Impressive place, and terrific shots, Jim. Love your processing here.
Just saw Jack's take on the MF thread. Looks like you guys had a great day.
I'm really enjoying seeing you shoot the M9. I'm a fan of your MF, and maybe even more, your LF work (especially with the vintage lenses). I see hints of that influence in what you're posting here. Love it!
Ceh: Very interesting, precise, "layering. Great light on the leaves.
Steve: More great museum photos! #4 with the image within the image does some tricks with the eye and subject. #5's is an excellent composition. Very cool.
Mike: Great vignetting! Just keep moving.
4Season: Nicely captured skies.
Jason: Cool set. I really like the colors in the first one and the fact that you didn't mention the Bears - Seahawks game.
Joe: Neat composition!
Jim: Outstanding set of photos from the Gladding McBean plant. Great tone. My favorite's the one with the Americanized Corinthian Order Capital (sort of?) variation. Looks like an eagle was thrown in?
From the back porch:
M8, 28 Cron:
Mimi and I went this afternoon to visit a friend who's in the hospital (more about that later), when we came out, we were greeted by this:
M8, 90 Elmarit (four shots handheld, stitched in PS5):
Our dear, dear friend Stephanie. We've known Steph and her family for many years. She and her husband are also avid triathletes, and she competes in Mimi's age group. On December 27th, she underwent a surgical procedure, and was to have a one-night stay in the hospital. Didn't quite go as planned, unfortunately! She's now had three surgeries, has been on a liquid diet, and can now eat an occasional soda cracker or some chicken broth. She was released a couple of days ago, but is now back again with blood clots in her lungs. She's down to nearly 90 pounds (from her usual 115), is very weak. Her husband has been there night and day, sleeping in her room. It's been a nightmare, but she's been a trooper.
M8, CV 50 Nokton @ f2:
Last edited by Lloyd; 17th January 2011 at 20:21.
Your empathy really comes through in those two wonderful portraits! Hope your friend gets well.
More from Durango, Colorado.
1. M9; 50mm f/1.4; 1/1000s @ f/11; -2/3 EV; ISO 160
2. M9; 75mm f/2; 1/1000s @ f/4.8; -2/3 EV; ISO 160
More great shots, Matt. Love the processing on that first one.
Thanks for your kind comments, BTW.
Matt..... Great stuff! Love that 75 'Cron. There were lots of reports of birds falling from the sky here in Chicago Sunday
This M stuff is gonna get expensive!!
Lloyd... truly hoping the best for your friend. Very nice impromptu portrait and a heckofa view from your back porch. I'll take a shot off mine for you to enjoy And thanks so much for the compliment. I've shot it every day that I've had it, and I know there's lots to learn. Need to work on better PP work as well. Any Aperture people out there have any tricks to share?
Jim... what a fun opportunity and you really made the best of it! Solid work!
Steve... LOVE your entire museum series! Excellent!
Great work all around here!
More from Durango, Colorado.
Those are some nice pictures Matt. Great color in the second one.
Lloyd, I do hope your friend recovers fully,
Great location Jim, enjoyed the series.
Magic mountain light ceh, I'm quite jealous. All I have are 38C days and flat land to shoot at the moment
Lloyd, emotive shots, I do hope things improve for your friend.
Matt, Colorado is high on my list of 'must see' places.
Here's a candid of my 21 year old girlfriend 50mm CV Color Skopar @f/2.5
Lloyd, I am sorry for the the pain for your friends I do wish your friend has a speedy recovery!!!
Tallai, Queensland Australia.
Lloyd/Jason/Ceh/Steve/YamasDigital/Daniel/Charles: Gentlemen, thanks!
Pretty lady! Nicely focused, pp'd and composed.
Durango, Colorado. Cheers, Matt
1. M9; 50mm f/1.4; 1/1000s @ f/13; -2/3 EV; ISO 160
2. M9; 50mm f/1.4; 1/1000s @ f/11; -2/3 EV; ISO 160