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when you say noise... what does that mean??
     
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Basically, since the source image was so dark, there wasn't much "room" to make the pixels that make up the man appear brighter. When you try to, you get a bunch of color noise because the image editor can't do a whole lot to black (or near black pixels) as far as them lighter.

Looking back at my comment I can see how it confused you -- that was a crappy sentence.
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Mar 31, 2008, 08:50 PM
 
That would be more effective if the lamp post and the bicycles hadn't obscured the door.

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Apr 1, 2008, 04:45 AM
 
@Arena
The lighting in your first shot is sublime, absolutely great. But I'd prefer to see more of the conductor's face, see the passion in his eyes, etc.

I also like the architecture shot with the kicker, the colors remind me of cross-developed slide films
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That would be more effective if the lamp post and the bicycles hadn't obscured the door.
Might go back.
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Apr 1, 2008, 06:16 AM
 
I would. You have a killer motif there, a slight change in angle can make all the difference. Try and get the same lighting conditions as well (same time of day at least).

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I'll try tonight - thanks for the feedback. I learn lots from this thread!
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Apr 1, 2008, 08:14 AM
 
@Peter
I think the composition is rather boring. You've tried to do this by making the door (too brightly) red, but this doesn't help. The view on it is obstructed by both, the bike and the lamp post, so I don't see a reason why this should be the center of attention.
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Originally Posted by powerbook867 View Post
my turn! shot tonight @ 2.8

I missed this one. It's gorgeous!

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Apr 1, 2008, 08:27 AM
 
I've gone panorama-crazy of late. Here's my latest 50 Megapixels:




Check it out in all it's detailed glory:
Flickr Photo Download: Coffs Harbour 50 Megapixel Panorama! [100% LQ]

I had to upload it at JPEG quality 4 though to make it fit the 10MB upload limitation

My panoramas:
Panorama-rama! - a photoset on Flickr
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Apr 1, 2008, 09:27 AM
 
Peter, your picture is interesting but not compelling. Coloring the door draws the eye, but it doesn't say anything once you notice it. Ideas: nighttime photo instead of day; unobstructed view of door, but off center; the front of the house and the door as "order" with the bikes and fences around the area demonstrating "chaos" in comparison-with a clear view of the door emphasizing the orderliness of it.

Maybe also work on just desaturating everything but the door-the rest of the world is dull compared to the lively red door...

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Thanks Erik! Didn't realize you are in Australia. You have the real deal there for reefs.. Me, all I have is my 110 gallons of salt water in Kansas!
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This needs a bump..

tired of the "fat girl" thread at the top..

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This is for the Utata Take Two diptych project, something made, something found. To the left are roses my wife made me for Valentines (and they sit in my office), to the right are some dying flowers we just can't bring ourselves to throw out.
"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.
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Apr 10, 2008, 05:32 PM
 
Three of my favorites from this session with a local indie band, Alarm the Arrival.







All three look batter at "large" size on Flickr, but there's no way I was posting that in here.
     
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Apr 10, 2008, 06:50 PM
 
I did these at a friend's salon over the weekend:





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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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Apr 10, 2008, 07:29 PM
 
Love that last shot. It looks like they're all standing around, talking about their rough day.
     
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Apr 10, 2008, 08:31 PM
 
Very good Jawbone, they look very "indie band promotional-ish". That's a compliment. The top shot is a little too washed out and the AC unit in the upper left is a bit distracting. The middle shot looks like it was shot on film "old skool style". Nice.
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Apr 10, 2008, 10:12 PM
 
Too messy. Goes for the both of them

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Hella boring or interesting to some?


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Apr 10, 2008, 10:24 PM
 
Too much going on, there’s nowhere for the eye to focus, and not enough contrast (mostly in colour) to give the eye a hint about what to focus on.

The second one would have been okay if the flower were red or blue—a vibrant colour to contrast with the white-grey cars and street in the background.

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Apr 10, 2008, 10:32 PM
 
@Alex: That flower would stand out if you cropped it a lot closer and had a much blurrier background. A blurred out background should not take up most of the space in the photo. Especially if it's only semi-blurred like here. Takes away too much from the main subject.

As for the first photo there's just too much going on: Branches everywhere, out of focus foreground elements. Needs a much tighter crop and higher contrast if you want to save it.

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Hella boring or interesting to some?

I love the DEEP blue, but I think the crop on the sides is a bit too tight.


Here's a close crop of a large marble globe at the community zoo in Lafayette, IN.


And the all too difficult "Up the Tree" shot.
     
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The ‘up a tree’ shot really is a pain. I don’t think you’ve quite got away with it there, either. I like the enhanced contrast between the almost yellowish light leaves and the dark green leaves in the background, but the stem is—as always in these pictures—too dark and takes too much focus.
     
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When I master the "Up the Tree" shot, then I will be a Jedi.
     
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Apr 10, 2008, 11:37 PM
 
Old and tired:


New hotness:
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that looks better. now if you make it look as if he's sliding off a skateboard and wearing a helmet
     
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Old and tired:
[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2262/2403995985_6caa0d1998.jpg[img]

New hotness:
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Much better. Removing the reflections improved it quite a bit. But you lost some of the deep blue up top and what is that "goo" in the upper corners?

Needs more lens flare.

More trees:
     
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My first contender:

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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Much better. Removing the reflections improved it quite a bit. But you lost some of the deep blue up top and what is that "goo" in the upper corners?
Goo is fixed now. Had a hell of a time getting this background right. Lots and lots of cloning, checking with treshold, more cloning and repairing, rinse and repeat.

I'll probably redo it from the original RAW 16-bit when I get home from work anyway. Worked of the JPEG for this one. And there was nothing to uncrop, so the extended background had to be faked.

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Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
My first contender:

I like it. More contrast and saturation would probably make it more interesting though. Perhaps a vignette

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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
More trees:
Good, but the angle feels like it should be steeper. Perhaps if you had moved a bit to the right. Out of focus foreground objects in the top right also distracts quite a bit.

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Hotter hotness:
     
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Bwahah! If I had been drinking something It would have been all over the monitor.
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I approve

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Critique this if you dare ( if she doesn't like what you have to say she will come after you):

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OMG 1980's stock shot.

Sorry, sorry, sorry. I'm sure there is much skill involved, just not my cup of tea.
     
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Critique this if you dare ( if she doesn't like what you have to say she will come after you):
I've never seen a revolver that tosses out brass like that. She's going to slip on that stuff for sure-probably poke herself with that letter opener too.

Sarcasm aside, it's not my cup of tea either, and you'll get a lot of feedback about the subject matter and maybe not much at all on composition, post-processing, etc.

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Undersaturated IMHO
Messy with the bag and sweater flaying the way they are
Looks like her left foot is blurred
her expression isn't to attractive
She's not looking at the camera, which would make it more interesting IMHO
The belt doesn't work in this situation IMHO
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The bag... HAS GOT TO GO!!! Totally ruins the shot.
     
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Originally Posted by Mastrap View Post
OMG 1980's stock shot.

Sorry, sorry, sorry. I'm sure there is much skill involved, just not my cup of tea.
This is what fascinates me about my own photography:
you either love it or hate it.

I just can't help myself doing stuff like that.
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OK - here's another one from today that should be more mainstream:

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Originally Posted by cszar2001 View Post
OK - here's another one from today that should be more mainstream:
Really, really, really beautiful shot. I have no "critique," just appreciation. I love the colors.
     
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I have one critique: it’s too small.
     
 
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