Nikon Wednesday 2018: #10

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  1. Important: please keep your image under 1000 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: This forum's moderators are allowing up to three Nikon Wednesday images per week, so share some work!

    A good Nikon Wednesday to all. Happy to report that I have some electricity to power the computer I'm using to type this - we had quite the major wind storm a few days back, and wide-spread multi-day outages from trees dragging down power lines. On which note ... here's some of the mess from two doors down. It's sobering to see one of these utility poles getting decapitated and flinging a big transformer into the middle of the street with a splat. I've also included a somewhat unorthodox (by Nikon Wednesday standards) supporting snapshot from down the street that shows another large tree's fall across the road and scoring of a bullseye on a portapotty at a residential construction site. Direct hit!

    I suspect at least a few other PNers were caught up in the same coastal storm, so let's see some drama. Or not! Whatever everyone's in the mood to share this week.

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  2. please forgive my multiple posts. I usually just do one image. not sure what went wrong
  3. Road trip: two days of driving to spend three days "on site". I am sure someone can figure out where we went?

    D500, 70-200/4 at 200mm, f/10, 1/500s, ISO 400

    D810, 70-200/4 at 200mm. f/10, 1/500s, ISO 180

    D810, 70-200/4 at 110m, f/10, 1/500s, ISO 250
  4. -c20170920-810_5402t.jpg Quang Nam Central Vietnam close to the Laos border.
    D810, Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 @ f/9.5, 1/180", iso 140
  5. We've had unusually good winter weather these past weeks. This is from a creek in Nuuksio National Park. D850, 85mm PC-E, f/9, 1/3s, ISO 64.

    This is a larger view of the creek. D850, 24-70/2.8E at 24mm, f/11, 1/5s, ISO 64.


    Finally the third image is from Kiikunlähde, which is a natural spring in Hollola. It stays open even though it has been -20 C-ish weather for weeks.D850, 300mm f/4E PF, f/8, 1/5s, ISO 64.

  6. Nikon D810 & nikkor 28 1.8G _DSC6105.jpg
  7. Ah, storms. Last week's snow got a bit more serious after the last Nikon Wednesday. By British standards, at least. My area got about 3" of snow, and therefore ground to a halt. In my experience, Yellowstone copes a bit better with winter. Oh well.

    Firstly, I was going for a "tundra" (or possibly funny-coloured beach) theme. Except the longest grass is about 6", so this is in miniature. D810, Sigma 150mm macro, f/5, about 1/200s and ISO 1000 (after exposure pushing).

  8. I was trying for another one, but saw some snow crystals that caught my eye. I'm clearly learning from Dieter. :) D810, Sigma 150mm, f/5, 1/200s, ISO about 1500 again.

  9. And finally, not one for artistic merit, but one for "weird" and I wanted to share: this is a shot through one of my windows at about 4am (well before any contribution from the sun). We have a bit of a light pollution problem, especially when LED street lights hit snow and clouds. This is ISO 1000 (well, 500 + 1stop), 1s, f/4, if anyone would like to work out the EV. D810, 14-24.


    Oh, and Dieter, I'm going to suggest Grand Canyon? Although the water is a bit bluer than I'd expect, so my backup suggestion is Canyonlands. (It'll turn out to be somewhere different that I should know better...)
  10. And we have a winner! Grand Canyon indeed. I was also surprised by the color of the water - actually quite green (the bluer tone in the first image is due to shade/time of day). The first image is close to the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon Nationalpark - near Desert View (either Navajo or Lipan Point). The second image is about as far to the west as one can get from Grand Canyon Village (close to Hermits Rest and likely taken from Pima Point). The third one is also taken west of Grand Canyon Village, possibly from Mojave Point.

    If I was a geologist, then I'd say "wrong rocks" - the rock formations that are exposed at the top of the Grand Canyon are towards the bottom of the exposed formations in Canyonlands. And to see the Grand Canyon bottom layers in Canyonlands, you'd have to start digging. This image illustrates what I am talking about:

    I just noticed a difference when "liking" a post - I need to confirm that I really want to like that post (and I lose the position in the thread when doing so) - what idiocy is this?

    EDIT: the confirmation of "liking" seems to have vanished - what's going on?
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  11. Infrared Hiking the Florida Trail. flatrail1.jpg
  12. Chihuly 3.jpg
    D750. 16-35mm f/4 at 35mm. 1/125 sec @ f/4 ISO 1250
    Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle
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    New to me Nikon 105mm Non AI. Taken with my Df.
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  14. The view from my side yard about 15 minutes ago - about 10" expected today DSC_8345x1000.JPG
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  15. Huh. I'd have guessed the first one was from somewhere around Bright Angel trail or Mather Point. But I didn't get the chance to stop off further east (I was driving too fast to get to Antelope Canyon!) Only because there's some greenery, though.

    Being dry, I'd have guessed much farther west - near the Skywalk!

    Again, I'm a little surprised how dry it was. Canyonlands (well, the Island in the Sky drive) had some lighter rocks overhanging browner.

    In my defence, it's out of focus! In my further defence, I did go through these places very quickly. :) I was told before going to university that I should study geology alongside computer science, on the grounds that everyone likes physics in school, but people who aren't real physicists change their minds at university. They were right: I shouldn't have done physics in my first undergraduate year. And now I know that geology would have been more useful!

    Incidentally, I just tried the shiny new Google Lens feature in Google Photos. It identifies exactly none of Dieter's photos (at all, never mind location). It also thinks that a photo I took of the "Guardian Spirit" bear statue in Bozeman airport is of a crocodile, and that a stuffed wolf I saw in another airport was a penguin. It can identify cats, though. So far, I'm less terrified of our AI overlords than I might have been.
  16. Fasanenstraße Berlin
    Nikkormat EL 55mm f//1.2
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