"Bang The Drum Slowly"
"Bang The Drum Slowly"
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Wow, steve, is that ripples I see on the drum skin? Amazing!
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there's always so many great photos posted here everyday so hard to keep up!
steve, love the drum vibrations photo
I find myself wishing this last week together would never end but the days keep passing and my flight is getting closer. so we decided to make a munny for each other :P Patrick the Camera/Munny destroyer set to work to create a cyborg munny from Kiev parts
the day i swallowed my gum :C but despite Patrick's photo of me these two photos from that day encompass Patrick pretty well
we went downtown today so more photos are coming soon...
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Lots of photos to post... I guess I'll split it up into two. The first is a little more of the standard Hatrick stuff.
We went downtown today, I wanted to take her to the Toronto Islands to ride tandem bikes (those things are so cool)! Though, the weather wasn't the best, and there was no one out at the islands, so we just walked around Harbour Front instead. I also got to talk to my... I guess friend... Stan, from Downtown Camera. I believe he's a manager there, though his department is used equipment. We chatted about gear (he sold a Rolleiflex for a low price of $595... I teased him, telling him that he should've charged a little more), he asked me about school ("where's the bow-tie, architects need bow-ties"), it was nice catching up with him. We grabbed lunch at St. Lawrence Market, a cute little indoor market with a little bit of everything from everywhere around the world.
Now for post number two...
I met stranger number 5 today, here's the blurb I wrote for him on my flickr:
"Sam is a jeweler in Toronto working out of a shop in St. Lawrence Market. He came from Iraq, but he didn't say much else about himself, but was rather curious about me. He asked me what my job was, then where I went to school and what I was studying when I told him I didn't have one. He asked me to send him the photos I took of him. He didn't have an email address, but he asked his wife to give me hers. A simple man, making a living with a hobby he enjoys, happily married to a beautiful woman; very admirable!"
He was a really nice man... I wouldn't have minded listening to his life story. Though it seems like a little language barrier stood in our way.
I also saw a news report/interview being filmed... here's the blurb I wrote:
"It's kinda strange seeing reporters and interviewees talking into the camera. Such fake expression and enthusiasm directed to a camera man that doesn't care about anything other than getting a good angle. I don't think I'd ever be able to do that. I also never considered how weird it is that people on TV act like they're talking to you. "
"I wish I knew a little more about this woman. I saw her sitting on top of a warm sewer grate. She gave me a small smile so I took her photo. When I stooped down to talk to her, she gave me a big smile, revealing her empty gums, and made a small sound, then nodded at me. I assumed that she couldn't speak... or at least didn't know english. "
I wonder if I'll be able to continue doing this after Hillary's gone. I don't have the guts to talk to strangers when I'm by myself... and Hillary unknowingly gives me confidence and motivation to do these things. I'm also almost certain that none of my other friends would want to sit there with me talking to strangers... I think I'm gonna miss her lots when she's gone.
Steve, thank you very much! Great shot of the drummer in action
Charles, beautifully rendered B&W shots! I really like the portrait shot
Ashwin, really looking forward to your shots with 0.95!!!
Hillary, very nice captures. The last shot is my fav
Patrick, really nice series. Love the PP'ing to last series of shots! I must admit there is an intangible depth to the B&W shots with the M8 as compared to the M9
Tallai, Queensland Australia.
steve, robert, charles, ashwin, shiro, patrick - thanks! japan was great.. really need to get back there asap.
charles - wonderful as always.. your photos of southeast asia are influencing my future travel plans!
As I was in Tokyo during a fair bit of rain.. I saw a trend.
Tokyo residents take their umbrellas seriously. From the umbrella stands&locks outside buildings, to the quality and color of their umbrellas.. amazing.
NYC its all black, or some corporate branded giveaway crud. Not to mention the "single use only" $4 specials sold on the sidewalk everytime it starts to rain...
In any case..
GXR A12 M + 25/2.8 ZM
M8 & 50lux v2
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Thanks Charles! I put quite a bit of time PPing the last few... those were my gems of the day! I personally am not too big a fan of the M9 sensor... it's a little... TOO perfect for my tastes.
Steve, it's kinda cool how you noticed that trend in umbrellas... and I love how you shot it after noticing! My favourite shot has to be of the plaid umbrellas!
I like the 4th umbrella and the yellow one with the blossoms on it below it
here are some test shots , ELmarit 135 and ISO 2500 on moving targets!
and one not so moving
Thanks Charles I like the last one too.. black and white was a good choice xD
Steve: thanks the umbrella series is interesting.. my favourites are the clear plastic umbrella shot and the blue polka-dotted one
photos from downtown...
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Hilary, those images have striking colours, especially the first one!
nice and crisp too
I do try to be safe when I drive... but here's one from yesterday... I just thought it's interesting how the rain drops gave the bokeh a different look.
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All taken with M9 + 35 lux FLE
Bird in flight 1
Bird in flight 2
No birds in this one..
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Yes, it is woodbine beach. Good eyes! Weather was too perfect last weekend.
Second pic was shot without looking through the viewfinder.. just shot it while trying to point at the bird at the same time as it was flying quite close to me (I imagine less than 2m). I was lucky to catch it in the corner of the frame.
