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Title: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 01, 2022, 02:20:06

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Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 01, 2022, 07:55:51
Happy New Year from Tokyo to everyone!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: aerobat on January 01, 2022, 09:10:04
Happy New Year from Switzerland
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Nikfuson on January 01, 2022, 09:42:48
Happy new year from Stavanger.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 01, 2022, 10:29:11

Happy New Year from Fairbanks!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 01, 2022, 10:41:43
A fortunate and healthy 2022 for every one.

Tilburg
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 01, 2022, 19:09:18
At last some resemblance to winter.

Nikon Z fc, Viltrox 56mm f/1.4.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 01, 2022, 19:14:51
Happy new year
Did not photograph the fireworks yesterday  ;)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 01, 2022, 21:56:33
So, dear nikongear fellows, we made it.  It is really 2022 now and I hope we will See each other in real life pretty soon!!!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 01, 2022, 22:01:50
We went for a 5-hour-walk and later invited my son to eat salad, omelette and lamb chops as pictured here:
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Airy on January 01, 2022, 23:47:07
Happy new year.
Df, Summicron R 50/2 @f/4.5
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 02, 2022, 00:07:01
Happy new year!

  It looks like we have a new family member...

  D5, 24-70 2.8 vr
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 02, 2022, 08:13:49
What a cutie, Paco.

First foreign Trip  -  Forrest near Arendonk, Belgium

Z7 58G
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Dogman on January 02, 2022, 14:53:12
Oh, Paco, what a sweet new child you have!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Luc on January 02, 2022, 17:00:59
Paco, Paco. I just showed your image to my wife, she's now officially in love with your dog :D
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Luc on January 02, 2022, 17:05:31
What made me shoot this image is the alienating effect of the scale of this crane against the background.

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51795071410_0e896281e9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 02, 2022, 18:31:58
First sunrise of the new year
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 02, 2022, 18:41:52
January 2

Amsterdam today

Zfc, 85mm f/1.8s


Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 02, 2022, 22:34:28
Thank you all! Although Ani is so cute, she is my sister´s new dog. You may remember Lia, the other weimaraner from a few pictures back. I spend an evening in heaven watching them both interact  :)


What made me shoot this image is the alienating effect of the scale of this crane against the background.

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S


  It looks like a toy!
First sunrise of the new year

So serene.
So, dear nikongear fellows, we made it.  It is really 2022 now and I hope we will See each other in real life pretty soon!!!

  So do I Frank
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 03, 2022, 06:03:59
A new year's knot.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 03, 2022, 08:37:12
The Valley of the Old Leij (Border Netherlands - Belgium)

Z6  PC 35/2.8
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 03, 2022, 11:11:09
For those who miss the winter - Fairbanks Jan 2.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 03, 2022, 12:00:51
Amsterdam

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 04, 2022, 19:08:08
Oude Warande, - Stadsbos013  Tilburg

Z7  58G
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 04, 2022, 19:30:02
Since she got such a warm welcome  :)

   Ani

  D5, 24-70 2.8 vr
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 04, 2022, 19:32:46
Uber-cute, Paco.   What an expression  hahaha
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 04, 2022, 19:39:58
Vibrations

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 04, 2022, 19:40:57
Amsterdam
Funny views from Amsterdam, Fons ;)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 04, 2022, 20:09:25
Uber-cute, Paco.   What an expression  hahaha
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: aerobat on January 04, 2022, 20:25:53
extraordinarily warm today with 17 DegC - back on the bike
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 04, 2022, 20:41:15
Thank you John!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 04, 2022, 20:42:33
lovely dog Paco
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Jan Anne on January 04, 2022, 21:43:12
Since she got such a warm welcome  :)

   Ani

  D5, 24-70 2.8 vr
A friend has one of those and she is hyper active and very fast, fully understand why you reached for the D5 and a pro zoom lens to capture the little rascal  ;D
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 04, 2022, 22:15:35
A friend has one of those and she is hyper active and very fast, fully understand why you reached for the D5 and a pro zoom lens to capture the little rascal  ;D

  An even then it was not easy...   ;D
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Snoogly on January 04, 2022, 22:41:47
January 2

Amsterdam today

Zfc, 85mm f/1.8s

I like the drama of the four in the middle. Some kind of family feud?
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 04, 2022, 23:49:32
Uber-cute, Paco.   What an expression  hahaha
+1 :)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 05, 2022, 00:44:01
I like the drama of the four in the middle. Some kind of family feud?

Not a feud, i dont think so maybe enjoying a bit of sunshine ;)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Dogman on January 05, 2022, 15:10:14
Paco, you're killin' me with cuteness.  What a darling!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 05, 2022, 16:00:17
January 5

from a car

Zfc, 16-50
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 05, 2022, 19:50:48
January 5th   Dark Rainy days

Oude Warande,  Tilburg

Z6  Ai-S 80-200/4
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: ColinM on January 05, 2022, 19:54:13
Dark Rainy days

Dark & rainy maybe John, but I'd liked to have been walking under those trees too
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 05, 2022, 22:10:54
Snow is piling up. UV makes it even more grim and non-appealing?

