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Title: December 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on December 01, 2018, 00:16:00
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 30/31 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: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 01, 2018, 02:22:03
City lines, kind of. Sierra Nevada
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 01, 2018, 15:39:40
A rainy and windy day

Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 01, 2018, 16:06:10
exceptional flower macro
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 01, 2018, 16:27:39
Thanks Frank.

What a mix of appartments, Paco.  Is the image a bit tilted?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Alaun on December 01, 2018, 18:33:24
New attraction in the city

Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 01, 2018, 20:43:21
Beautiful macro Jhon.

    Yes, it is tilted a bit to the right, isn't it?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 01, 2018, 22:09:43
Thanks Paco.

Yes, unless they did built those apartments with an angle ;)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 01, 2018, 22:17:40
New attraction in the city



great idea. I was thinking: inside or tele? and you go fishing. love it. Superb composition.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 02, 2018, 09:18:49
December 1

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4861/32269831668_96acbf9c0a_o.jpg)

Japanese pentashaped bowl with sweets on a magazine called 'Tuin'.

crop from D850  28mm f/2.8ais
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Viv on December 02, 2018, 10:22:21
I really like this.

Call me crazy, but it makes me wonder what the world would be like if the interior of the Pentagon looked like this ...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 02, 2018, 10:34:37
Dark and rainy. But not preventing some to 'enjoy' their Sunday exercise...

D850  50/1.4
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 02, 2018, 13:40:25
I really like this.

Call me crazy, but it makes me wonder what the world would be like if the interior of the Pentagon looked like this ...

Very sweet at least as long as they chew, thank you Viv.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 02, 2018, 15:20:51
Dark and rainy. But not preventing some to 'enjoy' their Sunday exercise...
D850  50/1.4

My shot of the day so far ... water colors in the rain?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 02, 2018, 15:39:15
One of our Klais instruments today. The original file is 200 Megapixels.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 02, 2018, 19:39:17
My shot of the day so far ... water colors in the rain?
Thank you.  It's more bokeh-colors in the rain ;)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 02, 2018, 23:06:18
Iso 3200 anyone? Z6, 35mm 1.4 @f4
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on December 02, 2018, 23:52:34
Strong portrait, very expressive :)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 03, 2018, 00:18:39
Strong portrait, very expressive :)

Indeed.

Paco, do you find ISO3200 image of Z6 noticeably better than that of D750?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: chals on December 03, 2018, 00:21:39
Was out running this evening. Will reproduce it with my Df soon
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 03, 2018, 01:36:00
Thank you

  Akira, I haven´t try side by side but I have work with the d750 for a long time and a lot of that in the 1600-3200 region. The Z6 looks cleaner already on the camera´s screen. On top of that I´m using nikon NX-D instead of my usual lightroom and I don´t know if that influences the final output. If this portrait is the reference then yes, it is noticeable better. The file is pliable and shows little to no noise even in the dark areas. Colors are spot on and clean too.

  This is iso 3200. I´m very happy
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 03, 2018, 05:03:34
  Akira, I haven´t try side by side but I have work with the d750 for a long time and a lot of that in the 1600-3200 region. The Z6 looks cleaner already on the camera´s screen. On top of that I´m using nikon NX-D instead of my usual lightroom and I don´t know if that influences the final output. If this portrait is the reference then yes, it is noticeable better. The file is pliable and shows little to no noise even in the dark areas. Colors are spot on and clean too.

  This is iso 3200. I´m very happy

Thank you for sharing your observation.  Now that I'm exclusiively on CNX-D, I notice that ACR removed the chrominance noise amazingly well even from an NEF of D750 shot at ISO12800, leaving almost only the luminance noise which is much less detracting than the chrominance noise (at least to me).  CNX-D seems to handle the chrominance and the luminance noises rather more evenly, so the chrominance noise is apprarent even in the NEF shot at much lower ISOs (like 1600 or 3200).
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: tommiejeep on December 03, 2018, 09:44:46
Not something I normally shoot  :) .  Just playing around with Nikkor 200 f4 Ai n Sony a7iii, Techart Pro stacked with Kipon Nik/LM adapter handheld at about 18 feet.  Big crop.  I normally shoot the lens on the Df/D500 or with dumb Novoflex adapter on Sony.   Also playing with Nik  RAW Presharpening but should have used control points  :(
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 03, 2018, 11:31:34
Iso 3200 anyone? Z6, 35mm 1.4 @f4

very beautiful lady, a tad blue, the light
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 03, 2018, 13:23:16
December 3

Anemone

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4805/46108931592_a33bd02650_o.jpg)

D850  Tokina 100mm f/2.8

Around the house i can rely on a universal L bracket from Acratech
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 03, 2018, 13:34:28
Not something I normally shoot  :) .  Just playing around with Nikkor 200 f4 Ai n Sony a7iii, Techart Pro stacked with Kipon Nik/LM adapter handheld at about 18 feet.  Big crop.  I normally shoot the lens on the Df/D500 or with dumb Novoflex adapter on Sony.   Also playing with Nik  RAW Presharpening but should have used control points  :(

Love these flowers in elegant pink!


December 3

Anemone

D850  Tokina 100mm f/2.8

Around the house i can rely on a universal L bracket from Acratech

Pleasantly saturated purple!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 03, 2018, 14:39:36
Iso 3200 anyone? Z6, 35mm 1.4 @f4
Impressive portrait, love the details on her skin, the veins on her forehead, her stare, the hand, the hair, wonderful moment
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 03, 2018, 15:47:46
Thank you very much Armando and Frank. Happy you like it. Went for chiaroscuro with light from a window classic view. Mostly to test the camera-lens combo but I'm pleased with the result too.
   Frank, my screen is not calibrated so "a tad" in any direction may be off. I'll take your word for it.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 03, 2018, 15:55:41
Quote
Pleasantly saturated purple!

from one computer to the next there are colour differences evidently
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 03, 2018, 16:17:58
Work lunch in a pub

Koninck is a Belgium beer (from Antwerp) but also means 'King'

D850  35/1.4  (processed in Photo Ninja 1.3.7)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 03, 2018, 16:43:57
Addendum

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4853/46108930602_d90ec840e2_o.jpg)

D850  Tokina 100mm f/2.8
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 03, 2018, 17:50:20
John & Fons: Wonderful moody colors
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 03, 2018, 22:51:24
Tasteful work as usual Fons. Thanks for sharing them


   A store´s window. Not specifically from today but from a week ago developed today. D750 and 24mm 1.4. Luxury combo
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: pluton on December 04, 2018, 06:40:24
Dec. 02, Sullivan Canyon riparian area.  Native Sycamore trees.  16/3.5, late in the day. My favorite 2.2:1 aspect ratio.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 04, 2018, 07:18:44
Keith: how did you fly this camera? Helicopter?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: pluton on December 04, 2018, 07:36:54
Keith: how did you fly this camera? Helicopter?
Frank, I'm standing on the ground, looking straight up, 'rubberneck' style.
Correction:  Not straight up, probably about 50º tilt up.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: pluton on December 04, 2018, 07:38:13
Tasteful work as usual Fons. Thanks for sharing them


   A store´s window. Not specifically from today but from a week ago developed today. D750 and 24mm 1.4. Luxury combo
Nice combination of shapes and non-shapes. Order plus chaos!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 04, 2018, 07:49:04
Frank, I'm standing on the ground, looking straight up, 'rubberneck' style.

you fooled us with the designation???

these are cracks in a ceiling?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: pluton on December 04, 2018, 08:02:35
Here it is in color, the blue sky is dimmed a bit...similar to the mono version.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 04, 2018, 08:43:37
Here it is in color, the blue sky is dimmed a bit...similar to the mono version.

