Nikon Wednesday 2012: #1

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  1. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

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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!​
    Happy new year.
    Here is another image from my one-day trip to La Jolla, California over Christmas. I finally got some images of a pelican stretching its neck. Previously, I was at that location back in 2007 and 2008. I was frustrated about getting this shot as a pelican does this once maybe every hour or so, and my composition was always wrong, cutting off the front of their bills time after time as the pelicans suddenly extend their neck.
    Nikon D700 with 500mm /f4 AF-S lens at f5.6, 1/1600 sec, ISO 200.
  2. Happy New Year, everybody.
    My image this week was taken during one of the new year storms, when suddenly some sunset light broke through the clouds.
  3. Happy New Year Photo Net....
    This is the first shot I took this year.....
    Tokyo Tower New Year Countdown
  4. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Sure Rene, I believe that is the very first image you captured in 2012. :)
  5. Happy new year! This is my first macro shot of 2012, as well as the first macro with my new D7000 I got for Christmas. (D7000/Sigma 150mm@1/1600, f/8, ISO 400) Tiny sweet bee enjoying the gorgeous weather we've been having:
  6. PS. Where is Mat?? Hangover again?? :)
    Shun, thank you for your work all year long, same as Lex, Mat, ken, etc.......
  7. D700, 50mm f/1.4 AF-D, ISO 800.
  8. Happy Wednesday and Happy New Year Nikon folks!
    Nothing serious this week. I've been trying out a very old laptop (Acer Aspire 3000) that I really had no use for, and if it was still fit enough to do some tethered shooting. Too slow for LR but a combination of ViewNX2 and Camera Control seems to have some possibilities. I hope Nikon software is also considered as Nikon gear :)
  9. Happy New Year to all. Beautiful shots so far. I drive past this old barn every day and decided to ask the land owner for permission to go on the property and photograph it. So here is my entry for today.
  10. Some fluke winter weather over the past few days gave us a calm Atlantic Ocean over the holiday weekend, and gave my son a great opportunity to practice his latest pastime.
  11. Shot at the Holiday train show.
  12. Caught this Rosetta Spoonbill just hangin' out. Hope everyone had get times over the holidays. Nikon D3x, Nikon 300 2.8, f/16, 1/160 sec, ISO 250,
  13. Hi,
    Happy new year for you all.
    I'm testing my new old Nikkor zoom 200-400mm f/4 ED AiS.
    It's one of the best built Nikkors of all time according to Bjorn Roslett.
    For sure it is a wonderful glass and see the world through it is a real pleasure.
  14. Good Morning Wednesday :)
    Went out on Monday in search of Snowy Owl and came back with this image. It was cloudy cold day and Sun was trying to come out.
    Nikon D90 with 70-200mm TC1.7 @ f/8 1/1000 ISO 400
  15. This is my first post to the Wed. pic. of the week. I took this shot with my old D* and 70-300 nikkor. The lighthouse is on Lake Michigan in South Haven, MI.
  16. Another pelican. Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-200mm VR (I), TC20e II.
  17. Happy New Year to All
    My first contribution of 2012 is a shot of a rose with a Sigma 50mm Macro
  18. taken at the Generalife at Alhambra.
  19. bms


    Hello.... Happy Nikonday. Great work! ExperimentIng a bit this week. Reversed Nikkor 50mm f1.2.... On an iPhone.....
  20. Shun..... ????? It is!!!! Before that I was taking a video with the V1...... Anyway.... Thank you for everything!!!!!
  21. Todd, welcome, and great picture! I saw something similar once at nearby Holland, MI. It was just an ordinary winter day away from the lake, but at that water/land boundary there were tremendous waves and wind (laced with ice and sand) that could knock you right over—a dose of meteorological ultraviolence. Your picture captures much of what I remember.
  22. Another from an evening at a Cuban Cigar bar a couple of weeks back…
  23. Happy New Year all! A birthday party for a six year old added to all the other celebrations.
  24. Happy New Year to Everyone.....
    My image this week was taken back in the fall using a Nikon D300 with a Nikon 200-400mm f4 lens. ISO 640, f4.5 @ 1/200 sec.
  25. Happy New Year Guys,
    One from the Boxing Day 'blow away the cobwebs' walk...was certainly windy enough!...between repeated winter storms and car 'issues' I've not been getting out and about as I'd planned. So I'm going to be falling back on the archives I fear.
    D40X (50-500mm F/4-6.3G) 500mm, F/8 @ 1/30s, ISO 400 [​IMG]
    These guys get full credit for hanging on in an absolute ripper of a wind. Especially the one legged one!
  26. Some wonderful pics this morning. Jeannean, beautiful bee photo, enjoy the D7K.
  27. Twilight by Moonlight at Maroon Bells
    Here is an image of Maroon Bells taken on October 1, 2011. Me and about 100 other photographers set up for an orange sunset which never came. All but a handful left the shores of Maroon Lake. The occasional drizzle, coupled with being set up next to another photog with a 4x5 and prospects of "some" shot kept me around. This image is a 5 shot set using a D700, Nikon 16-35 f/4 set at varying exposures at f/8, ISO100, 24mm. I used blending techniques as to incorporate the moon, which made a late appearance before closing up shop for the evening. As always thanks for looking!

