Nikon Wednesday Pic 2011: #17

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by uplandlife, Apr 26, 2011.

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    Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Wednesday threads are right here. Remember: only one image each week!​
    A good spring Wednesday to you, Nikon people. We were out a few days back on a solidly overcast grey morning, with incoming weather getting ready to strip away all of the tree blossoms. It seemed a good last chance to look up the long drive of Montevideo Farm, with the big house's front door just visible down the way. Used your Nikon gear to capture something fleeting? Share a photo!
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  2. St. Louis Cathedral
    The St. Louis Cathedral overlooks Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA. The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States. The first church on the site was built in 1718; the third, built in 1789, was raised to cathedral rank in 1793. The cathedral was expanded and largely rebuilt in 1850, with little of the 1789 structure remaining. (Wikipedia)
    I shot this about forty-five minutes after sunset.
    As you can see, the horse-drawn carriages line up in front of the entrance well into the night. The red on the horses comes from the 'tail lights' of the carriages. Timing was everything. All sorts of traffic including cars, buses, taxies, fire engines, skateboarders, bicycles and police cars were controlled by two traffic lights. It was fun! Get there early to get a good vantage point.
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  3. Visited the zoo and the nice tiger sat for a portrait
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  4. From Cottonwood park in Richardson, Texas.
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  5. Bald eagle utilizing its seven foot wingspan... SE Iowa Nikon D300 80-400VR f8 1/2000 ISO400.
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  6. From Royal Botanical Garden - Berlington, Ontario.
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  7. An Osprey watching over her three babies. Intracoastal Waterway near Naples FL.
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  8. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Nikon D700 with 28-300mm/f3.5-5.6 AF-S VR lens @ 62mm, f8, 1/250 sec and ISO 400.
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  9. Nice shot of a hometown landmark, Gej!
    These are my three grand daughters in their Easter Sunday finery. Cecile 5, Mariella 6 and Rosalie 4.
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    D700 24-70 @ 60 @f16 for 1/50 sec ISO 3200. The high ISO capability of this camera amazes me.
     
  10. nice one, gej.
    my contribution this week is from a photo doc project of a mural. it's a fairly huge wall covering almost two whole city blocks, and it was painted by my friends the Community Rejuvenation Project as part of an effort by the city of Oakland to reduce urban blight. apparently they've realized it's cheaper to have a muralist paint a wall than continually buff off the scrawls of taggers. the wall was infused with sacred shaman mojo recognizing the indigenous cultural heritage of chicano/latinos, which is probably one reason it took so long--4-5 months--to complete. i'm very proud of CRP for finally getting it done, and it should make a (subliminal) difference in that community, which suffers from various inner-city ailments.
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  11. Mr. B, Mr. B...Baxter is my 'shadow' cat, he follows us around like a dog where ever we go outside...on walks down the road, through the woods on hikes, down the driveway to the bus (the kids love to see him in the morning and afternoon, especially when he is being silly. It's great to see them laughing through the windows), and even manages to make his way into my photos. I don't mind, he's my buddy :) Happy Wednesday to all.
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  12. Matt, Bill...nice stuff!
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  13. From several months ago, but newly scanned: San Juan Islands, Washington. Nikon F4s, Nikon 105mm AI micro, Fuji Velvia, Lee ND grad filter.
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  14. [​IMG]My image is the start of my education in night shots. Taken in the same park in the residence where I live. This is Candiac - a small residential town located to the south of Montreal, direction Platsburg NY. It borders the mighty St.lawrence river which, because of it's size looks like the ocean. In the dead of night and a weird looking orange cloud in conditions where I could not see the camera controls, strong winds produced the type of clouds you see in the image due to the long exposure.
    Matt - terrific Spring shot - we are not even close to that
    Gej - great night shot.
    John DiLeo - great quality for that ISO - thanks for sharing
    Shun - Great shot and expression - Decisions, Decisions.
    Lorne, Bill, Tom Anura, Rich, - great animal and bird images - not an area of expertise for me so your camera settings give me some good info.
    My participation here at PN may be limited to this forum until the end of May - Really love the variety and quality of images submitted here.
     