Post #5351 (have to start somewhere) -
Steve: Great, gritty, character study!
Steve: Thank you, sir!
GMB: Really love the first one! Study in contrasts there (front to back).
Patrick: Always a reminiscent vicarious pleasure!
Shiro: Like Steve's: a brilliant character study.
Sig: Great lines and perspective in all of these compositions. The last is my favorite.
Robert: I like the preset (and your photos). I occasionally drift that way. Why not?
David: Distinct, effective, compositions.
Charles: Your portraits really draw me in. I want to know more about the people. DOF, nicely used.
Steve: WTF! Cool.
Shiro: Nice baseball set. The last one captures a really expressive moment.
David: Can't fault his 'funny face'.
Bob: Gotta love Santa Monica!
Rayyan: I always enjoy interpreting, viewing, and wondering over your photos and 'narratives'. BTW: couldn't get it all on a bike.
Jeff: Nice photographed bits and pieces.
Robert: Great color and composition!
Ashwin: Making it hard to resist the impulse buy. They're just sitting there in the display case.
Ashwin: Las Vegas?
Chris: Both great portraits! In the last week, I've shot about 500 cat photos.
Charles: I like your Nocti shots!
Patrick: I esp. like the softness of the first one. BTW: you can never have too many 50mm lenses. Or, 35mm lenses, but, there aren't as many of them.
Shiro: The 3rd one for me. Layering's very distinct.
ced: Great color and compositions; esp. the 2nd one.
Ashwin: I'll loan you my Hawk's adapter. I'll bring it with me tomorrow night.
Shiro: Not too shabby with the M8.2. Stellar IQ and pp.
Steve: Brilliant comp and pp!
Hillary: Excellent photos! (why is Hillary the only woman posting here?)
Patrick: Also, excellent. I esp. like the pp/tone of these photos!
Patrick: I agree with Charles's comments re: the B & W and the M8. Shouldn't have sold mine; but , they'll be dirt cheap when the B&W M is announced in a couple of weeks.
Sig: Cool umbrella series. They're rarely seen in Seattle. My wife has one (but, then she's from Alaska).
Robert: Interesting test. The 135's probably not a BIF lens?
Hillary: Beautiful compostions!
David: It is a nice effect.
Scott: Just after, I tell Robert his 135 isn't a BIF lens, you post these! Interesting to know the shutter speed and aperture in the first two?
- Post #5472 (have to end somewhere)
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patrick, rob, hillary, matt - thanks!
hillary - great set, heres my faves. rd1+40/1.4 is a great combo.. shot that myself a few years!
I headed into the hills for a short hike last evening. (I can't run just now thanks to a very sore knee.)
Heading into the hills:
M8, 35 Cron
On the way home:
3-shot pano; M8, 35 Cron
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M9 & (SLR) Magic....
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Hillary and Patrick..best of lucks to you both.
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Some joker parked in my space, and even had his wheels part way over the line into the handicapped space. I parked (not in my space), and took the picture below. Then I got back in my truck and backed it, rapidly, into the car... two, maybe three times. (Don't worry, I have a big bumper and towing hitch, so it didn't hurt my truck; unless you count the red paint.) And then I took my keys and scratched, "never park in my space again" onto the hood.
I went back to my truck to get the camera to take and "after" shot, but before I could, the owner of the car came out of the building and took umbrage at something. I think it he was saying something about my taking a picture without his permission... yeah, that must have been it. I don't know what his problem was, it's my parking space!
The tow-truck driver said it will probably be several weeks before the car can even be driven, let alone parked in my spot again. I thought that was a good thing. Actually I'm hoping he won't bother. Next time I might be in a bad mood.
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Lloyd, I hope the rangefinder on your cam did not get misaligned!!
Guess you had the uv/ir on it. That must have saved it!
p.s I keep it on all the time (uv/ir) to prevent misaligned finders. A shopkeeper told me when I was abroad.
BTW, as a footnote to the above, my partner just called and was going on about something. He said his wife is furious, and that his father-in-law will probably never visit us at the office again. I mean what's that about? Oh, and he asked how I am at handling mothers-in-law. Weird.
Maybe he was off color that moment.
Do you by any chance have uv/ir over your office building?
Black and blue, eh? That's a thought. Any pre-orders? But no violence with mother-in-laws, my friend. What ever will they say at the country club.
Mother-in-laws. Depends. If they are in or temporarily out of the rehab.
Lloyd, first of all, beautiful photos of the hills Second of all, your Ferrari story made me think of this article... The 5 Stages of Revenge Fantasies Every Man Has Had | Cracked.com If I ever meet you in person, say at a cafe or something, I'll be sure to avoid taking your seat.
Ashwin, great portrait with the SLR Magic! Having fun with the lens?
Hi Patrick, Oh yes, much fun being had at the moment, LOL ....
Here are a few
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This Page Is Busting With Insane Magnificent Work!!!! I'll Be Back Later To Comment & Thanks To Everyone For Keeping Me Inspred!!!
Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC in April. M9, Noctilux, ISO 160, 1/750 sec.
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Beautiful image, Joe. Great to see you posting over here in the Digital M thread. I've been a fan of your work for some time.