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Title: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 01, 2019, 15:49:45
Post your "blog" contributions here.

No theme (other than what the passage of time creates), no contest implied, a maximum of one picture per day in the actual month and no more than 4 images per month for NG members, up to 30/31 for Supporters. You can distribute the contributions as once per week if you so prefer.

The posted picture(s) must be taken within the designated time period.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 01, 2019, 17:50:46
one of the Cyanus is not single color but has blue and white petals .. I did a tad of an experimental edit with layers ...

*entanglement*
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: PeterN on June 01, 2019, 19:07:06
Wonderful!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: armando_m on June 02, 2019, 01:35:14
Playing with the x-t3 focus bracketing
20 images 55mm f/4, stacked in ps using the jpg files
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 02, 2019, 07:32:24
Political questions as Zara refuses to revive the shop windows and houses

D850  15/2.4
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 02, 2019, 07:54:08
Quote from: Paco

Frank, I like the simple esthetics  of your cup image. That Fuji is back home


yes, the little Fuji is special. It inspires me to shoot differently... Thank you
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 02, 2019, 07:55:02
Wonderful!

Thank you, Peter !
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Anthony on June 02, 2019, 09:57:37
Frank and Armando, two entirely different but equally beautiful flower photos, thanks for posting.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: ColinM on June 02, 2019, 10:22:36
Playing with the x-t3 focus bracketing

This and your combination with PS stacking seems to work.
Did you ever try Zerene for this, or has PS slowly caught up with the dedicated stack s/w?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 02, 2019, 11:07:38
I finally managed to "retrieve" the D500 a friend had loaned ... after a weekend spent on a remote island, I am full of appreciation for this camera (again). Before leaving, I captured this mixture of Saxifraga granulata and Armeria maritima using the 18-140 Nikkor.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 02, 2019, 13:03:36
I finally managed to "retrieve" the D500 a friend had loaned ... after a weekend spent on a remote island, I am full of appreciation for this camera (again). Before leaving, I captured this mixture of Saxifraga granulata and Armeria maritima using the 18-140 Nikkor.

astonishing and lovely piece of hardware the D500 and my favourite camera currently... very nice color bouquet
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: armando_m on June 02, 2019, 13:59:25
This and your combination with PS stacking seems to work.
Did you ever try Zerene for this, or has PS slowly caught up with the dedicated stack s/w?
Thanks Colin,
I tried zerene a few years ago,  conditions were different, I used 36mp raw files, and a 150mm macro therefore a shallower dof, also focus was adjusted manually using the d800 live view. The processing was slow and had many odd artifacts, I did not continue my efforts

This time, with the x-t3, the experience was much smoother, and ps did a good job with little effort. I noticed that even with jpgs , and only 20 images the file grew to 1.5gb while doing the stack, my machine has only 8gb , I doubt I can tackle much deeper stacks in ps.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: PeterN on June 02, 2019, 15:08:46
(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3445924091-6.jpg)

Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 02, 2019, 15:14:12
The printed newspaper is a dying species, some say.

The price is skyrocketing. We started with 500€/year 10 years ago, now it is 900€/year for same. I feel they used all the money to build expensive internet sites where they give away the content the subscribers pay for. That is why they have to raise the price for my paper. People online feel they can have it all for free.

I subscribed to the Guardian online additionally for only 75€/year, roughly the price of my paper online per quarter ...

I do not understand all of this.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 02, 2019, 17:26:38
June 1

Started with temps on the rise,

need a waterpistol to cure the heat.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986071792_bec43249c3_o.jpg)

D850, 28-300/3.5-5.6vr

"Objet trouve"
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 02, 2019, 17:54:51
At the canal
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 02, 2019, 19:49:41
At the canal

floating .... grand!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Alaun on June 02, 2019, 19:54:10
June started with many nice flowers here!
So another one, not yet blooming :)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 02, 2019, 20:20:14
June started with many nice flowers here!
So another one, not yet blooming :)

poppies before blooming, very cool
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 02, 2019, 20:38:02
June 2

Returning home after a few days,
a spontaneous arrival of this Ornithogalum pyramidale? in flower.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47987321193_768b6277b5_o.jpg)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on June 02, 2019, 22:47:42
Rhododendrons are showing off these days in our neck of the wood.
Here the Z6 and Sigma 105/1.4A with a Fotodiox Pro 15mm tween them.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Matthew Currie on June 03, 2019, 00:54:42
In 1972 I resided my old house, and dug up the irises at the foundation. They spent the next year in a wheelbarrow in the back yard.  Neglected, frozen and flooded, transplanted in subsequent moves, the very old variety comes up first every year. (200/4 Q with long extension).


Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 03, 2019, 12:40:17
Matthew, just wow. Colors look like D850 @ISO64... reading EXIF I learn it is a D7100. Wow
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 03, 2019, 13:03:45
June 3.  Yet another flower image.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 03, 2019, 17:54:57
*constraint poppies *

X100T, developed in ACR 11.3
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 03, 2019, 17:56:15
Gotcha?

D7200   20/1.4
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 03, 2019, 18:22:29
Shot some daisies that were thrashing around in a strong breeze and relying entirely on the AF of the D500/18-140 combination. Later, I obtained this small insight into the dinner preferences of a small spider. Crop approx. 1/10 of the frame. NO match for an APO 125/2.5 CV Lanthar, but that lens was ensconced at home ...

Dinner Party
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: armando_m on June 03, 2019, 18:38:40
Gotcha?

D7200   20/1.4
wonderful image ! reaching for the lens ?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 03, 2019, 19:28:34
wonderful image ! reaching for the lens ?
Thanks.  Yes, reaching and touching.  I was very close with the 20mm Sigma
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 03, 2019, 22:39:36
Children playing

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47996327581_ecd51e3b37_o.jpg)

D850, 28-300mm f/3.5~5.6vr
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: acgiannopo on June 04, 2019, 10:00:55
June started with many nice flowers here!
So another one, not yet blooming :)

Very nice work!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: acgiannopo on June 04, 2019, 10:01:32
Playing with the x-t3 focus bracketing
20 images 55mm f/4, stacked in ps using the jpg files

Very nice stack. Excellent job
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: acgiannopo on June 04, 2019, 10:05:32
I am posting a panoramic image of Athens' downtown at blue hour. 12 images in 2 rows, taken with the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 ai-s @ f/5.6, 5sec exposure. Merged in PS.
The panorama was shot of Lycabettus hill. Enjoy

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47996767331_fe59b70db2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8iYKe)_DSC6939-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/2g8iYKe) by Achilleas Giannopoulos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acgiannopo/), on Flickr
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on June 04, 2019, 11:08:56
Very nice panorama, I like the night shot :)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 04, 2019, 12:51:23
Yes, lovely and full of details !
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 04, 2019, 16:08:53
*dreamscape*

X100T edited with ACR 11.3
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 04, 2019, 17:17:31
June 4

Despite busy work and limited time to take pictures these days,

Rosa x 'Felicia'

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48000879522_dba61cb2a3_o.jpg)

D850, Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5

Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 04, 2019, 18:36:34
Very sweet, Frank and Fons.

Firethorn still blooming....

D7200   17-35/2.8
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 04, 2019, 19:08:14
Oslo harbour cannot eschew the overload of cruise vessels otherwise associated with the Western Fjords :(  Seen from Oslo Central  Station. 18-140 on my recently returned D500.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 04, 2019, 19:24:39
Very sweet, Frank and Fons.

Firethorn still blooming....

D7200   17-35/2.8

thank you

interesting bokeh
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 04, 2019, 19:26:47

...my recently returned D500.

do you like her?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 04, 2019, 19:56:09
Oslo harbour cannot eschew the overload of cruise vessels otherwise associated with the Western Fjords :(  Seen from Oslo Central  Station. 18-140 on my recently returned D500.

