A quiet day at the beach. Cheers, Matt.
D7000; 28-300mm; 42mm; 1/800s @ f/15; ISO 1000
Hope they at least offer a "P" option available for an extra couple of dozen thou for shopping pros...
(btw makes me think of an old saying in the pool billiards industry: "if you put a diamond insert on a broom, it'll make an expensive broom -not a better cue stick")
Peter: another nice catch of the black cat
No, this is not the same. From the other side of the pillar.
Rayyan, Pete, Excellent
Very Pretty Candids Jorgen!
Matt ~ Thanks, I didn't even notice the faces and expressions on the 2 little girls until afterwards, I really liked how a little light spilled on her face and the face that she was looking to the right.
Lloyd, Jorgen, & Steve - thank you very much!
What a great page! Is it my imagination or is everyone here getting better? Thanks to everyone for the inspiring images.
Splash! Looks refreshing Rayyan! All the water around here is frozen!
And this is not art. It's just me being completely surprised by a lens that cost $119—new from BH—the plasticky-feeling-light-as-a-feather Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8D. Holy cow! This must be the anti-Leica lens in terms of cost and build, but the performance is pretty amazing.
Yes, the 50mm 1.8 is really a steal. Even the bokeh is surprisingly pleasant most of the time. It can be used for taking photos of girls
D700 with 50mm f/1.8 @ f/2.0
... or salads for those on a healthier diet
D700 with 50mm f/1.8 @ f/4.0
Those are gorgeous images, Jorgen. And that's a particularly attractive young woman in that first one. (You know, that salad ain't bad either! )
You know Lloyd, experience strongly indicates that going for the salad makes the most sense. On the other hand, there's always a chance that the world has changed, nullifying anything previously learned
Experience is the best teacher, Jorgen. I think you're right about the salad.
Indeed sir, I visited this place for many hours at a time, many times. I felt
something, I don't know what..but I would come back again. Nice, serene village. One just heard the waves crashing on the rocks.
Thank you very much my friend.
Only one week offline (took the chance for a little bit of nordic skiing before spring will hopefully arrive soon) and much too many extraordinary pictures to quote and comment in particular; simply great stuff from all of you - thanks for sharing!!!
Tim: As Lloyd, Jørgen and Rayyan already stated, truely a steal that lens, though some pros and cons (as with each other lens).
So here are two more examples (in order to show the the limitations/drawbacks as well - and for sure also those of the photographer):
"Herald of Spring"
D 700, 50 mm/1.8D @ f/2.8
D 700, 50 mm/1.8D @ f|2.2
Thank you for your interest and best regards.
Best regards - Hermann
You folks are way ahead of me (as usual) re: the 50mm. And obviously making excellent use of it (nice shots Hermann and Jorgen). Although I should have gone for the optional, patented, Jorgen "Girl Magnet" lens shade.
We're right in the middle of the kind of weather I hate the most. 30 degrees F and rain. It builds on the trees and eventually limbs and trees come crashing down. Often taking the power lines with them.
This is everywhere!
And then again some fond memories:
D 700, 70 - 300 mm/4.5-5.6 G @ 125 mm & f/9
And one more from my "rented" front porch
D 700, 14 - 24 mm/2.8 G @ 20mm & f/5
Thank you for your interest und best regards.
Best regards - Hermann
I am relatively new here but have been a very keen follower of this forum.
Love the Nikon. Been using nikon for a long time and will post some pics very soon for your viewing.
Being a noob to this forum i thought i should make a reasonable selection of my work for
I am a freelancer based in Dubai but born and lived in Scotland most of my life.
Images are shot on D2xs and the lovely new D3x (joyyyyyyyyyyyyy)
i think i'm uploading the images using a bad technique....