Nikon Wednesday 2014: #42

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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!​
    A good Wednesday to all you Nikon people. Still plowing through some post from a project a few weeks back, and coming across a few shots I have no recollection of taking. It was a long day, it seems. Have a shot that you made while apparently otherwise mentally engaged? Share!
  2. [​IMG]Mine was taken yesterday in St.Catherine in Quebec.
  3. [​IMG]mermoz street in Candiac Quebec. I used a circular polarizer.
  4. Samantha Cesario at Finlandia Trophy this weekend.
  5. Elizaveta Tuktamisheva.
  6. Rika Hongo.
  7. Here are mine. Fall foliage from the Catskills in NY State. Enjoy. Nikon Df and Nikon 28-70mm f2.8 lens.
  8. Geese against the moon
  9. Vama Veche, Romania
  10. I am lucky enough to get rinkside access at our local arena.
  11. When I first arrived in Jackson Hole, the local news headline claimed a crowd of wildlife paparazzi drove a cow moose to injure herself on a campground fireplace ring with subsequent euthanasia. Subsequent reports indicated a bull moose was in hot pursuit - a far more likely explanation of the cow's behavior as these animals seem to adapt to living with humans in their vicinity. The moose and other wildlife (including a grizzly) are moving through my neighborhood and a morning walk yields more sightings than a drive through the Grand Teton park.
  12. Pemaquid Point light at the tip of Pemaqid Neck, Mid Coast Maine.
  13. A domestic scene outside my window.
  14. A cow strips leaves from willows while her calf walks up to check me out. These two later bedded down on a patch of grass in front of Steigler's Restaurant.
  15. Daphne bowling.
  16. Early morning Mallard just chillin'. Nikon D3X, Nikon 300 2.8, Nikon TC- 14-E II, 1/250 sec, F/7.1, ISO 400
  17. Taken (quickly) while driving
  18. Please allow me to contribute 2 pictures
  19. Second one
  20. St Mary's Catholic Church in Fredericksburg, Texas. Reflections are from top of black-lacquered piano.
  21. Out in the woods the other day. Township 10, Maine
  22. Hello Nikon friends, how's your week so far, lovely pics, keep them is still warm here so we take advantage of it :)
  23. Great start this morning. Tony and Ikka, brilliant! I was visiting a historic pioneer village display in Wisconsin, and happened onto three train station carts parked among the trees. I popped the setting into Vivid Picture Control, emphasizing reds, greens and yellows.
  24. Hello , last weeks full moon triggered a smallish tidal bore on the River Severn early on Thursday morning.
  25. Bryce Canyon, D600......
  26. Try again...
  27. Stopped while jogging to take this backlighted sunrise with Nexus 5
  28. My son is a helicopter pilot and flight instructor, and invited me to ride along with him last Sunday from Ellington airport in Northeast CT. While waiting for him to pre-flight the aircraft, I noticed something falling from the sky. It turned out to be members of the Connecticut Parachutists floating down at the end of their skydive. Most were jumping in tandem rigs, apparently a novice with an experienced instructor.
  29. Iris at great grandma's house this weekend. Lucky quick shot as she sat on an antique foot stool.
  30. Another fiddler.
  31. [​IMG]Taken in Barbados a couple of months ago.
  32. Michael ...
  33. Expensive LED lighting at a downtown theater KO'd by a lightning strike, and this guy has to cover them.
  34. A classic camera, the F2, but with a not-well-thought-of lens, the Zoom-Nikkor 43-86mm f/3.5 lens (mine is the AI lens, Kadlubek Nr. NIK4030)
  35. Late to post this week, trying to get back on schedule here.... This week I especially enjoyed
    Edwin Barkdoll’s leaves & reflections from the woods... Andrew Roca’s landscape, Bill Keaton’s landscape, and Steve J Murray’s lovely portrait.
    This week in a social forum I was challenged to a five day B&W challenge. I had to post one photo each day, which I succeeded to do. But I had to go into my “vault” to do it. So since I know I haven’t posted these anywhere else I figured I’d use some of them here as well. These were shot in between April & June of 2014.
    These are shot with the Nikon D70 IR converted & the D800
    #1 This was shot at Bodie Ghost Town up north here in California. Shot with the NIKON D70 (IR converted), Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED, f/8 @ 24 mm, 1/1000, ISO 200, -1/3EV, Aperture priority

