Nikon Wednesday Pic 2010: #46

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    Happy Wednesday, Nikon Posse. It was a wet, gray afternoon ... and you know what that means: get caught up on some studio time.

    My main rig is tied up for a run of product shots that I don't want to disturb, but I needed to whip out a quick atmosphere image for someone in the living history accoutrements business. So I grabbed the ol' D200 and the 18-200 that stays on it for casual stuff. A single B800 used hard with a standard reflector, and a bit of fill from a second, bouncing from the wall behind me. Lit a couple of matches for that wisp of backlit smoke. Quick! Somebody post something non-contrived so I can relax again.
  2. One of the girls watching while I repair their water tank last Friday. I take my camera everywhere....even out on the farm repair jobs.
  3. Hello Nikon Users...Here is another in my pelican series from White Rock Lake in Dallas, texas. The pelicans stay until March and I am there on most days.
  4. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    There was no more tickets available for the bus !!
  5. my friend Dan at his halloween party
  6. [​IMG]D300 - Sigma 50-500mm
  7. Flag ceremony during funeral at Arlington National Cemetery last week. It was one of those low sun clear sky kind of days that photographers dread. Depending on direction the light is spectacular and dramatic or yech if you need to shoot into it. Difficult light also means the chance for something special. Nikon D3 with 24-70 at ISO 800 f9 and 1/400 second.
    One of the things I love about the D3 is the ability to program the buttons for things that are important and work for me with most of my types of photography. For example I use the front program button to turn my flash on and off for alternating between lighting styles. I also have programmed the AE-L button to allow me to switch to spot metering which is great for shooting in backlit or difficult lighing situations. Wonderful camera.
    Matt I love your photo, great textures, clean colors and lighting.
    Don Harper
  8. Macdonald Ondara, winner of the 2010 Big Sur Half Marathon which runs through Monterey and Pacific Grove and has nothing to do with Big Sur.
  9. Hello Everybody,
    thank you for the comments on my photo last week, I really appreciate it.
    This week a portrait from a photo session I did on Saturday.
    Taken with Nikon D700, 24-70 f/2.8@ISO 200, f/9, 1/125s
    Have a lovely week.
  10. Am using this older one today as a tribute to this lovely little airline, Eurocypria Airlines, that was forced to close last week leaving crews without work suddenly. This is one of my most memorable because one Sunday morning my pilot friend texts me saying I’m bringing ‘Bravo Zulu’ in from Birmingham this evening, get a few shots as we’re landing at Larnaca. So I grabs a few shots not noticing the piece of paper stuck by the co-pilot’s window. On downloading the photo and zooming in, I noticed “Hi, Hello Andrew !” scrawled on the paper. I thought that was hilarious.
  11. Happy Wednesday everyone, great pics so far. This is a Monday morning fog & back yard shot.
    Jana - Love the Feathers shot!
  12. Bride and groom from a recent wedding.
  13. This is one from a while back, Nikon D90 captured in the wild
  14. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    D7000 + 500mm/f4 AF-S @ ISO 100, f4.5, and 1/640 sec.
    As part of my effort to test the D7000, I spent some time to capture bird images at a local refuge. I am quite impressed by the new Mutil-CAM 4800 AF module; it performs almost as well as the earlier Multi-CAM 3500 on the D300, D700, and D3 family camera, although I do miss the extra 6 cross-type AF points. However, for capturing action shots, the RAW buffer on the D7000 is not deep enough.
  15. Great Wednesday, everyone!
    Thank you, Allan Armstrong, for mentioning my photo last week.
    I haven't had a chance to photograph (except for people, and I don't post these) in the last several weeks. So here is one more shot taken in Kings Canyon National Park last month.
  16. Hi. This is from my recent trip to Mexico.
  17. Hi. This is from my recent trip to Mexico.
  18. Hello everyone...

