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Title: !DAILY UPDATES! May. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on May 01, 2016, 06:58:01
Please post your May contributions in this thread !!
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 01, 2016, 18:22:27
May 1. After a period resembling winter we finally got some sunny spring weather - and the forest is turning green.

 
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Post by: John Geerts on May 01, 2016, 20:16:37
May 1st 2016 

Sundaywalk
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 01, 2016, 21:05:01
just a nice doble portait I took when I was working this morning
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Post by: Thomas G on May 01, 2016, 21:28:54
Barquentine 'Summertime', Ijsselmeer, Netherlands.

'Labour Day' (central Europe version)

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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 01, 2016, 21:59:21
and here the forest is now blue.
35-70/3.5
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 01, 2016, 22:07:32
may 1

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1502/26153421623_88d8821990_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1626/26153416063_2eee3ab8d0_b.jpg)

nikon 1v1 18,5mm/1.8
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 02, 2016, 06:09:39
Fons. Two super shots for the new month!!!
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 02, 2016, 07:58:11
thank you Frank
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 02, 2016, 09:29:50
1/May/16: from a long series of flower shots to check out detail rendering and color consistency of the D500 with 1.4/24mm.

First ist developed from a Standard Style JPEG
Second and Third come via calibrated Photo Ninja and Photoshop

Verdict: I get better tonality and fine details from the RAW. The files handle differently from the ones I am used to (D3, X100T, D600) ... I have to get acquainted to their qualities
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 02, 2016, 13:31:36
May 2

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1464/26166478683_918be1d202_o.jpg)
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Post by: rosko on May 02, 2016, 18:43:59
1st of May :

Sony nex 5 + Nikkor O 55mm f/1.2 + 36mm close up ring.
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Post by: Harald on May 02, 2016, 18:53:16
Found the weather is good enough for my 105mm Micro Nikkor:

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Post by: John Geerts on May 02, 2016, 18:57:09
May 2nd 2016

Icecream weather...
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Post by: rosko on May 02, 2016, 19:23:56
2nd of May.

Rainy day' pastime...

Df + zeiss jena Biotar 58mm f/2 @f16.
Title: Re: !DAILY UPDATES! May. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
Post by: John Geerts on May 02, 2016, 19:41:09
Nice Francis.

Good lens the Biotar 58/2?  I have the Triotar 135/4 somewere around here, not really been able to use it, but first impression is superb colours and sharpness wide open. (including a smooth bokeh) 

Title: Re: !DAILY UPDATES! May. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 02, 2016, 20:24:53
Francis. Wonderful. Makes me happy.
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Post by: rosko on May 02, 2016, 20:31:07
Nice Francis.

Good lens the Biotar 58/2?  I have the Triotar 135/4 somewere around here, not really been able to use it, but first impression is superb colours and sharpness wide open. (including a smooth bokeh)

Thanks, John !

This lens is indeed a little gem ! Although I don't get infinity with it (you might get it if you stop down) I love it ! :)

Very sharp !

Tinier than its Russian copy, it haven't the preset ring, tough.

I will bring both to Scotland, so, you can try them. ;)

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Post by: rosko on May 02, 2016, 20:32:52
Francis. Wonderful. Makes me happy.

Thanks, Frank ! I am glad you like it. :)
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Post by: John Geerts on May 02, 2016, 20:39:49
Thanks, John !

This lens is indeed a little gem ! Although I don't get infinity with it (you might get it if you stop down) I love it ! :)

Very sharp !

Tinier than its Russian copy, it haven't the preset ring, tough.

I will bring both to Scotland, so, you can try them. ;)
Unfortunately I am unable to attend the Scotland gathering.

The Triotar 135/4  does reach infinity on the Nikon.

The first real terrace  weather of 2016? 
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Post by: rosko on May 02, 2016, 21:45:27
Unfortunately I am unable to attend the Scotland gathering.

What a shame ! I thought you would come. :-[

Another time, then! I am sure there will be future occasions. ;)
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 02, 2016, 22:23:36
May is off to a good start, obviously: all good photos full of sun :)
The promise of Espelette pepper in autumn.
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Post by: rosko on May 02, 2016, 22:33:22

The promise of Espelette pepper in autumn.

Bruno, once they are ripe, you can hang them on the walls of your house as basques do in Espelette... ;)
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Post by: the solitaire on May 03, 2016, 00:17:43
28mm f3,5 PC Nikkor on D3

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1538/26744332436_b31467a0fa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GKiGgW)DSC_7575 (https://flic.kr/p/GKiGgW) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: !DAILY UPDATES! May. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 03, 2016, 00:53:14
2. Mai 2016. Testing very low light levels, like 1.4/30th@20.000ISO, with the D500. I could neither focus by hand, not see colors with my bare eyes at that light level. The D500 focusses and delivers very nice color.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 03, 2016, 17:47:20
May 3rd  2016

A sunny day with higher temperatures
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Post by: rosko on May 03, 2016, 19:55:14
3rd of May;

Aquilegia bud.

Df + 50mm f/0.75 Profexray litton.(not yet converted).
Title: Re: !DAILY UPDATES! May. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
Post by: Thomas G on May 03, 2016, 20:02:29
May is off to a good start, obviously: all good photos full of sun :)
The promise of Espelette pepper in autumn.
Bruno, the first one is very nice, the layout of the sharpnes area is very pleasing in combination with the light.
Title: Re: !DAILY UPDATES! May. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
Post by: Thomas G on May 03, 2016, 20:04:23
3rd of May;

Aquilegia bud.

Df + 50mm f/0.75 Profexray litton.(not yet converted).
Snappish. Don't get close.
Title: Re: !DAILY UPDATES! May. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 03, 2016, 20:22:26
May 3

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7403/26772518376_06822bfe02_o.jpg)

D800 17-35/2.8
Title: Re: !DAILY UPDATES! May. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
Post by: Thomas G on May 03, 2016, 20:54:20
May 3

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7403/26772518376_06822bfe02_o.jpg)

D800 17-35/2.8
Fons, is this a rotary clothes dryer?
Well showing the light sorce in frame behaviour of the 17-35.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 03, 2016, 21:02:04
Thomas indeed that's what it is.
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 03, 2016, 21:59:39
Quintessenz: 1 guy plus 4 girls

White bells: on a grave
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Post by: Thomas G on May 03, 2016, 22:56:59
errativ weather causes the tulips to carry some scars and scuffs
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Post by: John Geerts on May 03, 2016, 22:58:13
Beautiful Francis.

Perfect blue, Fons.

The last of the tulips.

D600  Angenieux 35-70/2.5 +
Title: Re: !DAILY UPDATES! May. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
Post by: Thomas G on May 03, 2016, 23:06:02
John is so right about the tulips ...
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Post by: John Geerts on May 03, 2016, 23:11:48
You found some nice examples, Thomas ! 

Great Kano-shot, Frank.
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Post by: Anirban Halder on May 04, 2016, 03:50:49
Quintessenz: 1 guy plus 4 girls

White bells: on a grave
Frank, I like both the shots. Nice bw conversion too.

John, Thomas - tulips are glowing! Love them!
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 04, 2016, 08:31:45
3/May/16 ... "glowing tulips on the cemetary"
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 04, 2016, 09:08:04
Catching up with May 2: Looking for my way, I found Ways. Lumia 930 snap
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 04, 2016, 09:12:53
D600  Angenieux 35-70/2.5 +

Great colors John. And you have this Angenieux ... I always wanted to try it. What do you think of it?
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Post by: John Geerts on May 04, 2016, 09:32:50
Thanks Anirban and Bruno

The Angenieux 35-70/2.5-3.3 is a marvellous lens, in colours, light and bokeh unique.  Has some drawbacks (but easily corrected in PP) and takes a bit of time to master it. And some luck to find a good sample in the Nikon-mouth.

An example here, with hardly any daylight.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 04, 2016, 10:18:19
That's what I heard about it indeed. Your pictures demonstrate its quality and your mastering of it.
Title: Re: !DAILY UPDATES! May. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 04, 2016, 11:48:59
May the 4th be with you:



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Post by: John Geerts on May 04, 2016, 13:46:31
May 4th 2016

Flags half-mast. 

