Here;s a picture of my new cousin when I saw her for the first time. (Her family lives in Florida whereas mine lives in Toronto). Oh yes, and that other character is my father. (I'm only fifteen if anyone was wondering).
Taken with Nikon F5, 28-70mm F/2.8 AF-S on Ilford HP5 Plus.
Keith: Hope you start to feel better very soon. While cleaning my wife's closet (that was screaming for a paint job -the closet, not my wife- we found a treasure: two huge boxes of slides salvaged from a flood. Here is one of those portraits I am really fond of: my daughter Tatiana at the Fairmont Park Zoo in Philadelphia, back in 1974
I registered just a couple weeks ago and these are my first attempts at submitting photos. Hope it works and hope you enjoy them.
These were taken exactly 20 yrs ago. These are our 1st two (of five) children who are both now away at college. Photos taken on a Saturday morning on family room couch which was about 3 feet from a south facing patio door, which was the only light used. Nikkormat FTn, 50mm f2.0 Nikkor, Tri X, I didn't record exposures back then but I'm guessing it was probably wide open at 1/60.
I apologize in advance for the scan but it the only one available for now.
Congratulations to you two on the gracious kids. Ok Darrell, here is one recent of my grandson Andrik with his Nanny at a recent outing. F100 + 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR + Fuji Superia X-TRA 400. I have a few of my granddaughter Cassandra but I still have to scan them. Please wait a little while.
The closeup image of Andrik in his hat is a classic! I think that this is a prize winning image. He is such a cute little fellow. I can see a proud grandpa in the way you used your camera.
BTW, I like the update to your "love story." Quite a bit of detailed information, and very interesting. Keep adding to it. In your story you referred to buying an F5 someday, and I see that you have now putchased one, as have I. Tell us about it!
Please, may I request an image of yours that I have seen before. You have an image of your father that I thought was very moving. I mailed you about it several months ago. It is a side-lit shot that shows his character. It needs to be in this portrait thread.
Thanks Darrell for your kind comments. I remember your email well. Here is that image of my father. Nikkormat, 135mm Steinheil Tele-Quinar f/2.8, available light, f/4, 1/60, Agfa Pan 50, taken back in 1966.
Another shot on the same occasion and location of my granddaughter Cassandra, the veterinarian. F100 + 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR + Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 + RD Matrix Balanced fill-flash with a SB-28, shoe mounted
By the way, if you look along the upper edge, you'll see why I posted a question on the N80 thread about determining where extraneous objects were, since the N80's viewscreen presents about 92% of the view. I forgot to crop it out before posting - sorry.
Since you insist on dogs: Russo was the son of Kazan, champion Siberian Husky imported from Canada. One day he went away and never returned. A rare redhead of surprising intelligence recognized only me as his master, payed no attention to anybody else except for playing with my kids. I surely miss him. Nikon F4s, 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 AF Nikkor, on Tri-X film.
And here is one of my daughter on the same day: May 11, 1971 With the same meter-less and shoe-less Nikkormat (the Vivitar 283 flash seems to be on a small bracket on the right side of the camera. Same roll of Agfachrome.
I'm not rick, but I can still help you here. When you're in Photoshop, simply click the 'image'button at the top of the screen, and then scroll down to 'image size'. One there, you can adjust the size of your picture.
Another 2.5mile x-country race finishing up in the top 3 and she still flashes me a smile... about 3ft ahead she needs to make a 90º hard left. She ran with my daughter 2000XC season... She always seemed to flash a smile for the camera. F5;Fuji Superia 400;80-200/2.8 wide open.
Ok. I promise this is the last one. A rare photo where I am at the other side of the lens, taken by my wife in Philadelphia, around 1972 on Agfachrome. (She also made herself those jackets for the kids)
Ok, new forums: Brian (Photobri) just started for pets. Scott (jnscbl) for family portraits. I think it is appropriate to keep them separated (I don't mean Brian and Scott but the types of images), unless they are together like in thread started by Lyle for kids and pets.
Lyle: Impressive changes in grain structure over that time span. However, Kodachrome, Ektachrome and Agfachrome were yielding splendid colors, saturated but true, ever since. It is hard to tell if some of the slight differences I notice are more due to the quality of the optics with which my images were made or the new qualitites of slide film. So far the best (grain, sharpness, color, contrast) I've used recently are the Fuji Provia 100F & the 400F. I will have to retry soon the AGFACHROME RSX II 100 & 200 Professional, KODACHROME 64 & 200 Professional.