Many thanks for your positive comments. I am pleased to know that you like the images I have posted. It is an irony that I seem to be, in some ways, going back to the period of transition from the golden age of monochrome to the modern age of technicolor. Back in those days, the technique for selective coloring involved using water-color like coloring kits. The blending of color with B/W, as you have rightly pointed out, can make the central subject "jump". It also enables us to embrace the best of the two worlds - color and B/W - for example, to accentuate the depth of time. You and others like Jorgen, TRSmith, bondo, Corlan F., Alex, Michiel, Rafael, viablex1, Cindy Flood, and fultonics are sources of great inspiration. All the best, Leica 77
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. An Old House Museum. Oslo, Norway. Thanks for looking. Leica 77
Leica77- i find this treatment particularily effective for the Folkemuseum building and the Old House interior shots. I like very much the first one.
Jorgen- you captured the dynamic soul of this backroom... the photo says a lot and there's a lot of details to look at. Great.
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. Norsk Folkemuseum. Oslo, Norway. Thank you for looking. Leica 77
Here are a few from today's outing to the Maine Maritime Museum. We have guests and wanted to show them something of the State's heritage. I'm afraid I sometimes get caught up in the details.
Great creative cheese shot!
My cholesterol rose a few points just looking at it!
Very nice shots of Oslo. Must have been a great trip.
May I ask a dumb question about why the wooden house is on stilts?
P.S. just for the sake of argument, you might have considered to compose the rudder shot a bit more to the right, for extra angle dynamics... but maybe it was not possible. Or maybe you've chosen a more static view on purpose in accordance with the museum athmosphere. Thinking out loud... (i do that a lot when i really like a picture simply i usually keep quiet - on this one the captured ambient light is super)
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And Corlan, you're probably right about a better angle. I find that I often succumb to an odd form of peer awareness when I'm photographing in a group. I become more self-conscious and perhaps more aware of the rest of the people I'm with. It tends to make my choices rushed and my willingness to explore becomes truncated. It's not something I've been very good at overcoming. Generally, my answer is to go out with my camera on my own, but today was more of a social event than a serious shooting event. Still, lovely old boats from a few bygone era. I think I'll go back. And thanks for your encouragement.
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. Nikon D300 + AF Nikkor 18-200mm VR Lens. Seacraft Modern and Traditional. Fiji Lagoon, South Pacific. Thank you for looking. Leica 77
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. Seacraft Traditional and Modern. Fiji Lagoon, South Pacific. Thank you for looking. Leica 77
Those both bring back wonderful memories of a beautiful place on earth. Well done Leica77!
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. Seacraft Modern and Traditional. One more image from the blue lagoon in Fiji, South Pacific. Thank you for looking. Leica 77
Sort of a rusted, faded flag. Used-to-be-red snow fence.
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. Nikon D300 + AF Nikkor 18-200mm VR Lens. Three Portraits. Tonga, South Pacific. Thank you for looking. Leica 77
Nice portraits Leica77! I think my favorite is the last one. This is in spite of my own personal preference for a little "air" around a portrait.
As for old things, here's a plane I've posted before (a long time ago), but thought you might enjoy it. It's a beautifully restored De Havilland Beaver. Circa 1943. It was such a blast to be in.
Many thanks for your kind comments. Before I went to the remote islands of Fiji, I used to think, for sure, I would never get there. An invitation came unexpectedly one day, and there I was... Your words of encouragement are always very much appreciated. Leica 77
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. These images are for fast car enthusiasts! Nikon D300 + AF Nikkor 18-200mm VR Lens. Thanks for looking. Leica 77
This is what passes for fun down here in Florida Nikon D3 and 300 2.8 VR.
Great photos everybody. L77, that last portrait has a dramatic ambience. Great shot.
D80 with 70-300 ED @ 130mm and f/8.0
Thanks guys. It's pretty easy to take good shots when the models are attractive and professional. They're both quite experienced and know how to pose to get a good image. There are so many good images on this board that it's hard to comment on all of them, but I do enjoy seeing them.
The Royal Family is an important institution in the Thai society, and at most work places, there are photos of the king and other members of the family. In this case, it's the king, his sister, who passed away last year, and his grandfather, King Chulalongkorn.
D80 with Tamron 17-50mm @ 20mm and f/2.8
Even More Fun Pictures with Nikon. Red Baron. Thank you for looking. Leica 77
Red baron with wet feet is fantastic. Honest truth requires me to state though a slight preference for David's surfers for f, er, fun. (sorry couldn't resist)
By the way David, Jupiter Beach has changed a lot since the time i used to swim there after practice at the nearby poolroom... twas then a regular spot for say, older models. Is the pool hall still there ?
Roger, good to hear from you... you're not missing much this summer. Blazingly hot these days..need to shoot early morning or risk dehydration Wish I had use for the 300 more often, it's a great optic.
David (ddk)... I've seen some of your recent posts and it doesn't look to me like you need to come south to play
Leica 77, thanks for the kind words. I've been silently enjoying your posts as well.
LLoyd, I've modified the old saying: "Those that can... do, those that can't... teach" to "... those that can't... take photos of those that can"