And Jason, if not for the modern clothing (and the soy glitch, i guess ) this could be an magazine/billboard ad from the 50's
This one's fantastic, Matt!
(note: got what looks like a tad of a color cast on my monitor, at least for all the background part. But otoh, it's Sunday morning... and not enough :sleep006
Oh btw: nice lens you're using in those gardens' shots
Superb portrait, Tim. Like the way she's dressed, too.
Thanks Corlan! Civil war garb was everywhere. They all looked pretty hot in the noonday sun.
Jason's shot does remind one of a magazine ad from the 50's.
And, thanks for the comment on that photo. I didn't have a better macro lens, so, I was forced to take that one along. Actually, probably none better on the Nikon! Although, there are some terriffic manual lenses. I don't notice the color cast on the laptop.
Thanks Matt! It was Fort Knox on the Penobscot River. I'm afraid I'm not as knowledgeable about the specific re-enactment as I should be. Since the fort never saw any action or fired a canon in anger, my guess is that it was simply an excuse for the players to bring out all their gear and play.
The gent with his thumb on the touchole made this canon himself. Loud!
And lots of authentic-style headgear
For those of you who think you have a job that is too hard, here's a soft alternative
D300 with 70-300 ED @ 300mm and f/8
Or you can just go for a ride...
D300 with 70-300 ED @ 200mm and f/8
Thanks Jorgen, Matt, and Shtarka1!
They are used for preparing the soil for the next rice crop. In the part of Thailand where the photo was taken this morning, some farmers get three crops per year, and all kinds of technology is used to speed up the process. Here's the next step, leveling the paddy field:
D300 with 70-300 ED @ 220mm and f/8
One more. We like mud
D300 with 70-300 ED @ 145mm and f/8
... and a little something for the insects.
D300 with 70-300 ED @ 199mm and f/6.3
Very cool Jorgen, thanks for the explanation. Very unusual (to me). Farming is a lot of hard work no matter where it's done. Great photos!
Tim, thanks for the story. Though partial to the wonderful girl portrait, the second set super nice, too. Like the heagear shot a lot. And personally, on the second portait i'd go for a square or 4*5 crop (with a tad of the new CS5 healig tool that you like so much, on the right hand side ). Nice series, would like to see more of them.
(sidenote: are we supposed to be able to click on your images? Since you're using the new server we have the option (for larger size?) but at least here it returns a "private folder" message. Just in case... )
Jorgen: splendid set and quite interesting info as always.
From what i see here i'll opt for the "Level Work". Wait, now... nope, i'll ride the pink bike.
P.S. the b&w version of Mud Power is very powerful as a standalone image.
I've got a bunch from the fort, but it was an experimental day and I discovered something that, while interesting from a personal technique standpoint, made some of the best shots unusable. I have been in the habit of using the shutter priority mode and decided to try aperture priority mode. Normally, I am perfectly comfortable in S mode since it's become routine. I can adjust aperture as scene and light allows. But the switch to A screwed me up and I forgot I did it. Many of the best shots show camera shake. So live and learn, eh?
As for the image size, I output the size you see here. It's a tasty size that seems to work in a variety of venues online. I've always disliked side-scrolling and when they get too big, it can happen.
Size's good, i was simply wondering if the "Private Folder" was not the unwanted result of you being logged in so you couldn't guess the click was ineffective. Nothing wrong there, just a question
And yes, it's never easy to change from one usual mode to another. Being the opposite, shooting in A mode as standard i'm well aware of that since i even prefer -and not rarely- using Manual than switching to "S". Probably have to work on that, though
Something old in a new dressing!
Friday's post. Stalking a floral arrangement testing my new 70-200 f2.8 VR II. This lens, like its Canon counterpart (which I've shot extensively), is remarkable in every respect.