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Title: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 09, 2016, 08:42:52
Green is the light of the sun
Green is the beginning of the food chain
Green  keeps Oxygen levels at 21%

It is Green or death for all life on earth!

Go take your camera and sing praise to the Green in Sea and Land!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: elsa hoffmann on July 09, 2016, 09:40:37
And with Nikon liking green so much - ....
I was hoping this image will also sell into the millions.... sadly it hasnt.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 09, 2016, 17:37:53
Elsa. A"Rhein II" mockoff from Southern Afrika? Dunno. The Dusseldorfer School is very arrogant. And "Rhein II" has a geographical historical and graphical advantage.

I still love your shot. But we cannot play the same league as "THE BIG GUY"
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: elsa hoffmann on July 09, 2016, 17:52:50
But we cannot play the same league as "THE BIG GUY"

And thats very unfair.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 09, 2016, 19:03:23
And thats very unfair.

It was meant friendly. I love your shot.

The quality Grursky has is connectedness in a way we will never
achieve. Beuys. The Bechers. All the others. We cannot compete.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: elsa hoffmann on July 09, 2016, 19:11:50
hahaha Ya Frank I know - what I mean is - It's unfair we cant play with the big guys. I mean we should be special too :)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 09, 2016, 22:38:18
hahaha Ya Frank I know - what I mean is - It's unfair we cant play with the big guys. I mean we should be special too :)

We are special, but ... a world renowned art school featuring some of the best artists in the canon of the "Classical Modern" epoch will look down even on people from the second best school.

That is to make sure the access to the real meaty meat is limited to the very few with access to that group.

Let's get back to the GREEN THEME, please...

http://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/userpics/19593/Rhein_II.jpg
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on July 10, 2016, 00:06:12
Different shades of green in an early morning.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 10, 2016, 02:51:05
interesting ... we can spin this green topic in many visual directions .... from clean and clear to dirty and spoiled ... I've taken a lot of city green today ... first one cleanm and clear from the garden
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on July 10, 2016, 03:45:41
interesting ... we can spin this green topic in many visual directions .... from clean and clear to dirty and spoiled ...

Yes, indeed.  Glad you started this thread.

Two more shades of greens on the urban materials.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on July 10, 2016, 09:23:26
Great topic idea with many many options ;)

Green- with water and light
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Jakov Minić on July 10, 2016, 10:39:09
This is a great idea and images, Frank.
Some spectacular images already posted, Akira's minimalism, Elsa's million dollar image,  and John's delicate blur circles.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 10, 2016, 11:31:20
A bit of green from Paris... :o

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8573/27596002573_0fb14124c5_b.jpg)
Floraison... (https://flic.kr/p/J3yJ8P) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr with Df and 70-300 VR
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Anirban Halder on July 10, 2016, 12:04:43
Great thread idea. I like your opening shot, Frank.

Elsa - that's indeed a million dollar shot.

The urban closeup shots are superb Akira, especially the second one.

Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Anirban Halder on July 10, 2016, 12:07:55
This is a great idea and images, Frank.
Some spectacular images already posted, Akira's minimalism, Elsa's million dollar image,  and John's delicate blur circles.
Cool shot Jakov. Posterize? :)

Great topic idea with many many options ;)

Green- with water and light

Love those bokeh John. Which lens was it?
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on July 10, 2016, 12:18:42
Thanks Jakov and Anirban.  This was shot with the Df and the 200/2  AI 
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: rosko on July 10, 2016, 12:38:46
Green, is also the colour of hope...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Anirban Halder on July 10, 2016, 13:47:46
A bit of green from Paris... :o
Jacques' photo makes me want to go to Paris.

Shot many years ago at my friend's house in rural Kerala. I actually felt there was so much life amongst those tropical trees.
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5104/5599957283_e3fd2742aa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9wRfcD)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: tommiejeep on July 10, 2016, 14:29:11
Some more Monsoon green .   Well, Green is everywhere in the Monsoon including the mould on my leather shoes  ;)
Sony a7II, FE90 f2.8 Macro handheld.  Probably a better, more interesting angle but raining too hard to go find it  ;)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on July 10, 2016, 15:00:57
The web of green...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on July 10, 2016, 16:55:09
Jakov and Anirban, thanks for kind comments!

Green, is also the colour of hope...

Francis, did you use that special white balance?
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 10, 2016, 16:57:14
Wonderful. I love you. Great entries. You make me very happy.

super texture contrast, jakov!!!

the 2/200 in your hands is pure gold, John!

love the exotic entries very much. A journey in pixels! Thank you Anirban and Tom!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 10, 2016, 17:49:36
one of the nicest alleys in Bonn
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Anirban Halder on July 10, 2016, 18:09:34
Thanks Frank.
Tom's green papaya shot is just awesome!!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: zuglufttier on July 10, 2016, 18:42:42
Taken in 2014, could be the 75-150/3.5 ;)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on July 10, 2016, 23:57:54
Green surviving.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Bruno Schroder on July 11, 2016, 00:29:54
Very interesting thread and great pictures.
Documenting garden view: 9 different kind of trees and a rose
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Tom Hook on July 11, 2016, 02:24:01
Flora and fauna together, both green
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 11, 2016, 09:30:39
Tom.      I love your frog with algae soup!!!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 11, 2016, 20:48:41
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8657/27631680534_5d0fc5d1a4_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on July 12, 2016, 00:11:33
Human eyesight has evolved in a 'green' world and most of the spectral sensitivity is concentrated in the corresponding narrow range of greens. No wonder our digital cameras are set up to record 50% of their pixels in the green (if a Bayer matrix device is used. which includes the vast majority of models these days).

