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22nd Mar 06, 7:53 PM
Since the old thread (http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=84998) is kind of old and hard to trudge through, here's the new version.
Spam photos here! Spam away with what you like and if you want to recieve critique/comments on them. Please keep the largest dimension of the pic equal or smaller than 800 pixels please.
These ones are for an exercise in macrophotography. The point was to magnify the subject and deconstruct it visually, kind of creating a map for it. Whoever guesses what the subject is, gets a cookie! (Chrome, eTombotron, trebmal_ca, Beast Main Self and Aracat need not apply :bag: )
These are for an exercise to showcase music.
22nd Mar 06, 8:12 PM
I spy a classical guitar! *glee*
22nd Mar 06, 8:12 PM
22nd Mar 06, 9:57 PM
Yeah, I'd guess onion...or maybe flower petal.
As for the musical instruments, I see a classical guitar, and that bottom one looks like an Oud (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oud).
22nd Mar 06, 10:53 PM
Silly! That's a manolin. Or a mandola (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandola) to be precise
23rd Mar 06, 5:54 AM
good stuff! I especially like the very first pic, as it looks like something really small, and like an enormous landscape looming in the mist at the same time.
Also, the guitar shot owns due to pure unadulterated art. Focus is spot on.
Is it a french fri?
sorry I'm hungry....
23rd Mar 06, 8:35 AM
Lol, it's an onion, Xypher wins the cookie :P.
Close, but not quite. It's not a mandolin, it's a portuguese guitar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Portugal), used to play fado. Since it's body isn't capable of handling too much string tension, it's tuned 1 and a half tones down. This produces a sombre/sad sound, coupled with the minor chords that are majorly played in fado. Comes in two variants, the Lisbon and the Coimbra. One has a sharp loud sound, the other a smoother one.
Here's a dude singing:
A few shots of the Gil Eanes, a school ship. I kinda forgot it's story right now, I'll post it when I remember.
This dude doesn't like to be shat on by seagulls :hide: :
23rd Mar 06, 8:50 AM
Some tomfoolery with angles and perspective
Some tomfoolery with lights and long exposure. Setting is the shanghai skyline as seen from the Top of the Barbarossa lounge btw.
special request by Chrysophylax:
23rd Mar 06, 9:26 AM
I really like what you were going for on the first pic, but I'd have framed it different, for added effect. IMHO, the less you'd see in surroundings, the more time the viewer would spend looking at it and figuring out wtf kind of prespective that was. As it is, it's fairly simple to guess that it is a vertical pic set up horizontally. :p
Ah, ghostly pics. Again, I'd have pushed the azn dude a bit to the left, just for composure's sake. But it's great as it is.
The third one, I like best. A ghost amidst a group of guys! Although the position of the streetlights and it's colour (yellow/orange is always a fatal colour, immediatly draws your eyes) is distracting. Really cool. :D
Fishermen trying to make sense of their net:
A lamp post against the sun. The sun could be more on the post's axis, but it's kinda hard aiming your camera against the sun.
23rd Mar 06, 10:31 AM
Almost all your pics are really great Chrysophylax :)
That lost one makes me think of a certain HG Wells novel. It's rather creepy but that might just be the interpretation of my own scared psyche. :hide:
23rd Mar 06, 3:05 PM
Cool stuff, gents!
The lamp post and the first guitar shot take the cookies, imho :)
28th Mar 06, 6:19 PM
28th Mar 06, 9:25 PM
RE: Lamp post.
"That's no meteor!"
15th Apr 06, 3:04 PM
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15th Apr 06, 5:28 PM
Took the camera as we went about today.
16th Apr 06, 12:53 AM
Swan looks realy lonely.
16th Apr 06, 12:59 AM
A place with Roses AND a place with ducks AND a place with a very cool derelict car all in the same day? Well dang.
Now I'm no photographer, but this is what I took today at a paintball tournament:
Just to put it in context: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/vijil/preeow.jpg - UK pro baller Jono Clark (left) shares a preeow moment with my frontman. It's all in the eyes.
19th Apr 06, 7:06 PM
Riess: Dang. Very Cool. My only gripe is that you have some framing issues there, and a composition issue on another.
Trinity: Awesome (ab)use of lighting! The swan could've used a different framing though. Love them.
You guys give me awesome ideas for photos.
19th Apr 06, 8:04 PM
I can't imagine what framing on the swan would have been better. This?
20th Apr 06, 7:00 AM
Yeah, I'd go for something along those lines. Or, since the image has high contrast, I'd push it into a corner, along a line of strength. That'd create a nice balance between the white swan and the dark water.
20th Apr 06, 8:31 PM
I was being facetious. Regardless, isn't your suggestion what I had in the first pic? The swan in repose was in the bottom right providing a contrast to the few lighted ripples in the top left.
21st Apr 06, 7:54 AM
Somewhat. It is standing on a line, but it is too fat for it. It may sound strange, but it looks good and looks odd at the same time (for me at least). The last one you posted looks better due to that.
This particular subject placement rule dictates that everything either falls into lines or into where they intersect (the points). Of course, they have to be lines themselves, but for simplicity's sake, anything that has a general orientation the same as the line may fall there. Tricky are the points. One must make the subject as close to a point as possible (diminish it's general radius if possible (ex wide angle lens)).
An example of a line would be someone standing up on that line, or lying down. The horizon works too. A point would be a football, small from the point of view, placed on the point, but not being much bigger that it goes a 1/3rd longer than a line.
Sorry if this is condescending, but I realized that I might not be making myself understood. English is not my first language. :lonely:
21st Apr 06, 9:07 AM
Commonly referred to as the "Rule of Thirds."
21st Apr 06, 7:43 PM
Some photos are more interesting if there is tension in the composition.
23rd Apr 06, 2:35 PM
Absolutely. If I'd framed that scene as I suggested, perhaps it wouldn't look as good.
23rd Apr 06, 11:02 PM
I actually did try several other croppings and couldn't find one that more fully respected the "rule of thirds" and was visually appealing. I had the same issue with this one:
25th Apr 06, 5:02 AM
At last I can spam piccies somewhere :D, ok here's some stuff:
From tenerife, somekinda black sand there.
A lizard we accidentally saw at tenerife.
Can this be defined as artsy? :P
Here's an interesting thing for all you dentists :).
25th Apr 06, 5:51 PM
From work and on the way home today...
26th Apr 06, 5:30 AM
@ Trinity - Is that the Snowbirds practicing ?
Great pictures all.
