Nikon Wednesday 2014: #8

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    It must be Nikon Wednesday, because I'm up late doing post on a few hundred vehicle shots. This time, it's Is It Straight Madness. If it wasn't exciting enough to try to square up an ultra-wide in tight quarters when you're shooting all sorts of parallel lines, in comes a regulation Sprint Car, which has deliberately tilted axles and angled wings to handle the one-direction circular nature of that sport's races.

    Shot any parallel craziness? Share!
  2. Some kid toys!
    D3000 and 35mm lens
  3. broke out the tokina 12-24 ultrawide and my little-used d90 for this shot of an Aztek dancer, performing during a tree-planting ceremony. converted to sepia in-camera.
  4. Trying out the new 80-400 AF-S VR
  5. Another one
  6. I bracketed heavily intending to try an HDR composite but decided I preferred this single frame with the full moon blown out.
    D2H, 18-70DX at 70mm, ISO 200, 18 seconds @ f/22
  7. [​IMG]Some nice shots. This one is half moon Cay in the Bahamas
  8. Good Wednesday, everybody! Here is a Calla lily growing in our backyard.
  9. And this German shepherd really knows how to strike a pose.
  10. And this girl has just learned to fly:)
  11. This Sumatran Tiger I found at the San Diego Zoo, was behind 1 inch glass. I used my Nikon FA, Nikkor 180mm 2.8 ED AIS, and placed the front of the lens right up to the glass. I think I got her attention!
  12. [​IMG]My 2nd one is a rum distillery in Martinique (Caribbean)
  13. [​IMG]Croton flowers taken in the caribbean.
  14. Learning what an old lens will do when used wide open and pointed at a local inhabitant.
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    Nikon D3200 + AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
    Nikon D800E + AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4.0G VR
    Nikon D3200 + AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
  16. Lots of old retired farm equipment in Oklahoma.
  17. HDR of the inside of the truck above
  18. Last one "The Door Handle"
  19. This was taken in total shade. Made such rich colors but challenged myself with shallow depth and slow shutter. Got alot of blurred pics but the ones that were in focus were so colorful. Nikon D3X, Nikon 300 2,8, 1/160 sec, F/2.8, ISO 400
  20. Pine trees all in a row.
  21. Mouthy Tiger ....
  22. John P - Like your pine trees shot.
    Here are mine for the week. Nikon 1 V1. Enjoy.
  23. Stearman airplane found at Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Dallas. For $250 you can get a 30-minute flight.
  24. A little snack!
  25. Chris Speaker thanks for the compliment on the pine trees shot.
    Rick Dohme those are very rich colors in your shot. Very nice.
  26. [​IMG]A pair of eagles have been nesting at Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee for several years now. This is my first trip to visit them. They have been named Hiram and Julia, and this is Julia waiting to make sure Hiram is going to stay put on the nest while she takes her turn for a break.
  27. Posted this in No Words recently, but it seems appropriate here especially given the winter that just keeps on giving!
  28. Attended STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fest at The Citadel Saturday, and one of the competitions was catapults, trebuchet. Attached is a picture of one just after release of a honey dew melon which is the small black dot at about 11:00 o'clock. I used a D800 with the Zeiss 35 mm f2 at f5.6.
  29. ShunCheung

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    Brown pelican doing its head throw.
    Nikon D800E with 600mm lens @ f5.6, 1/1000 sec, and ISO 200
  30. Also on Saturday, I attended a SEWE birds of prey demo.
  31. Parallel and not so parallel.
    Piano found in a field
  32. More parallel than not.
    Lubec, ME
  33. Riisitunturi in Southern Lapland has lots of snow/ice crowned trees that look like creatures from another world, in the fog, 30min after sunset.
  34. Chris S. Those bog shots look like they could have been taken around here, downeast Maine.
    Kyle I really like the interior shot
    Daniel Cool shot of the truck cab at night, great lighting.
    Ilkka, you captured great color and compostion. Looks very chilly! Amazing how those trees are "designed" to withstand such bending. During the last ice storm the birches (not meant to bend a lot...) out front of our house suffered many traumatic amputations from the weight.
  35. A sunset from the attic.
  36. The Nikon lens rebate allowed me to gain permission to buy a F/F wide angle zoom. Once the 16-35 is stopped to f/8, the IQ is better than my old 20/3.5 AI and 35/2 pre-AI lenses it replaces. I had hoped for better performance at f/4 and f5.6, but I now gain autofocus which I hope will reduce my percentage of manual focus errors. This image is one of my test shots at a local park that once was the Centreville MD terminal for the Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia railway (my dad called it the "muddy, dirty, and vicious).
  37. Lex, I like the feel of your moon image, especially in the shadows, and the B/W conversion. The closest I can come to parallel lines in recent shots.
  38. "Lex, I like the feel of your moon image, especially in the shadows, and the B/W conversion."​
    Thanks. The reddish street lights in my neighborhood really help. There isn't much visible light on the branches but playing with the white balance -- usually something near "shade" or 7000k -- makes the luminance pop in b&w conversions. Ditto the selective sliders in Lightroom - just point to the desired area and drag. Much easier than the old darkroom tricks of selective dodging/burning along with various magenta/yellow filter settings.
  39. Edwin Barkdoll - Those bog shots were taken in a local park called Double Trouble here in New Jersey.
  40. Afternoon, Xcalak Mexico
  41. Gus joining me for breakfast.
  42. Lovely shots everyone though I must admit that Ilkka's snowy landscape really stirred me. I've not processed anything. Maybe I will & post tomorrow.

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