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    Ahh... another dog lover. what a sweetheart. I like how her bangs are covering her eyes. well done.
    Thanks a lot John! Love your site & blog! Excellent Work Portrayed!
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    Thanks gentleman.
    Steve, it's not Walden butyou're right the place put you in a Thoreau disposition. Looking closely There's even a hut in the scenery (or a symbol, depending), but it's situated a bit higher than Thoreau's.



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    One for those who appreciate my photos of 'odd' machinery...

    Ffestiniog Railway Double Fairlie Merddin Emrys starting away from Tan y Bwlch station on 24 May (D700, 16-35 f4 VRII, ISO 800)

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    I'm totally ignorant in the matter, but was this kind of symetrical, two-way steam locomotive common at the time? Sure looks unusual to me.

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    Thanks Very Much C! It's a 2 Way Street...!
    It sure is.

    (btw reading your quote, i see that i mistyped there... i meant gentlemen, of course )


    Here's a recent portrait of our own companion. Nobody wanted him at the shelter where he had stayed the full two years allowed by law (after that...) simply because he had a couple of scars, and an unknown age and history. He has proved to be the kindest fellow to have around.


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    Since we're talking about macro lenses... the -barely 1:2- ZF 50 Makro in action:

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    Corlan: The muted browns and blues augmented by such fine detail in the cluster at frame left makes for a deep image - one you want to study repeatedly to find more. It's very nice. I love the soft whisp of blue at frame right, and that the whole compo leans down toward bottom rt of page... I'll bet it's absolutely spectacular huge. Well done!
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    Steve: What a beautiful picture of a grand lady. So Huggable. The R isn't something to scoff at either!

    Lovely capture of a loved one.

    Regards.
    She is a beauty Steve.

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    One for those who appreciate my photos of 'odd' machinery...

    Ffestiniog Railway Double Fairlie Merddin Emrys starting away from Tan y Bwlch station on 24 May (D700, 16-35 f4 VRII, ISO 800)

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    You have found some wonderful contraptions for sure. This one especially!

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    Somewhere along the Canadian-American border....

    Could you slow down and keep left please, Ayesha; I said.

    Why? she said. 'cause 5 mts to your right we are in the States!

    Great, said Ayesha. Another country. Doesn't look different from here!

    It will if that monstrous Coast Guard raft gets hold of us on the right, I said.

    Whooppee..she said. Will we be in the news Rayyan?

    I will kill you, if you don't get over to your left; we shall be in the news then for sure.

    Smile and wave to them....Have a nice day sir...


    I am taking over, I said. But Rayyan, you are not a good swimmer!
    Ha! How on earth did I miss this!?! Too funny. Better work on that swimming, my friend. With her heart for adventure, you never know when a skill like that may come in handy!

    Great story, and image.

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    I really can't keep up with you guys. Mostly work for me these days. Oh well, maybe, as a result, I'll be able to afford a new lens one of these days. Or an F6. John's excellent photos made that lust reappear.

    Here are a couple from yesterday. It's the racetrack again. Seems to be the only place I'm getting outdoor nowadays. Got a sunburn too.

    S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 17mm and f/8



    S5 with 300mm f/4 @ f/4


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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Corain: what a beautiful capture. The light and the dof is superb.

    Jason: +1 to what Steve says.

    Matt: Thanks a lot Matt. Book?

    Regards.
    rayyan: Here's a link. It's a pretty neat concept. I downloaded the software and I'm assembling a book of photos, just for the heck of it.

    http://http://www.blurb.com/?ce=google_brand_blurb&gclid=CKOsyI-Q-aECFQ5biAodchMmGA

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    A poignant subject, and another perfect capture, John.
    As said before, love your work. Glad you found your way around in this board, looking forward to see some more and maybe hear some of the stories behind the scenes.
    Thank you Corlan. That means a lot to me. This particular subject matter is near and dear to my heart; I was on a team of 11 that headed down to PaP mid-March to work with just a few of the half-million orphans in Haiti resulting from the quake. I guess for some preserving memories and telling stories through images means one thing. For me, it means something more. There will be more trips, more kids and more photos, but I'll never forget that first experience. I've been selective as to who I open the images up to. I've grown so weary of the bickering and one-upmanship of other corners of the web and seeking a venue that openly sharing images we make is as natural as reading a poem or singing a song one's written to be heard. Glad I was fortunate enough to stumble across this group. You guys are talented and kind - not an easy combination to find.