I have all the greens ever required in plain view already from my favourite audio listening position. Only fitting to snap a frame now and then.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Jan Anne on July 12, 2016, 03:07:06
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/423/18430615589_b89a3755b5_o.jpg)
Voigtlander 125/2.5 APO on Sony a7S, Slovenia 2015
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: tommiejeep on July 12, 2016, 04:12:05
The nicest sky since the Monsoon started  >:(
Hopefully things will improve  :) . Sony a7II, FE55 1.8 handheld snap
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: pluton on July 12, 2016, 07:08:27
In semi-arid and desert climates, green can be relatively rare.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 12, 2016, 07:42:00
aspects of green in the inner city
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: zuglufttier on July 12, 2016, 14:18:41
Green in the city again, this time it's Budapest.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 12, 2016, 15:55:16
Love the shot with the old buildings and old trees, Martin!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on July 12, 2016, 22:40:13
Four layers of green...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on July 16, 2016, 07:24:23
A Greener Future: Manifested or elusive? Nobody knows.

(D500, 105DC)

Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Mike G on July 16, 2016, 08:45:48
A bit more green!

Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 16, 2016, 09:01:52
A Greener Future: Manifested or elusive? Nobody knows.
(D500, 105DC)

This is wonderful. Zen like.

We need more green to survive. 10 billion humans need ten times the Photosynthesis just to breezze and eat
that 1 Billion people in 1800.

Because we burn photosynthesized fossiles we even need more. Yet today less Photosynthesis is conducted currently.

Plant ! Plant ! Plant!!!

I suggest a robot army planting planting planting. Supported by a steering committy of Biologists testing soil
designing Ecosystems that manage themselves over time.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: BW on July 16, 2016, 09:19:35
The ecosystem seem to respond to the milder, wetter climate and the excess of CO2 at my latitudes. Any open area which is'nt clearcut or grazed, disappear in a stunning tempo. So does the glaciers also, here represented by the Engabre at Svartisen in late june this summer. The lowest situated glacier in Europe. Hope its green enough..
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 16, 2016, 09:31:00
Børge: Yes, there is hope in the deep wisdom built into the self regulating ecosystem of our planet. And we DO know so little about its workings.

This is a wonderful shot. I wish I was there. The landscape is so tall and wide. In Germany everything seems to be so small and tight.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: tommiejeep on July 16, 2016, 09:42:38
Børge, I really like the colours (many) tones and scene.  I really want to get back to Ladakh and Kashmir but the situation in Kashmir is pretty iffy  >:( .  May have a job in October but we shall see.  Not photography, lousy pay but great perks   ;)
This was shot from a moving vehicle with D700, 70-200 2.8 G vr II, not much green and no place to pull over  :(
(https://images.nikonians.org/galleries/data/11767/DSC_7513.jpg)
Tom
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: BW on July 16, 2016, 09:55:54
Not to imply that we should do nothing and put all our money in the compensating effect of the ecosystems. We should do all we can to cut emissions and find a way to store CO2.
Tom, I sure would would visit your part of the world sometime. The open space combined with the rugged peaks and dry vegetation gives a me a feeling that the people that inhabit these parts, might be the tuff and resillient.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on July 16, 2016, 10:04:59
Great shots Børge and Tom.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 16, 2016, 10:25:01
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5604/15363942148_cc6874fd68_o.jpg)

Df 58/1.4g
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 16, 2016, 10:27:19
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3767/10315459633_cb85e1edd9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 16, 2016, 10:32:58
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3844/14373722130_7e106b7a09_o.jpg)

Df 105dc
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: BW on July 16, 2016, 10:37:27
I especially like the shed and the beech forest Fons. The light under the canopy in a beech forest is as green as it comes.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 16, 2016, 10:49:04
thank you Børge

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2858/10158851626_2f050a8160_o.jpg)

D800 35/1.4
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on July 16, 2016, 10:52:56
A Greener Future II ..
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 16, 2016, 11:02:32
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5573/14549618731_3b924b2ab1_o.jpg)

fan of green ;)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: HCS on July 16, 2016, 11:08:12
Fons, i really like #47. Very nice scene and nicely rendered.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: BW on July 16, 2016, 11:49:36
You always find a way to incorporate, rather than exclude manmade structures into your landscapes Bjørn. Impressed by the way you make them not seem like alien objects. You really inspire me.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on July 16, 2016, 11:57:57
Nettle green
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 16, 2016, 16:37:51
I am touched by #48. Wonderful. Thank you. Fons.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 16, 2016, 16:41:29
I found a meme called "building integrated agriculture" ... google it!
I am  currently building such a structure.

