Nikon Wednesday 2014: #50

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    Hi Nikon folks, and a good 50th Wednesday of 2014 (is that possible, already?). More nerdly stuff from me this week. Art is going to have to wait!

    A couple of Wednesdays back (right here) I posted a photo of one of my Nikon bodies on a spherical pano head, on location where I was shooting an overgrown product session for a regular customer. The idea was to get an interesting angle on the interior of a 37' race car hauling trailer, and to do so in a way that would support the rendering of a high-resolution, low-noise, 8-foot-tall print to be used as a backdrop in a trade show booth display. They keep their fancy vehicles out in a lot at the event in question, but inside the crowded convention center, they wanted to catch a few eyes walking past their 10x10 booth.

    So the final image involved stitching together 18 frames shot with a D600 using a Sigma 35/1.4. That lens has a workably flat field, and worked with the perspective I wanted. I used the Adobe Bridge/Photoshop/Photo Merge workflow to assemble the large composite file, but still had to do a little surgery since the subject matter was forest of converging, parallel lines. It would have been impossible without the spherical pano head to prevent frame-to-frame parallax shift both horizontally and vertically. So a good couple or three hours in front of the computer cleaning up, and then uploading a 450mb file to the special lab that produced the magnetic laminates and the supporting display rig.

    This first photo is of my hand, held up right against a section of the final print, about 7 feet up in the corner. Just wanted to show the quality of the results, even from much closer than the image's audience is ever intended to stand and stare at it. Looking forward to everyone's work this week - as busy as this month always is, hope there are some photos being made out there.
  2. And a day before the client packed up to head to their trade show, we did a dry run letting two of their crew set up the display, and learn how to safely handle the laminates. This was the first time that I got feedback from a customer in the form of, "Hey, this thing is bad-a** !"

    So, a great opportunity to try something new to me, and produce something fun for them. And a first for me, working with a 19,200 x 19,200 pixel image file. Fun.
  3. I looked at # 50 Matt & told myself - it's impossible, it's still November ;) I guess I better rethink that one ;)
    Can't wait to see what everyone has to share. I have two photos from yesterday. My daughter & I did a Mother/Daughter Day at Disneyland and here's two of the thousand some photos I took with my D800 & an old Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.4 D
    Christmas Over Disneyland's Cinderella's Castle.... NIKON D800, f/4 @ 50 mm, 1/200, ISO 4000, manual mode

    And the second one is of my daughter & her boyfriend Mark who came by to see that his girlfriend was ok...
    Just Spending Time Together, NIKON D800, f/4 @ 50 mm, 1/250, ISO 2500, Flash, Manual Mode

  4. This is a shot of a Great Gray Owl taken about ten years ago in central Minnesota with my Nikon F3. The negative was recently scanned and converted to digital. For this image I cropped the original a bit.
  5. Well, having missed last week owing to freezing weather and other issues, I'll start off tonight because for once I can almost be on topic, and besides, there's a blizzard out there and I think the power may go off any moment. Having recently splurged on an 85/2.8 PC lens, I have been experimenting with panoramas using that and the old 35/2.8 PC. Here is a shot combining two 3-shot shifted pans with a tripod move in the middle, which Microsoft ICE surprisingly put together straight. Since the original was over 16 megapixels wide, the reduction to 700 is unkind. The original was pretty sharp.
    edit to add: D3200, ISO 100, and 85/2.8 PC-D lens...
  6. oops, too late to edit. The original above was about 16 thousand, not mega - pixels wide, of course.
  7. Hawthorn berries
  8. Small correction from my daughter - - It's Sleeping Beauty's Castle.... So important I guess ;) And Matthew Currie - I can see how sharp that shot must have been....
  9. Rich Johnson - I like your great grey owl.
    Here are mine for week #50! Enjoy. Nikon Df w/ Nikon 300mm f4 lens w/ 2x tele.
  10. Just before sunset calm reflections. Nikon D3X, Nikon 300 2.8, 1/500 sec, F/7, ISO 500
  11. Popular food truck vendor recently opened a second store.
  12. A small owl decided to pose for me on Sunday
  13. second shot
  14. the actual second shot
  15. a picture of my favourite tiger
  16. work, sometime sppl are cool and let you do stuff. then you can get images like this, not the rather boring usual couple-photos. it has been fun
    nikon d3, 24mm, f8, flash through octobox, spottet. only raw editing (contrast and sharpness)
  17. Our daughter is fascinated by our Christmas tree.
    D600 + 50/1.8D
  18. A three generations shot of the girls in our family, after decorating for the holidays last Saturday
  19. Amazing how innocent they can look -
  20. A beam of sunlight shines on the trail.
  21. Happy Holidays.
  22. From my first day of playing with the D7100. Lupe and Carmella
    Nikon D7100, Nikon 24-85 f2.8-4 @70mm (105mm), ISO 250, 1/500, f5.6
  23. From our TKD club's recent pizza party/movie night. There is always that one young teen glued to her phone :D
    Nikon D7100, Nikkor 24-85 f2.8-4 @85mm (127mm), ISO 200, 1/125. f5.6, On camera flash.
  24. I have been building train gardens for non-profit fund raising events over the last several weeks. Yesterday, one of the model railroaders brought a gold-plated "millennium edition" train. And you thought the gold plated DF was over the top?
  25. ShunCheung

