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    Over the weekend I took a trip to NY to visit my photographer friend Terry (TEBnewyork) and tried out my "new" Digilux 2. While for many it's "been there, done that and moved on" with this camera, I am delighted with my recent adoption of it and was generally pleased with many of the shots I got.

    Saturday was chilly and the sky was gray, so the park was sparsely populated, but the gloomy weather served to make the foliage colors really intense.

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    Sunday the sun came out and the park was FULL of people engaged in all sorts of activities:

    Sunbathing in Sheep's Meadow
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    Riding, snacking, and playing
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    Striding along with serious determination
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    And taking buggy rides
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    Minimal PP using iPhoto, some from jpegs and a couple from RAW. Straightened, levels adj. and a bit of cropping.

    C&C welcome. Hope you enjoy,
    Joan

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    Some of us regret letting that camera go!!!! It always gives such good colors.

    But now my dear I must add this. because you now need to have some fun on google... Your determined woman in yellow can be found on the internet. She is the Chief Judge for the State of NY. Your such a paparazzi!!!!!

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    Wow, how 'bout that?!!! It must be the camera, I've never honed in on a genuine dignitary before! She was very grim despite her bright attire, sort of jumped right out at me amongst all of the partying park-goers.

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    Beautiful- Joan
    looks like you made the right choice in your camera quest
    Love the First shot /the swirl & dance of bark against the mesh of greens

    Certainly enjoyed your Company & Conversation at Brunch.......
    Best, Helen

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    Joan, these shots are great and show the camera and you are meshing nicely
    Brava Chica!

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    Great series Joan! Not sure which I miss more when looking at these - the D2 or New York. The images really have that D2 signature. I especially enjoyed #1, 3, and 4. I didn't even know there was a Chief Judge for the State of New York, but you have gotten a very nice image of her!

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    very cool! i'm sorry i missed you too, Joan. so much to catch, so very little time... the city's great to hone your skills and bond with a camera, non?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Beautiful- Joan
    looks like you made the right choice in your camera quest
    Love the First shot /the swirl & dance of bark against the mesh of greens

    Certainly enjoyed your Company & Conversation at Brunch.......
    Best, Helen
    Thank you, Helen, you're such a sweetheart. Loved brunch with you and it was terrific to see a little slice of your awesome design work. I would so love to come back up there and continue our political discussion ... AND check out your canvasses when you get those rolling, awesome idea that I'm sure you'll pull off with aplomb.

    Ciao Bella,
    Joan
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    Thanks so much for the kind comments Lili, Amin and Cam. The D2 sure is a fun camera. Now, I just need to figure out which software to use to refine the results. Terry used Lightroom to help me process the RAW files I posted in the Sunset Bar "get together" thread. I really like how those came out, but am a bit 'confoosed' and intimidated by Lightroom. my next trial will be Bibble, I think.

    Along with the D2, I also snapped some shots with my little Panny TZ3 and got a few more fun shots in the park, here are my faves from that lot:

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    Terry got some awesome shots of the skaters with the D300, a fantastic piece of gear for catching people in motion. I'll need a lot more practice to get the hang of that! The little Panny seems to compliment the D2 pretty well though, and they were a great lightweight kit for the weekend.

    NY is such a wonderful place, there's something interesting to shoot everywhere you look!

    Thanks for looking,
    Joan
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    That shot of the trees is so beautiful!
    I remember agonizing over the D2 when it first came out but regretfully I didn't manage to persuade myself to get it. I have become more persuasive since then, 5D, GRD, GX100, GRD2 and DP1

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    Re: Central Park

    JUDGING BY HER DEMEANOR
    IS THAT CHIEF JUDGE A REPUBLICAN
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    Nope,
    As liberal Democrat as they come. (appointed by Cuomo, re-appointed by Spitzer)
    Conservatives are happier.
    -bob

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    Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Nope,
    As liberal Democrat as they come. (appointed by Cuomo, re-appointed by Spitzer)
    Conservatives are happier.
    -bob
    A LIBERAL ACTIVIST JUDGE.......disguised as a REPUBLICAN


    Can't wait till Joan wakes Up she'll Choke
    BEST, H

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    I don't mean to intrude here, but I thought it worth mentioning that when I scanned this thread quickly, I was under the impression that the judge in question was the Roller Blader (with yellow top). I found that kind of interesting and to be honest, I felt a little let down when I realized my mistake and discovered the correct photo of the judge. You have to admit though, both women look intimidating in their own way.

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    oh God Tim
    Thanks for the tip .......
    I thought the Yellow Shirt meant Lady in Black Suit /more business like demeanor....possibly abit uptight facial expression
    Shall I take my FOOT out of my MOUTH now

    Lady Blader looks too whacked to be a judge but YES there is that Stern demeanor

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    Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Joan View Post
    Over the weekend I took a trip to NY to visit my photographer friend Terry (TEBnewyork) and tried out my "new" Digilux 2. ...
    Joan
    Well, you seem to get along very well with it....

    The first and third one are my favourites - and that "Leica Glow" is there, for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    oh God Tim
    Thanks for the tip .......
    I thought the Yellow Shirt meant Lady in Black Suit /more business like demeanor....possibly abit uptight facial expression
    Shall I take my FOOT out of my MOUTH now

    Lady Blader looks too whacked to be a judge but YES there is that Stern demeanor
    I think we need an official clarification.

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    Official clarification. The post I made about the judge wearing a yellow shirt was before Joan posted the rollerblade shot.

    Per - my favorite picture of Joans from the D2 was posted in the Sunset forum on the "meet up" thread....that shot is so good of is worth either going for a look (I can't post the link) or Joan reposting the shot(s) in this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Nope,
    As liberal Democrat as they come. (appointed by Cuomo, re-appointed by Spitzer)
    Conservatives are happier.
    -bob


    Seriously, Joan, I enjoyed your shots. Congratulations on the new Leica. I look forward to more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    A LIBERAL ACTIVIST JUDGE.......disguised as a REPUBLICAN


    Can't wait till Joan wakes Up she'll Choke
    BEST, H
    Run, Forrest, RUN!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Nope,
    ....

    Conservatives are happier.
    -bob
    So true, Bob!

    Actually, I think her downcast expression is most likely because her feet are killing her in those heels. My own tootsies were toast wearing sneakers roaming around on all that pavement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    That shot of the trees is so beautiful!
    I remember agonizing over the D2 when it first came out but regretfully I didn't manage to persuade myself to get it. I have become more persuasive since then, 5D, GRD, GX100, GRD2 and DP1
    Thanks, Will! We could do a temporary swap sometime, I'll let you have the D2 for a month if you'll lend me the GRD2.

    Thanks, Per, TR and Cindy. I have a ways to go before I'm getting the best out of the D2, but I can see it's potential and really like it.

    Best,
    Joan

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