    Continuing with my series of fireworks from last wednesday, here's another one from the Lord Mayor's show last sunday.
  19. Good morning!
  20. this is from a trip to Mexico
  21. During the first few weeks of each winter, before there's too much snow, we go ice-skating on a small lake 15 minutes from home. This year the ice is perfect, almost like glass, with just a few wind-blown snow patches. My son spends hours at a time on the ice and never seems to get bored.
    This one is taken on saturday. D3X and 24-70 @ 70mm.
  22. We don't get a lot of clouds in the Phoenix area, but I love to capture them when I can! Late afternoon in October.
  23. Hi. Beautiful images, several breathtaking in fact. Quick aside to Shun: since you've been testing and briefly commenting on the D7000 -- my monitor is showing faint magenta/purple streaks running down the image vertically in the upper left quadrant, from the top. Is is just my monitor, or what's up with that?
    Okay onto my image for the week. I was immersed in B&W film and rangefinder cameras for most of the past two weeks but I did take some test shots one evening of a Sicilian plate that hangs near my desk. i was testing the AF 50/1.4D, the AF 50/1.8D, the AF 28-70/3.5-4.5D @ 50mm, the AFS 18-70/3.5-4.5 @ 50mm and the AF 28-80G @ 50mm. All shots were taken at f/5.0 and then I also compared the 1.4 nd the 1.8 at f/2.8, and f/1.8.
    Anyway performance proved to be in the order I printed them above: 50/1.4 best, and the AF 28-80G the worst.
    This is the winning shot from the 50/1.4, topping everything the 50/1.8 could throw at it.
  24. This shot was taken on a sunny day in a tea plantation in southern India.
  25. Wonderful photos so far! Looking forward to seeing the rest. Mine is a simple bee portrait from Saturday trying a new DIY diffuser. D90/Sigma 150mm/Sigma 1.4x teleconverter/SB 600 diffused@1/60, f/11, ISO 400.
  26. Good morning Nikonians,
    Thanks for the gentle comments last week.
    Here's going shopping in the Amman souq:
    D700 / 24-70 2.8
  27. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Quick aside to Shun: since you've been testing and briefly commenting on the D7000 -- my monitor is showing faint magenta/purple streaks running down the image vertically in the upper left quadrant, from the top. Is is just my monitor, or what's up with that?​
    That is reflection of vegitation behind the stilt.
  28. Firstly, I want to thank Doug, Jamie and Chris for my panning picture from a couple of weeks ago. I appreciate the comments specifically but also that you take the time every week to comment on submissions.
    My submission this week is a shameless copying of the style of Hiroshi Sugimoto in his architecture photos. As far as I can read, he uses his view camera without an infinity stop on the lens and focuses at 2x infinity. Since I can't do that I've focussed in front of the building to see if I can get the same effect. It doesn't quite work as the the top of the building is more blurred than the bottom. Post processed in Lightroom.
  29. Hello All
    A flamingo, taken a few weeks ago at Temaiken a biopark, near Buenos Aires
    D300 + 18-200 VR @ 95 mm - ISO 200 - f 5.3 - 1/800
  30. OOPS........let's try again Good morning All, This week's pix is of my son Alain who just turned a week old last night...
  31. [​IMG] San Francisco - D200, 18-70
  32. Good morning Nikonians, great submissions early this morning!
    Pic is from National Botanical Gardens, Washington, DC., this past Sunday.
  33. This is a cheese store in Wisconsin—who would've expected that!
    D700 with 24-70 at 28mm, ISO 800, three captures spaced two stops apart @ f/8, combined with Photomatix.
  34. Hi, This guy can´t get enough.... Best regards.
  35. Halloween party with Nikon D40X 35mm @ 200iso 1/60sec F4
  36. Good Wednesday everyone.My photo today is one of our 400 local lakes taken with Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens.
  37. I was invited to take pics at a cowboy match last Sat. All ages of men and women and a 10 year old competed shooting pre-1900 rifles,pistols and shotguns. They shoot all sizes of metal targets and are timed to see who can shoot the fastest. They are all dressed the pre-1900 cowboy gear. They looked like the a bunch of desperado's. Lots of action to capture. The lighting was very poor except for a hole in the roof that would shine right across everyone's body. As they ran from station to station the lighting changed. I had alot of fun trying to compensate for the sunlight. Nikon D3, Nikon 24-120 3.5, 120mm, F/5.6, 1/800 sec, ISO 3200, EC + 0.7 step.
  38. Good Morning and happy Wednesday to everyone. I was looking around on recently for an older model SLR that would meter with my old manual focus lenses. The F2's and F3's and such were all a little out of my price range, but I did come across an old N2000 for only $15 and decided to give it a whirl. I took it out last Friday and shot my first roll of film in about 4 years or so. I really enjoyed using the split image viewfinder with the old lenses. It was nice having to slow down and actually think about what I was doing. However, I still don't enjoy scanning negatives. Here's my favorite from that roll.
    Hope everyone has a great day!
  39. I got as 'lucky' as the referee who was not hurt seriously (except for his pride).
  40. My contribution today is a shot of a butterfly...
  41. The Ringling Bridge, Sarasota, FL.
    Nikon D90, NIKKOR 18-200mm @62mm, f13 for 20 sec., -1ev, ISO 200
  42. Dis some urban exploring last Sunday in an old abandoned building with a few other photographers.
  43. I haven't been able to shoot anything new for the past couple of weeks, so I decided to post a shot that I was doing some post process work on the other day. This was taken in early October, trying to catch the late blooming flowers, before they disappeared. Matt, I love your cowboy themed start!!
  44. Nikon F100. Nikkor 200-400 F4 AF/S, Kodak Ektachrome VC100 film
    Taken about a month ago (Oct 20), of course the scene is very different now.
  45. bms


