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    My Leica dealer has been e-mailing with ads that celebrate the 10th anniversary of the digital Leica M rangefinder.

    So, I joined in. Happy 10th Wetzler!!


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    My new headphones, Sonus Faber PRYMA.
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    I have the same Think Tank retrospective
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    Back to XP2 @200 in Rodinal 1+100, which gives the nicest results but takes longer. F6, 28-300, X1 scans:





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    Waugh's River by chrism229, on Flickr



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    _DSC7511a by gungyduo, on Flickr
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    _DSC7430 by gungyduo, on Flickr

    really liking Capture NX2
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    Sorry guys, Royal Mail bug. Need to wait till they can GPS it. Nothing lost but need time. Gonna train a model tomorrow might have some sexy pics to share to get your pardon
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    Yes, more flowers...

    All captured with D800/Sigma 150 OS

    Delphinium


    Clover flora at f16


    Spider Wort (love the purple!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hulyss bowman View Post
    sorry guys, royal mail bug. Need to wait till they can gps it. Nothing lost but need time. Gonna train a model tomorrow might have some sexy pics to share to get your pardon
    t e a s e !!!
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    Wandering through my backlog of photos. This from Saigon earlier this year.

    D810 with 24-120mm f/4 @ 120mm and f/5.6

    I don't care what gear I have.
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    'crab shack' - D810 / Nikkor 70-200/f4

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    Re: Fun with Nikon Images

    Black Lives Matter had a rally in Newport today
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    As good a street ( ave. ) as any.

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    'the storm has passed' - D810 / Zeiss Milvus 35

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwood View Post
    'the storm has passed' - D810 / Zeiss Milvus 35

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    Reminds me of a summer holiday job, a long long time ago!
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    Steen,pegelli, Hulyss, dwood...thanks.

    Along the Blue Ridge Parkway..Virginia into NC..

    Magnificent colors.....


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    My precious as landed home !!

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    Don't keep us in suspense!
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    Fun with Amazon ?


    inflatable ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steen View Post
    inflatable ?
    No, it have a button

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    Fun with Amazon


    - and a red dot

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    End of the suspense ! It as a button, it is yellow and black, it is the EXECUTIONER. Best tool ever for fly mass destruction. Best buy of the year because it is extremely fun to use, Nikon related because I shoot it with a Nikon.



    Sorry for you, gear addicts, who thought it was a cool camera or wateverelse
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    This weekends wedding shoot at the beach in Ystad, Sweden.


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    Fun with Amazon


    Quote Originally Posted by Hulyss Bowman View Post

    (...) Best tool ever (...)


    we want a video




    screendump from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3tzrgpHW54
    thanks for reminding us, Hulyss, you'll surely win the princess
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    49 Fantastic Photographers and Me


    gable advertising in Slagelse City in Denmark (we also still shoot digital single lens reflex cameras)

    from the time when the world seemed more innocent



    ©lick for actual pixels


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    No video of the executioner but a short selphie video about my crafted photo-boxes. Made with D3100 and 50f1.2.

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    Fun with photo-boxes


    nice !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulyss Bowman View Post
    End of the suspense ! It as a button, it is yellow and black, it is the EXECUTIONER. Best tool ever for fly mass destruction. Best buy of the year because it is extremely fun to use, Nikon related because I shoot it with a Nikon.



    Sorry for you, gear addicts, who thought it was a cool camera or wateverelse
    My son has a device like that: it makes a satisfying loud crack and a little spark when you hit a fly with it. I assume you were inspired by Wimbledon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steen View Post
    nice !
    It close with neodimium micro magnets and come in any leather ppl want. The footer is in berry color nubuck to grip the shelf's. Starting price @ 75 € for a 10x15 box. I craft 13x18 and 21x30 boxes also. Need a week to craft one upon brief.

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    My son has a device like that: it makes a satisfying loud crack and a little spark when you hit a fly with it. I assume you were inspired by Wimbledon?

