DesertCat

Joined on Aug 23, 2013

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  • Spent a little time in the garden at the local museum. Still some fall color about. Leaves on a bench. Nikon V2 with 18.5mm lens f/3.5 Some fruit/berry I do not recognize.  Nikon V2 with 18.5mm ...
  • Replied in Update
    Not that I have any great expectations, but if they decided to produce a V4 or a J6, those would technically be different models of camera than were produced in Wuxi.  I think what we can truly ...
  • Thanks for sharing this.  Though I wish it wasn't true, it looks like this is the place where the N1 cameras were assembled.  Though I know there were problems with the processor, it also makes me ...
  • Replied in Mostly J & S
    During my summers I work at a visitor information desk at Mt. Rainier National Park.  I would say that Nikon 1 cameras make up about 1-2% of the dedicated cameras that I see around people's necks. ...
  • Since the famous subalpine meadows of Mt Rainier are still melting out, I went on a lower elevation hike on the Wonderland Trail in Steven's Canyon. My V2 was used for all shots with the 18.5mm ...
  • Avalanche Lily A trillium with a blush of color (most are white). As things melt out at Mt Rainier, I went on a hike to Comet Falls. Used the 6.7-13mm for wide landscape shots and the 18.5mm for ...
  • Replied in Deer and fawn
    Here's one from last Summer.  These two were just outside of my cabin at Mt. Rainier National Park and seemed comfortable enough for me to use the 30-110mm zoom on my V2. Black-tailed deer in the ...
  • Replied in Tulips at Dawn
    Thanks purpwaltz. :)
  • Replied in Tulips at Dawn
    These are a year old, but I figure now is a good time to share some tulip shots. The challenge of bright sunrise vs. flowers still in the shade. SOOC JPG.  Just didn't see much reason to tweak this ...
  • Yup, I've appreciated the input as well.  Sometimes it takes other people's eyes and experience for me to learn a new trick.
  • Here's it is with a bit of work with the contrast and microcontrast sliders. It does help bring some more detail out in the trees instead of being a wall of dark. The flowers pop a little more ...
  • Thanks for the tip.  Will try that out.
  • I do appreciate the feedback from everyone.  I'll definitely admit that my previous processing was very much on the aggressive side.  I think I was too intent on making the flowers a dominant part ...
  • Your viewpoint is welcome and a reasonable take.  I'll admit that I struggled with how much to lift the foreground and, I agree, that the result is fairly vanilla and flat.  Things certainly ...
  • Created discussion thread The Tipsoo Lake experiment
    I thought I would share an experiment from last Summer. Let me state right off the bat that I do not consider this a showpiece image. I'm not planning on getting prints of it or entering it in any ...
  • I kept on thinking I was going to get out and get something new, but the weather and my cold have been uncooperative.  So here's one from last Summer. These are lupine growing in the Spray Park ...
  • In the U.S. it seems Nikon has largely chosen to have their refurbed CX gear be sold through retailers instead of through them directly. In the first few years of N1 it seemed like a lot of the ...
  • Ok, I'll admit that I had never picked up on the fact that the S2 and J3 did not have the AA filter while the V2 does.  That's an interesting twist and may explain some differences observed in images.
  • Not to put myself even close to being at the level of the pro you mentioned, but with several of my best shots I knew it was going to be a very good photo when I took it. They were not just happy ...
  • Nikon USA has pretty much always kept the price set at the same value until a new N1 model is released. This is just their standard strategy. They declare their "minimum advertised price" (MAP) ...
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