    Nice ones so far..... gotta run, will comment later. Here is mine, playing around with the "new" 50/1.2, deciding whether to keep it....
  46. At a airplane meet in Florida last weekend, a large number of very vintage aircraft in beautiful condition showed up on a nice blue-sky kinda day. My 18-200VR was perfect for these shots. Here is one of the more colorful ones:
  47. Really great entries so far...Elliot, priceless expressions on both the ref and player's faces. That sure looks like it smarted.
    I was driving around photoing, taking a shot here and there and it started to drizzle. So I packed up and on my way home, I stopped off at this old cemetery. I saw this crow on this grave marker...I shot it quickly and out of my passenger window. Thought it was symbolic and the timing was a sort of non-contrived way :)
  48. First of all thanks to Doug Rice for making mine a favorite last week.
    For this week here is a shot of Devils Tower in Wyoming. Nikon D700 + Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 @ 34mm ISO 200, F8, 1/400 sec.
  49. Another black steam train
  50. Nikon d300 24-70
  51. hi folks, no picture from me today but I can't go without my coup de coeur. Hopefully next week I'll be in the party.
    Matt: impressive tone and well describe
    Don H.:Like the light, almost like a chrome effect
    Andrew F.: What's friend are for.. ;)
    Hamish G.:
    Barry F.
    Rick D. : I wish I was there
  52. [​IMG]
    Model: NIKON D700
    ISO: 200
    Exposure: 1/250 sec
    Aperture: 8.0
    Focal Length: 72mm
  53. My image this week was taken with my Nikon D300, Nikon 200-400mm f4 lens, @ f5.6 ISO 400 at 125 second. This is an eight point buck in Cades Cove, TN. This is a non-captive image. The deer in this National Forest are free to roam at will. Thanks for looking.
  54. Of course you all know Wednesday is my favorite day for viewing photos. Where else can one get such a wonderful collection of beautiful Photos from around the world. With an added bonus of some telling us about the photo and the parameters for taking it.
    Something that I always look forward to and miss when I can't partake.
    Thanks to all and I will come back later today to select my favorites.
    My photo today is that of a Banjo player. They are usually picked on so I wanted to put one in the shadows where he could he invisible. I worked it up in PS.
    This was taken at a concert at the beginning of Nov that I go to every month. A local Bluegrass thing.
    I used my Nikon D-90 with Sigma 70-200 (2.8) @ 78mm, f9, 1/100, iso 3200, flash(sb-900), hand held and full manual exposure.
    I liked having fun with this. Hope that it meets your approval.
    Have a really great day!
    phil b
    benton, ky
  55. The lighting of this scene in my living room over the weekend caught my eye
  56. Paphiopedilum Chamberlainianum. This flower has a mustache! (Not to mention its enormous chin!). Used only available light here.
  57. Great day to everyone. Been away for a while, but want to offer a recent shot. Took this from my backyard. No, that's not the North Star but the moon, taken on a 25-second exposure. Starburst effect maybe from polarizing filter, otherwise untouched.
  58. My friend was nice enough to grab my D2H and bring it to the finish line of the Beach2Battleship half ironman. He took this shot of me right after I finished my first triathlon. Shooting from the hip he caught me totally off guard while I basked at being still for the first time over 5 hours. I'm very thankful for this photo and good thing I set the focus point to fully dynamic or he wouldn't have got it!
  59. In vs. Out
    Thank you trusty Tokina 28-80 F2.8 AT-X Pro.
  60. Font and Nave, Holy Name of Mary Parish, San Dimas. D700, 14mm.
  61. Hello Fellow Nikonians !
    This week I share with you a recent picture of the 17th century University of Évora, in Portugal.
    I hope you enjoy it.
    Have a good photoweek !
  62. Hi Everyone,
    Favorites so far:
    Matt L.
    James Woo
    Jana H.
    Hamish G.
    Pascal - congratulations!
    Rick D.
    Elliot B.
    Jamie M. - very cool plane

