I met for the first time TristanCardew and spent a whole long afternoon with him discussing among other things photography :biggrin: I had the luck to be able to go to the Alabama Annual GTG and this little mini GTG today reaffirmed the high quality of the people attracted to this site. What a great guy... I met and became friends with so many people through this site that - yes, I am glad I am part of this community that is the NikonCafe. :biggrin: Wish Dao, Frits, Connie, Larry, Mason, Patrick, Leigh, Greg, Rich, etc., ... I wish I could type all the names here ... Had been here with us today but alas you all couldn't be here as we all have obligations and other important things to attend to as such I deemed it necessary to share a few of the images I took today and one I found on my D3 that Tristan took of me ... you guessed it... Chimping!!!! Woooo the infamy but we all chimp... :wink: (I hope) So direct from Paris here are a few more images - wish you could all have been here... But I would have told you to get your own bottle of wine! :biggrin: So what do photographers do when they get together... Take pictures of each other of course... So here's Tristan View attachment 216829 Chimping View attachment 216830 View attachment 216831 View attachment 216832 View attachment 216833 View attachment 216834 View attachment 216835 Me... Chimping... View attachment 216836 Tristan again View attachment 216837 A few more pictures View attachment 216838 View attachment 216839 View attachment 216840 Showcasing the 35/1.4 ... DOF at 1.4 both images below View attachment 216841 View attachment 216842 Showcasing the D3 at iso 4000 and that's a jpeg image straight from the camera captured inside Notre-Dame de Paris basilica! (Would someone call Ripley's Believe it or not!!!!) View attachment 216843 A 100% of a 50/1.4 capture - I was three feet away from her... View attachment 216844 And about this strange image here, there is a story below... View attachment 216846 The guy is from Dalas, comes up to us and asked, "Do any of you have a fisheye lens?" Eerrrr he does I said as I pointed to Tristan. Turns out he was in Paris a couple of years ago with his other daughter and wanted a picture like he had with his other daughter which had been captured with a fisheye lens and asked Tristan to get one for him with Notre-Dame in the background... And voila the weird photo pose for this shot - pretty neat idea, he takes his kids to trips when they have good grades... Can I go back to school and will you be my daddy *batting my eyelashes* I mean how cool is that and what a great incentive and idea!