HAHAHA, I have seen a landscape, shot from above straight down an optical illusion!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 04, 2018, 11:25:44
Tasteful work as usual Fons. Thanks for sharing them


   A store´s window. Not specifically from today but from a week ago developed today. D750 and 24mm 1.4. Luxury combo

Interesting abstraction!


Dec. 02, Sullivan Canyon riparian area.  Native Sycamore trees.  16/3.5, late in the day. My favorite 2.2:1 aspect ratio.

Great compositon in your 2.2:1 playground!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 04, 2018, 11:26:53
December 4.  My camera has returned from repair four days earlier than I was told!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 04, 2018, 11:42:29
December 4.  My camera has returned from repair four days earlier than I was told!

super shot of funny statue
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 04, 2018, 11:45:05
super shot of funny statue

Thank you, Frank!  This statue is very famous.  Someone puts this Santa Claus cap to it every year when the Christmas approatches.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 04, 2018, 12:07:13
Great shot, Akira ! 
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 04, 2018, 12:17:29
Thank you, Frank!  This statue is very famous.  Someone puts this Santa Claus cap to it every year when the Christmas approatches.

congratulations on having your D750 back! What was wrong with her?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 04, 2018, 12:30:42
congratulations on having your D750 back! What was wrong with her?

Thank you.  The shutter button had unpleasant and unusual friction.  I found this symptom from the day I had bought it brand new.  And then the button got stuck and the camear was frozen.  Removing and inserting the battery got the camera back to work, but I decided to give it to repair.

Now the shutter button feels as smooth as it should.   :)  The camera was, of course, repaired under warranty.   8)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 04, 2018, 13:17:37
Firethorn  (Pyracantha)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 04, 2018, 17:02:32
December 4

Morning snap

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4885/46177207691_55d63db474_o.jpg)

D500  28-300mm f/3.5-5.6vr
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 04, 2018, 19:04:17
I answer to your colors, boys:
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 04, 2018, 22:26:36
December 4

Morning snap
D500  28-300mm f/3.5-5.6vr

wow, gorgeous colors !
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 05, 2018, 01:35:17
Z6 so blurry!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 05, 2018, 06:31:59
Jack, Jack, Jack ... rebar art? wow!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 05, 2018, 11:57:25
my polyculture is growing steadily
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 05, 2018, 12:06:09
Z6 so blurry!

  OMG you should return it  ;D

   Great balance and interest in the shot. It pulls me in and keeps me there.
   
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 05, 2018, 12:42:02
Low sun.

Sun goes under in the south-west.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 05, 2018, 13:35:46
December morning

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4895/46177208681_176a0d04b2_o.jpg)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 05, 2018, 13:59:35
Great shot, Akira ! 

Thank you, John!

Low sun.

Sun goes under in the south-west.

Love the lighting and the atmosphere!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 05, 2018, 19:50:12
Frank, I love your little garden. Here in California it has been dry since June and with recent rains the small green things are starting to sprout even as trees start to lose leaves.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 05, 2018, 23:35:06
Frank, I love your little garden. Here in California it has been dry since June and with recent rains the small green things are starting to sprout even as trees start to lose leaves.

It was next to dry here too. but: I did everything to keep the minuscle amount of rain in my garden. And I did water two times in the beginning after planting the small test subject
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 05, 2018, 23:56:48
Frank, it looks healthy and beautiful.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 05, 2018, 23:57:45
Akira, fun and emotional shot. Love it.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on December 05, 2018, 23:59:04
December morning

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4895/46177208681_176a0d04b2_o.jpg)
Love colours :)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 06, 2018, 00:02:36
Akira, fun and emotional shot. Love it.

Thank you, Paco.  This cupid always makes me smile and inspires.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 06, 2018, 00:03:11
Your path is set.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 06, 2018, 00:13:40
Your path is set.
looks smelly
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 06, 2018, 08:42:34
Thank you all so much for your words of appreciation! :)I have been a little slow in that department, also complimenting and extending to others' contributions. Ah Cha! :)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 06, 2018, 10:50:37
After ten years living in this flat I feel the walls are closing in. So I started a major redecoration project that affects all rooms but the bathroom.

Furniture will leave and with the furniture unused and unnecessary stuff will leave the house.

This is the slowest possible start. The three elves did join the 6 nymphs to create some headroom over the table.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 06, 2018, 12:46:28
58-56
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 06, 2018, 13:17:26
Love the lighting and the atmosphere!
Thanks Akira.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 06, 2018, 14:23:40
58-56

interesting staircase design. rhythmic.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 06, 2018, 14:33:45
December 6

In-house for 2 days a little cold prevents me from going out, back on my feet tomorrow,
so a little close-up for today.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4855/45478934704_b513fa0431_o.jpg)

D850  ZF100mm f/2
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 06, 2018, 18:53:19
Get well soon, Fons.

Dark gray days, the dark days before Christmas.

'Thinking'

D850   80-200/f4 Ai-S
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 06, 2018, 20:14:03
December 6

In-house for 2 days a little cold prevents me from going out, back on my feet tomorrow,
so a little close-up for today.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4855/45478934704_b513fa0431_o.jpg)

D850  ZF100mm f/2

that is the definition of detinition

all the best, get well soon
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 06, 2018, 20:14:45
Get well soon, Fons.

Dark gray days, the dark days before Christmas.

'Thinking'

D850   80-200/f4 Ai-S

alt title: "illuminated worker"
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: elsid on December 06, 2018, 21:47:45
A quiet winter afternoon.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 06, 2018, 22:36:38

'Thinking'

Love it
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 06, 2018, 22:41:06
A quiet winter afternoon.

Kreta, Wiege unserer Kultur
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on December 07, 2018, 12:51:57
It's winter here too. A quick snapshot out my kitchen windows (Z7, AFS 200/2)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 07, 2018, 13:04:10
alt title: "illuminated worker"
Thanks. Yes.  Or creative worker ;)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 07, 2018, 13:07:42
Love it

Thanks.

Lovely view Elsid.

That looks cold, Birna.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on December 07, 2018, 13:18:09
Thanks.

Lovely view Elsid.

That looks cold, Birna.
+1
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 07, 2018, 15:10:12
Thank you Frank and John for your sympathy i am getting well. ;)
So i was out for a while today despite the unconvincing weather.

Devotion.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4810/32344672898_96648c195b_o.jpg)

D850  zf28mm f/2
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 07, 2018, 15:24:34
.

Devotion.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4810/32344672898_96648c195b_o.jpg)

D850  zf28mm f/2

an eremite's hut?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 07, 2018, 15:39:50
The never-ending story with the renovation of City Hall...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 07, 2018, 15:51:30
an eremite's hut?

Spot on Frank, indeed an eremite living there since many years,
the link below is in Dutch.

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jozef_van_den_Berg (https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jozef_van_den_Berg)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 07, 2018, 16:01:05
The never-ending story with the renovation of City Hall...

looks good. clean work.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 07, 2018, 16:02:26
Spot on Frank, indeed an eremite living there since many years,
the link below is in Dutch.

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jozef_van_den_Berg (https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jozef_van_den_Berg)


I know the type. Interesting people.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 07, 2018, 21:01:40
last night, wet and dark ...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 07, 2018, 21:07:49
Great shot Frank, beautiful movements.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: elsid on December 07, 2018, 21:26:18
Great shot Frank, it imparts movement.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: elsid on December 07, 2018, 21:40:14
Antique transportation means.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 08, 2018, 01:11:36
triple point
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: MFloyd on December 08, 2018, 09:59:19
last night, wet and dark ...