Nikkor-N 5cm f/1.1, NEX-5N Monochrome, Baader U.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 05, 2022, 23:06:06
A wonderful visit from Italy.
 
  Z6, 24-70 f4s
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 06, 2022, 09:06:20
Nordic folks should laugh, and I as Sapporo-native am excited for some reason, but this amount of snow is serious here in Tokyo.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 06, 2022, 11:55:53
Nordic folks should laugh, and I as Sapporo-native am excited for some reason, but this amount of snow is serious here in Tokyo.

Snow in Tokyo must be rare, yet nice!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 06, 2022, 11:58:10
January 6

Lane in the Woods

D3s, 28-300/3.5-5.6

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 06, 2022, 14:23:37
Snow in Tokyo must be rare, yet nice!

We typically have a couple of snow fall per winter here in Tokyo.  So, you could say it is rare.  :)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 06, 2022, 16:22:01
Nordic folks should laugh, and I as Sapporo-native am excited for some reason, but this amount of snow is serious here in Tokyo.

Snow is never a laughing matter. In particular when there is snow in places not adapted for its annual presence.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 06, 2022, 19:31:47
Citypark - Stadspark 

Today we had a lot of sun, despite the frost in the morning..

Z6  Voigtlander Color-Ultron 50/1.8
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 06, 2022, 19:33:05
Dark & rainy maybe John, but I'd liked to have been walking under those trees too
Yes, that was a trait.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 07, 2022, 10:28:51
Snow is never a laughing matter. In particular when there is snow in places not adapted for its annual presence.

Yes, that is for sure.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 07, 2022, 12:46:01
The white mill at Reek

D3s, 28-300/3.5-5.6vr

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Luc on January 07, 2022, 12:52:42
The white mill at Reek

D3s, 28-300/3.5-5.6vr
Nice one, Fons. Ever thought of compiling a selection of your many windmill images for printing a book?
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 07, 2022, 13:35:14
Nice one, Fons. Ever thought of compiling a selection of your many windmill images for printing a book?

I like the idea thanks Luc.

https://www.molendatabase.nl (https://www.molendatabase.nl)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 07, 2022, 14:07:12
The white mill at Reek

D3s, 28-300/3.5-5.6vr
Very dramatic composition and sky, it makes the mill very imposing and adds character. 
Don Quijote may go nuts with this  :)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 07, 2022, 14:08:47
hahaha,  yes true, Paco.   

Agree with you.  Especially the clouds add to the dramatic effect.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 07, 2022, 14:16:52
hahaha,  yes true, Paco.   

Agree with you.  Especially the clouds add to the dramatic effect.
+1 ;)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 07, 2022, 22:44:15
Tree - woods south of Tilburg

Z7    AIS 80-200/4
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 08, 2022, 10:52:09
A welcome change to the deep-freezer ambient conditions, we had some snow dumped on us during the night. The Christmas Rose Helleborus niger enjoys the snow.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 08, 2022, 12:28:44
hahaha,  yes true, Paco.   

Agree with you.  Especially the clouds add to the dramatic effect.
+1 ;)
Very dramatic composition and sky, it makes the mill very imposing and adds character. 
Don Quijote may go nuts with this  :)

Thank you fellows.

!viva Don Quickshot olé!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Luc on January 08, 2022, 14:43:23
ROOKVRIJ dit terrein is rookvrij = non-smoking area

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51806502092_dbc536189d_h.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 08, 2022, 15:16:11
haha Luc.  Laat die specials maar zitten, zou ik denken ;)
Translates in (Keep the Specials...)   
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 08, 2022, 23:03:06
At the entrance of Stadsbos013 on the road to 'Grotto'

The day started sunny and cold, and ended in rain and cold.

Nikon Z6  AIS 80-200/4
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Snoogly on January 09, 2022, 06:19:37
At the entrance of Stadsbos013 on the road to 'Grotto'

The day started sunny and cold, and ended in rain and cold.

Nikon Z6  AIS 80-200/4

Lovely stuff.

I really need to lock the cabinet containing my AF lenses, and give my ‘vintage’ manual lenses some love. Especially the zoom lenses.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 09, 2022, 08:10:44
Thanks Snoogly.

It's worth to use the 'older' zooms on the full frame Nikon Z's, Especially the Nikkor 35-70 / 3.5 Ai and the C 80-200/4.5 and AIS 80-200/4 are doing great on these camera's. 
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 09, 2022, 08:45:47
Dropped my camera from the 6th floor of the emergency stair to the 3rd floor yesterday.   :'(  The lens seemed to have taken almost all of the shock and abuse of the drop and become irreparably defunct, but the camera appears to remain almost intact.   ::)  Nevertheless, I sent the camera body to SIGMA for the full check and maintenance.  My only "functioning" camera for a couple of weeks would be the one in my 2nd gen iPhone SE.