Only humans in touch with biodiversity will love it and protect it.
We will have to integrate buildings agriculture and wildlife.

pictures still downloading. Took sooo many for this thread today!!!@
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 16, 2016, 16:46:07
thank you Hans C  and Frank F  :)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 16, 2016, 20:33:25
Now. Pictures. On top of one of our museums. A wonderful garden....
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 16, 2016, 20:34:38
a wonderful garden on the roof of a museum (continued)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 16, 2016, 20:35:53
garen on museum top (continued)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 16, 2016, 20:36:53
more...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 16, 2016, 20:38:34
more...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 16, 2016, 20:39:10
and last...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 18, 2016, 20:30:56
A birch ... got some chestnut too, but , heck, where are these shots?
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 18, 2016, 20:55:58
shades of green from my balconies
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 19, 2016, 20:24:10
Surrounded by by the colour of life. 
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on July 19, 2016, 21:14:05
Ah, great shot !  Is it for sale?  ;)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Anirban Halder on July 20, 2016, 17:42:53
Ah, great shot !  Is it for sale?  ;)
+1. Great shot indeed :)

Somewhere near Calcutta last week. Loved this view from balcony...
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8744/28328373082_d3501a324b_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Kahjny)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Anirban Halder on July 20, 2016, 17:51:04
"Bristly Balsam Pear" a.k.a. "Spiny Gourd" a.k.a. Kantola (Momordica dioica). Delicious - when fried properly with pinch of turmeric powder and salt.
 
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on July 20, 2016, 17:51:46
Somewhere near Calcutta last week. Loved this view from balcony...

Anirban, I love this "purple rain"!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 20, 2016, 20:40:34
Anirban. Wonderful. A glimpse into another world. Love to taste these. Proprrly prepared of course...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 20, 2016, 21:54:57
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8869/28359365441_1b7e3aa089_o.jpg)

july 20 2016, hot, 35 at least and bright day
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: BW on July 20, 2016, 22:43:33
Anirban. Wonderful. A glimpse into another world. Love to taste these. Proprrly prepared of course...
+1
Fons, green against the blue sky, is summer for me. We are suppose to get the heat tomorrow, but not 35 degrees, I hope 8)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Anirban Halder on July 21, 2016, 04:55:36
Thank you Akira, Frank & Børge!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 21, 2016, 11:38:45
Ah, great shot !  Is it for sale?  ;)

Thanks John! No, sold a few years ago ... it is a summer house without several of the basic installations  ;)


+1. Great shot indeed :)

Thanks Anirban! - and the same to you for the rain in Calcutta!     
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 21, 2016, 11:42:03
Exploring HDR Efex Pro - the original came out somewhat flat.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 21, 2016, 11:49:13
A birch ... got some chestnut too, but , heck, where are these shots?

Don't worry Frank - those Birchs can stand alone and are lovely  :)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 21, 2016, 13:49:47
Thank you Lars.

HDR is always very near to overcooked.

Try to add some structural contrast to the now dominant tonal
contrast....

just for the idea. Quick and Dirty on my phone...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 21, 2016, 19:45:17
HDR is always very near to overcooked.

Try to add some structural contrast to the now dominant tonal
contrast....

just for the idea. Quick and Dirty on my phone...

Thanks for the suggestion Frank.

Overcooked.. I guess that's not something one wants to be associated with - image wise.
Do you find my attempt overcooked? I tried not to push it too far and thought I'd get away with the result   :)

I like your attempt - whether it's overcooked I cannot say. I'll look into structural contrast in stead - my idea was to emphasize the Oak tree in the intense green light and structural contrast seems to be the right approach.   

 
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 21, 2016, 20:05:39
I did truckloads of HDR shots. Sometimes panoramas sometimes single shots from the tripod.

My aim is to mimik what I see and what the camera cannot show without a little help from her
friends the algorithms in a computer.

So I use HDR to extract the brightness and the darkness the structure and tones my current best Camera
fails to reproduce. With that result as a starting point I then try in a second step to balance tonal and structural
contrast in a way that appears to look natural.

That is my idea. My comment. Noone needs to follow that path.

all the best. Back to GREEN...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 21, 2016, 21:18:01

I did truckloads of HDR shots. Sometimes panoramas sometimes single shots from the tripod.

My aim is to mimik what I see and what the camera cannot show without a little help from her
friends the algorithms in a computer.

So I use HDR to extract the brightness and the darkness the structure and tones my current best Camera
fails to reproduce. With that result as a starting point I then try in a second step to balance tonal and structural
contrast in a way that appears to look natural.
That is my idea. My comment. Noone needs to follow that path.

all the best. Back to GREEN...