In this case On remembrance day of the dead (May 4th).[28] After the formal 2-minutes of silence at 8 p.m., the flag used to be hoisted upon the playing of the National Anthem. Since 2001, it is allowed to leave the flag at half-mast, even after the two minutes of silence;
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 04, 2016, 16:48:51
May 4 2016

the inevitable tulips

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7611/26208256844_05c0de0cc8_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7190/26208257264_9cc554b4bc_b.jpg)

Df + Voigtlander 125mm f/@2.5 handheld
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Post by: rosko on May 04, 2016, 17:56:59
the inevitable tulips

Inevitable but nice !

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Post by: rosko on May 04, 2016, 17:58:10
4th of May.

A glimpse...

I was lucky as I was holding my Sony nex 5 with the 58mm f/1.4...and few seconds to shoot.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 04, 2016, 21:05:46
That's a beauty, Francis.

Memorial between 20.00 and 20.30, the tower of the Saint Denis Church.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 04, 2016, 21:37:25
No time left today so this is a quick snap with the phone. Symphytum started flowering. Lumia 930
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Post by: rosko on May 04, 2016, 23:51:09
That's a beauty, Francis.

Ta, John !

By the way, I told you something wrong about the Zeiss biotar : It has actually a preset aperture ring ! Both aperture ring and preset ring are so thin and so close each others that I thought they were the same ring... ::)

Contrary to the Nikkors, its aperture ring is on the front lens and the focus ring at the rear lens. (see below).
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Post by: John Geerts on May 04, 2016, 23:58:28
Yes, Francis. The same system also applies for the Zeiss Triotar 135/4   The Nikkor 28/4 PC has the same set up, with aperture and pre-aperture-selection at the front of the lens, by the way.
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Post by: the solitaire on May 05, 2016, 01:10:19
As does the Nikkor 28mm f3,5 PC used in the shot below

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7708/26537963040_fd507d3486_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Gr4ZQU)DSC_7783-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/Gr4ZQU) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Next shot is with the 200mm f4 Nikkor-Q.C

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/26210549764_b6c9d09525_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FW8Vhq)DSC_8134 (https://flic.kr/p/FW8Vhq) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 05, 2016, 01:12:26
Buddy: A Hyena. In Good old Germany?
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Post by: Chip Chipowski on May 05, 2016, 07:16:57
Sunset Beach, OR
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 05, 2016, 09:42:05
May 5 2016

Sunshine, but cold wind.
Liberationday and Ascensionday, both.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7194/26554821760_c4d04a22fe_o.jpg)

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Post by: the solitaire on May 05, 2016, 10:15:35
Buddy: A Hyena. In Good old Germany?

Fortunately he was behind a fence in the zoo, but the enclosure looked more like the shrublands I spend a lot ofmy free hours in :)
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Post by: John Geerts on May 05, 2016, 16:47:14
May 5th  Sunny

Highland Cattle  - Mother and Daughter -
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Post by: Thomas G on May 05, 2016, 20:47:16
Still 'the inevitable tulips'. Weather is improving.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 05, 2016, 21:02:12
May 5. A dead "monster" and some casual shots from a sunny day.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 05, 2016, 21:08:34
John, I like the hair style of those Highland Cattle!

Great tulip shots Fons and Thomas.   
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Post by: John Geerts on May 05, 2016, 21:37:09
Thanks.   I don't think they have a hairdresser.  Beautiful shots, Lars.  Is that a dead snake?

Nice Tulips, Thomas. I made a whole tour in the City in search for Tulips and found some ;)
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 05, 2016, 23:49:17
Lack of time and a smartphone snap again today, at a Moroccan restaurant, only to keep the rhythm :)
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Post by: Thomas G on May 06, 2016, 06:40:30
Thanks.   I don't think they have a hairdresser.  Beautiful shots, Lars.  Is that a dead snake?

Nice Tulips, Thomas. I made a whole tour in the City in search for Tulips and found some ;)
Nice dark ones, John. I feel we need to find a new popular subject soon.
Forecast says it'll be quite sunny and warm very soon, in this case  tulips will fade quickly.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 06, 2016, 11:34:48
May 6th  Sunny - perfect weather-forecst


Df  -  Rodenstock APO-Rodagon D 75/4
Title: Re: !DAILY UPDATES! May. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
Post by: Lars Hansen on May 06, 2016, 11:46:01
Thanks.   I don't think they have a hairdresser.  Beautiful shots, Lars.  Is that a dead snake?

Thanks! John. It must be a dead slow worm. They are common in the area and it is not rare to find them dead and flat - they are hard to see and slow so people tend to step on them. 

Those tulips you found have a special deep red color.
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Post by: the solitaire on May 06, 2016, 14:49:00
This morning I somehow looked back at material things, possessions that have guided me for these past few years. (I also made breakfast). One of the reasons to remenisce on such topics is that I am about to move once more.

In my mind the list grew shorter and shorter as the years accumulated. In the end there were two items that really stood out. A frying pan and a Nikon FM2, both came into my possession used in 1996. Both are still there, even if the Nikon FM2 now belongs to Kristina, my girlfriend. Both have some brassing to show for it.

Taken with D3 and 105mm f2,5 Nikkor-P Sonnar (1967)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/26244297674_9b6c62fa31_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FZ7TmW)DSC_8404 (https://flic.kr/p/FZ7TmW) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 06, 2016, 17:34:39
May 6 2016

Rolls Royce "20/25" 1935, 's Hertogenbosch

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7014/26784817691_53ee5020f6_o.jpg)

Df 20/1.8,  cropped at 5/7, niks color efex tonal contrast
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Post by: John Geerts on May 06, 2016, 20:16:49
An interesting combination with matching tie   ;)

Revisit of the Tulips
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Post by: Anirban Halder on May 06, 2016, 20:53:56
Thanks.   I don't think they have a hairdresser.  Beautiful shots, Lars.  Is that a dead snake?

Nice Tulips, Thomas. I made a whole tour in the City in search for Tulips and found some ;)
So crisp. They look like they are made of fine glass. Keep them coming John... These beautiful tulip shots.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 06, 2016, 23:21:38
Lovely tulips, John
From the evening stroll
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Post by: John Geerts on May 06, 2016, 23:28:40
Thanks Anirban and Bruno.

Nice backlit, Bruno.

Already an idea for another subject, Thomas?  ;)

Today's Survivors...
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Post by: Thomas G on May 06, 2016, 23:55:43
Thanks Anirban and Bruno.

Nice backlit, Bruno.

Already an idea for another subject, Thomas?  ;)

Today's Survivors...
Not yet. Travelling...
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 07, 2016, 00:04:37
Some wonderful shots. Thank you. Preparing for Scotland. Always nervous about packing, catch up later. Hope the internet works over on the island...
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Post by: Anirban Halder on May 07, 2016, 06:24:19
Thanks Anirban and Bruno.

Nice backlit, Bruno.

Already an idea for another subject, Thomas?  ;)

Today's Survivors...
Marvelous shot John. I'm amazed how you can come up with appealing ideas & perspective with "flowers" - that has been shot to infinity and beyond.
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 07, 2016, 10:05:51
So. All set. I will post pictures from Scotland here starting ... later today ... WOW!!!!
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Post by: the solitaire on May 07, 2016, 11:49:09
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7723/26592661900_7b5cf0bfe6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GvUkUG)DSC_8405 (https://flic.kr/p/GvUkUG) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/26592619950_4db67d8e7f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GvU8rq)DSC_8419-Edit-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/GvU8rq) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 07, 2016, 19:06:51
May 7 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7619/26266780784_44f14765f7_o.jpg)
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Post by: Akira on May 07, 2016, 19:10:54
May 7, 2016.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 07, 2016, 19:24:06
May 7th  warm

Df  85/2.8 PC
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 08, 2016, 00:01:42
May 7 Louvain la Neuve, mural art
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 08, 2016, 13:53:10
From yesterday - may 7. One of the classic May flowers - as far as I understand Early Purple Orchid
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Post by: John Geerts on May 08, 2016, 14:04:29
May 8th  Sunny and warm

Looking good?

Df  -  17/2.8
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 08, 2016, 15:02:10
May 8 2016
"Mothersday"

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7091/26283496764_5de44d3cd1_o.jpg)
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 08, 2016, 22:27:16
Amazing atmosphere, Fons. 
I went for white flowers today
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Post by: the solitaire on May 09, 2016, 00:09:36
Fons, which lens did you use?

