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Title: October 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on October 01, 2021, 15:54:58
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Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on October 01, 2021, 15:55:37
Empire apples, about to be picked.

Nikon Z6, 35mm f/1.8S.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Dogman on October 01, 2021, 16:24:42
The wife and I got our COVID booster shot yesterday.  We are officially "Old" so we qualified for the third injection.  I was carrying a Fuji X-Pro2 with the 14mm Fuji lens and it was completely wrong for this type of photo.  The light was bad as well.  But I thought the young lady doing the injection was very attractive and she had beautiful eyes so I snapped a few of her as she was preparing the shots.  It took a lot of cropping and post processing to get the photo to this point.


 
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 01, 2021, 21:48:47
Colourful shot of that apples Ian.  Looks tasteful

Love that black and white Portrait Dogman
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 01, 2021, 21:49:29
The rain starts in October  :)

Z7  Ang 35-70/2.5
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 01, 2021, 22:25:39
Still sunny here. One very blurry shot in my rooftop

  Z6, 24-70mm f4
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 02, 2021, 13:37:14
Tamagawa river running between Tokyo and Kawasaki.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 02, 2021, 13:37:58
The wife and I got our COVID booster shot yesterday.  We are officially "Old" so we qualified for the third injection.  I was carrying a Fuji X-Pro2 with the 14mm Fuji lens and it was completely wrong for this type of photo.  The light was bad as well.  But I thought the young lady doing the injection was very attractive and she had beautiful eyes so I snapped a few of her as she was preparing the shots.  It took a lot of cropping and post processing to get the photo to this point.

Beautiful portrait!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Dogman on October 02, 2021, 14:39:01
John, Akira thank you for your kind comments.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 02, 2021, 17:22:13
Thank for recent remarks friends!

Oktober 2

Senior folks in the park

Zfc, 16-50/3.5~6.3

Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 02, 2021, 23:42:43
Westpoint Tower

Z6  58G
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 03, 2021, 09:20:38
The bar of Restaurant Berlin in Tilburg

Z6  58G
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on October 03, 2021, 15:43:19
Colourful shot of that apples Ian.  Looks tasteful

Thank you, John. My daughter confirmed that the apples are tasty.

Nikon Z6, 35mm f/1.8S.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 03, 2021, 17:29:37
Osmanthus in bloom for the second time this year.

SIGMA fp, Ai Micro Nikkor 55/3.5.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 03, 2021, 18:56:55
Oktober 3rd

Amsterdam today

Zfc, 16-50mm f/3,5-6,3 kitlens with plastic mount
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 03, 2021, 19:57:26
The biker chicks don't seem to mind the plastic mount at all.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 03, 2021, 20:05:51
In my country, we are rapidly closing in on the crucial point where all new cars sold must be non-fossil. The deadline is set to 2025. This means our petrol ('gas') stations are drawing to a close, or at least completely change their operations, in our life time.

I was reminded of the ongoing and rapidly accelerating evolution last night when Ruth and I pulled in to a filling station to join the queue for charging of electric cars. Lots of chargers present, but all were occupied. The pumping area was deserted.

Last fossil standing, or, Will the last customer please shut off the lights.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 03, 2021, 21:55:17
The biker chicks don't seem to mind the plastic mount at all.

The Zfc, with the plastic 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 make an excellent and light streetshooter.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 03, 2021, 22:04:25
Thought as much.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Chris Betson on October 04, 2021, 00:03:09
In my country, we are rapidly closing in on the crucial point where all new cars sold must be non-fossil. The deadline is set to 2025. This means our petrol ('gas') stations are drawing to a close, or at least completely change their operations, in our life time.

I was reminded of the ongoing and rapidly accelerating evolution last night when Ruth and I pulled in to a filling station to join the queue for charging of electric cars. Lots of chargers present, but all were occupied. The pumping area was deserted.

Last fossil standing, or, Will the last customer please shut off the lights.

I think the move to electric will be temporary - once the problems of handling liquid hydrogen are overcome and fuel cell technology developed, we will see hydrogen fuelled cars etc. Not only will filling up be faster but the power generated by wind an solar can be stored in the shape of hydrogen when there is low demand on the grid.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 04, 2021, 01:11:54
Something very interesting should be going on down there...

