Nikon Wednesday 2011: #30

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    Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Wednesday threads are right here. Remember: only one image each week!​
    A good Nikon Wednesday to everyone, and here's hoping your air conditioning has been working, if you've spent the last week in much of the continental US. What a steambath! A perfect chance to stay inside and catch up on some post production chores. I had cause to revisit one of the subjects from a recent litter shoot, and this one printed very nicely on a 17x22 sheet of Epson Cold Press Bright. Used your Nikon rig to catch a detailed subject headed for a large print? Share a photo!
  2. Landing at Love Field, Dallas, Texas.
  3. Summer sunrise on one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes.
  4. A shot from a few days ago. A small California Preying Mantis about 2 cm in length, that's less than 1 inch. I like to challenge myself & not do the same thing over & over again. Makes things boring to me. I like trying different stuff. She was hunting for food on one of my Lilies.
    D300, Sigma 150mm f/2.8, shot at f/8, 1/640, ISO 400.
  5. Hello Everybody,
    thank you very much for the kind comments on my last week's photo, I very much appreciate them.
    This week I had a go at film noir style of photography, I used one light fitted with beauty dish, grid and barn doors and I asked the model to lift her hand to create strong shadow on her face. I liked the colour version better, than the B&W version of this photo, thus I am presenting it in colour.
    Have a lovely week and I look forward to seeing all your photos.
    Nikon D700, 24-70mm f/2.8@ISO 200, f/5, 1/125s
  6. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Local selling food for lunch - no I did not buy
  7. Lotus flower at the Chinese Garden, Kenneth Hahn Regional Park in Los Angeles. CA
  8. We just returned from a vacation of 10 days in Kennebunkport, Maine. I took many photos- boats, sun, beach and so forth. This photo I am posting here is one of my personal favorites. My daughter, Eleanor, found a sand dollar and I think her expression sums up her enthusiasm. I love it for many reasons. Good times...Happy Wednesday to you all.
  9. acm


    While in Poona last week for a conference, I was travelling by car and my chauffeur stopped at a traffic junction. This girl with a baby in her hand approached me for some favor. I did the favor and in return got this lovely picture.
    Nikon D90, AF-S Nikkor 18-55 VR
  10. Happy NiKon wEdnEsDay,
    Some great shots already...think we're in for a good (as ever) week. This is from last Friday, was walking out of my work to a fanfare of jet engines...then I saw a flash of Red...The Red Arrows (Royal Airforce aerobatics display team) were landing at Aberdeen Airport to make ready for a display further north.
    Nikon D40X (50-500mm F/4-6.3G) @ 320mm, F/6.3 @ 1/2000s, ISO 800[​IMG]
  11. Good morning All, my contribution this week is of an artist hard at work at Montmartre....
  12. Happy Wednesday everyone. Was at a wedding on Saturday and immediately thought of the Nikon day when I noticed this furry guest...
    D70, 70-300
  13. Last Sunday on the Sauvie Island Bridge near Portland, Oregon. I liked the lines and colors of this scene so I pulled the polarizer and wide angle out of my bag.
  14. Roadside flowers seen on a morning walk.
  15. Went to see Jack Semple play tonight in Edmonton
  16. A classic Castillian view, not so common nowadays. Modern buildings and urban designs are against this humble and serene look, making difficult to find a view without that ugly hutch-type buildings and tacky villas, odd street furniture, billboards, concrete-only squares... not in this case.
    D700 @ 200ISO, 24-70, f8 - 1/1000sec., -0.7EV.
  17. Good Morning all,
    A photo of my stand at the Phyllis Robertson home for disable people. It was their 50th birthday celebrations. I had so much fun being around all the special people.
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
  18. Ray House

