Nikon Wednesday 2011: #39

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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!​
    Hello Nikonistas, and a happy Wednesday to you. Great to see another week of really enjoyable work, last. Thanks again to all who participate.

    I had the distinct pleasure of spending some time in the field on Sunday with a womon whose line of champion English Pointers has all come down from an almost 14-year-old grand dame. We took Uma, who is still up and around on all four paws, out for a walk in a field alive with quail after a hunt test - and the ol' girl still has the nose, the drive, and the good looks. She's a treasure, and it was an honor to be asked to capture her for posterity in what might be her last autumn. Hope that everyone has a chance to put their Nikon gear to such personally gratifying work. Share a photo!
  2. Angel On Glass...
  3. I was asked to take some portrait shots which is something I don't do often. Maybe she doesn't know much about photography coz I gave her an A3 print on Epson Matte paper and she was really happy with it. On the other hand I am not coz I found out I really don't know how to process portrait files. I converted to B&W using the trial version of Silver Efex Pro on Aperture.
  4. well, alrighty then... documented the CRP community mural crew painting a wall in Hayward. here's sample.
  5. beautiful dog photo Matt... great portrait Rene!
    from an engagement shoot last week, Ocean Beach, San Francisco
  6. Hello Everybody,
    thank you very much for the very kind comments on my photo last week.
    Rene, that is a very nice portrait.
    This week a portrait from my shoot with an opera singer for her upcoming website, my make up artist created the most amazing eye make up matching the feather collar the model was wearing in colour and in feathery shapes. I added the light effect in post-processing.
    Have a lovely week and I look forward to seeing all your photos.
    Nikon D700, 24-70mm f/2.8@ISO 200, f/8, 1/125s
  7. I found a new favorite spot to shoot the other day...I love when that happens. So much to see and shoot. Enjoy your Wednesdays all.
  8. I rescued this little fellow from the pool in the weekend. He didn't seem to mind posing for a few shots before being released in the garden. To give an idea of his size, he could comfortably sit inside my wedding band without touching the sides.
    Oh! I forgot to mention in the caption that the lens was on a PN-11 extension tube.
  9. Nikon F4, Kodak 200
  10. This pro put on a great show and then dropped his ski and went 'boot foot' for his final trick...
  11. From a wedding last weekend.
  12. Walking back from a trip to a local lake.
  13. A local street vendor or Hawker in front of Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. They are very common in these parts of South-East Asia. Their daily life is no doubt tough. And in scorching heat of India they go around from places to places. This particular man was having a rest in front of one of the pillars of the main gate at around 3pm in the afternoon. Good day all. Keep exposing...
  14. Wow, some impressive images already. This is a shot of the Milky way from Kokanee Glacier, British Columbia.
  15. Happy Wednesday all. Here is my contribution for the week.
  16. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

  17. From our first newborn session.
  18. Concert in the park last month.
  19. Kiasma - the museum of contemporary art in Helsinki.
  20. Happy Nikon Wednesday! My submission was taken last week in Co. Waterford, Ireland.
  21. Good Morning to you all Love the photos so far,
    last week I mentioned the Peacocks here is a close up of Mr Peacocks Portrait session so close I had to zoom in to get him in the shot they really are that accustomed to people I love the iridescent plumage like petrol on water all the best to you all and have a productive week
  22. Happy Wednesday!
    My photo this week is of the Sydney Opera House, one of the most recognized structures in the world. Contrary to its name, the building houses multiple performance venues. It is one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world, hosting over 1,500 performances each year that are attended by over 1.2 million people. It is also one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, with more than seven million people visiting the site each year, 300,000 of whom take a guided tour. I was one of the 300,000 that took the guided tour this year and was completely blown away by all that I saw. It is truly an amazing building! I took this photo from across the Sydney Harbor at around 8:30pm.

    As always, I look forward to viewing all of your work. Have a wonderful week!
  23. Just landed and working on images from about and around SE Alaska. From a Canoe around the lake, the wife and stopped and had a bite to eat. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.
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    Nikon D3s; AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 VR; ISO: 2,000; 1/250th @ f/2.8; available-light.
  25. This is Laguna Miscanti, near San Pedro de Atacama Chile. Thank you for viewing.
  26. My contribution this week: Nikon D200, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR.
  27. Good Morning Wednesday :)
    My contribution this week is an image of Dahlia taken couple of weeks back. This was shot with Nikon D90, Sigma 50-150mm attached to 20mm extension tube. I didn't realize thin DOF for the first few shots, but I liked this one though DOF is thin.
    Aperture f/8 1/80 ISO 200 20mm Extension Tube
  28. Oops!
  29. Formerly famous golfer.
  30. Some great pics today. Just a B&W for a fall leaf.
  31. bms