Dutch ship looking very sharp.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 04, 2019, 19:56:51
*dreamscape*

X100T edited with ACR 11.3

Silene looking fine
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 04, 2019, 20:00:31
I am posting a panoramic image of Athens' downtown at blue hour. 12 images in 2 rows, taken with the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 ai-s @ f/5.6, 5sec exposure. Merged in PS.
The panorama was shot of Lycabettus hill. Enjoy

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47996767331_fe59b70db2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8iYKe)_DSC6939-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/2g8iYKe) by Achilleas Giannopoulos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acgiannopo/), on Flickr

Great Pano so much detail
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 04, 2019, 20:02:53
Very sweet, Frank and Fons.

Firethorn still blooming....

D7200   17-35/2.8

That old lens still going strong, but the Pyracantha is thirsting for some genuine old fashioned Rain ;)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 04, 2019, 20:11:11
Thanks Frank and Fons.

According to 'Buienradar' rain is rapidly approaching   :)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 04, 2019, 20:24:34
Thanks Frank and Fons.

According to 'Buienradar' rain is rapidly approaching   :)

This part of the country never much rain, very different from where i come from.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: ColinM on June 04, 2019, 21:50:16
Firethorn still blooming....

I love what you've got the 17-35/2.8 doing there John
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: ColinM on June 04, 2019, 21:53:52
I think we just received that rain that John and Fons warned us about - even waterproofs weren't enough to keep me dry

Another day getting used to the 16-80mm (and testing the efficiency of any sealing its got!)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 05, 2019, 08:33:38
I love what you've got the 17-35/2.8 doing there John
Thanks Colin.  It was more Thunder and Stormy winds than substantial rain in our part of the Netherlands.

This part of the country never much rain, very different from where i come from.
Which part is that, Fons?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 05, 2019, 09:34:59
"Modern Art" courtesy PictureCode LLC.  :( :(

It's the first time ever I experienced Photo Ninja choke on a RAW file, in this case NEF from my modified full-spectrum Z6 using the 18-140 and a KolariVision IR Chrome filter. The NEF did run flawlessly through RawTherapee 5.6 though?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 05, 2019, 09:48:45
Yesterday I found a Phacelia carelessly torn down by a walkerby probably. I brought her upstairs for a photo, too much wind downstairs, and found a little very lively and curious spider on it (two photos, one picture, one story):
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 05, 2019, 16:52:17

Which part is that, Fons?

That's Heesch 20 km east of den Bosch, where i come from is 's Graveland near Hilversum.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 05, 2019, 16:53:35
June 5

Today

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48007247042_52cdbf27e0_o.jpg)

D850,  28-300mm f/3.5-5.6vr
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 05, 2019, 17:43:02
That's Heesch 20 km east of den Bosch, where i come from is 's Graveland near Hilversum.
I believe a lot more rain in 's Graveland. In Brabant Tilburg is the city with  highest rain levels, but overal it's dryer in Brabant.

A kind of mini Hortensia

D850  85/1.8 K (Ai'd)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 05, 2019, 22:08:35
I believe a lot more rain in 's Graveland. In Brabant Tilburg is the city with  highest rain levels, but overal it's dryer in Brabant.

A kind of mini Hortensia

D850  85/1.8 K (Ai'd)

wonderful
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: armando_m on June 06, 2019, 01:20:55
virtual chase pano
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Tom Hook on June 06, 2019, 04:34:53
Blue Flag Iris in a neighboring wetland

Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 06, 2019, 13:41:11
wonderful
Thanks Frank.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 06, 2019, 13:42:27
Demolition of the roof of a passage.  It will be reshaped in a modern shop-street without a roof :)

D850   85/1.8 K
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 06, 2019, 14:21:54
June 6.  Hollyhocks accompanied by hydrangeas.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 06, 2019, 14:53:33
Morning commuters offloaded on the station of destination.

18-140 on D500, very slow speed with the hand-held camera.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 06, 2019, 15:22:56
June 6

Horse on Rumex

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48013148223_2c3a99752d_o.jpg)

D850, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: mxbianco on June 06, 2019, 15:24:43
"Modern Art" courtesy PictureCode LLC.  :( :(

It's the first time ever I experienced Photo Ninja choke on a RAW file, in this case NEF from my modified full-spectrum Z6 using the 18-140 and a KolariVision IR Chrome filter. The NEF did run flawlessly through RawTherapee 5.6 though?

I've had the same effect coming out of a used D70 I bought for parts, only the colorful striping is vertical. Initially I planned to take it apart to see what was the problem (maybe a loose flat cable), but then I decided that the random artistic effect (straight OOC) would more than compensate the 10€ I spent, so I kept it that way.
BTW, it's not completely random, you get a vague idea of the subject, as if the camera had taken a heavy dose of LSD or something...

Not posting anything yet, the photos I have have not been taken in June...and I like to go by the rules!

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Tom Hook on June 07, 2019, 04:01:12
Working farmers seem to never throw anything away, working on the assumption I suppose that you keep it all because you never know when you're going to need it.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 07, 2019, 07:53:44
June 7

This morning, Rosa x 'Constance Spry' and Eragrostis curvula or weeping lovegrass.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48017249043_e5482453e6_o.jpg)

D850  200mm f/2vr

handheld, flat profile and no lens profile correction in PS, which suits the image better,
i think.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 07, 2019, 11:04:40
June 7

This morning, Rosa x 'Constance Spry' and Eragrostis curvula or weeping lovegrass.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48017249043_e5482453e6_o.jpg)

D850  200mm f/2vr

handheld, flat profile and no lens profile correction in PS, which suits the image better,
i think.

I will try this combo on some weeds on my lot...
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 07, 2019, 14:28:51
Rose

D600  200/2
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 07, 2019, 17:22:37
Finally, got my specimen of the 14-30/4S lens for my Z systems. This time the carrier company didn't live up to its shattered reputation and I got the lens in fact 1-2 days before I had expected :D

Pansies
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on June 07, 2019, 17:41:19
Fons the horse and the roses are very nice
Birna  your style is unique even with the 14-30 :)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on June 07, 2019, 18:42:12
Finally, got my specimen of the 14-30/4S lens for my Z systems. This time the carrier company didn't live up to its shattered reputation and I got the lens in fact 1-2 days before I had expected :D

Pansies
I just read Thom Hogan’s review, but your picture looks sharp all the way. Nice by the way :)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 07, 2019, 19:05:35
OK, here is the promised 2/200VR on the D850 ... I got my building permit this week and can therefore attach a nicety to my workhorse ... I hope I will still be able to feed my children if I keep it ...

*minimalism*

ooc

more and edited shots in my "ecosystem" thread
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: armando_m on June 07, 2019, 20:14:33
Finally, got my specimen of the 14-30/4S lens for my Z systems. This time the carrier company didn't live up to its shattered reputation and I got the lens in fact 1-2 days before I had expected :D

Pansies
wow, great colors and impressive definition
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 07, 2019, 20:43:19
Finally, got my specimen of the 14-30/4S lens for my Z systems. This time the carrier company didn't live up to its shattered reputation and I got the lens in fact 1-2 days before I had expected :D

Pansies

Again, i wonder nikon mirrorless Z cameras produce digital looking jpgs ooc?!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 07, 2019, 21:26:18
Finally, got my specimen of the 14-30/4S lens for my Z systems. This time the carrier company didn't live up to its shattered reputation and I got the lens in fact 1-2 days before I had expected :D

Pansies

very beautiful, Birna
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Tom Hook on June 08, 2019, 02:31:10
Autumn made an early appearance today
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 08, 2019, 08:26:29
a windy day ...
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: acgiannopo on June 08, 2019, 12:21:05
Very nice panorama, I like the night shot :)

Yes, lovely and full of details !

