Week 84 – September 7, 2011

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Joseph Leotta – Bronx, New York

New Rochelle Harbor

Just a little ways up from me inNew RochelleisGlenIsland. It formsNew Rochelleharbor between theIslandand the main land.  Picture perfect skies in the late afternoon led to taking ride over there.  These 2 were taken from the drawbridge connecting the island to the mainland.

The 1st one looking north shows the harbor outlet to the Long Island Sound.

 tags: New Rochelle Harbor, Glen Island, Boat docks, docked sailboats

The 2nd one looking south shows the main harbor formed between the island and mainland. Late afternoon sun peeking in on the top right.

Late last week I took the old reliable D100 out for a change of pace. Nikon’s 1st generation digital cameras were amazing 10 years ago. If you shoot in Raw you can get stunning images

Both photos had the same exif data

Nikon D100 AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED @ 18mm  1/500 sec, f/11, ISO 320

tags: New Rochelle Harbor, Glen Island, Boat docks, docked sailboat



Per-Christian Nilssen – Sarpsborg, Norway

Another shot from my trip into the woods with my two good old friends, the Nikon D70 and Nikkor 1.8



Roberta Davidson – Destrehan, Louisiana

Hello everyone !  Great photos last week, sorry I did not get to comment .

I hope everyone on the East Coast has recovered from Irene and I hope that you do not have to deal with Katia . We just had 4 days of rain that dumped over 12+ inches on us from Tropical Storm Lee.   Gratefully we did not have any flooding.

However, after being cooped up in the house for 3 days, at the first ray of sun and no rain, had to try and find something to shoot. Exploring my backyard again, found my first gray hairstreak!   No, not on my head, already have plenty  of gray hairs!

D7000   105mm micro VR with extension tube.

Tags:  Gray Hairstreak, macro, butterflies



Haig Tchamitch – Scottsdale, Arizona

This week’s shot is from the fall of 2009 inSedona,AZ.  It was a sunny, but very windy day, which is why you see the camera settings are a bit strange. Late afternoon sun, and a dark backdrop made it a hard to resist photo op.

The Floater

Pentax k20d + Sigma 70-300 @ 300mm, f/5.6, 1/4000 sec, ISO 800, EV – 0.3



Suzanne Bauer – West Dover, Vermont

And at the end of that terrible Hurricane when we went to get the last 6 horses and bring them home a rainbow appeared.  It lifted everyone’s spirits.

Canon PowerShot A620, Auto exposure, 1/807 sec, f/4, ISO 50



Matthew Brennan – Birregurra, Victoria, Australia

I’m harking back to the month long tour of the west coast of theUSAin May this year.  This is an early morning exposure taken at Trinidad on theNorthern Californiacoastline.  The weather was ordinary and the light very dull until just minutes before we packed up and hit the road.  I rushed back down to the beach to grab this final parting shot as the ocean fog began to burn off and the light levels improved giving some colour to the beautiful scenery in this delightful location.

Captured hand held with my D700 + AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8 @ 17mm,  f/9, 1/400th sec,  ISO 400  + Active D lighting set to’ normal’



Gladys Millman – Westport, Connecticut

Yellow Flower/Upstate NY:

f/14, 1/60, 10.66, ISO 400, Canon 60D



Peggy G – Tupelo, Mississippi

Last year I attempted untold numbers of hummingbird photos, but not this year, and I think I am out of practice!  But I hope it will “do.”
Nikon D7000, Tamron 18-270 F/3.5-5.6G VR, 200 mm, F/6.3, 1/800s, Auto ISO 1100, -2/6 exposure

Tags:  Sharpshooters, hummingbirds, wildlife photos,



 Joshua Fahler – Jhubei City, Taiwan

These Buddhist “1,000 hands” style dancers were at a Tibetan Cultural Festival last weekend inJhubei City,Taiwan. If you google the 1,000 hands dance, you’ll find some pretty amazing performances tied in with Buddhist art. 

This shot was taken with the 35mm at f/1.8, ISO 200 with a 1/200 flash. I used the SB-600 pointed up and away to get some reflected light at the front woman – her white makeup makes me look like a much better photographer than I am. 



Jens V Frederiksen – Elsinore, Denmark

From Sunday afternoon at the racecourse. My first time there.
I think 10 races of 3-4 minutes in 5 hours give too much inactivity time.

Lost a few bucks tooJ

Looking forward to see a lot of great photos.

Have a nice week all.




Stanley Beck – Jackson, Mississippi

Sometimes I like to go to the Farmer’s Market, and photograph fresh produce. I particularly like to fill the frame with the produce, and let my subject completely dominate composition, shapes and colors. In this case, I have two complimentary colors in this photograph of peppers.

