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Hmm, after 3 days already, I see (again) what week 50 is all about: getting out during daytime. I can only shoot late in the evening, in the dark, at home - or in my office, so far. That will change for the weekend, I promise ;)

So long, more from home:

Advent calendars, vol. #n
Mayla and Luca got a similar red one from grandpa. Last years', they re-filled for me ;) - The white one is mine

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View from our bedroom
(used to be a hospital, just an outpatient clinic by now - quiet at night)

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Incredible how easy it is to get a good, sharp, usable shot, handheld, with the IBIS-system, keeping ISOs reasonably low for a clean output.


Little ones having fun
Mayla and Luca playing with dad (mom went out today ;) )

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Day 3 - Toolbox at the ready

Sun finally out today after two days of gloom. I've had the toolbox waiting for some light, as I am doing picture-hanging and some decorating today.
I deliberately lightened up the shadows on the box itself to help delineate its skin wrinkles. Let me know how you would have handled this photo.

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I like Nick's observation about the cat sunning itself. :D Not sure what I would have done different, except maybe a color version if the box is a nice bright color.

Same scene as yesterday but with a fresh coat of snow and blue skies...

The snow and the shadows falling across the path change the feel.

Couple of my favorite friends, Hank & Lola. Only had a few minutes to take photos this morning, it snowed last night and I had to get out and snowblow four driveways. I never would have thought to take photos of them with a 50mm lens.

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:D Hank and Lola look like they're having a fun time.
 
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You're not the only one who has that feeling regarding the 50mm Terri. I find it my least-used. Despite that, I like the shot. Looking forward to your next versions of the village.



These late autumn/ early winter water shots are coming certainly conveying mood. The processing adds to the emotion.



Wintery abstract. I like it.
Many thanks,

To be honest here this is the JPG straight out of the camera, I can't take credit for the Nikon's internal processing if that is what you are referring to.
I just have to look for the right light and in this case wait for the right time for the high tide.
:)
I am beginning to think that the software/chipset/sensor of the D7200 is vastly superior to the D7000 I had before.
And the E-series 50mm 1.8 lens is super fun to use with a beautiful film like rendering.
 
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Viewed at a safe distance (across the river from the high school), here is the early morning traffic of teenagers speeding towards their school.
1. Red Gate bridge just before dawn
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The Jupiter does not like large areas of bright light in frame, especially when shot wide open. Here is my dozing dog at his favorite perch atop a sofa in our front room. Uncharacteristically, he has his back turned to the window that reveals the offending traffic that insists on driving/riding/walking on the street in front of his home.
2. Dog in a donut of light
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Morning traffic can be such a pain. Morning's should like the pup pic. :D

Hmm, after 3 days already, I see (again) what week 50 is all about: getting out during daytime. I can only shoot late in the evening, in the dark, at home - or in my office, so far. That will change for the weekend, I promise ;)

So long, more from home:

Advent calendars, vol. #n
Mayla and Luca got a similar red one from grandpa. Last years', they re-filled for me ;) - The white one is mine

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View from our bedroom
(used to be a hospital, just an outpatient clinic by now - quite at night)

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Incredible how easy it is to get a good, sharp, usable shot, handheld, with the IBIS-system, keeping ISOs reasonably low for a clean output.


Little ones having fun
Mayla and Luca playing with dad (mom went out today ;) )

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Looks like you and the kids had some fun. IBIS can help, glad Nikon implemented in the Z cameras.
 
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Many thanks,

To be honest here this is the JPG straight out of the camera, I can't take credit for the Nikon's internal processing if that is what you are referring to.
I just have to look for the right light and in this case wait for the right time for the high tide.
:)
I am beginning to think that the software/chipset/sensor of the D7200 is vastly superior to the D7000 I had before.
And the E-series 50mm 1.8 lens is super fun to use with a beautiful film like rendering.
Well, the jpg is doing pretty good, to my eyes it has a similar feel to the picturecontrol Ektachrome from the other day.
 
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Well, the jpg is doing pretty good, to my eyes it has a similar feel to the picturecontrol Ektachrome from the other day.
Ah, I see...
You are right here, the picture control was still set to Ektachrome.
What I meant is that it is uploaded and stored in the D7200.
I don't do any post processing myself.
All the D7200's hard work.
Apologies if I was not clear.
:)
 
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Ack. Another product-ish shot. Newish pocket knife. New enough there's still almost no visible wear. The "other" side of the blade is posted in the bucket, and I think the overall positioning and toning of the background is better, but looks like the "wrong" side to me. May do another shot of this later in the week, but different and showing the size better.
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If I feel like I did today, tomorrow, I'll be making a small road trip. Unfortunately it looks like the waterfall wasn't running when I was out earlier, so I'll look for something else the next few days.
 
