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pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1943
Country: United States

Been gone too long, but have managed to keep up with most reading, but especially enjoying the pictures this past week.

Some comments on stuff I saw from memory:
Phillipe, the grass shot was great.
Laura, I like the shots from the tower. Beautifully captured spring green.
I think it was Ronny with the snail and the ant, awesome.
Of course the Georg B+W shots always inspire.
And I remember one of a lone strawberry in focus - I'm going to guess it was Leighton's handiwork.

Reading this thread keeps me wanting to shoot and contribute in spite of business, so thanks to all of you for sharing your talents.

Ray



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1943
Country: United States

And on this page, Curtis, the rose with the 135QC lens is top notch, even in comparison with all your other fine flower shots.



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1943
Country: United States

Some contributions from the recent processing:




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

Fine set of images Ray... my kind of photos though you don't see that kind of work often from me. I always enjoy graphism. Love that last shot. Excellent conversion. I'm guessing it works better in black and white than with color to disturb the rhythm of the seat. Nicely done.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

Wow - the last couple of pages have been stunning!

- John (I have nothing to contribute except praise . . .)

EDIT - I take that back, I found this image that I had not done anything with from last week . . .



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5072
Country: Sweden

Thanks Ray David and Georg
Kevin : Thanks for your fine comment ... makes me happy



rolubich
Registered: Jun 11, 2012
Total Posts: 194
Country: Italy

Wow Ronny, what a dreamy light!

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2893#11588023

It looks like the gate of a new world



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

I've been pretty busy lately with no time to get the camera out.

I have however been scanning through the thread to keep up to date. There have been some really amazing pics lately with kit that makes my mouth water although my contention is that good photographs are made behind the viewfinder and enhanced by the glass in front of the camera. Not to single anyone out but Phillippe,Jose,Georg, Leighton, Laura and Curtis produce excellent pics with anything and Kevin has put many of us to shame with his "E" lenses. There are many others here too.

Away for the wekend and hopefully will be able to shoot a couple of frames.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

Thank you Ronny, Georg, Peter B, Leighton, Scott and Peter (S.A.).


Peter B, yes, I am almost certain I used daylight as WB;

Curtis, loved the 135/2.8 debut;

Jeff, like Curtis I liked the last one (B&W), the concept & execution.


Last week we hardly had one sunny day, but during an afternnon a rare blue sky hole opened:



Blue sky hole during a rainy week by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + Nikkor 135mm f/2 AIS hand held, ISO 500, f/5.6 at 1/3200s.
A rare blue sky hole during a rainy & cloudy week. The yellowish cast at the bottom is because the air pollution near the big city horizon.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3009
Country: United States

Found between the cracks, two more from April taken with the 20mm f/3.5 in Nevada, D600, handheld


1/400 sec, f/11, ISO 400






1/320 sec, f/11, ISO 400






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

Just got back from my vacation. Catching up with the forum...



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4801
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
50 1.8 ais wo:


Philippe, this is superb!






Ronny - Wow!






Jose - Amazing! (that bird must be trained or something....mutter...mutter)






Curtis - Beautiful!






Ray - Love it!







designdog
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 229
Country: United States

What about this one?

http://bit.ly/17EatHH

And what do I do to get it to work on my D800?



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

designdog wrote:
What about this one?

http://bit.ly/17EatHH

And what do I do to get it to work on my D800?


That is the same version of the lens that Curtis has. I have the previous version that isn't multi-coated. For it to work on your D800 (or any other modern DSLR with an indexing ring) you will need to either find an AI kit that will change out the aperture ring for one that had the correct cutouts. The other option is to have the lens converted (Jon White comes to mind) or you can do it yourself if you feel confident. Google AI conversions and you will see what has to happen.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3009
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
designdog wrote:
What about this one?

http://bit.ly/17EatHH

And what do I do to get it to work on my D800?


That is the same version of the lens that Curtis has. I have the previous version that isn't multi-coated. For it to work on your D800 (or any other modern DSLR with an indexing ring) you will need to either find an AI kit that will change out the aperture ring for one that had the correct cutouts. The other option is to have the lens converted (Jon White comes to mind) or you can do it yourself if you feel confident. Google AI conversions and you will see what has to happen.


John White had my 135mm and it came back converted free of charge, because it was also non-functional, as he was unable to get the aperture linkage back into the right place. Took me an afternoon of fiddling to get it in the right place (which I knew was possible, since I had it apart before I sent it to him). He may or may not want to work on those lenses - check first. It's very tricky, since there is a pretty long metal prong that needs to get pushed into the right location while being under tension by being bent into the lens housing to get there. If you don't do it right, the aperture will not close on exposure.

I'd do it myself if I ever had to do this to another one, since the filing of the indexing cutout is the easier part of the job. There's a web page I bookmarked recently that explains where to cut - with the information given there, it seems pretty straight forward to do this yourself if you can hold a metal file straight.




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

Curtis beautiful images with your new toy!
Ray, "At the game," is a great shot, like the compo & framing
Jose, I'm not a huge fan of sunset pic but yours does it for me
Ronny, wonderful landscape

Another b/w with the 50 :





pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3009
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
pburke wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
50 1.8 ais wo:



Google Translate tells me "Happy mature corn and wheat harvested" - whatever the caption, great image, Phillipe. Nothing mature around here yet. In fact, the wheat and corn is just starting to poke out of the ground.





It is a verse from the poem "Eve" written in 1913 by Charles Peguy, one of my favorite poet. It is quite moving because Péguy joined the French Army as a volunteer (he was over 40) and fell in the battle of Marne in 1914.
Quite difficult to translate with my lousy English but Péguy said something like :
"Happy are those who die for the carnal earth
But only if it be for a just war
Happy are the ripe ears of grain
And the wheat harvested"


Phillipe,
I went reading about Péguy and found this quote, which may explain why my school French nor Google couldn't understand

When Frangois Mauriac was told that someone was translating Le Mystere de la Charite de Jeanne d'Arc into English, he said "What a pity someone does not translate him into French." Not entirely fair, but having sampled a bit of Péguy in French I know what he means.

Nice shot from the Provence - is that a restaurant, town, or are they still making silk in the area?



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

Peter, very funny! Mauriac was a great writer (tough a bit boring ) but he was what we call a "langue de vipère" (viperine tongue?)

It is an Indian silk shop : I was shooting around while the wife and daughters were spending all my € there



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5072
Country: Sweden

Thanks guys
Great shot Phillipe


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

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

Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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

Curtis, I like the Lavender-shot a lot!

Ray from Ohio - thanks for your comment! I remember this bridge from earlier posts, very nice work on the steel-structures.
The B&W-image is wonderfully done, love the strong composition. I just wonder about the sunglasses ;-)

John, love the mood on the ferries-shot.

Jose, the cloud-scape is wonderful!

Peter from Madison, I really like the landscapes from Nevada - excellent work as usual!

Peter from Knysna, thanks and I hope you'll find some spare time to spend with your Nikon!

Philippe, the framing of your "Soie en Provence" is marvellous.

Ronny, I like especially the two shots in the middle of your latest set. You continue to impress and inspire me with your work.



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