Nikon Wednesday 2013: #48

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    Hi Nikon people. Not to sound too regional, but here's hoping not too many of you are caught up in this nasty storm that's aimed at Thanksgiving travelers across the US. Keep your lenses dry!

    Happily, I've been working on indoor projects this week. On the long list of table-top product shooting was a this freshly maid bracelet. Shiny things, always a challenge. Hope everyone's got a peaceful few days with family ahead, and some nice dry photography to do. Share!
  2. An unsuccessful Nikon FA purchase (it scratches the negatives) let me to take a couple shots I liked...
  3. And one more...
  4. Found this artwork in the streets of San Diego's Little Italy, at the Italian Festa.
  5. Doing some Christmas party photos on the weekend ...
    Some kind of movie theme :)
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  6. Morning Nikon people. Slightly in keeping with Matt's original. An oldie
  7. Norman 202

    Norman 202 i am the light

    Nikon v1 18.5/1.8
  8. Norman 202

    Norman 202 i am the light

  9. Amuse my Bouche :)
  10. Nothing fancy, just a snap I took only a few minutes ago using the SB-N5 flash that just arrived today from Adorama's Amazon store. Flash angled upward and left, reflected off sheet of typing paper.
    Nikon V1, 10-30VR, SB-N5 flash, auto everything, portrait image mode, JPEG straight from camera.
    ISO 400, 1/60 @ f/4, 18mm.
    Should be a handy doodad for the rare occasions when I need flash with the V1. Not powerful, but no need for extra batteries, and the V1, 10-30VR and SB-N5 combo are lightweight enough I can hold it in one hand steadily and a makeshift reflector in the other. Suits my preferences.
  11. Took this one last wednesday evening, one of very few clear nights we have had this autumn.
  12. Window decoration.
  13. A pair of Mallard ducks we see on our hike every morning. I always bring corn for them in the winter.
  14. A bit frosty the other morning.
  15. The opening of the Christmas Street in Helsinki took place on Sunday.
  16. These "lit" dresses were attracting photographers.
  17. On Pohjois-Esplanadi.
  18. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Nikon D3X, Nikon 300 2.8, F/6.3, 1/1250 sec, ISO 400
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  19. [​IMG]Old one from my D80
  20. Pennybacker Bridge in Austin, Texas on a very cloudy, cold day.
  21. Daphne and her grandma.
  22. Ilkka--wonderful photos! Is that the new 58/1.4? If so, how are you finding it? The pictures certainly look sharp..thanks!
  23. Colorado river seen from White Rock Canyon, Az.
  24. Good day everyone! Hope you're enjoying the last sunny summer days before the winter...that's the subject of my photo for this week! Cheers!
  25. walking around New Orleans last week
  26. walking around New Orleans
  27. Last one from New Orleans last week
  28. Can't remember the last white Thanksgiving we had. Safe travels to those in the US.
  29. Yes, it is the new 58/1.4 AF-S. I like it a lot; the colors are rich, the sharpness is good but it doesn't "shout" at you like with some other lenses that produce very contrasty fine detail but occasional artifacts in out of focus areas; with the 58mm AF-S the detail is there in the focused areas but it is more gentle and very smoothly transitions into soft out of focus areas. It is quite lightweight and the manual focus feel is nice. I'm very happy that Nikon focuses their effort on other characteristics than absolute resolution as most images are viewed on relatively low resolution platforms, mobile devices, computer screens, and small to moderate prints. The characteristics of the 58mm you can feel even at small display sizes but there is still plenty of detail which is seen in larger prints.
  30. Here are mine for the week. While the plant is commonly called the Christmas cactus this one blooms on Thanksgiving. Nikon D800 + Voigtlander 28mm. Enjoy.
  31. Great shots everyone. Well we have had some rain of late. Not the blowing hard rains, but a cool, light misty rain that just calls me out with the macro lens.
    D800 60mm with extension tube
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
  32. Stopped at Red Rock SP near Gallup NM for a hike a couple of weeks ago and this tree was backlit by the morning sun. I was so captivated by the silver leaves against the red rock that I didn't notice the tree was loaded with red berries until I reviewed the image during post.