Here's a frame I took during the stroll this afternoon.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 09, 2022, 08:57:54
What a loss  Akira.  Was it a special lens?  Hopefully the camera is OK !

Love this view.  Is it a canal?  Not so many trees in that area.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 09, 2022, 09:09:06
What a loss  Akira.  Was it a special lens?  Hopefully the camera is OK !

Love this view.  Is it a canal?  Not so many trees in that area.

Thank you for your concern, John.  The defunct lens was Lumix S 50/1.8 that I had bought only a few weeks ago.  I loved the images the lens offered and I think its large plastic lens hood functioned very efficiently as the shock absorber.

This is Tamagawa river, one of the largest three rivers running through Tokyo.  It takes only 10-20 minutes to walk the area from my place.  Both riversides are utilized as playgrounds, camping sites, mini-golf courses et al.  Also, there are dikes all along the river to protect the residential areas against the flood.  So, there are not many trees left.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on January 09, 2022, 09:14:57
Dropped my camera from the 6th floor of the emergency stair to the 3rd floor yesterday.   :'(  The lens seemed to have taken almost all of the shock and abuse of the drop and become irreparably defunct, but the camera appears to remain almost intact.   ::)  Nevertheless, I sent the camera body to SIGMA for the full check and maintenance.  My only "functioning" camera for a couple of weeks would be the one in my 2nd gen iPhone SE.

Here's a frame I took during the stroll this afternoon.
:o :(
Sorry to hear that Akira..
Hope to be soon with you, at the mean time it’s good some times to change the point of view
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 09, 2022, 09:30:31
:o :(
Sorry to hear that Akira..
Hope to be soon with you, at the mean time it’s good some times to change the point of view

Thank you, Nasos.  You are very right.  My iPhone SE has a single 26mm equivalent lens which is exactly the range I've never really used, so it will offer a good opportunity to think differently.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 09, 2022, 09:40:05
The beloved Rodenstock 100mm f/1.6 will focus to infinity on the Z system. Here it is attached to my Z fc. The bokeh balls are splendid. An early morning capture thus the light is very blue.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Luc on January 09, 2022, 09:43:58
Dropped my camera from the 6th floor of the emergency stair to the 3rd floor yesterday.   :'(  The lens seemed to have taken almost all of the shock and abuse of the drop and become irreparably defunct, but the camera appears to remain almost intact.   ::)  Nevertheless, I sent the camera body to SIGMA for the full check and maintenance.  My only "functioning" camera for a couple of weeks would be the one in my 2nd gen iPhone SE.

Here's a frame I took during the stroll this afternoon.
Ouch! Sorry for that Akira. I hope it works out ok.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 09, 2022, 09:45:41
The beloved Rodenstock 100mm f/1.6 will focus to infinity on the Z system. Here it is attached to my Z fc. The bokeh balls are splendid. An early morning capture thus the light is very blue.

Is this an uncroped APS-C frame?  The Heligon seems to perform marvelously on the relatively large sensor and at distance.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 09, 2022, 09:46:15
Ouch! Sorry for that Akira. I hope it works out ok.

Thank you, Luc.  Yes, that was an OUCH! moment...
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Luc on January 09, 2022, 09:46:47
haha Luc.  Laat die specials maar zitten, zou ik denken ;)
Translates in (Keep the Specials...)
Typical Dutch scene imo. Lots of rules, often ignored. Those specials are also very expensive!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Luc on January 09, 2022, 09:49:23
At the entrance of Stadsbos013 on the road to 'Grotto'

The day started sunny and cold, and ended in rain and cold.

Nikon Z6  AIS 80-200/4
Nice scene, John. Same weather in Amersfoort. I was back just in time from my bicycle ride.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 09, 2022, 09:54:57
Is this an uncroped APS-C frame?  The Heligon seems to perform marvelously on the relatively large sensor and at distance.

Yes. The field is very flat and apart from some mild blue fringing on high-contrast transitions, the rendition is very smooth with high sharpness.

The 100 Rodenstock will almost cover the 24x36 FX format at infinity focus, but the corners disclose the format exceeds the circle of acceptable image quality. On the Z fc, there is no such issue. The focusing helicoid I put on the 100 Rodenstock allows focus from approx. 80 cm to infinity with the Z cameras, but of course I can add extension if closer focus is desired.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 09, 2022, 10:36:26
Beautiful Birna.

Reminds me that I still have to finish the  mount on my Rodenstock....
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 09, 2022, 11:20:19
Yes. The field is very flat and apart from some mild blue fringing on high-contrast transitions, the rendition is very smooth with high sharpness.

The 100 Rodenstock will almost cover the 24x36 FX format at infinity focus, but the corners disclose the format exceeds the circle of acceptable image quality. On the Z fc, there is no such issue. The focusing helicoid I put on the 100 Rodenstock allows focus from approx. 80 cm to infinity with the Z cameras, but of course I can add extension if closer focus is desired.

