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    One from yesterday.

    D3, 14-24/2.8 @ 14mm, f3.2, ISO 400:

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    Beautiful. The girl. The composition. Both !

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    My Buddy Mike, 57 Yrs Young...
    First 6 are so good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    One from yesterday.

    D3, 14-24/2.8 @ 14mm, f3.2, ISO 400:
    She's beautiful! I might have missed something - did she got married yesterday?

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    She's beautiful! I might have missed something - did she got married yesterday?
    I'm also surprised Alex, some days ago we were talking about prom night, weren't we?
    How fast things go...

    (or it's just a nice dress)


    Beautifully shot, Lloyd. Fill light is absolutely spot on.

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    I've been busy with my Europe trip preparations recently but this is all positive. I got myself Nikon 14-24/2.8 but haven't really tried it yet. Hopefully tomorrow will do some shooting. For now some pics from recent days (D3x, DC 135/2):






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    I know, I keep shooting this skyline. Eventually, I'll get it right. Cheers, Matt.

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    Hey guys, if we keep the 3-post-in-the-same-minute rate, Lloyd will have to open a new thread... next week.




    Alex, these are super cool. You always seem to find interesting (upper) angles in your cityscapes.

    note: if you toured Europe though, you might as well tell us each time where the shots were taken (for one, i'm personally totally dumb at recognizing cities or even countries from photos, even places where i used to stay )

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    Here's the group shot of my students (including yours truly). The middle school principal once again made the mistake of letting us take our own picture (bwahahahahahaha!), and this is the result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    I know, I keep shooting this skyline. Eventually, I'll get it right. Cheers, Matt.
    Or... you'll get us first

    Hm, ok. You're getting close... maybe a tad to the left?


    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    Here's the group shot of my students (including yours truly). The middle school principal once again made the mistake of letting us take our own picture (bwahahahahahaha!), and this is the result.

    Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/[email protected] 1/200s, f/4, manual, two 150W no-name studio lights shot through white umbrellas, no-name radio trigger for flashes, camera on a timer.
    Talking about "time lapse"...

    Lovely result Carlos. Again.
    Btw, why "5 remaining students"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    One from yesterday.

    D3, 14-24/2.8 @ 14mm, f3.2, ISO 400:
    Stunning Young Lady Uncle!
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexLF View Post
    I've been busy with my Europe trip preparations recently but this is all positive. I got myself Nikon 14-24/2.8 but haven't really tried it yet. Hopefully tomorrow will do some shooting. For now some pics from recent days (D3x, DC 135/2):

    Superb Composition!
    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    I know, I keep shooting this skyline. Eventually, I'll get it right. Cheers, Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    Here's the group shot of my students (including yours truly). The middle school principal once again made the mistake of letting us take our own picture (bwahahahahahaha!), and this is the result.

    Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/[email protected] 1/200s, f/4, manual, two 150W no-name studio lights shot through white umbrellas, no-name radio trigger for flashes, camera on a timer.

    Cool Grab!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Lovely result Carlos. Again.
    Btw, why "5 remaining students"?
    I started the class with 15 students enrolled and 10 dropped out for various reasons. This is an afterschool class and other activities intruded that they felt were more important than photography. These 5 "survivors" have shown a great deal of creativity and willingness to learn (even if I have to prod them to complete their assignments).

    It's also a multiplicity shot. The students photographing the class are my 5 students.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexLF View Post
    She's beautiful! I might have missed something - did she got married yesterday?
    Thanks Alex. The wedding is the end of June. This was from a bridal portrait session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    I'm also surprised Alex, some days ago we were talking about prom night, weren't we?
    How fast things go...

    (or it's just a nice dress)


    Beautifully shot, Lloyd. Fill light is absolutely spot on.
    Thank you Corlan. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Stunning Young Lady Uncle!
    Thanks Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    I started the class with 15 students enrolled and 10 dropped out for various reasons. This is an afterschool class and other activities intruded that they felt were more important than photography. These 5 "survivors" have shown a great deal of creativity and willingness to learn (even if I have to prod them to complete their assignments).

    It's also a multiplicity shot. The students photographing the class are my 5 students.
    Got the multiplicity shot alright -hence the "time lapse remark
    I remember your excellent experiment in this regard a year or so ago, then more recently with your student in class.

    Too bad there's only 5 remaining then.
    Whatever, quality over quantity, hey?


    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Thanks Alex. The wedding is the end of June. This was from a bridal portrait session.
    Forgot to mention that i'm quite impressed on how smooth and exact you got the dress whites and skin tones.
    And the soft movement in the lower part of the dress... lot of processing?
    (doesn't look like it anyhow)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    My Buddy Mike, 57 Yrs Young...

    D3, 24 1.4
    Nice Steve!! These are fantastic, I feel like I'm looking at a documentary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    One from yesterday.

    [COLOR="grey"]D3, 14-24/2.8 @ 14mm, f3.2, ISO 400:
    Phenomenal lighting and composition!!

