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Title: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 01, 2020, 10:00:01
Post your "blog" contributions here  ;D

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.

Don't forget the palindrome date 02.02.2020 :) Perhaps we'll see something extraordinary from that date?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 01, 2020, 14:32:28
Feb. 1.  Rose and gypsophila.  Sigma fp with Nikkor-O 55/1.2.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 01, 2020, 15:02:15
Feb. 1.  Rose and gypsophila.  Sigma fp with Nikkor-O 55/1.2.
Lovely and delicate, Akira.

And a beautiful Yellow, by the way.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 01, 2020, 15:41:56
Unusually hot for the time of the year -- January 2020 was the warmest since temperature measurements commenced in my country. Snow is long gone, but spring flowers hesitate to appear. Perhaps they sense the fallacy of an early spring? Even though ambient temperatures now have climbed to +8C.

A preamble to say I look forward to have flowers to work with once again -- meanwhile, I enjoy Akira's contribution.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Anthony on February 01, 2020, 18:08:11
Very beautiful photo, Akira.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Ashlandish on February 01, 2020, 19:02:52
Yes, a beautiful image, a beautiful rose. Love the yellow.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 01, 2020, 19:47:04
Monument in the 'Remembrance Park' for the first victims in World War II.  Bombings in a shopping street on May 10th 1940, killing 15 people.

Z 6  24-70/2.8
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 01, 2020, 20:34:23
Feb. 1.  Rose and gypsophila.  Sigma fp with Nikkor-O 55/1.2.

subtle
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 01, 2020, 21:27:22
John, Birna, Anthony, Tim and Frank, thank you for your comments.  Glad you like it!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 01, 2020, 21:28:33
Monument in the 'Remembrance Park' for the first victims in World War II.  Bombings in a shopping street on May 10th 1940, killing 15 people.

Z 6  24-70/2.8

John, this is a thoughtful representation of the monument.  Like the way your choice of the reflected images.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 01, 2020, 21:35:45
That is delightful Akira.


   Taken yesterday evening. The mountain side preparing for the night .

  D500, 300mm 2.8 vrII, Around 12 images pano
 
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 01, 2020, 23:01:58
John, this is a thoughtful representation of the monument.  Like the way your choice of the reflected images.
Thanks Akira.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 02, 2020, 18:46:27
Last remnant of winter that didn't last

Z50, 14-30/4 Z

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 02, 2020, 19:27:19
A dark and rainy day.  Around 2.00 pm 02.02.2020

Nikon D3s  AF-D 85mm  f/1.4
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 02, 2020, 20:32:43
my first entry, a contrasty rain shot with 105mm and f/1.4
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on February 02, 2020, 21:10:30
Woke up this morning...
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Andrew on February 02, 2020, 21:35:34
Special for JA!



Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 03, 2020, 01:32:09
Riding up the mountain.
  D200 ir, 18-70m 3.5-5.6
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 03, 2020, 15:39:20
Feb. 3.  Cafe after-hours.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 03, 2020, 17:10:02
Anoher wonderfull image Akira. Poetic, with rhythm, ambiance and allure.

  Here a straight portrait with the d500 (I did some af fine tunning today)  and 58mm 1.4 fully open. Nothing else. I´m still in love with this combo
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 03, 2020, 17:14:45
Great images  Akira and Paco.

Hudson's Bay leaves Netherlands with a word 'joke' ...    ;) 

Z 6   17-35/2.8
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 03, 2020, 18:10:50
Anoher wonderfull image Akira. Poetic, with rhythm, ambiance and allure.

  Here a straight portrait with the d500 (I did some af fine tunning today)  and 58mm 1.4 fully open. Nothing else. I´m still in love with this combo
+1 for Akira
Nice portrait Paco.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 03, 2020, 20:30:26
Anoher wonderfull image Akira. Poetic, with rhythm, ambiance and allure.

  Here a straight portrait with the d500 (I did some af fine tunning today)  and 58mm 1.4 fully open. Nothing else. I´m still in love with this combo

I perfectly understand that. Spontaneous shots are so easy and AF is reliable and color fidelity is unmatched
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 03, 2020, 20:47:28
Anoher wonderfull image Akira. Poetic, with rhythm, ambiance and allure.

  Here a straight portrait with the d500 (I did some af fine tunning today)  and 58mm 1.4 fully open. Nothing else. I´m still in love with this combo

Thank you, Paco.  I love the vivid smile you captured!


+1 for Akira

Thank you, Bent!

Great images  Akira and Paco.

Hudson's Bay leaves Netherlands with a word 'joke' ...    ;) 

Z 6   17-35/2.8

Thank you, John!

Does the sign say "This department store has been burgled"?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 03, 2020, 21:54:34
Nah -- merely, it is closed. If I got the Dutch correct.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 03, 2020, 21:57:14
Nah -- merely, it is closed. If I got the Dutch correct.

Ah, the word "gestolen" corresponds to the German "geschlossen"?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 03, 2020, 22:53:38
"gesloten", yes.

I can read Dutch text and understand about 1/3 of it, depending on context that is sufficient to get the general idea -- or not.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 04, 2020, 00:17:33
Long view. Sierra de la Alpujarra, Granada.


   d500, 70-300 vr
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: armando_m on February 04, 2020, 03:26:34
Anoher wonderfull image Akira. Poetic, with rhythm, ambiance and allure.

  Here a straight portrait with the d500 (I did some af fine tunning today)  and 58mm 1.4 fully open. Nothing else. I´m still in love with this combo
maravilloso retrato
marvelous portrait
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bill De Jager on February 04, 2020, 05:56:57
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49486208831_bc8f5fb28e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ioVKP6)
_DSC4584 (https://flic.kr/p/2ioVKP6) by Bill de Jager (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99349448@N06/), on Flickr

San Rafael, San Francisco Bay, California, USA.  Nikon D810, 500mm f/4 AFS-I.  1/2500, f/4, ISO 1600.  The bridge is the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.  Somehow I managed to turn off RAW yet another time so this is an adjusted JPEG..

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 04, 2020, 08:10:58
"gesloten", yes.

I can read Dutch text and understand about 1/3 of it, depending on context that is sufficient to get the general idea -- or not.
Yes, closed  (or Geschlossen)  ;)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 04, 2020, 08:26:10
Yes, closed  (or Geschlossen)  ;)

Thank you, John, for your native confirmation.   :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 04, 2020, 08:38:41
Long view. Sierra de la Alpujarra, Granada.


   d500, 70-300 vr
Nice Paco. Gives the impression of  an ocean with a huge wave.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 04, 2020, 10:50:55
This is from my lost & found. I edited it today, because I did not notice I took this before ...
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on February 04, 2020, 11:29:50
Akira and Paco, so amazing pictures! Thanks  8)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 04, 2020, 12:49:32
Akira and Paco, so amazing pictures! Thanks  8)

Glad you like it, Erik!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 04, 2020, 13:21:24
Februari 1 ~ 2020

15 days of Kathmandu.

Dolpo bonpo lama Namkha Gyalpo and our landlord youngest son Gode, as we were ready to go visit a thangka paint shop.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49487331726_3e5ef02dff_o.jpg)

Z6, 50mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 04, 2020, 14:52:42
A Chair Lamp in a book shop   (Image edited)

D3s  85/1.4
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: ColinM on February 04, 2020, 15:11:21
my first entry, a contrasty rain shot with 105mm and f/1.4

Hey, I've got a few of these starting to flower too Frank.
Aren't they beautiful, especially given it's still the beginning of February?

Quote
This is from my lost & found. I edited it today, because I did not notice I took this before ...

Tempting looking bonbons
.....and how many were left on display after you'd taken the shot?   ;)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: ColinM on February 04, 2020, 15:13:35
Feb. 3.  Cafe after-hours.

Lovely & delicate Akira
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 04, 2020, 15:30:35
February 2

15 days of Kathmandu.

Monkeys a common streetpet part of town, we stayed, Kimdol near Swayambu.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49487778376_52d41f3650_o.jpg)

Z6  70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 E
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 04, 2020, 15:34:01
Hey, I've got a few of these starting to flower too Frank.
Aren't they beautiful, especially given it's still the beginning of February?

Tempting looking bonbons
.....and how many were left on display after you'd taken the shot?   ;)

it is warm, not winter. between 10 and 15 deg C

These chocolate confiserie was behind glass and the shop was closed. pity
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 04, 2020, 15:39:18
February 4

Home again and welcome back,

Snowdrops are flowering, wet day and dreary, no sun.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49487986722_c8a1d18e10_o.jpg)

Z6  35mm f/1.8S

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 04, 2020, 16:07:29
February 3

Home again and welcome back,

Snowdrops are flowering, wet day and dreary, no sun.


Z6  35mm f/1.8S
Yes spring came early this year.

I hope you will make a travel diary from Nepal, very nice pictures here in the Februar thread.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 04, 2020, 16:10:00
Nice Paco. Gives the impression of  an ocean with a huge wave.
+1 Very nice atmosphere
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 04, 2020, 16:34:41
Yes spring came early this year.

I hope you will make a travel diary from Nepal, very nice pictures here in the Februar thread.

Have over 5000 nefs will take some time anyhow, thank you Bent.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 04, 2020, 16:56:45
February 2

15 days of Kathmandu.

Monkeys a common streetpet part of town, we stayed, Kimdol near Swayambu.

Z6  70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 E
Nice family  :)

Welcome back Fons.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 04, 2020, 19:07:06
Thank you guys. It was so nice to be up there with the silence.

