MyPictureSunday#8 - Testing my new Nikon D750! + New Challenge

in photography •  2 years ago

It's been a crazy week my Steemian friends!

Welcome to the 8th episode of MyPictureSunday! Finally dreams become true. For months I was looking to get a new camera but unfortunately it didn't turn out to be easy. First of all: What camera do you want? How much do you want to pay? What lens etc.

All my recent photographs were shot with an iPhone 5S. It makes nice shots but I wanted more. I wanted to show YOU more. I decided to spent some money and buy a new Nikon D750.

Why did I do so?

Simply because I want to give something back to this wonderful community. For the first time I really do enjoy to take pictures. I used to upload my pictures on google, Facebook, tumblr, flickr etc. but no platform gave me this feeling as Steemit does. No community was able to achieve what you were able to do! As we continue to grow I realize that this is the place I want to be.

I started to travel more in order to show you the beauty of Europe. Starting with Vienna, Paris, Munich, London and Hamburg there are many other cities in Europe coming.

Today I wanted to play around with some settings. It's been a while I used such an advanced camera. I need some time to get used to it. So expect more in the near future!

Here are today's shots















Now it's your turn!

Let us know how your PhotographyDay looks like! Grab your camera and go out, take some shots and share them on Steemit!
The best PictureDay post gets 50 SteemPower onto his account, the second place 25 SteemPower and the third place 10 SteemPower. Honorable mentions will receive 5 SteemPower.

How to you participate?

  • Make a photography post with at least three shots and tag them with the hashtag: mypictureday and photography.
  • Only use your own work. You are not allowed to use any stock images. Every entry will be reverse-searched and automatically disqualified when other peoples content was found.
  • The pictures must be from the week of the entry.
  • Deadline for your entry is every Saturday 8 pm UTC.
  • Write MyPictureDay in the title of the post. For instance: Flower Power - MyPictureDay Submission
  • Write us what you did on this day and what camera you used for your shots.
  • You can use any device that takes pictures. iPhones, DSLRs, analog cameras, any phone etc.

    1st Place = 50 SteemPower

    2nd Place = 25 SteemPower

    3rd Place = 10 SteemPower

If you are looking for other photography challenges I recommend you to have a stop at Steemit Photo Challenge or YourCityVibez.


Steem on my friends! Prepare for tomorrows next episode of Myth or Fact. It's about time to bust some myths or prove them right!

Yours,
Tim

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Yes, you clearly have an amazing piece of equipment... but the equipment means nothing and is rendered useless when not held in the hands of enormous talent!! Your photos are stunning!!!

So bad that I left my camera in Spain and can't have it for another week, I'll pass this first round but can't wait to shot something new and post it for the challenge! Thanks for all the motivation and once again, so happy that you get that Nikon! See you soon with new pics ;)

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See you at the second round! Can't wait too see you shots.

Btw. your camera must have a good taint after Spain!

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:D Just one question, picture must be from that day/week we put them right? Cannot be older (asking just to know if I got everything right)

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Day/Week

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I'll see if I come up with something interesting this week. However, I got no fancy camera... My smartphone will have to do.

Thanks a lot for the very generous contest hosting and, by the way, I really like the pictures, they have striking lines!

Namaste :)

ich sags mal so:
sau geile aufnahmen! ^^

wollt schon faaaast teilnehmen..
ich hätte noch eine
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7 (8,1 Megapixel)
mit VCL-DH0774 Weitwinkelvorsatz (Faktor 0,7)
rumliegen ^^
krieg ich damit bilder hin die bei sowas eine chance hätten?

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Klar! Jede Kamera darf teilnehmen

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hahahahaha ja nur was dabei rauskommt is die andere Frage

B-e-a-utiful! :D We want more, we want more! So: I followed you :)

They all are so much beautiful that I do not want to close this page.

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Aw! Makes me happy to hear

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Amazing pics man. I haven't really travelled all that much lately. 15 years ago I visited a lot of places. Now its harder.

I'm already looking around more than I usually do these days for a good pic.

มุมสวยโคตรสวยเลยครับ หาได้ยังไงมุมแบบนั้น The view is so nice!!

The first photo of the flower through the lens is amazing! One of the best photos I have seen recently! Thanks you so much for sharing! Keep up the great work

Schöne edits! Über die challenge lese ich zum ersten Mal. Werde das hier nehmen, gestern mit D750 geschossen, muss aber noch editiert werden
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Tollen Tag Tim 🌈

Schöner Wettbewerb - da gibt es tolle Fotografen, sehr gespannt! Viel Spass damit @timsaid - ich halte mich mal zurück mit einer Submission.

Tolle Fotos aus London auch, danke dafür. Wünsche einen schönen Restabend aus München.

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Danke für die netten Worte, aber eine Submission von dir erwarte ich :P

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Schau mer mal :-)

Love the lens shots! :)

Beautiful photography and high accuracy in pictures my friend

Nice post Tim. Always great quality

HDR Effekt passt sehr gut dazu :) Muss mir die D750 auch mal zu legen...

