Nikon Wednesday Pic 2010: #51

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    A good Wednesday to you, Nikonistas. As I post this at midnight, it's the winter solstice here in the northern hemisphere. Longest night of the year, and a chance to reflect on our planet's tilted axis and all of the variety to which that gives rise in our climate, flora, fauna, and photographic opportunities. The scene below is a peek through the woods, shot less than an hour ago. Low clouds on this long night are glowing with the light of Washington DC, just a dozen or two miles away. We now light our way through every night, but I can see why this annual seasonal turning point has been ritually noted for thousands of years. What are you and your Nikon gear doing with the short daylight? Share a photo!
  2. Rome.
  3. Greetings Nikon Friends...Today is the first day of winter and it was 84-degrees where I live (Dallas, Texas). My image this week is TREE SANTA and was taken a couple of days ago in my neighborhood. One PN wag suggested I should use this for my bio picture. LOL. Wishing everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS.
  4. This is a shot I took for one of the departments at work. The Distribution people wanted a XMAS card picture. I used 5 Nikon speed lights for the shot controlled through an SU-800 on camera. CLS rocks.
  5. WedNEsDAy PiC #51

    My final sports photo for 2010 is a twin pack. Two wickets off the last two balls of the innings ... the bowler will have to wait until next year to attempt the "hat-trick" (three wickets in three balls). Two months to think about the next delivery!
    Camera: Nikon D300
    Lens: AF-S VR II Zoom-Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8G IF-ED + TC-20E III
    Settings: 400 mm, 1/500 sec, f/5.6 and ISO 720 (AP, monopod, UV filter)
  6. Happy Wednesday everyone!
    Thank you to Rick and Jeff for you kind words!
    I was drawn to the shutters on the half-wall between the restaurant and the bar area. We were later told that they came from the original home that sat on this location. Their colors and textures were wonderful.
    Have a wonderful Holiday Week.
  7. It is that time of year when sons and fathers, friends old and new, and dogs go to the frosted fields to follow their passions and bond again in ancient fraternity.
  8. Greetings, everyone! Here is another dog photo.
  9. Hello Everyone
    I wish you all a safe and happy festive season
  10. I tagged along with Santa this afternoon and captured this young man. He seemed thoroughly focused on the man in the red suit.
  11. Re-launching of the Princess Monterey
  12. Jeff, Mikhail ... those are some happy dogs, which makes me happy. Thanks!
  13. Happy Holidays to all! I live about 550 miles south of Bill Boyd in the lower tip of Texas, and you would never know it's December here. (87F/35.5C today) Without colder temps, the bugs are still around, including the pesky mosquitoes. D90/Sigma 150mm/Sigma 1.4 teleconverter@ 1/250, f/11, ISO 640. I hope everyone has a great holiday! Looking forward to seeing everyone's photos. :)
  14. Wow, already great stuff! Paula, Mikhail, David...nice work!
    Here's something from a walk in the park last week.
  15. Part of the Santa parade in L.A. Click on image for larger size.
    Nikon D7000
  16. Matt, thanks. I enjoy seeing your dog photos here. And the hour a day when I take my golden retriever and my camera for a walk in the local forest -- yes, I live a two minute drive away from a real forest where dogs can be off leash -- is the best hour of my day.
  17. Hey Everyone! Happy Wed. And Hope everyone has a merry christmas! Here is mine for this week.
  18. Nothing to do with short daylight, but my habit of cleaning my glasses by wearing them into the shower led to this shot a couple weeks ago. D90 and 85mm 1.4 - 1/125 @ f/6.7 SB600 bounced off high ceiling. Minor edits and major crop in LR3.
  19. OK, everyone, I've been saving this one for this week. You may already have one like it (or better) in your library. Regardless, in the spirit of the season, happy holidays to you.
  20. Sake vessels (used for brewing) at Hie Jinja (Jinja = shrine) in Akasaka, Tokyo last week.
    It was hard to pick just one photo. Japan is so beautiful and I also got to see the famous garden behind the New Otani hotel.
  21. Hello everyone.
    Last night I woke up around 1:30 AM ( ET ) to prepare myself for this shot. I could not resist it and I could not miss it. It was very cold outside ( around 45 ) and around 2:30, 11 minutes before the Eclipse, I went outside and I took this shot. Did what I could but of course this lens is not the best for this kind of shots, nevertheless, I did capture a great moment, something that will not occur again till 2029 ( Eclipse during winter time according to Nasa ).
    Merry Christmas to all of you !!
  22. Hello Everybody,
    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to you all.
    My photo this week is from my recent trip to the Czech Republic, the snowy forest was such a treat to look at, I couldn't stop taking photos.
    Nikon D60, 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6@ ISO 100, f/10, 1/60s
    Have a lovely week,
  23. Happy Holidays to Everyone. Going through the archives, cleaning up and finding a couple of overlooked and never processed shots. D200 with 80-400 VR at 400mm, ISO500, f/5.6, 1/1250s - a juvenile red-tailed hawk.
  24. Happy Wednesday, everyone. Here is a photo with Fall colors at the ASU campus in Tempe Arizona.
  25. From a wedding last weekend-D700, 24-70 [​IMG]
  26. do i detect a theme?
  27. Been playing around with my 28/2.8 Ai-S. Figured out maybe I don't like it because even wide open I've got a few feet in focus. Maybe the colors are too saturated. Or something. Got some amusing pictures with it this week however. So here's something else from Halloween to show off the D200's excellent low light performance.
    D200 • ISO 640 • Voigtlander 58/1.4 • ƒ/1.6 • 1/60th
  28. Here's a shot from a local school play last week.
  29. Merry Christmas to all Nikonians. This shot was taken during the Christmas party in our club. Children enjoyed the evening especially they had a fun time with Santa.
  30. I notice this man waiting for something that I did not figure out. There was squirrels and woodpecker all over the place. I waited to see him take a photo but it didn't come. Maybe he was getting ready for the eclipse!!!
    There are always very good pictures here so if I have to pick only one, I'm impress by Mikhail's photo.
  31. Ray House

