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    Here's a couple more. Beautiful Chris Craft! Sorry to be posting so many. Cheers, Matt.

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    Bangkok clan up. The Red Shirt protestors have gone, the debris remains...

    D3X, Zeiss 85mm

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    Lovely stuff! Sailing shots; speed, drama, tight composition; all!
    Rayyan; your wall and window had me thinking Gamla Stan (Stockholm) as soon I glimpsed it - and before i read a word.

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    I need to unload another test shot taken with the vintage 3,5/55 Micro-Nikkor.

    This thing (Anemone nemorosa) has been littrally carprting the woods for a while now - as it does in large parts of Scandinavia.

    Blooming brach; same set-up. BW: Silver Efex.

    ISO 200, D200

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Here's a couple more. Beautiful Chris Craft! Sorry to be posting so many. Cheers, Matt.

    1. D3s; 200-400mm f/4; 200mm; 1/1600s @ f/4; ISO 400


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    Matt: masterful as usual. The light is just too too goood.

    Regards.

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    Lovely stuff! Sailing shots; speed, drama, tight composition; all!
    Rayyan; your wall and window had me thinking Gamla Stan (Stockholm) as soon I glimpsed it - and before i read a word.

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    Leif: Hello there. Thanks for stopping by. Gamla Stan it is. First, let me through yo, thank the beautiful people of Scandinavia for making our trip
    we shall never forget. The countries are gorgeous. The people were ' otu of this world '.

    Moving away from Gamla Stan to your part of the world...






    Wonderful place..the people made it heavenly for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Here's a couple more. Beautiful Chris Craft! Sorry to be posting so many. Cheers, Matt.

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    Beautiful Vessel & Imagery of course shot well Matt!
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    Bangkok clan up. The Red Shirt protestors have gone, the debris remains...

    D3X, Zeiss 85mm

    Thanks.

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    Lets hope Peace prevails...Nicely shot...
    Quote Originally Posted by leif e View Post
    I need to unload another test shot taken with the vintage 3,5/55 Micro-Nikkor.

    This thing (Anemone nemorosa) has been littrally carprting the woods for a while now - as it does in large parts of Scandinavia.

    Blooming brach; same set-up. BW: Silver Efex.

    ISO 200, D200

    leif e
    2 Strong, Lovely Photo's!
    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Leif: Hello there. Thanks for stopping by. Gamla Stan it is. First, let me through yo, thank the beautiful people of Scandinavia for making our trip
    we shall never forget. The countries are gorgeous. The people were ' otu of this world '.

    Moving away from Gamla Stan to your part of the world...






    Wonderful place..the people made it heavenly for us.
    Wonderful Set Rayyan!

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    Rayyan! Thanks for sharing lovely images - I agree; this can be a wonderful place. The people? Well; after a while we get very boring.
    Im real glad you had a fine trip!

    I had one myself today; five hours in the woods, warmish spring weather. I love it when the sun finds its little ways into that dense semi-darkness.

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    Wonderful Set Rayyan!
    Steve: Thanks a bunch.

    Quote Originally Posted by leif e View Post
    Rayyan! Thanks for sharing lovely images - I agree; this can be a wonderful place. The people? Well; after a while we get very boring.
    Im real glad you had a fine trip!

    I had one myself today; five hours in the woods, warmish spring weather. I love it when the sun finds its little ways into that dense semi-darkness.

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    Leif: Appreciate your kind words. I do not know much about plants and flowers but your photographs are wonderful for capturing the delicate patterns and the play of light in the forest.

    Best regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Beautiful Vessel & Imagery of course shot well Matt!

    Lets hope Peace prevails...Nicely shot...

    2 Strong, Lovely Photo's!


    Wonderful Set Rayyan!
    Yes, yes, and yes. I'm in accord with Steve, on all counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leif e View Post
    Rayyan! Thanks for sharing lovely images - I agree; this can be a wonderful place. The people? Well; after a while we get very boring.
    Im real glad you had a fine trip!

