Nikon Wednesday 2011: #37

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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!​
    Top o' the morning (or good evening) to you, Nikon Folk. Thought I'd follow up last week's spaniel with a breed much farther from my familiar bird dog turf. I had the chance to shoot a red Border Collie - fresh to Virginia from Ireland - being trained on three sheep that were very familiar with the process. Red, here, had to be pulled for the day after nipping at the heels of Big Momma (the left-hand sheep's actual name). Red's still a youngster, and a bit too eager to control the flock by any means necessary.

    Watching these dogs work, I was reminded of Shun and Lex - our hard working Nikon forum moderators - who keep all of us going the right direction, and fend off the occasional wolves. Thanks, you two, for that thankless job. Pointed your Nikon gear at any metaphors lately? Share a photo!
  2. Young runner....Plano, Texas
  3. Hibiscus with a bee hiding in it
  4. This is a 42 ft diameter water wheel called The Old Mill built in 1930 at Berry College in Rome Georgia.
  5. A woods fire (in Floridale, on US 90) viewed from Interstate 10 in the Florida Panhandle, USA.
  6. Nikon Buddies,

    Posting early this morning; I'll have to come back to enjoy more of everybody's shots. My photo du jour is from a lake outing. The three girls held on tight, no matter how hard we tried to throw them.
  7. My favorite subject, taken on Saturday evening in central Minnesota
  8. Hello Everybody,
    thank you very much for all the kind comments on my last week's photo.
    This week a photo from my mega photo session with an opera singer, who commissioned me to photograph her for her upcoming website and CD cover. She would like to introduce opera to a younger audience and chose my burlesque style of photography to accompany her new venture. This was one of 5 completely different looks we've (my make up artist, hair stylist and I) created, so no doubt more to come in the next few weeks :)
    Have a nice week and I look forward to your photos.
    Matt, fantastic, as always. You take the best dog photos I've seen.
    Nikon D700, 24-70mm f/2.8@ISO 200, f/7.1, 1/60s
  9. My contribution this week is a photo of my son's pet fish "Goldie"
  10. My photo-taking has made a bit of a change of direction lately. Been giving the bugs a break and trying my hand at the odd bit of portraiture.
  11. Amazing photos so far. Really inspired. I had to go to my archives and pull out a favorite. This photo was taken two years ago by chance. I was heading home from Rockefeller center and as I emerged from the underground maze I was standing behind Atlas looking at the Cathedral. It was the perfect time and the only thing I was worried about was shooting handheld.
    Nikon D300 Sigma 18-50 f/2.8
  12. Chris, I love your portrait.
  13. Good Wednesday, everybody! And great photos!
    I shot the picture of this cat at Blue Ox Mill Works at Eureka, CA. The cat was not mad with me -- it was warning off another kitty.
  14. This photo is one of my recent attempts at light painting. It's a single exposure with minimal adjustment of brightness. Glow on the horizon is light from the city of Vancouver.
  15. Here is a shot looking up from under the tent at Arizona State University's Skysong Research Center in Scottsdale, AZ.
  16. Here's another "animal" that does its own herding. Found the pushboat Miss Polly at a pier on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, LA recently. Pushboats move barges up and down many rivers in the US, and sometimes have to go running after ones that get loose.
  17. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    This is obviously an old image. For 14 years, we lived in New Jersey and pretty much every time we drove home after a day trip to New York City, I saw the NYC skyline in my rear-view mirror. I always wanted to captured that on film but never did. Finally in the summer of year 2000, we decided to move back to California. Knowing that I wouldn't see the NY skyline very often any more, in June 2000 I took a series of pictures with my F5 and Velvia film. Here is one of them.
  18. Haystack Rock and The Needles, Cannon Beach, Oregon.
  19. Spectators at an outdoor fashion show!
    Have a nice week all.
  20. [​IMG]Good morning to everyone and very nice shots with lots of interest - as usual. Mine is from a couple of weeks ago. It was in the 'dead of night' in Candiac (Quebec) and there were these orange clouds in the sky with a fair breeze. It was a long exposure and the cloud movement was recorded.
  21. Autumn, Riisitunturi, Posio , Finland.
  22. bms


