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    Fun With Sony _____

    Man that other thread is really getting looooong ... and takes a bit to load.

    Hope it's okay with you folks ... let's start a second thread. ????

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    Here's some fun shots from yesterday evening done with the A900 and 70-200/2.8G.

    Our little Chihuahua Schnuffy having a "Play Date" with Bambi in our front yard (Bambi's Mother keeping a watchful eye out for her baby). My wife collects shots like these and puts them on her wall at work for all the ladies to ooooh and ahhhh over ...

    Of interest to Sony shooters is that she actually went on and on about how the print of the Fawn alone looked like it was literally coming off the page. Not bad for a non-Zeiss optic huh?
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    Those are great shots Marc! The colors are terrific. What a coincidence that dog and deer are so similar in color. It looks like Ma has had some scrapes with coyotes or something by the scars on her haunches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Those are great shots Marc! The colors are terrific. What a coincidence that dog and deer are so similar in color. It looks like Ma has had some scrapes with coyotes or something by the scars on her haunches.
    Yes, if it isn't some skin disease or something, than it's Coyotes for sure. I saw a big Coyote trotting down my driveway one morning so I know they are here.

    We also have a red fox that hangs around to chase the feral cats my wife likes to feed.

    There is a whole herd of deer that loves the plants on our property ... I've had up 8 of them foraging right up to my back picture windows. Weird because this isn't a rural area.

    Gotta say I'm loving the 70-200/2.8G APO. Barks right up there with the big Zeiss dogs .

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    ... Barks right up there with the big Zeiss dogs .
    So does your Chihuahua! Scrappy little dogs.

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    Some from yesterday:





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    Nice.

    That Kite is a hoot!

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    Did I perhaps underestimate the "Thread-Kill" potential of my squirrelizer pic?
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    Hey don't worry Dave - I'm sure it wasn't anything personal, I'm used to that happening to me as well

    Marc: That kite actually flew, unfortunately I couldn't get a photo of it because of the crowds.
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    Nah, no worries. Just being silly.
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    Shot yesterday as I got out of the shower - dove for the pot of gold but it must have been too deep.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    Shot yesterday as I got out of the shower - dove for the pot of gold but it must have been too deep.....
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    Looks to me like you found the pot of gold... those are gorgeous!
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    Thanks, guys!
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    One from yesterday... a senior brought her grandmother's 1956 Ford Victoria for her shoot at the studio.

    Beautiful car... shot with A900 with Zeiss 135 f1.8

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    Beautiful!!
    The 135 has turned out to be my most used lens on the 900.
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    great car shot! i want that car....
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    Bill,
    Great rainbow shots!
    Maybe at the end of the rainbow are some new Zeiss ZA wide angle primes that Sony will announce soon!

    Albert,
    The 135 1.8 and the classic car really shine in that shot. Well done!

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    Albert, Love that old car.

    Bill, it is the season for rainbows!



    You have got a nicer view than me however.
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    all right.I have to appreciate these great shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne_s View Post
    Bill,
    Great rainbow shots!
    Maybe at the end of the rainbow are some new Zeiss ZA wide angle primes that Sony will announce soon!

    Albert,
    The 135 1.8 and the classic car really shine in that shot. Well done!
    And a 100/2.8 Zeiss APO macro !!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Albert, Love that old car.

    Bill, it is the season for rainbows!



    You have got a nicer view than me however.
    But you got the whole arch!
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    Thanks all!

    Appreciate the looks and comments!

    This 2nd thread is turning out some really beautiful images so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Of interest to Sony shooters is that she actually went on and on about how the print of the Fawn alone looked like it was literally coming off the page. Not bad for a non-Zeiss optic huh?
    Yes, it really does have a great 3D feel...looks like she is going to walk right off the screen into my office!

    Keep trying to convince my friend who is a dedicated Sony/Zeiss lover that this is the camera he needs to get. If I didn't already have so much invested in Canon gear, I would probably go for it myself.

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    More photos from the trip at http://williamgreenphotography.com/2...nga/index.html. Sony A900 with Minolta 35-70/4.
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    Combining my two favorite obsessions...

    Couple of pics taken in the garage using available light from the cracked main door and the light from the side door. It was pretty dim but I was inspired by the reflections and the general mood created by the lighting. These were shot using UniWB and I'm not sure I have the PP worked out but they are 1,000 times better than my earlier attempts at ISO 800. I'm definitely going to have to play with this technique some more; the difficult blacks are far richer and the red splotchiness I usually see in low light is completely absent.

    ISO 200, 8sec. @f9


    Same lighting as shot from front. ISO 200, 30sec. @f11. Added illuminated clock and reflection on car from third pic taken with 1sec @f8 exposure(should have refocused). The clock would have blown out and bloomed if illuminaed during the main exposure.
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    Albert, that Victoria is in amazing shape. Has it been restored or is that original? Nice pic either way.