I took this with the 80-200 f2,8 AF-D.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/26899302305_fe7a889a1c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GYZXqe)DSC_8622 (https://flic.kr/p/GYZXqe) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 09, 2016, 01:40:21
I used the 135 f/2 dc on the d800

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Fons, which lens did you use?

thank you Bruno

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Amazing atmosphere, Fons. 
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Post by: the solitaire on May 09, 2016, 09:07:22
Thank you. That background blur certainly looks different, exciting and very suiting for the picture. I think you made  avery good lens choice there to bring out something special
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 09, 2016, 09:44:39
So do i still like the afd 80-200/2.8, Buddy, nice round touch.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 09, 2016, 10:22:27
may 9 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7458/26635354330_0287b48042_o.jpg)

Df, 25-50mm f/4, 25mm/@f8
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Post by: John Geerts on May 09, 2016, 14:01:54
May 9th 2016   Sunny and warm

Got a lensbaby 3G for a few bucks, probably the most ugly lens around.     ;)    But surprisingly sharp in the center. Nice to play with ;)

Df - Lensbaby 3G  50/2
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Post by: the solitaire on May 09, 2016, 15:55:45
So do i still like the afd 80-200/2.8, Buddy, nice round touch.

The AF-D 80-200 f2,8 most certainly is a nice lens. Even at T*3,4 it renders very pleasing OoF backgrounds, has pretty decent sharpness even wide open. I often wish the actual light transmission of the lens was closer to f3 then f3,5 but even the way it is the lens is more then usable for a PJ approach to things and when maximizing effect it can hold it's own against the newer f2,8 zooms in most cases.

I might replace it with a Sigma 120-300 f2,8 in the future and I might regret that decision. Still, the need for speed is calling
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Post by: John Geerts on May 09, 2016, 16:07:08
I have the non-D version of the 80-200/2.8, which should be optically the same as the D. It's a bit large to walk-around for PJ approach. I usually take the 105/1.8 or the 85/1.8 K instead. For longer reach the AF 180/2.8 is far more better than the zoom.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 09, 2016, 16:31:51
These planes are huge
Edit: Even on the wrong side :) Can't edit it on the phone.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 09, 2016, 19:28:40
Yesterday - May 8. Like Bruno I went for white flowers .. a lot of them. My neighbours Magnolia tree.
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Post by: the solitaire on May 09, 2016, 22:11:57
I have the non-D version of the 80-200/2.8, which should be optically the same as the D. It's a bit large to walk-around for PJ approach. I usually take the 105/1.8 or the 85/1.8 K instead. For longer reach the AF 180/2.8 is far more better than the zoom.

It should indeed be optically identical, including the ED element. My girlfriend uses the 180mm f2,8 AF-D a lot and it is indeed worlds better then the 80-200. The 80-200 balances well on my D3 where the 180 f2,8 feels a bit small. I would like to buy an 80-200 f4 as walk around tele for the D3 but I am not certain how much use it will see with the 105 f2,5, 135 f2,8 and 85 f1,4 also in my bag. Lot's of duplicates there, and the main reason the zoom is still here is because of the flexibility it adds
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Post by: John Geerts on May 09, 2016, 22:19:07
Yes, I understand completely  ;)   Zooms have their own quality. The 80-200/4.5 C is my preferred one at the moment for longer reach as it has a special 'vintage' look,  a bit hard to explain why.
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Post by: the solitaire on May 09, 2016, 22:38:22
I do know what you mean. The 135mm f3,5 Nikkor-Q.C gives me the same. The 5cm f2 Nikkor-S is also good at looking "vintage" at close distance. From what others have shown me the 5,8cm f1,4 is the king of vintage under the F mount Nikkors. Would love to play around with a copy of that lens at some point. Not sure if I would like it's rendering enough to give it a permanent place in my bag
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Post by: John Geerts on May 09, 2016, 23:48:22
Thanks for explaining.  Hadn't heard about the 5.8/1.4 but have an old 50/1.4, but pretty useless for street photography wide open, especially against the sun  ;) 

Another daily Photo with a special lens:  Not really vintage, more French cinema-style, sharpness combined with softness,  great colour rendering and light-transmission, ability with close focus and gorgeous bokeh;  and that is perhaps why I like the Angelieux 35-70/2.5 so much

'Muzen-park' next to Fontys Art school
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 10, 2016, 15:39:32
Great lenses the Angenieux
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 10, 2016, 15:41:53
May 10 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7061/26328591933_cdd0c8a479_o.jpg)
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Post by: Asle Feten on May 10, 2016, 16:41:28
View from my bedroom window.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7708/26899629046_0b296b4510_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GZ2CxG)
Hallingskarvet (https://flic.kr/p/GZ2CxG) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr
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Post by: John Geerts on May 10, 2016, 17:17:53
May 10th 2016  Cloudy, rain is expected.

As I mentioned the Nikkor-s Auto 50 1.4  yesterday, some shots. It's very suitable for portraits and close-ups
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Post by: John Geerts on May 10, 2016, 17:23:52
Looks very cold, Asle  ;)

Yes, Fons, especially the Angenieux 35-70mm 2.5-3.3. Built according to Leitz specs, but Leitz decided to collaborate with Minolta, so Angenieux released it under the own name. A very remarkable zoom, in many ways.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 10, 2016, 18:36:08
View from my bedroom window.

Asle, that's not fair :).
View from my own bedroom window, while I should have been in Scotland instead.
At least, I have some flare :)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 10, 2016, 19:38:08
May 10. Yet another sunny day - lots of activity on the lake this evening. Shot from my balcony.

 
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Post by: John Geerts on May 10, 2016, 19:42:24
Well, a great flare, Bruno  ;)

What a nice view, Lars.  Pretty colour combination, the green and blue.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 10, 2016, 19:51:09
What a nice view, Lars.  Pretty colour combination, the green and blue.

Thanks John. Yes it is and I never grow tired of it. Colors change over the year, water reflects the sky and the sun goes down over the tree tops. I feel a bit lucky :-)   
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Post by: Asle Feten on May 10, 2016, 20:36:42
Looks very cold, Asle  ;)

Not cold at all, it's spring. The lowest temperature last night was 1°C.
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Post by: the solitaire on May 10, 2016, 23:55:57
Well worn in

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/26863487991_b04b381c97_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GVQp54)My first camera (https://flic.kr/p/GVQp54) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

This is the very first SLR I bought. I bought the MD-12 later and when I bought the camera it came with a 50mm f2 Ai. The 55mm f3,5 was added later as well.Purchased new in 1978 at Foto Daniels in Maastricht. They took it back from the original owner in 1995, CLA'd the camera after which I bought it. The Foto Daniels sticker is still on the inside of the the film door.

Currently loaded with a roll of Ilford HP5+
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 11, 2016, 08:04:49
May 11 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7595/26852305392_be07479b1c_o.jpg)

this Iris hadnt flowered for years so i moved it (to a different location).

D800 cv125@/2.5
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Post by: John Geerts on May 11, 2016, 08:16:13
Great Fons, what a beautiful rainbow colours. Is it a rare species?
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 11, 2016, 08:23:43
Great Fons, what a beautiful rainbow colours. Is it a rare species?

Its from a breeder in Veldhoven, where i bought it many years ago 1980-ies, Muiderman, he is long deceased
his daughter has taken over, but i havent been there again.
(http://www.kwekerijmuijderman.nl/Quicksite/page.php?Page=132&Menu=&CCat=)
I have been looking for its name but it is tough to determine, so many I.germanica's.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 11, 2016, 12:25:25
May 11th - Sunny

The first red roses of 2016?

Nikon D800E  200/2.0 Ai
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 11, 2016, 12:29:12
looks an unpruned climber they flower first ;)
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Post by: John Geerts on May 11, 2016, 12:38:23
Ah, thanks. You are right..

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Post by: John Geerts on May 11, 2016, 19:58:12
Textile market
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Post by: the solitaire on May 12, 2016, 00:08:31
Landschaftspark Duisburg

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7785/26924996606_6f1c13f9df_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H2gDrq)DSC_9231-2 (https://flic.kr/p/H2gDrq) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 12, 2016, 06:10:58
That's all I have today, quick snap with Lumia 930, and a good dose of flare, again.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 12, 2016, 17:02:50
May 12 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7712/26365838314_a268bf2547_o.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7250/26365838944_41c5752c5c_o.jpg)

Df cv nokton 58/1.4

not mine my sons' he found one, i am still looking for one
first impressions very nice
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Post by: John Geerts on May 12, 2016, 17:09:45
Beauty,  yes, the cv 58/1.4 is a great lens. Very hard to find on the second hand market. There must be a reason for that  ;) 

May 12the 2016     Opening new passage under the railway connects citycenter and citynorth for the first time since 1863

Spoorzone   meets Willem II passage

D600 - Angenieux 35-70/2.5...
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 12, 2016, 17:14:58
Beauty,  yes, the cv 58/1.4 is a great lens. Very hard to find on the second hand market. There must be a reason for that  ;) 

May 12the 2016     Opening new passage under the railway connects citycenter and citynorth for the first time since 1863

Spoorzone   meets Willem II passage

D600 - Angenieux 35-70/2.5...