  28. From a New Year's Day walk
  29. Beaver Islands
  30. Thanks Kent. I took that in February of 2008 right after I purchased a D80. Ive since graduated to a D300. That particular day it was 12 degrees with a 30-40 mile an hour wind.
  31. What a great way to start off a new nikon year! Mr. Smaic and Frank Allen are my favorites, so far! We had a tree trimmer bringing some pecan trees down in the neighborhood. This guy was about sixty feet up.
  32. Happy New Year to everyone! This one was shot around a week ago, at southern Lapland. The winter has been so warm that the river hasn't even frozen yet...
  33. Pelican in early morning light at White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas.
  34. Hi guys, I shot this across the street from a wedding I was shooting. It was the first shot of the wedding and they loved It.
  35. [​IMG] Happy New Year to everyone. It is bitterly cold here in Quebec so my frosted window pane is an interior shot taken yesterday. Lots of excellent images thus far; Shun - lovely bird shot, Dejan - I am never tired of seeing the Maroon Bells: Frank - never seen candles shaped like that: Miha - I like the inclusion of the shadow - to just mention a few.
  36. Hello all. I'm starting New Year off with something old. Really old
    I shot this image while attending college. At the time I was enrolled in photography courses, developing everything I shot. This was taken in October of 1980. The economy was in a tailspin and the hostages in Iran were still being held. To offset the oil crisis we were told to don a sweater and drive 55. President Carter's poll numbers were abysmal. It was all beyond his control, and he knew it. This was supposed to be an upbeat campaign stop but the reality of the times forced their way past Carter's famous smile and the President's face betrayed the carnival that surrounded him.
    Lately I've been going through old negatives and scanning them, trying to learn the ins and outs of the digital darkroom while I decide which Dslr to call my first. This is a crop from a much larger image I shot using my old Nikkormat Ft2 and a borrowed 135 since all I had at the time was my 50 f2 that came with my camera. I cropped the image in faststone to try and better capture the mood of the President that day.
  37. Nikon Buddies,

    Happy New Year; we're off to a great start. I particularly like today's posts from Shun C, Todd A, Chris C, Dejan S, Jon E, Gary S, Tony H... and looking forward to lots more as the day goes on!

