That's a great cycling shot Lloyd. I have a different reaction to the oof area in the background though. Everyone's preference is different of course, but I find the chrome jigglies to be a bit distracting. No offense.
[QUOTE=Lloyd;127279]None taken, Tim. Usually this lens produces silky smooth bokeh. I think the heat shimmers (is that a term) may be causing the effect. It was sweltering, and you can see the reflections of the riders on the blacktop. This shot, taken a few seconds earlier shows it even more. All I did was resize and slight sharpening for the web.
The mirage-like effects on the cyclists in the background are certainly different and quite pleasing. All the best, Leica 77
Jorgen and L77, thank you yet again.
Got a show of sorts coming up shortly at the Sundance Ranch in the area, and had thought about coming down this weekend for a quick trip... might postpone now though it would be fun to watch/photograph part of the race however.
A return to the more conventional. Can't seem to get off my porch during these hot, humid days.
And by the way... where are all the other Nikon shooters on this thread? I gotta believe there are others on the forum with Nikons. Wish more folks would jump in.
They are out in the summer sun, taking breathtaking photos.
Here's more train for you while you wait for all the summer photos
S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 42mm and f/8
Nice shot Jorgen. Clearly the guy is not afraid to get his hands dirty. Massive train!
I guess it does make sense that everyone is out and about during the Summer. We'll just have to hold down the fort until they return!
A "Wild-West" Horse..
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Another abstract/experiment. From today while fishing.
More from Ayuttaya
S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 17mm and f/8.0
Littlest fan. Came across this pair near the finish of Stage Two of the Tour of Utah. "Grandpa Steve", and his 14-month-old granddaughter, who clapped and cheered, and generally acted like she knew exactly what was going on here. Simply irresistible.
D300; 70-200/2.8 VR @ f4:
Great shot Lloyd! Everything works.
Down by the river...
I feel like I'm looking down into a tiny world with this photo. Very pretty, and the colors are captured so well. (I struggle with greens when I use the D700, probably why I prefer the S5. Sometimes I use the D2X profile in C1, instead of the D700 profile. The greens from the D2X profile are more as my eye sees them....sorry to go off topic.)
Thanks Cindy! The D2Xs is the only digital Nikon I've ever owned and I've always liked the greens. Consequently, I've never understood people's complaints about Nikon's color. Maybe some of the newer Nikon digitals handle that color differently. I will say that since I started processing the D2Xs RAWS in C1 I've had a renewed excitement for the Nikon files. If you haven't already, you might give C1 a try for yours.
(edit: oops, just reread your post and see that you are using C1)
This poor, battered sign gets knocked over and ground up against the gravel every spring at ice out. They just keep putting it back up. Waste not, want not, eh?
Some shots from our Philadelphia trip:
Museum of Art
I am a temporary D700 owner having decided to rent one for the weekend to try it out. This was taken with a Nikkor 24/2.8 - is it me or is this a great lens?