Japanese market i suppose for the nokton,
the angenieux great planar separation,
despite the very bright weather today
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 13, 2016, 08:02:08
John, Fons, it's getting depressing, you showing Angenieux and Nokton, and me a Lumia 930 :)
This is not Antelope canyon.
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Post by: Akira on May 13, 2016, 08:05:31
John, Fons, it's getting depressing, you showing Angenieux and Nokton, and me a Lumia 930 :)
This is not Antelope canyon.

That's exactly how I felt when I saw the image at first!  Pleasantly deceptive!
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Post by: John Geerts on May 13, 2016, 09:03:34
Indeed, and nice colours.  Lenses are just a tool  ;)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 13, 2016, 14:59:30
May 13-2016, lucky friday

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7315/26919435111_eb140dcbb9_o.jpg)

Df 58/1.4 nokton @f/5.6

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7236/26919435761_c0426df5eb_o.jpg)

D800 lensbaby 55/1.6 @f/8
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Post by: John Geerts on May 13, 2016, 16:33:05
May 13th  Sunny, but it's getting colder

Geraniums in City Center

Cityring - 'Dromen van Nakomelingen' which means something like 'Dreams of Progeny'...

D600  - Angenieux 35-70/2.5...
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Post by: Akira on May 13, 2016, 17:24:57
May 13th.  D750, AF-S 24/1.8G.
Title: Re: !DAILY UPDATES! May. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
Post by: John Geerts on May 13, 2016, 17:58:59
Nice structures Akira. Is it a selfportrait? 


the angenieux great planar separation,
despite the very bright weather today
Yes.  The lens surprises me day by day.
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Post by: Akira on May 13, 2016, 18:36:05
Thanks John, yes, the shadow is unavoidably me.  :D
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 13, 2016, 22:41:53
I just needed and hour to upload 2 images to the Scotland thread.
Here are two scotch fishermen with their dog and car in front of a Killin church
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Post by: the solitaire on May 13, 2016, 22:49:49
Todays dog picture

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7684/26994763135_0e2937d472_b.jpg)

And yesterdays entry. My antivirus software needed updating so I could not upload much yesterday

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7460/26926691241_1211fb20b4_b.jpg)
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 13, 2016, 22:57:05
I cannot even VIEW this thread...
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Post by: the solitaire on May 13, 2016, 23:53:18
I cannot even VIEW this thread...

:D try without the sunglasses ;)
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 14, 2016, 10:10:06
  Pleasantly deceptive!
Thanks Akira and John. In glad it worked, it's the armchair in my hotel room :)
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 14, 2016, 10:13:13
  Lenses are just a tool  ;)

... but some are more fun to use than others :)

Catching up with Friday 13 as I was stuck in travel. Lumia 930 again
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 14, 2016, 11:18:05
May 13th.  D750, AF-S 24/1.8G.

Akira - great shot. A sense of "film noir", Hitchcock'ish ..
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Post by: Mike G on May 14, 2016, 13:56:41
Obviously fishing pays well in Killin!

I believe they are standing next to a Range Rover?
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Post by: Thomas G on May 14, 2016, 22:49:31
Ritterspiele Schloss Burg, Solingen, Deutschland, Europa. http://www.georgsritter.de/ (http://www.georgsritter.de/)
Knight Games Schloss Burg, Solingen, Germany, Europe. http://www.georgsritter.de/ (http://www.georgsritter.de/)
 
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 14, 2016, 23:03:58
Textile market

She is up to something and that is a very good thing. Tradition is a great thing that should be falback solution not a standard practice
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Post by: Anirban Halder on May 14, 2016, 23:16:42
I just needed and hour to upload 2 images to the Scotland thread.
Here are two scotch fishermen with their dog and car in front of a Killin church
Very nice shot Frank. Does not look posed at all, and it is probably not anyway.
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 14, 2016, 23:24:52
I am so happy that you guys held up the spirit while I was away on involuntary digital abstinence in Nothern Europe ...
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 14, 2016, 23:38:52
I like this moment when they bloom together
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Post by: John Geerts on May 14, 2016, 23:48:37
May 14th 2016 

The Annual May-market  ( Meimarkt  (http://www.meimarkt.nl/) is one of the largest flee markets in the Low lands with more than 750 stands all over the city. At 20:00 the market start, will go on all night and will end on Sunday at 17:00. It's chaotic and cosey  ;)

D800E  Angenieux 35-70/2.5
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Post by: the solitaire on May 14, 2016, 23:50:23
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/27014851495_d5d332891f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HadbaD)DSC_9336-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/HadbaD) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

200mm f4 Nikkor-Q.C at f11 with inverted 55mm f1,2 wide open stacked on top
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Post by: John Geerts on May 14, 2016, 23:53:24
... but some are more fun to use than others :)
True.  The not-so-fun lenses, can be sold quickly  ;)
Nice flower combination indeed.

Interesting Buddy, looks a bit scary, what is it?
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Post by: the solitaire on May 15, 2016, 00:09:58
It's the pair of poison-injecting incisers of my little spider called Soeckchen (translates to Sock in english because of the fascinating feet on this Psalmopoeus cambridgei)

I want to try focus stacking but that could require some patience and at least a tripod. This was hand-held
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 15, 2016, 08:47:34
May 14 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7654/26988509766_9afa8b20f2_b.jpg)

detail of the inside of the Johannes church in Sittard

D800 24-70/2.8
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Post by: the solitaire on May 15, 2016, 12:29:12
Sittard. Been there a lot as well between 1998 and 2005
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 15, 2016, 13:47:25
May 15 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7315/26957697821_a5d0c650b9_o.jpg)

Df cv 58mm f/1.4 nokton  wide open
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Post by: the solitaire on May 15, 2016, 18:26:51
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7591/26997371156_1d6b4fc769_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H8EzSu)DSC_9390 (https://flic.kr/p/H8EzSu) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

With the 55mm f3,5 Ai at f8 and ring flash
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Post by: John Geerts on May 15, 2016, 19:43:25
May 15th  Still very cold

The weather however was ideal for the May Market -     Some May market photo's from yesterday can be found here   http://tilburgers.nl/frisse-meimarkt-al-vroeg-van-start (http://tilburgers.nl/frisse-meimarkt-al-vroeg-van-start)

Df- 105/1.8
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 15, 2016, 22:15:39
Art exhibition by a friend
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Post by: Thomas G on May 15, 2016, 23:53:12
Art exhibition by a friend
Nice sculpture, well captured. Expressive. I gave it more than one more look.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 16, 2016, 10:08:01
May 16 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7619/27045996615_46fbcb9b1c_o.jpg)

first tomatoes

Df Tokina 100/2.8
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Post by: John Geerts on May 16, 2016, 13:53:07
May 16th  Cold with lots of clouds.   


The fresh white flowers of the Firethorn  (Pyracantha)  and the Golden Chain Tree  (Laburnum)

Df  - Voigtlander Nokton  58/1.4 with 4T
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 16, 2016, 22:34:01
Thanks, Thomas. Here the lower part of it. Lumia 930
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 16, 2016, 22:35:49
Rolling moon
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 17, 2016, 11:19:23
May 17 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7432/26463263434_ac6eeefc2d_o.jpg)

my roses are always visited by leafrollers

D800 cv180/f4
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Post by: Akira on May 17, 2016, 11:49:25
Rolling moon

Well spotted and captured, Bruno!  That reminds me of Sisyphus' Rock...
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2016, 14:06:38
Thanks, Thomas. Here the lower part of it. Lumia 930

The lower part induces a much stronger emotional response in me which is always a good sign. Now that I compare both, the upper part appears more like a silhouette while the lower part evokes a sense of Jukie-Zombie-Giacometti...
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2016, 14:07:42
Bruno: Very subtle take on the moon. Great you resisted the temptation to pump anything here. The monochrome theme fits the topic so well.
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2016, 14:08:19
Fons: yummy. tomatoes. In monochrome green. love them!
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2016, 14:11:17
May 13th.  D750, AF-S 24/1.8G.

