Corlan... great light on that!!
Sesame can't wait for summer!!
My Kodak 14NX files always did have a "painterly" look to them.
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Jason & Albert...So Cute! Nicely Shot!
+1 - very analog like.
In this regard, the 14NX is really bluffing.
Thanks for the kind comments, Steve, Jorgen and Jason.
Indeed an interesting day light wise -and a lot to shoot within very little distance.
Two last shots of that afternoon:
Despite the cold weather we had some signs of the upcoming spring...
Probably unrelated, but some seemed really stonned... er, stunned
© note to (non-getdpi) visitors: this last one's copyrighted & digimarked for all intent and purposes - please do not use including web - thanks
Steen, are those art gallery shots (great shots, by the way!) from Louisiana? I love that place, and used to go there at least once a year when I was still living in Denmark. I still go there often when I visit my family. Funny though, I don't recall seeing any *female* Giacometti statues there?
Jorgen, two non-photo-related questions: 1) is your name really Jørgen, apart from the fact that it seems to be Thor, and 2) are you Danish or Norwegian? Some comments you have made had me in doubt. I *love* your photography, by the way. Your photos have a real unique look to them, and I instantly see when the shots are yours (the nice frame apart, which by the way, I intend to learn from It really helps the presentation, I feel). Tight framing and punchy but not exaggerated colours are a trademark.
Mikoo, I hope you don't mind, but I changed one of your shots a little
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I have traded my MFDB (which I sadly wasn't using, having rediscovered the joy of MF film) for a ZF 21 (and a grip and an extra film back for my Contax 645), and wallop of cash, which I pumped into the D3 and a 105/2.5 AI-S in near-perfect condition. I will likely also get the 24-70 for action (read: my daughter, who by now is too fast for my M8), and I am thinking about a 14-24 (but I won't keep the ZF 21 and get that; I have to choose) and a 70-200VRII, as well as a 300/4VR with 1.4 TC. I also think about the 50/2 ZF.2 or 100/2 ZF.2.
I can't have all of that at once; not enough money. For now I have the ZF 21 and 105/2.5, and will likely add the 24-70 and stop there for now. The 300/4VR might be the next lens, since it is relatively affordable, and we are considering a zoo yearly membership for the family
My D3 should be here next week. Soon after that I will post my first shots.
I forgot to say: my girlfriend has a D3000, and so getting the 70-300VR would allow me to wait with 70-200 and 300, and later when I have more money, I could pass the lens on to her. I think by then she might appreciate it, although so far, she is happy with the 18-55VR. The D3000 doesn't work all that well with non-AF-S lenses.
Hey Carsten, great to hear that you are now landing on the Nikon board as well.
I have always admired your huge knowledge on every aspect of photography and your distinct points of view.
Looking forward to your contributions here.
You are right that my art gallery shots were from the Museum of Modern Art: Louisiana.
Louisiana has a collection of 24 works by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti and there are several female sculptures among them. They are wonderful.
Thank you for your kind words about the photos, and congrats with your D3 purchase !
Obviously a completely fabulous machine. I'm very envious. Maybe some day ...
Spanish Valley area, just south of Moab, Utah.
D3, 70-200/2.8 @ 165mm f13, ISO 200 (8 frame stitch).
Very cute shot
1) Yes, my name is Jørgen and it's Thor as well. That would be Thor Jørgen, but I mostly use the latter. The Jorgen is for international use, since only Danes and Norwegians have keyboards with "ø". 2) I'm Norwegian, but in my soul, I'm probably more Danish. If there is a next life, I'll live it in Denmark in the summer and Thailand in the winter
Thank you for your kind words about my photos. In many ways, you describe what I try to achieve, although I still have a long way to go. Luckily, there are countless drawers in my head, each of them containing a photo project that I want to explore. Lots of opportunities to learn and to improve
Completely fantastic, Lloyd !
That has to be the most three-dimensional panorama I ever saw from any system, including some impressive MFDB landscape results. Well done. Really.
My favourite restaurant needs some photos for their marketing. Normally, I try to avoid "work for food", since a luxury meal one day won't pay my rent the next. But with the cuteness factor of the waitresses in that place, who can say no?
This is a demanding job, and since most of it will have to be done before and after hours, it will be going on for a while. Let's start with an empty plate, and see where we end up
D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 38mm and f/5.6
I also really love your family portraits and stories, by the way. They really capture something that no one else could do in the same way. The hunting trip with your father was very interesting, for example.
P.S. can you tell I am a new-comer to Nikon who just read through all 78 pages of this thread?
Why go for Denmark? Just skip the small steps and become Italian right away2) I'm Norwegian, but in my soul, I'm probably more Danish. If there is a next life, I'll live it in Denmark in the summer and Thailand in the winter
I wish for you that it will become possible soon. In the end it is all a question of compromises and priorities. I have no car, for example, and no expensive stereo. That frees up a lot of money right there.Thank you for your kind words about the photos, and congrats with your D3 purchase ! Obviously a completely fabulous machine. I'm very envious. Maybe some day ...
