Hamza would call me often in Bali. I told him it was very green. As green as Texas?.
I don't about that, but I sent him two snaps from my balcony..
Definitely, much much greener than where is now. Tropical green.
No sharpening. After the routine noon showers with the zf 100/2 at f =5.6
In Tanzania, Ayesha met a beautiful young lady. Gorgeous friend, did Ayesha make.
During a performance from the Barong and Rangda Dance..
These classical dances recreate stories from Mahabharata and the Ramayana.
Can't remember for sure which RAW converter you generally use. C1 maybe? In that case, it's a good tool for the D700, though keep in mind that unlike ACR/LR and of course NX2, C1's profiles (Linear, Standard etc.) don't match Nikon proprietary ones, so...
While we're at it, sidenote on C1 for the D700: since you use PS afterwards, i'd recommend to keep the sharpening to a minimum (depending on the versions, default setings can prove a bit high at the RAW stage) and keep this for the last stages in PS, as usual.
(if i'm wrong and you don't use C1... well )
Rayyan: wonderful classic B&W portrait from Ayesha
Thanks Corlan. Forgot about RAW/jpeg. I'm a RAW man so doesn't apply. Doh! Thanks for the tip on the sharpening.
One more from Friday night. Trumpet virtuoso Steve Reid, most recently of the Brian Setzer Orchestra. I've never heard anyone hit the high notes this guy can reach. Definitely played some hot licks!
D3s, 85/1.4G @ 2.8 Silver Efex Pro II
In C1 Linear Response is the closest to the Nikon Neutral profile, and Standard to... Standard.
There's no equivalent to Vivid though, and that's a shame for some landscapes and some macro work outside.
All that said with the new camera it might sound like a good idea to check results with Nikon profiles with either ACR/LR (latest versions) or NX2. It'll give you a more comprehensive view of your new toy's possibilities.
And, my guess is that you'll like the... D2X Mode 1 with the D700 files, especially for portraits
Btw Tim: did you check you had the last FW v.1.02 in your D700? I know i know, sounding like a broken record about this, but...
What was the ISO on this one?
BTW, one thing I thought was cool about Steve Reid, was that when he wasn't playing his solos, rather than leaving the stage, he jumped into the Trumpet section with the kids, and played right along. Not much of a shot, but here he is with my Nephew's band. (My nephew plays trombone, and is right in front of Steve... with his face hidden by the bell of his horn.)
I've been absent without leave for a while. I need to catch up on the posts. Meanwhile, here's a few from a week ago at Waikiki Beach. Just me and my 5,000 closest friends.
1. D7000;AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR; 85mm; 1/2000s @ f/11; ISO 1000
2. D7000;AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR; 55mm; 1/1000s @ f/16; ISO 1000
3. D7000;AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR; 180mm; 1/3200s @ f/7.1; ISO 1000
4. D7000;AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR; 145mm; 1/6400s @ f/5.6; ISO 1000
5. D7000;AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR; 45mm; 1/1000s @ f/16; ISO 1000
Steve Great series of portraits! The last one's very cool.
Rayyan: 1) I probably would have had more fun if you were with me in Hawaii. My wife was at her conference most of the time. Hope you enjoyed my dance!
2) Surf's up in Bali! I'm with you on the "beach scene".
3) The bamboo musical instrument photo's colors are super. "Gamelan"?
4) Terrific light and contrast in the fisherman photo
5) One thing Mies Van der Rohe had right (that detail thing), along with "Less is more".
6) A chocolate wouldn't make such a nice photo
Photojazz: My favorite's the third one. Not "traditional"
Hermann: I love the first bus station shot. The kid's look makes it for me.
Lloyd: You're right. Great shadows in the D3 photo.
Bob: I like the "trapped" series and I don't even like golf!
(up to post #249)
Endurance racing in Thailand isn't exactly Le Mans 24h, but still somehow related, and great fun for all involved. The races are 6 hours, and there are 3 of them in one season.
D300 with 80-200 AF-S @ 200mm and f/3.5
Steve: Brilliant composition, IQ, and texture in "Fixable..."
Rayyan: 1) Another stellar portrait. Interesting look? 2) Nice vendor, hideout and iced tea. Now, i'm thirsty. PP's superb, as Lloyd said. 3) Model shoot!!! That's why i want to follow you. Stylishly composed and elegant photo. 4) The rice shot has a great asymmetrical balance (as did the model photo) 5) Incredible presentation of ______ (appetizers/snacks?) 6) the flowers with the rice paddies is great. 7) Beautiful ending photo. Smooth.
Joe: "Joycean" in narrative and image. Well done!
Steve: 1) "Faces of Wisdom"...great series. 2) Beautiful photo of the mother and two girls!
Grady: Great series!
Peter: Nice composition with the kitty!
through post #307
Rob: Nice shots of Ft. Morgan!
Steve: "Bruin" in steam - brassai-like! Wonderful.
Lloyd: 1) Several notches above the D3 was my impression too. Better senor, among other improvements. 2) Excellent sports action shot! She's got long legs.
Jorgen: 1) Well done Press conference shots. 2) "Applause" is very cool: pattern, color, rhythm, expressions. 3) "Red Dance" is brilliantly composed and captured! 4) nice colors in "Fuel Stop" 5) pit stop timing doesn't appear to be too important?
Matt: Crazy, Cool Macro! (or, did I just read that somewhere?). The second one, also!
Rayyan: 1) Thanks for sharing Ayesha's photos. Congratulations to her! 2) Astonishing temple! Is it accessed at low tide? 3) The temple water shot's terrific. 4-5,7-8, 10) You have the soul and empathy of a true artist. 6) rich colors in the rice paddy. 9) perfect juxtaposition and rhythm in the makeup photo 11) It's a jungle out there. 12) Fantastic costumes! Must have been something to see.
pete: Nice work!!!
Tim: Congrats on the D700. I'm waiting fort the D800 at the moment. Terrific photos. Not sure about the doggie jail, though? If you're shooting RAW, the "vivid" etc. settings don't matter ( I read on and Corlan already said that 11 hours ago!) (and 8 hours ago you figured it out!) (the hazards of reading from old to new)
Ayesha: Gorgeous photo!
Another image from Waikiki.
D7000; AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR; 100mm; 1/6400s @ f/5.6; ISO 1000
Took a day of rest. Did nothing. Nothing at all. Just chased shadows..
D300 with 80-200 AF-S @ 120mm and f/4.5
Kelly Hansen Lead Singer for Foreigner 2009 D700/24-70 2.8 iso500
Kelly Hansen and Mick Jones 2009 D700/24-70 2.8 iso560
Duane Eddy playing a very special one of a kind custom Les Paul Guitar before presenting it to the National Park Service at Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty (made with actual parts from both Ellis and the SOL)
The kids must've been thrilled!
Who's the gentleman btw?
Definitely a terrific lens. My favorite in F-mount, too (along with two 50's from Zeiss/Contax and the 105VR, for different purposes). The new 85 seems incredible, too.
We were worried, i guess -quite clearly indeed- for no reason
The one quoted above looks more "Matt D" than the others to me. Like with Rayyan balinese shots, less flesh and ware is preferable... but also like Rayyan, sounds like you guys have real tough times waiting for your respective wifes.
Corlan F. ~ thanks again
The Tenor Saxophonist playing is Edward House, a local player in an ensemble out here. I was lucky on this night as he sometimes wears a kufi, but on this night he didn't and that worked out perfect as this lens was able to capture the bead of sweat coming down as he played.
Not everyone is lucky to get to Waikiki..