    Ray House Ray House

    Geargia's garden
  19. Good Wednesday to you all. Very nice group of photos up so far! Mine is a different view of the canal by my house. This is from one side of the road to the other side (underground pipe running under the road). Every time I see it, I'm reminded of those old fashion key holes. D90/Sigma 150mm/1.4x teleconverter @ 1/500, f8, ISO 400, spot metered.
  20. Taken a few weeks ago, this is one of those pics I can't evaluate - it will never make a large print if it's finally deemed to be boring.
  21. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Summer Water Slide Fun
    Nikon D700 with 28-300mm/f3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR lens, @ 230mm, 1/1250 sec, f5.6 and ISO 400
  22. Morning all. Love being able to start a wednesday admiring the wonderful work posted every wed. And 3 wonderful smiles courtesy of Jennifer Apurva and David really make a good start to the day.
    Been pretty hectic at work of late so not much chance to break out the camera. So the other night decided to try my hand at some product style photography. The model being a Mamiya 35mm SLR I was given recently. Quite a change of pace shooting film. (my F80 I won on auction is on it's way, so will be able to submit here in the future too.) I thought the grey background looked period for this camera.
  23. Good Nikon Wednesday morning, afternoon or evening! I took a two day cruise to Stockholm last week, visited Fotografiska (excellent museum, excellent exhibitions. If you're ever in Stockholm, this place is a must) and Nationalmuseum. This one was shot on our way back to the ship.
  24. Ethnic music in Esplanadi Park.
  25. Big on Bloor... a street festival in Toronto, last weekend.
  26. Good Wednesday morning to all. Some great shots this morning as usual. Finally a little relief from the oppressive heat here in Ohio this morning. I was walking at one of our many county parks in Ashland county, Ohio yesterday and liked the way the morning sun was striking these yellow flowers in the butterfly garden.
  27. Good Morning Wednesday :)
    My submission is from couple of weeks back when I was at UMASS amherst. Late evening clouds were beautiful and due to soft sunlight building was perfectly lit with few shadows. This is an HDR converted to Black and White.
    Nikon D90 using Tamron 17-50mm in Aperture f/4 ISO 400
  28. This is Arraial do Cabo beach, near Rio de Janeiro.
    Thank you for viewing.
  29. Good morning all, great images, Jennifer's and Apurva's impromptu portraits are wonderful. My image is a flea market photographic "find" from a couple of weeks ago.
  30. Good Wednesday everyone. Munising Harbor at 9:30 A.M. just before going on Pictured Rocks cruise. Started pouring down rain as we were leaving the boat. Nikon D7000 Nikon 70-200mmf/ 2.8'
  31. Summer fun on a hot day...
  32. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    It was a lovely morning on Sunday so we took Harry to the New Liskeard board walk so he'd have a chance to socialize. As you can see, things were rally busy at 11:00AM. He did get to meet some kids who were swimming and to see what a sandy beach was. I got to take his photo of 2 bums on a board walk.
  33. I've been chasing every bug in my yard for 3 days since I got my new lens. I didn't know ants had hairy backs. This ant was 1/8" long. Thanks Jeannean and Roberta for this obsession.
    Nikon D3, Sigma 150 2.8 macro, 150mm,1/250 SS, F/8, ISO 800
  34. The Observers...
  35. Whales rule on Nantucket. The high school teams are the "Whalers." The shops offer shirts, ties, and so on displaying iconic spouting whale shapes. This is a newly trimmed hedge in someone's front yard.
    D700, 24-70 @ 34 mm, ISO 200, 1/320 @ f/5.6.
  36. From my camera club outing at the zoo a few weeks ago.
  37. Here is mine for the week. Nikon D700 + Nikon 28-70mm @ 50mm. Enjoy!
  38. Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844
    Early this morning I was on my way to perform my daily chores when this wild Oxeye Daisy captured my attention, complete with dew and hover fly.
  39. Haven't taken much in the last week, so I'll go with an older one, under the theory that there is no such thing as a baby that isn't good lookin'. A new addition to my extended family.
  40. Austin Dam Show, Austin, Pa.
    Dam broke 1911.
  41. Camden Yards with a D5000 and kit lens
  42. Louies Hanover Square Horesheads N.Y.
  43. This week found me trying something completely different and new. I was out trying to find some bugs in one of my hunting grounds called the spillway. I noticed these guys training their dogs to retrieve birds. I asked them if I could try and get a few shots. They were very gracious and allowed me to follow them around through the mud and muck.
    This is the first time I have ever tried anything like this. All I can say is WOW, I had a blast. Dogs, water, reflections, what more could a girl ask for !!
    It is amazing to watch these dogs work. I hope I can get the opportunity to do this again.
    Matt, you are so fortunate to be able to work with the dogs !!!
  44. "Scout" is one of Nashville's police horses.
  45. What I see when I leave for work in the morning
  46. bms


