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Title: August 2018
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on August 01, 2018, 10:24:47
Post your "blog" contributions here.

No theme (other than what the passage of time creates), no contest implied, a maximum of one picture per day in the actual month and no more than 4 images per month for NG members, up to 30 for Supporters. You can distribute the contributions as once per week if you so prefer.

The posted picture(s) must be taken within the designated time period
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 01, 2018, 11:15:10
Sandworms busy at work on an Arctic tidal flat. Well, not exactly a Dune scene this as these creatures are 1/100 to 1/1000 the size of the fictitious sand worms created and so aptly described by Frank Herbert,  author of the Dune sci-fi novels. But the operational principle is pretty similar (in a reduced, down-to-earth context).

Also called Lugworms.

And last but not least, this proves the once drowned D500 now has come back to being fully operational. In lieu of a hair dryer, a towel drying rack can be just the accessory helping to revive a drowned camera.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: BEZ on August 01, 2018, 16:30:41
And last but not least, this proves the once drowned D500 now has come back to being fully operational. In lieu of a hair dryer, a towel drying rack can be just the accessory helping to revive a drowned camera.

I remember you recommending using a cooker oven for this task. The towel drying rack does seem a more cautious approach :-)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: timh on August 01, 2018, 17:29:18
At the beach today ... D90 + NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 01, 2018, 17:36:46
I remember you recommending using a cooker oven for this task. The towel drying rack does seem a more cautious approach :-)

The hotel room didn't provide a cooker. Thus the towel rack was my only available option. I ran it at maximum heat and the rack spacers were scorchingly hot thus I found it prudent to wrap the camera in a thin scarf.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 01, 2018, 18:02:08
August 1

empty vehicles

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1817/28849427427_4af0ef39b9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 01, 2018, 18:29:57
The railway-zone in the city center looks like a desert...

Df  35-70/3.5  Ai
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 01, 2018, 23:18:58
At the beach today ... D90 + NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8

That is a beautiful picture making me long for the sea side.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 02, 2018, 00:02:01
Beautiful beach and lugworms.

  At class today
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Jan Anne on August 02, 2018, 01:31:18
Very nice Paco with the OOF reflection of the dancers under the ever watchful eye of their teacher.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 02, 2018, 07:51:58
the vaulted ceiling does round the composition really nicely, Paco. Is this a cellar?
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Roland Vink on August 02, 2018, 08:50:22
My daughter using our new Panasonic GX-9. Shot with D600 and Nikkor-P 10.5cm at f/4 (lens serviced by Ric Haw and AI modified by Marcel). This old lens can still perform (if i can focus it!)

[Edit - replaced picture, new one has toned down green!]
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 02, 2018, 09:34:21
Roland: I feel the D600 can show green in a much more realistic way. Did something go wrong with the color profile?
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: timh on August 02, 2018, 10:34:02
Frank and Paco, thanks for your comments  :)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Roland Vink on August 02, 2018, 10:48:53
Frank: this a jpg out of the camera, only resized. The picture control was set to vivid, which probably caused the over-the-top green (the grass was very green but not like that ...) After this shot I did change picture control to standard :o
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 02, 2018, 11:34:21


  At class today
Great shot, Paco,
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 02, 2018, 12:00:42
Great shot, Paco,
+1
Very good use of the DOF :)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 02, 2018, 12:47:50
Thank you! The ceiling is that of a “cave”. Carved on existing ones in Albaizin. Tipical gipsy here.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 02, 2018, 13:30:33
Frank: this a jpg out of the camera, only resized. The picture control was set to vivid, which probably caused the over-the-top green (the grass was very green but not like that ...) After this shot I did change picture control to standard :o

Yes, Vivid is to be avoided in most situations. Sometimes it oversteers more than one channel
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 02, 2018, 13:34:24
Thank you! The ceiling is that of a “cave”. Carved on existing ones in Albaizin. Tipical gipsy here.

We have these in wine cellars typically. They were the construction of choice for cellars before steel with rebar became a reliable alternative
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: timh on August 02, 2018, 19:53:57
Seen at the beach today ...
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 02, 2018, 20:12:12
Great to see the beach and the water, Tim.


Track to nowhere.

Df  35-70/3.5 Ai
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 02, 2018, 21:10:34
August 2


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1832/28872821667_0a8934c5ac_o.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 02, 2018, 22:25:36
Seen at the beach today ...

another superb composition
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Roland Vink on August 02, 2018, 23:41:00
Yes, Vivid is to be avoided in most situations. Sometimes it oversteers more than one channel
Unfortunately I had been shooting jpg-only when taking pictures of some things to sell on ebay, I forgot to change back to raq+jpg when I took this picture  :-[
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: timh on August 03, 2018, 05:57:48
Thanks Frank, and John!  :)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 03, 2018, 08:48:33
Unfortunately I had been shooting jpg-only when taking pictures of some things to sell on ebay, I forgot to change back to raq+jpg when I took this picture  :-[

I know the problem shooting fast action where jpeg is more than enough and buffer size is more important than color depth
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 03, 2018, 09:40:54
August 3



(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/861/28881972517_af2af7642d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 03, 2018, 14:50:22
August 3

Fons, Very nice
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 03, 2018, 16:24:52
thank you Armando
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 03, 2018, 18:03:20
As Fons showed the 31 July, we have a 'fly' problem

Cow 2309

D600  85/1.4
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 03, 2018, 20:33:23
I prepared another Gazpacho from the rest of the veggies we still had in our kitchen. Did not want to let them rot while we stay at a hotel with 32 horses (expect loads of horse pictures from me) for a week ... I tried to shoot the HighRes Combo D850/AF-S 60G Micro at ISO 64 & 1/20 of a second. Not so easy. Focussing is trouble, my eyes play tricks on me....

