Nikon Wednesday 2014: #8

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by uplandlife, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Important: please keep your image under 700 pixels on the longest side for in-line viewing, and please keep the FILE SIZE UNDER 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site (at Flickr, Photobucket, your own site, etc).

    Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Wednesday threads are right here:http://www.photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00W7km. This forum's moderators are allowing up to three images per week, so share some work!​
    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!
    00cOXT-545624084.jpg
     
  2. Some kid toys!
    [​IMG]
    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.
    00cOXj-545624384.jpg
     
  4. Trying out the new 80-400 AF-S VR
    00cOXp-545624684.jpg
     
  5. Another one
    00cOXr-545624784.jpg
     
  6. I bracketed heavily intending to try an HDR composite but decided I preferred this single frame with the full moon blown out.
    [​IMG]
    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
    00cOXz-545624984.jpg
     
  8. Good Wednesday, everybody! Here is a Calla lily growing in our backyard.
    00cOY1-545625084.jpg
     
  9. And this German shepherd really knows how to strike a pose.
    00cOY3-545625184.jpg
     
  10. And this girl has just learned to fly:)
    00cOY6-545625384.jpg
     
  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!
    00cOY8-545625484.jpg
     
  12. [​IMG]My 2nd one is a rum distillery in Martinique (Caribbean)
    00cOYA-545625584.jpg
     
  13. [​IMG]Croton flowers taken in the caribbean.
    00cOYB-545625684.jpg
     
  14. Learning what an old lens will do when used wide open and pointed at a local inhabitant.
    00cOYd-545627684.jpg
     
  15. [​IMG]
    Nikon D3200 + AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
    [​IMG]
    Nikon D800E + AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4.0G VR
    [​IMG]
    Nikon D3200 + AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
     
  16. Lots of old retired farm equipment in Oklahoma.
    00cOZA-545631584.jpg
     
  17. HDR of the inside of the truck above
    00cOZB-545631684.jpg
     
  18. Last one "The Door Handle"
    00cOZD-545631784.jpg
     
  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
    00cOZG-545631984.jpg
     
  20. Pine trees all in a row.
    00cOZN-545632184.jpg
     
  21. Mouthy Tiger ....
    00cOZn-545633684.JPG
     
  22. John P - Like your pine trees shot.
    Here are mine for the week. Nikon 1 V1. Enjoy.
    00cOZq-545633784.jpg
     
  23. Stearman airplane found at Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Dallas. For $250 you can get a 30-minute flight.
    00cOa4-545634084.jpg
     
  24. A little snack!
    00cOaV-545634284.jpg
     
  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.
    00cOam-545634584.jpg
     
  27. Posted this in No Words recently, but it seems appropriate here especially given the winter that just keeps on giving!
    00cOar-545634684.jpg
     
  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.
    00cOb5-545634784.jpg
     
  29. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Brown pelican doing its head throw.
    Nikon D800E with 600mm lens @ f5.6, 1/1000 sec, and ISO 200
    00cOb9-545634884.jpg
     
  30. Also on Saturday, I attended a SEWE birds of prey demo.
    00cObA-545634984.jpg
     
  31. Parallel and not so parallel.
    Piano found in a field
    00cObn-545637684.jpg
     
  32. More parallel than not.
    Lubec, ME
    00cObw-545638084.jpg
     
  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.
    00cObz-545637984.jpg
     
  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.
    00cOdG-545641984.jpg
     
  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).
    00cOdU-545642084.jpg
     
  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.
    00cOdp-545642784.jpg
     
  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
    00cOes-545643584.jpg
     
  41. Gus joining me for breakfast.
    00cOf7-545644084.jpg
     
  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.
    Lil
     

Share This Page