26th Apr 06, 9:45 PM
That is the Snowbirds performing their acceptance show for the Chief of the Air Staff. The acceptance show represents the final step in a long process of approval for the set of manoeuvres and choreography that will be performed at airshows across North America this year.
26th Apr 06, 10:38 PM
Great photos Trin
27th Apr 06, 6:56 PM
I am surprised no one mentioned the sky.
28th Apr 06, 4:31 PM
Trinity: what is your camera and lens?
Great photos all around :) especially that formation ones. Dynamic lines ftw.
28th Apr 06, 4:44 PM
28th Apr 06, 5:33 PM
Just generally messing around with my tele lens:
Experimenting with circles of confusion. Not exactly definitive, but these two helped me understand the concept (and learn the limitation of said tele lens)
At 3 meters:
I'd have framed this differently, but my camera's photometer is severely limited for night shots and I can't afford a decent one :(
Out of 36 possible pics, these are the ones I could show off. Damn shitty film I bought coupled with me not remembering that colour negative film is tricky = wasted pics (due to noise when underexposed. bah :yech: ) .
28th Apr 06, 7:36 PM
Slide film is much, much more touchy.
28th Apr 06, 11:12 PM
Maxxum 7D w/100-300 Zoom
29th Apr 06, 2:36 AM
Nice stuff all round. I especially like those surfer shots by Chrys.
29th Apr 06, 7:54 PM
30th Apr 06, 12:40 AM
Nice one, Trin... I'd leave a bit more room to the right of the girl. I guess, that's personal taste, tho :)
Camera question. How's the 7D's performance at high ISO doing? I mean noise-wise. I'm an enemy of noise ;)
30th Apr 06, 2:16 AM
Nothing but dead space to the right of my 4 year old in that pic. I cut it away.
As to the 7D, I'll let you know when I use anything other than 100. :)
1st May 06, 3:49 AM
Sorry tis sideways...again.
Most are from an expedition in southern Europe, Alps ansd all that, then there is that one shoddy Eiffel tower shot. Okay got rid of that one :)
Oh and the dude swearing.. He thought he was a gangster, apologies, the lighting was just so nice though.
1st May 06, 5:33 AM
Great photos guys, likeing it.
This was taken at an old reservoir in Istanbull
This was just messing around with a keyboard...nothing special.
This one, I posted before, but it's realy pritty. *ahem*
linkified for being 1024px wide (http://static.flickr.com/50/132367374_ff833c55a8_b.jpg)
1st May 06, 6:57 AM
Last Macro one reminds me of water droplet photos, they always look good, anyone got any? (Just a single droplet or a few, with an interesting reflection or light effect).
1st May 06, 5:31 PM
That macro pic is amazing.
7th May 06, 4:06 PM
Shooting around on the beach today, amazing light, textured sky, the works.
Image copyright Luís Costa (used with permission):
Yours truly in a deep-thought pose :p
This one's mine:
The things one can do with a thermocolourmeter (sp?) on the machine...
14th May 06, 4:33 PM
During a hike today:
16th May 06, 10:08 AM
snapshots of my cat, unfortunately i shaked the second one.
19th May 06, 2:10 AM
From my Minolta Z3, taken sometime in early March.
Recent shot from my Zenit TTL.
19th May 06, 12:12 PM
The second cat pic is awesome ^_^
Artoo: What were you trying to do there? The top half of the pic looks kinda empty...
19th May 06, 1:33 PM
Dunno, it feels balanced to me, somehow. I'm getting mixed opinions on that on various places on the web, too :) The alternative (taking a bit away from the top) is obvious, but I honestly feel like keeping it the way it is ;)
Here's a cropped version with proportions typical for digital cams.
19th May 06, 2:47 PM
I like the narrower crop better.
16th Jun 06, 6:24 AM
This thread is starting to die... we need to breath some life into it!
Great pics Artoo, I'm with deadguy on the croped one.
This pic I took about a week ago when taking pictures of a friends band that were playing. I was unable to get to the main act with all the crowd, so I took a photo of them.
It was extreamly dark in that place so the shutter was open for about 10 - 15 seconds, it was needed to take a decent photo, but it also came out in a nice effect. I think the mixture between blur/still and very bright absorbing light coming out of the right hand corner works well.
Or that could just be to my eyes only, comments welcome. I'm looking at you Chrysophylax :p
Ive got loads more to put, but flickr only gives you a 20meg upload limit.
I made Trinity's old car photo look a little more "old" just for the hell of it.
Nothing spectacular, just used grayscale, added a grain and more brighness. Someone with good photo shop skills could make it a whole lot better, I'd like to see that.
16th Jun 06, 8:30 AM
I like the first pic. :D Imho, it needs the white balanced, it's got a yellow tint all over it. (not that it isn't a pleasant colour, but with the long shutter speed, all light tends to be overexposed, making parts of the image feel unnatural.)
My only critique is that it's an interesting pic, but it doesn't stand very well on it's own (i.e. we can't see what's going on without you telling us).
As for your 'shop, generally, b&w pics have greater contrast and variable degrees of noise (generally less noise due to greater exposure lattitude, obviously variating with sensitivity). I like what you did there, but instead of grayscaling the picture, try:
- Adding a hue/saturation adjustment layer and removing all the saturation from the pic - this way you don't discard the colour information in the photo, meaning...
- Adding a channel mixer adjustment layer - you can adjust each channel for maximum contrast / control over how each colour will affect your b&w / brightess of the picture.
This is not to say that it isn't awesome. :moo:
Sorry about how crappy they are.. I suck at picture taking. Just be thankful I downsized them from being around 3,000x2,500 :P
About an hour, and a half after these were taken, the power had gone out in my part of town, and we were contacting our insurance company to see how much coverage we had for hail damage...
Sorry about part of the car being in this one...
Yay for storms...
17th Jun 06, 11:48 AM
Those are some pritty pics Dj, the first and last are my fave. The ground is a bit dark though. It looks like you were taking it in a car?
If you were, next time try adjusting the aperture to allow more light.
You could use a slower shutter speed also, but I would strongly recomend adjusting the aperture instead. Slow shutter speeds don't work that good in a moving car. (although you need the long shutter for depth of field... so er... try experimenting... or just get out the car use a tripod and have a longer shutter)
Chry, I did what you told me... somthing like this? I adjusted the hue/saturation like you suggested, and then I played around trying to mess it up.
I tried to make like a tattered old photo, it's getting there I think.
