Lloyd, Matt, beautiful captures.
Lloyd, Matt, beautiful captures.
Thanks for the comment on my picks yesterday. Typically, when my wife does her very long training runs (like the 23 miler she has planned for Saturday), I ride along side her on my bike, so that I'm her rolling aid station (water, Gatorade, etc). Yesterday, she was running a shorter session, and on bike/jogging path, so I just met her where the path intersected with roads every couple of miles to hand her a drink.
More from yesterday:
Mimi's pretty special, and we've been through a lot together, so I don't often my head turned. However yesterday I noticed this cute little lady near the trail where Mimi was running:
D3, 70-300 VR @ 280mm f7.1 ISO 800
At first I didn't pay too much attention, but I noticed she was sort of watching me.
D3, 70-300 VR @ 82mm f7.1 ISO 800
I moved a little closer, and at first she seemed to be ignoring me, but then I saw it... that coy little look... just a quick glance, almost with just one eye... you know the one.
D3, 70-300 VR @ 300mm f7.1 ISO 800
Before I knew it, I was fully under her spell. I mean, who could resist eyes like these?
D3, 70-300 VR @ 250mm f7.1 ISO 800
Good thing Mimi didn't show up just then... there coulda been trouble!
Life has its pleasant surprises, doesn't it? I think you were saved by the bell, though. Be careful, my friend, for as the saying goes in Turkish: "The ground has ears"
Lloyd: Sound like good exercise and you get to take some photos to boot. Beautiful photographs of the horse. Great detail!
Jason: Great sunset and ruins. Are those roman ruins in Tunisia?
Lloyd: Beautiful sunset, also. Thanks for the scale hint.
Flowers, real and otherwise. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
1. D700; 85mm f/1.4; 1/500s @ f/1.4; ISO 640
2. D700; 85mm f/1.4; 1/800s @ f/1.4; ISO 640
3. D700; 85mm f/1.4; 1/2500s @ f/1.4; ISO 640
Lloyd,Jason & Matt...Boom,Boom,Boom.....Smokin!
Leica M6 LHSA, 75 Lux...
D3, ZF 100 Makro Planar
That (camera) porn somehow seems all inappropriate, but I am all for it!
Carsten - Website
Did a concept shoot with a local author for his soon to be published book. He wanted to capture the Chicago Borad of Trade, which is the building center frame in the back. He also wanted to capture the essence of Chicago, which I think we did alright on.
For the final shoot, I plan on adding a couple of strobes and shoot at dawn as it will highlight the building he wants seen. So these are just available natural light and cropped with the 28-70. The final shot will be using the 105 DC, tripod with bracketing to grab the buildings properly, sky, El train for an HDR type shot. Call it HDR lite? Good idea or keep the same exposure and just shoot the background perfectly exposed and use the diffused strobes to "pop" the subject? I know this version looks heavily processed, cause, well, it is.
Steve: Thanks. That is an awesome camera and lens (I want that lens!). Do you do the whole darkroom bit?
Jason: Thanks; and, nice portrait concept. Lots of tricky elements. Have fun.
Some more Pike Place Market shots. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
1. D700; 85mm f/1.4; 1/3200 @ f/1.4; ISO 640
2. D700; 85mm f/1.4; 1/200 @ f/1.4; ISO 640
3. D700; 85mm f/1.4; 1/200 @ f/1.4; ISO 640
4. D700; 85mm f/1.4; 1/400 @ f/1.4; ISO 640
Although eating noodles on a street corner has its charm, and is often more than enough to keep our culinary dreams alive, sometimes, wether we deserve it or not, something more is needed. A peaceful place with the best service, the sweetest smiles and the tastiest food... life simply gets an extra boost.
Casa Pascal in the heart of Pattaya is such a place. Among all the bars, the shopping malls, the Baht buses that go "beep beep" and the sunburned foreign tourists, you will find this oasis of food and smiles, a place to relax and enjoy while the rest of the world becomes irrelevant for a few hours.
Good, isn't it?
S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 46mm and f/8
Nice shots, Matt, particularly the two girls and the two girls
Jorgen, very clean shot of Casa Pascal (is it a half spanish/french restaurant?).
Looking forward to see the next shots -maybe they'll show some serious food. No more empty plates and glasses!
Talking about which... lot of nice photos recently, but duty, er, dinner calls, first.
Thanks all. The chef is Swiss, the food French. Food shots are next week, video too. Justed came back after trying out the GH1 at Blues Factory, a very dark club here in Pattaya.
Two more from the Pike Place Market. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.
1. D700; 85mm f/1.4; 1/8000s @ f/1.4; ISO 280
2. D700; 85mm f/1.4; 1/6400s @ f/1.4; ISO 640
As long as I'm allowed to eat the excellent food and flirt with the waitresses, it's a good deal, don't you think
Matt, the two sisters' expression you've captured is priceless.
Love the stall girl, too... reminds in some way of Six Feet Under.
And i concur with Lloyd and Steve on the window shot. Splendid.
Steve- camera porn ideed.
The second one posted's just unbecoming!
Jason- the Chi-town shot composition is excellent. It indeed looks overcooked (at least on my monitor), but the final shot will sure look great.
Nice ruins, too. Is it Carthage?
Lloyd- nice rolling aid shots. With Mimi running that fast it's a performance in itself for you to get some good photos in between catch ups.
Corlan: Also, Thanks. The stall girl does have that sort of look, doesn't she.
Corlan, it's definitely overcooked. We were driving around the city and that spot just struck me, so no lights, just jump out and shoot. Good enough for composition and concept and he liked it. So that's what really matters.
It's actually about an hour south of Tunis, so same area, but not in Carthage itself. I really like Tunisia a lot.
No wonder your head turned for once.
Ran into a similar situation recently, when shooting the horse-in-the meadow (posted a few pages ago). He had a smaller companion, also a bit on the shy side at first:
After a couple of minutes and a few bribes, the mood changed -but still from a distance:
Did i say shy? Well, relatively speaking then. Probably because it was a boy... the missus had much more success:
Should i be jealous?
Well for Mimi's and me's sake, maybe your girl and our boy should meet...
all photos D3X 105VR - no crop - NX2 - no PP except curves, raw sharpening and the selective desaturation on the last one.
From and engagement shoot over the weekend. (Her mother is a friend of Mimi's from triathlon.)
All with the D3, 70-200/2.8 VRII