   Fons, also looking forward to see more images from your trip!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 04, 2020, 19:08:52
A Chair Lamp in a book shop   (Image edited)

D3s  85/1.4

   Lovely strong contrast and graphics. Great catch
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 04, 2020, 21:28:22
Almond trees in Granada
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on February 05, 2020, 10:06:32
Have over 5000 nefs will take some time anyhow, thank you Bent.
Oh my,,, Pleas do enjoy! ;)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 05, 2020, 10:18:21
Thanks, for first views look at my flickr page  ;)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 05, 2020, 11:05:01
Everyday's Nikon :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 05, 2020, 13:51:27
February 5

Test 85mm f/1.8S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49492266832_f826a0633f_o.jpg)

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 05, 2020, 14:30:16
Fons, I think you'll find the 85/1.8 S quite excellent in optical terms. It works pretty well with added extension, too.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 05, 2020, 16:43:10
Birna, yes it looks quite promising more microcontrast everseen on a nikkor.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 05, 2020, 20:17:44
   Lovely strong contrast and graphics. Great catch
Thanks Paco.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 05, 2020, 20:34:32
View on Spoorpark

D3s  24-70/2.8
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 05, 2020, 21:55:53
Winter sun detail.

   d500, 70-200 2.8 fl
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bill Mellen on February 05, 2020, 22:48:07
John, a very interesting combination of color between the window and the furniture.

Paco, a strong image of a blossom in the harsh light of winter
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 05, 2020, 22:50:18
View on Spoorpark

D3s  24-70/2.8
View on Spoorpark

D3s  24-70/2.8

these D3S colors are beautifully off
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 05, 2020, 23:10:43


the French flag colors in signs and cars
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jacques on February 05, 2020, 23:37:56
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49493718853_8e0a91d41d_h.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 06, 2020, 07:25:10
Thanks Bill and Frank.

More or less SOC.

During a few hours I made several takes. The one starting the 'Blue hour' is my favourite. It's decoration in a old broadcast studio by the way.

(by the way, lovely to work with those great NEF's the D3s produces.)


the French flag colors in signs and cars
Nice combination Frank.


Nice Jacques, looks like an ancient photograph from 19th century.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 06, 2020, 14:39:45
Feb. 6.  Japanese plums have started to bloom here and there.  Ai Nikkor 200/4.0 on Sigma fp.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 06, 2020, 15:42:59
February 6

After the abundance of Ktm comes the trivial.

Say it with red, about the 85mm f/1.8S.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49496422018_946dfdfa3d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 06, 2020, 16:25:40
The owner of the local ladies' wear shop has publicly declared me to be her "ideal and favourite" customer. The perks of being a small-town citizen, I surmise. You cannot escape attention :)

She's nice and I regularly pop into the shop for a chat and maybe some shopping as well.

Voigtländer CV 40mm f/2 SL2 on my Z50. 

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 06, 2020, 18:42:40
How I love to come here and see your everyday things!
   Akira, we have now a few looking like that here in Granada, with Sierra Nevada as a backdrop it made me think of you.
   Fons, there is something about that 85 I´m liking a lot.
   D3s -pitty I had to return mine- lovely colors
   Birna, of course you are her favourite  :)

  Today, to round it up, I took for a spin the d5300 ir -830mn, I think- with the 35mm 2.8 I got as a present in Den Haag.
   Bicycles, bridges and IR. A very NG day
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 06, 2020, 18:50:13
How I love to come here and see your everyday things!
   Akira, we have now a few looking like that here in Granada, with Sierra Nevada as a backdrop it made me think of you.


  Today, to round it up, I took for a spin the d5300 ir -830mn, I think- with the 35mm 2.8 I got as a present in Den Haag.
   Bicycles, bridges and IR. A very NG day

Paco, I also think about your almond tree shot when I shot the plum blossoms.  :)  I failed to see the "Winter sun detail" shot prior to the shot, though.   ::)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 06, 2020, 18:50:51
February 6

After the abundance of Ktm comes the trivial.

Say it with red, about the 85mm f/1.8S.

Fons, I'm looking forward to see your images from Kathmandu!


The owner of the local ladies' wear shop has publicly declared me to be her "ideal and favourite" customer. The perks of being a small-town citizen, I surmise. You cannot escape attention :)

She's nice and I regularly pop into the shop for a chat and maybe some shopping as well.

Voigtländer CV 40mm f/2 SL2 on my Z50. 

Glad to know you continue to enjoy your new life, Birna!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 06, 2020, 18:55:04
Paco, that is a masterly done composition. Really deserves its B/W treatment, too.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 06, 2020, 18:57:11
  Today, to round it up, I took for a spin the d5300 ir -830mn, I think- with the 35mm 2.8 I got as a present in Den Haag.
   Bicycles, bridges and IR. A very NG day

Super shot, Paco.  I'm amazed by the way you can capture two moving figures perfectly at the same time!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 06, 2020, 19:13:30
Thank you both. Blushing here
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 06, 2020, 19:39:29
Super composition, Paco !   Great.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 06, 2020, 19:50:29
New Parking Garage: Emma

Z6     15/2.4
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 06, 2020, 20:41:39
Feb. 6.  Japanese plums have started to bloom here and there.  Ai Nikkor 200/4.0 on Sigma fp.

They are a little bit late here this year. I have many years of photos of Japanese red-leaf plum blossoms and always on Feb 4th and 5th. I will go out today and see if I can find them.

I like how longer lenses give them attention.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 06, 2020, 23:13:07
crazy site I guess soon to be demolished and rebuilt
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 07, 2020, 16:27:04
February 7

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49501179818_57b5918ea7_o.jpg)

Z6, 105mm f/2.5
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 07, 2020, 17:15:24
blue sky
red bridge
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 07, 2020, 17:33:57
Very nice Frank
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 07, 2020, 18:00:41
Meeting in the offices and studio of Omroep Tilburg

D3s  24-70/2.8
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 07, 2020, 18:01:42
blue sky
red bridge
Impressive minimalistic, Frank.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 07, 2020, 18:47:37
Impressive minimalistic, Frank.

Yes indeed quite nice Frank
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 07, 2020, 20:41:04
New Parking Garage: Emma

Z6     15/2.4

I love this super wide shot!


crazy site I guess soon to be demolished and rebuilt

I like this surreal image even if it contradicts the feelings I would share with you.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 07, 2020, 20:45:38
They are a little bit late here this year. I have many years of photos of Japanese red-leaf plum blossoms and always on Feb 4th and 5th. I will go out today and see if I can find them.

I like how longer lenses give them attention.

Jack, it is surprising that your plums have bloomed in such a constant intervals.  As for the white Japanese plums, I always love them in the earliest stage of the bloom.  Hence the closeups, either with a long lens or by getting closer, works nicely.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 08, 2020, 08:02:45
Thanks Akira.

Close to full Moon

D850  300/4
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 08, 2020, 12:25:29
Nikon Z6 / 24-70mm HDR from three handheld exposures. Workplace for miniature trains at the Railway Museum, Utrecht/The Netherlands.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49504750608_75f83d51f5_h.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 08, 2020, 12:26:27
crazy site I guess soon to be demolished and rebuilt
Nice and spooky, I like it.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 08, 2020, 12:27:21
February 7

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49501179818_57b5918ea7_o.jpg)

Z6, 105mm f/2.5
I like the repetition. I would have preferred some more sharpness on the handle.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 08, 2020, 12:28:21
"Moon through the trees" -- nice, John.

Erik would have loved the model train workplace ...

My contribution of today (or rather, late last light) is a close-up (m=0.52) of one of my cultures of Greater Duckweed Spirodela polyrhiza. Stored for the winter in a dark, cool room, the colony disintegrated in a myriad of winter buds (turions), some of which do develop into budding new plants ahead of time. Probably the ambient temperature is a trifle on the high side (+5C) for the population to enter true hibernation state. Whatever the underlying cause, the colony makes a nice motif for UV-induced fluorescence (UVIVF). The buffing plants have chlorophyll and fluoresces in red, whilst the turions are rich in starch and appear dark. There are some seeds of Meadow-Sweet Filipendula ulmaria floating around as well, plus one or two fronds of Least Duckweed Lemna minuta that managed to scrape through so far.

Nikon Z7, AFD Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8, Nichia UV LED.

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 08, 2020, 12:30:03
blue sky
red bridge
Very nice, the lamp is like a funicular cabin in the sky.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 08, 2020, 12:30:57
Thanks Akira.

Close to full Moon

D850  300/4
Hm, full moon. Now I know why my sleep is so restless. Nice image though, John.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 08, 2020, 12:31:31
Meeting in the offices and studio of Omroep Tilburg

D3s  24-70/2.8
Excellent portrait, John.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 08, 2020, 12:59:15
Nikon Z6 / 24-70mm HDR from three handheld exposures. Workplace for miniature trains at the Railway Museum, Utrecht/The Netherlands.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49504750608_75f83d51f5_h.jpg)

Nice and tidy workshop
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 08, 2020, 13:00:39
I like the repetition. I would have preferred some more sharpness on the handle.

"My best unsharp photo"  ;)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 08, 2020, 14:19:40
Close to full Moon

D850  300/4

An inspired image, John!


Nikon Z6 / 24-70mm HDR from three handheld exposures. Workplace for miniature trains at the Railway Museum, Utrecht/The Netherlands.

