Ocktoberfest '08 **hallkc** Prime Pair {50mm - 1.8} and {85mm - 1.8}

Discussion in 'Photo Meme' started by hallkc, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. hallkc

    hallkc

    303
    Apr 1, 2008
    French Camp, CA
    I will play. I'll try my newest and least used (so far) prime; the 50mm f1.8. I rarely use this lens, and need the practice, so I'll hold myself to 5 posts pr. week:)

    Edit: 7-Oct-2008 I just picked up an 85mm 1.8. I'm pretty excited about it, and I will be shooting with it this month as well.
     
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  2. hallkc

    hallkc

    303
    Apr 1, 2008
    French Camp, CA
    Thanks for clearing that up...

    Here is my first post:

    I call this "Clarification"

    1OctoberSmall.jpg
     
  3. sahlstrom

    sahlstrom

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    Dec 6, 2007
    Sweden
    Great start Keith!
     
  4. Doesn't help me. I can't figure it out at all.
     
  5. the verticals and circles make a nice composition, but to me it calls out for a contrasty b+w conversion. but that is probably just me
     
  6. I'm also at lost. Why don't they make it easy enough so that the ones with a Ph.D. would also understand it? :tongue:

    I like the colors of the shot, but would have appreciated a closer look to get rid off some of the less interesting parts of the picture.
     
  7. I think he called you a dip stick.

    Twice!

    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  8. hallkc

    hallkc

    303
    Apr 1, 2008
    French Camp, CA
    Thanks:)

    That's the idea of the shot. The title clarification was sarcastic:)

    Good idea! Here ya go:

    1OctoberBW.jpg

    We call things like this "Soldier proof" or "Private Proof" in the Army:)

    Thanks for the feedback, looking at it now, I agree with you. I would just crop it, but the point is to learn how to use my 50mm... so I'll keep it in mind:)

    :biggrin:
     
  9. The black and white is excellent.
     
  10. I didn't know the IRS also did freelance instructions. :biggrin:

    Intresting shot. Thanks.
     
  11. KayB

    KayB

    Aug 17, 2007
    Puyallup, WA
    I agree, I like it in B/W. You found a very interesting subject!
     
  12. Nice shot, but who is the dip stick?
     
  13. sahlstrom

    sahlstrom

    582
    Dec 6, 2007
    Sweden
    A lot better in b&w!
     
  14. waltny

    waltny

    Mar 27, 2008
    Reno, NV
    Ah yes, reminds me of the old expando shop van (FMTV) that I used to drive. Makes me wonder where does the oil go?
     
  15. lmorgan

    lmorgan

    300
    Jun 27, 2008
    NCentral IL
    I love the B&W and LMBO at "dip stick"!
     
  16. hallkc

    hallkc

    303
    Apr 1, 2008
    French Camp, CA
    The members of Nikon Cafe are the best! Thanks for the comments:)

    My wife and I were out for dinner tonight at Bostons and this lady was wandering from table to table; offering to tie balloons for kids... she made several of them cry.

    I couldn't help but notice all the colors on her, and had to break out the camera for one quick shot. Please let me know what you think:

    3Octobersmall.jpg

    Thanks for looking!
     
  17. Nice shot. Great capture.
     
  18. lr0868

    lr0868

    May 25, 2008
    henderson, nv
    very cute shot
     
  19. Keith, I think that is a wonderful shot. Sometimes serendipity is the best picture-planner of all. Well framed, lit, and nice, dramatic color. Good work.
     
  20. waltny

    waltny

    Mar 27, 2008
    Reno, NV
    Aw shucks, do you really mean it:redface:???


    I can see my girls freaking out about her too. I could see you doing that, being a funny guy and all.....

    Anyhow Im amazed at the highlights being rendered so smoothly with the 50/1.8 . Must be the photographer:biggrin: