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a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2237
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:








Rafaelcasd, Have you ever posted, or considered posting over here, at the film sub-forum? I would like to see your film work too!
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/658112/999999#lastmessage



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2237
Country: United States

Nikon D700 Nikkor 85mm 1.4 AIS




a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
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same combo as above, Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm 1.4 AIS, handheld!





Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4010
Country: South Africa

Big Appa wrote:
Forget snow, Reagan. I think you'll like a couple of things in this photo.

Ed


Definitely the headlights



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4010
Country: South Africa

cadman342001 wrote:
Not bad Peter, only 1 dust bunny that I can see in that 2nd shot


Thanks for the encouragement



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 682
Country: United Kingdom

Just every now and then we get a train photo.

So I thought why not !!

As Paris has a railway station or two .... then there might be some trains .....

And as I travelled there by rail ... it seemed only natural to take some pix ....

Using the Leighton lens (50-135)

You see how this logic thing works ....

Shame it doesn't work for me .... so my good lady tells me !!!

Steve



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 682
Country: United Kingdom

When you travel in the city of Paris ....

You might find yourself on the Metro ....

All sorts of people use it ....

And you may find some interesting images to snap ... again the 50-135mm

Steve



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2696
Country: United States

When on my honeymoon, my wife and I rode on the bullett train. Amazingly smooth ride considering how fast we were going. I want to say we hovered around 320km/hr. What always startled me was passing another train going just as fast in the opposite direction.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8985
Country: United States

j-photo wrote:
Well, against my better judgment, I listened to you crazy bastards (just joking), and picked up a used 105 f/1.8 AIS. Shot here with the Df.






Joe, after you use this lens and any others you may buy, you'll understand why you bought it and won't question your judgement any more. Very nice opening image BTW.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
Beautiful sunshine today. One from sunset taken with the 180 2.8 Ais. Thanks for looking.
Scott


Beautiful Scott! I love the silhouette of the snow fence.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8985
Country: United States

It's that time of the year, time to work the ground and get ready for planting. We will be planting over 700 broccoli and cabbage plants in it today. Shot with the least used lens in my kit, the 24/2.8.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8985
Country: United States

Stokesey wrote:
When you travel in the city of Paris ....

You might find yourself on the Metro ....

All sorts of people use it ....

And you may find some interesting images to snap ... again the 50-135mm

Steve


Lovely portrait Steve. But on my computer it's a tad over-saturated.



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4367
Country: United States

Jose - great photo of the White-eared Puffbird. It looks amazingly like a bird I saw in Australia called the "Laughing Kookaburra". Do they have similiar calls?


asiostygius wrote:
Thaks everyone for the kind comments.

Curtis & Ronny, very nice flowers, as usual;

Nice to see Rinie coming back;

Mihai, beautifully captured girl;

JD fantastic mockinbird (?);

Georg, loved the "bird" with the 85/1.8 H;

Jay, superb herons with the "crazy hairs"

Leighton, loved your last B&W "artsy" capture with the 50-135;

Steve, thanks for the comparison of the 180 vs 200/2.


From my last trip to a Brazilian savannah, the White-eared Puffbird with Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 IF-ED AI:


White-eared Puffbird with Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 IF-ED AI por labecoaves, no Flickr

D7100 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 AI IF-ED CPU'd hand held, ISO 400, f/8 at 1/800s, 50% cropped. Due to the DX sensor, this was effectively a 600/5.6. As I was inside my SUV ("mobile blind"), it was easy to approach ~< 10m the puffbird.





James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4367
Country: United States

Georg, Loved the plant closing series. I'm finding these "end of an era" stories are becoming more frequent, and very poignant.

georgms wrote:
Some more MF-shots from yesterday. Closeout at a plant with a long history. Sad story - they used to make really large diesel-engines here, up to over 35.000 HP (for ships, without gearbox - all those horses were directly delivered to a large fixed prop).
Now all tools and machines are for sale, from a screwdrivers (sold in lots) to mammoth machines.

