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

CGrindahl wrote:
Peter B, with that lens and a few tubes you'll have a great deal of success, as you do above. Wonderful images. I really need to get that lens out of its bag and start shooting with it. In the meantime, the 200 f/4 Q.C. AI'd continues to impress. Another flower shot wide open.



You are doing very nice work with that 200 Curtis. Nice colors and detail.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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leighton w wrote:
We had 4 inches of rain with more on the way. This little creek that runs through the bottom of our property can't really be seen most days as it runs by the Weeping Willow tree. The fence post to the right are 4 feet.


Sorry to see the flooding. Hope there is not any damage.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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MarkdV wrote:
The last lot of photos from Lago di Garda and are from the 35-70mm except for the second that was with the 180mm.

The North end of the lake was Austrian from the early C19th until 1919 when it became a part of Italy after the end of WWI. There is a large hill in between the two towns at the north end of the lake called Mt. Brione upon which sits the remnants of the mighty late victorian and early C20th Austrian forts where huge naval guns protected the way to the Brenner Pass.
Many of the locals still speak German as well as Italian, prompted mainly by the hordes of German, Swiss and Austrian tourists that decent on the region each year.

The area also boasts the Varone falls which is a rare phenomena of a water fall through a tunnel in the rock which is accessible without having to go through a serious caving expedition. This is the only time the 35-70mm was not wide enough and I had to resort to the 14-24mm, but I still got some nice pictures before falling for the AF lens.

Just north of the lake is the town of Arco which is overlooked by the impressive Castello di Arco on the hill above the town which is the subject of photo 1. This castle dates from as early as 1,000AD and changed hands several times through history as the tides of fortune favored one empire and then another, the last time the castle was used in a military engagement was against the French during the wars of Spanish succession when the French laid siege to the castle and eventually took it after the defenders fled into the mountains. Today it is still an imposing sight above the town.


Nice series Mark. The first is my favorite.



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

Thanks Leighton, Peter, Scott, Ben, and Jeff for your comments on the 75% black shot



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4210
Country: South Africa

Leighton - 4" is a lot of rain. Hope your livestock are OK.

Phillippe - I would have no problem joining you in Cassis either. Great pics and colour. I read the death notices in a local paper while at a laundromat (it was about the only thing in the paper that I could understand apart from the pictures) and was amazed how old people were when the died. The average age seemed to be in the 90's!

Mark - the Garda shots are great but look so cold!



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

Oosty wrote:
Phillippe - I would have no problem joining you in Cassis either. Great pics and colour. I read the death notices in a local paper while at a laundromat (it was about the only thing in the paper that I could understand apart from the pictures) and was amazed how old people were when the died. The average age seemed to be in the 90's!



Thanks Peter.
France has one of the very best life expectancy in the world especially in the South East.
Thanks to the mediterranean diet : fish, fruits, vegetables, Virgin olive oïl and.... Cassis white wine....



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Thanks for the concerns about the rain. Everything is fine as most of the farm is on high ground.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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MarkdV wrote:
The last lot of photos from Lago di Garda and are from the 35-70mm except for the second that was with the 180mm.

The North end of the lake was Austrian from the early C19th until 1919 when it became a part of Italy after the end of WWI. There is a large hill in between the two towns at the north end of the lake called Mt. Brione upon which sits the remnants of the mighty late victorian and early C20th Austrian forts where huge naval guns protected the way to the Brenner Pass.
Many of the locals still speak German as well as Italian, prompted mainly by the hordes of German, Swiss and Austrian tourists that decent on the region each year.

The area also boasts the Varone falls which is a rare phenomena of a water fall through a tunnel in the rock which is accessible without having to go through a serious caving expedition. This is the only time the 35-70mm was not wide enough and I had to resort to the 14-24mm, but I still got some nice pictures before falling for the AF lens.

Just north of the lake is the town of Arco which is overlooked by the impressive Castello di Arco on the hill above the town which is the subject of photo 1. This castle dates from as early as 1,000AD and changed hands several times through history as the tides of fortune favored one empire and then another, the last time the castle was used in a military engagement was against the French during the wars of Spanish succession when the French laid siege to the castle and eventually took it after the defenders fled into the mountains. Today it is still an imposing sight above the town.








I like this one Mark.


pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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really like the waterfall, too. Reminds me I need to find a subject for that 100x ND filter I recently got from Adorama using my rebate from the D600 purchase. It's been with me on my recent trip, but all the water on the mountain was frozen, and the desert doesn't have much moving stuff in it.

more from the trip, but I am running out of new stuff to post soon. Evening at Upper Boy Scout Lake on Mt. Whitney

20mm 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100








and more more rust and decay from the burnt down casino
20mm 1/30 sec, f/11, ISO 100







20mm 1/50 sec, f/11, ISO 100, Compensation: -2/3







29mm 1/40 sec, f/11, ISO 100, Compensation: -1/3







leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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pburke wrote:
really like the waterfall, too. Reminds me I need to find a subject for that 100x ND filter I recently got from Adorama using my rebate from the D600 purchase. It's been with me on my recent trip, but all the water on the mountain was frozen, and the desert doesn't have much moving stuff in it.

Is this a 10 stop filter?

I like the first one in this set BTW. The sun coming over the ridge makes it.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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leighton w wrote:
pburke wrote:
really like the waterfall, too. Reminds me I need to find a subject for that 100x ND filter I recently got from Adorama using my rebate from the D600 purchase. It's been with me on my recent trip, but all the water on the mountain was frozen, and the desert doesn't have much moving stuff in it.

Is this a 10 stop filter?

I like the first one in this set BTW. The sun coming over the ridge makes it.


10 stops, I think. It's a Cokin P sized filter, which I can place over the threaded polarizer and ND8 I have as well - the idea is to do very long exposures in bright light.



Jorge Torralba
Registered: May 16, 2007
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Another with the 50 1.2







NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Color me a happy camper with a 3.769 GPA. Grades finally posted, and yes, there was an A in Chemistry!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Color me a happy camper with a 3.769 GPA. Grades finally posted, and yes, there was an A in Chemistry!


Way to go Laura!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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MDoc9523 wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Color me a happy camper with a 3.769 GPA. Grades finally posted, and yes, there was an A in Chemistry!


Way to go Laura!


+1



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

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Color me a happy camper with a 3.769 GPA. Grades finally posted, and yes, there was an A in Chemistry!


Wow Laura. Nice shot.



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

congrats Laura - I'm sure your upcoming B&w darkroom classes will boost that GPA some more.

I'm happy, too - 20 minutes ago on ebay, this AI converted lump of glass went to me for a price I was willing to pay. Looks like it was converted with Nikon parts.













made sometime between Nov 68 and Jul 71. 55mm Low DOF, here I come



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

pburke wrote:
congrats Laura - I'm sure your upcoming B&w darkroom classes will boost that GPA some more.

I'm happy, too - 20 minutes ago on ebay, this AI converted lump of glass went to me for a price I was willing to pay. Looks like it was converted with Nikon parts.













Low DOF, here I come


Very nice!


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
congrats Laura - I'm sure your upcoming B&w darkroom classes will boost that GPA some more.

I'm happy, too - 20 minutes ago on ebay, this AI converted lump of glass went to me for a price I was willing to pay. Looks like it was converted with Nikon parts.


Low DOF, here I come

kwoodard wrote:
Very nice!


+1 You're gonna love it.



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

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