Nikon Wednesday 2014: #12

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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!​
    OK, so there I was shooting some special truck mods, and the dealer wants to be sure that we make note of the twin diesel tanks.

    I'm a sucker for metallic surfaces, and this Sigma 35/1.4 is just a delight on things with details. Everybody shoots the occasional object or texture that for some reason seems like a good idea at the time, but which is guaranteed to be monumentally uninteresting to everyone else. So let's see 'em! Or whatever you've been up to, of course - and of course a happy Nikon Wednesday to everyone.
  2. One from December 2013. The hull of the Cutty Sark.
  3. 35mm F1.4 Nikon AIS still a great lens
  4. Ghandi in the snow
  5. Rabbit in the snow
  6. Squirrel in the snow
  7. A day at the Zoo with the flirt, 'Bella."
  8. Matt, this shot shows the interior of an old country house kitchen. I quite like the textures, but PNers will probably find them 'monumentally uninteresting'! It was a dark day so, handheld, at least my 50mm prime had an outing...

    Happy Nikon Wednesday to all.
  9. I also found some metal and some 'texture'

  10. Getting back to loving my prime lens. Nikon 35 f1/8G for DX, looking to add another prime lens to my kit.
  11. Intentional blurred shot, same camera and lens.
  12. Sometimes, just sometimes, ya gotta pass on the new lens...
  13. Got the pleasure of doing portraits of this couple last week. Nikon D3X, Nikon 300 2.8, 1/500 sec, F/6.3, ISO 400
  14. Peter Heritage I love your kitchen pic. Lots of great texture!!
  15. Toilet seat detail.....c'mon, really???
  16. Winter's last blast, I hope. These are a couple of Victorian homes that have been recently renovated - the snow has added a nice touch to the roof shapes.
  17. Cory on her morning walk.
  18. Wayne's metal photo looks like the front of a VW van.
  19. Pelican
  20. Here are mine. Just a squirrel. Enjoy. Nikon D800 + Nikon 300mm f4.
  21. [​IMG]Had a few hours in Martinique recently in the town of Pelee which was destroyed in a major volcanic eruption in 1902. This was taken from a taxi that was moving slowly. I converted it to B&W with Nik Capture.
    Lots of great images and a fabulous looking toilet seat. I have never seen one in that kind of light. Also Shash with a very unique POV on the cutty.
  22. I've always loved texture; my contribution this week is of the non metallic variety.
    @ Sasvata Chatterjee -- I really liked your shot of the Cutty Sark.
  23. CBS is shooting a Reality Show in Charleston, SC which is now on Bravo: Show is on the lines of a Peyton Place with southern characters and is controversial locally. Here's a picture of the setting up for a scene.
  24. [​IMG]Another one in Fort de France Martinique. To my left there were some tropically dressed musicians playing some very lively music.
  25. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Hummingbirds are challenging subjects. They are tiny and they fly rapidly.
    Nikon D800E with 600mm lens.
  26. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    And some of their features only reflect light from a certain angle.
    D7100 with 600mm lens.
  27. Shiny stuff on old Chevy
  28. Here's some texture on a local RR bridge.
  29. Dundarave, West Vancouver
  30. Gup

    Gup Gup

    A bit of metal, a bit of texture. As I finished getting this shot a lady approached me and with just a touch of attitude said, "Excuse me sir, can I ask whyever you would take that shot?" It was one of those moments when I was really stuck for words. My wife thought it was wonderful and often quotes that woman years later. I'm still not sure, but I know I would take it again :)
  31. An old coal power plant in our neighborhood was demolished last weekend. It hadn't been used for over 40 years. Interestingly, we noticed a "drone" high in the sky over the plant just before it was imploded, probably photographing the process.
  32. Close up of drone. I like the resolution from the D7100! This was just cropped from the same photo as above.
  33. The first shot after the explosion. You can see how quickly the building is collapsing. We're just seeing here the top of about a 4 or 5 story structure with a tall smokestack.
  34. The last remaining remnants of a bradford pear tree in bloom.
  35. On the farm.
    Camera: Nikon D7100
    Lens: None
    Kent in SD
  36. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    On the farm.
    Camera: Nikon D7100
    Lens: None
    Kent in SD​
    Kent, that None lens doesn't seem to be very sharp. :)
  37. Agree with Shun:)
  38. The "NONE" lens is a Nikon body cap. I got bored one night and drilled a tiny hole in it. ;-)
    Sioux Center, IA.
    Kent in SD
  39. Ahhhhh, Kent! Take that lens cap off! That looks like a BNSF "Executive" paint job on the lead loco--pretty rare, ya know...of course, after a glass or two of the elixir--it could be the real horse...
  40. COOLPIX S4200
  41. Naples Pier
  43. 3/19/14
    Nikon Buddies,
    Wayne found an aging VW bus, there. Probably about a '66. But the crocheted tire cover is what really strikes me. Also striking to me are the contributions from Shash C, Rick D, Jon E (better pay attention to what you're doing), D.F., and Todd J (pier).
    For my entries, though it may be uninteresting to everyone else, I bought this toy because I thought it would make a good picture. Maybe you'll agree, maybe not. The second and third photos are rotated one quarter turn, because I liked them better that way. All of them use a wireless triggered flash on the white paper backdrop, but notice the different lenses.
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  46. Great stuff today, folks. Thanks for playing along on the textures.

    And good catch on the demolition-watching hexacopter, Steve! I'd have sent one of mine up in a minute if I'd been there - you don't get to get aerial footage of that every day.
  47. Jon Eckman, have you ever read Freeman Patterson's Art of Seeing books? You would have aced some of the exercises he leads you through. Great work on that toilet seat!
    Karissa, thank you. I struggle with abstracts and unusual angles, very much a left-brained person. Every once in a while, I get lucky. In this case, being a couple feet away from the bottom of this huge ship with an ultra-wide, and the reflections on the copper hull helped. I like the toning and BW conversion, the texture and the positioning of the knots in your shot.
    Jamie, I think they are kind'a cool :)
    Don, I'd love to see that one projected.
  48. Wow, Daniel, way cool! Is that full frame or a crop?
  49. The side of an old railroad trestle in Lansing, Michigan.
  50. Daniel--a great picture! Thanks for posting...
  51. A view from the other side of the tracks.

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