Thanks again Frank - very useful comment and much appreciated.  I'll find my own path ... with a little inspiration  :)

So, back to GREEN - here is a green path  ;), once more created using HDR Efex Pro and this time with a "structurized" preset. I hope it turned out to give a "green forest sensation"... my mind says it was something like that I experienced but ones mind has a tendency to be more vivid than the dull truth (so I ignored the "natural look" a bit).     
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 22, 2016, 02:39:58
In this shot I like the intensity, the "glow" ... I do not really care whether it is "natural" or not ... the "glowing forest" is something I did experience...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: pluton on July 24, 2016, 21:29:20
Exploring HDR Efex Pro - the original came out somewhat flat.
This is a good go at the old problem of accommodating the extreme contrast of the sky/tree area while creating  a pleasant, realistic look in the lower contrast area of soft, flatter light under the trees.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: BW on July 24, 2016, 23:33:05
Life, standing in green, warm moss, jumping into an ice cold creek and exploring the undulating nature of a untamed river on a glorious day.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 25, 2016, 04:13:10
Beautiful. The Twins, the girl, the dog. Wish my kids had more contact with their natural environment and
less with the similarly fascinating virtuality...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 25, 2016, 05:21:38
Toni Cragg in Wuppertal
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: BW on July 25, 2016, 06:09:25
Thanks Frank! Once I get them away from the wifi, everything is just fine. Off course, Pokemon Go helps a lot ::)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 26, 2016, 03:41:29
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8149/28519904266_fcf93a1f17_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 26, 2016, 09:00:22
#89 ... mystery factor of plants .... love it!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 26, 2016, 19:35:23
green today. X100T macro mode f=2.0 dreamscape
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: elsa hoffmann on July 26, 2016, 20:05:31
I swear its not photoshopped green - it really was green beer !
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Mike G on July 26, 2016, 20:08:44
A mass of green!

Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on July 27, 2016, 00:31:00
Abundance of lotus.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: pluton on July 27, 2016, 08:17:25
Green today from Southern California, all native flora.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 27, 2016, 20:36:59
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8635/28591304145_cae4ce60db_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: tommiejeep on July 29, 2016, 06:22:56
Talk about bored  ;) and no signs of life.  Just playing around with shutter speeds and VR in a breeze.   D750, 300 2.8vr w/tc1.4 E II 1/100, f6.3 handheld from the only position available.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on July 29, 2016, 09:23:01
A sea eagle resting in the trees.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 29, 2016, 09:28:06
Tom. The snail shot is adorable. Color scape an definition. Love it.


#95
#96
#98

Yes. Divergence and monochome. Camouflage and glow.

Green in all its shades and forms.

Thank you!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on July 29, 2016, 19:29:56
Posted earlier in Daily 366

Green life.

(http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3899.0;attach=16982;image)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: tommiejeep on July 30, 2016, 06:11:22
Thanks Frank, not so sure that my handholding is not going south but I'll blame it on the breeze.  Can't find the snail today so it mus have been just hanging on in the wind   ;D
Tom
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: pluton on July 30, 2016, 09:23:45
grass
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 30, 2016, 12:42:16
I feel the absence or embeddedness of green can be a very important part of this thread
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Mike G on July 31, 2016, 10:04:05
The green River Mosel Fuji X-T1 + 18-135 mm, some C&C would be most welcome!



Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 31, 2016, 17:00:27
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7607/28057161574_f9b7f8ac56_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 31, 2016, 19:26:01
Great one Fons.

Green in progress.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: simato73 on July 31, 2016, 22:02:49
From my garden, before mowing, with my new-ish 200/4 AIS (on a Fuji X-T1)

1 and 2: shallow or less shallow depth of field?

3, 4: more of the same... :)

Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 01, 2016, 00:22:31
The fly makes the picture, Simone!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: HCS on August 01, 2016, 11:24:00
Fons, #105: Wow!

Simone: #107 is absolutely magnificent. The third one is outright stunning!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 02, 2016, 18:24:26
wet ivy
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 03, 2016, 18:13:46
Great greens Simone and Frank!

Driving in classic green.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 03, 2016, 19:36:22
She left her shoes outside, Lars.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on August 03, 2016, 21:22:25
Forsythia - green.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: simato73 on August 03, 2016, 21:23:45
Simone: #107 is absolutely magnificent. The third one is outright stunning!
The fly makes the picture, Simone!

Thank you both, I am much less complimentary of my own images.
I am just starting to learn taking photographs of small things - be they green or not.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Anirban Halder on August 04, 2016, 18:41:20
I swear its not photoshopped green - it really was green beer !
Spectacular shot Elsa.

Forsythia - green.
Beautiful green John. It's really green.  :)

Thanks Frank, not so sure that my handholding is not going south but I'll blame it on the breeze.  Can't find the snail today so it mus have been just hanging on in the wind   ;D
Tom
That's an wow shot Tom. Very impressive.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on August 04, 2016, 22:53:03
Thanks Anirban, green and rain combines good ;)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 06, 2016, 19:04:00
An old Ivy ..
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: pluton on August 09, 2016, 06:25:36
More Yucca...the shot is right side up.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on August 09, 2016, 09:53:28
Fresh green in spring-time.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Matthew Currie on August 11, 2016, 02:17:41
The bugs flew away but green is still green.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 11, 2016, 09:51:20
Thousands of tones...
Here: dune, beach
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Mike G on August 13, 2016, 09:10:16
A bit more green.

Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 13, 2016, 09:52:00
MikeG. The canopee is a very good part of the topic.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: tommiejeep on August 15, 2016, 07:43:31
Even the water is green
Df, 70-200 f4G vr handheld at f4 ( :( )
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 15, 2016, 09:44:42
Fresh green in spring-time.

wonderful clarity and lightness
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: the solitaire on August 19, 2016, 15:47:57
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7332/27821568102_50b1c7933f_b.jpg)

Our garden

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8831/28533963750_854c811277_b.jpg)

My favorite patch of heath in Herongen

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7371/27268788956_b22a9f2669_b.jpg)

Got Green?

