Nikon Wednesday 2012: #5

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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!​
    A good Nikon Wednesday to everyone. Though we're now into February, we're having some uncharacteristically above-freezing weather. That wasn't stopping a lot of people from enjoying a Friday night in a temporary ice rink put up in one of our local town squares. I think I saw two or three people who knew what they were doing, but everyone else was still having fun. Saw a lot of friends holding on for dear life and laughing. Perhaps it helps that the rink is just outside several busy bars. Still, it was a chance to practice movement shots in really poor light at high ISOs. I'm still surprised what I can get away with on the ol' D300.

    Had your Nikon gear out after dark? Share a photo!
  2. Tiger Cub watching the photographer
  3. January 2012
  4. The wild bald eagle has been a symbol of freedom and courage as the National Bird of the USA for 230 years. D300 80-400 Vr at 370 mm f13 1/1600.
  5. Found on a walk today, always reassuring when you are in the middle of nowhere.
  6. The Mayflower Cafe in Downtown Jackson, MS. has been an historic icon since the 1930's and appeared in one scene in the movie, "The Help".
  7. A birthday party at a large chain fast food restaurant and decided on photographing the kids favorite food item. Processed in Lightroom 3
  8. Chinese New Year festival Downtown L.A.
  9. Along the Snake River in Idaho.
  10. One of my wonderful models, Miss E.
  11. High School Sports!
  12. Orchid on sale in Little Saigon, Westminster, CA on the occasion of Lunar New Year 2012.
  13. Happy Wednesday...
  14. To Matt's question, it was almost dark on this one ;-) There wasn't enough light to AF, so it was manual all the way.
  15. My Grandson in their woodshed this past weekend..........this time voluntarily.
  16. Bronze statue in Dallas, Texas.
  17. One of the two wood ducks wintering at a local pond. Wood ducks are very uncommon in South Texas, so it's a treat to see these. (D7000/500mm@1/800, f/4, ISO 160)
  18. Birmingham (the one in the UK): a city full of reflective surfaces:
  19. [​IMG]Hello everyone - lots of snow in my area along with freezing rain (Montreal). Mine is an indoor shot of a wooden angel in St.Georges Anglican Church in Montreal. All the very best until next week.
  20. Happy Wednesday. Kittens shot with a D300 and 30mm 1.4 Sigma.
  21. Anne - lovely use of the light.
    This pic is pre-dawn from a couple of weeks ago; frosted grass, lake and moon in mist
  22. Early morning light and fog....
  23. The Reflex Nikkors are odd lenses and tricky to work with. Not very sharp, uneven light distribution across the frame and very sensitive to motion blur due to its light weight. Many hate its bokeh, but I think it is quite interesting for some applications. I have four models: 500mm f/8 N and the older model, 500mm f/5 and 1000mm f/11.This is an image taken with the 500mm f/8N (newer model)Thank you for viewing.
  24. Winter and frost has here. Huopanankoski rapids, Viitasaari, Central Finland. -23 Celsius.
  25. Certain lenses seem to add light to a scene, especially attached to a D700, and the AIS Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 is certainly one of these. My son, in mama and dada's bed, sleeping a little later than usual. There is some gnarly color fringing (of all three varieties) along the edge of the bed which I tried to fix, with partial success, in PS. And the focus is a bit short of the head, where it belonged, but I still love the photo very much.
    By the way, today seems to be the day of the 80-400, a lens we not long ago didn't see much of. What a great lens, judging by these fine, sharp, well crafter photographs.
  26. Good Wednesday, everyone! So many great photos already.
    My contribution today is a photo of a sunrise in the Silicon Valley, over the headquarters of the Oracle Corp.
  27. Still going through last summer's shots. Here's a restoration of an early 1900's summer cottage.
    Cousin's Island, Maine
  28. Impossible parking
  29. A great Wednesday everyone! As usual many good photos already. My favorites so far:
    Bashar Alshabi
    Jeff Lipsman
    Jana Hughes
    Tony Hadley
    Steve Belden
    Bogdan Nicolescu
    Here's mine for this week. Was at Kolkata Book Fair held every winter here at Kolkata, India. It's a bokeh shot using 35mm f/1.8 AF-S DX. Hope to see many more great shots today. The day has just begun !!