    Kind regards, John B. Crane
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    John: Truly a powerful image. Taken with sensitivity. Hallmark of a great
    photographer. use of film lends more to the image imho.
    Excellent sir.
    Thanks very much. Coming from one who can make an image like the BW bearded gentleman above, I'll surely relish the compliment. Just love that BW treatment and what a face... one dreams of subjects like this. You certainly made the most of this opportunity. Well done indeed.
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    Matt: This really warms my heart. genuine moment, a genuine smile. Wonderful.
    Regards.
    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Somewhere along the Canadian-American border....
    Could you slow down and keep left please, Ayesha; I said.
    Why? she said. 'cause 5 mts to your right we are in the States!
    Great, said Ayesha. Another country. Doesn't look different from here!
    It will if that monstrous Coast Guard raft gets hold of us on the right, I said.
    Whooppee..she said. Will we be in the news Rayyan?
    I will kill you, if you don't get over to your left; we shall be in the news then for sure. Smile and wave to them....Have a nice day sir...
    I am taking over, I said. But Rayyan, you are not a good swimmer!
    rayyan: Thanks. Nice story! Good move, the Coast Guard doesn't have a sense of humor.

    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Nice detail in his beard & Excellent Grab Matt!
    Steve: Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    ...Maybe both, or her, in focus... anyway, a real nice grab of a nice moment Matt. Lens IQ looks indeed pretty good.
    Reminds me of one you previous shot with a youngster reading with cars passing by. It was excellent, too. Was it the same lens?...
    Corlan: Thanks. I agree. Both should have been in focus, or her because of her position in the photo. But, she didn't have such nice hair and beard.

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    At once beautiful, and mysterious. Well done.
    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Corlan, "Thoreau" Peacefulness! Love It!
    Corlan: +1, +1, What they said. Very textural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Another powerful portrait. A thousand stories etched on that face. I really like the high key, slightly low contrast, processing here.
    rayyan: +1. Lloyd said it well!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    This is a powerful image, John. Truly. Love the tonality of the b/w, but the message is what matters with this one.
    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    John: Truly a powerful image. Taken with sensitivity. Hallmark of a great
    photographer. use of film lends more to the image imho. Excellent sir.
    John: +1, +1. Nice work!

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    My Old,Old Lady.


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    Steve: The Old Lady looks well loved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlancasterd View Post
    One for those who appreciate my photos of 'odd' machinery...

    Ffestiniog Railway Double Fairlie Merddin Emrys starting away from Tan y Bwlch station on 24 May (D700, 16-35 f4 VRII, ISO 800)

    Attachment 31389
    Nice train photo. I also love seeing Welsh names! Although, my wife yells at me (she has Welsh blood) when i try to say them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    It sure is.

    (btw reading your quote, i see that i mistyped there... i meant gentlemen, of course )


    Here's a recent portrait of our own companion. Nobody wanted him at the shelter where he had stayed the full two years allowed by law (after that...) simply because he had a couple of scars, and an unknown age and history. He has proved to be the kindest fellow to have around.

    Corlan: Great color, DOF, and subject isolation.

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    I really can't keep up with you guys. Mostly work for me these days. Oh well, maybe, as a result, I'll be able to afford a new lens one of these days. Or an F6. John's excellent photos made that lust reappear.

    Here are a couple from yesterday. It's the racetrack again. Seems to be the only place I'm getting outdoor nowadays. Got a sunburn too.

