Nikon Wednesday 2013: #50

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    Hello Nikon people, and a good Wednesday to all. Something tells me that there will be a few snow and ice photos this week. That was quite a system or two that blew across the continent over the last several days. Our first wave, here, was decent little glazing of ice. We've had snow since, but the ice is always more interesting to me, visually. So of course, a bit of ice, below. What'd you shoot? Share!
  2. Checking out the slice, Fort Worth, December 9, 2013.
    We got 2-3" of slice between Friday and Saturday - not snow, but a deceptive looking combination of sleet and ice, with a thin hard crust over pebbly white sleet. I decided to venture out Monday, cane in hand, 41 year-old Herman Survivors on feet (same pair I bought when I was 15). It was like walking on a slice of crunchy pie crust... if the filling was made of BB's. I figured the accumulation and soft grass and earth underneath would minimize any breakage. I set up the Nikon V1 for interval shooting to document the carnage. Unfortunately the shortest interval is 5 seconds, too much of a gap between shots for a proper animated GIF.
    Nah, I didn't fall. I just set up a long shutter speed to goof around.
    Nikon V1, 10-30 VR @ 10mm, ISO 100, 1/2 sec @ f/16, 5-second interval timer.
  3. Havem't posted photos for a while, I am now sharing a few shots of the Xmas lights that are on display in the neighborhood. These photos were taken with a Nikon V1, 10-50mm, at ISO 800, handheld.
  4. Xmas lights #2
  5. Xmas lights #3
  6. I may have posted this before, but I'm not sure.

    This is Shiner, a dear friend of a buddy of mine.
    Shiner had to be put down this week.
    He'll be remembered fondly.
  7. Norman 202

    Norman 202 i am the light

  8. Hi all. Best wishes from cold Ankara / Turkey. I take this photo with Nikon D600 & Nikon 50mm F1.4 AI lens.
  9. Martin Z. That's a very nice photo of "Shiner". Sorry to hear that he went to the Rainbow Bridge.
    My first shot is a new Pizza recipe that I have been using called "Grandma" pizza. It is really good.
  10. Wanna Monkey Around.
    Lexie's favorite toy taking a break from the action.
  11. We have been having great weather here in Florida. Shot last week at almost sunset. Nikon D3, Nikon 300 2.8, 1/1000 sec, f/3.5, ISO 1250
  12. D7000, 10-14mm lens at 10mm, f3.5, ISO 200, approximately 200 pictures, stacked using Startrails software.
  13. HDR, two photos. D7000, 16-85 lens.
  14. D7000, 16-85 lens.
  15. I took this photo of our greyhounds a couple of years ago. Earl,* the brindle in front, passed on about a month ago, and his buddy, Mr. Blue, was devastated. Blue has been moping around, not eating, and sometimes howling in the night at the empty dog bed next to his.
    (*They often called him Speedo, but his real name was Mr. Earl.)
  16. So last Friday we adopted Shayna, shown below experiencing her first snow since arriving from the track in Florida, where she ran 160 races during her three-year career. She's a little younger than Mr. Blue and brimming over with personality and joie de vivre. While it's still early, indications are that she's going to be a good friend for Blue. And of course she's a fine new model for me.
  17. Ice delivered to the landscape yesterday
  18. Disc golf tournament last Saturday
  19. Same day, Saturday, soccer game
  20. Of the ornaments we added to our Christmas tree this year, I have a favorite.
  21. And a souvenir from Norway
  22. Afternoon delights.
  23. [​IMG]Lex - I liked your 'fooling around' on 'slice'. I am sorry about Shiner being put down this week and just before Christmas makes it even more sad. Andy your image reminded me of the Invictus movie. This is a time of year that I am not really motivated to take shots so mine is an 'oldie' taken in Rawdon Quebec during an Autumn season (not this year).
    PS It was not overcast as specified on the title.
  24. I also got some of the ice in the last few days.
  25. I went out to take pictures of people in a 5 kilometer run in -28C weather.
  26. It was a bit frosty ...
  27. Martin--
    Sorry to hear of your dog.
    Meanwhile, Canadian Pacific RR's Holiday Train, in Brookings SD. Railfan photographer using a Canon in the foreground. I tried to talk some sense into him.
    Kent in SD
  28. ummm, maybe very frosty
  29. LBJ Library, Austin, Texas
  30. No ice and snow around here, just COLD!
  31. Try it again.
  32. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    For those that express things in DD/MM/YY format, today is 11/12/13! There must be something special 'bout that.
    Had the camera and the kids out at the same time this weekend. It was cold; around -13C. I thought that was nippy until I just looked at the thermometer which declares that it is -21C now at 9:25AM.
    Harry wanted to show how deep the snow was. For the snow to be belly deep on him means that the rest of us only need ankle boots.
  33. Hattie has no problem with 3" deep snow but she doesn't like the cold as much as Harry.
  34. The real challenge is to try to get a nice photo of them together.
    Hattie (on top) says "He started it!" and she's probably right.
    Sorry to hear about Slider. I sense he had a good life.
  35. Same day, Saturday, soccer game​
    Huh? - rugby: unless they play weird soccer in your town or perhaps its just the Marines...
  36. Df, 50/1.8G, ISO100, f8.0, 1/640s
  37. Kent, Sorry to hear of your loss of Mr. Earl. I bet Mr. Blue is happy to have another companion. Thanks for adopting the Greyhounds.
  38. Matt, Jim - nice ice. Here are two of mine.
  39. And the second...
  40. Start of rugby practice for the grandchildren.
  41. [​IMG] John R - lovely shots of the dogs. Many great Ice shots which I love.
    This one is another 'oldie' from Rawdon Quebec.
  42. Old railway bridge in town, decorated for the holidays.
  43. Great train photo Kent!
    Now if Lionel would product a model of that train with all the lights ...
  44. Dock in the fog.
  45. Some really wonderful shots today.
    Martin Z, nice shot of Slider, sorry for your friends loss.
    Jim Palmer, gorgeous detail you have captured in that ice.
    John Roswell, so nice to see Harry and Hattie again, wonderful shots.
    We have not had ice, but cold rain. Here is the dianthus after the rain.
  46. Gup

