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Old 12-31-2009, 05:42 PM
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:12 AM
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Re: January 2010 Photo Competition: Discussion

Congratulations on the well-deserved win sharynideas. I like the theme you chose this month. It has a lot of possibilities. And now that I'm back close to 100%, I might just have to get out the ole' creativity and get busy.

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:06 PM
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Thanks, Janet. I was hoping to pick a theme that would appeal to a lot of photographers so that there would be more entries in January. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:10 AM
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Re: January 2010 Photo Competition: Discussion

I posted the lamp, hoping it would generate more interior shots for January's contest. If you're like me, there have only been three sunny days so far in January.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:45 AM
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A cool idea sharynideas . . . The shot you posted, it would be especially cool if you redid the shot by positioning the glasses so they magnify a specific passage, and let the sharp focus of the shot be on that passage; especially shooting it at 2.8.
It's a very nice shot already. But that would add some additional meaning to it, if you understand where I'm coming from.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:19 PM
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Alex-Thanks for the suggestion. When I get a chance, I'll try it. I'm just learning. Don't know much about the mechanics of photography.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:39 PM
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Alex-This was the best I could do. The glasses don't really magnify so I used them to frame. But to get close enough to read the words well, I lost the context. So I compromised.
I'd like to see someone try the shot who has the knowhow to pull it off.
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Re: January 2010 Photo Competition: Discussion

You would do something similar to this. I shot this one about a year ago for a client. It was their theme verse for their online ministry.

Shoot it up close with a wide aperture. I shot this one at F/2.8, then did a multiply layer over top and masked the multiply layer to make the specific passage more bold. But the blurring everywhere else is from the aperture setting. The passage still stood out by itself. It didn't really need the bold. But I wanted to make sure that it drew the viewer's attention without fail.

The only real difference is that you would put the glasses down, with the arms opened up, so that the passage shows through one of the lenses.
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:47 AM
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I see what you mean, Alex. I'll have to give that a try. Basically, though I was just trying to get a backlit, indoor shot. I was hoping more people would post photos to the contest.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:34 AM
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Re: January 2010 Photo Competition: Discussion

I hope you don't misunderstand me. I wasn't criticizing the shot you posted. I just thought the other would be a cool idea for a shot, now or at another time. I think about things like that all day, how this would be kind of neat to do, or that would make a really nice photograph, etc. So I hope you didn't take my feedback as meaning that what you posted was inadequate. Far from it. It's a great shot that provoked me to think, so in effect, in commenting on it as to a constructive upgrade to the shot, I was complimenting what you did.
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