PHOTO-A-DAY: May 2013

adamzadamz Posts: 842Moderator
edited April 2013 in Photo-a-day
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  • adamzadamz Posts: 842Moderator
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited April 2013
    La Valencia Hotel -- La Sala Bar Lounge

    LV HDR Lobby 2 -- piano.jpg

    D4 14-24 2.8 ISO 100 @ f/5.6 +/- 1 EV 10 shot HDR using Promote Control System
    For a larger view click here.
    Post edited by Golf007sd on
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • rschnaiblerschnaible Posts: 308Member
    My share and the last one from San Francisco....

  • turnthedarncranksturnthedarncranks Posts: 116Member
    Happy May from where it's still April! Took this when I first got my 35 mm f1.8 and could think nothing other than "blur the background, blur the background!" :\">


    D7000 1/5000 ƒ/1.8 ISO 200 35 mm
  • PierrePierre Posts: 360Member
    Last month was fantastic.

    Taken at the end of the main Saint-Martin cave, New-Brunswick, Canada
  • blandbland Posts: 812Member
    @msmoto .... to answer your previous question, I think St Peter screwed up and I made it through the Golden Gates! :-B

    27mm Pan
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,313Member
    well, I see that May is starting off with a bang also. :-bd
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • AaronAaron Posts: 8Member
    edited May 2013

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  • JuergenJuergen Posts: 315Member
    Perfect lighting, Pierre.

    A Winner

    D4, D800E, Nikon 1 J2, 600 f/4, trinity, PC-E 45, PC-E 24, 105, 50 f/1,8g, 85 f/1,4, Sigma 150-500
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    edited May 2013
    Great start to PAD for May.

    Bland...who knows? it is...

    Chicago IV 04.26.13-19

    The Art Institute of Chicago is such an overload of beauty and wonderment.... and the photo section is an emotional experience especially for those of us who were once doing the exact same thing as the ones on exhibit.
    Post edited by Msmoto on
    Msmoto, mod
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,403Member
    edited May 2013
    MsMoto: I have an exact copy (even with the same frame) of Renoir's Two Sisters On the Terrace hanging in my house, but your colors are more vibrant than mine. I was surprised by your colors but prefer them to mine.


    Best seen in the Flicker lightbox:
    Post edited by donaldejose on
  • Witty_NicknameWitty_Nickname Posts: 193Member
    Westgate Park Silhouettes

    Nikon D800 - Nikkor 70-300mm VR @ 200mm and f/5.3
  • Dredden85Dredden85 Posts: 364Member
    edited May 2013
    @Golf007sd- Absolutely amazing!! =D>
    I can't get over that reflection in the piano!! I know where I am staying the next time I visit San Diego!
    Post edited by Dredden85 on
    D7000, 18-200VRII | 50 1.8G | SB-900
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,313Member
    Trying to see what I can get out of the recently acquired D7000 -
    D7k testing 03
    D7000, 105mm f/2.8 @ f/8, 1/250, ISO 1000
    was a bit breezy; I think I want to revisit this
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • Dredden85Dredden85 Posts: 364Member
    @dissent- nice detail! Nice and sharp for a "breezy" day!
    D7000, 18-200VRII | 50 1.8G | SB-900
  • CoastalconnCoastalconn Posts: 527Member
    May is off to a great start! I had a lot of fun with my osprey this morning..
    Osprey Hovering 1 5/1
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,403Member
    dissent: Try f22 for more depth of field.
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,452Moderator
    I think Dissent may have only caught the tips of the stamina in the rear of the DoF Donald and of course it is f8, sharp and shallow versus F22, less sharp but more of it. My 60 is better at F8 than f11 or smaller.
    Always learning.
  • Rx4PhotoRx4Photo Posts: 1,200Member
    edited May 2013
    100 Strangers Project: No. 5
    Captured on St. Patrick's Day morning as she stepped outside of her place of employment to photograph the sunrise. She happily agreed to become a part of this project. I didn't post it immediately, I held onto it a bit before sending it to Flickr.
    100 Strangers Project: No.5
    D800 ; N24-70mm @ 70mm ; f/11 ; 1/100 ; ISO 3200
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    D800 | D7000 | Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 | 24-70mm f/2.8 | 70-200mm f/2.8 | 35mm f/1.8G | 85mm f/1.4G | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM | Zeiss 100mm Makro-Planar ZF.2 | Flash controllers: Phottix Odin TTL

  • So nice this start of May here.

    Yesterday in the park "Clingendael", the Japanese Garden was opened for the public till half June. We were there today and as you can see, nature is 1 month behind now. The Japanese Garden is 100 years old, with trees of the same age now. More of this after 3 weeks, with all the flowers.
    Japanse Tuin-6173.jpg

    Those who say it can't be done, should not interrupt those doing it!
  • Rista_Rile_RickyRista_Rile_Ricky Posts: 8Member

    NIKON D800
    AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED105.0 mm
    ISO 200Meg

  • birdmanbirdman Posts: 115Member
    edited May 2013
    Wide%20Rolleiflex%204_0 Mayday Mayday! This isn't mine but saw one on Ebay & have always been in awe of the beauty.
    @Adamz - cute creatures, huh? I saw them for 1st time (in person) just recently. They are TINY.
    @Golf - great composure; Lines need a teeny bit of straightening but overall great
    @Witty - you must have gotten one of the "better" 70-300VRs. Ha. J/K - a very capable lens
    @DonaldJose- If you don't mind, where are you and your wife from? Just curious, as I like to learn about people.
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  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,313Member
    edited May 2013
    @ donaldejose and spraynpray -
    yeah, what I was going for there was just the tips of the split stigma rising up out of the yellow fog of the rest of the flower. I was a bit off on the focus level and need to get a bit more parallel to the plane of the stigma tips for the effect I wanted. Maybe have to try even a bit larger aperture!
    Post edited by dissent on
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
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