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  1. On a bicycle ride I saw this great looking Ariel 350cc motorcycle from 1938. Of course, I had to stop and photograph this classic. Both images Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 After a few minutes the owner emerged and we talked a while about motorcycles and this one in particular. He told me it's from 1938, he bought it in 1973 from his first monthly salary of 600 Dutch guilders. A modest, very friendly man and a pleasure to talk with him. The engine started at the second kick and sounded great!
    5 points
  2. I sent a copy of your comments to Mike's daughter Rachel. This is her response. Hi Anthony, Thank you, they are lovely comments, I will share them with my family. Please pass on my thanks to everyone who sent condolences, reading them I could imagine my dad and picture him. I have seen Dave, the cat a few times on my visits to the house while we are sorting things out, I can only think he’s wondering where the guy that used to feed him is, we have still been putting food out for him. I don’t know what Dad’s fascination with the mini was
    5 points
  3. Thank you for looking. aDSC_0096 by Aguinaldo Tinoco de Paula, no Flickr
    5 points
  4. On my way back from a photo trip I stumbled upon this red beauty parked in the neighbourhood. It is kind of a hybrid which might be a turn-off for some; chassis and engine of a Bentley Mark VI 1947 (6 cylinders, 4,257cc, 139hp) combined with non-original bodywork. Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S
    4 points
  5. 1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 TC Great looking car, looks original/unrestored. Maybe some damage repaired, notice the uneven gaps between the left front side panel and the door and headlight rim. Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8
    4 points
  6. Such sad news you delivered to us Dallas. I have enjoyed Mike's contributions to the Forum from way back and it was only a few months ago we agreed to meet up in London for a chat. Sadly that didn't happen with all of the restrictions under Covid. I shall miss the pics of his River Cruises and the oddball stuff from his neighbourhood. RIP Mike.
    4 points
  7. After the B&W photo walk the other week, last weekend the choice was colour (Velvia Film simulation) and a telephoto zoom (55-200). How can you not include a lorikeet when the theme is colour And then a kookaburra Adding an extension tube gave a bit extra magnification for flowers And some man-made colour And peeking out from above the trees formerly an asylum but now an exclusive residential development.
    4 points
  8. In light of the appalling grip of big tech on much of what you see and do on the internet these days, I am very happy to announce that there are now ZERO trackers on Fotozones. I previously had Google Analytics running here, but since I see no real use for that anymore I have just switched it off and will instead use my raw server stats to see what traffic we get if I ever get curious enough to look at these things in the future. Right now it's not important to me. I will continue to tweak and improve Fotozones in little ways going forward. Thank you to those of you wh
    4 points
  9. I was watching the Godfather trilogy today and I remembered these places: 1- Church where Michael Corleone married Apollonia, in the village of Savoca; 2- Visual from Taormina, charming village where we stayed. Behind the clouds is the volcano Etna; 3- Viewpoint in Taormina; 4- Castelmola village, set on top of a mountain next to Taormina. The road to get there is very dangerous. 1 aD4S_2118 by Aguinaldo Tinoco de Paula, no Flickr 2 a1DFC_1296 by Aguinaldo Tinoco de Paula, no Flickr 3 aD4S_2094 by Aguinaldo Tinoco de Paula, no Flickr
    4 points
  10. De Naald van Waterloo / The Waterloo Needle, Baarn/The Netherlands The Waterloo Needle was placed in honor of Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange, later King Willem II. He was the first to repulse the French attack at Brussels (Quatre Bras) in 1815 and held out so long that the Allies led by the English Commander-in-Chief Wellington arrived in time to defeat the French Emperor Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. The memorial was established in 1820. Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8
    3 points
  11. After a visit to a museum for a photo exhibition I met this old (88 years) man.We talked a bit and later he agreed on me shooting this picture.Fujifilm X100 @ f2.8
    3 points
  12. Portrait of a demonstrator at the Black Country Outdoor Museum. Despite appearances in this posed shot, he was a friendly and helpful person. The main activity in this forge was making chains. In the olden days this forge would have been primarily used by a female chain maker, and situated in her back yard. The men did heavier work, but chain making was certainly very hard work.