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Auf geht's! :D HDR kann sehr nervig sein, hier passt es aber in der Tat

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Haha das dauert erst mal noch... noch bin ich ein armer Student :D Hast Recht gab mal ne Zeit da hat jeder HDR überall drauf gesetzt,,,,

Your post made me to dust off my camera.. thanks! Nice photography..

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Can I use my Android smartphone for this photo contest?

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You can use any device

I'm love the last image a lot

Amazing...good job

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Thank you!

Fantastic Pictures my friend. The camera was totaly worth every penny. I have a question : Do I have to take pictures with a camera or am I allowed to shoot with my mobile phone because I do not own a camera yet. Steem ON!

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Any device you want

Some nice shots you've got in here!

I'll be watching and looking forward to seeing everything come in.

Great initiative. What a difference it makes when you switch to a "real camera". Lots more depth and sharp pictures.

I will work on a few!

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Great! Looking forward for it :)

Awesome! Full steem ahead!

Impressing photos you got there.

How did you made the fifth one? kept looking at it really the best out of the pictures you posted in this one :D

Till when does the picture contest runs? i like to participate :)

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Do you mean the 6th? Deadline is every Saturday

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ya sorry the sixth.
Must be some reflection is it?

For sure the photo on Steemit where I looked the longest at ^^

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Try to find out

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Must have been some camera setting to make a split capture or something like that, because the tips of the tower can be seen trough the roof lines.

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Maybe. Maybe not

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I think I´m very close to the answer?? ^.^

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I can't tell all my tricks :D

Wow, unbelievable good Pictures 👍

This post received a 10% upvote from @randowhale thanks to @timsaid! For more information, click here!

Nice cant wait to submit for this challenge, Thanks for the for sharing Tim!

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I'm excited!

Wow, very nice photos. I need to buy that camera

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I can recommend that!

It crazy how moving pictures can be. Although they are only a fraction of a millisecond in time, you can spend hours memorized by their sheer beauty, lost amongst the colors, textures and topography.

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Well said. It's the moment that tells the story

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Thanks! We live for the moments, not the hours or seconds. It is these moments that shape us into who we are, regardless of our age or sex.

so fab! professionally shot!

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Thanks!

Hello.
Nice idea, i like it. I will buy a new camera soon, but i think its will be to late for this challenge.. but we will see...
Good luck to all!

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Deadline is Saturday. When you don*t make it in time participate in the next one :)

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Ok.. i will look.. in the worst case i will use my handycam as always :D
Thank you!

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Even your mobilephone can take great pictures! Look at @acidyo
He does awesome shots with his phone

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I know.. look at my pictures ;)
but you say it.. a Nikon is something special :D

My new Sony camera is coming in the mail tomorrow. Definitely will be coming back with some shots! Good luck to everyone who participates! Nice shots btw, really impressed with that Nikon :)

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Looking forward to see your entry!

Hey Tim,
can you maybe share why you chose to get a Nikon D750? Thanks!

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I used to have a Canon 5D Mark II. I knew I will stick to fullframe. I made some research and found out that the D750 has the best quality in this price range

very good and real pictures ☺

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Thanks mate

which locations did you take these beautiful pictures? wow just look at the beautiful bee in action!!! thanks for sharing

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these shots are amazing! The Nikon D750 is a great choice but make sure to use different lenses for different shoots, it makes a huge difference! Check out my page if you like you might like some of my photography (: I use the nikon d90 and I love it

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Going to check your shots.

Your new camera is sure working well for you. I will try to participate in your contest.

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1st if all Congratulations on your new camera @timsaid, beautifully taken pictures. please do share more Hamburg with... waiting for more beautiful locations and more of your work...

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Thanks for the kind words!

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Yes, more about Hamburg would be cool.

Wonderful shots. You make me want to go out again and make photographs. I will be done with my 3rd school year in 2 weeks. Will definitely go out and shoot some awesome pictures after those weeks of hard work.

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You deserve it! Show us your work and maybe win a prize!

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I will definitely do. Thanks for your support!

i'm challenged by the effort you put into your work. nice nice shots!

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I love what I do

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Isn't that obvious?

Congratulations @timsaid!
Your post was mentioned in my hit parade in the following categories:

  • Upvotes - Ranked 2 with 764 upvotes
  • Comments - Ranked 3 with 160 comments
  • Pending payout - Ranked 1 with $ 1992,49

awesome photos....deserve my upvote and resteem...

Hey Tim, Fantastic Photos! I was looking to upload some of my photos, but it seems to upload in a lower quality format.. do you have any tips on how to upload original jpegs to steemit?

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I just drag and drop the pictures here

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... Well that seems easy enough :P thanks!

Very fine pictures!

Great pictures and post bro! :)

Nice pictures! Thanks for sharing

really nice pictures

Congratulations on your new camera your photos are amazing i like it upvoted and follow you thanks for sharing @timsaid

Beautiful photographs! Waiting eagerly for your new tour photos.

This is such a nice break from the nightly news that is so full of doom and gloom. You have officially broken in your new camera and used it to capture countless breath-taking photos that further glorify the simplistic beauty of just being alive. Please keep snapping so that we can all keep clapping. Your photos are timeless and truly immaculate.