    I had one myself today; five hours in the woods, warmish spring weather. I love it when the sun finds its little ways into that dense semi-darkness.

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    Nice catch of the play of light, Leif.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leif e View Post
    I need to unload another test shot taken with the vintage 3,5/55 Micro-Nikkor.

    This thing (Anemone nemorosa) has been littrally carprting the woods for a while now - as it does in large parts of Scandinavia.

    Blooming brach; same set-up. BW: Silver Efex.

    ISO 200, D200

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    leif: Beautiful. I especially like the color one. The white and the strong green are great. Cheers, Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Leif: Hello there. Thanks for stopping by. Gamla Stan it is. First, let me through yo, thank the beautiful people of Scandinavia for making our trip
    we shall never forget. The countries are gorgeous. The people were ' otu of this world '.
    Moving away from Gamla Stan to your part of the world...

    Wonderful place..the people made it heavenly for us.
    rayyan: The PP of this photo really intensifies the already strong Norwegian colors. With the "tight" vertical composition, water, the mist in the distance, and the flag, it really creates a sense of place. All were nicely done. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Matt.

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    John: Very interesting photos of Bangkok. Looks like they want business as usual as soon as possible.

    Steve/Leif/rayyan/Lloyd: Gentlemen: Thank you!
    Cheers, Matt

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    For some reason --- happens over again
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    Leif: Great shot of the lambs.

    A little late night color. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Leif: Hello there. Thanks for stopping by. Gamla Stan it is. First, let me through yo, thank the beautiful people of Scandinavia for making our trip
    we shall never forget. The countries are gorgeous. The people were ' otu of this world '.

    Moving away from Gamla Stan to your part of the world...

    [CENTER]



    Wonderful place..the people made it heavenly for us.
    Rayyan: I came back to these. The first and the last are quite nice. What towns are these? My great grandmother came from Bergen (I love herring; but, can't deal with lutefisk!). Cheers, Matt

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    Leif: Lovely gentle creatures. Beautifully captured in peace with themselves.

    Regards.

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    Leif: Great shot of the lambs.

    A little late night color. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt

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    Matt: Wow...truly beautiful. The first one's color ( what do you call it ? ) is
    something that really needs superb craft to get correct. The details in both
    of these flower shots is amazing. I could almost touch them and feel them.

    Well well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Rayyan: I came back to these. The first and the last are quite nice. What towns are these? My great grandmother came from Bergen (I love herring; but, can't deal with lutefisk!). Cheers, Matt

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    Hi Matt: The first one is Oslo. The second one is from Bergen indeed.

    Lovely place Matt.

    Thanks.

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    A few more from Pergamon, this time from the Acropolis. D700 and Nikkor 50/1.4.
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    So many beautiful photos in this thread now. Unfortunately, I don't have time to visit often. Here's my humble contribution anyway; the Central World shopping mall, or what's left of it.

    D80 with 70-300 ED @ 165mm and f/8



    And some red, the other kind.

    D80 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.2

    Last edited by Jorgen Udvang; 24th May 2010 at 05:45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Matt: Wow...truly beautiful. The first one's color ( what do you call it ? ) is
    something that really needs superb craft to get correct. The details in both
    of these flower shots is amazing. I could almost touch them and feel them.

    Well well done.

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    +1 Beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    So many beautiful photos in this thread now. Unfortunately, I don't have time to visit often. Here's my humble contribution anyway; the Central World shopping mall, or what's left of it.

    D80 with 70-300 ED @ 165mm and f/8
    WOW!
    And some red, the other kind.

    D80 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.2

    Ironic, and yet beautiful, image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otumay View Post
    A few more from Pergamon, this time from the Acropolis. D700 and Nikkor 50/1.4.
    Best,
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    Truly beautiful images, Osman. Well done indeed.

