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

Here is a shot taken while boating on the Baltic Sea (vacation is over a couple of days and I already need another one). A very similar image, taken a few seconds after this one, found it's way to this wonderful thread already. I think I prefer the color shot over the in-camera-B&W-conversion posted two weeks or so back.


ferry to Poland von georgsfoto auf Flickr
Ferry to Poland, taken south of Southern Sweden, D3s, PC 85/2.8D (neither shift nor tilt applied)



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Samy great job with the 400mm on our Florida birds and architecture






Steve terrific shot and I can't wait to see your film photos

Scott this one beautiful






Ben I love this set

Leighton I think you really need a fisheye
and this one is fantastic






Buddy great work with the tubes







MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Country: United States

Some fun with the 16mm 3.5 and my trusty tripod





stedge
Registered: Jul 14, 2006
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Country: United States

Samy, great shot of the gent fishing! What a peaceful time.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Country: United States

Thanks folks for the comments on the recent photos. Ray, I took one look at the fisheye picture with palm trees and knew it had to be you with the 16 fisheye! Very nice.

Back to Florida with some more from the trip. These four are from a trip down the Intracoastal waterway from Delray Beach down to just south of Boca Raton. Lots of rich and famous live on the blue water, here's a few of the properties. All with the 85 1.8 HC.




























saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Well that's what you do when you live in one of those mansions. 400 5.6 ED AIS






And of course he might own this yacht, also with the 400 5.6 ED AIS






Going home - 400 5.6 also.









saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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And a little different view. This is in Boca Raton, the road is exquisitely lined up with banyan trees. I would have liked a bit more than the 5 minutes I had to take this shot, and would have preferred different light (although I like the shadows on the road). Now that I look at it, I think I would have also tried crossing the road to get more of an angled view. Taken with the 35 1.4 N.







saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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A little side note on those 5 minutes. I was just to the left of the median in the road. Every so often there were cars that showed up in the viewfinder, and I would jump back onto the median



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Country: Germany

Ray and Samy - thanks for sharing your pictorial insights about the Sunshine-State.

Samy, that "Sexy"-yacht looks pretty fast, the Dutch-built vessel I was boating with had just 62 horsepowers for well over 10 tons of steel, which means a very sloooow ride ;-)



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Country: United States

Superb shot Ben! Didn't take much time for you to be wide awake

rattymouse wrote:
bruni wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
bruni wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Thanks a lot everyone for nice comments on my b/w picture, much appreciated !

Roberto, I'm with Georg, the gallery image is very cool!
Leighton, great light indeed !
Georg, aaahhh the famous "Smarties", nice memories.... and nicely done pic!



Phillippe - loved the B&Ws - the glacier and the reeds - something different from you, but excellent as usual.

Curtis - can't believe you bought the 20 f3.5UD - although I don't know why I'm surprised. I posted hundreds of shots with that lens but you never offered to buy mine??!! am I meant to be insulted?!

ben


Definitely your work added to my MFNAS tingling but I've not known you to sell lenses while Chuong has definitely churned his kit a bit. It was an idle comment I made some time ago without honestly expecting the lens would come my way. And, of course, there is always the other question... whether your 20 has the AI kit or your camera technician took out his hacksaw... You know I'm a snob about such things...

Nice to see you on the board Ben. Perhaps with spring around the corner you'll feel inclined to head out with some of your Nikon gear... Stay dry and warm...


ha ha Curtis I just wanted to get a rise out of you - so thanks for taking the bait. Yes, I know you're snobbish about your conversions.

I did go out this morning. Work has settled down and I hope to get back to the important things in life. I'm lugging the zeiss 135 mm with me everywhere - but in the end it's the 55mm I feel more comfortable with.

ben


nikon 55mm f1.2 SC by benmorgan28, on Flickr


The color in this shot is just beautiful.





bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

georgms wrote:
Here is a shot taken while boating on the Baltic Sea (vacation is over a couple of days and I already need another one). A very similar image, taken a few seconds after this one, found it's way to this wonderful thread already. I think I prefer the color shot over the in-camera-B&W-conversion posted two weeks or so bacher shift nor tilt applied)


Love this Georg......what a clever composition
Ben



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

Thank you, Ben, I'm glad you like it. I'm getting more and more eccentric lately ;-)



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Country: United States

Georg, I was just going to say I really liked the composition, eccentric or not, of the ship at the Baltic Sea. I was in fact trying to find it in the last couple pages, but Ben found it first.

This one below is just plain dull composition, but I rushed to get the image with the phrase "Freighters passing in the night" running through my head. It wasn't quite night though, about 7.30 in the evening. I managed to get the 400 5.6 on the camera quick enough to get the image - those huge ships were moving rather fast.









saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Country: United States

And finally for today, some flowers with the 400 5.6 ED AIS.







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

rattymouse wrote:


nikon 55mm f1.2 SC by benmorgan28, on Flickr


The color in this shot is just beautiful.




+1 Ben. Wonderful colors and sharpness in this image. Good to see you back on the thread. Somebody has to keep Curtis in line.



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

georgms wrote:
Here is a shot taken while boating on the Baltic Sea (vacation is over a couple of days and I already need another one). A very similar image, taken a few seconds after this one, found it's way to this wonderful thread already. I think I prefer the color shot over the in-camera-B&W-conversion posted two weeks or so back.


ferry to Poland von georgsfoto auf Flickr
Ferry to Poland, taken south of Southern Sweden, D3s, PC 85/2.8D (neither shift nor tilt applied)


Thank you for the comment Georg. I really like this one of yours. The ship looks so dwarfed.



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

leighton w wrote:
saph wrote:
A few with the 400 5.6 ED AIS and last one with the 85 1.8 HC.

Leighton fishing..







I wish! Great set Samy.


Lets see, Leighton fishin', Barbara workin'. Nice series Samy.


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

Lieutenant Z wrote:
bruni wrote:

nikon 55mm f1.2 SC by benmorgan28, on Flickr



Hey folks, good news, Ben has come out of hibernation !
That last shot is typically Ben's style, gorgeous!


+1, love this shot Ben!



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

MDoc9523 wrote:
Some fun with the 16mm 3.5 and my trusty tripod



Nice one Ray. The 16 3.5 never disappoints. Thank you for the comment on the flowers.
Scott



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

That's right - the 16/3.5 NEVER disappoints, only the person behind the camera does by putting feet, fingers, arms in the frame, forgetting to clean the front element and/or forgetting to focus it (yes a fisheye needs to always be optimally focused contrary to popular belief). I done all of those . . .

Here's a few non-disappointments from last weekend using the 16/3.5 to make some panoramas:



















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