Congratulations on a job extremely well done.
The dramatic lighting on the detail in the face create a really emotional portrait. Good job.
Beautiful. I'll bet Granny is a fun person to know.
Excellent utilization of wide angle. And very sharp from corner to corner. Good job.
SmilerGrogan: I have a new idea for a test to replicate the harsh climatic conditions that many of your readers will subject the lenses to. Store them in a freezer for a couple of days (preferably a walk-in) and then test them for autofocus performance and accuracy while they're still cold. Then repeat the test by storing them in an oven heated to 110°F for a couple of days (most modern ovens will hold that temp easily). I know my Nikon gear has survived worse out in the world but I wonder how these third-party lenses would do under tougher circumstances.
Maybe near-field isn't what it's usually used for, but that is exactly what has attracted me to wide angle. I want to be able to put primary interest on a close object and let the viewer's eye be led through the image to a background at infinity. And I want it all sharp.
MLPPhoto88, I like your attitude and your technical ability.
Thanks for an excellent shot of something different for a change.
Nice shot. I would like to see it as a vertical shot with a little more environment around the subject.
Thanks for sharing your snowflake and how you did it. Just wondering if you had to it all outside in order to keep the snowflake from melting before you finished?
Beautiful lotus. I've had a shot similar to that in mind for some time but still haven't found the subject. You and your Olympus did an excellent job.
Amazing!! Who would have thought that the announcement of a 50 mpx FF Canon would touch of so much apoplexy. Judging from the comments below hospital emergency rooms must be overflowing with heart attack and high blood pressure victims. All caused by the announcement of a new Canon camera. Amazing!!
I started reading the comments below to see if I could find some interesting or useful information coming from the posting heads. I didn't.
Nope, sorry, this dog won't hunt.
Very creative and well done.
Makes me think of Charles Bronson and "Breakheart Pass". And that's not a negative.
Excellent idea and execution.
Excellent processing of b&w. Makes me think he's looking at you and saying Grace. LOL
First, you have to be there to see it; then you have to recognize the potential of what you are seeing; then you have to have the equipment and expertise to make the most of it. Shots like this don't happen by accident. You nailed it, DKarp.
I'd say you cracked it on this one, cjf2. Well done.
I love the expression in Joy's eyes. And you already know that dogs are not just tools to help us get more game. They are partners that we share the hunt with.