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Ken Hill
Registered: Jul 28, 2013
Total Posts: 1118
Country: United States

Reagan - Don't drive by Lakeland without stopping. I really like the shots you posted with the D7100. You are absolutely right about the color blue and the lenses rendering the natural color of the ocean.

Ray - The hat on the chair is art!! I attached a few taken earlier today with the 50 1.2 taken at Streamsong in southern Polk County. It is amazing what they've done with the old phosphate mining operation, turning it in to two championship golf courses, reclaiming the land. The tailings appear to be dunes and the land looks more like the high desert in some places than former Florida marsh. There are plenty of our gator friends about.

The bird and the gator were taken with my beat up 180 2.8 ED with the TC200 attached for 360mm. The EXIF was wrong on the gator so its not attached. There was very little shooting time with the gator because it was cold and finding no sunlight to warm up he'll be spending time in his mud hole cuddled up! I think the leaf was a by product of that and not a fashion statement!



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

Samy you need a 20mm UD


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 ud nikon F2 taken D3 35mm 1.4 ais by Rafael CA, on Flickr


It is a treasure of a lens!


Objects of quality by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Or a 35mm 1.4 (not mine)


NIKKOR-N 35 f/1.4 by HotDuckZ, on Flickr



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4682
Country: United States

Rafael...drool!



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

One Bird of paradise in the sun with 5cm S 2.0 and another in the shade with 5.8cm 1.4, both at full aperture.


nikon nikkor 5cm S 2.0 D3 SWAMIs Bird of paradise by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 5.8cm 1.4 D3 Bird of paradise by Rafael CA, on Flickr



rick2906
Registered: Jan 04, 2013
Total Posts: 1374
Country: Canada

Rafael, really nice! I like the one in the sun more because of the highlights but the one in the shade has more vibrant colors



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8409
Country: United States

What has Curtis been up to lately?



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

Reagan wrote:

Phillipe used to take photos of some beautiful French women but he doesn't think of me anymore



Reagan


That's not true!
I always think of you when I'm taking picture because you're THE Master of women shots and something like a father for me about that topic. Do you know that your picture page 1093 post#2 is pinned up on the wall of my desk ? -)



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2444
Country: Romania

mp356 wrote:
Reagan wrote:
Hey Ray, I was in Lakeland the other day on my way to Tampa and thought of you

Reagan

I think of how Laura, Rinie,Gregory,Alan,Tony and Brad aren't around anymore. Leo must be big now
Almost forgot Monty

Reagan


Ben, Mahai, Curtis, and others too.........


Is someone calling my name?



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

I think Ben's moved on to Leica (and maybe Zeiss?) I think Mihai may also be using other equipment?

Tony from the neighborhood hasn't posted in a while. Laura I come across in the AF version of this thread. Monty still has his street images on Flickr.

Curtis' sabbaticals have been longer and longer. Alan probably got busier?

mp356 wrote:
Reagan wrote:
Hey Ray, I was in Lakeland the other day on my way to Tampa and thought of you

Reagan

I think of how Laura, Rinie,Gregory,Alan,Tony and Brad aren't around anymore. Leo must be big now
Almost forgot Monty

Reagan


Ben, Mahai, Curtis, and others too.........



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Wonderful!

rafaelcasd wrote:
One Bird of paradise in the sun with 5cm S 2.0 and another in the shade with 5.8cm 1.4, both at full aperture.


nikon nikkor 5cm S 2.0 D3 SWAMIs Bird of paradise by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 5.8cm 1.4 D3 Bird of paradise by Rafael CA, on Flickr



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

At least one of the thread alumni piped up

Mishu01 wrote:
mp356 wrote:
Reagan wrote:
Hey Ray, I was in Lakeland the other day on my way to Tampa and thought of you

Reagan

I think of how Laura, Rinie,Gregory,Alan,Tony and Brad aren't around anymore. Leo must be big now
Almost forgot Monty

Reagan


Ben, Mahai, Curtis, and others too.........