    Here is a child enjoying an old-fashioned Christmas toy that needs no batteries or assembly.
  38. Happy new year - looks like the standard for 2012 is being set high today!
    Went looking for a viewpint used by a very good local painter; found it, but wind much too strong for a tripod. So did a grab shot for working out focal length etc for when I return - but then converted it to b+w, played a bit, and quite like it. Ynys Fawr.
  39. I think the pretty bird is a roseate spoonbill.
  40. Happy New Year to you all! Awesome shots on here to start out 2012 but the ones that stand out for me are Todd's and Dejan's,nice work! Here is my contribution to start out the year, it's a shot of Tokyo Tower taken in Roppongi Hills.
  41. Post Christmas Portrait
  42. Here is mine for the new year week. Taken at Ken Lockwood gorge in NJ. Enjoy Nikon D700 + nikon 28-70mm.
  43. Happy New Year Everyone !! I wish you all health, joy , laughter and beautiful light.
    Mine is one of my first shots of 2012 -- Fireworks over the Mississippi River in New Orleans.
  44. New years night with friends and cheap cigars.
  45. This is my first contribution to this weekly thread. Shot last fall before the river froze over.
    Nikon F, 35mm 2.8,Ilford 100
  46. Austin. D700, 70 mm.
  47. Roger welcome to the Nikon Wednesday thread and that is a great photo from the old Nikon F.
  48. Happy New Year to all! Kent, your shots always make me smile; you have a great sense of humor with the camera. This is not the first, but one of the first: Parking lot on campus.[​IMG]
    D700 35/2 at f/10 iso 200 1/250
  49. Here's mine. A building in Bartlett, Texas.
  50. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Happy New Year View of the sea an early morning in south Central Vietnam between Christmas and New Year
  51. Greetings everyone. Since birds seem to be the major theme for today, I took this back in May of 2011, at Cedar Key, Florida, it hurts everytime I look at it. Great shots, everyone.
  52. with some xmas $ that i got, i went and bought a 35/2.8 PC nikkor from my local camera store, and that's been providing me with some photographic inspiration. i took it into town one afternoon to try it on some of the old-time college buildings, but today's offering is of one of the trains that run through the town center regularly. while there's nothing particularly shift-worthy in the image, i was impressed with the contrastiness and color rendered by the vintage optics of the nikkor PC.
  53. While walking yesterday I happened upon these berries.
  54. Despite the speculation earlier in the thread ... no, I was not sleeping off a New Year's hangover! A no-advance-warning collision of work-related drop-everything episodes erupted, and I neglected to let Shun know about starting this thread at midnight. But there he was anyway, doing the job! Thank you, Shun, for taking care of things. It's easy to forget how closely Shun watches and tends to the Nikon forum, and I'll take this first Wednesday of the new year to thank him for the years and years of attention he's given to its constructive, collegial, and fun atmosphere (hey, you too, Lex!).

    The good news is that one of my drop-everything projects was actually photography-related. A client in the home remodeling business just wrapped up several years of work on an historic home in Washington DC. He found out at the last moment that the house's new residents would be moving in today, so we had late yesterday to photograph his work on the place, or never again have the chance. I'll probably show one of those interiors in an upcoming Wednesday, but here's what greets you just outside the site's front door. It's the seal for the L'Enfant Conservation Trust, which aims to preserve Washington DC's unique architectural heritage.
  55. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Shun..... ????? It is!!!! Before that I was taking a video with the V1......​
    Rene, since you were photographing the countdown to 2012, I was just teasing that I could believe that was your very first image captured in the new year. :)
    Where in the world is Matt Laur? :)
    Matt, I am glad you are fine. I always feel that it is highly unfair to require someone to start a new thread weekly at a fixed time, especially that person is a volunteer. Let's see whether we can let the computer do that automatically in the future.
  56. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    Somebody took the thermometer and put it on a roller coaster. We've been from +4C to-29C and then back up to 0C in less than 2 weeks. The little lady takes it all very stoically.
  57. My first Nikon Wednesday post. These are my dogs. Nali in the front. Mitzi in the back. As usual making themselves comfortable.
  58. The Vendome Memorial on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Boston, Mass.

