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

Choung - very nice images with the 16mm

Roland - Love the bunnies. Enjoy the new lens/



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

Another wet day here so back to playing with the macro stuff (i do have lots to learn).3 stack of a helichrysum foetida which had a diameter the size of a dime.

Used the 200 f4 +Pn-11 which may account for the crazy bokeh - also I haven't worked out the Combine program yet.



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

Thank you Samy, Peter and Leighton.

Reagan & Kevin, wonderful bee shots;

Curtis, loved the tree canopies and the panos;

John, excellent comparison of not defish vs. defish images with the 16/3.5 + D300;

Roland, lovely cat sequence;

Peter, nice work; the flower itself looks like perfect; I have had sometimes similar troubles with the background of stacked images, mostly when some wind change the position of leaves. Did you have some strong wind when shooting?



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

Samy, Ronny, Peter George and Ray in Ohio, thanks for the comments!

A few quick hits before I"m out the door:

Reagan, you've posted some really fine images in the past few pages. The stone stairway and the mountain chapel really stand out for me.

Leighton, "Kale" and "Tack" are great compositions.

Samy, love the animal shots.

Ray, great work with the wood and rust.

Peter, cool stack and great macro.

Kevin, the 6-shot HDR of the Golden Gate is very nice.

Georg, love the Easter-fire, the tulips and the lighthouse and sun star.

Jose, "Brickwork at Herculaneum" would make a gorgeous print.

John, "Long Distance Landscape" is a beauty, and so are your girls.

Agentbird, great work with the 45 PC-E.

Ronny, great outdoors shots.

Ron, nice ones of "Bambi."

Curtis, wonderful images with Nikki. My favorite is the land and sky-scape from Mt. Tamalpais.

Roland, great bunnies!



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4616
Country: United States

Thanks, Jose and Jeff

Reagan



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

leighton w wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
I think it would be more difficult to view on most monitors Kevin. Besides these are always very subjective choices we make in how we process images. This was how I shot it, so I guess this is how I saw it.

This one is a bit easier. I couldn't resist adding one shot taken with Nikki. This was taken on the way up Mount Tamalpais. There are spectacular vistas in all directions from the mountain, but this is certainly one of the most dramatic. It is another wide shot folks...



Nice, I've never seen the city from this perspective. I bet the local developers salivate every time they think about what they could build on those hills!


One of the joys and wonders about Marin is how much land is protected from development because it is either part of a national park, state park or protected watershed. In addition, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust allows farmers to protect land for future generations and the Coastal Commission places strict limits on development at the coast. So it doesn't really matter what developers want... they can't have it...



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4678
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
Another wet day here so back to playing with the macro stuff (i do have lots to learn).3 stack of a helichrysum foetida which had a diameter the size of a dime.

Used the 200 f4 +Pn-11 which may account for the crazy bokeh - also I haven't worked out the Combine program yet.

I have had this happen when I have done stacked images like this... What I have done to combat this is pull the stack into Photoshop and place it on top of the image that has the best bokeh and mask out the crummy bokeh of the stacked image (so on the background layer, the best bokeh, on the layer above, the stacked image). That way it will blend nicely if you are not perfect with the mask.



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

CGrindahl wrote:
I think it would be more difficult to view on most monitors Kevin. Besides these are always very subjective choices we make in how we process images. This was how I shot it, so I guess this is how I saw it.

This one is a bit easier. I couldn't resist adding one shot taken with Nikki. This was taken on the way up Mount Tamalpais. There are spectacular vistas in all directions from the mountain, but this is certainly one of the most dramatic. It is another wide shot folks...

leighton w wrote:
Nice, I've never seen the city from this perspective. I bet the local developers salivate every time they think about what they could build on those hills!

CGrindahl wrote:
One of the joys and wonders about Marin is how much land is protected from development because it is either part of a national park, state park or protected watershed. In addition, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust allows farmers to protect land for future generations and the Coastal Commission places strict limits on development at the coast. So it doesn't really matter what developers want... they can't have it...

You must have some forward thinking people on the county's board of supervisors. When I was growing up in Northern Virginia there was some greedy and corrupt folks on the boards of some of the counties that destroyed farm land at an unbelievable rate in the name of "progress". Now they're paying the price for the number one traffic gridlock in the country!



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

Thank you Jeff!
Excellent tip on stacking, Jeff.



The main counter in a bar at Herculaneum:


Bar at Herculaneum by labecoaves, on Flickr

L-shaped counter with five embedded terracotta containers. The counter is covered with a mosaic of coloured marble. According to the excellent book of Wallace-Hadrill( Herculaneum - past and future, 2011), the terracota cointainers stored dry food, not hot food or liquids as some claimed.
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 500, f/8 at 1/640s.



Terracota containers in a bar, Herculaneum by labecoaves, on Flickr

A small counter with 3 terracota countainers at the background of the L-shapped main counter.
According to the excellent book of Wallace-Hadrill (Herculaneum - past and future, 2011), the terracota cointainers stored dry food, not hot food or liquids as some claimed.
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 500, f/8 at 1/320s.



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

jhinkey wrote:
For Scott -

Here's a shot with the 16/3.5 on a D300 with some straight lines to show it without correction and with 93% correction in NX2. I have some perspective distortion due to having the lens tilted up just a bit, but you get the idea - most of the remaining distortion can definitely be taken out and you get about an effective 21mm FX FOV.