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7592/26696157693_15895652bb_b.jpg)

I like my greens saturated. Sometimes it takes some searching before I find such nice vivid and saturated green in real life. :)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 19, 2016, 17:21:25
#126: amazing results, esp .1!!!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on August 19, 2016, 17:48:35
Great stuff, Buddy  ;) 
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 21, 2016, 18:42:34
Hope is green. Playing with HDR Efex Pro.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 21, 2016, 18:49:49
Lars. A curtain. Great one.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 21, 2016, 18:51:10
Life saving stairs?
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on August 25, 2016, 00:12:44
Olive green, I think ;)

These are also different greens....
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on August 27, 2016, 09:03:57
After the drizzle.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Les Olson on August 29, 2016, 14:55:02

I like my greens saturated. Sometimes it takes some searching before I find such nice vivid and saturated green in real life. :)

Cezanne is reported (by Gauguin) to have said "A kilo of green is greener than half a kilo".  By which he meant that large areas of a colour should be made less pure and less bright than smaller areas if they are to look similar to the eye.  So, my preference would be for slightly less saturation in these pictures where one colour is dominant. 

Part of the reason it is hard to photograph the vivid colours we see is that they are partly due to effects the human visual system is subject to but the camera is not. 

The Purkinje effect is the observation that as light dims the peak sensitivity of the retina shifts towards the blue, so blues and greens look brighter than reds and yellows, which is why ferns in the dark hollows of forests always look vividly green.

For the eye, increasing luminance increases perceived contrast (the Stevens effect) and colourfulness (the Hunt effect), and also affects perceived hue (the Bezold-Brucke effect) so that blues and reds become more vivid.  This is why transmitted light has a special quality - as the people who put the stained glass in the Sainte Chapelle and the other medieval cathedrals knew; folk old enough to have looked at large format colour slides on a light table will also be familiar with the effect.  This is also why sunlight transmitted through leaves overhead looks especially vividly green to us, but not the camera.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 29, 2016, 15:19:06
Thanks for sharing Les! Very interesting and very usable.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 29, 2016, 15:34:37
Rural July green.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on September 05, 2016, 23:13:17
Hydrangea
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Matthew Currie on September 06, 2016, 03:00:44
...just a little green...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 12, 2016, 16:19:15
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8713/29615629855_c522ca0177_o.jpg)

Horse chestnut' leaf,

chestnusts or conkertrees, Aesculus hippocastanum, have been prone to bleeding canker
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: MFloyd on September 12, 2016, 17:00:26
I trust that you don't find my "green" picture too iconoclastic  ;)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8555/29770283155_1d2f5e9447_k.jpg)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 12, 2016, 18:39:43
I trust that you don't find my "green" picture too iconoclastic  ;)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8565/29428226832_e30b082c43_k.jpg)

looks green enough
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 12, 2016, 18:41:36
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8472/29009338544_61093b66ae_o.jpg)

vegetal
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on September 14, 2016, 19:32:29
Clover green.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Mike G on September 14, 2016, 21:14:35
Lars, you should buy a lottery ticket ASAP
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Mike G on September 14, 2016, 21:16:03
sorry double post
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 14, 2016, 23:32:32
Cezanne is reported (by Gauguin) to have said "A kilo of green is greener than half a kilo".  By which he meant that large areas of a colour should be made less pure and less bright than smaller areas if they are to look similar to the eye.  So, my preference would be for slightly less saturation in these pictures where one colour is dominant. 
Part of the reason it is hard to photograph the vivid colours we see is that they are partly due to effects the human visual system is subject to but the camera is not. 
The Purkinje effect is the observation that as light dims the peak sensitivity of the retina shifts towards the blue, so blues and greens look brighter than reds and yellows, which is why ferns in the dark hollows of forests always look vividly green.
For the eye, increasing luminance increases perceived contrast (the Stevens effect) and colourfulness (the Hunt effect), and also affects perceived hue (the Bezold-Brucke effect) so that blues and reds become more vivid.  This is why transmitted light has a special quality - as the people who put the stained glass in the Sainte Chapelle and the other medieval cathedrals knew; folk old enough to have looked at large format colour slides on a light table will also be familiar with the effect.  This is also why sunlight transmitted through leaves overhead looks especially vividly green to us, but not the camera.

I loved this thread from the start ... you contribution really makes a difference!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 14, 2016, 23:33:57
I cannot answer to any single post.

This is so inspirational!

