspective on the traffic signal shot. Don't have any snow left on the ground here, except those piles down by the school parking garage.

MarkdV wrote:

Ben, very sorry to hear about the terrible heat. Really unbelievably sorry. Just for you here is the fabulous weather we are enjoying here and thinking how glad we are that we go outside and get icicles in our beards rather than having the curse of warmth.





NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9304
Country: United States

Looked out the front door last night before I was heading to bed, and that was a mistake... the moon was sitting low, and setting over my neighbor's house, so I grabbed the V1 and the 400 f/5.6 and the FT1 from whence they'd been scattered.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Thanks Ronny, Chuong, Leighton, Georg, Jeff and Peter.

Laura, nice moon captures with your mighty 1080mm telephoto;

Georg, crisp and sharp archtectural B&W shot.



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