You are too kind, Peter - thanks!
You are too kind, Peter - thanks!
Here's another from Honduras - not usually my gig but I couldn't resist!
Truly some snapshots.
Dad's latest restoration project... and older Yamaha RD350 (a 2 -stroke ) street bike. He usually rides a triumph (ah, those British triples sound so nice!) but he has a sweet spot for these old bikes.
From earlier this year...an independent watchmaker's watch...
Photographed with H3D-39, HC4/120 macro with H28+H52 extension tubes on-site in Motiers, Switzerland. For the story and more, larger wallpaper sized images.
Copan Valley, Honduras
One more from Honduras...
Copan Valley...beautiful and just abstract enough
Thanks, Jim, Jack!
Hand held with Mamiya 300 mm Apo.
www.ralfsworld.com HBL H1, P 30+, HC 80/2,8 & HC 35/3,5, Canon 1D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, Sony A7/R, 400/2,8 L IS USM, 16-35/2,8 L USM II, FE 55/1,8, FE 24-70/4, Sigma EX 70-200/2,8 APO DG HSM OS, Sigma EX 120-300/2,8 APO DG HSM OS, 50 F/1,4, 15/2,8 Fish-eye...
Thanks Ralf - I find that 300 mm very sharp!
Great stuff Bill. Very natural which is nice.
BEAUTIFUL shots Ed.
Two more from me...
Ed, first let me say how much I like your Antarctic images. Having been there a couple of times I know just how good you must be! (I'd share some of mine but they're not MF!)
As for my cloud reflection at Lago de Yojoa, no, no filters, very little manipulation in fact. Today I might reprocess it in C1 6.1 and use some local adjustments at the top. And I couldn't get to the "forest", just too swampy.
From my first payin' gig with the MF gear... a headshot session with a violinist. Gonna write a post about my experience. But here's a quick 5 minute edit from the session.
Uni-brows and messy 5-minute retouching aside... all I can say is YES!
Shelby, amazing DOF! 80mm?
If at all possible, would you mind sending me the RAW file via SendThisFile or something? I'd dearly love to see a nice RAW file from this camera. I promise to trash it immediately after looking and honor your copyright.
One more from yesterday... only mildly retouched.
AFDIII - Aptus II 6 - 210/4 ULD
One in B&W, for a change. Hy6/eMotion75LV/80mm lens, processed in SilverEfex 2 (one of the presets plus the weakest selenium toning).
(BTW, I really like Shelby's portraits above, especially as they are not heavily retouched as is the current "fashion"; much prefer when the structure of the skin is visible. Also the ciggy butt shot above is good, I like the "drama" with which the most mundane of subjects has been photographed )
Playing with the RZ and the 140 macro w/extension tubes while my daughter was making lampwork beads
1/60th ISO 400 F4.0
One more from the session the other day:
And a slightly more retouched version of an earlier shot I posted from the same session:
one more before bed... (eta: slight graininess was added intentionally)
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actual status of BBI-construction site?
that's exactly how it looks atm. As far as I can remember, they wanted to complete it by the end of 2011...
Antarctica stitch from 8 Cambo/P65+ exposures using the 72L.
The plan is to print this mural 10′ wide for the back of the gallery. Not as much a marketable image as it is incredibly interesting to experience full size.
Link to higher resolution version.
Remember: adventure before dementia!
As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"