RBFresno

RBFresno

Lives in United States Fresno, United States
Works as a Healthcare
Joined on Dec 13, 2004
About me:

EQUIPMENT:

BODIES: Nikon: D70, D2H, N6006, D50&D90(wife's), D200, D3, D4

LENSES:
In active duty:
Nikon: 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye
Nikon: 14-24mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S
Nikon: 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX (my wife's)
Nikon: 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX
Nikkor 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6g IF-ED AF-S DX VR(my wife's)
Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S
Nikon: 28mm f/1.4D AF
Nikon: 60 mm f/2.8 D AF Micro
Nikon: 85mm f/1.4D IF AF
Nikon: 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF
Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135
Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR
Nikon: 200-400 mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S VR
Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR
On reserve: 6 Others, most not worth mentioning.

TELECONVERTER: Nikon: TC-14EII 1.4x, TC-20EIII
EXTENSION TUBES: Kenko: Auto Extension Tube Set DG (12, 20 & 36mm Tubes)

FLASHES: Nikon: SB-800 x2, SB-23, SB-900

BACKPACK: Lowepro Photo Trekker Classic

CCD CLEANING STUFF: Visible dust brushes, solutions & swabs.
SOFTWARE: Nikon Capture, PS7, Noise Ninja. PhotoMatrix Pro, Cs2, CS3, NX. Nikon View, Nikon Transfer
LINKS:
GREAT AFRICA PICS:
http://www.alexbernasconi.com/home.htm
http://www.pbase.com/alex_beb/africa_2005
http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/0057.jpg
IMATCH: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/software/Imatch.shtml
http://www.naturfotograf.com/index2.html
http://www.ximinasphotography.com/lessons/lesson07/workflow.html
200-400 and 300 f/2.8 COMPARISION:
http://www.biglens.com/reviews/nikon300200400.htm
LENSES: http://home.zonnet.nl/famwakker/nikonlinkslensesreviewnikonlenses01.htm
http://home.zonnet.nl/famwakker/nikonlinkslenseswelcome01.htm
28 f/1.4: http://spaceweb.oulu.fi/~petri/AF_Nikkor_28mm_f1.4D.html
NIKON ABBREVIATIONS: http://www.bythom.com/lensacronyms.htm
NICE ARTICLES:
http://ronbigelow.com/articles/articles.htm
NIKON LENS LINKS:
http://www.nikonlinks.com/equipment_lenses_general.htm
CAM 2000 REFERENCES:
http://www.luminescentphoto.com/articles/CAM2000/cam2000.html
http://www.nikonians.org/nikon/multi-cam2000/review.html
PORTRAIT PP:
http://www.nobsphotosuccess.com/tutorial/introtutwmv/introtutwmv.html
FOCUS CHART: http://www.focustestchart.com/chart.html
FLASH REFERENCES:
http://www.softstonegroup.com/sb-800.html
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/NikonF5/Flash/SB800/
PP'ing TIPS: http://dustylens.com/luminosity_mask.htm
SERIAL#'s: http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html
Nikon 28 1.4 vs Sigma 30 1.4:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/nikkor/discuss/72157594252044004/
F-STOPS: http://www.uscoles.com/fstop.htm
FLASH IDEAS: http://www.dg28.com/technique.html
NX eBook: http://www.luminescentphoto.com/capturenx.html
ROMAN'S UPREZING TIPS:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=22456539
REVERSED LENS MACROS:
http://blog.mdsign.nl/
NIKON 85mm 1.4 VS. 1.8 COMPARISON:
http://www.utopia-photography.ch/lenses/85mm/test03.html
MEGA LENS TEST:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1030&message=24333303
LENS REVIEWS:
http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showcat.php/cat/12
NIKON SERIAL NUMBERS:
http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html#200
200-400VR REFERENCES:
http://www.naturfotograf.com/lens_zoom_03.html#AFS200-400VR
http://www.moosepeterson.com/gear/200-400vr.html
http://www.hickingbotham.com/reviews/nikon300200400.htm
http://www.nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=5&productNr=2146#
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Nikon-AF-S-200-400mm-f4-G-ED-VR

HDR SETUP:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=25403633
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=25551125
http://stuckincustoms.com/2006/06/06/548/
http://www.popphoto.com/howto/3038/how-to-create-high-dynamic-range-images.html
PHOTO CALCULATORS:
http://www.tawbaware.com/maxlyons/calc.htm
WIDE LENS TESTS:
http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/nikon_14_24mm_1/nikon14_24mm_a.html
D3 TUTORIAL:
http://www.nikondigitutor.com/index_eng.html
SENSOR CLEANING:
http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/index.html

Comments

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That was a full, not a check swing (I was there; trust me!)
I was also confused initially when I saw my photo.

However, there are physics to explain why a bat broken with a full swing typically looks like the one in my picture:

http://www.hardballtimes.com/the-physics-of-broken-bat-homers/

Note in the above reference video, that Hunter Pence hit safely while his bat broke, and his bat momentarily appears similar to the broken bat in my picture!

Hope that this helps.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 07:22 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Keith Urban in Concert in the Concerts challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

pogobi: A well-deserved win. Congrats, mate :)

Thanks you!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 22:10 UTC
On photo Keith Urban in Concert in the Concerts challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

lickity split: Congrats ,two first place's in a row...

Thanks!