I need to shoot more green myself!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on September 27, 2016, 11:08:50
Vividness alongside the road.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 27, 2016, 15:44:25
Thank you all. We had a rather dry phase here. I see green but I do not feel it much
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: pluton on September 28, 2016, 05:20:09
Quote from: Akira
Vividness alongside the road.
I like the isolated strong color amidst the two very desaturated colors.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Matthew Currie on October 25, 2016, 03:11:28
A plant that's not very neighborly.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: the solitaire on June 04, 2017, 23:59:28
Not sure where to start, or where to stop.
I like green.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4229/34247347903_f386218c4e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UbjBnz)DSC_0425 (https://flic.kr/p/UbjBnz) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4188/33953246464_b5faf1ef58_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TJkgg7)DSC_0099-Edit-2 (https://flic.kr/p/TJkgg7) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4189/33945418320_da591f307d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/THD9e7)DSC_9436 (https://flic.kr/p/THD9e7) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7598/27842693332_2c0bd3b086_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Jqn5GL)DSC_2182 (https://flic.kr/p/Jqn5GL) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7309/27444611871_7e96e04d3b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HPbNXi)DSC_0260-Edit-2 (https://flic.kr/p/HPbNXi) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7592/26696157693_15895652bb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GF3MAV)DSC_9828-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/GF3MAV) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7529/27158137275_c9f96334b0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HnSy38)Leaf (https://flic.kr/p/HnSy38) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1461/26163927544_4d8104dea6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FS1Y83)DSC_7713 (https://flic.kr/p/FS1Y83) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/356/18350691538_e6871848a0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tXA6gq)DSC_5924 (https://flic.kr/p/tXA6gq) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8779/18085312670_a99c2d3f3b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ty8XnG)_DSC5831 (https://flic.kr/p/ty8XnG) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8777/18236548216_275d304514_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tMv5r7)_DSC4744 (https://flic.kr/p/tMv5r7) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 05, 2017, 21:52:22
Wonderful, just wonderful, Buddy.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: armando_m on June 06, 2017, 01:48:51
Buddy, wonderful greens! recently shot?
where I live we're anxiously waiting for the rain season, everything for the moment is dry
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Anirban Halder on June 06, 2017, 02:00:07
Buddy has raised the bar of this thread to whole another level!
My humble contribution. Same tree and same lens (35/1.4):

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2863/34102263861_21b8b6161e_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TXv1Wz)
...
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2923/33422009043_1a502120a7_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SVowTe)
...
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2921/33422067293_0e3e73865c_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SVoQcx)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: the solitaire on June 07, 2017, 01:00:46
Thank you Frank, Armando and Anirban. Those shots were a small selevtion of what I photographed over the past 3 years, since I first met my muse, woman I love and mother of my first and only child, Kristina.

One might say, I found a 2nd spring the day I met her.

Here however are  afew recent photos, taken in what I refer to as my back yard. Northrhine Westfalia. The land without hills.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4273/35017880466_49911a5e95_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VmpMRL)DSC_0441 (https://flic.kr/p/VmpMRL) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4245/34893782242_a0b5bfb565_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VarKMd)DSC_0455 (https://flic.kr/p/VarKMd) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4223/35017847036_d4d42f016c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VmpBVo)DSC_0463 (https://flic.kr/p/VmpBVo) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2850/33526714314_4570d1a640_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T5Db7w)DSC_9652 (https://flic.kr/p/T5Db7w) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: tommiejeep on June 07, 2017, 06:50:45
Some rain has arrived but do not think it is the Monsoon yet.  This was more to test the Batis 135 f2.8 than getting a great image  ;) (but I do live shooting small birds in the Bamboo) .  I am not convinced by the AF accuracy of the a7xx series in hitting the point where I want the focus. Any of my Nikons can nail single point as can the Olympus bodies.

Buddy, very nice selection and some darn great images.

Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 07, 2017, 10:34:57
Tom: I love your shot. It gives me a sense of wetness and a freshy smell
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: the solitaire on June 07, 2017, 23:09:23
Tommie, that's a lovely shot. I like the rendering, processing and sharpness as well as the composition and the dominant color :)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: tommiejeep on June 08, 2017, 04:09:27
Frank and Buddy, many thanks.  Different lens, and closer could have been in order but trying to work out how good the 135 2.8 is.  Yup, the monsoon has arrived.  Time to venture out with the jeep for some wet "Street" and Green landscape.
I have to make a decision on Voigt VM 50 1.5/Zeiss ZM 50 1.5 and two copies of the Voight 90 f3.5 APO Lanthars pretty quick.  Buyers for all  ;)
Tom
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: tommiejeep on June 08, 2017, 05:17:05
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Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 08, 2017, 08:02:19
The D500 is a great camera. Took me some time to learn post processing the files. Took me no time to successfully use her to satisfaction. Still figuring out the AF system.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 12, 2017, 10:19:13
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4242/34844737280_faba509a1f_o.jpg)

D500, 17-55mm f/2.8, great combi for a lazy photographer.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: pluton on June 17, 2017, 09:03:24
Two greens. 135/2.8 AiS @ 5.6
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 17, 2017, 09:57:09
Yesterday I went into full emotional mode and was overwhelmed about how green my living environment is. First series:

Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on June 17, 2017, 17:15:57
Near the edge of the bay the green mixes with orange.

