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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:21 AM
Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:21 AM
I've been quiet with posting pics lately, but I just got back from a DC trip and wanted to share some photos. None were taken with a Nikon, as I only brought my Samsung NX20 for the trip, and I'm so glad I did. With all the weight in my backpack (snacks, drinks, souvenirs, etc) I would never have wanted to lug around the big DSLR. The trip was so much easier with a smaller and lighter camera.
Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:52 PM
Excellent photos this week! Seriously!
I had a photo shoot in a garden with this delightful lady on Monday. She has an enormous garden--I'm guessing about 1/3 acre? Maybe more. Intimidatingly huge however big it is.
D600, Nikkor 24-70mm @52mm, f/3.5, 1/125, ISO 100, shot with flash in shoot-through umbrella in front of subject
D600, Nikkor 24-70mm @42mm, f/4.5, 1/100, ISO 100
Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:23 AM
Thanks, everyone. That last one was taken in the underground walkway between the East and West Buildings of the National Gallery (I'm sure Tbonz knew that).
Actually, no, I didn't...It has been MANY years since I've been there...However, I was trying to place it to areas I knew had the automated walk ways...In general, I try to avoid going anywhere near DC - the closer I get, the worse the traffic!
For the last couple of weeks I had been looking at this one, small, dead branch on an otherwise perfectly healthy tree. I was trying to decide how best to photograph it. I took a variety, but this one was my favorite. I took it with my D4 and 24-70 at 70mm, f8, 1/400, ISO 12800. I reduced the exposure and bumped the contrast a bit and then converted to B&W.
Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:02 PM
What the heck. One more to add from a photo shoot we had tonight. We always do a formal portrait session for my little girl's birthday, and tonight we finally got out to do it (a few weeks late). Messing around with some backlighting here. Took a reflector and my lights--ended up using the reflector but not the lights. Five-year-olds don't hold still enough to fiddle with lights and stands and such. I did learn that I will be taking my lights to a portrait session we've got scheduled for Tuesday at the same time and in the same location. The reflector just wasn't powerful enough to overpower the sun. Well…if I had used one of the metallics, I suppose it would have been, but I didn't want to blast the poor girl's eyes. Anyhow, I just like the mood in this one.
D600, Nikkor 105mm, f/5, 1/500, ISO 200