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@Fred_S, I like the composition of the first and the B&W conversion of the second. But I find the composition of the second one a bit too "central" if you get what I mean.

Thanks Pieter! I know what you mean, but it was just a snapshot, taking the moment, and croppping is not allowed . I took two shots of this couple, but the dog was hidden in the other one. The "unbalance" with the two dark trees at the left, still made it an attractive picture for me.

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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


@Fred_S, I like the composition of the first and the B&W conversion of the second. But I find the composition of the second one a bit too "central" if you get what I mean.

Thanks Pieter! I know what you mean, but it was just a snapshot, taking the moment, and croppping is not allowed . I took two shots of this couple, but the dog was hidden in the other one. The "unbalance" with the two dark trees at the left, still made it an attractive picture for me.


And apparently nice enough for Flickr Explore too
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Pieter number 5 is exceptionally well done, the Out Of Focus candle holder looks like a microphone, and is perfectly placed.
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My Day 300:

RU1 Five-master on the Scheldt


RU2 The Big O


RU3 Disabled parking, late October


all with a7rii + MC Rubinar 4.5/300 Macro (mirror lens, as you may have guessed :-))

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From me more conventional lens. Minolta AF 75-300 Big Beercan.
First, some autumn colors.
#1

#2

#3

#4

And two views.
#5

#6


All with Sony A99II and Minolta 75-300
Sony A99II with Sony, Minolta, Sigma, Tamron A lenses, Sony A7R with Minolta MD lenses, Sony A6400 with Sony E lenses.
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More Day 300 mirror:

RU4 Dutch windmills


RU5 Building a power highway


RU6 Bulk


RU7 Toppling dominoes through the fence


RU8 Graph showing the role of fossil fuels in global energy systems 2021-2050


RU9 In search of the lost cord


all with a7rii + MC Rubinar 4.5/300 Macro (MC Рубинар 4.5/300 Makpo)


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I've been thinking. The last 2 months of Day Prime are not the most spectacular for obvious reasons: lack of appropriate focal lengths, inclement weather, diminishing daylight hours. That's a pity because using the longer FLs is challenging but can be very rewarding.

I am always amazed by how much distance you need between you and your subject with a 300mm (and longer) lens (unless you make some sort of macro shot). It requires a completely different way of looking, and because I don't practise enough, I never feel completely comfortable with the big boys.

Day Prime has always been a great stimulus to go out and use your lenses, unfortunately less so for the longer FLs.
My idea is: make November and December into the Super Tele months, focal lengths from 300m to 'you name it'. No Day Prime Days, or Day Prime Weeks, but 2 Day Prime Months for the long teles, incuding 400, 500, 600, etc.; FLs that we never see on Day Prime anymore. These lenses can be used any day during the these months. There are always a number of good days in November and December, and in this way we can make use of them!

Just my 2 cents, well, maybe 3 :-)

What do you think?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 November 2021 at 08:00
Hey Leo, that's a great idea, it would mean that for instance november and december is "anything 300 mm and longer", which we could even start on oktober 27 (day 300). Only in a leap year this would start on oktober 26.

There have been years I used my 400 mm on day 35 of the next year, but I think this is much better. You need to think a bit more about the subjects with long teles and the weather/light needs to co÷perate so having more time for that will hopefully inspire us to use these long teles more.

Were you thinking to already start that this year or as new plan for next year? Either is fine by me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 November 2021 at 08:07
Btw, lovely work with those 300 mm's Marius and Leo. Using the donut bokeh to your advantage rather than a distraction in Leo's 3, 7 and 9 is a great thing and the colours of the big beercan never dissapoint, I still regret selling mine but the normal beercan has somne similar rendering and colour attributes and I still have that one. I really like all the fall colour ones but #6 takes the cake. You could even make a square crop from the top and make this geometric high rise scene more powerful. It's basically two different photos you can make with just one exposure!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 November 2021 at 10:35
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Hey Leo, that's a great idea, it would mean that for instance november and december is "anything 300 mm and longer", which we could even start on oktober 27 (day 300). Only in a leap year this would start on oktober 26.

There have been years I used my 400 mm on day 35 of the next year, but I think this is much better. You need to think a bit more about the subjects with long teles and the weather/light needs to co÷perate so having more time for that will hopefully inspire us to use these long teles more.

Were you thinking to already start that this year or as new plan for next year? Either is fine by me.


Glad you like the idea Pieter! Shall we start right now? Carpe diem!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 November 2021 at 13:28
OK, no problem Leo. In the end you're still the "Day Prime" Godfather

So from now on until december 31 it's "everything over 300 goes"

Next year we'll do that as of day 300 (oktober 27, 2022)

If people still want to do some day/week primes in line with the old rules that's fine as well (it's already day 305 today) and the exact table until the end of the year can still be found in the 2nd post of this thread.

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Thanks Pieter! Maybe we can do a Day Prime Tele Meet in Antwerp Zoo?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 November 2021 at 18:53
I like this approach for FL's of 300mm and more. It enables me to post some 400mm shots, catch up for Day 300 and really challenge myself to go out for some real telephoto shots, which indeed is quite different from working woth shorter FL's.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RichardT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 November 2021 at 19:10
Here's a few from my day 300 week using the A57 + Sony 55-300 @300 naturally
# 1 Sunshine after rain
Day 300 Small_8 by qwerkypics, on Flickr
#2 Safety fencing as pattern !
Day 300 Small_7 by qwerkypics, on Flickr
Down to the Marine Lake for a couple
#3 Hydrofoiling !
Day 300 Small_5 by qwerkypics, on Flickr
Not seen many of these before so quite novel I should think it's an amazing sensation piloting one of those
#4 Seagull
Day 300 Small_6 by qwerkypics, on Flickr
Don't do much bird photography so glad to get a reasonably sharp one !
#5 Funny lot Birds
Day 300 Small_4 by qwerkypics, on Flickr
#6 Colours of Autumn
Day 300 Small by qwerkypics, on Flickr
There are some others from the old Big Beercan to follow.
I think the anything goes post Day 300 is a great idea, should liven things up !!
Happy viewing
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