  D5, 24-70mm 2.8 g vr
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 04, 2021, 01:15:37
Thank you, John. My daughter confirmed that the apples are tasty.

Nikon Z6, 35mm f/1.8S.

Color, low point of view and body language makes for a delightful image.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Hans_S on October 04, 2021, 05:24:53
Something very interesting should be going on down there...

  D5, 24-70mm 2.8 g vr

Paco, what a catch!  :-) :-)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on October 04, 2021, 05:48:10
Paco, what a catch!  :-) :-)

Indeed!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on October 04, 2021, 05:50:32
I was reminded of the ongoing and rapidly accelerating evolution last night when Ruth and I pulled in to a filling station to join the queue for charging of electric cars. Lots of chargers present, but all were occupied. The pumping area was deserted.

Such a difference compared with Canada. At least this corner of it. There are a few Tesla charging stations at big malls but that is about it.

Am I the only one who will miss the sound of vintage, big, rumbly V8 engines?
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on October 04, 2021, 05:53:30
Color, low point of view and body language makes for a delightful image.

Thank you, Paco. I find with children that it is better to go low, to enter their world.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 04, 2021, 06:33:27
Something very interesting should be going on down there...

  D5, 24-70mm 2.8 g vr

Haha, this is truly a fun capture!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 04, 2021, 07:53:42
Such a difference compared with Canada. At least this corner of it. There are a few Tesla charging stations at big malls but that is about it.

Am I the only one who will miss the sound of vintage, big, rumbly V8 engines?

About 70% of new cars sold here are now electic.

And likely, big noisy and fuel-thirsty cars would not be missed by most people.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 04, 2021, 10:31:50
Thank you all. I spend a long time watching them interact but I think this one was the funniest  :)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 04, 2021, 11:02:18
About 70% of new cars sold here are now electic.

And likely, big noisy and fuel-thirsty cars would not be missed by most people.

I don't really miss the sound of the combustion engine, but I fear that it would be difficult to notice a car approaching from behind or around the corner.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 04, 2021, 11:05:14
Zfc, 16-50mm f/3,5-6,3 kitlens with plastic mount

Oh, Fons, you should just cherish the plastic fantastic mount!   ;D
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on October 04, 2021, 15:43:19
I guess that when electric cars become driverless cars, then the 5G or 6G driverless car control networks could robotically alert pedestarians via their cell phones as to the presence of an electric car.  Punters could then program in whatever sounds they like rangeing from a Model T to the latest and greatest F1 race car!  But Electric cars are sure quiet - that is for sure!

Stay safe.

I don't really miss the sound of the combustion engine, but I fear that it would be difficult to notice a car approaching from behind or around the corner.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on October 04, 2021, 17:39:44
The "everyday machismo" in Paris...
As if in fifty years of biking I hadn't met ladies much more knowledgable in motorbike mechanics as most men ? A sort of counterpoint to Fons picture (congratulations for the Zfc :-) ) :-)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51549869349_48689575c0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mxhybR) • Sexisme ordinaire... (https://flic.kr/p/2mxhybR) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 04, 2021, 18:10:19
Oh, Fons, you should just cherish the plastic fantastic mount!   ;D

To keep it this small, light, and  retractable, nikon had to come with these somewhat strange apertures.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 04, 2021, 18:13:17
Oktober 4

Opel kadett 1985

Zfc, 16-50mm

Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 04, 2021, 18:17:12
Something very interesting should be going on down there...

  D5, 24-70mm 2.8 g vr

Reminds me of Charles Perrault's Mother goose tales.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 04, 2021, 19:37:38
The "everyday machismo" in Paris...
As if in fifty years of biking I hadn't met ladies much more knowledgable in motorbike mechanics as most men ? A sort of counterpoint to Fons picture (congratulations for the Zfc :-) ) :-)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51549869349_48689575c0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mxhybR) • Sexisme ordinaire... (https://flic.kr/p/2mxhybR) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr

A sort of counterpoint to Fons picture

That's true Jacques ;)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: ColinM on October 04, 2021, 19:44:51
Osmanthus in bloom for the second time this year.

