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

leighton w wrote:
Kevin, this may very well be your best set ever on this thread. I love ALL of them, well done!

A big plus to that. The last one is especially awsome!



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1943
Country: United States

Forgot to say thanks for the kind comments on my 55 degree day post..... spring is about to be sprung!

Kevin, the set of four is from Sacramento / SF area looks great, the capture and PP complement each other well. Looks like you're managing to balance a good time with family and photography on the same trip.

Georg, the easter fire picture is the type of top notch stuff I definitely enjoy form you. I can typically tell it's a Georg photo before I even read the post.

Reagan, be careful or the states north of Florida may grow on you.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4619
Country: United States

^^^^^^^
Ray, I would move tomorrow but my wife still has 4 years to work
I loved Greenville, SC. Close to the mountains and a couple of hours to the ocean
Wouldn't mind living out west either just need a winning lotto ticket The wife is the one who loves Florida

Reagan



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Kevin, just wonderful with the Series E lenses!! First and last are my favorites.

kwoodard wrote:
Have had family in town for the last week. We went all over the Sacramento area as well as San Francisco. As I edit, I will post. Here are some early edits and one shot from yesterday...

Series E 50mm

Random glasses left on a banister.


Bokeh play @ f/1.8



Pre-visualized shot... Very dark basement lit by a single light. Wanted a dark and foreboding feeling to the image, treated accordingly.


Series E 28mm

The Golden Gate bridge as seen from Fort Baker. This is a 6-shot stack HDR. Still learning how to do these, there is a little bit of ghosting that I will need to revisit. Thing to note with this one, it was raining at the time I took the picture. Thank goodness the D7000 is weather sealed and I keep desiccant sacks in my camera bag. Everything was dry in less than an hour.




saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Country: United States

Ray (OH), love that rust and bokeh shot.

Rafael, great find with that 55 1.2. And cool images with the vintage 5cm.

Peter, very funny analogy, although just thinking about anyone getting pummeled by a champion boxer for that many rounds is very painful I guess next time at that zoo I will have to be patient enough to get the boat billed heron's best side for the full effect

Here's another one with the 135 f2 AI, wide open. Queen of all she surveys..







kpc011895
Registered: Dec 16, 2012
Total Posts: 85
Country: United States

My first three manual focus lenses, extension rings, and bellows are in the mail I saw a deal on ebay and am going to be delving into the world of manual focus lenses



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

Great set Kevin, but I think I'd better get copyright protection for the location of the last shot. YOU FOUND IT! Very nicely done. But did you go to the top of the Headlands?

Sorry folks, I'm going to break some monitors here. It has been a wet, windy, cloudy day with sun occasionally peeking through. Before I shot this I was sitting in my car with rain falling down. Then the sun came out and I ventured outside with the 24 f/2.8 H.C. AI'd mounted. This is what I got... at 1600 pixels wide to show off the details.



It would have been perfect if the freighter had been approaching the Golden Gate bridge instead of being lost in the wires... but such is life. When he was on this side the rain was falling and no sunlight was on the city center.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

Thanks Curtis, Dean, Samy, Peter, Georg, Scott and Reagan.

Samy, spetacular zoo set and liked the bird set, mostly the burrowing owl;

Ray (Ohio), amazing "rusty bokeh";

Georg, loved the easter-fire, the grain/atmosphere and the B&W conversion;

Peter, well done photo stacking;

Reagan, liked your lunch set, mostly the lunch itself with the bokeh playing;

Rafael, congrats on your new 55/1.2, and I would appreciate a lot the "50's battle" - looking forward for your tests!

Kevin, spetacular your last series E lenses' set, liked the most the bokeh playing and the bridge HDR;

Curtis, excellent pano with the 24/2.8 N.C scalloped; OMG, I don't need a scalloped 24/2.8 N.C...I don't need a scalloped 24/2.8 N.C...I don't need a scalloped 24/2.8 N.C...



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4682
Country: United States

OK, I updated my Golden Gate HDR to make it a lot more accurate with what was actually seen. I like this version a lot better than the previous, I hope you do as well. The edge of the cloud was as depicted with the sun breaking through to the right. Made the reflections on the water quite nice, but man it was cold, windy and wet...

Series E 28mm


Golden Gate 6-Shot HDR by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

Continuing my Herculaneum day more two images.

Another brickwork:


Brickwork at Herculaneum by labecoaves, on Flickr

Mixed brickwork in a wall at Herculaneum. Above "opus incertum", middle right "opus reticulatum" and bottom "opus latericium". Mortar is used in all patterns.
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 100, f/8 at 1/160s.



And a sad view, not beautiful (excuse me), just a document to share with you:


The "work" of contemporary "barbarians" at a Herculaneum's wall painting by labecoaves, on Flickr

The "work" of contemporary "barbarians" at a Herculaneum's wall painting.
Sad to know that still today there are among us "barbarians" like those that scratched the ancient wall painting.
Not surprisingly this house was closed and this photo was taken through an iron grid.
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 1600, f/5.6 at 1/100s, ~ 35% cropped.



