Sophie by APM Photography, on Flickr
X56mm @ f/2
That a great picture Peter.
I am surprised she knelt still long enough for you to take this.
Now that colour really PoPs
Sometimes, I don't actually mind being woken up at 5.30 on a Sunday. But only sometimes.
Sunday Morning Mist by Alan Jones, on Flickr
This is the first time I've ever used the HDR merge in Lightroom, because there was no way a grad was going to work here. I'm kicking myself a little that I didn't switch to the 55-200 and home in on the horse the other side of the mist, that would have been a shot in it's own right!
Thats a beauty Alan.
Love this cracking picture
So many layers
Grand Prismatic spring - Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming - simply the most remarkable thing I've ever seen
Grand Prismatic spring, Yellowstone Park by David Young, on Flickr
"Cracking" Fujigraph Sir, lovely light & receding plains.
Viewed this on my phone, then had to view it on my Mac
Wonderful picture, so much to explore.
Thanks muchly guys, makes the lack of sleep worth it!
Stunning colours! What causes that then?
From a Smithsonian article
Water at the center of the spring, which bubbles up 121 feet from underground chambers, can reach temperatures around 189 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it too hot to sustain most life (some life does manage to exist, but its limited to organisms that feed off of inorganic chemicals like hyrdogen gas). Because there’s very little living in the center of the pool, the water looks extremely clear, and has a beautiful, deep-blue color (thanks to the scattering of blue wavelengths—the same reason oceans and lakes appear blue to the naked eye). But as the water spreads out and cools, it creates concentric circles of varying temperatures—like a stacking matryoshka doll, if each doll signified a different temperature. And these distinct temperature rings are key, because each ring creates a very different environment inhabited by different types of bacteria. And it’s the different types of bacteria that give the spring its prismatic colors.
Yellowstone is an incredible place.
That’s quite stunning.
Beautifully sharp and nice Fuji colour too.
Out with the 80mm and X-T20 this morning
Pink Lillies by Mike Smith, on Flickr
Hoverfly (Helophilus pendulus) by Mike Smith, on Flickr
As others have said, lovely shot! I tend to prefer blending with luminosity masks these days, but it's always worth putting the shots into LR HDR blend first to see what you get. Sometimes, as here, it does an excellent job...
Just a quick FYI
I had a bunch of Hahnel Captur remote stuff for my Nikon, and figured I`d see what happens with a cable set for Fuji .... It all works yayy, so am guessing the units are pretty generic, and it`s only the cables that need changing over
just thought I`d share, in case anyone else has this issue.
Two very nice Fujigraphs Sir, particularly liking #1.
Ladies and Gents - anybody know what the change to magnification and working distance is from adding a teleconverter (1.4x or 2x) to the 80mm ?
Had a quick Google but nothing really definitive leaping out at me...
Epic, needs printing!! (without watermark )
British Super Bikes - Knockhill
Untitled by APM Photography, on Flickr
Looking at the 1.4tc specification page on the Fuji website
It says ' that the focus range will be the same as that of the lens and the magnification will be times 1.4'
Thanks - so I guess the MWD is about the same but would give 1.4:1 instead of 1:1 and also you’d get 1:1 from a bit further away (which would be useful).
Both are great lenses! The Zeiss renders beautifully and is a bit sharper, particuarly for portraits and landscapes, but is prone to CA if shooting through subjects on different planes e.g. trees or in strong light. The Fujinon is more useful in that it has OIS and AF for non-landscape shots and is very light.
Personally, as much as I love Zeiss lenses, I'd go with the Fuji for versatility. Particularly if you can get a cheap one for around £120 used.
New ones can be found here:
Crikey, I've been busy with a new baby and missed a LOT of posts!!
Great shooting as always peeps, here's a cheeky one from the weekend
Wow. Not sure what to say...just beautiful.
Here's our new addition, Willow.
Spent an hour trying to get some half decent pictures a friends horse. I'm not kidding when I say there are probably five out of a couple of hundred that are remotely useable! The horse was so hungry she spent the whole time head down eating grass! Back again next week to try again
DSCF9707 by Nick Brennan, on Flickr
DSCF9966 by Nick Brennan, on Flickr
Excellent Alan, another worthy of being blown up big and put on the wall.
Two nice Fujigraphs Sir, particularly liking #1 for the interaction between the horse & young lady.
It will never not be hungry. I have also tried this and came away with similar results.
Second one for me, very good looking horse.
Tenby Harbour by Andrew R, on Flickr
A great shot evoking fond memories of childhood holidays there.
Unfortunately this memory was shattered when I revisited a few years ago. The place now seems rather tawdry. <sigh> Time marches on.
Remember the mantra - 'you should never go back'.
So true. Apparently she gorges for 3 hours at a time. (The horse, not my friend!)
Thanks George. She's in love with the horse. It's a like a 3rd child to her!