Nikon Wednesday 2012: #2

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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 Nikon people. Hope everyone's shaken off the holiday lethargy, and has refocused the energy into passionate creativity. Trying to do that myself, and getting caught up on some little nagging tasks. To accompany another project, I wanted to get a macro shot of the detail features on a cast-iron Japanese teapot. Black surfaces! Funky hob-nail textures! Alluring curves! Lots of reasons to experiment with light, and the likely need to reproduce the same set-up down the road. So, I always take some reference shots of the rig (light position, grip gear, etc).

    My older D200 and one or another of the venerable kit lenses is always handy for back-up duty and BTS shots, so here's what amounts to optical note-taking. You can see a black mesh gobo taking some of the glare off the pot's enameled handle, and a small reflector throwing a bit of light from that socked beauty dish back into the shadows on the dark side of the object. Got any images that give hints about your process, rather than the results? Share a photo!
  2. Pelican at White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas.
  3. Winnie the Pooh
  4. I haven't finished editing this weeks shot but this one is from December.
  5. Condensation
  6. Happy Wednesday everyone.....
    The soon to be finished Tokyo Sky Tree.
    I have noticed that foreigners think the name is Sky Tower instead of Sky Tree....
  7. Boy Fishing
  8. My Gibson ESS Mastertone 5 string.
  9. If you don't mind a Christmas leftover, here's a shot from a family gift exchange game we play. My mother-in-law reacts to rolling the right dice to be able to trade her gift for someone else's.
  10. D90, ISO 200, 1/200 @ f/8
  11. Have a nice week all.
    This little hook is about 1 centimeter. -And rusty.
  12. Under construction
  13. 20-50mm AIS Nikkor zoom lens on a Panasonic G2.
  14. On Matt's theme - you can infer the process here. Find the place, get as near to the sweet spot f stop as the dof allows, tripod, pull the sky down (not literally) with a 2-stop ND grad, whenthat's adjusted slide the 3-stop ND in, wait, wait, mirror up, cable release. Another day, another dawn.
  15. May the new year be filled with good relations, happiness and love in your hearts...
  16. Morning Nikonistas,
    Not much on the process sorry Matt. Though this is part of a set I shot last weekend on complete chance! Driving along the Esplanade at Aberdeen Beach, I saw a flock of birds on the verge...found a place to pull over, jumped in the back seat and used the car as a hide.
    D40X (50-500mm F/4-6.3G) 500mm, F/7.1@ 1/125s, ISO 400[​IMG]
  17. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Young skier.
    Nikon D7000 with 70-200mm/f2.8 AF-S VR II @ 150mm, f4, 1/1250 sec, ISO 400
  18. I had the luck to find a zoom Nikkor 200-400mm f/4 ED Ais new in box.
    What a wonderful piece of glass!
    This is the first test.
  19. That's some set-up Matt! My set-up is pretty simple: a dewey morning and lighting by Mother Nature. The process is pretty simple willing to get down and get wet! Wild Lantana flower refraction on dewey grass. (D90/Sigma 150mm macro@1/250, f/13, ISO 400, 2 shot stack in PS) I'm always amazed by things if I take time and stop to look. (Thanks to Mark Mitchell and Chris Wick for your comments last week on my sweet bee. Much appreciated. :)
  20. D700, 50mm f/1.4 AF-D, ISO 800, 1/80 @ f/4.
  21. fish!... , not very into photos
    . .Face Of an Angel
  22. Hello Nikonites! How does it come that my favourite photos are always taken with equipment I don't own (yet)? I hope it doesn't evolve into a nasty NAS :)
    D90 with Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, SB-600 through umbrella.
  23. Yes I can!
  24. This is from a roadside shot on US-2 in the UP of Michigan. I was on my way to Marquette from Kalamazoo. I did the round trip in the same day. Those familiar with the distance, it was 918 miles in one day. Never again! Anyway, here is on of the shots
  25. bms


    Nikonistas! Nice work again, catching my eye this week Chris C, Ton, Jens, John F and Jeannean.
    Winter now is here but still no snow. On the up side, that means wild skating. On the downside, no skiing. On on our lake, the ice sings beautifully and I ventured out the other morning just before dawn to capture the mood (and beat the ice fishers).
