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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me answer before spkennedy3000 can react... Wink

I guess it is the Millenium Bridge in London, right?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Bridge_%28London%29


PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect Carsten!!

The one that wobbled when it was first erected... Sad

Seems OK now.


PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I love this place! I love London!
(I almost had the chance to go there next year, but another teacher got that class...) Crying or Very sad


PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@spkennedy3000 3rd photo is perfect Exclamation


PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!! this thread is killer!! Very Happy Shocked All the shots are great.
Simon you are a B+W genius I love these three. The last especially but all are fantastic.
Kisman that second shot is tip top. It has a very organically sensual almost phallic effect to my eye.
xtriky the first shot would be cool in B+W using the Potoshop IR effect that Simon seems to have mastered. All are great.

Andy


PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So here are three. As you may know I have just recently started shooting digital. Most of my other photos are in B+W. I don't have all my best shots from this year scanned and the scans I do have are lousy. Here are the 2 best that are scanned and one from the 40D. The old tug (the enchantress is her name) was with a Yashica FR and a ML 50mm f2 with tmax 100 pushed to 1600. The micro landscape is with a Contax RX and 60mm macro plannar with tmax 400. The bird was with the 40D and ML 70-210. I hope to buy a scanner soon and then can post more of the B+W and IR shots I have. Andy






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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon, #2 still does it for me, excellent shot!

Andy, really like the first two, but the osprey is shown some blown
highlights in the sunlight. Is it just me, or does the fish in its talons
look embarrassed? Laughing

Bill


PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Bill your right. That bird is lacking detail from blowout. It was such a lucky capture I had to include it. One of the first shots with the DSLR. The fish is definately embarrassed. The bird should be also. Right after I snapped this photo he dropped the fish and a pelican landed on it.

BTW I really dig the new avatar. Cool


PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

F16SUNSHINE wrote:
BTW I really dig the new avatar. Cool



Thanks, Andy, and you too, Attila, since you commented on it. I've been
bugged by some friends and one relative I haven't seen in over 20 years,
so I promised them a picture, the avatar is what I sent them, about
800 pixels across, though, but I was thinking of sending the avatar size. lol

When you're almost 58, going to a studio for a portrait is a total waste of
money, so I took it with this setup: Canon G1, Sunpak flash, and 2 plastic
beer glasses jammed on it for diffusion:



Did the BW conversion in CS3.

EDIT: I should have said when you look like me approaching 58, going
to a studio is a waste of money. If you're Sean Connery at what, close
to 80? Going to a studio for him is still a worthwhile expenditure! Laughing

Bill


PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work. The beer cup is a great trick I'll give that one a try. Thanks. Smile


PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! Thanks for sharing Bill!

@Andy third capture is superb!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy, your film work is fantastic. I look forward to more. Are you going to get a film scanner? I have a Nikon Coolscan that is very good.

Must shoot some grainy film soon!!!!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love all three photos, Andy!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant believe I missed this thread till now. Here are three I like:








patrickh


PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow Patrick! Very nice shoots!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those icicles are just beautiful, Patrick!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all for your encouragement.

Simon I would love any suggestions for a scanner, which model do you have? Mostly I think I would like to scan finished in the darkroom prints. I'm afraid if I get a negative only scanner my wet darkroom days will end. I do have some 120 and 4x5 negs to scan also. Any info would be great.

Patrickh These three are really great. Did you use a shift lens on the second one?

Andy


PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was taken at the 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed, it was lashing down with rain and I thought I'd come back home with no photos. I'm glad I captured the event though, after all it's not everyday you see a Bugatti Veyron power-sliding round a corner!

Canon 20D, Contax Planar 50mm f/1.7 T*

I went to Spain with my family in the summer, we stayed in Granada and visited the various scenic and historical sights within the region. This is the alcazaba in Almera, on a typically beautiful Andalucan day.

Rolleiflex 6002, Planar 80mm f/2.8 HFT, Fuji Velvia

This is Dazzle and as you can see she is very obedient; she will always wait for permission to eat her dinner. The evening light was really beautiful so unfortunately she had to wait a few moments so I could grab my camera!

Rolleiflex 6002, Planar 80mm f/2.8 HFT, Fuji Provia 400X


PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Patrick, #3 is still my fave. A great shot you did with the Volna 9!

@Sikario, #2 is my fave, but all three are superb and deserving to be
in some magazine!

Bill


PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, all magazine pictures ! Superb!


PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Olympus OM 50mm f1.4 Kea in Budapest Zoo

This guy never get this close to anyone from visitors.It was a very nice moment. She was my favorite bird in zoo and soon later was killed by a snake as zoo published (I don't believe it..)
Nikon-Micro Nikkor 200mm f4

I always love to make captures from frogs look at this eye isn't a magnificent one ?
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm f1.5 M42

I just catch the moment...


Beautif picture of this bird. The effect you have applyed is great - and a very good background.
Nice portrait of your daughter; you have caught the right instant..


PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:30 pm    Post subject: My 2007 Best of Reply with quote

First a photo taken in Bretagne (Quiberon)
I have used the Peleng Lens 8mm.
The picture has been processed to skip the fish effect..
http://myolympus.org/document.php?id=12570&full=1

One with my favourite lens for portrait (with Helios 40-2) the Zeiss Pancolar 50 1.8
http://myolympus.org/document.php?id=8241&full=1

And the last with my favorite lens (for macro and sharpness) , Volna 50 macro

http://myolympus.org/document.php?id=10732&full=1


PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All great pictures, Bruno.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not just great pictures Bruno, they are also perfect !


PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice pictures Bruno! Thank you for your comments, interesting I wasn't use any effect on any pictures, bird photo was only the lens.