I like this one 👍🏻
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 08, 2018, 18:22:24
December 8

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4876/46231967761_e2a9339685_o.jpg)

Euphorbia Pulcherrima, Poinsettia
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 08, 2018, 18:31:35
December 8

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4876/46231967761_e2a9339685_o.jpg)

Euphorbia Pulcherrima, Poinsettia

Wow, Fons. Makes me happy!!!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 08, 2018, 18:59:50
The Blue hour (a bit of bright sky in a day full of darkness and lots and lots of rain)

D850 -  35-200 3.5 Ai-S
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 08, 2018, 19:07:54
December 8

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4876/46231967761_e2a9339685_o.jpg)

Euphorbia Pulcherrima, Poinsettia
"nochebuena" in spanish

beautiful shot
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 08, 2018, 19:31:16
Thank you Frank, thank you Armando, good night.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 09, 2018, 17:16:12
December 9

Shot without focusing

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4805/44428564200_dc2134097b_o.jpg)

D850  zf28/2
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 10, 2018, 01:45:59
Getting pretty
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on December 10, 2018, 10:54:15
Paco, I like this interpretation
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on December 10, 2018, 10:55:16
Winter night with cold, snow, and the Oude Delft 65mm lens on my Z7.

(yes, I do know the lens is dirty inside !)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 10, 2018, 12:21:09
December 10

Dramatic sky nr Overlangel, shot from the car.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1927/46257575221_bf57db7670_o.jpg)

D850  35-200mm f/3.5~4.5
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 10, 2018, 13:38:33
The 'Google' bus 'Digital Workshop'  is in town...  (one minute sun during the numerous showers)

D850  20/1.4
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 10, 2018, 15:39:38
another heap of concrete is poured in front of our historic train station...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 11, 2018, 14:13:30
This is the first ugly heap that is already huge and almost ready for primark:

Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 11, 2018, 14:13:53
Thank you Birna. I grow up with three sisters and that gave me an inside look and the beauty process. Also a point of sarcasm to the nowadays approach and demands on female appearance? I like the texture and natural complexity of human hair arrangement too.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 11, 2018, 14:14:52
This was taken at an historical train display in Madrid.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 11, 2018, 14:55:41
Getting pretty

getting pretty can get ugly, I know
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: tommiejeep on December 11, 2018, 15:41:17
The sound of Spain comes to Goa
Hey Paco, I need some lessons , photography, not Guitar  ;) .  At an Event last weekend.  I did not get to talk to him.  Someone said he was rushing of to perform at a restaurant but they said he is from somewhere north of Madrid and come to Goa for three months every winter.   
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 11, 2018, 16:51:53
'Christmasstuff'
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 11, 2018, 18:44:31
December 11

blue hour

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4813/45362330405_49f4865d5d_o.jpg)

D850  50-135mm f/3.5
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 11, 2018, 21:04:58
The sound of Spain comes to Goa
Hey Paco, I need some lessons , photography, not Guitar  ;) .  At an Event last weekend.  I did not get to talk to him.  Someone said he was rushing of to perform at a restaurant but they said he is from somewhere north of Madrid and come to Goa for three months every winter.

   Jiijijiji, you don´t need me but I´ll be happy to come to Goa and shoot together!

 One recent try of the z6 at rehearsal. Not yet premiere, still cooking. I´ll be shooting a preview of the show this weekend.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 11, 2018, 23:41:04
Alternative alphabets
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4806/46228972262_61a9e99e76_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dr6yRU)812_0434 (https://flic.kr/p/2dr6yRU)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 11, 2018, 23:42:22
Jack, strike of genious!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 12, 2018, 01:17:42
eye lashes
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 12, 2018, 07:09:32
very beatiful portrait, Armando
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 12, 2018, 14:49:44
   Jiijijiji, you don´t need me but I´ll be happy to come to Goa and shoot together!

 One recent try of the z6 at rehearsal. Not yet premiere, still cooking. I´ll be shooting a preview of the show this weekend.
I'll say quite close to premiere , what else do you see it is missing?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 12, 2018, 14:50:40
very beatiful portrait, Armando
Thanks Frank !

What a nice signature in your posts
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 12, 2018, 15:36:29
Nice portrait, Armando.

Pink Flower

Nikkor Ai-S  35mm 1.4 + 4T
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 12, 2018, 17:51:47
What a nice signature in your posts

That is my Motto on Flickr since 2005. But now they will delete me...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 12, 2018, 18:10:21
for today an experimental shot, trying to show my emotions towards this construction site...

On the left is the Central Train Station Bonn (1885), on the right the Maximilian Center (2018)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 12, 2018, 18:51:57
for today an experimental shot, trying to show my emotions towards this construction site...

On the left is the Central Train Station Bonn (1885), on the right the Maximilian Center (2018)

Seems to be a shared impulse. Here is my site yesterday.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4863/45366561525_4c8e995886_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2c7Tucg)812_0423 (https://flic.kr/p/2c7Tucg)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 12, 2018, 19:00:45
It is a HUGE site, Jack! Can you share a scaled overview of the whole?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 12, 2018, 19:20:23
It is a HUGE site, Jack! Can you share a scaled overview of the whole?

Yes, the scale is quite large. Drone photos make it look small unless you look closely and see how small humans look in comparison.
Footprint is a bit over 25,000 m2.
The building in the background is what I was doing previously and opened it about a year ago.

Hope this doesn't violate posting rules of one a day...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 12, 2018, 19:34:13
Yes, the scale is quite large. Drone photos make it look small unless you look closely and see how small humans look in comparison.
Footprint is a bit over 25,000 m2.
The building in the background is what I was doing previously and opened it about a year ago.

Hope this doesn't violate posting rules of one a day...


wow, cool. A convention center? Sports venue? Concert hall?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 12, 2018, 19:50:32
wow, cool. A convention center? Sports venue? Concert hall?

These are office buildings designed to facilitate cross-organizational collaboration.
The basic idea is that face to face interaction engenders trust and further technical collaboration in other channels (not necessarily face to face).
Most people don't understand the second part of the sentence above.
In my experience and based on research I've read and participated in, trust is essential for teams to perform well.

There has been much written about the design of the building. Search for "Nvidia Headquarters".
Come by if you are ever in Santa Clara, CA.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 12, 2018, 20:54:20
Santa Clara? My brother lived there until a few weeks ago when his house was finished in Fremont. He works at Google in mountain view, I guess you will recognize Santa Clara in some of my pictures from my October 2016 visit there.

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=4516.0

Long overdue is my browsing through the files and unearthing some threasures
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 12, 2018, 21:00:23
December 12

Ready for Xmas.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4824/31351931717_310f38666a_o.jpg)

D850  24mm f1.4
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Nikfuson on December 12, 2018, 23:08:24
Dec leaves
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 12, 2018, 23:10:44
Dec leaves

wow. very cool shoz
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 12, 2018, 23:42:40
Dec leaves

I like this.  The chrominance noise in the blueish area gives a pleasant warmth to the image.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 13, 2018, 00:29:16
December 12

Ready for Xmas.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4824/31351931717_310f38666a_o.jpg)

D850  24mm f1.4

highly dynamic, the look as they were alive
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 13, 2018, 03:10:57
Santa Clara? My brother lived there until a few weeks ago when his house was finished in Fremont. He works at Google in mountain view, I guess you will recognize Santa Clara in some of my pictures from my October 2016 visit there.

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=4516.0

Long overdue is my browsing through the files and unearthing some threasures

Some familiar places through the whole series. It is interesting to see how you photograph a world I'm quite familiar with and to read your comments on the light.
We are coming into winter now with the potential for clouds, rain and low slanting light which make the landscape much friendlier to the camera's eye. Summer can be difficult.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 13, 2018, 08:29:48
Thank you Frank, indeed they look alive, thought i do some shopping ;)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 13, 2018, 08:32:27
Thank you Frank, indeed they look alive, thought i do some shopping ;)

you buy puppets???