Birna, thank you for the details and inspiration.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 09, 2022, 18:08:11
Yesterday we had a bit of sun :)
Df 50 50m f1.4 AF @f8
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 09, 2022, 21:21:50
Forgot to pack my XQD card, so I had to use the iPhone 11.   Like Akira I had my limitations too ;)

On the Regte Heide

Post-processing via Lightroom and DNG files.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 09, 2022, 21:50:48
This should be the last one of Ani for a while as I´m back at Cádiz. Beautiful couple of days, sunny and cold.

  She likes the pink flower

   D5, 70-200mm 2.8 fl
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 09, 2022, 21:54:13
Nice scene, John. Same weather in Amersfoort. I was back just in time from my bicycle ride.
Thanks Luc.  Today was better,  more sun, but occasional rain, in some darker clouds.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 10, 2022, 00:57:49
Today I got out with the IR d200 and the 70-200mm 3.5-5.6 vr. That couple works very well indeed.

   The Cathedral of Cádiz
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Luc on January 10, 2022, 07:47:31
Impressive shot, Paco. Cádiz is, also thanks to your images, definitily on my list of Spanish cities to visit.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 10, 2022, 12:23:30
January 10

Morning

D3s, 58mm f/1.4

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 10, 2022, 14:18:33
January 10

Morning

D3s, 58mm f/1.4
Nice :)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 10, 2022, 14:27:29
Thank you Luc. Cádiz will most certainly not disappoint.


  Lovely Fons. The frame partitions in color and sutil leading lines makes perfect set up to read the calm atmospheric ambiance.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 10, 2022, 17:57:55
Thank you Bent, than you Paco.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 10, 2022, 21:38:31
During the day the fog came

In the background the renovated city hall

Z6  AIS 80-200/4
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: aerobat on January 10, 2022, 22:22:16
Rusty
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 11, 2022, 13:27:24
January 11

Z6, 105mm f/1.4

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 11, 2022, 14:17:06
Christmas lights in the sun, in January

   D200 ir, 70-300mm 3.5-5.6 vr
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 11, 2022, 19:02:44
January 11

Z6, 105mm f/1.4
Beautifull Fons.  What a great lens too.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 11, 2022, 20:19:34
We had an impressive sunset, this evening.

Z6  AIS 35-70/3.5
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 11, 2022, 22:44:44
Beautifull Fons.  What a great lens too.

Thank you John, a great lens indeed huge as well.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 12, 2022, 11:10:23
Low tide  beach at Ambleteuse, a village on the Opal coast in France I recently found which I like very much.

D750 58/1.2
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 12, 2022, 14:38:59
January 12

seats

z6, 105/1.4
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 12, 2022, 15:13:16
Time itself can be a most enlightening lens ... I found an old Kodak CF card earlier today and used it as a test subject for an experimental setup with a surplus microscope camera and a suitable lens. In this case, the venerable Nikkor 28/2.8 AIS, also unofficially known as the 'Wide-angle Micro Nikkor'.

What a difference in perspective two decades can bring. Also, throws light on the futility of predicting the future?
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 12, 2022, 19:17:11
The Nikkor 135mm f/3.5 AI  is a gem of a lens.  Unbelievable sharp and with great clarity. 

No wonder the prices go up for this lens.

On the Z6
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Luc on January 12, 2022, 21:49:34
Low tide  beach at Ambleteuse, a village on the Opal coast in France I recently found which I like very much.

D750 58/1.2
A beautiful, serene image, Bruno.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 12, 2022, 22:50:27
A beautiful, serene image, Bruno.

Thanks, Luc. This is how I feel the place, indeed.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 12, 2022, 23:06:36
The Nikkor 135mm f/3.5 AI  is a gem of a lens.  Unbelievable sharp and with great clarity. 

No wonder the prices go up for this lens.

On the Z6

 It is that fully open? wonderful bokeh, front and back, and that expression... It all works together.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 12, 2022, 23:16:11
It is that fully open? wonderful bokeh, front and back, and that expression... It all works together.
Thanks Paco.  Yes at f/3.5

Lovely pastel colours Bruno.  Looks like a pleasant place to be.  Many tourists there?
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Luc on January 13, 2022, 08:08:57
The Nikkor 135mm f/3.5 AI  is a gem of a lens.  Unbelievable sharp and with great clarity. 

No wonder the prices go up for this lens.

On the Z6
I'm allergic to cats but this is a lovely image, John.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 13, 2022, 09:33:00
iPhone SE.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 13, 2022, 14:50:43
Walking the kid.

  D200 ir, 70-300 3.5-5.6 vr
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 13, 2022, 15:01:12
Love the shadows.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 13, 2022, 16:36:54
We had a major disruption of the train traffic in and out of Copenhagen today.
The concrete was falling down on the tracks. See the ceiling.
Could got in the bridge theme as well ;)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 13, 2022, 16:57:15
Walking the kid.

