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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

deang001 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Here are two more with the 55/2.8. I almost like using it over the 50/1.2 simply because of focusing closer...almost.


Very nice, Leighton ... esp. the second one. It really is a versatile lens and could be used as an everyday normal, but I still wouldn't favour it over the 50/1.2.


Thanks Dean, and after viewing your work with the 50/1.2 I don't blame you!

I love the street shot, you did an excellent conversion. I'm still not sold on Nik, maybe one of these days.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

leighton w wrote:
deang001 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Here are two more with the 55/2.8. I almost like using it over the 50/1.2 simply because of focusing closer...almost.


Very nice, Leighton ... esp. the second one. It really is a versatile lens and could be used as an everyday normal, but I still wouldn't favour it over the 50/1.2.


Thanks Dean, and after viewing your work with the 50/1.2 I don't blame you!

I love the street shot, you did an excellent conversion. I'm still not sold on Nik, maybe one of these days.


I'm not totally sold on it either but haven't given it much of a go. Downloaded a book on the Nik software but will probably never read it

I much prefer VSCO at this point.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5637
Country: United States

deang001 wrote:

DSC_6389 by deang0001, on Flickr


Dean, I really like the abandoned island images. Great setting for creative images. Can't wait to see more.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5637
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Here are a few from around the farm. All with the 55mm f2.8.


Nice series Leighton. Jed does not seem to mind having a camera pointed at him.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5637
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
I saw the dogwood tree was finally in bloom...



Quite a day... and San Francisco remains on the agenda. Don't worry Leighton, you'll have your cable car ride...


Nice to see spring Curtis. The dogwood image is very nice. Also looking forward to the cable car ride!



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5049
Country: Sweden

Some animal pictures
The cat was pretty pissed that nitro chased him up the tree ;-)

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

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



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

A lot of great images lately using the NIK software. Here's one using their Silver Efex Pro 2:



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3758
Country: Singapore

Wow Leighton, the second is great



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

Thanks folks for the comments. Nikki's presence has definitely pushed photography to the top of my agenda for the last week. I've taken close to a thousand photos, over ninety percent with Nikki.

Looking at the weather forecast it appears Tuesday of next week promises sunny skies, so that will likely be one of my days in San Francisco. One day I'll drive in so I can wander about a bit. The second day I'll take a ferry in, then use local transportation to ramble through the city and focus on street photography. The ferry drops me off at the Ferry Terminal at the foot of Market and California Streets and not far from the Oakland-Bay bridge. I can grab a cable car on California and head into downtown. Should be fun...

In the meantime, here are some random shots taken last week that didn't make it to this thread until now...


This is Bolinas Bay adjacent to Highway 1 that feeds into the Pacific Ocean. Audobon Canyon Ranch is about fifty yards down the road from where I took this shot.



This is Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. I live a long block from this road that begins at the edge of San Francisco Bay and meanders through Marin County all the way to the Pacific Ocean. This is about ten miles from where I live in Samuel P. Taylor State Park. I drive this road whenever heading to Point Reyes or the Vedanta Retreat Center.


Small redwood trees next to the road. Of course, the place to visit to see the big trees, that is if you're not prepared to head north on Highway 101 to the Land of the Giants, is Muir Woods. I may still get there but it will definitely be the middle of week.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3758
Country: Singapore

Okay, reproducing this with a bit of background info...



sogglu by Zichar, on Flickr


From left...
The funny looking ship on three pillars is the Marina Bay Sands casino + hotels + restaurants + shopping and just about everything there is to be done, right at the base
Up top on the blimp is a sky garden and an infinity pool
Urban legend has it that the unique shape and architecture ensures the house always win; feng shui or which ever form of superstition/devilry you might attribute to
The lotus-like half-dome structure is the arts science museum

Moving right, the bunch of towers are the Marina Financial Centre, a mix of financial institutions and swanky high-end residential suites. But of course, where else would you expect private bankers to stay?

