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Title: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 01, 2021, 08:30:21
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 31 for Supporters. You can distribute the contributions as once per week if you so prefer. Enjoy!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 01, 2021, 12:53:02
An unusual scene in my oh so tidy hometown

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV + Panasonic 35-100mm f4-5.6

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51417954135_46c121c768_h.jpg)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 01, 2021, 16:51:07
Good one Luc.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 01, 2021, 16:52:21
September 1

Solidago sempervirens

D850, Voigtländer 125/2.5
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 01, 2021, 20:40:46
Away and without computer or internet. Edited in camera and uploaded from the phone. Cross my fingers  ;D
Sierra Nevada
Z6, 50mm 1.8S
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 02, 2021, 18:51:51
September 2

I got a Zfc in a whim

Zfc, 16-50 kitlens

Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 02, 2021, 20:04:20
Fons, you got one of the little beauties. Enjoy and share!

 May he should find another parking spot...
Z6, 85mm 1.8S
(Stilla away, camera edited and uploaded from the phone. Snapbridge works.)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 03, 2021, 08:03:20
Fons, you got one of the little beauties. Enjoy and share!

 May he should find another parking spot...
Z6, 85mm 1.8S
(Stilla away, camera edited and uploaded from the phone. Snapbridge works.)

Looks like shit to me ;D

Thanks Paco, yeah the zfc is cute!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 03, 2021, 10:03:54
The internals of a Red Duckweed Lemna turionifera mother frond immediately after it has released its turion ('winter bud').

Mitutoyo 10X objective, Z7, stacking. To give contrast I used a coloured background. Scale bar length is 1mm.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 03, 2021, 13:47:33
Looks like shit to me ;D
  It definetly is  ;D
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 03, 2021, 13:50:12
Birna, those shots into another world are awe-inspiring. Put that toghether with your personal style and voilà.
  Thanks for sharing it
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 03, 2021, 16:26:24
September 3
Selfie
zfc 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3

Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 03, 2021, 17:07:01
It even looks like you, Fons :)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 03, 2021, 18:17:11
It even looks like you, Fons :)

Fully articulated screen (full swivel) on the Zfc allows to make handheld selfies.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 03, 2021, 21:27:46
Congrats with te Zfc Fons.  Results look nice !

At last, Sun !!

Z7  58G
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 04, 2021, 00:07:10
Have fun with the Z fc, Fons.

Nice colourful shot, John.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 04, 2021, 00:08:05
Legs

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51421451872_2b597536b7_h.jpg)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on September 04, 2021, 09:24:18
Love the humour in this image (and well taken).

How do you find the MkIV?

Legs

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8
...................
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 04, 2021, 14:51:54
Thanks Luc.

Legs

Great humorous shot :)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 04, 2021, 15:10:42
Legs

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8


  Humorous and surreal  ;D
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 04, 2021, 15:14:36
Strong post processing for this landscape. It was a pleasure to witness live. End of the road to the "Veleta" summit 3396 mts over sea level and one of the tallest in Spain. From here on you either hike or use your bicycle to the top. 24hs every year the road is open for bikes and cars.

  Ah, but I digress...

  Z6, 50mm 1.8S
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 04, 2021, 16:48:14
Great shot Paco. Impressive landscape. In 2001 I cycled from the summer warmth of Granada to the snowy top of the Pico Veleta. I remember it was a long and exhausting trip. The reward was a thrilling 70+ km/h descent :)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 04, 2021, 16:56:59
Thanks Luc.
Great humorous shot :)
Thanks John. All credits to the resident who created this nice scene.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 04, 2021, 17:02:40
Love the humour in this image (and well taken).

How do you find the MkIV?
Thanks Hugh. Image quality is a step up from the MkII. I don't like the controls are dumbed down e.g. it's not possible anymore to configure the four-way controller to change focus point. Using this method is part of my muscle memory so I have to adapt this when using the Mark IV.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 04, 2021, 17:23:10
Legs

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51421451872_2b597536b7_h.jpg)

Indeed wonderful find and execution.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 04, 2021, 17:24:33
September 4

generations

Zfc, 16-50/3.5~6.3

Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 04, 2021, 18:45:04
Striking composition, Fons.

It is the start of an Indian Summer...

