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Title: January 2021
Post by: Nikfuson on January 01, 2021, 00:54:55
From Stavanger, Norway.
Title: Re: Happy 2021!
Post by: John Geerts on January 01, 2021, 01:28:44
Happy new Year from Tilburg, Netherlands
Title: Re: Happy 2021!
Post by: Akira on January 01, 2021, 01:50:39
Happy new year from Tokyo, Japan!
Title: Re: Happy 2021!
Post by: Roland Vink on January 01, 2021, 03:25:40
For about the last 10 years or so, instead of staying up to midnight on New Year's Eve, the family has had an early night and got up early to catch the first sunrise of the new year. Here is our start to 2021 from New Zealand :)

Edit - I forgot to add: picture taken with Nikon D600 ISO 100, 1/90 sec, AI 135/3.5 at f/11
Title: Re: Happy 2021!
Post by: Akira on January 01, 2021, 08:54:39
For about the last 10 years or so, instead of staying up to midnight on New Year's Eve, the family has had an early night and got up early to catch the first sunrise of the new year. Here is our start to 2021 from New Zealand :)

What a beautiful sunrise!  Your info on the MF Nikkor lenses are always helpful, but I'd like you to post more of your images!
Title: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 01, 2021, 10:08:18
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021

Post your "blog" contributions here  No theme (other than what the passage of time creates), no contest implied, a maximum of one picture per day in the actual month and no more than 4 images per month for NG members, up to 31 for Supporters. You can distribute the contributions as once per week if you so prefer. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Happy 2021!
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 01, 2021, 10:37:47
What a beautiful sunrise!  Your info on the MF Nikkor lenses are always helpful, but I'd like you to post more of your images!
+1
Happy new year
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 01, 2021, 12:11:25
January 1 '21

Bim bam, a crfrree 21

Df 28/1.4

Title: Re: Happy 2021!
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 01, 2021, 12:13:20
Excell4nt new year imagery happy so..
Title: Re: Happy 2021!
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 01, 2021, 12:23:02
+1
Happy new year
+2 Happy New year to all from Fairbanks!

#1
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4098725699.jpg)

#2
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4098727101.jpg)

#3
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4098727102.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 01, 2021, 12:37:25

300mm f/4 PF @ f16, on D500 ISO 100

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4098728285.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy 2021!
Post by: mxbianco on January 01, 2021, 13:19:23
Outlined Fireworks

In Italy, a curfew has been established between 22:00 and 7:00, so fireworks were very "subdued"

I tried to render the idea with this photo

Ciao and a happy 2021 from Massimo
Title: Re: Happy 2021!
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on January 01, 2021, 17:07:34
excellent pictures for the start of 2021
happy new year to all of you
Title: Re: Happy 2021!
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 01, 2021, 18:01:50
Perhaps we ought to merge this thread with "January 2021" ??
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 01, 2021, 18:03:54
Rounding the Corner in 2021 -- the right way.

105mm f/2.5 AI. IE, PrimaLuce Z5. Not much false colour when snow covers everything.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Imagelover on January 01, 2021, 18:20:50
Happy new year to all of you! Seen from Kristiansund against Averøy, Norway, January 1st 2021. D810 + AI-S Nikkor 135mm f/2, aperture f/8.
Title: Re: Happy 2021!
Post by: Akira on January 01, 2021, 18:22:14
Perhaps we ought to merge this thread with "January 2021" ??

That would be better.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 01, 2021, 18:28:58
The merge is complete.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 02, 2021, 09:29:37
Last night's sunset

Df, 28mm f/1.4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 02, 2021, 12:01:59
Happy new year to all of you! Seen from Kristiansund against Averøy, Norway, January 1st 2021. D810 + AI-S Nikkor 135mm f/2, aperture f/8.

Amazing color!


Last night's sunset

Df, 28mm f/1.4


That is impressive!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 02, 2021, 12:07:48
Today's sunset framed.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Imagelover on January 02, 2021, 12:19:10
Thanks, Akira!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 02, 2021, 12:32:34
Winter is here.

(https://www.ultravioletphotography.com/content/uploads/monthly_01_2021/post-2-0-18683900-1609520789.jpg)

False-colour infrared emulation by AFS 105mm f/1.4E Nikkor and the PrimaLuce Z5. Light snowfall softens the landscape view.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 02, 2021, 13:28:42
Last night's sunset

Df, 28mm f/1.4
Great colours

Also last nights sunset

S5     85/1.4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 02, 2021, 14:01:12
Happy new year to all.
Today we saw the sun for a first for long time, nearly had to use sunglasses ;)
The white spot is the sun ;D
Z6 24-70 f4 @24mm f8
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 02, 2021, 14:02:53
Nothing left, not even the booze. St André (near Lille), Df, Zeiss 50/2 @f/5.6.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 02, 2021, 16:58:22
Great colours

Also last nights sunset

S5     85/1.4
Amazing color!


That is impressive!

Thanks!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 03, 2021, 10:49:48
Winter has decided to arrive  ... not much snow as of yet, but sufficient for making some nice forest interiors.

Snow Queen

(https://www.ultravioletphotography.com/content/uploads/monthly_01_2021/post-2-0-61081800-1609606318.jpg)

(Coastal 60mm f/4 APO, PrimaLuce Z5, 100% crop)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Nikfuson on January 03, 2021, 14:06:53
Tree life.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 03, 2021, 14:49:26
Tree life.
Great shot, sharp with impressive bokeh
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on January 03, 2021, 16:00:26
Great shot, sharp with impressive bokeh

+1
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 03, 2021, 16:17:40
Tree life.

Sten, 70-200/2.8s? Lovely indeed!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: mxbianco on January 03, 2021, 16:41:53
Outlined Fireworks

Same picture from 2021-01-01, only vertically cropped to make it more readable

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 03, 2021, 16:44:48
Peace

Z6, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 03, 2021, 17:49:40
Outlined Fireworks

Same picture from 2021-01-01, only vertically cropped to make it more readable

Ciao from Massimo

Bellissimo, Massimo!


Peace

Z6, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E



Nice and pleasant capture, Fons!

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Nikfuson on January 03, 2021, 19:29:14
Sten, 70-200/2.8s? Lovely indeed!

Thanks!
Yep, the very lens.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 03, 2021, 20:03:18
Happy new year!  ;D

  Walking around with the D3s and 135mm 2.8 ai, Granada
 
 
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 03, 2021, 22:12:25
Korvelplein, one of the olders square's in Tilburg

Fuji S5 Pro  85/1.4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 04, 2021, 10:40:42
January 4

Lisianthus, pink cutflowers
Z6, nikkor-S 58mm f/1.4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 04, 2021, 10:52:25
After party Granada?

  D3S, 135mm 2.8 ai
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 04, 2021, 10:53:41
After party Granada?

  D3S, 135mm 2.8 ai

Too much to drink Paco?
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 04, 2021, 12:30:01
Nice soft rendering Fons - is this one from the old 1960s vintage 58mm f/1.4 lens?

January 4

Lisianthus, pink cutflowers
Z6, nikkor-S 58mm f/1.4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 04, 2021, 12:45:54
Too much to drink Paco?
Not that I remember   :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 04, 2021, 12:59:21
Nice soft rendering Fons - is this one from the old 1960s vintage 58mm f/1.4 lens?

Thank you Hugh,

This sample must be from 1961 if i understand Roland's website correctly
the lens sharpens really well when stoppd down but here wide open of course.

Nikkor-S Auto 1: 1.4 f=5.8cm Nippon Kogaku Japan No.171603
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 04, 2021, 13:03:19
The Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro.  According to the previous owner no more than 2000 shots were made with this camera, as he replaced after a  few months the S2 in 2004 with a digital Nikon
D600    AF  55/2.8
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Nikfuson on January 04, 2021, 13:43:51
January 4

Lisianthus, pink cutflowers
Z6, nikkor-S 58mm f/1.4

The «inferiority» of this lens is what makes it attractive. This shot is a very good example of this.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 04, 2021, 14:31:29
Thank you Hugh,

This sample must be from 1961 if i understand Roland's website correctly
the lens sharpens really well when stoppd down but here wide open of course.

Nikkor-S Auto 1: 1.4 f=5.8cm Nippon Kogaku Japan No.171603
Nice Fons.  I have 170094 ;)  Like especially the outcome in combination with the Close up lens T4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 04, 2021, 18:05:10
Lille (La Madeleine). Df, Helios 81 N at f/2.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 04, 2021, 22:27:58
New Normalcy Anno 2021. OK, I'm setting up a chat with my children so not *that* bad -- for once.

I dedicated a spare Linux box to suchlike purposes. It functions flawlessly.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 05, 2021, 08:51:29
Wishing for a rosy future.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 05, 2021, 10:49:08
Green

Z6, 50mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 05, 2021, 12:31:50
Orbits in the city.