Thank you!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: acgiannopo on June 08, 2019, 12:26:29
This image is another pano of the milkyway "lit" by Poseidon's temple at cape Sounio, Attica, Greece. A total of 30 images were shot for this pano. 7 sections, 4-5 shots per section with the Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ai-s @ f/2.8, iso 5000, 10sec exposure. frames per section were stacked in sequator in order to reduce noise and the final 7 images were stacked to pano in PS.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48012961086_e7c838e9f4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9JYzU)image 01-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/2g9JYzU) by Achilleas Giannopoulos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acgiannopo/), on Flickr
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: armando_m on June 08, 2019, 14:20:52
lots of work, beautiful result
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 08, 2019, 15:05:45
June 8

Blue caravan.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024211417_ea33e1e3c0_o.jpg)

D850, 28mm f/2
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 08, 2019, 15:57:41
Stormy wind

Cityhall still being 'restored' 

D600  Angenieux 28-70/2.6
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 08, 2019, 17:03:21
Lovely shot, John!!!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 08, 2019, 17:27:16
Wetlands, false-colour Infrared Ektachrome emulation.

14-30mm f/4 S-Line Nikkor, B+W (full-spectrum) Z6
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 08, 2019, 17:40:32
superb result, Birna ... do you finally get to terms with the full spectrum z6???
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: PeterN on June 08, 2019, 18:02:08
(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3455734421-5.jpg)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 08, 2019, 18:05:00
Lovely shot, John!!!
Thanks Frank.

Lovely shot, Birna. 

In a car museum, Peter?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Mikes on June 08, 2019, 19:31:38
Wetlands, false-colour Infrared Ektachrome emulation.

14-30mm f/4 S-Line Nikkor, B+W (full-spectrum) Z6

Beautiful result, Birna. You have quickly taken that combo under control!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 08, 2019, 19:57:22
superb result, Birna ... do you finally get to terms with the full spectrum z6???

Not really. There are strange things going on with that LifePixel modified camera. But I have decided to keep it -- for now.

The 14-30 seems to be OK,  but testing isn't advanced beyond the initial stages yet.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: PeterN on June 08, 2019, 20:24:08
In a car museum, Peter?

Yes, Mercedes museum Stuttgart.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on June 09, 2019, 08:03:36
One of the few remaining Gutenberg bibles being photographed by one of today's primary forms of visual communication.
Inside the amazing Beinecke Library in New Haven Connecticut.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 09, 2019, 09:53:36
June 9

Sundaymorning, 'Misse with Townhall' image to be used for a communal paint project '25 years Bernheze'.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48028756043_82907d0e0f_o.jpg)

D850, zf 50mm f/1.4
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 09, 2019, 10:17:41
Bonn, 9. June 2019

*Latina tourists*
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 09, 2019, 10:18:52
Hema in Bonn, Frank?!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 09, 2019, 10:32:07
May Market in June  here at 7 AM on the Heuvel Square/

 'May Marktet' is a flee market with a duration of 24 hours, opening Saturday evening

D850  28-70/2.6

Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 09, 2019, 13:28:41
Hema in Bonn, Frank?!


last time I looked it was called "Forever Eighteen" ... ugly fashion for young people with a lack of style...
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Matthew Currie on June 09, 2019, 17:25:52
Many nectar sippers have long tongues, but these butterflies carry them in style:

Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on June 09, 2019, 17:47:08
Got a Paeonia officinalis cut from the garden, and thought it could be used as a stillife.
D800 24-70 f2.8
I also for the sake of testing used my Linux laptop and Darktable to post this ;)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 09, 2019, 19:46:45
-- I also for the sake of testing used my Linux laptop and Darktable to post this ;)

Obviously works :D

By the way, Photo Ninja runs just fine under Linux (tested with deb variants), RawTherapee is native Linux and so is Zerene Stacker. Add Hugin as a good alternative to PTGui, and Gimp as a passable alternative to Photoshop, and the straightjacket imposed by the other big makers can largely be avoided.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 09, 2019, 20:53:55
A case in point; today's macro shooting with Laowa 25mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro and the Z7. Subject here are cross sections of the stem of  Potamogeton natans (Pondweed) done at 3.5X. The scene is about 6 mm across. All done on Linux using Photo Ninja and Zerene Stacker (apart form the final step of uploading to the web, on one of my Windows boxes).

The Laowa lens is a sharp performer, but I could do with less chromatic aberration.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 09, 2019, 21:08:40
How to you cut these cross sections so cleanly? Scalpel? Shaving Equipment?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 09, 2019, 21:34:06
Scalpel. My microtome is defunct at the moment.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 09, 2019, 23:42:28
Have been very busy lately. Here, finally a day in Güejar Sierra with some friends. IR pano. d200
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Ian Watson on June 10, 2019, 03:52:28
I thought that I was buying a barbecue. It turns out that I was buying a shiny fort for my son.

Nikon D3, AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G at f/2.8, 1/320 s, ISO 800.

Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 10, 2019, 10:13:23
June 10

Rosa x 'Fritz Nobis'

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48035412002_a12bd10018_o.jpg)

D850, 200mm f/2
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 10, 2019, 17:59:40
The quest for good lenses to support my full-spectrum Z6 continues. This is the Nikkor 105mm f/1.4 (set to f/1.6 in order to compare against the Rodenstock 100mm f/1.6 of some NG fame).
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 10, 2019, 19:03:22
A kind of daisy.

D7200  AF  28-105/3.5-4.5
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 10, 2019, 23:02:14
Birna that looks very good. Is the z6 finally working for some reason or are you finding your way around?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 10, 2019, 23:22:31
A kind of daisy.

D7200  AF  28-105/3.5-4.5

oh, wonderful & beautiful
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 10, 2019, 23:30:40
The Blues
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 11, 2019, 01:33:48
Birna that looks very good. Is the z6 finally working for some reason or are you finding your way around?

As I have built numerous adapters etc. for it, I would hate to abandon the full-spectrum Z6. The banding is mainly in UV and when I'm familiar with the issue, it can be mitigated in post processing (to a large extent).
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 11, 2019, 08:38:26
Tower

Fuji IS Pro   17-35/2.8
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 11, 2019, 09:49:50
oh, wonderful & beautiful
Thanks Frank.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 11, 2019, 17:35:16
Giant Poppy Papaver setiferum can grown in the most unexpected places. Here it has inserted itself into concrete elements on a local construction site ... Nature Will Remain.

D500, AFS 17-55/2.8
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 11, 2019, 17:53:36
Fuji X100T Macro Mode f/2

*green*
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 11, 2019, 21:00:19
June 11

G. pratense

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48045068871_7abf7530c8_o.jpg)

D850, voigtlènder 90mm f/3.5
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 12, 2019, 14:15:29
June 12

Rainy day

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48049010162_f2ff12e08e_o.jpg)

28-300mm f/3,5-5,6
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 12, 2019, 14:28:33
Rainy and Rainy

D850  200/4 AF-D Micro
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 12, 2019, 14:29:16
amazing resolving power of the 2/200VR (picture and ~200% crop from picture ...)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 12, 2019, 14:31:05
June 12

Rainy day

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48049010162_f2ff12e08e_o.jpg)

28-300mm f/3,5-5,6

very nice rainy feel
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 12, 2019, 14:31:50
Rainy and Rainy
D850  200/4 AF-D Micro

very accentuated 3D effect
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 12, 2019, 15:25:01
Lupines are quickly becoming a major environmental pest along road verges and in fallow fields. Once beloved as ornamental plants, these species are now on the national Black List and their sale is prohibited.

A test run with my newly full-spectrum modified Z6 and the old-timer legend 8.5cm f/2 Nikkor-P (RF), Baader U ("Venus") filter.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 12, 2019, 15:35:39
very interesting. Lupines refused to grow on my lot, although I put significant amounts of seeds into the ground
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 13, 2019, 10:09:47
generally I am not into sunsets at all, but a few times in my life they were jaw dropping ...

PS: trouble is ... they never look as good on film as the feel when you see them ... so I did a whacky edit to match my feeling ...
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: mxbianco on June 13, 2019, 11:32:45
generally I am not into sunsets at all, but a few times in my life they were jaw dropping ...

PS: trouble is ... they never look as good on film as the feel when you see them ... so I did a whacky edit to match my feeling ...

Film? It had a fixed color balance, fewer problems than with digital Auto White balance...

I'l assume you have not been using Auto White Balance to photograph sunsets..

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 13, 2019, 12:35:58
Film? It had a fixed color balance, fewer problems than with digital Auto White balance...

