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Your Best Photo, Week Ending 18 October 2015


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Sometime before midnight (whatever time zone you are in) this Sunday, 18 October 2015, post the best photo you have taken this week. Any subject, any style--just give us your best shot.

 

If you can, list your EXIF info and any special lighting setups you may have used.

 

Don't forget the Edit Challenge as well--even if you didn't officially "sign up" you can still participate.



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I love this shot of the Margerie glacier in Glacier bay. Glacier in the foreground and a Mountain in the Mount Root range in the background. D7100 and the new Nikkor 18-300.

 

 

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Sometime before midnight (whatever time zone you are in) this Sunday, 18 October 2015, post the best photo you have taken this week. Any subject, any style--just give us your best shot.

 

If you can, list your EXIF info and any special lighting setups you may have used.

 

Don't forget the Edit Challenge as well--even if you didn't officially "sign up" you can still participate.

 

Hello,

Thank you for the notice and the opportunity to post photos.  I have one question (request) I suppose there is no chance of being able to post a photo taken on 10/05/2015?  This week it is difficult for me to get around and go on a shoot.  Thank you for your consideration.  Regards,  Tony



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Hello,

Thank you for the notice and the opportunity to post photos.  I have one question (request) I suppose there is no chance of being able to post a photo taken on 10/05/2015?  This week it is difficult for me to get around and go on a shoot.  Thank you for your consideration.  Regards,  Tony

 

Absolutely! We're pretty flexible and informal around here, so go ahead and post an old photo here. Other folks have occasionally done that when they don't have anything to show from the current week. You can also go back and post on threads from previous weeks--I do that sometimes (in fact, I'm about to start posting in threads from weeks ago in the Editing Challenge since I'm extremely behind there). Everyone who posted on the thread is notified when you respond to the thread, so even old weeks get lots of views. Glad you're on board--I look forward to seeing your images. 



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Absolutely! We're pretty flexible and informal around here, so go ahead and post an old photo here. Other folks have occasionally done that when they don't have anything to show from the current week. You can also go back and post on threads from previous weeks--I do that sometimes (in fact, I'm about to start posting in threads from weeks ago in the Editing Challenge since I'm extremely behind there). Everyone who posted on the thread is notified when you respond to the thread, so even old weeks get lots of views. Glad you're on board--I look forward to seeing your images. 

You really are terrific.  Thank you very much.  Now all I need to know is where to post my photo.  Please advise, and thanks again, Tony



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Tony - look at some of Merco's blog posts.  He documented various ways to post images.  I take the easy way (for me) - just reply to the thread, select More Reply Options at the bottom and choose the images from my computer that I want to include and then decide where to insert them in my reply -  but you can also link to images on your Flicker and other photo hosting sites.  Its always fun to see other folks images and most include their settings and any info about the shot to help others learn...Looking forward to seeing your images over the coming weeks and beyond!



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I've been ill the last week with full blown Flu. So here are some that I've just taken off the camera. I took a trip to Glasgow Cathedral before I took ill. All shot on the 7100 using the Sigma 10-20mm. I haven't had the energy or will to do much post processing on these just swapped from RAW to JPEG and a few auto settings and saved.

 

 

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While our oldest was home from college for his fall break, we were lucky enough to get away for a few days to North Carolina's Outer Banks (OBX).  North Carolina was not hit as hard as South Carolina with the recent rains and floods, but OBX got about 2 straight weeks of rain, the last part was compounded with wind and high seas from the hurricane which stayed off shore, but caused very high tides.

 

It was still a bit windy and we definitely got some rain, but nothing like it had been the previous weeks.  We spent most of our time fishing and relaxing in the RV but I did get out to grab some photos near the beach.  My son and I took a half day trip out on a boat for some fishing and had excellent luck!  Monday was really the first day boats had gone out in over a week and the schools of small (9-14") bluefish showed up during that time.  Within an hour we had plenty of fish for us, the captain and the mate, but kept fishing, but now catching and releasing.  About an hour of that and the seas got heavy, rain started coming down pretty hard and we were worn out after catching 70+ fish, so we headed back to the dock, got the fish cleaned and headed back to the RV.