  D3S, 135mm 2.8 ai
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: armando_m on January 05, 2021, 15:20:40
Gathering around the fire
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Nikfuson on January 05, 2021, 17:19:01
Weather is playing the sweet song these days.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 05, 2021, 17:35:10
Weather is playing the sweet song these days.

Yes i think so.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on January 05, 2021, 22:20:53
They Came from Outer Space
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 05, 2021, 22:43:44
Gray Day

S5 - Ang AF 28-70/2.6
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on January 06, 2021, 11:46:47
Happy new Year 2021!
In the park: not following social distancing rules ;D
200-500 z50
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 06, 2021, 12:39:01
Arrangement

Z6, 5,8cm 1:1.4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 06, 2021, 13:04:43
Today it's the real  winter of the Nordic kind. Still, little snow, but pretty cold -17C so I don't envy the young lady walking her dog. Fortunately for all of us, there is but little wind.

I shot this as pure UV monochrome using a W-Nikkor 3.5cm f/3.5 with the Baader U filter on a NEX-5N Monochrome (thanks for the camera, Vivek). This Nikkor might not be the best in terms of transmitting "deep" UV, but it delivers results with an undeniable crispness despite being used with a hand-held camera.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 06, 2021, 13:13:25
The winter came to Denmark.
Very wet snow, won't last long ???
But could be used today for play :)
iPhone
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 06, 2021, 19:24:47
It's cold, but we are still  snow-free...

Z7  Rokkor 58/1.2
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 06, 2021, 22:33:22
A garage door decorate to the memory of "Federico García Lorca", one of the greatest artist in spanish history. Found in Granada´s downtown.

  D3S, 35mm 1.4 ai-s
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on January 07, 2021, 11:00:58
Federico García Lorca is well known in my country, a lot of theatre works and his poetry became favorite songs by Mikis Theodorakis  a famous Greek music composer
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 07, 2021, 12:12:35
the odd couple

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 07, 2021, 12:34:57
the odd couple

 :o ::)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: aerobat on January 07, 2021, 12:40:31
Well seen Fons - I like it
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 07, 2021, 13:37:16
the odd couple
Oleeee
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 07, 2021, 14:42:52
Great Fons

Before the snow

Fuji S3   Pro  Nikkor 18-70/3.5-4.5
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 07, 2021, 14:45:14
:o ::)
Well seen Fons - I like it
Oleeee

Thank you guys!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 07, 2021, 14:46:12
Great Fons

Before the snow

Fuji S3   Pro  Nikkor 18-70/3.5-4.5

Thank you John.
What snow?
 :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 07, 2021, 14:48:44
Thank you John.
What snow?
 :)
Still waiting Fons. Be patient...    ;)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 07, 2021, 14:50:14
A garage door decorate to the memory of "Federico García Lorca", one of the greatest artist in spanish history. Found in Granada´s downtown.

  D3S, 35mm 1.4 ai-s
Great those elevator doors  ;)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: armando_m on January 07, 2021, 18:19:35
2000 pieces
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 07, 2021, 18:58:08
2000 pieces

Not a piece missing.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 07, 2021, 21:55:13
Clouds, diffused light and colorless skies.

  D3S, 35mm 1.4 ais
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 07, 2021, 23:50:54
Morning of the declaration of the state of emergency.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 07, 2021, 23:52:15
2000 pieces

Great job, Armando!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 08, 2021, 11:50:19
blue hour

Df, 105mm f/1.4

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 08, 2021, 15:29:48
Almost Nordic blue :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 08, 2021, 15:30:45
Relief is found in the opposite direction
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 08, 2021, 16:17:22
Urban Grafitti
(electricity house)

Fuji S3 Pro   85/1.4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 08, 2021, 17:22:58
Almost Nordic blue :)

Thank you Birna, maybe a cerulean type blue?
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 08, 2021, 17:38:27
Yes, the Nordic blue hour(s) are considered 'warm'.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 08, 2021, 19:58:23
Ready for action.  8)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 08, 2021, 20:43:15
You got a little fellow following you :) Cute.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 08, 2021, 22:27:29
Jakov, that looks like a wonderful plan!

  Here, a much needed morning coffee.

  D5, 105mm 1.4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 08, 2021, 22:46:07
Thanks Birna and Paco.
Paco that is some depth of field  8)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: armando_m on January 09, 2021, 03:08:35
Not a piece missing.
one got lost for a couple of days, it was driving us crazy  ;D
found under the table
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 09, 2021, 08:23:23
Ready for action.  8)
Great shot, Jakov
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 09, 2021, 08:34:41
Shopping 2021
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 09, 2021, 10:19:03
Ready for action.  8)

Sweet, little bike will grow up too.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 09, 2021, 11:17:53
Ready for action.  8)

A very heart-warming image, Jakov!

Sweet, little bike will grow up too.

...and then become the reason for the purchase of another (better) bike for Jakov.   ;D
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 09, 2021, 12:07:25
January 9

good morning robin
full crop, z6 - 85mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 09, 2021, 12:12:40
Fons, this is gorgeous.  Great colours - not so sure about the ice though.  ;)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 09, 2021, 12:40:28
Thanks Hugh!
Hugh, have you been struck by the dreaded C and now fully recovered i may hope!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Nikfuson on January 09, 2021, 12:59:58
January 9

good morning robin
full crop, z6 - 85mm f/1.8s

Look at them colors!d Great shot Fons :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Nikfuson on January 09, 2021, 13:01:06
Shopping 2021

Cool shot...and nice parking  ;D
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 09, 2021, 13:13:34
Thanks Fons - no thankfully I have been C-19 free all along, but sadly my brother contracted terminal cancer in 2019 and I went back to NZ in the last quarter of 2019 and then again in February 2020 to nurse him.  He passed in May 2020, but I got stuck in NZ as part of the NZ nation wide C-19 lock down and have been here ever since.   I hope to get back to Australia in March. 

NZ have been lucky in respect of C-19, but were greatly helped by a comprehensive pandemic plan drawn up in 2002 to combat SARS and successive prime ministers from both sides of the political divide have thankfully kept it up to date to combat MERS in 2008/9 and then a bad avian flu outbreak in 2016 so the NZ prime minister and her government had something very solid to work from when C-19 came along.  We were also helped by the fact that our Director General of Health is a medical man whose specialties are the management of epidemics and pandemics and who has had significant WHO experience.  It is also fair to say that the NZ population has worked as a team.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 09, 2021, 15:32:14
Stuck and grounded into another C-19 self-quarantine period. Rats.

The dreary view of the world just outside my window doesn't help improve my mood, either.

Taken with the 300mm f/2.8 Nikkor ED-IF on the PrimaLuce Z5. This lens is almost 40 years old and is past its prime so to speak :) However, still capable of deliver sharp imagery with a pleasantly rounded rendition. There is a touch of CA that is evident on the full-spectrum camera, through.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 09, 2021, 16:13:10
Look at them colors!d Great shot Fons :)

Thanks Sten.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 09, 2021, 16:27:14
Thanks Fons - no thankfully I have been C-19 free all along, but sadly my brother contracted terminal cancer in 2019 and I went back to NZ in the last quarter of 2019 and then again in February 2020 to nurse him.  He passed in May 2020, but I got stuck in NZ as part of the NZ nation wide C-19 lock down and have been here ever since.   I hope to get back to Australia in March. 

NZ have been lucky in respect of C-19, but were greatly helped by a comprehensive pandemic plan drawn up in 2002 to combat SARS and successive prime ministers from both sides of the political divide have thankfully kept it up to date to combat MERS in 2008/9 and then a bad avian flu outbreak in 2016 so the NZ prime minister and her government had something very solid to work from when C-19 came along.  We were also helped by the fact that our Director General of Health is a medical man whose specialties are the management of epidemics and pandemics and who has had significant WHO experience.  It is also fair to say that the NZ population has worked as a team.

Condolences on the demise of your brother!
Overhere also we are limited in our movements.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 09, 2021, 16:29:50
Sad to learn about your family loss, Hugh.

I have had near family members coming down with Corona, fortunately nobody in a fatal manner. I would dislike being the first.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Erik Lund on January 09, 2021, 16:34:52
At the beach.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 09, 2021, 16:35:56
The sun was shining to day, fantastic weather, cold but beautiful.
(D500 17-55 f2.8 DX @f8 2 images HDR)

There has been so many fantastic images already this year, have not got around to comment om then. ::)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 09, 2021, 17:21:10
The sun was shining to day, fantastic weather, cold but beautiful.
(D500 17-55 f2.8 DX @f8 2 images HDR)

There has been so many fantastic images already this year, have not got around to comment om then. ::)

is this marshland in Denmark? The sun looks more "southern" for my eyes...
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 09, 2021, 17:24:48
Arrangement

Z6, 5,8cm 1:1.4


very beautiful scene, light and capture of it, Fons
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 09, 2021, 17:27:14
Today it's the real  winter of the Nordic kind. Still, little snow, but pretty cold -17C so I don't envy the young lady walking her dog. Fortunately for all of us, there is but little wind.

