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Nikon Shooter

Nikon Shooter

Member Since 25 Aug 2018
Offline Last Active Today, 07:41 AM

#74461 Old Style Dining Room

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 30 July 2021 - 07:41 AM

… in a wine country, krag? 


Your company will suffice… I'll take care of the rest!   :P  :)  ;)

#74458 Old Style Dining Room

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 30 July 2021 - 06:33 AM


#74359 SABOTAGE!

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 24 July 2021 - 04:29 PM

After meticulously planning the shot with the RC pilot, I thought this was to
be the take. Since I had my eye in the finder… I didn't see it coming! rofl.gif



#74329 Carlos

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 22 July 2021 - 09:22 PM

I met Carlos in November — a classmate of one of my sons — and

I made this portrait which I kept in my archive.


#74290 NX Studio • First Impressions

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 20 July 2021 - 06:24 AM

What is NEF

Exclusive to Nikon cameras, the Nikon Electronic File is Nikon's RAW
file format. RAW image files, sometimes referred to as digital negatives.

#74273 Ali, a Portrait

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 19 July 2021 - 02:02 PM


#74222 The Ol'Lady's Place

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 18 July 2021 - 01:27 AM





#74221 Just Before… (project in final stage)

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 18 July 2021 - 12:06 AM

Thanks brag… it's a work in progress! :P

#74194 Vegetarian Perhaps?

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 15 July 2021 - 03:57 PM


#74171 Whiskey Distillery + Additions

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 13 July 2021 - 03:59 AM

Making sure to be ready for Autumn, the beginning of the high season for
distilleries and wine cellars alike, this whiskey produ
cer assigned me to
create in images, texts, and the layout of the 
next promotional booklet.











#74152 "OMG… OMG… OMG!"

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 11 July 2021 - 09:33 AM

Sometime, one moves fast... too fast maybe.

Yesterday, I went on an image hunt. Since I have my eyes everywhere but not
enough on the road, I hired youngster to assist me and drive for me. After the
usual instructions on how to hold the gear, the usual checks, how to store it
and explaining the area I want to explore, we're off!

On the way back, she asks me if she can see what's in the box and what I in-
tend to do with it. — "OK, here's to your good services as promised" and we
enter the studio. We take time to relax, make lemonades and settle in with the
cards in my hand. I worked with three of my cameras that day.

First, I copy the cards on the machine: 1 XQD and 2 CFs. I launch my converter
and HORROR! One of the CFs confirms 167 shots but only 13 are visible. At the
beginning there are 6 images, then 154 black frames and 7 more shots. I've ne-
ver seen that before... I'm getting a bit panicky. Well, the next step is to use the
second card (SDHC II) and copy it too... and HORROR again!

Conclusion? Not yet, not everything has been explored, though out. That two 
cards of the same quality and from the same manufacturer, which should have
recorded the same session go bad the same way at the same time... that's un-
heard of... well, let's stay cool. What if it was the body that went bad? It's a good
thing it wasn't for a client.

If it were the case, I can't rely on it anymore and replacing it at this time doesn't
suit me at all. But I suspect the problem is there. How can it fail me and go back
to work as if nothing had happened? Quid and a kind of doubt sets in.

I start to develop the cards that are there, 321 valid takes, everything is fine there 
but, in my head, it's boiling, it's hot, it's overheating. 

— "Tell me, when I gave you a body, what did you do with it?
"Well... I made sure to pick it up with both hands, set the cap back on and put it
back in the bag, making sure it didn't come into direct contact with anything else."

— "Is that all?"
"Well yes... I think so, why?

— "Because I think that the 154 images in question are not lost shots!
"...I don't understand!"

— "Didn't I tell you there was one thing to check before all this?"

— "... to make sure that the camera is turned off?"

She had tears welling up in her eyes and was starting to shake, horrified.

I took her hands in mine...
— "Look, of all the nonsense that may be expected first time on the job, you have
committed the most...(she expected the worst!) the funniest and absolutely incon-
sequential goof of them all."
" ??? "

I handed her a tissue and continued:
— "We could have had an accident of some kind or other annoyance but what hap-
pened is that no pictures were lost. You gave me 154 unexpected pictures of the
bottom of my bag... an idea that would never have occurred to me!

She calmed down and smiled again. — "Shall we do it again next weekend?"  smile.png

#74150 Just Before… (project in final stage)

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 11 July 2021 - 05:53 AM

Please comment, correct, critique.





#74087 Yellow Legged Gull

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 03 July 2021 - 10:40 AM


#74046 Carrion Crow Juvenile

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 30 June 2021 - 07:47 AM


#74045 In the Foothills of the Alps

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 30 June 2021 - 07:45 AM

A delightfully miserable day spent with my daughter before she leaves for three
months overseas. Delightful in every way but the torrid 38°C in the shade. Deli-
cious also because it was my first visit to this region where she has been work-
ing at the local university for some time. 

In the foothills of the Alps, a mining town — especially iron ore, which has ear-
ned it the right to be among the elite of rail producers/exporters in Europe and
the world — where gigantic  scars of open-sky mining operations disfigure a
landscape otherwise beautiful.

Note the rusty patch showing an iron deposit outcrop in the upper right-hand 
part of the mountain.