  D200 ir, 70-300 3.5-5.6 vr

I assume we will look back later as this being the time when mothers walked their phones the kid being just an afterthought. In my neighbourhood, I see similar scenes on a regular basis. Poor kids.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 13, 2022, 17:45:27
January 22

horses in the mist

Z6, distagon zf2 35mm f/1.4

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 13, 2022, 17:45:37
Lovely pastel colours Bruno.  Looks like a pleasant place to be.  Many tourists there?

Thanks John. Not many people, we saw roughly 20 people on New Year’s day. It’s probably different in summer I guess.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 13, 2022, 17:47:18
Walking the kid.

Great shadow, Paco.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 13, 2022, 20:12:01
Thanks John. Not many people, we saw roughly 20 people on New Year’s day. It’s probably different in summer I guess.
Thanks Bruno.   Seems also a very good spot for a NG meeting ;)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 13, 2022, 21:22:52
definitely  :)

I’m not yet fully aware of the local pictorial resources but the countryside looks a bit like Devon, there are several nature reserves very close by and I’ve been told the old part of Boulogne is quite nice. Ambleteuse’s nature reserve also has one of the largest diversity of seaside plants on the French coast. And lodging would be easy.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 13, 2022, 22:04:28
I'm allergic to cats but this is a lovely image, John.
Thanks Luc.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 13, 2022, 22:05:35
A part of the White Palace and the renovated City Hall

Z6  135/3.5 AI
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 13, 2022, 22:05:40
I assume we will look back later as this being the time when mothers walked their phones the kid being just an afterthought. In my neighbourhood, I see similar scenes on a regular basis. Poor kids.

   That´s why the image. There was another one were she was even more into the phone...but no good shadows  :)

  I see photographers walking around looking at their phones, friends, couples, people at the theater! I have to work to be aware of how much I use it sometimes.

  We should look at it from a sane perspective.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 13, 2022, 22:21:50
Countryside’s dark side

D500 500/5.6 PF
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 13, 2022, 22:42:59
Tenacious tomatoes. Z9 + Micro Nikkor 105 f/2.8
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 14, 2022, 13:21:42
The camera body has returned after the inspection.  It turned out to be fully functional, and there is no hint of damage on the body.  I had to buy the lens again, but I found SIGMA 45/2.8 in an AGAN condition for around the half of the price of a brand new one.  So far, so good.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 14, 2022, 13:25:34
All is well that ends well. <3
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Jan Anne on January 14, 2022, 13:26:44
Good news Akira, and off to a good start as well with the 45mm :)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 14, 2022, 15:21:00
One more happy to know and very good start with the 45mm
  Now lets find ways to shoot "out of the box" that does not involve repair shops  ;)

 
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 14, 2022, 15:27:16
Great news Akira - I think that all of us are pleased for you with this outcome.

And can I take it that the Sigma fp is a pretty tough customer?  :)

The camera body has returned after the inspection.  It turned out to be fully functional, and there is no hint of damage on the body.  I had to buy the lens again, but I found SIGMA 45/2.8 in an AGAN condition for around the half of the price of a brand new one.  So far, so good.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 14, 2022, 15:35:04
The camera body has returned after the inspection.  It turned out to be fully functional, and there is no hint of damage on the body.  I had to buy the lens again, but I found SIGMA 45/2.8 in an AGAN condition for around the half of the price of a brand new one.  So far, so good.
Great news Akira.  Congratulations with the Sigma 45/2.8.  Better than the petit Nikkor 45mm?
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 14, 2022, 16:33:39
Thank you, Birna, Jan, Paco, Hugh and John!  Glad you like the image of the declaration of revival.  :D

This tiny 45/2.8 offers an easy handling, which should help me get out of the box!  The fp proved to be a tough camera.  It could be even more durable than Z9?!

The optical performance of the lens is noticeably better than Nikkor 45/2.8P.  Also, it can go closer up to magnification factor of 1:4.  In addition, its size would be almost the same as that of 45/2.8P with the F to L mount adapter.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 14, 2022, 16:46:55
January 22

Chevrolet pick-up '50 s

Zfc, 23mm f/1.4




Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 14, 2022, 16:50:18
PS. :Fortunate endings Akira!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Luc on January 14, 2022, 16:58:04
Good news about your camera, Akira. And a nice image as proof.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 14, 2022, 17:05:33
Thank you, Fons and Luc.  I think I was quite lucky.   :)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 14, 2022, 20:14:43
Double sunbathing.

  D200 ir, 70-300mm 3.5-5.6 vr
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 14, 2022, 21:51:17
Paco, you kickstarted the New Year by pushing that venerable D2100 of yours to its limits :)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 14, 2022, 21:53:42
Meanwhile, I discovered an old and rather dusty camera body, later found a battery and charger for it, and eventually a lens that would fit. Very nice playing around with such limited gear for a while. Makes a refreshing contrast to the razor-sharp Z7 files.

