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Title: Season's Spirit — post your takes here!
Post by: Nikkor Shooter on December 05, 2018, 05:56:10



Just join in!

I'll start…

(http://www.kodiakmedia.at/TP18/12/6103%20XD.jpg)
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Post by: Matthew Currie on December 05, 2018, 07:27:29
Brandon, VT

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Post by: Akira on December 05, 2018, 14:15:22
This species of orange is in season in winter.
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Post by: pluton on December 07, 2018, 06:15:37
Dusk, My Neighborhood, Christmas 2016.  Fuji-X 14mm at f/2.8 (exif says f/11!)
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Post by: Akira on December 07, 2018, 09:05:32
Nice one, Keith!

Silent signals of change of season...
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Post by: ColinM on December 07, 2018, 11:46:11
London streetview
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Post by: ColinM on December 07, 2018, 11:47:26
A moment's peace, before the sound of breaking glass....
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Post by: Akira on December 07, 2018, 11:57:49
A moment's peace, before the sound of breaking glass....

 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: pluton on December 07, 2018, 20:01:04
A moment's peace, before the sound of breaking glass....
Funny, but only for those of us that remember when the ornaments were made of glass.  Now, at least here in the USA, they all many seem to be made of aluminium!  They dent, but do not shatter.  Safety!
Added:  Safety ornament...
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Post by: Nikkor Shooter on December 08, 2018, 09:25:24
Safety ornament...

Cool colours!
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Post by: John Geerts on December 08, 2018, 19:26:03
A moment's peace, before the sound of breaking glass....
Love it  :D

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Post by: Nikfuson on December 10, 2018, 00:01:15
December afternoon in Jζren, Norway.
*Z6 and Nikkor 180/2.8 ED*
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Post by: Brute on December 14, 2018, 01:09:03
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Post by: Bent Hjarbo on December 14, 2018, 18:49:43
Christmas in Copenhagen, Nyhavn December 2018
(Nikon V1 10mm f2.8 @f4.5)
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Post by: Birna Rψrslett on December 14, 2018, 19:13:36
My camera repair shop's take on Christmas tree (incidentally, all parts courtesy failed Canon cameras and lenses)
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Post by: Nikkor Shooter on December 14, 2018, 19:19:29
all parts courtesy failed Canon cameras and lenses)

The right forum for such tree!  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Jacques on December 14, 2018, 23:36:48
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4904/44501112810_4f4bf2d6ea_b.jpg)
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Post by: Nikfuson on December 14, 2018, 23:56:14
10 days to go
(Z6 at ISO5000 and the dreadful 43-86)
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Post by: golunvolo on December 15, 2018, 00:14:03
Jaques that is so funny  ;D
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Post by: pluton on December 16, 2018, 06:21:29
In the well-to-do section of Brentwood.  Fuji 14mm wide open 2.8. E.I. approx 2800.
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Post by: pluton on December 16, 2018, 06:34:55
In my neighborhood. Nikon 17-35 @17
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Post by: aerobat on December 16, 2018, 07:38:52
One million stars
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Post by: Akira on December 17, 2018, 07:21:06
In Japan, when we harvest the fruits from a tree, we leave one fruit to wish for a rich harvest for the next year.  The left fruit is called "Ki-mamori", meaning "Patron for the tree".  The left fruit is also offered to the birds who may suffer from the scarcity of food in cold season.
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Post by: Nikkor Shooter on December 17, 2018, 10:20:04


Coooool… thanks for the story, Akira! :P
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Post by: Akira on December 17, 2018, 10:44:29

Coooool… thanks for the story, Akira! :P

Thank you for the comment!  You are welcome!
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 17, 2018, 11:59:05
In Japan, when we harvest the fruits from a tree, we leave one fruit to wish for a rich harvest for the next year.  The left fruit is called "Ki-mamori", meaning "Patron for the tree".  The left fruit is also offered to the birds who may suffer from the scarcity of food in cold season.

The electrical installation looks like California, South India and other third world countries ,😂🤣🤣😂

German engineering fails to comprehend
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Post by: Akira on December 17, 2018, 12:21:24
German engineering fails to comprehend

That is well understandable.  This is the result of the lack of systematic consideration and the art of improvisation.   ;D :o ;D :o
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Post by: Fons Baerken on December 17, 2018, 13:14:20
Christmas market, Erbach Odenwald Germany, December 14.
Christmas pyramid and tall fir tree.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4841/31413128457_5fd81d447a_o.jpg)

D850   58mm f/1.2 noct

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Post by: golunvolo on December 17, 2018, 14:03:00
Akira, "Ki-mamori" is such a beautiful idea. Subtle and considerate. I feel so many times I΄m part Japanese  :o or powerfully attracted to it.


    Frank, you should have had a shock with the cables in Albaycin neighborhood  ;D ;D ;D 
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Post by: Akira on December 17, 2018, 14:08:32
Akira, "Ki-mamori" is such a beautiful idea. Subtle and considerate. I feel so many times I΄m part Japanese  :o or powerfully attracted to it.

Thank you, Paco.  We might share the intimacy with the nature.

Quote
Frank, you should have had a shock with the cables in Albaycin neighborhood  ;D ;D ;D

;D ;D ;D

That would be serious, both mentally and electrically.
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Post by: Akira on December 17, 2018, 14:10:50
Christmas market, Erbach Odenwald Germany, December 14.
Christmas pyramid and tall fir tree.

D850   58mm f/1.2 noct

Love the contrast between the lime green light and the pink-ish windmill.
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Post by: John Geerts on December 17, 2018, 17:37:56
Christmas Tree - Neue Sachlichkeit  ('New Objectivity')
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on December 18, 2018, 01:42:57
Akira-San, this is a lovely tradition and thank you for sharing it with us.

It reminds me a little of Italian wine makers that each year tie up a bunch of fresh grapes to the ceiling of their winery at the start of each wine making season to honour Saint San Martino, the Italian patron and Saint of the wine makers.  The old bunch from the previous season is take down and retired as the new bunch is hung up.


Link: http://www.lesperta.com/italy-travel-blog/2016/11/10/san-martino-my-new-favorite-saint

In Japan, when we harvest the fruits from a tree, we leave one fruit to wish for a rich harvest for the next year.  The left fruit is called "Ki-mamori", meaning "Patron for the tree".  The left fruit is also offered to the birds who may suffer from the scarcity of food in cold season.
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Post by: Akira on December 18, 2018, 04:08:24
Akira-San, this is a lovely tradition and thank you for sharing it with us.

It reminds me a little of Italian wine makers that each year tie up a bunch of fresh grapes to the ceiling of their winery at the start of each wine making season to honour Saint San Martino, the Italian patron and Saint of the wine makers.  The old bunch from the previous season is take down and retired as the new bunch is hung up.


Link: http://www.lesperta.com/italy-travel-blog/2016/11/10/san-martino-my-new-favorite-saint

Hugh, thank you for an interesing additional info.  Apparently this kind of appreciation of the harvest originates from some sort of animism whose remanance can be felt in various parts of the world, even in the Western countries.
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Post by: desmobob on December 18, 2018, 04:18:55
(http://i64.tinypic.com/9ghwz8.jpg) D750, AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.5

Christmas tractor!

Stay sharp,
Bob
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Post by: Nikkor Shooter on December 18, 2018, 13:02:08
D750, AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.5

ISO Bob?
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Post by: desmobob on December 18, 2018, 14:40:09
ISO Bob?

3600.

I love the D750's low-light capabilities.

Stay sharp,
Bob
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Post by: Fons Baerken on December 18, 2018, 15:14:17
Love the contrast between the lime green light and the pink-ish windmill.

Akira thank you.
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Post by: Nikkor Shooter on December 18, 2018, 16:24:50
3600. I love the D750's low-light capabilities.

Indeed! May I suggest to tweak the °K on the tires so to
lose the yellow from the street lamps?
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Post by: desmobob on December 18, 2018, 20:37:08
Indeed! May I suggest to tweak the °K on the tires so to
lose the yellow from the street lamps?

