I meant to provide some comments about all the fine images you folks have shared here before I posted another one of my own (because I know how much I appreciate your comments on my images)....but I'm just going to post one more, before I draw a firm line in the sand.
I took this one on the way home from work tonight. Swung by the Alaska RR Station and the light on this totem pole was just right. This photo was taken with the AF-S 16-85mm lens. I'm trying to take as many photos with this lens as possible this week....just to be sure it's a keeper. This one only reinforces my view that...yes, it is.
Nikon D2X and AF-S 16-85G at f5.6
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Benson, Nice Saturated Color & Composition!
Vlad Fine PJ Set!
Another Communion shoot this weekend and we had some multiplicity fun with it...
Thanks guys. I actually have a commissioned portrait coming up that is a multiplicity as well. Don't want to give anything away so I can surprise y'all.
This is one of the smaller totem poles in Anchorage, probably about 12 feet tall. There are a pair of these totems standing across the road from the Alaska Railroad station, facing the station. Each is composed of only two figures (atop one another). Once I've taken some time to comment on other images here, I will post an image of the full size totems. There are quite a few totem poles in Anchorage, many in front of government buildings or office buildings owned by Alaska Native corporations. To my eyes, they are fascinating works of art, culture and story telling.
P.S. Couldn't resist.....here's the top of the second totem pole. I wish I knew the story behind these figures. (So much for a firm line in the sand).
Nikon D2x, AF-S 16-85mm lens at f5.6
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Every time i look at the bottom of that paw, i want to touch it.
1. D3; 200mm f/2; 1/250s @ f/5; ISO 640
2. D3; 200mm f/2; 1/250s @ f/5.6; ISO 1250
12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM that arrives tomorrow. I'll post some "test" results.
Another thing that i almost constantly notice in your photos is the great skies quality, color, clouds... something to do with the photographer probably, and also maybe the latitude?
Nice paw indeed. Makes you longing for (or is it "itching for"? ) the same kind of flexibility for scratching you back, too. Then of course, no need for that when you have all those trunks around, hey? Excellent shot, again
Matt, Nice Soft Cushioned Paw To Draw You In For A Mid Day Snack! Heck Of A Series!
And very gracious of you pal. Thanks.
One could make a back scratcher from those!!
btw, do bears sneeze?
This is an excellent series.
collect or form into a mass or group [ trans. ] : companies agglomerate multiple sites such as chains of stores [ intrans. ] : these small particles soon agglomerate together.
a mass or collection of things : a multimedia agglomerate.
• Geology a volcanic rock consisting of large fragments bonded together.
collected or formed into a mass.
agglomeration |əˌgläməˈrā sh ən| noun
agglomerative |-ˌrātiv; -rətiv| adjective
ORIGIN late 17th cent.: from Latin agglomerat- ‘added to,’ from the verb agglomerare, from ad- ‘to’ + glomerare (from glomus ‘ball’ ).
Carlos, don't know your source but actually, "agglomeration" can be tracked back way before the Xth century (happen to know that for some complicated reason related to one of my first names - yours would work btw).. But our friend probably knew that considering his never less than impressive command of all things vocabulary
It was when bears were all around, no need for special tours then, hey Matt?
I just used the Dictionary widget on my Mac. I believe it is powered by Webster's but i am not sure.
Carlos, thank you for taking the trouble to post the meanings of ' that '
interesting word. Much appreciated sir.
Suspected Corlan was old, but going back to the Xth century!!
Take care you two.
Talking about the Xth century; someone younger.Younger than now.
Rayyan, # 1- Most Beautiful!
#2- Powerfully Sad.
I would love to live in a place like northern New Mexico or Arizona for light that is really special. Here in Alaska, because of the high latitude, we tend to have light in which the sun is either very high in the sky (hence the long days of summer) or extremely subdued light when the sun is very low on the horizon (the long dark nights and dimly lit days of winter).
According to the Western Regional Climate Center stats.....on average, Anchorage only has 61 clear days per year. My own impression, having lived here for 25+ years, is that most of those are in the winter.
Nikon D2X and AF-S 16-85mm lens
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Today's word is "transmogrification", or the verb - "transmogrify". Nothing here's applicable for it's use - like, my D700 transmogrified into a 5D Mark II.
Tim, love that Yellow one!
First time using a mini-studio setup.
D300; 50mm f/1.4 AFD
Very kewl, mikoo (but then I love anime )
The nice thing with racing clients is that there's no discussion about corner sharpness or defraction As long as the sponsor logo is sharp and it looks like the car is fast as lightning, they are all smiles. So I experiment with longer shutter times. Since the car might break down or crash around the first corner, getting it right on the first lap is all important.
And the good, old D80 is still doing the job, even if it's acquired a glossy finish in large areas and the electronics are taking detours on their own now and then.
D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 50mm, f/25 and 1/30s
Oh, and at f/25, dust particles that I never heard about suddenly make their appearance. I guess a cleaning before each race would save me some pp time An ND filer would help, but with two cameras and the sun coming and going all the time, I would need a filter assistant. Maybe an ISO25 camera...
D300 with 80-200 AF-S @ 200mm and f/4.0
D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 38mm, f/8.0 and 1/80s