Luc, this is a mouth-watering presentation of an envious workshop!  I could spend for a whole day there!


My contribution of today (or rather, late last light) is a close-up (m=0.52) of one of my cultures of Greater Duckweed Spirodela polyrhiza. Stored for the winter in a dark, cool room, the colony disintegrated in a myriad of winter buds (turions), some of which do develop into budding new plants ahead of time. Probably the ambient temperature is a trifle on the high side (+5C) for the population to enter true hibernation state. Whatever the underlying cause, the colony makes a nice motif for UV-induced fluorescence (UVIVF). The buffing plants have chlorophyll and fluoresces in red, whilst the turions are rich in starch and appear dark. There are some seeds of Meadow-Sweet Filipendula ulmaria floating around as well, plus one or two fronds of Least Duckweed Lemna minuta that managed to scrape through so far.

Nikon Z7, AFD Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8, Nichia UV LED.



Birna, I love this "UV @polka-dot" image!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 08, 2020, 14:22:03
Feb. 8.  An IR image on a whim.  Sigma fp, 45/2.8 kit lens, Cokin Z007 resin filter (Wratten 89B or IR72 equivalent).  Excuse me for the hot spot and crude process!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 08, 2020, 19:49:43
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49507022042_af4078a2e5_o.jpg)

Z6, 14-24mm f/2.8
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 08, 2020, 19:56:28
Thanks Luc, Birna and Akira.

A pretty detailed shot, Luc.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on February 08, 2020, 21:39:28
When grey is orange.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 09, 2020, 11:30:58
From the Light Festival in Copenhagen
The "Aurora"

Z6 24-70 F4 S @40mm f16 ISO50 20sec
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 09, 2020, 11:34:50
From the Light Festival in Copenhagen
The "Aurora"

Dagmar is nicely dressed up
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 09, 2020, 11:36:45
Fons it is a good still life with your wheel barrows
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 09, 2020, 12:46:13
If you put all your eggs in a basket, do ensure they sink in the flotation test :)

55mm CRT Nikkor f/1.2 @f/1.2, Z50 hand held.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Alaun on February 09, 2020, 14:02:37
Waiting for Sabine (low pressure system)

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bill Mellen on February 09, 2020, 14:29:19
A blast from the past...

Picked up my old Olympus E-10 to see if it still worked. It was a bit enlightening to compare using it against more modern cameras  :)

Straight of of the camera JPG

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49508274102_9d62cc2fa0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iqSR3N)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 09, 2020, 16:09:51
Despite the heavy storm at the moment.

z6 14-24/2.8
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 09, 2020, 17:08:03
Fons it is a good still life with your wheel barrows

Despite the heavy storm at the moment.

z6 14-24/2.8

I saw a comparison of the 14-24/2.8 and the 14-30/4S where especially the corners of the S lens looked so much better.
In my case no comparison but the corners seem without issues.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 09, 2020, 17:09:59
February 9

Stormy sunday

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49510533583_c4953bc755_o.jpg)

Z6  50mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 09, 2020, 17:38:22
On the beach at low tide.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 09, 2020, 19:18:49
On the beach at low tide.

low tide means dogs time? is it yours in the front?
colours are great in this pictures
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 09, 2020, 19:53:44
I saw a comparison of the 14-24/2.8 and the 14-30/4S where especially the corners of the S lens looked so much better.
In my case no comparison but the corners seem without issues.
I am not a huge fan of the native z-lenses.  Besides that, I like lenses I can use on all my bodies.

In the current situation the AF-S lenses are my favourite. 
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: CS on February 09, 2020, 20:33:33
On the beach at low tide.

Ocean Beach?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 09, 2020, 20:51:11
February 9

Stormy sunday

Z6  50mm f/1.8S

Nice one, Fons!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 09, 2020, 22:14:18
February 9

Stormy sunday

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49510533583_c4953bc755_o.jpg)

Z6  50mm f/1.8S
I love it!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Tom Hook on February 09, 2020, 22:29:24
Normally don't see bucks in my yard, mostly does and fawns, but never in my memory have I seen two bucks together. They look small and young, and one is larger than the other. Deer behavior is something I need to learn more about. Taken with Z6 and 400 2.8G from my bedroom window.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 10, 2020, 00:49:30
low tide means dogs time? is it yours in the front?
colours are great in this pictures

The beach is just south of San Francisco's Ocean Beach at a place called Fort Funston.
It is open for dogs off-leash and is also quite a favorite for hang-gliding and parasailing.
On the bluff above was the fort which is slowly eroding into the sea. Low tide is the best time to visit as the beach becomes very wide and flat.
My dog does not like water, but she loves to run and chase birds in the sea where there are just a few centimeters of water.

During the high tides that come this time of year, sections of the beach are impassable.
During high tide it can be dangerous to walk at the base of the cliffs. Two years ago a woman was buried when the cliff above her collapsed and buried her.
It took months to find the body.
The top of the cliff is no safer. A year ago a man went over the cliff to retrieve his dog. Being equipped with two legs rather than four, he found himself less stable than expected and gravity took him on a swift final ride.

But mostly the place is filled with happy dog walkers, fishermen, and families. Yesterday there were hundreds of people attending a Corgi meetup. Watching those dogs with short little legs making the climb back up the bluffs was comical.



 
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 10, 2020, 12:34:07
A picture tells more than 1000 words --- you just have to fill in the blanks yourself

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 10, 2020, 15:56:55
Hasseltstraat

D3s  24-70/2.8
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 10, 2020, 16:11:28
February 10

broken glass

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49516535137_aa550e647e_o.jpg)

Z6  85mm f/1.8S

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 10, 2020, 16:12:00
Thank you Akira, Luc.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 11, 2020, 10:01:27
The answer is YES -- what was the question?

NEX5-N, 3.5 cm f/1.8 W-Nikkor, IR
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 11, 2020, 10:52:49
February 10

broken glass


Z6  85mm f/1.8S
Nice, and well observed.
Interesting colours.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 11, 2020, 18:14:32
Stormy with rain and hail showers

D800E 24-70/2.8
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 11, 2020, 18:37:12
Nice, and well observed.
Interesting colours.

Yes storm damage
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 11, 2020, 23:08:26
https://youtu.be/lgT1AidzRWM
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 11, 2020, 23:20:26
I like your hair-do and ditto colour, Frank :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 11, 2020, 23:24:22
https://youtu.be/lgT1AidzRWM

Infrared?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 11, 2020, 23:27:54
I like it Frank  :)

  A little red for your blues.
  d3300, 300mm vrII
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 12, 2020, 10:59:42
Sky-land connection.

  d5300 ir, 300mm 2.8 vrII
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 12, 2020, 17:41:03
February 12

Previous incarnations

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49526314387_408d3ce7f9_o.jpg)

D850 - - Tamron 45mm f/1.8VC
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 12, 2020, 17:44:44
Presumably a young Fons, with the same character as the current incarnation??
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 12, 2020, 17:50:03
Presumably a young Fons, with the same character as the current incarnation??

My mid twenties visiting the US at that time.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 12, 2020, 18:08:16
The decision has been made by the bishop. The church will remain into service.


Z 6   14-24/2.8
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 12, 2020, 18:46:42
A two-thousand year old burial mound was "in the way" when local authorities planned building a new elementary school. As the artefact was protected by law, they solved the dilemma by including it in the school yard. An opportunity to teach the kids their ancient history. The contrail of a jet liner ignores history lessons.

Full-spectrum Nikon Z6, Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.5 (72mm filter version), false-colour IR.

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 12, 2020, 18:52:24
A two-thousand year old burial mound was "in the way" when local authorities planned building a new elementary school. As the artefact was protected by law, they solved the dilemma by including it in the school yard. An opportunity to teach the kids their ancient history. The contrail of a jet liner ignores history.

Full-spectrum Nikon Z6, Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.5 (72mm filter version), false-colour IR.

No hotspotting
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 12, 2020, 19:01:35
Indeed, no hot spot.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 12, 2020, 19:22:49
February 12

Previous incarnations

D850 - - Tamron 45mm f/1.8VC

Cool!  You would have looked even cooler with your black Les Paul Custom!


A two-thousand year old burial mound was "in the way" when local authorities planned building a new elementary school. As the artefact was protected by law, they solved the dilemma by including it in the school yard. An opportunity to teach the kids their ancient history. The contrail of a jet liner ignores history lessons.

Full-spectrum Nikon Z6, Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.5 (72mm filter version), false-colour IR.

Great idea and the image.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 12, 2020, 19:28:38
February 12.

Our government is validating the temporary air route to accommodate the potentially increasing traffic for the Olympics.  A jet plane seen in this size in Shibuya, Tokyo is insane.  At 100%, you will see the landing gears.

Shot with Sigma fp and 45/2.8 kit lens.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 12, 2020, 19:33:56
The AF worked nicely to focus at the jet, and the exif says that the distance was 1000m!  I'm not sure if the data is reliable, but it is surprising enough to know that a 45/2.8 lens can (or pretends to) detect such a long distance!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 12, 2020, 19:35:01
February 12.

Our government is validating the temporary air route to accommodate the potentially increasing traffic for the Olympics.  A jet plane seen in this size in Shibuya, Tokyo is insane.  At 100%, you will see the landing gears.

Shot with Sigma fp and 45/2.8 kit lens.

Indeed very sharp

Quote
Cool!  You would have looked even cooler with your black Les Paul Custom!