I shot this as pure UV monochrome using a W-Nikkor 3.5cm f/3.5 with the Baader U filter on a NEX-5N Monochrome (thanks for the camera, Vivek). This Nikkor might not be the best in terms of transmitting "deep" UV, but it delivers results with an undeniable crispness despite being used with a hand-held camera.

Yes, crispness is the word of the scene we see here and crisp is the capture. Is the dog beheaded?
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 09, 2021, 17:31:08
Relief is found in the opposite direction

I remember a bathroom furniture seller complain that some customers had used the exposition items for relief ... with all effects I do leave to your imagination...
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 09, 2021, 17:32:54
January 9

good morning robin
full crop, z6 - 85mm f/1.8s


A wonderful, magical shot & what colors!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 09, 2021, 17:33:59
Ready for action.  8)

Happy New Year, old friend & the race is on. Great hard mix!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 09, 2021, 17:35:28
Jakov, that looks like a wonderful plan!

  Here, a much needed morning coffee.

  D5, 105mm 1.4

Great shot, Paco and: how did you achieve the Sepia look?
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 09, 2021, 17:37:32
Rounding the Corner in 2021 -- the right way.

105mm f/2.5 AI. IE, PrimaLuce Z5. Not much false colour when snow covers everything.

superb graphics. totally love it
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 09, 2021, 17:39:18
After party Granada?

  D3S, 135mm 2.8 ai

you mean: after Corona we will party? Oh yes, we will. Not only in Granada!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 09, 2021, 17:46:52
Before I start taking photos again a short roundup from Bonn: After 26 years of self employment I switched to a steady job although 2020 was the most successful year as an enterpreneur ever.

My task as an emloyee is to steer our little purple Volt Europa party to more success starting with a prospected progressive coalition in Bonn to reinvent this city into sustainability. Photography is part of my job, but only a minor part. Writing, Strategy, Management, Negotiations is my main job.

volt-bonn.de
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 09, 2021, 18:11:21
Proud boy, the original.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 09, 2021, 22:00:15
Thanks Birna and thanks Fons. 

Before my time, but my grandfather contracted the 1918 flu and survived it.  I certainly don't want to emulate his experience.

Stay safe all.

Condolences on the demise of your brother!
Overhere also we are limited in our movements.

Sad to learn about your family loss, Hugh.

I have had near family members coming down with Corona, fortunately nobody in a fatal manner. I would dislike being the first.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 09, 2021, 22:01:24
Great colours.  Your rooster?

Proud boy, the original.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 09, 2021, 22:06:10
is this marshland in Denmark? The sun looks more "southern" for my eyes...
I guess it is under sea level, or very closely.
It is Amager south of Copenhagen.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 09, 2021, 23:29:42
Cool shot...and nice parking  ;D
Thanks, Sten  ;)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 09, 2021, 23:29:57
Great colours.  Your rooster?
No! this one is running freely in a public park, and surprizingly survives all sorts of predators (dogs off leash, drunk people, etc.).

I "only" have a free-roaming rabbit, here depicted doing what rabbits do, in his cottage.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 10, 2021, 00:00:30
Used in the meat factory. La Muela, Cádiz

 
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Hans_S on January 10, 2021, 01:24:46
Redefining "colour pallette" .  :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 10, 2021, 13:44:52
January 10

come again

vintage gear,
D3s, afs300mm f/2.8


Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 10, 2021, 13:46:20
Used in the meat factory. La Muela, Cádiz

 
Proud boy, the original.

great colourful shots
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 10, 2021, 13:47:05
Sun in the Park

D800E   AF-S  300/4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 10, 2021, 15:16:00
Finally, a decently lit Sunday morning. Df, Nikkor 50/2 AI at f/8 I guess.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 10, 2021, 19:06:59
amazing bark today (z6 & 1.2/50S)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 10, 2021, 19:08:48
Redefining "colour pallette" .  :)

HAHAHA
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 10, 2021, 20:54:23
Frank, the color in the "morning coffee" shot is one of many, many presets I have been collecting in lightroom. Every time a new adjustment combination works for a specific job, camera-lens, ambiance, infrared, etc... I save it. Or use to, I don´t do it that much anymore.  From "model at the beach", to "d5300 ir" or "Marcos rehearsal red and warm" This is one of those.

  Today I have a lot of trouble trying to get sharp images from the d5 with 300mm vrII at 1/640 s on a gimbal head. Have never had that problem before. I have recently calibrated the camera and it works spot on with the 70-200 and 24-70 vr. I still have to try the lens with other camera and see what happens. If any idea pops, please, let me know. I haven´t drop the lens  ;D


   From today's stroll. Your path is set by society?

  D5, 24-70 2.8 vr
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: aerobat on January 10, 2021, 21:31:04
This pear survived the cold days:

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on January 10, 2021, 21:47:18
In the park chasing small birds
Z50 200-500 Ε
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 10, 2021, 22:58:47
Finally, a decently lit Sunday morning. Df, Nikkor 50/2 AI at f/8 I guess.
Lovely shot.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 11, 2021, 09:04:24
This pear survived the cold days:




outstanding
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 11, 2021, 09:45:09
Coffee and Cherry Bonbons...

Z7  35/2.8  (6 elements version  1977)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 11, 2021, 09:46:23
Matching colour

Z6, 85mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 11, 2021, 09:47:14
Coffee and Cherry Bonbons...

Z7  35/2.8  (6 elements version  1977)

Nice!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 11, 2021, 18:17:08
Working evening


  D500, rodenstock 100mm 1.6
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: RobOK on January 11, 2021, 18:24:45
A scene from the Capitol on Saturday. (More available on IG @robok)
Fuji X100F (which then inspired me to get the Z 35 1.8 S lens so I can use my Z6 more for street!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 11, 2021, 19:29:50
Matching on several levels -- well spotted, Fons :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 11, 2021, 19:52:11
Nice!
Thanks Fons.

Nice matches in your image ;)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 11, 2021, 20:13:15
Birna, John thanks, coincidence happens.. ;)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: MFloyd on January 12, 2021, 11:16:32
Coffee and Cherry Bonbons...

Z7  35/2.8  (6 elements version  1977)

Very nice picture, John (colors, composition)  :)

Hereunder Old & New / small and light / big and heavy.  But guess what I prefer ?  ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50824544161_9bba6ca128_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2krc5ha)
_8524500.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2krc5ha)
Focus stacking with D850 provided firmware; post processing with Ps; 8 layers between lens shade and bottom; not enough though to avoid artefacts
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 12, 2021, 13:32:14
Thanks Christian.

Interesting Experiment with the focus stacking
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 12, 2021, 14:44:30
To day we had very nice weather during morning.
Df AF 50mm f1.4 @g5.6 (6 frames)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 12, 2021, 15:11:34
Normalcy apparently is restored. Snow piles up everywhere and drivers show  by their clumsiness they -- again --have forgotten how to drive on snow and ice. Oh well.

The spare Df which I finally got after it had been shuttling back and forth  Japan-Norway a couple of times (thanks to errors at Norwegian Customs) was pressed into service with the faithful 105/2.5AI. A bit on the cold side for my liking (-12C) so I just captured single frames, no stacking: The snow stack has to suffice. The very nice transition of foreground sharpness into softer background is one of the many reasons endearing the old 105 to me.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 12, 2021, 17:19:32
Same outfit as Birna, and 19 degrees Celsius in addition.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 12, 2021, 18:12:43
January 12

ven

Z6, 70-200mm /2.8

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Imagelover on January 12, 2021, 18:25:38
My outside little Christmas tree partly covered with snow. Df, Nikkor 300mm f/2 AI-S, f/2.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 12, 2021, 20:39:06
Hot cooking?

Z7   Zeiss 85/1.4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on January 12, 2021, 23:11:27
Hot January
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 13, 2021, 00:19:09
Graffiti in Granada.

 D5, 70 200mm 2.8 fl.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 13, 2021, 00:21:52
bark do dogs and bark have trees

at midnight
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 13, 2021, 01:26:19
bark do dogs and bark have trees

at midnight

Very inspiring images, Frank.  I like the surreal "midnight" look of them.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 13, 2021, 09:56:02
January 21

pigeony

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 13, 2021, 13:05:30
Lots of pigeons make up for a nice photo, Fons.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 13, 2021, 13:13:48
Privatisation of the National Railways provides us with trains with diversified colours, at a higher cost to everyone.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 13, 2021, 13:33:30
Lots of pigeons make up for a nice photo, Fons.

Thank you Birna.

.......................................................................

