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    Thanks everybody. I had also heard about all the artificial stuff being used, but since this was for a local restaurant with limited resources, it had to be done with minimum cost and minimum fuzz. So I brought my travel setup, two 100 dollar, 100 watts, no-name Chinese strobes, one with a reflective umbrella and one with a homemade snoot (10c of black cardboard and some tape), and made a tabletop studio in the restaurant with the help of some sheets of white and black cardboard.

    For the next session, I will get a strobe for the background as well, giving me the possibility of isolations. I kept the modeling lights off, to prevent drying, and obviously, working fast is necessary. A helpful staff and the distance to the kitchen being just a couple of meters helped a lot. I will do the complete menu within the next six months, and being a Danish restaurant, the "smørrebrødlist" alone is six pages

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    I was playing with the new 35 mm f1.8 G AF-S today.

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    Wow, those are impressive.

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    Very nice "look". That lens seems to be a bargain. What aperture were they shot at?

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    Danes don't only make nice "smørrebrød". They make excellent bicycle riders as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Very nice "look". That lens seems to be a bargain. What aperture were they shot at?
    I cheated and shot them at the sweet spot of the lens. Average f8.;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansenTsang View Post
    I cheated and shot them at the sweet spot of the lens. Average f8.;-)
    If that is cheating, I will participate in the next "Cheating Olympics"

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    Your caviar is making my hungry.

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    That tank is clear as a bell, just beautiful shots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansenTsang View Post
    Your caviar is making my hungry.
    Too late, I've consumed it already

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansenTsang View Post
    I was playing with the new 35 mm f1.8 G AF-S today.
    Magnificent shots of Astronotus Ocellatus! Kept them for a few years myself. Lively, intelligent and playful creatures. Pleasure to watch. Heartiest congratulations from an ex-hobbyist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    Testing a friend's new camera (Nikon D90...not bad!).

    Mount Redoubt approaching ash cloud and ash falling over Turnagain Arm. These photos were taken about an hour apart.

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    Gorgeous photos Gary. I'd love to visit such a place.
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    wow those fish photos are off the hook!!

    here are some from Victor Wooten's bass camp opening this past weekend. My wife with Victor Himself, arguably the best Bass Player in the world



    and one with Futureman, He plays percussion but with a guitar like device...



    shot with that 4omm Ultron..

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    Quote Originally Posted by viablex1 View Post
    wow those fish photos are off the hook!!
    Is there a smiley for a virtual rimshot?
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    Playing with Capture NX2 and Picture Modes. First up: Monochrome

    All shots D700 + Nikkor 28-80 f/3.3-5.6 Zoom

    Photographer's Ghost


    Stop


    Night Life (NOT!)


    Time to get a new racket...
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    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    Playing with Capture NX2 and Picture Modes. First up: Monochrome

    All shots D700 + Nikkor 28-80 f/3.3-5.6 Zoom

    Time to get a new racket...
    Love that last one.

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    Yeah, my kids were playing with some "dollar store" tennis rackets (supposed to use a whiffle ball) with a #3 Penn tennis ball. The first time my daughter actually connected with a serve, she shattered the head.

    My son popped a hole in the "strings" (actually a plastic mesh) with a return hit. I need to get them real tennis rackets.
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    a man called "Q" and my wife of course!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by viablex1 View Post

    a man called "Q" and my wife of course!!!
    and who's the woman in your avatar?


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    Those are really impressive food shots, especially for an "ad hoc" shooting situation.

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    A time ago i learned, that most food and/or food arrangements for potography are made NOT by nature but by food stylists and they will make them from wood, silikone, wax or other non-tasty stuff
    In the US, at least, if the photo is for advertising or packaging of a USDA-regulated product, it has to be the real product, and the amount of each ingredient has to be realistic.

    Of course, it may be doctored up with Kitchen Bouquet, corn syrup, floral clay, spit, etc., etc., but it IS real food.

    Editorial food photography -- i.e. what you see in the food magazines -- is a different matter. That stuff could be anything.

    Another special case is ice cream. It's not USDA-regulated, and it's really hard to shoot the real thing (the top guy in the field, before he retired, used a big walk-in freezer as his studio; once he set up the shot, he would blow on the ice cream through a soda straw to make it look just creamy enough.) Most people use fake ice cream, which is made out of cornstarch, shortening, powdered sugar, and various other ingredients, and then dyed with food coloring. Food stylists learn how to make it as part of their training.

    It looks amazingly realistic, and isn't toxic, but it's just barely edible. An ice cream marketing guy I used to work with had a constant problem with people sneaking into his office and stealing product-sample ice cream bars out of his freezer, so he had one of the stylists make up some fake bars and put them in there. ONE of them got snitched... and after that, nothing was ever taken out of his freezer again.

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    Interesting information about food shots, Ranger. I have a lot to learn, and some challenges that are way beyond my competence will come up before I've completed this. Partly as a result of the shots I did last Sunday, I've been asked to come to another restaurant next week, to do some shots for them as well.

    Life is full of interesting challenges, isn't it

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    and who's the woman in your avatar?


    oh it is just a barska add for binoculars that I thought was funny...

