Corlan: Thanks and you are right about pp. I added glamor glow filter from the Color EfexPro palette to ensure her satisfaction
Steve: Thank you very much. My Significant Other will be delighted!
Beautiful images from your boat trip, Osman.
In the last picture, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque I presume ?
Osman, Matt, Steve, Albert, great stuff all.
I have only been in Istanbul once in my life, but I so much hope to go back some day.
Here's an 'insider' study of the completely fantastic ceiling in the mosque (I also posted this two years ago).
Thanks all for the comments!
Albert: Beautiful family portrait.
Steen: The dome shot is magnificent. My technique for shooting these use to be to set the auto timer, lay the camera on the floor pointing straight up, click, and step back. The red light flashes and it takes a long flashless shot. I'd probably get shot, or arrested, if I tried that these days. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks a lot Osman and Matt. My method was exactly the camera on the floor trick.
I simply put the camera on the floor and let the self-timer shutter-release + autofocus take care of the rest.
So you could say that in some rare cases it is actually the camera that takes good pictures and not the photographer
And Albert, kudos for the well composed and beautiful family portrait
A few more bear shote from the Khutzeymateen, British Columbia.
This teenager was a poser. Thanks for looking. Cheers,
1. D3; 300mm f/4 w/TC-E14; 1/320s @ f/9; ISO 800
2. D3; 300mm f/4 w/TC-E14; 1/400s @ f/9; ISO 800
3. D3; 300mm f/4 w/TC-E14; 1/320s @ f/9; ISO 800
4. D3; 300mm f/4 w/TC-E14; 1/400s @ f/9; ISO 800
Excellent shots m_driscoll!
Great portrait, Albert!
Steen... Daayyyyyummmmm.... What a shot!
TRSmith: Thanks. I keep sorting through them and PP'g. These are new in that sense. Your photo is a beautiful BIF picture. The colors of the mallard set on the blurred background is terrific. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, (p.s. also, just realized that the lens I used was actually a 300mm f/2.8)
Been up north for a couple of days. No computer, no email, just a camera. I should go there more often. Here's one of the locals
D80 with 85mm f/1,8 @ f/2.0
At the local school up in the mountains.
D80 with 70-300 ED @ 112mm and f/5.0
Saturday morning at the main street.
D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 50mm and f/3.5
The sunsets are beautiful up north as well
D80 with 70-300mm ED @ 135mm and f/4.5
I hate this lens, but when it's in focus and at less than 150-200mm, it can produce some nice photos.
D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 20mm and f/7.1
Jorgen: Thanks. The caption might actually be "Stop annoying me! I've got to chew up a lot of this crap!" We were very non-threatening.
Your new photos are great. Your colors always seem perfect. I love the cat.
Matt: Thanks. That bear was great looking. I'd like to see her ( I think) when she grows to full size.
Thanks, Matt and Matt. And now; the unavoidable temple shot
D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 45mm and f/4.0
Again I'm overwhelmed by the quality AND quantity of images posted in this thread. This group of masters evidently know how to squeeze the last drops out of a Nikon!
A lot of amazing images here again... Matt if it's the same series of bear than previously posted, then i second everyone and vote for this PP especially efficient here with the grass and water contrast in the background. Anyhow, these four shots are fantastic!
Great colors as always, Jorgen. My vote goes for the Darts.
Of course the sunset has a strange appeal on its own...
And Tim... nice mallard, though a bit blurred it's really vivid.
ok now, more boring stuff, no darts, no sunset, just plain ol'countryside
With the melting snow grounds in the area tend to get soft, then we had relatively strong winds.
- Power Mast, down -
D700 - 105mm
Corlan, the first crop has a transcendental beauty.
Another vote for the first one, Corlan. Great photo.
Its snowing. The wind is howling. It's dreary. Time for a little Color..
Thanks Osman, Lloyd, Jorgen, Steve for the kind words.
Beyond that it's another case where getting the insightful opinion of the great contributors here is very valuable... my favorite was the last one posted (thumbnail) but it's more "dead" i guess. Of course larger format are always a bit different. Well i'll printed both and see what's happening
That said, the last one is a real eye candy!
Thanks C! How bout any of these with regards to William Egg..
Corlan:Terrific shot. Big space, well seen.
shtarka1: I really like the chair. It might be dreary, but you've found the antidote.
And this is with the lensbaby (again) with a 10X mag lens screwed into it. I'm thinking it might be time to break down and actually buy a macro lens.
And maybe the third altogether
In some way this is a large scale variation on your "pond shots", since it's just from the grounds down hill the property
Is the 60 macro (D or G) not supposed to be a combo made in heaven for the D2X? Would bet it will finely suit your work in delicate, subtle still clean tones and textures...
(the watch is again in this category btw)
Ren Fest Time! I took my photography class this year so they could all experience the wonder that is a Renaissance Festival.
The Green Man
Spaniards Striking Poses
Fun with Pirates
Preparing for Chess
Real Men's Chess
Bread vs. Spear
Black Queen is Pensive
The Black King
More at http://photos/echenique.com/renfest2010
It was a different bear then the earlier set. We saw a lot of bears.
Edit: I can see what you like about the third photo. Printed larger, the relationship of the mast and the tree would be visually very compelling.
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Steve: Great stuff. I like that you didn't level the horizon in the first. Nice "eye candy" and interesting people. The boy in the stroller's expression is marvelous. Don't forget to vote tomorrow!
TRsmith: Nice detail and light on the watch.
Etrigan63: Fun photos of the renaissance fair. I like "Fairy Flirting".
Taking a break, and not. Thanks for looking. Cheers.
1. D700; 50mm f/1.4; 1/400s @ f/1.4; ISO 320
2. D700; 50mm f/1.4; 1/500s @ f/1.4; ISO 320
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TR, I didn't know he was a "Lord"! Nice grab!
Carlos, Very nice series!
Matt, 2 Smokin Shots!