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 Post subject: DECEMBERFEST - Dubaiphil
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:21 am 
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Here's where I'll be posting everyday shots throughout the month of December. I'll be sticking to my Nikon D700 and using the 85mm f1.4d for this thread.


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Well I've just had 3 days of purely telephoto zoom usage, so very little 85mm f1.4 so far. This will pick up on the run in to Christmas as it's an ideal portrait length on full frame, and quite versatile as well.

Here's one of the crowd at the Rugby Sevens tournament. Lots of drunk and unhappy South Africans here!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:15 am 
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p.s. is anyone else having problems submitting posts on Cameralabs at the moment? I'm continually getting Invalid Session messages


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I get an Invalid Session error when I post from my blackberry, can often take as many as +10 attempts to successfully post


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And another shot from the Rugby, on one of my lost days:

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From late last night, in Dubai Mall.

This is why I like the 85mm as a street lens. Lots of subject isolation and pop.

We've all been there, being told we going to meet up with the other half at a certain time only to find she's (it's always the she) 30 minutes late in yet another shop!

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Hot off the press today - one of my bosses cars:

WARNING - this is a wide photo (1550 pix) - please look away if you're offended!

85mm f1.4 @ f1.4 - 18 shot panorama using the Brenizer Method for that Medium Format look:


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Very cool, Phil! 8)

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Awesome photo, I really like the colour tone or whatever that blueish/greenish tint is called.

The car reminds me of when Top Gear did that gangster-car-test, where they tested driveby-shooting-capability. Jeremy firing that big rifle out the gullwing-door, good stuff!

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Gorgeous shots as always, Phil, I love the bokeh of the second last. Also, the colours in the car shot really stand out. How's the 85mm been working so far?

PS: If your boss ever doesn't want any of his/her cars anymore, I'd be glad to accept one. Don't worry, I'll do everyone's dirty work! :wink:

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Thanks guys

Another weekend, another sporting event.

I followed Ernie Els for a couple of holes - definitely a bad omen for him - 2 bunkers!

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And bunker no 2

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Nice shots Phil! I love golf and I love photography, really enjoying these images!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:33 pm 
So have you not been out and brought yourself a big fat lens now your a sports photographer?!?!?

Your shots are always so gawd damn clear and sharp, never ceases to amaze me


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Thanks guys - I just love the 85mm for 'pop' but as the sun got higher I had to stop down a little more, even with ISO pushed down to 100 and a fastest shutter of 1/8000th. I left my ND filter in the car unfortunately :-(

A couple more of Ernie - past his prime but still one of the best swingers in town:



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