The City-ring will be transformed to a Forum yard with minimized car traffic. In the background right, the entrance of the theater.

Z7 58G
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 04, 2021, 20:11:02
Thank you John
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 04, 2021, 21:17:41
An "X-ray" look at Common Duckweed Lemna minor. Scale is 1.7X.

Olympus OM 38mm f/2.8, Z7
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 05, 2021, 03:55:42
Urban geometry.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Hans_S on September 05, 2021, 08:34:54
Urban geometry.
Wow, that sculpture really is in contrast to its environment...and not just in geometry :) Is it all laminated timber or is it the product of a giant 3D printer? ;D
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 05, 2021, 11:10:24
Wow, that sculpture really is in contrast to its environment...and not just in geometry :) Is it all laminated timber or is it the product of a giant 3D printer? ;D

Thank you, Hans.  Apparently, it is made of laminated timber.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 05, 2021, 12:18:21
Thank you Luc.

  Best churro makers in town. Right on the corner of the city market it is a must every time I come visit.

  Z6, 58mm 1.4g
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 05, 2021, 16:43:16
Legs

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

That is funny!  Nice find, Luc!


Strong post processing for this landscape. It was a pleasure to witness live. End of the road to the "Veleta" summit 3396 mts over sea level and one of the tallest in Spain. From here on you either hike or use your bicycle to the top. 24hs every year the road is open for bikes and cars.

  Ah, but I digress...

I like the atmosphere.  The PP seems to work well.


Best churro makers in town. Right on the corner of the city market it is a must every time I come visit.

Googled "churro".  Its historical background and the reason for its star-shaped cross-section are interesting.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 05, 2021, 19:52:43
Evening sun

Z7 58G
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 05, 2021, 20:08:37
September 5

Amsterdam huge demo or freedom march
1 AW1
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 05, 2021, 21:53:35
The Wall

Z fc, AFS 24mm f/1.8 Z
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 05, 2021, 22:05:29
That is funny!  Nice find, Luc!
Thanks Akira.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 05, 2021, 22:07:03
Magic Bus / Into the Wild

This scene made me think of the story of Chris McCandless, the American student who got stranded in the Alaskan wilderness and sought shelter in an old school bus.

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51427393161_bd73ee451c_h.jpg)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 06, 2021, 11:22:44
Sunshine for the first time in several days.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 06, 2021, 13:51:18
The organplayer, Amsterdam.

Also shot with 1 Aw1, in bright light the live view screen is difficult to see.
1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 06, 2021, 15:29:24
Saying goodbye to the swimming pool colors. Camping "ruta del Purche"

  Z6, 85mm 1.8s

Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 06, 2021, 19:41:46
Powerlines...
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 06, 2021, 21:13:51
The road to nowhere

Nikkor-N 5cm f/1.1 @f/1.1, PrimaLuce Z5, R72 IR
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on September 06, 2021, 23:27:34
The road to nowhere

Nikkor-N 5cm f/1.1 @f/1.1, PrimaLuce Z5, R72 IR
It is nearly 3 dimensional, very nice and dreamy.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Matthew Currie on September 06, 2021, 23:49:21
I've been out for more than a month with meningitis and recovery therefrom -

Sorry, brain fuzz.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 07, 2021, 15:32:22
We usually won't allow more than 1 image per day in these threads-- but no rule is set in stone so I'll make an exception here.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 07, 2021, 15:43:37
The small, slender knotweed Persicaria foliosa is endemic to the Nordic region and has its centre of occurrences around the Baltic Sea. It occurs as a very rare species on inundated river shores in the eastern parts of southern Norway.

I photographed and documented it for my ongoing Aquatic Macrophyte project, and  have kept a culture over the summer to have a look at its seeds. However, Nature being what it is -  full of surprises -  so instead of seed set the knotweed got flowers infected with the smut fungus Sphacelotheca hydropiperis (Schumacher) de Bary 1884. To the best of my knowledge this parasitic fungus never has been reported with P. foliosa as a host. There is a first time for everything, apparently.