    Nice week everyone.
    Faves: Mikhail, Robert and everyone else great work, too.
    It is 3 AM and I need to catch a wink, so my latest is still in camera.... here is something from a few days ago, playing around with PS.
  23. Still learning the 85/1.4AiS, I`m surprised how sharp it is at f8 in comparison to the smaller apertures. Like the 35/1.4AiS, which turns from one of the softest to one of the sharpest, this lens looks to have very good detail rendition and a reasonable contrast. Currently, my "standard" lens.
    D700 @ 200ISO, 85/1.4AiS, f8 - 1/500sec.
  24. party shot
  25. Nikon F3, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5, Fuji Superia 400
  26. Metaphors?
    The negative space in this image symbolizes the emptiness of 21st century American life amid material plenty (for some anyway), the loneliness of the human condition, and the ultimate futility of existence.
    Or maybe not.
  27. Good Day my dear friends. Nice to see your beautiful pictures coming! I will get back later on them. Take care!
  28. The moon, Friday evening.
  29. Trying to get a different angle...
    Nikon D70s, Nikkor 18-70
  30. Happy Wednesday everyone. Smokey Mts in the spring. Nikon D300 14-24 f/2.8 lens at 18mm f/16
  31. Good morning, this is an afternoon squall captured from this summer.
  32. So many stunning shots - wow!
    My family visited the 100+ year old Hillsboro lighthouse this past weekend (North Fort Lauderdale area). The lighthouse was put into service in 1907 and is currently maintained by a private organization. It is still fully operational and its 5.5 million candlepower light can be seen up to 28 miles away. It is currently the brightest operational lighthouse in the world. The Hillsboro Inlet is also home to a statue honoring the Barefoot Mailman, who's route in the late 1800's took him a week to complete, travelling from Palm Beach to Miami.
    The statue is located several hundred feet West of the Lighthouse and the combo provided for a good test of Nikon's UWA lens.
    Typo below, should read f11, not f1
  33. Hello forum.... I was just playing around and the following image is made of 5 consecutive shots of a fire work.
    After I made the image and reduced it to fit the require size for the thread doesn't look nice but.... here it is anyway...
  34. Good morning. Another week with fantastic pics. I found this Giant Silkworm Moth and brought her inside and shot her picture. She didn't want to sit still for the shoot. Had to work fast. I found out they only live 10 days. Wasn't sure how old she was. Has beautiful human looking eyes on her wings. Nikon D3, Sigma 150 2.8 macro, 1/40 sec, F/11, 640 ISO, 1- Smith Vector lamp.
  35. Summer hummingbirds at the feeder.
  36. First of all, thanks for the kudos the last couple of weeks.
    I (again) have to thank my son for catching and borrowing these beautiful creatures from nature and providing me with the opportunity to take a quick photo of them.
    Iā€™m on my elbows in the grass just following this guy (or gal) with an off-camera, handheld flash to catch the tongue. Good times, good times.
  37. Another one from Arraial do Cabo beach.
    Thanks for viewing.
  38. Another test of my new Tamron 90 macro
    an attempt of a Bryan Peterson suggestion
  39. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    Thought I'd post something that you are not likely to see. These are reaction vessels in a controlled temperature lab at the University of Quebec in Abitibi Temiscamingue laboratory located in Notre-Dame-du-Nord Quebec. They are part of a biofuel experiment. The contents: cattle manure. The fuel given off through anaerobic digestion is methane (natural gas). This research focuses on bioflora that will be efficient at the conversion in colder temperatures.
  40. Some water in a glass container, a little cooking oil and some borrowed colorful fabric from my wife helped me get through a Saturday afternoon. This was a lot of fun to do and I got a lot of "Textures/Reflections" from it. Later I added some food coloring to the mix and that gave some strange reflections and colors also.
    Used Nikon D90, Tokina 105 Macro @ f11, 5/294, iso 200, off camera flash Sb-900
    phil b
    benton, ky
  41. Good morning to all. Some wonderful shots this morning. We were at our camper in Pennsylvania a couple weeks ago and I spotted this big old frog sitting behind the camper. He allowed me to get pretty close for the shot.
  42. Image of grasses taken late in the day ~ 6:30pm.
    Nikon D700, f8, 1/500, Nikkor 28-300 f3.5-5.6
