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georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3515
Country: Germany

James, thank you!
SEP or SEP2 is a shortcut for SilverEfexPro (Version2). Love this software, the image above was processed with the quite natural (=film-like) looking "Push +1.5"-preset (tweaked a bit).

Samy, wow, your cat is way more scary than the beast from South Africa



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13596
Country: United States

Silver Efex Pro 2 is definitely a useful tool for converting color to black and white. The treatment options are quite daunting, however, since so much control is available. Here is a shot I took this morning of a California live oak on a hillside near where I live. This was shot with the 24 f/2.8 N.C. AI'd... a beautiful little lens.


And here is a closer shot taken with the 105 f/2.5 P AI'd, also converted with SEP 2.


After all that hard work I had to stop at a local coffee shop for a jolt of caffeine... Shot with the 24.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13596
Country: United States

Love your latest Georg. That is a perfect example of using the mundane elements of life and creating something mesmerizing. Of course, one must be able to SEE the possibilities before the process begins. Only then can you capture the shot. Very nicely done.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7893
Country: United States

You could try the assignments here as well, as inspiration, even if you don't wind up entering. I'm less in a funk than pressed for time at the moment, busy busy with A&P and aiming to keep that GPA high...

kwoodard wrote:
I am in a photo-funk. I am not wanting to shoot at all these last few weeks. I am going on a mini vacation starting Thursday, plan to bring my kit with me, but at the same time, I have little desire to shoot. What do you all do when you are in a photo-funk?



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7893
Country: United States

If you have a soldering iron, try holding it on the stuck screw to warm up the screw, then see if it'll unstick itself as it cools off

kwoodard wrote:
leighton w wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
I am in a photo-funk. I am not wanting to shoot at all these last few weeks. I am going on a mini vacation starting Thursday, plan to bring my kit with me, but at the same time, I have little desire to shoot. What do you all do when you are in a photo-funk?


There's a couple of things you could try. One thing to do is see what the weekly assignment is and try to capture an image that fits. Another is to pick one theme like texture for instance and shoot nothing but subjects that goes with the theme. I usually get in to a funk during Winter when it's cold and there's not much color outside. I would think your impending vacation would snap you out of it, as it's always good to go somewhere you haven't been to get inspiration to shoot. Good luck!


That is what I am hoping for. Going down to southern California for a few days to spend time with my wifes family. My wife wants to make a trip to the beach and maybe San Diego.

I need to clean all my lenses, they are filthy. I hope to be able to finish repairing my Series E 100/2.8 tomorrow too. Have to get a pesky stuck screw out. The head snapped off of it nice and flush with the aluminum frame. I have a slightly smaller yet stronger screw that I am going to JBWeld to the remaining stub of screw, let it cure, then hit the threads with a drop of acetone to break up any thread lock, then a penetrating oil to loosen it up further. Once that is done, grease the helicoil and reassemble. I have a donor lens that I am going to try and pull off some of the nicer screws and replace them messed up ones on the other lens. It looks like someone attempted a repair before, but when they couldn't get passed the stuck screws, they gave up. The lens looks to be in new condition, I am thinking it sat on a display shelf or in a bag for so long that the stock grease totally evaporated and the gummy mess that is left over is binding up the focus.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7893
Country: United States

Wow Ronny, very nice bugs!

Ronny _Olsson wrote:

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7893
Country: United States

Thanks Ray. As you saw the reason I did this, it's more a labor of love, so to speak, since I'll most likely never meet these families, but my own curiosity when trying to make this decision and being frustrated with the paper version led me to create this. Other taking a trip to Arlington, it make take me a while to get most of them.

MDoc9523 wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
I reshot these all this past weekend, plus a few new ones.

http://nightowldesigns.zenfolio.com/va_headstones

D3 and 105 f/2.5 at 2.5


What a wonderful project Laura!!!
Ronny what amazing work you are doing with tubes!!!



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4445
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
I knew I needed to slow down Cognac :




Very nice Philippe. Like the angle of view.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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Country: United States

Oosty wrote:

Leighton and Scott - love the interaction. Don't believe that Leighton actually snatched the bag out of Barbara's hands for the shot! How low can you go?