'toget' a funny name for train in scandinavian languages
probably related to the dutch 'tuig' and german 'zug'.
Anyway...
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 13, 2021, 14:21:48
'toget' a funny name for train in scandinavian languages
probably related to the dutch 'tuig' and german 'zug'.
Anyway...

and related to the French verb "touer" (EN: to tow), only used by sailors.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 13, 2021, 15:14:33
'Tog' has a lot of meanings. amongst them, something that appear as items in a row, a parade, and so on. Tangential meanings as in a rope or something being pulled.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: RobOK on January 13, 2021, 18:04:13
Isn't "tog" slang for a phoTOGrapher?
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 13, 2021, 18:14:16
Not in my country .... but yes, heard or seen the phrase 'tog before.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 13, 2021, 19:33:55
Very inspiring images, Frank.  I like the surreal "midnight" look of them.

f/1.2 50S ... hillarious optics!

Midnight was just the time of posting...
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 13, 2021, 19:41:13
Birds !

Z7  AF-S  300/4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 14, 2021, 02:58:08
Yes, I too like the colours.

However the privatisation of utilities in Australia and NZ have likewise also brought consumers nothing but extreme price rises, reduced reliability, and general misery.

The NZ rail system became so run down under privatisation that the NZ government had to re-nationalise it at iimmense cost in order to make it safe again.  How bloody dumb!

End of rant!

(Yep, and I also lost my job when my outfit was privatised - a minor inconvenience for me, but awful for many.)

Privatisation of the National Railways provides us with trains with diversified colours, at a higher cost to everyone.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 14, 2021, 02:59:11
 ;D

Pure cat - another great feline image John.

Birds !

Z7  AF-S  300/4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 14, 2021, 15:01:09
Thanks Hugh.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 14, 2021, 15:54:27
White

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 14, 2021, 22:30:42
Testing light colors and directions for an upcoming session and maybe stage lighting.

 D5, 24-70 2.8 vr, a couple of speedlights with gels and modifiers
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 14, 2021, 22:39:11
Testing light colors and directions for an upcoming session and maybe stage lighting.

 D5, 24-70 2.8 vr, a couple of speedlights with gels and modifiers
spookey
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 14, 2021, 23:06:49
Testing light colors and directions for an upcoming session and maybe stage lighting.

 D5, 24-70 2.8 vr, a couple of speedlights with gels and modifiers
Interesting Paco.

I have been experimenting with the SB-800 flash indirect and bounce flashing.

Z7  Zeiss 85/1.4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 15, 2021, 00:09:12
Thank you.
John, you make it look very natural and balance. Great use again of the lens and specially the background.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on January 15, 2021, 14:39:33
White

...with homemade white balance?   :D
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 15, 2021, 15:03:38
Looks very good indeed on my screens.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 15, 2021, 17:43:55
...with homemade white balance?   :D
Looks very good indeed on my screens.

Thank you Thomas, Airy,
Its actually a (black)& white conversion to get rid of the otherwise visible chroma noise.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 15, 2021, 17:51:32
January 15

A week of home issues, a broken central heater to be replaced and a bathroom floor to be repaired.

Z6, 50mm f/1.8s
green teapot
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 15, 2021, 20:45:40
Nice catch, Fons.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 15, 2021, 20:47:03
Longing for a Coronafree Summer...

D800E  AF-S  300/4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 15, 2021, 20:48:18
Thank you.
John, you make it look very natural and balance. Great use again of the lens and specially the background.
Thanks, Paco.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 15, 2021, 22:19:46
Longing for a Coronafree Summer...

D800E  AF-S  300/4

May hope so John :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 16, 2021, 18:13:49
January 16

Some light snow

Z6, 50mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 16, 2021, 19:18:20
Some snow indeed...

Z6   50/1.8S
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 17, 2021, 15:07:17
Plenty of snow combined with bitter cold (down towards -20C) and recent health issues keep me indoors these days. Still one can manage a comparison of UV vs visible scene rendition, even shooting through triple-layer glazing. The monochrome version of the NEX-5N (courtesy Vivek Iyer) allows for hand-held UV although the outdoor scenery is a darkish white-out of frost fog and snow.

Taken with the 3.5cm f/3.5 W-Nikkor (RF mount) on the NEX-5N, shooting through a triple-layer window that robs a lot of the image sharpness. UV needs about 6EV  more exposure and alters scene reflectivity only in subtle manner for this winter scene.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 17, 2021, 17:07:58
Winter has come to many of us, shown by the nice new images.
I Copenhagen, the cold is more manageable, than Birnas -20, only -5 during the night and around zero during the day, but cold enough that our little lake is frozen all over.
The stribes on the ice is probably after landing ducks.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 17, 2021, 17:10:58
Lame ducks ? :) or rather, skidding ducks. Birds can be extraordinarily awkward on ice.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 17, 2021, 18:13:59
January 17

Snow already melted away

Z6, Voigtländer 20mm f/3.5
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 17, 2021, 19:36:05
January 17

Snow already melted away

Z6, Voigtländer 20mm f/3.5
Nice rainbow.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 17, 2021, 19:46:09
Thank you Bent
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 17, 2021, 21:28:39
Melting snow...

Fuji S3  85/1.4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 17, 2021, 22:10:28
violet snow 17 january 2021
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 18, 2021, 02:29:28
Lights in the night.

  Z6, 28mm f2 ai
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 18, 2021, 14:00:20
In the rain, b&w

Z6, Voigtländer 20mm f/3.5

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 18, 2021, 14:09:27
Lights in the night.

  Z6, 28mm f2 ai
Well done, nice idea :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on January 18, 2021, 15:03:42
In the rain, b&w

Z6, Voigtländer 20mm f/3.5
impressive how you got this
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 18, 2021, 16:11:58
The bitter cold suddenly changed to -5C instead, providing us with dense frost fog blanketing the landscape. Everything is greyish white and silent. Forests become even more unpleasant than they appear at other occasions.

14-30Z Nikkor, PrimaLuce Z5
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 18, 2021, 17:00:14
impressive how you got this

Thank you Thomas.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 18, 2021, 17:11:40
Thank you Bent.

 Fons, you got to look larger than life.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 18, 2021, 17:13:48
Flying man. I just did some images with a group of young parkour in Granada. Very nice people and very fun to do.


  D500, 10.5mm 2.8
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 18, 2021, 17:23:53
The bitter cold suddenly changed to -5C instead, providing us with dense frost fog blanketing the landscape. Everything is greyish white and silent. Forests become even more unpleasant than they appear at other occasions.

14-30Z Nikkor, PrimaLuce Z5

Great camera this 'Prima Luce Z5'.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 18, 2021, 17:25:02
Flying man. I just did some images with a group of young parkour in Granada. Very nice people and very fun to do.


  D500, 10.5mm 2.8

Thank you Bent.

 Fons, you got to look larger than life.

 ;D
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 18, 2021, 22:23:31
A double well coordinated jump,

 D500, 10.5mm 2.8
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 18, 2021, 23:31:25
portrait 1 before midnight

f/1.2 50S
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on January 19, 2021, 01:11:31
portrait 1 before midnight

f/1.2 50S
Very fine Frank. I want this lens!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 19, 2021, 15:53:36
portrait 1 before midnight

f/1.2 50S

"Schön die gnädige Frau".

Wide open aperture i think!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 19, 2021, 15:59:10
Who knows  :)

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 19, 2021, 20:13:05
Beautiful Frank.


  Ugly places human made for humans. Tomorrow rain is expected.

   D3S, 135mm 2.8 ai

 
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Asle Feten on January 19, 2021, 20:45:55
Blue hour in the mountains

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50853656301_81d1c354de_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ktLhiB)
Blåtime (https://flic.kr/p/2ktLhiB) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 19, 2021, 20:57:38
Earlier today, Birna in the aftermath of an exhausting session of MRI scanning for the newly detected brain tumor on her hearing nerve. Sick and nauseous -- that contrast fluid with all its Gadolinium ions really is awful. That the health care service is free confers little consolation.

I snapped a photo nonetheless, for the scrap book :(
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 19, 2021, 21:21:42
Sorry to hear Birna, please take care.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 19, 2021, 21:27:02
Ai. Birna.   Take care !
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 19, 2021, 22:52:02
Faen (!), sorry to hear, Birna
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 19, 2021, 23:55:41
Sorry to hear that, Birna. But good that you shared it.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on January 20, 2021, 04:22:14
Birna, be strong and remain fierce.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Hans_S on January 20, 2021, 05:40:52
Wishing you all the very best Birna.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Hans_S on January 20, 2021, 05:43:10
From this morning's walk on the beach...sea stars. D750 20mm f1.8G
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Bern on January 20, 2021, 06:22:47
Earlier today, Birna in the aftermath of an exhausting session of MRI scanning

sorry to hear the news. hope it will be better sooner.

-Bern
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 20, 2021, 08:29:51
Good luck with your treatment.

I can personally attest to the unpleasant side effects that you have encountered.  They are not nice.

Earlier today, Birna in the aftermath of an exhausting session of MRI scanning for the newly detected brain tumor on her hearing nerve. Sick and nauseous -- that contrast fluid with all its Gadolinium ions really is awful. That the health care service is free confers little consolation.