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    Quote Originally Posted by viablex1 View Post
    oh it is just a barska add for binoculars that I thought was funny...
    We can't really see in this size and up till your last post I thought that we had another lady in our ranks.

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    Today at British Museum - another from the S5 and the 1,2/55.
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    and limbo at Covent Garden
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    wow off the hook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nice, Leif. I particularly like the mood of the first one. Good to see that you enjoy the Fuji

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    Quote Originally Posted by leif e View Post
    and limbo at Covent Garden
    Makes me knee's hurt looking at this, nice photo tho!

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    Leif,
    Both photos are spectacular.

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    Ouch!! great shots

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    Could have used him today to get my mom's cat out from under the pool deck. The opening she (the cat) scampered through was about that high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leif e View Post
    and limbo at Covent Garden
    Wow, crazy!!
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    It's a widespread misunderstanding that long, fast, expensive lenses are needed for taking photographs of birds in flight. I can't understand why, when a slow, old 85mm does the job just fine

    Wildlife in peaceful Bangkok.

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    Since I'm on the waterway, here's another one: one of Bangkok's idyllic waterfalls, a part of a giant multi, multistorey shopping mall built on the land that used to be the location of the beautiful, little Siam Intercontinental Hotel, a jewel of Thai architecture, with it's own little park leading down towards the canal.

    Fortunately, it was torn down, and replaced by this windowless concrete structure, protecting us all from the dangers of natural nature. The hotel didn't even have a waterfall...

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    Red is the political street fashion in Bangkok at the moment, but among all the graveness, slogans and fighting, there are glimpses of light. Young people who couldn't care less about who is in charge of this country, but who think the new colour is a cool toy. The future is in the smile

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    Great stuff Jorgen, love the last one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Since I'm on the waterway, here's another one: one of Bangkok's idyllic waterfalls, a part of a giant multi, multistorey shopping mall built on the land that used to be the location of the beautiful, little Siam Intercontinental Hotel, a jewel of Thai architecture, with it's own little park leading down towards the canal.

    Fortunately, it was torn down, and replaced by this windowless concrete structure, protecting us all from the dangers of natural nature. The hotel didn't even have a waterfall...

    D80 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Red is the political street fashion in Bangkok at the moment, but among all the graveness, slogans and fighting, there are glimpses of light. Young people who couldn't care less about who is in charge of this country, but who think the new colour is a cool toy. The future is in the smile

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    Nice!! The color here is stunning too.

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    Love that shot Jorgen... Here's one from a recent trip to Puerto Rico, and yes, that's what I had for lunch

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    Love that shot Jorgen... Here's one from a recent trip to Puerto Rico, and yes, that's what I had for lunch
    Yum!!! Nice. Where were you. I lived in PR for a while in the 70s. I lived the Rio Piedras section of San Juan, and then in Arecibo. Loved it there, but haven't been back for years.

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    Another from the beach across the street... BTW, these are with the Zeiss 28/2 on the D3

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    LLoyd, these were taken not far from the airport in San Juan but I did have the opportunity to drive through Arecibo on my way to Rincon to visit a photographer friend. Stopped in Isabela (beautiful little town) and many other incredibly scenic spots down there. Too many folks limit themselves to San Juan when visiting and miss the best parts of the island.

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    Great beach shot, David.

    The boy with the red hair was a bit tricky, and unfortunately, it isn't sharp. I was on an express-boat on one of the canals in Bangkok and spotted him at one of the stops, standing among a lot of other people in the shadow. The boat had started moving and the side-curtains were going up before I could get a clear shot. Had I seen him before, I would have gotten off to take some photos of him and his friends. They had all coloured their hair in some spectacular shades of the rainbow. The schools here are closed for the summer holiday, so kids are free to freak out. At most schools, black is the only colour that is permitted, and even the length of the hair is decided by the school board or headmaster.

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    Here's another one from today. Taken from a boat going in the opposite direction.

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    Last one for today: Thaksin supporter at the political rally around Government House in Bangkok today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Last one for today: Thaksin supporter at the political rally around Government House in Bangkok today.

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    Odd color for one of Thailand's biggest capitalists, wonder how much he was paid to show up.

    Hey, I just noticed that we match!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    Odd color for one of Thailand's biggest capitalists, wonder how much he was paid to show up.
    This is marketing. The red colour is popular among football fans in Thailand, since it's used by the most popular English teams, and most men here are football fans. I wouldn't be surprised if the uniforms are made by the same factories that make supporter gear for the football groupies...

    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    Hey, I just noticed that we match!
    So you're a Thaksin supporter too or is it Man U?

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    So you're a Thaksin supporter too or is it Man U?
    I support myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David K View Post
    LLoyd, these were taken not far from the airport in San Juan but I did have the opportunity to drive through Arecibo on my way to Rincon to visit a photographer friend. Stopped in Isabela (beautiful little town) and many other incredibly scenic spots down there. Too many folks limit themselves to San Juan when visiting and miss the best parts of the island.
    I agree, there's so much more the PR than San Juan, and then even the parts of San Juan most tourists see (Old San Juan, etc), while nice, don't really give you much of the full flavor of the island. Rincon, eh? For my $$ the best surfing on that side of the continent!!

    Thanks for the nostalgia.

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