I'm impressed Akira.
I buy tea that's scented with Osmanthus and it's astounding.
Do your flowers have much aroma too?

Quote from: Akira
Tamagawa river running between Tokyo and Kawasaki

Maybe I'm missing something - where's the river???!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 04, 2021, 20:56:07
I guess that when electric cars become driverless cars, then the 5G or 6G driverless car control networks could robotically alert pedestarians via their cell phones as to the presence of an electric car.  Punters could then program in whatever sounds they like rangeing from a Model T to the latest and greatest F1 race car!  But Electric cars are sure quiet - that is for sure!

Stay safe.

Hugh, thank you for the warning.  Technically yes, but that may not necessarily be comfortable for the pedestrians when the phone rings or vibrates every time a car approaches, especially in busy cities.

As for the sound of the engines, the sampling technology is mature enough to be implemented into the cars or bikes!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 04, 2021, 20:59:22
To keep it this small, light, and  retractable, nikon had to come with these somewhat strange apertures.

Fons, most of the lens mounts are designed to break more easily than the camera mount to protect the camera when the lens/camera combo is dropped.  That's why even the mounts of the more expensive lenses are made of brass whereas the mounts of the cameras are made of stainless steel.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 04, 2021, 21:04:47
I'm impressed Akira.
I buy tea that's scented with Osmanthus and it's astounding.
Do your flowers have much aroma too?

Maybe I'm missing something - where's the river???!

Colin, yes, the Osmanthus flowers in Japan also have so much aroma that you can notice their bloom even without seeing any!

The river runs under the bridge, but on the farther left of the left edge of the frame.  :D  What you see in the picture is the riverside.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 04, 2021, 22:28:13
Crescent moon at dawn.

SIGMA fo, Ai Micro Nikkor 55/3.5.  Stopped between f5.6 and 11, this venerable Micro performs admirably at distance.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 04, 2021, 23:01:49
I want you, beautiful, I love you blonde
(in red) give me your phone number
(in red) I want you
Blonde you have my heart in pieces.
I can't stop thinking about you.
also "a year without meat saves 3442 trees"


   ... and some more in the small writing. Busy corner

  D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on October 05, 2021, 09:10:38
A sort of counterpoint to Fons picture

That's true Jacques ;)

Thanks Fons... :-)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: mxbianco on October 05, 2021, 10:09:55
I guess that when electric cars become driverless cars, then the 5G or 6G driverless car control networks could robotically alert pedestarians via their cell phones as to the presence of an electric car.  Punters could then program in whatever sounds they like rangeing from a Model T to the latest and greatest F1 race car!  But Electric cars are sure quiet - that is for sure!

Stay safe.

Even now, electric cars should have a beeper (like trucks when they enetr rear gear), when they approach a pedestrian. Not a loud one, better than honking and scaring the pedestrian. Not a huge investment for producers, most modern cars have a front radar anyway.

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Chris Betson on October 05, 2021, 10:18:15
Even electric cars make tyre noise but maybe pedestrians should take more care and look both ways as we were taught at school (many years ago!).

Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on October 05, 2021, 12:18:55
Agreed!

Even now, electric cars should have a beeper (like trucks when they enetr rear gear), when they approach a pedestrian. Not a loud one, better than honking and scaring the pedestrian. Not a huge investment for producers, most modern cars have a front radar anyway.

Ciao from Massimo

Even electric cars make tyre noise but maybe pedestrians should take more care and look both ways as we were taught at school (many years ago!).
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 05, 2021, 13:21:54
Oktober 5

horses

ZFc , 16-50

Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: mxbianco on October 05, 2021, 13:37:47
Wildcat

Staring intensely from the relative safety of a barred window

Nikon Df, AFS-Nikkor 24-120mm f:4, manually focussed

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: mxbianco on October 05, 2021, 22:25:31
Max, are you going already?

Same cat, same location, this time a little more confident...

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 05, 2021, 22:35:29
Hollands Diep close to Willemstad

Pano of 8

Z6 58G
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on October 06, 2021, 01:16:43
Max, are you going already?

Same cat, same location, this time a little more confident...