D850, AF-S 60G Micro @f/5.6 & 1/20 of a second, handheld ...
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 03, 2018, 21:19:35
The wait for the new Nikon mirrorless camera is over ... :) :)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 03, 2018, 21:27:55
The wait for the new Nikon mirrorless camera is over ... :) :)

you bought another Nikon One?
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 03, 2018, 22:06:08
The wait for the new Nikon mirrorless camera is over ... :) :)

Nice one (no, well partially, pun intended...)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 04, 2018, 01:53:10
From today´s rehearsal.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 04, 2018, 15:49:26
Another hot day...

Df  35-70/3.5 Ai
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: timh on August 04, 2018, 16:40:00
From today´s rehearsal.

Interesting juxtaposition - like he's unaware of someone or something looming ...
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: timh on August 04, 2018, 16:41:31
The wait for the new Nikon mirrorless camera is over ... :) :)

Lovely soft portrait. Love the color of the camera!
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: timh on August 04, 2018, 16:43:39
Self portrait at sunrise.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 04, 2018, 17:27:06
August 4

Stipa tenuissima or feathergrass, a good option for hot and dry conditions.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/928/42035301630_30d8cbbe3c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 04, 2018, 18:30:09
The Pink Panther (my new Nikon mirrorless) strikes again
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 04, 2018, 22:34:12
August 4

Stipa tenuissima or feathergrass, a good option for hot and dry conditions.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/928/42035301630_30d8cbbe3c_o.jpg)

great design and documentation
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 04, 2018, 22:35:03
Self portrait at sunrise.

multilayer beauty in gorgeous light
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 04, 2018, 22:35:46
Another hot day...

Df  35-70/3.5 Ai

film noir mood. wow
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 04, 2018, 23:51:46
Birna, you look wonderful!
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 05, 2018, 00:47:17
Birna, you look wonderful!

Thank you. As photographers we should be aware of the fact that an image can lie more than 1000 words :D

Actually this was my first traditional "selfie".
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 05, 2018, 02:03:06
hot weather and the sea didn't look very friendly, we just ate and had a beer
(unknown people getting sand in their swim suit)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Anthony on August 05, 2018, 08:49:35
Not a sea for swimming!  Is that a red flag?
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: timh on August 05, 2018, 08:52:19
Haha - still the best way to get sand in your swim suit  ;D

Great capture of the rough sea!
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 05, 2018, 09:17:29
Thanks Frank.

Nice soft selfie, Birna ;)

Love that sea, Armando.  Lovely colours. 
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 05, 2018, 09:40:57
That shot makes me homesick of the sea. Low point of view? It is like being there. Excellent choice of what to include and what not. Thanks for sharing Armando

  In Spain the flags at tbe beach are: green- no problem, orenge- careful, red-don’t swim. It looks like that here too
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 05, 2018, 09:42:13
An image can lie more than a 1000 words

  😂😂😂🤔
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 05, 2018, 10:07:34
great design and documentation

Grasses to control erosion, trees to controll the biosphere and so more...
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 05, 2018, 13:11:49
Contemplative mood on Ruth's veranda this morning. Time for small talk, coffee, some sun, and reading the weekend newspaper in depth. She's off to the Hvaler archipelago later today, whilst I follow suit tomorrow. A location without internet access. How peaceful it shall be.

On a tangent note, that 11-27.5 kit zoom accompanying the new pink Nikon mirrorless  is darned sharp.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 05, 2018, 13:19:03
On a tangent note, that 11-27.5 kit zoom accompanying the new pink Nikon mirrorless  is darned sharp.
Is that the same as the AW1 kit lens?
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 05, 2018, 13:30:54
The specifications apparently are identical, but the AW1 lens is designed for underwater use. Thus Nikon probably tweaked the optics for that purpose. One might compare the two lenses on an AW1 body only, as the AW1 lens will not mount on other 1-series Nikons.

A task for a rainy day ...
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 05, 2018, 13:39:16
Thanks for the explanation, Birna. 

We will have to wait for the rain (and probably for some cold as well) :)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 05, 2018, 16:54:00
I try to take unusual holiday snapshots.
This is the ironing room for guests of the pony hotel.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 05, 2018, 16:59:56
Grasses to control erosion, trees to controll the biosphere and so more...

As no trees can grow on most of the barrren and or deserted land on this planet, the right kind of gassland ecosystem might be the solution for a lot of problems. These ecosystems seem to be build up by the right kind of deep rooting grass combined with the right kind of ruminats, carnivores that hunt them and microorganismms. See: https://www.savory.global/
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 05, 2018, 17:32:42
August 5

Keent

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1813/42960077615_712e5d0848_o.jpg)

D500, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 05, 2018, 17:44:25
Not a sea for swimming!  Is that a red flag?
Haha - still the best way to get sand in your swim suit  ;D

Great capture of the rough sea!
Thanks Frank.

Nice soft selfie, Birna ;)

Love that sea, Armando.  Lovely colours.
That shot makes me homesick of the sea. Low point of view? It is like being there. Excellent choice of what to include and what not. Thanks for sharing Armando

  In Spain the flags at tbe beach are: green- no problem, orenge- careful, red-don’t swim. It looks like that here too
Thanks for the comments
Indeed it is a red flag
This beach hosts a surfing championship which one day I hope to photograph
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 05, 2018, 17:59:39
An unbelievable warm period. Today was the 25th day of the heatwave, a new record.

The heat today was a bit tempered by the northern wind. 

Traffic on the canal.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on August 05, 2018, 20:11:24
Color on the jobsite
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/930/43149640914_f69e6773d6_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28JZbW7)807_2534 (https://flic.kr/p/28JZbW7)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 05, 2018, 20:39:36
Color on the jobsite
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/930/43149640914_f69e6773d6_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28JZbW7)807_2534 (https://flic.kr/p/28JZbW7)

I am still patiently waiting for the authorities to complete their contemplation on my current construction project
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 05, 2018, 20:52:35
"contemplation" on your current project, a patience test  ::)

convertible
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 05, 2018, 21:42:07
"contemplation" on your current project, a patience test  ::)

convertible


these old cars have some daring design elements compared to the no risk design of most new cars. "no risk" seems to be equivalent with "boring"
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: the solitaire on August 05, 2018, 22:56:55
No dice, no risk?