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

kpc011895 wrote:
My first three manual focus lenses, extension rings, and bellows are in the mail I saw a deal on ebay and am going to be delving into the world of manual focus lenses


Welcome. If you intend to come play with us I'd encourage you to add your first name to your profile and then make certain you keep your gear list current as you add and occasionally subtract items. We follow those things, not so much to keep score but to facilitate conversations which often relate to gear. This is a manual focus lens appreciation thread after all...

You will be a bit challenged with the D90 since it does not have a non-CPU register, which would enable your camera to meter with these lenses that don't have electrical contacts. But others have been successful with such cameras, so with a bit of practice you'll get the hang of it. Congratulations on your new gear. We're all have a great time, so welcome to the adventure.



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

I'm not certain Kevin, what others will think about your latest effort but it appears a bit over-processed to me. It is challenging when working with difficult light such as you found with this image. Sometimes less is more...



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

I did some shooting downtown in Sausalito this afternoon and will be adding a few images, but at the moment I'm heading out for dinner with Sue. But here is a downpayment. I was hanging out near Lappert's Ice Cream parlor and got a few good shots of customers enjoying what is perhaps the best ice cream I've ever eaten. I had to constrain myself from going in for a chocolate macadamia nut cone.... mmm good. I have had one in perhaps ten years...


Shot with Nikki, converted with Silver Efex Pro 2 and then converted to duotone in PS.



designdog
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 227
Country: United States

OK, about ready to bite on a 25-50 4. It is an AI as opposed to an AI-s. Does that matter? I can wait...



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Georg, terrific sparks and scene, and great job holding the camera steady in that situation at 1/15s.

Curtis, very nice pano. Interesting perspective where San Francisco appears distant and small.

Jose, very nice captures again. Too bad people don't always have the sense of preservation of history.

Here's one more from the zoo. This is from the Elephant Trail, which is the newly redone Asian elephant area: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AsianElephants/ElephantTrails.cfm

400 5.6 AIS, wide open.










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

CGrindahl wrote:
I did some shooting downtown in Sausalito this afternoon and will be adding a few images, but at the moment I'm heading out for dinner with Sue. But here is a downpayment. I was hanging out near Lappert's Ice Cream parlor and got a few good shots of customers enjoying what is perhaps the best ice cream I've ever eaten. I had to constrain myself from going in for a chocolate macadamia nut cone.... mmm good. I have had one in perhaps ten years...

Shot with Nikki, converted with Silver Efex Pro 2 and then converted to duotone in PS.


I like the look of the conversion here, Curtis ... very nice.



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

Samy I have enjoyed your safari photos
The 400mm 5.6 AIS is certainly a wonderful lens. Between Curtis, John and yourself I am finding it very hard to resist seeking out a copy for myself - I must resist!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4682
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
I'm not certain Kevin, what others will think about your latest effort but it appears a bit over-processed to me. It is challenging when working with difficult light such as you found with this image. Sometimes less is more...



It is tough with doing HDR. This is just the neutral photographic HDR setting in Photoshop. I did a little burning to the slightly blown highlights and fixed a couple of raindrops on the lens. Other than that, I didn't tweak much. Still learning. I am finding it very hard to not over-process them and I am not sure if I will continue with the HDR process. You are totally correct that the light I had was more than challenging. I like the effect of this one, it should look good printed as well. This evening, if time permits, I will post a shot of just the properly exposed image (so #4 of 6). I feel that it looks very similar to this, just muted.

More to come! (I feel like Curtis, I took 560 shots in two days in SF)



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

Here's another blue hour photo of our pool area with the D600 and 16mm 3.5



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

asiostygius wrote:
Continuing my Herculaneum day more two images.

Another brickwork:

Mixed brickwork in a wall at Herculaneum. Above "opus incertum", middle right "opus reticulatum" and bottom "opus latericium". Mortar is used in all patterns.
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 100, f/8 at 1/160s.



And a sad view, not beautiful (excuse me), just a document to share with you:


The "work" of contemporary "barbarians" at a Herculaneum's wall painting by labecoaves, on Flickr

The "work" of contemporary "barbarians" at a Herculaneum's wall painting.
Sad to know that still today there are among us "barbarians" like those that scratched the ancient wall painting.
Not surprisingly this house was closed and this photo was taken through an iron grid.
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 1600, f/5.6 at 1/100s, ~ 35% cropped.


Agree whole hardly, Jose ... this type of stuff is absolutely deplorable. The graffiti around some of Naples's monuments is also very bad ... but probably done by young locals (scugnizzi). That a tourists could do something like this is just bizarre ... what sort of people do this?



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