    Ray House Ray House

    My Great Grandson, Jaden.
  32. Ray House

    Ray House Ray House

    Bad Gateway...Again!
  33. Nice pictures so far. This is the night before the eclipse, sunset and moonrise nearly synchrnised; D700, 70-300 VR, handheld
  34. Cold here in the UK; travel chaos but plenty of photo opportunities.
  35. Jeannean: Fantastic! Many very good photos allready. Mine is taken a couple of days before. Minus 20 C an winter evening.
  36. A backlit leaf from Jardim Botânico.
    Merry Christmas for you all.
  37. Merry Christmas and best wishes.
  38. Hello Everyone...
    I'm off for the next 10 days, so wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    It's a been a great year so far. See you all in 2011!!
  39. Hi everyone and Happy Holidays!
    Only few days to Christmas and what have I been doing with my Nikon gear? Well, not much, taking random snaps while having fun as you an see...
  40. At the beach yesterday getting ready for Christmas
  41. Solstice lunar eclipse with Orion. Beautiful sky but cccccold!
  42. Good morning All!!!
    Here is a pix of my son "Alain" @ 6 weeks....
  43. Merry Christmas to all!! Went on a cruise with my wife for her birthday last week out of Tampa Fl. This is the Skyway Bridge which we had to pass under to get out into the Gulf of Mexico. The clearance from the water to the bridge is around 190 feet. I took this from the top deck of the ship and we only clear by 6 feet. Must be pretty scary for those driving on the bridge as we approach. Thought the colors were very Christmas like. Nikon D3, Nikon 24-120 3.5, 70mm, F/5.6, Hand held at 0.4 sec, 6400 ISO.
  44. D2H and 80-200 still doing it for me.
  45. Greetings from snowy Northampton, England. Here's a shot from earlier this year, around 3:30 a.m. just before sunrise.
  46. Hand held LED light for rim lighting.
  47. Happy Holidays!
  48. bms


