Nikon Wednesday 2011: #35

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    A good Nikon Wednesday to everyone, and a nod to the emergency response teams who are working to help people along the torn-up Atlantic coast and in those badly flooded-out valleys in New England.

    Watching some coverage of rescue efforts in towns completely cut off by washed-away roads and high rivers, I thought about my recent visit with the crew of local Ladder Truck #2.

    Perhaps you've used your Nikon gear to note some serious weather and to capture those who rise to it when it comes. Share a photo!
  2. Mylar wrapped flowers....Last Saturday at my camera club's tabletop workshop.
  3. A cougar portrait
  4. another Wednesday is upon us. I look forward to seeing all the great work. Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on my shooting schedule so I am submitting one from my month long vacation in South Carolina. My girls had their first riding lesson and can't wait to do some more here in NYC. I was not too happy with the quality of the Tamron lense (purchased to be a walk around lense).
  5. Must be 3 bucks isn't fair. HA!
  6. The Miracle of Birth building at the Minnesota State Fair is very popular and has about 200 births of calves, lambs and piglets during the fair. Yesterday, these less than four hours old piglets were very hungry while one of their siblings was wandering around. The red heat lamp gave them some warmth.
  7. Hello Everybody,
    there are 3 photos up so far and I had to say WOW already! Wonderful work!
    My photo for this week is from my recent photo shoot with a great painter, books illustrator and artist in general. I added few touches in photoshop.
    Have a lovely week and I look forward to your photos.
    Nikon D700, 24-70mm f/2.8@ISO 200, f/5, 1/125s
  8. Ferraris on the grass
  9. Took the kiddos to Old Sturbridge Village, in Sturbridge Massachusetts last week...this photo was taken in the pottery building. Very cool place inside...tough lighting though.
  10. I tried some panning shots this weekend and this is what I got. Happy Wednesday everyone! Keep clicking...
  11. one more from the polo game a couple of weeks ago
    D70 70-300
  12. Ocean kayaks sitting in Rockport Harbor, Rockport MA.
  13. At the Station Fire outside of Los Angeles, CA in September of 2009, the local sheriff took us in the hills to see the damage. Here's a fireman, hot and dirty, in front of a burned out hillside.
  14. I think I had a trapper keeper with something like this on it in the 3rd grade.
  15. I was at a park where lots of children were playing. I looked down and was struck by the pattern of sports equipment and shoes in the grass where the kids had randomly left them. I didn't touch a thing, composed the shot, and fired the shutter.
  16. Our cat on the fence.
  17. On the Blackwater River, Santa Rosa county, NW Florida-USA.
  18. Let my long neglected 24-85mm zoom a healthy stretch two steps from our front door. My supermodel was quite coopretive and stood still admirably for a long time.
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    D200 • ISO 320 • Sigma 30/1.4 • ƒ/3.2 • 1/60th
  20. acm


    Hello Nikon lovers!
    I thank all those who mentioned my last Wednesday picture.
    Today I am continuing with the series of may last week's visit to Dastaan, Vintage Car Museum.
    Nikon D90, AF-S Nikkor 18-55 VR
  21. Another shot of the gardens near to my home - a real gardeners' hut...
  22. Autumn comes to our local sand dunes; wild carrot seed head, Orton effect in post
  23. My contribution this week: Nikon D200, Nikkor AI-s 400mm f/3.5, wide open.
  24. Still Life - fruit bowl
  25. A walk in old forest and a little rapid. It was quite dark (at 20:15 o'clock) so there was no need fot ND filter!
  26. This is in Brugge, Belgium, again... Thank you for viewing.
  27. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    The very well defined edge of Irene was overhead here when the eye was over NYC 1,000km away. It really put the size of that system into perspective.
    Harry (7 mo Corgi) had a play date with Sable (8 mo Afghan/Shepherd/Lab mix). There was lots of action. Here they are trying to out-do each other at making crazy eyes. It was one instant when they weren't moving at 100km/hr.
  28. Happy Wednesday everyone. Went to a Civil War Muster this last weekend. Photo from the battle involving the Confederate Calvary against the Union cannons, thus the Retreat. Nikon D7000 Tamron 18-270mm lens. Photos were defintely not the same quality as my last "battle" photos taken with my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8. The Tamron is pretty good in good light, but fails in bad lighting conditions at longer focal distances.
