Jason,Cool Shot Here & In The M Section!
digging in last Fall's Smoky's collection, a re-process... Please do give honest feedback, I like to know I am moving in right direction with my processing. thx.
It's always a favorite day of the year, as I head toward Cades Cove through this stand of I think "gum" trees. (not sure about that) These are typically the last trees to loose their leaves in the park, and often with an insurgent wind storm, they go in a hurry. But if you catch the glistening sun coming through their cover, it is a sight to behold. I brightened the forest floor a little bit, to give added depth, showing a almost path into the trees. Contrast, saturation, definition, structure, all increased to a crescendo, then brought back down with brightness to avoid being overly processed and blown appearing.
D3X/50 iso/f8 16-35VRII I think...
Very nice shot! I like the vertical movement upwards from shade to sunlight.
And since you asked, I'll say that there's something a little funny about the light at the bottom of the frame. The sense of "natural" has leaked out a bit. At least that's what I see. Just my 2 cents.
Lloyd, I said they were closer than usual I thought, but hell, maybe not, maybe my brain was frozen, it was cold.
TR, maybe I overdid the lighting. thanks for input. I may redo this later.
"Tooth brushing time."
D3; 200mm f/2; 1/250s @ f/5; ISO 1600
ok, I came across the truck I saw right after I got my D3X, 70-200VRII handheld out car window. reprocessed of course.
An interesting scene, outside my office building in Albany, NY - the street lamp at the corner with the sun right behind the center globe. Taken 2/17/2011 around 11 a.m., with a D3000.
Thank you all, you know I showed this image once at another forum and removed the shirt, I asked opinions, and everyone seemed to like the shirt as part of the image, so I left it alone. lol. I think it's one of the first D3X images that blew me away, well that and the 70-200VRII (a keeper)
Matt, your griz shots are just blowing me away. Awesome. Be careful. Might I suggest a 400 or 600VR instead of 200VR for these? 200VR is scary close.
nice lamp post shot. The glow of the top one, it seems interestingly different.
I'm like a kid in a candy store with all these processing options now.
I know this one is "pushed", but pushing the boundaries sometimes creates art. A storm was rolling around off the road to Cades Cove. This is a tight view overlook.
28mm 1.4, from 2008 from the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"That didn't taste right!"
D3; 300mm f/2.8 w/ TC-14E; 1/250s @ f/10; ISO 1400
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Thanks Lloyd, I loved it after post processing it again. New life in it! It's a beautiful little spot.
Thanks Matt, that's the hardpan gravel/ditched road past Tremont in GSMNP. I don't know why they don't pave this road, it gets horribly dusty in summer.
finally, one I moved up last night is available... 14mm (14-24mm 2.8 on D3
Nice b/w there on the gravel road, Doug. I also like this latest shot of the river.
So I posted this on Flickr earlier this year, it was popular and got picked up by explore. Shot with my D700 of course!
The 911 Turbo by PeteTsai, on Flickr
This month it was published double-truck in a UK photo publication, Digital Photo.
My "Digital Photo" Spread in the April 2011 issue by PeteTsai, on Flickr
Very kewl shot, Pete. And congrats on the publication.
I would like to add that I'm madly in love with my D700. No other camera has given me as much confidence and pleasure. I tagged along with my wife this morning on the first day her company moved into their new office space and took a few pix of the chaos as people began the work of starting over. It's an old Hathaway Shirt manufacturing building that's been renovated. Beautiful brick and tons of 12-foot windows. The D700 made it so easy. I'm still getting used to the idea of using higher ISOs so only went to 1250. But the stuff looked natural and shooting was effortless. Just wanted to share. End of commercial.
D700, 24G 1.4
Best regards - Hermann
Again one more from the series about the elderly in our society:
"Keeping in Shape - The Royal Practice Field"
D 700, 14 - 24 mm/2.8 G @ 14 mm & f/2.8
Thanks a lot for your interest!
Best regards - Hermann
Beautiful Image Hermann! Looks Like A Wonderful Place To Get Some Exercise & Clear The Head!
One of my first shots (trying to learn the camera) taken when I got my D3000 last year.
Hint: When the gander says "GO!" it's best to leave.
Darling, said Ayesha, whatever shall we do in this strange land?
Why? I asked.
So much to see, and so little time, she said. And you left Your cameras at home.
Ask your son to use his Iphone. The way I taught him to.
But, said Ayesha, love of my life isn't the Iphone for talking..
Yes, I said. It is for talking..for people who have nothing better to do.
Now get them Cherry blossoms girl!!
CNovak, Adorable shot!
Rayyan, i figured you were MIA due to traveling & photo endeavors. You brought back a couple of Slices of Wow!
did you use a time machine with that set Steve? My band did some of those songs in 1973! LOL and they were old then! Where's Proud Mary?