Les Paul standard yeah black allright ;D

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: CS on February 12, 2020, 19:58:32
February 12.

 A jet plane seen in this size in Shibuya, Tokyo is insane. 


Why is it "insane"?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 12, 2020, 20:28:44
Why is it "insane"?

It is too low.  The jet looks and sounds too overwhelming.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: CS on February 12, 2020, 21:16:02
It is too low.  The jet looks and sounds too overwhelming.

Ahhhh, it invaded "your space".
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Mike G on February 12, 2020, 21:26:53
When one lives virtually next door to Heathrow low flying aircraft are not unusual!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: CS on February 12, 2020, 21:30:23
When one lives virtually next door to Heathrow low flying aircraft are not unusual!

Perzactly!  ;)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: tommiejeep on February 13, 2020, 07:18:01
At an Event yesterday... or Bikes Forever  :) .  Did not shoot much of the Event since received very bad news shortly after this shot and had to leave.  Z6/24-70 f4S.    I really wanted to talk to the woman about her mobile book store and how she operates :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 13, 2020, 11:55:35
At an Event yesterday... or Bikes Forever  :) .  Did not shoot much of the Event since received very bad news shortly after this shot and had to leave.  Z6/24-70 f4S.    I really wanted to talk to the woman about her mobile book store and how she operates :)


bad news?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 13, 2020, 11:57:52
Infrared?

False color mix, mostly inverted
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 13, 2020, 11:59:27
Quote from: golunvolo
I like it Frank  :)
  A little red for your blues.

sometimes I get the blues
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 13, 2020, 12:08:08
Putin, Birna, Frank:
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: tommiejeep on February 13, 2020, 12:54:04
Frank,
Good friend died suddenly at his home.   Quite young and unexpected.  At my age the event not that rare but at his age  >:( .    The wonders of social media.   In the past it would have been an hour or so before someone called me.  Now ten minutes, and my phone beeps ,  not sure I like it???  It was on the national news by the time I got home....

Frank, I would not have the guts... or maybe I do have the Gut  ;)
Tom
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 13, 2020, 13:02:10
We love you, Frank
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 13, 2020, 13:48:30
Frank,
Good friend died suddenly at his home.   Quite young and unexpected.  At my age the event not that rare but at his age  >:( .    The wonders of social media.   In the past it would have been an hour or so before someone called me.  Now ten minutes, and my phone beeps ,  not sure I like it???  It was on the national news by the time I got home....
Tom

My condolences ... your friends are National News? ... my friends are more No  Name  ;-)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 13, 2020, 13:50:04
February 9
Stormy sunday
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49510533583_c4953bc755_o.jpg)
Z6  50mm f/1.8S

very funny!!!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 13, 2020, 13:50:49
On the beach at low tide.

I love the wide view and the dog's perspective the shot offers...
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 13, 2020, 14:03:37
For obvious reasons I cannot match Frank's macho-style selfie, but I can provide a softer approach. With some judiciously conducted cropping, of course.

 
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 13, 2020, 14:33:39
I never thought any woman would ever call me "macho" given my low testosterol levels ... flattered ... blushing
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 13, 2020, 16:04:54
So many bodyparts ;D
Anyhow maybe to counterbalance ;)

February 13

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49530500177_e1649fbe29_o.jpg)

Z6 -- nikkor-O 50mm f/1.2
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 13, 2020, 16:12:37
A harbinger of better times to come -- nice use of the 50/1.2, Fons. Is this a Muscaria?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 13, 2020, 16:25:32
A harbinger of better times to come -- nice use of the 50/1.2, Fons. Is this a Muscaria?

Hyacinthus on a vase, a pink variety bought this afternoon while shopping, they have a wonderful smell once the flowers are fully open.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 13, 2020, 16:29:46
Sunny warm weather all over Spain. It starts to look like spring already  ???


   D3300, 300mm 2.8vrII
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 13, 2020, 17:00:41
Lucky Paco. We're stuck in a winter-which-is-no-winter timewarp here. No end to it, apparently.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 13, 2020, 17:20:13
Elephants...

D3s  85/1.4
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 13, 2020, 17:46:58
The white plums seen right from my place are in full blossom now.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 14, 2020, 00:22:45
O Sel Ling, Soportújar, Granada.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 14, 2020, 00:59:07
Paco is in spring IR mode. Nice.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on February 14, 2020, 08:33:59
Sunny warm weather all over Spain. It starts to look like spring already  ???


   D3300, 300mm 2.8vrII
Lovely rendering! The tones and how they fade into each other,,, beautiful! so painterly  :-* Thank you
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 14, 2020, 09:21:21
Sunny warm weather all over Spain. It starts to look like spring already  ???


   D3300, 300mm 2.8vrII

poetic
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 14, 2020, 10:40:49
February 14
 
Valentine's day and lot more personal stories for this date, was welcomed with a flat tyre this morning.
So change the day with a shot of the dinning room ;D

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49533850482_25da6ac713_o.jpg)

D850, micro-nikkor 105mm f/4
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 14, 2020, 11:52:08
Feb. 14.  A bulbul sucking honey from the plum blossoms.

Sigma fp with Ai Nikkor 200/4.0.  The perfectly silent electronic shutter enabled me to make multiple shots without being noticed.  The image was trimmed only horizontally from the frame shot in the landscape orientation.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: ColinM on February 14, 2020, 13:57:14


Close to full Moon

Gosh, I like this approach John!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 14, 2020, 16:31:36
Today we got sunshine, with dark clouds in the background.
From to days walk with the Z6 and the 70-200 F2.8 II (F-mount)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: CS on February 14, 2020, 16:38:55
Today we got sunshine, with dark clouds in the background.
From to days walk with the Z6 and the 70-200 F2.8 II (F-mount)

Is that hand held, Bent? Looks to be sharp, and I'm guessing that camera/adapter/lens combo would be  handful without monopod, or other support.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 14, 2020, 18:11:09
Gosh, I like this approach John!
Thanks, Colin.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 14, 2020, 18:12:00
The 'Irish' painter

Z 6  AF-S  300/4
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Tristin on February 14, 2020, 20:55:37
John, #175 has a very pleasant composition.  Great shot, would like to see it in BW.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 14, 2020, 21:15:21
Thanks Tristin, posted a BW version in the appropriate topic.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Lars Hansen on February 14, 2020, 23:16:18
Feb. 14.  A bulbul sucking honey from the plum blossoms.

Very nice catch Akira. An older bulbul enjoying Umemi .. ? ;-)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 14, 2020, 23:32:52
Is that hand held, Bent? Looks to be sharp, and I'm guessing that camera/adapter/lens combo would be  handful without monopod, or other support.
It was handheld, the 70-200 is not that heavy  ;)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 15, 2020, 01:01:01
Very nice catch Akira. An older bulbul enjoying Umemi .. ? ;-)

Thank you, Lars.  The bulbul seemed to be too busy in sucking the honey to appreciate the blossom part.   ::)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 15, 2020, 07:05:39
It was handheld, the 70-200 is not that heavy  ;)
Nice Combo, Bent.  The AF-S 80-200/2.8 works also great on the Z6
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 15, 2020, 07:41:10
Feb. 14.  A bulbul sucking honey from the plum blossoms.

Sigma fp with Ai Nikkor 200/4.0.  The perfectly silent electronic shutter enabled me to make multiple shots without being noticed.  The image was trimmed only horizontally from the frame shot in the landscape orientation.
Seems to work great, Akira.   Already lots of blossom in Tokyo?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 15, 2020, 16:48:47
LocHal: Library in an Industrial building.  (old locomotion repair factory)

Ideal place for testing lenses  ;)

Z6  14-24/2.8
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 15, 2020, 18:33:58
Seems to work great, Akira.   Already lots of blossom in Tokyo?

I've used Ai 200/4.0 on m4/3. APS-C and full-frame cameras, and it has never disappointed me!  And there are fair amount of blossoms here in Tokyo.

Feb. 15.  A dusk scene.  Sigma fp and 45/2.8 kit lens.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: ColinM on February 15, 2020, 22:31:40
LocHal: Library in an Industrial building.  (old locomotion repair factory)

Interesting picture John, and maybe a nice place to study.
But my first thought was  "how much do they spend heating all that empty space in winter?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 15, 2020, 22:51:51
Thanks Colin,

The building has an ingenious system of climate control, heating some parts, sun collectors and floor heating. Every room in the building can be heated seperately.  Rather technical story


https://www.installatieenbouw.nl/artikel/multifunctionele-regelkleppen-tilburgse-lochal/ (https://www.installatieenbouw.nl/artikel/multifunctionele-regelkleppen-tilburgse-lochal/)  In Dutch unfortunately/
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jacques on February 15, 2020, 22:57:05
Camouflaged street photographer taking a break(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49540135867_604b7dc12d_h.jpg)
 
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 15, 2020, 23:17:31
 :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 15, 2020, 23:27:46
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: CS on February 15, 2020, 23:33:06
Looks great on my iPad Pro!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 15, 2020, 23:43:40
I had a little friend with me in theatre, at a children's play. She was increasingly eager to see the show start ....
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 16, 2020, 10:18:03
Lovely picture, they seem to have made their own spectators  ;)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 16, 2020, 11:30:22
Lovely little friends.

   This may be useful in some theaters too. "Silence"  :)

  Buddhist meditation complex in La Alpujarra
   D200 ir, 18-70mm 
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 16, 2020, 15:30:33
Stormy wind.