I see what you're saying about the crowd pic. I tried getting rid of the yellow. I don't know what I think. From a perfect photography point of view, yeah sure... the yellow needs to go. But I think it works better with the warm colour. Plus the brightness coming out of the corner kinda loses its effect, and that (for me) was the main point of it. To have the light almost absorb the picture.
He's another of the same taken in a slightly different direction.
If you have some spare time, maybe you can have a go and show me. We know my photo shop skills aint all that. Plus I'm far too picky when it comes to deciding what looks best ;)
This one is pitty nice, I have no idea who the guy is, but he sat increadably still for the 10 seconds or so the shutter was open :D (click for bigger version)
Anyways, here is the actual band. I think they came out ok. I messed around on the levels... They look like they came out a bit too green. Could do with some re-adjusting.
Im not realy a fan of flash in this sort of environment, but I like it in this one. (click for bigger)
Got loads more of the group, but they're just the ones I like best. I might put up a few more later.
The first one was taken from the side of the road. The rest were taken from the car, although it was stationary.
The camera is an 8megapixel sony digital, which I lost the manual for... I'll fool around with it, and see if I can't adjust a few things next time. *looks for manual on google*
17th Jun 06, 2:36 PM
I had a huge reply typed, and the forums decided to swallow it. I'll re-type it once I have the patience. :(
I wasn't very clear regarding the old photograph thing. B&W photographs, unlike their coloured counterparts, are highly resilient against losing tint. (They're essentially timeless in that regard). That said, your 'shop looks really old! :) Old b&w film had really high grain for it's sensitivity, so in that aspect it's cool. They don't lose contrast tho, so it's not very realistic. I guess what matters is it's effect on the viewer, ;).
The yellow tint on photographs make our eyes get lost on it, possibly making us lose track of the point of the picture (punctum).
Photoshop, for me, is equal parts practice and knowing what a given option does to the pic, other than 'this makes it look brighter'. There are quite a few books on it, relatively inexpensive, but the best is 'Photoshop for photographers' (costs about 24€ on amazon). That said, you can do stuff as well as others with just practice. Hope this didn't sound too abrasive, I'll type some hints and stuff later, if you're interested :).
That pic of the dude standing alone is very good, regarding compostition an the yellow tint ;).
As for flash photography, the problem with most cameras with incorporated flashes is that they blast light forwards. This presents a problem, because from the point of view of the camera, direct lighting kills shadows, killing volume and in most cases, killing colours.
That's why you see most photojournalists having their flashes pointed upwards with a reflector on the path of the light. This does two things, it subdues the flash light and from the camera's pov, doesn't destroy the lighting. But there are also other considerations.
Since the flash's light is just a flash, the light only lasts for 1/10000 to 1/25000 seconds. This means that it's presence outruns by an order of magnitude most compact cameras' shutters. But, there's also the shutter-flash sync speed. Generally, on slrs and I suppose on compacts too, there are two shutters or a two mode single shutter. Up to the flash sync speed, generally 1/125 or 1/250 on most modern cameras, the shutter opens, exposing the entire frame for as long as the shutter is open. Above that, the shutter either switches modes or a second shutter comes into action. When the shutter opens, it opens partially, partially illuminating a given area of the frame at a given time. This is how speeds of up to 1/8000 seconds are possible.
What does this mean in context of flashes? Above the sync speed, you'll get a strip of the frame illuminated by the flash, the rest black. But, since the speed is nigh irrelevant (up to the sync speed, no-one in their right minds would take pics above that speed ;|) what controls the ammount of light that reaches the frame?
The apperture. It's the only thing that controls directly the flash's dominance on a scene. Most flashes auto-adjust potency according to apperture, up to a certain extent, but if you're trying to light a scene perfectly using the flash, you'll need to do it manually. Tricky stuff.
So my tips for using the flash are these: set the camera on manual, shutter speeds of 1/30 or 1/60, high apperture and use, say, a paper napkin in front of the flash to subdue it. This results in a generous ammount of ambient light entering the frame and the flash won't kill the pic.
Hope all this helps :)
I can't for the life of me seem to balance that yellow tinted pic properly :yech:
17th Jun 06, 6:07 PM
Dj- I like it how you manged to get a picture of a cumulonimbus with an anvil and the earth's shadow all in one shot.
These pictures are from when I "walked" up the mountain just behind my house.
This is at the base of the mountain.
Starting to go up the mountain while looking down.
From a rock outcropping near the top of the mountain.
And coming back down the mountain.
17th Jun 06, 10:25 PM
After a joint Riess-Beast-Chrome-me effort, this balance came out. Kudos to them. :D
20th Jun 06, 1:31 AM
2nd Jul 06, 4:51 PM
Near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
3rd Jul 06, 10:01 AM
Awesome second pic, excellent contrast :D
For a work on music. 5am + depressing lyrics + me as my own model = funny face :cdance:
"Come close, kiddies. Let me tell you a story..."
Haha, nice pic, Chrys.
3rd Jul 06, 1:50 PM
4th Jul 06, 3:02 PM
For a skit on silence. Give me your input, taking into account that's it's supposed to convey silence.
4th Jul 06, 10:59 PM
I can hear tobacco burning.
5th Jul 06, 12:48 PM
On my bed no less :(
7th Jul 06, 12:15 AM
Near Caron, Saskatchewan.
7th Jul 06, 2:27 PM
Whoa. The shallow dof makes the barn look like a drawing. Very cool.
8th Jul 06, 3:07 PM
The blurry one is more interesting, IMO.http://www.airtrafficcontrol.ca/caron_canola_800.jpg
I wanna live where Trin lives...
9th Jul 06, 8:27 AM
Trinity seems to have a knack for finding old cars.
Shot these ones a few weeks ago in Paris outside the place I was staying. They were mostly just messing around on my friends Point&Shoot Canon digital so it doesn't allow for much control. But it's pritty good for such a tiny camara. (Click for bigger)
At the same spot that night there was an impromptu street party outside our room that went one for hours. Eventurly the police came... but there wassn't realy much they could do :p
I tried to do a bit of Photoshopping, it came out ok, but I think the version with just a crop without out any PS was better then the tampered one.
Here is where it came from. (click to get full size)
Chry, thanks for the advice you gave me on my last post by the way.
9th Jul 06, 5:39 PM
9th Jul 06, 6:22 PM
Trin, farm_800 (feeding the horse) is one of the best pictures I've ever seen.
9th Jul 06, 7:34 PM
Not to blow warm sunshine up your arse but I had always thought that picture of your little one on the cottage floor was exceptional.