I snapped a photo nonetheless, for the scrap book :(
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 20, 2021, 09:46:02
Sorry to hear Birna, please take care.
From me too
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Erik Lund on January 20, 2021, 09:47:47
Best wishes that the treatments go well and a that you have a speedy recovery Birna!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 20, 2021, 11:15:21
January 20

three

Z6, Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 20, 2021, 11:16:10
Nice tulips - is this with the designated close-up attachment for the CV 90 lens?
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 20, 2021, 11:22:45
Nice tulips - is this with the designated close-up attachment for the CV 90 lens?

Yes it is Birna, imo that cv 90 is a real winner, very versatile.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frode on January 20, 2021, 11:26:52
Best wishes, Birna!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: HCS on January 20, 2021, 11:59:01
Best wishes that the treatments go well and a that you have a speedy recovery Birna!

Hang in there Birna, looking forward to meeting you again once the covid pandemic and this nasty tumor have been conquered!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 20, 2021, 12:04:33
Earlier today, Birna in the aftermath of an exhausting session of MRI scanning for the newly detected brain tumor on her hearing nerve. Sick and nauseous -- that contrast fluid with all its Gadolinium ions really is awful. That the health care service is free confers little consolation.

I snapped a photo nonetheless, for the scrap book :(

Birna, sorry to know about this.  Wish you find any effective medical treatment!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on January 20, 2021, 13:12:36
A mended fence
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on January 20, 2021, 16:17:53
Birna in the aftermath of an exhausting session of MRI scanning

I am sorry to hear this, Birna. May you have a full and fast recovery!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 20, 2021, 19:31:31
Nice Fons, time to get that CV 90 and it's close up lens ;)

In the meantime, the AF-S 28-300 f/3.5-5.6  on the Z6  here at 300mm
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 20, 2021, 19:57:29
Still nauseated after yesterday's tribulations, thus had to rely on the VR on my 300 to get anything in focus. Wait -- snowing as in a complete white-out, there is little or no contrast thus nothing really is rendered sharp. Well, at least I did give the motif a try, and added some much-needed contrast boost at the same time.

Straight out the window of my living room.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 20, 2021, 20:34:04
Nice Fons, time to get that CV 90 and it's close up lens ;)

In the meantime, the AF-S 28-300 f/3.5-5.6  on the Z6  here at 300mm

Thank you John,
28~300 is one handy lens certainly proves the shot as well.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 21, 2021, 00:09:55
Shooting some interiors last night and was flipping the camera from horizonal to vertical. I'm posting this as I hope it is emblematic of change on a day when our political system did some serious housecleaning.
I feel like I've been in a washing machine for 4 years and now the door has just opened.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 21, 2021, 00:26:31
I am sorry to hear this, Birna. May you have a full and fast recovery!

+1 to this, and make sure to drink plenty of water to get that nasty Gadolinium washed out of the system.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: pluton on January 21, 2021, 01:06:34

Straight out the window of my living room.
Beautiful graphic result, in any case. Best wishes for elimination of medical concerns!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: pluton on January 21, 2021, 01:07:52

I feel like I've been in a washing machine for 4 years and now the door has just opened.
It's not just you, Jack!
Love this shot, BTW.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 21, 2021, 02:33:05
Shooting some interiors last night and was flipping the camera from horizonal to vertical. I'm posting this as I hope it is emblematic of change on a day when our political system did some serious housecleaning.
I feel like I've been in a washing machine for 4 years and now the door has just opened.

Love the image!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 21, 2021, 07:27:03
Thanks Fons, yes results with 28-300 look promising, I might have a very good sample too.

Love those graphics, Birna.

Great result Jack.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 21, 2021, 11:40:05
January 21

morning after tulips

D850, Tamron 45mm f/1.8
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 21, 2021, 11:52:32
Sharp lens for sweet results. I wonder why it is not more widespread.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 21, 2021, 12:21:40
Sharp lens for sweet results. I wonder why it is not more widespread.

I tried it once and was pleased with the results.  The VC worked admirably.  Sadly, it is too big and weighs too much especially combined with D750 to carry around casually...
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 21, 2021, 12:24:00
Sharp lens for sweet results. I wonder why it is not more widespread.

True, and Tamron has a few more affordable lenses in their line up eg the 35mm f/1.4 a gem also from a reviewers' perspective.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 21, 2021, 12:31:32
I tried it once and was pleased with the results.  The VC worked admirably.  Sadly, it is too big and weighs too much especially combined with D750 to carry around casually...

The weight is 540grams and dimensions are 91.7 x 80.4 mm, for me a selling point is a mfd of 29,5 cm etc..
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 21, 2021, 13:00:13
The weight is 540grams and dimensions are 91.7 x 80.4 mm, for me a selling point is a mfd of 29,5 cm etc..

Yes, I also liked its close focus capability.  But I stayed with the 185g AF-S 50/1.8.  :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 21, 2021, 14:36:24
It took me > 48 hours to fully recover from the horrible MRI contrast fluid they injected me with. Just the future  mention of 'gadolinium' makes me cringe.

Today I had come to the stage of browsing through the MRI footage. No doubt I have had an alien visitor from outer space which silently burrowed into my head. Ouch. This is worse than I had anticipated.

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Eric on January 21, 2021, 15:29:02
Birna,

Tough information. We hope for the best. /Eric
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 21, 2021, 16:41:31
I really don´t know how to read that image but hope for the best for sure.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 21, 2021, 16:43:06
An image of "almost there",  an antenna for Jakov  :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 21, 2021, 17:03:48
I really don´t know how to read that image but hope for the best for sure.

Thanks for your concern, Paco.

Lots of strange things residing inside one's skull, that's for sure. However, the white "lump" pointed out by the red arrow should *not* be there. It is a tumor ('neuroma') on the hearing and balance nerves. Nature has not made any space available for it and accordingly, it causes -- literally -- headaches, balance impairment, and an increasing loss of hearing. If allowed to grow, it eventually becomes fatal.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Lars Hansen on January 21, 2021, 17:35:59
Birna - hope for the best as already said. A friend of mine had an acoustic neuroma (same I assume) and went trough surgery.     
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Nikfuson on January 21, 2021, 18:20:12
Birna,
sorry to learn about your alien.
Hope that the neuroma is of benign character and that its removal will be returning you to normality.
All the best for sure  :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 21, 2021, 18:55:49
It took me > 48 hours to fully recover from the horrible MRI contrast fluid they injected me with. Just the future  mention of 'gadolinium' makes me cringe.

Today I had come to the stage of browsing through the MRI footage. No doubt I have had an alien visitor from outer space which silently burrowed into my head. Ouch. This is worse than I had anticipated.

Looks quite scary. I hope that identifying it will quickly lead to getting rid of it.
On a positive note, I understand that brains are rather resilient to damage in one area or the other. Time may be required to heal. Best of luck!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 21, 2021, 20:16:40
Birna,
sorry to learn about your alien.
Hope that the neuroma is of benign character and that its removal will be returning you to normality.
All the best for sure  :)


Thanks, Sten. I do hope to keep hearing (cannot be guaranteed) and avoid most of the other nasties incurred by this neuroma.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 21, 2021, 20:24:46
Hope it's curable Birna.  All the best !
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 21, 2021, 20:26:12
Windy

D800E   28-300/3.5-5.6
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 21, 2021, 23:56:35
αφιερωμένο στην Mπίρνα: the "V" of victory, in Verdun, France. Shot this rainy evening upon arrival.
Df, Tamron 45/1.8
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 21, 2021, 23:57:18
It is not often that rains in Spain and I get to walk around with my umbrella. I´m so proud of it  :)

   Hand decorated with names and a couple more things

  Z6, 58mm 1.4 g fully open
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 22, 2021, 00:00:31
Akira, any comment on the umbrella ?
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 22, 2021, 03:06:44
It took me > 48 hours to fully recover from the horrible MRI contrast fluid they injected me with. Just the future  mention of 'gadolinium' makes me cringe.

Today I had come to the stage of browsing through the MRI footage. No doubt I have had an alien visitor from outer space which silently burrowed into my head. Ouch. This is worse than I had anticipated.

Birna, I can only hope for the better.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 22, 2021, 03:29:36
It is not often that rains in Spain and I get to walk around with my umbrella. I´m so proud of it  :)

   Hand decorated with names and a couple more things

  Z6, 58mm 1.4 g fully open

Nice umbrella, Paco!

Akira, any comment on the umbrella ?

On your request.  :)

The majority of the Japanese letters are called "kata-kana" which are commonly used to write foreign words or onomatopoeia.  The red letters read "pa-co", so it is not difficult to assume that the umbrella was designed for Paco.

The letters above "pa-co" reads "a-na" which would be a female name.  Clockwise from there: "ku-ra-u" (I'm not sure what it means.  "To eat in a rather wild way", maybe? ), "do-kko-do" (again, it doesn't make any sense to me), "ni-ko-n" (there should be no need to explain!), for the next group, I cannot see the whole word. ), "u-i-chi" (seemingly a male name, but I'm not sure), "o-ru-ga" obviously refers to "bailarina fantastica" (the Japanese doesn't have the pronunciation of "L", so "L" and "R" are treated equally or confused).

