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Well, the snow didn't last very long, shouldn't have said that, best fetch the shovel in the house I will probably get up in the morning and find myself snowed in. Fingers crossed for sun, sun please..........pleeaaaasssseeee.
My son came in from work the other day with a big sports bag. He passed it to me and told me to enjoy.
I carefully opened the bag, just in case there was a real dragon inside or something even worse, a broken flask filled with tea. You never know.
To my surprise there was a flask, no there wasn't, need a cuppa now I've talked about it. Anyway, to my surprise there was a whole bunch of Tamron lenses, I couldn't believe my eyes. They are older lenses, when lenses were made of metal and a forklift was required to lift them onto the camera. They were all fitted with Tamrons Adaptall 2 fittings and they were all Nikon F mount. As a Nikon man, I thought thats quite handy. I have tried the two AF lenses that were amongst them on my DSLRs, they work fine and give lovely sharp pictures. Checking them all and they are clear of fungus, marks or dust.
I have decided they will go with my 35mm kit which was sadly lacking lenses. I used to have a choice of a 50mm and a erm 50mm, now I have a range from 19mm right through to 400mm. My 35mm SLR is manual focus so no problem.
The only problem I have now is that I can barely move the bag that contains my 35mm gear. I think a trolley will be required.
There was something else in the bag that I have actually wanted to get for a long, long time. There was a set of bellows, once again they were older bellows, immaculate condition and have the M42 threads on either end. I have ordered some adapters to fit Nikon F mounts and lenses and also a stepdown ring and so I can fit an enlarger lens on them which have a M39 thread.
I shall warn you all now, I think I will be starting my macro work again soon. Woohoo! Bring on the bugs............not forgetting the odd flower as well.

Todaaays shot was actually taken a while ago near Souter Lighthouse.
The waves were crashing hard against the rocks, as you can see. The power of the sea fascinates me, it is a power we can't control, quite frightening really. We can contain it, for a while at least, but it will always win.
Isn't Mother nature wonderful.
By the way, no I didn't get wet. So many people who have seen this photo have asked that question, how I didn't I don't know.

I hope you like this one. Any comments as always are welcome.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28.0-70.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Mar 2010 - 5:17 PM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:0.3sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Pure Power
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:7 Feb 2012 - 8:18 PM
Tags:Crash, Power, Roll, Sea, Surf, Water, Wave, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:mohikan22 · enricopardo · mrswoolybill · woolybill1 · pluckyfilly · taggart · franken · nonur · cirrusminor · beckybookins · RLF · AnneWorner · jaktis · CarolG · KarenFB · morpheus1955 · Brian65 · marktc · cheesey · sweetpea62 ·
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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8689 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1190 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 9:38 PM

This is angry, aggressive water, lashing out in blind fury.

woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 9:44 PM

Superb timing and some excellent textures in the rocks.
I had an Adaptall-2 lens for my Nikkormat in the late '70s, a 70-200mm I think - it never let me down.
My camera bag porter ended up with a bad back. Actually she started with one, it just got worse. Two motordrive Nikons, five lenses, weighed as much as a small car........
Take it easy with yours!

pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 9:52 PM

timed exactly right this is a beautiful action shot

taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 9:53 PM

A great seaside image of some rough water! Hope it doesn't snow more over there!

franken Plus Member 123471 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 10:20 PM

Quote: This is angry, aggressive water, lashing out in blind fury.

I agree!


nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 10:26 PM

I do too!

8 Feb 2012 - 12:39 AM

Just noticed today that you are back on site! Hope all is well.

Some excellent action of the wave crashing to shore here.


jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
8 Feb 2012 - 5:38 AM

Scary and powerful


CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2012 - 6:31 AM

This is superb, Andy, perfect timing, very well captured. Carol

KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94436 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2012 - 7:16 AM

Beautifully caught!

Quote: I will be starting my macro work again soon. Woohoo! Bring on the bugs

Yes please! Grin

Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 - 10:52 AM

Perfect shot Andy, love it.

cheesey  9 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 - 8:19 PM

Thats a real beauty Andy. Very well timed/captured.

sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2012 - 8:40 PM

A brilliant shot Andy,cant wait to see what you do with all your lenses..Lin

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