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#262049 Portrait of my Mom

Posted by Sailjunkie on 23 August 2019 - 11:41 AM

Art, as you said, the setup was quick and dirty.  I agree with Herman - very elegant.


Your options were limited.  One way that you could have got rid of the shadow would have been to have her at least 3 or 4 feet away from the background.  But the pose that you used fits her.  Option 2 would have been to have a diffuser or soft-box as close to her as possible, to make a large light source with soft light.  Even then, no guarantees.


My final thought is "job well done".  Elegant pose; no glare in the glasses; and no speculars in the jewelry.  :)   

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#262034 Nikon Rumours - Only 1000 Nikkor 500mm PF/5.6 Lenses per month

Posted by Sailjunkie on 22 August 2019 - 11:57 AM

Ever since this lens was introduced, I've heard numerous complaints (both here and other sites) about it being in short supply.  This may explain things a bit:



#261992 Nikon Z6 + 800mm Cardinal

Posted by Sailjunkie on 20 August 2019 - 11:36 AM

Nice shot.


I have never seen a Cardinal.  :)

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#261917 Train trip to Greymouth

Posted by Sailjunkie on 15 August 2019 - 11:32 AM

Nice series, Peter.


Once again, I think that those observation cars are pretty cool.  :)

#261881 Nikon 800mm - Moon

Posted by Sailjunkie on 09 August 2019 - 11:11 AM

Nice shot, Art, but I can't afford a trip to the Crowbar Hotel!  :lol:

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#261880 King Fisher with a Z6 - 800mm

Posted by Sailjunkie on 09 August 2019 - 11:08 AM

Nice shot, Art.


I guess that if anyone wants that lens, they will have to take a course on Creative Bank Robbery.  :lol:  :lol:

#261879 Egret Z6 - 800mm

Posted by Sailjunkie on 09 August 2019 - 11:05 AM

Nice shot, Art.


I have the same question as Dennis.  :)

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#261866 Passing through...

Posted by Sailjunkie on 08 August 2019 - 12:03 PM

Nice series, Herman.  :)

#261864 Fendt Farmer 1D

Posted by Sailjunkie on 07 August 2019 - 12:11 PM

That's my kind of cat, Herman.  Nice shot!  :)

#261849 Moezel River Sunset

Posted by Sailjunkie on 05 August 2019 - 11:53 AM

Nice shot, Herman.  I really like the composition.  :)

#261812 Gracie

Posted by Sailjunkie on 30 July 2019 - 11:55 AM

Very nice series, Bill.


You can disregard my question on your other thread.  That said, Grandma might be tempted to keep her.  What a cutie!  :)

#261811 Gracie

Posted by Sailjunkie on 30 July 2019 - 11:52 AM

I agree with you, Bill.  Very nice images.


As a die-hard dog lover, I would love to hear some details about her.  :)

#261789 Scene along the Moezel River, Germany.

Posted by Sailjunkie on 29 July 2019 - 12:04 PM

The picturesque town of Cochem as scene from the castle...






Another good one, Herman.  That is a nice vantage point, to look down the river.  :)

#261782 Royal Enfield

Posted by Sailjunkie on 28 July 2019 - 11:09 AM

Excellent condition Herman...it may not be very old ..they are made in India.


Nice shots, Herman.


I don't know where they are made, but Peter makes a good point about age.  When I read:  "Royal Enfield", my mind immediately said "vintage".  However, when I saw the shots, I realized that it wasn't that old.  Nice shots nonetheless.  :)

#261776 Motocross night races

Posted by Sailjunkie on 27 July 2019 - 12:53 PM

Nice series, Bill.


I was also going to mention Nik's Dfine.  :)