I documented the smut by microphotographs of its spores, plus getting an overview of the infection with my workhorse Laowa 25mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro lens on one of my Z7 bodies. The Laowa 25 is surprisingly sharp set wide open, and stacking 100 frames in Zerene did the rest. Below is a 100% crop of the frame. The scale bar is 1mm overall with 1/100mm steps and as one can observe, the chocolate-brown spores are about the same size i.e. 10-15 µm.

Click the image to open it to full size in a separate window. And keep in mind this is just a crop of the entire frame.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 07, 2021, 17:43:01
September 7

Zfc 16-50mm f/3.5~6.3

Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 07, 2021, 22:33:30
Love at the park

  D5, nikon 300mm vr II
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 07, 2021, 23:02:10
Shadows and Tall Tree(s)

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV + Olympus 45mm f1.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51435071449_8e6fe03bb1_h.jpg)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 08, 2021, 03:48:52
Same old motif, but I feel good to see it in the early morning.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 08, 2021, 12:51:37
September 8

Arum italicum

Zfc, Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5

Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 08, 2021, 17:17:48
Lia.

  D5, 300mm vr II
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 08, 2021, 20:13:15
Chestnut leafs

Fuji S3 Pro   58G
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: armando_m on September 08, 2021, 21:07:20
u-turn
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 08, 2021, 22:59:34
Chestnut leafs

Fuji S3 Pro   58G
Beautiful colors, typical for this camera?
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Snoogly on September 09, 2021, 05:05:26
Yesterday's river bank walk.

These capture the essence of backwater Tokyo. Notice the delicate placement of the phone by the sleeping man :-)

Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 09, 2021, 15:57:00
September 9

bouquet

Z6, 58mm f1.4g
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on September 09, 2021, 16:06:11
September 9

bouquet

Z6, 58mm f1.4g
Nice Bokeh ;)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 09, 2021, 16:15:20
Bouquet>bokeh, thank you Bent.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 09, 2021, 22:23:29
Beautiful colors, typical for this camera?
Thanks.  Yes.  More vivid colours than the Fuji S5 Pro.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 09, 2021, 22:24:07
Old and new

Z7 58G
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 09, 2021, 23:27:14
It looks like the day of the 58... :)
  Four images pano.

  D3S, 58mm 1.4g
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: armando_m on September 10, 2021, 04:39:41
Collapsed
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: ThomasAdams on September 10, 2021, 04:42:03
Killdeer in water sludge.

D3, 200-400 f4, TC17E II

(https://nikongear.net/revival/gallery/0/480-100921052522.jpeg)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Snoogly on September 10, 2021, 05:13:29
On the verandah with my reflex Nikkor 500mm. It is windy!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Snoogly on September 10, 2021, 05:40:15
Collapsed

Lovely colors.

I have lived in worse places ...
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 10, 2021, 18:03:44
Sun drying in the morning.

  Z6, 70-200mm 2.8 fl
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 10, 2021, 21:20:08
September 10

Z6, 58mm f/1.4g

Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 10, 2021, 22:15:32
Mindlabs, a new school under construction  (School for Journalism, Fontys, ROC DPG Media and Tilburg University)

D800E   28/1.4E
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 10, 2021, 23:32:01
It looks like the day of the 58... :)
  Four images pano.

  D3S, 58mm 1.4g
Wow, great match between the pink and green!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Snoogly on September 11, 2021, 06:04:32
Another reflex Nikkor 500mm morning.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 11, 2021, 06:11:41
It looks like the day of the 58... :)
  Four images pano.

  D3S, 58mm 1.4g

Beautiful color composition.  Is it a pano image?  Amazing!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 11, 2021, 11:00:08
Thank you Luc and Akira. 

  Yes, it is pano. Hand-held and automatic stitching in LR. The program did a very good job
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 11, 2021, 11:01:14
Morning color splash. (visible false color)

  Z6, 70-200mm 2.8 fl
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 11, 2021, 11:40:37
Morning color splash. (visible false color)

  Z6, 70-200mm 2.8 fl

Yet another color composition I like!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 11, 2021, 13:18:43
Thank you Akira. It makes me happy you enjoy it   :)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Nikfuson on September 11, 2021, 19:09:48
Early rays
Z6 & 70-200/2.8S
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 11, 2021, 19:46:37
Yes, great colour compositions  Paco. 