    S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 17mm and f/8

    S5 with 300mm f/4 @ f/4

    Jorgen: As usual, great color and composition. I just noticed that you seem to be shooting from a low angle in these. The juxtaposition of the tire arch and the Mutt and Jeff couple here are terrific. Cheers, Matt

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    Lake Union Duck Dodge. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt

    1. D3s; 200-400mm F/4; 1/1000s @ f/4.8; ISO 320


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    Ha! How on earth did I miss this!?! Too funny. Better work on that swimming, my friend. With her heart for adventure, you never know when a skill like that may come in handy!

    Great story, and image.
    Lloyd: Thanks Lloyd: I do swim...in the dead sea!

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    rayyan: Here's a link. It's a pretty neat concept. I downloaded the software and I'm assembling a book of photos, just for the heck of it.

    http://http://www.blurb.com/?ce=google_brand_blurb&gclid=CKOsyI-Q-aECFQ5biAodchMmGA
    Matt: Much appreciated. Shall check it out for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by jbcrane View Post
    Thanks very much. Coming from one who can make an image like the BW bearded gentleman above, I'll surely relish the compliment. Just love that BW treatment and what a face... one dreams of subjects like this. You certainly made the most of this opportunity. Well done indeed.
    John: Thank you kindly.

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    rayyan: Thanks. Nice story! Good move, the Coast Guard doesn't have a sense of humor.

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    Matt: I sure didin't wait to find out. No plans for an all expense paid Cuban vacation.

    Best regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post

    Here's a recent portrait of our own companion. Nobody wanted him at the shelter where he had stayed the full two years allowed by law (after that...) simply because he had a couple of scars, and an unknown age and history. He has proved to be the kindest fellow to have around.

    Corian: You did a good thing there my friend. What a wonderful and gentle looking companion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I really can't keep up with you guys. Mostly work for me these days. Oh well, maybe, as a result, I'll be able to afford a new lens one of these days. Or an F6. John's excellent photos made that lust reappear.

    Here are a couple from yesterday. It's the racetrack again. Seems to be the only place I'm getting outdoor nowadays. Got a sunburn too.

    S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 17mm and f/8



    S5 with 300mm f/4 @ f/4

    Jorgen: Capturing the sights and sounds is what you brilliantly. You prove it once more.

    Quote Originally Posted by jbcrane View Post
    Thank you Corlan. That means a lot to me. This particular subject matter is near and dear to my heart; I was on a team of 11 that headed down to PaP mid-March to work with just a few of the half-million orphans in Haiti resulting from the quake. I guess for some preserving memories and telling stories through images means one thing. For me, it means something more. There will be more trips, more kids and more photos, but I'll never forget that first experience. I've been selective as to who I open the images up to. I've grown so weary of the bickering and one-upmanship of other corners of the web and seeking a venue that openly sharing images we make is as natural as reading a poem or singing a song one's written to be heard. Glad I was fortunate enough to stumble across this group. You guys are talented and kind - not an easy combination to find.

    Kind regards, John B. Crane
    John: Glad to have you on board. Striking image.

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    Lake Union Duck Dodge. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt

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    Matt: You make me want to go sailing! The first one is simple superb. The
    light, the backdrop the foreground. Beautiful.

    Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    I'm totally ignorant in the matter, but was this kind of symetrical, two-way steam locomotive common at the time? Sure looks unusual to me.
    Hi Corlan

    No, they were never very common, but some railways (such as the FR) that needed powerful locomotives which would go round sharp curves bought them between the 1870s and early 1900s. Merddin Emrys in my earlier photo was built in 1879. The design was superceded by more modern articulated designs like the Mallet (popular in the USA) or the Garratt (used extensively in Africa and elsewhere). Only the FR has built Fairlies in modern times - the one below, David Lloyd George was built in the FR company's own works in 1992.

    Attachment 31398

    The FR also has some interesting non-steam machinery such as Moelwyn, built by Baldwin in Philadelphia to haul shells up to the front line artillery in WW1

    Attachment 31399

    Smaller locomotives include Britomart - a 'Quarry Hunslet' built in for shunting wagons around in the North Wales slate quarries - a sort of 19th century fork lift truck.

