yes indeed in boston!!
Lloyd: Fantastic set on the balloon adventure. Wonderful color and vantage points. Not to mention it looks like a great time! Well done.
Very cool hospital shots, Matt. Make me not want to go to the hospital.
I don't care what gear I have.
Things I sell: http://www.shutterstock.com/sets/413...html?rid=61105
A few people shots: me lurking, again (in Starbuck's this time), and a tour group in the rain.
1. D7000; Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM; 17mm; 1/500s @ f/2.8; ISO 200
2. D7000; Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM; 25mm; 1/500s @ f/2.8; ISO 200
Want a room, I said.
What sort of room, sir?
Big bed and action. I replied.
We don't have the action sir. We only provide the opportunity!
There is a confessional not far away too, sir.
Sir, hesitant whisper. We close at 2100 hrs.
What the action? I asked.
No, the pool sir. I guess the action would start after that sir!
Damn right you are, young man. You take care of me, I take care of you.
Of course sir. Just call me.
Lloyd: thanks for the education on balloons. Quite interesting... we do learn a lot around here, not only about photogrpahy
Matto: another scary place Nice photos as usual. The Chair, yes, though i kinda find the side to side beds on the unsettling side (meaning, for the beholder's mind...). Good job.
Mikoo: looking good... there's one shot there i don't quite understand or maybe i need to go :sleep006:, too.
Matt: not too keen on Starbucks, but i like your shots there. The passing couple under the rain (?) is a nce touch, and the b&w is clean.
(right, rain? In Seattle? )
Rayyan: great rendition of the grand hotel atmosphere. Feels real.
Is it the same place with the gardens (y'know, where you met the model)?
This one is the Hyatt in Nepal about a year and a half ago.
The ' model ' hotel was in Bali a couple of months ago. We are in touch by email!! She liked the photos. But I am not that keen on travel nowadays.
And neither am I keen on emails!
I have had enough of travel and hotels. Even a flight of 6 hrs seems daunting
Ayesha is in India now. Actually landed today. She shall scout the place for
a longer holiday for us. It is India or China ( PRC ) this sep/oct. Then we call it quits. The only other places left are too far and too much travel.
Chile, Antartica and the like.
I might go for 2 wks to Sri Lanka. Maybe meet up with another ' model'. 3 hours flying..that's doable and worth a few trips!!
Take care pal.
Rayyan, So Inviting & Nice!
Never Get Enough Sax...
D3, ZF2 35 1.4 Distagon
holy crap!!! holy crap!!!! very nice mang!!!
The folks staring in was just luck. They were probably trying to figure out if this was the first Starbuck's. It isn't. Nor, is the one down in the Market that people believe is the first one. Always, somebody posing in front of it to prove to their friends in Cleveland/Japan/China/?? that they were there!
This is the first Starbuck's on the corner of the 4-story building. Since demolished, so the one that came later on the block at the right side of the photo became the "first" one. Mythological, isn't it? By the way, the headquarters for world caffeine domination is located South of downtown (SODO, of course!) in an old Sears Roebuck store,
Nikkormat; 50mm f/1.4; Plus-X Pan; 1975
(Nikon, not digital, unless the scan counts)
The fishing fleet and other assorted craft are being readied for the Summer at a shipyard near my office.
D700; AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR; 300mm; 1/800s @ f/5.6; ISO 200
D700; AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR; 190mm; 1/800s @ f/5.6; ISO 200
Nikon D2X, AF-S 16-85mm lens
Few years back i myself put the suitcases, miles cards of all sorts etc. in storage. Mix of circumstances and losing the apetite i guess... decided to focus on simpler stuff. Nostalgia still kicks in from time to time.
India, Sri Lanka sound like great destinations and all the more with your ability to stay off the beaten tracks. Surely you'll have a blast, and who knows will let you want for more after all... hopefully, since we want to see more of the world through your eyes.
Tell Ayesha to stay safe on her scouting mission.
For all the technical impresiveness in the color shot, i might go for the beautifully perfect sax in the bush.
What's your impressions on the new 1.4 compared to the 2.0 version. The new one seems even better, ain't it? Keep'em coming, please!
(thought i'd never lust for a 35mm again (not my FL), but here we are again... )
While not much is perfect per se in there, it has the rare ability as a whole to take you for a stroll down memory lane -whether you know the place or not.
A unique atmosphere... there's sadness, nostalgia, solitude, but still hope.
What pops up in my mind when trying to express the mood is "tranquil desolation". Or something like that.
A rare photo.
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Gary: Great train!
Steve: Saxual healing! Perfect combo of shot and processing.
Been involved in a bunch of property maintenance stuff. One project is replacing the field stones in the chimney of the barn. The original build wasn't that great and the mortar was rotting away. After dismantling the rotted part, the rebuild has begun. None of these are art, just a record of some of the fun stuff I'm allowed to play with in pre-retirement.
D3, 35 1.4 Distagon
Matt: I like the stealth shots (Starbucks and the tour group). And I especially like the old shot of the original Starbucks. Memories!
Mikoo: Very nice shots from Kyoto. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the Anime set up shots. Surprisingly simple for such great results.
Rayyan: Your color work never ceases to amaze me. The blue of that pool is just, well, amazing. Hope the action wasn't too taxing. And I hope Ayesha's scouting trip yields the makings of a memorable trip for you both... and even more, that you'll share your journey with your photography.
Steve: Never enough indeed!! And what amazing shots. BTW, I think I'd be taking Rayyan up on that offer. Also, congrats on the new lens. You're obviously up to the challenge of taming that monster! Great portrait too. B/W is perfect.
Matt: Nice shots of the fleet. Love the rust... lots of texture on those hulls.
Gary: Stellar train shot. Loving what you're doing with the D2x, and I'm starting to be a believe in that lens as well.
Tim: Nice shots of the project, although that looks like entirely too much work to me.
And what a splendid portrait, Steve. Wonderful!
Question on the side: are the eyes dodged a tad in PP here? or did you have this surreal perfect light worked out?
( makes me think of some of Mr Blumenfeld's works -which is quite the compliment )