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Mar 7, 2008, 04:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by James L View Post
Just looking through some older shots from my collection:



And, in honour of the sunset theme:

My two favorites from those 4. I dig 'em.
     
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Mar 7, 2008, 04:44 PM
 
It snowed today. In Louisiana. In March, of all times. This is the first time in 20 years that I've lived here that it has snowed twice in a single winter. Most years it doesn't snow at all.

Anyhoo, here are some from the first half of the day. All taken with my trusty Canon 85mm f/1.8







My girl didn't like the snow. She stood two inches in front of the snow line on the porch, growling for like 30 seconds.

     
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Mar 7, 2008, 05:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by IceEnclosure View Post
I was on this old dirt road yesterday that we used to go drinking at in high school. I snapped off some pics of the sun setting. The few pics I took didn't come out exactly like I wanted, but I kept one and adjusted it in RAW to my liking. Little crazy looking, I sort of like it though:

You know, it's a nice shot, but I must confess I'm not a fan of the coloring. I find too many shots these days have been over-Photoshopped and they get a computer-animated look to them. I'm getting that vibe here.

I think it'd be better if the darker areas didn't have such obviously vivid colours. Not only would it be more "realistic" but it wouldn't detract or be so distracting from the picture's real focus, the sunset.

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Mar 7, 2008, 11:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
You know, it's a nice shot, but I must confess I'm not a fan of the coloring. I find too many shots these days have been over-Photoshopped and they get a computer-animated look to them. I'm getting that vibe here.

I think it'd be better if the darker areas didn't have such obviously vivid colours. Not only would it be more "realistic" but it wouldn't detract or be so distracting from the picture's real focus, the sunset.

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sounds good, and I kind of agree. Problem is my results out of about 15 pictures were sort of subpar. I'll look thru them and see what's what. Thanks!
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Mar 8, 2008, 10:21 AM
 
Here's one of my favorites just because I was amazed at how well the macro on my camera worked out for this particular shot. This little guy was approximately an inch to an inch and a half in length.

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Mar 8, 2008, 10:26 AM
 
A shot of one of our ladder trucks performing drills at our drill tower last Fall.

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Mar 9, 2008, 07:25 PM
 
Great shots there Jawbone. Particularly like the dog ones. The snow looks great, although I'm thankful I'm just looking at pictures of it. Heh.

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Mar 9, 2008, 10:37 PM
 
Thank you, Erik. I'm glad the snow doesn't come around very often here. The crazy hot, humid summers don't seem quite so bad when the weather is so windy, cold, and wet. I'm ready to hop in the pool.
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Mar 11, 2008, 08:17 AM
 
Too much distraction by the background in my opinion, probably because the photo was taken with the kit lens or a relatively large aperture. Interesting fella, though
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Mar 13, 2008, 12:29 AM
 
Anyone in here think I'd be gaining much in image quality switching from an XTi to a 40D?

And now for a photo. You Flickr contacts might have already seen it, but oh well.

     
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Mar 13, 2008, 12:44 AM
 
^ That is absolutely gorgeous. Lady should be happy with that

Playing with vignetting and vibrancy in Aperture 2 are we? Addicting isn't?

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Mar 13, 2008, 12:48 AM
 
Whoa! Good catch on Aperture 2.

Yeah, I'm definitely loving the gamma vignette. Tons better than the vignette in Lightroom.
     
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Mar 13, 2008, 02:19 AM
 
Aperture 2 tip of the day:

Use vibrancy in reverse to desaturate people:

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Mar 17, 2008, 11:52 PM
 
More fun with Vibrancy:


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Mar 18, 2008, 01:08 AM
 
Very cool...

Enjoying the lady's company, eh?
     
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No shame in it at all. Not a bit.
     
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Mar 21, 2008, 05:36 PM
 
This first one is big because it doesn't look as good at medium size. It's from a senior session I did yesterday morning. I'm still editing the rest.



These are from this family set that I did Monday of this week.







     
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Mar 21, 2008, 06:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Hmm... not quite...

How about this: I also cropped it and adjust the levels for a little more contrast


Here's my quick take:

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That's why he's gonna kill us. So we got to beat it. Yeah. Before he let's loose the marmosets on us."
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Mar 21, 2008, 06:33 PM
 
Playing with lighting:





     
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Mar 23, 2008, 11:55 AM
 
Very nice!
     
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Mar 23, 2008, 12:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
Playing with vignetting and vibrancy in Aperture 2 are we? Addicting isn't?
Same here. Definition + Vibrancy + Vignette = win

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Mar 23, 2008, 04:52 PM
 
there should be a thread for pics that don't require critique but rather commentary.

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Mar 23, 2008, 05:05 PM
 
I would love this shot if it weren't for the dog's shadow on the arm rest.
"Everything's so clear to me now: I'm the keeper of the cheese and you're the lemon merchant. Get it? And he knows it.
That's why he's gonna kill us. So we got to beat it. Yeah. Before he let's loose the marmosets on us."
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Mar 23, 2008, 05:28 PM
 
:: punches you ::
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Mar 23, 2008, 06:05 PM
 
Here, I fix for you, mien kapitan:

"Everything's so clear to me now: I'm the keeper of the cheese and you're the lemon merchant. Get it? And he knows it.
That's why he's gonna kill us. So we got to beat it. Yeah. Before he let's loose the marmosets on us."
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Mar 23, 2008, 07:53 PM
 
Now eliminate the propane tank.
     
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Mar 24, 2008, 01:18 AM
 
i prefer the darker world the dog is living in within my picture. and the propane stays!
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Now eliminate the propane tank.
I got it for ya buddy.




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hmmph!
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Mar 24, 2008, 01:54 PM
 
poor dog eloped with the propane tank. that honeymoon night isn't going to be pretty.
     
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Mar 24, 2008, 09:35 PM
 
DH! I knew a photo thread would draw you out.

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Mar 24, 2008, 11:16 PM
 
OMG! Fantastic work Face Ache!

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Mar 25, 2008, 12:28 AM
 
I'll see your peacock and raise you my most viewed and favourited shot:


I was trying to get a shot like yours ironically, but the damn (wild) peacock wouldn't spread them

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Mar 25, 2008, 12:38 AM
 
I have one of those too, just haven't edited it yet. Ironic, no?
     
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Mar 25, 2008, 12:39 AM
 
Not seeing the irony. I thought the shot itself was fairly average. The aggressive editing seems to be what made it popular.

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Mar 25, 2008, 03:21 AM
 
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Not seeing the irony. I thought the shot itself was fairly average. The aggressive editing seems to be what made it popular.
I found it amusing that you "raised" my photo with the very next one I was editing.

There's just so many ways you can shoot a peacock I guess.
     
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Mar 25, 2008, 04:57 AM
 
True. The expression "raised" wasn't meant to mean that my photo was necessarily better. I just happened to have a peacock photo on Flickr myself

Anyway it turns out I lied. This photo got to #35 on the Flickr 500 top most interesting photos:


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Originally Posted by James L View Post
looks like the beast is about to make you a statistic.
god, i hate peacocks. most annoying bird sounds. ever.
     
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looks like the beast is about to make you a statistic.
god, i hate peacocks. most annoying bird sounds. ever.
lol, I totally agree.
     
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When you convert a peacock picture to black and white, does it look like a speckled turkey?
     
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Mar 25, 2008, 02:42 PM
 
Two from a senior shoot I did last Thursday:



     
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she looks thrilled in the second one. so, a senior shoot - you go to high schools and take pictures of girls? real nice.
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