"Interconnections vanishing into the blue"
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 14, 2022, 22:31:20
A window

D800E  105/1.4
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 14, 2022, 23:09:08
Great egret
D500 500-5.6 PF
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Luc on January 14, 2022, 23:34:25
A window

D800E  105/1.4
I like these kind of apparently simple but visually appealling mages. Great shot, John.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: David H. Hartman on January 14, 2022, 23:59:35
January 22

Chevrolet pick-up '50 s

Zfc, 23mm f/1.4

This Chevrolet truck design was made between 1947 and 1955 according to Wikipedia. The grill shown changed by 1954. My father's company owned a 1952 Chevrolet Pickup and so I'll guess this is a 1952 year model.  :) I can't remember if the truck I road rode in was a 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton. I remember it was black had a foot starter switch.

Dave
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 15, 2022, 01:17:46
Paco, you kickstarted the New Year by pushing that venerable D2100 of yours to its limits :)

   We are having a love affair  :) She stutter a couple of times a month ago and I almost took her to the doctor but it turns out she just needed some love. Is working flawlessly ever since and inspiringly so, if I must (happily) add.
   Birna, that´s visual poetry.
    John, those almost-fractals rectangles work very well indeed.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 15, 2022, 02:28:02
This Chevrolet truck design was made between 1947 and 1955 according to Wikipedia. The grill shown changed by 1954. My father's company owned a 1952 Chevrolet Pickup and so I'll guess this is a 1952 year model.  :) I can't remember if the truck I road in was a 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton. I remember it was black had a foot starter switch.

Dave

I talked to the guy, its quite rare to see an original Chevy like this overhere.
It looks to be a 1951 import from Irvine,KY
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 15, 2022, 05:39:43
Meanwhile, I discovered an old and rather dusty camera body, later found a battery and charger for it, and eventually a lens that would fit. Very nice playing around with such limited gear for a while. Makes a refreshing contrast to the razor-sharp Z7 files.

Beautiful abstraction!


Great egret
D500 500-5.6 PF

Love the atmosphere!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: David H. Hartman on January 15, 2022, 06:11:45
I talked to the guy, its quite rare to see an original Chevy like this overhere.
It looks to be a 1951 import from Irvine,KY

From the additional photos I'm guessing the 52 Chevy I remember was a 3/4 ton. My father's company also owned a 3/4 ton, 1963 Chevy pickup. I drove the '63 a few times. I was taking presorted 1st or 2nd class mail to the post office. That was decades ago but it doesn't seem that long ago to me.

Dave
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 15, 2022, 10:06:08
Okay, this is still an "in-the-box" shot.   :P
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 15, 2022, 11:06:08
Another contribution with the same oldie camera and lens. Ruth saw the picture and couldn't see what it was -- I told her and she laughed.

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds


 
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 15, 2022, 19:49:51
January 22

Cafe, restaurants, bars were open today protesting the cruel lockdowns, here in Baarle-Nassau.

Zfc, Viltrox 23mm f/1.4
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: aerobat on January 15, 2022, 21:43:37
Engelberg by night
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 15, 2022, 22:04:30
I like these kind of apparently simple but visually appealling mages. Great shot, John.
Thanks Luc.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 15, 2022, 22:05:52
Difficult light,

I love the output of the D800E   
With the 105/1.4
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 15, 2022, 22:14:19
Still alive

D750 35/1.4 AI
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 15, 2022, 22:15:44
Love the atmosphere!

Thank you, Akira
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: pluton on January 16, 2022, 08:53:54
Okay, this is still an "in-the-box" shot.   :P
Nice one, Akira. Ancient and modern.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 16, 2022, 11:14:46
Nice one, Akira. Ancient and modern.

Thank you, Keith!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 16, 2022, 13:01:22
Okay, this is still an "in-the-box" shot.   :P
An out-of-the-box 'ïn the box", if I may say ... Nice colors and tones, Akira
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 16, 2022, 13:07:53
Fort in fog. Ambleteuse
D500 16-80 DX
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 16, 2022, 19:26:46
January 16

the balcony

zfc, 16-50

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 16, 2022, 19:27:27
An out-of-the-box 'ïn the box", if I may say ... Nice colors and tones, Akira

Thank you, Bruno.  I like your yet another atmospheric landscape.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 16, 2022, 20:41:20
Fort in fog. Ambleteuse
D500 16-80 DX
Beauty Bruno.  Great muted colouring.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 16, 2022, 20:43:32
Cold and foggy

A stream in the forest

Z7 AIS 80-200/4
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 17, 2022, 09:59:36
Somewhat inspired by Birna's LitSwD shot.

SIGMA fp, 45/2.8 and Kenko 0.45x wide converter.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 17, 2022, 11:43:40
Thank you, John and Akira
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 17, 2022, 11:48:04
Morning frost.
D750 300/4 PF, quite cropped.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 17, 2022, 11:52:30
the balcony

Nice scene, Fons, I feel the pulse of the group.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 17, 2022, 11:56:44
Somewhat inspired by Birna's LitSwD shot.