The mystery structure on the left. Amazing. Sometimers a secret remains a secret, sometimes revealing is a better idea
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2016, 14:12:20
Fons: Your new Voiggtländer seems to be the right lens for working spring in Fons' style!!!
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2016, 14:13:00
in the Antelope Canyon of your sofa you can rest for a holiday, Bruno!
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 17, 2016, 14:16:14
Fons: yummy. tomatoes. In monochrome green. love them!

Frank, welcome back to the continent.
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2016, 14:20:10
Frank, welcome back to the continent.

Thank you, Sir. Back to my earlier regime, but full of magic and energy and impressions.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 17, 2016, 16:01:10
May 17th  Cloudy

The Hortensia or Hydrangea macrophylla  starts....

Df  - Zf 35/2
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Post by: John Geerts on May 17, 2016, 16:01:51
Welcome back, Frank ;)
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2016, 17:20:08
Backlist slowly appearing in Scotland thread....

HUGE backlist.... ~6000 in 8 days
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2016, 18:32:01
17 May 2016: my neighbour Marcus moves to Italy for good. Today I met him. We will stay in contact. Wine, Coffee and Wood are his expertise and part of his business. D500 1.8/50G @2.0
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 17, 2016, 22:07:26
Welcome back, Frank and thanks for the king comments, Akira and Frank.
It's amazing how much ahead of us your gardens are, John and Fons. probably 2 weeks , although I'm south of you. Still no rose bud here and the hydrangea are only pushing their first leaves.

Bits of white before dark. D750 125/2.8 VR
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Post by: John Geerts on May 18, 2016, 14:44:13
May 18th Cold, cloudy with showers

Dresses...

D800E - Angenieux 35-70/2.5
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 18, 2016, 14:48:46
interesting observation Bruno, the white, blush  climber is an old one R. x 'Madame Alfred Carriere' introduced in 1879, and they flower early

May 18 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7231/26487715593_b0e0cbeed7_o.jpg)

Df zf 85mm f/1.4
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 18, 2016, 17:11:08
Love the tree-o, Fons. Longing to be just there...
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 18, 2016, 18:38:46
thank you Frank
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Post by: Akira on May 18, 2016, 18:49:19
May 18.  D750, AF-S Nikkor 24/1.8.  Trimmed in a panoramic format.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 18, 2016, 18:58:02
its the walk that catches the eye
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Post by: Akira on May 18, 2016, 19:01:08
its the walk that catches the eye

Fons, thank you very much for pointing out the very reason for the keeping and processing of the image!
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 18, 2016, 20:34:44
Dresses...
I like the 4 color waves in the dresses. Well seen.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 18, 2016, 20:35:53
Fons, thank you very much for pointing out the very reason for the keeping and processing of the image!
and I'm with Fons.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 18, 2016, 20:38:11
Garden wild flowers
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 19, 2016, 07:29:19
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7224/27037271441_47b9441c95_o.jpg)

Both images with the Zeiss 85/1.4 the first one @1.4 and the second @5.6
this zeiss lends itself perfectly to neutral or flat conversion.
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 19, 2016, 10:04:55
Really a nice place, Fons, and the bark texture of these trees is really interesting.

Here is my "green" contribution for yesterday
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 19, 2016, 14:11:30
Yesterday evening May 18. Hot air balloons on the sky.
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Post by: Akira on May 19, 2016, 15:21:40
and I'm with Fons.

Thank you, Bruno!
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Post by: Akira on May 19, 2016, 15:23:05
This is another image shot on May 18th.  Pretty surreal.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 19, 2016, 15:56:16
May 19th 2016 a bit of sun, a bit warmer...

Df  55/1.2

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Post by: John Geerts on May 19, 2016, 15:57:51
Thanks Bruno.

Nice Akira.  The typical Tokyo traffic? ;)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 19, 2016, 16:40:57
May 19 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7218/27017692642_94cfc7d682_o.jpg)
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 19, 2016, 16:57:02
Hi John. Great dreamy shot of the "gouden regen".

now we finally know where the Gouda gets its color from
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Post by: John Geerts on May 19, 2016, 18:02:53
Thanks Frank,

Especially in sun-light, the colours are unbelievable 'yellow'  ;)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 19, 2016, 19:01:40
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7682/26840157610_7f13ffbef0_o.jpg)

Geranium ibericum 'Sabani Blue'
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Post by: John Geerts on May 19, 2016, 19:05:29
Beautiful Fons.
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 19, 2016, 19:10:40
I will start to do more multi exposure with flowers. Thank you Fons.
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 19, 2016, 21:03:17
"movement"
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 19, 2016, 22:51:23
You're all really good today. Great flower colors, John and Fons and great scenes, Akira and Frank. For me, it is a quickly improvised one to keep the rhythm and not msis the beat.
2 night lights, round and square
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 20, 2016, 10:27:08
20 May 2016 ... Cheatnut an Succulents ... the IQ of JPEG ooc the D500 produces still blows me away. These is a certain Exspeed5 look, that I cannot reproduce in my RAW workflow
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Post by: John Geerts on May 20, 2016, 17:39:46
May 20th  Cloudy.

Some Golden Chain tree stuff.

Df  Rodenstock APO Rodagon D 75/4
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 20, 2016, 17:42:03
May 20 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7396/27132043025_68c529d248_o.jpg)
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 20, 2016, 20:13:21
May 20th  Cloudy.
Some Golden Chain tree stuff.
Df  Rodenstock APO Rodagon D 75/4

super cool definition classy colors.

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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 20, 2016, 20:17:40
Fons. Nice including the environmental. Better IMO if more abstract
like this e.g. ... what to you think?
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Post by: Thomas G on May 20, 2016, 20:40:58
new food for the spring thread
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 20, 2016, 21:21:22
Fons. Nice including the environmental. Better IMO if more abstract
like this e.g. ... what to you think?

there is so much going on and seperately interpretable,
the painted tree extends into an electricity tower,
two levels: over and under
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Post by: John Geerts on May 20, 2016, 21:23:03
Thanks Frank. 

Yes, great shot, Fons.
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Post by: Thomas G on May 20, 2016, 22:40:42
Fons. Nice including the environmental. Better IMO if more abstract
like this e.g. ... what to you think?
I more like the power pole growing from the tree picture graffiti. I think the original cut is quite balanced by that.
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Post by: Thomas G on May 20, 2016, 22:43:36
lunatic evening. just came home from some blue hour captures as I saw this:
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 21, 2016, 00:19:03
20/May/16
I am really fascinated what I can do with the D500 and the 200-500.
WOW.
That is really some experience, also in the "near field"!
Plant looks like a DNA Helix.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 21, 2016, 00:47:59
Looks great, Frank.

Busstop Heuvel

D600  200/2
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 21, 2016, 01:27:38
Great one, Thomas.
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Post by: Thomas G on May 21, 2016, 08:18:28
Great one, Thomas.
Thanks, Bruno.

Attractive shot of the knife.
I carefully inspected the image for traces of the tasteful sausage to be cut with such knife, couldn't find'm  ::)

Not sure if it is intentionally, but your image has GPS Info with it.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 21, 2016, 11:30:54
Thanks, Thomas. Actually, it was for a hamburger :). I leave the GPS info on by default on the smartphone as I use it a lot to document biodiversity. I thought in this case the only harm that could happen is drive people to this cool place where a  group of young people have started an innovative good quality hamburger restaurant.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 21, 2016, 12:40:00
Fons - great shot. What caught my attention is the layers as you say and especially the tree/power pole.

These are from yesterday evening - may 20. I was trying to grab some shots of the skies while the sun was going down but my AF refused to lock on the sky so I tried manual ... not a success though.

I continued to try and figure out why the AF refused to lock and found an area with more contrast ... and suddenly I realised the air was filled with tiny flies hovering and enjoying the sun going down just like me .. lesson learned  :D   
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Post by: John Geerts on May 21, 2016, 20:37:06
May 21th  Nice weather.

Testing the old Nikkor 135/3.5  Q  C (from 1974) on the Df.  Not bad at all. A bit low on contrast wide open.

The lens looks big with the original HS-4.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 21, 2016, 20:55:45
Better than average in normal use, the 135/3.5 QC, but results get a lot better when using the Close up attachment 4T.