I'l assume you have not been using Auto White Balance to photograph sunsets..

Ciao from Massimo


I use the D850 and she delivered a very good RAW representation of the scene technically in AutoWB. The emotional quality I had to process myself into the final file
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: PeterN on June 13, 2019, 14:28:00
generally I am not into sunsets at all, but a few times in my life they were jaw dropping ...

PS: trouble is ... they never look as good on film as the feel when you see them ... so I did a whacky edit to match my feeling ...

Beautifully processed. It makes me experience that sunset. I can't wait till September/October when we have those beautiful sunsets again over here.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 13, 2019, 16:09:20
Jan van Eijndhoven (1947) was for more than 35 years the Camera operator for Dutch National News  (NOS Journaal)  and visited all places (and wars) of the world. I had an interview with him

More information   https://www.tilburgers.nl/jan-van-eijndhoven-ruim-35-jaar-op-pad-voor-het-nos-journaal/ (https://www.tilburgers.nl/jan-van-eijndhoven-ruim-35-jaar-op-pad-voor-het-nos-journaal/)

D850  85/1.4 AF-D
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 13, 2019, 16:20:32
June 13

Windy day

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48055577727_e9c8d8e125_o.jpg)

D500, 200mm f/2vr
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 13, 2019, 17:10:48
Route 66 (or what's left of it?)

17-55/2.8, D500
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on June 14, 2019, 01:55:40
John, a great portrait!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on June 14, 2019, 06:57:31
Iron workers up on top of my latest project.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 14, 2019, 07:34:34
John, a great portrait!
Thank you Nasos.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 14, 2019, 09:44:16
City roses -- in rain.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 14, 2019, 09:45:40
Indeed John, great portrait. Looks and sounds like a very interesting life

  Birna, you compositional magic is always an inspiration
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 14, 2019, 12:59:20
Indeed John, great portrait. Looks and sounds like a very interesting life
Thanks. Yes, he can tell for hours and days what he has encountered during his work
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 14, 2019, 14:06:09
City roses -- in rain.

Love the exaggerated perspective!  AW1?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 14, 2019, 14:22:12
Love the exaggerated perspective!  AW1?

Nah. D500 with the 17-55, says so in the image label as well.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 14, 2019, 14:24:55
Nah. D500 with the 17-55, says so in the image label as well.

Sorry, I missed it.  The extreme DOF and three water drops on the above left corner made me think it was shot with a waterproof camera.    ::)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 14, 2019, 14:25:47
Well, it *was* raining. No excuse for not snapping a picture :)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 14, 2019, 16:06:15
June 16

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48061362683_a4f2ba3a09_o.jpg)

IRD5300, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 14, 2019, 18:03:46
enough "film" for another two years of work!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 14, 2019, 18:30:18
That should be enough, Frank ;)

City Hall in renovation. The return of the black marble plates...

D850  AF-D  85/1.4
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: pluton on June 14, 2019, 20:15:13
June 13

Windy day

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48055577727_e9c8d8e125_o.jpg)

D500, 200mm f/2vr
As blown-by-the-wind photos go, this is the minimum possible suggestion of movement...and highly effective. Color nice too.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bruno Schroder on June 14, 2019, 23:15:28
Catch of the day D500/500PF
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 14, 2019, 23:24:46
Jan van Eijndhoven (1947) was for more than 35 years the Camera operator for Dutch National News  (NOS Journaal)  and visited all places (and wars) of the world. I had an interview with him

More information   https://www.tilburgers.nl/jan-van-eijndhoven-ruim-35-jaar-op-pad-voor-het-nos-journaal/ (https://www.tilburgers.nl/jan-van-eijndhoven-ruim-35-jaar-op-pad-voor-het-nos-journaal/)

D850  85/1.4 AF-D


great lens, great portrait.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 15, 2019, 09:05:29
As blown-by-the-wind photos go, this is the minimum possible suggestion of movement...and highly effective. Color nice too.

thank you Keith
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 15, 2019, 09:07:09

great lens, great portrait.

I agree,
Besides ...
more fine images on this thread
thanks to y'all
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 15, 2019, 10:37:31
Simplified Water Flowchart. Mural version for those with poor eyesight.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 15, 2019, 11:38:04
Thanks Fons and Frank.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 15, 2019, 15:43:40
June 15

Peugeot 203, 1300cc from 1960

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48066779273_3f429bc6cb_o.jpg)

Df, 35mm f/2ai
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 15, 2019, 18:37:47
construction on the bridge continues with lots of steel as rebar for lots of concrete to follow....

technical: D850 & 1.8/20G (superb lens)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: PeterN on June 15, 2019, 18:42:11
Konstanz, Germany. Taken last week with Olympus PEN-F and 17mm lens.
 Is that OK? Or is the rule to post only photos taken on the same day or the day before?

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3466575456-5.jpg)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 15, 2019, 18:54:10
Taken in "Actual calender month". Feel free to use any non-published photo as long as it is captured this month.

Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 15, 2019, 18:55:11
Konstanz, Germany. Taken last week with Olympus PEN-F and 17mm lens.
 Is that OK? Or is the rule to post only photos taken on the same day or the day before?

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3466575456-5.jpg)


rules have changed a while ago...
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 15, 2019, 19:51:08
It's a strange summer, loads of rain and parts of sun...


The old 'train-styled' blue building will be demolished and replaced by boring appartments....
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: CS on June 15, 2019, 20:32:35
It's a strange summer, loads of rain and parts of sun...


The old 'train-styled' blue building will be demolished and replaced by boring appartments....

That building is anything but boring! Makes for an interesting image, thanks, John.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 15, 2019, 21:09:29
Thanks, Carl.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 16, 2019, 00:12:12
Rectangles at play. Z6, nikon 60mm 2.8 @f8 iso 100
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 16, 2019, 01:28:26
artists and their art
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 16, 2019, 06:48:31
Flatwound string.  Zuiko MC Macro 38mm/f3.5 on Fuji X-E3 via a couple of adapters and K rings.  Ca. 3.0x on an APS-C sensor.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: pluton on June 16, 2019, 08:10:49
Lonely car in late light.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 16, 2019, 10:14:18
It's PRIDE week and I'm to participate in one of the panel debates. During a preparatatory discussion, the Proud Dog emerged to join the team :)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 16, 2019, 11:23:47
It's PRIDE week and I'm to participate in one of the panel debates. During a preparatatory discussion, the Proud Dog emerged to join the team :)
:) :) :)


   From yerterday´s hike. The bw conversion mask some of the double exposure and gets the effect stronger, I think.
   Z6, 60mm 2.8, in camera double exposure.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on June 16, 2019, 11:39:26
Flatwound string.  Zuiko MC Macro 38mm/f3.5 on Fuji X-E3 via a couple of adapters and K rings.  Ca. 3.0x on an APS-C sensor.
Nice Akira, it’s the first time I see flatwound so close, is it an A?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: the solitaire on June 16, 2019, 11:51:40
Photography composition rule #1, one does not place the subject in the center of the frame

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48069577402_08d5e2595f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2geK9Dh)DSC_8786-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/2geK9Dh) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: PeterN on June 16, 2019, 12:12:04
Good advice ;-)

PS: Just testing a mobile lighting set-up so it does not meet my watch photography technical and composition criteria. Speaking about rules: Hands should have been in 10 past 10 position and date on the 25th. ;-)

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3467514667-4.jpg)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 16, 2019, 12:41:24
Nice Akira, it’s the first time I see flatwound so close, is it an A?

Thank you, Nasos.  It is a LaBella 4E string whose gauge is 0.100".
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: PeterN on June 16, 2019, 13:10:52
Flatwound string.  Zuiko MC Macro 38mm/f3.5 on Fuji X-E3 via a couple of adapters and K rings.  Ca. 3.0x on an APS-C sensor.