 (https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4218/35176161681_1c924f2149_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VAp2me)DFJ_6252 (https://flic.kr/p/VAp2me)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Woodley Willie on June 26, 2017, 22:59:56
Can you guess the wild fruit, can you guess the wild fruit?
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 27, 2017, 00:40:08
Woodley. Looks like something in our botanical garden. I guess it is an unripe nut of some kind
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Woodley Willie on June 27, 2017, 04:29:13
Frank, I first heard the fruit called an Arkansas banana.  Up here in Maryland, and other East Coast states,  they are called a pawpaw.  This is early in their season...late September they will be ripe.  Very good eating!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 27, 2017, 20:56:23
Green summer dream.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 27, 2017, 21:36:36
Thank you Woodley
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: the solitaire on June 29, 2017, 15:31:07
Lars, that is a beautiful exposure, and I really like the saturation in the shades of green
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 30, 2017, 12:36:24
Lars, that is a beautiful exposure, and I really like the saturation in the shades of green

Thanks Buddy! It was shot with an old Minolta 50mm standard lens that needed dusting - realised I should make more use of it. 
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on July 02, 2017, 10:33:40
Lars, you nailed the bokeh and the color nicely!

Here's my take shot today.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Matthew Currie on July 03, 2017, 05:09:54
It's been raining nearly every day since spring here in Vermont.  Gunter Grass once wrote a poem about how green Vermont is,  but this year the green is greener yet.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 06, 2017, 09:29:01
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4256/35676452365_30a4edde80_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Hugh_3170 on July 06, 2017, 09:32:29
Fons I like this (Post #177).  It almost makes the subject into a green hovering object suspended above the pond.  Nice effect.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 06, 2017, 09:54:52
Thank you Hugh.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on July 06, 2017, 13:48:43
#176 is impressive.  The image is pleasantly deceptive.  :)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: golunvolo on July 06, 2017, 15:04:04
Fons, an UFO! Nice catch
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 06, 2017, 16:21:15
#176 is impressive.  The image is pleasantly deceptive.  :)

Fons, an UFO! Nice catch

thank you Akira, and Paco :)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 06, 2017, 19:54:45
Look, a Baselitz from Fons.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Matthew Currie on July 06, 2017, 20:35:05
"It's a green, rocky road, promenadin' green....."
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 12, 2017, 11:45:27
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4321/35705183062_6bfa4e48eb_o.jpg)

rain will make the grass green
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Bill Mellen on July 15, 2017, 02:10:09
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4305/35756877492_429b84a079_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WtHkVN)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: pluton on July 15, 2017, 19:48:12
Fons and Bill: Nice to see these more subtle shades of green.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Jim Covello on July 16, 2017, 01:41:02
Not-so-subtle green from a wonderful overnight hike up Aravaipa Canyon, Arizona. D800.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 16, 2017, 02:40:50
Nice Jaan, a mini forest of Equisetum.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: pluton on July 16, 2017, 08:01:17
Well seen, nicely processed, I like it.  I've always wanted to visit Aravaipa Canyon.  During what season were you there?
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on July 16, 2017, 23:33:17
Strawberry Fields Forever

(D500, 105/4 Micro-Nikkor)

Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Jim Covello on July 17, 2017, 00:22:45
Well seen, nicely processed, I like it.  I've always wanted to visit Aravaipa Canyon.  During what season were you there?

I was going to look it up and then realized that I had the date in the filename! May 5th. Call it late spring in Arizona. The water level was quite low, which isn't a bad thing since the creek is the trail for the most part. The picture of my friend was taken on the second day (i.e., on the way out); it had rained overnight upstream and the water level was a little higher and much muddier than the day before. The second picture is a reminder of what flash floods do in that canyon; the bark is stripped off the tree to over a man's height.

I would not recommend hiking the canyon in July or August.

It was a wonderful trip.

Jim
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Jim Covello on July 17, 2017, 00:26:12
Strawberry Fields Forever

(D500, 105/4 Micro-Nikkor)

Very nice, Bjørn.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Matthew Currie on July 17, 2017, 00:27:31
Guess what the weather has been like here.....

Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 17, 2017, 13:27:47
Take a green break.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: golunvolo on July 20, 2017, 14:50:53
This was actually green
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on July 20, 2017, 20:16:54
Love it, Paco!  The bluish hue on the upper leaves gives some dimension to the image.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: golunvolo on July 20, 2017, 22:44:02
Thanks Akira. I think so too :)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on July 24, 2017, 04:28:11
The Pacific Northwest is still green while we are drying out here rapidly.
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Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: MFloyd on July 24, 2017, 11:18:30
Paco & Jack 👍🏻👍🏻
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on July 27, 2017, 03:21:43
D750, Ai200/4.0.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Matthew Currie on July 27, 2017, 03:59:57
Everything here is green these days...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: the solitaire on August 18, 2017, 00:53:48
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4411/36499909281_f2991f15ef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XBnzoH)20170817-DSC_4609 (https://flic.kr/p/XBnzoH) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on August 18, 2017, 15:52:54
Waterfall leaves.

Panasonic GH5, Lumix G 25/1.7
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on August 18, 2017, 21:11:53
Fresh greens, Akira  ;)

Chestnut leafs in August on a rare sunny day (this summer)...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on August 18, 2017, 21:19:57
Thanks, John.  The Panasonic green.  :D
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on August 18, 2017, 21:31:47
Thanks, John.  The Panasonic green.  :D
hahaha. Yes, I recognize these :)

Mine was Df - 85/1.8K,  an old lens from 1976 by the way.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on August 18, 2017, 22:19:38
Mine was Df - 85/1.8K,  an old lens from 1976 by the way.