  29. Cisco Beach on Nantucket. Note the cliff. A couple of years ago I almost drove off it. Got on the wrong road somehow, it was dark and foggy—couldn't see 20 feet. Luckily I heard the surf pounding and stopped.
    D700, 24-70 @ 50mm.
  30. Mikhail, your cat picture is wonderful!
  31. Good morning everyone. Nice capture, Tanay.
  32. Nice to see a few still-lifes this week, and I was torn between the shot below and one of a windmill, so I'm glad I didn't go with the windmill after seeing the lovely shot already submitted.
    This is from an ongoing theme of "reclamation", observing how nature will quite quickly reclaim almost any man-made intrusion.
    Tech data: D700 + Tokina 28-70 f/2.8 AT-X lens; 1/640th @ f/8. Colours and tones tweaked a bit using GIMP software.
  33. While driving home from work I saw smoke from alrge factory fire crossing the road. The sunset in the backgrond reminds me of a hot desert.
  34. Mid-summer stream
  35. I was out using my Nikon S8100 P&S. Here is my contribution.
  36. Although South Florida was somewhat shielded from Hurricane Irene, we did get some nice wave action. This wave was probably triple the height of what is typical for the area.
  37. Rare view without a toy
  38. Saturday, I visited with some friends on the fire department. It was an exceptionally slow day (I guess that's a good thing), so I set up a little portrait studio in the weight room.
  39. Great shots this morning!! I hope everyone weathered the storm OK. Got to go back to the butterfly garden on Sat. My photographer friend said to go earlier when they are sleepier. They were supposed to be slower and easier to shoot. Well we were still having strong winds left over from the hurricane. I still got plenty cool pics. I didn't want to bore you with another butterfly pic so this beetle was hanging on for dear life and kind enough to pose for me.
    Nikon D3, Sigma 150 2.8 macro, 1/200 sec, F/13, 800 ISO, SB 900 Flash
  40. Good morning everyone and have a wonderful week!
  41. Some great shots today, Paul, that is a beautiful butterfly picture, makes me think about getting another P&S. Dolly is back mugging for the camera like the ham she is.
  42. This is from a recent wedding reception and reminded me of the old "His Master's Voice" commercials for RCA records.
    On another note, many thanks for the emails and kind comments about my photo from last Wednesday.
  43. Thanks for your comment Paul. I'm glad you liked it. Your butterfly shot is very nice! Was that your own hand?
  44. A lock on the Rideau Canal
  45. good shot BOGDAN!
  46. A frog enjoying the last days of Summer.
  47. A red barn from a walkabout a few weeks ago
  48. Reaching out ... Australian rules football grand finals are now underway ... and the individual efforts to "win" the ball are exceptional.
  49. bms


    Happy Nikon Day!
    My best wished go out to all of you who were hit by Irene.... realizing you may not be able to post if you don't have power yet! Up here in mid-Maine things were thankfully relatively benign.
    Along those lines, Matt L , Tom S and Martin Z's are my favorites so far!
    A day before the storm I was shooting the wedding of Chelsea and Phil - sort of a follow up of the engagement shoot posted here a few weeks ago.
  50. Good morning to all. Some great photos this morning already. Thank goodness we were unscathed in NE Ohio during the storm that Irene caused. We went to the local farmers market last Saturday and I found this little Amish girl all ready to sell her beets as her father stood back and watched his little sales girl.
  51. Last week we visited our family in Wisconsin and shared some childcare time with our nine month old granddaughter. This was a happy moment on the swing at a nearby park.
  52. Nice pictures everybody. Well done! ;)
    My contribution is from last week....morning was really humid and spiderwebs looked really nice.
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    Nikon D90, Nikkor 50mm f1.4 at 2.4 for 1/350 sec., ISO200
  54. [​IMG] Mine was taken yesterday afternoon in Candiac Quebec on the banks of the St.Lawrence river. With the camera on a tripod, I focused on different spots of the flower taking 3 images. I then combined them (Focus Stacking) with Photoshop.
  55. Hello everyone. Hope those of you on the east coast faired well with Irene.
    The anole's have taken over my gardens and are dining on all my usual subject insects.
    D7000 105mm micro
  56. "Goodnight Irene!" We got through so-so, things we could handle ourselves, nothing major or devastating in our family, but there were some very serious issues locally where people faired MUCH worse. In any case, my Wednesday Pic is some cloud patterns of the absolute back end of Irene as the last of it was swirling around and making interesting cloud patterns over my neighborhood. Within about 15 minutes of these shots, it was completely gone except for the 35-45 mph winds. If you were in on it, I hope you and your family stayed safe. Nikon D200, old Tamron SP 28-80 @ f8
  57. A last blast of summer......
  58. I've been out of this for a little while.
    Here's a photo of a frog that my son raised from a tadpole. He's a little camera shy, but I still caught him peeking out at me.