Some dice I made in the past few weeks. These are hand made. No electric tool came near these at any stage during their creation.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1799/43151471714_c9b8d432bc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28K9zaC)DSC_2074 (https://flic.kr/p/28K9zaC) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 05, 2018, 23:03:39
No dice, no risk?

Some dice I made in the past few weeks. These are hand made. No electric tool came near these at any stage during their creation.

by hand sure makes it more satisfying
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: the solitaire on August 05, 2018, 23:33:48
Even though the moral question surfaces here, whether or not it can be satisfying to use parts of dead animals for personal entertainment, I do believe that in using these parts that were sold as dog chewies, I rather repurposed material originally designated as "left overs" or "waste" towards a personal learning experience.

In making these dice and learning about old scandinavian dice games I hope to find an opening to scandinavian, and more specific, viking culture that I have not personally explored before.

Making these dice, using methods people back then most likely used, and very similar tools as well, at least opens my mind to possibilities far away from the realm of modern day mass production.

I do hope to explore further aspects of viking culture, and do not exclude the possibility of trying my hand at agriculture, baking, woodcraft and leatherworks next.

As a footnote, horn dice sound really different from modern plastic/resin dice when rolled. They have a very pleasant weight and texture, adapt to the temperature of ones hand very pleasantly and they sound beautiful compared to "plastic" dice.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Anthony on August 06, 2018, 09:26:40
Interesting about the dice, as horn is a natural product, how do you ensure that the density is consistent throughout so as to ensure fair rolling?
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Bruno Schroder on August 06, 2018, 12:23:27
I found back the old 200/4 AIS in a closet in the attic
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 06, 2018, 12:26:08
"contemplation" on your current project, a patience test  ::)

convertible

Very nice concept and PP, Armando!  It took some time until I notice the point color, though.  I may want to place the mirror a bit closer to the center?
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 06, 2018, 12:29:15
I found back the old 200/4 AIS in a closet in the attic

Good use of the salvaged lens, Bruno!  My Ai200/4.0 (the same optics) serves me very well, too.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 06, 2018, 12:44:17
August 6

Keent

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/939/43815796812_77a1ec0857_o.jpg)

D500, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: the solitaire on August 06, 2018, 12:46:20
Anthony, to be honest, I do not worry about that. Horn is more consistent them most plastic dice sold commercially. It's amazing what kind of cavities you can find when cutting dice in two.

I had some dice made from bison horn using CNC grinders and laser cutters and they are no more accurate then the dice I made.

One can get special gamblers dice which are balanced to perfection. Never rolled more boring dice then those.

In the game I use these for, the dice result isn't all that important either, so I just try to get the densest and best looking pieces of the horn to make dice from. That means about 90% of the horn can only be used to make dice cups or jewelry of
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 06, 2018, 13:37:18
Kneipp bath in the sun.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 06, 2018, 13:43:37
Buddy: great idea exploring a field with practical hands on work. Keep going & keep us posted.

Bruno. Stark colors and High Definition on a neutralized background. I love my 4/200 Ai-S too. I use the Micro Nikkor version of it.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 06, 2018, 13:44:53
August 6

Keent

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/939/43815796812_77a1ec0857_o.jpg)

D500, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6

Is this also a sustainability project?

I like the relaxed composition
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 06, 2018, 13:54:31
Is this also a sustainability project?

I like the relaxed composition

Nature reserve on a side arm of the river Maas.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 06, 2018, 13:55:23
August 6

Keent

D500, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6
It could have been Africa ;)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 06, 2018, 14:03:29
It could have been Africa ;)

My thoughts, with this weather all summer long if you look around nature looks southern to say the least ;)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Anthony on August 06, 2018, 16:01:32
Anthony, to be honest, I do not worry about that. Horn is more consistent them most plastic dice sold commercially. It's amazing what kind of cavities you can find when cutting dice in two.

I had some dice made from bison horn using CNC grinders and laser cutters and they are no more accurate then the dice I made.

One can get special gamblers dice which are balanced to perfection. Never rolled more boring dice then those.

In the game I use these for, the dice result isn't all that important either, so I just try to get the densest and best looking pieces of the horn to make dice from. That means about 90% of the horn can only be used to make dice cups or jewelry of

Thanks, interesting.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 06, 2018, 19:51:52
lichen or sulphur? dunno, but I like the look
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 07, 2018, 11:17:18
From yesterday -  again warm and sunny.

Piushaven

D600  85/1.4
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 07, 2018, 14:05:41
Another very hot day + 35 ° C

Hopefully the Mountain Ash will survive...

Df  35-70 / 3.5 Ai
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Seapy on August 07, 2018, 15:55:58
I would expect so, even if it were burn to the ground it would probably shoot up when rain returns.

If not another will and eventually repopulate where that one stood.  The successor will probably be more resistant to drought.  Evolution at work.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 07, 2018, 18:05:15
hottest day so far in a series of hot days. This almost Californian stark light that makes the green soooo green.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Peter Forsell on August 07, 2018, 18:35:52
Geometry

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/941/43003848615_705b625309_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28w6XXM)20180806-_P3F6266c (https://flic.kr/p/28w6XXM) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 07, 2018, 19:08:28
very nice use of dark background
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Bruno Schroder on August 07, 2018, 22:02:57
Thank you, Akira and Frank. Here is another one with the 200/4 AIS

Great African savanna, Fons.


Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 07, 2018, 22:25:19
August 7

The Northsea nr Kijkduin

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1776/43007600005_e5ff9875df_o.jpg)

D500, 10,5mm f/2.8
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 08, 2018, 00:29:44
Strong image Fons.
  This is from today's rehearsal
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: pluton on August 08, 2018, 01:24:01
Thank you, Akira and Frank. Here is another one with the 200/4 AIS

Great African savanna, Fons.
Lovely white flowers against dark green and black, Bruno.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 08, 2018, 12:42:22
thank you for the favourable comments guys :)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 08, 2018, 12:50:33
August 7

The Northsea nr Kijkduin

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1776/43007600005_e5ff9875df_o.jpg)

D500, 10,5mm f/2.8

phantastic. impressive.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 08, 2018, 12:54:45
today's photography tomorrow. yesterday's edits today. I wish Nikon had a useful camera smartphone interface  :o
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 08, 2018, 12:59:42
Thank you Frank, sweet horseshot!
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 08, 2018, 13:41:31
Old gear   (1980)

The Nikon EM  and Nikkor 35-70/3.5 Ai
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 08, 2018, 16:10:47
Strong image Fons.
  This is from today's rehearsal
+1 on Fons image, I prefer the edit he shared on the b&w thread

Paco I also really like yours, the couple entranced in their talk in front of such a large and beautiful photo, very nice

+1 on  the horse eye from Frank

and the camera from John
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 08, 2018, 18:04:36
finally we had some rain and all nature dwelled on it

white horse at dusk
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 08, 2018, 18:28:12
August 8

Wanted to show the extensive damage done by the heat and drought, but chose this one instead.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/938/43210717264_d2fc761173_o.jpg)

D800, 70-200/2.8
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 09, 2018, 14:32:27
Thanks Armando

Very unusual weather suddenly - rain and wind    :)

Bikini-bar on the Heuvel.  A work of art from Atelier van Lieshout as part of "City Hacks & Art Take-overs"    https://www.ateliervanlieshout.com/news/
 (https://www.ateliervanlieshout.com/news/)

Df  28/2.8 Ai-S
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: HCS on August 09, 2018, 15:24:52
I'm with the others on Fons' #91. Very strong composition and processing.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 09, 2018, 15:47:53
August 8

Wanted to show the extensive damage done by the heat and drought, but chose this one instead.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/938/43210717264_d2fc761173_o.jpg)

D800, 70-200/2.8

wonderful atmosphere you created here
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 09, 2018, 15:49:52
a sudden downpour changed direction from vertical to horizontal, soaking my belongings under the protective (against sun) umbrella in seconds...

... now I am inside drying the newspapers for later reading. Wine bottle and bread suffered only outer damage ...
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 09, 2018, 16:50:05
13 minutes to all 13s
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 09, 2018, 17:05:31
paco, paco, paco ...
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 09, 2018, 17:28:54
paco, paco, paco ...

...should have waited another 13 minutes :o
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 09, 2018, 17:33:31
Thanks Armando

Very unusual weather suddenly - rain and wind    :)

Bikini-bar on the Heuvel.  A work of art from Atelier van Lieshout as part of "City Hacks & Art Take-overs"    https://www.ateliervanlieshout.com/news/
 (https://www.ateliervanlieshout.com/news/)

Df  28/2.8 Ai-S

Bra
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 09, 2018, 17:34:08
I'm with the others on Fons' #91. Very strong composition and processing.

thank you Hans
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 09, 2018, 17:35:23
a sudden downpour changed direction from vertical to horizontal, soaking my belongings under the protective (against sun) umbrella in seconds...

... now I am inside drying the newspapers for later reading. Wine bottle and bread suffered only outer damage ...

thank you Frank, having wine for breakfast ;)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 09, 2018, 17:38:50
...should have waited another 13 minutes :o
  Too obvious 😎 ;D
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 09, 2018, 18:22:36
thank you Frank, having wine for breakfast ;)


afternoon
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 09, 2018, 18:54:58
13 minutes to all 13s

Paco, I highly appreciate your discipline.  :D
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 09, 2018, 18:56:21
a sudden downpour changed direction from vertical to horizontal, soaking my belongings under the protective (against sun) umbrella in seconds...

... now I am inside drying the newspapers for later reading. Wine bottle and bread suffered only outer damage ...

Hope your Roggenbrot has survived...
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 09, 2018, 19:51:42
August 9

Rainy day


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1774/43950606941_0ae7f94c11_o.jpg)


D3 105/1.8
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 09, 2018, 21:24:14
Ruth easily outswims me.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: BEZ on August 10, 2018, 01:52:52
Maybe but you are holding a camera!

I like the reflection, it gives a surreal feel  .....nice.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 10, 2018, 06:42:49
Maybe but you are holding a camera!
...

She would still outswim me :D she's a good swimmer and I'm not. Alas.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 10, 2018, 12:30:13
Small littoral prawns (Palaemon cf. elegans presumably) rushed immediately to clean one's feet once the extremities were put at rest submerged. Their cleaning action created a tickling sensation, but I have doubts about the overall efficiency. Still, harmless "pets" for sure.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 10, 2018, 12:59:00
Ruth easily outswims me.

beautiful woman
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 10, 2018, 13:00:00
August 9

Rainy day


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1774/43950606941_0ae7f94c11_o.jpg)


D3 105/1.8

another downpour picture!!!
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 10, 2018, 14:04:18

ありがとう、アキラさん (I hope google did ok here...)

   Love both your underwater images Birna.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on August 10, 2018, 14:55:21
Thanks, Paco.

Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 10, 2018, 16:11:41
Thank you Frank
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 10, 2018, 16:12:35
August 10

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1813/29025460197_4f54b1bb7d_o.jpg)

Df, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6vr
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Peter Forsell on August 10, 2018, 21:50:41
Bubbly Joy
AIS 28/2

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1795/29029834737_bb40d18394_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Leguu2)20180810-_P3F6326b (https://flic.kr/p/Leguu2) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 10, 2018, 23:08:47
ありがとう、アキラさん (I hope google did ok here...)

