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Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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Country: South Africa

Really nice images - too many to comment on since the Seacom cable was broken off Egypt and our internet has slowed to a walk.

However, despite a bit of rain I have this abstract with the 500mm f8 (maybe it will appear - 8 minutes to reach "Photo 1" stage!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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^ Me like!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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^^
^^
Me too!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2534
Country: Brazil

Thanks Samy, Laura, Dean and Rafael.

Curtis, spetacular pano with the 35/2 O and flower with 80-200/4.5 + tube;
Dean, loved your street shots;
John, great capture of the comet and awesome sunset light reflected in the water;
Samy, beautifully captured deer;
Peter, liked your "abstract" with the 500/8 mirror.

Some more from the Forum at Pompeii:


Pompeii's Forum general view with Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 AIS by labecoaves, on Flickr

General view of theForum at Pompeii, with some remnant marble floor, temple of Jupiter at the centre and Vesuvius at the far background. I used a CPL filter to minimize the haze.
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd + Hoya CPL, ISO 320, f/8 at 1/400s.




Forum's Colonnade before the House of Eumachia, Pompeii:



Forum's Colonnade before the House of Eumachia, Pompeii by labecoaves, on Flickr

A reasonably preserved collonade of the Forum, just before the House of Eumachia.
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/2000s. ~15% cropped.





Colour and B&W versions of the "Tops of Arch of Drusus and Vesuvius".
Though I am neither a B&W expert nor a PP guru (far from that!!), I think the trivial B&W reveals more Vesuvius details through the haze.
D7000 + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai + TC16A (= 136mm f/2.8) hand held, ISO 320, f/11 at 1/500s.
The arch is just at the left of a Jupiter's temple column.


Tops of Arch of Drusus and Vesuvius by labecoaves, on Flickr


Tops of Arch of Drusus and Vesuvius - B&W version. by labecoaves, on Flickr



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Country: United States

^^^^
Love the last two Jose!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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The last one does it for me Jose.



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
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Country: United States

Samy, the lighting and colors of "March Mangos" are really nice. Bambi too.

Scott and Mark, sorry about two more months of winter crack, but with shots like Mark's panos I can't help myself.

Mark, hope your eye heals quickly.

Laura, congrats on the 300mm.

Dean, terrific street shots.

Ray, really nice BB photos. The band in motion and the lighting of the 3rd image are nicely done.

Curtis, beautiful Bay shots.

Thanks Rafael. That's Big Bear taken from 29 Palms.

Kevin, another cool b&w.

John, great comet shots, and the lighting on the ferry and water is beautiful.

Peter, "Rain on the Deck" is very creative and well done.

Jose, I was struck by the exposed brick work on the preserved colonnade. A rare and attractive photo.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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Thanks Jeff - here's a few more from last night.

- John



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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MDoc9523 wrote:
^^
^^
Me too!



Me three! Simple and evocative. I love graphical images and this is first rate Peter.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 12730
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
Another panorama with Nikki, this is five vertical shots taken from the top of the Marin Headlands looking down over the Golden Gate bridge toward San Francisco. I've shot from this location before but I wanted to give Nikki a chance to shine... she did... Again, 1600 pixels wide.

Photoshop is pretty amazing!

Oops! This was shot with the 35 f/2 O AI'd... my bad...


WOW Curtis, Nikki or not this is fantastic! I've made it my desktop. I love what you've been showing us with Nikki. She is one capable chunk of metal in the right hands such as your's. Now....how about some iconic SF street cars?


I'm definitely planning a trip to San Francisco and a cable car ride is likely to be part of the day but I've done so much shooting the last three days I'm exhausted! Checking Lightroom I see 479 photos taken and most processed. For the moment I'll simply post what I've already taken.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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John, always loving seeing your photos of Puget Sound. Seattle is a very beautiful place. I really think you need that 500 f/4 though...



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
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Here are a couple of b&w's I've been playing with.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Love these Jeff, you are a very talented photographer!



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Samy, the small island is indeed Alcatraz. Here is a photo taken at the edge of the Bay in Sausalito that shows Alcatraz to the left and the San Francisco skyline to the right. I was interested in this largely because of the two old replica sailboats that were passing by, but I noticed as well the huge cruise ship tied up in San Francisco as well as the container ship heading toward the Oakland port. The Bay is traversed by boats and ships all day long. This was shot with Nikki.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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Great shot Jose Peter Johan Curtis and Jeff



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
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Thanks Leighton and Ronny!



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Foggy14 wrote:
Thanks Leighton and Ronny!



I loved the set as well. I took a photo of a plant in that family though I shot it with the venerable 80-200 f/4.5 AI with a PK-13 attached. I've posted it before but your lovely image reminded me of this one... great minds...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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So back to Nikki and the Golden Gate bridge... unending possibilities...






leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Curtis, I love the shot of the plant. I also love the last shot of the bridge, a very nice perspective.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Thanks Leighton... here is another shot of the bridge I grabbed through the car window as I was about to leave Fort Baker, also with Nikki and converted to black and white...


I'm shooting across the fishing pier that I often use when shooting in this area. Here is a shot taken from the pier toward San Francsico.



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