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    Apparently, someone didn't get the memo... IT'S MAY!!!

    (Took these from my front porch moments ago)
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    Quote Originally Posted by leif e View Post
    For some reason --- happens over again
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    Nice Family & PP Leif!
    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Leif: Great shot of the lambs.

    A little late night color. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt

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    Spectacular Color Assortment Matt!
    Quote Originally Posted by otumay View Post
    A few more from Pergamon, this time from the Acropolis. D700 and Nikkor 50/1.4.
    Best,
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    Very Beautiful, Osman!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    D80 with 70-300 ED @ 165mm and f/8




    D80 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.2

    Excellent Jorgen!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Apparently, someone didn't get the memo... IT'S MAY!!!

    (Took these from my front porch moments ago)
    D300, 17-55/2.8


    C'Mon Dude...It's May! Come Back Home Where It's 90 & Blazing Hot Like The Celtics! Beautiful Set Partner!

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    Apparently, someone didn't get the memo... IT'S MAY!!!

    (Took these from my front porch moments ago)
    D300, 17-55/2.8




    What??? It's hot even in Moscow now! ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexLF View Post
    What??? It's hot even in Moscow now! ...
    Well, it's supposed to be here too. The average temperature for this time of year here is around 22C (72F).

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    C'Mon Dude...It's May! Come Back Home Where It's 90 & Blazing Hot Like The Celtics! Beautiful Set Partner!
    I hear ya, cuz!

    Go Celtics!

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    Ok, race report from the weekend. Mimi's still in recovery mode from the Boston Marathon, but entered a local women-only sprint triathlon, mainly because she was honored as the Woman of Steel award winner last year (given each year to someone who has overcome obstacles and changed her life through triathlon... there were more than 90 nominees, btw), and as the prior year's honoree, she was asked to speak at the Expo the night before the race, so she felt she should participate. She had NO expectations, results-wise, going in to the race.

    It was very cold (39F at race start) and rainy, so the swim was cancelled (wisely... they would have had many women hypothermic, had they ridden their bikes after swimming). They made it a run-bike-run (one mile run, 14 mile bike, 5K run), and started in waves of 100, each wave starting 30 seconds after the one before it. Mimi started in the sixth wave, so there were about 600 women ahead of her. (Each person wears a timing chip, and their time starts as they cross the start line, so it's fair).

    Long story short: During the race, she made up ground and passed more than 590 women. She was the 7th woman to cross the finish line, despite having to make up the delayed start, and finished 5th overall (out of ~800) in the final results. The closest woman to her, age-wise in the top 15, was 11 years her junior! She won her age group by almost 7 minutes.

    Here on the bike (I've teased her mercilessly about those red gloves, but it did help me spot her.):


    Blowing by much younger women on the run:


    My favorite shot of the day; with about a half mile to go, clearly suffering, but flogging herself to get to the finish:


    All with the D3, 70-200/2.8 VRII @f2.8 ISO 1000
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    Quote Originally Posted by otumay View Post
    A few more from Pergamon, this time from the Acropolis. D700 and Nikkor 50/1.4.
    Best,
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    Osman: the past lives on in your pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    So many beautiful photos in this thread now. Unfortunately, I don't have time to visit often. Here's my humble contribution anyway; the Central World shopping mall, or what's left of it.


    And some red, the other kind.

    D80 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.2

    Jorgen: WoW. Iconic image.

    Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Apparently, someone didn't get the memo... IT'S MAY!!!
    Lloyd: beautiful colors. Wish we had some of that!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post

    Blowing by much younger women on the run:


    My favorite shot of the day; with about a half mile to go, clearly suffering, but flogging herself to get to the finish:


    All with the D3, 70-200/2.8 VRII @f2.8 ISO 1000
    Lloyd: A woman of valor. A woman worth more than her weight in gold. The
    effort and courage is superbly captured. But I do raise my hat to your wonderful and courageous Mimi.

