Not everyone is William Eggleston...
Rayran... welcome back!! Lovely stuff. Can't wait for the rest!
Matt, that 28-300 is impressive! Or the guys behind the lens is!
I am embarrassed to say I didn't know there was an analog section. I'll have a look!
Would be worth a video tutorial though for those (like... well, myself ) with 2 left feet in lieu of hands.
For example, how do you determine which length has to be cut out?
Steve: thanks -just a snap of toys left to rust in a farm nearby where they sell their production, produce, meat. They were clearly looking at me thinking i was certifiable, so i didn't dare to take the real Eggleston setup.
in awe and admiration. As students of religion or history.
You have captured the atmosphere and the diversity in such places very well Corlan.
[QUOTE=m_driscoll;252251]Rayyan: Welcome back. A nice grouping of photos. The train station and tree in the mist and "bam", the Eiger. The first two are extremely well pp'd and composed. The tracery of the tree is just strong enough (i usually oversaturate and lose the quality of the mist). The mountain photo's magnificent. We saw the Eiger from the other side in Grindelwald. I'm looking forward to more mountain adventure and photos.
Jason and Steve...Folks I am humbled by your welcome and your graciousness.
I too missed the company of wonderful friends like yourselves. It is nice to be back.
My thanks to all of you.
The rear lens mount turns 90 degrees for vertical and horizontal ease but in this case you take advantage of this to mount it to the D700, as modern cameras have a "fatter" base to clear, nevertheless it does fit perfectly.
Here's one on sale, this is just so you can see the attached pictures the seller has posted.
My camera combo this trip was the D700 and the ZF 50mm planar.
Here is a capture from this combo. No pp except slight ' s' curve and resizing.
The first is a crop from the scene. The second a 100% crop from the same scene.
A lovely small stream up in the Swiss forests. Just me and the stream. Nothing for kilometers around. Spent an hour sitting by the stream..watching and listening..
Just the birds, gushing water, a few pebbles, a few leaves and me.
Rayyan, Thanks For Taking The Time & Commenting On All The Incredible Photos From Our Esteemed Group!
The Zeiss In Your Hand's Produces Crisp,Colorful,Beautiful Renditions Of Autumn Which Would Look Lovely In Print & On A Wall!
(note to Jason: don't bid on this one or let me know, so we don't end up kil... outbidding each other)
Is it the 50 1.4? Or the Makro Planar? ((mis)understood from your dedicated post that you did have the latter, not the former)
And, thanks for your kind words
Failing chinese dragon or a tiger, i had a thought how fun it would've been to ride the truck with the red nuts
Grateful for your kind comments Steve.
The weight and feel just swung me over to the Planar at the last moment.
I continued past the stream. The light, never bright, took on a magical appearance as I approached a sharp descending bend..
I had to go forward. It was too good not to go through that opening. Anyone would have gone forward to see what was beyond.
As it would turn out several hours later, it was a mistake! A very dangerous one at that!
I don't care what gear I have.
Things I sell: http://www.shutterstock.com/sets/413...html?rid=61105
count me in
past few years. Flight is tooooooo long!!
Thank you Osman.
Folks, I am humbled by your kind words and am really grateful to all of you for taking of your time and commenting.
I continued forward, oblivious of the time. It was ' wickedly ' beautiful. The sights and smells of the forest, rushing streams, small waterfalls..seen it in the movies; experiencing it in real life was a joy, was priceless.
I had a gnawing feeling though. I had seen no sign posts. It was indeed strange, more so that I was in Switzerland!! The steep incline along the path was disconcerting. The descents on walking/trekking/hiking paths I had encountered
were considerably more gentle.
Who cared? I should have. Because here I slipped. Trying to grasp the grave/rock bruised my elbows. The knees gave way. The D700 went to a side.
The backpack rested in the stream, caught up in the undergrowth.
It was a deceptively nasty slope, fast and cold stream...
Some cold, monochromatic, water and rocks. The Spokane River at the downtown Riverfront Park. The guy was actually fly fishing and had just caught a nice rainbow! The falls are upriver from the bridge. Cheers, Matt.
1. D700; 28-300mm; 38mm; 1/30s @ f/16; ISO 800
2. D700; 28-300mm; 230mm; 1/60s @ f/5.6; ISO 320
3. D700; 28-300mm; 44mm; 1/15s @ f/14; ISO 200
4. D700; 28-300mm; 92mm; 1/125s @ f/9; ISO 200
Nice but treacherous environment, Rayyan.
Thankfully it was just cuts and bruises this time.
Matt: at least -from your photos- not as deceptive a stream. This one looks dangerous enough... won't play around with a camera.
Interesting to see the "natural desaturation" on the rocks in the lower strata.
Like the last shot for rendering all of the above
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Allow me some multi-threading here please...
The Route des Vins d'Alsace:
I might be incoherent towards the end..so please let me know how it tastes
Folks thanks a bunch.
Walk thru them fields and quench your thirst with Evian in the caveau.
Hey i know the place (and the chef)... nice decoration, good food. Unfortunately some of their specialties might not have been to your taste, but did you have dessert? They're splendid (well, at least they used to be a while ago).
Evian? What's that?
Lovely vineyard shot. Very alsacian!