    Attachment 31400

    Really weird stuff(!) includes 'Spooners Boat' - an inspection trolley with a boat prow and sail - being used here to transport the Bishop of Bangor at the recent Quirks & Curiosities Gala.

    Attachment 31402

    A visitor at Quirks & Curiosities was this vertical boiler locomotive, constructed using a thimble boiler and cylinders, etc., from a steam piling engine...

    Attachment 31401
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbcrane View Post
    Corlan: The muted browns and blues augmented by such fine detail in the cluster at frame left makes for a deep image - one you want to study repeatedly to find more. It's very nice. I love the soft whisp of blue at frame right, and that the whole compo leans down toward bottom rt of page... I'll bet it's absolutely spectacular huge. Well done!
    John, thanks a lot for the kind and detailed thoughts. I'm honored.

    Quote Originally Posted by jbcrane View Post
    Thank you Corlan. That means a lot to me. This particular subject matter is near and dear to my heart; I was on a team of 11 that headed down to PaP mid-March to work with just a few of the half-million orphans in Haiti resulting from the quake. I guess for some preserving memories and telling stories through images means one thing. For me, it means something more. There will be more trips, more kids and more photos, but I'll never forget that first experience. I've been selective as to who I open the images up to. I've grown so weary of the bickering and one-upmanship of other corners of the web and seeking a venue that openly sharing images we make is as natural as reading a poem or singing a song one's written to be heard. Glad I was fortunate enough to stumble across this group. You guys are talented and kind - not an easy combination to find.

    Kind regards, John B. Crane
    An obviously owerwhelming experience. Thnaks a lot for sharing.

    The last portrait is fantastic. Focus plane, composition, expression, bokeh, colors... simply perfect. It's unique when the technical aspects deliver a palpable sense of humanity. Love it.


    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Corlan: Thanks. I agree. Both should have been in focus, or her because of her position in the photo. But, she didn't have such nice hair and beard.
    I hear you Matt, and would probably have focused on the more "exotic" character all the same. Sometimes a conversational aspect in the shot turns out the better point of interest, after the fact


    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Corlan: Great color, DOF, and subject isolation.
    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Corian: You did a good thing there my friend. What a wonderful and gentle looking companion.
    Thanks, my friends. It's like he's always been part of the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I really can't keep up with you guys. Mostly work for me these days. Oh well, maybe, as a result, I'll be able to afford a new lens one of these days. Or an F6. John's excellent photos made that lust reappear.

    Here are a couple from yesterday. It's the racetrack again. Seems to be the only place I'm getting outdoor nowadays. Got a sunburn too.
    Jorgen: it's good to hear from you and very good news indeed to see that the hectic situation over there doesn't impact your activity too much.

    The two photos are classic Jorgen, not just splendid but with the typical touch of humor. Much more fun than the barricades, i must admit.



    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Lake Union Duck Dodge. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
    Matt: with the sailing season in Seattle you're definitely sitting on a treasure for the long telephoto lens. These two are very nice, you can feel the "hour" in the first one. Did you consider cropping a 3by4 or even a 4by5 out of the second one, leaving the right hand part out? Just a thought -as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlancasterd View Post
    Hi Corlan

    No, they were never very common, but some railways (such as the FR) that needed powerful locomotives which would go round sharp curves bought them between the 1870s and early 1900s. Merddin Emrys in my earlier photo was built in 1879. The design was superceded by more modern articulated designs like the Mallet (popular in the USA) or the Garratt (used extensively in Africa and elsewhere). Only the FR has built Fairlies in modern times - the one below, David Lloyd George was built in the FR company's own works in 1992.
    John, a lot of thanks for taking the time to enlighten us on the topic. Pretty cool illustrations. The "really weird" inspection trolley is incredible . Terrific stuff!