  30. My picture was not made after dark but I hope it is still interesting for the viewers. Made with Nikon F100, AI-s Nikkor 400mm f/3.5 ED-IF on Fuji film (Sensia if I recall it correct). I have the impresion that my pics made with the 400mm are a lot better on film than on a digital sensor.
    Hope you like the pic.
  31. Wild Animal Park in San Diego
  32. A beautiful day in the park.
  33. While not quite after dark, it was dark enough to enlist the aid of 2 lamps in the room.
  34. 35/2.8, tri-x
  35. This was taken last week at the lake behind the Ford dealership. Had to take so many shot of these small ducks. They would never let me get closer than 1000feet. Male and female hooded mergansers. Nikon D3x, Nikon 300 2.8, Nikon TC-20E III, 600mm, F/6.3, 160 sec, ISO 200
  36. Happy wednesday!
    Here's another handball-shot. Yesterday a match found place in a rather dim venue and I've had a lot of bad-focused shots.
  37. Kong he fat choi! Another Chinese New Year picture of a Lion procession.
    D700 + Tamron 28-75.
  38. Great stuff already! The following caught my eye: Ann, Thom, Steve, Miha.
    In Nashville, Tennessee, there's an exact replica of the Parthenon. Yesterday, I was out playing with a wide-angle zoom, and a polarizing filter.
  39. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    Are eyes windows to the soul?
    Harry (top) and Hattie attempt to answer this question.
  40. Party Spaghetti
    Brown 3/4 lb. ground beef, add 1 small onion (chopped) and 1 small green pepper (sliced) and cook 5 min. Add ½ c. ripe olives (sliced), 1 can (2 oz.) mushrooms, 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce, 2½ c. canned whole tomatoes (reserving juice), reserved juice + water to make 2 c., 1 t. salt, ¼ t. pepper, 1 T. Worcestershire sauce, 8 drops Tobasco sauce, and 4 oz. spaghetti. Cover and simmer 40 min., stirring once in a while. Uncover and simmer 15 min. more.
    This is a pretty small recipe. I usually make at least 3X and have made as much as 8X in a giant pot.
    If photography is planned, refrigerate leftovers in a clear plastic container like this:
  41. My shot this morning was taken back in Sept. when we were on vacation in Maine. A line up of picnic tables, one behind each little cabin. Peaceful and quiet.
  42. Near Port Wing, Wisconsin last week end
  43. My image this week is a section of a dam. One of the streams of water was from the flow over the dam, the other stream of water was from the water wheel. Location was Murray's Mill in Catawba, NC.
  44. Niki and I found some snow in upstate ny.
  45. D5000 with a Sigma 30mm F1.4
  46. Grasses and a Sunset
  47. Great shots this moring !
    Been having a lot of rainy , misty morning. Found this web covered white asylum.
    Hope you enjoy.
    D300 105mm micro f/16 1/80 ISO 800 Manual settings SB900 Diffused
  48. Street performer at high noon, Embarcadero, San Diego CA. D300s x 24-70 @F9 & 70mm, S=1/250".
  49. Grace Lutheran Church, San Diego. D700, 14mm.
  50. A reassuring hand rests on the side of a young girl's face as she prepares to compete in a contest.
  51. Very tasty...
  52. lets try that again :)
  53. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    On the way home from the market with a new roof
  54. [​IMG]
    Aidan , the 7th grandchild, who will be 2 soon; and oatmeal
    D700, 80-200 AiS @200 1/80 f5.6 iso 6400
  55. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Sorry - wrong text to the above photo
  56. [​IMG]
    Monk boys in Myanmar
  57. First time posting here. Sorry for the small image above. Maybe someone can tell me what I did wrong. Thanks.
  58. Hi folks! I visited an animation workshop last Monday, very cool stuff they make in there...
  59. A lot of cool shots here today. My favorites so far: Joe, Steve (and I don't like cats) and Markku (Finland Brrrrrrrr....).
  60. Great work everyone. I especially love Ann Overland's pic. Just gorgeous. Also Joe Elrod, René Villela, and Gej Jones efforts. Robert Davies, nice food shot - I've been doing a lot of this recently, using an old 55mm f2.8 Ai-s, however I just got myself a 60mm AF-S which I'm looking forward too trying out in anger.