  15. [​IMG] I have a new computer and I am having trouble uploading to PN. Just typed a whole bunch of stuff and lost it all. I will try with this brief one and retry.
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  16. Good Wednesday, everybody! Already many great images!
    I have more of the same: my golden retriever with his best friend.
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  17. Had a brief encounter with fate on monday. Not the life determining fate but the day to day fate we encounter all the time. An idea to hike Okanagan Mountain to Divide Lake was detoured by the ominous rain clouds quickly moving in from the North only to come home to a flat tired road bike which was a punch in the nose to my alternative scheme. The early evening overcast inspired me to take my trusty mountain bike up to the waterfall at Creek Park and try for some long exposures. What fun! Not too long after reaching the falls, rain started to pour from those clouds and the ride home was a soggy thrill.
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  18. Lydia Pense of Cold Blood at the Monterey Bay Blues Festival
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  19. These are marabou storks at the same fish market as last week's photo. The birds are pretty brazen and walk up to within feet of the boats and the shore. There must have been thirty or so of them at the market. They are loitering around for scraps from the fishermen, particularly from some of those that clean their fish by the water. They are about 1m tall and particularly ugly.
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  20. It is called The Turning Torso, from Sweden, Malmø.
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  21. 4-26-2011, Nikon P7000
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  22. Hello Everybody,
    many thanks for the comments on my photo last week, this week another one from my boudoir session, the lady is very romantic and she loved the idea of having her hair backlit.
    Have a lovely week and I look forward to your photos.
    Jana
    Nikon D700, 24-70mm f/2.8@ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/60s
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  23. Hi all, this is one of the pics I took on last weekend... I loved that hazy atmosphere at the end of the beach, in one of the very few moments where the sun shined saturating the colors.
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    D700 @ 200ISO, 24-120/4 (120mm), 1/500sec. - f8; as usual I forgot to switch off the VR after attaching the camera to the tripod. The pics are plenty sharp, anyway.
     
  24. day dreaming
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  25. I haven't entered a photo in recent weeks but I am back. I love the shots so far and will come back to mention my favorites.
    My Princesses playing in front of the Castle.
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  26. Crystal Cruises' Crystal Symphony revisits Santa Barbara on April 23 after her inaugural visit, Monday, April 11th and a cruise that took her to Vancouver, British Columbia with stops in San Francisco, Astoria, Seattle and Victoria, Canada. The ship is considered one of the most spacious and luxurious cruise ships at sea today; Crystal Symphony is approximately 238 meters long and weighs 51,044 tons. She can carry 940 passengers and 540 crew. Onboard amenities feature grand lounges, a full-service fitness facility, casino, spa, expansive decks, a swimming pool with an extra-large Jacuzzi, award-winning cuisine and entertainment.
    Nikon D200 with Nikkor 28-105mm/3.5-4.5 at 70mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/500s
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  27. Morning Nikonistas,
    Again, fantastic stuff appearing already...looking forward to the rest!
    Birds featuring strongly again...so when in Rome! I'll try for something different next week(?) Old habits die hard so who knows...hope you all like. Stalked this from 50m away got to within 10m before it took fright, shooting with the sun almost from behind...nature does like to testing us?
    Nikon D40X (50-500mm F/4-6.3G) @ 420mm, F/6.3 @ 1/800s, ISO 400.
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  28. Did I post this a few weeks ago? I meant to but I think I didn't: if I'm mistaken I apologize for doing it again. My beloved Nikkor 1:2.5 105mm Ai lens at f/2.5 and 1/60th.
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  29. We had some wonderful sunny Eastern days over here! This is a shot (D700/35 2.0) of the dutch beachtown Scheveningen, as seen from the harbour.
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  30. acm

    acm

    Hello Nikonians! Posting today a portrait of a "Poojari"- a professional god man in charge of a temple. Shot in Mukteshwar in north India last week.
    Nikon D90, 18-200 VR
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  31. A little spring thing from me
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  32. Good morning All...
    Here is a shot of my father taken this week-end...
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  33. From last Sunday..... Cherry Blossoms in Niigata...
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  34. beautiful shot, rene.
     