I loved using the 16/3.5 on my D300 for wide shots with a really small prime . . .

John


Hi John
Thank you for posting these. Looks like things clean up nice on a DX format body.
Scott



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

CGrindahl wrote:
I was out for the evening and have only scratched the surface of what I shot today. Tomorrow weather looks great, so I'll head to San Francisco for sure. Frankly, I'll be happy to box Nikki up on Thursday and pass her back to Ben. I'm exhausted!


What! You're not going to take her to Big Sur, Yosemite NP, Redwoods NP, Sequoia NP, Lake Tahoe, etc, etc, etc............... We feel cheated!



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

Zichar wrote:
Wow Roland, your wife's really talented. Love the bunnies


+1 Roland. A creative candy maker.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4616
Country: United States

Same thing in Florida
The developers have pushed the Everglades back 20 miles in the name of progress


Nuts and Bolts and a photo I like but can't get rid of the people behind the sign I tried in Lightroom but couldn't do it

First 2 with the 50 1.4SC and the road with the 105

Reagan



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

mp356 wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
I was out for the evening and have only scratched the surface of what I shot today. Tomorrow weather looks great, so I'll head to San Francisco for sure. Frankly, I'll be happy to box Nikki up on Thursday and pass her back to Ben. I'm exhausted!


What! You're not going to take her to Big Sur, Yosemite NP, Redwoods NP, Sequoia NP, Lake Tahoe, etc, etc, etc............... We feel cheated!


There is an open invitation Scott... come on over and you can show the world these wonderful places. This is the downside of living in paradise... there is just too much to see... You didn't mention Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen, the Land of the Giants redwoods all to the north. Then there is Lake Tahoe and the Sierra mountains or the Trinity Wilderness. Carmel and Monterey are not bad places to visit either, but alas, my two weeks are coming to an end. Although I could likely convince Ben that I needed more time, but then everyone else in my life who has been ignored the last two weeks might actually REBEL...



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

This from Ridgecrest Boulevard rides a crest above the Pacific Ocean with fantastic views in every direction. It has been used often for car commercials so it make be familiar to folks as I post photos from the area. Here is a link to a website for cyclists who are always on the lookout for great rides.

http://weliketobike.com/tag/ridgecrest-boulevard/

And here is a three photo panorama taken with the 24 f/2.8 N.C. AI'd looking down upon Stinson Beach and Bolinas Bay shown a few days ago from photos I took at the bottom of this crest.


And Nikki taking in the scene. Shot with the 35 f/2 O AI'd.



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

Curtis, you do live in a beautiful area. I am really enjoying seeing it through yours and Nikki's eyes. By contrast, this one was taken on my way to work today. With the snow, somehow it feels like it is still Aprils Fools Day. Taken with the 28 2.8 ais on the V1.
Scott



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

Man, this seems impossible Scott. Doe this happen most years? I hope summer arrives before August, since that is when I'll be heading to upstate New York for a visit. Sue has a brother and a dear friend near Woodstock and we plan to spend time there.

In the meantime, lest folks think I've forgotten Muir Woods, here is a downpayment. The sky is opening up so I need to begin getting ready. I imagine by tomorrow night I'll have so many unprocessed images that I won't need to take another photo for a month...


Shot with Nikki, our friend 85 f/1.8 H.C. AI'd lens on loan from Ben.



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

Curtis I love the view of the redwoods. Nicely done!
Ray the Easter eggs is very cute
Mike great work with the Nikon 28mm 2.0
Curtis I absolutely adore the vista views of San Fran
Chuong the ball park photo is superb!
Roland what a beautiful cat!
Peter I really like the sunflower
Jose the 20mm really works on the D7000. Very nice!
Reagan looks like you had a great time despite the colder weather
Scott thank you for the snow photo. Although I had seen golfers play in snow with yellow golf balls



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

CGrindahl wrote:
mp356 wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
I was out for the evening and have only scratched the surface of what I shot today. Tomorrow weather looks great, so I'll head to San Francisco for sure. Frankly, I'll be happy to box Nikki up on Thursday and pass her back to Ben. I'm exhausted!


What! You're not going to take her to Big Sur, Yosemite NP, Redwoods NP, Sequoia NP, Lake Tahoe, etc, etc, etc............... We feel cheated!


There is an open invitation Scott... come on over and you can show the world these wonderful places. This is the downside of living in paradise... there is just too much to see... You didn't mention Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen, the Land of the Giants redwoods all to the north. Then there is Lake Tahoe and the Sierra mountains or the Trinity Wilderness. Carmel and Monterey are not bad places to visit either, but alas, my two weeks are coming to an end. Although I could likely convince Ben that I needed more time, but then everyone else in my life who has been ignored the last two weeks might actually REBEL...

So many sites to see in your neck of the woods. I know it's hard to decide but I too was looking for your Yosemite photos



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

Thanks everyone for your comments. It's been a few weeks that I haven't pickup my camera. I got a couple of hours on Saturday so I headed to the University of Cincinnati campus with the 16mm f3.5and the 85mm f1.4. I am still learning the 16mm. Here is one with the 85mm.

.. a bit of purple added. I guess I miss Philippe.



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