 

Naturally, you can't get better eating than fresh fish, so we headed out to pick up some extras to have with the fish.  Even though I had brought along ALL my gear on the trip, I hadn't taken any pix (other than a few phone pix on the boat) up to that point.  I convinced them to give me a few minutes for photography and ended up just taking the Nikon 1 when we headed out to the store...All shots were with the Nikon 1 and 10-100 f4-5.6 lens at ISO 400 - other details below each image.  For those who have been to the Outer Banks or want to look it up on the map, these photos were taken from the beach in Kill Devil Hills, directly east of the Wright Brothers Memorial where their historic first flight occurred.  While you could see the memorial, there were lots of wires and buildings that made it a rather messy image and the sun was right over it which made it even worst...Luckily I was able to pull this image out...

 

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25.7mm, f16, 1/4000

 

Between the parking area and the beach is a walkway over the dunes which you will see in some of the images.  The dunes have "Sea Oats" and other plants growing on them and this was a close up of some Sea Oats that I thought looked pretty cool in B&W using SilverEfex...

 

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100mm, f9, 1/500

 

I was back and forth on the walkway trying to catch images when I had a view without any people...here's a look at the walkway...

 

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10mm, f10, 1/500

 

And one view to the south...

 

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17.1mm, f8, 1/500

 

And a view to the north...

 

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19.2mm, f9, 1/800

 

I used Topaz Lens Effects to add a UV filter or Polarizer on the last 3...Wish we could have been there longer!  I could have done with another week or two of fishing and relaxing - and photography, of course!

 

 

 



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Never thought I would buy a D750 but did for night photography in which I'm just really getting into. Nikon D750 and Nikon 20mm 1.8

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Here is a shot of a whale blowing its cool.  This is from Lincoln City, Oregon. This species of whale is known as, "California Grays."  They migrate to somewhere in Southern California, from Alaska.  Normally we would have joined up with some folks and taken a boat out to greet them.  Pretty exciting when getting up close.  The seagulls really add a nice touch.  Thanks for looking,  Tonytee.



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Tony - look at some of Merco's blog posts.  He documented various ways to post images.  I take the easy way (for me) - just reply to the thread, select More Reply Options at the bottom and choose the images from my computer that I want to include and then decide where to insert them in my reply -  but you can also link to images on your Flicker and other photo hosting sites.  Its always fun to see other folks images and most include their settings and any info about the shot to help others learn...Looking forward to seeing your images over the coming weeks and beyond!

Hello, I did as you had instructed.  I clicked on Reply to Thread, then clicked on More Reply Options.  I clicked on Choose File, at this point I entered the photo description, and clicked post.  The text appeared but not the photo.    Also, how were able to select where you wanted you photo to appear? Thanks for your assistance.  Tony



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Tony,

 

Looks like it worked as expected for you with that image in the 11 October Best Photo thread...



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Somewhere on the Pa turnpike

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Whoosh! You all are making me want to travel... Awesome, awesome photos this week! Wow!

 

Nikonite--wonderful image of the glacier...the depth throughout is gorgeous. We've had to postpone our Alaska trip, so seeing your Glacier Bay photo makes me more determined to get there.

Rob--those are fantastic, especially no. 3. Love them all though! Wish I could handle architectural photography...sigh...

TBonz--stunning images of the Outer Banks. I love the tones and simplicity. I hope some of them are going on your wall.

Daniel--good to see you back here...seems like it's been awhile. Very cool images! Hope you're enjoying that 750. :)

Nova--your fall colors are lovely! What a beautiful scene.

 

Tony, I hope you can get your image sorted out and displayed--anxious to see your whale!

 

 

I had a senior portrait photo session tonight with a young lady and her boyfriend. After the sun went down, I got out my lights, and he changed into his hunting gear for some dramatic shots. Here is one of them (guaranteed that this one isn't going into his high school yearbook).