  59. Grace Lutheran San Diego, CA. D700, 14 mm.
  60. A view of Irene's damage - been without power here in CT since Saturday night and we're being told it could take a week before it's back
  61. My contribution this week is a view of Zakim Bridge, seen from Causeway St., Boston, day after Irene.
  62. Today I am contributing a city from the south side of Chicago.
  63. sunday morning, after the hurricane had passed through town, i rode out to a local historic cemetery to see how it had fared through storm and earthquake. while there, i spied this predator munching on its unlucky prey.
  64. Happy Wednesday! My photo is of Finnish band Apocalyptica performing at the Musikfestwochen Winterthur festival last Friday night.
    Nikon D700 at ISO 3200, 14-24/2.8 VR, 1/160s @ f/2.8, RAW processed in Adobe Lightroom 3.
  65. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    In the Galapagos Islands, marine iguanas are very common. Iguanas are, of course, cold blooded and like to stick together. Here we have a little one of the back of a large one.
    Nikon D7000 with 200-400mm/f4 AF-S VR @ 400mm, ISO 800, 1/250 sec on a heavy tripod. I stopped down to f8 to gain some depth of field since I have two animals (subjects) in the image. However, depth of field is still quite shallow here.
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    Nikon D700 Sigma 50-500
  67. Toronto Skyline - Just before a rainstrome. View From CN Tower
  68. It has been a while since I have contributed. Last wednesday I was taking some photos for my wife when my girls started being silly. Here is one of my favorites. My 3 year old being silly while her 11month old sister watches.
  69. Not been out much. This was from a test roll shot with my recently aquired F80. Deliberately shooting into the sun to see how the Tokina lens copes with flare. This film thing is addictive.
  70. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Street vendor in Saigon selling paintings, posters etc
  71. I love Mikhail Tsypkin's catshot. Made me laugh!
    Here's mine, it's about all I did in the entire summer... D90 with Tamron 17-50 and SB600 with warming gel.
  72. Bathroom window, Boston.
    D90 | Nikon 70-300mm VR
  73. Hurricane Irene clearing out last Saturday and people taking to the beaches again.
  74. Night of the Arts event in Helsinki on Friday. The chemists blew giant soap bubbles and lit them with filtered spot lights. The children were running around trying to blow them up, usually quite successfully.
  75. I don't love my options for submission this week, but I feel like trying to do this makes me shoot more, and hopefully learn more as well. I learn from seeing everyone's shots as well!
    We accidentally ended up at a classic car show over the weekend. Didn't get to stay long, but walked through on our way to the parking lot.
    D70, 18-70mm.
  76. ok here's mine...a shot from the los rakas record release party. incredible energy onstage...
  77. We now have the good fortune to be living an hour away from the lovely Lake Louise in Alberta. She is even more beautiful in person and we can't wait to go back in the Winter, when the light changes and the crowds go home.
  78. Slow week on the photographic front for me, way too busy otherwise. So here's one from my wedding of my cousin few weeks back, which I just got around to edit. A portrait of my little sis and her fiance.
  79. Park & Tilford Garden, North Vancouver
  80. Great photos so far today. I like the ones of Paul H, Mikhail, Joseph W and John P. Mine is of a Canola field.
  81. Battle of Morgan's Mill. Outside of Hardy, AR
  82. Lighthouse near Bella Bella, British Columbia.
  83. Happy Nikon Wednesday's to all!
    My favorites are : Bill's flowers, Roberta's anole, David's frog, Doug's church, Anura's Toronto and Simon's beach... I am sure many more are upcomming.
    Here is my contribution.
  84. I don't have anything ready to contribute today, but wanted to make a few comments on some of my favorites.
    Lionel Linton - Very well composed and I really like the lighting in your still life.
    Bob Dein - Really like the portrait. Your choice to make this B and W draws more attention to the face as well as the DOF.
    Roberta Davidson - Nice macro. I love the color in the Anole photo. A 105mm macro is on my lens wish list.
    Ilkka Nissila - The bubble is so in focus. That must have been difficult. You gotta love the little boy running to blow up the bubble. Nice job.