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    Thanks Corlan. The afterschool class was new for the curriculum this year. Previously it was taught as an elective class and it conflicted with other school activities that would have benefited from attending (newsletter, yearbook, magazine, public relations, etc...) so these kids were my guinea pigs as well. This is my first year teaching the course. The kids are spreading the word to rest of the student body and I am already getting messages from students who want to attend my class in the fall. The administration is now talking about having an advanced class as well.
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    One more from yesterday.

    D3, 28-70/2.8

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    The boat elevator, in b&w:




    .

    Talking about windmills, for once a couple of commercial shots (corporate documentation). These contraptions are not always easy to make look good -photos below are handhled, the final versions are on a tripod etc., but i kinda like these two:




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    Lloyd: perfect again. Seriously.
    And technically even more challenging.

    Kudos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Forgot to mention that i'm quite impressed on how smooth and exact you got the dress whites and skin tones.
    And the soft movement in the lower part of the dress... lot of processing?
    (doesn't look like it anyhow)
    Thanks Corlan. Not much processing. About 4-5 minutes in Lightroom. I used an Exposure adjustment brush on the dress, to bring up the lower portion by about two thirds of a stop. And, I did clone out a small reflection of the shoot through umbrella that was visible in the window in the lower right side. That's it.

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    Thanks Corlan. Not much processing. About 4-5 minutes in Lightroom. I used an Exposure adjustment brush on the dress, to bring up the lower portion by about two thirds of a stop. And, I did clone out a small reflection of the shoot through umbrella that was visible in the window in the lower right side. That's it.
    There had to be some corrections in the lower part (hence the question), but apparently nothing out of the ordinary. That's probably why it looks so good, too.

    Btw, re the second shot, it works quite well also in 3/4 format (just tried). A different proposition, maybe less "eerie" but possibly slightly more impacting. DIffernent purposes.

    Superb job, LLoyd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    The boat elevator, in b&w:
    Very interesting structure. I never would have guessed its purpose in a million years. I still can't picture how it works.

    Talking about windmills, for once a couple of commercial shots (corporate documentation). These contraptions are not always easy to make look good -photos below are handhled, the final versions are on a tripod etc., but i kinda like these two:
    I like the stark, graphic quality of these. Well done, my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post

    Btw, re the second shot, it works quite well also in 3/4 format (just tried). A different proposition, maybe less "eerie" but possibly slightly more impacting. DIffernent purposes.

    Superb job, LLoyd.
    Thanks again Corlan. As for the "3/4 format", I'm not tracking here... cant picture what you mean. Love to see an exmple. (Sorry, I'm a little "off" today. I got food poisoning at lunch, and am on some medication, so my thinking is a little fuzzy just now.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    One from yesterday.

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    Lloyd: Beautiful shot! Nice tilt! I'll "pay it ahead" and say +1, +1, +1 for what I'll read about this photo as i scroll down. Cheers, Matt

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    One last from the "wind" series:


    Four Poplars on a ridge:








    Matt: can't answer for Lars and Steen, esp since i never use DL in camera. That said out of NX2 in my experience you lose all camera adjustments including DL. Typically in LR/ACR, C1, Aperture etc. you start over with the RAW data. only processed tiffs and jpegs will embed these adjustments. But then of course, you can't go back.

    One last note on DL: except for extreme situations (e.g. Lars shot last page), DL can help you extract a lot of apprent "details" (following your recent comment) in some areas, but otoh you more than often loose contrast and pop. Plus, if your photo is correctly exposed in the first place (as a whole or the main subject), it can easily become counter productive if you don't handle the function with care. In one word, for general purpose photography, as you can tell i'm no huge fan

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    Matt, the last sailboat photo is just brilliant.

    Love the rood tiles, Steen.

    Excellent health farm images, Steves. More real than reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    One last from the "wind" series:


    Four Poplars on a ridge:



    This is cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexLF View Post
    I've been busy with my Europe trip preparations recently but this is all positive. I got myself Nikon 14-24/2.8 but haven't really tried it yet. Hopefully tomorrow will do some shooting. For now some pics from recent days (D3x, DC 135/2):
    Alex: Beautiful! The color value in these photographs is remarkably consistent. They're not over-saturated or too washed away. Detail is visible, colors are distinct, there's a spatiality that's very real. Nice! You'll like that lens. Cheers, Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexLF View Post
    I've been busy with my Europe trip preparations recently but this is all positive. I got myself Nikon 14-24/2.8 but haven't really tried it yet. Hopefully tomorrow will do some shooting. For now some pics from recent days (D3x, DC 135/2):
    Very nice cityscapes, Alex.

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    Whale and minnow; Thurston Howell III. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt

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    Thanks Lloyd, Jorgen


    Matt, the second shot is way cool. Beside the decisive moment (will this guy drop his expensive hat?), love how the elegant typography (much more snappy than on the other boat) on the front boat matches the skipper stylish clothing. Interesting also to see how the grey sail makes for a perfect contrast background for the main character in the frame.

    Small details... great catch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    One from yesterday.

    D3, 14-24/2.8 @ 14mm, f3.2, ISO 400:
    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    One more from yesterday.