    Chris
    I already got one since a year but not that powerful. After much tweaking and additional capacitor I managed to total it. So i ordered the Executioner because it is the most powerful one on the market. There is also the Executioner pro, far bigger but less powerful. It is so evil... when a fly touch the grill it fry the wings. I tried on my wife this morning to wake her up but she's angry at me big time now.
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    From my last outing with my D810 and 24-70mm f2.8 G before I sold 'em. Jekyll Island pier and Driftwood BeachClick image for larger version. 

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    On the day of Eid, the Taj Mahal is accessible for free from 7 AM to 10 AM.


    Seen here are the local muslims making their way to the Taj for visitation and prayer at the adjoining mosque.


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    It's interesting to watch these tomatoes ripen in turn from the top:


    By numbers... by chrism229, on Flickr

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    Nikon d800E 55mm AF micro AIS 3200ISO

    I just did my first portrait shoot in my first studio in my home. A bride to be. I have not done a portrait in 35 years. Feeling quite rusty. I am still tweaking little things about the set-up. I did not figure I would be doing any quick lighting changes, per sitting. The subject already tested that assumption. So I might have to re-vamp the set-up.

    I mounted two 500W equivalents LED's and I am pushing them through a piece of white cloth hung off of a boom, as my key light. Then an LED at camera position for my fill with an LED hair light on a boom at the height of my ceiling, which is 9 feet.

    I like three point light. I recently attended a Greg Gorman workshop and he works with one light and a reflector. I can't criticize the results, but it isn't to my taste. He told me I have 1950's sensibilities.

    Any thoughts on the image will be appreciated. I have difficulty in getting any feed back on portraits as virtually all of the critiques I go to are done by landscape guys. Good guys with good eyes, but still they are not used to subjects that talk back.
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    Before any answer, can you define what you really want in a portrait. What does it mean for you ?
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    The 50's comment is from the dark/bright contrast. I prefer a bit softer lighting, so take what I say with that in mind. I would put a large white fill reflector at the left front angled toward model to soften the harsh main shadows, then I'd dial back the on-camera light about a stop as I find it distractingly hot on the veil fabric, and then dial the hair light way back and use it as top fill since it's ineffective with the veil anyway and everything else near the top is now reflecting very hot. Something else is aimed wrong or perhaps your main needs a flag as there is a distracting key on her raised leg below the knee? I like the pose, but the girl's eyes look harsh to me, though my seeing could be fouled on this point due to the veil?
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    Hi jsf, If I may:

    Composition:

    To me, it is almost always awkward when a subject is cut off on a joint. This leads to an incomplete composition with the "Amputated look". Try to get a bit more of the limb into the crop. This pose might actually work as a full body shot.

    I would also maybe make her look towards camera right as the current expressiion is a bit awkward.

    Lighting

    To expand on what Jack said, I would work on the lighting ratios a bit. Currently, it seems like all three lights are the same power, which does not make a portrait interesting. The fill and the rim lights need to be dialed down to create interesting shadows to compliment the key light.

    Something like this (My fill is actually only a reflector, so it's a 2 point light setup plus one for the backdrop):




    Technique:

    I would add more distance between the subject and the backdrop to blur away all the folds on the backdrop. Also helps to do away with the "Back against the wall" look.
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    Rajastani woman at the Amber Fort, Jaipur.

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    I want to share the story. We and other 20+ people were watching bisons at Yellowstone NP. This awesome bear was out of nowhere. He did not seem to pay attention to us and just walked passed by eating grass. It was less than 10 feet and I had the 80-400 mm VR with me. Standing behind the car, I asked my wife to open the door, just in case. I bet it's not gonna be me because I was skinny, not the closest and behind the car.

    The closest bear I've ever experienced except in the zoos behind the glass. The picture was cropped only slightly.

    Sorry! I missed focusing on the eye balls.

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    It was quite dark. This was my first moose in a wild. I was so excited.
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    Well, heat be damned I went out yesterday afternoon at 95 degrees and shot this. I haven't used my Zeiss 21 in a very long time. D810, f13 @ two minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landscapelover View Post


    I want to share the story. We and other 20+ people were watching bisons at Yellowstone NP. This awesome bear was out of nowhere. He did not seem to pay attention to us and just walked passed by eating grass. It was less than 10 feet and I had the 80-400 mm VR with me. Standing behind the car, I asked my wife to open the door, just in case. I bet it's not gonna be me because I was skinny, not the closest and behind the car.