Strangely, I start to perceive this as bordering on abstraction. I like it a lot.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 17, 2022, 12:17:41
Strangely, I start to perceive this as bordering on abstraction. I like it a lot.

Thank you, Bruno.  For some reason, I see photography in general as a process of abstraction.  Even though the subject is very concrete like landscapes or portraits, you are converting 3D subjects to 2D images, which could be seen as a way of abstraction.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 17, 2022, 14:50:39
Today, I found myself in front of the lens instead of behind the camera. A Brazilian photographer Bárbara Nunes followed me today for her photo book project on transgender people. Oh well.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 17, 2022, 16:03:47
Puente de la Constitución de 1812 (1812 constitution´s bridge, Cádiz)
There can be an underexposed band at botton (here ritght) side of the image when using efc in the Z6. Usually, I pay no attention to it but when paired with the 200mm f4 ai at the top speed of 1/2000, it was quite visible in the blue sky. I pushed hard the blacks to maximize the effect. I like it here  :)

    Z6, 200mm f4 ai
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 17, 2022, 16:07:22
Birna, I´ll like very much to see that book.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 17, 2022, 18:13:59
Today, I found myself in front of the lens instead of behind the camera. A Brazilian photographer Bárbara Nunes followed me today for her photo book project on transgender people. Oh well.
That's an interesting viewpoint as a portrait without a face ;-)

I would like to see that book too.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 17, 2022, 18:14:43
Container-day

Z6  AI 20/3.5
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 17, 2022, 18:15:39
Puente de la Constitución de 1812 (1812 constitution´s bridge, Cádiz)
There can be an underexposed band at botton (here ritght) side of the image when using efc in the Z6. Usually, I pay no attention to it but when paired with the 200mm f4 ai at the top speed of 1/2000, it was quite visible in the blue sky. I pushed hard the blacks to maximize the effect. I like it here  :)

    Z6, 200mm f4 ai
Lovely effect, Paco
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 17, 2022, 20:21:10
Nice scene, Fons, I feel the pulse of the group.

Thank you Bruno. So i like your beachscenes!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 17, 2022, 20:21:59
The way is up.

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Andrew on January 17, 2022, 20:43:13
Paco-fantastic bridge and very good pic...
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 17, 2022, 22:05:50
Thank you, Bruno.  For some reason, I see photography in general as a process of abstraction.  Even though the subject is very concrete like landscapes or portraits, you are converting 3D subjects to 2D images, which could be seen as a way of abstraction.

Indeed, indeed. I'm thinking here about specific abstraction classes where the tool itself introduces an additional  layer on top of the 2D mapping, like a fisheye or optical aberrations, distortion, etc ...
I'm more and more found of the different "distance" the lens/camera contraption introduces in the picture. I used to toy a lot with weird lenses (X-ray, catadioptric, scope ..) and flare or ghosting. Totally unlike what I'm usually posting, I know ... :)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 18, 2022, 00:11:16
Thank you all for the nice comments. It is a very nice bridge and I love to drive through it, specially in the evening.


   Window´s view.
Z6, 200mm f4 ai
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Ian Watson on January 18, 2022, 05:28:24
We had a bit of snow today. I had two eager helpers. Later there was a hurried explanation of the unsuitability of snow shovels for removing snow from cars.

Nikon Z6, 24mm f/2.8 AI.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 18, 2022, 11:29:18
Morning light on the fort of Ambleteuse
D500 16-80 DX
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 18, 2022, 12:24:41
Bruno, such a beautiful light. Love the minimalist composition and soft edges with the mist to round up the ambiance.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 18, 2022, 12:36:22
Energized!

  D5, 24-70 2.8 vr
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 18, 2022, 16:32:17
January 18

Jan van Schaffelaar

Zfc Vx23mm f/1,4

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Luc on January 18, 2022, 20:47:57
Morning light on the fort of Ambleteuse
D500 16-80 DX
Another very nice image by you, Bruno. Please keep posting more :D
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 18, 2022, 21:52:29
Another very nice image by you, Bruno. Please keep posting more :D

Ditto!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 18, 2022, 22:28:36
Ditto!
Absolutely !!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 18, 2022, 22:29:17
Full Moon

D4S AF-D 85/1.4
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 19, 2022, 00:06:06
I tried hard to get the view of the sunset close to what I was seeing in real life. Took a 3 exposure bracketing shots hdr and many fine adjustments. Close but not spot on. Will try again. Amyway, this the closest I got that day.

  D5, 300mm 2.8 vrII 
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Akira on January 19, 2022, 02:24:43
Full Moon

D4S AF-D 85/1.4

Love the atmosphere created by the collaboration of various light sources.