    My contribution for this week is a moment of contemplation from celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, at a recent food festival here in Cayman.
  61. Nice pics have been posted. I'm trying to post my first pic.
  62. Happy Nikon Wednesday everyone! Keep on shooting!
  63. Good Morning Everyone, Lots of beautiful work this week. This is a shot of my shop (cargo container). Thanks for viewing.
  64. My Blue Moon for this week's after dark theme. (actually, it's really the sun but if you don't tell, I won't)
  65. Thanks Chris, my 60mm AFD is perfect for food pictures (perfect working distance on FX) and also doubles as a standard 'no distortion' lens for full length portraits in the studio.
    Nice work from everyone else.
  66. i was at another cheerleading competition this weekend... this one was high admission but low production values: they were using convention center exhibition hall lighting, instead of a theatrical lighting rig. that made for high ISOs, and grainy photos. but what the heck, you work with what you got. in this one, we have a very, very emotional coach during his team's presentation. i'm surprised he didn't bust a blood vessel. geez!
  67. Kent Shafer and Robert Davies: you made me VERY hungry :)
    Doug Santo: I love those colours! Sweet!
    Last saturday, our local photo friends took us to a nearby lake in Banyoles (Spain) for our monthly gathering. It was heavy overcast, and we had to stop shooting just after dark as it started to rain.
    This picture was with the D90 and Tamron 17-50, and I fired an SB600 off camera, handheld, at maximum zoom and full power to reach the birds, while still lighting up the foreground a bit.
  68. Ah Matt, a topic after my own heart. I thoroughly enjoy shooting after dark, as it creates a whole different perspective on things.
    Here's a shot of the 163-foot Feadship-built yacht IROQUOIS. I used an editing package called Snapseed on my ipad to give the soft blur effect. Pretty cool.
    As always some fantastic entries today.
  69. This is from our Village Carnival last year, with a cavalcade of vintage cars with drivers and passengers in period costume. The woman in this picture seems to have a mixture of fear, hysteria and anticipation that the ordeal will soon be over, written on her face.
  70. Nikon P7000 P-Matrix - AWB - f/4 - 1/30 - ISO 200 - EC -1 - flash SB 400
  71. Icicles on a rock in Lauttasaari, Helsinki, on Tuesday.
  72. Happy Wednesday everyone! My favorites this week:
    Ann's Trees
    Markku's Finland landscape
    Roberta's web covered flowers
    Mine is another simple portrait of my daughter Rachel.
  73. At the piano with Granny (recent night photo, for Matt's request)
  74. A Happy Wednesday to everyone! Lovely pictures guys...keep up the good work. Cheers!
  75. Celebrating the start of the Year of the Dragon (Chinatown The Hague, Netherlands)
  76. Sam. He managed to stay around for twenty years, finally taking a downward - and final - turn last week. He simply grew old. Last of the cats growing with the kids as they also matured. So, more fond memories than anything else. (I the past year he made a great subject. After a meal he'd find a comfortable place to nap unfazed by anything I did with the camera). D7000 Tamron 60 f/2 @3.5 SB-900
  77. Joseph, My thoughts are with you in your grieving process. "Grief is so painfully real, regardless of its origin. The love of, and attachment to, an animal friend can equal that of human relationships. Likewise the loss of an animal can be just as devastating."
    Written by Rev. Joel L. Morgan
    Joseph thank you for sharing that wonderful photo of Sam.
  78. My nephew draining a 3 pointer during a local HS basketball game.
    D700+AFS 70-200, ISO 5000, 1/1000s @ f/2.8
  79. There is a former Confederate encampment about 5 miles from home and every year they have a mock battle between the Confederate soldiers and the Union soldiers to recreate a battle that took place in 1864. Converted and aged in post.
  80. jfz


    Went out with the goal of using ND filters. So here it is
  81. From a recent shoot.
  82. Oop's...
  83. Kris Heylen -
    I appreciate your comment. Thank you.
  84. D200 18-70 - Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, CA [​IMG]
  85. And, for something a bit different ....
  86. Thanks Tanay,Martin Z, and rob mulligan for your comments.
    Joseph Panico, as a fellow cat lover , my sympathies for your loss. A touching photo of Sam.

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