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Portrait of my Mom

23 August 2019 - 08:56 AM

My sister remarried this week and of course ...  <_<  ... 

Mom asked for a portrait.  I like the way this turned out.  Not a fan of the one flash setup, still produces shadows.  But for a quick and dirty capture, I am happy  with how this turned out. The image is not cropped, just sharpened


Open to any critique or tip.  


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Nikon Z6 + 24-70S Fries of Opportunity

20 August 2019 - 07:52 AM

I was looking for anything to shoot the first day I got the camera from NPS.


These fries were on the stove!  Nothing special, nothing artistic, just wanted to test the lens and camera.

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Nikon Z6 + 800mm Cardinal

20 August 2019 - 07:50 AM

Took this the first day I had the NPS gear.  Saw a Cardinal in the yard and started practising.


Not the sharpest focus, but it is not bad considering the distracting branches for the sensor.


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Nikon Z8 or Z9 64 MP rumors!!

19 August 2019 - 11:41 AM



The rumor mill is starting to get hotter on these new, bigger, fancier and most likely very expensive new mirrorless cameras!

To be honest, I can hardly wait to see what they announce next.  After trying the Z6, I am very enthusiastic about what Nikon is doing.

Superbike Championship Race Weekend!! [WARNING: Image heavy]

19 August 2019 - 10:01 AM

I had the pleasure of attending the Canadian National Superbike Championship last weekend and took along my D850, 200-400mm and ..... a Nikon Z6 AND ... a NIKKOR 800mm f5.6E!!!!

I had a field day.  I was nervous about taking the Z6 because I am not familiar with it but to be honest, got used to it in under 30 minutes and it performed like  ... well, I can't find adequate words but I was extremely impressed.


Keep in mind, the shutter freezes the image on the vast majority of these images.  Panning is not my forte, and most of the images are of the racers coming at me from oblique angles so a high shutter speed and reasonable depth of field is a must.  The vast majority of these images are taken with the use of a monopod.


ALL of the 800mm are taken with a Monopod as it is simply too heavy to shoot otherwise.  In regards to the 800mm ... my review is one word .... WOW!


There is nothing else to say.  This lens is simply amazing!

Enjoy the images, please feel from to comment, critique, ask questions etc.  I welcome all comments and posts.  Thanks.



Ben Young, #86, is the new National Champion.  Next year, his bike will sport the #1, denoting he is the standing Champion.  The previous champion, Jordan Szoke is a Superbike racing legend, having won the title 13 times!


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Jordan Szoke, former National Champion

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This is my favorite racing image I have ever taken.  I purposely composed this by finding just the right spot on the track where the retaining wall and crash tires and hay bails are out of site in the background.  I then waited for the opportunity of my favorite racer to come around the corner.  He has a very distinct racing style and is very photogenic on corners!


I took this with the D850 and the 800mm lens.

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Taken with the Nikon Z6 and 800mm lens


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Taken with the Nikon Z6 and 800mm lens


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Not sure what combo I used.  Most likely Z6


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Girl Power! Sara Michelle Cotton!


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Tomas Casas, a rising star in the Pro Superbike level....


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Just a random selection to give you a flavor of the race and the challenges with light, angles and exposure.