 :o
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 13, 2018, 08:42:22
you buy puppets???

 :o

Nah, zur Krippe.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 13, 2018, 11:52:45
Nah, zur Krippe.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :P
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 13, 2018, 16:35:11
Some familiar places through the whole series. It is interesting to see how you photograph a world I'm quite familiar with and to read your comments on the light.
We are coming into winter now with the potential for clouds, rain and low slanting light which make the landscape much friendlier to the camera's eye. Summer can be difficult.

Thank you, Jack. Really a huge site.

Nvidia, originally a gamer's dream graphics board company started with the idea to use graphics boards for highly parallel computing tasks in science, stuff formerly done by supercomputers Cray and the like. Lately Bitcoin Miners started to use these. Now that Bitcoin goes South, Nvidia suffered some serious revenue ditch ... have been working as a computer journalist for many years in the times when 3Dfx and Cirrus Logic and Matrox were still serious contendors to ATI/later AMD ... before NVIDIA hit the scene ... Nvidia means "Envy"....
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 13, 2018, 16:39:30
My site is small, very small to Jack's, only 265sqm lot, 520 sqm living space in four flats. I decided to build a common roof garden for the three flats that miss a garden in the city. Here a rendering of it; you can go up by stairs or lift:
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 13, 2018, 18:50:06
Tilburg, the City of Demolition.

Here the remains of the Midi - Theatre, only rebuilt a few years ago, but with too much political mistakes.

In the background the 19th century Saint Joseph church

D850 20/1.4
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 13, 2018, 20:16:12
Tilburg, the City of Demolition.

Here the remains of the Midi - Theatre, only rebuilt a few years ago, but with too much political mistakes.

In the background the 19th century Saint Joseph church

D850 20/1.4

That should be an extremely unusual case, especially in Europe.  Could you elaborate the situation a bit more?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 13, 2018, 20:22:42
It's a long story. This used to be a movie-theater for more than 40 years. But they stopped screening. Cityhall bought the theater and they claimed national TV wanted the stage as broadcasting Studio for the South of Netherlands.  It was rebuilt in a very short time, at very high cost. When later there was no interest in National TV and Expenditures were much higher than the forecast, three Elderman had to leave their position. Also new elections came, and in the aftermath of an official inquiry also the mayor came into problems and had to resign.

What remained after all this, was a modern theater, without any political support....
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 13, 2018, 22:04:51
I'll say quite close to premiere , what else do you see it is missing?
This was a rehearsal, using that piece of costume for the first time and looking for possibilities. I love the outcome.
            It is not missing much but it is in the place were everything can change. Most ingredients are there but it is not fully cooked and presented yet.


  Interesting timeless, feminine, minimalist and very cinematic portrait by the way.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Bruno Schroder on December 13, 2018, 22:17:42
Today's garden visitor
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 14, 2018, 11:19:11
This was a rehearsal, using that piece of costume for the first time and looking for possibilities. I love the outcome.

The idea of suffocation comes along well ... I do not like the idea, but it might be necessary to express it for artistical reasons...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 14, 2018, 18:13:16
December 14

christmas trees

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4852/31375665297_475ed8cbfd_o.jpg)

D850  105mm f/1.4
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 14, 2018, 18:21:07
It's a long story. This used to be a movie-theater for more than 40 years. But they stopped screening. Cityhall bought the theater and they claimed national TV wanted the stage as broadcasting Studio for the South of Netherlands.  It was rebuilt in a very short time, at very high cost. When later there was no interest in National TV and Expenditures were much higher than the forecast, three Elderman had to leave their position. Also new elections came, and in the aftermath of an official inquiry also the mayor came into problems and had to resign.

What remained after all this, was a modern theater, without any political support....

Thank you, John.  I thought that such a near-sighted planless planning would be typical of the Japanese government.  But I seem to be wrong...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 14, 2018, 23:00:31
December 14

christmas trees

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4852/31375665297_475ed8cbfd_o.jpg)

D850  105mm f/1.4

walking aliens
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on December 14, 2018, 23:18:26
December 14

christmas trees

D850  105mm f/1.4
Nice :) This must be the best unsharp sharp image I have seen ;)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 15, 2018, 00:29:21
A night shot with Z6 and 24-70

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4827/32446103098_94893ba25c_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rr9L3E)812_0481 (https://flic.kr/p/Rr9L3E)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 15, 2018, 12:40:24
present packaging falling from the tree devoid of their content
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 15, 2018, 12:41:36
A night shot with Z6 and 24-70

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4827/32446103098_94893ba25c_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rr9L3E)812_0481 (https://flic.kr/p/Rr9L3E)

ISO and other tech settings?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 15, 2018, 14:41:07
ISO and other tech settings?

ISO 140. 15 sec exposure with 24-70 @ f/7.1

In dark conditions with areas of bright light the EVF does not represent the bright areas as well as an optical finder. They tend to wash out and bloom so it is necessary to zoom the finder to determine focus. The focus by wire lens is also a bit more difficult than a manual lens at night. With a manual lens I can easily find infinity and can focus by feel by how far off the near and far stops I am. The Z lens gives no tactile feedback of where it is focused. It does show a sort of range finder in the display, but I’m not at a point where I can determine focus point from that. End result is that taking shots in the dark is made easier by zoomable viewer, but is is slower and more painstaking than just turning the lens to where you think the focus should be.

I’ll try some manual lenses at night and see how that works.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 15, 2018, 15:29:03
Just fooling around, with very adverse conditions captured comet 46p near the pleiades

I'm in the outskirts of the city, moon is at 40+% about 90°W from the comet

but polaris is visible so I set up the tracker and left the camera shooting for 1hr

a couple of frames had plane lights , picked one of them and superimposed it on the stack
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 15, 2018, 18:36:08
Just fooling around, with very adverse conditions captured comet 46p near the pleiades

I'm in the outskirts of the city, moon is at 40+% about 90°W from the comet

but polaris is visible so I set up the tracker and left the camera shooting for 1hr

a couple of frames had plane lights , picked one of them and superimposed it on the stack

Great capture of the comet.  Love the emerald green color!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 15, 2018, 19:49:18
ISO 140. 15 sec exposure with 24-70 @ f/7.1

In dark conditions with areas of bright light the EVF does not represent the bright areas as well as an optical finder. They tend to wash out and bloom so it is necessary to zoom the finder to determine focus. The focus by wire lens is also a bit more difficult than a manual lens at night. With a manual lens I can easily find infinity and can focus by feel by how far off the near and far stops I am. The Z lens gives no tactile feedback of where it is focused. It does show a sort of range finder in the display, but I’m not at a point where I can determine focus point from that. End result is that taking shots in the dark is made easier by zoomable viewer, but is is slower and more painstaking than just turning the lens to where you think the focus should be.

I’ll try some manual lenses at night and see how that works.

so this is not high ISO but tripod? How does the EVF picture change when you keep the exposure value but change ISO and time to adjust for .14k, 1.4k, 14k, 140k?

And if on tripod, why not base ISO?

And at .14k why not pump the hell from the shadows?

a lot of questions, I know.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 15, 2018, 20:04:40
so this is not high ISO but tripod? How does the EVF picture change when you keep the exposure value but change ISO and time to adjust for .14k, 1.4k, 14k, 140k?

And if on tripod, why not base ISO?

And at .14k why not pump the hell from the shadows?

a lot of questions, I know.

The finder brightens based on camera settings. If you adjust ISO, shutter or aperture you will see the effect.