BTW, the one above is my daughter doing an actual 540 on the stage.
10th Jul 06, 12:26 PM
Awesome, looks like an 'american sunset' :D
Do you have the EXIF data from that picture lying around somewhere?
10th Jul 06, 1:34 PM
You'll need to explain that request.
10th Jul 06, 2:49 PM
Heh... EXIF data is the data saved along with the JPEG (or raw) image. It contains focal length, f number, exposure length, flash, metering modes, etc.
I asked for it because I suck at american sunsets and if that's the case, I'd like to see how you did it :D if you don't mind of course.
To find it, if you use windows, just right click on the image, properties, attributes.
When you underexpose the sky by about two or three stops and use the flash to compensate for the subject's lighting. Gives a warm blue sky look if done properly, and was used extensively in cinema, hence the name.
10th Jul 06, 3:16 PM
Will do when I get home. However, I should add that the sky is solely the result of having the sun at my back... in effect creating a natural polariser.
10th Jul 06, 7:26 PM
Interesting. I had never realized that behaviour. I guess I should lay off the UV filter for american sunsets :|
As a side note, does your camera work in any other colour space? (Colour representation)
edit: yes it does. Have you ever tried adobe RGB? Less saturated reds, browns, and some other colours.
10th Jul 06, 7:52 PM
The UV filter would not affect the polarisation effect.
I find the colour reproduction to be extremely precise in sRGB... at least as it is displayed on this Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 2070SB. The colours of my daughter's outfit and her stuffed toy in this pic are a virtual perfect match for the real things.
10th Jul 06, 9:32 PM
I wasn't talking about the polarisation effect, but the way the sky appears. I doesn't completely blow up the sky with one, so when I take a sunset, the sky ends up too dark. Sorry, crazy leap of logic I did there.
11th Jul 06, 12:04 AM
The sky appears the way it does in the picture of the gull (that dark blue) because of the natural polarisation effect of placing about 90 degrees between me, the subject and the sun. Normally this is achieved by placing the sun at your right or left shoulder when taking a shot. However in this shot I acheived it by being significantly lower than the subject. In effect I created 90 degrees in the vertical plane as opposed to the horizontal one.
As to sunsets... UV filters won't affect much if anything. The reality is, trying to capture accurrately the dynamic lighting situations of a sunset is a challenge for any camera. Best bet is to bracket your shots by at least one f-stop. A graduated neutral density filter might also be of assistance in some situations. However as often as not you are going to blow out the sun or have all other elements in silhouette. Photoshop can actually step in and allow you to combine two identically composed shots with different exposures to get near correct lighting.
11th Jul 06, 3:11 AM
Jeebus, Trin, major props. That last one needed the pullback and the presence of the toy to make it a "win" pic. It looks much more natural than the previous close-up because the dancers on the mural are more in focus. That and the toy show your daughter looks more like she's playing and less like she's posing.
Just for curiosity's sake, try cropping off the entire right quarter of the pic (just to the right of the guitar player) and see what the composure looks like. This should enhance the "triangle" of your daughter and the toy.
You've inspired me to go out and actually buy a half-decent camera and use it more often. We inherited one of the original PowerShots from Canon from Dad-in-law (gasp - 1 Megapixel for $600!) and it's battery is about done, so it's time for a new one.
11th Jul 06, 9:32 AM
Yes trin, but don't forget I'm using the flash to compensate for the lighting, so in theory I should be getting perfect shots every time. Can't bracket decently with a studio flash without resetting the flash every time, so you have to have a decent base shot so compare to.
Unless I'm aiming at where the sun is setting, I'll get a stupidly dark blue sky with the UV filter on, where I'd need it lighter for full effect.
For comparison, this works much better on colour negative film than on digital, for obvious reasons. Maybe I'm missing some important lighting issue.
Regardless, VERY nice pic there. :D
11th Jul 06, 9:44 PM
Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra
12th Jul 06, 6:22 AM
Couple more. (click for large version)
12th Jul 06, 5:38 PM
The first one has a cool idea, but the subdued lighting on the kid in the background (assuming he's the theme) kinda kills it.
Second one I like. Only critique I have (and this is just personal taste) is that it's a little confusing in the middle, different tones of shadows, too much colour information.
13th Jul 06, 6:23 AM
Yeah, it would have been nice to get the kid in some better lighting, but it wassn't an option. I was in a line and just messing around with my friend's Canon IXUS (http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital/Digital_IXUS_55/index.asp?ComponentID=306230&SourcePageID=26181#1) and it seemed a decent shot. It's pritty good for such a tiny camara, Don't know if you've seen the other pictures on my last coupple of posts, but they were all done with that.
I know what you mean about the 2nd one. It would be better if the people were compleatly in the dark, you can see slight colour on them.
Didn't notice it before untill I look at it on this computer, the one at home shows the people comnpleatly black'nd. (not done on the Canon, used D100 for that one)
13th Jul 06, 11:02 AM
Yes, I have... It's got a preety decent quality :) (above average).
To expand on the first picture's idea, there's a technique called in english (I assume) re-framing. It's a cool way to put your subject on a small portion of the area avaliable and filling the rest / having around it something that works as a frame. You can do some awesome stuff with that, some common examples are those landscapes with tree branches on the top.
Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra
Took me a while to figure out that reference :| :spin:
13th Jul 06, 1:30 PM
I thought I would add a couple of my own pictures... some really great ones so far.
Just a couple of my nature, landscape, and people pics :)
13th Jul 06, 2:31 PM
13th Jul 06, 5:38 PM
You win the thread. :yield:
These are from a batch of 300 or so photos I kind of forgot to develop due to being busy.
EDIT: Trinity :o
13th Jul 06, 6:05 PM
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13th Jul 06, 6:29 PM
Wow buiggo, are you dating the pool chick?
I doubt it, unless Buggo's a lesbian ;)
13th Jul 06, 9:37 PM
I noted the visual similarities between the raspberries and the bikerchick's bikini top... not to mention both being plump, round and rather delicious looking.
13th Jul 06, 9:47 PM
I doubt it, unless Buggo's a lesbian
The staff were only joking about Buggo being a chick. "Allie" as we've been calling "her" is actually a play on *his* name of Allen.
14th Jul 06, 12:21 AM
k who the hell turned up this thread while I was away??
Many of the recent ones are quite print-worthy.
14th Jul 06, 12:27 AM
Woah Trin, the first lightning pic is AMAZING.
14th Jul 06, 12:35 AM
I'm using the first one as my desktop background now.