  35. Hello Everyone,
    A few great shots out there this week. Mine is from a recent trip to NY. Image was captured early in the morning, pretty boring sky, so I flipped to Negative then changed it to B&W came out better than I expected. :)
    One of my favorites from the trip.
    Dallas
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  36. Good morning all. Some spring flowers.
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  37. Gej, wow!
    Coolpix P7000, 10mm (45mm full-frame equivalent), ISO 170, 1/60 @ f/3.2.
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  38. Nikon D700 + Nikon 70-200 mm VR I. Hope you like it.
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  39. Happy Wednesday!
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  40. Good Wednesday everyone. Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We had a couple of our granddaughters and great grandaughters here for an Easter dinner. Lexie decided she couldn't get all of the ice cream with her spoon so she licked the plate clean. Nikon D300 17-50 mm lens.
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  41. Another ice fishing session. Taken last tuesday.
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  42. Ironwork on a gate in Newport RI.
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  43. This one of five photos I'm entering in the Ohio Cemetery Alliance show
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  44. Good Morning Wednesday :)
    Last Thursday went to Portsmouth with few friends to take pictures of colorful Doors and Houses, but the weather was so cold with around 40degree F and 20-30mph wind and occasional gust of 40mph it was cold but sky was really good in color. Though were able to take few pictures.This is one of the old house with pulley and green color. I liked the contrast color and cross shadow of the pulley on the green door.
    Shot with Nikon D90 Tokina 50-135mm (now a days this has become my go-to lens) in Aperture mode @ 65mm f/5 1/2000 ISO 200
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  45. Some great bird pics so far. This was taken Easter weekend at New Smyrna Beach Fl. Nikon 300 2.8, Nikon TC-20E III, 600mm, F/9, 1/1250sec, ISO 800, + 1 step, mono pod
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  46. Finally got to use my new lens. My son (the goalie) had a tournament this past weekend and helped his team win both games with saves like this one.
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  47. It's a great day in the morning, especially Wednesday Morning. At age 71 every morning is a Great One. :)) Lots of nice bird shots this morning so I thought I'd use one that I took a couple weeks ago of a pair of geese.
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  48. 7000 of these hatchery brown trout were stocked into the Willowemoc Creek yesterday gaining their freedom.
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  49. Opal in her easter finery. D80 is maxed out at 1600 iso but kinda works doesn't it?
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  50. Lady bugs in the spring rut.
     
  51. Lemme try again
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  52. This week has gone to the birds! Great shots. Mine is a portrait shot of Sheba, an Eagle Owl from The Raptor Project. (D90/Sigma 150/1.4x tele @ 1/350, f/8, ISO 400)
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  53. Brother Paul, a street preacher/prophet here in Milwaukee.
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  54. A view from the under the belly of the beast: the 1st stage of a Saturn V moon rocket at the Kennedy Space Center (Florida, USA). D700 + 24-70mm (@24mm), ISO400, 1/30s @ f/4.
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  55. Hello everyone,
    My contribution for today is a shot from a recent shoot. I tried to go for some old Hollywood look but I guess due to time constraints I didn't set up for the contrasty look those photographs are known for, nevertheless I like the look I got hoep you do as well.
    I am also honoured for being mentioned last week on a list of the favorite shots.
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  56. From a late Saturday afternoon walk along the water
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  57. Thought I'd post a "twofer" this week - hope there's no rule against it. Two examples of English eccentricity caught at a local St. George's day celebration.
    D700 with Sigma 70-300mm f/4~f/5.6 Apo Zoom.
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    Dancer at the Atlanta Renaissance Festival, 2011.
    Model: NIKON D700, ISO: 200,Exposure: 1/800 sec, Aperture: 8.0, Focal Length: 105mm, Sigma 105mm f2.8 Macro.
     
  59. Snowy Owl from a local raptor center.
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  60. WOW! Amazing pics this week! This is a detail picture of the interior of the Guggenheim museum in NYC.
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  61. Great shots this morning ! It has been really windy and dry here these past few weeks. The bugs are few and far between . What I do see ,well just to windy to try and do macro. Here is one attempt at a doli fly. The wind and the far too slow shutter speed seem to have given this a painterly look.
    D300 105mm micro 20mm extension tube 1.4 TC f/10 1/100
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  62. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    A few crocuses are up but the inside plants are not to be outdone. One of Becky's 'succulents'. I think that they are called 'succulents' because I usually am sucking up the blood from my punctured digits when I get to close to these spiny little menaces.
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  63. I had the opportunity to take some photos of our little girls on Easter in their finest. These two are just too cute. Used My Nikon D90, Nikon 50mm @ f10, 1/125, iso 200, 1 soft box (SB-600), 1 umbrella(SB-900), controlled by Cybersync, tripod used, all on manual. Some processing in PS.
    I will get back later to look over all of the entries today as I just love this learning session.
    phil b
    benton, ky
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  64. St. John's Cathedral, Los Angeles. D700, 14mm. Thank you to Those who commented on my image last week. I appreciate your comments.
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  65. Doug Santo--thanks for posting!
    Beautiful. as usual!
    PaulB
     
  66. Hi! Everybody, Great bid pics this week.Here is my contribution of a lit up crystal bird.
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  67. This is an image from the Easter Sunrise service at Arlington National Cemetery. The location is the Tomb of the Unknowns auditorium. I also have some other images that I love taken with the 10.5mm lens but my wife says this is her favorite. Others are on one of my blogs.
    Taken with Nikon D300s 28-300mm lens which I love for the work I do at Arlington for families. I used to use the 70-200 which is a great lens but very heavy and doesn't provide the coverage of this newer lens. I would have my 24-70mm on the second camera. Now I carry two cameras, but shoot almost everything with the one lens and camera lens combination.
    Thanks for the comments last week on my image, and have a great week. The best camera in the world is the one in your hand ready to capture a moment.
    Don Harper
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  68. Jenkins Estate, located in the Portland, Oregon area.
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  69. Goliath (Cane Corso)
    D80, 50.0 mm ISO 100 @ F/1.8
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  70. An amaryllis blooming in my backyard.
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  71. saturday i went into town check out the sights down by the river. the big-money interests have constructed an urban park they call "canal walk," where a bunch of corporate-sponsored summer festivals are held. it's a historic area as well, as this is truly a river city. my photo is just a scenic shot -- a couple of corporate HQs and the federal reserve bank of richmond along the bank of haxall canal. it's a nice spot, if a bit over-sanitized....
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  72. Hi! Lovely shots again from everyone! And thanks to Don for mentioning my shot last week, your "Love"-shot was a real eye-catcher! This one is from weekend, we were renovating my friends house, we ripped the outside walls to their original state, and there was a beautiful wooden structure hiding under few layers of later "improvements".
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  73. The impact of mobile phones
    D3 70/300mm 1/320s @7.1
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  74. On April 23th the Catalan people celebrate their patron, Sant Jordi. Coinciding with the international day of the book, people give roses or books to their beloved ones.
    D90 with Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, flash with softbox.
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  75. This one is taken from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
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    Light Traffic On The BQE.
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  76. bms

    bms

    Nicev everyone.... need to take a closer look when I am not supposed to be working :)
    Is it spring yet... Here in Maine, almost....
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  77. My first post here. Nice images all.
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  78. Just a quick shot of my granddaughter playing with a "friend" on Easter.
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  79. Spring comes to the frat house, Baltimore Ave. Philadelphia
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  80. Washed in by storms past is this pile of drift logs in a low spot along Island View Beach. In the background on the horizon are the San Juan Islands - the islands in Christopher Sperry's sunset.
    D70, 18-70 @ 18mm, f/11, 1/160, ISO 200
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  81. Another spring scene, a footbridge at our local arboretum.
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  82. Hosta leaf with some of the 8.1" of rain we've had since Friday.
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  83. I really enjoyed the contributions of the week. Thx to all.
     
