Mine for today...
PHOTO-A-DAY: November 2012(717 posts) (73 voices)
Adamz, nice one on the heron. Where I live it is difficult to get close to the herons, maybe 60 yards or so at best.
Pippigurl, nice B&W on the cascade. You and Benji have shown me what can be done. Now I will have to get out in the snow to shoot streams!
Trying something I never do: shoot wide open at f1.4 or f1.8. This plant is sage, growing in my yard. Sage is a spice commonly used in turkey stuffing.
D600, 50mm 1.4 shot at 1.4.
Direct link to size that will fill your HD monitor: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8348/8210588035_472c9eb436_k.jpg
I think the background is too busy and too contrasty to constitute good bokeh.
@ donaldejose As you have commented on the background....make the background B & W and decrease its contrast by masking, and bring the color saturation of the sage up some.... might work for you...
msmoto: I don't like mixed color and black and white images. I like the color tones in the background. Just think there are too many distinct spots of color. I like "creamy smooth" bokeh, not spots of color.
@ donaldjose - I just think the background is a bit busy, the actual colour is nice. I also don't really like B&W where a bit of colour has been 'popped' occasionaly it works but these days it is a bit of a cliche
On the ropes: Yes, look at the last image I posted on the composition thread. That is the kind of bokeh I like. http://nikonrumors.com/forum/topic.php?id=14577&page=2
Thanks Meinrad for the kind comment. My share, a sunrise at the Grand Canyon
Nikkor 10-24mm at 24mm
A vineyard in Tuscany where we got a tour of the winery and some tastes, that were great. We had a driver for the day, so no driving concerns.
D90 18-105 VR (kit lens) at F8 and 18mm with a little PP on the sky.
@Mihai: Fashion photography for trees! Like a beautiful model, you put that tree into the best visual arrangement.
So many outstanding pictures....well done everyone.
A few shot-out need to be said:
@rschnaible: what a view and shot...thx for sharing.
@Pippigurl: Nice B/W of the water fall. Keep it up.
@Mihai CH: I like the composition...well done.
@Rx4Photo: Great portrait shot...the B&W sets a very nice tone. The sunset is amazing as well.
@coastalconn: Just an amazing bird shot...as always well done.
Here is a little fun with my keyboard:
D7000 10.5 2.8 Fisheye 1/30 (hand held) ISO 2000 @ f/2.8
November is another great month on PAD.
+1 to Golfs highlights
Here is mine for today. Best viewed at full resolution. There you can also see the relection of my new Phottix softbox in the parrots eyes. I am really happy with that little thing, light, folds small and works well.
The above images are very impressive... I am continually amazed and pleased by the posts on PAD. And, Juergen is correct..look at his image in full resolution...
And, my paparazzi shot of one of the wonderful people who served me Thanksgiving dinner at the event I attended....
D4, 16-35mm f/4.0 VR Nikkor G @35mm 1/160, f/4.0, ISO 1400 ...this lens is super wide open...
The tree was simply beautiful and the only one of its kind in that area. The lighting was also very interesting, as I had sun above my head and rain clouds in the background. Thank you all for the positive comments.
Juergen, the parrot shot is amazing, just great detail. Is your Phottix a 60x60 foldable softbox with adapter for a speedlight?
Purgatory Chasm in southern Massachusetts
D800 - AF-S 16-35mm f/4G VR - 20mm - f/8 - ISO 320 - 1/160sec
Really nice shots all!
Yesterday was my first day of the winter out cross country skiing. One of the things I saw was this scene. Converted it to B&W. Maybe to bright? What do you think?
This is part of my self-imposed "shoot wide open" period. Taken yesterday morning in the shade of my house where I have planted ferns. Trying to get a whole fern in sharp focus at f1.4 by placing the camera parallel to a flat fern.
D600, 50mm shot at f1.4, 1/200th sec., ISO-100, exposure compensation -0.3.
@Juergen - beutiful image of the parrot
@El_Pickerel - nice angle, great detail and sharpness. The D800 never ceases to amaze.
@Pippigurl - excellent use of B&W together with - literally - dead nature.
Below one of the first images taken with the new D600 - nothing artistic, just playing around the house with it, testing the ISO.
D600 - N24-70 @ 62mm - f/3.2 - 1/30s - ISO 6400
Shot handheld in RAW, no NR or any kind of other PP, just saved as jpeg on the pc.
@Pippigurl: Nice I like it :D
@Yetibuddha: Works for me.
@Juergen: Outstanding. I just might have to make an investment on your new toy. Which model is it?
@Mihai CH: Ahhhhh.....I want to bit him :P
@donaldejose: Nice fern's. I have found that shooting wide open on any subject that is moving, even so slightly, makes the focusing process on where I want it to be quite challenging. I know you know this but some may not fully realize how shallow the DOF really is. Here is a good example that we can all relate to...note the focus plane on the keyboard (H-line) and those that are out-of-focus.
D4 24 1.4G 1/60 ISO 2000 @ f/1.4 (hand held)
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