Ciao from Massimo

Wow Massimo, great two view of the feline ! I think I prefer the first as it leaves a lot of mystery on the cat's intentions :-)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Snoogly on October 06, 2021, 03:42:09
First walk around with the new Nikon Z 40mm f2.

My favourite funky factory zone in Tokyo (Kamata area).

Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: pluton on October 06, 2021, 07:57:54
Even now, electric cars should have a beeper (like trucks when they enetr rear gear), when they approach a pedestrian. Not a loud one, better than honking and scaring the pedestrian. Not a huge investment for producers, most modern cars have a front radar anyway.

Ciao from Massimo
Agree they should have an optional noise maker device, but please no more beeps and other "tonal" sine wave noises. Make it a synthesized mechanical growl or buzz. The audio experts can create a noise that's audible but does not contribute to noise pollution. My local area is sometimes heavily contaminated with beeping [false] alarms, mostly from buildings and some cars/trucks.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: mxbianco on October 06, 2021, 08:26:10
Wow Massimo, great two view of the feline ! I think I prefer the first as it leaves a lot of mystery on the cat's intentions :-)

Thanks, Jacques!

I also like the frst shot better, because it was also harder to take, the iron bars crossing the scene distracted the AF, so I had to resort to MF.
Fortunately the cat was observing my actions and moving very little.

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: mxbianco on October 06, 2021, 08:31:40
Agree they should have an optional noise maker device, but please no more beeps and other "tonal" sine wave noises. Make it a synthesized mechanical growl or buzz. The audio experts can create a noise that's audible but does not contribute to noise pollution. My local area is sometimes heavily contaminated with beeping [false] alarms, mostly from buildings and some cars/trucks.

Agree, no beeps: same problem with my well kept bicycle (noiseless an furtive), when I approach a pedestrian I shift gears (forward and backwards = no gear change), and my Grip-Shift makes two clicks which are sufficient to get noticed by pedestrian.

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Snoogly on October 06, 2021, 10:17:58
Here in Tokyo many road bicycles have a cow bell (bear bell) hanging on the saddle. But the cars … The silent mode nearly kills me on a daily basis.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Chris Betson on October 06, 2021, 11:35:16
Agree, no beeps: same problem with my well kept bicycle (noiseless an furtive), when I approach a pedestrian I shift gears (forward and backwards = no gear change), and my Grip-Shift makes two clicks which are sufficient to get noticed by pedestrian.

Ciao from Massimo

Why not just say "Good morning/afternoon/evening" with a smile - not only is it more polite than clicking at people, it brightens their day rather than having an encounter with a cyclist wanting them out of the way!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 06, 2021, 15:25:22
Hybrid Car

Z6  58G
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 06, 2021, 15:26:19
Max, are you going already?

Same cat, same location, this time a little more confident...

Ciao from Massimo
A beauty Massimo !!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 06, 2021, 17:42:24
Oktober 6

Ambertree

Z Fc, 24mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 07, 2021, 14:33:14
Oktober 7

Misty morning

ZFc 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 07, 2021, 15:35:07
Oktober 7

Misty morning

ZFc 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3

Love the atmosphere!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 07, 2021, 17:57:45
Thank you Akira!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: mxbianco on October 07, 2021, 18:59:02
A beauty Massimo !!

Meow from Massimo!  :)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 08, 2021, 00:51:45
Oktober 6

Ambertree

Z Fc, 24mm f/1.8s

 Love the colors Fons
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 08, 2021, 00:52:52
Sci-fi Seville

    D200 ir, 18-70mm

   
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 08, 2021, 01:57:12
Sci-fi Seville

    D200 ir, 18-70mm

   

Interesting shot Paco
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 08, 2021, 02:31:54
Sci-fi Seville

    D200 ir, 18-70mm

   

The moment you capture looks more impressive than the processing which looks even cool.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Hans_S on October 08, 2021, 04:29:30
Sci-fi Seville

    D200 ir, 18-70mm

   

Fritz Lang meets Jacques Tati  ;D ;D
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Snoogly on October 08, 2021, 07:40:07
If only I'd had a monopod, I'd have been able to focus. But this was just a dot in the trees, so I was happy to capture anything.

