One could be forgiven to think that heir eyes were seeing different colors!! Ours were.
Love this version, Matt.
Incidentally it's not intuitive (at least for me) that Anchorage would be twice as far away as San Dego... neither that it's half way to Beijing.
Should we surmise then that Seattle's weather is more San Diego like than Anchorage's?
If we didn't know it could as well be El Calafate, or even below, way way down south... or maybe the colour temperature tells the story.
It is hot here this time of the year. I mean HOT!! and DRY!!
Hamza and Rayyan have gotten to eating dates. The date palm has a special
significance in my country.
The English word ' date' as used for the fruit is a generic term in Arabic. There
are innumerable varieties of dates. each with a different taste and from different regions of my country.
We all eat dates, on its own, with Arabic coffee, with Starbucks...you get the idea.
This morning I took a ladder, and took Hamza and Rayyan to my garden. Put
the ladder against one of our palm trees and snapped a few bunch of dates.
They have been eating it all day...from our garden...
We call this season the ripening of the dates. These are sweet...
Back to our voyage...
They told us to go up and lie in the sun. Why? Because we want you to be healthy
and fit. Sick people don't fetch a good price!
We did not feel like going. Wear these clothes, they said. These shall help you brown out evenly..all over the body.
We don't need to get brown we said. It was obvious.
But nature in its wisdom seems to have denied reason and logic to those in power. So we went out to do what they said..' get tanned '.. They said we would look better ' roasted '.
A few of us died of cold. They threw them over board. Collateral damage they said.
I just wanted to keep my name in the hat so, for a change, I'll post a few images of some of the grandchildren - Erin (15), Brynne (12), and Lauren (11) taken recently with my D700 with 85mm f/1.4D (2nd and 3rd photos) and/135mm f/2.0DC (1st photo) lenses.
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That's a very good news stand! They have all of those papers, and more, with many foreign language magazines (excuse me, non-english). There's probably only two others like it in town. Barnes and Noble and Borders have crushed them (to the detriment of the variety offered).
Thanks for your kind comments. It's a very nice lens.
This message comes from Cádiz, allegedly the oldest city of Europe. A fantastic place; like walking in History, surrounded by the nicest people imaginable. I´m off to the beach, but two images before I go: Both withe the modified S5 Pro, one with the AIS 2,5/105 the other with the ancient 3,5/55 Micro-Nikkor.
Tomorrow we´re going home again. And then; the moountains!
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,
Thanks, Matt. My grandchildren really enjoy being photographed.
Shall never forget the horrid treatment. Then Capt. Bly invited us to the
control deck too!!
Thanks, Steve - I greatly admire many of your images.
Regards, John A.
Hamza and Rayyan have joined summer camp. Good!! I took to the garden to bring some more dates at the source...
They were all taken a few hours ago. Some became over ripe. Left for the birds. There is a big quantity. We send to our neighbors. They send to us from their date palms.
We keep it for any passerby to taste and take.
Even the untended sidewalk palm is laden with fruit.
We have a cool water dish under the palm, it is full of sparrows and pigeons.
For the shade, for thirst and for their food. As the weather gets hot the birds come
and they have begun to live together. I sit and watch. In the evenings I let
Hamza and Rayyan, fill the water, clean the dish, tidy the area for the next day.
You're lucky to have so many varieties of dates.
Here it's extremely difficult to find good ones... too bad, love them
edit: just noticed the palm tree above...
The suite sure looks more cosy than the deck!
(and thanks for the comment)
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Here are a couple of shots of grandaughter Alyssa (19) - who wanted some pics for her Facebook. Regards, JohnA
Corlan, Rayyan - thanks for the positive comments on the younger grandkids. Lloyd's pictures of his niece early on were stunners!
D3, 24 1.4
Thanks to Steve and LLoyd for the kind comments.
This Nikon forum is probably the most amicable, selfless, and just plain ole' fun assembly of superior Nikon photographers (who just happen to be genuine gentlemen) that I have been associated with. Keep up the good work guys...and we will all continue to benefit from your innovative, creative, and prolific work along with the good feelings that come with the sense of warm comeraderie that you afford one another.
Where to? asked the cabbie.
Halifax; from Ayesha.
That's the building at Chapel and...
Nova Scotia! from Ayesha.
You want Trudeau; from the cabbie.
Pierre; from me.
I came over from New York; cabbie.
Took a wrong turn turn, did you? Ayesha.
We are heading for the Cabot Trail....
Thanks Steve.. I liked the convertible too but couldn't live with the limited trunk space, especially with the top down.
Lovely image, beautiful model, masterful processing, Steve...