  43. A somewhat recent shot along the Hudson River in Rhinecliff NY
  44. Very nice shots everyone! Mine is a Pipevine Swallowtail I found yesterday enjoying some nectar from a Texas Olive tree. (D90/70-300mm VR)
    1. Hello. My contribution this week was made with Nikon D300s, AI-s Nikkor 400mm f/3.5 ED-IF, wide open, 1/200 s, tripod. Hope you like it.
  45. Thought It would be a good week for a flag shot.
  46. Some really great shots this morning. Love your shot Matt.
    My flowers are quickly fading in the garden. This was shot several weeks ago.
  47. Out taking some shots of something else that didn't turn out as well as I hoped, I was walking home and realized just how gorgeous the sky was that night.
  48. Wonderful posts everyone.
  49. Here is mine from a local memorial. Hope you like it. Nikon D700 + Nikon 28-70.
  50. Gecko on my light table, rescued from the cats before they injured it. Had to work fast because it wanted to run away. I let it loose outside when the photo session was done.
  51. @Jana Hughes - Very nice photo and it's probably my favorite of all that I've seen so far this week... However, do you mind if I offer a little critique? My only problem with this photo is there's no separation from the subject and the black background. The coat and hat just seem to disappear into the background and she looks like a face and hands just floating in space. Maybe a rim light to outline the subject would have worked here. Or a light on the backdrop would have given separation. Anyway, nice photo otherwise.
  52. Good morning everyone, here is a picture I took last weekend on Carolina Pier.
  53. around here the yellow wildflowers have almost at once all come into bloom, and with them a wild variety of insects of all descriptions. yesterday i took out the trusty 105/2.5 AI lens and put on a +4 diopter too see what kind of closeups i could get. unfortunately, there's very shallow DOF, not to mention color fringing to deal with. nevertheless, a sharp capture can be had with patience -- and luck. here's one i was satisfied with.
  54. Picture from Lerma, Spain.
  55. Backpacking in the High Sierra
  56. Went to Lake Michigan for a sunset, and happened upon these people waiting for the same. Although not critically perfect, I'm happy with the results. Slight crop otherwise straight out of the camera.
  57. Excellent contributions, everyone. A few that really caught me where:
    Rich...Beautiful and pastoral scene. Thank you for bringing it to us. I feel like I am there.
    Jamie...Definitely worth 1000 words
    Mikhail... Great timing. Looks like kitty didn't want to share the spot light with a lesser kitty.
    Glenn...What can I say besides "Ooh" and "Aah"
    Wilson...Just perfect. I hope it is published somewhere.
    Tony...Stunning colours...Looks like nature was showing off her brilliant composition and you were there to capture it perfectly.
    Kent...And adding to the statement, I like the woman on the balcony with her hands on her hips, looking down. She could be thinking a lot of things, but my first thought is "MY EMPIRE!"
    Rick...Beautiful...and you have immortalized your lovely model.
    David...Great snake portrait! Thanks for the lighting info, because I was wondering about those catch lights...I thought it might be the worlds smallest softbox.
    Phil...Lovely colours..creative and interesting composition.
    My contribution is the documentation that I actually got to go for a walk in our beautiful neighborhood without the kids. Just one of our dogs and myself. Although Graffiti looks like she is barely tolerating me, we had a really nice time.
  58. I was at Lake Michigan looking for a sunset when I happened upon this couple and a child waiting for the same. Although not critically perfect, I was happy with the results. Slight crop, otherwise straight out of the camera.
  59. Church of the Angels. D700, 14 mm.
  60. Happy Wednesday folks! It's great to come here every Wednesday and get inspired by all your shots, especially when I've been way too busy/lazy to shoot much myself. This week I pulled out my gear only once, to do a small product shoot. These are synthetic dreads, made by Dreadviolet.
  61. Happy Wednesday all. Good work eveyone. Here are a few that I especialy like.
    Mikhail, nice kitty capture. Chris Court, very nice portrait. David Janson, great timing.
  62. My contribution this week is a shot of sunrise over Boston harbor, looking from the waterfront toward Logan airport. Note a plane was taking off in the early dawn in the upper right corner.
  63. acm


