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Old 09-12-2010, 04:19 AM
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My daughter Nicoletta, photographed & processed today..still looking for a better soft colors & contrast..inspired by Loretta Lux minus the enlarged head..
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hehe, ok. thanks, gary. english is such a varied language
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:52 PM
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andyong, i think i'd crop the top off that one a bit. but, very cute
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:32 PM
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Thanks for the good suggestion Craig..will do better next time...

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andyong, i think i'd crop the top off that one a bit. but, very cute
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:23 AM
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andyong,

you did nothing wrong. a crop would tend to bring her more into the forefront is all. so, it's just a matter of what you want to show off in the pic.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:44 AM
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i got it Craig, it's about cropping any distracting object to make the POI stronger right?..thank you very much.
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you did nothing wrong. a crop would tend to bring her more into the forefront is all. so, it's just a matter of what you want to show off in the pic.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:59 AM
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My daughter Nicoletta, photographed & processed today..still looking for a better soft colors & contrast..inspired by Loretta Lux minus the enlarged head..
Andy, your daughter and your image is lovely. (had to google Loretta Lux to remind me about that look - happy you didn't choose that). The pose, the light, the color coordination all make for a delightful photo. Your wife and daughter are lucky to live with a pro photographer so they will have high quality family memory books.
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Flotsam - your Lyttelton harbour picture - nice unity of color and great dynamic diagonal lines
- earthquake, wow.
orandz - cat grass - fabulous DOF and sharpness
- some flowers - love those bright colors and the unusual abstract framing - so much more interesting than a whole bloom centered smack dab in the middle of the frame
Craig - those frost covered pine branches are reminiscent of frilly lace
great blue heron - that is one amazing zoom
CJ Swartz - Oh! You are such a softie...leading those voracious ants away with that peach
Gary - yeah! That is terrific creamy bokeh behind that bug
Mr. Ratty - I don't like the thought of a rat but he's kind cute up there. You really caught a great variety of shots
bokcheelo - nice retouch, her skin is flawless now
andyong - she's adorable, love all that soft green

my first image is of some lit balloons floating on a lake, it was a weird night to say the least.
the second orange one is waaaaaaay out of focus but I really like the round bokeh created by the setting sun shining through the holes in the buoy
and the last is me farting around with classic still lifes again
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nancy,

lovely pics the balloons one is lovely and a bit surreal. i like it! and the buoy, that's quite some orange going on there. but, the masterpiece in this lot is your last one. i've stolen it and am going to do some photo-art with it. did you set that all up? you just keep on 'farting around'
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t. did you set that all up? you just keep on 'farting around'
I set it all up. It's a mock up of a painting I saw in a restaurant.

if you wait a sec I'll put a SOOC version in the photo-art section. The one attached here is mixed with a texture...

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awww, thankers
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I took some tips from this blog today to try out ( well till it got too technical )
and this is the outcome, i used slightly to heavy a paper so will have to find some other out, and just as i set it up the sun went in ! ! ! and then the cat ate my flower ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

but i think i will try again soon

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I took some tips from this blog today to try out ( well till it got too technical )
and this is the outcome, i used slightly to heavy a paper so will have to find some other out, and just as i set it up the sun went in ! ! ! and then the cat ate my flower ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

but i think i will try again soon palms
Lovely, Palms!! The quality of the diffused light thru the petals is especially lovely on those in the top 2/3rds of the image, and maybe just a little darker at the bottom edge (might be me). I hope you do shoot some more since it works well for you... except when Mr Peeps is around... < 0\p
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very nice, palms, but if the cat ate the flower, how did you get the shot?
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...and then the cat ate my flower!...
And yet they get all precious about the food they are supposed to eat- go figure! Your flowers are exquisite though Palms, I think you've done a beautiful job there.
CJ- I raise orphan doves and pigeons, so it goes without saying I think your little fella is adorable heee.
Andy- Cute little girl you have there! You've done a superb job with the colours in that shot- looooove that soft green. I don't feel that the upper latch part of the door is too distracting...for me at least I rather like that detail, I found the black (cable?) thingie in the top right to be the main distraction.
Nancy- I always love to see the results of your "farting around". Good call on the out-of-focus lantern the effect of the sunset really makes that image- dreamy abstract.

I just got myself a new camera. I caved in and finally retired my old film SLRs in favour of a Canon 550D with a 55-250mm lens and I've gotta say I am already noticing a few things I'll have to relearn I guess with regards to my shooting habits- exposure setup/management for one and the freakin' auto focus that I guess I'll have to get comfortable with to get that pin sharp focus in shallow DOF shots that I love, and all the different priority settings...never had any of that before- my film SLRs were mostly manual affairs and my focus er... I went though a lot of film LOL! Down the track I plan to invest in a couple decent prime lenses, especially for macro work.
Anyhoo, just out of the box and to my absolute glee my first victims are a trio of Rainbow Lorikeets, but a small sample of the few different types of stupidly colourful birds that come to my yard for a free feed.
I'm chuffed at how they turned out- I used a polarizing filter on my lens to kill much of the glare and that did a lovely job with the colour overall so post the images only really needed some exposure tweeking and cropping. Now I'm eagerly waiting for next lot of "practice targets" to fly in....
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