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rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2483
Country: United States

Well just one more, may not post until Friday again, this is the main courtyard, mission San Juan, most buildings are museums. 20mm UD.

I enjoyed this so much, I need to come back with the D800 and the 8mm, the 15 5.6, the 16 3.5, the 18 3.5, the 28 2.0. the 35 1.4.....


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD at 8 D800 San Juan Capistrano Courtyard Fountain by Rafael CA, on Flickr

This is what the curvarture of field does on this lens, compare near and far corners, and this is closed down, the 15 5.6 is similar, not a problem, something to manage to your advantage.


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD at 8 D800 San Juan Capistrano Courtyard Fountain far corner by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD at 8 D800 San Juan Capistrano Courtyard Fountain near corner by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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

Wonderful set of images Rafael. What a wonderful place to shoot. I have a friend who lives in San Juan Capistrano and when I visited I was so focused on other matters than i didn't check out places to visit. This will definitely have to be on the list next time I visit. It looks beautiful.

I'm ending the day with an HDR treatment of another panorama, this of two photos taken in landscape orientation with the 200 f/4 Q.C. AI'd. I'm not a huge fan of HDR but I thought I'd experiment a bit with this other Nik tool that came with the collection I bought recently. I took a preset, then opened up the sliders and played a bit. This is hardly rocket science. This is pretty close to what the scene looked like during my visit this morning.


And here is the same image converted with SEP.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Thanks folks for the comments on the St. Michaels/Easton photos. There's a few more I am processing and will add later today. Curtis, I really like the San Quentin landscapes you have been posting. Rafael, cool shots with the 20 UD. I have to try mine some more this season, perhaps mine's seen too much rough use, or maybe its just me and wide angles.

Scott, the bokeh on the railroad track photo is sweet, I like the colors and the rendition with the 50 1.4S. Laura, cool capture of Bambi. Kevin, nice storm clouds.

Here's a different image, taken with the 105 2.5 P Sonnar version, on a rainy, misty day a couple weeks ago.






NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9304
Country: United States

John, I think the t-shirt would be better . I have quite a collection of t's. Baseball caps don't stay on my head very well, I inherited a very thick head of hair and I have a hard time with hats. My oldest son also inherited the thick mop of hair.

jhinkey wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:

Kit building is forever Samy. Grin and bear it...


Curtis you need to make this slogan into a T-Shir and sell it to all us MF Nikkor-toting guys . . .


That's a great idea, though I'd likely have to give them away because I can't imagine anyone actually wanting to buy one.

Your name came up a moment ago as I refreshing a list I keep of MF lens purchases. I note in the list where the lens came from and I was having difficulty getting the numbers to add up correctly until I realized that ONE lens came to me via a recommendation from you that led me to a Seattle camera store where I bought the 400 f/5.6 ED-IF AI-s lens. Thanks again John. The floppy hood is not a problem for me and the price was so ridiculously low that I'm still amazed.

Maybe I'll work on that T shirt. It might be an enjoyable design exercise, if nothing else...


I'm thinking that perhaps a better piece of apparel would be a baseball cap, or perhaps a coffee mug, or perhaps a tattoo for the truly afflicted . . . .



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

Jeff - Beautiful shot with the Velvia 50, that was probably my favorite film besides Kodachrome 64.

Georg - I agree with Curtis, B&W really does work well for you.

Scott - Thanks for the comment. I LOVE the second shot with the way the light is falling on the rust. Hope you didn't get that 3 feet of snow up your way.

John - The sky DEFINITELY Makes that shot!

Laura - Very nice deer images. But around these parts, we eat our enemies.

Curtis - I like the B&W version better.

Samy - Nice capture of the dew drops!



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9304
Country: United States

Thanks Kevin.

kwoodard wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
The doe just kept right on munching like I wasn't even there. Finally, she crossed the path in front of me, now about 12 feet away, then sauntered down into the tall grass on the other side. Once she was far enough away, I quietly walked away totally stunned that I was that close... no crops.

Yes Leighton, I know... Sworn enemy


These are awesome!!


Love this cloud shot Kevin! Very dramatic for sure.

kwoodard wrote:
Got my little tab done, but the sun had already set. Had a mild storm come though, made for some dramatic clouds.

Nikkor-S 35mm f/2.8 @f/8 (this one goes down to f/16) I like its feel a lot. Can't wait to see how it does in the sunlight.


Thanks Rafael, it looks like a wonderful place to bring a fully loaded bag/Pelican case of MF lenses.

rafaelcasd wrote:
Well just one more, may not post until Friday again, this is the main courtyard, mission San Juan, most buildings are museums. 20mm UD.

I enjoyed this so much, I need to come back with the D800 and the 8mm, the 15 5.6, the 16 3.5, the 18 3.5, the 28 2.0. the 35 1.4.....