This friendly worker started in 1966 his in-plant-training here and is one of the last workers right now, cleaning up the plant, helping equipment-buyers to dismount the machines. He is 62 now and never worked elsewhere:

Last days at the closed plant - D3s, Ai-Nikkor 55/1.2 at f/1.4


55/1.2 wide open


55/1.2 at f/2


a rather small pickup-truck - "Eidechse" = "Lizard" - 55/1.2 wide open



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4367
Country: United States

Rinie, and Gregg - I like the boat bits.
Philippe. awesome street scene...like a painting.
Joe, that 105mm f1.8 image is spectacular.
Scott - wonderful silo and farm scene
Rafael, like the still lifes!
Steve, Good train shots, but the woman in the hat is superb
leighton - wow it sure looks like it warmed up there in about a week.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 1715
Country: United States

16mm f/3.5 AI alert - one on ebay right now that looks nice, price still low

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111315350143



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3270
Country: Germany

Joe, congrats to your new old 105/1.8 Ais and the fine portrait. Love the atmospheric look of this beautiful shot. The 105/1.8 is a gem, a pleasure to shoot with.

Scott, wow, your landscape is really dramatic. The bright colors above the white and bright grey-tones are amazing. Your final "End of winter"-shot for this year?

Ken, I like the no-parking-signs. A nice detail, love the contrast between worn signs and fresh flower-colors.

Curtis, nice set of 105's! The 105/1.8 is my go-to-105, except I really wanna go light (in this case the 100/2.8 Series-E might works as substitute for the "real" Nikkor's) or when I wanna use filters (more 52mm than 62mm-filters in my bag).

Rafael, as usual beautiful gear-images. Drooool.

Americo, one of the first lessons I've learned as a newcomer to this wonderful thread is that pictured bottles should be full ;-) http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/1362#10744428
Nice bokeh-shots with the 85/1.4!

Steve, love the portrait of the lady, but agree with Leighton: saturation is a bit high.

Leighton, nice point of view and really "rural" colors on your tractor-shot.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3270
Country: Germany

Thanks for the comments on the closed-plant-set!

James, the "era ends only locally" - the machines and tools were used to make fine equipment, just no longer here (can't blame the international buyers). Physical work will be done elsewhere. I just hope that some of the "real workers" here will continue to produce real goods I can see and touch.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3270
Country: Germany

One rather wild image from today, shot just for fun:

Eins Zwo von georgsfoto auf Flickr
lotsa green converted to B&W - PC 85/2.8D



ramkumar999
Registered: Jan 06, 2014
Total Posts: 302
Country: United States

+1 on George's comments on the before sets.

Here are two shots on my Nikkor-S 50mm f1.4 wide open.




georgms wrote:
Joe, congrats to your new old 105/1.8 Ais and the fine portrait. Love the atmospheric look of this beautiful shot. The 105/1.8 is a gem, a pleasure to shoot with.

Scott, wow, your landscape is really dramatic. The bright colors above the white and bright grey-tones are amazing. Your final "End of winter"-shot for this year?

Ken, I like the no-parking-signs. A nice detail, love the contrast between worn signs and fresh flower-colors.

Curtis, nice set of 105's! The 105/1.8 is my go-to-105, except I really wanna go light (in this case the 100/2.8 Series-E might works as substitute for the "real" Nikkor's) or when I wanna use filters (more 52mm than 62mm-filters in my bag).

Rafael, as usual beautiful gear-images. Drooool.

Americo, one of the first lessons I've learned as a newcomer to this wonderful thread is that pictured bottles should be full ;-) http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/1362#10744428
Nice bokeh-shots with the 85/1.4!

Steve, love the portrait of the lady, but agree with Leighton: saturation is a bit high.

Leighton, nice point of view and really "rural" colors on your tractor-shot.



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