I’m typically using Auto-ISO so that is why it is 140 instead of 100. Maybe next time I’ll try full manual.

Shadows are there because I like shadows. The range on this is pretty high so not sure what I’d find if I lifted them up. Still have many more dark evenings to practice on. I’m heading to Tokyo over the holidays so hopefully will get a fast and effective routine for night shots. During the day I find the EVF is great so no worries there.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 15, 2018, 20:06:29
will you meet Akira??
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 15, 2018, 20:08:30
The finder brightens based on camera settings. If you adjust ISO, shutter or aperture you will see the effect.

EVF will show the same picture for the same exposure value independent of you settings? 3 orders of magnitude ISO?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 15, 2018, 21:35:06
will you meet Akira??

I hope to. I’ve contacted him and if schedules work out we will meet up.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 15, 2018, 22:17:56
EVF will show the same picture for the same exposure value independent of you settings? 3 orders of magnitude ISO?

If you enable setting d8 “apply settings to live view” then exposure, white balance, picture controls all are applied to the image in EVF. If Auto-ISO is on, it will adjust ISO to present a photo which is properly exposed.   There is some chatter that this impairs autofocus, but I’m not much of an AF user so I’d rather see what the capture will look like.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 15, 2018, 22:34:08
I hope to. I’ve contacted him and if schedules work out we will meet up.

Yup.  I'm pretty excited to have as much as three consecutive meet-ups in 2018: Airy from France, JJChan from Australia and this time Jack from the U.S.!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: pluton on December 16, 2018, 02:08:39
If you enable setting d8 “apply settings to live view” then exposure, white balance, picture controls all are applied to the image in EVF. If Auto-ISO is on, it will adjust ISO to present a photo which is properly exposed.   There is some chatter that this impairs autofocus, but I’m not much of an AF user so I’d rather see what the capture will look like.
With the Fujifilm EVFs, I have found that enabling 'apply settings to live view' (or whatever Fuji calls it) is usually more useful than allowing the finder to auto-gain.  One can even judge exposure fairly accurately, once one knows the rendering style of the EVF, by just looking at the live image(or the playback) instead of consulting a histogram.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 16, 2018, 04:34:50
Yup.  I'm pretty excited to have as much as three consecutive meet-ups in 2018: Airy from France, JJChan from Australia and this time Jack from the U.S.!

sounds wonderful!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 16, 2018, 04:38:14
first snow here, winter 2018/19:
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 16, 2018, 14:20:29
We also had snow in the night, but it disappeared quickly and swift.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Alaun on December 16, 2018, 14:23:20
first snow here, winter 2018/19:

... and hidden faces turn up  ;)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 16, 2018, 15:41:37
first snow here, winter 2018/19:

Frank, this is great.  The treatment is spot on, but the image itself is a fantastic capture!


We also had snow in the night, but it disappeared quickly and swift.

Nice environmental closeup, John!  20/1.4?


... and hidden faces turn up  ;)

Looks like Moholy-Nagy on the ground.  Nice find, Werner!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 16, 2018, 15:50:21
Frank, this is great.  The treatment is spot on, but the image itself is a fantastic capture!

nice words. just a phone snapshot a sleepless night. I got lucky with a late pedestrian, or early???
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 16, 2018, 15:59:42
nice words. just a phone snapshot a sleepless night. I got lucky with a late pedestrian, or early???

Oh, I missed the variating directions of the shadows cast from the bicygles and thought it was shot during the daytime!  That makes the image even more interesting and surreal!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 16, 2018, 16:35:21
Nice environmental closeup, John!  20/1.4?
Thanks Akira.  Yes. With the D850 as my Df is still in repair and waiting from parts coming from Japan I guess...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on December 16, 2018, 17:05:04
yesterdays windy day
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 16, 2018, 17:23:50
Thanks Akira.  Yes. With the D850 as my Df is still in repair and waiting from parts coming from Japan I guess...

John, you really make the best of the 20/1.4.  A very purposeful choice!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Alaun on December 16, 2018, 18:08:35

Looks like Moholy-Nagy on the ground.  Nice find, Werner!

Thanks Akira. Moholy-Nagy was also interested in photography. You might know his book "Malerei Fotografie Film" from 1927, where he starts with a comment, mentioning, that photography is already more than 100 years old and that "our seeing" has just achieved a level, that we realise, how photography is or can be used to form and shape. Also color photography started about then to get speed.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Alaun on December 16, 2018, 18:12:48
yesterdays windy day

Nasos, looking at that picture, I get seasick ;)

Well done!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 16, 2018, 18:13:10
Thanks Akira. The lens is very convenient for a lot of applications I use, especially in combination with the D850 and the crop-possibility.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 16, 2018, 18:22:50
Nice :) This must be the best unsharp sharp image I have seen ;)

Thank you Bent
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 16, 2018, 18:23:42
walking aliens

Thank you Frank
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 16, 2018, 18:24:36
yesterdays windy day
Lovely shot.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 16, 2018, 18:38:28
Thanks Akira. Moholy-Nagy was also interested in photography. You might know his book "Malerei Fotografie Film" from 1927, where he starts with a comment, mentioning, that photography is already more than 100 years old and that "our seeing" has just achieved a level, that we realise, how photography is or can be used to form and shape. Also color photography started about then to get speed.

Werner, thank you for the info on the book by Moholy-Nagy.  I haven't been familiar with this particular book, but I was intrigued by his work when I saw one of his work at the Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst in Munich in the early 80s, and eventually interested in the whole works of Bauhaus.

Here I found a digitized archive of "Malerei, Fotografie, Film":

https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/moholy_nagy1927/0001/image
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 16, 2018, 20:34:04
today I combined the razor thin DOF of the 1.4/105E @f/1.4 with the D850ies movable display and a frog's perspective to capture this micro snowman sign'o'times:
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 16, 2018, 22:49:26
December 16

hardboiled egg

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4906/46344495971_a0a3002912_o.jpg)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 17, 2018, 09:28:40
December 16

hardboiled egg

Your kitchen is full of color!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 17, 2018, 09:29:36
December 17.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 17, 2018, 11:55:47
December 17.
superlight amd street scene
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 17, 2018, 12:25:41
superlight amd street scene

Frank, the optimist in me would like to take it as complement...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 17, 2018, 13:12:07
Frank, the optimist in me would like to take it as complement...

absolutely. I am positive and joyful through to the bones. Always was and will be.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 17, 2018, 13:15:57
Your kitchen is full of color!

Thank you Akira, not our kitchen :)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 17, 2018, 13:59:06
Frank, I like a lot your take on the snowman.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 17, 2018, 14:34:24
Frank, I like a lot your take on the snowman.

Thank you, Paco. A microsnowman and a very temporary one too. Could be the only snowy day for the rest of the winter...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 17, 2018, 17:39:15
Supermarket possibilities...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 17, 2018, 17:41:57
today I combined the razor thin DOF of the 1.4/105E @f/1.4 with the D850ies movable display and a frog's perspective to capture this micro snowman sign'o'times:
Very nice.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 17, 2018, 17:42:35
December 17.
Lovely light and atmosphere. (some chroma in the corner?)    Looks like warm weather.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 17, 2018, 17:43:57
Supermarket possibilities...

I love the D850...
Wonderful demonstration
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 17, 2018, 18:09:42
Lovely light and atmosphere. (some chroma in the corner?)    Looks like warm weather.