    Nice everyone!
    Was hoping to be able to post lunar eclipse picture, but that hope was eclipsed (pun intended) by bad weather here in the northern Northeast.... so I leave you who celebrate it with a Happy Christmas wish (and the others Happy Holidays and retroactive Happy Hanukkah) and the picture we used for our Christmas card this year.
    I shaved for this image - not my face obviously, but the Nikkor 10.5 Fisheye
  49. Wednesday, my favourite day of the week, photography wise. As alwas great work!
    During my years as a student, at Erasmus University Rotterdam, I never had a view like this. Last Friday a dear friend of mine got her PhD in Medice, and everything was covered in a thick layer of snow.
    Happy holidays from Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
    D700, 24-70 AFS 2.8 24mm ISO 200 @ F4 1/800
  50. Snapped this while participating in a Christmas parade.
  51. My dog enjoying the fresh snow.
    D200 24-70 F/2.8 @ 70mm F/4.0 1/125sec ISO 100
  52. There was a time in 2010 when there was no snow on the ground at Heathrow, and BA were not on strike.
    D700, 1/1600, f/9, iso 800, 135mm.
    Merry Christmas everyone.
  53. Little Maggie Mae was upset when I put a plant and a fat chicken on her 'spot' by the window (I actually did it because she is scratching up my record player), so she showed me and jumped up anyway, made herself nice and comfy in my plant and slept the morning away. She's lucky she's so cute...Happy Holidays to all!
  54. Season's Greetings to all!
  55. Nikon D700 + Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 VR I + Nikon 2x teleconverter. Great pics everyone and happy holidays!
  56. Wishing all here on photonet a Joyous Holiday Season, one that is filled with Peace, Love and Harmony.
    My selection today is an ornament from our tree. As I look at our ornaments and ornaments on other trees I feel good. So I hope that you too feel good looking at this ormanent.
    phil b
    benton, ky
  57. -20 C.
    Merry Christmas all.
  58. drove into the parking lot this morning, noticed birds mobbing the ornamental cherry trees, and i knew what was up. so i went inside the building and grabbed the gear i needed and headed out. shot until my fingers started to go numb, then came in to see how it went. not too bad...
  59. Merry Christmas Nikonistas! It's that time of year when taste and restraint become rare commodities, so here's my contribution, and I'm hoping it's the cheesiest and most hackneyed shot here.
    Tech data: D700 with Tamron 90mm AF macro; 1/60th @ f/16 with on-camera fill-flash.
  60. First Presbyterian, San Diego. D700, 14mm.
  61. Wow, there are some really great images this week and very creative.
    This is from Arlington National Cemetery after the christmas wreaths were placed but before the dusting of snow. The caisson team winds through the cemetery.
    Nikon D300s with 70-200mm at 135mm f14 and 1/200 sec and ISO 800
  62. Good Wednesday everyone and Merry Christmas from Michigan. Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
  63. My wife and I are visiting her native country of Colombia for the Holidays, here is a grab shot taken at Pinon de Guatape (after a 714 step climb to the top of the rock) in the Antioquia region.
  64. A slice of the Big Apple Christmas.........She looks beautiful at this time. Here is the Grand Central in all its Grandeur.
    D90, Nikon 12-24 f4 AF-S. @ 15mm, ISO 400, f8, 0.6 sec.
    Impressive shots guys....
  65. Nikon D300 24-120 Photoshop CS3
  66. Memories of a beautiful day and some wedding guests. I like the smirk in the husband's eyes.....
  67. Merry Christmas Nikonites....
    D300s Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 shot at 70mm f/13 ISO250
  68. How lovely to see all the snow here on this week! I'm another Texan wondering what happened to winter.
    My son is recovering from wisdom teeth surgery and I'm recovering from the flu so I haven't had much time for photography. However, I spotted my daughter looking out the window - one of her favorite spots to daydream - and grabbed the camera.
  69. Christmas shoppers at Costco taken on the display model D90 using my memory card. ISO 3200 1/200 f/6.7 I had to clean the lens because of all the fingerprints on it.
  70. A merry christmas to all from a much-too-sunny Sicily...
    (Nikon D300 with AiS 35 f/1.4, 1/20th f/2.8 ISO800)
  71. Greetings to all, and best wishes for a Merry Christmas. Great photos as always. This was taken this past Saturday. Unfortunately no white Christmas for us in Nova Scotia, as what little dusting of snow we did have has rained off, with more rain in the forecast for the balance of the week. Bummer! :)
    D200, AF-S DX Nikkor 18~70mm f/3.5-4.5G, 1/125s at f/8 ...
