Nikon Wednesday 2021: #23

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Matt Laur, Jun 9, 2021 at 12:01 AM.

  1. mportant: 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:http://www.photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00W7km. This forum's moderators are allowing up to three Nikon Wednesday images per week, so share some work!

    OK, have had enough of the cicadas and their deafening all-day romance buzz. Had to call in the cavalry. There's really no way to shoot these millions of 17-year-cycle critters that hasn't been done a thousand times over, but perhaps you good folks have something to share. Go!

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  2. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Lifeguards on jet ski in Santa Cruz, California, patrolling the well known surfing area Steamer Lane.
    Nikon Z6 ii + 500mm PF lens via the FTZ adapter, 1/1250 sec, f5.6, ISO 220

    The Z6 ii turns out to have pretty good AF, certainly more than adequate to track the surfers and the jet ski.

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    Last edited: Jun 9, 2021 at 12:30 AM
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  4. Z6 85mm f1.8S 1/125th f10 iso 100

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  5. MBBF 10_Blues at Eleven_5.jpg MBBF 10_Blues at Eleven_3.jpg MBBF 10_Blues at Eleven (Troy OShann)_1.jpg
    A tribute to Troy Oshann, frontman for the band "Blues at Eleven", died last year in a hiking accident in Big Sur.
     
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  6. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Nice picture but I find the shadows distracting. I assume this was captured on a table inside a restaurant, so that you didn't have much control of the lighting.
     
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  7. Yep, I had to work quickly with a makeshift reflector before the plate was whisked off to a customer.
     
  8. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Robert, thanks for the info. It is a beautiful dish with nice color contrast. I am well aware that food photography is challenging. Hopefully you can reshoot it with more lighting control and less time constraint.
     
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  9. D500, 500PF; Pacific Brown Pelican head-throw
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  11. Here's an alternative shot :)

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  12. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Thanks Robert. Very nice control of depth of field here.
     
  13. Recently got back from a trip to North Dakota for long overdue visit. Reason not hard to figure out....

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  14. 0005NIK Otoño Palacio Cristal Estanque Retiro-NAIs20.jpg
    Nikkor AIs 20 on D700

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    Nikon AIs 20 on D200

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    Nikkor AIs 20 on D2X​
     
  15. Backlighting is perfect for food pix. Brings out the shine in 'jus' and suchlike. So shadows are almost inevitable - and they add interest to what would otherwise just be blobs of colour on a white ground.
     
  16. Nikon Z6ii + 500mm f4 AFS + TC1.4Eii. 1/400 F8 ISO 400 + Baader Solar Film.

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