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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

Nice to be in your dream John, especially so if I'm not surrounded by fire and brimstone with pitchfork in hand... But then, that is Jose's vision not yours...

There will likely be an airplane trip in my future, late October perhaps, but ti will be to the opposite coast. I'd love to meet you in person and to visit a few of the camera stores in Seattle that you make reference to on occasion. I haven't been in Seattle for FORTY years. I lived there for three years and have many fond memories of everything EXCEPT the rain... I imagine it has changed quite dramatically from the days when I lived on Capitol Hill and Queen Anne Hill.

So you may want to examine the symbolism of my presence in your dream. Is there a lens you're considering buying? A second 45 f/2.8 perhaps? Kit building IS forever, John...



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

My last purchase of film cameras. That's it. I have all the Fs that I wanted to have just to look at them

FM, FM2, FE, FE2, FA, F2T, F3








Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3759
Country: Singapore

What about the other Fs? Why stop at these?
cue: Image with pitchfork, fire and brimstone



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

OK, thanks for the cue because if I see that image again, I'll be dreaming of Curtis too.
I have the FG too but not sure why I don't like the F.



Fpessolano
Registered: Jun 30, 2014
Total Posts: 278
Country: Belgium

As I said, I went to my son match with the lowly 35-105 ... And it surprised me again. I will share some action photos later ... But let me start with one of a wanna be trainer! Or actually a kid annoyed he was not allowed to play because only three (too little for the under 7)








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

CGrindahl wrote:
Nice to be in your dream John, especially so if I'm not surrounded by fire and brimstone with pitchfork in hand... But then, that is Jose's vision not yours...

There will likely be an airplane trip in my future, late October perhaps, but ti will be to the opposite coast. I'd love to meet you in person and to visit a few of the camera stores in Seattle that you make reference to on occasion. I haven't been in Seattle for FORTY years. I lived there for three years and have many fond memories of everything EXCEPT the rain... I imagine it has changed quite dramatically from the days when I lived on Capitol Hill and Queen Anne Hill.

So you may want to examine the symbolism of my presence in your dream. Is there a lens you're considering buying? A second 45 f/2.8 perhaps? Kit building IS forever, John...


I truly hope we do not miss each other in October if you come to Florida in late October. I am planning to hike some trails in North Carolina in the early part of the month. Doctor say's I'm nuts ... he didn't say NO!



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

Andy best wishes on a speedy recovery. Sometimes we are shown just how mortal that we really are and as in my case it made me appreciate the many blessings that I enjoy. All the best!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

MDoc9523 wrote:
Andy best wishes on a speedy recovery....


+100


More two close ups, this time the 55/2.8 + PK13, magnified 1.4x by the TC14A:


Leafcutter ant with Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 ais by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7100 + TC14A + PK13 tube + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 ais + SB400 flash on macro bracket + diffuser, hand held, ISO 400, f/16 at 1/320s, ~15% cropped.




Fly with Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 ais by labecoaves, on Flickr


D7100 + TC14A + PK13 tube + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 ais + SB400 flash on macro bracket + diffuser, ISO 200, f/16 at 1/320s, ~80% cropped.



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 862
Country: United States

Andy I hope you have a speedy recovery!

Scott Lovely shot.

D800 16mm f/3.5
Mouse Eye View





-Jay-


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Thanks for the comments and likes!


Scott - What a great job in composing that barn with the sunflowers, great shot my friend!

John - Beautiful Sunset images. Now, how about some sunrise pictures?

Peter - Lovely B&W conversion on the water fall image.

Carl - You're right...EVERYBODY should have the 180/2.8 in their bag!

Joseph - Very nice tribute to the man, too bad about the falls.

Andy - I hope you recover very soon, what a bummer. I also hope they got it under control.

Craig - Glad you like the Df so much, wonder if they will do an upgrade?

Chuong - Don't stop now, you need to get the FM3 next.

Jose - That leafcuuter ant HAS to be one of your all time best! Well done my friend!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8403
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:

John - Beautiful Sunset images. Now, how about some sunrise pictures?



Thanks Leighton - I may try tomorrow morning . . .



Joseph.
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
Total Posts: 3592
Country: United States

Craigjohn - Love the kids portraits!

Leighton - thank you sir!

Andy - get well soon!

Jay (HCE HCE) - That is a cool shot. A creative perpective.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Shot with the 85mm f1.4 today at the market. Still getting used to it.