    The closest bear I've ever experienced except in the zoos behind the glass. The picture was cropped only slightly.

    Sorry! I missed focusing on the eye balls.

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    Pramote, I wouldn't worry too much about not nailing focus on the eyes. It's impressive that you were that close to this bear and actually made the shot. To be honest, I would have passed out. Nice pic!
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    Two favorite shots from the International Aids Conference in Durban, South Africa...



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    A dear friend of mine is a found object sculptor. Most of her work is inspired by the sea and coast of Maine...lobsters, crabs, seahorses, etc. We've done some collaborative work over the past year which has been a lot of fun. This pic is an example. I used the D810 and Sigma Art 50 on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwood View Post
    Pramote, I wouldn't worry too much about not nailing focus on the eyes. It's impressive that you were that close to this bear and actually made the shot. To be honest, I would have passed out. Nice pic!
    Doug,

    Thanks so much for your kind words!
    To be honest to you, I was not the bravest one. Few other people were even closer and not behind cars. If something happened, I would surely have companies

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    Yellowstone Nat'l Park
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    I just did my first portrait shoot in my first studio in my home. A bride to be. I have not done a portrait in 35 years. Feeling quite rusty. I am still tweaking little things about the set-up. I did not figure I would be doing any quick lighting changes, per sitting. The subject already tested that assumption. So I might have to re-vamp the set-up.

    I mounted two 500W equivalents LED's and I am pushing them through a piece of white cloth hung off of a boom, as my key light. Then an LED at camera position for my fill with an LED hair light on a boom at the height of my ceiling, which is 9 feet.

    I like three point light. I recently attended a Greg Gorman workshop and he works with one light and a reflector. I can't criticize the results, but it isn't to my taste. He told me I have 1950's sensibilities.

    Any thoughts on the image will be appreciated. I have difficulty in getting any feed back on portraits as virtually all of the critiques I go to are done by landscape guys. Good guys with good eyes, but still they are not used to subjects that talk back.

    Thank you for the comments.I want to make a portrait of one aspect of what that person is to me. Like here, a bride who plans to do gymnastic routines as part of her reception.

    The lighting comments are most welcome. The continuous lights (LED's) are fully adjustable and in fact the fill light was dialed back a lot and the hair light was also dialed back. I thought that the strong light with strong shadows was more stark and in keeping with the drama and strength of the subject. Also in contrast to the fact that she is a bride. A subject that I would have used soft light for if being a bride was what I was after. Romantic slightly warm and soft even to the point of defocusing control settings that soften the image slightly, and then in PP just making it romantic.

    I think I did way to many in my career. Somewhere around 10,000 sits. I prefer the work of Maplethorpe where the subject is lit, carefully, but somewhat harshly. I don't want to be him or any other photographer than myself. But what I wanted was just what I got and I thank you so much. i can't really see what the image is, did it conform to my vision, did I learn something, until I can have something to compare it against. So every opinion helps me define that ever present question, what am I doing? What is the precise vision? Did I use the language with precision and grace? Tough questions, persistent questions.

    Joe

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    Re: Fun with Nikon Images

    Before any technical setting you must study your subject prior to any photo. The way she move, her facial expression, the shape of her muscles, the kinetic of a movement. That do not come quickly because something should happen between her and you, complicity, connection. This is beyond friendship because it do not last long (in most case) even if the girl have a boy friend or she's married. She need to look at you with love/trust intensity, sometime she will be able to do it with you and NOT with her boyfriend because you are the photograph so she feel safe, your not a danger (or you can be). So you need to know first what you want to get out of her, what she inspire you, whatever the context. Then you'll be able to drive her to obtain the shoot. The vision of the shoot should be in your head first and your goal is to reach this vision. Often it is not possible because the subject isn't skilled in everything. So you need to develop empathy without lying to yourself.

    Focus on this. It can take a long time and will serve you far better than any gear you can own. You'll learn a lot about yourself and your emotional limits too.

    In one month, post an another portrait here. Apply this approach. Forget about led and studio, go outside at the end of the day with a 50mm.
    Kind regards - Hulyss - hulyssbowman.com & LuSh
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