Very Creative and colourful, Akira. I like it a lot
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 16, 2019, 13:54:55
Vers Creative and colourful, Akira. I like it a lot

Thank you, Peter.  That was a quick-and-dirty shot, but I'm glad you enjoy it!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 16, 2019, 18:49:59
June 16

'Fathersday', oh well,
styrofoam sculpture,
Lunenburg castle, Langbroek.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48073862907_b65d846ba8_o.jpg)

D850, 20mm f/1.8
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 16, 2019, 18:56:09
Lot s of problems in the Netherlands with the Oak processionary   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_processionary (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_processionary)

D850  17-35/2.8
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 16, 2019, 19:04:20
Lot s of problems in the Netherlands with the Oak processionary   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_processionary (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_processionary)

D850  17-35/2.8

Some politicians have said we have too many oaktrees, in fact we have too little birds, eg tits will consume young catterpillars, many cases where tit nesting facilities have been installed, have reduced the plague of Haumetopoea Processionaea significantly!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 16, 2019, 19:25:04
Some politicians have said we have too many oaktrees, in fact we have too little birds, eg tits will consume young catterpillars, many cases where tit nesting facilities have been installed, have reduced the plague of Haumetopoea Processionaea significantly!
Thanks Fons.

Yes, I agree. We should have more little birds and they will eat 'the problem'.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: mxbianco on June 16, 2019, 19:38:13
Some politicians have said we have too many oaktrees, in fact we have too little birds, eg tits will consume young catterpillars, many cases where tit nesting facilities have been installed, have reduced the plague of Haumetopoea Processionaea significantly!

A knot

Shot today in a vineyard [D500, 70-200mm VRII 2.8]

To remind politicians to put more bird nesting facilities!

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 16, 2019, 20:28:04
Photography composition rule #1, one does not place the subject in the center of the frame

:)   The subject is the crane  ;)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 16, 2019, 21:04:02
June 16.  X-E3 and Nikkor-H Auto 50/2.0 wide open.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 16, 2019, 21:30:38
styrofoam sculpture,

Amazingly real!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Luc on June 16, 2019, 21:42:33
June 16

'Fathersday', oh well,
styrofoam sculpture,
Lunenburg castle, Langbroek.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48073862907_b65d846ba8_o.jpg)

D850, 20mm f/1.8
Really nice Fons.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Luc on June 16, 2019, 21:43:13
June 16.  X-E3 and Nikkor-H Auto 50/2.0 wide open.
Simple, effective. Nice!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Luc on June 16, 2019, 21:47:48
Amsterdam, a "classic" view from the ferry across river IJ. On the left filmmuseum EYE and on the right the Amsterdam Tower.

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48063966452_f8308a3e2f_h.jpg)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 16, 2019, 22:27:57
Simple, effective. Nice!

Thank you, Luc!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 16, 2019, 22:47:38
Really nice Fons.

Thanks Luc.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 16, 2019, 23:27:43
Lonely car in late light.

wow Keith, does not look quake safe
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 16, 2019, 23:28:34
June 16.  X-E3 and Nikkor-H Auto 50/2.0 wide open.

very special combo of lightshadevignette
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 16, 2019, 23:29:33
June 16

'Fathersday', oh well,
styrofoam sculpture,
Lunenburg castle, Langbroek.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48073862907_b65d846ba8_o.jpg)

D850, 20mm f/1.8

glows from the inside ... hidden place or public, open?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 16, 2019, 23:30:44
Lot s of problems in the Netherlands with the Oak processionary   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_processionary (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_processionary)

D850  17-35/2.8

beautiful caterpillar plague???
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 16, 2019, 23:31:28
 *Peter at work*
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 16, 2019, 23:34:10
very special combo of lightshadevignette

Frank, both sides of the image are the actual shadows.  Even though the lens was wide open, it is designed for a full frame, and I'm not sure it that would cause vignetting on an APS-C sensor.

I bought the lens to use wide open with the expectation of the vintage look and the fair amount of DOF.  The combo is promising for sure.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: CS on June 16, 2019, 23:50:03
Amsterdam, a "classic" view from the ferry across river IJ. On the left filmmuseum EYE and on the right the Amsterdam Tower.

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm

I like this shot! I'd really like to see at dusk and later.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: armando_m on June 17, 2019, 03:56:09
A happy dog
She was miserable yesterday with arthritis - medicine seems to be working
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 17, 2019, 06:53:36
glows from the inside ... hidden place or public, open?

Private garden, but open on so called open garden days or by appointment.
Thanks Frank.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 17, 2019, 07:52:54
June 16.  X-E3 and Nikkor-H Auto 50/2.0 wide open.
Lovely shot, beautiful light.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 17, 2019, 07:54:24
beautiful caterpillar plague???
Thanks.  Yes it is a plague here.    https://www.tilburgers.nl/eikenprocessierups-blijf-af-en-gebruik-geen-gif/ (https://www.tilburgers.nl/eikenprocessierups-blijf-af-en-gebruik-geen-gif/)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 17, 2019, 07:54:56
A happy dog
She was miserable yesterday with arthritis - medicine seems to be working
Sharp and detailed, Armando.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 17, 2019, 07:55:39
Amsterdam, a "classic" view from the ferry across river IJ. On the left filmmuseum EYE and on the right the Amsterdam Tower.

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm

Great overview, Luc.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 17, 2019, 09:14:09
Attended a local PRIDE parade yesterday. Unfortunately, I'll have to drop the big event in Oslo next Saturday, as I'll be on a trip down the souther coastline to collect and photograph aquatic plants by then. The local event was interesting and colourful on its own - of 5000 inhabitants, more than 3000 joined the parade :) A massive turnout. A few drops of rain were insufficient to curb the enthusiasm.

(Pink) J2, 18.5mm CX
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 17, 2019, 11:23:13
Lovely shot, beautiful light.

Thank you, John.  Glad you like it.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 17, 2019, 11:53:55
Photography composition rule #1, one does not place the subject in the center of the frame
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48069577402_08d5e2595f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2geK9Dh)DSC_8786-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/2geK9Dh) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

What is considered to be the subject here? The plant, the excavator, the color scape, the layering?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 17, 2019, 11:54:35
A happy dog
She was miserable yesterday with arthritis - medicine seems to be working

Good she is not suffering anymore and you are still together...
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 17, 2019, 11:57:53
Moonrise from "Mirador de San Nicolás", Albayzin, Granada
D200 IR, 70-300 VR
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: armando_m on June 17, 2019, 13:52:21
Thanks for the comments on my dog

Paco, Impressive moonrise !

Flower from my backyard
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 17, 2019, 14:06:25
Moonrise from "Mirador de San Nicolás", Albayzin, Granada
D200 IR, 70-300 VR

Great IR image in the passionate color!


Thanks for the comments on my dog

Flower from my backyard

Glad your dog is feeling better now.

The rendition of the flower looks delicate in terms of both color and sharpness.

As you may know, Capture One was updated from 12.0.4 to 12.1 a few days ago.  The control panel was moved from the left side to the right side (just like Adobe CC or LR),  According to Phase One, the processing of X-trans images is improved.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: pluton on June 17, 2019, 18:15:13
Konstanz, Germany. Taken last week with Olympus PEN-F and 17mm lens.
 Is that OK? Or is the rule to post only photos taken on the same day or the day before?

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3466575456-5.jpg)
Composition and color/processing all good choices here.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: pluton on June 17, 2019, 18:22:17
wow Keith, does not look quake safe
They were built in the 1950's and 1960's, and there is a program to reinforce them.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingbat_(building) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingbat_(building))
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 17, 2019, 18:44:17
The Linden or Lime (Tilia)  already flowering...

D7200  Ang. 28-70/2.6
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: pluton on June 17, 2019, 19:12:16
June 16.  X-E3 and Nikkor-H Auto 50/2.0 wide open.
Classic observation of ordinary objects and notable light.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 17, 2019, 19:19:12
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48074026073_971b4f331a_o.jpg)

Lilium martagon

D850, voigtlÄnder 125 f/2.5
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: armando_m on June 17, 2019, 19:35:06
Impressive flower Fons!

Akira, thanks for the headsup about the capture one update I have been putting off of the time being
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 17, 2019, 19:47:29
Classic observation of ordinary objects and notable light.