I tried hard to get the view of the sunset close to what I was seeing in real life. Took a 3 exposure bracketing shots hdr and many fine adjustments. Close but not spot on. Will try again. Amyway, this the closest I got that day.

  D5, 300mm 2.8 vrII 


Beautifully done, Paco!  A happy marriage of concept and practice.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 19, 2022, 06:52:52
Thanks Akira.

I like the light effect of the water between the rocks, Paco.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 19, 2022, 07:03:13
Thanks, Paco, Luc, John, Akira. I'm glad you like it. When I woke up, I saw the light, grabbed the camera, put a coat on and walked to the fort in my pyjama :)

Nice result, Paco and John
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on January 19, 2022, 07:12:42
Dusk in Torcross
D500 500/5.6 PF
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 19, 2022, 16:13:24
January 19

lantern

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 19, 2022, 20:24:51
Thanks Bruno

Gray and rainy

Z6  AF-S 58/1.4 G
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 19, 2022, 23:26:53
Thank you guys.

  John, I also like that part. I spend a big chunk of my time there shooting just that  :)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 19, 2022, 23:31:00
Gone for a walk on the beach.

  D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 20, 2022, 12:37:12
It looks like I posted the last one yesterday and the first one today, not trying to monopolize the thread  :)

  "There are no blue minds", "there are no pink minds", "sex it's not gender"

   Maybe you remember this colorful seats by the sea in Cádiz from another images. It looks like they invite not only to seat but to express.
    Z6, 50mm 1.8s
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 20, 2022, 12:38:54
Last night

Zfc, Vx 23mm f/1.4

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 20, 2022, 12:40:55
Shapes and framing makes for great visual architecture, Fons
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 20, 2022, 12:47:19
Thank you Paco,

It looks like I posted the last one yesterday and the first one today, not trying to monopolize the thread  :)

  "There are no blue minds", "there are no pink minds", "sex it's not gender"

   Maybe you remember this colorful seats by the sea in Cádiz from another images. It looks like they invite not only to seat but to express.
    Z6, 50mm 1.8s
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 20, 2022, 22:50:25
Evening stroll

Z6  58G
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Snoogly on January 21, 2022, 03:03:56
A scene I have shot many times before! This time Nikkor SC Auto 55mm 1.2, @1.2 on a Z6ii.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 21, 2022, 14:25:39
Broken fence, tower at the back.
  I go across this point if I'm walking to work. I have to leave earlier if the camera is with me  :)

   Z6, 16/3.5 nikkkor
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 21, 2022, 18:39:13
January 21

busstop

D3s, 70-300/4.5-5.6E

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 21, 2022, 20:25:37
Sunset in the park

Nikon Z7  Voigtländer Lanthar 50mm f/2.8
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 21, 2022, 23:55:57
A beautiful, but cold morning north of Copenhagen.
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Snoogly on January 22, 2022, 05:08:01
A chilly -3C walk around the ‘hood this morning. This Nikkor SC Auto 55mm 1.2 really is an ‘art’ lens, as it can produce images more like paintings than photographs.

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 22, 2022, 16:31:29
January 22

Tauros

D850, 400mm f/5.6

Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 22, 2022, 17:22:42
January 22

Taurus

D850, 400mm f/5.6

Well does not look like a bull to me ;)
Nice image
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 22, 2022, 17:30:52
It's a cow, a female, Bent ;)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Andrew on January 22, 2022, 19:04:33
"Broken fence"-I didn't notice this earlier....
Great!!
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 22, 2022, 19:30:21
Thank you Andrew, you know the lens very well  ;)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 22, 2022, 20:38:50
Limited opening of the shops...

D4S  58G
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 22, 2022, 20:57:21
Went to my local café today to celebrate the arrival of a new lens, which I picked up from the post office en route.

In the beginning of my Aquatic Plant project, I purchased an underwater housing for an Olympus OM-D E1Mk2 with the 7-14/2.8 lens. It is no secret I have been  much less than happy with this setup, mainly because the 7-14 Olympus lens was a bad optical match to the dome port Olympus sold me. I complained to Olympus and they admitted there was an issue, took the dome port back with the 7-14, and gave me a smaller dome port and the 8mm f/1.8 lens instead. Plus a macro lens thrown in as a compensation.  The new gear produced better results, but it being a fisheye design, I still wasn't too happy as shooting my plants underwater with a fisheye didn't deliver the images I had hoped for.

To give the Olympus system a last chance, I ordered a 7-14/4 Panasonic lens instead, to learn if that would match my requirements better. The lens arrived today, and I had the excuse for a visit to the café :)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 22, 2022, 21:03:53
Interesting John! (the image, not the wituation) Single shot reflection?
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: golunvolo on January 22, 2022, 21:05:35
Birna, coffe with some love!  :)
Title: Re: January 2022
Post by: John Geerts on January 22, 2022, 21:58:54
Interesting John! (the image, not the wituation) Single shot reflection?
Yes,  a single shot with the magic lens   :D