    Regards.

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    Lloyd: beautiful colors. Wish we had some of that!
    Love to send you some, Rayyan. It's currently UP to 5C! (The predicted high for two days from now is 26C, however. Much more seasonal.)

    Lloyd: A woman of valor. A woman worth more than her weight in gold. The
    effort and courage is superbly captured. But I do raise my hat to your wonderful and courageous Mimi.

    Regards.
    Thank you, my friend. I'm particularly honored, as I know you to be one who is well acquainted with what constitutes a "woman of valor". We are, you and I, very fortunate (no, make that very blessed) men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Matt: Wow...truly beautiful. The first one's color ( what do you call it ? ) is
    something that really needs superb craft to get correct. The details in both
    of these flower shots is amazing. I could almost touch them and feel them.
    Well well done.
    Regards.
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    Hi Matt: The first one is Oslo. The second one is from Bergen indeed. Lovely place Matt. Thanks.
    rayyan: Thank you. That's a pretty good "non-nikon" lens. The closest description of the color is "blue violet". Norway's beautiful (even if the people are boring according to Lief ). Maybe someday, I'll get to go there. Cheers, Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Love to send you some, Rayyan. It's currently UP to 5C! (The predicted high for two days from now is 26C, however. Much more seasonal.)



    Thank you, my friend. I'm particularly honored, as I know you to be one who is well acquainted with what constitutes a "woman of valor". We are, you and I, very fortunate (no, make that very blessed) men.
    Lloyd: Indeed we ( you and me ) are blessed. let's celebrate with some
    freshly baked bread straight from the mud oven!!


    To us and them

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    Quote Originally Posted by otumay View Post
    A few more from Pergamon, this time from the Acropolis. D700 and Nikkor 50/1.4.
    Best, Osman

    Osman: Beautiful! Your images give life to Turkey and views of the land and people that are not seen here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    So many beautiful photos in this thread now. Unfortunately, I don't have time to visit often. Here's my humble contribution anyway; the Central World shopping mall, or what's left of it.
    D80 with 70-300 ED @ 165mm and f/8

    And some red, the other kind.
    Jorgen: Great captures. Hopefully some normalcy (?) is returning? Although, the status quo has its own problems.

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    +1 Beautiful
    Lloyd: Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Apparently, someone didn't get the memo... IT'S MAY!!!
    (Took these from my front porch moments ago)
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    Lloyd: Didn't you need more snow cover in the mountains for Summer skiing?

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    Spectacular Color Assortment Matt!
    Very Beautiful, Osman!
    Excellent Jorgen!
    C'Mon Dude...It's May! Come Back Home Where It's 90 & Blazing Hot Like The Celtics! Beautiful Set Partner!
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    Ok, race report from the weekend. Mimi's still in recovery mode from the Boston Marathon, but entered a local women-only sprint triathlon, mainly because she was honored as the Woman of Steel award winner last year (given each year to someone who has overcome obstacles and changed her life through triathlon... there were more than 90 nominees, btw), and as the prior year's honoree, she was asked to speak at the Expo the night before the race, so she felt she should participate. She had NO expectations, results-wise, going in to the race.

    It was very cold (39F at race start) and rainy, so the swim was cancelled (wisely... they would have had many women hypothermic, had they ridden their bikes after swimming). They made it a run-bike-run (one mile run, 14 mile bike, 5K run), and started in waves of 100, each wave starting 30 seconds after the one before it. Mimi started in the sixth wave, so there were about 600 women ahead of her. (Each person wears a timing chip, and their time starts as they cross the start line, so it's fair).

    Long story short: During the race, she made up ground and passed more than 590 women. She was the 7th woman to cross the finish line, despite having to make up the delayed start, and finished 5th overall (out of ~800) in the final results. The closest woman to her, age-wise in the top 15, was 11 years her junior! She won her age group by almost 7 minutes.

