Joseph Leotta – Bronx, New York
Snowing in Vermont
Mother Nature does some of her best artwork in Vermont. Meanwhile we’re snowed in here in NY, after 2 days the local roads have not even been plowed yet in many places.
This one from the same time time of year last winter , was taken on a back road on the way to the Somerset reservoir
Nikon D700 AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6D IF Shot at 98 mm
AE, 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 320
Ken Yamamoto – Tokyo, Japan
Hello, I hope you all had a nice Christmas and holiday. I had a very good time with family, taking a cruise around the Tokyo Bay with lunch service. I took bunch of photos on the ship of the sister’s family and mother, etc. along with the sea and landscapes. This week’s my pick is this one – An aircraft taking off from the Tokyo International Airport with the back ground of Mt. Fuji (the highest mountain of Japan). It was a gorgeous weather and really nice day for the cruise. By the way, the cruiser is not mine, but some cruiser company does this all the time 🙂 It’s a big cruiser with hundreds of people on board capacity. Nice experience.
D700, 28-300 @200, f/11, 1/320s, ISO200, at about 3 o’clock when the sun light was becoming orange-ish.
Jens V Frederiksen – Elsinore, Denmark
For the first time since year 1900 we have had two white Christmas in a row!
With a ‘little luck’ we might even have the coldest December for more than 25 year!
So what is more appropriate than a photo from the beach.
Happy New Year to your all. Jens
Roberta Davidson – Destrehan, Louisiana
Hi everyone, hope your holiday was wonderful. We went to Las Vegas last week and here is a picture from the Venetian/Palazzo Grand Canal . I was up very early walking around the closed shops and noticed the refections in the canal. The security guards followed me around and kept an eye on what I photographed. I actually called one over to show him the reflections in the water. He was amazed as he said he had never noticed them before.
More of my take on Vegas can be seen at – birdied.zenfolio.com
Hope you enjoy —
D300 12-24mm lens at 22 mm
Gej Jones – East Lansing Michigan
Happy Wednesday from Orange Beach, Alabama.
Yesterday Sally decided to head out for the Sunday paper. The door slammed shut and about 10 seconds later she rushed back in. She yelled to me that, “It’s SNOWING!” By the end of the week we should see 60s-70s. Never a dull moment. I hope the weather is perfectly to your liking wherever you are. As long as I’m on the green side of the grass, I’m a happy camper.
I took this photo Christmas Eve Day. While taking the boardwalk to the beach, (probably 1/4 mile long) I turned to look at where I had come from. This is what I saw. I took shots last year similar to this but facing south. This photo was taken while facing north. Lines & Shadows seem to be a subject I enjoy photographing. I hope you feel the same.
D90 – 1/400sec – f/8.0 – 18-200@105mm – ISO 400 – Aperture Priority
Filip Lucin – Cakovec, Croatia
First, thank you for your comments! I do appreciate them very much! And as we are on the verge of the new year, let me wish you all the best in new year! May it be happy, healthy, joyful and full of photo opportunities!
My photo for this week is a recent one, I’ve been on nearby Drava river just before sunset. When this photo was taken sun was already low over horizon, and the clouds were painted with it’s light. Two filters that I was using added little more red color to the clouds. Shot with Nikon D80, Sigma10-20@10mm, f9, 2.5 sec and ISO100. I was using Cokin 2stop ND and 2 stop GND filter. Post processing in Capture NX2.
Rick Dohme – Tampa, Florida
Hope everyone had a great time during the holidays with family and friends. This Iguana was just hanging out along the side of the road in Cozumel. He just sat there while I got real close and posed for me. I was hoping he wouldn’t get scared and attack. My Spanish isn’t very good so he wouldn’t know what I would be screaming at him.:) Nikon D200, Tamron 28-300, 110mm, F/13, 1/640sec, ISO 500
Tag: Iguana, Cozumel, Mexico.December 2010
Bogdan Nicolescu – Pitesti, Romania
I’d call this shot on Kodachrome “there is hope” but I am not really sure about that, my last 31 rolls of Kodachromes are lost in the blizzard somewhere between Europe and US… I sent them to Dwayne’s for processing ten days ago but I haven’t got any more status updates after parcel left my country… very likely I’ll miss processing deadline which is Dec. 30th… well, I still have the option to processed them in B&W if I ever get the rolls back…such a life for a film photographer.
Wish you all Merry Christmas once again
Warm Regards, Bogdan
Peggy G – Tupelo, Mississippi
This was taken at the end of November. He/she was out in the sun warming. What do you think? Is he sharp enough, is the background blurred ok? Any feedback appreciated.
Have a great week everyone!
Greg Kowalczewski – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
On holidays … so one from the archives.
Rodger Federer … covering all the angles.