2)My family's name is Pool, so its neat-o on that level too.
14th Jul 06, 2:14 AM
Great stuff, love it!
Should I give up now...Or keep trying for a little longer?
14th Jul 06, 5:07 AM
Buggo and Trinity need less awesome on their pics. :( :D
14th Jul 06, 5:57 AM
No, I think their awesome is just fine. :D
14th Jul 06, 6:29 AM
recognise any of these people? God help us if they're on the team :haha: ;)
14th Jul 06, 9:33 AM
HAHA! I definitely recognize a couple people there :)
And yes, I am definitely dating the chick by the pool.
14th Jul 06, 12:41 PM
Attempt at shooting the sky. Failure to predict the ammount of visual pollution :disagree:
This one I overexposed by 1/2 stop. Blah
14th Jul 06, 1:47 PM
GORGEOUS pics.. especially the first two.. wow!
14th Jul 06, 1:53 PM
14th Jul 06, 5:53 PM
Trinity: Holy shit... I mean, fuck. How did you manage that? I second the 'I want to live where you live' party.
Also lol, that lamp post looks like a freaky alien snake thing coming out of the house. :D
Buggo: What kind of equipment do you use, lens wise? You've got some serious macros there, good colours...
14th Jul 06, 6:01 PM
I use a Nikon D50, and I use the stock lens (18-55) and I also often use my 70-300 -- especially for portraits. :)
14th Jul 06, 7:36 PM
70-300, f4-5.6, right? The one that also doubles as a macro lens?
If that's the case, one can only imagine what you'd do with superiour lenses.
EDIT: hmm, some of your pics have the EXIF data on them. Checking the focal length, it doesn't really need to be a macro to achieve the target magnification.
Might I inquire what kind of editing you do with them on photoshop?
EDIT2: This is awkward, Trin's pics have 'em also. Should've bothered to search before asking :jig:
14th Jul 06, 8:23 PM
How did I take that dark orange sunset? Walked out on my deck and said...hrm, this is going to be a rather nice sunset. Went down stairs grabbed camera then went out on deck again. Waited until the sun was below the horizon and started snapping pics. I didn't even futz with settings; just used AEL when taking readings on various portions of the sky. A recent forest fire out west, the dry weather and low clouds while clear underneath all combined to deliver what was rendered. The best ones came from when the light really started to fall off and the colours deepened.
14th Jul 06, 9:36 PM
Sorry, didn't mean to come through as incredulous... It's that I could never get such a cool red sky before. I can manage the blues, but the reds are extremely rare or simply come out as pink :\
14th Jul 06, 10:30 PM
No worries, I hadn't read anything into your post. I was just being dismissive of thoughts of skill or inspiration. While I recognised the sunset was likely to be interesting I did not expect it to become so rich and deep in colour. Thus highlighting once again... many a good shot is simply 50% location, 50% luck and 10% skill.
15th Jul 06, 12:43 AM
Well, a couple of my older pictures (the ones you see without EXIF data) are actually from my old Olympus C-3030 Zoom. I had a couple macro filters I stacked on there to give me a nice macro. With my new D50 camera, I haven't been able to afford any macro lens or filter, so that one wasp picture I just cropped in Photoshop. In general, the only editing I do is brightness and contrast, and unsharp mask. :) I generally try not to do anything you couldn't do in a darkroom.
That's.... a really strange photo lol. But is pretty cool in the sense that it makes you wonder wtf is happening.
Is he popping a football candy?
Is he being Force-Choked while taunted by a mini football? :trix:
15th Jul 06, 1:27 AM
He was some weird performer at the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) -- a fair -- here in Vancouver. He was just popping these little balls out of his mouth.. and juggling them. Weird, eh? :)
15th Jul 06, 5:06 AM
Buggo, Chry, Trinity... Those pics are just great!
Shot these in Turkey at the begining of last year. All done on Nikon D100
15th Jul 06, 3:08 PM
The first pic, imho, begs for a horizontal format... as it is, it looks constrained.
The second pic, is very very nice! Nice colours, nice girl ;) nice cut on her.
Third pic is kinda confusing.. boats along a strength line and then another line leading to the boat. But it's got a good contrast. :)
These were all on the first thread, but on a very low quality and dust riddled. I hope you guys don't mind :)
They were also some of the very first pictures I took when I had my first technique notions. Please excuse the crappy composition :Puppy:
15th Jul 06, 8:43 PM
16th Jul 06, 1:08 AM
You people own. I doubt any other community that is primarily bases itself in a videogame has that much artistic momentum in it.
16th Jul 06, 3:07 AM
I am thoroughly enjoying this thread. It should be vaulted.
P.S. - Money where my mouth is. (http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?p=1596025#post1596025)
Guys, make sure the links you're posting your pics under will stay active a long, long time. I have a suspicion this one is a shoe-in to be vaulted.
16th Jul 06, 8:45 AM
Thus highlighting once again... many a good shot is simply 50% location, 50% luck and 10% skill.
Amen to that. :D
Nice pic... I absolutely adore the colours, they give me an eerie feel due to the cold blue in the background and the warm orange in the foreground.
All my pics are hosted in photobucket... so unless the bandwidth is exceeded or it goes down, they'll stay up. I hope...
16th Jul 06, 2:01 PM
Wow, Trinity... That last pic is amazing... Not to say the first isn't, I just dislike seeing cars in the picture.
16th Jul 06, 4:30 PM
Scratch previous comment about "one of the best pictures...". The deer pic is an absolute award-winner. Twice the points because its male/female. Bio it please.
16th Jul 06, 4:31 PM
16th Jul 06, 4:51 PM
I've been digging for my old "Artsy Photos"-DVD for 2 days now. No luck so far. But when I do, beware! *cue lightning*
PS.: Lightning pic is 11 out of 10.
16th Jul 06, 6:11 PM
The deer pic was serendipity on the road to a fishing hole. I was just scanning as we drove (4:30 AM) looking for interesting prarie relics when I spotted the two love birds strolling through a field of flax, which happened to be in full blossom (hence the blue flowers). Stopped the vehicle and they doe ran to be with her friend. He stood his ground and I waited until they took the pose you see in the picture.
16th Jul 06, 7:13 PM
16th Jul 06, 7:26 PM
Second one's a winner, Tonnes.
Trin, you seem to have a lot of serendipity in your life. :)
17th Jul 06, 12:45 PM
View from house in Carribbean & Temple of Jupiter, Rome & Angels in the sky.
