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  1. #21
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    Dennis I really enjoyed catching up with you through these fantastic images. Welcome back.
    Around every picture there's a corner & round every corner there's a picture
    - the fun's in finding them

  2. #22
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    Not that it matters that much, but I think Dennis has moved up to a D90.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
    Ha! See, I can change...


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  3. #23
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    Thanks for the kind words, George, Jason and Phill.

    I did indeed move up to a D90. The autofocus of the D50 started malfunctioning. The screwdrive mechanism which powers non-AFs lenses was broken and given that I use the 17-70 most of the time I was forced to upgrade to the D90 (at the time that was the lowest-end model that still had the autofocus motor).
    Anyway, I'm still very happy with the D90. The improvement in image quality at low ISO values wasn't as big as I had hoped, but it's still very good.

    I had a really busy week, so I couldn't add any pictures. Now that it's weekend I can add some new stuff; you can expect some new pictures later this evening.
    Nikon D-50
    // Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
    // Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

    My website: http://www.dennisdolkens.nl

  4. #24
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    The next stop on the trip around the Baltic Sea was Riga, the Capital of Estonia. Riga is a very beautiful city, maybe the most beautiful of the three Baltic capitals, but sadly the weather wasn't all that good when we were there (which shows in the pictures).

    #38: The main square of Riga

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    #39: The House of the Blackheads (The Blackheads were a guild for unmarried German merchants in Riga, or so Wikipedia tells me).

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    #40: The tower in this picture is the Latvian Academy of Sciences, one of the examples of Communist architecture in the city.

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    #41: View over Riga

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    #42: The National Opera

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    #43: The Freedom Monument

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    #44: The Orthodox Cathedral of Riga

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    Nikon D-50
    // Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
    // Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

    My website: http://www.dennisdolkens.nl

  5. #25
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    Thank you for continuing to share the amazing scenes with us Dennis.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
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  6. #26
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    Thanks DPR.

    Here is the last set of pictures from the Baltic states. The pictures below are from Tallinn,

    #45: The Alexander Nevski Cathedral. The towers of this church were being renovated, so this is the only picture I could get without any scaffolding.

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    #46: The Presidential Palace of Tallinn

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    #47: The Tallinn City Walls

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    #49: Town square in Tallinn

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    #50: Sunset in Estonia

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    #51: The camping in Estonia

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    #52: Skyline of Tallinn as seen from the boat to Finland

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    Nikon D-50
    // Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
    // Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

    My website: http://www.dennisdolkens.nl

  7. #27
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    Dennis,

    More great stuff. I did not realize those Baltic states had such a penchant for brightly colored buildings.

  8. #28
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    I was wondering the same or are you cranking vivid in camera or lots of saturation in post?
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
    That would be Riga; the women there were absolutely stunning. Although Stockholm was a very close second
    I'm afraid I must see proof of this claim.

    Stunning group of shots, Dennis
    Critique most definitely desired...

  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by kgosden View Post
    I don't believe those are really in England; too much sun and blue sky;-)
    I read somewhere that this year was the second sunniest on record for England and Scotland, with 2006 beating being sunnier and drier. There was 30 degree Celsius weather in Edinburgh, and one river our day tour was supposed to visit had dried out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
    Thanks Rooz and George.

    That would be Riga; the women there were absolutely stunning. Although Stockholm was a very close second
    Cities like Riga and Tallinn attract all the younger people from other areas of the country they are located in. Tallinn when I was there always had a minimum of two nice looking women outside of every restaurant to try and get some interested customers...there was a belly dancer in one restaurant our tour group was treated to:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...9&l=0eaa035fba

    Two guys on my tour also thought the women in Stockholm were hot, but they felt they had little chance with them in the club they went to as they described the ratio of men to women as 10:1.

    Those nice pics of Tallinn will probably be the most recent ones for a while, BBC news mentioned that a major fire happened there this summer.
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