    Here on the bike (I've teased her mercilessly about those red gloves, but it did help me spot her.):
    Blowing by much younger women on the run:
    My favorite shot of the day; with about a half mile to go, clearly suffering, but flogging herself to get to the finish:

    All with the D3, 70-200/2.8 VRII @f2.8 ISO 1000
    Lloyd: Awesome!!! Nice photos and Mimi's an inspiration to us sedentary types who spend too much time posting on the computer. Congratulations to her!

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    Lloyd: Indeed we ( you and me ) are blessed. let's celebrate with some
    freshly baked bread straight from the mud oven!!


    To us and them
    rayyan: Nice capture. You caught a pause in the work. The dark background really brings focus to the women.
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    Lloyd; my sympathies! Snow now: wrong!

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    Lloyd: Didn't you need more snow cover in the mountains for Summer skiing?

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    Well... Snowbird has a 123" base, and 76 of 80 run still open, so not so much!

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    Lloyd: Awesome!!! Nice photos and Mimi's an inspiration to us sedentary types who spend too much time posting on the computer. Congratulations to her!

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    Thanks Matt. That way for me, for sure.

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    Lloyd: Indeed we ( you and me ) are blessed. let's celebrate with some
    freshly baked bread straight from the mud oven!!


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    Rayyan: Looks like a treat. Love some. And yes, no disputing it, blessed beyond measure.

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    I can only echo Jorgen's words: so many lovely images in this thread and too little time to visit.
    Here's a small contribution, taken just outside my house.
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    Lloyd; my sympathies! Snow now: wrong!
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    Well... Snowbird has a 123" base, and 76 of 80 run still open, so not so much!
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    Thanks Matt. That way for me, for sure.
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    I can only echo Jorgen's words: so many lovely images in this thread and too little time to visit.
    Here's a small contribution, taken just outside my house.
    D3, 2,8/105 Micro-Nikkor Ais.
    Arne: Great color, composition, and subject isolation.

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    Lloyd, Steve, Rayyan and Matt; thank you, I'm honored.
    Rayyan and Lloyd; wonderful shots.

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    Ok, race report from the weekend. Mimi's still in recovery mode from the Boston Marathon, but entered a local women-only sprint triathlon, mainly because she was honored as the Woman of Steel award winner last year (given each year to someone who has overcome obstacles and changed her life through triathlon... there were more than 90 nominees, btw), and as the prior year's honoree, she was asked to speak at the Expo the night before the race, so she felt she should participate. She had NO expectations, results-wise, going in to the race.

    It was very cold (39F at race start) and rainy, so the swim was cancelled (wisely... they would have had many women hypothermic, had they ridden their bikes after swimming). They made it a run-bike-run (one mile run, 14 mile bike, 5K run), and started in waves of 100, each wave starting 30 seconds after the one before it. Mimi started in the sixth wave, so there were about 600 women ahead of her. (Each person wears a timing chip, and their time starts as they cross the start line, so it's fair).

    Long story short: During the race, she made up ground and passed more than 590 women. She was the 7th woman to cross the finish line, despite having to make up the delayed start, and finished 5th overall (out of ~800) in the final results. The closest woman to her, age-wise in the top 15, was 11 years her junior! She won her age group by almost 7 minutes.

    Here on the bike (I've teased her mercilessly about those red gloves, but it did help me spot her.):


    Blowing by much younger women on the run:


    My favorite shot of the day; with about a half mile to go, clearly suffering, but flogging herself to get to the finish:


    All with the D3, 70-200/2.8 VRII @f2.8 ISO 1000
    Bravo!!!! Awesome!! Amazing!!! Inspiring!!! Oh And The Photography Aint Bad Either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Hvaring View Post
    I can only echo Jorgen's words: so many lovely images in this thread and too little time to visit.
    Here's a small contribution, taken just outside my house.
    D3, 2,8/105 Micro-Nikkor Ais.

    Beautiful!

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