Love these photos and the #mypictureday idea. I look forward to seeing everyone's pictureday. Upvoted and Followed

Cool! going to use some of my pictures from instagram!

Wow you have amazing photography skills. I don't have much knowledge but I am here to appreciate art. Very beautiful images my friend. Cheers!!!!

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Try to take part at the challenge and show us the world through your lens

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Okay. Today I clicked some. So I will be brave and post. Thanks for the encouragement.

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Can't wait to see them!

That was so cool, every captures was perfect. I will join the contest though!

Nice work! Upvoted and resteemed

Beautiful pictures and interesting contest.

wow those pictures are stunning, eye catching and with such definition. Now you make me want to write a thousand blogs so I can afford that bad boy lol. Great photography, keep it up.

Very good post :)

Great clarity!

Nice :)

I already posted my pics on my blog! :(

Will have to wait for next one, but here is a sample!
DSC_0090.jpg

Cool photos @timsaid :) I will be more than glad to participate in MyPictureDay :)

By the way - I'm not sure if see my comment to your Myth or Fact entry, but I started to write about science yesterday with this post and I am very curious about your opinion about it. Have a nice day, cheers!

WAO!!! excelentes capturas, me encanto como se realzan los colores de ese edificio, y la fotografía de la Fuente como si hubiese estado allí deteniendo el tiempo, y disfrutando el instante. Gracias!!!

wow tim, your quite a star. thanks.

beautiful pics. How much does that camera run for? I'm sure my iphone screen doesn't do it justice.

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Give it a try with your phone! Did you ask for the price? With the lens 2.5k

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2.5k? Holy smack! Will take me about a year or so to save that amount of money. Is it OK if I participate in the challenge taking pics with my Android smartphone?

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THE FLOOR IS LAVA MATE

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Such lava! Much hot! :)

Tim, which lense or lenses do you use, if I may ask

Your investment paid of! I should upgrade too!

Super cool pictures

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Thanks!

Congratulations on getting a d750! I love that camera, I work with it as well. I love how light it is, how fast and how well it performs in low light conditions. I don't make personal work often though, unfortunately.

What's your favorite lens? I love shooting with my 35mm 1.4 and 70-200mm 2.8. When I travel I usually just take the 35mm, 70-200 is way too heavy ;)

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As for now I only have the standard kit lens 24-85mm. Going to buy the 28-70 mm 2.8 from Sigma soon

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I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun with that Sigma lens!

Nice. Great clarity and colors. Following you now.

Crazy pictures :) loved thm

M sad bcz i don't have a camera... And a little bit jealous too hehe but someday I'll have one and will share some clicks then.... Till then love all

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You can participate with any device that takes pictures

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Yeah but low quality pictures doesn't hold any stand in front of these pictures.... They are just above the world

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You would compete against other Steemians, not me :)

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I'll try to get good clicks :)

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Even if you don't have a great camera, you can take wonderful pictures with even just a cellphone camera. The camera is just an instrument. It's really the photographer that creates the image with a understanding of lighting, composition, post processing, etc.

Nice picture of the hamburg town hall! Can I use those as wallpaper on my computer? :)

You're on - I like this challenge - thanks @timsaid

really nice photos :)

Wow, awesome. What an amazing pictures timsaid. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. Regards!

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Now we want to see yours!

Unfortunetly i dont have any good camera to make some nice pics

Great, really great photos !

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Thank you!

Stunning photos!

It's official, your test was a huge success , those are some really amazing shots! I fascinates me how our eyes see the real thing, but a machine can take that and add more feeling and meaning to it. Just marvelous

Looks like the test came through quite alright! :)
Nice camera stuff.
I'll follow you, also. :)
Best,
@velimir

wow echt tolle Aufnahmen geworden :) Klarer fall von Upvote !

you damn right I will take part in it! :D So inspiring and such a cool idea! :)

You have an amazing camera my friend! Keep up the great pictures

Aww what a great idea! I'll try to remember to join this some day. For today though, it's just a post of one of my favorite pictures for me :-)

echt wunderschöne Fotos Tim ;) weiter so! :) schönen Abend noch :)

Just entered and followed!
I love the bee photo the purple flowers are just so vibrant:)

The picture is very beautiful @zuljalalil

Those are awesome photos

Really wander if it must be a professional camera

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It does a good job :)

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Okay, hopefully i get a camera sometime

this is awesome @timsaid, i would love to join. Thank you :)

What beautiful photos great post

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Thank you! Participate at the challenge :)

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I will for sure. Thanks

Sounds amazing! Can't wait for it! I might participate :D

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Please do so! Would love to see your work

Great post! I love the images you shared, and can TOTALLY relate to the struggles of upgrading to a new camera. I currently have the Canon Rebel T5, and have been making a never ending lists of pros and cons to each camera I'm considering. I have had my eye on the Canon 5D Mark IV for a while... it's just pretty spendy for me at the moment. I did just get a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens in the mail yesterday though! Itching to use it at a portrait shoot I have this evening. I'll have to participate in one of your contests sometime, thanks for a great post!

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Oh lord, you have some real struggles now! Good luck :)