    # 2 I’ve long wanted to visit Mono Lake up north here in California & this year I got a chance to. I’ve lightly started doing panoramas over the last year & this is a most probably 10 photo pano. But it could be a few less, can’t find my notes right now. Shot with the NIKON D800, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, f/8 @ 48 mm, 1/500, ISO 100, 0EV, Aperture priority

    # 3 Last but not least, this is a Lily in our pond. It’s not a water lily, but it’s a lily which can live in a pond... NIKON D800, Lester A. Dine 105mm f/2.8 Manual focus @ f/11 @ 105 mm, 1/320, ISO 400, 0EV, Aperture priority
  36. In rare keeping with the theme of the week, more or less, I went down to the lake to check on a stairway that I've been making, and of course happened to have a camera.
    The leaves are piling up on the water, nothing unusual, but it might make a nice windows wallpaper....
  37. Trying out my old 50/F2 AI lens, a shot that makes little sense but I kind of liked the abstraction of colors and shapes, so why not? e.t.a. by the way, it's hard to see in a 700 pixel JPG, but both those lenses are very sharp.
  38. Came upon a series of hippo images as I revisited my first trip to Tanzania in 2008. I am glad to have had the opportunity to see a hippo cow with calf, especially in light of my subsequent visit to this same locale (the "hippo pool") in 2011 and found that the water had become disgustingly filthy. The hippos were in terrible condition, and any shot made that included the filthy water was visibly awful.
    The metadata reveal the image was shot with a Nikon 18-200mm lens on a Nikon D200, at ISO 800. It is a surprise (at least to me) that this relatively old DSLR could handle ISO 800 pretty well, and that there is decent sharpness @200mm from the 18-200 lens (think it's "Versiion 1"). No noise reduction was applied to the image.
  39. Blue Ridge Parkway on Monday, Oct. 13th.
  40. The good old Chinook
  41. Lil, very nice post.
  42. Early morning at the beach
  43. At the Topsfield (Massachusetts) Fair. D300 and Tokina 16-50/2.8.
    @Steve Murray: What a wonderful portrait!
  44. Photo.netter David Carroll generously supplied a couple of filter step-up rings that enabled me to cheaply use my existing infrared multi-filter rig without having to buy additional filters. Very handy since I'm not sure yet about the expense of a good quality dedicated IR filter from B+W, Hoya, etc.
    I've mentioned previously this year that my existing combination of a Tiffen #25A red (55mm filter mount only) with a Cokin neutral circular polarizer and Pola Red-Green Canadian TV comedy polarizer will produce an IR effect on my Nikon D2H dSLR. But my only lens with a 55mm filter thread is a Tamron Adaptall 24mm f/2.5.
    These step-up rings let me try the same combo on my 52mm filter thread 55/3.5 Micro-Nikkor, and old 135mm f/3.5 Lentar T-mount. And I can more accurately pinpoint the amount of focus shift needed without burning up a bunch of film (the Lentar needed quite a bit more focus shift than the factory IR mark indicates). The results look promising enough with the dSLR that I'm ready to commit to some b&w film IR now.
    IR with 55/3.5 Micro-Nikkor on D2H.
    IR with D2H, 135mm f/3.5 Lentar preset T-mount, probably at f/8.
  45. Some of you may remember a few months back, I posted about having been asked to do fall family portraits for a friend. That shoot was this past Sunday. I scouted all over for a good place and found one at a local park that mainly is just some pavilions for reunions, club picnics, etc. There's a gazebo there that is a long oval shape and it was perfect for the large family I was photographing. I was fortunate in that it was an overcast day so my lighting was fairly even. I haven't ventured into the world of lighting yet; I feel I still have a lot to learn before I am ready for that.
    I'm still processing (the little I know how to do) so I'll post the gazebo shots next week, but for today, here's an out-take of a granddaughter after the "official" photos were done:
  46. Wetlands on Nord sea:
    D300, 28-105/3.5-4.5
  47. here's a shot of hip-hop legend Shock G (Digital Underground)
  48. Thank you so very much Jose Angel :) Most kind

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