July One Prime - Reignmkr 58/1.4

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Hello all,

This is my first time doing one of these challenges. I hope to do more in the future. I'm looking to learn a lot this month!

Thank you Dave for facilitating the project.

CC is always welcome. Your honesty and consideration is greatly appreciated!

Here I go... 58mm at 1/2000 @ f/4.5 ISO 1600 (Last night's settings; Lesson learned)

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Whoopsie, there seems to be a Zenfolio issue right now, so I don't see your picture. I am not familiar with the 58mm f/1.4, and I'm curious. Hopefully they will finish their maintenance, so I can check out your first picture, soon!
 
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Thank you Dave for facilitating the project.
Thanks for the thought Randy, but Gary (Knightrider) is playing host and I just help out whenever I can! Glad that you could join us for the month.

I like your first shot- looks like they are a fun bunch of kids. Many thanks for bringing your 58/1.4 along- it is a lens that interests me, but I have not yet seen too much work done with it. I will be following your thread intently.
 
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Zenfolio was down momentarily for maintenance. It's ay okay now.

Didn't get out much to today other than water some plants and trees in the backyard.

58mm at 1/1000 @ f/2.8 ISO 250

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The ony PP I do usually consist of cropping and a bit of added vignetting (#1) or adding my signature. This one is straight from the D200. Thanks for the feedback.

58mm at 1/8 @ f/1.6 ISO 250 on a monopod.

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Love the dof on the chessboard. The glass? pieces are interesting. Does one player have clear glass and the other frosted? Could be difficult if you are wearing the wrong spectacles :biggrin:
 
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One was clear and the other was frosted. All lot more distinct in real life. Anyone notice the Checkmate? One conceded the defeat.
 
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Knight on F3 is protecting the Queen on D2. Having the rook protect the knight on E3 helped Im sure.

Going back and looking, looks like both knights are protecting the queen, working in harmony. Nice
 
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Hey Tim. You know your chess. Child prodigy perhaps? You caught on to my strategy fairly easy.

Anyways, my Billingham 550 is the subject today. I'm preparing to a day trip to Coarsegold, CA. My family members are casino addicts and love traveling to that area. Chuckchansi casino I believe is the establishment. I'll play Pai Gow for a little bit and then try to take some landscapes with my Voigtlander. I know it's more of portrait lens but hey why not.

Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July everyone!

58mm at 1/15 at f/1.4 ISO 200

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No prodigy here, it is just another of my passions. To me it was very obvious, but Im the type that loves to get my knights in deep and tighten the noose slowly and painfully....(insert evil and sinister laught here, mmmawwhhhhahahaha)

Im guessing this is a motorcycle "saddlebag"? Looks like an adventure in the making. As for the photo its self, Id hate to say, but it looks like you missed your focus point. This lens is MF right?

I take that back, I see your shudder speed is low for handheld. Might just be a little camera shake. I try to get away with shooting my 50/1.8 with availible light at ISO 200 in the 1/20 range and sometimes its good and others... Well not so much. Happens to the best of us.
 
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I like #2 and #3 Randy. The chess board in particular is very clever and technically well done. The idea for the 4th was great, but I think that you may have just missed the focus. Not always easy shooting a 1.4 lens!
 
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Mate!

The chess set is my favorite... I have been fooling around with my chess board (wooden with wooden pieces) trying to make an image that I have in my head, but just can't get it right. Looks great, well done:)
 
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Busy weekend, I'm sure like everyone else

Here is for July 5. Tried some B&W

58mm at 1/250 at f/5.6 ISO 200

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My 58/1.4 doesn't do well for landscapes, IMO. This was from the casino's fountain/garden.

58mm at 1/6 at f/4 ISO 200

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