Camera: Nikon D200 Lens: AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
Settings: 1/500s at 98mm with f/4.6 and ISO 100 (Manual, hand held)
Joseph Leotta, Junior – New York, New York
Winter before the snow came
One more shot from Burlington this winter just before the snow starts to fall
Nikon d100 sigma 28-200
Grant Tanner – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
I hope everyone had a great Christmas. In Brisbane ours was extremely wet with plenty of localised flooding. In between heavy showers i slipped into the garden and managed to photograph this little guy having what looks like a drink of water. He was very fidgety and took a lot of patience to photograph. He was about 8mm long or 5/16″ for those of you still using imperial measurements
D90 Tamron 90mm Lens 1/80 @ f18 ISO200
Jana Hughes – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
I hope your Christmas was fantastic this year and there would be plenty of mention of some new gear in this week’s descriptions.
My photo is from the snowy Czech Republic, I took this right at the beginning of my stay, the mist was very thick that day and it made the whole world appear ghostly and quiet.
Taken with Nikon D60, 18-55 mm, f/3.5-5.6@ISO 1600, f/9, 1/40s
Have a lovely week., Jana
Tags: Winter, snow, trees, mist
Gladys Millman – Westport, Connecticut
Geisha Girl in Hong Kong. Although this photo was taken in color, I am drawn to the black and white version. Moments later, she donned sneakers and had a cell phone to her ear, while still in full dress.
Canon 10D: ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/125
Tags: Hong Kong, geisha
Jim Fredriksson – Long Island, New York
A seasonal entry.
Merry Christmas from Radio City 2009. Archive. Almost annual family outing to 30 Rock and The Tree!
Love and PEACE to everyone.
Coolpix P5100 f/2.7 ISO 400 No flash
Jeannean R – McAllen, Texas
I went out early Monday morning while at my mother’s (in the Austin, TX. area for Christmas) to see what I could find in the freezing temperatures (29F). Now HER neighbors think I’m a loon too (mine already do). I was laying on the grass in freezing temps with my warm rope on taking pictures of frozen dew. Most likely, Roberta will be the only one to understand this craziness. 😉 Taken with my new Christmas present to myself, Tamron 60mm macro@1/90, f/8, ISO 400. Photo is a stack of three images in PSE 8.
Joshua Fahler – Jhubei City, Taiwan
This shot was taken during a temple procession in the heart of Jhubei City a few months ago during a “Double Ninth” parade. The festival refers to 9/9, which actually occurs during the Western/Gregorian calendar month of October, but exists on the Chinese Lunar calendar. The concept here is that the number nine represents evil spirits, so a giant parade is performed to appease the gods and scare away the bad spirits.
Taken with a 70-300mm at 250mm, f/5.6 at 1/400 flash and an ISO of 400. Cropped to put the focus on the kids and put through an Aperture 3 filter.
Ken Papai – San Rafael, California
Bixby Bridge – Pacific Coast Highway One – Big Sur, California.
Photo date: Dec. 28, 2010, Ken Papai
Canon EOS 7D, 24mm, ISO 100, 1/160, f/9, partially into the noon winter sun.
I was on a mini vacation with my wife to Monterey and drove the coast and back today. We had excellent weather and I took 500 photos the past three days. This is a quick one as we just got home. I’ve not even looked at all of the shots yet. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
(Bixby Bridge was built in 1932 and no doubt was part of the USA’s WPA at the time to help employ workers at a massive social scale during the Great Depression. Wow.)
Matthew Brennan – Birregurra, Victoria, Australia
Just back from my parent’s farm this afternoon – this photo taken last evening hot out of the camera……. My parent’s farm being on a flat river valley floor has curiously prolonged summer time evening light which allows the keen photographer to walk around for close to an hour with this sort of charming ambient sunset lighting.
Taken with D700 + AF- S 17-35mm lens @ 35mm, f/5.6, 1/160th, ISO 800
Special Bonus photo
The bonus photo is a current event of interest from somewhere in the world
Free Beer – Grant Tanner
It seems appropriate as we come into the festive season. It is a sign I found in a store and has hung in my outdoor entertaining area for a few years now. I smile everytime I see it
I am not sure how it will come up email size so just in case this is what it says “Customers over 100 years of age and accompanied by their parents, get their second beer FREE !!!”
Fish Story – Jana Hughes
This is the usual sight in December in Czech Republic, we eat carp for Christmas dinner and by about mid December you can find massive tubs filled with this fish on almost every corner in every city. I tried to photograph the carp properly in the tub, but all of them swam down by the bottom and I couldn’t manage a decent photo, so I combined two images to illustrate this Czech tradition.
Taken with Nikon D60, 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6@ISO 100, f/4.8, 1/80s
What was under Jeannean’s tree
Christmas present to myself: Tamron SP 60mm f/2 macro lens: