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Old 10-03-2009, 09:24 AM
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What did you photograph today? What did you develop/process in your digital editing software today?

Post it here with a bit of a description so we can all share in your fun.
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...sed-today.html


I started a new thread ~ the last one was getting really long.

First I took a snap with my P&S on the 'food' preset to see what aperture it chose. Then I set up the SLR with that setting and played a bit. I now have a new found admiration for still life painters. DS helped me with the dodge and burning. This probably would have looked better BEFORE I ate half the grapes.
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:44 AM
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rowing race Saturday 3rd Ocotber 09.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:04 PM
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From Saturday, 10/03/09:
Our town had it's annual Hoedown on Saturday, just another name for Fall Street Fair. My hubby met up w/ a friend of his who was walking his 5 dogs. Now, try as I might it was extremely difficult to get all the dogs into one shot, and if I could, I couldn't see them in the LCD screen, it was just so bright out. So, the first is the shot unaltered except for size and the second one is entitled, "Heads You Win". You figure out why!

Nasturtium, I've heard of art that looked good enough to eat, and yours is one of them. Most beautiful arrangement.BTW, excellent move to creat another thread.
Friiskiwi, the rowers look great. What camera do you use? Really nice shot.
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beach hut photographed and processed.
3 exposures blended & a bit of brightness & contrast.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:53 AM
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From Saturday, 10/03/09:

Friiskiwi, the rowers look great. What camera do you use? Really nice shot.
Thank you, I use a Canon 450D and a canon 55-250mm lens for this shot.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:51 PM
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Bluebells, photographed yesterday, proccessed today. HDR and Topaz.
Canon 400D canon 17-40mm lens and a tripod.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:31 AM
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Lovely multiple exposure Daitri,
Nasturtium, i really like that fruit image
Veralisa i still don't get the heads thing, but may be i'm being thick today lol!
I've been really very busy recently creating a my photographic studio in the Algarve, going to try building a stud wall over the weekend across the shop so i can create a reception area... will put up some images of the before and after a little later.
Meanwhile here's a little old stone lady i came across in Loule,
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:40 AM
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friskiwi - great capture ~ you really caught how hard they are rowing. Well done! Those flowers are stunning.
Veralisa - those dogs are so cute. What a unique angle
Gary - your post processing on the old stone lady really enhanced the mood of the image. Please let us see the before/during & after shots of the reception area.

I found some cows today, happy dance!
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Nasturtium - Thanks for thekind words about my photos. Love the colours in the Cows photo.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:42 PM
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daitri, really love your beach hut image - love the composition as well as the processing.

Nasturtium, so happy that you found cows!! But the fruit is a wonderful study also.

Gary - love the stone lady image!

Veronica - love the dogs - happy faces and tails to match!

friiskiwi - love the colors and composition!

I took my dog out to the scrub desert area near our development and saw a couple of jackrabbits (hares) and five or six turkey vultures - they hadn't found anything to eat yet, but were circling pretty low in hopes of a tasty meal.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:36 PM
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Nasturtium, I really love the rich colors and shadows in your cow shot. Is that the way it came from the camera or was there post processing?
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MiningArt - heavily post-processed :-)
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View from my office window at home.
I took this at about 7am this morning. It's HDR (Photomatix) and a bit of photoshop. It's supposed to be spring, racing towards summer, but there was more snow on the mountains than we saw in the depth of winter.
CJ Swartch - I love the last of your vulture shots.
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Nasturtium, i like the rich colours in the cows image, is that some kind of gothic glow?
CJ Swartz, i have not seen a Turkey vulture before, just the european type, are they quite large?
This is one of a statue in Ayamonte Square, Ayamonte is the last Spanish town before the border with Portugal. Tiny bit of pp and lucis to dramatise and bring out some of the shadow.
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Gary, the turkey vulture is large, with a naked red head, and a wingspan between 5-6 feet. From what I read, your European vultures have a wider wingspan.

Your statue image succeeds at being dramatic in diagonal composition. Your statues are also larger than U.S. statues, I believe.
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Gary, the turkey vulture is large, with a naked red head, and a wingspan between 5-6 feet. From what I read, your European vultures have a wider wingspan.

