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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9021
Country: United States

One last image of the train depot. For now!


Staunton Depot/50-135/3.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4894
Country: United States

WOW leighton I see you saved the best for last! That shot is amazing. You show almost the whole platform in one terrific shot!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3301
Country: Germany

Leighton, I really like the "depth" of your latest depot-image. Very nice B&W too

Chin, very nice shot of the smartphone-photographer! Dark maroon and gold are a nice contrast to his jacket.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: United States

Chin, nice story and images of the luxury train. I am surprised the logo is in English.

Georg, great trains and churches. You are rocking! The farmland shot is very nice.

Don, another great book cover image. Very moody.

Leighton, I like the first station shot. Amtrak does not use that line much anymore. Many years ago it was the passenger main for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. EDIT: After I posted this, you had put up another image from the station platform. Very very nice!

Ray, very nice work with the high ISO.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4894
Country: United States

Thank you Chin I had to look back at my setting and I did add a little noise reduction in that photo in the color and contrast. I really like the photo of the guy taking a photo
Thanks Leighton I think we both made the right decision in choosing the D600
Georg I really like the lighting as well as the grain
Thank you Scott



Jeephoto
Registered: Mar 12, 2013
Total Posts: 53
Country: United States

D7000, Nikkor 105 2.5 Ai-S, 1/60 @ 4.0, North-facing window light.



Larry



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4894
Country: United States

Beautiful cat and photo Larry!



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 2695
Country: Australia

Had a weekend away for my birthday, 3 nights in a lodge in the rainforest.

Here are some macros - d800e, 105/2.8 ais micro + PN-11 to get to 1:1. Some cropping involved, sometimes a lot of cropping involved as some of these are tiny insects ie 2mm long !



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 836
Country: Switzerland

Zichar wrote:
We've come so far for camera technology. Maybe I shouldn't buy anymore stuff...


+1. I've decided I'll ignore the Df, D800E, etc, for the foreseeable future, until something critical dies in the D700. I'm only at ~40k shutter clicks, so statistically speaking, I have a long way to go.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4894
Country: United States

philipj wrote:
Zichar wrote:
We've come so far for camera technology. Maybe I shouldn't buy anymore stuff...


+1. I've decided I'll ignore the Df, D800E, etc, for the foreseeable future, until something critical dies in the D700. I'm only at ~40k shutter clicks, so statistically speaking, I have a long way to go.


As they say "there's always something better coming down the pike"



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9021
Country: United States

Thank you Ray, Georg and Scott for the comments.

Larry - Nice shot with a GREAT lens!

Andy - Fantastic Macros! That last one is a killer shot.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9021
Country: United States

Some shots from the barn this morning. We went to do chores this morning and there in the middle of the barn was the first lamb of the season. It's always nice when you go to the barn and they're already standing and cleaned off with a full belly.


First Lamb/50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


The iodine on Barbara's hand is from dipping the lamb's umbilical cord. We do this to help dry it up fast so it doesn't get infected.


Lamb Maintenance/50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


Just a ewe wondering what's going on. I love the look from this lens at f2.


Sheep/50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 932
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
One last image of the train depot. For now!


Staunton Depot/50-135/3.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


What a terrific photograph of a very interesting subject. I can't recall seeing another train station on a curve. Really nice Leighton!



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 426
Country: United States

Lovely train, night shots, and animals! Not much along those lines here, but we do have doors!
D800 45PC-E @ f/5.6





I like the way the sun gets into places normally in shadow this time of year.
-Jay-


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9021
Country: United States

Thanks Jeff and Jay.

Jay, you can't go wrong with a good door shot!



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 426
Country: United States

Thanks Leighton!

Fence Post





D800 85mm f/1.4 wide open


MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4894
Country: United States

Leighton I'll bet you are glad that you kept your 50mm 1.2 it really shines!
Jay great shots especially the 85mm 1.4
BTW did you get your 45PC-E fixed?



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 426
Country: United States

I just received my 24mm PC-E back from repair. I had the tilt rotated 90 deg. while it was in the shop so it will behave differently.
I wonder how a long focal length PC lens would handle? I suppose you would use the focal plane control to advantage but wouldn't get as much perspective control as you would with shorter focal lengths.

Here's another wide open 85mm. I have to really work at getting used to this focal length!





-Jay-


Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3481
Country: Singapore

Thanks everyone.
Scott: I remember reading a paper on wealth distribution in the prefectures in relation to their distance from Tokyo.
Kyushu and Okinawa at the far end south have some of the poorest prefectures.
The train was built to attract tourists, local and more so foreign. If you’re a visitor from abroad, you actually have priority in booking the seats.
In a rare move, the company also invited foreign media to cover the opening and maiden voyage (or so I gathered from the numerous English travel and business portal articles online).



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3481
Country: Singapore

Leighton: That’s really cool, thanks for sharing especially since it reminded me of stories my dad used to tell me.
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this but my dad got retrenched in the late 90s Asian financial crisis.
He was in the same bank since he was 18, and I guess it meant a lot for him – the routine, the camaraderie, the sense of purpose, providing for the family

It was odd adjusting to him being at home days, and he was always restless, unsure of what to do
Ended up mostly sleeping and reading, an entirely unhealthy habit to be on; he became a shadow of the man he used to be, less confident and recluse
He was ‘saved’ by an old bank client, who bought up tracts of land at the nearby limestone hills and decided to start a farm, gathering up old friends who were willing to help

Think millionaire retiree astride a horse with shotgun on the saddle (for monkeys, squirrels and monitor lizards), wearing a stetson, dogs by his side, and the ubiquitous silver flask of whisky (!) - I think he’d fancy himself a modern day cowboy.
He’d grow anything you’d suggest him to, rear whatever he fancies, learning from books or advice from the local agriculture and livestock council.

Sheep were a favorite (huge demand during the Muslim celebrations) and my dad would tell me of hours spent climbing the mountains to look for that odd one who missed morning roll call. Not particularly bright they are, going all the way up and then not knowing how to come down again, legs trapped in goodness knows what crevice.

He’d tell us at the dinner table of helping birth the young; I can almost remember his laughter and his eyes growing large, when he remarked, ‘I couldn’t imagine the legs of that creature within the womb when they came out!’ His friend reading off the book with a torchlight, him with his hands dirty.
He put in a lot of effort there, came home sweaty and dirty in the evening but he loved every minute of it



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