Kind of frustrating that even at 1/1000 second nothing was really in focus. Of course magnifying was just a crap shoot, as I couldn’t even see the eyes. Focus highlighting was deceptive, and wrong :-(

With a mirror lens a stable platform seems to be even more important than a fast shutter speed.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 08, 2021, 12:31:26
Oktober 8

Trying the Voigtländer 180mm f/4 on the Zfc
a random gardenshot

Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 08, 2021, 12:43:15
Flamenco shoes recycling in Seville.

  d200 ir, 18-70mm 3.5-5.6
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 08, 2021, 12:49:47
Fritz Lang meets Jacques Tati  ;D ;D
The moment you capture looks more impressive than the processing which looks even cool.
   Thank you. The moment, Akira, is out of my control. I was trying to get an image of the couple on the stairs and so there  you will find the focus point. The other couple enter the frame with a different look and attitude so I decided to wait a little and include them. Just as I pressed the shutter the motorcycle came out of nowhere and position itself perfectly in the corner. Not my fault  ;D ;)
   For the processing I had in mind the scenes of the movie "serenity" when they are in the planet "Miranda" even as I was shutting around. Then reality hit in the computer and I dial down the highlights and got rid of a bluish cast. So the original idea end up being a distant memory in someone else's mind... ::)

  As you can see, I like the unique process behind each image. 
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on October 08, 2021, 23:08:05
somewhere over the rainbow...
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on October 09, 2021, 00:43:28
I have been revisiting some of my old black-and-white negatives. These are from my early days as a photographer and so I do not see as many keepers as I once did. Still, I am pleased that I did have my moments.

This one was taken on the north side of Granville Island in Vancouver. The boat in the foreground is a taxi to the shore of the downtown core.

The film was Ilford HP5+ and the lens was the AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: David H. Hartman on October 09, 2021, 01:01:56
The boat in the foreground is a taxi to the shore of the mainland.

I never saw a boat like that before. Are you sure it's not an alien invader?

Dave
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 09, 2021, 19:47:12
Oktober 9

Centerville
Z6, 35mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 09, 2021, 20:25:53
A sunny day, construction of a new tower, now halfway

Z6  58G
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Randy Stout on October 09, 2021, 21:05:48
Nature's Fall texture

Bottom of a mushroom . 

Macro work allows many overlooked gems to be captured.

Just straight post processing in PS. No fancy filters.  The result was helped with transillumination of the mushroom.

Randy
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 10, 2021, 09:48:01
Tiger on the wall  ;)

Z6  58G
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 10, 2021, 12:12:41
Tiger on the wall  ;)

Z6  58G

Great portrait!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on October 10, 2021, 16:32:23
Love how you have portrayed the sharpness of her face and eyes against the out of focus background.  Nice.

Tiger on the wall  ;)

Z6  58G
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 10, 2021, 19:19:21
Oktober 10

in the branches

Zfc, 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 10, 2021, 20:05:51
Thanks Fons and Hugh.

Nice details and colours Fons.

The Zfc a better camera than the Z6?
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Dogman on October 10, 2021, 20:48:18
Seen at Whole Foods Market yesterday.  Little banana man.  Fuji X-Pro2, 18/2 Fujinon lens.



Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: armando_m on October 10, 2021, 22:34:52
Great portrait Dogman,
Colorful branches Fons,
Very nice green eyes John,
Fantastic mushroom detail Randy

Slow time at the cafe
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 10, 2021, 23:17:37
Plaza de España, Seville, unusually empty of tourist with good weather.

 D200 ir, 18-70mm 3.5-5.6
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: armando_m on October 11, 2021, 00:51:01
Plaza de España, Seville, unusually empty of tourist with good weather.

 D200 ir, 18-70mm 3.5-5.6
Love the crazy contrast of white vs the deep blacks
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on October 11, 2021, 05:13:58
Plaza de España, Seville, unusually empty of tourist with good weather.

 D200 ir, 18-70mm 3.5-5.6

As Armando said, lovely contrast and yet still full of detail.

I am pleased, too, that the photographer in the foreground is exploring a point of view that is not simply eye-level.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on October 11, 2021, 05:15:01
My daughter thinks that it is funny to run when I am trying to take her photograph.