Thank you, John.  That looks like flare.  A bit unusual for 50/1.8G with the recessed optics...  And, yes, it became a bit warmer in the afternoon.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 17, 2018, 22:38:38
Huawei p20lite, pp some contrast and color bump in PS
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 18, 2018, 06:42:29
Huawei p20lite, pp some contrast and color bump in PS

Funny.
We got the same phone...
Are you happy with the camera?
I feel pictures always look better on the phone than they look on the computer.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 18, 2018, 12:50:36
I love the D850...
Wonderful demonstration
Thank you.  Yes it is.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 18, 2018, 14:40:31
Funny.
We got the same phone...
Are you happy with the camera?
I feel pictures always look better on the phone than they look on the computer.

  Not thrilled  but it fits purpose. It does look better in the phone but I seldom use for any other end. This shot present itself and was taken but IQ is definitely not there.   


    From yesterday, film noir class? Z6 and 105 1.4 fully open.

   
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 18, 2018, 17:12:22
the 1.4/105 is a blast
expressive shot
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 18, 2018, 18:04:51
Nice Film Noir- Paco.

Jingled in Christmas - decorations
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 18, 2018, 18:50:40
December 18

Shot in the dark

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4875/45457916175_4ca4672b62_o.jpg)

D500  50-135mm f/3.5 @135mm f/5.6
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 19, 2018, 16:04:10
December 19

Composting

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4808/46330829972_95ea1fe994_o.jpg)

D500  18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 40mm f/8
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 19, 2018, 17:20:11
Lots of decorated Christmas trees in the city center. Here a detail in a tree on Pieter Vreedeplein
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: pluton on December 19, 2018, 18:08:41
Here a detail in a tree on Pieter Vreedeplein
Pleasingly complex patterns in these OOF lights and/or reflections.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 19, 2018, 18:33:58
Lots of decorated Christmas trees in the city center. Here a detail in a tree on Pieter Vreedeplein

which lens creates these wonderful blur patterns?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 19, 2018, 19:42:46
Thanks Keith and Frank.

It's the D850 with the Nikkor 5.8cm f/1.4 in combination with the Closeup lens 4T
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on December 20, 2018, 15:26:53
Plying a Santa Claus with too much aquavit leads to the usual outcome.

Z6, 360-1200 mm f/11 Zoom-Nikkor ED @1100mm, f/11, ISO 6400, 1/60 sec.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 20, 2018, 15:42:28
Thanks Keith and Frank.

It's the D850 with the Nikkor 5.8cm f/1.4 in combination with the Closeup lens 4T

which Version of the lens? I use the NeoNoct
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 20, 2018, 16:58:57
The 5.8cm version is the 1959-1962 version. I have an Ai-adapted mint copy from one of the last version, made in 1961.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 20, 2018, 17:05:05
Lilies
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 20, 2018, 17:37:50
December 20

Feeding bear

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4826/45483168295_f072e32ecf_o.jpg)

D850  35mm f/1.4ai
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 20, 2018, 18:08:57
Lilies

how very beautiful. Same lens (no EXIF)?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 20, 2018, 18:11:13
December 20

Feeding bear

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4826/45483168295_f072e32ecf_o.jpg)

D850  35mm f/1.4ai

so the birds will eat up the whole?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 20, 2018, 18:11:34
Thanks Frank.  Yes, same combination.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 20, 2018, 18:38:53
so the birds will eat up the whole?

Frank thats the idea.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 20, 2018, 18:43:20
Frank thats the idea.

sloooow motion splatter show
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 20, 2018, 18:44:33
Thanks Frank.  Yes, same combination.

a winner!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 20, 2018, 19:37:38
Lilies
Beautiful photo
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 20, 2018, 20:08:06
Indeed
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 21, 2018, 14:18:55
December 21

wet day

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4820/45682666334_93f20be94d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on December 21, 2018, 14:44:55
Nice capture, really shows the weather at the moment, wet here in DK as well :(
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 21, 2018, 15:38:16
christmas decoration
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 21, 2018, 15:42:46
Thanks Frank, Armando and Paco.  That's a nice wet overview, Fons.

Christmas bike, Frank?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 21, 2018, 19:32:06
Thank you fellows :)
Enjoy the dark days, the shortest span of light.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 21, 2018, 20:03:59
Catkins on a willow
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 21, 2018, 21:42:34
Thank you fellows :)
Enjoy the dark days, the shortest span of light.

shortest of days  yes 21st
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 21, 2018, 21:43:12
Catkins on a willow

seems to be to warm for winter
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 21, 2018, 22:19:46
Almost dark at the end.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Nikfuson on December 21, 2018, 22:32:49
The bridge.
Z6 @ ISO3200 & 50/1.8S @f/1.8
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 21, 2018, 22:42:03
Almost dark at the end.

Francesca is a super guitarrist and an impressive woman
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 21, 2018, 23:01:42
Catkins on a willow

I like this sensitive capture, John!


Almost dark at the end.

A truly intuitive capture, Paco!


The bridge.
Z6 @ ISO3200 & 50/1.8S @f/1.8

This is impressive, NF!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 21, 2018, 23:37:11
The bridge.
Z6 @ ISO3200 & 50/1.8S @f/1.8

interesting perspective. moody situation.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: CS on December 22, 2018, 02:02:47
The bridge.
Z6 @ ISO3200 & 50/1.8S @f/1.8


That one gets a WOW!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 22, 2018, 12:09:57
Excellent bridge shot
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 22, 2018, 12:15:40
a wall reclaimed by biology
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 22, 2018, 17:42:04
Excellent bridge shot
Yes, super.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 22, 2018, 17:42:54
Also in the 100/1.6 Heligon topic

Black Cat


D850    100/1.6  1/100  iso3600

(http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=8043.0;attach=36754;image)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 22, 2018, 20:06:11
December 22

'the curved sword'

A new roundabout with a sculpture 'the curved sword'.
In 1933 local burial mounds were uncovered, dating from 700BC the Bronze Age.
In a kings grave a highly decorated curved sword was found.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7825/46371422652_e845720e38_o.jpg)

D850  35mm f/1.4
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on December 22, 2018, 21:13:08
Interesting story  :)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 22, 2018, 23:13:34

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7825/46371422652_e845720e38_o.jpg)

D850  35mm f/1.4

I guess this is not the king's sword but a symbolic sculpture? Great capture!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 23, 2018, 04:32:08
A gift from a close friend - Mezcal of agave Tobalá , this is a wild agave so the production of this Mezcal is not abundant, this particular run was of 490 bottles, this is bottle #459

A good practice for product photography, 2 images, 2 flashes, 2 layers, manual masking in ps
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 23, 2018, 09:39:33
Interesting story  :)

I guess this is not the king's sword but a symbolic sculpture? Great capture!


not my image:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3d/Verbogen_Keltische_zwaard.jpg)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 23, 2018, 09:40:48
A gift from a close friend - Mezcal of agave Tobalá , this is a wild agave so the production of this Mezcal is not abundant, this particular run was of 490 bottles, this is bottle #459

A good practice for product photography, 2 images, 2 flashes, 2 layers, manual masking in ps

powerful drink Armando
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on December 23, 2018, 13:03:15
We got snow, a day too early, will probably be gone before evening :(
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 23, 2018, 14:12:58
A gift from a close friend - Mezcal of agave Tobalá , this is a wild agave so the production of this Mezcal is not abundant, this particular run was of 490 bottles, this is bottle #459

A good practice for product photography, 2 images, 2 flashes, 2 layers, manual masking in ps

  Cool product image Armando.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 23, 2018, 15:39:55
Bent, beautiful snowy neighborhood

  Cool product image Armando.
powerful drink Armando

Thank you Paco  and Fons
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 23, 2018, 15:49:18
A gift from a close friend - Mezcal of agave Tobalá , this is a wild agave so the production of this Mezcal is not abundant, this particular run was of 490 bottles, this is bottle #459