A flower of a strawberry plant and a family member of the Violet
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 21, 2016, 21:27:11
from a huge flea market series. Three shots. All with 1.4/24 & D500 @1.4 IIRC
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 21, 2016, 22:43:05
Mural painting in Louvain la Neuve. Lumia 930,
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Post by: the solitaire on May 22, 2016, 01:36:28
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7344/27158022455_3604d0877c_b.jpg)

Different approach to a similar subject

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7666/26883674940_3863e70c45_b.jpg)
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Post by: Thomas G on May 22, 2016, 11:31:26
Fons - great shot. What caught my attention is the layers as you say and especially the tree/power pole.

These are from yesterday evening - may 20. I was trying to grab some shots of the skies while the sun was going down but my AF refused to lock on the sky so I tried manual ... not a success though.

I continued to try and figure out why the AF refused to lock and found an area with more contrast ... and suddenly I realised the air was filled with tiny flies hovering and enjoying the sun going down just like me .. lesson learned  :D   
The second one is intriguing!
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Post by: Thomas G on May 22, 2016, 11:34:21
from a huge flea market series. Three shots. All with 1.4/24 & D500 @1.4 IIRC
Frank, I like the ellbow shot, it comes straight on. Not only elbow and tattoos come well, the over all framing and side settings are well set.
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2016, 13:45:48
Buddy: I love the forest series. The light suits the story well and the soft edit sets another emphasis on the fairy tale topic. Is that your woman you will bring to Maastrict? Then we do not only have the city but also some very decent models in our group!
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2016, 13:46:52
Frank, I like the ellbow shot, it comes straight on. Not only elbow and tattoos come well, the over all framing and side settings are well set.

Yesterday I did not have the time to conduct proper edits of these. I will open a "flea market" set as soon as I can spare 45 minutes to give them proper treatment...
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Post by: the solitaire on May 22, 2016, 14:09:31
Buddy: I love the forest series. The light suits the story well and the soft edit sets another emphasis on the fairy tale topic. Is that your woman you will bring to Maastrict? Then we do not only have the city but also some very decent models in our group!

Yes Frank, that is my girlfriend. As far as models go, we will bring one of our 2 dogs. We can leave one of them at home for the day, but we have to bring the younger of the two. As far as I know Maastricht that should not prove to be a problem though.

Kristina will bring her D800 and my 85mm f1,4 as well as a 50mm f1,2 K Nikkor. I think we'll leave the "long" glass at home. I will pack a 16mm f3,5, 20mm UD, 55mm f1,2, 105mm Sonnar and 200mm f4 as well as a D3 and F. Maybe I will bring the F3 as well, just in case
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Post by: John Geerts on May 22, 2016, 15:12:12
May 22th 2016. Rain
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Post by: Thomas G on May 22, 2016, 18:16:04
John,
that's  nice rain shot. Before the rain I went out to document the final phase of this years tulips.
135/3.5 QC, 52-55,55-62, 62 reverse, 5T.

'last tulip standing'
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Post by: John Geerts on May 22, 2016, 18:51:21
Thanks Thomas.

Interesting combi with the 5T.  It works reversed better? Which aperture did you use, wide open?
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2016, 18:56:05
Before the rain (inside):
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Post by: Thomas G on May 22, 2016, 18:57:23
Thanks Thomas.

Interesting combi with the 5T.  It works reversed better? Which aperture did you use, wide open?
Not sure, missing notes on normal mounted. I had no time to test both variants today and my notes say that this way round it works quite well.
f/5.6, gave more definition in the finder.
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2016, 19:02:41
a little excursion by the Rhine (raining):
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 22, 2016, 21:16:15
The second one is intriguing!

Thanks Thomas.

May 22. A sunny and warm day - nice day for a walk in the forest.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 22, 2016, 22:09:51
Dialogs today with red between raindrops and those working on Sunday
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Post by: John Geerts on May 22, 2016, 23:27:07
Very Tender, Bruno.

We had a lot of rain today....

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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2016, 09:39:45
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ee/Duerer_the_large_turf.jpg/796px-Duerer_the_large_turf.jpg)


Albrecht Dürer. 1503
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Post by: John Geerts on May 23, 2016, 15:17:36
May 23rd  2016         Continuous rainfall

Good weather for snails

D800E - Angenieux 35-70/2.5
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2016, 16:46:28
23. March: airport checks let me start to think about weight of equipment:

1) 1300g
2) 1399g
3) 1448g
4) way too much!
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 23, 2016, 21:54:24
Finally a rose
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Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2016, 15:49:34
May 24th 2016  Still cloudy, but the rain has finally stopped

A gathering of 'seniors'...
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2016, 19:09:27
May 24 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7294/26615271784_cf43723844_o.jpg)
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Post by: the solitaire on May 24, 2016, 19:24:54
Bruno, bring the D3 and D500 (without grip) and leave the grips and D600 at home. Should save quite a bit of weight :)

Rainy 24th. Indoor flowers

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7798/26615371844_2b2a51a9c8_b.jpg)
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2016, 19:30:18
Buddy:

My Name is Frank. I plan  a casual day. So possibly the D500 + 24/1.4 and D600 + 85/1.8 both with grip so I do not need spare batteries. My cropped vision will then be: 24, 36, 85, 127. All in a small package not easily identified as a camera bag.

I love the orchids plus woodman!!! Wonderful direction.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2016, 19:34:30
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7171/26615851984_5e19b8061e_o.jpg)
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Post by: the solitaire on May 24, 2016, 22:39:22
Buddy:

My Name is Frank. I plan  a casual day. So possibly the D500 + 24/1.4 and D600 + 85/1.8 both with grip so I do not need spare batteries. My cropped vision will then be: 24, 36, 85, 127. All in a small package not easily identified as a camera bag.

I love the orchids plus woodman!!! Wonderful direction.

Frank, I'm so terribly sorry for mixing you and Bruno up. I scrolled back and was already quite certain I addressed the right person.

The Orchids & Mannequin shot was quite a spontanious shot. I was making dinner, had a quick glimpse at the aquarium and the orchid was right beside it with quite nice and soft available light coming in through a window. I positioned the mannequin who normally makes sure our CD's do not fall down from the stereo and went to pick up my camera. Made about 10 exposures but this was the 3rd one and came out best.

I always liked my 24mm on my D300 but hardly ever use it on the D3. I seem to prefer the 20mm UD Nikkor on the D3. Not yet quite certain why that is. Which 85mm f1,8 will you bring? The AF-S version or the Nikkor-H?
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Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2016, 23:24:06
Great shots, Buddy and Fons.

Building construction started just around the corner, were 200 new houses are planned.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 24, 2016, 23:42:50
Something completely unusual where I live, an abandoned pasture. Next to the building of a professional appointment, I only had the phone and 20 second to snap a reminder and GPS coordinates.

Edit:
- Jpg too large for the post and I can't resize on the phone. I'll update tomorrow on the computer
- picture added
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2016, 12:53:33
Entry for 24 May from my new project "the other life" http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,3634.0.html
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2016, 15:23:33
25/May/2016 found a near monochrome scene on a construction site...
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Post by: John Geerts on May 25, 2016, 16:57:25
May 25th  Cloudy weather and cold...

'Stunt'
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 25, 2016, 17:09:58
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7416/27209307716_e8da4087f3_o.jpg)

Df 24-70/2.8
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 25, 2016, 20:51:57
Pile of towels waiting for a space ship to cross our path on #towelday.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 26, 2016, 13:12:44
May 26th 2016

A bit of a foggy morning
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 26, 2016, 15:28:05
May 26 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7491/26988379910_0a807b8297_o.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7435/27263950345_f5dd362a64_o.jpg)

the weather is picking-up

Df 60/2.8g

reds are always an issue, to think little in the way of pp editing
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 26, 2016, 15:35:26
My favourite today. Modern Girl. Pope Pius X.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 26, 2016, 18:33:28
reds are always an issue
With all lenses? 
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Post by: John Geerts on May 26, 2016, 18:45:00
The Chairman of the Jury, Peer de Graaf, announces the winner of the 'Ad Vinkenprijs'.  A special bi-annual price for artists in Tilburg.

With the amazing Angenieux 35-70/2.5, without any flash, only the natural light.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 26, 2016, 19:03:20
With all lenses?

Working in prophoto saving for web in srgb?
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Post by: Thomas G on May 26, 2016, 20:08:20
roses are out... and so are the little guests

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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 26, 2016, 21:25:33
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7337/26663515494_1c569b2cc8_o.jpg)

slightly different edit

like John mentioned reds, with close-up lenses, here it is the 60g too contrasty by itself?
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Post by: John Geerts on May 26, 2016, 21:57:13
That looks better indeed.