Yes, Google did the translation nicely.

Birna, both underwater images are in your familiar style but never make me bored.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 11, 2018, 11:16:34
the farmer
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 11, 2018, 11:19:22
Thank you Frank, sweet horseshot!

thank you, I just see that
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Peter Forsell on August 11, 2018, 15:13:32
My daughter the biker chic.

AI-S 28/2

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/43072561545_50a93167ec_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28Cb8Vt)20180811-_P3F6359 (https://flic.kr/p/28Cb8Vt) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 11, 2018, 19:49:55
August 11

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1797/29043996107_abcc990402_o.jpg)

Df, 25-50mm f/4
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on August 11, 2018, 20:46:14
Two Eurasian Jays fighting over food. Remotely triggered with a PIR motion sensor.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Anthony on August 11, 2018, 21:17:11
Two Eurasian Jays fighting over food. Remotely triggered with a PIR motion sensor.
Superb action!
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 12, 2018, 00:24:55
Superb action!
+1
They are very shy, good catch
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 12, 2018, 06:53:01
Gladiolus

Df  28/2.8 Ai-S
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 12, 2018, 06:57:10
Two Eurasian Jays fighting over food. Remotely triggered with a PIR motion sensor.
great action indeed !!
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 12, 2018, 11:00:29
Gladiolus

Df  28/2.8 Ai-S

phantastic. like an old English garden catalog
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 12, 2018, 17:55:59
Thanks Frank.  The lens (28/2.8 Ai-S)  surely helps to get the correct ambiance.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 12, 2018, 17:57:24
Warm weather again.

The Vervain (Verbana) survived the heatwave without any problems

Fuji S5  -   60/2.8 AF-D

Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 12, 2018, 18:28:16
August 12

Radio Kootwijk, a famous object for photographers, my interpretation.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1815/42188784640_567d2d40c1_o.jpg)

D500, 17-55mm f/2.8, 4 images vertical pano.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on August 12, 2018, 19:22:29
Superb action!

+1
They are very shy, good catch

Thanks Anthony and Bent for the nice words. Just to add: the picture was captured with some good old equipment, a D200, an SB-28 in Auto mode, and a more modern 35 mm f/1.8 DX.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 12, 2018, 19:35:52
August 12

Radio Kootwijk, a famous object for photographers, my interpretation.

D500, 17-55mm f/2.8, 4 images vertical pano.
Interesting place, nice interpretation  :)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 12, 2018, 20:27:08
thank you Bent
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on August 13, 2018, 00:07:04
Fires in California are turning the sky into a spectacle.
Here is a shot looking West as the Pacific fog rolls over the hills towards San Francisco Bay.
With human eyes, the sun itself was bright red.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/936/43283828384_4b8e3f269b_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28WQWcb)807_2592 (https://flic.kr/p/28WQWcb)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 13, 2018, 03:34:35
August 12

Radio Kootwijk, a famous object for photographers, my interpretation.

D500, 17-55mm f/2.8, 4 images vertical pano.
you even captured a model in the middle of a session

Smoking volcano ... I'm 77kms away
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 13, 2018, 17:13:33
Smoking volcano ... I'm 77kms away

Mt. Popocatépet?  Beautiful volcano!
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 13, 2018, 17:14:11
August 13th.

Remaining light.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 13, 2018, 17:31:57
August 13th.

Remaining light.

interesting framing

yes the volcano is the Popocatéptl
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 13, 2018, 17:39:15
you even captured a model in the middle of a session

Smoking volcano ... I'm 77kms away
Impressive volcano, unbelievable that distance.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 13, 2018, 17:40:05
August 12

Radio Kootwijk, a famous object for photographers, my interpretation.

D500, 17-55mm f/2.8, 4 images vertical pano.
Great overview shot, Fons !  The photo-shoot in the middle is a nice bonus ;)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 13, 2018, 20:34:10
Thank you John
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 13, 2018, 20:35:24
August 13

non-summery spell of weather

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1799/43111823205_4527f5cc33_o.jpg)

D800 14-24/2.8

Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 14, 2018, 14:28:14
August 14

different day

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1832/43981207082_0216bc0a1a_o.jpg)

Df 35-70mm f/3.5
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 14, 2018, 18:38:26
19 weeks old.

D800E  200/4 AF-D IF ED Micro
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 15, 2018, 19:49:41
August 15

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1839/42245384620_36a22a483c_o.jpg)

Df, 35-70mm f/3.5
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 16, 2018, 03:04:06
multiple exposure
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: tommiejeep on August 16, 2018, 07:08:05
Nice one Armando.  I have not played with Multiple Exposures for some years but never had anything as good as this.
Thanks for sharing
Tom
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 16, 2018, 13:19:27
Tom, the exposures were merged in the computer
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 16, 2018, 17:16:47
A very sharp small folding knife´s polished edge. D700, 55mm 3.5 and m2 extension to around 1:1; off camera flash
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 16, 2018, 20:35:16
Restaurant and Bar 'The Wagon' in an old train.  https://eetbardewagon.com/ (https://eetbardewagon.com/)

Df  20/4 Ai
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frode on August 16, 2018, 22:30:26
August 13

non-summery spell of weather

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1799/43111823205_4527f5cc33_o.jpg)

D800 14-24/2.8

Nice one, great composition, feel like I'm being guided into the picture.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frode on August 16, 2018, 22:39:38
August 9

Rainy day


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1774/43950606941_0ae7f94c11_o.jpg)


D3 105/1.8

Nice one, looked good in black and white.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on August 16, 2018, 22:45:39
Today we made a  trip with a boat and we passed from Ανθηδών a very old small port near Chalkis, you may see the remaining big stones that are standing 3000 years in the area
Pano with my iPhone
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 17, 2018, 12:57:23
Aug 17.  A little cooler in Tokyo.