Your statue image succeeds at being dramatic in diagonal composition. Your statues are also larger than U.S. statues, I believe.
Ha ha!..
i thought everything in the US was larger lol!
Thanks for the spec on the Turkey vulture,
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:31 AM
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I like this and I don't know why. I don't know what to do with it either.

the workflow on the cows was something like this;

steepen the a curve in LAB to emphasize the red/green
http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=18308
sharpen according to this;
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...tml#post236077

I've made an action out of it. I usually reduce the opacity of the top layer to about 50%
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:48 AM
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It's not quite fall here yet. But there was some amazing light during my bike ride today.
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Found a cow to take pictures of. :-) Gave it the 'old master's treatment'

Dutch weather is NOT co-operating for this month's RTP challenge :-(
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Well yesterday I was walking on the Beach and saw this brown pelican taking off about 200 yards away. I had my canon Powershot and took a shot having no idea of what I got since it was bright sunlight and all I had was a led screen. But I got that fellow taking off. It probably was shot at 1/1500 of a second.
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philbach -- Cool !!

Good thing you were close and he was heading away rather than moving to the side (although shutter speed of 1/1500 probably would have caught that also). Best thing you did was being out with a camera where you were ready for whatever interesting event occurred.

Thanks for sharing - we don't see many pelicans in Arizona, although they do show up sometimes.


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... saw this brown pelican taking off about 200 yards away. I had my canon Powershot and took a shot having no idea of what I got since it was bright sunlight and all I had was a led screen. But I got that fellow taking off. It probably was shot at 1/1500 of a second.
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I took this last week and meant to post it but forgot,
messing around trying to get a water drop


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What's for Lunch

I was walking on a path at noon today and took this snap. I was wondering if the gator was as hungry as I was.

Taken with Canon Power shot.
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One taken during a charity bike ride last weekend..
Still up to my neck in building my studio and up until the weekend hadn't picked up my cam for over a month,
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Another one from the weekend, shot on the beach near Lagoa, Algarve
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Same boy again, i think you'll agree he's very photogenic,
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Phil, so did you eat one of those birds too? :-)
palms1 - Nice 'messing around'
Gary! Those are wonderful! They give such a sense of being all relaxed and happy on the beach

Well I did something I've been meaning to do for weeks. I caught the pink sunrise. This is a blend of four of the captures. I'm most definitely going through a 'pink' phase

- Nancy

[edited to add an edit from Sunday morning, I see a pattern of blending exposures]
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Gary! Those are wonderful! They give such a sense of being all relaxed and happy on the beach

Thanks Nasturtium,
here are a few more from that weekend,
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A few i processed today,
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Processed today from arecent trip to Egypt and Jordan.

Selling coffee in Jordan:
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One from this evening,
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Freewheeling on the home run down to Lagoa and the finish line..
I've done a few of these fast paced shots recently and now i'm considering going for a faster and sharper lens than the 70-300 VR used for these..
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Processed today,
Alfie and his friend on the beach,
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Just done this morning,
converted to black / white to vague out the nasty background and history brush to bring back the doggies colour, these two are the best of friends, but nip each other all day long, they are unbelievably cute
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Meadowbrook Slough near Snoqualmie, Washington
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One from this evening,
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hwkeye60-I think BW was a perfect choice for that image.
Gary-Your people pictures are wonderful - they all seem to have so much character. Cute overload on the doggies.
DannyRaphael-The mirror like reflection is awesome.

Playing around with textures this morning and liked what happened to the white birds on this one.

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Some of you may or may not know that I have a 365 self portrait manipulation set at Flickr. I'm finding that it's really stretching my imagination to try and think up new things
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We went into our town centre tonight to see the Frankfurt Christmas market
I did not want to take my "bigger " camera so took the little kodak c813
i tried out a few different scene modes before we went but didnt expect to get anything close to what i did get on just plain old Auto
Now i am not claiming that these are the best photographs ever , but for a cheap camera taking some snapshots in the cold rain i love the way the lights have come out especially the blue ones



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One from me from this evening, my friend and collegue's two daughters came over and naturally i had the camera handy.
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Gary, you've got it bad, lol. Great capture. :-)

Here's a fun holiday edit. Texture by SkeletalMess
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Thanks Nasturtium,
i know i "got it bad"..... will seek help soon lol!
meanwhile one from yesterday with the same set up
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just finished a second one of Maddy,
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This is Neil who has now joined me at Visage Studios, taken during a shoot a few days ago.
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Ooops!
forgot to upload the image lol..

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Gary that's a wonderful capture of Neil. Love the rubberband on the flash - that really makes the image fun.

