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rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2484
Country: United States

Went to the botanical garden "Quail" in Encinitas.

Used the 16mm AFD, so you only see a link and the 85mm K photo that Curtis, aka Nikkor Shaitan, made me buy. There will be more this is a beautiful place, I like high res high content photos, and they don't show well at Web sizes.

This one is in the spirit of Provence, or is it Santa Barbara?

16mm afd


nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8 K full open san diego botanical garden quail encinitas by Rafael CA, on Flickr



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
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


Nice series Rafael.



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

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

ben


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


Ben, I like the first image here.



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

pburke wrote:
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







Very nice pano!


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

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Hi all, I have just returned from a week in Provence (South-East of France) where I rented a house in a little village.



Very nice series Phillipe. I like the mood the fog sets.



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

georgms wrote:
Ray, I like your kind of fun!

Here's another sunburst (my kind of fun lately ;-), this time with the 24/2 Ai:


24/2 Ai stopped down to f/16, I should really clean my D3s' sensor :-(


Very nice Georg. Thank you for the comment and advice.



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

georgms wrote:
Philippe, I can't help it - I just love your way to see and capture the world ;-) Stellar set above - Oppède-Le-Vieux must be a place where the time stands still. Beautiful village (except for the clay bear on the last picture ;-).


+1 Philippe. Great work!



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2484
Country: United States

Unabashedly not Gallia Aquitania, Pure California. Nothing new I know.
85mm K Red on Red Bougainvillea, a south American plant.

Took me four full working days to put the new top on this convertible, now I get to use the top every weekend!


nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8 d800 C3 Corvette 1973 all red bugamvillea by Rafael CA, on Flickr



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2484
Country: United States

Last posting: Alien life forms including a very earthy mexican band.

First the 16mm AFD.

16mm AFD

Check the earth day mariachi

mariachi

The 85mm alien pineapple cousin, looks ugly ah!


nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8 K D800 alien life 2 pineapple by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Look up close


nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8 K full open san diego botanical garden quail encinitas pineapple by Rafael CA, on Flickr

This is an alien cactus with flowers, it was as tall as I


nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8 K D800 alien life by Rafael CA, on Flickr

This is a crop at 100% of the flowers - yes, flowers, Sharp 85mm, this here is at 1000 pixels wide go to this link to see 100%

100% crop alien cactus flower



nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8 K D800 alien life crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr








rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2484
Country: United States

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Nikon-Nikkor-13mm-f-5-6-Non-Ai-Ultra-Wide-angle-lens-34-limited-13-f5-6-/171031443266?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item27d244b742

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Nikon-Nikkor-6mm-f-5-6-220-fisheye-lens-w-finder-in-original-box-6-f5-6-/161015985675?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item257d4cf60b



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Nikon-Nikkor-13mm-f-5-6-Non-Ai-Ultra-Wide-angle-lens-34-limited-13-f5-6-/171031443266?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item27d244b742

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Nikon-Nikkor-6mm-f-5-6-220-fisheye-lens-w-finder-in-original-box-6-f5-6-/161015985675?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item257d4cf60b


Wow... Why so pricy? Rarity?



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8403
Country: United States

A few from tonight's Mariners vs. Angels game . . .

16/3.5 AI, 45/2.8P, 135/3.5 AIS

John



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

georgms wrote:
Oosty wrote:
One of our nearby beaches yesterday - 34*C - Indian summer


Peter, envy kicks in heavily on my side ;-) Beautiful beach, nicely captured! We had 9°C here today, minus the chill-factor.
A dumb question: do people swim there or is it too risky because of the "Great white" and other sharks?


Hi Georg - this beach is not ideal for swimming because of the currents. It's OK to go in to get wet on a hot day and in holiday season (Dec- Jan) they have life savers on duty and find an area where the currents aren't too bad. There is also an estuary which is safe for swimming.

The best swimming beaches in our area are easily accessible and have year round life savers who do occasionally spot sharks.

There are Great Whites around this area as there are plenty of seals but shark attacks are very rare - maybe 2 to 3 per year for our entire coast.



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

georgms wrote:
Two images from yesterday, the subject is a former Belgian "Congo-Boat".
Right now it's future is doubtful, it could be scrapped or tugged/towed as a swimming museum to Antwerp.



Terrific images, Georg



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

Ben, Georg, Samy and Phillippe - thanks

Phillippe - aren't you pleased Ben twisted your arm? Great images - also with the 180

James - masterful dragonfly

Samy - very nice pics - love the sculpture.

Rafael - red on red. Great. Love the cacti too.

John - I thought baseball was a summer game! Nice group.



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

I met this guy at the Market's Pupuseria. He's an author visiting Staunton for a book signing. He told me it's taken 24 years to grow his hair this long.


The Hair/50-135mm/3.5 ais by Leighton W, on Flickr



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

***** BLOG UPDATE *****

Curtis' ninth, tenth and eleventh posts.

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 441
Country: Netherlands

georgms wrote:
Philippe, I can't help it - I just love your way to see and capture the world ;-) Stellar set above - Oppède-Le-Vieux must be a place where the time stands still. Beautiful village (except for the clay bear on the last picture ;-).


+ another one. I like the lavender cast.



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 441
Country: Netherlands

I like both Peters' panoes!

Georg, nice sunburst as well.



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

Thanks Scott

very funny Phillippe - interesting that I 'forced' you into a $300 lens and you forced me into 2 lenses that cost 10 times as much. One of us is obviously a fool. (but I like the shot of the taxi with the 180)

I got nothing - I rode out west today and took this on the way. It's not much - I'm only posting it because I like the way the Kodak preset came out.

ben


rode out west - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr



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