    2 points
  13. During these COVID times photographic opportunities are limited for almost all of us. I've noticed that because of this I need to look out more intense for subjects and even my choice of subjects is changing. So I tend to notice and shoot also less obvious scenes. Such as this image, I was attracted to the irony of the text vs the surrounding and the symmetry in view. Anyway, enough ramblings. Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S
    2 points
  14. The title shouldn't need any further clarification...
    2 points
  15. The big picture from above. These images were all taken on the 7 year old Olympus E-M1 with the Leica 8-18mm. I let the Auto-ISO float to 12800 and processed these in Lightroom, using a B&W profile in the picker. I think I mostly chose profile #1 but there were a couple of others, including at least one #6. I still love the grainy look of these Olympus cameras at high ISO. I haven't tried pushing the ISO this high on my G9. Might be time to test that out.
    2 points
  16. Which reminds me. I gotta get over to Home Depot and get what I need to finish building my Time Machine. RBSinTo
    2 points
  17. This has never been my favourite focal distance, so I keep training. Thank you for looking. aZ6M_1117 by Aguinaldo Tinoco de Paula, no Flickr
    2 points
  18. My wife's sewing room, photographed as is. Lots of great stuff is made here, from fancy Anti-COVID mouth caps to gala dresses. Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 25mm f1.8
    2 points
  19. I just took this last Saturday morning near the little town of Lone Pine and Mount Whitney, which you can see in the background. The area is referred to as the Alabama Hills and is famous for many movie shoots. It was somewhat hazy due to the many fires that burned and are still burning in California. gb
    2 points
  20. Earlier this year, shortly after we went into global lock downs for the coronavirus I noticed that my friend and almost constant visitor to Fotozones, Mike Gorman, was no longer logging in to the site. This was obviously very alarming to me because not seeing Mike active on FZ was not normal. I sent him an email but heard nothing back. Weeks passed and there was still no sign of Mike. I asked Anthony Macaulay who had previously met up with Mike for photography outings in London if he had any idea what might have happened, so Anthony did what he could to see if he could get hold of
    2 points
  21. I know I have not posted here in quite some time. Mike was a member of another forum and we continued our discussions over there. Mike was a great soul and I'm very sad that he is no longer with us. However, I am blessed to have been able to call him a friend and have many meaningful and lighthearted interactions with him. He will be sorely missed by many. My prayers and best wishes go out to his family. Even when you know something like this is going on, it is still not easy. Rest In Piece, Mike!
    2 points
  22. I'm very sad we don't have his presence here anymore and to know we won't read any more of his humorous posts. I wish he is enjoying colorful photographs in Heaven. He had no appreciation on black and white. RIP Mike.
    2 points
  23. I learnt to drive @ 16 in a mini 850, and my brother & sister both had 1275 Cooper S's, so I can sympathise with them sticking around your consciousness .. So sorry to see Mike go, he will certainly be missed ! cheers, Maurice
    2 points
  24. Male Leopard on the move before dusk .. revisited via ACR / PS Using DXO PL3 with Shade WB .. what do you think ?
    1 point
  25. It is a new experience for me. I wanted to meet some local photographers in person. Unfortunately, a few weeks after I joined, Covid struck so we hold our meetings on Zoom. But that has had advantages. Instead of looking at a projector screen and the backs of lots of heads, I see a gallery of faces. They are actually a good bunch of people, and we have some interesting discussions. Of course, criticism of judges happens, just as football fans like to criticise referees! Overall I am enjoying it and once we are allowed, I am sure I will meet up with some of them in the real world.
    1 point
  26. Pretty much sums up why I have never been a member of any camera club.
    1 point
  27. Interesting crops and comps. Thanks for sharing, Andrew.
    1 point
  28. A new film simulation dropped a little bit ago for the FIMO camera app in the App Store. It pays homage to a PAN-X camera loaded with Tri-X 400 film. I kinda like it, and played with it a bit today during my 3.5 mile walk through the woods at lunch today. Thought I would share:
    1 point
  29. I like it a lot. Have you tried a panorama version cropping off the bottom so the focus is more on the mountain range and less on the asphalt road. The road would still lead you eye to the distant mountains but the photo would be more captivating.
    1 point
  30. Fantastic street candid.
    1 point
  31. The two third of this planet is covered by water and up to 60% of the human body is composed of it! Although we have the obsession to stay dry most of the time, getting wet has been reserved to the minority of wetly maniacs of this world. So, it brings that very philosophical concept: are we water resistant? Nature around us seems to prove that we can be, at least, dissolved in it!