I just finished retouching DH's skiing pictures. Here's one I really liked. There's a manipulated version here. Winter scene 1680x1050 wallpaper.

I shot pictures of DS's class ice skating last week. It was at 8:30 (!!!) in the morning and the light was terrible. Now I'm reading all about how to deal with noise. I was playing around with shutter speed and have a handful of completely black frames. I'd throw them away but I need the learning experience to see how far I can bring them back.

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Lovely scene there Nasturtium, very pretty, but looks really cold brrr!
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Gary that's a wonderful capture of Neil. Love the rubberband on the flash - that really makes the image fun.

I just finished retouching DH's skiing pictures. Here's one I really liked. There's a manipulated version here. Winter scene 1680x1050 wallpaper.

I shot pictures of DS's class ice skating last week. It was at 8:30 (!!!) in the morning and the light was terrible. Now I'm reading all about how to deal with noise. I was playing around with shutter speed and have a handful of completely black frames. I'd throw them away but I need the learning experience to see how far I can bring them back.

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That is excellent!
Your post was a bit ambiguous, but thanks!

It snowed during the night turning the neighborhood into a winter wonderland. So I ditched all planned activities and went out and took pictures. Now I really need to go and get things done.
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I've setup this Christmas/Holiday fireplace for several years but my wife (BOSS) wanted a picture, .... Sooooo

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not quite processed yet but i need some sleep too :o)
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Typical after hunting the net for a fireplace photo for the xmas card posting ! ! ! !

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OLBaldy - all those pretty red candles in the fireplace are so inviting!

Adam Bartas - That is one cool composite! The custom at RetouchPRO is to "save for the web" max size 100k so that you can attach a picture, links to original sizes are fine but an attached thumbnail is always preferred.

DH and I took 800+ photos over Christmas. We had one good morning of light. I took the first picture of his 90 yr old Dad with my new 50 mm lens.

The second is a year old capture but post processed this morning with just about everything I've learned here at RetouchPRO.

Happy Twenty-ten retouchers, welcome to the future!

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We have snow, now i know some of you will not be impressed but apparently it is our heaviest fall for about 15 years. and we havent been hit as bad as some of the rest of the country !

the second one is of some frost on the back windscreen of the car, got to try and get a better shot tomorrow or in the next few days but i thought it too pretty to leave out

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Palms: Well it looks like a very nice snow fall to me. Its a good thing we have a lot of global warming or else you really would have got hammered.
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Well Palms, I got inspired with your snow photo and went out down the block so to speak and took a photo too. Seabrook Island near Charleston is having a good day.
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Well Palms, I got inspired with your snow photo and went out down the block so to speak and took a photo too. Seabrook Island near Charleston is having a good day.
Looks warmer than here at the moment

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nasturtium,

you have some really nice pics in here (as do you all ), so i thought i'd do a little post processing on the snow pic. this was a crop, a brightness/contrast adjustment layer, an unsharp mask (very light), a hue/sat adjustment layer to desaturate and a noise reduction. i also used paint shop pro's 'smart photo fix' for some minor adjustments.

i'm also curious what camera you're using?

also, i'm inviting all of you (and your marvelous pictures) to post some of these in the photo art forum for folks to have a play with. i, for one, would love it and i know others would as well
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palms1 - love the geometrics shapes!

phil - the square crop really works with the diagonal lines

Craig,

Thanks for the nudge. I've started a thread. I like your interpretation very 'icy.'

My point and shoot is a Panasonic Lumix FX35 which is awesome for a pocket camera. DH has a Canon 40D which mystifies me but that doesn't keep me from attempting to use it.

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Palms - your snowfall and ice LOOK lovely - as seen from a warm room. We're having a sunny, warmer than usual (so far) January in Arizona, but I'm still cold unless the sun is shining and the temp is 60 plus.

Went on a group photo shoot last weekend - sunshine and decent temps... guess the horse thought a nap in the sun felt good even though it was still morning.

Philbach, your image looks very inviting.
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CJ - I've never been on a group shoot, sounds like a blast. Love the peacefully snoozing horsy and that wooden church is marvelous.