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Ah, I see...
You are right here, the picture control was still set to Ektachrome.
What I meant is that it is uploaded and stored in the D7200.
I don't do any post processing myself.
All the D7200's hard work.
Apologies if I was not clear.
:)
Ah - got it now. Forgot Nikon lets you upload the pc.
 
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I think 50mm is a hard focal length to shoot. Since it is the length that closely resembles our vision, I find it harder to get something dramatic. Today I am trying to get an interesting shot of my Christmas village.
I completely agree that "normal" is difficult. I do like the bokeh balls from the lights on your tree, but perhaps there's a little too much OOF interest in this composition. Sounds like you are of the same mind. Still, it is a very nice image. Here's a crazy thought: would it "read" better left to right if you flipped it into a mirror image, so that the in-focus foreground is on the right?
We had one hour of clear sky this afternoon which created some amazing blues on the Thames.
Lovely leading line in the wake.
outdoors to greet my car in the parking lot
We had a bit of white sand in chilly Chicagoland this morning also. Winter is coming.
I've had the toolbox waiting for some light, as I am doing picture-hanging and some decorating today.
I like your postprocessing treatment here. Both the B&W and detail treatment is on the money.
Same scene as yesterday but with a fresh coat of snow and blue skies...
Such a difference. And I can see why you would make this part of your year-round walking routine.
Hank & Lola
Dogs and snow are a great combination.
Hmm, after 3 days already, I see (again) what week 50 is all about: getting out during daytime. I can only shoot late in the evening, in the dark, at home - or in my office, so far.
Good point. It is a challenge both because of the focal length and the time of year.
Newish pocket knife.
Nice even lighting. Will you be posting it on eBay?:D
 
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Nice even lighting. Will you be posting it on eBay?:D
Thanks. And nope. Replacing too-many old broken-downs & too-small-in-my-arthritic-hands & non-users with a few nicer production knives sized to be less hazardous to my fingers. :hurting:
 
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Couple of my favorite friends, Hank & Lola. Only had a few minutes to take photos this morning, it snowed last night and I had to get out and snowblow four driveways. I never would have thought to take photos of them with a 50mm lens.
Actually, Hank and Lola seem to like this lens very much. Or perhaps vice-versa. Both captured beautifully.
 
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Viewed at a safe distance (across the river from the high school), here is the early morning traffic of teenagers speeding towards their school.
1. Red Gate bridge just before dawn

The Jupiter does not like large areas of bright light in frame, especially when shot wide open. Here is my dozing dog at his favorite perch atop a sofa in our front room. Uncharacteristically, he has his back turned to the window that reveals the offending traffic that insists on driving/riding/walking on the street in front of his home.
2. Dog in a donut of light
That is a beautiful shot of the early dawn traffic, Andy. Wonderfully natural exposure. Good work!

Dogs on a sofa back. Cats on a cushion. What would we do without their constant companionship. Very nice capture.
 
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Went for 3 mile walk hoping to find something good to shoot. Just grey everywhere. As I was taking of my jacket and boots in the mud room, I saw that my wife had just bough a large box of Satsumas. I took a quick shot, ate a couple and decided to sulk and call it a day.

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Rick: dogs with the 50 are just as gorgeous as ever.
Andy: that view looks cold and so uninviting; I'm with your dog, and would prefer to look at the passing world on my own terms :)
Roland: having kids at home makes even the darkest evening so bright, and your keen eye helps of course!
Gordon: I'm not a knife guy, but that handle is gorgeous. Using the stone as a background was a brilliant idea.
 
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Ack. Another product-ish shot. Newish pocket knife. New enough there's still almost no visible wear. The "other" side of the blade is posted in the bucket, and I think the overall positioning and toning of the background is better, but looks like the "wrong" side to me. May do another shot of this later in the week, but different and showing the size better.
Product shot or not, the knife is beautiful, and the two textures of blade and handle against the color and texture of the stone background is perfect, in my opinion. I think you are being too hard on yourself.

Good luck on your venture out tomorrow ..... but take it easy!
 
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Went for 3 mile walk hoping to find something good to shoot. Just grey everywhere. As I was taking of my jacket and boots in the mud room, I saw that my wife had just bough a large box of Satsumas. I took a quick shot, ate a couple and decided to sulk and call it a day.
Well Nick, some days are just like that, aren't they? Sulk away, and get a good night's sleep.
 
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Went for 3 mile walk hoping to find something good to shoot. Just grey everywhere. As I was taking of my jacket and boots in the mud room, I saw that my wife had just bough a large box of Satsumas. I took a quick shot, ate a couple and decided to sulk and call it a day.

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Sometimes happens. Nothing wrong with a grab shot when needed. So... were they tasty? :hungry:
 
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