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Following days I'll add some B&W photos when participating 2020 April challenge to shoot picture per day...

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2020 April Day 1 258 NIKON Df 35.0 mm f-2.0 by Matero, on Flickr
 
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2020 April Day 2 262 NIKON Df 35.0 mm f-2.0 by Matero, on Flickr
 
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Fine b&w's Matero!
I especially like the first one. Great composition with the horizontal levels and the light & shadow tones.
Beautiful image!
 
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Thanks Bart! This time of year b&w is usually the way to go. Light is brutal with long shadows and nature is still dead without colours/leaves. I’m quite happy myself also with this quick snap. Turned out to be a keeper. (Nature of the challenge is to push oneself to produce one decent picture per day. Some days it’s really harder than others)
 
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Stormy at night, a bit snow in the morning. Two hours and more snow expected. Feels really like a spring, not :(

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"Cool" image, Matero :)
You are pretty far North but last week, we had slight night frost over here as well.

Is that the Ai-S 35 f/2 you're using or another?
In any case, I do like the image quality.
 
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"Cool" image, Matero :)
You are pretty far North but last week, we had slight night frost over here as well.

Is that the Ai-S 35 f/2 you're using or another?
In any case, I do like the image quality.
Thanks @Bart
Actually it is AF 35mm f/2D. I believe it is optically pretty close to Ai-S version, if not the same lens.

Very nice composition and conversion in #1.
Thanks @Binnur

Love the first image and your processing.
Thanks @jbailey930
 
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Just a walk aside of a canal with proper social distancing

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Beautiful b&w, Matero!
Great perspective.

Your rules for social distancing seem stricter than ours (1,5m) :)
I had to go to the office this afternoon to pick up some material.
The highway was as good as deserted. Normally a very busy road, even or especially in the weekend.
An unreal experience.
 
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April 5th - just a snap to keep rolling (sorry exception to the b&w rule :))

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April 6th - change of lens to Nikkor-S Auto 50mm f/1.4 pre-Ai

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April 7th - just a snap when I didn't have a mood to shoot at all

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April 8th - our church middle to the wooden villas

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My precious - older daughter celebrating 18th birthday on 9th

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On the evening of April 10th Helsinki was in flames [not really and another exception, you know why]

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I'm always amazed someone can produce a worthwhile image every day.
The quarantine rules must make it even more difficult.

I have this lens, Nikkor-S 50 f/1.4 (Nippon Kogaku) as well but I use it on a mirrorless.
Still need to take it out on a prolonged walk to get to know the ins and outs but what I got so far is really pleasing.
As is what you show us here, Matero!
 
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December 1917 Finland got independency and already on January 1918 began civil war between Reds and Whites, working men against upper class. These bullet holes and grenade marks on the bridge, called The Long Bridge, between then Reds' and Whites' areas are stil after 100 years visible to remind us about the madness then evolved. The bridge itself is not physically very long, but at that time it made all the difference mentally and socially. These days the holes touches somewhere very deep in ones soul and make your eyes moist [bl...y wind]

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2020 April Day 11 967 NIKON Df 58.0 mm f-1.4 by Matero, on Flickr
 
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