Peter, how did you know. He had me take this shot numerous times until it was just right.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4445
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Here are a few shots from our beach "vacation-get-away" Lido Beach in Sarasota, Florida. The first was taken with the 24mm 2.8 AIS on a tripod. 5 secs at 2.8. The next two were taken with the 35mm 1.4 AIS




Ray, I like this one very much. Nice colors.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4445
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
georgms wrote:

too much coffee in the morning von georgsfoto auf Flickr

Ai'd Nikkor UD-Auto 20/3.5 at full aperture


Georg, I am on my 7th or 8th mug of coffee for the day and just looking at this gives me a spinning headache


Very nice Georg. Love the sparkle and detail.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4445
Country: United States

The southwestern part of Virginia is very picturesque. Leighton lives in a beautiful state. These are some barn images all captured with the 50 1.4 SC. Any comments and critique are welcomed. The barn with the wood rail fence was shot directly into harsh light as an experiment. The metal roof was extremely bright. The one with the yellow flowers in the foreground I could not decide if I preferred the flowers in or out of focus.
Scott



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6218
Country: United States

Nice Scott!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6218
Country: United States

Been pretty busy with work and managing out bathroom remodel. The young guy doing it has done a great job so far.
Should be mostly done by the end of next week!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6218
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


These are fantastic Ronny!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6218
Country: United States

MarkdV wrote:
Ray, amazing set. Georg, love the rope swing series.

One from Poznan in poland, just saw it and thought I'd share, when photographers and chefs meet


Does that mean that when the food comes out you can't tell what it is because it's all blurry?



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4445
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
Been pretty busy with work and managing out bathroom remodel. The young guy doing it has done a great job so far.
Should be mostly done by the end of next week!



John, you had better have him put a straightedge on that door frame. It looks a bit bowed.
Thanks for the comment.
Scott



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6218
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
Been pretty busy with work and managing out bathroom remodel. The young guy doing it has done a great job so far.
Should be mostly done by the end of next week!



John, you had better have him put a straightedge on that door frame. It looks a bit bowed.
Thanks for the comment.
Scott


It's a vintage 1929 house so nothing is level or straight . . .



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 3121
Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:
If you have a soldering iron, try holding it on the stuck screw to warm up the screw, then see if it'll unstick itself as it cools off

kwoodard wrote:
leighton w wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
I am in a photo-funk. I am not wanting to shoot at all these last few weeks. I am going on a mini vacation starting Thursday, plan to bring my kit with me, but at the same time, I have little desire to shoot. What do you all do when you are in a photo-funk?


There's a couple of things you could try. One thing to do is see what the weekly assignment is and try to capture an image that fits. Another is to pick one theme like texture for instance and shoot nothing but subjects that goes with the theme. I usually get in to a funk during Winter when it's cold and there's not much color outside. I would think your impending vacation would snap you out of it, as it's always good to go somewhere you haven't been to get inspiration to shoot. Good luck!


That is what I am hoping for. Going down to southern California for a few days to spend time with my wifes family. My wife wants to make a trip to the beach and maybe San Diego.

I need to clean all my lenses, they are filthy. I hope to be able to finish repairing my Series E 100/2.8 tomorrow too. Have to get a pesky stuck screw out. The head snapped off of it nice and flush with the aluminum frame. I have a slightly smaller yet stronger screw that I am going to JBWeld to the remaining stub of screw, let it cure, then hit the threads with a drop of acetone to break up any thread lock, then a penetrating oil to loosen it up further. Once that is done, grease the helicoil and reassemble. I have a donor lens that I am going to try and pull off some of the nicer screws and replace them messed up ones on the other lens. It looks like someone attempted a repair before, but when they couldn't get passed the stuck screws, they gave up. The lens looks to be in new condition, I am thinking it sat on a display shelf or in a bag for so long that the stock grease totally evaporated and the gummy mess that is left over is binding up the focus.


This was the first thing I tried. The lens body is aluminum and sucked all the heat out of the screw.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6218
Country: United States

Was another beautiful day here in Seattle (don't tell anyone that it doesn't rain here all that much) and had a few hours to get out while the kids were watching a Harry Potter movie and the wife is reading a novel on her tablet.

More to come later this week . . .



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