P52 52/52 The End!

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I completed the Project without missing a week!

P52 52 of 52 The End!

I’d like to wish all my family, friends: real, and virtual a very Merry Christmas!

Nikon Df| AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8g| Hand-held|

More to come…

P52 42/52 Lee Vining Creek

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I’m back! I had a lovely 4 days in the Eastern Sierras with friends, Rainey, Rene, Nik, and Jonathan. We got lucky and went when the color was peaking in the spots we visited. I have quite a few images I like from the trip that I’m still rating and tagging, but here’s one image I made yesterday at Lee Vining Creek. It was so nice to see the creeks, and streams with water. All the creeks near my home are bone dry!

P52 42 of 52 Lee Vining Creek

I made this image with my new camera: The Nikon Df. I’ve been saving for it since I rented one back in February.

Nikon Df with Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8 mounted

I used it for 4 full days of shooting and it performed very well in daylight, and low light. I love how light it is compared to my D700.

Right now I only have two complaints:

1) Nikon did not provide a LCD screen protector with it, so I need to get one STAT!

2) The battery drained too quickly when shooting the last morning in 26º ambient temps. I’ll have to get a 3rd battery soon.

Other than those two complaints I’m happy with the camera. I hope we have many good years together.

As of now my D300s will either be passed down or possibly sold, and my D700 will be my back-up/second camera.

Image 1) Nikon Df| Nikkor 17-35mm w/B+W 6 stop ND filter

Image 2) Nikon D700| Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D

More to come…

P52 40/52 Praying Mantis

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I haven’t seen a Praying Mantis in a couple of years so I was really stoked to see one near my front door yesterday.

This is a smart bug. He wasn’t too far from the light…hoping for moths I bet. 🙂

P52 40/52 Praying Mantis

Nikon D700| AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/18g| Hand-held| Lexar Professional Digital Film

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P52 39/52 First of the Season’s Camellias

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It was a week of welcome firsts. We had the first good rain we’ve seen/had in such a long time, and my Camellia bush is beginning to blossom ringing in Fall.

P52 39/52 First Fall Camellia Blossom

Nikon D700| LensBaby Composer Pro II w/Soft Focus Optic, f/2.8| ISO 320| Manual Priority| Hand-held