A good practice for product photography, 2 images, 2 flashes, 2 layers, manual masking in ps
Nice, but a bit dark (for my feeling).  You had one flash as (indirect) background illumination?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 23, 2018, 15:50:36
Raining day (again, the third day in a row with very much rain)

D850  180/2.8 ED Ai-S
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 23, 2018, 19:46:27
moving along

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7857/45522490945_37a3b18e7f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 23, 2018, 20:45:53
John & Fons: Both pictures make me happy in their own way, Happy Christmas!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 23, 2018, 20:48:16
A gift from a close friend - Mezcal of agave Tobalá , this is a wild agave so the production of this Mezcal is not abundant, this particular run was of 490 bottles, this is bottle #459

A good practice for product photography, 2 images, 2 flashes, 2 layers, manual masking in ps

the balance of the fluid shows it is standing on a slope, alc should not be a slope for people...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 24, 2018, 00:08:14
Thanks for commenting Frank

It may be slightly sloped when I place on top of 2 plastic containers to add the flash underneat or maybe an effect of auto align

I also had problems with the focus point being slighly different between both images, obvious if looking closely to the label
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 24, 2018, 00:55:57
a simple and primitive leaf
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4903/32566004918_2f4a8ed714_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RBKhFq)812_0903 (https://flic.kr/p/RBKhFq)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 24, 2018, 07:31:57
Some lines and dots...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 24, 2018, 12:16:15
John & Fons: Both pictures make me happy in their own way, Happy Christmas!

Merry Christmas. Happy holidays.
John's image, composition and edit very nice.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 24, 2018, 12:24:08
John & Fons: Both pictures make me happy in their own way, Happy Christmas!
Thank you, Frank  and Fons,

Happy Christmas.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Tom Hook on December 24, 2018, 13:25:15
Took my dog out a half an hour or so before dawn on this Christmas Eve morning. First snow in a month and it will be gone by mid-day, so I grabbed the shot while I could. Merry Christmas to all.

Z7 with 35S @ f/1.8 1/10 sec iso 640.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 24, 2018, 14:11:34
December 24

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7914/31505637427_8f48a1736d_o.jpg)

D850  Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Alaun on December 24, 2018, 14:51:34
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019

Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 24, 2018, 15:11:12
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019



Wir sollten häufiger zusammen fotografieren gehen, Werner!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on December 24, 2018, 15:23:48
We know this is Christmas in Norway when the national broadcasting company (NRK) runs a 'slow TV' show on its main channel entitled 'Ribbesteking minutt for minutt' (== cooking pork rib,  minute by minute)  :D  They even have a robust camera inside the oven to bring out the finest details .... Needless to say, this is a National Christmas Dish.

Actually, I'm preparing the same right now.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on December 24, 2018, 16:16:35
Happy Christmas to all and great holidays  :D


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7848/45723579524_63ca039792_b.jpg)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 24, 2018, 17:30:30
We know this is Christmas in Norway when the national broadcasting company (NRK) runs a 'slow TV' show on its main channel entitled 'Ribbesteking minutt for minutt' (== cooking pork rib,  minute by minute)  :D  They even have a robust camera inside the oven to bring out the finest details .... Needless to say, this is a National Christmas Dish.

Actually, I'm preparing the same right now.

I need a backoven thermometer...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 24, 2018, 19:49:35
Merry Christmass all.

"Nee-Nee" means No- advertising and no free journals in my mail - box.

Nikon A 28mm
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on December 24, 2018, 20:45:26
We know this is Christmas in Norway when the national broadcasting company (NRK) runs a 'slow TV' show on its main channel entitled 'Ribbesteking minutt for minutt' (== cooking pork rib,  minute by minute)  :D  They even have a robust camera inside the oven to bring out the finest details .... Needless to say, this is a National Christmas Dish.

Actually, I'm preparing the same right now.
Merry Christmas.
NRK must be the masters in slow TV, Bergenbanen etc.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 24, 2018, 21:04:10
Yesterday
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 24, 2018, 23:54:42
at night
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: pluton on December 25, 2018, 07:17:12
Yesterday
Lovely and atavistic, Frank!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 25, 2018, 08:45:29
Yesterday
Great shot, Frank
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 25, 2018, 11:01:46
December 25

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7857/45544009055_91a3d233dc_o.jpg)

Df  zf28mm f/2
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 25, 2018, 11:19:29
Window-decorations...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 25, 2018, 12:54:45
Lovely and atavistic, Frank!

thank you, Keith & John I guess it is the edit. The clean look and clear colors of the original D850 file did not transport the idea well, too many details. I threw away most of the information in the RAW conversion already and used a rather steep tone curve for further reduction. The spidery arms of the cut down bush roots were my main point of interest, the passing path gives some context
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Tom Hook on December 25, 2018, 22:49:55
Once the snow had melted.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: golunvolo on December 26, 2018, 00:45:35
Back to basics.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 26, 2018, 06:44:20
Christmas day here in the Netherlands...

D850  50/1.4
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 26, 2018, 14:38:40
dec 25 2018
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on December 26, 2018, 15:10:00
Very nice Armando, what’s this building?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 26, 2018, 15:18:42
Very nice Armando, what’s this building?
Thanks Nasos

This is the "Degollado" theater in downtown Guadalajara Mexico
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 26, 2018, 15:50:50
Great contrast with the white VW, Armando.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 26, 2018, 16:45:08
Its a beauty Armando 8)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 26, 2018, 16:46:46
Decemember 26

Walk with Df and nikkor-s auto 35mm f/2.8 on second Christmasday

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7823/44656431580_433491fd2e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 26, 2018, 16:55:31
Decemember 26

Walk with Df and nikkor-s auto 35mm f/2.8 on second Christmasday


Very imaginative, Fons!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 26, 2018, 17:02:47
Thank you Akira.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on December 26, 2018, 19:14:48
Seen on our pre-lunch walk in the nearby small forrest.
The foxes have nearly been gone for a long time, but it seems they are back  :)
(Nikon D500 300 f4 PF)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on December 26, 2018, 21:25:01
Today’s walk in Halkida
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 26, 2018, 21:39:21
dec 25 2018


i like this
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 26, 2018, 21:47:30
Today’s walk in Halkida

I wish I had edited my shots of today
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Bruno Schroder on December 27, 2018, 00:46:25
Quick grab at dusk with the 135/2.8 AI
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on December 27, 2018, 13:02:17
Thank you Frank
I found a quick way of edit from the camera to  IPad (WiFi) there the Lightroom CC shines with a lot of presets
I also post another view of the carousel
Seasons Greetings!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 27, 2018, 14:21:32
Thank you Frank
I found a quick way of edit from the camera to  IPad (WiFi) there the Lightroom CC shines with a lot of presets
I also post another view of the carousel
Seasons Greetings!

I like both shots. The first showing the joy, the second the spooky atmosphere of the fairground after closedown...
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 27, 2018, 15:51:45
Tokyo today

(https://img.nikonsrc.com/image/xw5jIqVTZ91nU6S1-LmblnnBY-jksqUg8udRmp-aFl_P6E875SuBGfXdj13OBEl59dXPxvXZHHJi_pWM54Un4Q/item.JPG)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 27, 2018, 16:05:59
Tokyo today

(https://img.nikonsrc.com/image/xw5jIqVTZ91nU6S1-LmblnnBY-jksqUg8udRmp-aFl_P6E875SuBGfXdj13OBEl59dXPxvXZHHJi_pWM54Un4Q/item.JPG)

wins the "red dot award" 😂🤣😁
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 27, 2018, 17:30:31
Quick grab at dusk with the 135/2.8 AI
Lovely Bruno. !
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 27, 2018, 17:31:03
Tokyo today
Great View !!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 27, 2018, 17:31:41
Rusty Fence

105/1.8 Ai-S
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: ColinM on December 27, 2018, 18:04:55
December 25]

Df  zf28mm f/2

I love this Fons.

