It’s been a while since I posted a random photo. Just been behind on a few things. In any case, here is an oldy. It snowed a bit today, and reminded me of some older snow scenes that I’ve taken. And looking through my older shots, I saw this one.
Shot with my old Pentax K10D and Pentax’s DA 10-17mm Fisheye.
Pentax K10D Pentax DA 10-17mm FE 1/750 f/6.7 10 mm ISO 400
Shooting snowy scenes always gives me this calming effect, the quietness, the serenity of everything after a fresh snow fall gives you this peace from with in. At least with me. I hope you enjoyed.
In short, EPIC. I seriously do not have the expanded vocabulary to even come up with an adjective to describe on how good this is. All i have to say is if you are ever in NYC, you must give it a go. Oh, and their Ramen’s are also EPIC.
One of the best look a likes for Superman I have seen, and Lois is not far off either. Even Lex Luthor in the background is pretty close. I later found out from a friend in Florida, that he does this a lot, and he actually knew him. Small world eh?
Nikon D700 Nikkor 24-70mm 1/80 f/2.8 40 mm ISO 2000 +1/3 EV
Apologies, I am a bit late in posting this photo. I was a bit torn on what to post today, and I was also busy at work earlier, and I could not sneak it in. In any case, I don’t know what sort of insect this is, but I found it somewhere, and I decided to keep it in a film canister for photo purposes. Set on a white poster board, it made for a nice peaceful photo if you may.
I used my Nikon D700 with the Micro Nikkor 60mm Macro, and a Nikon SB900 flassh pointed up.
Nikon D700 Nikkor 60mm Nikon SB900 2.5 f/18.0 60 mm ISO 200 0 EV
These were the first few days I shot of this years, very short, and very much failed 365 set. My first subject was toy cars, and I did have a ton to shoot, but a trip to Florida, and some other stuff going down quickly put a kibosh on my project. Maybe next year I can get going on it again, maybe.
Nikon D700 Micro Nikkor 60mm Nikon SB900 1/15 f/8.0 Focal Length 60 mm ISO 1600 -1/3 EV
I actually didn’t shoot this. My friend shot this, and this image is highly edited. This was during possibly the greatest vacation I ever took. End of summer 2009, I went to the Pacific Northwest for a few days for fun and relaxation. It was all of that and then some. Just travelling without and stress is a worth ten times more than the cost of the trip itself.
My friend showed me around the Seattle area, and we took a drive down to Portland, Oregon for the day. On the drive back, we elected to drive towards the Pacific Coast Highway, to stop by the Pacific Ocean. We got there a few minutes before the sun started to set. I took a few shots of my own of the sun set, and little did I know my friend was taking photos of me taking photos of the scenery. I turned around and saw her, so I decided to take a pic of her also, and this was that photo. I ended up messing around wit it a bit in photoshop, and I made it look like i was shooting the sunset instead of me taking a picture of her.
Photo by Kat Sezto – Post processing by Jean-Paul de Guzman Nikon D90 1/250 f/14.0 52 mm ISO 200
And for comparisons sake, here is the original image, straight RAW conversion to JPG.
Shot during my first month of owning the D700, and well, at a time where my hours were cut to 4 day’s every other week , hence giving me the opportunity to go out and shoot. I mostly ended up NY’s Central Park.
This particular one, I happen to catch a man preparing to play his portable piano. It wasn’t a keyboard, bit it was some sort of piano. I thought it would be a great shot to catch his silhouette, and use the rest of the park outside the arches as the backdrop. I don’t know, maybe now I might do it a little different.
A few first’s for this RFPD. It’s the first entry that I shot this year, first that is also the most viewed from my Flickr Photostream, and the first flower shot with my new to me Nikkor 50mm f/1.4. (picked it up this past Friday).
This was shot at Cheesecake’s house, in their backyard. Not that crazy about it, but I really was just playing around with my new to me lens. I have shot with the fast fifty before, but, this one, I call my own, and it just feels different. It’s one of my favorite lenses really, and I am so glad to have it finally in my bag. Hopefully I can get to shoot more with it soon.
Nikon D700 Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 1/800 sec. f/1.4 ISO 200
I might do some more post-editing on this one. I’ll make sure to post it up when I do.