    Happy Wednesday! Great work again, everyone. Eye catchers are Matt, Erik, Shun... my favorite Roberta!
    Here, admittedly not my best work - testing out the underwater housing (finally pulled the trigger, to complement my other hobby), just a few feet offshore, snorkeling. At least it did not flood.
  47. Amelia
  48. lots of great pics already this morning!
    Matt what an adorable pup!
    Lil great capture on the praying mantis!! super envious :)
    Paul, I knew the king was still alive! ;)
    I have finally figured out how to get a macro shot without my flash, I use the "reverse macro" style or in other words "poor man's macro" lol. so I am pretty proud of this shot.
  49. My camera demands that i contribute more often, but my job is asking to much of my time.
  50. Blues Concert
  51. i've been a little slack on recreational shooting this past week, so i'm going to fall back on one of the alternates takes from last week. hope everyone's managed to stay cool, or at least well hydrated...
  52. St. John's Cathedral, Los Angeles. D700, 14 mm.
  53. Happy Wednesday, everybody.
    My photo was taken at the opening of a new Crossfit gym, which is run by my son.
  54. It has been a few months since I have made a contribution to Nikon Wednesday. It felt good to get my camera out and take a short hike up the canyon.
    My wife and I hiked part of the Red Pine Lake Trail up Little Cottonwood Canyon on the Wasatch Front. This photo was shot at the 1 mile junction point of the hike which splits the trail into two different hikes. I took about 20 pictures here adjusting exposure and shutter speeds and this is the photo I liked the best.
  55. Ahhhh yes another wonderful Nikon Wednesday!! Sure wish I had more time to spend shooting, but then that would lead to other things not getting done.
    Roberta, what a neat shot of the black Lab!!
  56. Just a face in the crowd at a free music event. D700, 1000th sec @ f/8 200mm setting on a 70-300mm zoom.
  57. Last Friday was hot here is DC with a new record, but
    despite the afternoon 105% the funerals at Arlington National Cemetery
    continued on schedule as always.
    The honor guard wear their wool uniforms with the appearance of cool detachment.
    This is more of a snapshot photo than I usually present, but
    as we waited for the arrival of the family to the Old Administration bldg one of the stable
    hands made the trip from the barn with buckets of water to cool the horses. One
    of those things that's over and above what's expected of them but they are
    devoted to the well-being of the horses and their job honoring American
    I spoke to the family members traveling back to Oklahoma
    Monday night and the widow told me she spent the night in the hospital
    afterwards from a combination of the stress of heat, humidity and grief.