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    Nikon D750 with 70-200mm/f2.8 AF-S VR II @ 190mm, f4, 1/60 sec, and ISO 1600
  26. Wow! A lot of creativity today. Very impressive. Matt - Good to know that with proper preparation, huge photos can be made.
    It has been overcast and using the 150-600mm Tamron has been a real challenge. This is at 600mm f10, 1/800 ISO 1000.
  27. This is a composite of multiple exposures, focussing on different parts of the pink lady slipper using the shallowest depth of field available, so the messy background of the natural environment would not be evident. The resultant file was quite large.
  28. John Harper,
    My late father-in-law was "Train Nut" I mean he was train crazy. And he was a model train enthusiast who had an
    enormous lay out in his second floor of his house. It took up an entire huge bedroom. He loved his Hudson locomotives but he never had a gold plated one. He made is own engines and wrote articles for Railroad Modeler magazine.
  29. Great Nikon Wednesday Photos all - as usual. My new grandson's first Santa visit.
  30. John Harper,
    My late father-in-law was "Train Nut" I mean he was train crazy. And he was a model train enthusiast who had an
    enormous lay out in his second floor of his house. It took up an entire huge bedroom. He loved his Hudson locomotives but he never had a gold plated one. He made is own engines and wrote articles for Railroad Modeler magazine.
  31. Hello all! Here's a street portrait I may have posted before, but this is a better scan.
  32. Fireworks to celebrate the opening of the season.
  33. On the evening of the Independence Day in Helsinki there is a precession of students wearing white caps and carrying torches to the Senate Square. Flags of various colours can be seen in the background.
  34. WTC Memorial Building
  35. Hello beautiful people, how's your week so far?...Getting ready for Christmas I guess! Nice, Love your pics so far, I really enjoy them, Cheers!
  36. Lil Judd: Your Christmas picture in Disneyland is wonderful!
    Bogdan Nicolescu: A very good street shot!
    Norbert Wabnig: A Very clever and cool shot!
    Jon Echman: Yep, I know that look "I got you now buddy, you can't resist" :) amazing animals!
    See you next week!
  37. Nikon D300, 35-135 f3.5-4.5 Nikkor AF @ 46mm f16 + extension tube.
    Nef converted to Tiff in NXD, minor curves adjustment in photoshop.
  38. Panayotis Papadopoulos I just want to say thank you thank you for your kind comment. I took lots of photos of all the lights & inside the rides. but it's so hard to judge how to expose them. But that one just stood out to me :) I also want to say congratulations to the family addition. Wonderful photos of the little one. I'm sure the entire family's ecstatic over such a doll. I feel your photos express the gentleness & tenderness of a baby. All three are spectacular :)
  39. [​IMG]WE are in a middle of a snow storm and outside is dark but like a Christmas card with all of the snow clinging on to all of the trees. Maybe I will post one in a few hours. In the meantime this is an older one taken close to the St.lawrence river in St.catherine, Quebec. Great shots as usual - there are two where I like the expression (eyes) on the dogs. Thanks Jon and William.
    Panayotis - great baby photos. Congrats to you and the parents.
  40. [​IMG]It is still snowing! This was taken on a street called Gatineau not far from St.Joseph's Oratory. I met a few people at a Greek restaurant, had a meal and when I exited the restaurant and turned left, this was the scene that greeted me. And the wind was blowing!
  41. Winslow AZ
  42. Some wonderful shots here today.
    Matt that is quite impressive ! Sounds quite complicated and intricate .
  43. Cholla Cactus in Joshua Tree National Park
  44. Fairly recent hike to this window-rock at Big Bend Natl PK.
  45. Well, a day late & a dollar short. But, back in the Nikon camp again. Just a test shot.
  46. One more.... from a P530.
  47. Whoops! Sorry, forgot the rules.
  48. After taking some shots for a family Christmas card, he managed to slip off the rock on which the family was seated. In spite of the cold water, he really enjoyed the experience.

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