Here's my edits for today. I'm playing with the images from the accompanying disc to How to Cheat at Photoshop
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nasturtium,

fascinating that you used the panasonic fx35 (38). i've been watching that camera evolve since the fx18. almost bought that and almost bought the fx28. lol. i still go visit the panasonic site from time to time or dpreview and compare that one and the new 24x optical nikon and the 24x kodak. i still havent decided which i like more, but your pics with the fx35 are quite good, so panasonic gets another point

if the kodak had detachable lenses like the panasonic and a lens ring for filters like the panasonic and time lapse like the nikon, i'd get the kodak in an instant. because the panasonic is 18x and the others 24x, i've hesitated and debated internally for quite a while. i do mostly outdoor shooting so the long telephoto aspect is quite appealing to me.

did you do all the shots in the this thread with the panasonic? if so, those are good quality images in both grain and resolution. i'm impressed.

and btw, you have a very good eye
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Craig,

Thanks for the compliment. I am very comfortable with composition and equally uncomfortable with color. :-)

I've moved the camera discussion to the hardware forum.

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it's been a very cold january here. thus, our lake has been frozen over for a while now. and recently, we had some of our local geese fly over, but it wasnt until today that i saw one out on the lake. it's not a great shot aesthetically, but i still thought it was cute. you can almost hear the goose's thoughts, 'what in the hell is this? why cant i swim?'
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Kraellin; your absolutely right. That goose is surprised and angry. Life isn't supposed to be like this.
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I took this photo a few moments ago on Seabrook Island. I used my canon SX200 which makes Panoramas very easy. What didn't work though was CS4's automate/photomerge.
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Nice panorama Phil!
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My mother bought me a tiny wingback chair for doing kid portraits. It gave me this idea, and I just couldn't resist.
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Alex-That's marvelous!
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nice panorama, phil

nice one, alex
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Thank you, Sir. I'm particularly proud of that one. It was an idea I had, and it turned out every bit as nice as I hoped it would. It was meant to be Masterpiece Theatre meets Charlie Chaplin. About the only thing I didn't do that I wanted to do was to have the regular English guy who reads the stories tied up and gagged behind the little chair. But alas, there was no one to play the part.
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i woke up to this this morning. no, it wasnt in my bedroom, but it was outside my window. about once a year lately, we've been getting at least one semi-surreal winter day. seems today was the one

this was taken with my little kodak 885z. i did run it through a Lab enhance filter in filter forge to bring the colors back (it was a bit overcast when i took the shot) and i also adjusted the contrast a bit, but otherwise, what you see is... cool
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Craig, nice photo. It gave me a cold chill. "Over Here" in SC the brown pelicans have sort of moved off the ocean and are wintering on some of the inland lagoons around here to stay warm possibly. At any rate that opened up the opportunity to set up a tripod and take some photos. Here is one of those wintering pelicans.
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and phil, that's a VERY good picture! i like it
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I shot this last night. There was a whole troupe of about 8 bucks (no does that I saw) ambling through my backyard and eating from trees. This big guy stopped to watch me take photos of them. BTW, I'm not a hunter, but that is 8 points right? Anybody know?
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Don't know about the number of antler points, but you get points for capturing a close up image of a big buck. That's some backyard! Nice image.
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I don't think it is a 8 pointer.

I think it is a 9 or even maybe a 10 pointer considering how the last point is split in the right hantler.
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Craig-those ice crystals look like lovely white fireworks
Crazyflly1-Wow! Awesome capture. Weren't you scared?

We've been talking about making a pilgrimage to this hut in the Alps for years as it sports our last name. This year it was on our way to where were were going and the snow was just right.
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that's at least a 10 point buck. nice rack! (must hold tongue and not make lewd comments on my own remarks!)

thanks, nancy. yeah, that morning surprised me. apparently, what had happened was there was a heavy dew and it all crystallized. quite pretty. the whole neighborhood was like that.

great looking lodge. i can almost feel the fireplace and taste the hot toddies and cocoa
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Thank you CJ

Frank, makes me almost wish I hunted but I couldn't kill something that awsome unless I was realllllly hungry.

Nasturtium, nah, wasn't scared, I could take him. Kidding, I was on a 200mm about 200 yards out. He seemed content to just watch me watch him.
I like that lodge! Interesting composure too, I'm still trying to learn how to make a picture that draws the eye around like that one does.