Nikon Z6, 85mm f/1.8S.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 11, 2021, 11:20:15
My daughter thinks that it is funny to run when I am trying to take her photograph.

Nikon Z6, 85mm f/1.8S.

Precious image.  A slight uncertainty you mention is well expressed on her face.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 11, 2021, 11:23:12
This is the only angle in which I can look toward the west from my place.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 11, 2021, 12:36:13
This is the only angle in which I can look toward the west from my place.
A colourful atmosphere, Akira. Nice.

Great portrait of your daughter Ian.

Are you sure she is not afraid of the camera?  ;)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 11, 2021, 12:37:29
Early autumn colours

Z7               24-70/2.8 AF-S
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Randy Stout on October 11, 2021, 12:48:40
Lovely young lady! Looks full of life and zip!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 11, 2021, 13:12:19
Lovely and full of energy portrait Ian.

  Beautiful colors John
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: ThomasAdams on October 11, 2021, 17:55:42
My daughter thinks that it is funny to run when I am trying to take her photograph.

Nikon Z6, 85mm f/1.8S.

Very Cute Ian! I too have the same issues with all of my family. Some turn their heads, other put up their hands, one even used a kitten as a shield. All you need to do is increase the shutter speed while apparently I need x-ray :)

Does the Nikon Z take predictive motion data to determine possible photographers intent and disengage the VR hen panning, or must you achieve that via lens or in camera settings only?

Regards,
Tom
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on October 11, 2021, 18:48:05
Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement.

John, the only time my daughter was displeased was when I stopped chasing her without her permission  :D

Tom, a quick look in the manual and Tom Hogan's guide tells me that yes, the VR detects panning. Sport mode is probably better for that sort of thing. I have not tried. Face/eye detection when focusing, however, did a great job in this case.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 11, 2021, 20:39:36
Oktober 11

Sky

Z6, 85mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 11, 2021, 20:44:51
My daughter thinks that it is funny to run when I am trying to take her photograph.

Nikon Z6, 85mm f/1.8S.

Spontaneity
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 11, 2021, 20:46:31
Thanks Fons and Hugh.

Nice details and colours Fons.

The Zfc a better camera than the Z6?

Zfc makes for a handy package, i suppose the pixelpitch must be similar to a Z7.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Airy on October 11, 2021, 22:35:27
Df, Voigtländer 58/1.4 wide open and f/4
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 11, 2021, 23:11:25
Veins of the cyclist.

  d200 ir, 18-70mm 3.5-5.6
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Akira on October 12, 2021, 03:23:59
A colourful atmosphere, Akira. Nice.

Thank you, John.


Oktober 11

Sky

Z6, 85mm f/1.8s

Impressive color, Fons!

Df, Voigtländer 58/1.4 wide open and f/4

I like the wide open version.  Normally, I'm not fan of vignetting, but it works very effectively in this case.


Veins of the cyclist.

  d200 ir, 18-70mm 3.5-5.6


Interesting use of IR effect.  Only the blood veins on the cyclists' legs could reveal that it was shot in IR.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 12, 2021, 08:27:11
Thanks Paco

View from the new council chamber in the new City Hall. Now open for the first time because it was closed during the Corona lockdown and restrictions

Z7  24-70/2.8
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 12, 2021, 12:24:11
Autumn has sneaked upon us silently in the recent weeks. Last night were the first fingers of frost touch to be seen to accelerate the development of foliage colours.

I'm extremely busy completing the aquatic plant project assignments during the last months of this year. Just had time for a quick capture on the immediate surroundings with the Nikkor-N 5cm f/1.1, which continues to be a nice experience for my various Z systems. Here with the PrimaLuce Z5.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 12, 2021, 13:44:31
Oktober 12

low visibility
Zfc, 16-50/3.5~6.3

Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: armando_m on October 12, 2021, 13:52:57
Oktober 12

low visibility
Zfc, 16-50/3.5~6.3
Hi Fons,
Was this shot with autofocus ?
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 12, 2021, 13:54:59
Armando, yes :)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on October 12, 2021, 16:42:12
Balancing heron.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: armando_m on October 12, 2021, 18:31:16
Balancing heron.
Nice light !

another empty cafe
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 12, 2021, 21:55:56
Various artificial shapes.

