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Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2875
Country: United States

Politicians at work Kevin
Stick you head in the sand like most Americans

Reagan



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2875
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
I like how you frame it Scott. It's very well balanced. Nice lighting too


+1 Scott seems pretty light for sunrise

Reagan



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4213
Country: United States

Reagan wrote:
raboof wrote:
I like how you frame it Scott. It's very well balanced. Nice lighting too


+1 Scott seems pretty light for sunrise

Reagan


I did lighten it a bit in post-process. Maybe I should have left it alone. Thanks for the comment Reagan. BTW, the 50 1.4 is sweet!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2737
Country: United States

Here is a sampling from the past week or so. Have been under the weather for a variety of reasons, so haven't done much.

Series E 28/2.8


_DSC8044 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


_DSC8051 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

Series E 50/1.8

The lighting for this was NOT done in post. The sun was only shining on his sax, he was in the shadow for the rest...


_DSC7956 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

Pop-up awnings make for good light diffusers...


_DSC7998 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4213
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
Here is a sampling from the past week or so. Have been under the weather for a variety of reasons, so haven't done much.


Hi Kevin, I like the third and fourth images in this series. Nice conversion in the third and I like how the white background sets off the flower in the fourth.
Scott



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2737
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
Hi Kevin, I like the third and fourth images in this series. Nice conversion in the third and I like how the white background sets off the flower in the fourth.
Scott


Thanks Scott.

I am in flux with my kit right now. I am thinking of swapping some lenses around, selling most, buying a few. Here is my current kit:

Series E 28/2.8
Series E 50/1.8 x2
Nikkor-Q 135/2.8
Nikkor 80-200/4.5 AI
Nikkor 35/2.8 Non-AI
Nikkor 50/1.4 Non-AI x2

I am thinking of only keeping the following:
Nikkor-Q 135/2.8
Nikkor 35/2.8 Non-AI (going to convert it)
Nikkor 50/1.4 Non-AI (going to convert it)
Purchase Nikkor 50-135/3.5 and 28-50/3.5

What do you think? I need to lighten my kit a bit and some of my lenses I don't use enough to warrant keeping them with my small budget. I know a couple of you have the lens I am looking at, see anything you like?



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4213
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
mp356 wrote:
Hi Kevin, I like the third and fourth images in this series. Nice conversion in the third and I like how the white background sets off the flower in the fourth.
Scott


Thanks Scott.

I am in flux with my kit right now. I am thinking of swapping some lenses around, selling most, buying a few. Here is my current kit:

Series E 28/2.8
Series E 50/1.8 x2
Nikkor-Q 135/2.8
Nikkor 80-200/4.5 AI
Nikkor 35/2.8 Non-AI
Nikkor 50/1.4 Non-AI x2

I am thinking of only keeping the following:
Nikkor-Q 135/2.8
Nikkor 35/2.8 Non-AI (going to convert it)
Nikkor 50/1.4 Non-AI (going to convert it)
Purchase Nikkor 50-135/3.5 and 28-50/3.5

What do you think? I need to lighten my kit a bit and some of my lenses I don't use enough to warrant keeping them with my small budget. I know a couple of you have the lens I am looking at, see anything you like?


Tough choices Kevin. I have experience with both the 28-50 and the 50-135 zooms. They are both very nice. I especially like the 28-50 for its compact size, sharpness, and contrast. The 50-135 is equally as good (check out some of Leightons posts with it), but a little large for my hiking kit.
Whatever you decide, have fun.
Scott



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1282
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Thanks to all for commenting on my stuff, much appreciated!

Rafael - Greta light in both of these. Is that a Buick in the first one?

.


Skylark!



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1282
Country: United States

Foggy14 wrote:
Hi gang, it's good to be back. Here's a quick one from the roof of the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. In case you have any doubts, I have it on good authority that, yes, this is fine art.



I totally disagree, it would be art if it was surfboards not canoes...............



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4897
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
A local farm that has been made into a nature museum. Taken at sunrise. Not sure if I like the angle of light and the amount of tree that I put in the frame. Taken with the 28 2.8 ais at f8. C&C welcome.
Scott


Love it!






Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4016
Country: South Africa

5 pages in a day!! Far too many to comment on individually but the quality is really good. Well done all.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3302
Country: Germany

Laura, very nice work on the planes (and the scary looking helicopters over at your 200mm-thread too)! Hope your exams work out well...

Mark, focusing the 24's with a standard focusing screen is a really hard task. Nothing beats Live-View for ultimate accuracy, but unfortunately this doesn't work with sportsmen of all ages ;-) Sometimes I shoot a burst in CH-mode and turn the focusing ring back and forth a bit (focus-bracketing on the run).

Ray, as usual very nice work with the 300/4.5! I like especially the second flower-image (the light is better here compared to the first shot) and of course the ibis-Image.