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9304
Country: United States

Leighton. I can understand why, but their natural enemy also likes sheep. I'm still in awe of the close encounter.

leighton w wrote:

Laura - Very nice deer images. But around these parts, we eat our enemies.



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

Laura, your set of photos of the deer are beautiful. I can imagine how it must have inspired you when you encountered this gorgeous creature. No doubt such moments are magical. I understand that deer are not happy companions on this planet for folks who grow things. Tall fences in Marin are there only because so many deer come down from the hills to forage. Not being a gardener, I can simply appreciate them for their beauty. And the only thing I shoot with is my camera...

Very fine work. Hope classes are going well. I'm looking forward to seeing some of your film work once you arrive at that point. Enjoy the summer.



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

Scott, that is a great set of images. Your rust work is quite fine but I always enjoy bokeh play as well. Very nicely done. I've really been enjoying your contribution to this thread.



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

saph wrote:
...Here's a different image, taken with the 105 2.5 P Sonnar version, on a rainy, misty day a couple weeks ago.






The Sonnar! I LOVE this image Samy. It doesn't get any better than this... and no tubes. This is the 105 that stays in my camera bag though at the moment it is FILLED with converted pre-AI lenses. What fun this is!


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

jhinkey wrote:
...Actually got out into the mountains yesterday, but it was going to be a tough slog in some potentially nasty weather, so the heavy FX gear stayed at home - not worth carrying it if there would be nothing to see for the most part. Instead the (sorry!) m43 gear went along:

http://hinkey.zenfolio.com/p193626793

Three guys, one very experienced, got caught in an avalanche near the top in this very same spot about a 5 weeks ago with the experienced guy being killed and buried. They fell about 1,300 ft down the mountain - they just found his body two weeks ago. Always have to be careful out there . . .


Wonderful panorama John, but what captured me in this post is your comments about the climbers who got in trouble on the mountain. I've no doubt that as a husband and father safety becomes a much higher priority. I'm sure it is ever on your mind that your family would be devastated were anything to happen to you during one of your climbs. I know how magical those experiences are for you, that they surely feed your soul. Be safe my friend.



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

georgms wrote:
Had some fun in the garden after a few days of rain:
...


Unbenannt von georgsfoto auf Flickr
24/2Ai and PK-11A wide open



Georg, a masterpiece! The 24/2 master strikes again! I have bought a used PK11a these days, but had no time these busy days to experiment it.



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

CGrindahl wrote:
We're having a rainy Memorial Day but clouds on San Francisco Bay were intriguing enough that I stopped by the Larkspur Ferry Terminal to take a few photos of San Quentin prison and the cloudy sky. I shot with the 200 f/4 Q.C. AI'd at f/8, hand held. This is a panorama of five portrait oriented photos that I converted in Silver Efex Pro 2. Enjoy.



For a moment I thought it was a picture from Georg (it is a compliment )



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

I take it as exactly that Philippe. Georg consistently offers us stunning work. He sets the bar high for all of us, though I might say the same about your work. Always a pleasure... to see your take on France.



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

Samy I liked the shot of the Starfighter : not sure that the Luftwaffe has kept a good memory of this "flying coffin"....

Scott nice set. 98 % blurred in the 1st one : you are the bokeh world champion



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

CGrindahl wrote:
... Here's a shot taken last month with the 105 f/2.5 P AI'd with a PK-13 tube attached.


This was shot at f/8. The focal plane becomes so thin when using tubes that it is generally a good idea to stop down. But you need to keep an eye on your shutter speed when you do that, so often it is better to shoot in manual mode to select the shutter speed you need for that particular focal length. That obviously becomes more important when using tubes with longer glass. Enjoy!



Superb! Curtis, you shooting at f/8!!! This is heresy



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

pburke wrote:
georgms wrote:

Ray, the dragonfly-shot is amazing. Your - apart from the dragonfly - "resultless" birding-trip was exactly what I meant a few pages back. I'm in awe about the patience and dedication of birders and nature-photographers.


I had to track this guy all day long through the Wisconsin woods - hard to get close enough with just a 300mm lens - actually, the zoo is only 10 mins from my office and I had some time over lunch

300mm f4.5 ED 1/400s f4.5 ISO 640 on D600, handheld, no crop








Deserves another look, fantastic lion portrait.


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

Thank you Curtis.

Here are 2 young and pretty women from Arles, only 2000 years old and still have got what it takes



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5053
Country: Sweden

Thanks
Great shot Samy Scott Phillipe Kevin Curtis and Georg


NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks
Great shot Samy Scott Phillipe Kevin Curtis and Georg


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Thanks, and I love this one! Wish more of the snail was in focus (head anyway) but I like the two different species there.



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