Lovely rays, colour and silhouette, Sten !
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 11, 2021, 19:51:48
Radioplein, central square in the city, is now car-free

D800E  28/1.4E
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 11, 2021, 23:45:42
September 11

Veldhoven

Z6, 85mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Snoogly on September 12, 2021, 05:10:34
September 11

Veldhoven

Z6, 85mm f/1.8s

Lovely harmony of colors - though being color blind, I may not be the best judge!

Here in Japan chances are every car would be white, and shaped like brick.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: ThomasAdams on September 12, 2021, 06:25:11
Early rays
Z6 & 70-200/2.8S

Just beautiful! Has a very calming affect on me. Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 12, 2021, 09:01:01
Thank you Snoogly!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 12, 2021, 14:22:40
September 12

bee

Zfc, Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 12, 2021, 16:21:08
Early rays
Z6 & 70-200/2.8S
Beautifully layered image.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 12, 2021, 18:12:38
The Sound of an Awkward Silence

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51457218690_377b7583b4_h.jpg)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 12, 2021, 19:50:21
Great image, Luc.

We had some rain yesterday...


D4s  Angenieux AF-D 28-70/2.6
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 12, 2021, 22:25:07
We are running out of summer.

   Z6, 58mm 1.4g
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: armando_m on September 12, 2021, 23:22:05
Early rays
Z6 & 70-200/2.8S
Love the blues
Radioplein, central square in the city, is now car-free

D800E  28/1.4E
Here only a few cities have car-free areas and this makes them so  much more enjoyable

A walk after sunset

Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on September 13, 2021, 02:03:18
Nice work Armando.  Good to see you back.  I hope that life is good for you over in Mexico.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: armando_m on September 13, 2021, 03:55:48
Nice work Armando.  Good to see you back.  I hope that life is good for you over in Mexico.
Thanks Hugh, everything is fine, I've not taken as many photos as usual due to a new hobby, motorcycling, hopefully I'll find how to combine both in a practical way, so far the best solution has been to use my mobile as it is always with me and packed tight enough that I do not fear it will get damaged by vibration, the fuji with the pancake 27mm f/2.8 is a good alternative but does take significantly more space and time to unpack and then pack before getting going again. I tried an action camera, taking decent video seems to have a steep learning curve and for still photos my mobile does a better job.
The photo above is from a trip I did with my wife, the second one since covid started in March last year.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 13, 2021, 10:02:06
A Mare's Tail Hippuris vulgaris captured with the new Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 lens on my Z fc. This is a tight crop of the original.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 13, 2021, 12:36:48
Sacristy

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51455627961_78f1d4ec02_h.jpg)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 13, 2021, 15:10:05
Fishing gear.

  Z6, _tair 300mm 4.5
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: armando_m on September 13, 2021, 16:00:41
Sacristy

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51455627961_78f1d4ec02_h.jpg)
the light of those windows would be great for a portrait
image looks amazingly clear

Fishing gear.

  Z6, _tair 300mm 4.5
awesome contrast and details
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: armando_m on September 13, 2021, 16:26:19
Cloning device, too bad it omits the head, pic by my wife,
The climb to reach the lookout is 150m, while it was cloudy it was humid with no wind at all, I sweating intensely, but the view was worth it
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 13, 2021, 16:44:31
Thank you Armando. Looking good!

 Riding a motorbike is addicting  :)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 13, 2021, 17:15:35
September 13

Peacock

Zfc, 200mm f/2vr
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on September 14, 2021, 04:04:01
A recent change in the UK's rules allowed me to travel there to visit my parents. Here is a photograph of a disused church in my hometown, Macclesfield. It is maintained just enough to keep it safe. I reduced the saturation to add to the feel of neglect. In a way it is a metaphor for how I feel about Macclesfield. It used to be much more vibrant, but now......

Nikon Z6, 35mm f/1.8S.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on September 14, 2021, 16:28:12
i was about to upload a picture og a manhole cover from Tivoli, but Lars had already been there, so you get this one instead ;)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 14, 2021, 16:42:57
I spy Gunver among those mirror reflections, Bent :)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on September 14, 2021, 16:46:19
yes, you are right Gunver was with me.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 14, 2021, 16:53:53
September 14

Sunflowers

Zfc, 70-200mm f/2.8g
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on September 14, 2021, 20:36:33
Greetings to all NG folks from Cres, Croatia.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 14, 2021, 21:38:51
Wish I was there :)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 14, 2021, 21:40:44
Have fun Jakov, it looks soo good!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 14, 2021, 21:43:57
Santa Barbara´s fortifications were constructed around 1730 close to Gibraltar. You can freely walk among the ruins today.

