Matt, it's a Honda Jazz. In Japan it's a Honda Fit.
There's actually a funny story behind that: They originally planned to call it Honda Fitta, when some polite soul made them aware of the fact that "Fitta" is Norwegian slang for women's genetials. So they changed it to Jazz and Fit. Not sure if that increased or decreased their sales potential in Norway
Thanks everyone, thats a favorite image of mine, one of the few that the moment it clicks you know its a keeper.
Rayyan,Strong Color,Contrast & Image! Powerful On Both Sides!
A few more from the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival. These from the Ski Archery Race. This is the kid's race, and these kids are intense competitors!
All with the D3s, 70-200/2.8 VRII, ISO 200:
Their technique might not always be the best, but they are intense all the same.
Rayyan, Tim, beautiful Zeiss treats from both of you.
Especially love the candle shot, Rayyan.
Tim, so what's your processing and profile here?
Pete: thanks for the extra info.
Was there before the market opened.
Saw the lady preparing her stall for the day..
Lloyd: I love the second shot of the boy skier (222)—the high key effect works beautifully—especially so in that shot.
Rayyan: You are everywhere! Lovely to be treated to the world through your eyes.
Everyone else, thanks for your comment on the dead Poinsettia, it's (hopefully) the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Corlan: Processing is C1 to PS-CS5. Push the bars around, throw a few Adj. layers on, then open my eyes with fingers crossed. I'm discovering how much better the FX files handle being pushed around. I can only imagine (gulp) what MF files must be like to work with. Please don't anyone tell me.
Why are we stopping here, asked Aria. ( my guide, driver and friend )
To have coffee and maybe lunch, I said.
But we just had breakfast, and it is only 0900 hrs.
Well in that case, I said, we just sit, relax and watch.
But you came here to take photographs, we are wasting time, protested Aria.
No, I said. I came to learn, have fun and take photographs. Why don't you take some photos of the ladies Aria. I taught you how to use the camera.
Aria went away with the camera, none too happy.
We had lunch. Let's go Aria, I said. Where? Hotel, I said. I am tired.
But we did not take any pictures today. A day wasted, he said.
No, I said. I learnt a lot Aria. In three hours, 25 cars stopped here. Their guides parked their cars. Everyone got out. Walked about. Took photos.
So, Aria, this is not the place for me to take photos of the rice fields from.
Tomorrow, we shall find another place, where we do not have cars stopping..
except ours. And Aria, I shall sleep in the back now.
To answer your question on the side, well working with both file formats if you don't need larger prints and/or don't pixel peep all night long, the difference is not that big. What makes a lot of difference is usually the care involved, and lighting equipment used... and sometimes (often?) photography and processing skills. Honestly the D3x is a real treat when pushing around files (IMHO there's at least as much difference in that regard between D3X-D700 than DX-FX). Hopefully the next genration FX bodies will be on par. in the meantime D700/D3 are still great tools!
Gentlemen, much best regards to you all. Thank you.
And now for something completely salacious. Waikiki Beach. Please forgive me. Cheers, Matt.
D7000; 28-300mm VR; 210 mm; 1/3200s @ f/5,6; ISO 1000
A little bit of Waikiki Beach surfing. Not exactly the Banzai Pipeline. Clearly 450mm equivalent isn't enough! Note: I wasn't paying much attention to the ISO setting. These aren't anything special. I'm only posting them for those of you with 2' of snow outside your door.
1. D7000; 28-300mm; 300mm; 1/5000s @ f/5.6; ISO 1000
2. D7000; 28-300mm; 300mm; 1/5000s @ f/5.6; ISO 1000
Something from the vault. Just to change places.
Reason 3/1000 why I love Europe. The transport system. Locals might grumble
about it. But inter-country, inter-city, or within city..the transport system in western ( and Eastern ) Europe is superb.
Anyway, as I walked. I thought I saw something that caught my attention.
I stopped. Walked over. Wished a few people. Kissed a few. Just as I thought.
A Moroccan Wedding, they said. I love the Moroccan Arabic. Mix of Arabic and French. Unique. Lyrical. Incomprehensible at times.
No, I was not dressed properly to go in. I would have loved to. Wished them well. Left to wherever I was headed.
What's that got anything to do with the European transport system?
Nothing. Just thought I would mention it. Since I was on the way to the tram.
Vive La France!!
Back to the East. Fast transport system!!
Very interesting story, and an even more interesting way to tell it. Great shot. I love that you included the flags, which the groups they're arranged it, sort of mirror the groups of people.