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Old 03-12-2010, 01:13 AM
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Re: Photographed TODAY (or Processed today) con't

Craig, here he is in color.

Thank you for your comments on the dock shot. I've been working on my framing and cropping, black and white seems to help with that as all I see is the tones. Seems like color can kind of cloud a picture for me.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:32 AM
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william,

i'm a fan of black and whites. however, i'm thinkin the first, the alligator shot, might look better in color. but, i love the dock shot. great perspective and great contrasts. very nice!
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Craig, here he is in color.

Thank you for your comments on the dock shot. I've been working on my framing and cropping, black and white seems to help with that as all I see is the tones. Seems like color can kind of cloud a picture for me.
Crazyfly - I agree with Craig on both images, and with you about color interfering with our concentration on composition. Color is such a strong element that it can blind us to other pieces of the image (I have the same issue myself); I think your working in b/w while working on composition and cropping is a sound idea. After working on composition, then you can decide which images you want to keep b/w and which would look better in color or in both b/w and color. The dock image has strong lines and interesting composition and works well in b/w. The alligator shot doesn't have enough contrast to show well in b/w, I think. Color can sometimes BE the subject, it is that strong of an element.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:47 PM
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Cj, Thank you. I was hoping for more feedback after the color post. I thought that the bw was better because the only color was green. After reading your post and looking at it again with new eyes I see that you and Craig are both right.
The bw doesn't have any lights and the color brings out the water plants and the algae and the wavy green lines in front of the gator.
Again, thank you both for your sound advise.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:30 AM
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crazyfly1-the BW dock picture is great. On the 'gator shot I think you have to 'forget what you know and look at what you see'. Alas the way our brain directs attention can be pretty darn hard to duplicate in a 2D static picture. :-(

I'm messing around with trying to learn how to shoot in manual mode. Gosh! It's hard! And thank goodness I'm doing this in the digital age. lol. I think I'm going to give up on expensive face creams and just depend on photoshop to make my skin look good from now on out. :-)
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:58 AM
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Re: Photographed TODAY (or Processed today) con't

is that you, nasturtium?

i much prefer manual. i wish these smaller cameras had manual zooms. and yes, digital helps
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:25 AM
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Had to find something to do. And I got birthday tomorrow so made a picture for myself. What you think?

About the setup:
40D with 16-35mm/f2.8 @ (16mm/f5.6 ISO 100)
2x BXRi 500 with basic reflectors. (behind model both sides, minimum power)
1x acuteB with zoom reflector and grid (right from camera)
1x 430EX with omni bounce (as fill from camera direction)

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LR and PS
removed little this and that from background in PS
Added and modified the smoke in PS (liguify)
toning in LR (i dont know why but this is reaaly much easier in LR)
curves and vignette in PS
save for web
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:20 PM
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Overdoze, Nice pic!! Love the smoke. If you don't mind I might steal that whole idea for my facebook pic.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:26 PM
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Re: Photographed TODAY (or Processed today) con't

K, sorry guys I'm back with deer and I have 4 fav's so I'm gonna mini blow up the thread.
I shot these tonight in my driveway.
It's nice that they want to pose, but I can't get them to stop staring at the camera.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:29 PM
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BTW
1/100 sec
f/8
ISO 200

Bet you never saw a deers tongue before lol.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:13 AM
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those are good, william, especially the first two. i'm hoping to get some that close up with my new camera coming soon
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