  Z6, 28mm f2 ai (chipped)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on October 13, 2021, 02:44:37
Very nice indeed. 

Kim was this taken with your 560mm Leica Telyt?

Balancing heron.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 13, 2021, 08:33:11
Published work,  local newspaper (100K edition)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 13, 2021, 10:11:49
Ole John. I think images lives and gain identity when printed
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 13, 2021, 11:03:19
First frost nights have arrived. So time for Ruth to harvest her ecological carrots. They taste really delicious, by the way.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: armando_m on October 13, 2021, 14:03:59
First frost nights have arrived. So time for Ruth to harvest her ecological carrots. They taste really delicious, by the way.
fantastic!
you'll be eating carrots for quite a while
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 13, 2021, 15:15:36
First frost nights have arrived. So time for Ruth to harvest her ecological carrots. They taste really delicious, by the way.
umm, ñami...


  Olga is really liking Cádiz. Today, walking to work in the "malecón"

  Z6, 135mm 2.8 ai-s
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 13, 2021, 15:41:29
Great portrait Paco!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 13, 2021, 15:47:48
First frost nights have arrived. So time for Ruth to harvest her ecological carrots. They taste really delicious, by the way.

Juicy carrots!

First time i was in Norway(1970) we were staying with friends in Skien on the coast where the parents were away i remember all the cupboards in the house were packed with cans of fiskeboller, :)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 13, 2021, 15:49:06
Oktober 13

Unfinished business?

Zfc 16-50/3.5-6.3
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Erik Lund on October 13, 2021, 17:08:22
umm, ñami...


  Olga is really liking Cádiz. Today, walking to work in the "malecón"

  Z6, 135mm 2.8 ai-s
Very honest image, great! No need for 200mm,,, ;)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on October 13, 2021, 17:44:20
Oktober 13

Unfinished business?

Zfc 16-50/3.5-6.3

Unfinished business or perhaps energy free air conditioning? If so, very eco-friendly.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: ThomasAdams on October 13, 2021, 18:16:31
Excellent portrait Paco

Congratulations on getting published John!

Fons, I am curious what the finished product will look like now!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 13, 2021, 18:43:10
Thanks Thomas and Tom, i have no idea here your guess is as good..
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 13, 2021, 18:45:05
Published work,  local newspaper (100K edition)

You have publishing all along for a longer time havent you John?
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: armando_m on October 13, 2021, 21:37:52
umm, ñami...


  Olga is really liking Cádiz. Today, walking to work in the "malecón"

  Z6, 135mm 2.8 ai-s
Marvelous portrait

enjoyed a visit to the museum , it had been a while
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 13, 2021, 21:46:46
umm, ñami...


  Olga is really liking Cádiz. Today, walking to work in the "malecón"

  Z6, 135mm 2.8 ai-s
Great portrait Paco.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 13, 2021, 22:00:13
Thanks Thomas

Ole John. I think images lives and gain identity when printed
Thanks Paco, Yes  especially if the print quality is very good.

You have publishing all along for a longer time havent you John?
Digitally yes, in a newspaper too, but not on a fixed contract.
Now in a weekly door-to-door newspaper.  It takes extra time also to research and write articles.

Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on October 14, 2021, 07:42:52
Very nice indeed. 

Kim was this taken with your 560mm Leica Telyt?
Thanks Hugh.
No, this one was with the AFS 500/4 G VR + TC14-EII
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 14, 2021, 08:15:29
The two statues 'Trade' and 'Commerce' were on top of the old City hall in the 19th century.  They are restored and now on display in the new city hall


Z7  24-70/2.8 AF-S
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 14, 2021, 13:28:55
Thank you all, we are having a great time here in Cádiz.


