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Posted By: NaClH2O, 04-04-2007, 02:59 PM

If you didn't know by now, I'm a big fan of the Zenitar. One of the things I especially like about it is the foreshortening effect of it's huge DOF. Here is a nice abstract I got in Washington DC this last weekend while visiting my sister. It's the sculpture in front of the National Air and Space Museum. We didn't go inside, Sunday, long lines, and besides I've seen it many times before. But I had never taken any photos there, and the "Z" did a great job.




As you can see it was a pretty cloudy day, I could barely tell the difference between the color and the B&W versions of this shot. I went with the B&W because I liked it better and I need the practice! As usual, C&C always welcome.
Here is a link to a more "normal" photo of the sculpture for comparison purposes. I did NOT take this shot, came from Google Images.
http://newsdesk.si.edu/images_full/images/buildings/general/building_9.jpg

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04-04-2007, 04:29 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
I had never taken any photos there, and the "Z" did a great job.

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As did you, my friend. I like this photo very much - I just gotta start doing more B&W conversions.

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Nizzzzee Z-photo!

QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
If you didn't know by now, I'm a big fan of the Zenitar. One of the things I especially like about it is the foreshortening effect of it's huge DOF. Here is a nice abstract I got in Washington DC this last weekend while visiting my sister. It's the sculpture in front of the National Air and Space Museum. We didn't go inside, Sunday, long lines, and besides I've seen it many times before. But I had never taken any photos there, and the "Z" did a great job.

As you can see it was a pretty cloudy day, I could barely tell the difference between the color and the B&W versions of this shot. I went with the B&W because I liked it better and I need the practice! As usual, C&C always welcome.

NaCl(It's a loooooong way up there)H2O
Hi!

I like it! It's a very neat interpretation of that sculpture.

Now, you mean to tell me you were this close to how many of us and didn't call for a gathering???
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Hi!

I like it! It's a very neat interpretation of that sculpture.

Now, you mean to tell me you were this close to how many of us and didn't call for a gathering???
You know? I didn't even think of it. I also caught the Kite Festival (which we didn't know about) and the cherry blossoms (which we did) on Saturday, Sunday wasn't such a good day for photography, pretty grey as you can see from the photo above. Next time I go down to visit I'll mention a gathering, promise.

NaCl(by the end of the week I should have at least the cherry blossoms processed)H2O

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Really nice B+W conversion, it's easy to blow out the sky when doing such conversions, you handled it well. It's nice and contrasty, gotta love that perspective...it's brobdingnagian <-----new word of the day ;-)
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Thanks V! Yep you get a really big perspective from this lens!

NaCl(but I had to look up that brobdi... word!)H2O
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but I had to look up that brobdi... word!)
LoL! Believe it or not, that's an actual English word...I came across it and thought I had to try using it somehow, your picture was perfect for it.
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Great photo! Can't help but keep on exploring it! Great tones too!

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What a great abstract.

The pattern is very intersting
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What a shot!
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Thanks everybody. It was one of those "I nailed it" shots, I knew it was good as soon as I hit the shutter.

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