Nikon Wednesday 2014: #43

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    A good Nikon Wednesday to all. Some great stuff last week! Haven't had much creative time in the ensuing week, but we have been wading through some product photography for web images. In this case, the subject was The Devil, in the form of polished convex sterling. Tricky to show those contours, some details, and to get 'er done quickly while juggling other tasks. Shot anything shiny? Share!
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  2. Hi all Fellow Nikon Shooters,
    This last week one of my Dressage friends asked me to go to a show near our house to photograph her & her horse at a driving show. Very few people can drive their Dressage horses, but this is one talented lady & she sure has a hand with horses & training them. This was Jamie's, the horse, first Driving show & he was entered in three classes, one warm up & two of importance. He placed in his warm up class & won the two important classes. We were all very proud of him. He was a last second replacement for his injured older sister....
    Looking forward to seeing everyone's photos.
    All shot with the D800 & the 70-200 f/2.8 VR (the first version)
    # 1 NIKON D800, f/5 @ 70 mm, 1/1600, ISO 800, -1/3 EV, Shutter Priority
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    # 2 NIKON D800, f/5.6 @ 200 mm, 1/1600, ISO 800, -1/3 EV, Shutter Priority
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    # 3 NIKON D800, f/4.5 @ 116 mm, 1/1600, ISO 640, -1/3 EV, Shutter Priority
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  3. The Wells Fargo Stagecoach hot air balloon taken at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta a couple weeks ago.
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  4. Rocco's Wrench.
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  5. [​IMG]Taken at Rougemont Quebec where apple orchards are many. I was wandering in the woods.
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  6. [​IMG]Taken this past Sunday in Rougemont Quebec
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  7. More infrared experiments. I think the bright slash of jagged light was early evening sun reflected off the wings or eyes of the bee that was browsing this wind-blown wildflower.
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    Nikon D2H, 55/3.5 Micro-Nikkor with IR filter, ISO 800, 1/2 sec @ f/9.5.
     
  8. Vama Veche and the Black Sea
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  9. Cute cat, Malta Sept 2014. D5300 + 17-70mm 2.8/4 OS. Wide open (f4 @ 1/40 @ 70mm ISO 100)
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  10. Someone asked in a recent thread elsewhere on PN: what makes a good photo? An answer that I agreed with was "one that turns out as I envisioned." I have finally experienced this phenomenon! Those that frequent the Nikon forum may recall that earlier this summer, I posted about having been asked to do a fall shoot for a fairly large family. It's my neighbors/friends, their 5 grown children all with SOs, three of whom have their own children, plus her parents. I thought "Oh - how am I going to do this??" I scouted around for places as the day drew near, and stumbled upon an oblong gazebo in a local park. Really! How perfect! How often do you see an oblong gazebo? I could see this family lined up in this gazebo, and I just knew it would be the place. All I had to do was hope for good weather...which I got! Overcast skies - for which I have never been more thankful!! I have no reflector and I have no experience (yet) with my sb700 so...here's what I got. I don't know how to put them all in one post so just know that my three all go together. I'm a little nervous about how they'll look here, since I sized them for posting...hopefully you'll get the idea.
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  11. #2 - the Fab 5 kids
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  12. #3 - so cute!
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  13. Did a 5 day BW photo challenge last week this was one day. Nikon D3X, Sigma 150 2.8 macro, 1/60 sec, F/5.6, ISO 640
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  14. A shining reflection of the sun on the water at Owl's Head light, Maine.
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  15. Some more from Watkins Glen state park in NY. Nikon d800 + Nikon 28-70mm f2.8. Enjoy!
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  16. Been playing with reflections over the last few weeks....
    (All photos with Coolpix P7100)
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  17. How about a shiny smile?
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  18. A couple of shots taken in Grand Teton park a couple of weeks ago of elk.
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  19. Does looking back to see which of three bulls will win their battle for dominance.
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  20. I recently shot lots of shiny bowling balls at Aleta Sill's Bowling World in Farmington, Michigan. Here are two of them.
    First, an old ball being resurfaced on an automatic machine.
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  21. Rich, Another picture of Wells Fargo stagecoach, this one taken in Charleston, SC
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  22. And here's a new ball being drilled:
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  23. Matt, "something shiny"
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  24. St Mary's Catholic Church in Fredericksburg, Texas. Reflections from a black-lacquered piano.
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  25. First the shiny thing. A new-to-me USB mixer. D800 + 105mm AF Micro-Nikkor. Subjects like this make me wish I had a TS lens.
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  26. I garbled the exposure info on the drilling picture. The exposure was 1/250 @ f/5.6, ISO 5600.
     