Craig, thank you
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After a stunning day, the rain came down about 7pm, eased off just before 8pm and we got this strange sunset, through the light rain. Sun was setting fast, so I didn't have time to get an other lens. This was taken with a 17mm-40mm Canon lens.
HDR to bring out as much of the light as possible.
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Bluebells, photographed yesterday, proccessed today. HDR and Topaz.
Canon 400D canon 17-40mm lens and a tripod.
Beautiful picture! Our Texas Bluebells (our state flower) aren't blooming yet.
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hoarfrost! so that's what it's called! and here i thought hoarfrost was something between a prostitute's legs

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LOL, I'm not touchin that one Craig.
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Hey everyone, I been thinking. (I know, you can smell the smoke, right?)
So many great photographers and GWC's, and all over the world. I think we tend to focus on our best shots and most interesting snaps. I wonder, has anyone else here thought about the National Geographic type of possibilities we have here?
Palms in England
Algrave in Spain
Nancy and her travels
Phil and Alex in South Carolina
CJ in Arizona
and Friiskiwi in New Zealand
Oh, and I have lot's of fun examining Craig s Pics and looking for a clue as to where he is.
See what I'm saying? The trees in South Carolina grow with a mossy kinda stuff and are thick with vines, they are so beautiful.
Saguaro cactus grow just a few miles south of Phoenix, and that is THE only place they grow in the world.
I know this is a stupid American statement but you can probably point the camera anywhere in any direction in New Zealand and take a beautiful picture.

You see where I'm going with this. What if we each went outside and took a picture and posted it here once a week? Maybe with a little story about it, maybe with gps coordinates. Could be anything; a restaurant, a ski lodge, a hot spring, an old man, anything. Maybe you see it every day and don't even notice it anymore but someone on the other side of the world could find it fascinating. Algrave does great portraits, but I would love to see what he sees when he looks out his kitchen window, I've never been to Spain. Maybe this is fit for it's own thread. I'm willing to commit to carrying the camera around and try shooting some local Colorado things that Might interest someone who lives on the beach somewhere and has never seen Colorado things. You know?
Let me know if you all think this is a decent idea, or if you think that's pretty much what we already do in this thread.
Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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Hey everyone, I been thinking. (I know, you can smell the smoke, right?)
So many great photographers and GWC's, and all over the world. I think we tend to focus on our best shots and most interesting snaps. I wonder, has anyone else here thought about the National Geographic type of possibilities we have here?
Palms in England
Algrave in Spain
Nancy and her travels
Phil and Alex in South Carolina
CJ in Arizona
and Friiskiwi in New Zealand
Oh, and I have lot's of fun examining Craig s Pics and looking for a clue as to where he is.
See what I'm saying? The trees in South Carolina grow with a mossy kinda stuff and are thick with vines, they are so beautiful.
Saguaro cactus grow just a few miles south of Phoenix, and that is THE only place they grow in the world.
I know this is a stupid American statement but you can probably point the camera anywhere in any direction in New Zealand and take a beautiful picture.

You see where I'm going with this. What if we each went outside and took a picture and posted it here once a week? Maybe with a little story about it, maybe with gps coordinates. Could be anything; a restaurant, a ski lodge, a hot spring, an old man, anything. Maybe you see it every day and don't even notice it anymore but someone on the other side of the world could find it fascinating. Algrave does great portraits, but I would love to see what he sees when he looks out his kitchen window, I've never been to Spain. Maybe this is fit for it's own thread. I'm willing to commit to carrying the camera around and try shooting some local Colorado things that Might interest someone who lives on the beach somewhere and has never seen Colorado things. You know?
Let me know if you all think this is a decent idea, or if you think that's pretty much what we already do in this thread.
Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
I think it has sort of been touched upon before briefly but I am like you and think it is a good idea maybe start another thread perhaps with the title "My patch" and maybe link it to a google map ?
but be aware people are weary about giving out the exact locations of where they live etc but surrounding areas should be ok,
Think of it as a education my geography has come on in leaps and bounds since posting here

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I've been kicking around the idea of a RetouchPRO group at Flickr but*. Does everyone have an account there? If we geotag our pictures then we could have a map for the group. I think.

