Steen, excellent. You really make me miss the Danish summers. I spent almost every summer holiday of my life in Denmark, until I moved here.
To compensate, I watch the going round and round in circles... beetles are fun.
D80 with 80-200 AF-S @ 130mm, f/13 and 1/100s
brilliant panning ! ... and thanks a lot, Jorgen
Thanks both of you. It took me a while to figure out how to do it right. Still my hit-rate is relatively low, but I go to the gym 2-4 times a week to practice the movement with 30-50kg counterweight. That helps a lot. Helps against other things as well
Jorgen, Rayyan: you guys are apparently doing a lot of chimping. Is it spring?
(Aircon is indeed very,er, cool, btw. He probably needs that after close-up D-maxing)
Woody: at least you use your telescope for more noble tasks, loke flowers. Or are you?
Steen, very cool landscapes you have here. Delicate light, shades of green, some yellow, a bit of sea. Fav is probably the last one, with the boat on the horizon. A lot of serenity in all of these.
Matt: funky neighborhood. The goat is excellent -and looks quite happy. Maybe simply aware of the luck of living in such a quiet, peaceful environment.
Interesting setup, Woody. Now that you have shown us how, could you please elaborate on why
I do have a Leica Televid 77 birding telescope myself, but so far I haven't tried to mount my camera on it.
I mean I realize you get an unusual bunch of reach, but don't you have to struggle with an extremely modest maximum aperture with such a combination ?
And isn't it difficult to focus the telescope with accuracy ?
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Why is it I always want to go to Denmark? Steen; just lovely.
Spring and early summer means elbows and knees on my turf.
D200, Micro-Nikkor 3,5/55 ISO 200, minor crop
F2, FM2, D700, 3,5/20 UD, 2/35, 3,5/55, CV 2,5/75 (all ai or ai΄d), 1,8/85 af-d,
Matt,Steen,Rayyan,Woody,Leif, Jorgen,Jorgen,Jorgen ..Excellent Work Y'All!!!
One from today, just documenting the high ISO performance on the D3X (well "semi-high ISO" by today's standards, i guess )
D3X - ZF 50/2M @f2 - ISO1250 - natural light - handheld - NX2 standard mode - about 30% crop
Wow. Not only an ultra high resolution machine, even does high ISO
Beautiful rose, Corlan !
Unfortunately the D3X "dies" after 1600 (quite or even extremely usable to that point, though). Which, for a relatively newcomer into shooting DP himself -but not dealing with, who used to struggle shooting dim light action portraits, no flash allowed with 400 ASA films and f2.8 zooms or f4 tele in the last century... it's fine
That's a beautiful image Corlan...
Beautiful flowers, Leif and Corlan
Thanks all for the nice words. You're way too kind. I was indeed surprised when looking at the files and how well they handled PP. It was outside some time before dark so there was still a fait amount of light, overcast sky after raining. A lower ISO with slower shutter speed could have been used in those conditions (i actually did), with different and it that case lesser results. So it's not a torture test... interesting though.
While I'm not done with Barcelona I have some pics to share (D3x, 14-24/2.8, no PS because is not installed on my laptop):
Alex, Nice Set! Love All The Lines In # 2!
Alex, these are very nice. The first one might need a little bit of PP when you're back on your usual system in order to match your usual look, still very promising. The second one is already excellent, with a right on control of the highlights for this long exposure. And as Steve rightfully noted, the lines work extremely well.
Looking forward to see more from your tribulations!
Well done, Alex. Obviously a dream combination, the D3x + 14-24/2.8
From the last series of landscapes, one i kinda like. From print file (so it might look a bit oversharpened here):
D3X - ZF50/2M - f2.8 - ISO100 - NX2+Nik SEP - late afternoon light
Great series Jason, all of them. I particularly like the light, details and sense of space in the third one, while still preserving the moment. And, in my book, for many reasons (among which, the relation between the intimacy of the moment and the suggested context of the city is unique) the first one is simply award material. Seriously.
Corlan.. thank you so much. I am truly humbled.
Also, wow. What you and Alex are pulling out of your D3X's... I'm going to have to start charging more so I can join in the fun!!
Corlan & Jason...Awesome!!!
Thanks Steve, thanks Osman