  26. Happy New Year Everyone. Spent Holiday Break in Key West. Here's a pelican about 1 millisecond from nabbing some lunch.
  27. St Pancras Intl, London
  28. My favorites so far:
    Chris Court - Great colors.
    Rene' Villela - I like your sky tree.
    Jeannean . - Love your dew drops on the leaf especially with the big drops on the end of the leaves - make for a good composition.
    Well here is mine for the week: Another shot from Ken Lockwood Gorge. Hope you like it. Enjoy!
  29. Good Morn to all. Great shots Matt, Bill B, Jeannean,Tom P, Joe E, Jens, Shun, and Kent S. Loved all of them. This Red Bellied Woodpecker was hangin' out in one of my pecan trees last Sunday.Nikon D3x, Nikon 300 2.8, f/8, 1/125 sec, ISO 64, SB 900 flash
  30. Good Morning Wednesday :)
    Last Sunday evening went out shooting for full moon with scene, but due to cloudy evening came home with a Lighthouse picture.
    Shot with Nikon D90 and 17-50mm using f/5 1/40 @ ISO 400
  31. Great shots everyone!
  32. Good Wednesday morning to all. So many fantastic shots already this morning. I'm sending one your way that I took a while back when the leaves were still in their changing process. Taken with my old F3 HP.
  33. Good Wednesday morning to all. Great photos this morning. My shot was taken back a couple months when the leaves were in their changing process.
  34. Happy New Year everyone. I havent posted in a while.
  35. This is my trusty german shorthaired pointer, Sasha. I've clocked her running at 55 km/h. I've yet to catch her!
  36. Very good pics again! I like Jeannean, Frank E. Allen, Matt, Bill J. Boyd, Jens among others. We got at last winter here and my lake is frozen. Too crappy to enter there, but looks nice.
  37. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    Yesterday was Hattie's 1st birthday. I call this one 'The Divine and the Devil'. The roles are interchangeable.
  38. Last evening at sea
  39. Let's try this again
  40. We should start a pool and see if the hotel's wifi or is causing problems
  41. My image this week was taken with a Nikon D300 and a Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens. ISO was 400, f3.5 at 1/320 second.
  42. hotel's wifi.....
  43. Watching another's process
  44. D80 with 18-135
  45. This is from the test roll of my F 65xxxx I bought last summer. The lobster boat is intentionally run aground for it's annual barnacle scraping.
  46. Unseasonably warm weather here. The bees are still about gathering pollen where they can find it.
    D7000 300 f/4
  47. Last Friday started with a beautiful, but frosty sunrise here.
  48. My "process" almost always starts with breakfast!
  49. Arch. D700, 14 mm.
  50. Hi everyone. Happy Wednesday!
    Swan - a re-working of an older shot.
  51. 35/f2.8, tri-x
  52. Howdy, all...
  53. Michigan this winter has been unusually warm. Ordinarily this section of water is all ice by now, yet this lone duck found a small piece of ice to stand on.
  54. Too many favorites to mention, but Peter, the beignets at Cafe du Monde are to die for and should never be eaten while wearing dark clothing!!
  55. Meant to add a file for my contribution this week!
  56. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    We should start a pool and see if the hotel's wifi or is causing problems​
    Obviously the problem is hotel wifi. How can possibly be at fault? :)
    Jens Frederiksen: love the detail. So this is a 15-image stacked focus.
  57. Hi folks! I managed to capture an accidental self portrait this week... Yay. :)
  58. I had a couple of lenses AI converted, hadn't tried the 135 2.8 until recently. I was surprised at how easy it was to focus, and then more surprised when I used it at f16 for a three second exposure...
    I cleaned a few of the major dust bunnies.
  59. Hi all,
    Happy Wednesday to all.
    D300 and 16-85 mm VR @ 16 mm, f/11, 1/500, ISO 400
  60. Rod. In An Otherwise Mundane World.
  61. After the Storm.
  62. Remembering some of our heroes...
  63. Good wednesday all. Finaly got enough ice up here in New Hampshire to play on.
  64. Morning all, picture of a Copperhead snake for me this Wednesday.
  65. Simon,
    Nice shot! You realize Copperheads give a rather nasty bite? Trust you were at the 85mm end of the lens.:)
  66. Ice pearls in Nuuksio on Sunday. We got the first proper winter days, with -13 C temperature and amazing fog. I photographed these ice formations at Haukkalampi rapids with the idea of focus stacking in mind. As I moved the camera the on focusing rail the water on ice moved about and stacking was impossible; every shot was too different from each other. So I selected a favorite single frame and a black and white rendition of it.
