NIkkor S.C. 55mm ƒ 1.2 7-17

NIkkor S.C. 55mm ƒ 1.2 7-17

The frontal aspect of my Nikkor-S.C. 55mm ƒ 1.2 AI’d lens. (originally a non-AI, it was factory-modified before I got it…) Taken in my home "studio" in Albany CA by a Nikon F3HP with a Micro-Nikkor 105mm ƒ 2.8 AF-D (NOT the AF-S!) lens on Fujicolor Pro 400H film.

Scanned into computer by an Epson V700 scanner, with the Epson software. Extensive dust spotting and eradication of the final two digits of the serial number done in Paint Shop Pro X8. (I don’t care if people wanna know when this lens was made, [1972 or 1973…] but I do not want to be traced by the serial number…)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2018-05-31 19:33:04

Tagged: , Nikkor 55mm ƒ 1.2 AI’d , Albany, CA , Nikon F3HP , Micro-Nikkor 105mm ƒ 2.8 AF-D , Fujicolor , Pro 400H

Solid Advice When Trying To Make Yourself Look Good

Solid Advice When Trying To Make Yourself Look Good

You’ve decided it’s time to bite the bullet and learn a little more about beautification. It’s always great to put effort into your look. There is something you must learn first, but don’t worry, these ideas are presented in this article. Are you aware of how you should apply products? If not, read on.

Place some moisturizer in a small sample jar or in an empty lip gloss container. This perfectly portable container can be stashed in your purse, car, travel bag or even your desk drawer at work. When you feel your skin drying out, apply moisturizer to the affected areas of your face.

Beauty is subjective. Beauty can be found all over the place. For instance, the trees around your neighborhood may be amazingly beautiful or your loved one may constantly strike you as beautiful. When you admire beauty, you’ll find you feel more beautiful yourself.

You may create the illusion of bigger lips if you put just a bit of shiny white eye shadow on your cupid’s bow. Adding highlights to this part of your lip produces the illusion of fuller lips.

If you eyes are red, no amount of eyeshadow or eyeliner can hide that, even if they offer you striking eyes full of sexiness. Always be prepared with drops for your eyes in your purse. These can be used instant relief if your eyes are blurry from sitting at the computer or should they be dry from being under the sun.

Baking soda is a cheap alternative to helping your hair be shiny again. Place a tiny quantity of baking soda in your palm and mix it thoroughly with the shampoo you’ll be using. Wash your hair. This will restore the luster to your hair.

If you intend to head out right after work, it is easy to get a fresh look by dusting some matte powder on oilier areas with a big brush. You may apply a shimmer powder to each cheek to further enhance your appearance.

Finally, your interest in this information indicates that you have a hunger for knowledge when it comes to beauty. You could have known a little or a lot before reading this piece, but now you hopefully know some new tricks. Great news! Don’t forget to re-read the above tips on a regular basis so you don’t forget the procedures. The most important thing is that you enjoy your own beauty. www.hairbeautysalonalbany.co.nz/

Posted by richardlonghamlongham on 2014-10-17 11:50:08

Tagged: , Beauty , Salon , Albany , North , Shore , Cathy , Lee , Hair , Beautician

24mm ƒ 2 Nikkor AIs 7-17

24mm ƒ 2 Nikkor AIs 7-17

A Nikkor 24mm ƒ 2 AIs lens sits for a portrait between uses. I picked this one up in Hong Kong, so it probably wouldn’t have had the USA warranty (long expired, in any case…) Taken in my home "studio" in Albany CA by a Nikon F3HP with a Micro-Nikkor 105mm ƒ 2.8 AF-D (NOT the AF-S!) lens on Fujicolor Pro 400H film.

Scanned into computer by my Epson V700 scanner with the Epson software running, then thoroughly dust spotted in Pain Shop Pro x8.

Yes a 24mm ƒ 2.8 would have been less expensive, (and lighter…) but I do a fair amount of wide-angle photography (without flash) inside sometimes dimly-lit churches… (Gothic cathedrals, for example…)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2018-05-31 19:33:04

Tagged: , Nikkor 24mm ƒ 2 AIs , Albany, CA , Nikon F3HP , Micro-Nikkor 105mm ƒ 2.8 AF-D , Fujicolor , Pro 400H

qLogic chip on drive

qLogic chip on drive

A qLogic chip on a Fujitsu 73 Gb SCSI hard drive. Taken in Albany, CA by a Nikkormat FT2 with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

this is 1:2 (or half life size…) on the film plane.