17th Jul 06, 1:18 PM
I love the seagull pic Buggo. Seems to capture the essence of seagull quite nicely.
17th Jul 06, 2:23 PM
The San Fran bridge picture is exceptional.
Castle Mountain, Banff National Park:
Cavel Lake, Jasper National Park
Lake Louise, Banff National Park
Lake Moraine, Banff National Park
Lake Moraine, Banff National Park
Edit 2: as requested, added in place names.
17th Jul 06, 3:39 PM
WOW I'm *LOVING* those landscapes. Where were those taken?
17th Jul 06, 4:11 PM
It's not from the horde of good photos, but its all I have atm, regardless:
Edit: I should probably cut away the earth at the bottom, but I kinda like the frozen trees in the background (which would have to go also, if I cut the earth)
17th Jul 06, 7:42 PM
Man. Some serious stuff posted in the last couple of days. Trinity, you da man :D
Chrys... Just.. Why?
And why do you have a baby doll in the first place?
So many questions...
17th Jul 06, 8:23 PM
Well... I had to buy it for an assignment I had to do... halfway through it I was bored, so I took a break, put it in funny positions, asked my friend to hold it and voila. Boredom for the win :[
He looks mighty happy too.
17th Jul 06, 8:36 PM
17th Jul 06, 10:31 PM
Aaah... is this the scary pictures thread page? Cool pics guys but.... scary!
Here are a few from Cadiz, Spain.
17th Jul 06, 10:46 PM
What happened to the left side of the "multitude of boats" pic?
BTW... I'll let my daughter know she ranks up there with a doll smoking a cigar ;)
18th Jul 06, 8:44 AM
Nice pics people.
Northern aurora lights
Pic too wide, linkified! (http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n271/Sauron81/northern_aurora.jpg)
18th Jul 06, 9:01 AM
Woah sweet sauron! Trinity.. she is pretty but that painting is scary! :)
And what happened to the left side of the boats picture? Well, it was taken with a fisheye lens to get some extra scope to the picture, but it blurs around the edges quite drastically.
18th Jul 06, 11:33 AM
Holy shit sauron! Do you have more of those?
18th Jul 06, 3:55 PM
Best Northern Lights display... evar! I say this after spending 7 years in Labrador where spectacular displays are common.
19th Jul 06, 1:26 AM
@ Chrysophylax - yeah i got some more somewhere, i'll see if i can find them.
@ Trinity - loved the photo with the Deer
Edit: found one:
19th Jul 06, 4:12 AM
Beautiful pictures sauron. I like them alot.
19th Jul 06, 5:43 AM
Thanks BB, I have some more somewhere. I'll post them up if people want to see some more. Got some great ones from all over the world.
@ BB - "[@ work] In an office in London where I should be working..." - same - wish i was outside in the hot weather as i'm :bored:
Not shore if this really should go here, but would like a little feedback for a friend. He just showed me some of his sculptures, these are all full size, i.e. the hat is the size of a normal hat, but check out what they are made from - took him about 50 hours to make each of these.
19th Jul 06, 8:32 AM
19th Jul 06, 3:16 PM
Cool shit, that hat at first glance looked like a 3d plot or something.
Out take from that silence skit. Funny how, looking back, I don't know how this ever conveyed silence to me.
19th Jul 06, 4:01 PM
This one might not evoke silence... more like peaceful. However, it was dead calm and not a sound, not even a bird, could be heard.
A little farther down the river though...
20th Jul 06, 1:40 AM
(higher-res version of same) (http://www.hwcommunity.com/~retroboy/Images/Retro_on_a_Penguin.PNG)
Stole my 2-year-old's tow-along penguin sled and tried it out on a golf course hill. Turned out to be rather hard on the ass. Emily fell down from laughing so hard, while Retrowife said "Don't you dare move", and snapped this shot. She's held this one over my head ever since. Claims she'll post it on the company's website if I ever get too uppity.
Retrowife's an excellent photographer. The subject matter could use some work, though. :D
20th Jul 06, 12:32 PM
Retro + that sled = win! :rofl:
Chrys... Is that ashtray cup just filled from that week/day?
Also, Trin. AWESOME river shots.
20th Jul 06, 1:58 PM
Week. 70% is mine, the rest is from the dolts that hang around. :P
Can I be vain, can I, huh huh, can I? Photo courtesy of Luis Costa
20th Jul 06, 3:34 PM
20th Jul 06, 4:03 PM
Why so glum Trinity?
20th Jul 06, 4:44 PM
I think that is just the odd lighting at 5 AM in the morning. Can't be glum in a place like that.
20th Jul 06, 4:44 PM
His jaw was tired from hanging down all day while gaping at the incredible scenery. Also, there were five hundred and umpty-three mosquito bites on his calves and the ones behind the knees REALLY ITCH.
Nice composition with the two trees and all.
20th Jul 06, 5:53 PM
Dragging them up there was a bitch.
Just a few pics I took at the beach ages ago and I still had on my camera. I Must admit that the vivid colours are due to my camera's chrome setting that saturates all colours when you take the pic, regardless I remember the real life colours being nearly as vivid :D
I couldn't decide which of these two I prefered >_< (leaning towards the second one)
20th Jul 06, 6:36 PM
While we are on self-portraits... :)
20th Jul 06, 7:16 PM
Nice hands. :wowsers:
20th Jul 06, 9:16 PM
Buggo - the new star of No-One Lives Forever. ;)
21st Jul 06, 6:52 PM
That's probably one of the most successful controls of the DOF I've ever seen on a pic, buggo. :jaw:
Dys: Love your fourth one, and your colours in general :)
23rd Jul 06, 4:31 AM
Took this one at our camp earlier this year. It's "President's Island". Trin's pic earlier reminded me of it.
Looks nice. Taken at around 5-5:30am? (notices distinct lack of direct sunlight).
23rd Jul 06, 6:25 AM
Nope - 8AM-ish. Was actually a very gray day, but with light at the horizon's edge, which prolly blew the contrast in the entire pic. I go out on the lake in the canoe whilst Retrowife sleeps in with the tykes in the early mornings in there, and canoe to the other end (which is where this was taken) and back.
Sounds fun. :)
But the shot is still nice. *needs to go camping now* lol.
24th Jul 06, 8:49 AM
Coupple of days late, but I can't miss out of the self-portrait band wagon ;) Ben 1985
This is still an old one, using the panarama maker it was origionaly 2 seperate photos. Got some more like this, will post it later. Loving the pics in the last few pages btw.