    Happy Wednesday!
    Matt L. - very gracious dame
    Peter C. - amazing look you got there from the baby
    I had the gratifying but also somewhat sad privilege to take portraits of patrons at a benefit supper for a 26 year old women with incurable brain tumor. She and her family are great people and although it was hot and stressful, she found the time to pose for me for a few minutes.
  32. Part of a street portraiture project
    Nikon D90, NIKKOR 50mm f2.8, ISO 400, f2.4 for 1/3000 sec.
  33. Great shots so far. This is an old one.
  34. D300 + 70-200 VR I @ 200mm braced on a fence post. ISO 800, 1/320 @ f/2.8.
  35. This little crab spider was such a pest. He started a web on a picture inside by our back door. I carefully carried him and his web outside and put him on a tree right outside by the back door. Woke up the next day and he had built a web across the back door so you had to walk thru it to get out. I removed the web again. The next morning I got up to the same web across the door way. I took him and his web out away from the back door this time. I woke up the next morning and went out to the trash cans and he had built this beautiful very elaborate web between two tree's. It was covered with dew and in the direct sunlight. Thought I'd share my pesky little friend with you. Nikon D3, Sigma 150 2.8 macro, 1/400 sec, F/5, 800 ISO
  36. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    Here's Harry and Halo. She's 3mo old and Harry is 6mo old. This was the calm before the rambunctious play that saw them both slobbered up pretty good. It sure was fun watching them play but it made it very difficult to photograph them.
  37. A scene from a very exciting youth football game last Saturday night (under very poor lighting). It came down to the wire, but in the end, the good guys (in purple) vanquished their adversary (who had been talking smack the whole game).
    D700 + AF-S 300 f/2.8, IS06400, 1/640s @ f/2.8
  38. Here is mine. Just from flowers. Enjoy! Nikon D700 + Nikon 105mm macro D.
  39. Ruby-throat hummingbird in flight. D90/70-300mm VR @ 1/2000, f6.3, ISO 400 Have a happy Wednesday!
  40. From the local harbour.
  41. Arborist last Saturday.
  42. [​IMG] I am blown away by the quality and variety of images thus far - thanks to everyone for sharing. My image today is Fall related and is backlit which shows up the colors more passionately. I have this Nikkor 500mm Mirror lens with a fixed aperture that has been sitting in my residence for many many years with little use. I attached it to my D300 and ran off a couple of shots just to see if I want to keep the lens or see if someone may have better use for it. Perhaps i should read my d300 manual but I did not, and had some difficulty in metering the light with this lens. Does anyone know how I can meter (vs trial and error) with this camera/lens combination?
  43. Lots of fantastic images so far - Kent, your carp is my personal favorite.
    Here is picture #220.795 from my beloved D700, shot this monday:
  44. Somewhat along the line from Chris' frog and Bill's angel, this shot is of a piece that I just completed as a gift to my son and DIL for their 2nd anniversary. It is a slice of anthracnose gnarled walnut that I harvested several years ago, and now put into a suspension frame. People have found a frog, a chipmunk, and a swan, not to mention a zen stream, in the swirled grain. D-700, 24-85 @28, f/3.2 with slight color correction in LR3
  45. Wonderful shots everyone, great portrait of Uma, Matt.
    Bees have been very abundant this summer in my area. Trying to take advantage of what is around, I have been practicing my bee in flight shots. This guy is so loaded down with pollen, he was a bit easier to track .
    Hope you enjoy !
    D7000 105mm micro f/13 1/1250 shutter ISO 1000
  46. Came across this house while driving through town and loved all the colors.
    Nikon D90, Sigma 70-200 @ 20mm, f6.3, 1/100, iso 400
    Everything today are such wonderful images.
    Notables for me are:
    Bill Boyd a beautiful image of an Angel
    Rene, I love your portrait.
    John Rowsell, I love the pose of Harry and Halo
    Mark Mandell, Just beautiful piece of wood working art
    I am sure there will be many more today as it progresses.
    phil b
    benton, ky
  47. Once again some awesome work this week. Really enjoy all the portraits posted so far.
    Thought I'd post a candid I captured recently while testing what was once a pristine Tokina 28-70 f/2.6-2.8 lens but now just a 45-70mm after being dropped. Could have done with a less cluttered background but sometimes you have to just try capture the moment as best you can. Only processing was cropping, B&W conversion and a little sharpening.