  27. While on my way to a lighthouse photo session last Saturday afternoon, I walked through a number of wedding parties and their photographers. This group's main photographer is out of sight in front of them, but I caught the second photographer shooting from the left side. The fun of the moment seemed to call for sepia B&W. (Larger view in my gallery)
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  28. I just picked up a Panagor zoom slide copier for the princely sum of £5 (about $8 US), and used it to copy two slides. These are very old shots of the buildings that supposedly inspired J.R.R. Tolkein's story - "The Two Towers". They're within 100 yards of each other and very close to where Tolkein once lodged.
    The view of the tower shown on the left (called Perrot's Folly) is now obscured by some nondescript housing. Visual vandalism of the worst kind IMO. The tower on the right (a nameless Victorian water tower) was taken from the top of Perrot's Folly.
    Original camera IIRC was a Nikon FE. Film was Fujichrome 50. Duplicated using a D800 and the above mentioned Panagor duplicator.
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  29. This one captured a few weeks ago at Cars and Coffee in Great Falls, VA. The car's owner described that the treatment is a sort of foil wrap. I thought it qualified as shiny.
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  30. Hello dear Nikonistas! I wish everyone is having a good time! Love your photos so far, mine are from our recent trip to Crete, visiting the famous Matala Caves.
    The artificial caves in the cliff of the Matala bay were created in the Neolithic Age. Matala was the port of Phaistos during the Minoan period. In the year 220 BC. Matala was occupied by the Gortynians and during the Roman period Matala became the port of Gortys. In the 1st and 2nd centuries the caves were used as tombs. One of the caves is called "Brutospeliana" because according to the legend it was frequented by the Roman general Brutus.
    Matala was then a fishing village. In the 1960s the caves were occupied by hippies[1] who were later driven out by the church and the military junta. Now Matala is a small village living mainly from tourism.
    Canadian folk singer Joni Mitchell's experiences with the Matala hippies were immortalised in her 1971 song Carey. (from Wikipedia)
    All photos taken with D7000 and Nikon 16-35mm f/4, Enjoy!
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  31. Love your cave photos, Panayotis!
     
  32. An 'interpretive garden' at Les Jardins Metis/Redford Gardens between Rimouski and Matane, Quebec.
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  33. A pano from the same place but a different exhibit.
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  34. Autumn Mississippi River scene pano
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  35. Glistening (if not shiny) frost this morning.
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  36. Same scene taken a couple weeks later (Oct 21)
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  37. From a roll with some experiments, some bad, some worse... and the less-experimental stuff all turned out really simple, but it works for me.
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  38. Some more figure skating from Finlandia Trophy. Ice dance / free program.
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  39. More ice dance.
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  40. Alltogether it was a very enjoyable event.
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  41. Wouter--beautiful! Colors are muted and superb.
    Thanks for posting.
    Paul
     
  42. A quiet week I did get to spent some time at reserve at Slimbridge, the winter migrants haven't arrived yet but a distant Marsh Harrier gave the residents a scare.
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  43. Peahen and chick - Philadelphia Zoo, October 17, 2014
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  44. Thanks Howard Vrankin I am glad that you liked the photos of Matala Caves, take care my friend!
     
  45. Happy Wednesday everyone.
    I'm not sure cats eyes count as shiny objects, but here's a picture taken with a little help from three of my birthday treats:
    • Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens (surprisingly close focusing)
    • Yongnuo YN565EX
    • Large FlashBender
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  46. Daniel Lawton--excellent! And spooky...
    Paul
     
  47. Daniel, your low light flash photos have been amazing. I'm trying to figure out how you get such good cinematic "big light" results from off camera flash.
     
  48. Nikon FE, 50mm Nikkor f1.8 AIS, Fuji Velvia 50. Amboise, France.
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  49. Shiny, golden altar in Cath. Nac., Mexico
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  50. The much-maligned bats (shiny and "devilish" enough?), from Montfort Bat Sanctuary at Samal Island, Davao, Philippines. Reportedly there were over one million bats in that cave. See the eyes staring at you?
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  51. Eclipse as visible in Seattle, during a short sun break in an otherwise cloudy day.
    A thick piece of aluminum foil with a pin hole, and a D200 without lens held behind it.
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