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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Country: United States

rankamateur wrote:
Just in case you ever wanted to know what a Cicada looks like close up! This poor fella was dug up by one of the ground wasps but he was still moving some. PB-6 Bellow, PK-13 and BR-2A reversing ring with the 55 2.8 Micro


Cicadas...it's what's for dinner! Great shot.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

Nice images everyone.

Georg, like the shipboard handrail. Nice bokeh shapes.

RM (Tom1), nice stone statue at Jing'an Park.

Leighton (Tom2) , the lamb testing looks like a tough assignment. I am still going to call you Leighton. Tom just does not seem right.

Peter, wonderful racing images. Nice compositions and very sharp takes.

Mark, I like the Moorhen image. Nice colors and mood.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
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mp356 wrote:

Leighton (Tom2) , the lamb testing looks like a tough assignment. I am still going to call you Leighton. Tom just does not seem right.


That's probably a good idea. Plus, I like being unique!



Jorge Torralba
Registered: May 16, 2007
Total Posts: 2927
Country: United States

50mm 1.2 again







MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

mp356 wrote:
Nice images everyone.

Mark, I like the Moorhen image. Nice colors and mood.


Thanks Scott.



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
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Country: Poland

Jorge Torralba wrote:
50mm 1.2 again


Very nice one Jorge. Amazing colour with the blue shirt and shell.



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Two different ones for me.

B&W with the 85mm on the London Underground, some tired tourists back off to Heathrow.

Then the 24mm sky with some cloud-to-cloud lightning.



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

Scott, thanks! The bokeh-shape is changing with the amount of tilt - no tilt will produce more rounded highlights.

Jorge, it's always a pleasure to look at your work. Thanks for sharing!

Mark, I like the tube-shot. B&W works really well here.



Two more shots from the Baltic Sea, both in-camera RAW-conversions:



Jorge Torralba
Registered: May 16, 2007
Total Posts: 2927
Country: United States

John,

love the pano of the Olympics. Every time I visit our Seattle office I wish for great weather so I can see them from our window



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 7430
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
The color Tom is incredible. I love these shots, especially the last set with a bit more light. The first shot with the temple surrounded by modern buildings is awesome. The rendering of the sky and clouds is amazing. Unfortunately, the cost of processing and digitizing is prohibitive where I live so I'll have to enjoy the work of the film buffs hanging out on this thread. Keep em coming.


Thank you. I will post more after Flickr's planned maintenance is over. I dont want to put up a post of dead links, should they not work during this outage.

More later...



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
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raboof wrote:
I haven't shot film for years. Tom's images are excellent and I think I am going to give my F2 a roll.


It is VERY weird to go back to shooting film after a long break. Give it some time to get used to the differences. Once you are comfortable, then it will become very enjoyable. My first few rolls back were "traumatic" to say the least!

Shoot a roll of Acros 100 and Provia and prepare to be amazed.



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 7430
Country: United States

rankamateur wrote:
Just in case you ever wanted to know what a Cicada looks like close up! This poor fella was dug up by one of the ground wasps but he was still moving some. PB-6 Bellow, PK-13 and BR-2A reversing ring with the 55 2.8 Micro


Nasty!



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
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I could look at Peter's race car photographs all day long. Outstanding work!

Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend!!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Country: United States

Georg, I really like the first image, reminds me of the White Cliffs of Dover.



jaredvanb
Registered: Jun 29, 2013
Total Posts: 43
Country: South Africa

Wow... I really can't believe how fast this thread moves!!

Peter, I am really loving your Road America photos... Stunning work!

Kudos to everyone else, you guys are sharing some great photos!

On a different note, what is the general consensus regarding the 28mm f/2.8D?

Regards
Jared



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

jaredvanb wrote:

On a different note, what is the general consensus regarding the 28mm f/2.8D?

Regards
Jared


If you mean the AI-s version then it can't be beat, one of the sharpest Nikon's made. If you're talking about the AF version, I have no idea.



jaredvanb
Registered: Jun 29, 2013
Total Posts: 43
Country: South Africa

leighton w wrote:
jaredvanb wrote:

On a different note, what is the general consensus regarding the 28mm f/2.8D?

Regards
Jared


If you mean the AI-s version then it can't be beat, one of the sharpest Nikon's made. If you're talking about the AF version, I have no idea.


I believe I am referring to the AF-D version Tom. I am aware of the AI-s version (which is really the lens I want) but an AF-D might be coming my way for a decent price soon so...



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

pburke wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
rankamateur wrote:
Just in case you ever wanted to know what a Cicada looks like close up! This poor fella was dug up by one of the ground wasps but he was still moving some. PB-6 Bellow, PK-13 and BR-2A reversing ring with the 55 2.8 Micro

This is so cool. I also think this is the first bellows shot in the thread. Should post this in the macro section also. any shot of the whole bug? I have never seen one.


check out this video about the 17-year cicada cycle



Awesome video Peter. I have a vague recollection of knowing this but the video tells the story beautifully. I can't help but wonder whether the cicada Ron photographed was in its hibernation waiting for its climb up the tree. Nature is amazing. Thanks for sharing this.


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

One Tom I can handle, but two is a challenge when you've known one of them for almost three years by another name. Yes, I knew Leighton's first name is Tom and I even called him that from time to time when we exchanged emails. but then I fell back to calling him Leighton simply to keep things straight in my mind. If you don't mind my friend, I'll keep calling your Leighton. I'm having enough change in my life at the moment... Two Peters is enough...



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8403
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Scott, thanks! The bokeh-shape is changing with the amount of tilt - no tilt will produce more rounded highlights.

Jorge, it's always a pleasure to look at your work. Thanks for sharing!

Mark, I like the tube-shot. B&W works really well here.



Two more shots from the Baltic Sea, both in-camera RAW-conversions:

Both are great, but Love the second one Georg.



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