EDIT: Didn't have time to write this before, Dys, I think the 2nd version of the 4th pic is the better. There's not that much difference, I like the way the colours of the sky is brought out more and I like the way the sun is brighter and is absorbing... I love those types of pictures.
Retro, it's good, but I think a crop of the water would be better.
I prefer it like this, did a rough quick leveling out with photoshop too. I'm liking the bottom one more, it's a bit more "grainy" then the other but the colours are bolder and the reflection of the trees have more shape. You may not want the trees to be that sharpe and definable though, it all depends on what you're after.
25th Jul 06, 5:25 AM
I don't know if i can even show You my pictures as i have only a lousy kodak c330 and lower photographic skils than You but here are some of mine pics:
25th Jul 06, 8:52 AM
Nice, BB. I'll see how it prints in the new format. Thanks.
25th Jul 06, 12:17 PM
To continue the theme...
25th Jul 06, 1:15 PM
Some test shots from my new camera :P
Those pictures are actually preety good, little colour saturation and contrast on the first one, but the other two are awesome.
The first cat pic only has a 'cut' on it's ear. Problem with cuts is that they're hard to pull. Basically, when you do a cut on a subject, you assume the cut or you don't do it, so it won't look unnatural :)
25th Jul 06, 1:25 PM
What did you get? They look nice :)
25th Jul 06, 1:29 PM
A Fujifilm Finepix S3 Pro. *link* (http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilms3pro/) It absolutely surprised me even after reading that review. :)
25th Jul 06, 4:32 PM
Just following up, here's the full-size version of the President's Island picture. Note that the camera it was taken with was one of the first full-featured digital cameras on the market - the Canon PowerShot S100, weighing in at a full 1 Megapixel resolution. Woo!
I'm shopping for a new hobby-priced one this week (i.e. $300Cdn or less), and it'll be interesting to compare the quality of the results. Off to Consumer Reports I go...
25th Jul 06, 9:45 PM
26th Jul 06, 9:20 AM
So you finaly got your good camara Chrys... It looks very good.
zbobet, the first flower picture looks a little blury, how did you take it?
Ok, with a few people posting animal pics... (zbob & switchking)
Sorry, I couldn't help it :p
Got some more to add to the water reflection theme going on here, but not on this computer so I'll have to do it later.
26th Jul 06, 9:55 AM
Well,Crysophylax, the major problem with takeing a photo of two months old kitten i have encounter is:'Stay still god damn it!!!', so those two kittens was kinda suprised that i'm taking the photo,and that's why they weren't moving(so much),as for the flower, well i use to have an analogue camera which was quite good(despite it was at least 10 years older than me :p ),but it has a better lens and it was easyer to take a cool photo than with my current camera...
26th Jul 06, 4:01 PM
Yeah, that's the thing with most slrs / older cameras.
The subject moving will always be a problem photographers have :P
Man, if the snout was more in frame, that'd be my wallpaper right now. Go back and do it again :D
26th Jul 06, 5:22 PM
Back on in a few weeks...
27th Jul 06, 6:26 AM
I can't even begin to describe what I like more about the shot, if the silhouette, the clouds that look like a blanket... :jaw:
See you later.
Trinity: That's one really awesome, awesome pic! :insane:
As i'm undergoing my industrial training as a journalist, I get sent to all sorts of interesting (and not so interesting) events.
Here's what I was sent to cover today; though I haven't any real photography training, and using a mid-range camera so some tips would be great. :P
http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/1821/crane1mo6.th.jpg (http://img103.imageshack.us/my.php?image=crane1mo6.jpg)http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/1734/crane2go6.th.jpg (http://img103.imageshack.us/my.php?image=crane2go6.jpg)http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/493/crane3jm1.th.jpg (http://img103.imageshack.us/my.php?image=crane3jm1.jpg)http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/9915/crane5rd9.th.jpg (http://img103.imageshack.us/my.php?image=crane5rd9.jpg)
Holy hell, Trinity! That's an awesome shot!
27th Jul 06, 10:31 AM
Lynx: First off, what camera do you use?
If you are covering something, although you probably won't use all the pictures you take, it's best to have them all with the same exposure throughout the time you're there. That way you won't have the radical differences you have between shots, and eliminates the possible 'this picture would've rocked if it wasn't so bright/dark'.
Isolate your theme. All the rest is noise as far as your theme is concerned.
EDIT: Today I was uninspired. :Puppy:
27th Jul 06, 12:19 PM
My camera's a Nikon Coolpix 2200, nothing fancy. :p
And thanks for the advice, i'd taken the last two shots just as the sun was setting cause the recovery crew came later; ambient lighting is alot more important than I thought. :D
28th Jul 06, 12:06 PM
Walking about, I noticed the sky was nicely textured by clouds and wind. So I decided to go to the beach :P
This bridge is being repaired, thus making an inconvenience to whoever tries to cross the river. 5km by freeway past this city, exit, 4km back to reach the city. 18 km roundtrip when it used to be 2 km.
These dudes were fishing with harpoons. Stupid me didn't feel like hanging around to pic them :\
Something I don't see everyday. Dry day and a rainbow.
Overly saturated due to me messing around, but my objective was reached.
More sky goodness. :)
28th Jul 06, 2:35 PM
Awesome pics Chrys,as for the rainbow there is always some rainbow near the sun but we can't seen it without sunglases because of the sunlight.
I haven't seen so much clouds for weeks they look so pure...
28th Jul 06, 3:19 PM
I sincerely had no idea :\. It might be particularly true if there's clouds in the sky, more light diffraction.
28th Jul 06, 3:56 PM
I love Trinity's shot of the clouds, just amazing.
Chrys, they're nice, this one is my fave. Love the colour of the sky, it's realy rich. :)
Here's an old panoramic one of mine. It was 3 photos, it took some time to get the blending correct, but I got there in the end.
And another old one, but keeping with the reflection theme we've all been posting recently.
I've been playing with the levels on that one for ages now... I'm still not happy with it...
Here's the original before messing around with levels, I can't make my mind up. I'm going for the original... for now. :disagree:
29th Jul 06, 3:41 AM
B.B. the first panorama is simply excellent. It wins because it shows a large amount of human presence and interaction in what looks like an everyday setting with some nice unspoiled background, and really shows the character of the area. It would not be as good a picture without either the big stained boat or the miscellaneous people scattered about.