Nikon D200, ISO 800, f/5.7, 1/60 sec.



Stacy Pace – Allen, Texas

Cedar Hill Highschool Defensive End, Corey Smith (98) tries to cool down in the 4th quarter of the 2011 Tom Landry Classic football game. Temperatures were above 100 degrees up until the end of the 3rd quarter, well after sunset. State ofTexas #4 ranked Cedar Hill battled #1 ranked Allen in this classic rivalry at Gerald J. Ford Stadium at Southern Methodist University on August 27, 2011. The Cedar Hill Longhorns fell to the Allen Eagles, 28-13 in the preseason invitational.

This was one of my favorite shots from the game. The ISO settings were suggested by my photojournalism professor, and while the photos were grainy, they were easy to clean up a bit, and now I know why sports photography has a timeless grainy feel. 🙂

Nikon D90 Tamron 70-300mm 1:4-5.6  Focal Length 210mm Exposure 1/1250 @ f/4.8 ISO 6400



Sandi Mahncke – Snellville, Georgia

A friend and I drove up to the N.Georgia mountains Saturday while our husbands went to a football game.  Saw this neat little church nearHelen,GA.It was originally the Nacoochee Presbyterian Church and was built in 1871.   In 1922 an addition was added to the rear of the church and it became (and still remains) theCrescentHillBaptistChurch.  Just a sweet little church in a lovely setting.  Right across the street is the Nacoochee Indian Mound where paranormal sightings have been recorded –  I grew up spending summer days at Lake Burton and we always drove past this little church – but in recent years, new and faster routes to the lake have been built so I rarely drive this way – it was nice to revisit this route after many years.

Hope everyone has a great week – I’m off toIdahowhere my husband will run a marathon in tiny Salmon, ID and then we’ll head to the Tetons for a few days so hope to have some good, new shots for upcoming weeks



Robin Warner – Santa Monica, California

Down and out inBeverly Hills.

I saw this guy just hanging on a bus bench inbeverly hills.  He was hanging, eating, reading….the open can, the dirty hands, the bloomies brown bag all made my heart hurt.  Sitting on a bus bench that is advertising $250 jeans….it is just all a lot to take in.  People driving by in there Mercedes on their way to a $100 lunch total oblivious to the realities around them.

cannon EOS60D, Lens Tameron 18-270, iso 400, 270mm, f/10, 1/250



Wayne Ervine – Johannesburg, South Africa

Greetings squire.

Another wednesday, another wonderful photographic journey. My camera is feeling neglected as it only came out to test flash diffusors this week. Very interesting outcomes but that is an article all of it’s own.

Again I’m submitting a photo from the photo walk I did a few weeks ago. This being a detail shot of the top of the south pylon of the Nelson Mandela bridge inJohannesburg. Not huge by international standards but a new landmark locally. It crosses 42 rail lines at the main rail depot and has helped take some pressure off the other routes in the area.

Shot with a Nikon D300 Tamron 70-300 VC 1/320s f/11 ISO 200



Filip Lucin – Cakovec, Croatia

Hello all!

My photo for today is again from vacation, and I named it “Place for two.” Obviously. 🙂 Be well, and I look forward to your photos.

Techs are: Nikon D80+Sigma 10-20@10mm, f8, 2.5sec, ISO100.

Pozdrav, Filip.                                                                                                                         Moje fotke i blog: http://www.filiplucin.com/

tags: shore, sea, sky, towel, place, two



 Emma Roberts – Coventry, England

After a beautiful start to September autumn feels like it is now well and truely here. I’m not a fan of winter so the thought of descending into the cold, dark half of the year always makes me grumpy. So to try and reduce my dislike of the coming season I’m trying to remind myself it isn’t all abd and I can look forward to cool, crisp, bright days like this one last January.
I took this photo at a National Trust property on our first visit after receiving membership for Christmas presents, as it is close by I have revisited this place many times this year and hope to get a few more visits in before our membership expires.
Camera Canon EOS 350D, Focal length 24mm, Aperture F7.1 Esposure 1/125 sec, ISO 100 



Ken Yamamoto – Tokyo, Japan

Hi all,
Here is my yet another B&W film photo, from the 2nd roll.  Took at the long corridor of the subway station.  Thought it looked like one scene from a b-horror movie 🙂  Thank you!

M3, 50mm f/2 @f/2, 1/30s, handheld, ISO100

 Tag: subway, Leica, underground



 Alejandro Held – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hello all

An art installation by the young artist Virginia Buitron. Hundred of jars filled with cigarettes butts collected first from the beach and then from the city.

