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January 26, 2024

Monthly Update 26-JAN-2024

Late afternoon at Crater Lake

This months latest Editor's Choice images and top discussions at Nikonians.


You'll find more, excellent images on the Editor's Choice page


Late afternoon at Crater Lake

Late afternoon at Crater Lake by karlcook1
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Editor: This is a very cool seascape. I love the striking light bursting through the blue tones..


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Iceland_March_2022-436-Edit-Edit-Edit-Edit by gfeinberg
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Editor: What a fantastic color show this Aurora had on display for you on Iceland!


Yosemite Dec 2021 #1

Yosemite Dec 2021 #1 by jhr
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Editor: True winter. The fog and clouds, with the frosty tree mid ground work very well.


Fern_and_Leaf.jpg

Fern_and_Leaf.jpg by tdcassidy06
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Editor: What a great study of texture and contrast.


A path near the Battery Alexander in the Golden Gate National Recreation Ar

A path near the Battery Alexander in the Golden Gate National Recreation Ar by midnightltd
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Editor: That look like a great place for a walk. You have captured wonderful color and texture.


Heron Fishing-8

Heron Fishing-8 by jdroach
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Editor: A well captured meal. Great capture of this bird in action.


1tpLandscape1.jpg

1tpLandscape1.jpg by donlwilliams1966
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Editor: Beautifully captured landscape with interesting clouds casting shadows on the sides of the mountains.





This months top forum postings


Nikon D500: Remote and back button focus. by
jackdale 28-Dec-23 09:50 PM (GMT)
I have two remote triggers for my D500: One wired(MC-30A) and one wireless (SMDV RFN4s). Neither will will focus on a half press when back button focus is enabled. They will focus when it is disabled....


Nikon Z9 / Z8: Owning Both Z8 and Z9 by
JerryLoSardo 08-Jan-24 03:10 PM (GMT)
For those amateurs and advanced enthusiasts who do own both models, do you find that there is a concrete need or use case for owning both, or is it a case of want over need? I'm a Z8 owner who is ad...


Wildlife: Alpine Peregrine Status by
bhiggins 03-Jan-24 01:50 AM (GMT)
For over 10 years I and many others have been observing our year round resident Peregrine Falcons, watching them hunt for food, defend their territory, mate and teach their young. Despite all the huma...


Landscape: Ominous by
RP62 03-Jan-24 03:42 PM (GMT)
We get so few cloudy days here (not complaining) but when the clouds and rain do settle in it can make for some dramatic scenery. This was in the Superstitions. It looked to me like the lair of the ev...


Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life: "Remembering Pete Fountain" by
coastalshooter 22-Jan-24 05:34 PM (GMT)
Pete Fountain's (1930-2016) renditions of secular and sacred music made him one of America's most famous clarinet players. He coaxed notes from his "licorice stick" that few could match. This still li...


Weddings & Events: Secondary flash for Wedding by
markc1215 19-Jan-24 02:22 PM (GMT)
I need help with setting up my secondary flashes for a wedding reception. My on camera flash is set to TTL, but I am having trouble with balancing out the other flashes around the perimeter. Does anyo...


PJ, PR & Street: Fuhgetaboutit by
Regor10 06-Jan-24 02:01 AM (GMT)
Cyclist barely dodged my low tripod while going for a low-angle Dumbo shot. ...


Sports: 2023-12-30 Marksmen last home game of 2023 by
rickcornell 01-Jan-24 10:16 PM (GMT)
Wrapped up 2023 hockey with a game 12/30. The teams traded home games, with the good guys winning 9-1 on Friday. They returned home and really pounded the goalie with over 50 shots! In the end, it was...


Stage, Clubs, Concerts & Nightlife: The Z50 by
bigfoot13 20-Jan-24 03:16 PM (GMT)
Concert junkies! Don't overlook the fantastic Z50. It is tiny and pocketable, has real camera build quality, and has RAW files for processing. Venue says no cameras with a lens longer than 3 inches-no...



Panorama: Downtown Vancouver at Night by
Pics905 28-Dec-23 11:59 PM (GMT)
This is a picture I took of downtown Vancouver last night, from West Vancouver. We usually have a fair amount of maritime air, which really softens the image, but some decent winds cleared things out ...