    My photo is a corn field just before dawn.
    D90 18-55 lens at 22 mm, 1/80 sec f/11 ISO 800
  63. Hello everyone. Some absolutely stunning work .
    Little beetle awakening from the inside of a pink hibiscus.
    D300 60mm micro f/9 shutter 1/60
  64. [​IMG]Hello everyone. I am later than usual but that allowed me seeing some superb images. SOme that caught my fancy: Matt, Jon, Doug, Jose to name just a few. Mine is from about a month ago. It was taken in Rawdon Quebec in the area of the Dorwin falls. This is an abstract type image of the fall reflection on a small stream.
  65. Karl Marx with a Pigeon on his Head
  66. Ely, Nevada last weekend. Nikon D300
  67. Been away for a couple of weeks, but have gathered about 2000 shots I can work through! Here's one from early in the day in Amsterdam. This is the Singel canal.
  68. [​IMG]
    D700 - 24-70, ISO 400, 28mm f/10, 1/400
  69. mbh


    My family went to the Civil War Reenactment at the Underwood Farms on Sunday.
  70. Happy wednesday to everybody.
    Here's my contribution: "Siblings"
    Taken with D200 (1/60, f/4, ISO200)
  71. almost forgot its wednesday.
  72. Hi everyone & happy Wednesday!
    Missed last week, had to take a business trip to Lapland, and unfortunately I was way too busy to shoot anything. My pic for this week is a test shot I took with my "new" cheap lens, and my little sis was kind enough to model for me.
  73. I've been away from posting for awhile, hoping to get back into it. I loaded the F2 with some T-Max 400, put on the Micro 55 5.3, took about a month to go through the roll, and developed it on the kitchen table. Scanned with an Epson V600. Now, high on the list is learning to scan.
  74. Plenty to learn from here!!
  75. [​IMG]
    Moist Bench
    D300 ISO200
    Tamron 17-50 @ 27mm f3.2 - 1/1000 sec
  76. Good afternoon
    This was taken yesterday just before the storm and rain closed play.
  77. Drizzling rain all weekend long.... Nevertheless went out with the camera in an almost empty animal park....
  78. Notice board at Kiasma, Helsinki.
  79. bms