    Gup Gup

    Here are the first two out of my new D800E. (There has to be a story...)
    I purchased it two and a half weeks ago after 18 months of procrastination, worked on setting it up a bit that night, and then the next day slipped on a wet cliff and rocketed 20' down into the woods (without the camera). So, yesterday was the first day I could actually lift the camera to my eye without needing a cane for support. I got as far as the front door, opened it and stood long enough to get these two of my daughter and her 'brother' Elwood.
    Sad stories, again, of dogs passing. Of course it's inevitable but damn it hurts.
    Kent, that train passed 5 kilometres from here last week and I was housebound with the new camera. Each year I wait for just the perfect amount of fresh powder on the rails and this year the weather was perfect and I wasn't.
    Andy, soccer balls are rounder on the ends... ;)
    Birdie, near perfect, as usual.
    Nice shots, everyone.
  47. Gup

    Gup Gup

    Lex, that third shot is enough to frighten small children ;) -and I do appreciate life with the cane.
  48. Gup

    Gup Gup

    Resized. Too much haste to get them posted together!
  49. Happy Wednesday everyone. Lovely ice pictures. I especially liked yours E.J. and Mitchell.
    Martin, sorry to hear about Shiner. That is a lovely picture of him.
    No real ice here in the South of the UK, but we are getting some photogenic frosts. Here's one from my journey into work this morning......
  50. Jim Palmer - that is the niftiest looking ice pattern I've ever seen. Looks almost like snakeskin or fish scales. Any idea how it formed that way?
  51. Lex,
    Thanks. Some places it looks lacy and in others like geometric polygons and others just random shapes. No idea what caused it. I didn't really notice the details until I processed the shots. The ice was starting to melt so I don't know if the details formed on freezing or at the onset of melting.
  52. Happy Wednesday Everyone.
  53. The bummer is that I'm in grieving stage....sold my D700, but on the brighter side the new rig is on the horizon :>).
  54. [​IMG]
    D3S with 35mm f/1.4G AF-S at dusk
  55. retro style portrait
  56. John P., thanks.
  57. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    retro style portrait, d300s, sigma 17-50 @f/4, sb-600​
    Eric, nice image, but you used a wrong camera and lens. To shoot a retro-style portrait, you are required to use a Nikon Df with a pre-AI lens. :)
    Western Grebe at the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, Fremont, California. Nikon D7100 with 600mm/f4 lens @ f5.6, 1/1000 sec, and ISO 250.
  58. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Western Grebes are divers. They dive down to fish. If you miss the action, you'll end up with water splashes, although in this case, I inteneded to get the splash on purpose.

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