  72. Winter solstice lunar eclipse, thru 8" newtonian and D700.
  73. Natilla Navideña, i.e. Colombian Christmas Pudding, Christmas without Natilla is not really Christmas.
    Nikon D80 - 18-135mm kit lens - Available light - Handheld
  74. At my Xmas office party for the kids ....
  75. Great pictures as usual. Doug, like the church shot again.
    Great eclipse photos. My photo was shot through clouds during a lull in the storm in Northern California
  76. Lovely shots guys and gals, my contribution this week was shot last night using D700+85 1.8, SB800 and SB28 on lightstands with umbrellas:
  77. Hi all, haven't been around much lately, but here is a photo a took today at the zoo, was lucky enough to be ready with the camera at the right time..
  78. Andrés Arteaga -- very nice shot -- well composed, and very nice use of selective focus. it's tricky to make a photo work where there are out of focus elements in front of the focus plane. good job! Feliz Navidad to you!!!
    Paula Wang -- brilliant light!
    Mikhail Ysypkin -- great dog shot, you humble me!
    Ian Griffiths -- I love it!
    Ray House -- brilliant portrait
    Barry Fisher -- great light and a great expression/pose/moment
  79. Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
  80. Paula Wang and Doug Santo--great shots!
    Thank you!
    Many others, too--winter seems to bring out the best.
  81. Thank you very much for your nice comments Allan Armstrong. I had just finished serving it when I took the picture. Very low light conditions from the window next to the table, but somehow I managed to get it done, even with my dirty hands :D playing a little with the three plates, the focus and the table.
    Merry christmas to you all!
  82. Fellow Nikonians,
    As Matt Laur mentions, in the Winter solstice there is not much time for daylight photo, even in the Southernmost countries of Europe. In the Carmo Museum, in Lisbon, we have to light up at about 5pm, but the ruins of the old church, destroyed by the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, that houses the oldest portuguese Museum gain a very special atmosphere.
  83. My nephew had his 21st birthday on 12/20. I stayed up a little late working on a birthday card for him. Nikon D300, 70-300 VR, 5 exposures combined in PSE 8.
  84. Shot with a newly acquired 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF AIS Nikkor. That thing is a beast, but is a tremendous lens.
  85. Being Christmas week, I did some volunteer work at my school taking Santa portraits. This one stood out. The santa is the baby's grandpa (first and only grandchild) I love the eyes of Santa.
  86. Minnesota High School Hockey
  87. Good week for photos everyone, especially steve tanquary. That's a very hard shot
    These young ladies were about to go on stage at Sacred Heart Academy for the pre-K and K Christmas recital.
  88. Happy Holidays everyone ! I wish you and your families joy, peace, health and laughter.
    I have been trying to practice focus stacking. This is a photo of frost on the edge of a leaf that had fallen in the grass.
  89. Another photo from a storm two weeks ago.
  90. Merry Christmas all.
    D90 35mm 1.8G. ISO 400
  91. Happy Holidays everyone. Paul B., Martin Z. and Allan A. thank you for your nice comments on my piture.
  92. Happy Wednesday to All! As always, a fabulous array of work by everyone. I mentioned quite a few months ago that I was hoping to acquire a couple strobes to start trying my hand at some studio lighting. Well....I finally took the plunge! Though I had my eye on AB's, I decided to give the Elinchrom BXRis a go. I have to stay I was very very very hesitant (perhaps intimidated is a better word!) but overall, for my first attempt I managed to muddle through *somewhat*...I certainly have a huge learning curve ahead of me but oh wow - this is gonna be FUN!! Now to order a much needed meter!
  93. Allan Armstrong, thank you for your comments on my photo this week.
  94. So many great pictures. Some favorites:
    • Barry Fisher - a decisive moment for sure
    • Marc McCoy - beautifully done
    • Richard Lanthier - Very cool! Guess he wasn't interested in shooting squirrels.
    • Jennifer Meighan
    • Don Harper
    • John Crowe
    • all the great eclipse pictures
    I wrote about my failure in the other thread.
    D300, 600mm f/5.6 ED.
  95. Happy Festivess for the rest-of-us! Tis the season to air out grievances and partake in the feats of strength.
  96. John DiLeo, an excellent candid. The expression on their faces is classic, like a painting.
  97. Kent Shafer - Thanks for the read out. Happy Holidaze to all!
  98. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Another week is almost over. See you all next Wednesday.

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