D750, 50/1.8G, vertical pano from two horizontal frames.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 17, 2018, 17:52:16
Now a real Dutch Summer -  Warm and sunny switched with clouds and thunder, rain.

Repair constructions in front of central station.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 17, 2018, 19:14:12
While I'm awaiting the arrival of the Nikon mirrorless, I'll have to do with my pink J2 and the new lens, a Holga "1:8 f=20mm" for it. The Holga is a very simple plastic contraption with a meniscus lens element only, but it *is* pink thus matches the camera ....

Reality bites and household chores have to be executed.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Tom Hook on August 18, 2018, 02:20:21
We had a microburst in May that some called a tornado. What it did in my yard was bring some trees and large limbs down in the woods opening up new spaces for the sun to shine through once dark places.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on August 18, 2018, 14:20:13
The vintage 25cm f/4 Nikkor-Q from 1951 fits Birnas pink 1 Nikon J2 through the combination of an N-F tube (CPU-fortified) and the FT-1 adapter. I'm busy preparing myself for the upcoming encounter with the new Nikon mirrorless camera(s) and what new avenues and vistas these can open up.

This (admittedly mundane) test shot of a Scots Pine 100 m off Birnas veranda shows the old Nikkor still packs some visual punch. Handheld at f/4, 1/160 sec. It was blowing hard so some movement blur is detectable in the branches.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 18, 2018, 17:18:26
In Copenhagen the Pride Parade had a party today.
Fantastic fantasy put into the costumes.
The Df and a 50mm f1.8 Ais
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 18, 2018, 17:21:00
Birna, it may be pink, as a lot of things where in Copenhagen today, but the old Nikkor is better ;)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 18, 2018, 17:24:14
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1820/44063882852_a87ed9a793_o.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 18, 2018, 17:25:23
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1838/43394268344_e1475722dc_o.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 18, 2018, 19:07:44
Nice Fons!   On holiday?

The effects of the heatwave? 

D600  105/2.8 AF-D
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: the solitaire on August 19, 2018, 14:15:32
A horse is a horse of course

Nikon D800 and 300mm f2,8 ED-IF Ai-S

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1873/29180292697_179d8cfd67_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LsyCoM)DSC_2562 (https://flic.kr/p/LsyCoM) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Peter Forsell on August 19, 2018, 20:00:47
D1H + 135DC @ f4


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1883/42327929880_d6713fceba_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27unGSu)20180819-DSC_2234_output_pien_B (https://flic.kr/p/27unGSu) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 19, 2018, 20:52:33
The corn is looking good, despite the heat.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 20, 2018, 01:16:44
Awesome set of images from everyone, the pride parade, the umbrellas, the horse, etc

I visit this place every so often, always a nice view, taken almost at noon, but the clouds gave a pleasant light
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 20, 2018, 18:59:40
Morning walk.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 20, 2018, 19:50:13
A cloudy day.

D600  Voigt 58/1.4
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 20, 2018, 23:35:39
back from the monks:

Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 21, 2018, 00:29:23
Interesting and nice rendition Frank, I'll like to see more of that place.
John, beautiful use. Delicate
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 21, 2018, 00:44:22
more...
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 21, 2018, 15:01:35
Thanks Paco.

Student Introduction Week in Tilburg. Todays program: playing games in the park.

D600  300/4.5 ED
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 22, 2018, 15:33:39
today searching for wild horses with Buddy we found this:
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 22, 2018, 15:56:26
A spider in its web  and 'eating' a cocoon? 
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 22, 2018, 19:30:50
On a trip to London, so I hope it will be acceptable that the picture was taken yesterday.
Yesterday was hot here in London, so the children was playing in the fountain.
To day it was overcast and not as warm.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: the solitaire on August 22, 2018, 21:34:10
A spider in its web  and 'eating' a cocoon?

There appears to be a wasp in there. The spider will have bitten the wasp, injecting enzymes that decompose the wasp from the inside out. To prevent the wasp from hurting the spider or struggling out of the web during it's painful struggle to inevitable death, the spider wraps the wasp in a :cocoon: which immobilizes the wasp and attaches it to the web. The spider then comes back later when the decomposing process took place and sucks the now liquid innards out of the dead hull
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 23, 2018, 12:10:48
A spider in its web  and 'eating' a cocoon? 

this is what we would call a "lunch packet". If the spider captures more than she can eat she makes a package from the catch to save it for later and keep it fresh
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 23, 2018, 20:30:08
Thanks for the explanaition Buddy and Frank. Sounds logical
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 23, 2018, 20:31:04
Parking bicycles--  (Student Introduction Week)

Df  35-200/3.5-4.5
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 24, 2018, 16:21:49
August 24.  Hot and humid again...
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: CS on August 24, 2018, 16:32:13
Parking bicycles--  (Student Introduction Week)

Df  35-200/3.5-4.5

An all girls school?  ;D
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 24, 2018, 17:50:16
We had a microburst in May that some called a tornado. What it did in my yard was bring some trees and large limbs down in the woods opening up new spaces for the sun to shine through once dark places.

wow. what a great light situation in the forest
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 24, 2018, 18:05:17
An all girls school?  ;D
haha.   Perhaps only the girls want to lock their bicycles against the fence. ;)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 24, 2018, 18:21:47
Car-upgrade  ;)

Df  20/1.4
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 24, 2018, 18:29:20
Car-upgrade  ;)

Df  20/1.4

A Trabant from the GDR
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 24, 2018, 18:30:03
While I'm awaiting the arrival of the Nikon mirrorless, I'll have to do with my pink J2 and the new lens, a Holga "1:8 f=20mm" for it. The Holga is a very simple plastic contraption with a meniscus lens element only, but it *is* pink thus matches the camera ....

Reality bites and household chores have to be executed.