  48. Juice Shooters at Inn at Little Washington in Virginia.
  49. A friend's daughter at a lake party recently - loving those cupcakes!
  50. From a series I shot at a party last weekend.
  51. Abstract of buildings. D700, 14 mm.
  52. happy wednesday!
  53. on U street, NW washington DC...
  54. George S — thanks!
  55. Caught this sunset in Nantucket Harbor, MA, while on a yacht photoshoot gig. I thought the ornamental lighthouse would add some depth, then the ferry showed up so why not get them all in.
    Thanks to everyone that takes the time to contribute their images. Great place to stop on a Wednesday.
  56. Jana, I love looking at your shots every week.
    Mine isn't quite as 'glam', as it shows my wife at the end of a 10k, but I'm posting it to say thanks to everyone that offered their advice on a different thread after my last attempt. I'm much happier with the results, so is my wife, and I look forward to her half-marathon in a few weeks!
  57. Hello Everyone, So many beautiful shots; have to go to work so can't comment further except to say that I especially enjoyed Brent's cupcake girl. This shot is an Echinopsis flower--one of the few fragrant cacti.
  58. Hi & Happy Wednesday! My little sister got married last weekend, and I was asked to take some wedding shots. I haven't had the time to edit the shots, except this one. I was rather curious of how this one turned out - I experimented with flash + longish exposure to create slightly surreal and dreamy atmosphere to my shot. Still not quite sure how this turned out, but wanted to share this one with you anyway.
  59. Happy Nikon Wednesday!! We had our monthly gathering with our local photography group. This time we went to Cadaqués (Costa Brava, Spain) around sunset, and stayed until well after dark. This was one of my favourites.
    It was taken with the D90, Tamron 17-50, and I fired an SB-600 off-camera to lighten up the boat in the front a bit.
  60. Good Wednesday to you all. This is the Blue Bridge (Johnson Street) in Victoria, British Columbia.
    D70, 18-70 kit
  61. Mushrooms are taking over our yard. These ones look like they would make a great home for fairies.
    Nikon D80
  62. D7000, 16-85mm, ISO 100, two photos blended
  63. Hello Nikon Friends -- My contribution this week is from a very recent wedding. Too late, I realized that my "good" camera was at the other house, and all I had was my old and lowly D70. I debated not taking anything, but then said, "What the hell?" and packed up the D70.
    I was very pleased with the shots. It's a reminder of an old lesson: The best camera is the one you have when the shot is to be made.
    Here is a very happy couple, as you can see. They decided on bubbles instead of rice or confetti. I just had to avoid getting any bubbles landing on the lens!
    A Very Happy Couple -- Nikon D70, 17-55mm DX VR Kit lens
  64. Happy Wednesday everyone! Great pics as usual. My favorites this week:
    Matt's portrait of Uma
    Rene and Jana's portraits
    Ilkka's museum
    Kent's carp
    Gej's picture of the Opera house
    and Miha's funny bird
    Here is a picture of Merlin taken at the Cuckmere Estuary in Sussex. The white cliffs are called the Seven Sisters.
  65. there is one in every crowd.
  66. ... Let us close out eyes;
    Outside, their lives go on much faster.
    Oh, we won`t give in,
    We´ll keep living in the past... (Jethro Tull)
    D700 @ 1600ISO, 24-70 (29mm), f2.8 - 1/125sec., -0.3EV.
  67. D300 w/ 20mm AIS @f/4.
  68. Waah! Nearly forgot it was Wednesday! It's just turned 11 pm here, so I can still legitimately squeeze in a contribution.
    This is a candid taken in the pub recently. D700 + old Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Apo picked up from a "spares or repairs" bin for next-to-nothing (the lens, not the camera).
  69. Retry of paddock 5
  70. From the Cannonsburg, MI Healing Fields 9-11-11
  71. NYC - Central Park.
  72. @Janne Kaakinen
    I like it a lot. Almost a painterly look to it. I think it may be my favorite of the week
  73. BMW E39 M5 Imola Red
  74. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Nikon D7000 with 50mm/f1.8 AF-S @ f4, 1/160 sec and ISO 400.
  75. Beautiful images all. James, thanks for the kind words on my photo. Sebastian, very nice candid at the wedding. I still love my D70!
  76. Great photos everyone.
    Took this yesterday, but had to wait until now to process it due to the fact that Adobe didn't update their ACR for P7100 NRW files until today.
    Nikon P7100, ISO 3200, 1/50s, f2.8, 6mm. NRW converted and processed in CS5.
  77. Matt,
    A great English Pointer and a very good shot.
    Phil, Like the colors on that house. Nice shot.

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