I don't care what gear I have.
Things I sell: http://www.shutterstock.com/sets/413...html?rid=61105
An hour by the Cathedral Square (the end)
Forgot this one last time...
"in the shadow"
But, i wanted to dedicate this last part to another guy. His situation's probably the worse in that bunch, but he's the cool, silent type. Though we barely exchanged a dozen words, it's the kind of guy you feel comfortable hanging with. Looking at the photos, he has this special "real people" look.
He loves his dog, and takes great care of him:
The portraits (and variations):
(seriously, i've seen worse from "pros".. well, "models for hire")
(color shots above are pretty much unedited, close to straight TIFs from RAW in either NX2 or ACR for the last one)
Last edited by Corlan F.; 5th October 2010 at 14:19.
Corlan: Nice set of photos. The guy "in the shadow" looks like a stalker. The portrait studies are cool. Like Steve said, the high key pp shots are striking. Distillation down to the key features.
Less aggressive pp. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
1. D700; 28-300mm; 116mm; 1/2000s @ f/22; -3-1/3 EV; ISO 1250
2. D700; 28-300mm; 200mm; 1/800s @ f/14; -2-1/3 EV; ISO 200
3. D700; 28-300mm; 250mm; 1/2000s @ f/14; -3-1/3 EV; ISO 200
4. D700; 28-300mm; 200mm; 1/5000s @ f/5.6; -2-1/2 EV; ISO 200
just looked through the last pages, so many fine pictures here, like:
Corlan's Cathedral set and portraits, Hacker's Singapore F1, Graham's Jackson Lake Sunset, Matt's Prince Rupert and Eastern Washington sets, Steve's library set and Walk Softly, Jason's hound and Chicago streets, Jorgens cowbitt, Oliver's Nikon set (welcome Oliver ), and those I may have missed to mention ...
and congratulations on your new Pike Place Market book, Matt
Sorry Oliver, seems like I quoted a quotation, or ...
well, I don't know how that happened, but it should be corrected now ...
Thanks Steve, Don, er... Matt , Oliver, Steen. Much appreciated.
Matt i like the atmosphere of the B&Ws above. Sounds "your" version of the windmills are more modern than the ones we have here. Sturdier for sure, but you've certainly got gustier winds, too.
Steen, like the simplicity of the harbor photo. Lots of details, nice color palette, and there's always a sense of calmness in your shots... i like that, too.
The hour by the cathedral was well over that afternoon... on the way back home though, driving the small country roads i still got one last shot.
Guess i'm not used anymore to hang around too many people for too long, and noticing that lone tall tree from a distance offered another perspective. Had to walk in the freshly harvested fields for nearly 30 minutes to get the right angle, but enjoyed the ambient serenity, and silence.
Last shot of the day then...
"Tale of the Tall Tree":
also a "pano" version here: http://lh3.ggpht.com/_QVGWHHLiCX8/TK...4420b_midb.jpg
(still with the 105VR)
Corlan, very, very good!
whoa, nice, Corlan
and thank you Steve and Corlan
Corlan, LOVE this! I also like that you mentioned the time you took to get that shot.
That part is never stated (not that it has to), but soooo many people think great shots just sort of happen. Some do, but most don't. It's that type of patience and diligence that makes the difference between a good shooter and a great photographer.
1909 Looff carousel.
"The Looff Carrousel is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most beautiful and well preserved hand-carved wooden carrousels still in existence. Spokane's Looff Carrousel features 54 horses, 1 giraffe, 1 tiger, and 2 Chinese dragon chairs."
D700; 28-300mm; 28mm; 1/20s @ f/3.5; ISO 400
Osman, Steen, Jason, Steve, Matt -i truly feel humbled by your kind words.
It was a lovely day.
Jason made a very good point, and that's definitely one aspect on which i have to reflect on and improve. Indeed if i was less the lazy type, i would've carried a tripod along.
(that is, if it was in the the trunk. )
The shot is really lovely.
And to say the truth, it reconciles me a bit with the D3S. Till today and for a few exceptions, i've not been convinced yet. Probably my fault, and considering of course that super high iso performance's not among my personal criterias.
(and for some reason, it seems that the few people with this body wants to ply for a funkier processing than needed -or expected)
Excellent motion & selective focus Matt!
She Never Leaves Home Without Them...
It's for that reason alone (relearn patience and the importance of nailing the right shot, not just a shot) that I've started shooting medium format film again.
Only problem with that is I need to learn how to scan!!
Next step: more tripod
So i keep saying at least
(kudos on the MF analog setup - entertained the idea but eventually did not have the patience myself. Plan to do that later though, if film's still available...)
Lots of pages to get thru.. I shall slowly..
We travelled 5 hours from Zurich to the Bernese Oberland. We arrived in Murren after 4 train changes and a cable car ride.
We got of the small train and Ayesha wondered if we were in the right place as the train moved out!!
We started walking towards what we thought was our hotel..
But why go to all this trouble in such weather and take this long trip..
Because, as I have said previously, It Is There...The Eiger that is..3900 mts.
of magnificent rock and snow...
We had come to see the rock face of the Eiger. To face our fears and enjoy
Another photo from Eastern Washington. Cheers, Matt.
D700; 28-300mm; 135mm; 1/800s @ f/14; -2-1/3 EV; ISO 200
Last photo from Eastern Washington may be my favorite. Interesting composition.
You'll obviously have a lot of adventures and stories to tell!
For now, magnificence it is. On your Eiger photo, snow sounds like a distant promise -the kind which will require efforts and determination.
Lovely shots in the mist, both the station and the tree. In the latter, respective angles are impressive. Sounds like this little guy will not give in easily to laws, and forces, of nature.
For that, you could've gently carved in a "R", and a "A".
Rayyan, a spectacular comeback! Eiger shot,especially...