Nikon Wednesday 2012: #44

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    Hello Nikon people, and a good Wednesday to everyone. For the 50 million or so of you that were in the path of Hurricane Sandy, I hope this finds you well, and with all your gear above water.

    A busy few days meant no prep time for a traditional product shoot on this just-finished jewelry - but it had to get recorded on the way out the door. So, two speedlights bounced off the ceiling, and I got what I got.

    But for something different and more timely (but still very Nikon), I thought I'd see about using the little D3200's native video capability to shoot some quick scenes of the weather as Sandy wandered past the DC area. So for a minute or so of some rain and swaying trees, followed by a post-sunset tropical blow, here's a link to a D3200 sequence (on YouTube - you can bump up to 1080HD if you want) showing how easy we had it compared to the folks up the shore and into New England. Good luck, flooded-out Northeastern Photo-Netters (even you Canon people!).
  2. A couple pileated woodpeckers taking a break on a fall day.
  3. cjk


    happy to see you're safe. Your video is really nice and indeed, you seems to have had it easy compared to us New Yorkers. ;)
    I took a short stroll in our neighborhood (Battery Park City in Manhattan) on Sunday, before everything shut down, and I came across these cute little people...
    I checked on them today and they are still around and still fighting giant feet.
    Cheers from flooded New York.
  4. Lots of wind in Maine, some power out but no big disasters. This rig wouldn't float away anyway.
  5. Good Wednesday, everybody. Matt, a nice video. Glad that the electricity was out only for one night, it can get easily much worse in Washington suburbs.
    The picture I am posting was taken a couple of weeks ago at the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains in California, not far from the border with Nevada (not far by California standards). These trees are the most long living organisms, the oldest ones being more than 4,000 years old. There are only two groves of these trees remaining, both in the White Mountains at more than 11,000 feet elevation. I post-processed the photo in b/w because I was shooting in the middle of the day (I did not want to drive there or back in the dark alone on the mountain road, last 12 miles unpaved), and in color it didn't look terribly attractive. I thought that b/w may be better.
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  7. Disneyland!! star wars episode VII due out in 2015. yay!
  8. photo here
  9. Happy Nikon Wednesday to all! Came across some photogenic rowing scenes: MIT Crew heading out in the pre-dawn colorful light on the Charles with Boston skyline, etc. Gorgeous necklace, Matt! Amazingly ancient-looking anchor, Roger, as though you dragged it home from Monhegan Island. Spectacular image, Mikhail -- the luminous silver against that deep black pearl sky is stunning.
  10. It has been a while since I have posted but with the storm and inability to travel outside my neighborhood I decided to take my girls for a walk. Found one of the trees down and they posed.
  11. Another pair of pileated woodpeckers. This pair decided to stop at a power pole infront my house.
  12. Nice colors at the local Farmer's Market. All images D200 with 28-105/3.5-4.5.
  13. Good luck with the storm everyone!
    Here's a Cayman sunset from a week or so back…
  14. Sarma, our 15 month old tiger cub
  15. Fun at wedding! :D
  16. bride&groom's cat at getting ready session :) This cat is very fat and funny! :)
  17. From the same wedding, bride at makeup artist.
  18. Gup

    Gup Gup

    Cufflinks given in gratitude to my Uncle Bernie by Sir Cliff Richard.
  19. Fortunately South Florida was spared the wrath of Sandy...
  20. For all of those in my hometown, I hope for a speedy recovery.
  21. My first post after a long time of lurking and viewing, this is from my Halloween collection.
  22. A long way from the trauma of the NE US.... Taking advantage of the multiple post and a glorious autumn day, one of North Wales' iconic places. Ffos Noddyn 1.
  23. Ffos Noddyn 2.
  24. Excellent shots today. Here are some of the fallen autumn leaves on the forest floor. Ashland County Ohio.
  25. Was out and about a couple weeks ago on a nice Saturday afternoon and spotted a group of Ford Cobra's parked along the country road.
  26. Call this one Red, White and Blue
  27. Nikon F, 105mm f/2.5, Kodachrome.
  28. Happy Halloween everyone.
  29. bms