Wait for the right moment or pumping up shutter time.

D850  24-70/2.8  (very  nice with close focus)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 16, 2020, 15:45:34
Stormy wind.

Wait for the right moment or pumping up shutter time.

D850  24-70/2.8  (very  nice with close focus)

Lovely color and rendition!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 16, 2020, 16:32:09
January 16

Gusty winds

Helleborus orientalis seedling

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49543301232_2082fe6e96_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 85mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 16, 2020, 16:41:22
February 15

Schoolresults

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49543121426_b49520aa06_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 16, 2020, 16:46:30
That's a good one, Fons. Into the scene in a very likeable manner.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on February 16, 2020, 16:50:15
Nice photos!
Today’s walk D750-50 1.8G
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 16, 2020, 16:52:02
That's a good one, Fons. Into the scene in a very likeable manner.

Thank you Birna i prefer lenses with a closer mfd.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 16, 2020, 17:08:54
For Akira, first plum on the block.
Z6 w/ Nikkor O 55mm
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 16, 2020, 18:20:42
windy, cloudy, 16° C
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 16, 2020, 18:30:39
Jhon, Beautiful colors rythm. looking for the limits of the lens? It works beautifully

  Very intimate Fons. You have a way to let us in. Thanks for sharing it.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 16, 2020, 18:52:08
Jhon, Beautiful colors rythm. looking for the limits of the lens? It works beautifully
Thanks Paco.

Yes, max. close focus at 70mm at 2.8    Works great on Z6 too, this is on the D850.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: ColinM on February 16, 2020, 20:02:55
A fairy tree ring on Dartmoor, UK
(I may have another go at the PP)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 16, 2020, 20:10:21
February 15
Schoolresults

Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S
lovely shot, Fons
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 16, 2020, 20:12:23
A fairy tree ring on Dartmoor, UK
(I may have another go at the PP)
Interesting, Colin. Is that a circle of trees connected through stones?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: ColinM on February 17, 2020, 08:09:04
Interesting, Colin. Is that a circle of trees connected through stones?

Thanks John
I couldn't get in (this was in someone's garden) but yes, a circular group of gracefull & impressive trees (unknown breed). I guess the stonework came some time afterwards.

These were in the hamlet of Hexworthy on Dartmoor. You enter it via one of the most narrow stone road bridges I've ever seen (I'm guessing there are no Amazon deliveries there)

I would have given a lot to be able to sit within the circle of trees for an hour or so, on a warmer and drier day.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 17, 2020, 10:12:16
Good morning from The Hague.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: tommiejeep on February 17, 2020, 11:04:38
Another almost....     Still finding Z6 a bit laggy but hopefully I can adjust as I did with Sony a7iii.   Z6/300 2.8Gvr w/tc1.4 handheld.  Almost recovered from two broken ribs so should be able to drive soon.  Looking forward to getting out for some birds and Street.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 17, 2020, 11:06:33
Sitting in my local café, enjoying the morning newspaper, a healthy sized Cappucino, and, of course, a perfect mint sample of the APO-Lanthar 85mm f/3.5 for Nikkor-S(RF) mount. Price of the lens was highly acceptable and in the confusion  about Brexit, Customs forgot the VAT. Not that I would protest :)

The lens, one of a small lot of 600 units ever made, will be living together with my petite Nikon Z50. I built a complete lens range for it using old rangefinder Nikkors and the quite modern (ca 2004) Voigtländer lenses in RF mount.

Perfect day. Despite howling gusts of wind making a mess of my hair do. Who cares when being indoors?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Mike G on February 17, 2020, 11:06:55
Jakov,  correct me if I’m wrong, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen wax dresses floating on that water/moat?
Lovely photo and a great sky!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 17, 2020, 14:18:05
Jakov,  correct me if I’m wrong, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen wax dresses floating on that water/moat?
Lovely photo and a great sky!

Mike thanks fot he kind words.
Not sure what you mean by wax dresses? :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: CS on February 17, 2020, 15:43:41
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Not sure what you mean by wax dresses? :)

I'm glad you asked, as it has me scratching  my head too..........   ;D
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 17, 2020, 16:25:03
Victory for the Spring

Z6  50/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 17, 2020, 16:35:51
Thank you Paco, John

February 17

Gardenwork

Helleborus orientalis

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49547675023_8d2f4f8bbe_o.jpg)

Z6 -- Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 17, 2020, 16:52:39
Stormy weather in Copenhagen ;)
Df and 105mm f2.5
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 17, 2020, 19:32:13
Good morning from The Hague.

beautiful light
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 17, 2020, 19:35:18
mobile phone shot of my perfect lunch today ... the dents in the Chilli sauce are heat bubbles. Food comes boiling hot
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 17, 2020, 23:39:08
We are having beautiful light everyday. Late evening, the trees are taking turns to sunbathe
Z6, 35mm 1.4 ai-s
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 18, 2020, 06:21:03
Modern grotto - at the eastern edge of the Pacific
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 18, 2020, 11:51:57
That's an excellent way of using a fisheye lens, Jack. The light striping really adds to the overall impression.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 18, 2020, 11:55:24
mobile phone shot of my perfect lunch today ... the dents in the Chilli sauce are heat bubbles. Food comes boiling hot

Korean?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 18, 2020, 11:59:01
Stormy weather in Copenhagen ;)
Df and 105mm f2.5

Choppy waters on the lake (or river they call it sometimes, there is a track running all along). :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: CS on February 18, 2020, 13:49:26
Modern grotto - at the eastern edge of the Pacific

Shades of Al Collins!  8)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on February 18, 2020, 13:54:29
Stormy weather in Copenhagen ;)
Df and 105mm f2.5
Nicely captured! Indeed very windy here, and high water,,,
"Søerne" "The lakes" used to be a river, then a dam for a mill that made it into a lake, then used for entrenchments to protect the old Copenhagen city.
Extremely popular area for all kinds of activity  8) :-*
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 18, 2020, 14:14:09
Nicely captured! Indeed very windy here, and high water,,,
"Søerne" "The lakes" used to be a river, then a dam for a mill that made it into a lake, then used for entrenchments to protect the old Copenhagen city.
Extremely popular area for all kinds of activity  8) :-*
Thank you Erik, and also explaining the area, yes a nice spot in the city, but yesterday it started snowing/raining.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Mike G on February 18, 2020, 14:52:25
Mike thanks fot he kind words.
Not sure what you mean by wax dresses? :)
Figures dressed in long white dresses mounted on floats, can’t remember if there were male figures? Think eighteenth century.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 18, 2020, 16:32:24
February 18

Garden work

Rosmarinus o.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49552779036_4eb9f67d8a_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 50mm f/1.2
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 18, 2020, 18:40:18
That's an excellent way of using a fisheye lens, Jack. The light striping really adds to the overall impression.

Thanks Birna,

It is the old pre-AI 16mm f/3.5.
I'm finding interesting to explore. Here is one without as many straight lines to curve, but the horizon manages to wrap around.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 18, 2020, 19:48:35
New Firmware?

Z6  Zeiss  Planar 50/1.4
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 18, 2020, 22:04:22
New Firmware?

Z6  Zeiss  Planar 50/1.4
u

ui very good. lovely.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 18, 2020, 22:25:33
I have updated the firmware today also but haven´t tried any of the new features. This is actually with the 28mm f2 ai with cpu.
  This is what 13:00 hours look like today in Spain. Had to take the motorcycle to go to Cordoba and back. Around  celsius and sunny, perfect weather.

   Z6, 28mm f2 ai (silent shutter)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 18, 2020, 22:42:13
New Firmware?

Z6  Zeiss  Planar 50/1.4
What a look :o dangerous  ;)
Nice picture
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 18, 2020, 22:57:31
New Firmware?

Z6  Zeiss  Planar 50/1.4

  That expression, makes me think of the characters of the comic "Blacksad" (I love that comic  :))
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Eddie Draaisma on February 18, 2020, 23:01:23
New Firmware?

Z6  Zeiss  Planar 50/1.4

Lovely indeed.

The typical look of a cat that is wondering why new firmware with mostly AF enhancements is being tested with a manual focus lens  ;)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 19, 2020, 00:39:27
All is back to normalcy in the living quarters. Preparing for another long field season is under way. That entails a bit of parts tinkering as well. and the liberal use of epoxy glue.

Just testing the new helicoid for the CRT-Nikkor 55/1.2 is working properly. It is.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 19, 2020, 08:24:12
Thanks Frank, Bent, Paco and Eddie.   

(She calmed down)  :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 19, 2020, 08:47:19
I have updated the firmware today also but haven´t tried any of the new features. This is actually with the 28mm f2 ai with cpu.
  This is what 13:00 hours look like today in Spain. Had to take the motorcycle to go to Cordoba and back. Around  celsius and sunny, perfect weather.

   Z6, 28mm f2 ai (silent shutter)

Mustard, Brassica napus or is it B. rapa probably, lovely.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 19, 2020, 09:01:10
I have updated the firmware today also but haven´t tried any of the new features. This is actually with the 28mm f2 ai with cpu.
  This is what 13:00 hours look like today in Spain. Had to take the motorcycle to go to Cordoba and back. Around  celsius and sunny, perfect weather.

