As for glass, the 70-200 seemed to be the lens of choice, one Japanese guy was using a 300/2.8, and there was a Reuters shooter on a ladder right behind me with a 400 on one body and the 70-200 on the other, but where the "Media Line" is located, the big glass is too much. Those are generally up on the photo bridge, just above me, and mainly come out for the trophy presentation, which is a little farther away from us.
When we left for Boston, we'd had 8 inches of snow in our yard over the prior two days. Found this when we got there... it was nice to see some Spring at last!
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I'll post some "behind the scenes stuff" later.
As for the finish, this was the third closest women's finish ever. Last year's was the closest.
I haven't been so active here lately. Too many things happening, and then there's this Panasonic camera that I try to figure out. However, my D80 has returned from the dead, so here's a shot that I took on the way back from the camera shop.
D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 38mm and f/8.0
The demonstrations took a very nasty turn last night, with grenades shot into a crowd who demonstrated against the demonstrations under one of the sky-train stations. Up to three deads and almost a 100 hurt. The photo is taken from the location where the grenades was supposedly fired from, but the day before.
A splendid photojournalistic capture, Jorgen Take care.
Lloyd, the finish line shot's awesome. God thing you got the credentials
Also, nice blossoms...at last!
Steve, was not aware until now that that lens was compatible with quarter plate daguerreotype equipment. Those NASA friends of yours are quite an asset.
Excellent PJ work Jorgen, again.
And yes, again... proceed with extreme caution.
Birches along the Skagit River. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
D3; 200-400mm VR; 1/2000s @ f/5.6; ISO 3200
From the museums of Spain..
Thanks for looking.
For all admirers of those Fuji skin tones. Strictly for scientific purposes of course
S5 with Nikkor 300mm f/4 @ f/5.0
Rayan/Steve: Thank you very much! Cheers, Matt
Haven't had a chance to catch up on posts, but I will soon.
D3, 70-200, 1/60th f 2.8
That's right, it says D3 70-200. My trusty D700 now has a big brother!
So we're off to shoot an Indian Wedding w/ 900 guests. Yeah.. 900! Gonna be a long night!!!
Then I suddenly remembered...
D80 with 80-200 AF-S @ 200mm and f/4.0
Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
1. D3; 200-400mm f/4; 400mm; 1/25s @ f/6.3; ISO 800
2. D3; 200-400mm f/4; 200mm; 0.4s @ f/32; ISO 800
Those last two are beautiful. I'm a little bit disturbed about the alignment of the first one though. It may be level, but the verticals make it look tilted.