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

Kevin I love the shot of the Chancellor of the college. Very nicely done!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
Recently at the college I work at, we celebrated convocation. The school has a photographer, but I asked if they could use one more. They said yes! The campus guy wasn't really into the event, I saw him sitting half the time and he got VERY frustrated when the chancellor decided to leave the stage and the lit areas to walk among the staff. I was frustrated too, but I didn't curse like he did. The guy was a jerk and from my vantage point, I could see all the shots he took as he scrolled through... Campus didn't get what they paid for.

Anyhoo! I almost exclusively used my Nikkor-Q 135/2.8. I love the lens, just haven't really had an opportunity to really learn it. Nearly every shot is at ISO4000. Also, the light on stage was a mix of white and red light, so post work was tough (I didn't have my flash with me).

My artistic shot of the day.


_DSC0148 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


All of them are nice Kevin, But I like this one the best. I hope you were shooting raw.


Always shoot RAW. This shot is wide open from about 23 feet. I loved the way the light and shadows fell. Didn't get any shots of the girl though, she was behind a computer the whole time.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States


leighton w wrote:
kwoodard wrote:

All of them are nice Kevin, But I like this one the best. I hope you were shooting raw.


Always shoot RAW. This shot is wide open from about 23 feet. I loved the way the light and shadows fell. Didn't get any shots of the girl though, she was behind a computer the whole time.


Good man, I bet that saved your not-so-good lighting situation.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Kevin I love the shot of the Chancellor of the college. Very nicely done!


Thanks! He kept walking through a miss aimed light so I kept waiting for the moment. The staff photog was so mad when the chancellor left the stage, cursing under his breath. I saw many of his shots...journalistic at best. Made me feel bad, why I took so many shots (400+).



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

135mm f2.0 @2.8












135mm with PK-13






kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:

leighton w wrote:
kwoodard wrote:

All of them are nice Kevin, But I like this one the best. I hope you were shooting raw.


Always shoot RAW. This shot is wide open from about 23 feet. I loved the way the light and shadows fell. Didn't get any shots of the girl though, she was behind a computer the whole time.


Good man, I bet that saved your not-so-good lighting situation.


Yes it sure did. I do RAW+JPEG just in case I need something fast. That was the worst light I have ever shot with. 4 different gelled lights and fluorescent overhead. Wish I had my flash...



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

I haven't open the garage door for a couple of months now. I just opened it up today trying to clean it up...not going to happen.

105mm f2.8 AIS Micro. (cropped)







leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
135mm f2.0 @2.8












135mm with PK-13






Just plain beautiful!


Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1472
Country: United States

Great photos this week. Thanks Jose, Leighton, Georg and Ray for the kind comments on the desert landscape.

Jose, beautiful shots from your office window. I'd post a few from mine, but they wouldn't be quite as impressive.

Leighton, great shots of the kitten and cake. You're hitting the radial filter shots out of the park. Wonderful fog photos. Great respect for your move to the farm!

Kevin, great dog! The eyes make the image. Super bokeh with the 50/1.8.

Georg, beautiful apple harvest portraits and I really like the framing of your "remains of a jetty" shot. Love the wild bokeh shots with the 35/1.4.

Curtis, excellent b&w portrait of your friend. Love the Point Reyes and Vendata shots, especially the one of the tree-lined lane. Lovely flowers!

Peter in Madison, great job with your Sierra shooting. Really nice.

Peter in SA, glad to hear you're having a great time in my old Philly stomping grounds.

Ray, you've taken some stunning shots at the Circle B Reserve. It looks like the tripod is a great tool for you. Congrats on your Frans Lanting 180/2.8. It looks like there's magic in that lens!

JD, very nice b&w street shots.

Scott, love your freight train images and the foggy landscapes.

Steve, great Copperhead shot. I would have wanted a 500mm for that guy.

John, very nice shots from the San Juans.

Steve, great colors from Manchester. Love the birds.

Chin, "mountivelei" is gorgeous!