 

21617321643_535d9da50b_c.jpgThe hunter, senior portrait by Nicole Fernley, on Flickr

 

D600, Nikkor 85mm 1.8, 1/160, f/2.8, ISO 640. Single speedlight in an Apollo 50 softbox to camera right.



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Whoosh! You all are making me want to travel... Awesome, awesome photos this week! Wow!

 

Nikonite--wonderful image of the glacier...the depth throughout is gorgeous. We've had to postpone our Alaska trip, so seeing your Glacier Bay photo makes me more determined to get there.

Rob--those are fantastic, especially no. 3. Love them all though! Wish I could handle architectural photography...sigh...

TBonz--stunning images of the Outer Banks. I love the tones and simplicity. I hope some of them are going on your wall.

Daniel--good to see you back here...seems like it's been awhile. Very cool images! Hope you're enjoying that 750. :)

Nova--your fall colors are lovely! What a beautiful scene.

 

Tony, I hope you can get your image sorted out and displayed--anxious to see your whale!

 

 

I had a senior portrait photo session tonight with a young lady and her boyfriend. After the sun went down, I got out my lights, and he changed into his hunting gear for some dramatic shots. Here is one of them (guaranteed that this one isn't going into his high school yearbook).

 

21617321643_535d9da50b_c.jpgThe hunter, senior portrait by Nicole Fernley, on Flickr

 

D600, Nikkor 85mm 1.8, 1/160, f/2.8, ISO 640. Single speedlight in an Apollo 50 softbox to camera right.

Very nice shot and idea for a portrait shot this time of the year and I love my D750, I can finally keep up to my Canon friends for night shooting.  ;)



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Here's my best for this week, I think.

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Body: D300

Lens: MicroNikkor 55/3.5

Aperture: f/16

Shutter: 1/6

ISO: 200

Profile: D2X Mode3

 

The background is white Lucite, angled to get the reflection of part of the Comet P-51 that hangs from the roof. Lighting is scrimmed sunlight through the window opposite the camera and a Sunfire reflector camera left.



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Well, a lens comparison at my Favorite Museum,

 

22066328748_b9076aa35c_b.jpgMarine Museum, Quantico by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

 

Nikkor 55/1.2Ai  Wide-Open on the Df

 

AND

 

22227892816_8dd8cf9723_b.jpgMarine Museum, Quantico by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

 

Nikkor 50/1.2 Ais wide-Open on the Df.

 

What I like about Nikon- They make them like they used to.



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Some captures of nature

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D610 24-120/4 24mm f11 1/100@ISO200

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D5100 8mm fisheye f6.3 1/60@ISO200

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Nice Fisheye shots Jerry!  Nicole - Love that shot!  

 

I had to include a few pix from Friday night's football game...It was lots of fun getting back out to shoot some football...Lighting, not so much fun, but that comes with it...All were taken with my D4 and 200-400 at 1/1000, f4 and ISO 10000.  I had my 24-70 on my other D4 which I used a few times, but my favorites didn't come from those shots.  All four here are receptions and the first three ended up as touchdowns...the fourth wasn't a touchdown but they ended up scoring on the drive.  I ended up with a gallery of 230 images with probably 30-50 of the Homecoming Parade and court.

 

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Another photographer couldn't believe I got this one...

 

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I was surprised I got this as he was rather close for the 200-400!

 

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I think this one is my favorite

 

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This resulted in a pretty big collision, but the guy in white caught the ball...

 

Hopefully the folks down here like the shots and it turns into a regular thing!



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I hope you get to feeling better  soon Rob. These were taken today at an arts and craft fair. 

D70 55-200 VR 1/800, f8, and f13 iso 200

 

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Tony if adding from your computer I have to--  More reply options, browse, attach this file ,  then add to post--.I usually preview my post at that point to make sure it went as expected. and I attached the right photo. I usually try to add from my flickr account since all I have to do is copy and paste the BB code of the shot. there are times tho that I don't take the time or want the shots on my flicker account for what ever the reason. then it is as I described above.