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adh67
Registered: Mar 23, 2006
Total Posts: 561
Country: United States

Great shots Ray and George.

Bert



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4827
Country: China

saph wrote:


Bumper stickers, soon before I was advised to put the camera away.








Ah, the irony about being told you cannot photograph bumper stickers praising freedom. Amazing.



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4827
Country: China

adh67 wrote:
And I guess another week has passed. I have been able to follow the thread at work during the week, but am not able to post there. I like the camera shots to see the beauty of these film cameraís
There have been many great pictures posted and there are too many too individually mention but my absolute favorites were Joseís bird photos ( simply stunning) Rafaelís black and white car shots and I really liked Johnís hurricane ridge.
As temperatures here in the Californian Central Valley are once again in the triple digits, I decided to stay in and have another crack at the waterdrop photography. All I used was a printed letter size color background, my old sb28 flash and slave trigger on a tripod, my SB600 on camera, a small water bowl and medicine dropper and a remote trigger cord attached to my D300 mounted on tripod with 200mm f4 with PK 12 and PK 13.
Hope you like em.

Bert


Excellent water drop shots Bert!



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4827
Country: China

asiostygius wrote:
Thanks Rafael. I need to experiment more this lens with tubes and/or the 3T+4T together. Your first post was a first class "lens porn"

Chuong, gorgeous capture of your daughter with the UD;

John, very nice unusual perspective/framing with the 16/3.5;

Ratty, great set from Shanghai with the 24/2.


Two more with the 600/5.6 EDIF wide open from yesterday:
This tiny bird (< 10g; < 10cm) apparently is one of the pollinators of the epiphyte Aechmea bromeliifolia.
Some pollen can be noted in the bill:







Bananaquit feeding on nectar of Aechmea bromeliifolia by labecoaves, on Flickr

The Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) feeding on nectar of an epiphyte flower.
D7000 + Nikkor 600mm f/5.6 ais EDIF + tripod, ISO 500, f/5.6 at 1/125s; ~ 75% crop.

Shots taken around 10-12m of distance, but as the bird is tiny, cropping was needed.
The cropping capability of the D7000 is great, I am wondering what about the D7100 24Mpx sensor.


Love this shot! Wonderful to look at these tiny birds feeding.




rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4827
Country: China

The Shanghai Tower, under construction. This will be China's largest building at 2,000 plus feet tall when finished.

24mm and 85mm f/2 AIS lenses, Neopan Acros film.





















CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13177
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
Would you believe Leighton that one of the places we checked out as a possible location for Sue should she leave the Bay Area, is Virginia Beach? I even checked travel directions to Staunton. She concluded that the region was too heavily populated for her so it is off the list. She did ask about where you live and I reported that you actually have WINTER. That was a deal breaker for her... But I wouldn't be surprised if there were a visit to your neighborhood at some time in the future, perhaps as part of a trip to New York where Sue has family and friends. She leaves for Florida this Sunday, but I'm staying home...


Yea, stay away from VB, it's the largest city in VA. I don't blame her about Winter.


Whats wrong with winter?


You'd better feel that way Scott considering you live in a part of the country that has about the worst winter experience of any place in the lower 48. Rochester ranks 11th in average snowfall and 7 of the 10 cities with more snowfall are in New York, not too far from Rochester... I spent the first 27 years of my life in Minnesota so I'm very familiar with both snow and cold. The Twin Cities ranks 57th. Forty-three years on the West Coast have saved me from winter but Sue and I are seriously considering Santa Fe which HAS winter. Its just not the kind of winter that has two feet of snow on the ground for three months. I'll leave that experience to you.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13177
Country: United States

That first shot RM is surreal. It almost looks as if a space age city has been built on the edge of a rather ordinary city. This a a very nice set of images. Love the "weight" and clarity of all three. The sky helps as well. Very sweet.



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4827
Country: China

CGrindahl wrote:
That first shot RM is surreal. It almost looks as if a space age city has been built on the edge of a rather ordinary city. This a a very nice set of images. Love the "weight" and clarity of all three. The sky helps as well. Very sweet.


Thanks. The amazing thing is, that area with all the skyscrapers, was *all* farmland 25 years or so ago. Today it is like Manhattan, but only one generation ago was rural country land.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2345
Country: United States

The 500 F4P has gotten almost no use this summer but today it came out of its case briefly to spy on this rabbit. The rabbit's looking warily at the front element of the 500 peeking out from under the partly open window. at 1/1250s, f/5.6, ISO800.







saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2345
Country: United States

Did Scott really say what's wrong with winter?? After this past winter which didn't seem to end, I am enjoying every bit of the hot humid Maryland July.


CGrindahl wrote:
mp356 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
Would you believe Leighton that one of the places we checked out as a possible location for Sue should she leave the Bay Area, is Virginia Beach? I even checked travel directions to Staunton. She concluded that the region was too heavily populated for her so it is off the list. She did ask about where you live and I reported that you actually have WINTER. That was a deal breaker for her... But I wouldn't be surprised if there were a visit to your neighborhood at some time in the future, perhaps as part of a trip to New York where Sue has family and friends. She leaves for Florida this Sunday, but I'm staying home...


