Nice listening room are those Sonus Fabers or Usher speakers?
Yeah, looks like a seriously nice hi-fi system you got there. Looks like I might see bi-wired solid core copper there?
A shot from the other night in downtown Fort Collins. P30+ with Mamiya AF 45mm.
Justin, I like this image. Interesting colours and details
Nice image Justin, glad to have another night shooter on here!
Here's one walking around the neighborhood, the Fremont Station is only a few blocks away.
Strong composition, Andrew
There is a whole room of computers connected to this room.
They also actually bring in cars and trucks for measuring any Vibration while torturing the drive train for days on end. Which is why it's so big.
You get to shoot all sorts of interesting stuff from time to time.
I could wake up to that. Nice shot Bob
Yes you're right these are Sonus Faber Electa Amator speakers. Other Sonus Faber speakers are hidden here and there in the room. No bi-wiring but connected with 'transparent music wave' cables (cost an harm but makes such a difference !). The lamp is made of an old wooden tripod, not self made (I have two left hands...)
And some before the market
By the way I would like to thank Guy Mancuso and all the rest of you for this forum and your enthusiasm.
Switching from 24*36 to MF has been a hard decision and this community helped for some part to take the plunge.
I'm just discovering the H3D-II but am already enjoying photography like never before !
That is what it is all about , Enjoy It. Thanks made my day a little brighter
[QUOTE=anGy;54854]And some before the market
And some place to find them
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I am a Sonus Faber dealer and I have been fortunate enough to have all of them in my system at one time or another. I must say Franco doesn't know how to not make a good speaker.
Les Baux Memorial
Bob: while in Les Baux, you need to eat at Monier, even if just for lunch! I am not sure about now, but for a time it was rated among the top 10 restaurants in the world. Susan and I ate there about 10 years ago and without a doubt it was the best meal we've ever had, before or since.
Been there, ate there :-)
Had some Fois gras for you.
Okay, now you're being just plain mean.
Les Baux village
Seems I have seen one of these before on this thread
Just another Mandelieu sunrise
A working moment in studio
These were taken a couple of weeks ago on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Mamiya AFD III and P45+ back, first with 28 mm, next with 75-150 D zoom and the last with the 300 mm APO.
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When we do the Provence workshop, the old limestone quarry area you are depicting with this image is one of the locations for the nude model session. (The other is on beach along the Cremargue.) And we will lunch afterwards at Monier (). I don't know if you followed the trail around to the right, but that path takes you under some impressive and oddly-shaped monoliths. Those very stone giants are what inspired Dante's beastly descriptions in "Inferno."
Gorgeous colors, Bill. I especially like the simplicity of the lines of the third shot.
ok, first try-today on the way home from work. Mamiya ZD +80mm.
Mike, Chris, Jim and I went to SF yesterday for a shoot on Alcatraz. We started early by meeting at Sutro baths:
Here is MIke enjoying the morning:
We left Sutro and had breakfast, then started exploring along the industrial piers in the mid-day light. Just happened to catch this out of the corner of my eye and started laughing hysterically. Turned out the trucker was resting in his cab, heard me laugh and yelled, "Hey, we NEVER run empty!" :
Jim and Mike grabbing a shot:
Then we made it to the rock later in the afternoon:
And one with a bit of my "bleach bypass" treatment added:
It was actually pretty warm, like t-shirt and shorts warm, which is very unusual for the city. I stepped outside to cool off and rest for a few minutes and saw this. Decided it might be a good idea to grab a quick set of images for a pano. This is a total of 7 frames taken with the P45+ and 80mm lens on my Phase AFD3. Each frame was about a 12 second exposure at f8, ISO 200. I opened them all in CS4 and let it blend them automatically, took about three minutes for the computer to crunch, and other than a few minor tweaks and the final crop, it spit out this pano which nets just over 28,000 pixels wide and just under 3400 tall, for a 100MP image --- If printed at 240PPI, it ends up being about 14 inches tall by 10 *feet* wide
Here is a 3500 px small version to give an idea of the total image. (For those not aware, that is the SF Bay bridge on the far left, and the Golden Gate on the far right.)
Click this thumb to get to the 3500 px wide version:
And just for reference, here is a screen-grab of an approximate 10 inch by 12 inch section of the above image at actual print resolution. Bit of screen resolution aliasing and jpeg issues, but gives an idea of how the actual print looks up close:
Nice Pano Jack. Wish i was there instead of here but getting my tests done with all the Docs was more important and I did good too.
I really like the hospital room image..composition, tones, light... great!!!
Great shots Jack. Love the Pano! I'll get some images up soon in the M8 thread.
Sony A99, RX1, RX100
Guy and MIke, thanks!
Mark: Thanks! I am not surprised that infirmary shot caught your eye
Great stuff, Jack. Thank you for positing.
I've seen those "light load" trailers on the road with backhoe. I don't know if it's one guy driving around with it or a few, etc. I've seen it on I-80 near Auburn. I laughed too.
Regarding the corridor at that top of #669: mind sharing the aperture? Is it the full frame or cropped to manage DoF? It's hard to see from this sample how deeply the DoF goes in the image and I've struggled on certain images to the DoF I've wanted so consider looking at a camera with movements.
That shot was full-frame with the 80, 20 seconds @ f16, ISO 200 focused at about 20 feet.
I suspect there are more than a few truckers with that sense of humor,
Thanks for the exposure info. I've been spending a lot of time around f16 and higher and I'm always looking for diffraction. Actually, things tend to hold together pretty well in that respect, but the struggle for deep focus is ever present with this system. Fine if one want's OOF back-areas or foregrounds (and that can be great), but I've "missed" several shots for which I needed more depth to get the look I wanted. Assembling focus-bracket files does not appeal to me.
FWIW, I am finding f22 a more than acceptable tradeoff of only slightly more visible diffraction for a pretty decent gain in net DoF; the gain in DoF usually being worth it...
Dale don't forget you also have the corner sharpness with C! and the 35mm that helps also and that little trick i came up with may help out on other lenses as well.
Right, Guy, I'm looking forward to trying it. I rarely crop so this tool seems like it will be great. (Well, actually I do find myself cropping some images to a slightly different aspect ratio now since I don't really like the ratio of 645 for landscapes, but I tend to shoot tight. The 35mm can be a bit soft in the corners at times so the tool is welcomed.)
I have to do some upgrades when I return to the States before I install C1 4.5. I'm still on OS X.4.11 and have resisted upgrading because of my very happy system currently (esp. w/ my imagePROGRAF printers). In the past few years I've moved from "early adopter" to "slow and lazy adopter". I'll probably maintain multiple boot drives for a while.
Processed a few more from "The Rock." Here's a shot of one of the "best" cells, only for the best behaved -- taken with the 55:
And one more from the infirmary -- taken with the 35 and a little perspective correction done in CS4: