Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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I liked how the light was falling in the distant fields. Taken with the 50-135mm.


50-135/3.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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I think I like the B&W version even better, what do you think?


B&W Version by Leighton W, on Flickr



StonePhotog
Registered: Apr 23, 2013
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Thanks for the tip Samy, I'll check it out.

Scott, great waterfall pic.

Leighton, I like them both, but the B&W version does have a nice moody quality to it.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
I think I like the B&W version even better, what do you think?


I prefer the warm light in the color version. Also a good candidate to check what the Landscape camera profile will do to the sky. The blue in your color version looks on my screen like it is the default Adobe profile, although for the warm glow in the clouds it may be better suited than the contrasty Landscape profile. For the conversion to B&W, more contrast and saturation would give you quite a different starting point, too, and a different look even using the same conversion.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
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Country: United States

Leighton - I like the color version too. I think the BW version did not have the a good separation of the hills, one in shadow and the other in sunlight.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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I like them both for different reasons Leighton but I think they need to be brightened quite a bit. I downloaded the image and played a bit to confirm my thesis and I believe brightening the image improves it considerably. You might want to play with it a bit. And there is much you can do when converting an image to black and white to increase luminance in some channels without increasing exposure in the full image. The tools we have available in post processing are pretty awesome.

I definitely miss the days of TrekEarth with its feature that allows one to reprocess images posted by others to suggest alternative methods. Here's an example of what I mean. This is a very simple workshop I did of a lovely image.

TrekEarth Workshop Example

I learned a great deal about processing by following workshops given by the best photographers then active on the website. Of course, I'm continuing to learn with ever better tools.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Thank you all for the comments. Each image has had multiple adjustment brushes added, as well as luminance adjustments. Peter, I did try the color profiles in LR but ended up using the original. It's also exported as a sRGB file. In hind site, I should have adjusted the blue sky with the luminance slider a bit more.

Being able to play as much as you like being that the files in LR are non-destructive is a definite plus using this software.



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

I've been meaning to grab a photo of this statue of St. Francis that sits above my kitchen sink. The morning light is quite delicious. This was taken with the 135 f/2.8 Q.C. AI'd, wide open, of course. We can all it our morning benediction...



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 885
Country: Switzerland

For a bit of contrast with Curtis' shot, a car I saw on my walk home yesterday, taken with the 105mm f/1.8 AI-s, wide open.


At Last, Something Beautiful You Can Truly Own by philipjohnson, on Flickr

Bonus points for anyone who gets the title.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

Nice rendering, Philip!

50 1.8 wo :



lucdeschepper
Registered: Apr 05, 2013
Total Posts: 157
Country: Netherlands

Great shot of an iconic car Philip!

Inspired by CGrindahl's image of St. Francis;

Wooden statue (about 20cm height) of Indonesian dancer
50mm f1.2 + Canon 250D close-up lens (iso 3.200 so some noise is visible)







Canon QL17 GIII
50mm f1.2 + Canon 250D close-up lens (iso 3.200, Kodak Ektachrome Pro simulation)








kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4676
Country: United States

lucdeschepper wrote:

Canon QL17 GIII
50mm f1.2 with Canon 250D close-up lens (iso 3.200, Kodak Ektachrome Pro simulation)







I have one of these rangefinders! It was my favorite street camera for years. I am currently restoring mine with new seals and I need to clean the inside lens surface. I also am going to calibrate the light meter to work with a modern 1.5v battery.

Love your work on Flickr.


pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3003
Country: United States

philipj wrote:
For a bit of contrast with Curtis' shot, a car I saw on my walk home yesterday, taken with the 105mm f/1.8 AI-s, wide open.


At Last, Something Beautiful You Can Truly Own by philipjohnson, on Flickr

Bonus points for anyone who gets the title.


it's not "a car," it's an icon, the E-Type! Jeremy Clarkson did a whole Top Gear Episode to celebrate the greatest achievement of Britain, ever, the E-Type's on its 50th birthday



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Great images everyone. And in case anyone is wondering, those Canon close up lenses are just filters that screw on to the lenses, wouldn't want anyone thinking otherwise



lucdeschepper
Registered: Apr 05, 2013
Total Posts: 157
Country: Netherlands

kwoodard wrote
I have one of these rangefinders! It was my favorite street camera for years. I am currently restoring mine with new seals and I need to clean the inside lens surface. I also am going to calibrate the light meter to work with a modern 1.5v battery.

Love your work on Flickr.


Thanks Kevin, lots of non-Nikon stuff (mainly Fuji X100 and X20) on my Flickr recently. My QL is in excellent condition but hardly used due to lack of time to develop and scan film/slide. Good luck with the restoration process!



lucdeschepper
Registered: Apr 05, 2013
Total Posts: 157
Country: Netherlands

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Great images everyone. And in case anyone is wondering, those Canon close up lenses are just filters that screw on to the lenses, wouldn't want anyone thinking otherwise


Haha, right. I changed 50mm f1.2 with Canon 250D close-up lens to 50mm f1.2 + Canon 250D close-up lens already!



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 885
Country: Switzerland

Thanks Luc, Peter, and Philippe!

Philippe - great dreamy low contrast background. Is that in Nancy?



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

Thanks Philip. That is in Paris (Place du Palais Royal)



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 885
Country: Switzerland

I was guessing as much. I've never been to Paris, but it just had that feel.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4208
Country: South Africa

mOre excellent shots - too busy with visas, airlines etc - to comment.

Philip your Jag inspired me to me dig into my archives for this heavy crop of the bonnet of ared one! 5cm f2 "S" lens self ai-d



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