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Oct 24, 2009, 02:25 AM
 
color might be off on these. haven't been able to look on a good monitor yet, only this glossy pos macbook screen from the hotel room.

tanker peeking through the fog.


the sierra nevada and another aircraft.
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Yes, it’s chaotic and weird, but I like it. (Straight from the camera)
     
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@mr. burns
What mountains are those? They look impressive.
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Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
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What mountains are those? They look impressive.
Well, it says above the picture that they're the Sierra Nevadas...
     
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Oct 25, 2009, 09:47 PM
 
hehe. here are the better edited versions.



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Originally Posted by waxcrash View Post
This is the only one that doesn't look like a random snapshot. The colors aren't too exciting. Needs more red. Needs to pop.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
This is the only one that doesn't look like a random snapshot. The colors aren't too exciting. Needs more red. Needs to pop.
I agree the bulldozer picture needs more color-but I'd emphasize the sky.

As for the other pictures, I like the sunrise/sunset over the city picture. It looks like more than a random snapshot to me, especially the way the sun is caught between buildings. Maybe not "high art," but pretty nice.

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Originally Posted by waxcrash View Post
This is lovely. Perhaps it could use better cropping - I'm thinking the top left corner - but I appreciate the that the log in the foreground gives it depth and plunges you into the foliage.
     
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My first day with my D90:













(same as the above, at 100%)

This is my first DSLR, and second camera owned ever (first is my Coolpix L6).

All are straight off the camera, minus the cropping, and were taken with the 18-105 kit lens.
     
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Is my display mis-calibrated, or is there a really sick turquoise tinge to the sky in that tree photo?

The greens/blues look *totally* off.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Is my display mis-calibrated, or is there a really sick turquoise tinge to the sky in that tree photo?

The greens/blues look *totally* off.
It was set to Vivid, with a polarizing filter on. Believe it or not, the sunny summer South African skies are actually that blue when viewed through polarized glasses.

And there is no turquoise on my 17" MacBook Pro matt display, with the default Snow Leopard color profile...
     
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I'll join back in...





I usually try to not post pictures from clients; I'm sure that's not the kind of photos that people want in here. Buuuuut, since I have little else to post...







     
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^that last one would get it.

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Changed your mind on that one, eh?
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
^that last one would get it.

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I have to disagree. Numbers three and five are lovely; the rest, while nice pictures, don’t tell me much.

The first two seem (though that may just be the size playing tricks) to be sharpened far too much. The boy’s face actually looks downright scary.
     
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It's when you use the highlights/shadows filter on Aperture.

Example:

     
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You're the one that needs to be careful, I'm several hundreds of miles away !!!!!
     
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Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Changed your mind on that one, eh?
Ha...yeah, you could see how easily that one could've been volleyed back.

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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
I have to disagree. Numbers three and five are lovely; the rest, while nice pictures, don’t tell me much.
#3 was probably my favorite from the whole bunch. They were genuinely being like that. I just had to point and capture the whole day; very little direction was necessary.

The first two seem (though that may just be the size playing tricks) to be sharpened far too much. The boy’s face actually looks downright scary.
Yeah, I've been experimenting with a "sharpening for the web" action included in the Boutwell's action packs. Usually they're a little soft when uploading, but now it's getting a bit eeee...

I'll include one other one my wife took of me about an hour ago. I don't like being on the "wrong" side of the lens much, but she did a pretty good job with this one...

     
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I asked my friends why they started nicknaming me Jawbone.

Their response: "Jawbone of an ass."
     
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Nov 18, 2009, 11:13 AM
 
@Jawbone
I like the reaction, but the bouquet is very unsettling.

Regarding the other pics, I also like #3 very much (nice use of space and composition), but I also happen to like the pic of the kid in the pool: the pattern of the waves is great. It would be even better if the woman (?) in the background wasn't there.
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Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
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I like the reaction, but the bouquet is very unsettling.
The … what? What bouquet?

     
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Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
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I like the reaction, but the bouquet is very unsettling.
This one lost me too...

Regarding the other pics, I also like #3 very much (nice use of space and composition), but I also happen to like the pic of the kid in the pool: the pattern of the waves is great. It would be even better if the woman (?) in the background wasn't there.
Thank ya. That's actually a small statue in the background.

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I asked my friends why they started nicknaming me Jawbone.

Their response: "Jawbone of an ass."
Someone in a book called the Bible killed a crapload of people with one of those...
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
This one lost me too...
Gee, what the hell kinda spell checker was running in my head this morning?
I meant to write: I like the expression in your face, the way it is portrayed, but the nervous bokeh makes the picture unsettling to look at.
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Thank ya. That's actually a small statue in the background.

Or an apparition.
Kinda hard to tell
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Gee, what the hell kinda spell checker was running in my head this morning?
A Chinese one, apparently.
     
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Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
Gee, what the hell kinda spell checker was running in my head this morning?
I meant to write: I like the expression in your face, the way it is portrayed, but the nervous bokeh makes the picture unsettling to look at.
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I gotcha now.
Any reason why the bokeh is that nervous? Did you apply too much sharpening? Perhaps using layer masks would help here.
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Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
Any reason why the bokeh is that nervous? Did you apply too much sharpening? Perhaps using layer masks would help here.
Definitely too much sharpening after resizing for web-prep. Gotta find (or make) a different action.
     
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I always love me some insect photos.

Why don't you crop that one just a bit further right?
     
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Like so?



That was taken with the kit 18-105mm lens on my D90. I am actually VERY impressed with it. While it is my first DSLR – I have used D2xs, D3s, 1Ds, 5Ds etc and I thought I was going to have to get a few more lenses before I could take decent photos.
     
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Another two:



(just a cropped version of one of the above)
     
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Like so?
MUCHO better.
     
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Originally Posted by calverson View Post
(just a cropped version of one of the above)
Also much improved over the original.

Side note: as much as I hate bees flying around my face, they're actually really beautiful.
     
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Yeah, they pretty hard to shoot, too. They move around a lot more than you'd think, and only stay in one place for about 4-8 seconds before moving to another flower or something, so you have that long to focus on something that is moving and damn small.

It is summer here so they are all over the place, in ur treez, pollenating ur flowaz.
     
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Some HDRness. Pretty crazy.
     
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I was browsing this thread and my wife (who was looking over my shoulder) said, "he looks like he stepped out of Twilight". I suppose that's a compliment of sorts.
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Very cool.
     
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Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
I was browsing this thread and my wife (who was looking over my shoulder) said, "he looks like he stepped out of Twilight". I suppose that's a compliment of sorts.
Yeah, I'm conflicted as to whether or not I should be offended or flattered. I'm offettered.

My wife thinks this one is a bit more Twilight-like:

     
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Kim's a crazy Twilight (and Vampire Diaries) fanatic, so take it as praise.

*bonk* <she whacked me on the head>
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Twilight gets a lot of attention for being a "tween" phenomenon, but I've known a ton of married women and long-term girlfriends that were crazy about it.

I just don't understand it...
     
 
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