Thank you, Keith!  The light made the difference.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 17, 2019, 21:05:05
Impressive flower Fons!

Akira, thanks for the headsup about the capture one update I have been putting off of the time being

Thank you Armando.

May your faithful friend, the happy dog, be well again. :)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 17, 2019, 21:05:05
Thanks for the comments on my dog

Paco, Impressive moonrise !

Flower from my backyard

mind boggeling color and detail
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Luc on June 17, 2019, 22:39:04
I like this shot! I'd really like to see at dusk and later.
Thanks! I've shot this one at dusk https://www.flickr.com/photos/lucdeschepper/32307142601/in/photolist-2gaM3CD-21AZ8Vy-XrQbCT-TpPDyj-RdSxW2-RdSzeT-zUFdPU-zfhwVG-mLvDXW-mLtNjR-mLtNnX-dELT2H-dELT5x-dESggN-dELSRP-dELT8B-dESg6u-dESf4N-dEM5JT-dESg1Q-5wE7A5-4s6GuR At evening/night is on my to-do list ;)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 17, 2019, 23:24:37
Sunset Alhambra IR pano
. Shutter speed very slow, with tripod. D200 IR with 70-300 vr 4.5-5.6 @f8
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: CS on June 18, 2019, 01:50:56
Thanks! I've shot this one at dusk https://www.flickr.com/photos/lucdeschepper/32307142601/in/photolist-2gaM3CD-21AZ8Vy-XrQbCT-TpPDyj-RdSxW2-RdSzeT-zUFdPU-zfhwVG-mLvDXW-mLtNjR-mLtNnX-dELT2H-dELT5x-dESggN-dELSRP-dELT8B-dESg6u-dESf4N-dEM5JT-dESg1Q-5wE7A5-4s6GuR At evening/night is on my to-do list ;)

Thanks, Luc! I was not disappointed to see the scene from 3 more angles in beautiful color.  ;)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 18, 2019, 07:33:32
Hair jump run ...
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: pluton on June 18, 2019, 08:54:38
Looking closely at the Cliff Aster flowers today, with special guest predatory mite. 28/2.8 Ais w/K1 tube.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: pluton on June 18, 2019, 09:00:58
Great hair catch, Frank.  Paco, the Alhambra looks great in false color!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bruno Schroder on June 18, 2019, 12:21:06
Angelica archangelica is a magnet for these shieldbugs
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 18, 2019, 13:42:20
Hair jump run ...

  Love this catch and the presentation Frank, it makes me happy  :)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 18, 2019, 16:37:22
June 18

Art class can't stand still ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48086416993_76d66bf4dd_o.jpg)

D850, 24-70mm f/2.8
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 18, 2019, 17:10:59
  Love this catch and the presentation Frank, it makes me happy  :)

that was the idea, nice it works out
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 18, 2019, 17:12:46
Great hair catch, Frank.  Paco, the Alhambra looks great in false color!

thank you, Keith: "A fountain of blood in the shape of a girl" (Björk) ... some people are like that
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: steinbiggity on June 18, 2019, 17:59:04
Washinton DC - United States Capitol Building

D750 - 35mm / 1.4 ais - f something and a few second exposure...
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 18, 2019, 22:07:55
The 21mm f/4 Voigtländer for Nikon rangefinder (RF) S-mount is a fairly recent but rather elusive item that few are familiar with. This wide-angle lens, by not being a retrofocus design, is very compact on the Z6 even with its RF(S)-Z adapter. It is a fine performer.

21mm f/4, Wratten 87C, Z6.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Luc on June 18, 2019, 22:11:05
Hair jump run ...
Nice!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Luc on June 18, 2019, 22:13:25
Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48074894668_737510ca93_h.jpg)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on June 18, 2019, 23:34:42
Certainly a wide variety of nice images posted in these monthly threads.
Here a shot of our dog enjoying one of the numerous morning walks.
Z6 and Siggy 105 Art.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 19, 2019, 01:11:13
From a recent show. Connection
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: CS on June 19, 2019, 01:58:17
From a recent show. Connection

Stunning image, Paco!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Tom Hook on June 19, 2019, 05:04:05
Visitor late on a rainy afternoon
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Hugh_3170 on June 19, 2019, 06:14:49
Tom, a different bird pose here.  In flight refuelling was clearly perfected by mother nature long before aviators had a go at it!  ;D
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 19, 2019, 10:22:14
Great weather to bike
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 19, 2019, 13:03:13
Hydrangea.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Mikes on June 19, 2019, 14:48:44
Beautiful, luscious colours and nicely framed, Akira. Where was this taken?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 19, 2019, 18:01:44
June 19

6.04.42 am

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48092847583_a6878fc742_o.jpg)

D500, 17-55mm f/2.8
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 19, 2019, 18:05:12
Beautiful, luscious colours and nicely framed, Akira. Where was this taken?

Thank you, Mike!  It was taken right in my neighborhood.  This is part of a real estate that used to be a classy French restaurant with an exuberant garden.  After it was defunct, it has been used as kindergarten for English-speaking kids.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bruno Schroder on June 19, 2019, 23:43:26
100% crop D500 500/5.6 PF
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 20, 2019, 00:40:54
cool lens, Bruno
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 20, 2019, 01:05:55
This international sign reads: "Kids shooting as strong as they can, you are on your own"  ;D
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 20, 2019, 01:12:05
Stunning image, Paco!
Thank you Carl. Is part of a show from the company "vinculados" (linked) A social project that started doing shows with people with down syndrome and some dancers, this year wiht some of my students as volunteers. They have now make two othere parts with little kids and seniors, making a bigger show with many performers of all kind and ages. It was emotional, true and very moving. Very happy you like it
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 20, 2019, 12:38:04
There is a bird

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097006522_b5d5bfc32a_o.jpg)

D850, 20mm f/1.8
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bruno Schroder on June 20, 2019, 14:30:06
Finally found one at a reasonable price and it appears to be virtually unused.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 20, 2019, 14:35:20
Finally found one at a reasonable price and it appears to be virtually unused.

Bruno, great, congratulations on your purchase.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: CS on June 20, 2019, 15:48:18
There is a bird.

D850, 20mm f/1.8

When I opened this post, the bird was the first thing that I saw. My eye was immediately drawn to it, even before reading the text. I'm sure there's an explanation for that, even if I don't know what it is.

Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: mxbianco on June 20, 2019, 16:17:47
Finally found one at a reasonable price and it appears to be virtually unused.

Can I be curious and ask you how much is "reasonable" ? Haven'seen anything recently (in Nikon  F mount) lower than 1700€

EDIT: there's one currently for sale @1510€, but has no box and no front cap. No big deal, it't the glass that takes the photos, but a fair comparison should be between similar offerings, yours appears to be complete.

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bruno Schroder on June 20, 2019, 18:08:03
Sure, Massimo: 1317€, shipment included. Buy it now price on eBay, from Italy. I did not hesitate for too long :)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: mxbianco on June 20, 2019, 18:17:04
Sure, Massimo: 1317€, shipment included. Buy it now price on eBay, from Italy. I did not hesitate for too long :)

Lucky you, a very good grab!

It was put for sale on 16-06-2019 20:04 and you bought it less than 17 hrs later (17-06 12:41)

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 20, 2019, 18:33:16
Finally found one at a reasonable price and it appears to be virtually unused.
Congrats !  I was lucky to find a mint Voigt 180/4 a few months ago.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 20, 2019, 18:36:55
Walking the dog

D7200  Angenieux 28-70/2.6
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: PeterN on June 20, 2019, 19:32:00
Nice catch, John!

I visited the opening of the renovated Lakenhal Museum in Leiden today. The renovation took 3 years. Photographer Karen Borghouts documentary of the renovation is at display as is a large photo of Erwin Olaf.

I only brought my iPhone 6s with me and made one shot of musicians.
(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3474828737-5.jpg)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: PeterN on June 20, 2019, 19:34:54
Finally found one at a reasonable price and it appears to be virtually unused.