The central business district is on the right; the brightly-lit long and squat building in front is a hotel built in the colonial times as the general post office cum office building. One can take rides in small tugboats cruising the river from the pontoon in the foreground.


Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3758
Country: Singapore

That's beautiful country where you are, Curtis. Certainly blessed to be able to wander through woods like that, nice!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Out and about with the D600. The first one is especially for Leighton

300mm 4.5 AIS F4.5 at 1/800


24mm 2.8 AIS F2.8 at 1/320


300mm 4.5 AIS F4.5 at 1/1000



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 877
Country: United States

Now I know spring is really coming when this stuff starts popping up on the edge of the woods! Skunk Cabbage
80-200 4.5 C Auto



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

Thanks, Peter, Georg, Curtis and Jeff.

Georg, beautiful lighthouse shot; is the R72 performing like a red filter - sky darkened?

Chuong, liked the "purple haze";

Leighton, what a great 55/2.8 set, liked the most the "sign of spring";

Ben, loved the moon + building with 105/2.5 P.C;

Curtis, great sets with Nikki, loved Sue portrait and the yellow & pink flowers bokeh playing;

John, great nightscapes with comet and the usual great sunset+clouds;

Ronny, the cat portrait with 180/2.8 is gorgeous;

Jeff, jaw dropping "shadow hills" with a great B&W conversion;

Ray, great last set, liked the most the 24/2.8ais red flowers



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

This is for Curtis, bokeh playing shots from last year, when I still had the 50/2 ai:



Tip of inflorescence - bokeh playing with Nikkor 50mm f/2 ai by labecoaves, on Flickr

Top of inflorescence - bokeh playing with Nikkor 50mm f/2 ai
D7000 + Nikkor 50mm f/2 ai hand held, ISO 100, f/2.8 at 1/800s. ~ 50% cropped.





Inflorescence's middle - Nikkor 50mm f/2 ai wide open by labecoaves, on Flickr

Middle of inflorescence - Nikkor 50mm f/2 ai wide open
D7000 + Nikkor 50mm f/2 ai hand held, ISO 100, f/2 at 1/1600s. ~ 20% cropped.



Just a reference (banal) shot to know how is the wholet inflorescence:


Inflorescence with Nikkor 50mm f/2 ai by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 50mm f/2 ai hand held, ISO 100, f/4 at 1/400s. ~ 20% cropped.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Curtis I love the dogwood shot!
Tony wonderful shot of Ashley. Glad I could help with your 16mm 3.5
Ben the bridge shot is amazing
John both of your shots are great but I like the second one best
Leighton the tack shot is pretty special. Love the edit!
Dean the B&W is terrific
Ronny the cat shot is really special
Jeff what a great shot
Jose I think you should have kept that lens









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

Ray, I was infected by a variant of NMFAS - the scalloped virus mutant - so I bought (almost a steal) one 50/2 H and one 50/2 HC (hope they arrive next month); I will compare both and sell the "looser".



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

Scott - Thanks, Jed's too lazy to mind having his picture taken.

Ronny - I love your Nitro shots, focus is always spot on.

Jeff - Lovely image of the desert, it's someplace I've always wanted to visit.

Chin - Thanks, and thanks for the cityscape info. Looks like LOTS of money in that city.

Curtis - Love the last image in your set. I bet it's a really peaceful place to walk.

Ray - Outstanding set. That's a nice looking buck goat. Just don't turn your back on him!

Jose - Thank you. I love your bokeh play with the 50/2, especially the first one.



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

leighton w wrote:
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"Banal" or not, I love these. I especially like the first one because the moon is perfectly exposed and and so is the building. Very well done.



Thanks Leighton (and everyone). I was really impressed with how sharp the 105 rendered that moon. I've been using the zeiss 100MP lately so I thought I'd take the 105 out for a change. I guess I'd forgotten how good it was (not to take anything away from the Zeiss Curtis)

ben



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

Barbara just planted this mixed kale today, it'll be ready to pick for market in a couple of weeks.



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