    D3, 28-70/2.8
    Lloyd: Wonderful. The lightning control is super. Uncle, my best wishes to the
    niece for June. May they have a happy long life together.

    Lovely shots Lloyd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Lloyd: Wonderful. The lightning control is super. Uncle, my best wishes to the
    niece for June. May they have a happy long life together.

    Lovely shots Lloyd.
    Thank you my friend. Very much appreciated. (BTW, she's actually my much loved daughter-in-law.) I've recently posted several pictures of nieces lately, and I suspect that may have caused some confusion.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexLF View Post
    I've been busy with my Europe trip preparations recently but this is all positive. I got myself Nikon 14-24/2.8 but haven't really tried it yet. Hopefully tomorrow will do some shooting. For now some pics from recent days (D3x, DC 135/2):





    Alex: I have always what the 135 could do in capable hands. Now I know.
    Excellent.

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    I know, I keep shooting this skyline. Eventually, I'll get it right. Cheers, Matt.

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


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    Matt: Boats and the skyline are fine. I think the water is tilted a tad
    Beautiful shot Matt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    The boat elevator, in b&w:




    .

    Talking about windmills, for once a couple of commercial shots (corporate documentation). These contraptions are not always easy to make look good -photos below are handhled, the final versions are on a tripod etc., but i kinda like these two:


    .
    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    One last from the "wind" series:


    Four Poplars on a ridge:



    Corian: The poplars capture is stunning. I prefer the colr for the above two.
    but they seem to have a haunting beauty to them in bw.

    Regards.






    Matt: can't answer for Lars and Steen, esp since i never use DL in camera. That said out of NX2 in my experience you lose all camera adjustments including DL. Typically in LR/ACR, C1, Aperture etc. you start over with the RAW data. only processed tiffs and jpegs will embed these adjustments. But then of course, you can't go back.

    One last note on DL: except for extreme situations (e.g. Lars shot last page), DL can help you extract a lot of apprent "details" (following your recent comment) in some areas, but otoh you more than often loose contrast and pop. Plus, if your photo is correctly exposed in the first place (as a whole or the main subject), it can easily become counter productive if you don't handle the function with care. In one word, for general purpose photography, as you can tell i'm no huge fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Whale and minnow; Thurston Howell III. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt

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


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    Matt: WOW...and i shall shut up.

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    Here's the group shot of my students (including yours truly). The middle school principal once again made the mistake of letting us take our own picture (bwahahahahahaha!), and this is the result.

    Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/[email protected] 1/200s, f/4, manual, two 150W no-name studio lights shot through white umbrellas, no-name radio trigger for flashes, camera on a timer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Or... you'll get us first
    Hm, ok. You're getting close... maybe a tad to the left?
    Corlan: I can do that. To the left. OK!

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    Steve: Thank you! I'll stop after i do one more to the left for Corlan.

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    ...Matt, the second shot is way cool. Beside the decisive moment (will this guy drop his expensive hat?), love how the elegant typography (much more snappy than on the other boat) on the front boat matches the skipper stylish clothing. Interesting also to see how the grey sail makes for a perfect contrast background for the main character in the frame. Small details... great catch.
    Corlan: Thanks. They're out there again tonight. It's a bit overcast; so, I'll wait to go shoot them again. It'll be interesting to see if that's his standard dress for the Duck Dodge.

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    Matt: WOW...and i shall shut up.

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    Matt: I'm with Rayyan and the others on this pair of images. Perfect timing, great images.

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    One more from yesterday.

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    Lloyd: That's just stunning! Excellent composition and exposure choices. Cheers, Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    The boat elevator, in b&w:

    Talking about windmills, for once a couple of commercial shots (corporate documentation). These contraptions are not always easy to make look good -photos below are handhled, the final versions are on a tripod etc., but i kinda like these two:
    Corlan: Boat elevator? Now, I can see it. Of course, it lifts them up to a higher canal system. Bit more high-tech then the 18th century versions. Great windmill photos. Have you also shot them moving (blurred)? Lots of wind generation "farms" in Eastern Washington and Oregon. Cheers, Matt.
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    Thank you Matt... I value your opinion.

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    Thanks Matt, I kinda whipped that idea up on-the-fly. I'm happy with the way it turned out. I'm probably going to give each child an 8x10 print with their Certificates of Completion.
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    Lloyd, this shot of your niece against the lavendar wall is beautiful. Well done.
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    Wow-that's a nice shot. How lucky she is to have someone like you shooting. Well done.
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    O.K., I'll play. Here's one from Port au Prince, Haiti this past March. D3S, 70-200VR [email protected] 105mm; ISO800, 1/[email protected] 2.8
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    Lloyd, your bride photos are breathtaking. As always. Thank you for sharing.

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    John, keeping what happened in Haiti recently in mind, your photo has a very strong effect, both visually and mentally. Thank you for sharing.
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    John, keeping what happened in Haiti recently in mind, your photo has a very strong effect, both visually and mentally. Thank you for sharing.
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    John: +1, what he said. BTW: There's some beautiful work on your website! I'll go back when it's not so late. I started looking at the fly fishing championship first. Nice photos. Cheers, Matt

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