    As usual there are other photos I really enjoyed, but did not have the room to comment
  85. Lot's of wonderful Nikon photos of a wide variety of subjects as usual. This one is a quick snapshoot of my niece and nephew taken about a month ago. D200, AF-S Nikkor 24~85mm f/3.5-4.5, SB-600 for fill.
  86. Happy Wednesday everyone. Hope everyone is OK after Irene.
    I found it very hard to choose favorites this week, but here goes:
    Mikhail's cat - what a pose!
    John R's dogs and their eyes
    Pantoyotis's dog
    Benjamin's bride
    John P's amish girl
    David's frog
    Shun's iguanas
    Simon's beach
    Pieter's landscape
    In contrast to the US we've had only light winds, but some nice cloud formations. We went out walking on the South Downs over the weekend and I took this picture. As usual I was getting told off for holding everyone up!
  87. Had a Game of hid and seek with this Hover Fly but he got thirsty first.realy enjoyed looking through this weeks entrys have a great week everyone.
  88. a family their horse, seen while I was photographing the Tuesday night bike races
  89. Hi All
    Loving all the pet pics this week just wish mine would stay still long enough to have his photo taken still that's what happens with kittens. Also love Chris Wicks picture of the downs as this is near where I live and brought back memories of school trips trekking across them, My contribution this week is from Ventnor Gardens on the Isle of Wight a beautiful raised bed of Canna Lillies gave me the opportunity to take this picture a lilliputians eye view of the world through these gorgeous leaves
  90. I want to thank Pieter Nel and Chris Wick for commenting on my photo this week. An by the way both of your photos are great too. Have a great weekend.
  91. Evening light a day before Irene - serene and no hint of the mess to come. The winds (from the NW) were strongest as Irene pulled away and caused the most tree blow-downs, and except for a massive hollow sycamore into the roof of the church around the corner, my neighborhood suffered little damage.
  92. This was shot using a Nikon Action Touch film camera using the new Kodak Portra 400 Pro. Processed and Scanned at NCPS.
  93. Happy Wednesday to all. It's especially happy for me because I've got power, a hot shower and all who I know along the east coast are well after the passage of Irene. I have many shots of the damage caused by the Feminine Flyer here in Richmond, Virginia but, this one seems to epitomize the feeling of what Irene left behind.
    I talked to the woman on the tree... This was her Jeep. Considering the outcome, she was doing okay.
  94. bms


    Thanks Chris W! Yours, Simon and Pieter's landscapes are great!
    John R, nice to see how your "boy" is growing up!
  95. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    To Paul Murphy: Over a decade ago, I used to live in New Jersey. One day, a friend told me that he was stuck in traffic on a local road, which I also used daily during my commute to work. There was a rainstorm and all of a sudden, a big tree fell onto a car that was 3 or 4 cars ahead of him and killed the driver instantly. He was still in shock when he told me the story a few hours later.
    So that woman standing on the down tree should be happy that she is still alive. She could have been inside the car at the wrong time.
    Incidentally, another friend in New Jersey told me that where I used to live was within the evacuation zone last weekend during Irene's visit.
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    My skinny piggie, Big Daddy Stealth :) Nikon D70s kit lens ISO 400
  97. Angela...that's one of the cutest pet i have ever seen! Good one
  98. from a day spent on the beach in Santa Barbara, CA - a nice respite from the heat in Phoenix. Nikon D80, with Tokina 50-135 f/2.8.
  99. enjoying these and most particularly Matt's opener, Jana's, Bogdan's Eric A's, Simon's beach and Apocalyptica is fun too. Here's fun having cake at a wedding - D70024-70 w/SB 800 and a diffuser. [​IMG]
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    Nikon D3s; AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G
  101. Bob Dein,
    Great picture of McEnroe!
  102. Hi all; Bob Dein, my favourite too. Very nice face, great portrait.
    My contribution this week, a bit of underwater textures.
    D700 @200ISO + 24-120/4 (52mm), 1/500s - f8.
  103. Shun, you're correct and she had just that attitude. That's why she got up on the tree and was making fun of the whole thing. I think the saddest part was not that the vehicle was destroyed but just before she arrived and I got there to take the photo, there were people taking things out of the car.... Now that's sad.
    Oh, and the woman was great about me taking photos, she took my card and said... " just in case I need photos for the insurance..."
    I'm from Rhode Island originally and it's the people in Vermont that I'm thinking of. My friends in New Hampshire are okay... Sigh! Thank goodness.
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