   Z6, 28mm f2 ai (silent shutter)
Lovely colours
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 19, 2020, 11:10:38
Korean?

yes, kim chi soup
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 19, 2020, 11:49:00
Thank you both.
Fons, I was wondering. They are everywhere in this zone inbig quantities
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 19, 2020, 11:56:56
Thank you both.
Fons, I was wondering. They are everywhere in this zone inbig quantities

They are all over Europe in bloom starting south, rapeseed oil producion and mustard seeds.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 19, 2020, 15:34:40
Former Church, now a community center

D3s   24-70/2.8
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 19, 2020, 16:52:27
February 19

Backpockets

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49556627933_951f73a2a5_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 85mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 19, 2020, 20:10:28
Mystery woman...
d500, 24-70 2.8 vr
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 19, 2020, 20:25:12
Mystery woman...
d500, 24-70 2.8 vr

that´s great
it looks like an arena, what is  between you both?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 19, 2020, 20:31:02
Mystery woman...
d500, 24-70 2.8 vr
Very nice Paco.

Multiple exposure?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 19, 2020, 23:19:42
Happy you like it  :)

  Single exposure
  I put down the "lace curtain" (I think that's the translation) while she was looking out the window...that's the look in her eyes  ;D
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 20, 2020, 11:13:15
February 20

(20022020)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49560587962_9c18c3026e_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 15mm f/3.5 ais
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 20, 2020, 12:00:34
This image appears to be a close-up snapshot of my work table. As usual this time of the year it is overflowing with parts. However, upon closer examination, the distribution of depth of field is a bit strange, to say the least. Might I add this is taken with an Olympus OM 28mm f/3.5 lens, rebuilt for use on my Nikons in a specialised fashion. The shooting aperture was f/5.6.

I'm still trying to come to grips with this, to me, novel technique and testing it with the Z cameras is a big advantage. Hopefully I master the approach enough to be able to put it to good use when the spring flowering commences.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 20, 2020, 12:57:58
This image appears to be a close-up snapshot of my work table. As usual this time of the year it is overflowing with parts. However, upon closer examination, the distribution of depth of field is a bit strange, to say the least. Might I add this is taken with an Olympus OM 28mm f/3.5 lens, rebuilt for use on my Nikons in a specialised fashion. The shooting aperture was f/5.6.

I'm still trying to come to grips with this, to me, novel technique and testing it with the Z cameras is a big advantage. Hopefully I master the approach enough to be able to put it to good use when the spring flowering commences.

Wow, Birna, is the lens modified to be tiltable?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 20, 2020, 12:59:36
Mystery woman...
d500, 24-70 2.8 vr

Very imaginable!  Would deserve to be posted to the "Minimalistic Image" thread.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 20, 2020, 13:00:03
Wow, Birna, is the lens modified to be tiltable?

No tilt.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 20, 2020, 14:39:24
No tilt.

Then, specially  re-built for the focus stacking with the movable camera and the fixed lens elements?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 20, 2020, 14:53:27
That's more like it, yes. The OM 28 was selected because its image quality holds up pretty well in the near range, despite a lack of CRC. However, it does have significant barrel distortion which can be a royal pain for the stacking software. There are also some colour aberrations most of which disappear in Photo Ninja. Image contrast overall is on the moderate-low side, but I prefer to rectify that in the final processing step. In this example, colours are a little off as the older Photo Ninja running on my Linux box hadn't an updated profile for the Z6. I have to make one later if further experiments are attempted. Or install a new version if there are any licenses left over.

In all, 121 frames were stacked. So the approach mainly is suited for stationary scenes.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 20, 2020, 19:23:31
Bus Stop

D850  24-70/2.8
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 20, 2020, 19:33:36
Welding continues on thousands of feet of guard rail.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 21, 2020, 09:26:24
February 21

Signs from heaven, my fathers' 111th birthday, thank you gracefully.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49563733913_74f8ffed88_o.jpg)

D850 fisheye 16mm f/2.8 ais
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 21, 2020, 10:33:25
Happy birthday!

   This I have to try. Cat eye AF. It does work even when the eyes are just slits.

   Z6, 50mm 1.8S @ 2.8, iso 1600 1/20th handheld with ibis on. Close to minimum focus distance. In camera b&w with minor shadow/highlights adjustments.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 21, 2020, 10:49:19
That looks lovely, Paco.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 21, 2020, 11:42:50
Thanks Fons. She is a patient model   :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 21, 2020, 16:19:51
Great cat, you are lucky with a patient model. Mine is 1/100 plus   ;)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 21, 2020, 16:20:23
Nikon D3s  105/2 DC
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 21, 2020, 18:35:52
Nikon D3s  105/2 DC

He is really slender, great combo cam + lens!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 21, 2020, 18:50:03
From todays visit to the Motorbeurs/Motorcycle Expo. Notice the tailor-made gloves ...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49565412228_a7f76fb5aa_h.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 21, 2020, 18:54:21
He is really slender, great combo cam + lens!
Thanks. Yes, works super
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 21, 2020, 18:55:30
From todays visit to the Motorbeurs/Motorcycle Expo. Notice the tailor-made gloves ...

Great shot, Luc, with the perfect look.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 21, 2020, 22:43:27
Jack, lots of triangles in that - nice - image.
Fons, a tribute to your father. Nice.
Paco and John, I prefer dogs way above cats but those images are lovely.

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 21, 2020, 23:16:54
Jack, lots of triangles in that - nice - image.
Fons, a tribute to your father. Nice.
Paco and John, I prefer dogs way above cats but those images are lovely.

Thanks Luc, I'm swimming in triangles...
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 22, 2020, 00:09:07
Akira asked for more information on my modified OM 28/3.5 lens for my Nikons. Here it is. The lens will focus from infinity down to almost the front element. Shown here with a rear filter box harbouring a Baader U2 Venus filter inside, i.e. set up for UV.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 22, 2020, 04:17:19
Thanks Luc, I'm swimming in triangles...

Jack, I'm enjoying your interpretation of the construction site!  Thank you for sharing!


Akira asked for more information on my modified OM 28/3.5 lens for my Nikons. Here it is. The lens will focus from infinity down to almost the front element. Shown here with a rear filter box harbouring a Baader U2 Venus filter inside, i.e. set up for UV.

Birna, thank you for the disclosure.  That is not far from what I imagined, maybe except for the filter holder.  So, the Zuiko 28/3.5 can be used for UV.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 22, 2020, 07:44:27
Rear filtration is a fringe benefit of the Z system, made possible by the very short register distance (16mm). This is useful in particular for UV where the filter options are thin on the ground and tend to be very expensive for larger sizes, if they even exist (often, not at all). Besides, the very efficient Baader U filter is dichroic and that spells problems with a wide-angle lens. In such case, for an optical design with a small exit pupil like the OM 28, rear filtration is much better.

The filter box can be replaced with an ordinary FTZ adapter if "normal" visible light photography is intended. Then, as the OM 28 lens is "chipped", all lens information can be seen and recorded in EXIF. The OM 28 does UV, but only the upper UV(A) band. Suffices for floral studies and landscapes at least.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 22, 2020, 08:17:24
Rear filtration is a fringe benefit of the Z system, made possible by the very short register distance (16mm). This is useful in particular for UV where the filter options are thin on the ground and tend to be very expensive for larger sizes, if they even exist (often, not at all). Besides, the very efficient Baader U filter is dichroic and that spells problems with a wide-angle lens. In such case, for an optical design with a small exit pupil like the OM 28, rear filtration is much better.

The filter box can be replaced with an ordinary FTZ adapter if "normal" visible light photography is intended. Then, as the OM 28 lens is "chipped", all lens information can be seen and recorded in EXIF. The OM 28 does UV, but only the upper UV(A) band. Suffices for floral studies and landscapes at least.

I remember the discussion on that filter system between you and Klaus quite well.  Here in Japan, Koeisha makes a nice system for the similar usage:

http://www.koheisha.net/sony/Bayonet/Bayonet_mount01.html

Exchanging filters are not as easy or quick as your system, but it seems to be well designed.  The unit can accept either an M48 or an M52 filter.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: ColinM on February 22, 2020, 08:22:52
Have any of you in Western Europe had a bit of rain in the last week?

A few rivers near me in the UK have decided to go explore the surrounding landscape - not much fun if you live there.
This is the town of Upton on Severn, taken from the top of the Malvern Hills D500 300mm

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 22, 2020, 09:36:44
Akira asked for more information on my modified OM 28/3.5 lens for my Nikons. Here it is. The lens will focus from infinity down to almost the front element. Shown here with a rear filter box harbouring a Baader U2 Venus filter inside, i.e. set up for UV.

a lens pouch as bellows
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 22, 2020, 10:52:56
a lens pouch as bellows

in the old inline diesel injections from BOSCH deere skin was used as membrane for the regulation. Its spec did not variy much over temperature and it was fluid/gasoil resistant
Guessing that skin specs in an animal group are not too different,  I propose moose skin as an appropriate bellows material for Nordic people, even I see the problem to find a moose with Nikon branding
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 22, 2020, 13:00:38
Thomas, at least there is Nikon ambassador Moose Peterson ;)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 22, 2020, 13:55:19
lunch with family
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 22, 2020, 17:36:33
Start of the (bank) holiday

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 22, 2020, 20:19:06
Thank you Luc, Jack
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 22, 2020, 20:20:26
February 22

charging

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49570693702_8e8485a9ba_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 85mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 23, 2020, 12:03:26
The Standout
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 23, 2020, 13:12:21
The Standout

It would be willing to serve as the focus target for the lens test.  :D
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 23, 2020, 13:15:59
Important garbage?