    Hope everyone is Ok after Sandy. She barely touch mid-Maine (one of the advantages of living up here). Hardly anyone lost power, up here people were better off than most East coasters. Nice showing off the D3200 capabilities, Matt, happy for you the video stayed just "boring".... and did not get horrific.
    Prior to a portraits session on Sunday we "horsed" around a bit. Zach was laying up a few hoops and I shot with D800 (freshly back from Nikon), a pano head and the 14-24. This is a composite of 12 shots (larger version can be found here). Not all shots were in focus, which is operator error and NOT a D800 focus issue :)
  30. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    Sandy has touched us here. It's been windy and raining since Sunday night's snow. Harry is not enthusiastic about this weather. He's passing the time practising the fine art of nose painting on the window. At least he can stay dry doing that (not so much for the window).
  31. Been a while since I submitted. Was trying out my new aquisition recently. Really not easy using manual focus on a DSLR. But think the result was worth it.
  32. Damage was minimal here in central Connecticut. Lots of wind and cool clouds. Didn't lose any trees: they all went during last year's storms. As you can see, nobody lost power either. Around 8:40 the rain stopped and the full moon came out for a while. Time to take the camera to the backyard...
  33. Not much fall color left in the front yard yesterday after getting just the outer fringes of Sandy here in Western Ohio. What a difference a week makes...
  34. And next morning - as if nothing had happened at one of my favorite nearby nature preserves.
  35. Hope everyone is OK from the effects of Sandy. Shooting alot of Volleyball lately the season is near the end. Nikon D3, Nikon 80-200 2.8, 100mm, SS 1/1000, f/3.5, ISO 6400
  36. Morning all.
  37. trip to Eureka Springs, AR.
  38. Happy Wednesday and Halloween! Some really wonderful photos today, including Matt's video. Glad those of you posting from Sandy's path have been mostly unscathed, and hoping the rest will recover quickly.
    The weather here has been wonderful, so headed back to South Padre Island, TX again this past weekend. Here are two photos for the Halloween man made and the other a Reddish Egret's funny behavior. (D7000/70-300mm VR and D7000/500mm f/4)
    Skeleton family out for a bike ride
  39. Happy wednesday!
    Some gritty stuff from the last week:
  40. Good Morning to all Nikonians ... all my thoughts and prayers go out to the people on the East Coast as they work themselves through this major disaster. Hopefully calm will prevail for them in coming days.
    My shots today were taken in Land Between the Lake here in Western Kentucky. There is an Elk and Bison Prairie there that we visit often.
    I used my Nikon D90 with a Sigma 70-200 with 2x extender on for these shots. I used the window sill of car with a small blanket for support as one is not allowed to get out of the car.
    Thank you for viewing.
    phil b
    benton, ky
  41. Happy wednesday!
    Some gritty stuff from the last week:
  42. Here is my next Elk shot.
    Phil B
    Benton, ky
  43. and the last Elk shot.
    benton, ky
  44. Two low-light-shots from saturday:
    D3s, 105/1.8 at f/4, 1/50sec
    D700, Ai 35/1.4 at f/4, 1/250sec, missed the focus a bit
  45. Thankfully we got basically nothing but a cloudy and breezy Saturday out of Sandy. Sunday was beautiful and the winds had shifted to offshore so the surfers were out in force.
  46. Hello Nikonian friends!
    Thoughts and prayers go out to the people on the East Coast. Wishing you a speedy recovery and all the best!
  47. On Lake Michigan yesterday afternoon. Sandy and the full moon created up to fifteen foot waves here on the Milwaukee shore line.
  48. Nikon D300s & Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 (2)
  49. Nikon D300s & Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 (3)
  50. Rotunda at Texas State Capitol
  51. Zion NP Hiking in the Virgin River into the Narrows
  52. Just got power on a hour or so ago after a couple of days here in NJ. All is well with us. Here is mine for the week. Some leaves that have fallen in our yard. Enjoy.
  53. Nikon D800 w/24-70
  54. These two cheeky little guys had climbed somewhere they shouldn't really be, and saw me with the camera around my neck. "Take our photo mister!" one of them shouted as I passed. How could I resist?
    Coolpix 8800 set on Programmed exposure.
  55. A Sandhill Crane at the Circle B wildlife preserve in Lakeland, Florida.
  56. With emergency preparations in place, and the storm raging outside, we're stuck inside. What to do but celebrate with a nice romantic dinner. (We got off lightly up here; our thoughts are with friends in NY/NJ who had a lot more damage.)
    Romantic Dinner while the Storm Rages -- D300, 35 f/1.8G, 1/30th at f/4, room lighting, ISO 3200
  57. Funerary monument of Marie Antoinette at the Basilica of Saint Denis, just north of Paris.
    The texture and finish of the marble has been well appreciated by visitors since 1830.
  58. Grackles.
  59. Thoughts and prayers for everyone on the east coast, those affected inland, and all who are giving their best care to the grieving and injured, and to those beginning the long restoration. Here in Port Washington north of Milwaukee we experienced an unusually high surf. This photo shows some high school boys running out between waves on the breakwater, though the Coast Guard warned to stay back. Thankfully, no one was washed out into the waves.
  60. Was lucky to have escaped Sandy's fury with very little problems being in central MD. Thoughts and prayers for everyone affected.
    Here is my contribution for this week.
    No 1
  61. Wall Clock. Built of East Indian rosewood and birdseye maple solids and veneers and American black cherry. The piece is finished with polyurethane. The dial is a 180 mm white porcelain regulator. The movement is a Kieninger PS type that includes a 93 cm polished brass pendulum with 140 mm bob, a dead-beat Graham escapement, and a 160 mm coil gong. It chimes the hours and strikes on the half-hour. The movement is configured for an 8-day fall. The movement was purchased in 1978 and was never used. It was given to me as a gift after a friend's passing. D700, 24 mm.
  62. Thoughts and prayers with all suffering the results of Sandy. Neat video Matt !
    Some wonderful shots today.
    Mine are still from Dauphin Island
    Great Blue Heron
    Enjoying Dinner
  63. This sandspit photo was taken a week ago while kayaking at Janes Island State Park just north of Chrisfield, MD. Chrisfield was flooded by Sandy so I imagine that the shorelines in that area are significantly eroded and moved.
  64. Another skyline shot.
  65. Winter showed itself on Friday. This shot is of Myllypuro Rapids in Nuuksio. There are beavers in this river but they didn't show themselves to me that day.
  66. Close up of ice on one of the rocks. The water comes from the rapids over the moss and freezes on its way down.
  67. Stuck indoors for the past 3 days from never ending hurricane rain.
  68. And some frosted leaves from near my home.
  69. So I took the time to make a nice hamburger.
  70. I captured this back in July, but I just worked on it last night. I love the body language in this photo.
  71. We had our first snow last week, took the camera out with me on the morning dog walk. Nothing spectacular, but it's nice just to take pictures sometimes.
  72. Take 2
    I captured this back in July, but I just worked on it last night. I love the body language in this photo.
  73. Another:
  74. Greetings Nikonians, wherever you are in the world! I wish you all a good Wednesday. My thoughts are with those who experienced loss of relatives or homes due to hurricane Sandy. Hopefully all of you Nikonians are still with us, and hopefully you have not been effected too badly. The damages Sandy have caused are enormous, and it was surreal to watch what happened on the East Coast. While watching the terrible news, we had a beautiful winter night here. With fresh powder snow, no wind and the full moon was shining bright all night. The contrasts couldn’t have been bigger. Good luck also to those of you who have a lot of work to do to get back to “business as usual”.
  75. Before Sandy rolled through, we had some really nice fall weather. This is at the State Arboretum in Virginia.
  76. Happy Halloween Wednesday everyone! Hope those of you on the other side of the pond are all safe and dry.
    Lovely pictures as always. I particularly liked John F's welsh landscapes; I love that part of the world.
    Two main photographic events for me this week. Firstly, my daughters and friends all dressed up for one of several Halloween parties...
  77. Secondly, the discovery of a rare vintage air rifle in our attic that I'd forgotten I owned......
  78. My son really enjoyed peppering tin cans with it. Hence this new Facebook profile picture.....
  79. Hi Fantastic Stuff, really strong and varied set of images this week. Will need to scan back through the last few weeks!