Yea, stay away from VB, it's the largest city in VA. I don't blame her about Winter.


Whats wrong with winter?


You'd better feel that way Scott considering you live in a part of the country that has about the worst winter experience of any place in the lower 48. Rochester ranks 11th in average snowfall and 7 of the 10 cities with more snowfall are in New York, not too far from Rochester... I spent the first 27 years of my life in Minnesota so I'm very familiar with both snow and cold. The Twin Cities ranks 57th. Forty-three years on the West Coast have saved me from winter but Sue and I are seriously considering Santa Fe which HAS winter. Its just not the kind of winter that has two feet of snow on the ground for three months. I'll leave that experience to you.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2345
Country: United States

RM, very nice, especially that last one of the tower through the two older buildings. Development is good for the economy and people's livelihoods, but it sure plays havoc with the serenity.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2345
Country: United States

Bert, very cool work with water droplets!

Eric, nice flowers and the mushroom.

Georg, I too liked the color version of your hometown, and that latest flower with the 45 PCE.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1510
Country: N/A

Thanks Scott and Georg for you comments.



designdog
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 198
Country: United States

RM all three are nice shots, particularly the first. My goal, and I believe it can be done, is to replicate film with my D800 and MF lenses.

I know that shooting film forces you into a certain mindset, etc. Have heard all of that before. Nothing to keep one from forcing that discipline into digital shooting, if it is so important. Or go out with a real small memory card!

If however one shoots film for that "film look" then I believe one can get to it with equipment, processing, and talent.

Anyway, really nice shots...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13177
Country: United States

I just read your bio Chuong and I have to say I'm impressed. I don't know what the draw was about Cincinnati, though i imagine you had family connections that made that a natural landing place. But talk about culture shock coming from a rural setting in what is a rather tropical climate to seasons in Ohio and a metropolitan area. I imagine the more complete story would be filled with challenges. Americas relationship with Vietnam is complex. Of course, you came well after the war ended. A lovely Vietnamese woman has been cutting my hair for 24 years and I've learned a great deal from her about the experience of living with war and then trying to escape the country afterwards. It was especially challenging for those who had assisted Americans during the war.

Lovely seeing your whole family celebrating your son's birthday. And very glad you found your way back to photography and eventually to this thread.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1467
Country: United States

White car, 15mm 3.5


nikon nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais D800 1972 corvette coupe by Rafael CA, on Flickr



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1510
Country: N/A

Thanks Custis. It was a rough road but we made it here and I am thankful. My English is still not good enough to write but I am hoping that my kids will pick up the rest of our stories and share them.

My father paid dearly for the war. Right after the war, they(the commies) took him away from us when I was 15 months old and after 13 years, he came back into our lives and we started it all over. We had two choices(thanks to our former President Reagan). Either stay, or leave the country. We decided to leave and here we are.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13177
Country: United States

For anyone who wants to play with a beautiful old lens, there is a 300 f/4.5 H with the AI conversion kit available on E-Bay for $147.60 that looks to be in pretty nice condition. I love this lens and at that price it is hard to beat...

Nikon 300 f/4.5 H AI'd on E-Bay for $147.60 Buy It Now...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13177
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
Thanks Custis. It was a rough road but we made it here and I am thankful. My English is still not good enough to write but I am hoping that my kids will pick up the rest of our stories and share them.

My father paid dearly for the war. Right after the war, they(the commies) took him away from us when I was 15 months old and after 13 years, he came back into our lives and we started it all over. We had two choices(thanks to our former President Reagan). Either stay, or leave the country. We decided to leave and here we are.



I hope that someone in your family will tell the whole story. The story of that war is not complete without acknowledgement of what families like yours experienced because they supported American efforts. My friend Lan was in the countryside when the Americans decided to leave Vietnam. By the time she got back to Saigon her entire family had left. She lived alone in the family home, a teenage girl. She had to strip things from the home and sell them to feed herself. It was many years before she could leave Vietnam and find her family in this country. Her two sons were born here and have made lives for themselves, as surely your children will do. Hopefully the will carry with pride your family's history.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4333
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Rafael, love your recent work! The cars are fantastic, a joy to look at your pictures. Classic American cars are rare here, but from time to time some strange cars from the times behind the Iron Curtain show up here. A Tatra 603 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatra_603) with it's aircooled V8-engine in the rear is a good example for cars that make my heart go staccato.

Regarding the strange helmet I wear at the mugshot: I had the opportunity to check out a new turntable-ladder of the local fire-brigade. Had to wear a helmet for safety reasons (german laws) before climbing into the basket. Here's a fisheye-view of my hometown from 30 metres up:

D3s, 16/3.5 - I don't like the fisheye's distortion here, but couldn't resist to snap a picture of my beloved hometown


Georg, I like the detail in this image. You live in a very nice place.



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