    This was the first burial I've photographed in section 1 which
    is one of the oldest parts of the cemetery between the Lee mansion and the Fort
    Myers Old Post Chapel. The family has gravesites there for 4 generations of
    family members that have served in the U.S. military.
    Don Harper
  58. A few of my favorites this week are
    Robert Wayt - I agree that the lines and the colors make this a beautiful photo
    Ray House - Nicely shot. I like how the flash created a contrast between the foreground and the background.
    Ray RG - Converting your HDR to B/W really works for me. Very surreal.
    Aquinaldo de Paula - Beautiful. Now I have the urge to photoshop myself into this scene and enjoy the sunshine. Unfortunatley the only time I have been to Rio was at 2:00am in the morning on a layover many years ago.
  59. Hello all.
  60. Wonderful photos here. Here is one that makes me happy...
  61. Great images this week! Here is mine.
  62. D90 w. tokina 11-16
  63. Grand-Ma Angela goes Retro...
    Hello Nikonians! As always very nice pics, I will come back later with some of my favorites. Have a nice time folks! Cheers!
  64. Some great photos this week. Here's my nephew taking a leap to beat the heat.
  65. D 90 19-105 kit
  66. From a quick visit to Yellowstone National Park last week. A short hike gave me a compete soaking while getting caught in a sudden afternoon rain/hail thunderstorm. I took this photo of Grand Prismatic Spring after the storm had cleared. Nikon D80 w/Tamron 17-50mm & polarizer.
  67. little animal
  68. Happy Wed. all, yes Matt extreme weather here too in NJ, I was out watering the kitchen AC last week to prevent fail-safe mode, ha-ha.
    Trying to catch the mood last night at Starbucks Linden NJ for good friends Mike and Joe in the very accomplished jazz guitar duo "Guitar 2 Guitar".
    Nikon D200, ISO 1250, Nikkor older AF 85 f1.8 @ f4, shutter A at 125th? Mild tweaking in PSE6.
  69. Great Pics everyone! Wish I'd had more time to shoot lately but oh well.
  70. Another Wednesday, another batch of great pics to admire. Uh oh, bees on my basil.
  71. Great photos everyone this week, as always. I'm at work so I haven't had a chance to look at all of them as closely as I'd like yet, so no favorites yet.
    Here's my contribution: It's a single frame from what turned out to be a 12"x72" panoramic, and the full scene is much more dramatic.
  72. Back packing Little Cottonwood Canyon Salt Lake City, Utah last week, elevation 10k.
  73. there was some discussion on one of the other forums about whether a wide-angle can make a good street photography lens. here is what i'll call a candid portrait shot with a d90 and tokina 12-24 at 12mm and f/4.
  74. Lovely, lovely are some of my favorites up to now:
    Matt Lauur, Rich Johnson, Jana Hughes, Jennifer Meighan, Wenshu Chen, Ray RG, Roberta Davidson, Lloyd Karnes, Steve Belden, Richard Snow, Ramon Silcox, Eric Arnold.
    Take care!
  75. Eric, a little more light to the face? I hope you don't mind...or it's my screen?
  76. Hi everyone,
    I've been enjoying Nikon Wednesday from afar, this is my first post, I hope I do it right! Everyone's shots are so great, I've been inspired.
    D70, 18-70mm. Great Salt Lake. I went looking for clouds.
  77. I am planning on hanging this one soon. Quite happily I might add. Sunny day down looking at the fishing wharfs walking the dog.
  78. Hello to everyone, This is the remains of the Church on the Isle of Wight where ships of the Royal Navy used to remove the flat stones to clean the wooden decks and is why it is known as holy stoning the decks. I have not posted for a while as I have been looking after my Dad while my Sister took a well earned break really liking my own computer again and really liking the photos this week
  79. Memphis Belle ,Rochester Airshow
  80. favs Aguinaldo's Rio, Christopher Sperry's Yellowstone , Ramon Silcox's Cottonwood canyon, Jennifer Meighan's Eleanor and Matt's dog
  81. Great shots all! Mine was looking out my boat window the other day
  82. Happy Wednesday everyone!
    Love the dog pictures Matt & Roberta. I also enjoyed Darren's daisies; J Edwards's first post; and Aguinaldo's beach.
    Been a long day for me. Took the kids to a theme park, and spent much of the day waiting to get on rides. Took this in one of the queues. Bit of a cliche I'm afraid!
  83. Nikon F3HP, 28mm f/2 AIS Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X.
  84. One of my sweet furkids-this one is Barker, an 18 month old Boxer. Taken with a D7000, 35mm f/1.8 lens.
  85. Caught this view as I was riding my bike along the lakefront here in Milwaukee
  86. Another shot from my trip to Florida in April 2011. Sanderling on the beach, moving everywhere, moving fast.
    Nikon D300 with my favorite 300 f/4 ED-IF AF lens.
    Sanderling, Ocean Ridge FL, April 2011 -- D300, Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF, drop-in Polar
  87. Eric, a little more light to the face? I hope you don't mind...or it's my screen?​
    panayotis, i don't mind at all, nice job. that was a minimal post- job, just monochrome conversion. but your retouching makes me want to play around with it a bit more.
  88. Great pics everyone - makes Wednesday a real high point for the week.
    Managed to get into the garden and took this beautiful picture of our 1 yr old Lab cross ...
    Sam - D50 35-80mm
  89. D7000/70-300
  90. J. Edwards, welcome - what a beautiful picture!
  91. Thank you! (blush)
  92. [​IMG]
    Nikon D3s; AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G

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