Nice set Corlan. I like the "Orange Lights" especially.
Pretty Comps & Color C!!!
Had some fun with some 2010 images, playing with new tools. I bought the Complete NIK collection. So I went in and out of LR3 quite a bit, stacking versions from Color Efex, and all other tools in the Complete Collection except Silver Efex 2. I did use silver efex 2 to swipe the frame in last image. It seems like one of the other tools would have framing, not found it yet though.
and the last one I did, I felt really good about:
I really like both of the last two, Doug. Beautiful images.
The usual suspect.
1. D3; 200mm f/2; 1/160s @ f/5; ISO 1600
2. D3; 200mm f/2; 1/200s @ f/5; ISO 1600
3. D3; 200mm f/2; 1/200s @ f/5; ISO 1600
Steve/Herman/Corlan/Matt: Thank you, gentlemen!
FYI, my shot was 16-35VR on D700 after hiking to Mouse Creek Falls in North Carolina last year. Great day except for getting soaked on the hike back out! My shot was off a bridge past the falls, pretty much the end of the trail for the most part.
Thanks all, I was really happy with that one too. It was my best effort so far with the new toolbox. I added some fog to the trees, to actually give them less pop in the background, diffused them some as well. I added brightness intensity to the white capping of the stream as well in Color Efex III. I used SEFII to create a frame, then stole the frame in Photoshop to put back onto my color image, because neither LR3, nor any other NIK plug in has frame capability that I saw. I happened to think, just pop a copy of the image into SEFII, frame it, open in CS5, then overlay the color image over the framed BW image, it's a little convoluted, but a little easier than creating a frame.
I think the learning experience was good, and I see the tools improving my final output.
Gosh, great bear shots, but 200mm? you were a little close for comfort to a griz!
Matt, Doug - excellent shots!!!! :thumb: :thumb:
some San Fran shots
"Danger Will Robinson Aliens Approaching!" - '
Nice to keep a bit of distance.
I have seen some major trauma from bear attacks...but what wonderful animals.
Very nice series.
And, thanks, that particular bear was a poser.
Steve/Hermann/Lloyd/Doug/Bob: Thank you, gentlemen.
We were in a zodiac that was about 20' offshore +/- with a very experienced guide. No sudden movements or noises; just look and shoot. There were times when the 200mm was to long! Very, very, limited number of people allowed into this sanctuary under very bear-sensitive conditions. Only two guides licensed and you have to be guided.
Tim, Creative Excellence!
I like those SF row houses, nice shot Ryan.
Thanks guys! Tim, nice shots. Very crisp
continuing with San Fran.....
how can you go and not get the ultimate tourist shot ???
Great set Ryan! Makes me want to go back there. Very photogenic city and you've managed to capture some of the most photographed areas in a fresh way.
Thanks guys for the kind words. Simply felt like posting some color (or none) without special meaning...
(note: the angle on the second one posted above was a bit unsettling for me, can't say why...)
Absolutely terrific, again, Matt.
The girls love them (and send their regards)
Corlan, again t hese shots were just selected as test subjects for my new tools really. A little history on that shot you had an unsettling feeling about the angle of it, what you should know is I was with a group of about 15 photographers. I found myself in a position of being boxed out to one side, so I started looking for creative angles from there. That explains the shot some anyway.
Thanks on my other shot, it was another day with another group, but with hikers this day. It was a really pretty place off that bridge above Mouse Creek Falls.
Ryan, the SF street shot, way cool! Looks like you didn't have to add any fog to the GGB shot! nice job.
Thanks for the kind words everyone!
D3; 200mm f/2; 1/250s @ f/5; ISO 1600
Ryan & Matt....Outstanding!!!
Another loonnnggg winter we had here... lot of smiles nevertheless, and even, laughs.
Matt, your bear BW is wonderful. Be careful.
Corlan, nice fun portrait.
Here's a reprocess from last fall atop Clingman's Dome, Great Smoky Mountains National Park 116mm(70-200mm 2.8VRII) f7.1, 400 iso D3s
Corlan,Lovely,Infectious Smile! Nice Processing!
Best regards - Hermann
I just found this forum and joined. I am back into photography (after a 30 year hiatus). I have a Nikon D3000. This is my first attempt ever at a panoramic shot. It is 4 pictures. Taken on Mar 20,2011 off the Interstate (super-highway) in the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York - looking east. Any suggestions and/or criticisms (I am thick-skinned)?
Thanks Hermann. :-)
Steve, appreciate it!
That was a really interesting night, when the sun set, a full moon came up from almost the same area. I am not sure I have ever seen that before. I think it was harvest moon night. I was unfortunately not prepared to shoot the moon this night, because it was to have been a hike to top of dome and I don't leave 4K lenses in the truck while I am off hiking.
One more from the series about the elderly in our society:
"Just Passing By"
D 700, 24 - 70 mm/2.8 G @ 32 mm & f/2.8
Really hate the saw teeth due to resizing, but don't know how to get rid of it.
Hope you like it and thanks for your interest!
Best regards - Hermann
Hermann: that's a nice shot with some quiet stuff going on. I like the couple's shirt selection. Nicely seen.
yeah, this shot works well Hermann, it's like the statue is watching them, and your it's perspective. interesting.
Gorgeous portrait, Corlan.
Dough's sunset is... I don't know... it's beyond what I thought was possible with a camera.
Thank you Jorgen, I am speechless. :-)