Philippe, as a history buff, I got chills looking at your Pointe du Hoc and Airborne images. Well done!

Dean, very nice b&w's from the Pantheon.

Tom, love the Shanghai "Central Perk" and night shots.

Chuong, very cool shots of the "red light bulbs" with your 105/2.8.

Peter in LA, very nice film-like sets. I really like the portrait of the little girl.

Welcome David, very nice one with your 50/1.8E.

Ronny, amazing flowers and butterflies.

tzic, cool b&w conversion of your 28/2.8 shot.

Sam, love "Texas wheat" on Velvia!

Ron, congrats on your 600mm.

Rafael, beautiful dancers and a very cool self portrait.

Eric, nice job capturing Flipper!

Samy, beautiful shots from Florida.

Americo, I really like the look of your flower image taken with the 28/2.8.

Congrats Philip!!!

Tony, I enjoyed seeing your Philadelphia images and really like the framing of the last City Hall shot. Go Flyers!

Bert, "first light" is a terrific shot.

Larry, congrats on the 28/2.8. It's a wonderful lens. I really like your "Urban abstract."

John, great ants!

Sorry for the length of the post. I probably got five pages behind while I was typing this.



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

Zichar wrote:
I just got in from my flight, I shudder to think of the pages that have whooshed past since Thurs morning!

I had almost wanted to update Tom; by Fri night, I had only taken 15 shots. 'Challenge failed' I wanted to say. Then in a flurry, the locality changed, and the muse struck. A roll in 5 hrs when the previous had taken 7 months. Now I need to figure out how to get them processed.




Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1472
Country: United States

My in-laws, who were in town recently for a visit, love the outdoors and hiking. Steep trails aren't in the picture these days, but we did get out on a flat trail in a nearby reserve for a nice walk and they really enjoyed it.

I messed-up the ISO on the second shot, but the D800's ability to shoot at 1/8000s saved the day.




Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 1543
Country: United Kingdom

Here you go Bert

I knew I'd find it if I looked hard enough.

February 2002 17 Mile Drive out of Monterey

Taken using Kodak DCS660 (Nikon F5) plus 25-50mm f4 @ f11 at 35mm ISO200 1/320th

Happy days

Steve



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Foggy14 wrote:
My in-laws, who were in town recently for a visit, love the outdoors and hiking. Steep trails aren't in the picture these days, but we did get out on a flat trail in a nearby reserve for a nice walk and they really enjoyed it.

I messed-up the ISO on the second shot, but the D800's ability to shoot at 1/8000s saved the day.









Jeff, thank you.
I really like this one simply because of your MIL's hand on her husband. I'm glad you caught that.

I see we share the same taste in hats as well!


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

Thank you Jeff. Love all of the detail in your first B&W and the DOF in the second. Very nicely done!
Beautiful flower shots Chuong - so sharp and detailed!



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

So bored tonight that I am doing Google searches on items I do not want just to see the ads on fredmiranda change



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

Stokesey wrote:
Here you go Bert

I knew I'd find it if I looked hard enough.

February 2002 17 Mile Drive out of Monterey

Taken using Kodak DCS660 (Nikon F5) plus 25-50mm f4 @ f11 at 35mm ISO200 1/320th

Happy days

Steve


Very nice, looks like the tree was in a bit better shape then.

Bert



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

leighton w wrote:
raboof wrote:
135mm f2.0 @2.8












135mm with PK-13






Just plain beautiful!
+1 gorgeous shots.

Bert


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

A few from the front yard with the 50mm F1.8 Ai s

Bert



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 442
Country: Netherlands

Getting into fillm lately, this is my grandson getting a bite of his grandmother.


Portra400-0020 by Apapa56, on Flickr

Nikon FM3a, Nikkor 50mm/2.0, Kodak Portra 400 at 320iso, Nikon Coolscan 5000ED, Vuescan and Photoshop with Colorperfect plugin.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

Thanks Leighton, Ray, and Bert.
Some more with the 135mm f2.0 @f2.8












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