   Armando, that's a very suggestive take on the museum !
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on October 14, 2021, 16:28:46
As usual, as new month with fantastic pictures.
Inspired by one of the early contributions, I made this today, weather was the indoor kind ;-)
Have a guess.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 14, 2021, 18:11:38
Oktober 14

red thing

Zfc, 16-50
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 14, 2021, 20:58:44
No Access

Viltrox 23mm f/1.4, Z fc
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on October 14, 2021, 22:53:03
Olga is really liking Cádiz. Today, walking to work in the "malecón"

I can feel Olga's serenity. Good one, Paco!
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 14, 2021, 23:17:40
I can feel Olga's serenity. Good one, Paco!
Thank you
As usual, as new month with fantastic pictures.
Inspired by one of the early contributions, I made this today, weather was the indoor kind ;-)
Have a guess.

  It is the mushroom!  :)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on October 14, 2021, 23:38:19
Thank you
  It is the mushroom!  :)
Yes ;)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: armando_m on October 15, 2021, 00:04:53
Shady corner
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Hans_S on October 15, 2021, 02:02:07
l echo Bent's "As usual, as new month with fantastic pictures."

Living in the GMT+10 time zone means I can peruse the "nights" postings over breakfast...an inspiring start to the day!  :)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 15, 2021, 13:43:18
Oktober 15

Pieris rapea, cabbage butterfly

Zfc, af-p 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 vr @250mm f/5.6
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Luc on October 15, 2021, 20:57:22
Playa Paraíso, Tenerife (Canary Islands)

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV + Panasonic 35-100mm
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 15, 2021, 22:11:12
Beautiful light Luc.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on October 16, 2021, 02:59:54
Wagonful of mums
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 16, 2021, 07:58:44
Chrysanthemums, mums'  flowers ;)
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 16, 2021, 08:03:13
Den Bosch

Zfc, 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 16, 2021, 12:00:57
Fons, you are enjoying that Z fc and making us enjoy the ride too. Thanks for sharing it.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 16, 2021, 12:02:31
The "1982 constitution bridge" is very close to my working place here.

 Z6, 24-70 f4 S
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 16, 2021, 12:32:31
Fons: the 16-50 seems to like your Z fc :)

Paco: very paco-esque.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 16, 2021, 12:33:26
Thank you Paco, Zfc a lovely package handy lightweight, now the 16-50mm not all that bad, we need adequate primes, Viltrox is offering a small set of f/1.4 dx primes, 23mm, 33mm and 56mm f/1.4.
Thanks Birna.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 16, 2021, 12:36:59
Ruth went around the house corner into the woods and picked wild berries for our breakfast cereals. Nights have been below freezing already so this is last call for harvesting Nature's surplus.

Their taste is superb.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 16, 2021, 12:39:50
Thank you Paco, Zfc a lovely package handy lightweight, now the 16-50mm not all that bad, we need adequate primes, Viltrox is offering a small set of f/1.4 dx primes, 23mm, 33mm and 56mm f/1.4.
Thanks Birna.

The Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 is an excellent addition to the Z fc and likely for the Z50 as well. Quite small and really good image quality, plus it "talks" to the camera and its electronics. Did I mention a modest price point too?

By the way, I have pre-ordered the new Z-version of the 18-140 for my Z fc. I might add a Viltrox 56mm to have a fast prime in addtion to the 23mm.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 16, 2021, 13:09:31
Yes will order the V. 23/1.4 its on my mind, the 18-140mm also comes in f-mount the Z-mount  likely to be better, 56/1.4 i wonder how it will compare to the Voigtländer, and the afp70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E is good .
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: golunvolo on October 16, 2021, 13:12:21
Fons: the 16-50 seems to like your Z fc :)

Paco: very paco-esque.


  Thank you Birna. The bridge is very appealing and the the foreground street lamp´s shape reminded me of some flower stamen.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Luc on October 16, 2021, 19:26:27
Colorful scene in Vilaflor, Tenerife. I post this while watching on TV live images from the volcano eruption on nearby La Palma. A very strange feeling.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: John Geerts on October 16, 2021, 22:40:03
Beautiful  light and colours, Luc

Tongerlo Abbey  in central Belgium

Z6 58G
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Luc on October 17, 2021, 17:17:50
Thanks John. The bright light and colors are ideal for Kodachrome like images. Nice abbey by you.
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: armando_m on October 17, 2021, 21:02:35
coming or going ?
Title: Re: October 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on October 17, 2021, 21:39:06
coming or going ?
Nice :)