[echo] The truck shot is just per-fect [/echo]
leica 77 is da man!!!
viablex1 is da man!!!
That night the weatherman came on crying saying he didn't control the weather that [...]he's lucky He [...] didn't strike him with lightning for taking the credit sometimes and that he, the weatherman, was in no way responsible for the hurricane coming
Small talk aside, this photo would make a terrific front cover for some Cormac McCarthy's...
Have missed a couple previous page...
Tim- love the hangin' fishermen... er, outfits
L77- dramatic skyline, you definitely got some eye the for tall buildings!
Jorgen- the looks are priceless. Are you sure the other guy's on schedule? Sounds like he's the one in charge of some stuff -supposedly express- i've been waiting for delivery since a coupla weeks now...
Some side stuff from the fortified churches series, not the exact same area but a one-hour detour on the road... here a ravishing, timeless small village.
the entrance gate...
Path to the Abbey (scale : the smaller door ~ human height)...
The huge Abbey Chapel took some devastating hits -though amazingly accurate...
[QUOTE=Lloyd;123060]You're right, of course. Same in my family, but it seems even the fish know who's chief. Mom's take, then Dad's
Mom doesn't look too happy, but they're both worthy fish. Dad's is fantastic. Nice shots Lloyd.
I'm going to stop posting fishing pictures now before everyone else gets bored.
Corlan, those buildings are the stuff of fairy tales. A question... would there have been glass in the window openings during the building's day?
I was just trying Photoshop CS4 to re-retouch some photos shot three years ago, and came across these two shots from the Galapagos Islands. Nikon D2x with Nikkor 17-55/2.8 (the blue-footed booby), Nikkor 70-200/2.8 VR (the flamingo).
Hope you enjoy them,
all the front windows would feature stained glass back then, including the large rosace in the center -i'd say around 30 ft diameter, just an rough estimation from memory. Impressive, anyway.
Not certain for this specific one (it was late, on the road -i intend to check next time) but most of the damage usually occured with WWI & WWII bombardments and/or intentional destruction locally from germans just before leaving the area. Some harm was also perpetrated (on a smaller scale, glass, statues mostly) at the time of french revolution. Otherwise like hundreds of comparable buildings they would still be around in a pretty decent shape.
Fortunately, they also make great looking ruins
Missed the blue-footed action... what a scene!
I took a 15 minute walk around the property this morning and snapped these small squares of summertime. Nothing special, just fragments of things I forget about in the midst of long winters.
Thanks Leica77. I've been experimenting with a certain method of post-processing. Does it look natural to you or do you find it obvious?
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. Historic Building in Singapore. AF Nikkor 18mm. Thank you for looking. Leica 77
Many thanks for your positive comments. I am pleased to know that my humble attempts to blend the old (B&W) and the new (color) are appreciated by both of you. The well preserved old English-style structures in Singapore are some of their proud cultural treasures and legacies from the past. All the best, Leica 77
Tim- nice, colorful summer pictures ... and how kind of you to volunteer a tutorial for the frog shot PP
(the result in this series look natural, PP wise beside the aforementionned possible slight vignetting, maybe you've artificially increase the selective focus a little via respective blur/sharpen + saturation ?)
Leica77- interesting downtown contrast. Your composition provides a strong feel of the overwhelming physical nature of the modern architecture over the older building -but still well preserved.
Thanks everyone! I'm pleased that you don't find the effect over the top. And yep, I have added a vignette on several. But I did it on a separate layer with Silver Efex Pro and then made the blend mode of the B&W layer "Luminosity" and adjusted the slider to where it felt good. The Silver Efex has a nice set of vignetting and edge darkening tools, plus, by varying the type of black and white conversion, you can (seemingly) add or subtract to shadows and highlights. It seems to add a little depth to the color. At least so far. I've only just started to play with it and might get tired of it, but for now, it's fun.
Great stuff from all of you recently.... I just can't keep up with the comments.
Wonderful inspiration... makes me happy to be a photog
THANK YOU AND DON'T STOP!
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. Grand Hotel, Oslo, Norway. Adobe Photoshop. I am sure that Professor Jorgen can tell us all about the significant history associated with this major landmark. Thank you for looking. Leica 77
so many great pictures!!
The square in front of the building is Eidsvolds Plass, named after the little town north of Oslo where the constitution was written. Very appropriately, 10 meters to the right of the photographer is the Norwegian Parliament, built during the union with Sweden. There's a large painting in the main assembly hall, depicting the men at Eidsvold, writing that constitution.
All of this is celebrated every year on 17 May, the climax being the children's parade, that goes down Karl Johan, between Grand Hotel and the Parliament towards the left in this photo, ending at the Royal Castle, around a kilometer further down the street.
L77, I think we can say that you've found a rather central spot to take that photo
I felt like doing something different yesterday, so I bought a ton of cheese, hauled out the micro lens, and with Kid Creole at full blast, this is what I got:
D80 with Micro Nikkor 105mm AF D @ f/22
... and guess who was allowed to eat all that stuff afterward
It's a great yummy yummy cheesy macro image! Many thanks also for the great history lesson regarding the Grand Hotel. Just imagine that Ibsen used to have a sip of coffee every day at the Grand Cafe at the corner of the Grand Hotel. I believe Nobel Peace Prize winners enjoy the Nobel Dinner at the Grand Hotel in Oslo every year. All the best, Leica 77
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. AF Nikkor 18mm. Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo, Norway. Thank you for looking. Leica 77
D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 17mm, f/2.8 and 1/15s