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Old Oct 29, 2015, 10:39 AM   #231
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Seattle - Space Needle and Mt. Rainier Sunset




Maple Leaf at the Japanese Garden




Space Needle at Blue Hour




Vancouver Public Market




Somewhere in Vancouver





Vancouver - Steam Clock




Vancouver - Olympic Torch




Vancouver Harbour Green Park





Vancouver - Stanley Park

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Really nice 'scapes of Seattle. The night/blue hour ones are especially good. Looks like you had some excellent vantage points. The ones with the Space Needle are the famed views seen on picture postcards!

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Old Nov 6, 2015, 9:43 AM   #233
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Really nice 'scapes of Seattle. The night/blue hour ones are especially good. Looks like you had some excellent vantage points. The ones with the Space Needle are the famed views seen on picture postcards!

Jehan
Thank you Jehan,

I do an extensive research before my trips to create a schedule and take advantage of the beautiful views, sunsets and sunrises.

I really appreciate your kind comments.

Marcelo

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Old Nov 7, 2015, 5:45 AM   #234
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Your photographs, as always, are a pleasure to view.

I do have a question or two;

Many of your shots are at night. Do you use a tripod or are those done hand holding the camera?

This question may be unfair since, it has been sometime (I believe) since you have owned the D600. How do you compare it to the D810. Did you ever own the D800?


Reason I ask is that I use the D610, and while I am satisfied with it's performance, a friend recently purchased the D810. I really enjoyed looking thru the viewfinder vs the viewfinder of the D610. The added Mps are impressive as well.

Whatever impressions you have of the cameras would be appreciated.
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Old Nov 8, 2015, 10:00 PM   #235
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Hi Zig,

Thank you for the kind words about my pictures.

I use tripod for the majority of my cityscapes specially if I am using ND or PL filters but there are situations where I need to hand hold so I just increase my ISO to give me enough speed to capture a sharp picture.

The D610 is a beautiful and amazing camera, I had mine for almost two years. The image quality of this camera is very similar to the D800/810, the noise levels are also very similar and some reviews show that the D800/810 are a little noisier than the D610.

Something I didn't like of the D610 was the focus area in the viewfinder, to small and that was very annoying for me.

Where the D800/810 really shine is in dynamic range, the capability to recover highlights and shadows is fantastic and this is great feature for landscape and cityscapes photographers and of course the extra pixels are nice if your computer is ready for it.

I found also the AF speed and accuracy of the D810 is superior compared to the D610. I had problems focusing in low light situations with the D610.

I had the chance to use a D800E for a week and the performance of this camera is very similar to the D810.

The D610 is a small and very light camera but the D810 is heavy and bigger.

I hope this answer your questions but do not hesitate to ask if you need more info.

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Thanks, for the reply.
And, I agree the focus area looking thru the viewfinder is small as compared to the D810.
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Old Nov 12, 2015, 6:53 PM   #237
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Although a frequent visitor this is my first photo contribution to this thread. Was out in L.A. this past weekend on an aviation photography trip where I captured this night scene of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Taken with a Nikon D7100 + Nikon 70-200 mm f2.8 + Nikon 1.7 Tele-converter. 2 sec exposure at ISO 100 in RAW format, tropid mounted.

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Old Nov 13, 2015, 6:47 PM   #238
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Hi Jehan,

Very nice picture, you managed to capture five planes in one shot.

Airplanes are one of my fascinations since I was a kid and I have a small collection of scale plastic models.

During my trip to Seattle I visited the Boeing Factory and Fly Museum but unfortunately they do not allow cameras inside the facility.

I was able only to shoot the airport outside the building some pictures and I captured the rare Boeing 747 Dreamlifter:



Thank you for sharing your pictures.

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I was expecting to see a larger version of that pano, let me try again:

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Marcello,

Thanks for your comments.

I visited the Boeing Factory in Everett several years ago and was not impressed with the whole set up there. The restrictions on camera's is irrational at best considering they really don't show you anything that I'd call "top secret" even inside the factory. It was overcast when I was there (typical for the area) and I heard that it was hit-n-miss re. catching air traffic. I heard that the plant in Renton is much better for photography.

Re. the Dream Lifter, here's one of it that I caught when I was spotting at JFK last year...quite thrilling. This most recent trip for me was my annual visit to LAX where the photo opps are abundant!

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