Df does justice to the old gems.  Your image is another good example for that.

On GH5, I select the "Cine-D" profile for the widest possible dynamic range and customize the saturation, sharpening and contrast to the lowest value.  I raise the contrast (+15), clarity (+10), vibrance (+15) and saturation (+10) of the posted image in CC2017, butt the color in the untouched image tend to be pretty much saturated.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: John Geerts on August 18, 2017, 22:49:44
Thanks for the explanation, Akira.   The Panasonic sensor and lenses tend to be pretty saturated and  on the 'blue' (or cool) side.   Is the the Dynamic range improved compared to the earlier GH1? And how do you feel it compares with the D750? 
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on August 18, 2017, 23:07:40
Thanks for the explanation, Akira.   The Panasonic sensor and lenses tend to be pretty saturated and  on the 'blue' (or cool) side.   Is the the Dynamic range improved compared to the earlier GH1? And how do you feel it compares with the D750?

The pliability of D750 RAW file is far superior to that of GH5, of course.  But I have always been impressed by Panasonic's metering technology to stuff the dynamic range of challenging scenes into the humble 12bit losslessly compressed RAW file from m4/3 sensors on all the bodies I have used (even from the very first G1, through GH2 and the very "lowly" GF5 and GX8).

The dynamic range has been improved over the years, and that of GH5 is definitely the pinnacle of the series at this point.  As mentioned above, the pliability is limited, but the quality of the straight-out-of-the-camera image is already pretty admirable, so I don't feel limited.  The D750 RAW file offered the noise performance and the dynamic range a 1.5-2.0 stop advantage over that of GH5.  But that is made up for very well by the excellent image stabilization and the minuscule shutter shock which enables me to stay with lower ISO settings.

The hue seems to be no more on the cooler side.  The waterfall leaves image looks cool in terms of the hue, because it was shot in the very cloudy daytime.  The yellow color in general is less cyan than that of D750.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on September 22, 2017, 00:03:45
The Panasonic green again.  :)  GH5, Lumix G 25/1.7 wide open.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on November 24, 2017, 11:01:18
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Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on November 24, 2017, 17:32:08
A very pale green as the last of life leaves
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Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on November 24, 2017, 19:05:42
poetic, Jack!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on February 04, 2018, 17:24:23
Natures green "paint".
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on April 02, 2018, 11:28:42
Natures green "paint".

Well spotted, Lars!

Here's an image of two shades of green...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on May 02, 2018, 17:15:58
Well spotted, Lars!

A late thanks, Akira! Apart from your mixed green I like your #211 for its composition and timing.   
 
A very pale green as the last of life leaves

Jack - I agree with Frank.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Lars Hansen on May 02, 2018, 17:17:38
Green waves.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on May 02, 2018, 20:25:00
A late thanks, Akira! Apart from your mixed green I like your #211 for its composition and timing.

Thank you, Lars!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 02, 2018, 23:15:02
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4411/36499909281_f2991f15ef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XBnzoH)20170817-DSC_4609 (https://flic.kr/p/XBnzoH) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

I love your work, Buddy, when do we meet ... PN ???
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 02, 2018, 23:16:55
A very pale green as the last of life leaves
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4578/38461563832_f82a224507_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21AHyWU)DSC_8711 (https://flic.kr/p/21AHyWU)

just wonderful!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Brute on May 04, 2018, 17:37:24
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Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 11, 2018, 15:45:20
life is about finding your niche and prosper...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 11, 2018, 15:46:04
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wow. how green can you get?
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on November 06, 2018, 05:46:28
Perseverance of the greens.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Bruno Schroder on November 06, 2018, 10:42:35
I really like the very rich visual. Well seen.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on November 06, 2018, 14:11:20
I really like the very rich visual. Well seen.

Hopefully, I'm not mistaken when I assume you are referring to my image.  Then, thank you for your kind comment.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: senecaman on November 06, 2018, 14:22:10
Two shades of green
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 27, 2019, 12:35:23
In the winter time we rest ... if we are plants ...
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 28, 2019, 18:42:18
Perseverance of the greens.

Quite nice. Tokyo was filled with hard surfaces so nice to see green making a stand!
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on January 28, 2019, 21:41:13
Quite nice. Tokyo was filled with hard surfaces so nice to see green making a stand!

Thank you, Jack.  Fortunately, there was some room for the greens within the area I can look down from my place.
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 28, 2019, 23:04:39
Megasporophylls of  the quillwort Isoëtes lacustris break off during late autumn and are dispersed by water currents to new sites.

Nikon SP, 105 mm f/2.5 Nikkor (RF)
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: CS on January 29, 2019, 01:17:04
Looks like fresh chives, which makes me hungry. ;D
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Akira on January 29, 2019, 01:43:40
Megasporophylls of  the quillwort Isoëtes lacustris break off during late autumn and are dispersed by water currents to new sites.

Nikon SP, 105 mm f/2.5 Nikkor (RF)

Looks very green.  Was it shot lately with a film?
Title: Re: [THEME] Green --- color of life
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 05, 2019, 20:57:02
June 5, 2019

Tonights garden shots

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