  67. Lovely pictures today.
    John Rowsell, your corgi photos always make me smile. Simon Jenkins, I'm assuming he was in a glass enclosure? Though that leaf makes me think otherwise? Here in Texas they love to sun themselves on hiking trails in the spring. Adds an element of danger to your normal weekend hike. One of our craziest vacation stories: we were visiting Kentucky on a grad student-led hike through a nature preserve. The guide spent much of the hike warning us to look out for copperheads, especially around decaying tree trunks. At one point he stopped to poke an old tree trunk with his walking stick, and a swarm of copperheads came slithering out. We ran. And the guide didn't poke any more tree trunks for the rest of the hike.
    This is from a Sunday drive. All of Texas has been in a drought. Our area has not been hit as hard as other parts of Texas, but... this is the lake that supplies our water. Needless to say, we are doing our best to conserve water.
  68. Always fun to to see what people have been shooting -- a couple of my favourites so far come from Martin Z and Jens Frederiksen. Grabbed my camera to capture the aftereffects of a night of freezing rain before it melted away.
  69. my contribution this week is from a couple weeks back. it's the gondola at lake merritt.
  70. Greetings from a hot and surprisingly humid South Africa.
    While visiting a friend the other day, I was playing with a new monopod. While pigeons are not that exciting, I thought the sillouette against the cloud was interesting. As for the technique, simple. Forget to take your camera off matrix metering.
  71. Happy Wednesday everyone! More wonderful photos! My three of the week are:
    John F's landscape which really captures the subtle colours and light
    Ben S's winter lake for the lovely rich colour
    Steve L's swan for the great lighting
    My experiments with the new SB700 continue. For this one I took the flash off camera with an SC-28 remote cord and pointed it down at the carpet.......
  72. Nikon P7000 iso 400 ,f/4 @ 1/16
  73. Hello all,
    The first snow of the season dusted Mahonia bushes in the garden. I used on-camera flash to isolate the foreground plant from the snow cover on the ground.
  74. Hi all. Happy wednesday.
    Here is one of the first tests with my light tent.
  75. All excellent works, as always! My contribution this week is again a rose taken by a Sigma 50mm Macro.
  76. I was in an aquarium Steve and Lisa :)
  77. A glass sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London
    Nikon D300 + 50 mm 1.4
    Iso 1000 – f 2.2 – 1/ 320
  78. Just got back from a folk club in time to post a shot before midnight here.
    This is C&W influenced folk singer/songwriter Jess Morgan.
    D700, ISO 6400 + Tamron 70-300mm SP VC lens; 1/125th @ f/5.6. The shot could do with a bit more processing to subdue the noise, but it's close to the deadline.
  79. English Bay, Vancouver
  80. took this while visiting my nephew over the holidays
  81. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Not all shops in Saigon are selling Iphone/Ipods
    Jens your photo is simply outstanding - no less
  82. One of my first attempts at HDR. It's a bit cartoonish on purpose. Jacksonville, Florida from the Southbank Riverwalk near my office.
  83. Quite the opposite of Chuck's above.... Self portrait with Nikon F (reversed and slightly adjusted for contrast in PS), on Tri-X developed in Rodinal. The astute observer will have already noted the famed and much beloved Nikkor 105/2.5, done some disservice here by 1/15 shutter speed assuring no real sharpness. Yet, somehow, for the noble camera and lens combo, I like it.
  84. Shot with a D80 24mm f2.8 ISO 200 1/160 @ f2.8 polarized Hoya.
    Still not as foggy as I'm hoping for, but a good morning none the less.
  85. Indoor with some ambient light and SB28 flash bounced off the ceiling.
  86. Nowadays everybody dream at D4. So I took out my "ancient D50" with the obsolete 85/1,8D as a back up camera on my first assignement this year... About the D4 test drive : I dind't make'it !
  87. [​IMG]
    Nikon D7000; AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8G DX; ISO: 800; f/2.8 @ 1/100th.

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