Hard mix reality
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on August 24, 2018, 22:11:08
At the end of the day, the humans go home:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1835/30376695198_d9a9275a18_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Nhhvb7)808_2750 (https://flic.kr/p/Nhhvb7)
Currently moving more than 100,000 cubic meters of earth around and off the site.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: HCS on August 24, 2018, 22:11:44
 :-[

Apologies, i posted in the wrong thread, i moved the post and picture to Classic Cars.

"Barn find" on holiday (while on a tour in and around a castle) in France.

I guess a Citroen, at least in good company in the background.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 25, 2018, 01:05:27
Printed a photo
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 25, 2018, 08:19:30
serindipety
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: ArthurDent on August 25, 2018, 13:56:13
Printed a photo

Wow! That is one spectacular print! Where is it?
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: ArthurDent on August 25, 2018, 14:11:43
Aug 17.  A little cooler in Tokyo.

D750, 50/1.8G, vertical pano from two horizontal frames.

Has more a feel of February than August.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 25, 2018, 15:55:08
Printed a photo
That looks great !
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 25, 2018, 15:57:04
Central sharpness of the 28mm 2.8 Ai-S is amazing (note to self: use the lens more)  ;)

On the Df

PS  20 weeks old now...
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 25, 2018, 16:49:43
Wow! That is one spectacular print! Where is it?
Arthur

It is Puebla Mexico, the church is in Cholula, a town outside Puebla the volcano is called Popocateptl , or Popo

I shared the image here http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,6348.15.html (http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,6348.15.html)

Thanks John

I'm very pleased with the print, I can see colors that are not visible in my computer (need a better monitor)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 25, 2018, 17:09:21
Beautiful print Armando, congratulations. It deserves to live in paper
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 25, 2018, 18:11:20
Has more a feel of February than August.

It was only comparatively.  Since yesterday, the crazy heat and humidity have come back. :o :o :o

To me, the clouds looked too unique to be related to any specific season...
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: CS on August 25, 2018, 20:20:47
Printed a photo

Beautiful, Armando!

Now to the questions. Did you print it yourself? If so, what printer? What are the dimensions of the print?

The colors on my calibrated display look great! OTOH, I'd love to see the print too.   :)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 25, 2018, 21:08:03
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1838/43394268344_e1475722dc_o.jpg)

great environmental portrait
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 25, 2018, 21:56:58
At the tailor´s shop.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: ArthurDent on August 25, 2018, 22:04:13
It was only comparatively.  Since yesterday, the crazy heat and humidity have come back. :o :o :o

To me, the clouds looked too unique to be related to any specific season...
Duplicate post.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: ArthurDent on August 25, 2018, 22:07:40
It was only comparatively.  Since yesterday, the crazy heat and humidity have come back. :o :o :o

To me, the clouds looked too unique to be related to any specific season...
I think it is the nice fade to an icy blueness at the upper edge coupled with the lack of that certain haze, which  I see often in my own summer photos and attribute to the high humidity of summer, which gives it such an appealing aura of cold crispness. That, and my own yearning for relief from this damnable heat and humidity! In any event, I like the photo because it makes me feel cooler, if just for an instant.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Øivind Tøien on August 25, 2018, 22:23:03
Harbor seal out in he middle of he fjord near Oslo harbor:

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3035248613.jpg)

(heavy crop from Nikon AW1 at 27.5mm)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Peter Forsell on August 26, 2018, 01:12:29
Very nice Øivind.

Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Peter Forsell on August 26, 2018, 01:14:11
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1853/42456055010_4dd318cd75_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27FGo1s)20180825-_P3F6662b (https://flic.kr/p/27FGo1s) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr

Nikkor AI 55/1.2 @ f/1.2
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Jim Covello on August 26, 2018, 07:11:08
There are always nice storms and clouds in Tucson during the monsoon season. I thought I would share this photo from earlier in the month.
D850 with 28-105 f/3.5-4.5D at 48mm, f/8.0, 1/250 sec, ISO 64.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 26, 2018, 07:13:33
Nikkor AI 55/1.2 @ f/1.2
Beautiful shot. Great example of the 55/1.2
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 26, 2018, 07:16:17
There are always nice storms and clouds in Tucson during the monsoon season. I thought I would share this photo from earlier in the month.
D850 with 28-105 f/3.5-4.5D at 48mm, f/8.0, 1/250 sec, ISO 64.

A lovely sky. Looks like painted !
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 26, 2018, 18:21:44
Ruth, my girl friend of the last 25 years, loves to dance. I don't share that passion, but that is not an issue for her (Ruth to the left, in a pink dress).
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 26, 2018, 18:27:33
The largest bookmarket of the low lands today.

Df  50-135/3.5
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on August 26, 2018, 18:45:30
There goes the myth of the "French fries" in Paris...


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1899/42472512450_22545e2d16_b.jpg) C'est sûr..
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 26, 2018, 19:24:19
Very nice Øivind.
+1
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 26, 2018, 19:26:42
There goes the myth of the "French fries" in Paris...
Had to laugh  ;D
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Bruno Schroder on August 26, 2018, 22:04:15
There goes the myth of the "French fries" in Paris...

Finally, truth prevails :)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on August 26, 2018, 22:31:34
Finally, truth prevails :)

Though I think the quarrel will never end (but I do prefer the "frites" from North of France)  ;D
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 26, 2018, 22:47:52
Though I think the quarrel will never end (but I do prefer the "frites" from North of France)  ;D

Interesting to know that the argument between "original" and "authentic" seems to be universal.  :D
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Peter Forsell on August 26, 2018, 22:58:43
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1856/43232390875_e265467607_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28SiiBz)20180819-_P3F6469b (https://flic.kr/p/28SiiBz) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 26, 2018, 23:40:20
Returned from 10 days France a time of relax, took some pictures not for public eyes generally but some may,

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1871/44287632831_52533bef42_o.jpg)

bridge across la Loire
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on August 27, 2018, 03:08:53
Returned from 10 days France a time of relax, took some pictures not for public eyes generally but some may,

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1871/44287632831_52533bef42_o.jpg)

bridge across la Loire
Nice interpretation of the bridge.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 27, 2018, 09:32:16
thank you Jack
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 27, 2018, 09:55:35
great environmental portrait

We stayed overnight in Fresnay sur Sarthe here the picture of the travelller is taken, in this respect i found the background convincing to show it here.
Thank you.