  Z6, 58mm 1.4g
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 14, 2021, 21:46:30
Meanwhile my battle against the intricacies of aquatic plant taxonomy continues. I have taken on one of the worst groups, that of the aquatic Ranunculus sect. Batrachium aka Water Crowfoot. There be much more than just dragons lurking in the shadows there, I can assure you.

Anyhow, some of the explorations directions take me into microscopy and I have tried to master staining techniques which sound great on paper but are less well behaved in practice. However even a failed microslide can be enjoyable to watch as a tapestry of Nature and her expressions. Here my failed attempt to differentiate viable vs sterile or aborted pollen of Ranunculus cf. trichophyllus, one of the most confusing entries in the enigma that Water Crowfoot presents us with.

600X magnification, captured on GXCam U3-18.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 14, 2021, 21:57:53
It is mindblowing to be able to enjoy nature at that scale. And it is beautiful!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 15, 2021, 11:17:33
September 15

Zfc, 55mm f/1.2, 58mm f/1.4g

handheld comparison for what it is worth ;)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Lars Hansen on September 15, 2021, 15:06:51
i was about to upload a picture og a manhole cover from Tivoli, but Lars had already been there, so you get this one instead ;)
Hehe..  your shot is far more interesting, Bent - good that I beat you to it  :) 
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 16, 2021, 17:13:52
Playing with a paprika.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on September 16, 2021, 17:26:28
Playing with a paprika.
Very nice and colorful.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 16, 2021, 17:28:10
Very nice and colorful.

Thank you, Bent!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 16, 2021, 18:17:21
September 16

seat and sofas
Zfc, distagon 28mm f/2
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 16, 2021, 18:18:41
Playing with a paprika.

Very creative, Akira
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 16, 2021, 19:12:43
Very creative, Akira

Thank you, Fons!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 18, 2021, 09:12:37
September 18

Mist in the morning over the local greens, golfcourse the Duke, Nistelrode.
Z6, 28mm f/2.8 ais
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 18, 2021, 14:10:36
Currently I have commenced the tedious chores of writing up the story of each and every species in the Aquatic Plant Project. In doing so, general explanatory images are required. Here is one describing the internal structure of a Duckweed Lemna minor plant. In order to show any details on the inner structure, some true witchcraft potions are administered and the plants let simmering for a while :) In reality the fronds are vividly bright green in colour and there is nothing of the innards to be gleaned.

Most times the plants are without flowers and really don't need sexual propagation as their vegetative dispersal is highly efficient. However, if the sex urge overtakes a plant, it will form ultra-small flowers from one of the two budding pouches on the proximal end of the frond. The air cells provide buoyancy and the root hanging down on the underside provides stability. It has no root hairs at all, just a small root cap at the end. The 'stipe' is similar to a navel chord between mother and daughter frond(s).

Duckweeds being the tiniest of flowering plants necessitate true macro techniques if any sensible image of them is to be captured. For the image below I used Laowa 25mm f/2.8 set to 5X magnification on a Z7. This very specimen is 'huge' as far as L. minor goes.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: David H. Hartman on September 18, 2021, 19:36:23
September 18

Mist in the morning over the local greens, golfcourse the Duke, Nistelrode.
Z6, 28mm f/2.8 ais

This is a striking image. I love the depth implied by the sharp silhouette of the tree in the near ground against the softer group of trees veiled by the mist. The composition drew me in instantly.

Dave
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 19, 2021, 00:32:07
Playing with a paprika.

  Unexpected and very nice presented.

   Thank you for sharing it!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 19, 2021, 00:34:05
Rubberneck syndrome in Cádiz. Beautiful place with a very special quality of light. I'll be happily spending the next few months in here 
Z6, 24-70mm f4 s
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 19, 2021, 05:03:55
This is a striking image. I love the depth implied by the sharp silhouette of the tree in the near ground against the softer group of trees veiled by the mist. The composition drew me in instantly.