Congratulations! I am already looking for one at a reasonable price for a looong time. I am looking forward to seeing your photos. Enjoy!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 20, 2019, 23:19:29
beware of the kids ...
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 21, 2019, 18:21:53
When I opened this post, the bird was the first thing that I saw. My eye was immediately drawn to it, even before reading the text. I'm sure there's an explanation for that, even if I don't know what it is.

thanks Carl,

its a bird , its a bird, its superman ;)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 21, 2019, 18:29:55
lonly ride on my bike in light rain. Very meditative ...
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 21, 2019, 18:32:10
Finally found one at a reasonable price and it appears to be virtually unused.

define "resonable"?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 21, 2019, 18:35:38
lonly ride on my bike in light rain. Very meditative ...

Preparing for next weeks heatwave. 8)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 21, 2019, 18:46:31
Nice catch, John!
Thanks Peter.   Nice overview
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 21, 2019, 18:47:16
beware of the kids ...
Nice contrast Frank.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 21, 2019, 19:00:53
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48103898861_02b874e4d1_o.jpg)

the unlikely couple
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 21, 2019, 19:03:46
Opening Spoorpark - with a new work of Art  - The Zipper


D850  15/2.4
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 21, 2019, 19:04:39
the unlikely couple
A large distance  :)    Effectively processed.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 21, 2019, 19:23:15
Opening Spoorpark - with a new work of Art  - The Zipper


D850  15/2.4

Remarkable piece!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bruno Schroder on June 21, 2019, 20:16:28
define "resonable"?
See above, Frank. 1307€, shipping included.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 22, 2019, 00:42:06
See above, Frank. 1307€, shipping included.

that is a very good price, indeed
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 22, 2019, 00:50:48
Suspicious cat. z6, 85mm 1.8 G

  On a side note, I went today to try out the new 24-70s. I shouldn´t have  ::)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 22, 2019, 01:55:12
Suspicious cat. z6, 85mm 1.8 G

Superb capture, Paco!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 22, 2019, 03:14:34
Thank you Akira
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 22, 2019, 16:23:46
June 22

Daylily (Hemerocallis citrina)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48108496312_8cff6566f9_o.jpg)

Df, 50-135mm f/3.5 ais
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 22, 2019, 16:55:19
Lovely light, Fons.

Great expression of the cat, Paco.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 22, 2019, 16:57:13
Community center Het Kruispunt (The  Crossroads)   (Tilburg West)

D600  AF  55/2.8
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 23, 2019, 18:32:02
A busy openingsweekend at the Spoorpark

D850  Voigtl  180/4
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on June 23, 2019, 18:55:42
Some chimneys from Paris... 8)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48114648766_fa3ee77a2a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2giJ9ML)Les cheminées... (https://flic.kr/p/2giJ9ML) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 23, 2019, 19:50:36
Lovely light, Fons.

Great expression of the cat, Paco.

Thank you John
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 23, 2019, 19:53:41
June 23

My granddaughter Pien
and her younger sister were staying over this weekend.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48115206363_2fa06cd79f_o.jpg)


D850, 85mm f/1.4
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 24, 2019, 00:19:41
Birna is hunting for aquatics.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 24, 2019, 00:26:20
Birna is hunting for aquatics.

Amazing selfie!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: CS on June 24, 2019, 01:19:55
Birna is hunting for aquatics.

I wasn't sure about that image but. on reflection.........
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bruno Schroder on June 24, 2019, 10:51:41
Birna is hunting for aquatics.
Great one !
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 24, 2019, 14:50:20
lots of great entries, the last four of them ... no time to comment more, pity ...
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 24, 2019, 15:12:45
lots of great entries, the last four of them ... no time to comment more, pity ...

Thank you Frank, i presume. ;)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 24, 2019, 16:28:20
Orange...
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: armando_m on June 24, 2019, 18:38:41
Birna, the selfie looks like a dream , a bad dream maybe
Fons awesome portrait of your grand daughter
Is it a river or a lake at the grand opening of the park ? the water looks muddy

"Civil end" a different orange
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bill Mellen on June 24, 2019, 20:02:04
Hydrangea.

Beautfully captured and exquisite image Akira !
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 24, 2019, 23:34:17
Lovely light, Fons.

Great expression of the cat, Paco.

  Thank you John.

   Houses here are use for living, renting or restaurants  :)
   
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 24, 2019, 23:52:08
Jaques, beautiful graphics with the chimneys


  Fons, she is gorgeous.

  Birna´s magic at work

  Jhon, that very strong contrast in textures and color works. Interesting your choice of post, so different from what I´ll probably do, it is inspiring.

   Armando, I personally like orange color so...great monochromatic here. The lake gains in mystery

  Thank you all for taking the time to share your creations.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 25, 2019, 04:26:39
an oecomenic procession ... protestants with word, catholics with bread
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 25, 2019, 06:20:40
Thank you Armando,
thank you Paco.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 25, 2019, 07:05:41
Is it a river or a lake at the grand opening of the park ? the water looks muddy
It is a pond.

Beautiful Oranges.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 25, 2019, 07:24:00
Thanks Paco.

As usual, a beautiful portrait of your granddaughter, Fons.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on June 25, 2019, 08:49:21
Business trip now, gave me this opportunity last night - Lyon, France
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 25, 2019, 09:40:54
#290 super shot
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 25, 2019, 11:22:02
#290 super shot

Yes, it's excellent!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 25, 2019, 11:40:52
Thanks Paco.

As usual, a beautiful portrait of your granddaughter, Fons.

Thank you John
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: armando_m on June 25, 2019, 15:51:44
Mobile handicap pedestrians crossing the Lyon streets

Awesome silhouettes

Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 25, 2019, 16:29:06
Business trip now, gave me this opportunity last night - Lyon, France
Beauty
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 25, 2019, 16:29:58
Another 30+ Celcius hot day.  Street flowers

D850  Voigt  180/4
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 25, 2019, 19:32:05
Currently on a trip down the southern coastline of Norway to collect various aquatic and semi-aquatic plants. There is an inherent issue to this kind of work in which one gets so involved that approaching dangers are not recognised!! My colleague got a wet surprise ....
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 25, 2019, 20:10:05
Hot days, 36 degrees centigrade today.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48127696816_946af66f00_o.jpg)

1 AW1 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6

Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: golunvolo on June 25, 2019, 23:45:09
Birna!  ;D

  A three images vertical pano. d750 and 28mm f2 @5.6
   
   Preaching
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on June 26, 2019, 00:12:22
A scene from the construction site - after workers have gone home.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 26, 2019, 02:23:48
A scene from the construction site - after workers have gone home.

Jack, this is a really neat objet trouvé.  And it is represented nicely under the pleasant lighting.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on June 26, 2019, 06:44:36
Jack, this is a really neat objet trouvé.  And it is represented nicely under the pleasant lighting.

Thanks Akira.
For a bunch of rough iron workers they leave their worksite in good order.
Being neat, orderly and precise are important qualities for someone who works on steel beams a hundred feet in the air.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on June 26, 2019, 07:53:48
Thanks Akira.
For a bunch of rough iron workers they leave their worksite in good order.
Being neat, orderly and precise are important qualities for someone who works on steel beams a hundred feet in the air.

Great one ! Just as sailors, when you work with a tangled rope it can be dangerous. Those guys like their work !
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Randy Stout on June 26, 2019, 12:52:54
Jack:
I like the lighting, symmetry, and the questions it poses.