The last set is written in three kanji's and one hira-gana, and reads "mu-sin-no-kokoro", which means like "a state of mind of nothingness" (hope it would make any sense).
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 22, 2021, 07:32:22
“Ku-ra-u » : Clare, maybe ?
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 22, 2021, 09:26:30

The last set is written in three kanji's and one hira-gana, and reads "mu-sin-no-kokoro", which means like "a state of mind of nothingness" (hope it would make any sense).

Zen
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 22, 2021, 10:21:47
Thanks for your concern, Paco.

Lots of strange things residing inside one's skull, that's for sure. However, the white "lump" pointed out by the red arrow should *not* be there. It is a tumor ('neuroma') on the hearing and balance nerves. Nature has not made any space available for it and accordingly, it causes -- literally -- headaches, balance impairment, and an increasing loss of hearing. If allowed to grow, it eventually becomes fatal.
Ouch, so sorry to read about this. All the best Birna!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 22, 2021, 10:46:27
The last set is written in three kanji's and one hira-gana, and reads "mu-sin-no-kokoro", which means like "a state of mind of nothingness" (hope it would make any sense).

Zen

Indeed, yes.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Erik Lund on January 22, 2021, 11:12:34
It is not often that rains in Spain and I get to walk around with my umbrella. I´m so proud of it  :)

   Hand decorated with names and a couple more things

  Z6, 58mm 1.4 g fully open
How exquisite - Custom umbrella, that's really cool  8) I'm sure many here would enjoy the rain more  ;D   
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Erik Lund on January 22, 2021, 11:14:12
It took me > 48 hours to fully recover from the horrible MRI contrast fluid they injected me with. Just the future  mention of 'gadolinium' makes me cringe.

Today I had come to the stage of browsing through the MRI footage. No doubt I have had an alien visitor from outer space which silently burrowed into my head. Ouch. This is worse than I had anticipated.

We all make best whishes for the best possible outcome here!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 22, 2021, 11:27:46
“Ku-ra-u » : Clare, maybe ?

That should spell "クレア(ku-re-a)".
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 22, 2021, 11:48:07
Akira, you are right on all accounts. This are the names of: Olga (oruga); Clau (Kurau), short form of Claudia, for my goddaughter; Wichi (U ichi) for the latest newborn in the family; Nikon should explain itself  ;D, Ana for my mother; I´m afraid do-kko-do is a very bad phonetic translation of:  Dokkōdō (獨行道); and finally,
     mu sin no kokoro or mushin no shin (無心の心), a Zen expression meaning the mind without mind and is also referred to as the state of "no-mindness". That is, a mind not fixed or occupied by thought or emotion and thus open to everything. It have been taken from Japanese culture and translated directly into the world of arts, specially to dance, as the state of mind can be very similar, if not the same, when dancing on stage. In english it is called "to flow". Train to achieve this state of mind on stage so that a flawless execution of moves is accomplished. Or that is the idea anyway. I came in contact with this concept early in my career.
   I hope, Akira San, this is perceived with all the respect I put into it.

   Just the for fact that you can read it at all I can call it a success!  ;D

   Oh, and Pa-co for yours truly  8)

Nice umbrella, Paco!

On your request.  :)

The majority of the Japanese letters are called "kata-kana" which are commonly used to write foreign words or onomatopoeia.  The red letters read "pa-co", so it is not difficult to assume that the umbrella was designed for Paco.

The letters above "pa-co" reads "a-na" which would be a female name.  Clockwise from there: "ku-ra-u" (I'm not sure what it means.  "To eat in a rather wild way", maybe? ), "do-kko-do" (again, it doesn't make any sense to me), "ni-ko-n" (there should be no need to explain!), for the next group, I cannot see the whole word. ), "u-i-chi" (seemingly a male name, but I'm not sure), "o-ru-ga" obviously refers to "bailarina fantastica" (the Japanese doesn't have the pronunciation of "L", so "L" and "R" are treated equally or confused).

The last set is written in three kanji's and one hira-gana, and reads "mu-sin-no-kokoro", which means like "a state of mind of nothingness" (hope it would make any sense).
"To eat in a rather wild way" It is so close to home by chance...this cracked me up  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 22, 2021, 12:21:36

Colors of hope during inauguration day.

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4112309285.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 22, 2021, 13:09:00
Akira, you are right on all accounts. This are the names of: Olga (oruga); Clau (Kurau), short form of Claudia, for my goddaughter; Wichi (U ichi) for the latest newborn in the family; Nikon should explain itself  ;D, Ana for my mother; I´m afraid do-kko-do is a very bad phonetic translation of:  Dokkōdō (獨行道); and finally,
     mu sin no kokoro or mushin no shin (無心の心), a Zen expression meaning the mind without mind and is also referred to as the state of "no-mindness". That is, a mind not fixed or occupied by thought or emotion and thus open to everything. It have been taken from Japanese culture and translated directly into the world of arts, specially to dance, as the state of mind can be very similar, if not the same, when dancing on stage. In english it is called "to flow". Train to achieve this state of mind on stage so that a flawless execution of moves is accomplished. Or that is the idea anyway. I came in contact with this concept early in my career.
   I hope, Akira San, this is perceived with all the respect I put into it.

   Just the for fact that you can read it at all I can call it a success!  ;D

   Oh, and Pa-co for yours truly  8)
 "To eat in a rather wild way" It is so close to home by chance...this cracked me up  ;D ;D ;D

LOL, Paco, thanks for the correction and the further explanation!  I didn't know the shortened name Clau and Dokkōdō (I don't even know how to type "ō"  ::) ::) ::) ).

Still, an explanation would be needed for the word between "ni-ko-n" and "u-i-chi".   ::)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 22, 2021, 13:11:02
Colors of hope during inauguration day.

Amazing color!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 22, 2021, 13:32:53
LOL, Paco, thanks for the correction and the further explanation!  I didn't know the shortened name Clau and Dokkōdō (I don't even know how to type "ō"  ::) ::) ::) ).

Still, an explanation would be needed for the word between "ni-ko-n" and "u-i-chi".   ::)

  As requested:
  Cuco (カッコウ/Kakkō) is my cousin. When we were teenagers he took some photography lessons in school and was one of my early contacts with the subject. We were roommates at the time of the drawing and lend me his posca paint marker... that also contributed to secure him a spot in the umbrella  :) He did post some images here in NG https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=8921.msg147696#msg147696 post #122 
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 22, 2021, 14:40:43
January 22

fantasy   

z6, nikkor-o 55mm f/1.2
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 22, 2021, 16:04:26
nice meltdown!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 22, 2021, 16:57:19
Colors of hope during inauguration day.
Great colours. Nice image!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 22, 2021, 16:57:57
Only one image shot on todays bicycle ride.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50863255721_30ee55a0ab_h.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 22, 2021, 17:28:35
nice meltdown!

Thank you Airy
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 22, 2021, 19:57:06
Very nice, Fons and Luc.


Ancient Times   

Z7  28-300   (part of a building, shot through the car glass screen)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 22, 2021, 19:58:07
Colors of hope during inauguration day.


Super colours, Øivind !
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 22, 2021, 23:51:14

Thanks for the comment John and Akira. I did push up saturation some, however it matches the visual perception of the type of light that can appear during these winter months. It is actually vertical 3-frame stitch.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 23, 2021, 00:40:17
Thanks for the comment John and Akira. I did push up saturation some, however it matches the visual perception of the type of light that can appear during these winter months. It is actually vertical 3-frame stitch.

Thank you for the technical details.  I wonder how the gradation could be stitched?!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 23, 2021, 00:44:49
  As requested:
  Cuco (カッコウ/Kakkō) is my cousin. When we were teenagers he took some photography lessons in school and was one of my early contacts with the subject. We were roommates at the time of the drawing and lend me his posca paint marker... that also contributed to secure him a spot in the umbrella  :) He did post some images here in NG https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=8921.msg147696#msg147696 post #122

Thank you for the direction and decoding "カッコウ".  :)   It is obvious that you and Cuco don't only share two letters in your names but also the DNA for capturing the "moment"!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 23, 2021, 00:46:24
January 22

fantasy   

z6, nikkor-o 55mm f/1.2

Love the rendition of Nikkor-O!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 23, 2021, 09:29:07
My pleasure Akira San. I'll pass along your comment to Cuco. He has been doing photography longer than me  ;)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 23, 2021, 09:32:06
Fons, beautiful oneiric play with space and colors. I has a feeling
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 23, 2021, 12:11:51
Thank you for the technical details.  I wonder how the gradation could be stitched?!