Dave

Thank you David
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Snoogly on September 19, 2021, 07:18:40
Park life.

reflex nikkor 500mm f8 + 1.4 teleconverter.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Snoogly on September 19, 2021, 08:06:36
Thank you David

Lovely indeed. The same color palette as Ken Rockwell, but 10 million times better than his snapshots :-)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 19, 2021, 12:04:29
Rubberneck syndrome in Cádiz. Beautiful place with a very special quality of light. I'll be happily spending the next few months in here 
Z6, 24-70mm f4 s

Nice rubberneck color composition.  Thank you for the reminder!   ;D


Park life.

reflex nikkor 500mm f8 + 1.4 teleconverter.

Excellent find and capture!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 19, 2021, 12:05:57
Three objects at the sunset.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Dogman on September 19, 2021, 15:08:28
Two joggers caught in a rain shower yesterday in front of a local church school.  D800, 35/2D lens.



Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 19, 2021, 17:58:05
Lovely indeed. The same color palette as Ken Rockwell, but 10 million times better than his snapshots :-)

Thank you Snoogly
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 19, 2021, 17:59:23
September 19

Z6, 85mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 19, 2021, 19:48:44
Very busy with a lot of things...

This nice landscape can be a logistic mainport in the future....,  Wijkevoort in Tilburg/Gilze

Z7 AF-S   14-24/2.8
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 19, 2021, 19:50:16
September 18

Mist in the morning over the local greens, golfcourse the Duke, Nistelrode.
Z6, 28mm f/2.8 ais
Lovely Fons. Great atmosphere.!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 20, 2021, 08:33:11
Corn field

Z6  105/1.4
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 20, 2021, 10:19:59
Lovely Fons. Great atmosphere.!

Thanks John
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 20, 2021, 10:20:52
Butterflies

So many this year

Zfc 85mm f/1.8s

Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 20, 2021, 11:44:13
SIGMA fp and Industar 50.  Trimmed around to the equivalent of 70mm.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Snoogly on September 20, 2021, 11:57:17
Butterflies

So many this year

Zfc 85mm f/1.8s

Yes, here in Tokyo too. But also so many caterpillars. My herbs are being eaten overnight
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Airy on September 20, 2021, 15:44:58
SIGMA fp and Industar 50.  Trimmed around to the equivalent of 70mm.
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Where do all those rainbows come from ?
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on September 20, 2021, 16:20:31
Nice photos here as always :)
cruise ship departures Piraeus port
Z6 80-200 Af D  1/25 f 7.1 2500 iso
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 20, 2021, 16:32:59
A recess from the writing-up to make a snapshot of the "Three Musketeers" -- these three are involved in > 90% of the images this year. The new 105/2.8 MC Micro-Nikkor entered the scene too late to impact the statistics significantly, besides it is (for me) only useful outdoors.

From left to right, Laowa 25mm f/2.8, Olympus-OM 38mm f/2.8, and the AFD Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8. The first two are equipped with Laowa LED ring light and have been CPU-enabled, all of which is very practical. I normally use these lenses with a Z7 to cover magnifications up to 5X. For bigger magnifications, there are the Mitutoyo 10X and 20X objectives, or a low-powered microscope. Overviews of plant habit are conducted with either the 105 MC or the old yet still surprisingly versatile AF 70-180 Zoom-Micro-Nikkor.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 20, 2021, 18:57:36
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Where do all those rainbows come from ?

Possibly from the inside of the barrel with poor anti-reflection/ghost means: the edges of the lenses are not painted in black, and their retaining rings are painted in glossy black!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: David H. Hartman on September 20, 2021, 19:14:19
Greetings to all NG folks from Cres, Croatia.

The light in this photo is very appealing to me. I'd crop some of the foreground to bring the focus more on the street and shops running the width of the photo.

My 2 cents.  :)

Dave
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: ColinM on September 20, 2021, 20:53:02
Park life.


It took me several goes to work out what I think this is (dying water lilly leaf?)
The slopes, pools of water and jewels added by your reflex cat all combine wonderfully Snoogly
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on September 20, 2021, 21:57:19
Park life.

reflex nikkor 500mm f8 + 1.4 teleconverter.