As for PCs; Windows 7 is ten times better than XP, but the improvements cover just a tiny fraction of the easiness of a Mac. They simply haven't understood how non-programmers think.
In case you also want to write German (or in some cases: Swedish and/or Norwegian): Alt-U gives umlaut, followed by the letter to apply it to: Alt-U U will give ü, Alt-U O will give ö, Alt-U A will give ä. Alt-S will give ß.
In french, Alt-E give accent aigu, followed by the letter: Alt-E E gives é, for example. Alt-U I gives ï. Alt-` gives accent gràve, followed by the letter: Alt-` A gives à, for example. Alt-I gives accent circonflexe, followed by the letter. Alt-I A gives â, for example. Alt-C gives ç.
That's the end of the languages I speak (at least a little, I am not so fluent in French), so I don't know any more. I am sure there are shortcuts for Spanish diacriticals as well as possibly for eastern-European letters.
I prefer using an international English keyboard, since I write in all the above languages from time to time, and the local keyboards can be very different (vis the French keyboard!), and it can be hard to access German from a Danish keyboard, for example. These shortcuts allow me quick access to all the letters I need.
I am not particularly a Windows fan, but I find Vista quite okay when it is set up nicely on a proper machine, and Windows 7 is even a bit nicer. I use them at work, since I develop, and Visual Studio is just such a good development environment.
Thank you for your comments on my images. Greatly appreciated. I'll have more to post from Moab over the next couple of days. I hope they'll be worth a look.
Imagine a concert where all the 5,000 or 10,000 or whatever in the audience know all the texts, and sing them so loudly that you hardly hear the artist at all. Then it doesn't matter if you like the music or not. It's just life enlarged.
Then, there's this silly, old foreigner, who neither knows the texts nor how to sing, who navigates his way all the way up to the stage to take a photo. Great fun!
S5 with Nikkor 105mm f/1.8 AIS @ f/2.8
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Corona Arch this morning.
Located about 10 miles southwest of Moab, this free standing arch is over 150 feet high, and its opening spans 160 feet at the widest point.
D3, 28-70/2.8 60mm f10, ISO 200:
Along the Colorado this morning.
D3, 28-70/2.8 @ 70mm f8, ISO 200:
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Jorgen: Nice portrait. You can see that he's really in to it! "Sek Loso" is also a great image. Real sweat.
Corlan: Great images. The B&W is very strong with the white background. Where were you photographing? Great gargoyles! Evil vs. man? Thanks for the complement too.
Jason: Another nice shot of Sesame.
Albert: Nice, sweet, moment, well captured.
Lloyd: Beautiful panorama. Can't get it large enough on my laptop. Have to look at it again upstairs on the big screen. The Moab images are tremendous. I was booked for a mountain biking trip there last October. Cancelled it for my daughter's wedding. Priorities (and $).
Carsten/Jorgen/Steen: Interesting dialogue. Thanks.
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Here's some rust and wood from today. This time with a Nikon. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.
1. D700; 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII; 80mm; 1/400s @ f/11; ISO 640
2. D700; 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII; 102mm; 1/500s @ f/11; ISO 640
3. D700; 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII; 200mm; 1/500s @ f/9; ISO 640
More rock; pink rock. Sek from Loso, Sek Loso.
S5 with Nikkor 105mm f/1.8 AIS @ f/1.8
Thanks, Mark! The second ship shot is great, btw!
Jørgen, excellent captures! Do post more.
Love the switch-from-sweat-to-sweet-shots, Jorgen ... Nice wood-and-rust-texture-ship-shots, Matt
The "blue" is actually quite black (although sometimes brownish) under normal conditions. It is called Desert Varnish, and is composed of clay along with iron and manganese oxides. It can be fairly reflective at certain angles, as in this case where it appears to be reflecting the blue in the sky.
Matt, the Westwood is very nice. The kind of warm tones that makes you want to go for a early spring cruise
Jorgen, the sweatin' guitarist is super cool. Colors are perfect (another Jorgen+S5+105 stunner) and this amazing focus on what seems to be a fraction of a millimeter of sweat really suits the theme.
Nice to see you had better light than on the previous venue.
Lloyd, beautiful capture of the arch. I think i have somewhere a photo of the place (not exactly the same angle though and probably 35 FL) from the analog days. If i ever want to print a copy, no need to find my old version, i'll go for yours instead
"Beautiful Color & IQ Lloyd!"
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+ 1 ... a very beautiful morning lighting scenery, Lloyd !
I just posted a comment to the discussion about Auto White Balance, in the "Fun With Sony: Part Two" thread on the Sony board.
This discussion might be of some interest with regards to such early morning light.