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  1. 4 points
    Flower nearly all whit so changed it to B & W
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  3. 3 points
    Up at 4:45 a.m. walking up the road to a paddock with a clear view to the west as the moon slowly got eaten away by the Earth's shadow, set up and ready to shoot by 5:30 just as totality was due and the clouds moved in as if on cue.... Whilst Mars continued to taunt me all the while like a petulant child poking out its tongue, I spent the next 50 minutes staring at little else but blackness where the moon should be as the cold gradually seeped through two pairs of socks and three layers of clothing until 6:20 a.m. when I caught sight of the faintest bit of red blurred by the clouds. I shot off a few exposures, still barely able to see the moon other than a faint reddish smudge, but the X-T2 had no such problem, revealing a truly bloody eclipsed moon with colour smudged beyond its outline by the heavy cloud. Exposure was 10 sec @ f/2.8, 3200 ISO, 50-140/2.8 lens @ 66mm and no, I didn't boost the colour - it's pretty much exactly as the camera presented it, although I did desaturate the blues and cyans slightly. Although the result wasn't what I expected or envisaged beforehand, I have to say that I like it well enough even if only for the fact that I've never seen a lunar eclipse photo quite like it.
  4. 3 points
    A fallen tree in transition trapped upon the shore of Lake Crescent to be battered by the waves and the weather of Storm King. Olympic National Park. Capture: Fujifilm X-T1. 70s, f/11, iso200. - Zeiss Touit 32mm. - Lee Seven5 Big Stopper ND & Polarizer. - Acros-R B&W simulation. Pixelroom: On1 PhotoRAW 2018
  5. 3 points
    Castel Boccale at sunrise, taken in Tuscany (Italy) during a Workshop I led there in Fall 2017. Leica SL, Voigtlander 15mm and filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest. Thank you for viewing, best regards Vieri
  6. 3 points
    Love a good sunset photo session, especially when Brat is the subject
  7. 2 points
    Expired sheep (2017) taken with expired Agfa APX-25 film (2004) processed in expired Rodinal developer (2002) using a 1991 ARAX-60 (a.k.a. Kiev-60) with 1980's Carl Zeiss Jena 2,8/120 lens. Talking about dynamic range - the white bleached skull was half in full sunlight, half in shade, and the gaps between the wood were that much darker again. One forgets how well film performs in this regard.
  8. 2 points
    This flower just showed up this past Friday. It is fairly widely distributed. I think the shape and coloring is absolutely beautiful. It is the "county flower" of Cumberland, England, and is on the county flag. There appear to be slight regional variations of this flower. These two were only a little over 1" across. I used the 12-50mm Macro Olympus lens on an EM1 Mark II. I suppose it is almost trite to comment this way, but some flowers really have an almost magical appearance. These two can keep me mesmerized for quite a long spell. They were all around our office building at St. Mary's, Alaska.
  9. 2 points
    the moon occupies only half a degree arc in the sky, so when using a long lens it is indeed hard to find AF on a well illuminated moon works most of the time Spot exposure gives a good indication where the exposure should be, but I usually under expose a bit to get more detail exposing an eclipse ... is difficult, AF stops working and shooting when is exactly overhead is frustrating so ... I think you did quite well
  10. 2 points
    A Kimmeridge sunset, a long exposure detail on the inspiring ledges at Kimmeridge Bay, taken during a Workshop I led in Dorset (UK) in Spring 2017. Leica SL, Voigtlander 15mm v. III and filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest. Thank you for viewing, best regards Vieri
  11. 2 points
    From France or UK... Thanks for watching.🙂
  12. 2 points
    CASA 2111E/Heinkel He-111 @ Cavanaugh Flight Museum. So many photos and only so many hours in a day. Years later I'm still curating photos from location shoots. This one is from 2015, the subject is a CASA 2111E/Heinkel He-111 medium bomber that made it's debut during WWII. This particular bird was built after the war by Spain and saw, for the most part, peacetime service (including a stint as a movie star) ending up in Addison Texas, USA. Nikon D300s | Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art | 1/250th sec @ f/8.0 | 35mm | ISO 200
  13. 2 points
    A project of mine is to make one shot photographs that appear to have layers or some kind of pixelroom effects applied but are completely done in camera. This was of a tree root floating in a lake. My goal was to make it appear as though two images were stacked. Capture: Fujifilm X-E2, 1/15, f/9, iso 200 - Fujinon XF 55-200mm Pixelroom: PhotoRAW 2017
  14. 2 points
    After a four-week hiatus, a gorgeous day weather and wind-wise. Lower water levels meant lots more mudflats and shoals to navigate, and strong current in places where the river has narrowed. But there were many Great Blue Herons as a result, along with some Canada Geese, Ravens, and Turkey Vultures. With the recent monsoon rains, the river was carrying lots of reddish silt, which made for a muddy luncheon landing. But there were more wildflowers, and as always, the spaciousness, solitude, and stillness were deeply inspiring. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
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    I have spent a lot of time around earth moving equipment, but very little time around cranes. It seems that technology has changed quite a bit, too, since I worked around a mechanical "monster." I have a few photos of a crane that has disassembled itself, and is ready to go for a ride. This was the best show in town for a few days. We have never had a crane so large show up at our dock. This is rated as a 250 ton capacity crane. When they finish putting in the extra boom segments, it will be able to work at a height of 200 feet. The first photo shows it moving the three blades for the wind turbine it will assemble over the next two months. For those of you who have my problem doing math in your head, that is a maximum load of 500,000 pounds (about 227,000 kilos.) These are the 3 three turbine blades. And this is the main truck they use for hauling heavy loads. The maximum rated capacity is right at 250,000 pounds. It has 8 wheel drive, and the rear wheels can also be steered to help out on sharp turns. This is the rig, with the blades loaded. It seats six, and I found a company that will do a custom camping/travel RV for only $290,000. It is a bargain, as it includes the cost of the vehicle. The rig is military surplus, and was referred to as a "tank hauler." Here it is with the boom extensions all removed, and the truck is headed to the work site with the end segment. Here it is with the whole track assembly removed. This involves releasing a couple of hydraulic fittings, and two massive hydraulic pins that hold the assembly to the frame. Just about loaded.... And away it goes........