Inspiring. To see a compelling photograph in such an unlikely subject!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Snoogly on September 21, 2021, 05:53:24
Inspiring. To see a compelling photograph in such an unlikely subject!

Thank you :-)

The other people in the park thought I was a lunatic!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Bob Foster on September 21, 2021, 12:04:16
Hylotelephium 'Lajos' - Sedum. Df CV 125
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 21, 2021, 12:27:43
The rise of the mid-autumn full moon.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 21, 2021, 12:57:44
From my new home to this place is a 2 min walk. Not too shabby

  Z6, 24-70mm f4
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 21, 2021, 17:49:33
Yes, here in Tokyo too. But also so many caterpillars. My herbs are being eaten overnight

Thanks Snoogly, i hope you may invite birds for dinner ;)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 21, 2021, 17:54:43
September 21

Two is company, three's a crowd.

Zfc, 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 21, 2021, 18:06:12
We live in a world awash with colours.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 22, 2021, 10:49:48
September 22

Rosehips, Rosa alba hybr. 'Shropshire lass'

Zfc, 35mm f/1.4ai
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 22, 2021, 18:23:16
Ruth is making all things grow profusely in her vegetable garden -- the Jerusalemn artichokes are now nearly 3m tall and still extending their height. Good on her.

Z fc with Nikkor-N 5cm f/1.1.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 22, 2021, 21:55:44
Restaurant De Mof, Leusden/The Netherlands

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51503825201_dcc9e161d0_h.jpg)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 23, 2021, 00:51:08
I feel there is a special something in the light here in Cádiz.

  Z6, 24-70mm f4S
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Øivind Tøien on September 23, 2021, 05:23:03

Geothermal power plant at Blue Lagoon in Iceland (with AW1).
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Dogman on September 23, 2021, 14:39:27
Paco, that photo does more to brighten my morning than the cups of coffee I had.  Thanks for that!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 23, 2021, 15:17:51
I feel there is a special something in the light here in Cádiz.

  Z6, 24-70mm f4S
Great, warm light! Mediterranean light is the best. Great shot also, Paco.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 23, 2021, 21:53:10
September 23

Zfc, 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on September 23, 2021, 23:03:52
Great, warm light! Mediterranean light is the best. Great shot also, Paco.
Mediterranean light :)
This full frame Shot with 35/1.8 DX  on Z6 with a manual F to Z adapter on minimum distance 8)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 23, 2021, 23:08:51
I feel there is a special something in the light here in Cádiz.

  Z6, 24-70mm f4S
Now I remember, Cádiz is on the Costa de la Luz :)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 24, 2021, 00:01:24
Thank you all for the appreciation. This image makes me happy :)

   Yes Costa de la luz indeed. This is a little corner of paradise, from Tarifa all the way up to Huelva. I try to spend a little bit of every summer here and now, I move to Cádiz for a whole year!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 24, 2021, 00:03:24
Quote
Geothermal power plant at Blue Lagoon in Iceland (with AW1).
Strong image. The contrast, graphics and intense presence of clouds mixed with the fumes strikes hard.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Øivind Tøien on September 24, 2021, 05:12:13

Thanks for the enthusiastic comment, Paco. It was captured from a moving vehicle on the way to another destination at the tail of some stormy weather. I only had a few seconds to take in the view and make the shots, so it was nice to be able freeze this special moment in an image.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on September 24, 2021, 05:18:15
Where I buy peaches, corn and tomatoes
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 24, 2021, 14:05:12
September 24

A recurrent theme

Zfc. Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 24, 2021, 19:14:50
Painting supplies. Notice the wine bottles ;)

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51510752772_4595b96130_h.jpg)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 24, 2021, 20:20:45
Nice photos here as always :)
cruise ship departures Piraeus port
Z6 80-200 Af D  1/25 f 7.1 2500 iso
Great shot, Nasos.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 24, 2021, 20:21:37
I feel there is a special something in the light here in Cádiz.

  Z6, 24-70mm f4S
Great light and portrait in Cádiz, Paco. 
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: ColinM on September 24, 2021, 21:05:21
Quite juxtaposition here!

Quote from: Paco
I feel there is a special something in the light here in Cádiz
Geothermal power plant at Blue Lagoon in Iceland (with AW1).

