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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 28 April 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A photo of Manchester United's ground which is just around the corner from my office in Old Trafford. I liked the shadows cast onto the pavement by the big steel roof trusses.

I haven't got a FX format wide angle lens yet so this was shot in DX crop mode with my Sigma 10-20 lens.

The step up in complexity from my old D40 to the new D700 is enormous so I think it's likely I'll be going 2 paces backward for every 1 pace forward, at least for a few weeks.

NIKON D700 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

très beau jeu de reflets

28 Apr 2010 5:54am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Mirko Herzner from Germany

Congratulations on the full-frame camera, Ian. It's absolutely worth the investment considering the level of quality aou achieved in your photography. I really like how you played with those shadow lines here. You could really need a dedicated wide-angle lens here... :-)

28 Apr 2010 6:40am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks Mirko!....yes, I really can't wait to try a proper dedicated full frame wide angle lens on this camera to see what it will do. In the meantime I'll be using my crop frame Sigma 10-20.

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Very nice capture. The shadows are really interesting.
Congratulations for your new D700. I bought the 5D MkII last month, and it's as you said. Now, I had to re-learn to use a camera... and take the maximum from it.
Enjoy it! Looking forward to see your results!

28 Apr 2010 8:28am

@Rui: Thanks Rui....yes there's a lot of new buttons and menu options to understand!

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Absolutely wonderful image!

28 Apr 2010 10:17am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Thanks Sharon!

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

U r a subject of my envy. Having a D700 n having ur office there. The shadows do make interesting patterns

28 Apr 2010 11:42am

@MK: Thanks!....yes i feel very lucky to be able to use such a nice camera.

Marie from FRESNES, France

très belle composition, très beau noir et blanc.

28 Apr 2010 11:55am

@Marie: Thanks's been lovely to have so much sunshine in the last week after what seemed to be an unusually long and snowy winter.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the shadows too.

28 Apr 2010 12:21pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thanks Luca!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

nice play of light and shadows ! take the time to learn about your new Nikon, Ian !

28 Apr 2010 7:40pm

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna!....I've been experimenting quite a bit with some of the settings and options on this new camera that were not on my D40 but it's probably going to take a while before I'm using it as cofidently as the old one.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nicely done sir!
I hadn't realise that you would need a new how much of the image are you missing without it as it doesn't appear to have cramped your style?

28 Apr 2010 8:15pm

@Ted: I'm only getting a 5.1 mp image size in this DX crop mode. It'll be interesting to see what if any differences the new 16-35vr FX lens will make (apart from just being more mega pixels that is). In theory I should get better tonality as there will be a lot more pixels covering the same field of view so the gradations in tone will be more accurately recorded. I've noticed it in a couple of portraits that I've done with my FX coverage 50mm f1.4G afs lens and I'm really pleased with the camera so far. The dynamic range is certainly better than the D40

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great architectural and geometrical composition! the shadows help that feel as well - nice tonal range too!

29 Apr 2010 3:00am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful I like the reflections and the shadows

29 Apr 2010 11:27am

1/200 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)