  17. 1 point
    Vivion, blown highlights was a deliberate choice because it looked nice!
  18. 1 point
    My modest little workstation! X-H1 + 23mm 1.4 @ 1/35 f5.6 ISO680
  19. 1 point
    Personally I didn't see much point of locking my maximum focal length lens onto my camera to record a closeup of the moon itself as that is what everybody seems to do as a default eclipse shot, and that the Internet was bound to be bombarded with images of reddish moons on a black background as a result. There are observatories with telescope cameras specifically built for the purpose which will out-do anyone with a standard camera anyway, so my original intent was to show snow-capped Mt Field at the bottom of frame as the first light of dawn lifted it from the shadows, with the eclipsed moon and Mars at its brightest in the starry sky above (hence my trek to that west-facing paddock in the pre-dawn darkness of a rapidly disappearing moon). The cloud killed that intent, though - Mt Field is in the shadow but cannot be seen unfortunately, but I was indeed fortunate in the way that the cloud spread and amplified the colour of both objects in the heavily overcast sky. Not that it means anything, but the result obviously appealed as this is now the most "liked," commented on and shared photo (and by a good margin) that I have yet posted on FB. I still would have preferred the originally intended photo would have happened, though.
  20. 1 point
    I agree with the comments regarding the advantages of EVF on mirrorless cameras but like Luke currently still find my Nikon SLRs more effective in given situations. A situation that is likely to change with time. I'm not sure you guys have necessarily got it right with Nikon however. They may have played a smart game. Dallas has already pointed out the strong legacy of the Nikon system and whilst overall sales have been down in keeping with all of their competitors they are still a leading brand and a major player. Having made a false start with the '1' system they have enjoyed the advantage of watching their competitors develop the mirrorless systems without investing in the r & d to production levels. You can imagine that they have torn apart every Fujifilm, Sony et all over this period, ticked off the plus points and discarded the bad. Development at the semi-pro level is now levelling out on mirrorless so now is a good time to step in with a trump card. If only that's the plan! Nikon's weakness has always been its marketing in my view, and they have failed to convince the public with several great cameras. Hopefully they will have learnt from Sony whose marketing ploys have seen the photographic press do most of the hard work for them.
  21. 1 point
    A combination of Barnes Creek entering the Lake Crescent and the wind blowing waves against the silhouette of the tree root gave me the impression it was a swimming dragon. I also like how the sunset created a convenient X. Capture: Fujifilm X-T1, 6.5s, f/22, iso 100. - Zeiss Touit 12mm - Lee Seven5 Big Stopper, .9 GND soft, Polarizer - B&W-R simulation Pixelroom: On1 PhotoRAW 2018.5
  22. 1 point
    I have for years used aperture priority on my Nikons but since buying a Leica rangefinder I have so enjoyed going back to manual, including manual focus of course, that I am now using my Nikon in similar fashion with the exception that I stick with auto focus. I don't enjoy manual focus on the Nikon. I have found that going manual has slowed me down again, making me more thoughtful regarding exposures. It's as if I only have a roll of film at my disposal as opposed to a virtually unlimited frame count where I can use a machine gun approach, bracketing just about everything in the hope that one exposure is correct. Yes I agree that modern cameras are capable of nailing the exposure most of the time but they are not infallable and that's where the manual approach, or the understanding derived from it, can pay dividends, particularly under difficult lighting conditions.
  23. 1 point
    Hi, Dallas, just joined the club. I haven't known what had become of Jim Carrey since he became world famous (at least to me) through the movie "Mask". This video is a nice food for thought. Thanks for sharing!
  24. 1 point
    I shouldn’t really say this cos it will cause FZ to misbehave upon starting up, but happily all seems to be well at the moment! Yippee! Have I spoken too soon. 😗
  25. 1 point
    by Samuel Pellicori
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