A couple more in color (since, I don't have any actual fireworks photos). Thanks for looking. Cheers.
1. D3s; 16-35mm f/4 VR; 16mm; 1/40s @ f/4; ISO 500
2. D3s; 16-35mm f/4 VR; 16mm; 1/40s @ f/4; ISO 500
Tim: Fun shots from the State Fair. I really like that Hall of Mirrors image.
One of my favs from last night.
D3, 70-200/2.8 VRII, @ f4, ISO 800, SB-900 -1.75EV:
Beautiful, Rayyan. Is that curved knife a cenbiye?
Still partial to the fabulous previous B&W previously posted (a top keeper in my book), though Rayyan's right, these two might deliver more of the actual feel of the day.
One thing you couldn't stage was the little girl's look, and you sure got it right. No question they were happy with the shot!
Like Lloyd, i'm wondering how many bits are involved?
You Guy's Have Kept The Pace Up Magnificently! I You All!!!
Hey Steve, so you did not forget the cameras!
Sounds like you had a good time over there. Photos are all nice, overall the b&w processing is top notch as usual.
Personal favorite is the first one, an instant classic (note: before printing i might crop/clone out the two "distracting elements" on the far right hand side). Next is #2, swarming with details and an sumptuous silver rendering. Wow.
Fun composition on #3, and light spectacular on the following one -i'll let others comment on the center subject there #5's a Steve M. classic -though i'm partial to the Bostonian versions you've posted before (maybe this style carries more impact in a urban environnement? just thinking out loud).
The whole set from the narrows is just great!
(i'll cherrypick #9)
Thanks C! Good eye on the needed crop on the first one ,right side!
An ND filter would have come in handy too! Appreciate you taking the time Brotha!
I liked all of them, Steve, but as Jørgen said, the shot with the lady sitting on the rocks tops it all.
used as an ornament ( nowadays ) and the word sounds similar to ' cenbiye ' but more as ' genbiye '.
None of this is mine!!
The photos were taken by Ayesha in the old ' souk '. I did some layers and gradients. 2 layers of filters did the rest.
Thank you all.
super, but one has to cherry pick so the first one for me.
That is a big
Now why am I not surprised that you took it? I can almost feel and hear the camera click on that one with you behind the camera.
Excellent work, honestly.
Rayyan, of course you're right. Only that c is pronounced as g in Turkish, that's why it is differently spelled here. Thank you.
1. Great capture; cool bike/biker; very textural paving; fried dough pizza...yummy!
2. beautiful light emphasizing the tooling on the saddle; nice framing
3. well seen; clever juxtaposition of the cut-out and the horse
4. dramatic sky and light; well-balanced composition;"B&W" magazine fine art!
5. great lines, shadows & light flare; people in mid-foreground perfect
6. nicely framed and composed; contrast in their clothing makes the background and bridge seem lighter - makes them stand out
7. Nice lines and texture; the walkway and stair have an Escher graphic quality that works well with the 'naturescape'
8. Where was the Sierra Club when they built this! I'm guessing they probably didn't exist when they built the first walkways here in the 1800's? Great detail and perspective.
9. Nice capture; love photos of photographers; almost a vicarious pleasure
10. Beautiful texture and moving water.
Terrific series. BTW, where is this?
The light and tonality in this photo's exquisite. It has a timeless quality. (insert thumbs up here)
Following on the water theme. One from this morning. Sort of the calm before the storm. This is the swim area for this morning's triathlon.
D3, 28-70/2.8 @ f8 1/200, ISO 200:
a raining day...D80, 35mm f/2
Steve and Lloyd: Terrific shots!
Kind of a flower day for me. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
D3s; 105mm VR; 1/320s @ f/3.2; ISO 800
Back from the mountains, I´m going to bother you with a few clouds and sheep (coming).
Fuji S5, 2,5/105 Nikkor ais
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,