Perhaps this week is the week that I should buy some lottery tickets! ;-)

Best Regards,
RB

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 22:10 UTC
On photo Keith Urban in Concert in the Concerts challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

huyzer: Beautiful image.

Thanks you!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 22:09 UTC
On photo Keith Urban in Concert in the Concerts challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

FastGlassLover: Great image!

Man, that see of digital devices is depressing. What a lame crowd.

Thanks.
Yep, the proliferation of digital whatevers is really striking!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 22:08 UTC
On photo Keith Urban in Concert in the Concerts challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

JeanPierre Martel: Very nice shot, well framed. Congratulations.

Thanks!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 22:07 UTC
On photo Keith Urban in Concert in the Concerts challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

Hugo808: Truly great photo, but how ever did you smuggle that huge camera in!

Thanks for the comment.
And you are right to ask about the camera getting in,,,that was the most challenging part.
The shot was taken from a suite/box, so I had some chairs and railings to brace against.
To get the D3 and Zeiss 100/2 in, I separated the lens from the camera. put the camera under the zip out lining of my jacket, and the lens in my coat pocket. There were no metal detectors there, and the camera policy stated that lenses under 3" in length were OK, though I didn't want to chance having a ticket taker second guessing the policy!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 22:02 UTC
On photo Mangart Pass in the Before and After challenge (2 comments in total)

I like this before and after pair!

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 00:21 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Beauty and Her Beasty Beau! in the Beauty and the Beast challenge (6 comments in total)

Appreciate the comments!
Yes. I was aware of the narrow DOF and back focus on the challenge shot, but out of all my better focused shots, none fit the "Beauty and the beast" theme as well.

Actually the D4 200VR auto focus ability is very accurate, but obviously not always (at least with my abilities!), as in this case where I was roaming around the event and trying to keep the DOF thin because of the uninteresting distracting backgrounds and grabbing quick shots.

(I don't think that I would have entered that picture in a challenge about "sharp shots"! ;-) )

Some better focused shots from Ren Fairs:

http://www.pbase.com/rbfresno/image/152595144/large
http://www.pbase.com/rbfresno/image/152500424/large
http://www.pbase.com/rbfresno/image/146829309/large
http://www.pbase.com/rbfresno/image/155889853/original

Unfortunately, I didn't have a precisely focused "Beauty and the Beast" shot... Sorry..

RB

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
-Ansel Adams

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 22:48 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

MikeFairbanks: I don't see the point, since it's been done so many times.

It could also be done in Photoshop if you're simply tying to get a photo of water that has the illusion of being orange. Either way it's just an illusion.

Like most photographers, I had seen many pictures of this. Plus, I'm only a few hours drive away.
Last week was the second time (first in 2012) I have driven up to see and photograph it. This year, my son was visiting from out of town, and made it all the more special to see/share it together. Also, I picked out a less iconic vantage point, and it was just myself and one other photographer there, no mob, and no fighting for parking spots. So no, I didn't get "the shot", but nevertheless, got "the experience" :-)

Here's a shot from my non-iconic vantage point:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57342782

And a video about Horsetail Falls:
http://blurppy.com/2012/02/27/yosemites-winter-wonder-the-natural-firefall/

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 00:25 UTC
On photo "Holding Her Gaze..." in the -Courtship Gestures 1- (in Full Colours Only) challenge (9 comments in total)

Thanks for the comments!

The picture was a candid taken at a Renaissance faire. Ren Fairs are great photo ops. Everyone is admitted with the written condition of admittance being a general photo release.

This particular shot is typical... A fair amount of hitting upon "fair maidens" by knaves (and vice versa!) going. So this shot is not an untypical one.

I liked it because of the uncertain look on her face. Annoyed? Making up her mind? Trying to be polite? Coquettish?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 20:02 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo YUMMY! in the - Snakes in Kill Mode - (Full Colours Only + Border + Title watermark) challenge (4 comments in total)

Very well done!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 00:18 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Midnight Train to Georgia in the Photo with a song challenge (24 comments in total)

That is a terrific image!!! My home town of Omaha, Nebraska was a rail center, and I remember those Steam Engines roaring by very well.I had no idea that those engines were still in actual use, though they are run regularly not to far from where I live, at the Railtown, in Jamestown California. Seeing your beautifully done work, makes me want to get back there and do some more photography.

Thanks!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 17:40 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Great Egret and Chicks in the Bird Homes In Nature challenge (10 comments in total)

Very well done (And may the two sandbaggers who voted this a "1" thrombose a hemorrhoid on a 10 hour flight)

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 02:30 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On photo Balancing Act in the props challenge (2 comments in total)

I really like this!

Link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 01:33 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Tribal Head in the -Canon vs Nikon- (Male Portraits in Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

Very nice!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 03:17 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cuban in the -Canon vs Nikon- (Male Portraits in Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

I like how you've done this!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 03:14 UTC as 1st comment

Nicely done (Your competence as a photographer is greater than the judgement of some voters ;-) )

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 03:12 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Celebrating in the -Canon vs Nikon- (Male Portraits in Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice portrait.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 03:09 UTC as 1st comment
On photo scorpionfish in the -My Best Fish Shots- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

Now I think this is a cool shot; I particularly like the color camouflage. And the sharpness is really nice.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 22:56 UTC as 1st comment
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