    Next time i cross the channel with the girls i might be tempted to pay the area a visit on our way to Scotland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    It sure is.

    (btw reading your quote, i see that i mistyped there... i meant gentlemen, of course )


    Here's a recent portrait of our own companion. Nobody wanted him at the shelter where he had stayed the full two years allowed by law (after that...) simply because he had a couple of scars, and an unknown age and history. He has proved to be the kindest fellow to have around.

    The Picture Is Razor Sharp & The Story Behind How You Got This Loving,Adorable Chap Is Heartwarming! Thanks For Sharing C!

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    Lake Union Duck Dodge. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt


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    It's Mother's Day here... so, one from today:
    (not many mothers around on this thread, but who knows )




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    Thanks Matt, She Sure Is!

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    I really can't keep up with you guys. Mostly work for me these days. Oh well, maybe, as a result, I'll be able to afford a new lens one of these days. Or an F6. John's excellent photos made that lust reappear.

    Here are a couple from yesterday. It's the racetrack again. Seems to be the only place I'm getting outdoor nowadays. Got a sunburn too.


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    Thank you Corlan. That means a lot to me. This particular subject matter is near and dear to my heart; I was on a team of 11 that headed down to PaP mid-March to work with just a few of the half-million orphans in Haiti resulting from the quake. I guess for some preserving memories and telling stories through images means one thing. For me, it means something more. There will be more trips, more kids and more photos, but I'll never forget that first experience. I've been selective as to who I open the images up to. I've grown so weary of the bickering and one-upmanship of other corners of the web and seeking a venue that openly sharing images we make is as natural as reading a poem or singing a song one's written to be heard. Glad I was fortunate enough to stumble across this group. You guys are talented and kind - not an easy combination to find.

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    It's Mother's Day here... so, one from today:
    (not many mothers around on this thread, but who knows )




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    Friday's post to my blog. D700 + 50mm f1.4G.


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    Today's post. Nikon D700 mounted on an Astro-Physics 130 mm EDFS f6.0 refracting telescope (effective focal length of 780 mm).


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    Next time i cross the channel with the girls i might be tempted to pay the area a visit on our way to Scotland.
    You should do that, and take a ride in this:

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    The FR is probably the only railway in the world still building new Pullman Cars. This one is just a year old and runs on the Welsh Highland Railway, a Ffestiniog Railway subsidiary, which runs right through the mountains of North Wales, in the background below.

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    Friday's post to my blog. D700 + 50mm f1.4G.
    Beautiful portrait. She has a wonderful smile... and it shows in her eyes.

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    You should do that, and take a ride in this:

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    The FR is probably the only railway in the world still building new Pullman Cars. This one is just a year old and runs on the Welsh Highland Railway, a Ffestiniog Railway subsidiary, which runs right through the mountains of North Wales, in the background below.

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    Very impressive. Worth a trip there to see and ride.

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    Thank you Corlan. That means a lot to me. This particular subject matter is near and dear to my heart; I was on a team of 11 that headed down to PaP mid-March to work with just a few of the half-million orphans in Haiti resulting from the quake. I guess for some preserving memories and telling stories through images means one thing. For me, it means something more. There will be more trips, more kids and more photos, but I'll never forget that first experience. I've been selective as to who I open the images up to. I've grown so weary of the bickering and one-upmanship of other corners of the web and seeking a venue that openly sharing images we make is as natural as reading a poem or singing a song one's written to be heard. Glad I was fortunate enough to stumble across this group. You guys are talented and kind - not an easy combination to find.
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    ...Matt: You make me want to go sailing! The first one is simple superb. The light, the backdrop the foreground. Beautiful. Regards.
    rayyan: Thank you my friend!

    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    ...Matt: with the sailing season in Seattle you're definitely sitting on a treasure for the long telephoto lens. These two are very nice, you can feel the "hour" in the first one. Did you consider cropping a 3by4 or even a 4by5 out of the second one, leaving the right hand part out? Just a thought -as usual.
    Corlan: Thanks. I'll take a look at the crop. My natural, albeit predictable, tendency is to leave space in the direction of movement. Always better, though, to vary your route.