As far as me taking a picture a week*. I thought photographers were supposed to follow the light. It's gray and overcast here mostly-making that "magic" Dutch light a rather rare commodity. :-)

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Hey everyone, I been thinking. (I know, you can smell the smoke, right?)
So many great photographers and GWC's, and all over the world. I think we tend to focus on our best shots and most interesting snaps. I wonder, has anyone else here thought about the National Geographic type of possibilities we have here?
Palms in England
Algrave in Spain
Nancy and her travels
Phil and Alex in South Carolina
CJ in Arizona
and Friiskiwi in New Zealand
Oh, and I have lot's of fun examining Craig s Pics and looking for a clue as to where he is.
See what I'm saying? The trees in South Carolina grow with a mossy kinda stuff and are thick with vines, they are so beautiful.
Saguaro cactus grow just a few miles south of Phoenix, and that is THE only place they grow in the world.
I know this is a stupid American statement but you can probably point the camera anywhere in any direction in New Zealand and take a beautiful picture.

You see where I'm going with this. What if we each went outside and took a picture and posted it here once a week? Maybe with a little story about it, maybe with gps coordinates. Could be anything; a restaurant, a ski lodge, a hot spring, an old man, anything. Maybe you see it every day and don't even notice it anymore but someone on the other side of the world could find it fascinating. Algrave does great portraits, but I would love to see what he sees when he looks out his kitchen window, I've never been to Spain. Maybe this is fit for it's own thread. I'm willing to commit to carrying the camera around and try shooting some local Colorado things that Might interest someone who lives on the beach somewhere and has never seen Colorado things. You know?
Let me know if you all think this is a decent idea, or if you think that's pretty much what we already do in this thread.
Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

I like how you think! I have my camera ready. Also like the "My Patch" idea from Palms.

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hehehe, sorry palms, but i'm officially a dirty old man now, having hit 60 last month, so i get to get away with it

i like the idea of shots at home. i'll bet more folks are on facebook than flikr, though, at least in more of a social networking frame. we could start a 'fans of retouchpro' page or something. i wouldnt ask for a once a week. i'd do it more like it's done here in this thread. just post something up when ya like.

i've had the idea of doing a retouchpro calendar or table top 'best of RP' book or something along those lines, too. add in the photo art forum and we've got something i'd buy.
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Hi all,
I just took this shot of my puppy. Hope you like.
I am giving thought to the new thread, got some ideas, just have to wait for a day off.
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Nice dog! Reminds me of Keimo my Malamute...I really miss that dog!
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...I just took this shot of my puppy. Hope you like.
I am giving thought to the new thread,...
Love your dog, and love how you incorporated a look at your "Patch" of Colorado at the same time.

Took this a few days ago (we've had rain since) but wanted to show that the Valley of the Sun in Arizona already has Spring flowers blooming - at least in my front yard.

I like the idea of using our forum and our interest in photography to share something about where / how we live with each other. I agree with Palms about not showing info that could lead someone to our doorstep, but think that would be easy to avoid. Placing such photos in a separate thread would make sense to me. People who are interested could set aside some time each week (or so) to search for a subject or location that expresses something about their locale -- that would give focus to our shooting without the strictness of a specific subject, and would make us think about what makes our locale special or different.
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Another reason why a thread would be interesting about our area's is CJ them are summer flowers here

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i'll bet more folks are on facebook than flikr, though, at least in more of a social networking frame. we could start a 'fans of retouchpro' page or something.
statistically I'm sure that's correct but I don't think FB supports geotagging yet.
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Another reason why a thread would be interesting about our area's is CJ them are summer flowers here

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statistically I'm sure that's correct but I don't think FB supports geotagging yet.
If it comes to posting elsewhere, I'll vote for Flickr over Facebook any day. Flickr is all about photography while Facebook is filled with Farmville or whatever other games and diversions. I guess a FB page for our group might be able to avoid that kind of stuff, but I'm not sure. (I hate to visit my page now because of Friends of friends requests to "milk their Farmville cow" etc.)
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Not sure about the flickr/facebook idea, And Doug will be shouting into his screen "Why" when we can do all that here ( except for the size of images) Crazyfly get a new thread going and lets see how it goes

there could even be a request thing, which i could start off now, My 5 year old granddaughter wants to go to USA so that she can photograph the Statue of Liberty! so as the next best thing is there anyone out there who could do a snap just for her? ( mind you she does think it can dance like on a camera advert over here )

C.J. I Know what you mean i have turned friends news off on some because of the farm/zoo/cafe things

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Frank, thank you, the animal shelter told me he is a wolf but I don't know.
Cj, thank you, and those are lovely flowers, I'm really ready to see some of those here.

I'm going to start the new thread in a few days.

Here are a couple I shot in North Carolina on Lake Waccamaw. Just converted them to BW.
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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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