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Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2444
Country: Romania

Monty, prodigal sons always are welcomed! Say Hi to the Particle!

Samy, I agree that the rabbit looks great! Its eye is very sharp... Congrats!

Peter B. - Great work with 20/3.5... You almost pushed me to pull the trigger for John's copy... but I do not want to buy anything... I do not want to buy... I do not.... I do... Who knows?

Jose, thanks for your comment! Your flower looks very nice... and the humble 85/2 seems to be in the right hands!

John, very creative use of the 45... you play very interesting with the perspective... I like how you used the foreground in the first shot!

Rafael, another great car series!

Jorgen, great pictures! And I love the simplicity and elegance of the way you frame your work.

Ben, thanks for commenting! And please, use more Nikki not that wicked 24mm I do not want to buy anyth...

Regarding Kevin's problem... I wonder how long Nikon will refuse us a digital version of FM3A ? I think such as model will sell like fresh bread... Coolpix A looks great but w/o interchangeable lenses does not mean much for me.


pbraymond wrote:
Mihai, the Bucharest series is awesome. I've always wanted to shoot rainy night scenes and process them to look like that.


Thanks a lot! I like night scenes too but I rarely have enough chances to shoot them.



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

Just some quick notes:

Ben, I love the shots from the last set - impressive take on the "overbearing" skyscrapers.

Jørgen, welcome! Very nice work on the welders! The 105/1.8 is one of my favorite MF-Nikkors too.

Rafael, love the shots taken with the 180/2.8 + TC16A, especially the "F100"-and "Embleme"-close ups! Did you correct for longitudinal CA's?

John, as usual great shots out of your hands, I like esp. the structures-image.

Jose, fantastic clarity and sharpness on the stacked flower!

Monty, great to see you posting here again! Love "Higgs on the run" - fantastic point of view!

Mihai, outstanding set from Bucharest at night! The door-knobs-picture some pages back is great too.

Ray from Ohio - love, love, love the aggressive duck-shot! Excellent in every way.

Samy, the "bunny" is captured in a excellent fashion!

Peter from Knysna - I really like the boat-shots. Great to see the old 50/2 performing so well.

Peter from Madison - excellent work from the mountains and the military planes.

Jorge, my fav would be the color-shot converted to B&W (I prefer the framing of the first shot).

Mike, love the springy, airy cityscapes!

Scott, I like the "Three Towers"-shot and your choice of framing. Maybe I would rotate the image slightly counter-clock-wise (or do some perspective-correction in Photoshop).



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
A few from a quick 15 minutes this afternoon with the 45/2.8P down at a pretty darned low tide around noon. I also had my CV 90/3.5 with me, but those images are posted elsewhere . . .

John



Really like the sand detail shot - sometimes f/2.8 is plenty shallow enough. Probably would work in black and white with some extreme contrast/clarity really well, too



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
I heard there was a Monty Sighting.

Out at the Friday cruising Grand (Street). This goes on every Friday until fall, 4 miles from home. Wanted to do something different so I took the 180mm 2.8 ai with the TC16a. Good combo up close, a little iffy farther away.

It does focus wonderfully though. Here is a few samples. (Who here actually took a date to a drive-in and had a server on roller skates place your burger in the car window? )


nikon nikkor 180mm 2.8 ai tc16a d800 drive in meal by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Even the bottle is period correct Love the warm evening light on everything. Reminds me of Big Daddy's Drive In in Auburn, WA, where about 24 years ago I accidentally ran into the same type of Friday night vintage car event while on my way to Mt. Rainier - now those images themselves are almost vintage, even the Chevy Blazer that then seemed to ruin the lineup. All 50mm f1/8 AIS on F3HP - rest of that night's images are all on black and white and not scanned



















pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

Pano taken with the 300mm f4.5 EDIF. Somehwhat soft due to hand holding, but in this size it still holds up. US6 between Ely and Tonopah in Nevada. this was made up of 9 vertical frames. I cropped a few frames on the sides, since they didn't add much.

f/5.6 1/1250s iso 400 on D600









pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

And while I am doing B&W, another one with the 300mm

Storm clouds in the Palisades, seen from Hwy 395 north of Bishop, CA

300mm f4.5 EDIF on D600, handheld, f/8 1/2000s, iso 400









pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

When I saw that weather above from the highway, I decided I had to drive up into that valley. The best two shots from that excursion below - it snowed in Aspendell, a small 75 inhabitants community along that road below North and South Lake trailheads.

Sorry for the large size of these JPEGs, but snow flakes and detail doesn't compress well

D600, handheld, 105mm f2.5 @f/5/6 1/800s iso 400







detail crop







and at a slower shutter speed, slightly different view
D600, handheld, 105mm f2.5 @f/5/6 1/250s iso 100







thanks to healing brush and content aware fill, an ugly power line that went through the entire scene magically disappeared.