    David, that's a great shot of the rainbow, but I have a problem with it -- I want to know what the sign says!

    And Bill, nice shots but the next-to-last one is sublime. I like how you caught the "underwater world". Did you use a polarizer for that?
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    Dave the Sign says "Blind Summit". It was taken on the Tamron 17-35 at 17mm to get the whole arc in.
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    hi all some with CZ 85 1.4 from holidays

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    Beautiful shots all!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Anderson View Post
    And Bill, nice shots but the next-to-last one is sublime. I like how you caught the "underwater world". Did you use a polarizer for that?
    Thanks Dave! Nice 928.

    No polarizer, just very clear water and early morning light. The area was well shaded. I shot a few of those as the grass was kind of interesting, but that one was my favorite. The location is standing on the rock on the far left side of the second image).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Dave the Sign says "Blind Summit". It was taken on the Tamron 17-35 at 17mm to get the whole arc in.
    Cool... and a little ironic. Love the shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_Green View Post
    Beautiful shots all!



    Thanks Dave! Nice 928.

    No polarizer, just very clear water and early morning light. The area was well shaded. I shot a few of those as the grass was kind of interesting, but that one was my favorite. The location is standing on the rock on the far left side of the second image).
    I really like that shot... I love stumbling on clear water like that and getting a look at another world. I don't have any good pictures of same, just memories... so thanks.

    BTW, the car is a 31 year old daily driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Anderson View Post
    Albert, that Victoria is in amazing shape. Has it been restored or is that original? Nice pic either way.
    Thanks David!
    There's a little coffee table book on the front seat that pictorially shows the car through its entire restoration history.

    It was little more than a wrecked cab in the beginning. It was a gentleman's (now deceased) birthday present to his wife (the owner & now a grandmother to this senior ) some 30 years ago

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    Great story on the car Albert.
    BTW I always get confused when Americans talk about "seniors", I immediately think of senior citizens, rather than senior school pupils.
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    Newlyweds A900+SMC Takumar 50mm 1.4

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    Bill Green, I really like the first one - limpid colours!

    And the car shots are great Dave - very difficult subject (reflections!) well handled.

    Thanks for posting these.

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    Douglas, that is too cuuuute! and oh so metaphorical! I love it.... you need to do a series of these!!!!!! Really!!!

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    Did this picture come out of your reflections on your recent marriage by any chance? <grin>

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    A quick large group shot from today.

    I really detest High School group shots as they can be so uncivil.

    Ah well...

    Albert

    full rez here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by APY_JR View Post
    A quick large group shot from today.

    I really detest High School group shots as they can be so uncivil.

    Ah well...

    Albert

    full rez here...
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    I had a look at the full rez photo. That's a fantastic amount of detail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by APY_JR View Post
    A quick large group shot from today.

    I really detest High School group shots as they can be so uncivil.

    Ah well...

    Albert

    full rez here...
    http://www.pbase.com/apy_jr/image/116623421/original

    Nice job given the "Gaggle of Goofy Geese" or "Coven of Clowns" you have to deal with when shooting these jobs ...

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    I'm a retired HS Administator and you picture brings back many fond memories.
    I can't believe that I've been retired 10 years.
    Thanks for sharing a great picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Nice job given the "Gaggle of Goofy Geese" or "Coven of Clowns" you have to deal with when shooting these jobs ...
    Thanks Marc

    Yeah... I'd love to do one of these with total control over my subjects.

    So I blindly stumble along hoping to fall into the perfect conditions... when all the stars align

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoSenior View Post
    I'm a retired HS Administator and you picture brings back many fond memories.
    I can't believe that I've been retired 10 years.
    Thanks for sharing a great picture.
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    You bet Jerry

    They really haven't changed much.... just added to their repertoire of "hand signs"

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    I had a look at the full rez photo. That's a fantastic amount of detail!
    Agreed Jorgen

    This cam really produces the goods with the right lenses.

    I'm not complaining with this 35mm format cam... don't miss my Mamiya Pro S's at all

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    Albert

    I'm just a lurker here but that high school shot is amazing. Which lens did you use?

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    Albert

    I'm just a lurker here but that high school shot is amazing. Which lens did you use?

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    Hi Louis!

    Thanks!
    It's the Carl Zeiss 24-70 zoom

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    From a live band performance last night.

    ZA 24-70 and 85 (and the small F20 flash)

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    A "quick" shot chosen from many i was trying today. I think it looks alot better printed out, but i still wanted to share it...

    Taken with an a900 and Minolta 100mm Macro.
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    Edward,

    Nice shots of the band.
    I like the next to last one the best.

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