    Matt L. - magnificent picture.
    Jana - great portrait
    Shun - love that shot
    Hamish - nice, I thought you were frozen....
    Jeannean, Paul J., David J., Roberta - great macro shots
    Kent - color! It almost hurts to look at it, but nicely done
    Aguinaldo - great capture
    Doug Rice - would hang that on my wall....
    Rodger Baker - is that in Berlin? Birds (and others) like to dump on Marx there....
  80. Hi everyone, there is so many good photos on here. It is amazing to see what everyone has been up to. I was playing with some water this weekend while my kido was in the pool. Enjoy the rest of the week.
  81. Lotta nice shots here. Mine's kinda boring but I like to play the game.
  82. PS Tony those fall colors in the water are fantastic.
  83. [​IMG]
    D2X 24-120
  84. It's been a while -- great to see all the inspiring images this week...
    Here's one I took a couple of weeks ago. This is the legendary Phil Alvin with the Blasters, live at the Brixton North Bay in Redondo Beach, California. In stark contrast with most venues in the Washington, DC area where I live, the small clubs in California had no problem with my taking pictures during live shows.
  85. Bear in the zoo
  86. Oooh ... took this one on my way to work Monday morning.
  87. As above...
  88. Always hold the fish forward, to make it look bigger. This one lived to tell the story, caught and released.
  89. Wonderful pics as always.
    Lots of misty mornings here in Sussex this week. I took this one on Monday from a local vantage point on the South Downs.
  90. Nikon D90
  91. Doug Santo--always great shots of church interiors!
    They are so beautiful--and we'd never get to see them if not for your pix.
    How about an occasional shot of the pipe organs? Assuming they have one, of course.
    The symmetry of the pipes and the facades themselves can be stunning.
  92. Very interesting candles... Frauenkirche, Munich. D700 and 135 f2 DC, 1/60 f2.8 @800 ISO
  93. Erosion at a local gravel pit encroaches on everything in sight.
    D-300, 80-200mm
  94. Happy Birthday Gianna!
  95. Shot with my F4s on tri-x; stand developed in rodinal for 1 hour
  96. Nikon Buddies,
    A good day on the forum. Shout outs to Jana H, Anish M, Phil B, David J, Mark H, Bj L.
    I'm posting a Fall standard, today.
  97. After a break of about 14 mounths without a dog in the house we rescued a puppy so here is Bones makeing his Debut at the ripe old age of 7weeks shot with a coopix
  98. Good Morning.
    Here is mine from this past Friday on my way to Houston, TX where I had a great + fun weekend.
    Taken by D80 with Nikkor 50mm f/1.7 @ 50mm f/10 1/125th sec with ISO250- originally captured as B&W.
  99. Testing an expired sheet film box today... old TXT @ 160ISO, D76 1+1, Nikkor AM 120 on a Sinar camera, 8sec. - f22, ugly fluorescent light.
    After several thousand shots with the D700, it was like lance hunting! BTW, the film is ok.
  100. It looks quite nice, Jose.
  101. Jeff, that's the finest grain I've seen from Rodinal.
  102. Thanks, Red. The grain's a little more evident when viewed at 100% (different image, but you get the idea). Still, the minimal agitation (aka almost none at all) associated with stand development is supposed to minimize the effect Rodinal has on grain while maximizing acutance and dynamic range. Downside it takes 1-2 hours to process a roll.
    And there's always some fine work from a lot of good photographers in this thread. I haven't posted anything in a while, but it's always a treat for me to come here and browse.
  103. In olden times, monuments were set to honor stags ...
  104. WedNEsDAy PiC #46

    It rained, again. The batsman gets it, the keeper gets it and eventually the umpire got it. No more play!
    Camera: Nikon D300
    Lens: AF-S VR II Zoom-Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8G IF-ED + TC-20E III
    Settings: 400 mm, 1/160 sec, f/5.6 and ISO 3200 (AP, monopod, UV filter)
  105. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Since it is Tuesday morning for me, this weekly Wednesday image cycle is coming to a close and time for me to lock this thread.
    Unfortunately, this thread is the very first time in the 2+ year history of Nikon Wednesday images that I had to delete a post due to its image content. A female nude image was posted here and I deleted it fairly quickly, so I assume that most of you did not even notice it. I would like to remind everybody that these image threads are read in different countries and different settings, such as homes with small children and the work place with strict guidelines. Some culturies are more conservative than others. So please make sure that you only post images that are suitable for viewing by all audiences. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

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