I find most Nikkor G lenses too contrasty  (28, 50, 85 1.8's)...  unnatural...   Thinking about selling them. The lack of an Aperture ring is another major handicap in my working order.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 26, 2016, 22:04:06
Talking about reds, D750 105/2.8 VR
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 27, 2016, 06:37:55
May 27 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7015/27278215065_dca915069a_o.jpg)


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7428/26671258884_fe078feb0b_o.jpg)

capture nx-d conversion

Df 55/1.6
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2016, 07:55:32
Hey. In the beginning we did a weather forecast. Then  diversified. Now we are the "men in flowers" thread.

Where do we want to go today?
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 27, 2016, 08:14:06
Nowadays i have so little time for extensive shooting so stick på ;) garden stuff,,
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2016, 08:36:32
Pity, Fons. Hope soon time will come to let you do more of what  you love in photography...
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2016, 09:58:21
27/May/2016 --- something green
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Post by: John Geerts on May 27, 2016, 20:42:03
May 27th 2016   A bit better weather, at last.

Saw too many people yesterday, back to the nature ;)

Fresh green...

Df  105/1.8
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Post by: John Geerts on May 27, 2016, 20:47:45
Nice Frank, that looks like the  Wingnut or Flügelnuss (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2016, 20:51:32
I love the green in your pics ... lots of different tones ...
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Post by: Peter McLennan on May 27, 2016, 22:00:19
Some water plants were growing in a slowly flowing stream.  I took substantial liberties with the Lightroom sliders.  :)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7357/26684458254_b76eec7d15_o.jpg)
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 28, 2016, 00:05:59
Huge pictorial imact here. Totally Love it, Peter!
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Post by: John Geerts on May 28, 2016, 09:10:36
Thanks Frank.  Lovely Peter !
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 28, 2016, 09:47:00
Nice greens, John and liberty suits the pic, Peter
Catching up with yesterday, wind, rain and thunder
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 28, 2016, 11:20:11
Rain and thunder announced for later today.
Cameras ready to shoot.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 28, 2016, 18:47:21
May 28th 2016 Sun and clouds

Fire truck, the DAF 1300A  made in 1965
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 28, 2016, 19:33:04
Nice greens and nice reds! Even nice rain  :)

Here is some more green - from yesterday - May 27.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 28, 2016, 19:52:35
May 28 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7356/27276140356_f11f54f5b1_o.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7468/27309559885_87d983fde1_o.jpg)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 28, 2016, 20:02:03
Today, May 28. - a nice sunny day with a blue sky and drifting clouds.

I went out to catch some bright yellow Rape fields on a location I've photographed often. It has a small forest on a slope/hill and I was hoping for bright yellow Rape field, lush green forest and a blue sky with drifting clouds.. but as I suspected I was too late and the Rape flowers was almost gone.

A few other impressions from the country side - an old parsonage, a big old chestnut tree and the view over the country side.
 
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 28, 2016, 20:07:08
Very nice flowers Fons (..as always) - the first ones almost have a porcelain like surface.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 28, 2016, 20:15:44
Some water plants were growing in a slowly flowing stream.  I took substantial liberties with the Lightroom sliders.  :)

Great you did. Very special indeed.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 28, 2016, 20:44:34
Really beautiful Lars.

It looks like it was sunnier in your place ;)

I visited the woods in the nearly uninhabited border zone between Belgium and Netherlands. However, this was close to a village, along the river Leij.

It's perhaps obvious this was Dutch territory  ;)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 28, 2016, 20:56:09
Very nice flowers Fons (..as always) - the first ones almost have a porcelain like surface.

thank you Lars,

on #2 as always struggling to get this colour vivid magenta right
thats a challenge to get the colour of the Geranium psilostemon or armenum right,
which is like i mentioned a rich and vivid magenta with a black eye
cameras by themselves register a dull unsaturared blueish pink
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 28, 2016, 22:23:51
wine and coffee
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Post by: the solitaire on May 28, 2016, 23:38:08
As long as we're with the subject of greens

16mm f3,5 on D3

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7592/26696157693_15895652bb_b.jpg)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 29, 2016, 09:53:12
May 29 2016

we will have rain today after yesterday's heat

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7138/27288133296_20c9f2faf2_o.jpg)

Df voigtlander 125mm @ f/2.5
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 29, 2016, 14:23:12
Really beautiful Lars.

It looks like it was sunnier in your place ;)

I visited the woods in the nearly uninhabited border zone between Belgium and Netherlands. However, this was close to a village, along the river Leij.

It's perhaps obvious this was Dutch territory  ;)

Thank you very much John.

Today the weather you've had will arrive here - rain and thunder is approaching from south.

That t-shirt does not leave much doubt about your whereabouts  :) 
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 29, 2016, 14:32:52
thank you Lars,

on #2 as always struggling to get this colour vivid magenta right
thats a challenge to get the colour of the Geranium psilostemon or armenum right,
which is like i mentioned a rich and vivid magenta with a black eye
cameras by themselves register a dull unsaturared blueish pink

It is soon time for peonies and for some of the red colored species I've always struggled to get a result that comes close to what I see - no real success yet. Probably lack of post processing skills for my part, but it seems rather tricky.
I photographed some wild orchids recently and they also have a tricky colour - maybe I should get a better colour reference card to at least have a more precise reference.       
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Post by: John Geerts on May 29, 2016, 16:09:22
May 29th 2015  Rainy

Outdoor activities and umbrella's
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 29, 2016, 18:18:30
May 29th 2015  Rainy

Outdoor activities and umbrella's

And slightly cold, the clothes indicate. What a nice beehive! It has become increasingly popular in Denmark to have bees.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 29, 2016, 18:26:18
Thanks Lars.  There is a whole story behind the Beehive.  The beekeeper got it as a present from a retired beekeeper, he had worked for the railway-company, and apparently it was built from old rail- wood. I think they are now working on the restoration of it.  Below a pic when he got the beehive.
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Post by: Thomas G on May 29, 2016, 18:33:07
John, lovely capture.

These smoke generators,- do you have a more detailed shot perhaps?
As a small boy I found them faszinating, there were some who had a spring driven fan in them.
Think about disassembling an old fashioned alarm clock and the seeing something more... useful  8)

Do these use bellows to blow the smoke at the bees?
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Post by: the solitaire on May 29, 2016, 19:14:08
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7328/26723774154_bbd6ccb4a3_b.jpg)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 29, 2016, 19:15:56
I didn't get out today so here is an indoor shot - a Brassia orchid I have surprised me and have set a new flower stem. The plant didn't look healthy after an attack from pests so I didn't expect flowers.   

John - thanks for posting that shot. A great story too. That fine bee hive certainly deserves a restoration!
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 29, 2016, 21:33:16
Orchids remind me of insects. Very great shot. Are the colors
realistic or doctored?
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 29, 2016, 21:35:39
As long as we're with the subject of greens
16mm f3,5 on D3
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7592/26696157693_15895652bb_b.jpg)


Either the part of Germany you live in is just gourgous or your talent ... way to see things is making them shine
beyond all expectations. Fairy tale stuff!!!!
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 29, 2016, 21:37:03
May 29 2016

we will have rain today after yesterday's heat

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7138/27288133296_20c9f2faf2_o.jpg)

Df voigtlander 125mm @ f/2.5

very sensitive shot. Not so in the face but more like a fine composed music playing in the background
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Post by: John Geerts on May 29, 2016, 21:38:56
Impressive Buddy and Lars.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 29, 2016, 21:41:53
John, lovely capture.

These smoke generators,- do you have a more detailed shot perhaps?
As a small boy I found them faszinating, there were some who had a spring driven fan in them.
Think about disassembling an old fashioned alarm clock and the seeing something more... useful  8)

Do these use bellows to blow the smoke at the bees?
Thanks Thomas.  I will ask the Beekeeper, I see him on a short notice. And ask for a photo :) I know he has a lot of stuff. Unfortunately I have no more details than the shot I just posted.

This is the beekeeper by the way.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 29, 2016, 21:49:34
Orchids remind me of insects. Very great shot. Are the colors
realistic or doctored?