What a great contrast Paco and Øivind

I've never been to Cadiz, but I have gone swimming in Iceland's Blue Lagoon.
Took some doing, getting into swimming trunks in 5°C breeze (though once in the water, I never wanted to get out)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 25, 2021, 10:05:12
September 25

Summer flowering shrubs will sometimes throw up the occasional bloom albeit off season.

Zfc, afs300mm f/2.8d

Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 26, 2021, 19:12:38
The end of a month with lots of sunshine

Firethorn 

Z7   Angenieux 70-210  f/3.5
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Dogman on September 27, 2021, 14:31:54
Playing in a high key.  Fuji X-Pro2, Voigtlander 40/1.4 Nokton Classic SC.



Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on September 27, 2021, 21:29:20
Yet another month with lots of fantastic images, thank you all for the inspiration.

My figs are unfortunately not going to be ripe, as winter is approaching, we have had lots this year.
The tree is from Bornholm, they do manage the cold winters in Denmark.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Snoogly on September 28, 2021, 08:24:48
On the steepest funicular railway in the Tokyo area!

Nikkor UD 20mm on Z6ii. Camera was in manual mode, and the lens wasn't focussed. I just grabbed it when the other train passed.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Snoogly on September 28, 2021, 09:22:28
Painting supplies. Notice the wine bottles ;)

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51510752772_4595b96130_h.jpg)

Lovely.

I trained as a graphic designer, but I am color blind! Many graphic designers are color blind, and in a way it helps them see ‘design’ and not just colors. But for me it was a killer. I couldn’t specify the correct colors to printers, and I got hosed by my boss. So I retired from that career when I was 21!

But even though I am blind to them, I can see their beauty, and it’s there in your image :-)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 28, 2021, 15:26:20
The Ash in the morning light

Z7  Angenieux 70-210/3.5
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 28, 2021, 16:59:58
On the steepest funicular railway in the Tokyo area!

Nikkor UD 20mm on Z6ii. Camera was in manual mode, and the lens wasn't focussed. I just grabbed it when the other train passed.

Great catch and abstraction!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 28, 2021, 17:03:30
The pictures posted by European people jointly conveys the autumnal atmosphere.

Rays and lines.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 28, 2021, 17:56:20
September 28

Clouds

Zfc 16-50mm f/3.5~6.3

Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on September 29, 2021, 07:31:20
Evening Sun

Z7 Ang 70-210/3.5
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Luc on September 29, 2021, 09:56:18
Lovely.

I trained as a graphic designer, but I am color blind! Many graphic designers are color blind, and in a way it helps them see ‘design’ and not just colors. But for me it was a killer. I couldn’t specify the correct colors to printers, and I got hosed by my boss. So I retired from that career when I was 21!

But even though I am blind to them, I can see their beauty, and it’s there in your image :-)
Thanks, and a fascinating story about your short span in graphic design!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 29, 2021, 19:44:35
September 29

Clouds over cornfield

Z6, 20mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 29, 2021, 19:53:49
Clouds over megalopolis.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 30, 2021, 15:12:40
September 30

impression

D850, zf distagon 35mm f/1.4
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on September 30, 2021, 19:28:43
John this Angenieux has a very sweet rendering :)
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Dogman on September 30, 2021, 19:33:46
September 30

impression

D850, zf distagon 35mm f/1.4

That's just incredible!
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: Akira on September 30, 2021, 22:44:00
John this Angenieux has a very sweet rendering :)

Totally agree.  Both standard and tele zooms.
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 30, 2021, 23:24:13
September 29

Clouds over cornfield

Z6, 20mm f/1.8s

  Ominous. Grand. Love the shape of the clouds and the integration with the foreground
 
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: golunvolo on September 30, 2021, 23:27:32
I have been just reading and enjoying all your contributions for a while now. I hope the work lets me more free time soon to shoot. Here from a couple of days. Shooting just around my place.

  D5, 70-200mm 2.8 fl 
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 01, 2021, 07:41:49
Thanks Akira and Nasos

Tower of Heikese Church

Z7  Ang 70-210/3.5
Title: Re: September 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 01, 2021, 07:43:33
September 30

impression

D850, zf distagon 35mm f/1.4
Special rendering.

Great lens?