So many wonderful images again in this month from all those that like to share their efforts!
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 27, 2018, 14:34:24
French fries

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1877/42492174530_60e417c811_o.jpg)

Saumur* aug 25* d500 17-55/2.8*
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 27, 2018, 15:09:55
Today, we were attacked by a heavy thunderstorm.  I guess there was a huge cumulonimbus right above us that was similar to the one I shot.  It was way after the sunset, and it was dark.  This image was shot at f3.2 and at ISO100.  The shutter was set to 13 sec., but it is too short to yield properly visible image, but the lightning helped.   :o

So, this is the "genuine" flash photography!  Due to its heavy rain, the window was closed, and the window glass was right in front of the lens.  Excuse me for some reflection of form the interior of the room.  Please don't ask about the power of the flash.   :o
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 27, 2018, 17:10:01
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1856/43232390875_e265467607_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28SiiBz)20180819-_P3F6469b (https://flic.kr/p/28SiiBz) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr

I love your series of kid shots! The kid seems so lively and free.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 27, 2018, 18:21:15
Returned from 10 days France a time of relax, took some pictures not for public eyes generally but some may,

bridge across la Loire
Great shot. Was it raining?
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 27, 2018, 18:22:54
A split-second.

D600 35/2.8 Ai-S
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 27, 2018, 19:14:57
Great shot. Was it raining?

Evening shot at high iso of 18000 thank you John
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: armando_m on August 27, 2018, 21:20:13
A split-second.

D600 35/2.8 Ai-S
Awesome !
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Akira on August 28, 2018, 00:40:21
A split-second.

D600 35/2.8 Ai-S

Great anticipation and execution!
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 28, 2018, 14:50:53
August 28

home again

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1856/42514618050_297ec63a9a_o.jpg)

D500, zf35mm f/2
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: ColinM on August 28, 2018, 15:57:59
It is Puebla Mexico, the church is in Cholula, a town outside Puebla the volcano is called Popocateptl , or Popo

I shared the image here http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,6348.15.html (http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,6348.15.html)

What a great image Armando.
And Popocateptl is legendary isn't it?

As a kid, I dreamed of one day being able to walk near volcanoes (but mainly the deep red flowing lava, than the spewing dust & ashes type!)
I've been to Iceland once but I think they'll keep the tourists well away from anything really good. But I hear Etna's open for business again....
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on August 28, 2018, 17:56:21
French fries
Excellent showcase  ;D But the paper cone aka "cornet de frites" seems to have changed into  a flat paper with the "panini" (the sauces on the board are quite telling :o )
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 28, 2018, 18:35:38
Thank you Jacques, your eye tells you the same hidden gem as i observed, on the quick.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 28, 2018, 19:09:06
Thanks Armando and Akira.

Happy Shopping

Df  50-135/3.5
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: golunvolo on August 29, 2018, 00:06:29
Went yesterday to visit Dalí´s museum-theater in Figueras. It is truly amazing. Unbelievable. Many masterpieces from the same person. This is one of the less know Dalí´s jewels: Dafne. He did those late in his live while already ill. They say he will make the design and some other parties, like Swarovski, made the actual piece. The exhibition was mind-blowing. Here, one piece.

  It was taken with the d750 and 28mm f2. Focusing in live view and handheld. A Z6 would have been perfect for the task :) 
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 29, 2018, 04:48:54
Beautiful Paco.  Reminds me of Dali's work on Tarot -cards.  Which is also very impressive (and not known by many)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 29, 2018, 07:56:44
Yes have been to Dali's museum in Figueras so good to see.
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 29, 2018, 08:46:47
Went yesterday to visit Dalí´s museum-theater in Figueras. It is truly amazing. Unbelievable. Many masterpieces from the same person. This is one of the less know Dalí´s jewels: Dafne. He did those late in his live while already ill. They say he will make the design and some other parties, like Swarovski, made the actual piece. The exhibition was mind-blowing. Here, one piece.

  It was taken with the d750 and 28mm f2. Focusing in live view and handheld. A Z6 would have been perfect for the task :) 

very interesting art work
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 29, 2018, 08:47:34
Thanks Armando and Akira.

Happy Shopping

Df  50-135/3.5

hangs to the right
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 29, 2018, 20:23:19
It's rainy...

Nikon AW1
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 29, 2018, 21:26:16
It's rainy...

Some decent rain finally... :)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 30, 2018, 10:52:57
I love eating plants and parts of them!
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 30, 2018, 11:23:20
Cornucopia the abundance of the season... :)
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: John Geerts on August 31, 2018, 19:48:17
Firethorn

Df   Rodenstock Heligon 100/1.6
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 31, 2018, 21:00:18
August 31

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1849/44389754231_600a719081_o.jpg)

Provinciehuis Den Bosch

D800 24-70mm f/2.8, 4 images
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 31, 2018, 22:10:51
Firethorn

Df   Rodenstock Heligon 100/1.6

D850 1.4/58G
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 31, 2018, 22:12:07
August 31

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1849/44389754231_600a719081_o.jpg)

Provinciehuis Den Bosch

D800 24-70mm f/2.8, 4 images

almost looks like an architectural drawing
Title: Re: August 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on August 31, 2018, 22:33:06
View from San Francisco's new transit terminal. Park is built on top of the bus station.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1894/44341943882_fb4540bbfd_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aym44Q)808_2996 (https://flic.kr/p/2aym44Q)