Now that these are going for a "song", it'll be interesting to hear about your ongoing thoughts -and results- with that body. Would make a nice backup, and a nice "zoom" when using a FF main body.
Still using ACR for raw comversion? Took me some time to find and fine tune the profile with the D700 (and ended up using C1 eventually). Apparently the recent ACR updates, such as the one used by Lloyd in LR3 is a great improvement.
Thanks, Corlan. So far, I'm very happy with the D300. It's too big and too heavy for travel, at least for me, but what comes out of it looks better than I had expected. A nice partner for the S5. I'm very happy with ACR, currently using CS4. Consider upgrading to CS5 and/or LR3 within the near future.
For me, getting used to another user interface is such a large obstacle that I don't really consider other software at the moment.
I cannot remember the D300 as being much bigger than the S5, but then it's true that i don't care too much about that...
The D300 is 5 grams heavier and 1 mm taller than the S5, but apart from that, they are identical. I guess that isn't really noticeable, except for really bad days
On the other hand, I think the S5 is to large also. The D80/90 with grip is perfect for me, but for the kind of work I do now, the D300 is a much better option.
[quote= Originally Posted by [B]HarrisGraeberII[/b]
Blooming with Life, bejeweled with Death
June 28, 2010
m_driscoll;225136]Harris: Interesting image. Very detailed. Nice color and OOF.
Thanks Matt, thanks Steve. The wind was waving the sunflowers back and forth, and when I took this photo, I thought the bee was landing. What a surprise when I brought it up large in Lightroom!
Excellent, Tim. Love the DOF on the first one, and the next made me smile
Today, new toy. Lotsa fun
And it seems you have a lot to smile about. Congratulations.
Sooo cute, Tim!
Jorgen: And, I did have a tripod, remote release, and all. Should have shot handheld!
What a wonderful treat you folks have lined up in the few days since I last visited.
It will take me some time to go thru them all, but a quick comment:
Steve: The two fingers!! Churchill's of course.
Corian: The Castle/church in the last post.
Lloyd: The fourth of July, and Mimi.
Matt: Lest I forget, The Seattle expert...The guitar player..my my.
All the others which I shall savor in time.
Welcome back madam, mr. Rayyan. We got your message from Zurich. How was your flight sir?
We felt right at home.
We have kept your usual room for you madam.
Let me open the balcony door for you sir. We are having beautiful weather lately.
Everything to your liking sir? Perfect, I said. Ayesha, please show John out.
I looked right...
Breathed in the fresh air. Wonderful. Clean. Looked left...
Looked below, brilliant as usual for the umpteenth time we were here..
We were going to have one h*ll of a holiday. But we always do here.
Welcome Back Rayyan! Wonderful Set! How Is Hamza?
Rayyan: Zurich, Stockholm... life's hard. What else?
Question: when Ayesha walked John to the door, did she expect it was for letting you take pictures in peace?
(sorry, Steve's a bad influence... ... told you we needed you back )
Hamza is fine, so is Mariam, so is Rayyan ( grandson ) and his sister Raneem.
So are their parents.
My bedroom, has been taken over. The kids want to be with grandpa. In my
bed, I find ( at the last count ! ), a couple of F-16s, a humongous caterpliiar earth digger with accessories, a few gaming machines, Dora and Diego, Few teddies and puppies.
The youngest ( Raneem ) has taken to my pillow. she drags it everywhere
Ayesha and the others have gone to the other side of the house, leaving me
Everyone has a jetlag. I have not slept for 2 nights.
It is wonderful!!
Ayesha why don't you have coffee while I sort this out. She left.
I leaned forward, very forward, trying to read the acetate nameplate attached
to her chiffon blouse.
Mrs. Sommer, I said, my eyes on the nameplate, fixed. There seems to be a mistake.
I shall put it right sir, she said in a swedish voice. And it is Miss Sommer.
Of course, I said looking up. How very unthoughtful of me. But of course!
The keys you gave for the vehicle, I said. There seems to be some error.
We wanted a small, not flashy wheels to move around, I said. The one you gave us cannot take two, I said.
Impossible sir. It is a brand new fleet from Hertz and takes four.
Would you mind showing me Miss Sommer. Maybe I miss the Swedish way of
doing things, I said expectantly.
Oh! Mr. Rayyan but you are in the wrong alley. She said, laughing.
What could be better Miss Sommer, I said. Us being in the wrong alley!
They shall miss me at the counter, I should be going, No?
No? I said. First show me how to ride twosome on this.
Great photos from Stockholm, Rayyan. Beautiful city, but I think I prefer Corlan's transport
Corlan, I'm envious! Wanna swap with a somewhat vintage Toyota?
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Rayyan, beautiful narrative, masterful shots. Welcome back!
Looking up can give a bad neck strain. But sometimes it is worth the pain!
p.s of course, you can go to the building across the street!!