I was very lazy and just dropped the D500 raw files on to ICE. The bottom frame even had a significantly different automatic white balance than the other two frames - ICE handled it surprisingly well. The top frame only had a tree top for high contrast reference. Exposure was the same in all 3 frames. The lens was 55 f/3.5 micro, so pretty much non-existing vignetting and distortion at f/8.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 23, 2021, 12:43:14
Love the rendition of Nikkor-O!
Fons, beautiful oneiric play with space and colors. I has a feeling

Thank you Akira, Paco..
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 23, 2021, 12:52:08
Double Fun (done in post processing)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50863354351_45328dce35_h.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 23, 2021, 13:06:08
Only one image shot on todays bicycle ride.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50863255721_30ee55a0ab_h.jpg)

Strong b/w image Luc.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 23, 2021, 14:17:51
I lost my 105/2.8 Micro Ai-S  Nikkor due to an accident, but I  liked the lens very much, perfect detailed lens with a great bokeh. One of the greatest Nikkor's.

Luckily I was able to find a new mint sample...   (the box in the image is from unpacking the lens)

Z6  105/2.8 Ai-S  Micro-Nikkor.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 23, 2021, 15:00:59
January 23

wire

D850, Distagon 1,4/35 zf.2
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 23, 2021, 15:03:51
I lost my 105/2.8 Micro Ai-S  Nikkor due to an accident, but I  liked the lens very much, perfect detailed lens with a great bokeh. One of the greatest Nikkor's.

Luckily I was able to find a new mint sample...   (the box in the image is from unpacking the lens)

Z6  105/2.8 Ai-S  Micro-Nikkor.

Dobby the perfect model having fun with a cardboard box. ;)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 23, 2021, 15:26:26
Strong b/w image Luc.
Thanks Fons.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 23, 2021, 15:28:20
I lost my 105/2.8 Micro Ai-S  Nikkor due to an accident, but I  liked the lens very much, perfect detailed lens with a great bokeh. One of the greatest Nikkor's.

Luckily I was able to find a new mint sample...   (the box in the image is from unpacking the lens)

Z6  105/2.8 Ai-S  Micro-Nikkor.
Looks great with excellent sharpness and nice rendering.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: ColinM on January 23, 2021, 16:39:39

Luckily I was able to find a new mint sample...   

Beautiful rendering John.
Not surprising,  given who's helping you check the newly arrived delivery!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 23, 2021, 19:38:40
Thanks Fons, Luc and Colin.

Yes, Dobby is a great help.  It helps when the previous lens owner also has cats ;)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 23, 2021, 20:33:16
Dobby looks great.  :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 23, 2021, 22:45:36
+1

Curiosity killed the cat, as the old saying goes.

John, good luck with the replacement lens.  I killed my 28-300mm zoom Nikkor due to a bad fall, so I know that loosing a lens due to an accident is tough.

Dobby looks great.  :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 24, 2021, 00:03:16
Blue hour (in the morning). Df, Tamron 45/1.8 at some intermediate aperture (f/5 IIRC), 1/8s with stabilization engaged. ISO was very high.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Nikfuson on January 24, 2021, 10:46:26
Game of waves
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 24, 2021, 12:49:11
Great dramatic image, Sten.

Sun

Z7  200/4
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 24, 2021, 12:50:15
Thanks Paco and Hugh.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 24, 2021, 18:02:33
Sending some sort of signal
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 24, 2021, 18:04:11
January 24

Girls on lego

Z6, 50mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 24, 2021, 19:03:31
Very fine Frank. I want this lens!

I bought into the system for this lens! Same same ... f/1.2!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 24, 2021, 19:15:19
It took me > 48 hours to fully recover from the horrible MRI contrast fluid they injected me with. Just the future  mention of 'gadolinium' makes me cringe.

Today I had come to the stage of browsing through the MRI footage. No doubt I have had an alien visitor from outer space which silently burrowed into my head. Ouch. This is worse than I had anticipated.



bugger. good thinking is: the older you get the slower cancer grows ... bad thing is the fucker is there at all ... does your hormone therapy help or disturb my dear???




guess what? f/1.2!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 24, 2021, 20:24:20
Newly built houses, on a site where once was a hospital :o

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50870309071_443bb836cc_h.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 24, 2021, 20:25:30
Sending some sort of signal
Beetle! Nice one, Jack.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 24, 2021, 20:26:14
Beetle! Nice one, Jack.

Ditto!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 24, 2021, 20:27:08
January 24

Girls on lego

Z6, 50mm f/1.8s
Nice shot Fons. Makes me remember the agony when you step shoeless upon a piece of Lego ;)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 24, 2021, 22:12:51
Game of waves

  Beautiful nature contrast, still and movement, solid and liquid, colors and textures. Love what you choose to show to present it. Deep blues fantastic with the foam swirling
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 24, 2021, 22:14:22
You transmitted the playful fun, Fons  :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 24, 2021, 22:16:34
Choose wisely


  Z6, 50mm 1.8s
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 25, 2021, 14:57:00
Guess the plant?
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 25, 2021, 15:44:36
Looks like cabbage to me ;D Jakov
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 25, 2021, 15:46:06
January 25

Vincentius church, Velp near Grave

D850, 24-70mm f/2.8
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 25, 2021, 16:36:21
You transmitted the playful fun, Fons  :)
thank you Paco
Nice shot Fons. Makes me remember the agony when you step shoeless upon a piece of Lego ;)
;D
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 25, 2021, 17:43:44
Guess the plant?
Fennel?
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 25, 2021, 18:40:52
A folly of my earlier, formative years was having a rallycross-tuned Mini-Cooper. Super fun to use on icy, slippery and winding roads after snowfall. one could imagine being a Finnish driver like Timo Mäkinen zig-zagging through sharp bends with full throttle, and prolific concurrent use of the brakes. Very entertaining, if the experience of once in a while losing traction and driving off the road was not included.

i was reminded of these hilarious years when I spotted this car today,
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 25, 2021, 20:13:26
Lockdown

Z6  50/1.8S
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 25, 2021, 20:17:36
Guess the plant?

Onion rings?  Terrible bokeh!   ;D
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 25, 2021, 20:40:10
Lockdown

Z6  50/1.8S


Curfew!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 25, 2021, 22:02:40
Jakov and plants? I only know of one species.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 25, 2021, 22:48:42
This lockdown/curfew business in Spain is driving me nuts as most of the measures taken apparently contradict each other all the time...not the place to rant about it.

  In other spirits, I took today the D5/24-70mm 2.8 vr combination to walk around at night. What a combo!

P.E.: The image looses sharpness when uploaded to the site. I can all yours cleary. Maybe I´m doing something wrong?
  This is the low resolution file in case anyone wants to see the difference: https://www.dropbox.com/s/385kdxcud222a9q/web_2021%2001%2025_valencia%20Noche_panning_PacoVillalta-_D5P9205.jpg?dl=0


 
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 25, 2021, 23:14:01
Sending some sort of signal

a beetle
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 25, 2021, 23:16:12
Lockdown

Z6  50/1.8S

great lens
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: JohnMM on January 25, 2021, 23:25:39
Guess the plant?

Banana (Musa spp. or maybe Ensete spp.)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 26, 2021, 13:19:55
Banana (Musa spp. or maybe Ensete spp.)

Banana, it is! Congrats :-)
Mommy sacrificed herself for her offspring.
I was surprised when i saw the pattern...
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 26, 2021, 13:25:59
And here I stupidly enough thought the only candidate species for Jakov would commence with "C". Shame on me :(

Bananas, by the way, now are on my no-no food list. So didn't even think in that direction.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 26, 2021, 13:27:56
And here I stupidly enough thought the only candidate species for Jakov would commence with "C". Shame on me :(

Bananas, by the way, now are on my no-no food list. So didn't even think in that direction.

You mean "C"unflower?
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 26, 2021, 13:30:32
Same church see yesterdays post, edited perspective correction and finished with topaz labs.

Vincentius in Velp, parts date back to the 10 th century

D850, 24-70mm f/2.8
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 26, 2021, 14:01:58
Banana, it is! Congrats :-)
Mommy sacrificed herself for her offspring.
I was surprised when i saw the pattern...

Wow...
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 26, 2021, 16:33:11
Trying to learn MFloyd´s technique, again  ;)

  D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 26, 2021, 19:14:55
Keep on trying, Paco :D

Lockdown II

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 26, 2021, 20:04:23
Will do  ;D

  Those lockdown images are provoquing strong sad feelings. Alien. (I mean all this a compliment)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: pluton on January 26, 2021, 21:22:15
Lockdown

Z6  50/1.8S
Beautiful scene, luxurious color.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 26, 2021, 21:53:19
Thanks Paco and Keith.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 27, 2021, 08:40:41
Lockdown III

Z6  50/1.8S
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 27, 2021, 10:23:19
This way

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 27, 2021, 11:55:14
Lockdown III

Z6  50/1.8S

Diepite the situation, the blue hours look beautiful (I'm referring to Lockdown II and III).
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 27, 2021, 12:33:15
This lockdown/curfew business in Spain is driving me nuts as most of the measures taken apparently contradict each other all the time...not the place to rant about it.

