She looks even more beautiful today...

Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Peeb, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Peeb

    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

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    Dreamed of this camera in the early 80's. Here's my most recent b/w portrait of her. Nikon FE. This camera just keeps getting prettier to my eyes! Make something digital in this size/form-factor and watch the world flock to your feet!
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    I sleep with mine when the wife's out of town. I would need to post pics of her in the NSFW Film section...
     
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    Not to mention simplicity. You have to have a basic idea of what you're doing, though.
     
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    For shame! I think Peeb's work speaks for itself!;)
     
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    I wasn't refering to Peeb (or most anyone on TPF), but to "noobs" that would want to use the camera.

    Peeb: How did you get that texturing on the silver parts - clarity?
     
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    GOTCHA!!!:icon_mrgreen:
     
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    rosh4u No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Loved the way the camera is snapped :)
     
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    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

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    It was a bit complicated, actually (probably too complicated, but that's how I roll!).

    Processed initially in photoshop and desaturated to bw in PS raw and cropped and tweaked a bit. My recollection was boosting both the blacks and the whites a bit. Saved as a jpg. Then opened the jpg in DXO Photolab and did some noise reducction (it's great at that) and contrast adjustment. I dropped the midtones, shadows, blacks, boosted the micro-contrast. Saved and reopened again in photoshop and tweaked one last time to get it right.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    I had an FE in the mid-1980's. It was a nice camera, and offered the flip-up Ai coupler, so older, pre-Ai lenses could be mounted, and metering done in stopped-down mode. I really like the match-needle metering that the FE and FE-2 both offered. The smaller Nikon models FM,FM-2,FM2(n), FA, FE and the FE-2 were realllllly nice shooters for their era!

    As far as a digital version and form factor of the FE being a runaway success: Nikon's digital slr, the Nikon Df, is similar to the FE in some ways, but the Df is/was never really a commercial success, despite its appeal with its traditional chrome coloration option, and its FE-like body size and design ethos.
     
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    The FE is just so much more compact than my D610 or F100, and I DO love that chrome retro styling. The DF was/is a nice camera to buy with your heart, but it just never had the the right price/performance ratio to make it a 'shrewd' buy.

    Having said that- I wish I had one!
     
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