What the chip does, I have no idea, as I can’t find any reference to it on Qlogic’s site

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-03-24 20:38:39

Tagged: , qLogic , Kodak , Portra 400NC , Albany, CA , Nikon D40x , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ 3.5 AI

80 to 68 pin SCSI converter

80 to 68 pin SCSI converter

Close-up of a 68 to 80 pin (or vice-versa…) SCSI converter board, seen from the 68 pin side. Taken in Albany, CA by a Nikkormat FT2 with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Cropped to eliminate excess background.

This is 1:3 (I.E. 1/3 life size) on the film plane… and taken from a range of about 14 inches…

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-03-24 20:36:57

Tagged: , SCSI , Nikkormat FT2 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , Albany, CA , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ 3.5 AI

Zuiko 85mm ƒ2 2

Zuiko 85mm ƒ2 2

A rarely used Zuiko 85mm ƒ2 (focused at infinity) for an Olympus OM system camera. Taken at home in Albany, CA by a Nikkormat FT2 with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 non-AI on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, Dust elimination, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

This shot also illustrates the shallow Depth of Field (DOF) that a 55mm lens has at 1:3 (1/3 life size on the film plane) reproduction ratio, and at ƒ5.6.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-03-18 18:09:32

Tagged: , Zuiko 85mm ƒ2.0 , Nikkormat FT2 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 AI , Albany, CA

spider front stairs 1

spider front stairs 1

A spider, species unknown, sits in its orb-type web on my front stairs in Albany, CA. (in the railings…) Taken by a Nikkormat FT2 with a 55mm ƒ3.5 Micro-Nikor AI lens on Kodak Portra 400VC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Cropped heavily to 4×5 aspect ratio.

This individual appears to be missing a leg – at least, I only count seven legs… Yes, the shot is grainy and somewhat dusty… (on this shot, I couldn’t distinguish dust on the negative from dust/dirt in the web) On my 17" CRT screen (1152×864 resolution) this shot is at least twice life size – possibly 3x…

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2010-10-19 14:11:37

Tagged: , spider , Nikkormat FT2 , Kodak , Portra 400VC , 400VC , geotagged , BokehLicious , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 AI , Albany, CA , Just Geotagged Flowers and Wildlife

Long-Billed Curlew AB 8-5-11 2 f200

Long-Billed Curlew AB 8-5-11 2 f200

A Long-Billed Curlew Numenius americanus walks across the mudflats of the Albany Bulb Marsh in Albany, CA. Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Promaster 100-400mm lens (at 400) on an unknown film emulsion. (possibly of a Fuji ISO 200 flavor…) Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Cropped heavily to a 4×5 aspect ratio.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2012-04-03 18:13:01

Tagged: , Long Billed Curlew , Numenius americanus , Albany Bulb Marsh , geotagged , Promaster 100-400 ƒ4.5-6.7 , Albany, CA , Nikon N75

AC Transit 5023 F4s A 3-13-13

AC Transit 5023 F4s A 3-13-13

AC Transit # 5023, a VanHool A300K, deadheads northbound on San Pablo Avenue in Albany, CA. Taken by a Nikon F4s with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ 3.5 AI lens on Kodak Portra 400 film. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal done in Paint Shop Pro X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2013-04-07 18:28:55

Tagged: , AC Transit , VanHool , A300K , Albany, CA , Nikon F4s , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 AI , geotagged , Kodak , Portra 400

Cellar Spider BY 5-8-13

Cellar Spider BY 5-8-13

A Cellar Spider (exact species unknown – there are 20 species in the genus Pholcus that are very similar to each other…) Pholcus sp? that I found in an un-dusted corner of my computer room (a converted bedroom) in Albany, CA. Taken by a Nikon F4s with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ 3.5 AI lens on Kodak Portra 400.

Taken at 1/2 life-size on the film plane…

That’s a window stile (painted grey) behind the spider… I caught the translucence of the legs… Unusually for this genus, this guy/gal has all his/her legs…

For a true "The Spider That Ate Albany" experience, try this shot in original size!

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2013-09-21 15:55:35

Tagged: , Cellar Spider , spider , Albany, CA , Nikon F4s , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 AI , Kodak , Portra 400