  In other spirits, I took today the D5/24-70mm 2.8 vr combination to walk around at night. What a combo!

P.E.: The image looses sharpness when uploaded to the site. I can all yours cleary. Maybe I´m doing something wrong?
  This is the low resolution file in case anyone wants to see the difference: https://www.dropbox.com/s/385kdxcud222a9q/web_2021%2001%2025_valencia%20Noche_panning_PacoVillalta-_D5P9205.jpg?dl=0

One can certainly tell the difference the original image much more vivid, but also in this case the composition makes the image. Ole! ;)
PS
Actually I would rather see NG use a dimension limit than a size limit of 2540, now but one has the option either to reduce the dimension or  the IQ..
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 27, 2021, 14:38:43
Out with the 50mm f1.8S @f1.8
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 27, 2021, 19:05:05
Velp aan de Maas

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 27, 2021, 19:50:48
Thanks Fons.

  Those curves in the last image are working very well by the way.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 27, 2021, 21:14:29
Velp aan de Maas
Fantastic colors  :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 27, 2021, 22:51:16
Monster armed with an arrow.

   Z6, 50mm 1.8s
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 27, 2021, 23:21:08
There will always be a new start for the day.

SIGMA fp, 45/2.8@f11.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 27, 2021, 23:22:04
Velp aan de Maas

Beautiful scenery!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on January 28, 2021, 03:57:07
My snow angel.

Nikon D4, 85mm f/1.4D

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 28, 2021, 06:27:18
Thanks Akira.

A nice atmosphere in your 'new start'

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 28, 2021, 06:46:54
Cactus and Dust

Z6  105/2.8 Ai-S
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Andrew on January 28, 2021, 10:46:42
Looks like one of the cats was trying to scratch his back..???
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 28, 2021, 15:30:35
Looks like one of the cats was trying to scratch his back..???
Yes, that might be the case  ;)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: PeterN on January 28, 2021, 15:52:41
I like colours in months with grey skies!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: PeterN on January 28, 2021, 15:58:58

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50861946208_2b8ccdf5d3_h.jpg)
iPhone 11 Pro
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 28, 2021, 16:08:25
Beautiful scenery!
Thanks Fons.

  Those curves in the last image are working very well by the way.
Fantastic colors  :)

Thank you Akira, Bent, Paco,,, ;)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 28, 2021, 17:22:29
Experimental hairdo. The quarterly refreshing of my hair colour was long overdue.  Thus time for some changes.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 28, 2021, 22:00:45
I like it!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 28, 2021, 22:02:20
Stylish street lamp in Valencia.

   Z6, 50mm 1.8s
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 28, 2021, 22:07:54
Beautiful pop color contrast steals the image, John. Love it
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 28, 2021, 22:09:04
Ian, thanks for sharing such a sweet intimate image and connection with your little angel.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 29, 2021, 07:14:02
Thanks Paco.

Nice colour, Birna.

Sansevieria trifasciata or snake plant against a 'blue hour' background....

Nikon Z6  105/2.8 Ai-S

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 29, 2021, 08:55:20
Thanks Akira.

A nice atmosphere in your 'new start'

Thank you, John.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 29, 2021, 08:57:57
Experimental hairdo. The quarterly refreshing of my hair colour was long overdue.  Thus time for some changes.

The hairdo looks cool and fits the color very well!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 29, 2021, 18:52:25
The empty house. Df, Tamron 45/1.8, handheld (1/8s with VR on).
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: golunvolo on January 29, 2021, 19:18:20
Closer.

  D5, 70-200mm 2.8 fl
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Airy on January 29, 2021, 19:35:01
interesting, this focus on the "softest" part of the subject.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 30, 2021, 06:50:52
Nice experiment, Paco, 'focus' (or subject) is hard to detect

Study...

D3S   20/1.4  (ISO 2800)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 30, 2021, 09:42:56
John, is that an IKEA hack I see in the background?
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 30, 2021, 11:27:47
One of my favorite way to shoot the moon.  I posted an image of similar composition to the moon shot thread last year.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 30, 2021, 11:39:42
Japanese moon needs a reshape fix ;D
Nice image Akira.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 30, 2021, 12:07:22
Japanese moon needs a reshape fix ;D
Nice image Akira.

LOL, Fons, the moon in Alaska seems to suffer from even more severe deformation:

https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=1867.570
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 30, 2021, 13:02:38
LOL, Fons, the moon in Alaska seems to suffer from even more severe deformation:

https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=1867.570

Yes we are only pointing at the home here! ;D
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 30, 2021, 13:20:52
We still have cold weather, temperatures dropping towards -20C at night. There is little snow, just sufficient for Ruth to don her skies and go skiing cross-country style if she keeps to the managed tracks. I have to stay indoors due to my lungs no longer being able to cope with the cold air, so whether there is snow or not as such is moot. However, the snow undoubtedly brightens the landscape and at noon when the pale winter sun is able to penetrate the frost fog, the outside world actually is kind of postcard pretty.

A quick impression from today done in false-colour emulated IE with the 200mm f/4 Nikkor AI and the Primaluce Z5.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 30, 2021, 14:53:26
Great image Birna!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 30, 2021, 14:56:43
John, is that an IKEA hack I see in the background?
I am not sure, Bent. Could be.  In the past  I had a Swedish girl-friend ;)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 30, 2021, 14:57:44
One of my favorite way to shoot the moon.  I posted an image of similar composition to the moon shot thread last year.
A lovely twisted Moon.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 30, 2021, 15:00:25
Great image Birna!
Yes, a beauty.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on January 30, 2021, 16:09:36
Ian, thanks for sharing such a sweet intimate image and connection with your little angel.

Thank you, Paco.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on January 30, 2021, 16:11:16
A budding nature photographer contemplating his subject, a pile of deer poop.

Nikon D4, 28mm f/1.4E.

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 30, 2021, 21:21:20
A lovely twisted Moon.

Thank you, John.  Recently, this is one of my favorite timings to shoot the moon.  :)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 31, 2021, 09:56:27
We are down to -20C now. Hoar frost is forming from the frost fog.

(https://www.ultravioletphotography.com/content/uploads/monthly_01_2021/post-2-0-09882500-1612017700.jpg)

AFS 300mm f/2.8 @f/2.8. PrimaLuce Z5.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 31, 2021, 11:41:55
January 31

Good morning from the Wijst

Z6, 24mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 31, 2021, 12:08:19
My girlfriend's cat.   ;)

Z7  AF-S  24-70/2.8G
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: MFloyd on January 31, 2021, 16:54:46
Trying to learn MFloyd´s technique, again  ;)

  D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr

 :) You are on the good way.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50890813832_c32e4e7735_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kx3HWG)
_D628598.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kx3HWG)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50866098827_0ca96905b8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kuS42V)
_D628682.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kuS42V)

I’m for 10 days in Daytona (FL) for the Rolex 24 hours; time to get accustomed to shoot speed blurs at 32 degrees banks 8)

Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 31, 2021, 19:27:29
violet
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: ColinM on January 31, 2021, 20:34:43
One of my favorite way to shoot the moon.  I posted an image of similar composition to the moon shot thread last year.

Dreamy Akira!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: ColinM on January 31, 2021, 20:35:55
Gosh, is it the last day of Jan already?

Spiky moss
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 31, 2021, 21:43:07
violet
Nice Frank. I like the softness and overexposure, fits the subject very well.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 31, 2021, 21:43:40
Gosh, is it the last day of Jan already?

Spiky moss
Delicate, nice image Colin.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 31, 2021, 21:44:20
:) You are on the good way.

I’m for 10 days in Daytona (FL) for the Rolex 24 hours; time to get accustomed to shoot speed blurs at 32 degrees banks 8)
Great shots.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 31, 2021, 21:46:44
My girlfriend's cat.   ;)

Z7  AF-S  24-70/2.8G
I'm not a cat lover (highly allergic and I prefer dogs anyway) but this one looks very cute.
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Luc on January 31, 2021, 21:47:36
Frosty Chevy

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50895714122_ffd9963011_h.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: John Geerts on January 31, 2021, 22:17:46
Thanks Luc.   Great details on the frosty  car
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: Akira on January 31, 2021, 23:09:18
Dreamy Akira!

Thank you, Colin!
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: ColinM on January 31, 2021, 23:14:25
I'm not a cat lover (highly allergic )

I was brought up with cats as a kid and still love them.
But it was only as an adult I found I'm allergic to them......
(what used to cause wheezing as a kid now triggers something a little like asthma if I'm in a confined space with them)
Title: Re: January 2021
Post by: ColinM on January 31, 2021, 23:16:07
Is this what I bought a multi-megapixel camera for?

Actually, watching the clouds move through the forest was other-worldly.
However the cold weather was not kind to the screwdriver drive on my 180mm, so A/F that day was a challenge