    Terrific shots today. Level of excellence keeps increasing with every Wednesday here. I remember, when WedPic started 3 years ago most of the posts were more of casual shots, people used to put whatever they shot in the recent past. Now almost every picture is a masterpiece.
    I am continuing today with my vintage car story!
    Nikon D90, AF-S Nikkor 18-55 VR, Nikon SB 800, Capture NX 2
  64. Good shots from Glen S, R Wayt and many others. Mine is from a visit on Saturday to a wildlife rehab centre some 70 km from home.
  65. I love to shoot street on rainy days.
  66. Hello everyone great pics again really look forward to Wednesday Any way out last week with my Daughter photographing flowers when this little chap decided to have a closer look at her D40 I think he might be a new convert to Nikon
  67. Hi All
    Lovely pictures once again my top 3 are Tony Hadley's, Daniel Owen's and Robert Davies
    Mine is from a trip to the Isle of Wight a couple of weeks ago whilst waiting for the delayed ferry at high tide I spotted this poor old boat that had been pulled so far up the bank it no longer gets to bob in the water!
  68. welcoming
  69. Tiffany, I love that shot of Graffiti. I bet she is a very intelligent and loyal dog.
  70. Well there's some excellent entries here today. Just for fun I did a collage of an osprey coming, getting and going with a fish.
  71. Glad to see this thread hasn't completely gone to the dogs this week! I've only counted four so far - Sorry Matt, I know they're your favourite subject.
    Seriously, a great and varied selection of shots, and I hope mine comes up to standard. The muse of composition must have been smiling on me this week, since everything came together in quite a few shots taken at our local Arts festival. Here's one of them, which I hope raises a smile.
    D700 + Tamron 28-75 @ 75mm ....blah, blah, blah (read the exif if you care enough).
  72. Dean Schreuder: good point, I will play with the photo in a photoshop and will separate the jacket and the hat from the background a little bit more. Thank you for kindly taking the time to critique my photo, I very much appreciate your feedback.
  73. Happy Wednesday everyone. My favorites this weeK are:
    Mikhail's cat
    Anura's fish
    Robert's seascape
    Panayotis's church
    Daniel's reflection
    Larry's grasses
    The camera's not been out this week, so here's one from August. My daughter drawing dog pictures in the sand...
  74. Thanks John P!
  75. All are lovely photos. Thanks to all for sharing.!!!!
  76. At a local park
  77. barbecueing salmon over burning wood for Port Alberni Salmon Festival
    D70 18-70 kit
  78. Found this gnarly and twisted tree somewhere in the Colorado National Monument and thought that a B&W conversion was in order.
  79. D-7000 18-105 Kit Lens f/14 @ 1/30 sec ISO 100
  80. from my usual daily walks
  81. Hi fellow Nikonistas, great bunch of pics for this Nikon Wednesday. My pic is from Cape Cod, Ma. several days after Tropical Storm Irene came through the Cape (downgraded by the time it got to the Cape). On Old Silver Beach, had 3-5' surf on this day.
  82. Hello all, I've missed the past couple weeks here( working too much) but took some time off last weekend and attended the South African Food and Wine Festival at Grayhaven Vineyard in Gum Springs, Virginia. We had a wonderful time with great food, wine and entertainment which included traditional songs, amazing tap dancing by a man that studied under Gregory Hines and some dancing by this guy and his friends.
  83. Not a metaphor-just a pretty high school senior who asked me to do her casual senior portraits!
  84. Shun, I decided to join you in portraying the WTC. This shot is from 1992, I was teaching a photo workshop and we were doing skyline shots from Liberty State Park as the final assignment. This is a flatbed scan from an old 4x6. Nikon FM2, Kodak 400, 85mm f2 lens? Who could have imagined the horror to come...
  85. Very beautiful pictures this week as well. Here are some of my favorites: Billy J Boyd, Jana Hughes, Chris Court, Wilson Tsoi, Tony Hadley, Louis Meluso, Chanh Nguyen, Doug Santo, Ilkka Nissila, Chris Wick, Dieter Schaefer, Darren Hoglund, Rachel Dean. See you guys next week!
  86. Hi Folks,
    Great Images...huge variety this week, all eye candy!
    Apologies...late to the game, the workstation & XP Pro fell out...just wasn't getting useable image reproduction in PS or New build OS...and I think we're fixed.
    From last Weekends, RAF Leuchars Centennial Celebrations of Aviation in North Fife, Scotland.
    Not the sharpest image but I love the vapour build up on the wings. Hope you like.
    Nikon D40X (50-500mm F/4-6.3G) 500mm, F/7.1 @ 1/500s, ISO 400[​IMG]
    Now off to find my favourite Aviators...the feathered kind!
  87. Took this last week on a visit to Florida. I have never been able to get close to dragonflies, but this one sat patiently while I photographed it from inches away with a 60mm micro.......
  88. Thanks Jana, Steve and Panayotis!
    So any great shots make it hard to pick favorites, but a few that stand out are: Darren Hoglund, Robert Wayt, Glenn S, Dennis Brabender, David Janson.
  89. B&W along the Great Ocean Road
  90. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Can't believe Matt considers Lex and me to be dogs. :)
  91. Thanks Tiffany. Yes 2 days later She passed.:) my wife took her to school and showed her to her 1st grade class. She had a great Life. :) RIP miss moth
  92. Shun: you know how I feel about hard working dogs, so you know that was the highest of compliments! Not to mention you and Lex are much better looking, and better photographers than most dogs I've known.

    Another great week here in Nikon Wednesday Land, folks - wonderful! Thanks to those who enjoyed my moderator, uh, dog photo. Next week, no dogs, I promise.
  93. LOL I am sure Matt didn't mean to ofend any dogs! :)
  94. A little late.....
    D300 ISO 500 Exp 1/20sec Aperture 5.6 50mm
  95. Here is a soccer shot taken over the weekend converted to black and white.
  96. Panayotis,
    I'm a new member, have followed this forum briefly and am always impressed with the quality of images posted. Your image of the church wall and bell is just excellent, very nice clean composition, rich tones with detail in the highlights, everything. A beautiful image! Thank you for posting it.

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