    1 point
  32. I donated this image to Unsplash.com. It actually made pic of the day. You can see it here (a little diff than the original):
    1 point
  33. Another theme for a recent outing - getting back into IR. IR-Fuji I've played about with IR a bit in the past, but never actually got around to getting a camera converted. Early efforts were using a Nikon D50 with 18-55 zoom and a R72 filter. IR Nikon D50 - 1 Perhaps I was just lucky, but that combination worked moderately well, shutter speeds were manageable - almost hand holdable at times in the bright Australian sun, which also was enough to allow autofocus. Metering was also pretty close when the sun was out, drifting into sli
    1 point
  34. Dallas, thank you for this tribute to Mike. I remember Mike from Nikongear, then here and lastly at Fuji X. The tribute photo here looks in my eyes to the way he sounded when he posted. A little bit stern, a little bit with a twinkle in his eye, and always fun to be around. Roger
    1 point
  35. Here's one from Chobe 2017 .. D500 400G TC14 1/800 f8 ISO 3600 Is quite large .. perhaps twice the size of the Woodland KF or 4 x the Malachite roughly. Nothing sounds like a kookaburra, that's for sure .. we lived in 20 acres of pasture / woodland in the Adelaide Hills between Clarendon & Mclaren Vale in the 90s, they were a daily presence. I've just reminded myself - the strangest thing I ever heard, like a chainsaw being reluctant to start, was a lonely koala calling for a mate ! cheers, Maurice
    1 point
  36. Thanks for all the comments. Australia certainly has some interesting birds. Kookaburra are mainly known for their unique call. I’ve found that the ones around Melbourne are not too shy - I’ve had one join us at a picnic table for lunch (it seemed interested in our slices of salami). It was so close I had to get up and take a few steps back to get a picture of it. I’ll have a go straightening the asylum and try not to break all the links.
    1 point
  37. Thank you so much for doing that, Anthony.
    1 point
  38. (Sorry, but I couldn't resist this whilst doing a small job for a local farm today. )
    1 point
  39. Dallas, Sorry to read this sad news. My condolences to his family and friends. May his memory be a blessing. Robert
    1 point
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  41. On the railway line @ 1840 iso 4000
    1 point
  42. "Can't stop this thing we started!" (dixit Bryan Adams) I have been an owner and a user of the Fujifilm X-T/two digits models since the beginning of the series. And I remember my skepticism when the Fujifilm Canadian representatives of the time have presented me the first mock-up of the X-T10. But my mind gradually been transformed to a better opinion when I did buy and have really started to work with the Fujifilm X-T10 camera model. And simply because the X-T/2digits are compact, competent and reliable cameras that deliver excellent picture results. The Fujifilm X-T30 offers e
    1 point
  43. I've just spent an entire weekend learning how to shoot bottles. I have done clear bottles before which took me a bit of time but I eventually got it right, but my most recent task was to shoot 5 different coloured bottles for a client. Unfortunately I don't have any strip boxes and without these it becomes very difficult to get the rim light correct. I tried a variety of different techniques using flags and multiple layers of diffusion, but unfortunately nothing quite beats the uniformity of having a proper soft box. This is one of the darker bottles and this is the
    1 point
  44. The tip of the polarizing gel on the strobe was such an amazing tip! I would have never thought of that.
    1 point
  45. It is interesting that I have found the same technique works best for me. The more recent crop of sensors seem to give a huge amount of latitude when it comes to post processing. I can also sympathise with your situation with regard to family and friends accompanying you. Most of my travels are in the company of non-photographers, which in itself proves quite a challenge when trying get the right shot. We do suffer for our art!!
    1 point
  46. Thanks, I was on a family visit, so no chance of any sort of setup! I used the same technique as I use in a church, which is to make use of the (almost) ISO-less nature of the Fuji sensor (made by Sony). This means I can shoot at a low ISO and then bring up the shadows in pp, and have the same quality of boost to the shadows as if I had shot at a high ISO. The benefit of this is that it enables the highlights to be preserved. I did not want to blow out the window, and I definitely wanted to capture the flames and the red hot metal. I believe Nikon sensors are also ma
    1 point
  47. Revisiting my files today, during the quarantine....
    1 point
  48. What a great character for a portrait! Well done Luc.
    1 point
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