Travel: Congratulations Barry Schirm by
ScottChapin 01-Jan-24 02:46 AM (GMT)
Please congratulate Barry or the winning capture Rustic Shop in the Little Shops on Back Streets contest. The winning image will be added to the The image is also entered in the Best of Nikonians 2022...


Infrared & Ultraviolet: Vsco by
artAlexion 11-Jan-24 07:18 PM (GMT)
I usually edit my IR photos using Ps. Decided to play with some using Vsco. This is a photo taken with a hypercolor (470nm) converted D3200. Tell me what you think, good and bad. Art I love taking pic...


Motor Sports: Remote Controlled trucks are tuff to shoot. by
JEItry 02-Jan-24 02:45 AM (GMT)
Getting back into the swing of it but dang they are fast.! ...


Astrophotography: Total Solar Eclipse 2024 - Strategy ?? by
richardamiller 10-Jan-24 06:44 PM (GMT)
When I shot the annular eclipse last October with my Z8, I set up the shot with the sun in the left side of the frame just before 1st contact and kept firing manually - bracketing 3 shots around the...


Time-Lapse & Hyper-Lapse: Anyone Using Cascable? by
FGreco 22-Jan-24 04:08 PM (GMT)
Hello All, Am currently looking for a wired alternative to SnapBridge primarily for controlling exposure for Holy Grail time lapse work and recently came across Cascable. It is android and/or IOS oper...


Digital Artistry: Some fun with Generative Fill - Bigfoot lives! by
tegel 05-Jan-24 07:12 PM (GMT)
This is my first attempt at using Generative Fill in PS to add things to an image. While I do not endorse using AI to make deceptive images, I like the idea of using it to make something that is obvio...


Post for Critique: Moody by
DoctorBe 29-Dec-23 02:11 PM (GMT)
First of all, I shoot outdoor sports 99.9% of the time. With that out of the way, my daughter wanted me to shoot a "moody" picture to frame. The photo below is my first attempt. The dried flowers were...


B&W / Film & Digital: Harbor Tug, Philipsburg, St. Maarten by
jdroach 16-Jan-24 02:11 AM (GMT)
Captured with Nikon Df with 28-300mm lens at 62mm, ISO 400, 1/320s, f/13, Lightroom and DxO Nik Silver Efex. ...


A Picture I Took: Why be normal? by
DeanAZ 28-Dec-23 04:30 AM (GMT)
Why be normal? I have a 5 mile loop north of Scottsdale where I can visit both of these crested saguaros. They say these are one in a hundred thousand. It is sort of an infection and mutation caused b...


Family & Pets: 2 dogs, some balls and a Z8 by
slip10 10-Jan-24 07:33 PM (GMT)
Had our first big snow of the year and the doggos were pumped - Mika the 12.75 year old Corgi and Jack the 3.5 year old Aussie. Mika went right back to puppy. So cool... Used my Z8 with 24-70, exposur...


Behind The Image: behind the image: snowland by
Hans Ztz 26-Dec-23 10:47 AM (GMT)
At first let me say "Thank you" for the editors choice selection. I took this picture (as all other shots too) when walking my dogs (two Belgian shepherds). I used no filters and no tripod. There were...


Black & White Film: Diafine is so fine + Delta 400 by
Marcus79 10-Jan-24 10:17 PM (GMT)
Just finished first role of Delta 400 processed in Diafine and so happy with results. Nikon fm2 + nikkor 35mm f2.8 , Diafine 3+3 min + 4 min fix. Scanned with Plustek 8200i. Really happy with results ...


Macro & Close-Up Contest (Monthly): Jan Contest - Living Subjects by
dm1dave 01-Jan-24 06:00 PM (GMT)
January theme is - Living Subjects Let's see your best close-up or macro images of living subjects. Anything that is alive, as long as it is a close-up or macro shot. https -- Entrants must be Silver,...


Landscape Contest (Monthly): January Contest - Winter Wonderland by
dm1dave 13-Jan-24 04:11 PM (GMT)
The theme for the January Contest, is "Winter Wonderland". Share your best photos of snowy, wintery landscapes. Here are some examples //www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files/500025.jpg https *This is a...


Digital Artistry Contest (Monthly): January theme is - Creative Lights by
dm1dave 01-Jan-24 06:26 PM (GMT)
January theme is - Creative Lights or Lighting Let's see some creative use of light. This can be created in camera such as light trails or other manipulation of the light, or using post processing to ...




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