    One from a few weeks ago, finally plucked up the courage to take the DSLR to the Barge, loads of images to sort through. Will be taking it again..should have a lot sooner too!

    D40X (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G) @ 18mm, f/8 @ 1/500s ISO 100[​IMG]
  80. Vanier Park, Vancouver
  81. With hurricane winds roaring about us, my grandson asked me to carve a pumpkin for Halloween . . . . so of course . . . .
  82. Great stuff this week, again! I spent some time catching up on some photo culling this week. This was a nice find because recently one of my coworkers was asking about purchasing a DSLR for soccer. He was asking about how much frame rate would affect shooting his daughter's games. I love 10 fps!
  83. From a recent long weekend in San Francisco. One of my first attempts finding the picture and waiting for the moment. I framed the shot, and waited, and waited, and captured a few moments, but this one stood out to me.
  84. A lot to really like this week, folks! But I have to say I've had the most fun enjoying Bing H's ... Green Thing. It's not fair to skip over so many others I like so well, but that's just it, this week - it's a bumper crop! Nice work everyone, and thanks to so many east coasters who probably had a very busy and wet past 48 hours. I'm sure we'll see lots of storm stuff next week.

    But until then, don't forget that the Red Cross is already out there helping out with housing and support for many people who are dealing with real loss and damage across a large swath of the country. They can always use a quick, small, online donation to keep up with things. Sure feels like my area dodged a bullet, and that little reality check makes writing a little check that much easier. Don't mean to hijack this bounty of enjoyable photography with a fund raising pitch, but it seemed worth saying.

    Looking forward to next week! Thanks again, everybody, for the weekly trip around the world.
  85. Fleet Week 2012 San Francisco
  86. street-style pic, west oakland.
  87. ---Last , hope yall had a happy Halloween!
  88. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Nikon D600 with 85mm/f1.8 AF-S at f5.6, 1/60 sec and ISO 200
    two flashes: SB-700 on camera and SB-900 from the right side.
  89. D800 / 24-85 VR
  90. d800 / 24-85 VR
  91. Thanks Matt L. for your kind words. "Green Thing" is the stump of a broken branch on a large Douglas fir, now overgrown with moss. Santa Cruz Mountains, south of San Francisco.
  92. Wonderful shots, Wade Roth!
    Never too late to post, is it? -- One Last Show
    D5100 - Sigma 17-70mm OS
    Beautiful Day in Michigan

    Not quite sure how to post pictures here

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    Beautiful Sunny Day In Michigan last week of course.
    D700 Nikon 24-70

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