Long awaited Spring sun is somehow scarce but nice.
Here's a study of our faithful apricot tree early blossom, with a japanese touch.
Another one from the same shoot:
A tighter crop:
Eventualy another perspective, on the macro side:
all from D3X Zeiss 50/2M
The entire series... terrific.
I apologize for the kinda large size, but the idea behind posting this series was also to illustrate color transients and dynamic range out of this kit. Original images are huge, but under a certain amount of size reduction the quality loss is a bit too high
(and... you did it again )
Very beautiful, Corlan, all of them.
Here's one more from the restaurant. Food shots are posted on the 4/3 forum, since those that I've made so far are shot with the GH1 and OM Zuiko 50mm f/2.0 Macro.
S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 31mm and f/8
It was a tricky shot indeed. Panorama windows to the left, with a high, slanted ceiling, and no windows to the right with a low, level ceiling. There are four strobes: one three meters above and to the left of the camera to even out the lighting, one low down under the camera with barn doors to iluminate the chairs, one further down on the right side reflected in the ceiling and one on the cabinet in the background.
Half an hour before the restaurant opened for Bunch, the owner found out that it would look better with the table arrangement from the opening days of the restaurant, and had the staff carry out some of the tables and re-arranging the others. After the photo was taken, they had to re-arrange again, since all tables were reserved for the Easter Sunday Brunch. They are a very patient bunch, I can assure you
where it belongs, I wouldn't have been seduced and ultimately corrupted. I've fallen so low as to being forced to buy a M7 body today! I'm considering counseling.
Corlan: Beautiful detail, color and compositions. I really like the first two with the "Japanese touch". The DOF on the first photo is perfect. Are you satisfied with the color transients and dynamic range? Dynamic range seems good.
Jorgen: Nicely composed and photographed restaurant shot. Couldn't track down your "Nought but a fool...upon a wall"? Google failed me! Your post did show up in Google already! That's a little scary. Very elegant looking place.
Beautiful shot, Rayyan. Nepal?
Gorgeous renderings Corian. I struggle to get such hues!
And now: The Dessert
S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 29mm and f/4.0
These are the colours straight from the Fuji. Shot RAW, but converted with ACR without any adjustments. Lighting was a large, north facing window from her front/right and a bare, 20W bulb (the modelling light of a small strobe) 45 degrees to her left. Auto WB and relatively long exposure at 1/30s. ISO 800.
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Mmm, looks delicious, and whatever is on the plate looks good too!
Mmm, Grand Marnier
Jorgen, this is outrageous: you can't have CrÍpes Suzette using anything but copperware.
We're talking serious gourmet business here, please.
Thanks Steve -btw in a totally different style your last set on the M thread is splendid. IMHO composition wise those are among your best works.
Thanks Lloyd, Jorgen, Rayyan, Matt, for the kind words.
Matt, disregarding the inevitable, significant jpeg loss for the posted image yes i'm quite satisfied with the and transients & DR. With saturated colors like here the combo really shines with a feast of light.
Did i mention though that the sunny minutes were only a small part of our early spring equation?
Don't adjust your monitor! Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
1. D300; 16mm f/2.8; 1/60s @ f/6.3; +2/3 EV; ISO 200
2. D700; 16mm f/2.8; 1/125s @ f/22; ISO 800
3. D700; 16mm f/2.8; 1/320s @ f/11; ISO 800
As for your film question, I like Velvia, but it can be a little over saturated at times, especially when underexposed. I think that Velvia 100F is a little better overall.
I also really like Provia 100F, and think it scans a little better than Velvia. It does sometimes have a color cast, but that can be dealt with in digital post.
Here are a couple of articles you might want to look over:
Matt....Outstanding Work! Love Em!
Nice work with this lens, Matt.
I particularly like the second one
(and sorry for the use of "transients", you're right it's probably not the proper photographic term )
Breaking News: thought we only had plants and flowers on the property, but it appears we have beasts, too
"Not a Chameleon":
"Not a flower":
all from D3X & 105VR, basic processing in NX2 using D3X Standard camera profile settings - no extra sharpening
Corlan...MacroMania Running Wild! Love It!
Corlan, the green macro is great!
Love the last fish photo, Matt, the one with the musicians.
My wife liked this image. I liked all three. Lady bugs can be viciious, don't get too close.
Jason: Nice light and color.
"Slimpickins" (and friend) working the crowd. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.
1. D700; 24-70mm f/2.8;27mm; 1/400s @ f/5; ISO 200
2. D700; 24-70mm f/2.8; 24mm; 1/800s @ f/5; ISO 200
3. D700; 24-70mm f/2.8; 24mm; 1/2000s @ f/2.8; ISO 200
The Reds have taken to the streets of Bangkok again, trying to force the prime minister to resign. He won't of course, but it's serious enough for a state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces declared tonight, after the parliament was attacked.
Yesterday, the Reds were touring the streets of Bangkok in their vehicles. As serious as the situation is, it isn't without a certain entertainment value, at least from a photographic point of view.
S5 with Nikkor 70-300 ED @ 135mm and f/8
S5 with Nikkor 70-300 ED @ 105mm and f/8
S5 with Nikkor 70-300 ED @ 220mm and f/8
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JÝrgen.. just read about the State of Emergency. Have fun shooting, cause it does look entertaining, but hope it stays safe for you!
Corlan, nice "wildlife" shots! Maybe one day when Matt grows a pair, he can get some macro shots of his bears!
Matt, that 16mm fish is great! I think there's a 9 also, and I'm not thinking of the DX version. It looks like you have a coffee mug attached to the front of your camera. There was one for sale at Calumet that I contemplated. Way cool and fun.
You call that a camera, mate? Now THAT'S is a camera!
Was down in St. Louis with my wife's family. My brother in law's got a couple large format camera's so we grabbed his SINAR kit and went down the flooding Mississippi River and took some pictures, then developed the negatives. Ahhh... the good ol days!
and our intended target mimicking what we looking for out of the SINAR