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

Peter, wow, the panorama is really an eye-catcher! Excellent work, this is true for your other shots as well..



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

Poor man's fisheye - a 9 image 180 degree panorama stitch taken with the 20mm f3.5 AI at the SAC museum. Talk about a white balance dilemma...

frames area all f/11 0.6s iso 100 on tripod, 3 frames by 3 rows, cropped to shape







rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

georgms wrote:


Rafael, love the shots taken with 6the 180/2.8 + TC16A, especially the "F100"-and "Embleme"-close ups! Did you correct for longitudinal CA's?


Georg, yes I had to, at 100% correction on NX2, this is something that I did not need to do using the TC16a with the 50-300mm or the 400mm 3.5, but it must be that those are ED while my 180mm is not.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
georgms wrote:


Rafael, love the shots taken with 6the 180/2.8 + TC16A, especially the "F100"-and "Embleme"-close ups! Did you correct for longitudinal CA's?


Georg, yes I had to, at 100% correction on NX2, this is something that I did not need to do using the TC16a with the 50-300mm or the 400mm 3.5, but it must be that those are ED while my 180mm is not.


looks really good for a non-ED 180mm - those are a bargain, since everyone wants the ED version



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

You're knocking it out of the park Peter B. Your poor man's fisheye shot is spectacular, but then you panorama with the 300 f/4.5 is a delight as well. And I love the fact you can so easily respond to Rafael's wonderful set of images with those scanned photos from the distant past. You must have a pretty sophisticated system for filing photos. I am impressed.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
You're knocking it out of the park Peter B. Your poor man's fisheye shot is spectacular, but then you panorama with the 300 f/4.5 is a delight as well. And I love the fact you can so easily respond to Rafael's wonderful set of images with those scanned photos from the distant past. You must have a pretty sophisticated system for filing photos. I am impressed.


It's all in my head - those are pulled out of a 1989 Muit Trail Hike Gallery (West Coast segment) - no database here



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

georgms wrote:
Peter, wow, the panorama is really an eye-catcher! Excellent work, this is true for your other shots as well..


+1

Reagan



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
A couple of more photos taken with the 200 f/4 Q.C. AI'd. I like this lens!

Both shot wide open and cropped.


Curtis, you do amazing work with flowers. Well done!


Scott is so right, Curtis is uniquely Florally aesthetically balanced, it was fun to see the duel of the 200mm Qs with Jose, although I was unable to join due to wrong ai kit. Good bokeh on this lens.


200_QC_TwoApricotRosesClose by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Peter B you must have used the blackbird to get from Nebraska to Mount Whitney and back 25 years to Oregon in no time! Also how did you twist perspective in the 20mm fisheye pano?

John, great love affair with the 45mm.

Peter O, congrats on the 5cm 2 H and the S, I have both and love them, did not need to ai cut the S as it easily slides under the ai tab in my cameras, the S fully open has great character, the H a more modern rendering. Recommend you check the magnetic field around the narcisus.

Ron, glad to see you are free at last.

Ray, love the Banyan tree and the guard duck

Choung, infrared! it has always been a mind twister for me

Mark, I will try using the 200 Q with tubes like you use the 135, have you bought the 400 2.8 or 600 5.6 yet?

Jorgen, great use of the 105mm 1.8, love the orange sparks

Ben, in the light handling there is striking alikeness in yours and Mihai's shots, Bucharest and Sidney! day and night apart with similar reflections

Samy, Best rabbit ever.

Mike, very appealing and rich variety of central park photos with the 28-50mm

Philip, nice shoes and pants

Mihai, fantastic night shots, envy envy your 58mm



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

rafaelcasd wrote:
I heard there was a Monty Sighting.

Out at the Friday cruising Grand (Street). This goes on every Friday until fall, 4 miles from home. Wanted to do something different so I took the 180mm 2.8 ai with the TC16a. Good combo up close, a little iffy farther away.

It does focus wonderfully though. Here is a few samples. (Who here actually took a date to a drive-in and had a server on roller skates place your burger in the car window? )



Nice set Rafael, great use of the 180!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

bruni wrote:
Mihai - WOW - like Ray said - that night set is "awesome"

ben


the Mickelvich files - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr



saturday - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


WOW Ben ! Your shots with the PCE are fantastic!
But where are your Nikki images?



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote: Also how did you twist perspective in the 20mm fisheye pano?


no twisting - this is default output from Photoshop Photomerge, after taking 9 images of that place, 3x3, starting top left, ending low right. The resulting cropped full size image is almost 90 megapixels

here's a full rez peek into the far right of the building from the same stitched image









Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

philipj wrote:
Some roaming around today with the 28mm f/2.8 AI-s.



Very nice Philip, #1&3 are my favorites



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

another one with the 20mm f3.5 from Mt. Whitney - first camp site

20mm f3.5 on D600, f/11 1/60s iso 100, handheld










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