The spell had been cast. The brew had been drunk. The ship veered off course.
The weather descended and cloaked all around us. ' Land Ahoy ' was gratefully
acknowledged and we put to port. It would be sometime before we would raise anchor...if ever!
Great bike wheel shot Steve! And I really wish I could smoke and exercise. Those days are waaaaay gone.
A mind provoking little story. i see a modern Haïku here.
The caravel in the mist is beautiful, calm and myterious. Nicely executed and framed.
Tim: another beauty. Love the colors, the smooth transitions.
Would bet on the heat, too, but no certainty.
Excellent portrait, and composition on the bike shot. The DOF makes the ZZZipp quite dynamic, in contrats with the "handmade" statement. Quite an interesting close-up use of the 24!
My friend's band: Kill for the Kingdom.
Nikon F4, 50mm f/1.2, Neopan 1600 @800.
A quiet day by the border...
Border towns often have a special atmosphere. That one was peaceful but quite busy with many tourists enjoying the afternoon sun by the river. Just driving by back from a work trip... stopped by and took a couple of snapshots, from the bridge.
Some rent boats for a stroll down the river:
Then, have a light kiss:
Means of transportation:
Entering the m.driscoll's new project:
(not sure i got the assignment right ... or did i? )
A lot of old architecture. For that, sometimes you can just follow the arrow:
In the end though, one has to get back to camp:
It was a nice day
Nothing special, but it was a nice moment, just sharing.
Got some more serious stuff to show for the day shot hours earlier, different place and mood, that i'll post later on (with maybe a separate thread w/o photos)...
Very good posts, Corlan, where in the world?
The fog forced other ships to make port. It got worse before it got better...
At last, news arrived that we could set sail, and we upped anchor; passing mountains and the clouds...
The mountains still had snow on them; they stood tall mingling with the clouds...
Now that we are home, we can tell the tale. Memory is hazy. It could have been a slave ship. Felt like it.
Any food we got, we had to find it first. We ate strange animals...
In the evenings they forced us all into a room, lit some fires and made us eat
strange things. They wanted us to drink colored brew. We refused, they got angry and gave us a little water. People were afraid, they talked in whispers..
They would count us all to make sure none had escaped...
They kept us apart, so we couldn't get to know people. They put us far away in a corner, high up. Every so often they would come to check on us. Bring us food. They wanted to fatten us for sacrifice to their gods.
We were different, the gods would be pleased. We prayed for deliverance..
A few from after dinner at the Place Pigalle, which is behind the 'Flying Fish' Market, and overlooks Elliott Bay. Cheers, Matt
1. D3s; 28mm f/1.4; 1/200s @ f/1.6; +2/3 EV; ISO 800
2. D3s; 28mm f/1.4; 1/160s @ f/1.6; +2/3 EV; ISO 800
3. D3s; 28mm f/1.4; 1/50s @ f/5; +2/3 EV; ISO 800
4. D3s; 28mm f/1.4; 1/125s @ f/1.4; +2/3 EV; ISO 800
By the border between Belgium, France not very far from Luxembourg.
Oh by the way, love your Amasra B&W shot on the "board above"
Just to clarify, it was on the way back from a long road trip to see a client, and then a shoot in the afternoon. The town was roughly at mid way.
But it's wonderful country all the way, with a lot of diversity. If one avoids the larger highways (well, there's none close anyhow), it's a beautiful drive.
More seriously, lovely shots. The one quoted above stands out to my eyes as an instant classic.
Like the different perspective on the market a lot, too.
(no comment from you, so i suspect i got the assignment wrong )
Did Matt traded in his last bag? (along with emptying some college fund)
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Some of us walked the plank...down
I enjoyed the low light level work. I think that Nikon hit a home run with the D3/D700 series. I have the D700, went to a music festival in a Mausoleum, 3200 Iso inside and outside after the sun went down shot at 25,000 ISO and was amazed. Some post processing was obviously necessary but the noise level is minimal considering the conditions. I could never have done this in film. I just converted after 50 years of film, I was over, dreading taking the 8x10 out, then I realized I was dreading taking the 4x5
out, went on vacation and decided not to take the 2 1/4 because the weather was iffy and it just weighed too much, so I had to just accept that I am getting older and bought the D700, I have a bunch of primes from the old days and they work just fine, light weight and simple. Four primes and the camera weigh a bit more than 2 kilos (5 pounds) Not bad to carry around on a vacation or on any shooting day. The work I have seen here is very nice, hope to hang out and learn more. JSF
A couple from today's portrait session. Shot with my D700 + 24-70 2.8 + Metz 58
Carlos, another great multiplicity shot. This one's really cool -and not without a sense of humor.
Welcome to the board... looking forward to see some of your work soon!
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Tim: Me too! Although, when I was in college, we'd smoke before the run, ride, or game.
Thanks for the comment. I wasn't sure about that one at first.
Nope, you got it right, but the assignment's changed!
Didn't sell anything. Just opened the drawer and rummaged around. No emptying a college fund, either. We paid for four years at Harvey Mudd College and now UM pays her to go to Graduate school.
Corlan: Thanks for writing this for me.
So, Anchorage is almost half way to Beijing and twice as far away as San Diego. Today's factoid. No quiz. Cheers, Matt.
D3s; 28mm f/1.4; 1/250s @ f/1.6; +2/3 EV; ISO 800
you became used to the beauty and found nothing unusual with it. For us it was magical.
for your informative post.
The 28/1.4 is in very very good hands Matt. That is a lovely doc. shot. Interesting for the amount of news on offer! and the beauty of the colors and framing.
The distances involved might not be a deterrent.
Thanks guys. I have to give kudos to my assistant (my 12 er, almost 13-yr old daughter), Melissa who helped me get the subject in the right positions on the multiplicity shot. It's a lot easier with a second pair of eyes helping you coordinate things. Plus, she held the reflector quite well.