Nikon Wednesday 2013: #45

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    Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Wednesday threads are right here: This forum's moderators are allowing up to three images per week, so share some work!​
    Hello Nikon people, and a good Wednesday to all. Is it just me, or has the proliferation of pumpkin-flavored food, coffee, and beer reached nearly epidemic new heights? Where are all of those pumpkins coming from? Perhaps they're actually an infinitely scalable mathematical construct, instead of a gourd. Like these Mandelbrot Pumpkins.

    Surely you've shot something seasonally savory? Share!
  2. A September full moon over the Portland Head Lighthouse.
  3. Seasonally savory - not sure this qualifies - chili pepper ristras at the local Farmer's Market.
    Taken with the first Nikon lens I purchased (in 1979) - 105/2.5 Ai - and the only one I kept throughout the years.
  4. The Window Washer at La Arcada in Santa Barbara.
    Image taken with the 28/2.8 AiS - a lens I acquired in 2002 and wish I had gotten much earlier.
  5. Ghost couch potato on Halloween.

    D2H, 18-70DX
  6. Just been rejigging my computer and came across this Summer night shot...
  7. and an Autumn capture from my compact:
  8. Matt - Mandelbrot - or Fibonacci?
    First the wide view.
  9. Then the detail.
  10. Cleaned out the lampshade dishes on saturday and found some interesting volunteers for a photo shoot.
  11. One daisy left in the flower bed. Very early morning. Attempting to capture a shot with an AI lens. I kind of liked how the flower came out pure white and yellow while the surrounding foliage is almost blacked out.
  12. Lexie
  13. Fall woodland shot
  14. Heard this the other day:
    Q: What does the "B" stand for in "Benoît B. Mandelbrot"?
    A: "Benoît B. Mandelbrot"
  15. Daphne in her playhouse, ordering supplies maybe.
  16. This past weekend the wife and I went to Arkansas for a photo op. weekend. This is a beautiful State and we didn't have enough time.
  17. The things people do.
  18. Last one
  19. Yes, I know, another fall leaf shot, yawn...who hasn't done one of those?? Well, me, till last week. Remember I'm a beginner so I was excited to try to combine a few things here...
  20. Water fun at Great Wolf Lodge WI
  21. Here are mine for the week. Nikon D800 + Voigtlander 58mm. Enjoy.
  22. Heard this hawk scream while I was getting something out of my car. I found him in a tall tree across the highway. Took off as soon as I got close. Nikon D3X, Nikon 300 2.8, F/7.1, 1/1000 sec, ISO 400
  23. Squirrel
  24. Rumely steam tractor pulling a plow at Andover, SD. Nicole is beautiful even with soot all over her face!
    Kent in SD
  25. Young doe running across my backyard.
  26. This is a shot from a little personal project I'm working on with some really inexpensive zooms. This one is with an old Sigma manual focus 35-135. Is it the sharpest lens out there? Not by a long shot. Is it sharp enough to justify its $4 price tag? You bet.
  27. Bogdan - self portrait? :)
    Kent - great shot of belching smoke, steel, and a pretty face!
  28. [​IMG] Taken in Candiac close to where I live.
  29. [​IMG]This one was taken in Laprairie Quebec.
    Not sure why this one is showing up as an attachment since the pixel size is 678x450 (the same as the previous shot).
  30. Wonderful shots today as always!
    We are visiting Dauphin Island, Al. Haven't seen too many shore birds as of yet. So these are what are in season at the island :) Hope you enjoy.
  31. Hamish, love your shots. I don't normally like shots of dead bugs :), but these are wonderful.
  32. A "mystery" door from the "Funk" zone in Santa Barbara.
  33. Granddaughter Iris with her Pumpkin sweatshirt.
  34. oops, wrong file. here's the right size
  35. She's got that infectious smile!
  36. From the Old time Fiddlers Convention last month, D200, MF 80-200/4 at about 5.6
  37. Roberta, thanks! I would of course prefer to take pictures of living bugs, but I can rarely get them to sit still for 30 seconds :) These were taken with a 105mm af-s and a reversed old 50mm Ai stuck on the end of it, somewhere between f22 and f40 in available light, so I´m forced to use long shutter speeds.

    Love your pictures too, and your zenfolio page is full of so many breathtaking pictures. Incredibly inspiring!
  38. Kent,
    Q: What does the "B" stand for in "Benoît B. Mandelbrot"?​
    Apparently, it was an initial he chose himself! Some people think it may refer to his entire name, making it infinitely self-referential...
    A suitably enigmatic photo is attached, in accordance with Forum rules.
  39. Gup

    Gup Gup

    From the archives...
  40. Patrick, I'm a Mamiya guy:)
    It's a small story about this gentleman living in Sulina, an old and isolated town at the mouths of Danube river.
    I was setting up my Mamiya for a shot when this gentleman approached me and started asking about my camera, and then saying he's got a Hassy as well. Given the isolation of that place it was very surprising hearing his very knowledgeable talk about photography, cameras and so on.
    It turns up he was a wedding photographer in Toronto, now retired and returned to his hometown.
    He's got a pristine, well cared Hassy with three lenses and a full wedding photographer kit including couples of Metz flash guns and other goodies.
    Although he did not use his gear for very long time it has a lot of sentimental value to him. I gave him couples of fresh rolls to replace his long expired films with the word that he has to use them.
    I should pay a visit to him in the spring when this place becomes accessible again and see whether he took his Hassy out.
  41. Neat story, Bogdan! I have five medium format cameras but my Mamiya RB67 is my newest and favorite. What a beast it is though. Heavy.
    Let us know if he took his Hassy out.
  42. Yangtze sunrise.
  43. Happy Wednesday everyone. Lovely pictures as always. Kent I love your steam tractor picture :)
    Here's a few pictures of autumn details taken with the D90 and lensbaby in the local woods.....
  44. Farmer's door.
  45. Remains of a leaf.....
  46. A very hungry caterpillar......
  47. Cute little sisters posing in the market.
  48. A couple from N Ark last week, riding ahead of weather
  49. and a second--D700 24-70
    on Mt Magazine
  50. Beautiful bike, John!
  51. hbs


    These poor pumpkins never made it as jack-o-lanterns and will probably never become pumpkin pies either.
  52. hbs


    .....2nd try
  53. In the frenetic retro, I went all the way back to ten years before I was born and bought a Nikon S2 at 1/5 of the price of the newest Nikon Df peudo-retro digital wonder. The S2 looks really really retro, and even can be used by me to take not so retro pictures.
  54. Candy corn...seasonally sweet!
  55. Parking area. First shoot with my New Nikon D600.
  56. D700 85mm f1.8g
  57. Peter, thanks for the interesting info about Dr. Mandelbrot's middle initial. I thought what I posted was just a clever joke—had no idea it might be true.
  58. Wenshu - the classics never go out of style! Nice shot with the S2 and it reaffirms how much I like Fuji Superia 200. Excellent stuff.
  59. Hi Patrick, thank you for kind words. Just like the simplicity of this old fellow. The fuji 200 film tends to produce a little bit more red otherwise is a nice product to use in daylight.
  60. Just spent a couple of days camping in the Yosemite valley. The morning light was sweet.
  61. Thanks, Renee. She's a good girl.
  62. The symmetry, and color contrast caught my attention. Taken through glass.
  63. Good afternoon all.

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