  84. I am encouraged every Wednesday.
    Gej, Rene, Doug Santo, Jon Eckman, Joe Elrod: great shots
    Great bird shots all. Oh for a long lens!
    Too many great photographs to name all.
    This is a photograph of a waterfall in Sugarloaf Ridge SP in Kenwood CA
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  85. Very good pics! I like Roberta and Jon Eckman. My pic is taken with Sigma 150-500 @ 500 and still had to crop very much.
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  86. I have really struggled to choose my favorites this week. I liked so many. This is as short as I could get my list:
    Gej and Doug's cathedral shots - both superb
    Bill's picture - my favorite of all the birds this week
    Shun's donuts
    Tony's long exposure sunset
    Henrik's orange flower
    Tim's fantastic portrait
    Robert's garden picture - lovely colours
    David's picture of washed up timber - wonderful texture
    In contrast to last week I had lots of photo opportunities thanks to the public holidays here in the UK; so choosing what to post has been difficult. The countryside here in Sussex is magical right now, and in the end I've choosen to post this picture of a rapeseed oil field taken about 3 hours ago. Yellow is definitely the colour of the moment!
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  87. A cafe in Turku.
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  88. The photo's are getting better with the changing season, wow, assume shots all. I missed the last 2 weeks but glad to be back. Here's an old country store, with the clerk at the front door.
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  89. Just returned from a trip to Arches NP. Nikon D7000, 12-24 AFS lens........
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  90. Almost missed this week's post, been traveling alot lately. I took this picture of my niece Briana last night using my D700 under tungsten light, converted the NEF using NX2 and then I added a finishing touch using a Nik plugin.
    Oh, inspiring shots as always, great job from Gej, Jennifer, Tony, Henrik, Dallas, Phil, Doug, Ofey, Bill (too bad for the ghost).
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  91. Hi all,
    Some really stunning photos here again today!! Really amazing.
    My contribution is of a photo shoot I did today. Had a lot of fun.
    Till next week.. enjoy shooting : )
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  92. I must say this week's submissions are extra impressive...
     
  93. Hello everyone Chocolates at Easter
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    Kiva, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
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  95. A fleeting moment, indeed ;-)
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  96. Was hiking in Sedona, AZ a while back and this is one of the awesome sunsets I caught up there at the time.
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  97. Here is what caught my eye today.
    Bill Boyd, nice bird image
    Callum Smith, I love nice tranqual waterfall images.
    Apurva Madia, nice PJ portrait
    Rick Dohme, very nice capture
    Tim Holte, nice urban street capture
    Doug Santo, lovely church scene
    Robert Wayt, nice garden scene
    Ilkka Nissila, this is probably my favorite this week, Architectural interior that becomes an
    abstract.
    Bill Keaton, really nice reminds me of a Bierstadt for some
    reason.
    Peter Cohen, wonderful high key action shot, very well done.
    Don Harper
     
  98. Hi everyone, this week's image is a "painted lady" restored by the owners one board at a time. The exterior paint went on a few square feet at a time, but it's complete after many years. The dogwood and maple trees complement nicely. 24mm PC-E.
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  99. On our way to the tour train station, I noticed this little boy strayed from his parent in line to pull up his shoe. I went down and took a snap of him. I meant to shoot at f2.8, but found I was at f2 after shot. The film took care of the one stop overexprosure nicely.
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  100. Thanks Don Harper for your kind words. Wow, sunrise service at Arlington would be so wonderful. The emotions would overwhelm me. Great shot. It made me feel like I was there.
     
  101. Natural Bridge, in Springbrook National Park (QLD) is a geological feature created over millions of years by water tumbling through the roof of a basalt cave. It is the home to an amazing colony of glow-worms, whose lights can be seen only after sunset. Here is my take on this rather serene spot of "wilderness" - "outside looking in" as opposed to the more conventional "inside looking out" shot (see photo in above link). Camera: Nikon D300
    Lens: AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VRII
    Settings: 1/640s at 70mm, f/4 and ISO 200 (Manual, handheld)
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  102. Shot on a bridge in Heidelberg, FE with AIS 200/4, few seconds exposure.
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  103. Wenshu Chen, Compliments on your very nice B&W photograph. The lighting is just perfect. Your photojournalist style works well, as it appears that you lowered your position to create such an interesting composition, and being closer to the height of the little boy.
    It's good that you are enjoying your F3HP and Ilford film.
    Chris
     
  104. Christopher, thank you very much for your encouragement. I am really flattered. I gained my experiences from taking pictures of my daughter, now about four years old. Actually, she was beside me (so OUR in my text) when I was taking this photo. I just put her down from my shoulders. And yes, I like my F3HP and Ilford film, they help me take less but better pictures.
     
  105. Thank you for the kind words, Don Harper.
     
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