Rayyan: thanks. Ayesha is definitely a daring woman. Being "a bit" of the anxious type when it comes to the well-being of the loved ones (i've been once open-heartedly called a "global worrier" ), not sure i could endure sherpaing like you do. Kudos to you both.
Your takes of the Matterhorn (i think) are original and perfectly illustrate the area. Well done.
Rayyan , Another Pretty Smile On Ayesha & The Last 2 Shots....Take Your Breath Away...Magical,Stunning & Spiritual!!!
Hey, thanks Steve!
You're too kind, as always.
A few shots from Asklepion, the world's first psychiatric hospital built in honor of Asklepios, the god of healing. Patients included Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Caracalla. This site competes with the Acropolis in terms of historical importance in Pergamon. I distinctly remember feeling very good when I was there; the non-nonsense guy in me strived to find a scientific reason for this in vain.
D700 and Nikkor 50/1.4
The northern wall is double layered, utilizing the space between as insulation against heat loss:
Waiting for the milkman...
Rayyan: +1, +1, What Steve and Lloyd said. "Waiting for the milkman" - another beautiful photo. The colors and light are perfect. You have a knack for capturing people in their environment. Some are openly acknowledging you and some seem unaware. Well done!
More flowers. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
1. D3s; Sigma 150mm f/2.8; 1/2000s @ f/4.2; ISO 250
2. D3s; Sigma 150mm f/2.8; 1/1000s @ f/3.2; ISO 250
Matt: hadn't noticed on the previous page that it was a new lens. Congrats.
This Sigma is very interesting, as mentionned some time ago if not for the 105VR i'd probably go this way (incidentally the smaller 60/2.8D Micro-Nikkor is fantastic, and not only for macro).
In my eyes your photos above esp the second one plainly illustrate the main quality of the Sig150 : tridimensionnality around the main focus area -here, the pistils. Color is generally very nice, too.
Fall off smoothness, bokeh and 3D "over the whole frame" are more than ok -but imho there the 105 simply rules.
Simple curiosity: did you crop these a little?
Oh and btw: did your wife asked what the flowers you brought tonite were for?
Lloyd: Thank you!
Corlan: I agree with you on the 105mm VR (one of my favorite lenses). I wanted something a little longer and I'd heard reasonably good things about this lens. It's also relatively compact. I tried to find a Micro-Nikkor AF 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED; but, appears to only be available from HK. Good idea. I'll get the flowers tomorrow night. Cheers, Matt
Both are cropped. The second one is a crop of this photo:
Two shots taken with the Micro-Nikkor AF 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
Thank you Lloyd. No, this is not the new 50/1.4 lens. I still haven't decided which to buy; Sigma or Nikkor.
Rayyan, Corlan, Matt: Thank you very kindly.
No Matt, haven't been to the Pergamon Museum in Berlin yet. I understand from the pictures that it is well preserved.
As for legitimacy and ethics of the subject; I think rulers of the Ottoman Empire are equally to blame, because they considered relics of the Antic Ages profane and looked the other way while they were taken out of the country. Thank you for bringing up the subject
Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
1. D3s; 24-70mm f/2.8; 70mm; 1/5000s @ f/2.8; ISO 320
2. D3s; 24-70mm f/2.8; 24mm; 1/2500s @ f/2.8; ISO 320
Matt, this Eagle fellow looks like the real life, boat equivalent of Pixar's Cars. You do have a sharp eye for detecting this kind of "expressions". I just keep looking back at it, and my better half on my side carries a large smile. Love the humorful spirit!
(thanks for the confirmation about the slight crop)
Lloyd: was not aware of that lens. Seems pretty good -you sure do a good job with it.
Go with what they were doing. Click. No secret; just be nice to people...
works like a charm all around the world I have been too. I have to dig up
my journey across the States. South, Mid, West, New York..never failed
me. Make 'em feel you are no threat to them or theirs. Click.
Lovely work and thank you both for sharing.
I am there!
Thanks for the sights and smell of the sea.
We were going where the electric pylons and the ski tracks would be a memory.
It was a formidable climb. We had the greatest respect for the Alps.
We failed...this time. We would be back. It will remember us as we shall
remember it. We failed with honor. It won with dignity. The next time we
shall be amongst friends. The Matterhorn is a tough hombre for sure.
Corlan, you're giving me severe D3X envy!!
Rayran... Matterhorn, me thinks? Anywhere you haven't gone? We are thinking Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia in August. Any input from you fine folks?
Shooting a wedding Sunday in one of my favorite locations in Chicago. Look for some good stuff early next week!!!
For now, here's a few from a recent wedding....
Got some pylons too, though. Skytrails. And a tree.
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A perfect traveller's photo. The one where the traveller saw more than the small hill or sensed the purpose of the pylon.
Corlan: Thank you. It is a marvelous lens. Very rare to find one for sale. I don't understand why Nikon quit producing this gem.Lloyd: was not aware of that lens. Seems pretty good -you sure do a good job with it.
D700 + ZF 100mm Makro Planar
That said, I also find this an unusual forum. I've spent some time on others, and the attitudes there could not be more different. It's amazing to me what the relative anonymity of the the Internet somehow encourages people to do. I think that some folks may one day have their lack of decorum come back to haunt them... they're not as anonymous as they think!
Here we have what I've called before a "mutual inspiration association". I'm grateful that's the case, and I draw on that constantly. Like I said, you sir, have become an important part of that association (very much on the "inspiration" part, and equally on the "mutual"), and I, for one, and glad you're here!