Nikon Wednesday 2019: #11

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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!

    I finally got around to getting my state's required new driver's license (so it's compliant with the federal Real ID standards). I was surprised to see, when it showed up in the mail, that they'd opted to put my grim looking (hey, two hours in line at the MVA will do that to you) mug shot on the front of the license in black and white. It's the 21st century! Where's the color? Ah! Flip it over, and there's a small inset color version of the image, so they can see skin tone and hair color. Or at least, that's the theory. I'm glad to see they've recorded the fact that I'm a proud Pistachio-American.

    Let's see some nice images on this Nikon Wednesday. I'm hoping you have your color workflow in better shape than the Motor Vehicle Administration does!

    Deliberately shot with shallow DoF for obvious reasons, with a D810 and a 105mm macro.
  2. D810 with 70-200/4 at 70mm, f/8, 1/500s, ISO 100
    Patches of wildflowers in the Temblor Range along Hwy 58, California Valley, Carrizo Plain National Monument; probably another 2-3 weeks for the wildflowers to peak.
  3. Df with 50mm @ f1.8 ISO 200
    My bedroom chair for solitary contemplation, and used for testing results of differing natural light conditions.
  4. FWIW, for my UK driver's licence I stood in front of a booth that clearly contained a dSLR, and the result was definitely monochrome. I don't know why, other than having no faith in their colour reproduction abilities (given the number of other security features I assume they don't have microscopic colour watermarking going on). Makes me tempted to send them an infrared shot next time and see whether they notice... I'm about to shoot a passport photo for my wife - they have (and I swear they didn't before, so maybe they're learning) a 10MB limit, but I'll have fun testing their workflow for resolution.
  5. Df, 105 Ais 2.5 @2.8, with a tiny bit of Oil Paint filter in PS.
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  6. In-camera double exposure (photo on the wall +window curtain), Df/105 Ais.
  7. Roadrunner seen in Austin, Texas DSC_0263.jpg
  8. Grooming after a beach romp. Nikon D300, 50mm Nikkor
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    Street kitchen after breakfast

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    DF 24-120
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    This week, I am posting all three images captured with the Nikon Z6 with the 24-70mm/f4 S zoom lens, during my recent trip to Antarctica. Typically the weather in Antarctica is highly unpredictable with plenty of overcast and rainy/snowy days. We had surprisingly great weather with plenty of sun during my two weeks there.

    Chinstrap penguins at Hannah Point in Livingston Island, 42mm, f11, 1/100 sec, and ISO 100


    Adelie Penguin on Petermann Island, 70mm, f13, 1/200 sec, and ISO 100


    We saw a French cruise ship, the L'Austral, in the Neumayer Channel, 42mm, f11, 1/500 sec, and ISO 100

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    Nikkormat EL Nikkor-S 55mm f/1.2, Kodachrome​
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  13. For the past 2+ weeks it has been the Mardi Gras season here, all shots with d810, various ISOs, 24-70/2.8, sometimes with on-board fill-in flash, set at -0.7.
    It ended precisely at midnight Ash Wednesday.

    On the "neutral ground" of Napoleon Ave awaiting the first parades of the season, a soon-t0-be reveler, a painted utility box and a horse's ass.

    I usually don't shoot much of the parades proper, finding the individuals more entertaining...This guy's been reading too much Kafka. Mardi Gras day in the French Quarter.


    Local high schools participate, marching/dancing a 5 mile parade route through the city sometimes as much as 5 consecutive nights. Parades go through residential streets as well as wide avenues and boulevards. It's not like Hollywood portrays. At all. We shudder at the depiction. Here is seen Magazine Street which is mostly residential around here, Families and locals, in the know, seek out the smaller tighter areas to view. The marching groups, high school, college and locals, are usually the crowd favorites, lots of bopping and dancing in the crowds. By far it's the biggest holiday season of the year down here. Mardi Gras is a huge equalizer here, and keeps us relatively sane for the rest of the year. Doesn't matter who you are, everyone "gets it."

  14. It's kind of bleak out there,

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  15. Maybe you should go see a movie

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  16. Because word on the street is it's still winter.

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    D 7100, 16-80 DX
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  17. Df, 105 Ais, 12m extension tube. DSC_7432.jpg
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  18. Long time, no see (Health issues, but shoulder surgery and chiropractic sorting some of the issues out now...)

    Still can't safely backpack my SLR gear, so using an old CoolPix P7100 for now. Rather envious of the red-dot brigade I saw last week taking a phototour of Lisbon (am I allowed to say that?), but such a drastic sudden equipment switch is beyond my means.

    Anyway, I felt that subject trumped technical considerations, so I'm posting my choices here. Converted to b&w in Affinity, via Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

    NOTE: The first subject is a homeless person, but I think I have maintained his anonymity. If moderators (or viewers) disagree, please delete.

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