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COMING SOON TO SNOW EVERYWHERE! - Scott Clarke

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Old 12-23-2005, 04:52 AM
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...have you looked in his photoshop gallery, the selective colour there is inspirational, and the winter 2005 is excellent, As it seems we are having no seasonal weather here in my part of the uk i will have to sit here look and sigh Palms
I agree, palms; if you enjoy his color, you might like to look in his bullfight gallery -- I don't like bullfighting, but his images are highly diffused and don't show gory detail -- they do show a lot of color and movement. This gallery has a lot of comments attached, and I found one by the artist that states that he creates most of his effect WITHOUT photoshop. In camera techniques (filters, exposure, etc.) and film processing techniques (he has many pre-digital galleries) appear to create much of his look.

"...Now for the photoshop issue, you would be very surprised at the lack of photoshop used on these. They are shot this way, you determine for yourself how I do it..." -- comment by Scott Clarke

Ohh -- you might enjoy his "On the Green River" gallery also -- delightful colors reflecting from bubbles... http://www.pbase.com/clarkwil/green

However he creates his images, I wish I could mimic them...

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Old 12-23-2005, 06:21 AM
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Ohh -- you might enjoy his "On the Green River" gallery also -- delightful colors reflecting from bubbles... http://www.pbase.com/clarkwil/green


C.J. I might enjoy the "On the Green River" ? I LOVE it, for me it is the best gallery, and for once i am glad it is not done in photoshop otherwise i would spend days no months trying to achieve something remotely similar, what a talented person, It is no good i am going to have to have a new camera and take some (ok a lot of ) lessons

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most enjoyable and a great study in bubbles

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Old 12-23-2005, 11:41 AM
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...It is no good i am going to have to have a new camera and take some (ok a lot of ) lessons Palms
I did a Google search for tips on photographing bubbles, and didn't find a clear how-to, but we can keep hunting. I've tried water drops (limited success, but I need to keep practicing), but never bubbles. Scott Clarke mentions he was/is a crime scene investigator, and has done photography all thru his work career. He has practiced this craft a lot, and seems to enjoy creating beauty all the more as a balance to his work-a-day subject matter.

I did find these links so far:
http://www.pbase.com/michaelsv/bubbles (look at his Splashing (water) Drops gallery also ) NOTE: These photos are shot with a Panasonic FZ-10 (NOT an expensive SLR camera -- It is true what they say -- "Cameras don't take pictures; people do."). Click on the "Show EXIF info" to see his exposure information -- he uses shutter speed of 1/200 sec., uses a higher ISO of 200, and some images show a sink drain below, so you can do it in your own home. He says the colors are real, although saturated a bit in PShop. He may use something colored to add some colors to the bubbles -- I don't know. It could be fun experimenting!
[Note: there is SOME difference in what cameras can do -- a Linhof large-format bellows camera system utilizing 4 x 5-inch sheet film and imaged using an apo-macro Nikon large format Nikkor-AM ED 210 mm f-5.6 lens was used for this wonderful image] -- (but most of can't afford or know what to do with a large-format camera or bellows attachment)
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/featured...ap03small.html
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~macin...un/bubbles.htm (information)

http://www.worth1000.com/cache/conte...ay=photography Worth1000 contest entries

http://www.polarimage.fi/soap/soap1.htm (pages of images, but no how-to)

http://bubbleart.com/first%20edition.htm and http://bubbleart.com/index.html
Fan Yang appears to have some world record bubbles.

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Old 12-24-2005, 02:21 AM
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Bubbles

wow Thanks C.J. you have put some work in here,Fan Yang is incredible, but back to images I like the ones at worth100 and the hint that it keeps the kids amused blowing bubbles, will have to see it the same can be said for husbands. Yes that means i will have to have a try even with my little point and shoot ( but it will be after the holidays and when i can find some bubble mixture, no washing up liquid isnt as good !) if i get any results will post them here !
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Old 12-24-2005, 02:37 AM
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OK this maybe getting a tad sad, but here is a link on making bubbles etc.

http://www.teachingonline.org/bubbles.html

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Old 12-30-2005, 10:34 AM
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...C.J. I might enjoy the "On the Green River" ? I LOVE it, for me it is the best gallery, and for once i am glad it is not done in photoshop otherwise i would spend days no months trying to achieve something remotely similar, what a talented person, It is no good i am going to have to have a new camera and take some (ok a lot of ) lessons Palms
Palms, on the subject of photography, you might want to look at Mr. Clarke's gallery "Mother and Son"
If it asks for a password - use "mia" without the quotes


Be sure to open up each image and see it full size rather than thumbnails -- look at the expressions, the lighting, the tones, the textures... but especially the expressions....

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Old 12-30-2005, 12:26 PM
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Well C.J. i am blown away, what a stunning gallery. Where to begin picking one out to say anything about, First it would have to be the black and white ones of the mother (just her face ) the expression on them beautiful and she is a spring chicken of 96 ! ! ! ! Everyone else please take a look especially those who like draganizing ,
The next one that said something to me was the son's hands (boy do they look as if they have seen some work)
but the way i read it this photographer isnt proffesional ? even though photo work was part of his job ? something wrong there !

thanks for the link

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Old 12-30-2005, 02:45 PM
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Palms, he writes that he created these images when he was a sophomore in college 20 years ago -- and never LOOKED at them until the last year or so...!!!! It sounds like he knew they were quality images (of special subjects); I don't know why he didn't look at them or have someone else look at them, but thank goodness they still existed after being stored for 20 years.

He's emailed me back a couple of times to thank me for my comments, and may take a look at DPreview or RetouchPRO -- but I'm not holding my breath. His photographic eye (his soul, whatever it is that helps photographers SEE these images in their mind in order to create them) is not something he can likely share with others. Some of the images power comes from the film processing, but it's the subject, the lighting of the subject, and the composition of the elements that create most of the images power -- I can only look and admire. Others can perhaps be inspired and see their subjects in new ways that let them create images of similar power, even though different in subject matter.
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