The second picture is not as appealing for a couple reasons. First (and less importantly) the boats are somewhat low-res at that distance and look a bit cluttered because of it. But the big flaw is that the combination of the white "pills" in the background and the wires steal and waltz away with the theme, thus unbalancing it from the excellent harbour foreground. Try this as an experiment - scroll down so that the top third of the pic is off the screen, and then imagine it as bumpyland/water/sky with less dominating points of interest. That help?
29th Jul 06, 1:01 PM
At the beach...
29th Jul 06, 4:49 PM
So I went for another sky pic tour...
(sorry for the wild exposure variation, but you can't really be constant with sensor linearity and fast light intensity diminshment :/ )
... when I remembered tonight there was a concert. A blues concert. So what I did was put myself in front of concert-goers :angel:
I have a ton of them, but it's all around the same, different lighting etc. I sincerely can't remember their name, but they were preety good, very good croud interaction. I'll edit this post when I find out their name.
B.B.: very nice panorama there. :D
Buggo: Why must all your pics be awesome? :steam: :)
29th Jul 06, 8:48 PM
Buggo: great picture, the kid hanging upside down and all. Its just great.
Chrys teh last sky and fist jazz are excellent.
As to the flower picture, it was auto focased in macro mode (I was being lazy). The slight out of focuse kind of creates an intresting effect though.
(These pictures may appear slightly fuzzy, as if minutely out of focus. That is from imageshack shrinking them from there full 5mp glory.)
Few more animal pics:
Some shots of my pond at night:
30th Jul 06, 2:25 AM
Wow i freakin envy Your skills guys:steam:
Buggo, awesom pic, i just love such dynamic photos...
Chrys, amaizing sky pics,and even more concert pics, i just love them...
Zobet the first cat photo is awesome(they are cute) they look like Norwegian Forest Cats...
EDIT: An atempt to take a photo of the sunset:
and after a couple of minutes:
nice stuff all round...
and all i've been doing for the past weeks was snapshooting in Dublin... :/
2nd Aug 06, 8:58 AM
nice stuff all round...
Yep, I say the same.
I've had to resort to some old nature pictures taken on a 60mm micro that I posted in another thread sometime ago, sorry for the re-cycleing, but I'm running dry (of anything decent that is). I need to get out and take pictures again.
2nd Aug 06, 10:31 AM
OMG got a digicam ! (http://www.deviantart.com/view/37322060/)
I'm going vacations now, so I may be able to get some nice shots there :)
2nd Aug 06, 11:39 AM
I also have some photos of flowers,i've took them today:
some bug is eating my flower...
3rd Aug 06, 2:12 PM
Along with the other pics in this thread, my pictures look amateurish and puny but I wanted to show you the furry animal who was stealing my peanuts for a week until I noticed it.
This is a grave in the nearby graveyard. The statue is just so beautiful:
(The coloured rose is real, the grey ones are stone.)
5th Aug 06, 7:43 AM
So I am in Pico Island, in the azores, and have some pics to share. Unfortunately the weather so far hasn't cooperated much with me, so these don't really show the island in it's full glory. It is amazingly beautiful.
About 1200m high. Pico is the tallest mountain in Portugal, 2351m tall.
9km long straight road. Fun times with a car :jig:
This one is dedicated to Dimension :howdy:
6th Aug 06, 10:56 AM
Those rock, Chrys.
6th Aug 06, 11:08 AM
Have some snow.
6th Aug 06, 11:52 AM
Nice work chrys.
Switch, why not get a flickr (http://flickr.com/) or photobucket (http://photobucket.com/) account to host your photos? That way when people come back to take a look at this thread they won't be looking at little red [x]
Havn't been out taking shots that much recently, but I've taken a few.
My dog Amba again. It's a shame that she's a little out of focus.
It was so hot that day.
7th Aug 06, 6:17 AM
Time for me to join. I present you a pack of pictures from my vacation i the Slovac Republic:
First the castle i Stara Lubovna
Now lookie here a primal human ;)
A church i Kezmarok
And few shots from the top of Łomnica
2 shots from the Ice cave
2 shots of the wonderfull castle Spiski Hrad
Some flowers ;)
And thats about it next time I'll post some pictures from my grandmothers garden you know flowers etc.
7th Aug 06, 9:10 AM
Nice stuff being posted recently. Unfortunately, I have only sporadic internet connection, sorry for not having better comments to do :(
This was a nice night at the disco :jig:
7th Aug 06, 9:25 AM
Chrysophylax you noughty little boy ;) that had to be a nice disco night :p
9th Aug 06, 7:55 AM
That's some very nice vistas there. Especially the castle and mountains.
Do you have any image editing software? You can correct some colour aberrations present in some of those.
Sunrise in the mountain.
9th Aug 06, 12:54 PM
Yes i have photoshop cs2 but I'm not sure what shold i do with the pictures, if you could detail it I'm sure I'll be able to fix it
10th Aug 06, 1:43 AM
Master, Just do a little colour balance. the mountain pics had a purple/move tint which made it look unnatural.
If you don't know what to do with PS, just mess around. I didn't know that much about PS (I still don't know alot) but playing around with the basics is all you really need... plus Chrys has given me a few pointers here and there ;)
If all else fails all you need is...
Image> Adjustments > Auto Levels
Works everytime :)
10th Aug 06, 3:08 AM
Hey don't worry I'm pretty aware of the abbilities of photoshop ;) check sometimes this thread http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=80200
I'm just not sure of how the effects should look like that's all, nevertless i made a little color balancing:
And here are the shots from the garden
I don't have many view pics left, but I can eventually post some pics of me made by various persons they look good but I'm not sure if you wan't to look at me ;) after all I'm not Mister Universum :p
10th Aug 06, 8:20 AM
Generally, it helps if you know how it should look to your eyes. Although it may be the case that the blue / purple tint was natural at that height, but in a photograph it looks un-natural.
It helps if you mess around with levels and hue. Spend a half hour with a picture to make every possible adjustment.
mindblowing pics. thanks for posting :)
A few pics I snapped from tonight's ride.
13th Aug 06, 1:36 PM
I just love dragon flies, when i got time i'll upload a couple more. But i wouldn't want you to miss out on this pic. Taken this holiday.
13th Aug 06, 3:07 PM
No offense intended, but please: if it's not at least reasonably in focus, please don't post it unless it's deliberately abstract. Hurts the eyes a bit. :(
15th Aug 06, 12:06 PM
This thread has grown pretty big, so I'll undock it and let the new thread (http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=102470) take over.
Please do not post new photos in this thread. :)
15th Aug 06, 7:39 PM
:cranky: mantis,onion and guitar?:matrix:
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