Jason, what a beautiful light, and a beautiful rendering of white !
Jason, what a beautiful light, and a beautiful rendering of white !
This morning's practice at the Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City. These folks are members of the US Short Track Team.
The lighting was terrible!! At ISO 2500, I was lucky to get 1/500th once in a while. I just got lucky on a few shots, hitting just the right moment to freeze some of the action.
D3, 70-200 VRII @ 2.8. First two at ISO 1600 and 1/320; last one at ISO 2500 and 1/500:
The lighting may have been lousy but the images are colorful, sharp & 3D like!
They look fabulous, Lloyd. And at ISO 1600 and 2500 ... really impressive !
Jason and Steen, thank you gentlemen.
Lloyd: Definitely awesome! The color's terrific. The third's my favorite, by a skate length, because of the OOF skaters in the background.
Lloyd: You're welcome. The black wolf story is pretty cool.
Here's a few more bear shots from my trip with Brad Hill to the Khutzeymateen. These are shots that I'm finding as i go through my 10,000 images from that trip. I need to take the Nikon out this weekend for something new! Thanks for looking. Cheers.
1. D3; 500mm f/4; 1/800s @ f/4; ISO 1000
2. D3; 500mm f/4; 1/800s @ f/4; ISO 1250
3. D3; 500mm f/4; 1/500s @ f/5; ISO 800
4. D3; 500mm f/4; 1/800s @ f/5; ISO 1250
Love them, Matt.
The last one is completely priceless ... who is inside the bear to the left
Lloyd, technical advances like those in high ISO performance and vibration control become more meaningful in masterful shots like those you've just posted. Who would have thought these would be possible a few years ago? Definitely not me. Much appreciated.
Matt, I'm a fan of your nature shots as well. But these are different: I've yet see a shot that carries that much sentiment as your shots. Thank you for sharing them.
I think I'm going to sue GetDPI.com for diminishing my productivity at the office; I increasingly find myself marveling at the beautiful shots posted in these forums.
Matt... just freakin' WOW! Is that with a straight 500 or did you also have a tele with that?
Hmm... something new. St. Patrick's day parties here on the Northside of Chicago. Maybe I'll head out late and get stoopid drunk people making bad choices pictures??
Matt, I could sit through all 10 thousand of your images! The Best! If you ever do a book, i'll pre-pay for the 1st signed copy!
And Lloyd, i missed your music hall series on the last page -probably browsing too fast when returning on the thread after some time away. Or maybe i got carried away bu Steen's artsy whimsy mood
Those look great, all of them. There's some humanity and compassion in there, can't really define it but the photos conveys the feeling.
The lighthearted moment being my favourite. Nice catch.
(and agreed, the acoustics there are extremely good, if not unsurpassed)
One of these days I will post a color shot again, just not sure when...
Laos- The Commute
OK.. there's some color in here somewhere, right?
Tuk Tuk Blastin'
Osman/Jason/Steve/Lloyd: Thanks. It's great fun finding these photos , processing, and sharing them. I'll let you guys know if i do a book!
Osman: I'm with you. I try not to look at the forum when I'm at work!
Jason: It was the straight 500mm f/4G-ED VR. Great lens but a little unweildy hand holding it in a zodiac. The Abbott Hotel's a great shot. Also like the two motorbike photos.
Really nice stuff today, Jason.
Great dinner with great friends last night, which we finished just in time to go for another dinner before we all went to a concert. Sometimes, sleep seems irrelevant.
S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.0
Talking about less-than-perfect focus...
I was setting up shooting the church (with a Zeiss MF lens), when i saw this lot popping up fast around the corner.
Just had time to grab the camera off the tripod so the settings and focus point are a bit off for the purpose. Not a decisive moment but still a fun encounter.
I would love to have 85mm f/2.0 with VR though (or a Pentax with IBIS and a 77mm f/1.8 ).
Of course we had two dinners. First sukiyaki, then, to get some geographical balance, red, Danish hot dogs (wienerpølser) at an excellent Danish restaurant (Kronborg) here in Pattaya.
Jorgen... the mood is what makes a photo like that great! Over time, when you look at non-production type photography award winners (think PJ type), it's rarely a technically perfect shot. It's all about the mood and emotion providing the viewer with a great deal of empathy for the subjects in the capture. Maybe that's why so many of those shots have been taken with a Leica!
Corlan... love the quick grab. Would like to see the intended shot for that set up. Looks like quite a church!
Thanks for the kind words on my earlier shots. It's a cool misting day where all the kids have hit the streets for St. Patrick's day celebrating already. Could provide for some interesting shooting later!
Was teasin' you -following the multi meals remark, more of a private joke but you knew that
Jason thanks. No technical merits here but the moment was fun.
I forgot to second the gang here, your last travel shots are excellent and the last one in color is simply outstanding. Movement, composition, + i really like the subtle hues. A keeper.
Taken a few minutes before, before setting up for the shoot, opposite direction.
Jorgen: Nice photo; but, what's she laughing at?
Corlan: I like both shots. The second maybe a little more. You probably wanted the people walking in to the first shot?
Jason: Poker night looks pretty serious. Good B & W and no one's paying attention to you. The dogs are "just plain cute".
To answer your question, well no time to think at the time, what struck me then was the mere contrast between the two groups of three' look and looks which sufficed to make me smile
A nearby chocolate shop was showcasing a colorful selection of treats to help dealing with this year's endless winter:
and yes, i brought some back home
Like the super clean BW of the poker shots, Jason
Priorities are difficult. There's always the hunt for perfection, and sometimes priorities colide. How two have to good dinners the same evening, and take perfect photos of a somewhat reluctant subject in terrible lighting with a too slow camera and a junky old 85mm? Then, of course, I end up with a photo that is partly out of focus, partly too grainy and partly has motion blur, only to discover that perfection may be just that; an imperfect photo
She was eating. One doesn't take photos of Thai women eating. One waits for them to apply some make-up and find a "natural" (all but, but never mind) pose, count to three and then take the photo. After several hours of retouching, skin-whitening etc., the photo is ready for publishing, and her friends and her mother will all go "Ooooh, Aaaah".
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