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May 10, 2016

Weekly Hot-5 - May 10 - 2016

Online-assign-10May2106_SQ_110.jpgWhat's "hot" this week in our forums?

Our editorial staff and Moderating Team members run across much more topics and images than the average member, and we realize a lot of very interesting material deserves to be highlighted and shared in our community.

The Weekly Hot 5 and Trending Blog encourages you to join in the discussions, or have a look at a photo that we think will inspire you to grab your Nikon gear and capture equally outstanding images.

We start with this image from the Online Photo Assignments Forum:
WH5-SQ-1_75x75.jpg----------------------------------------------------- Are you in a rut, need some motivation or inspiration? Give our Online Assignments a try.

Online-assign-10May2106_350.jpgThe online assignments are a great place for both beginners and advanced photographers.

Beginners will become more familiar with their cameras and the fundamentals of photography by completing the Online Assignments. Advanced photographers can use the assignments as a way to find inspiration and to try new things. We offer a new assignment each month.

Please drop by and join us in the Online Assignments forum!

This month's assignment is simple - a wall worthy, high-contrast photograph that includes strongly contrasting elements. The image may be color or black and white. Use of the latter medium is a great way to provide high contrast images - sharp blacks and whites, with minimal gray. A high-contrast color photo would also include both bright and dark elements.

WH5-SQ-2_75x75.jpg-----------------------------------------------------D750_24_120_300.jpgSilver member Lynn Watkins (LE49Wat) from South Carolina USA is wondering "It's time to buy!--or is it?"

He has his NAS-influenced mind set on a Nikon D750 but he's also aware that time sometimes provides bargains:

"Should I wait a bit longer? Will the D750 go on sale in July when the new cycle for electronics emerge?

I don't have a wide angle FX lens anymore; should I buy used and get a decent lens also? Or should I look at another FX camera used?"

What advice would you share with Lynn?

WH5-SQ-3_75x75.jpg-----------------------------------------------------Ray Heslewood (Hessy) from Western Australia has started an interesting round of discussion with his question about in-camera noise reduction.

It's a good read, but we warn you to make sure you have your thinking cap on before you open this discussion.

WH5-SQ-4_75x75.jpg-----------------------------------------------------warbirds_350.jpgSilver member Michael Tyler (Mike_in_ME) from Maine, USA posted an image a while ago that has been drawing the attention of our Aviation Forum members.

It shows a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flying with a P-51 Mustang called "Fragile but Agile." The Mustang is part of the Heritage Flight program featururing modern day fighter and attack aircraft flying alongside World War II, Korea and Vietnam-era aircraft in a dramatic display of our nation's air power history.

Heritage Flights are flown at events ranging from open houses and air shows to sporting events, parades and funerals.

WH5-SQ-5_75x75.jpg-----------------------------------------------------people_350.jpgWe are fast approaching the deadline, May 15, for Segment 1 of the Best of Nikonians 2016 contest.

The theme is simple -- People -- any image with a person or people as the main subject is eligible. 

The contest is open to all Silver, Gold and Platinum members. The deadline for submissions is May 15th, by the end of the day. Winners will be announced on May 30th. 

We will choose one winner and multiple honorable

Posted by flashdeadline at May 10, 2016 7:30 AM