Cheers

Randy
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 26, 2019, 18:03:55
Water lily
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 26, 2019, 18:43:53
John: a fire in the water wrapped by paper
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 27, 2019, 18:06:21
June 27

Maybe blue, maybe red

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48138565807_b6a2df7e20_o.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48138499183_ae4f7aba16_o.jpg)

D850, Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 27, 2019, 18:21:30
both are gorgeous, Fons.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on June 27, 2019, 18:22:42
both are gorgeous, Fons.
Agree :)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on June 27, 2019, 18:38:45
They say when you are at great heights "don't look down",
but I can't resist.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 27, 2019, 18:56:51
both are gorgeous, Fons.
Agree :)

Thanks Frank and Bent.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 27, 2019, 19:06:42
John: a fire in the water wrapped by paper
  Thanks. Very close   ;)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 27, 2019, 19:07:16
Public Library

D850  28/2 K
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on June 27, 2019, 21:41:41
Interesting lighting, I like it
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 27, 2019, 22:43:16
Public Library

D850  28/2 K
I like iT
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 27, 2019, 23:27:30
scene
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 28, 2019, 02:22:42
Humid morning.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: pluton on June 28, 2019, 04:47:27
Public Library

D850  28/2 K
Beautiful light and smart camera operation elevates the subject.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: pluton on June 28, 2019, 04:48:44
Humid morning.
I don't like high humidity...I'd rather look at it in this photo!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 28, 2019, 07:09:44
Thanks Bent, Fons and Keith.

Great morning atmosphere, Akira.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 28, 2019, 07:47:53
scene

Malbec and Bonarda, bad mouth and good earth, to tintilate the palate. ;)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 28, 2019, 07:55:11
Humid morning.

Sometimes hard to tell whether dawn or dusk is presented :)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 28, 2019, 08:59:26
I don't like high humidity...I'd rather look at it in this photo!

Great morning atmosphere, Akira.

Thank you, Keith and John.  I don't like high humidity either...

Sometimes hard to tell whether dawn or dusk is presented :)

They indeed mirror each other.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 28, 2019, 12:17:19
June 28.  Senecio cineraria?  Jacobea maritima?
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 28, 2019, 19:37:24
A perfect summer day

The Common Verbana
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 28, 2019, 20:56:53
June 28

Holland waterland, Roelofarendsveen.
Spend today on the water for a birthday party.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48145893906_e1b7a1b285_o.jpg)

D850, 35mm f/1.4g
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 29, 2019, 14:34:21
June 29

Hot, will not go out.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48151294087_471a4de5cf_o.jpg)

D850, 105mm f/2.5 ai
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 29, 2019, 16:43:31
Exactly Fons,  too hot.

D850    28mm f/2  K   (crop)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 29, 2019, 17:05:45
Exactly Fons,  too hot.

D850    28mm f/2  K   (crop)

Just watched the dutch ladies team reach the semi finals of the world soccer championship.
Cheers!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: acgiannopo on June 29, 2019, 22:17:47
I think that June is a great month for shooting the "Milkyway".
Last night, me and two friends went southeast of Athens, to cape Sounio, to photograph the milkyway one more time.
It was a great opportunity to try new, different techniques. The image below is a little vertical pano of two horizontal frames. The frame with the foreground is a stacked image of 5 frames of 4minute exposure @ f/5.6 iso 1600. The frame with the milkyway is a stacked image of 25 frames of 13sec exposure @ f/2.8, iso 3200. All images were taken with the Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ai-s on Nikon D700. The stacks were done in sequator. Final blending and touch in Ps.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48154219331_6fee516fef_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gndXJT)milkyway_june 2019-Edit-Edit-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/2gndXJT) by Achilleas Giannopoulos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acgiannopo/), on Flickr
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 29, 2019, 22:50:22
I'm engrossed in my aquatic plant project and currently  there is little time for posting here on NG.

A small crop of the full frame of Z7 with the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 "Ultra-Macro" lens, at 4X magnification to show the nectarium ("honey pot") of the honey leaves (petals) of Ranunculus peltatus, Water Crowfoot. Stacked using Stackshot and Zerene.

The Laowa lens is surprisingly good and considered its moderate price, a "steal" for anyone into photomacrography.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 30, 2019, 01:16:46
June 28.  Senecio cineraria?  Jacobea maritima?

Interesting through the monochrome backdrop!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Akira on June 30, 2019, 03:03:27
Interesting through the monochrome backdrop!

Thank you, Frank.  The overcast sky and the featureless buildings seem to function as a fitting backdrop for the flowers.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 30, 2019, 10:26:29
I'm engrossed in my aquatic plant project and currently  there is little time for posting here on NG.

A small crop of the full frame of Z7 with the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 "Ultra-Macro" lens, at 4X magnification to show the nectarium ("honey pot") of the honey leaves (petals) of Ranunculus peltatus, Water Crowfoot. Stacked using Stackshot and Zerene.

The Laowa lens is surprisingly good and considered its moderate price, a "steal" for anyone into photomacrography.

Interesting, worth checking out, thank you.
May hope you have a worthwhile project.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 30, 2019, 10:27:53
I think that June is a great month for shooting the "Milkyway".
Last night, me and two friends went southeast of Athens, to cape Sounio, to photograph the milkyway one more time.
It was a great opportunity to try new, different techniques. The image below is a little vertical pano of two horizontal frames. The frame with the foreground is a stacked image of 5 frames of 4minute exposure @ f/5.6 iso 1600. The frame with the milkyway is a stacked image of 25 frames of 13sec exposure @ f/2.8, iso 3200. All images were taken with the Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ai-s on Nikon D700. The stacks were done in sequator. Final blending and touch in Ps.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48154219331_6fee516fef_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gndXJT)milkyway_june 2019-Edit-Edit-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/2gndXJT) by Achilleas Giannopoulos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acgiannopo/), on Flickr

Very nice Αχιλλέας.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on June 30, 2019, 10:45:28
Fooling around with my new 200-500. Not quite there yet wrt. handling of this lens.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 30, 2019, 10:47:41
It seems to be handled well enough by you, Sten :D
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 30, 2019, 10:59:12
Fooling around with my new 200-500. Not quite there yet wrt. handling of this lens.

super concept set into a good picture
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on June 30, 2019, 12:07:53
Walking in the heat in Paris with the 35mm f/2 O.C....

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48154613772_a38fb809d8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gnfYZA)Vert galant et Pont Neuf... (https://flic.kr/p/2gnfYZA) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 30, 2019, 12:40:18
Walking in the heat in Paris with the 35mm f/2 O.C....

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48154613772_a38fb809d8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gnfYZA)Vert galant et Pont Neuf... (https://flic.kr/p/2gnfYZA) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr

Fooling around with my new 200-500. Not quite there yet wrt. handling of this lens.

Day of contrasts!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Andrew on June 30, 2019, 13:13:33
Big wow for Milky way!!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 30, 2019, 16:42:28
June 30

Warm and oppressive weather conditions;

Langven, Heesch

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48160493397_2c755a39c1_o.jpg)

IR D5300, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6vr
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on June 30, 2019, 16:54:56
It seems to be handled well enough by you, Sten :D
+1
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on June 30, 2019, 16:58:43
Walking in the heat in Paris with the 35mm f/2 O.C....


Very nice image and good BW conversion.
My old 35mm f2 is with out the C, but I like it, very sharp.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on June 30, 2019, 17:10:18
Thanks Bent  ;)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on June 30, 2019, 17:57:29
The tell-tale growth point of a Pilularia globulifera (Calamistrum globuliferum); Marsiliaceae immediately shows this is a fern species.

Laowa 25mm f/2.8 'Ultra-Macro' at 3X, Z7 (small crop of whole frame). Heim halogen cold light.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: John Geerts on June 30, 2019, 18:03:38
These are not Roman excavations...


D850  28/2 K
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: CS on June 30, 2019, 18:25:29
These are not Roman excavations...


D850  28/2 K
Fascinating image!
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Bruno Schroder on June 30, 2019, 19:40:05
Surprising one, John.
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on July 01, 2019, 06:23:21
On a glass bench.


(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/wNHNh1H5QJ2yGwVV3Ep8Dg?viewBox=2732%2C1822&ownerId=A2XQZVRBLLW8QR&groupShareToken=mpiG82liS2mDUgKJERwd5A.EMIw_bZ6urEZ1VrEQObjHI)
Title: Re: June 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on July 01, 2019, 06:29:40
These are not Roman excavations...


D850  28/2 K

Drilled piles, ready to be cast into pile caps as the foundation for something being built...
Evocative shot!