  33. Church rock dominates the park.
  34. Hoodoos on the back side of church Rock.
  35. A scene right outside our front window on a frosty autumn morning two days ago.
  36. [​IMG]
    nikon d60, nikon 10.5mm fisheye
  37. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I haven't posted here much lately but was out kayaking in Florida with my brother on Monday. Took my D80, recently aquired tokina 12-24 and its companion tokina 50-135 - this feels like a very good light weight kit for most of my outings though depending I will add a macro. Saw a wide variety of wading birds, turtles, and the first gators (several) I've encountered in the wild. Fantastic day of paddling! [​IMG]
  38. Early morning mountain shot
  39. d300
  40. Splendid array of photos as has been the norm. Mine taken of horses at a polo game.
  41. And another
  42. And the last
  43. Hi everyone, this week I used a laser to light up a set of crystals.
  44. next one
  45. last one
  46. First Ice on the Lake for this season.
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  47. I seem to be doing a lot of indoor photography at night this month. This is the latest at the Rendville Art Works Art Exhibit at the Bryn Du Mansion in Granville, Ohio. All photos taken with a D300 with 17-55 f/2.8 and SB-900 flash. For many of the indoor photos I had a LumiQuest 80-20 reflector mounted to the flash.
  48. Rendville Art Works in Rendville, Ohio is an Independent Service Provider for Perry County Bd. of Developmental Disabilities. Most of the art on display, and for sale, was created by Perry DD clients.
  49. The Perry DD clients receive something like 80 - 90% of the proceeds from the sale.
  50. The great stone circle at Avebury, Wiltshire, is set in a much larger prehistoric landscape. Most visitors don't get beyond the stone circle, but a mile or so to the north one shares the early neolithic site of Windmill Hill only with sheep and skylarks. There are views towards the late Neolithic mound of Silbury Hill (the largest prehistoric mound in Europe), as well as well preserved barrows (funerary mounds) of late Neolithic/ Early Bronze Age date.
    ~1 Silbury Hill from Windmill Hill
  51. `2 Bell barrow on Windmill Hill
  52. ~3 Bell barrow on Windmill Hill; Silbury Hill in distance
  53. [​IMG]A lady was playing the harp at my church so I got this one.
  54. Taken at Hampton Court Palace, England.
  55. [​IMG]This is an empty Farmer's field in St.Phillippe in Quebec one late afternoon. This is a no-tripod 3 image HDR with some small adjustments in Capture NX. I used continuous high speed shutter and auto-bracket.
  56. Southbound D&I train going through Canton, South Dakota. Had to use x5 Nikon SB-25 to light the train, and x3 White Lightning X3200 to light the elevator.
    Kent in SD
  57. Hangin at the train station the other day.
  58. Friday night with Iris, our granddaughter.
  59. Cooper's Hawk in the back yard.
  60. Playing around with my Ais 50mm f 1.4 (at f1.4) My son walked into the kitchen and became a subject. Happy Thanksgiving everbody!
  61. Oops, here's the hawk
  62. winter coming...
  63. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Saw this M/Y A yacht in the Auckland Harbour a few days ago. Its unusual appearance caught my eye. The tour guide described it as property of a Russian tycoon:
    Nikon D800E with 24-120mm/f4 AF-S VR lens @ 98mm, f8.
  64. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    My accomodation in New Zealand was, of course, far more modest, but we did get to stay on the Milford Mariner for one night.
    Nikon D7100 with 80-400mm AF-S VR at 80mm, wide open at f4.5 and I used 1/800 sec since I was on a small boat.
  65. Shun
    That yacht looks like something Captain Nemo would like.
  66. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Here is another angle of that A yacht.
  67. One on my favorite clown shots from the Detroit Thanksgiving day parade, went downtown before day break to witness the staging of this event, snow, cold and a bit of wind to top it off, but just like true northerners this event was a well executed and attended event.
    Nikon D800E ISO 200 24-70 F/2.8 @ 56 mm f/5.6 1/20
  68. As parade starts I decide that 3 1/2 hours of shoots the eager participants is enough and I head out, this shot represents the near beginning of the parade.
    Nikon D800E ISO 200 70-200 f/2.8 @ 70mm f/5.6 1/200

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