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raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
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georgms wrote:
Chuong, fascinating IR-image! What kind of filter did you use?

Mark, the very last shot is my fav from your series. Beautifully done!
"Ein schoener Ruecken kann auch entzuecken", sagte einst mein Grossvater...

Leighton, the video is too funny ("tail-action" ;-) - and I'm glad that the other job didn't get captured...



Georg,

I did not use IR filter. I have a D70s converted. This one shot with a ND filter that I wasn't aware it was on. I had about 15 minutes during lunch and it's a first nice day after weeks of no sunshine.



raboof
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leighton w wrote:
raboof wrote:
Great shots with Nikki, John.

Here is my 20mm f4 IR



Very cool shot Chuong!



Thanks Leighton. Thanks Kevin.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Chuong very cool IR
Scott I love this shot






bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
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leighton w wrote:
bruni wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Ben, where are yoooouuuu ?



Hn


Good to see you're still alive!



yeah, still alive Leighton - but work is really cramping my style.

great snow shots Scott

ben


tuesday - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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mp356 wrote:
We had a bit of a storm this past weekend. These were taken at the start of the storm. Thanks for looking.
Scott






A "bit of a storm" hey, how much did you end up with? I love these, but I like this one the best, very peaceful seeming.


georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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mp356 wrote:
We had a bit of a storm this past weekend. These were taken at the start of the storm. Thanks for looking.
Scott


Scott, thank you! I hope everything is well after Nemo. I really like your snow-series, especially the gate-shot and the chimney (?) taken with the 105/2.5.



georgms
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Ben, nice to hear/read from you! Love your street-detail. "Downunder" from below or so - refreshing point of view.



georgms
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raboof wrote:
georgms wrote:
Chuong, fascinating IR-image! What kind of filter did you use?

Mark, the very last shot is my fav from your series. Beautifully done!
"Ein schoener Ruecken kann auch entzuecken", sagte einst mein Grossvater...

Leighton, the video is too funny ("tail-action" ;-) - and I'm glad that the other job didn't get captured...



Georg,

I did not use IR filter. I have a D70s converted. This one shot with a ND filter that I wasn't aware it was on. I had about 15 minutes during lunch and it's a first nice day after weeks of no sunshine.


Thanks, Chuong! The first sunshine after some grey weeks is always very special and I'm glad you've caught this moment.
After some B&W-experiments with a Hoya R72-filter on un-modified Nikons I think about having my old D100 converted.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Some snaps from a short walk on the beach today:


Heimat LVI von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s, 55/1.2 wide open, the same goes for the other pictures too


Heimat LVII von georgsfoto auf Flickr


Heimat LVIII von georgsfoto auf Flickr
these plastic fences are deployed to regulate the movement of the dunes -
and to minimize the amount of sand that get's blown into the port-entrance


Heimat LIX von georgsfoto auf Flickr
SEP2 can do strange things to a background ;-)



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
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raboof wrote:
Great shots with Nikki, John.

Here is my 20mm f4 IR









Beautiful Chuong


Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
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leighton w wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
A few more from yesterday with Nikki in the snowy mountains - pictures on the blog later on tonight.






I really like this one John. Let's see downtown Seattle!

+1 on this Photo
What a place to take a walk

Reagan


Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
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Georg, my favorite was the post with the wire on it
Scott, really liked all but #1 and #4 the best
Ben, great to see your photos again

Reagan



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
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A couple from the 55mm micro that Leighton told me to use as a landscape lens due to it's excellent results and I have to agree with his assesment. Also another couple from the 180mm on a cold winters day.

As an aside, can I just say I love the snow, especially for clumsy people like me who drop their cameras face first into the ground, thanks to the snow I still have a 105mm lens!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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georgms wrote:
Some snaps from a short walk on the beach today:



Heimat LIX von georgsfoto auf Flickr
SEP2 can do strange things to a background ;-)


Love the crazy bokeh in this one. I need to get out and shoot!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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MarkdV wrote:
A couple from the 55mm micro that Leighton told me to use as a landscape lens due to it's excellent results and I have to agree with his assesment. Also another couple from the 180mm on a cold winters day.

As an aside, can I just say I love the snow, especially for clumsy people like me who drop their cameras face first into the ground, thanks to the snow I still have a 105mm lens!


Hope your camera is alright!



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
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leighton w wrote:
MarkdV wrote:
A couple from the 55mm micro that Leighton told me to use as a landscape lens due to it's excellent results and I have to agree with his assesment. Also another couple from the 180mm on a cold winters day.

As an aside, can I just say I love the snow, especially for clumsy people like me who drop their cameras face first into the ground, thanks to the snow I still have a 105mm lens!


Hope your camera is alright!


Thanks to Nikon for the weathersealing so yes the camera was fine. The lens got quite caked in snow but a little dust-off and it was fine, as it was so cold the snow didn't melt at all so was quite dry and powdery which helped. The 105 has been a little overshadowed by the 180mm but getting it out on Sunday made me remember what a gem it is. I will post some pics from it later but I don't want to bore everyone too much at once.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
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Georg- I like the crazy bokeh as well
Mark- Very nice winter images.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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georgms wrote:
Dustin, thank you.
Regarding the fisheye vs "conventional" UWA-lens - sometimes an image will look more natural when shot with a fisheye, in many cases a rectilinear lens is the one to grab.
The mighty and as a zoom unrivaled 14-24/2.8 was my go-to-lens for the last 4 years, but lately I've felt I would shoot every picture the same way when using the 14-24.
Time to re-discover the joys of using a quality fisheye-lens or to play more with stitched panos.
The 20/3.5 or 24/2.8 should make a nice companion to your 14mm. Both lenses are fairly compact and will take a Cokin-P "slim" filter holder (or an over-built wide-angle filter) without vignetting.
The 20/3.5 is known for it's nice way to deal with backlight - the 24/2.8 is more prone to flare.


I appreciate this observation Georg. Even with the best lenses we can at times get into a rut. That was my experience with the wonderful kit of L lenses I owned when shooting Canon. I started with rather pedestrian lenses and noted the improvement as I invested in better glass. That was certainly rewarding and I was generally pleased with what all of those lenses produced. But when I stumbled on the Nikon MF lenses after buying a D700, I experienced something quite different and extremely satisfying. Exploring with lenses that have a bit of character adds zest to life. I appreciate, of course, that for a pro, you need the money shot in order to get paid. If the latest and greatest gets you there will a minimum of hassle, that is not a bad thing. But your presence on this thread tells me that you're having fun with these wonderful older lenses. That we can buy then without breaking the bank makes such play more available to more photographers. All good, in my opinion.

And I'm loving the work you're doing with the 16 f/3.5. Shooting with a fisheye really demands thoughtful consideration of one's subject. As you note, it is not suited for every occasion, but where it works, it does quite delicious things. Your work with the lens demonstrated that wonderfully. For Ray on a DX camera, it can make a wonderful wide, but on FX it becomes very evocative. Great fun!



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Reagan wrote:
raboof wrote:
Great shots with Nikki, John.

Here is my 20mm f4 IR




Beautiful Chuong


Agree completely Chuong, this is a stunner. It does strange things to me mind... A great way to use a fine old camera as well. Where/how was the conversion done?



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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leighton w wrote:
georgms wrote:
Some snaps from a short walk on the beach today:



Heimat LIX von georgsfoto auf Flickr
SEP2 can do strange things to a background ;-)


Love the crazy bokeh in this one. I need to get out and shoot!


Whoa! This is amazing bokeh play Georg... great fun!



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