Asians are lighter than Europeans, so they can fly
D80 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.5
Gosh! You folks make me blush. Viablex, Tim, Lloyd, Cindy, Leica 77, and Jorgen - lots of thanks to all of you for your encouraging comments. You are far too kind.
And Lloyd, unfortunately the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 is only an APS-C image circle lens.
Dare we hope for a new Nikon 14mm FX prime in a not too distant future ...
Here's what the Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 looks like, mounted on a D300.
Captured with Nikon D50 • Nikon AF-S 1.4/50mm G • 1/10 sec. at f/8 ISO 200
D80 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.5
Maine has a lot of wonderful things that make living here a joy. But it also has a lot of bugs. My wife insisted we buy a propane-powered bug catcher to make summer evenings more enjoyable. I noticed it has been working overtime lately with this as an example of the result. Grody to the max!
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. Very nice images, viablex1! Here is an image with a theme of marine fauna. Nikon D300 + AF Nikkor 18-200mm VR. Thank you for looking. Leica 77
Matt, Leica77... great stuff from you both.
Thank you all for your kind comments.
Matt, the torn poster is beautifully composed.
That marine fauna looks like a strawberry in a bun, L77. Very tempting
"Red Rest and Recycling"? The colours and simplicity of those two photos are very pleasant, Corlan.
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. Sunday Market, Manila. Nikon D300 + AF Nikkor 18-200mm VR. Thank you for looking. Leica 77
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. Many thanks for your kind comments, Jorgen. Here is an image from a Beauty Salon in Manila. Nikon D300 + AF Nikkor 18-200mm VR. Thanks for looking. Leica 77
This hair saloon shot's great, a lot of action and a lot to look at.
Considering your usual "old vs. new" theme, i kinda see here the color treatment as a time warp intention. After all, any reflected image is from the past... even micro-seconds.
What is really striking here in this regard is how the B&W ("present") part is ful of action when the colored part in the mirror feels like a still shot.
Yes it's a variety of limestone.
By the way there's a whole story about the place...
Here's what's behind the wall:
This 19th century castle was built on a whim of a construction zilionnaire who was an avid collector and had estate properties over several countries so he wanted to gather his art collections in one place.
So the castle was specifically designed as some kind of residential museum... but infortunately still unfinished when the owner passed away. The approx. 70*50yds structure then lost its roofs while WWI, but othrerwise stayed pretty much in today's conditions.
Being abandoned for so long, a couple of years ago the local authorities decided not to restore it, but... to sell it for stones (!!) then -what a surprise- to sell the grounds in lots to promoters for a housing project.
Thankfully some associations keep fighting the project...
I agree with your keen observation and interpretation, particularly the statement that "the colored part in the mirror feels like a still shot." Ordinarily, some people might choose the colored part as the "present" time. It came out as if the action has stopped in the colored part as in a time warp depicting the past... Once again, many thanks for your fine interpretive comments. Best wishes, Leica 77
Leica77 and Corlan F. Great stuff. And I think I enjoyed your exchange about the images as much as images themselves.
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. The Clock Tower, Manila City Hall. Built in 1939. Nikon D300 + AF Nikkor 18-200mm VR. Thank you for looking. Leica 77
Here's one from the fortified churches catalog, this time from the inside -a secondary room in low light.
D700 + 50/2 @ f2 - hanheld - single shot -no flash - no mapping - no added saturation - directly reduced and compressed from print file