Part of a project.    http://www.juntacolillas.com.ar

 Nikon D300+ 50 mm ISO 1600 – f 1.4  – 1/200

Tags: art, installation, cigarette butt,



Rick Dohme – Tampa, Florida

Saw this Osprey drying his wings and I just kept getting closer to him and waiting for him to take off. Love shooting these birds in flight. Looking forward to another great week of pics. Hope all had a great holiday.                                                                           
Nikon D3, NIKON 80-400, 1/250 sec,400MM, F/8, 320 ISO.

TAGS: Osprey, Raptor.



 Jana Hughes – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Hello Everybody,

My photo this week is from my Sunday photo session with an incredibly beautiful woman, who photographed so well! And I had a chance to try out my new Tiffany blue background, when creating some other pin up shots. Happiness all around 🙂

Have a lovely week and I look forward to seeing all your photos. 


Nikon D700, 24-70mm f/2.8@ISO 200, f/5, 1/250s



Greg Kowalczewski – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Crash landing.  It’s football finals fever inAustralia.

Nikon D3s+200-400VRII set at 1/4000s, 200mm, f/4 and ISO 560



Joseph Leotta, Junior – New York, New York

Here’s a shot fromOrlando,Floridataken outside of Disney’s Hollywood Studios from a few weeks back when I was inOrlando. Love the colors and love the palm trees!



Gej Jones – East Lansing Michigan

A few miles fromApollo Bay,Victoria,Australiawe pulled off the road and marveled at the view.  Before we were through, I ventured out to where the waves were breaking and took a couple of photos that you will see in the weeks to come.  This photo I found to be a contrast of colors that I found pleasing.  While peaceful, just another 100 meters or so and the noise and spray were intense.

I’m glad to be home but miss the beauty and friendliness ofAustralia.

 Have a wonderful week.

D90 – 18-200@18mm – 1/30sec – f/11.0 – ISO 100 – Aperture Priority – Handheld



Ertugrul Kilic – Paramaribo, Suriname / South America

Emma congratulations for your new decision, it’s great idea. Peggy, congratulations for your new camera body. Seems this model very capable  in high ISO too, good luck.

My photo taken past weekend. Audiences sat together while waiting the  final few tours of Bigi Bergi Bicycle Race 2011  inParamaribo,Suriname -South America.

Take care and many cheers you to all my dear friends. Regards,

Ertugrul Kilic


Nikon D2Xs, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D AF, Aperture Priority, f/4, 1/1250sec, ISO100, ExposureBiasValue -0.67



Bogdan Nicolescu – Pitesti, Romania

Photo from the same trip we did by train a couple of weeks ago, people enjoying a bit of sun before the summer goes away.

Shot with Nikon F3HP, Nikon 50mm F/1.8 lens, Kodak TriX 400



Bill Shenton – Sheldon, Connecticut

This is an Osprey in front of our house inMaine.



Ken Papai – San Rafael, California

“Lake Ranch Trail”

Hiking along the Olema Ridge yesterday (9/5/2011) and we arrived at this pleasant junction. There was just enough fog to give me the nicely muted effect I was after.  This is a Douglas Fir dominated forest that is now in Federal hands as part of the huge Golden Fate National Recreation Area & Seashore.

Canon EOS 7D, 16-35 2.8L lens at 19mm, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/100 — the original raw 18MP file reduced here to 700 px (super small) and 1024 (a little larger) for display.  Happy September to everyone around the world!  A great month to photograph, be you north or south of latitude zero.



Don Enderlein – Brooks, Georgia

This is an incredible place to photo – a cemetery in downtown Paris. This part of the cemetery was laid in the mid to late 1800’s and has incredible crypts.

Nikon D300s 50.0mm, f4.5, 1/80 sec, center weight



Special Bonus Photo Section

Suzanne’s 3 photo essay on some of the damage in Vermont form the hurricane

Hurricane Irene – Suzanne Bauer

Where there once was a bridge…..
Luckily the town was able to put in a temporary road this week so the residents on the other side could get out.

Canon PowerShot A620, Auto exposure, 1/60 sec, f/3.5, ISO 50

Mount Snow Ski Resort’s Pumphouse….about 6′ underwater!

Canon PowerShot A620, Manual exposure, 1/60 sec, f/4, ISO 400

The water was now receding but still too deep as you can see by my son trying to walk through it.  The picnic tables were lifted and hung on the fence to dry! Thanks so much Irene.

I think you may need a facebook account to view the link below, but it has a gallery of photos of the devastation inSouthern Vermont.


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