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Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2840
Country: France

georgms wrote:
Yesterday evening I had the opportunity to take some pictures of a pianist during his "warm-up" for a concert.
I hate to take pictures during classical concerts - my DSLR's are way too loud for most concerts and the completely silent Nikon V1 (in electronic shutter mode) is challenged at higher ISO-settings.


great catch, Georg!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
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


Oh come on Georg...I bet you'd be good working in the garden. Come on over and we'll see.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3070
Country: Germany

Lieutenant Z wrote:
georgms wrote:
Yesterday evening I had the opportunity to take some pictures of a pianist during his "warm-up" for a concert.
I hate to take pictures during classical concerts - my DSLR's are way too loud for most concerts and the completely silent Nikon V1 (in electronic shutter mode) is challenged at higher ISO-settings.


great catch, Georg!



Merci, Philippe!


leighton w wrote:
georgms wrote:
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.

...


Oh come on Georg...I bet you'd be good working in the garden. Come on over and we'll see.


Leighton, I'm afraid I'm just a good front-porch-performer



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States


georgms wrote:

Leighton, I'm afraid I'm just a good front-porch-performer


That'll work as well. Curtis has already agreed to come sit on the porch and drink some beers. The more the merrier!



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2325
Country: Romania

leighton w wrote:

georgms wrote:

Leighton, I'm afraid I'm just a good front-porch-performer


That'll work as well. Curtis has already agreed to come sit on the porch and drink some beers. The more the merrier!


This is like saying that Curtis will sit on the porch and shoot with Af lenses.

To be realist Curtis will drink a bottle of fine wine or an aged exclusive kind of brandy...



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3070
Country: Germany

Leighton, I'd love to jump over the big pond for a visit of your fine country, but that's just not possible in the near future.
Maybe Curtis can help you out on the beer-front (Mihai, if memory serves there was a MF-Nikkor-meeting in Florida some time ago, beer was involved, Curtis too ;-).



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3070
Country: Germany

Tried an old and fairly scratched Nikkor-S Auto 50/1.4 on a D7000:

buds von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D7k, Ai'd Nikkor-S Auto 50/1.4 at f/2.8, Nikon PK-11A and a simple Nikon #1 close-up-lens
Played a bit with film-presets in NIK ColorEfex, so far I like the faked "Kodak 160NC look"...



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Leighton, I'd love to jump over the big pond for a visit of your fine country, but that's just not possible in the near future.
Maybe Curtis can help you out on the beer-front (Mihai, if memory serves there was a MF-Nikkor-meeting in Florida some time ago, beer was involved, Curtis too ;-).


Yes Mihai, Curtis is a connoisseur of fine beer!



chris-ME
Registered: Sep 23, 2002
Total Posts: 64
Country: United States







24 2.8 AI-S on D7000 @ 2.8


Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2325
Country: Romania

leighton w wrote:
georgms wrote:
Leighton, I'd love to jump over the big pond for a visit of your fine country, but that's just not possible in the near future.
Maybe Curtis can help you out on the beer-front (Mihai, if memory serves there was a MF-Nikkor-meeting in Florida some time ago, beer was involved, Curtis too ;-).


Yes Mihai, Curtis is a connoisseur of fine beer!


I have no doubt that he's a connoisseur... (isn't this a French word?... ) But he merely takes pictures with wine and brandy... But with a roasted lamb at your porch he may take a 'meter' of free good beer

BTW Georg... in Florida Curtis met with Reagan and Ray and he had to follow the local culture... "When in Florida do like Reagan" is Curtis' philosophy When at home, Lapharoig, Bourgogne and so on



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

chris-ME wrote:






24 2.8 AI-S on D7000 @ 2.8

Chris, welcome to the thread. This is a very nice image to introduce yourself, I love what you did in the conversion. Don't hesitate jumping into the fray as we're all lovers of these wonderful lenses. You probably have already figured out that some of us like to talk as well as shoot.


pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 1652
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote: Pop-up awnings make for good light diffusers...


_DSC7998 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


really like how the color seems to be bleeding into the table cloth - maximum saturation. The lens definitely does get you vivid colors, and the softbox lighting doesn't hurt



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1016
Country: United States

Georg, just a sunburst test is more than just a test, well done with the PP. The 28f2 bokeh is wild, I enjoy looking at it occasionally but definitely not something I would want in my shots often.

Good luck on the finals Laura. I find a little goofing off actually helps the brain.

Scott, the farmhouse composition is odd to me. I would have included more of the tree, but even then the space is a little too large for my taste between the house and the tree.

Kevin, I would suggest something wider than the 35mm (I actually like at least 24) in your remaining kit, but then again you know your preferences. Since you don't seem to mind (actually enjoy) older lenses, non-ai 24's show up fairly inexpensively.

Will actually get to join (modestly) in the flower picture parade from some stuff this morning, have to process when I get home tonight.








Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 905
Country: United States

Thanks guys. Yes the eye surgery went well and I'm looking forward to having the exercise restrictions lifted so I can get back to some photo hiking.

Speaking of serious hikes, Peter those are great shots from the Sierra.

Laura, very cool plane shots.

Mark, I really like your "look down" shot with the 24mm.

Ray, beautiful nature shots.

Scott, love the lighting and composition of the farm house photo.

Kevin, really like the sax and flower shots.

Rafael, it had to to be "art." It was at an art museum. Good idea for the surfboard sculpture. My son has broken so many, I can make my own.

Chris, welcome! Very nice b&w.

Georg, wonderful yellow bokeh and I really like this one.


Kodak TMax100-preset in NIK SEP



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2471
Country: Brazil

georgms wrote:
pbraymond wrote:
Thanks Leighton, Scott, Jose for the encouraging words on the sunrise shots. I've probably missed a few people on the willow and deer pics as well, but just know that it's appreciated.

georgms wrote:
Ray from Ohio - very nice work at the river! My fav is the first shot - what a beautiful mood, captured in a proper fashion.
Maybe you could have gotten a sunburst with the sun in a branch fork (when I try to get sunburst, I try to hide the sun a little bit to make it smaller).
A small movement of the camera can make a big difference.

Thanks for the tip Georg. I did try your suggestion that morning, and the picture I posted was about as good as I've could get on that day. I don't doubt that with the right skill and circumstance that it's possible to coax a sunstar from the lens. I'll put up a different version when I get home this evening, maybe I can learn from some tips form the gang here.




Ray, I was really curious about the possibility to get sunstars/sunbursts with longer lenses. So far it was easily possible to create sunbursts with lenses up to 35mm (with the sun partially hidden behind something).
With the full sun in the frame superwides like the famous 20/3.5 or the fisheyes work best (at smaller apertures, of course).
This evening I've tried the 180/2.8ED. To my surprise it was easy as well, with the same cheap trick: the sun should be partially hidden behind branches, trees or something else.
Unfortunately this doesn't work at short ranges, so I've tried to create an out-of-focus sunburst behind something worth a picture.
Here's a quick shot from this evening, not a really good picture, just an example to illustrate my experiment:

just a sunburst-test von georgsfoto auf Flickr
Nikon D700, onboard-flash at maximum power to act as fill, Ais 180/2.8ED at f/11, cropped a wee bit
Usually I would give a shot like this a hefty SEP-treatment, this is just the Fuji-Acros-preset and a mix of blue-and green-filter, no structures-filter applied.




This is stunning!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2471
Country: Brazil

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Wonderful pictures everyone
Have just taken pictures with my zeiss lenses the recent past
so don't have much new


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 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Magical flowers Ronny.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2471
Country: Brazil

MDoc9523 wrote:
Here's a couple of flower shots along with a bird offering I used the 300mm 4.5 EDIF on them all, however the flower shots I added a 36mm Vivitar tube




Nice! loved the flowers too, specially the second one.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 3944
Country: South Africa

Foggy14 wrote:
Thanks guys. Yes the eye surgery went well and I'm looking forward to having the exercise restrictions lifted so I can get back to some photo hiking.



Glad to hear that - does that mean "Foggy" is a thing of the past?



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4613
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
Foggy14 wrote:
Thanks guys. Yes the eye surgery went well and I'm looking forward to having the exercise restrictions lifted so I can get back to some photo hiking.



Glad to hear that - does that mean "Foggy" is a thing of the past?

+1 right on!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2471
Country: Brazil

georgms wrote:
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.



Kodak TMax100-preset in NIK SEP


Loved both versions, but IMHO the grain is more pleasant in the B&W version.



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