    D90 | 85mm f/1.4D
  59. My wife bought me a new lens so naturally I had to try it out right away. Here's a living room portrait of her on Christmas Day. Happy new year to all.
  60. Good morning people of Nikon, this is a street shot I took a few days ago. Nice shot Todd very atmospheric.
  61. Here's another from a recent trip to the coast.
  62. Lots of beautiful pictures this morning. Finlay, I feel like I can see the wind in the postures of those birds.
    On the last day of our Christmas visit, my sister and I pulled out family slides and scanned a few of them. As you can see, the task was made easier by large drinks from Sonic. :)
  63. I hope everyone had a great New Years. Good to see some new posters on this thread. Means more great images to view on Wednesdays.
    Here are tre little girls at four weeks.
  64. Still playing with the much improved NX2.
    Original render in NX2, saved as 16 bit TIFF, BW conversion and crop in CS4.
  65. Not to denigrate previous contributions, but this week seems to have consistently impressed me. I'm loving the pelicans, especially as they seem to have flown south from here. It's been unseasonably clear and dry this winter. Nevertheless, the fog's still around to taunt us.
  66. Happy New Year all you shooters! Beautiful and inspiring work as usual; always something to strive for. Steve, this is what your kitties are might end up as--our 24 pound gray sweetie, Mr. Chubbs.
  67. This lantern is part of the Lux Helsinki event with various light art exhibits presented in different parts of the city. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to photograph them finally with some snow, which was not possible on Saturday.
  68. Caterpillar
  69. While preparing our Christmas turkey I thought I'd take a few photos of the process - this being one of the ingredients.
  70. Oh and here is my photo, still trying to figure this stuff out : )
  71. Happy New Year!
    I've seen this landscape in Gilroy, CA, hundreds of times, and finally got the right moment (sunset) to stop and take a shot.
  72. Hi Everyone,
    I've never posted on the Wednesday pic before, but I'm going to make a point to do it every week (give me an excuse to get out and shoot) as my New Years resolution.
    I forgot it was Wednesday already, so I just took a trip downtown during my lunch break to take a quick shot or two. Here it is in downtown Sudbury, Ontario.
  73. Here is mine. Recent trip to the playground with my 3 year old. Caught this shot just right. She had been going down the slide alot and had quite a bit of Static electricity built up.
  74. Matt,
    Funny that you were late getting on today as I was finishing up some work just after midnight and waited about 30 minutes for the thread to open. Glad I didn't wait all night.
    Thanks to Georg S and Chris Wick for recognizing my marina image last week.
    Happy New Year to all. One resolution I have is to learn a little something from you guys to enhance my photos.
    For today's entry, when the weather gets cold here in South Florida, the iguanas get lethargic, sometimes falling out of trees. The smart ones head to areas that get sunshine and heat up, like on the pilings around bridges. Here’s a local natives last week.
  75. [​IMG]
    D300, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm 1:2.8G ED
  76. Happy New Year Everybody,
    Aren't we setting the bar a bit high for us for the rest of the year?
    Here is my contribution.
    Taken in Mexico City in one of the many universities.
    D90 (with some small scratches in the screen protector now) and Nikon 10-24
  77. Happy New Year! Fireworks about 1 kilometer away, too far!
  78. Happy New Year everyone!
    I like a challenge, and one of my resolutions this year is to only choose three favorite Nikon Wednesday photos. So many wonderful photos, but my three for week 1 are:
    Jeannean's sweet bee - lovely colours, perfect technique
    Kent's cat/fridge - love pictures like this that tell a story
    Larry's scary car - Love the tones and patterns. Great choice to go black and white.
    Here's another taken with my new flash. Raffety is my new nephew, over from Australia for Christmas. Not perfectly sharp, but I love his expression. Seems to be saying "is that the new D800?" ;-)
  79. [​IMG]
    D7000, 18-135mm
  80. Happy new year to all Nikonians.
  81. Jeff is right its a Roseate Spoonbill. I should have looked up the correct spelling . Sorry
  82. Resolution to post to Nikon Wednesday for 2012. Skim ice from the bird bath bucket.
  83. D700 + 55Micro
  84. Charlecote, Warwickshire, in last Monday's sunshine
  85. Happy New Year to all my Nikonian friends. While taking a walk...
  86. Hoar frost on a farm in Idaho.
  87. On a dock in West Sayville.
  88. A picture of the fountain in the city center:
  89. Bald Eagle
  90. Happy New Year to all! Tony, I really like your frosted window. I looks like etched crystal.
    One of the great things about having two dogs is that every weekend you have an excuse (are required!) to get out into the woods. As I always take the camera, I can always get something. Here's an old, heavily weathered log.
  91. On my morning walks with the dogs, I found this landscape grass clump gets nicely lit up by very low angle sunlight that shoots straight down the path around the Winter Solstice. This image was taken after few days wait for a clear morning sunrise.
    Happy New Year!
  92. Happy new year to everyone.
  93. What a way to start the year off! Can it go uphill from here?
  94. MATT...... I can't believe how people can start those rumors! :) Nice to see you here!

    SHUNN.... Now I got it! :) I was a bit confused!
  95. Post Rose Parade was sold out so plan B:
    . ...Of Mice and Tortoise?
  96. Hi all,
    Happy New Year to all of you :)
    This is my contribution for this week.
    Nikon D300 and 16-85 mm VR @ 85 mm, 1/400, f/10, ISO 400
  97. A bit late to the party but here none the less.
    The level of work this week is truly awesome. Think I'm going to have to really up my game to keep up this year.
    This was taken about 6 weeks ago at a kiddies birthday party. There's something about the contrast between the red baloon and the little lizard that caught my eye.
  98. Crape myrtle in the winter. Nikon D2x, Sigma 24 f/1.8 @ ISO 800, 1/200 and f/1.8.

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