Scott, the lighting on the nature-museum-image is great: perfect textures on the front and a very 3D-look.
I'm not 100% sure about your framing: the basic idea with the split tree is great, but the gap between tree and house is a tad too wide for my personal taste.
A border/frame would visual stabilize the tree. I have no clue about the surroundings of this building - maybe a composition including tree and house, but shot from a different angle (more from the left side), would be worth a try.
But this is nitpicking from a desk a couple of thousand miles away - I really like how you discover your part of the world with your camera.

Kevin, that's a very nice set! Love the sax-player and the table-decoration.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9028
Country: United States

Ray - Love the flowers with the the 300mm and tube, I think I'd have to use a tripod for this rig.

Scott - Thanks for the spinner comment. We do around a 100 bags a week for the market, so the bigger the spinner the faster the cleaning! I love the framing and light of your farmhouse shot.

Kevin - I LOVE the first one of the leaves, fantastic light, well seen!

Laura - Good luck on your finals!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3302
Country: Germany

kwoodard wrote:
mp356 wrote:
Hi Kevin, I like the third and fourth images in this series. Nice conversion in the third and I like how the white background sets off the flower in the fourth.
Scott


Thanks Scott.

I am in flux with my kit right now. I am thinking of swapping some lenses around, selling most, buying a few. Here is my current kit:

Series E 28/2.8
Series E 50/1.8 x2
Nikkor-Q 135/2.8
Nikkor 80-200/4.5 AI
Nikkor 35/2.8 Non-AI
Nikkor 50/1.4 Non-AI x2

I am thinking of only keeping the following:
Nikkor-Q 135/2.8
Nikkor 35/2.8 Non-AI (going to convert it)
Nikkor 50/1.4 Non-AI (going to convert it)
Purchase Nikkor 50-135/3.5 and 28-50/3.5

What do you think? I need to lighten my kit a bit and some of my lenses I don't use enough to warrant keeping them with my small budget. I know a couple of you have the lens I am looking at, see anything you like?


Kevin, I see many overlapping focal-length's, but no real wide-angle-lens. I don't know if it would fit into your budget, but how about a neat 20/4 Ai or 20/3.5 Ai? Both lenses are smallish and pretty light.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9028
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
Hi Kevin, I like the third and fourth images in this series. Nice conversion in the third and I like how the white background sets off the flower in the fourth.
Scott

kwoodard wrote:
Thanks Scott.

I am in flux with my kit right now. I am thinking of swapping some lenses around, selling most, buying a few. Here is my current kit:

Series E 28/2.8
Series E 50/1.8 x2
Nikkor-Q 135/2.8
Nikkor 80-200/4.5 AI
Nikkor 35/2.8 Non-AI
Nikkor 50/1.4 Non-AI x2

I am thinking of only keeping the following:
Nikkor-Q 135/2.8
Nikkor 35/2.8 Non-AI (going to convert it)
Nikkor 50/1.4 Non-AI (going to convert it)
Purchase Nikkor 50-135/3.5 and 28-50/3.5

What do you think? I need to lighten my kit a bit and some of my lenses I don't use enough to warrant keeping them with my small budget. I know a couple of you have the lens I am looking at, see anything you like?

mp356 wrote:
Tough choices Kevin. I have experience with both the 28-50 and the 50-135 zooms. They are both very nice. I especially like the 28-50 for its compact size, sharpness, and contrast. The 50-135 is equally as good (check out some of Leightons posts with it), but a little large for my hiking kit.
Whatever you decide, have fun.
Scott


Kevin, in my opinion you can't go wrong with either of the zooms you mention. Look for one in EX shape when it comes to the 50-135. It'll be hard to find one where the zoom/focus ring will be dampened properly, but it's not a deal breaker if it's not. They are both rated well by Bjorn and they work very well with each other. The thing I like the most about them is their color and contrast output. I'm not sure if you shoot jpeg or raw, but if raw, you'll have to do a little work in post to get the most out of them. They hold up VERY well to whatever you through at them in post.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9028
Country: United States

***** BLOG UPDATE *****

Curtis' twelfth and thirteenth posts from San Francisco.

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3302
Country: Germany

Spring has finally arrived over here - lot's of work to do in the gardens (not for me, I prefer to capture the progress:-).
This one is from yesterday evening, the sun was very deep already and I didn't correct the low contrast caused by some flare.


D700, 180/2.8ED wide open - tried a ColorEfex film-preset (Portra 160NC)


Kodak TMax100-preset in NIK SEP



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2927
Country: France

Scott, I totally agree with Georg's very good comment.
Framing and composition with a 28 are demanding but also rewarding especially for this kind of image.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2875
Country: United States

Scott and Alan oth have a 50-135 for sale on the B/S board Might be good to pick one of those 2 up

Reagan



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2927
Country: France

Kevin; like #3 (the saxo), great light!



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