Farmer Brown by T. Leighton Womack, on Flickr

Romanesco Broccoli by T. Leighton Womack, on Flickr

JK & Gloria by T. Leighton Womack, on Flickr



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

Ray - thank you and Jay too.

I feel really guilty not commenting on other folks images but haven't had a moment since posting the last pic to even get back here. I don't know where the time goes at the moment.........



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

CGrindahl wrote:
Sorry to hear about the accident Andy... like Chin I cringed when I read that. And, of course, my second thought was how Ken has gone through something similar over the past many months. His continued access to this thread made a big difference for him and hopefully will offer some solace for you as you convalesce.

These events are powerful reminders of how vulnerable we all are. Typically we cruise through life with only minor mishaps, disappointments or inconveniences, like Francesco buying a lens from a a shady fellow and finding himself with a lens requiring repair, or the inconvenience I've been living with this summer because of all the noise and dirt created by unending construction on the street in front of my home. We get through them and move on with life. But sometimes life challenges us in more profound ways. Hang in there Andy. These are times when we rely on those who care for us, family and friends. Even cyber friends can offer support from a distance and I've no doubt you will find support from the folks who hang out around here. And don't forget that even if your leg is healing, your index finger can still push the shutter button. I can imagine a new series of photos about the hospitals and care centers of Australia...

Take care...



Sorry too Andy . Hope it heals quickly and completely.

Curtis you are so right. I was playing golf today in a cart ( I hate the things but it isn't a walking course) and pulled my shot down a fairly steep slope. I went to look for the ball and the cart suddenly side slipped on the dew at about a 30* angle. I thought it was going to roll so decided to point it down the slope reckoning a head on with a tree was better than a roll over! Luckily I managed to stop it before any harm was done but it could so easily have been serious. Things happen so suddenly that can change our lives forever.



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

Leighton, Ray came for a visit and he showed me all the things I never knew about "Lightroom" Offered are two "caption these photos" taken with the Df and the 85mm 1.4.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8403
Country: United States

A few more from last night - takes time to put a pano together . . . especially when you have to stitch them by hand because PS6 nor PTGUIPro will do it automatically . . .

400/5.6 ED AI

In the original image of the paddle-boarder you can see that it's a she - not bad for a 30+ year old lens.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Ken, LR is my main developing software along with the NIK plugin and I'm still learning everything it can do. I can't imagine using anything else. Have fun with it and check out YouTube for help videos, there's lots of them!



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

leighton w wrote:
Ken, LR is my main developing software along with the NIK plugin and I'm still learning everything it can do. I can't imagine using anything else. Have fun with it and check out YouTube for help videos, there's lots of them!


I got it with my D800 as a promo and I never caught on ... couldn't even open a file! Ray used it like a pro crediting you for tips like this one and as well as some personal advice you gave him.

Tell the truth ... you are loving that 85, correct!



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

Oosty wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
Sorry to hear about the accident Andy... like Chin I cringed when I read that. And, of course, my second thought was how Ken has gone through something similar over the past many months. His continued access to this thread made a big difference for him and hopefully will offer some solace for you as you convalesce.

These events are powerful reminders of how vulnerable we all are. Typically we cruise through life with only minor mishaps, disappointments or inconveniences, like Francesco buying a lens from a a shady fellow and finding himself with a lens requiring repair, or the inconvenience I've been living with this summer because of all the noise and dirt created by unending construction on the street in front of my home. We get through them and move on with life. But sometimes life challenges us in more profound ways. Hang in there Andy. These are times when we rely on those who care for us, family and friends. Even cyber friends can offer support from a distance and I've no doubt you will find support from the folks who hang out around here. And don't forget that even if your leg is healing, your index finger can still push the shutter button. I can imagine a new series of photos about the hospitals and care centers of Australia...

Take care...



Sorry too Andy . Hope it heals quickly and completely.

Curtis you are so right. I was playing golf today in a cart ( I hate the things but it isn't a walking course) and pulled my shot down a fairly steep slope. I went to look for the ball and the cart suddenly side slipped on the dew at about a 30* angle. I thought it was going to roll so decided to point it down the slope reckoning a head on with a tree was better than a roll over! Luckily I managed to stop it before any harm was done but it could so easily have been serious. Things happen so suddenly that can change our lives forever.



Ha ha! Peter two of my friends are avid bird hunters and were in a golf cart on a slope in South Dakota. Same thing happened to them, but in this case the thin one said to the fat one if you don't jump off now I'll shoot you!

Yup in the blink of an eye! Glad you are well ... whats your handicap?



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