Thanks Frank. The colours are pretty realistic - I've only adjusted levels and contrast. The flowers of this species does resemble big insects with long legs .. as you probably know, several orchids mimic insects in their flowers to attract males of certain species that are hoping for some "romance"  ;)

About your wine and coffee shot from yesterday .. is the coffe served in a cup from Utrecht or am I missing the point? 


Impressive Buddy and Lars.

Thanks John .. really nice portrait of the bee keeper with raindrops etc. !
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 29, 2016, 22:54:32
Great tree, Buddy

Catching up for the 28th. Farming and wild weeds resisting
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 29, 2016, 22:57:54
29th, the Iris pseudacorus are back
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Post by: Akira on May 30, 2016, 01:40:35
May 29.  Hydrangeas are being in full bloom here in Tokyo.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 30, 2016, 10:36:40
May 30 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7457/27248362152_f62daa3e1f_o.jpg)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 30, 2016, 10:46:36
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7355/27248503012_378f02a620_o.jpg)

different apertures at rain

Df 58/1.4
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Post by: John Geerts on May 30, 2016, 10:56:18
May 30th 2016

The same weather Fons  ;)

XperiaZ, the only Sony I still have......    it still works to get my mail in......
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Post by: John Geerts on May 30, 2016, 11:22:10
And some heavy tropical rain with thunder and lightning...
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Post by: the solitaire on May 30, 2016, 12:40:53

Either the part of Germany you live in is just gourgous or your talent ... way to see things is making them shine
beyond all expectations. Fairy tale stuff!!!!

Thank you Frank. I happen to know a few very nice and not well known corners of Northrhine Westfalia where you just have to wait for the right light and press the shutter. Natures magic does most of the rest ;)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 30, 2016, 15:08:26
very sensitive shot. Not so in the face but more like a fine composed music playing in the background

thanks Frank
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 30, 2016, 17:06:12
yesterday's green and purple (29-May-2016)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 30, 2016, 17:56:53
Rododendrons. May 30. Enough to choose from.

Akira - lovely blue hydrangeas. Nice detail with the BIF!
Fons and John - those shots makes me enjoy the sunny and warm weather we are having even more!  ;)
Frank - I like those soft green-yellowish colour transitions - and the tropical mood of second shot.
 
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 30, 2016, 18:10:44
Lars the first of the three is so soft and translucent
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 30, 2016, 20:35:09
deep green of the day
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 30, 2016, 20:59:09
Lovely #2, Lars, lighting darkness.
I like how the noise contribute to the structure of the inflorescence, Frank

City stratification
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Post by: the solitaire on May 30, 2016, 21:19:06
Frank, Deep green really does it for me. As mentioned before, the noise does not distract but rather add to th eoveral image. And green is my favorite color ;)

Today I played around with post processing a bit, not really sure where to go with this image

Taken with the 105mm f2,5 Nikkor-P (Sonnar)

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7390/27080749220_7ff7bc1b44_b.jpg)
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Post by: John Geerts on May 30, 2016, 21:25:59
Nice flowers Lars, I like the first one particularly.   

For me is the noise in the green distracting, Frank.  I like yesterday's purple-red more.

Cool reflection and colours, Bruno. 

Great atmosphere Buddy, I first thought it was a street in Havana.  You yellowed it a bit?
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Post by: Thomas G on May 30, 2016, 22:17:49
Frank, Deep green really does it for me. As mentioned before, the noise does not distract but rather add to th eoveral image. And green is my favorite color ;)

Today I played around with post processing a bit, not really sure where to go with this image

Taken with the 105mm f2,5 Nikkor-P (Sonnar)

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Buddy, you may disagree and I would not mind,
but I think while the PP trend is good and it almost works, maybe a bit more Buena Vista colors, think clearer blue hues, and shadows, which could fall in some more blackness?
It tends to follow the airy light and fine graduated tones of your nature shots, while I see this city could needs a touch of harshness.

Pleasant shot and framing beside that to present a nice car and the mood of the scene.

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Post by: simato73 on May 30, 2016, 23:34:31
Today for me was hiking in the Lake District with friends  :)

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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 31, 2016, 06:21:44
Buddy, you may disagree and I would not mind,
but I think while the PP trend is good and it almost works, maybe a bit more Buena Vista colors, think clearer blue hues, and shadows, which could fall in some more blackness?
It tends to follow the airy light and fine graduated tones of your nature shots, while I see this city could needs a touch of harshness.
Pleasant shot and framing beside that to present a nice car and the mood of the scene.


"Selective color" in Photoshop can be your friend here
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 31, 2016, 06:22:26
Today for me was hiking in the Lake District with friends  :)

Do we manage to know them?
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Post by: John Geerts on May 31, 2016, 07:55:55
May 29.  Hydrangeas are being in full bloom here in Tokyo.
Nice blue colours.  They are very early, here all is still in the button-phase. Warmer climate in Tokyo?
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Post by: simato73 on May 31, 2016, 07:58:56
Do we manage to know them?

Alice and Mark, not pictured here and unknown to you, but still happy to oblige  ;)
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Post by: Akira on May 31, 2016, 08:39:22
Nice blue colours.  They are very early, here all is still in the button-phase. Warmer climate in Tokyo?

Thanks, John.  Yes, I was attracted their nice rich blue.  In Tokyo, it was very hot (not warm!) during the daytime.  Actually since the end of April, there has been nothing to post to "In search of spring" thread anymore.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 31, 2016, 08:59:34
Ah thank you. That explains the full blooming hydrangeas. This blue is very soft indeed. The colours tend to be harsher here.
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Post by: the solitaire on May 31, 2016, 09:37:10
Nice flowers Lars, I like the first one particularly.   

For me is the noise in the green distracting, Frank.  I like yesterday's purple-red more.

Cool reflection and colours, Bruno. 

Great atmosphere Buddy, I first thought it was a street in Havana.  You yellowed it a bit?

More then just a bit and more then just yellowing John. I made a lightroom preset that gives me a rough baseline in this direction. Sometimes I like to move away from color correction and instead try to process towards a certain painterly style or the look of old faded photographs.
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Post by: the solitaire on May 31, 2016, 09:42:22
Buddy, you may disagree and I would not mind,
but I think while the PP trend is good and it almost works, maybe a bit more Buena Vista colors, think clearer blue hues, and shadows, which could fall in some more blackness?
It tends to follow the airy light and fine graduated tones of your nature shots, while I see this city could needs a touch of harshness.

Pleasant shot and framing beside that to present a nice car and the mood of the scene.

Thomas, I will give that and a few other things a try. You just gave me the nudge that pointed me in a direction I could take with this photo, and one that I had not thought of yet.

Maybe I'm stuck in a routine again, because you aptly compare to my other photos where this certainly deserves a different approach.

Critisism is always welcome. I think change is the driving force for growth and growth is the direction for photography in my opinion. Never stop learning, always strive to improve, learn, try, fail and start over :)
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Post by: John Geerts on May 31, 2016, 10:11:15
I agree, Buddy. Continuous improvement never stops.

 It's also refreshing (and a break in routine) trying and using other post-processing tools.  (Apart from other tools like lenses (and camera's in a lesser extent))
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 31, 2016, 14:20:08
I have to find a better way to mix that down. Colors looked much stronger in real life.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 31, 2016, 14:31:20
May 31rd 2016  Very cloudy, but little rain...

Art-work called 'The Sun Also Rises' by the artist Matthew Filipowski made in 1984.

Df  28/4 PC  Ai
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 31, 2016, 16:13:46
May 31 2016

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7375/27304556541_659d398b2b_o.jpg)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 31, 2016, 21:22:40
Today for me was hiking in the Lake District with friends  :)

I like that view Simone  :)

Art-work called 'The Sun Also Rises' by the artist Matthew Filipowski made in 1984.

I can't imagine the sun, but I assume it is the steel sculpture that is rising..   

I have to find a better way to mix that down. Colors looked much stronger in real life.

The first one works best imo. - blueish and yellow .. nice use of complementary colours.

Fons - very soft rose! One can almost smell it.


Thanks Frank, Bruno and John .. for commenting on my Rododendron shots from yesterday.

May 31. The last spring shot. I have two big Laburnum trees just outside my bedroom windows. Lovely view these days - and nice scent when I open the windows. Sorry I didn't clean the windows.. 

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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 31, 2016, 23:04:43
I was at a data protection agency today. It's so "data protection" that even my reflection in the mirror is obfuscated.
Everything on the phone ...
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 01, 2016, 01:32:56
Obfuscated Bruno. Magnificent.