Is someone calling my name?



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Got me looking back at those pages, it was about the time I got hooked onto the thread.

There were also other folks, Tony from California (kingsfreak), Chris Dees. And Leighton drooling over a 135 f2

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Reagan wrote:

Phillipe used to take photos of some beautiful French women but he doesn't think of me anymore



Reagan


That's not true!
I always think of you when I'm taking picture because you're THE Master of women shots and something like a father for me about that topic. Do you know that your picture page 1093 post#2 is pinned up on the wall of my desk ? -)



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

mp356 wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
You know what I like about this thread? I like when we as shooters are out and about and we think about a member here when we take a shot. Many of us like a good rust shot, Leighton has his doors, Curtis has his Golden Gate shots... Kind of a special deal we have going on over here.



Can't agree more Kevin. I often think of the talented photographers on this thread when I am out shooting. Their likes and passions. How would they see what I am seeing. What a motivation and inspiration it is at times. Then you come across a scene that you know will just be right for someone in the group.


+100



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4619
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Reagan wrote:

Phillipe used to take photos of some beautiful French women but he doesn't think of me anymore



Reagan


That's not true!
I always think of you when I'm taking picture because you're THE Master of women shots and something like a father for me about that topic. Do you know that your picture page 1093 post#2 is pinned up on the wall of my desk ? -)


Yes, I remember that one
I miss her

Reagan



tzic
Registered: Jul 01, 2013
Total Posts: 106
Country: Greece

Great shots everyone! Thank you all for the nice comments

- Scott wood shadows on wood and abandoned grainery shots are beautiful and the b&w conversion also very good
- Georg the bokeh shoot is very good led me to your flickr pool. Lots of nice shots there too!
- Sammy nice crisp images from Baltimore cemetery, school and churces with the 20 3.5 UD POV andf perspective are ideal in all these shots... Looks like there is no distortion with this lens. Did you fix it in post? Started following you on flickr.
- Larry nice motorcycle shot, I miss my bike. Your next photo "the lovers" is amazing
- Eric nice helmet!
- Chin, the stories add so much to your pictures...
- Peter very nice flower shots

I have to stop here at page 3504, I have to get back to work!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

rafaelcasd wrote:
Samy you need a 20mm UD


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 ud nikon F2 taken D3 35mm 1.4 ais by Rafael CA, on Flickr


It is a treasure of a lens!


Objects of quality by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Or a 35mm 1.4 (not mine)


NIKKOR-N 35 f/1.4 by HotDuckZ, on Flickr



Samy, why not buying both lenses?



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

Reagan wrote:

We were all supposed to meet at Maggie's Farm one summer
I mean Leighton's and Barbara's Farm but that crapped out



Reagan


We can try again.



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

jhinkey wrote:
What has Curtis been up to lately?


We had a nice chat via Skype around two weeks ago. He sends his love. He's been doing a lot of reading and writing. And his work with http://livingdying.org/ keeps him extremely busy. He'll be back once the Spring flowers make an appearance!



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

leighton w wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
What has Curtis been up to lately?


We had a nice chat via Skype around two weeks ago. He sends his love. He's been doing a lot of reading and writing. And his work with http://livingdying.org/ keeps him extremely busy. He'll be back once the Spring flowers make an appearance!


Thanks for sharing, Leighton! Yeah, the Spring-flowers will turn his focus on this/his thread again ;-)



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

Andy, the Ginger-shot is my fav from your latest set for it's colors and selective DoF.

Rafael, both "Bird of paradise"-shots are beautifully done. I like the rendering of the old Nikkor's a lot. The first 20/3.5UD-portrait is very cool - love the 35/1.4's glow.

Ken, nice set! The big croc seems to act like a wave-breaker - the lee-side looks calm compared to the windwards-side ;-)

Reagan, the jetty-memorial is a nice catch to keep the fishermen-terminology.



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