I did struggle with white balance on the parade photos I took.  I don't have a good PP program.  I use freeware: Photoscape X and Nikon's Capture NX-D.  Even with the white balance adjusted cool enough to make the rest of the scene look unnatural, there was still a yellow reflection on the tires.  To be honest, I don't mind the white balance in the photo as posted.  To me, it conveys the mood of being lit by the streetlights and renders the image as I remember seeing it.

This is just my opinion, of course.  Does the overall scene look too warm, or is it just the reflections off the tires that are distracting?

Thanks for any input,
Bob
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Post by: Nikkor Shooter on December 18, 2018, 20:51:43


Hi Bob.

Unfortunately, the suggested tweak may only be performed through
an adjustment layer.

Here an attempt to tweak the shot hoping to increase its impact…

Have a good time!


(http://www.kodiakmedia.at/TP18/12/Tractor.jpg)
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Post by: desmobob on December 18, 2018, 21:11:09
Much better... thank you! 

After the holidays I will make a decision on which post-processing software to purchase.  I am not a computer person and I remember struggling with the Photoshop elements software I had installed on my PC.  I'm a Mac user these days and will likely choose Lightroom.  I have much more research and opinion-gathering to do before making a choice.

Stay sharp,
Bob
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Post by: Nikkor Shooter on December 18, 2018, 21:21:59
Much better... thank you! 
Glad you like it! :P

I have much more research and opinion-gathering to do before making a choice.
Not after the holidays… if you're like me, you'll be broke!  ;D

I'll give you mine right away: investigate Capture One v.12! :)
I've been using it for many years and most my students too!
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Post by: aerobat on December 22, 2018, 23:39:50
City of lights - Lucerne
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Post by: golunvolo on December 22, 2018, 23:54:24
Angel and light. Z6 35mm 1.4 @f4, transfer to the phone through snapbridge  and uploaded here. Happy holidays!
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on December 22, 2018, 23:57:43
... many seem to be made of aluminium! 

Call it plastic...
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Post by: Lars Hansen on December 23, 2018, 19:43:40
Playing with the Christmas light decorations..
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Post by: aerobat on December 26, 2018, 10:18:05
Very creative Lars - I like it a lot.
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Post by: Akira on December 26, 2018, 10:22:29
Playing with the Christmas light decorations..

Oh, this is a very creative way to make use of the otherwise annoying hexagonal aperture.  Well done, Lars!
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Post by: armando_m on December 26, 2018, 15:35:24
Happy holidays
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Post by: Fons Baerken on December 26, 2018, 17:01:57
Locally, yes. Not that exciting where i live.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7813/44656586790_2edff359ee_o.jpg)

Df -nikkor-s 35mm f/2.8, slight crop, dec' 26/18
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Post by: Fons Baerken on December 26, 2018, 18:13:39
Thats the spirit ;D lol
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Post by: fentriss on December 26, 2018, 19:28:44
The silence.
d3x pc-e24 croped (http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~zeg/images/jan/DSC9208-012010c15a.jpg)
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Post by: Nikkor Shooter on December 26, 2018, 19:32:27
The silence.

This… this is delicious! :P
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Post by: Nikfuson on December 26, 2018, 21:47:50
Happy Christmas Dog!
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Post by: aerobat on December 27, 2018, 23:09:04
listenig to the music dose...
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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on December 28, 2018, 15:38:40
The silence.
Very very nice!
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Post by: Lars Hansen on December 29, 2018, 12:24:28
Very creative Lars - I like it a lot.

Oh, this is a very creative way to make use of the otherwise annoying hexagonal aperture.  Well done, Lars!

Many thanks Daniel and Akira!
I had planned shooting orbs with an old Minolta 50mm but the hexagonal pattern came out more interesting with the way the light was arranged on the building. I should have used a tripod however.. 
To quote yourself, Akira: "Limitation is inspiration."   ;D
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Post by: Akira on April 29, 2019, 20:28:46
Special decoration for May 5th: (Japanese) Children's Day.