D700 + ZF 100mm Makro Planar
Thanks for looking.
Ditto on the "mutual inspiration association". Real nice community of posters, a fine mix of maturity, respect, and creativity.
Rayyan: great, great portraiture again. You might have posted the b&w one previously in a smaller form. It's still as intense, and the more in this larger presentation. It'd have a great impact, printed at an equivalent size on a exhibition wall.
Jason: nice colors. Your daisies scream "Spring!".
And i do agree on the minute steps, not only photography wise but as a general philosophy of life.
The second part finds a unexpected (or not) echo: this road is one of the two choices i have oretty much everytime i want, need or have to catch up with "modern civilization". Even though it's a slower, tougher ride i opt for this one whenever possible. Haven't thoroughly figured why out, but indeed i see this first segment as a parabole of a journey, everytime.
(even when it's only about getting bread for diner. What an eventful day )
What a moving and enlightening exchange of ideas! I feel elevated. Thank you, gentlemen.
Since we're talking about macro lenses... the -barely 1:2- ZF 50 Makro in action:
Lloyd, Steve, Corian. Osman:
Lloyd: Well said!
Everybody: Great discourse!
Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.
DS3; 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED; 1/800 @ f/5.6; ISO 400
Somewhere along the Canadian-American border....
Could you slow down and keep left please, Ayesha; I said.
Why? she said. 'cause 5 mts to your right we are in the States!
Great, said Ayesha. Another country. Doesn't look different from here!
It will if that monstrous Coast Guard raft gets hold of us on the right, I said.
Whooppee..she said. Will we be in the news Rayyan?
I will kill you, if you don't get over to your left; we shall be in the news then for sure.
Smile and wave to them....Have a nice day sir...
I am taking over, I said. But Rayyan, you are not a good swimmer!
Rayyan, funny,cute story & always nice to see your Beautiful Wife Smiling!
Thanks guys for the kind comments. Much appreciated, as always.
For some reason that macro (the first one) is a favorite in my own stack and i keep getting back at it. Still can't figure out exactly why.
Reminds me of one you previous shot with a youngster reading with cars passing by. It was excellent, too. Was it the same lens?
(where we learn though that not only you two have fun by throwing each other over planes, mountains, bridges etc. but also occasionally threatening each other with less than idle threats. No boring romance there )
Less black and white, more color.
Was walking in the woods, not a soul, but a lot of traffic in those trees...
Corlan, "Thoreau" Peacefulness! Love It!
One more from the set...
Hi Guys-still learning the ropes here and already posted this image in the wrong thread, so thanks to Lloyd I'm posting here as well (thanks Lloyd). This is another image made in Haiti this past March. Shot with my beloved F6 on Ilford HP5+ (at rated 400) with the 70-200 VR I (yes, I still love to shoot film, mostly because of the F6).
My Old,Old Lady.
D700, Leica R 80 Summilux
Steve, it's not Walden butyou're right the place put you in a Thoreau disposition. Looking closely There's even a hut in the scenery (or a symbol, depending), but it's situated a bit higher than Thoreau's.
I keep on visualizing huge print in a hall for these.
One for those who appreciate my photos of 'odd' machinery...
Ffestiniog Railway Double Fairlie Merddin Emrys starting away from Tan y Bwlch station on 24 May (D700, 16-35 f4 VRII, ISO 800)
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John L Dobson
Editor, Ffestiniog Railway Magazine