D3s   85/1.4
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 23, 2020, 15:11:37
The Standout

is it near your house? it is a funny idea

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 23, 2020, 15:49:02
is it near your house? it is a funny idea

Nah. Seen on yesterday's trip.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bill Mellen on February 23, 2020, 17:01:33
Puppy in solitary confinement  :)

Crate and house training are our major focus in life these days with two new puppies in the house..

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49574094871_c978956045_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iwGcgD)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Cyril on February 23, 2020, 17:41:50
(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/1011117535/m%3D900/v2?sig=6e8b5ad2cfdd4cd4bc950b8c93e10de530dec6a5e2a1fa8c8ec3ade8b744471a) (https://500px.com/photo/1011117535/Untitled-by-Cyril-Crn)

Learning B&W processing with M Freeman's book "Black and White Photography Field Guide". He's a good teacher imo. check out his books.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 23, 2020, 19:54:15
February 23

Wind and rain,

Hoek van Holland, (or also known as Hook of Holland where the ferry sails for Harwich).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49575438467_3514b44c08_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: aerobat on February 23, 2020, 20:19:43
Springcleaning or not...
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 23, 2020, 23:42:11
One of those creative dance workshop. Image of one of the dancers.

   Nikon D500, 70-200 2.8 fl
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 23, 2020, 23:49:20
One of those creative dance workshop. Image of one of the dancers.

   Nikon D500, 70-200 2.8 fl

what ist coverin your view???
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 24, 2020, 00:25:04
Maybe an arm
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 24, 2020, 15:37:10
Mansplaying -- these days, I cringe by the very sight. A reminder of days past.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 24, 2020, 16:14:59
A mild evening sun at the hotel.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 24, 2020, 16:44:07
In the Supermarket...  Normally you see those on the fair    https://vroegert.nl/grijpers-waarheid/ (https://vroegert.nl/grijpers-waarheid/)

Z 6  50/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 24, 2020, 16:44:47
A mild evening sun at the hotel.
Lovely, like an impressionistic painting.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 24, 2020, 17:05:43
February 24

Days of grey, and wind and rain.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49579700906_266c60bcfd_o.jpg)

D850 -- 105mm f/1.4
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 24, 2020, 18:34:50
The old 16mm f/3.5 fisheye-Nikkor has built-in color filters as you could not place filters in front of it. These days, filters for black and white are nearly obsolete as we can customize color filtration in post production (filtering at capture is still effective if faced with high dynamic range). The R60 gives a nice red tone to nearly monochromatic scenes.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 24, 2020, 19:45:12
Lovely, like an impressionistic painting.

Thanks, John!  Just goes to show what a smartphone can do. You just need to spot the image.

Jack, I have used that R60 in abundance. Not only did i use it in the 16/3.5 but i ended up buying the R60 gel to put on my  8mm fish-eye. Although, I mostly used it on for infrared images.
I still remember Erik's baobab tree from South Africa.
you have used it nicely :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: PeterN on February 24, 2020, 19:59:32
As usual.. a wonderful thread to see. Such a variety of subjects and styles!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: PeterN on February 24, 2020, 20:22:32
I'll contribute with a photo taken with an iPhone  last week in a museum.

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3835553399-5.jpg)

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 24, 2020, 23:04:38
chain saw          today behind my garden
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 24, 2020, 23:21:22
Art by PeterN and mayhem by Thomas Stelwag...
I feel the silence in one and the complete opposite in the other :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 24, 2020, 23:27:20
oh, gosh, carnial brings even me to my limits. I fasted on photography, done writing and business lately ... but then I pick her up where I left her and she lifts me up to new heights ... a bucket of shots and even I am impressed ... and I need a lot of time to decide what to show, too many are great ...
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 24, 2020, 23:28:31
and one for after midnight ...
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 25, 2020, 06:40:47
and one extra, before fasting
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 25, 2020, 10:27:07
Yesterday I had an appointment at a Science Centre in Oslo and availed myself of the opportunity to have a look around the premises. I stumbled over this scene at a research lab and immediately had a "Big Bang theory" deja vu.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 25, 2020, 11:07:45
From last Sunday

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49575212746_f7c11de41c_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: PeterN on February 25, 2020, 11:25:19
Nice day for the beach, Fons!
Birna: it is really intriguing to see people’s desks. In this case especially the electric wires from above.
Frank: wonderful portraits!

My photo for the day, also in the museum and shot with the iphone. It is probably me but at this angle the man in the painting seems to look through the wall and to the window on the left.

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3835553486-5.jpg%5B)

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 25, 2020, 11:32:24
Nice day for the beach, Fons!
Birna: it is really intriguing to see people’s desks. In this case especially the electric wires from above.
Frank: wonderful portraits!

My photo for the day, also in the museum and shot with the iphone. It is probably me but at this angle the man in the painting seems to look through the wall and to the window on the left.

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3835553486-5.jpg%5B)

Well spotted, integrating the elements .
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 25, 2020, 13:39:29
Same 16mm as yesterday, this time of the lens.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 25, 2020, 14:12:42
Well spotted, integrating the elements .

Indeed, yes!

Same 16mm as yesterday, this time of the lens.

A nice portrait of Hal!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 25, 2020, 17:41:47
Indeed, yes!

A nice portrait of Hal!

This is HAL’s brother Al. HAL was based on an 8mm Nikkor and this is a 16mm. Same R60 filter though!
It’s full of triangles.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 25, 2020, 17:54:30
and one for after midnight ...
Great portrait, Frank. Everything works here.

chain saw          today behind my garden
Like a horrormovie.  Nice, Thomas. 

From last Sunday

Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S
Great atmosphere, Fons

My photo for the day, also in the museum and shot with the iphone. It is probably me but at this angle the man in the painting seems to look through the wall and to the window on the left.

Stellar shot, Peter. A complete Interior story.
Same 16mm as yesterday, this time of the lens.
Love those triangels, Jack.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 25, 2020, 18:32:45
Dead end street (Cul de Sac)

Z6  17-35/2.8
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: PeterN on February 25, 2020, 19:03:22
Well spotted, John:I like the repeating red colours give the extra touch!
Do you also have a photo where both persons are at the same 'level' each on another side of the street?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bill De Jager on February 25, 2020, 19:04:02
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49584440046_5c1879699e_5k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ixBdwJ)

Manzanita Blossoms (https://flic.kr/p/2ixBdwJ) by Bill de Jager (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99349448@N06/), on Flickr

Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn', taken with Nikon Z6 and Leica APO-Elmarit-R 100mm f/2.8.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 25, 2020, 19:22:43
Well spotted, John:I like the repeating red colours give the extra touch!
Do you also have a photo where both persons are at the same 'level' each on another side of the street?
Thanks Peter. 

Not exactly the same, but the opposite view with one person...  https://flic.kr/p/2ixBCym
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 25, 2020, 19:46:04
Connecting in the light.

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 25, 2020, 23:25:46
good night
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 25, 2020, 23:41:06
Frank, do stick to the posting rules :( you are bending them at present. We have to start deleting images if you continue posting several within each 24 hour frame.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 25, 2020, 23:54:50
thanks John and Jakov for commenting

Fons´beach club and Peters museum look like beeing made at the same place and same series
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 26, 2020, 00:43:08
Daily chores take on a new importance. Here a view into the dry tumbler.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 26, 2020, 11:15:05
A mild evening sun at the hotel.

wow!!!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 26, 2020, 11:19:19
Frank, do stick to the posting rules :( you are bending them at present. We have to start deleting images if you continue posting several within each 24 hour frame.

I have posted 13 pictures in 26 days of February 2020
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 26, 2020, 11:36:43
It's the number per day, not directly the month. that counts. Which you are well aware of.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: PeterN on February 26, 2020, 11:44:50
Birna: that looks like a painting! Brilliant lightning!

Another iPhone shot from last week. It was tempting to move the bench to the middle ;-)

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3835553642-5.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 26, 2020, 12:14:14
It's the number per day, not directly the month. that counts. Which you are well aware of.

yes. you changed the rules a while ago...
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 26, 2020, 12:37:39
A maximum of 1 picture per day. A maximum of 28-31 per month (which follows from the first). Should be easy enough to understand.

We have had that schedule for years now.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 26, 2020, 15:00:59
February 26

Cold day
with snow
cherry
blossom
 ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49588010037_2b2405b3cd_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 85mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: ColinM on February 26, 2020, 15:14:52
Frank, thank you for testing the boundaries - i was going to try this last week, so at least I know the potential outcome.
Sounds like the carnival fired your enthusiasm. I'm impressed as it's been quite cold in the last few days.

It's the number per day, not directly the month. that counts.

Understood Birna
The task of Moderating is never easy.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 26, 2020, 16:13:07
Triangles part n.
The large trellis which will shade the landscape and generate some solar electricity.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on February 26, 2020, 18:25:28
Cold’ish day in the mountains...captured with iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 26, 2020, 19:59:11
Hit by snow, ice and rain this morning. Including a faint sun after the showers

Z6 300/4
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 26, 2020, 21:47:48
From last Sunday

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49575212746_f7c11de41c_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S

wow.  very good . too much work currently ... someone has to save the planet...
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 26, 2020, 21:48:19
Cold’ish day in the mountains...captured with iPhone 11 Pro Max.

how very beautiful!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: pluton on February 27, 2020, 04:26:49
Daily chores take on a new importance. Here a view into the dry tumbler.
Finally, the [presumed] fisheye is deployed for it's original purpose of scientific investigation!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 27, 2020, 07:49:16
Finally, the [presumed] fisheye is deployed for it's original purpose of scientific investigation!

