“I set about seeking a thread, a theme, a style, in the realm of legend. Something that might allow me to give free rein to my juvenile sense of romanticism and the beautiful image.” L Riefenstahl
This a crop of an image that I took with the new D600. It is about 1/10th of the size of the full image and this is one of the major reasons to go full frame. Not that I ever really crop like this but I was not shooting for image keepers, purely testing out and experimenting. I liked the panning on this and backlit bird wings always have, for me, a romantic feel to them. They are like angel wings and I thought between the blurred panning lines, light and dark contrasts and the bird and its wings in flight, it was a fairly pleasant result in experimentation.
I made the decision to return the D600 model I had(with its dust or oil spots) to B&H and exchanged for another. I purchased this one from Best Buy and that one has even more noticeable, bigger and darker spots (no negative reflection on Best Buy)…I’d say oil spots as opposed to dust. I may use the old “3 strikes and you’re out” adage and just hope that the next model is clean. That’s how much I love the camera! And when you love something, you have to give it your all (within reason). Being that I don’t think Nikon has actually acknowledged this issue, it might be a while before I could obtain a clean model. So therefore, I am also considering a switch (back from my old 35mm days) to Canon and the 6D. Of course, this also means all new lenses but as I have not yet invested much into my gear, it probably is now or never time if I do want to switch. A lot of considerations to weigh and I am not in an I must have NOW mode.