Best wishes for a creative 2019
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 27, 2018, 18:39:19
Rusty Fence

105/1.8 Ai-S

love the rusty fence
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 27, 2018, 18:50:57
Thank you Colin, best wishes for the new year.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 27, 2018, 18:56:18
December 27

Paleistuin (palace garden) of the Noordbrabants museum, Den Bosch,

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7859/46437481532_bc11d781b2_o.jpg)

D850  zf28mm f/2


currently showing work of Jan Sluijters, and altar pieces among which by Hieronymus Bosch.

https://www.hetnoordbrabantsmuseum.nl/topmenu/english/ (https://www.hetnoordbrabantsmuseum.nl/topmenu/english/)

Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Bruno Schroder on December 28, 2018, 00:58:57
Thank you, John!

500/5.6PF, I love this lens
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 28, 2018, 11:02:32
Thank you, John!

500/5.6PF, I love this lens

Bruno, the rendition of the texture of the feather is amazing!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 28, 2018, 11:04:37
December 28.  It was cold (for Tokyo) owing to the typical dry north wind.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Bruno Schroder on December 28, 2018, 13:49:21
Bruno, the rendition of the texture of the feather is amazing!

Thanks you, Akira, and it is a 100% crop. This one too.
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 28, 2018, 14:28:06
In Tokyo manholes are perfectly aligned. Unfortunately my camera work is not.

(https://img.nikonsrc.com/image/xw5jIqVTZ91nU6S1-LmblnnBY-jksqUg8udRmp-aFl8028JiSvESU0-cZqK6FRukgpeLFCvWMp0/item.JPG)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 28, 2018, 16:29:14
Shopping-street

105/1.8
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 28, 2018, 17:26:40
December 28

Cold day

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4887/46448873112_0609f86b5c_o.jpg)

1 AW1
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 28, 2018, 17:51:40
Street photo

Downtown Guadalajara
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 28, 2018, 18:09:08
Thanks you, Akira, and it is a 100% crop. This one too.

Thank you for another post, Bruno.  Both crops look amazing!


In Tokyo manholes are perfectly aligned. Unfortunately my camera work is not.

A nice find and capture, Jack!  An eccentric double manhole should be quite rare.


December 28

Cold day

1 AW1

Nice find as well.  Walt should feel cold, too.


Street photo

Downtown Guadalajara

The timing is perfect, Armando!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 28, 2018, 19:02:50
I took to many shots for posting them here so I created a thread to compensate for it: http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,8256.0.html

pars pro toto:

Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 28, 2018, 19:03:44
Street photo

Downtown Guadalajara

the sun on the people with shadow in the background is very beautiful
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 28, 2018, 19:05:50
December 28.  It was cold (for Tokyo) owing to the typical dry north wind.

the sky seems to be very high above the heads of the people walking the sideway. I feel you create a huge open space with this view
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Akira on December 28, 2018, 19:17:21
the sky seems to be very high above the heads of the people walking the sideway. I feel you create a huge open space with this view

Frank, that is exactly my intention for the framing.  Thank you!
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 28, 2018, 19:17:41
love the rusty fence
Thanks Frank.

Nice light on the walkers !
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 28, 2018, 19:21:58
thank you Akira
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Nikfuson on December 28, 2018, 21:42:11
A lot of impressions from around the world this last month of the -18.
Here's one from my neck of the woods - on Christmas day.
Z6 and 24-70/4.

Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 28, 2018, 22:38:29
A lot of impressions from around the world this last month of the -18.
Here's one from my neck of the woods - on Christmas day.
Z6 and 24-70/4.



great shore shot
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 29, 2018, 12:47:29
Saturday Family Culture I usually try to avoid
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 29, 2018, 17:59:52
Very grey-ish and dark weather...

Street musician

D850  85/1.8 K
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 29, 2018, 19:36:47
December 29

Abdijtuinen, Veldhoven

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7884/31576049027_abf3ba6c55_o.jpg)

Df  15mm f/3.5 ais
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 29, 2018, 22:04:49
the 3.5/15mm is a very attractive. It is also much smaller than the zooms that have replaced it 2.8/14-24 etc
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 30, 2018, 09:44:11
the 3.5/15mm is a very attractive. It is also much smaller than the zooms that have replaced it 2.8/14-24 etc

There is also a nice Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 large and expensive

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4857/31383348417_31ab5c3455_o.jpg)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 30, 2018, 16:22:00
December 29

Abdijtuinen, Veldhoven

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7884/31576049027_abf3ba6c55_o.jpg)

Df  15mm f/3.5 ais
Interesting buildings, and interesting view
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 30, 2018, 16:29:15
Thank you Armando
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 30, 2018, 16:33:32
December 30

Outside wet and gloomy, where indoors
2018's drawing to its close.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4825/44710381540_3125bc1e22_o.jpg)



Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 30, 2018, 19:47:00
A special christmas-tree. Last till 31.12.2018 I guess :)

D850  Angenieux 28-70/2.6
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: CS on December 30, 2018, 22:16:04
Meet Don. Yeah, the name on his coat says Bob, so it probably belongs to his son...

D7200/Sigma 16-50



Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on December 31, 2018, 12:12:20
Last one of the year from Kamakura Japan. This is an immense cast bronze Buddha dating from 1252. The horizontal lines you can see correspond to the separate stages of pouring that were done. New Year’s Day is quite special in Japan and traffic to temples off all kinds on New Year’s Eve and over the next several days will be quite intense.

(https://img.nikonsrc.com/image/xw5jIqVTZ91nU6S1-LmblnnBY-jksqUg8udRmp-aFl9bcrB4rvbbIE-cZqK6FRuk7Hqg0Ht7A24/item.JPG)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: John Geerts on December 31, 2018, 14:52:26
Queuing for the 'Oliebollenkraam' an Old Years Tradition

D850  105/2 DC
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 31, 2018, 15:24:00
last post for 2018
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 31, 2018, 17:35:29
December 31

 :o

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4878/45629484695_86c7b15438_o.jpg)

D850  28-300mm f/3.5-5.6vr @100mm f/5.6
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on December 31, 2018, 17:42:08
Poor dog amid the bikes ! Great shot nonetheless  ;) What you you think of that lens ?
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 31, 2018, 18:19:48
Poor dog amid the bikes ! Great shot nonetheless  ;) What you you think of that lens ?

Its a fine streetwalker i am not disappointed by its output. Donot compare it with a fast prime though.
There is a guy on flickr he is been travelling Tibet for some years and his main lens is the 28-300.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/reurinkjan/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/reurinkjan/)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on December 31, 2018, 19:21:18
Thank you ! (Nice pictures of Tibet  :) ) I often use the 24-120mm with the 70-300 for my school's shot, but was wondering if a 20mm f/2.8 AFD and this 28-300 wouldn't do the job, though my school isn't very well lit (f/5.6 at 100mm as I see) ? Or revert to primes ? I fear of becoming a bit lazy... :o
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 31, 2018, 19:40:29
Thank you ! (Nice pictures of Tibet  :) ) I often use the 24-120mm with the 70-300 for my school's shot, but was wondering if a 20mm f/2.8 AFD and this 28-300 wouldn't do the job, though my school isn't very well lit (f/5.6 at 100mm as I see) ? Or revert to primes ? I fear of becoming a bit lazy... :o

My sympathy ;)
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: armando_m on December 31, 2018, 21:53:37
16°C inside the house
Title: Re: December 2018
Post by: CS on December 31, 2018, 22:43:29
Shoot'in the breeze down at the pool room......