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    Steve: Thanks. Chinos, wraparounds, a school tie, and a Buchan 37 (a classic NW boat). She has a bit of that Boston clipper masthead look, updated version; but, the no nonsense expression's there.

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    It's Mother's Day here... so, one from today:
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    Corlan: Beautiful rose! The subtle softness, color, dark background, and off-center, but balanced composition, is great. But, Mother's day was May 9th! Fête des Mères started by Napoleon (before it was celebrated in America). Very interesting. Cheers, Matt.

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    Beautiful portrait. She has a wonderful smile... and it shows in her eyes.
    Woody: +1 on the portrait and the telescope shot is very impressive!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Very impressive. Worth a trip there to see and ride.
    John: +1, also. The trains look like both narrow gauge and standard. Was the narrow gauge just used for mining and work trains? BTW: I've always loved trains. My Mother's father was a conductor on the Northern Pacific and my father's uncle was a VP for the same railroad. Cheers, Matt.

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    a sports photographers view of a day to remember some of those who count to us....Memorial Day 2010 from Golden Gate National Cemetery. I stopped by on the way to the game to visit my fathers grave and felt the urge to break out the 400.








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    A few from today. Drove over to the waterfront at the Passenger ferry Terminal in West Seattle. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.

    1. D3s; 70-300mm VR; 200mm; 1/500s @ f/11; IS0 250


    2. D3s; 70-300mm VR; 170mm; 1/200s @ f/5.6; IS0 250


    3. D3s; 70-300mm VR; 125mm; 1/1000s @ f/5; IS0 250

    4. D3s; 70-300mm VR; 300mm; 1/500s @ f/5.6; IS0 250

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    a sports photographers view of a day to remember some of those who count to us....Memorial Day 2010 from Golden Gate National Cemetery. I stopped by on the way to the game to visit my fathers grave and felt the urge to break out the 400.
    Fultonpics: Nicely done. Thanks for sharing and remembering. Cheers, Matt.

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    Matt, you can certainly make them Nikons sing...

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    Thank you for your kind words, all of you.

    Beautiful portrait, Woody.

    This morning, I was visiting a truck factory to take a couple of group portraits from the production. When I arrived, I was offered the grand tour and no limits. Two hours later, I came out, soaking wet from sweat, with a couple of hundred photos. Here are two, one production line-up, and one shot taken lying on the floor under a truck during assembly. Great fun!

    Unfortunately, I only brought the D80 with Tamron 17-50 and no tripod. The Fuji would have loved that place, with all its weird lighting and tough contrasts.

    D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 50mm and f/4.5



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    Woody,Fulton,Leif,Jl,Matt,Jorgen....Excellent!!!

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    Bob: great set, very emotional. The last one in particular is fantastic.
    On the technical side, separation and colors with the 400 are incredible.


    Matt: Thanks .
    Mother's Day is indeed celebrated at different dates over the world. By the way historically it's not that far off Memorial Day since originally here it was intended to honor mothers who had lost their sons and husbands at war. Numbers were in the millions back then (for a much smaller population) so pretty much all families were concerned. Hopefully history will stop repeating itself and mankind will wise up, in time.

    Nice set above. Like the light in the first one and the horizontal, clean composition, the movement in the second, contrast in the third. The seagulls are just cool


    Jorgen: interesting opportunity. Truck Track is perfect in every way, and on this one i'm impressed -again- with the level of IQ (soft reflections, color transitions, shadows details, controlled highlights...) that you squeeze out of this combo, in that environnement and described conditions. I still have a lot to learn. Always a stimulating thought.

    Quite an unusual angle on the assembly shot. Don't know why, but i can't help smiling figuring you with the equipment being carried around the facility
    by the conveyor belt, on your back, shooting. Modern Times revisited Humanity crusading in the pursuit of happiness, they said.

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