Yes, the 8-15 Fishy Zoom @8mm. As my circumstances have changed these days,  I find myself following alternate avenues of photographic interest.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 27, 2020, 08:28:40
The Magpie in the snow

Z6  AF-S 300/4
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 27, 2020, 09:17:30
Lovely image, John.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: PeterN on February 27, 2020, 09:22:23
Snow, wonderful!

This was yesterday afternoon between rain showers during a bike ride. Shot with iphone11


(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3838660914-5.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 27, 2020, 10:35:22
wow.  very good . too much work currently ... someone has to save the planet...

Thank you Frank, saving the planet from whom? ;D
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 27, 2020, 14:33:21
Jolly good mood at my local café. We join in the challenge of saving the world (from us?)

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 27, 2020, 17:04:19
Jolly good mood at my local café. We join in the challenge of saving the world (from us?)

I like it; what gear Birna?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 27, 2020, 17:05:40
February 27

Structure a cold and wet day

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49591859843_8fd409a5de_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 14-24 f/2.8g
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: CS on February 27, 2020, 18:10:21
Jolly good mood at my local café. We join in the challenge of saving the world (from us?)

If I didn't know better, I would think that you shot a snap of a portion of a billboard advertisement. Colorful, and attention grabbing. I like it too.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 27, 2020, 18:19:04
Lovely image, John.
Thanks, Luc.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 27, 2020, 18:21:33
I like it; what gear Birna?
Yes, lovely.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 27, 2020, 18:33:35
I like it; what gear Birna?

My friend's Huawei phone which I deployed for our selfies. I managed to mail me the picture, and thus save it,  before she saw it and deleted it as being "ugly". She being Chinese meant the capture went through some kind of "beautification" á la Beautycam, which in this instance added to the perceived "glamour" :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: CS on February 27, 2020, 19:16:08
My friend's Huawei phone which I deployed for our selfies. I managed to mail me the picture, and thus save it,  before she saw it and deleted it as being "ugly". She being Chinese meant the capture went through some kind of "beautification" á la Beautycam, which in this instance added to the perceived "glamour" :)

Hmmmm, from that shot I would not have guessed that she is Chinese. But, I don't see "ugly" anywhere. 
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 27, 2020, 19:30:55
Concrete wave, just add water
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 27, 2020, 22:46:33
Dancers dancing.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on February 27, 2020, 23:12:05
Yesterday afternoon
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 27, 2020, 23:12:44
Concrete wave, just add water

very beautiful
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 28, 2020, 01:15:36
very beautiful

Thanks Frank. I’d like to say the same about Paco’s black and white dancers. Wonderful
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 28, 2020, 09:57:24
Hmmmm, from that shot I would not have guessed that she is Chinese. But, I don't see "ugly" anywhere.

Should be more obvious from this capture, from the same series (before we start "fighting" to gain control of the camera phone ...).
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: PeterN on February 28, 2020, 15:53:56
How to get that thing upstairs?

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3840795267-5.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 28, 2020, 16:42:32
February 28

in the shop and waiting ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49596226371_7e2b2c8881_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: CS on February 28, 2020, 16:50:16
February 28

in the shop and waiting ;)


Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S

Nice, Fons, and I know just how that guy feels!  ;D
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 28, 2020, 16:52:22
 ;D Fons, you should know by now, never shop with your partner.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 28, 2020, 16:53:42
An image shot at the local garden centre. HDR created with Nik HDR from three Jpegs, shot handheld at 1/20sec.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49596264971_6e1548c512_h.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 28, 2020, 17:24:27
February 28

in the shop and waiting ;)
--

You are an everyday hero, Fons :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 28, 2020, 17:59:32
Nice, Fons, and I know just how that guy feels!  ;D
An image shot at the local garden centre. HDR created with Nik HDR from three Jpegs, shot handheld at 1/20sec.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49596264971_6e1548c512_h.jpg)
You are an everyday hero, Fons :)

"Oh ja ;D" Thank you Carl, Luc, Birna
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 28, 2020, 18:00:14
An image shot at the local garden centre. HDR created with Nik HDR from three Jpegs, shot handheld at 1/20sec.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49596264971_6e1548c512_h.jpg)

Great clarity, splendid outcome!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 28, 2020, 18:22:36
12 hrs before midnight
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 28, 2020, 18:23:33
Luc and Fons, both of your shopping pics are great
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 28, 2020, 19:18:30
How to get that thing upstairs?

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3840795267-5.jpg)

What to do upstairs running out of gas?
great catch!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 28, 2020, 19:19:57
12 hrs before midnight

Weather looks so much better than here ;)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on February 28, 2020, 20:00:47
winter = outdoors
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 28, 2020, 20:33:13
February 28

in the shop and waiting ;)

Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S

This image proves that your wait was worthwhile (lol)!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 28, 2020, 20:39:38
Dark clouds in Tilburg, first victim with Corona Virus detected here.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 28, 2020, 21:22:13
Dark clouds in Tilburg, first victim with Corona Virus detected here.

There is nowhere to hide :(

The number of affected victims is rapidly climbing in my country too.

"The World is One" for better or worse.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 28, 2020, 21:37:01
Dark clouds in Tilburg, first victim with Corona Virus detected here.

Japan is about to be destroyed by Corona.

Nice to see BB-8 in your image nevertheless.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 28, 2020, 21:48:57
Fons, you are a hero  ;D Love the image
 
  How to get that thing upstairs, great catch. Looks like a Disney character, full of life...if somehow wear out
  Luc, Nikon hdr works
  John, Akira found BB-8 in your image   :D In a more serous note, coronavirus has enter Spain as well. Procedures and official response is closer to a joke here than to a real problem
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 28, 2020, 21:53:22
The movement-image creative workshops are going to continue tomorrow and for two more weekends after that. Expect a few dancer images  ::)

  Working mostly with the z6 and 24-70 2.8 vr and D500 with 70-200 2.8 Fl. The idea of to give a chance tomorrow the a couple of primes, probably 58 1.4 and 105 1.4 and try to catch that magic too.

  Here, D500 and 70-200 2.8 fl. Thia image will go on the wall of the studio tomorrow
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Luc on February 28, 2020, 21:56:00
Fantastic expression in that last image, Paco. And well captured by you!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 28, 2020, 23:09:20
Paco, love your dancing images. Very nice expression.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 29, 2020, 00:14:07
Thank you both. Is one kind of images I specially enjoy doing
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Akira on February 29, 2020, 01:05:48
The movement-image creative workshops are going to continue tomorrow and for two more weekends after that. Expect a few dancer images  ::)

  Working mostly with the z6 and 24-70 2.8 vr and D500 with 70-200 2.8 Fl. The idea of to give a chance tomorrow the a couple of primes, probably 58 1.4 and 105 1.4 and try to catch that magic too.

  Here, D500 and 70-200 2.8 fl. Thia image will go on the wall of the studio tomorrow

Superb capture, Paco!
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 29, 2020, 05:15:49
Construction site near nightfall
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 29, 2020, 08:43:35
The movement-image creative workshops are going to continue tomorrow and for two more weekends after that. Expect a few dancer images  ::)

  Working mostly with the z6 and 24-70 2.8 vr and D500 with 70-200 2.8 Fl. The idea of to give a chance tomorrow the a couple of primes, probably 58 1.4 and 105 1.4 and try to catch that magic too.

  Here, D500 and 70-200 2.8 fl. Thia image will go on the wall of the studio tomorrow
Great expression.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 29, 2020, 08:45:45
Japan is about to be destroyed by Corona.

Nice to see BB-8 in your image nevertheless.
Thanks for your observation,  I will post a more detailed image on BB-8  ;)

link.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 29, 2020, 12:25:15
Calender says today is last day of Winter. As we hardly have seen winter signs this year, apart from some recent moderately cold days -10 to -12C, even a slight dusting of snow is welcome. Tomorrow it's officially Spring. Believe it or not. I'd rather not.

Z50 with the ancient W-Nikkor 3.5cm f/1.8 lens (RF mount). I finally sourced an adapter Nik(RF)-Z that seems to be accurate dimensionally so as to give proper focus. This is the K&F Concept Adapter.

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on February 29, 2020, 12:43:39
February 28

in the shop and waiting ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49596226371_7e2b2c8881_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S
A Throne worthy of an everday Photography King ;)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: golunvolo on February 29, 2020, 17:57:56
Salt marshes, Torrevieja.

  D200 ir, 18-70
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 29, 2020, 18:00:05
Paco, love your dancing images. Very nice expression.

Definitely +1
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 29, 2020, 18:00:54
Thanks for the comments! :)
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 29, 2020, 18:01:59
February 29

Birthday

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49600625731_1a1a79a7fa_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 85mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 29, 2020, 19:10:16
Rain-Sun-Wind-Rain...

Z7  50/1.8S

Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: aerobat on February 29, 2020, 19:31:22
Colorful Saturday
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 29, 2020, 21:31:24
Rain-Sun-Wind-Rain...

Z7  50/1.8S

Better than the Z6?
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 29, 2020, 21:48:35
Better than the Z6?
Different, depending on your needs. Image quality is better with the Z7.   

Compared with the D850 the Z7 won on all accounts, so I sold the D850.
Title: Re: February 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on March 01, 2020, 11:18:02
Colorful Saturday
Fantastic!