Rayyan & Jason....Thanks!
Rayyan & Jason....Thanks!
Steve, Osman, Lloyd, Corian..
I am humbled. Honestly humbled.
Thank you all so much.
Old friend rediscovered. I came across my old 25-50/f4 lens in the back of my camera storage. I haven't used it in a number of years, but it was a favorite landscape lens. Pulled it out, put in on the D3, and shot this from the front yard. Pretty much straight out of the camera, at 25mm f11. Serious distortion with the horizon in the bottom of the frame, and there is a polarizer on the lens, which gave me some ugly vignette. But I love the way this lens draws. Gonna have to give it some more work.
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No joy, Lloyd. (at least here) "This photo is currently unavailable".
The colors are gorgeous as is the neighborhood. The distant hills are well
The sky is glorious with the color as it should be. Vignetting, yes but let's see after you remove the filter.
A fine picture Lloyd. Mighty fine.
Rayyan and Corlan: Thank you gentlemen.
Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.
D3s; 70-300mm VR; 300mm; 1/200s @ f/5.6; ISO 250
As I said..Wunderbar.
Where do you want them to look? asked Raj.
Let them look at you Raj. You look at them. Let both of you look at each other.
And let each of you look up to each other.
Me, I am just a traveler passing thru. Making notes of friends I made...
hey thanks I have been posting a lot of IR lately, I see you all are still smoking over here!!
(and thanks, Matt)
The eyes in this whole set of yours are definitely spectacular... sometimes, "out of this world" has a special resonance.
Lloyd... the distortion on that shot works great! Never even heard of that lens before. Lovely!
Matt, capturing the kid is wonderful. Another great 70-300 shot. Hmm...
Viablex.. a nikormat! Fantastic! Lovely capture.
Rayran.. I could spend days just going through your photo archives! Amazing stuff!
50C...hot and dry. They started at 0500 hrs. had lunch. 1 hr nap under a date palm. Lunch was bread, half a chicken. 2 bottles of water. I ate with them.
It is hot...very very hot. Working is near impossible. he just wanted to finish the job. He did it extremely well.
I love contrasts. Light and shade. wet and dry. hard and soft. Why?
How can one appreciate the day if there was no darkness? Age without the youth?
Use contrasts..it is the norm; it gives meaning to life. It shall give meaning to
We discovered this fledgeling Barred Owl in the woods behind the house today. It stayed there, unafraid, long enough for me to return to the house and grab my camera. I wish I'd grabbed the tripod too since it was in the dark of the forest on a dark day. My guess is that the parents were nearby and only waiting for the humans to depart so they could rescue their baby.
Friday's post to my daily blog. D700 + Nikon 35mm f2.0 at 2.0. This was a torture test for flair which I liked well enough to post. Exposing differently from the same angle checks for purple fringing and CA. I find with the Nikon that I'm often dialing down post processing - the images require very little sharpening and extremely retrained use of the clarity and vibrance sliders. Some of the images on this thread look over-processed to me.
I don't care what gear I have.
Things I sell: http://www.shutterstock.com/sets/413...html?rid=61105
rayyan/Celtic Steve/Corlan/Blackhawk Jason: Gentlemen, thank you!
Jason: That lens is a bargain for what you get!
rayyan: +1, +1, +1. As everybody said, your last three photos and narrative were great! Please collect a series of these with your narratives and create a Blurb book. It'd be great to see them together.
Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
1. D3s; 24-70mm f/2.8; 2; 1/5000 @ f/2.8
iso= 1250-1600, jpg. Converted to bw in Alienskin ' Exposure ' set for neopan 1600 ( I think ! ). This is what I would do now.
much but looks excellent for me.
Re: the Sherpa. More power to him. I know what it takes. 7 summits in 42 days is way beyond my abilities or courage. Really a stupendous achievement.
Thank you folks for your encouragement.
"The Wedding Photographer" The dumpster adds a little realism. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
1. D3s; 16-35mm f/4 VR; 35mm; 1/1000s @ f/4; ISO 250
2. D3s; 16-35mm f/4 VR; 35mm; 1/1000s @ f/4; ISO 250
3. D3s; 16-35mm f/4 VR; 35mm; 1/1000s @ f/4; ISO 250