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Reply #3255 on: February 13, 2017, 12:15:26 AM



The weather around here has been horrid, but I found the hole in the world.
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Reply #3256 on: February 26, 2017, 09:28:16 AM

A couple of photos I took at a Christmas festival at Kew Gardens.


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Reply #3257 on: February 27, 2017, 01:04:12 PM

That last one's genius.
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Reply #3258 on: February 27, 2017, 01:31:44 PM

Yeah, it's lovely. I'd probably have crushed the blacks a bit as your sky is mostly noise anyway but that's a great reflection shot.

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Reply #3259 on: March 01, 2017, 12:52:14 PM

I love the bokeh on the strung lights!

I had to stop drinking so I suddenly found myself playing less computer and having a ton of free time to take photos. I also started a blog. https://ultralightphotographer.com/


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Reply #3260 on: March 01, 2017, 04:11:47 PM

Dang, I was hoping you were taking those from an actual ultralight.


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Reply #3261 on: March 06, 2017, 09:50:00 PM

I stitched my first panoramic photo today.

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Reply #3262 on: March 07, 2017, 12:21:15 AM

That's really nice. How did you deal with the nodal point with such a short distance to the foreground? Do you have a panoramic tripod head?

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Reply #3263 on: March 07, 2017, 12:07:39 PM

That's really nice. How did you deal with the nodal point with such a short distance to the foreground? Do you have a panoramic tripod head?

They are actually taken from different locations. I was not happy with any of the shots and I clicked 4 photos and Lightroom stitched them together, there is a bit of a boundry warp happening right above the 61 on the first one. Here it is unwarped. You can see where the fence gets funky from the lack of info and Lightroom just deals with it. I like this version more, but most people like their photos square. So I guess it's not really a photo but a computer simulation of what it would look like. Either way I was really impressed with Lightroom's ability to stitch photos together.

Now that I know how powerful Lightroom is for stitching I can totally see how I would have done it differently. And taken like 20 shots to get the crap out of the waterline. Would have taken a vertical shot every 10 feet along it's side. Then again I like how this makes the bow look almost as huge as it is.

We had toured the USS Missouri two years ago and I felt like they had a lot more compartments open for this tour.  Certainly a lot more visitors to the Missouri. I'm not quite sure how long they will be able to keep the Iowa afloat given how few visitors they had. I mean really, if you can go to Disneyland or tour the Iowa what are most families going to pick? We just got into LA in the afternoon and spending $800 for park tickets or $100 to tour another battleship seemed like a no-brainer given the line lengths at Disneyland.

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Reply #3264 on: March 08, 2017, 02:40:16 PM

Took my Kiev 60 off to the wrong side of the railway tracks to shoot some urban stuff that isn't baroque stonework for a change.


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Then, because my dog was with me, we stopped off in the park to play with a tennis ball as a reward for being patient.


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Reply #3265 on: March 10, 2017, 02:58:23 PM

Decided to teach myself something about Photoshop and fucking about with portraits. I was going to do a girl disappearing with ink-swirls into thin air but the source photos I had in mind suggested a more cyberpunk approach. As a result it was a whole lot more involved than I was planning on and I think I still fucked it up a bit.


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Reply #3266 on: March 10, 2017, 03:07:39 PM

There's no focal point to the image and you've spread the dissonance around too much.  I'd leave the face completely untouched, have the patterns just barely touching the edges of her skin, fading into being there.  The edges of her body are too visible and delineated, it makes her stand out from the background too much.  Maybe have the lower part of her body and just starting with her hands a bit fading into the background pattern noise more, while her head and shoulders are emerging from the noise, hence the patterns just starting to fade into existence around her face.  Background needs something, even a vague impression of structure, otherwise she just seems to be floating in space and with how defined her edges still are, it's not working.  I like the color bleeds with the reds, that works well, especially in a cyberpunkish setting.

NOTE : all this is how it's working for me, YMMV.  I don't necessarily have the skills to do something like this (I've not working on Photoshop in ages other than editing image size and color corrections), but I'd like to think I can describe what's "bothering" me about an image.

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Reply #3267 on: March 11, 2017, 02:50:30 AM

The background and squares rock. The effect works, but something seems off with the leg appearing half gone, maybe funk around with the opacity on her layer so it seems more transportery/ethereal.  Or do the disappearingness as a mask layer so it's easy to play with? Might also try duplicating her layer and bluring it with a glowy effect with low opacity.  Seems like you nailed it in the skirt area but the hair somehow doesn't work. It might just end up being the orange/blue contrast that's doing it. I think you are close.

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Reply #3268 on: March 27, 2017, 12:20:04 AM

Back to regular photos for now.


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Reply #3269 on: April 12, 2017, 12:26:48 AM

Fun times with a Moskva 6x9.


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Reply #3270 on: April 15, 2017, 07:48:45 PM

in that last pic, why do half the units in that building have the same polka dot curtains?

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Reply #3271 on: April 16, 2017, 12:35:53 AM

I've no idea. Honestly hadn't noticed it until you pointed it out. It's very low income housing though so maybe there's somewhere close by where that pattern happens to be the cheapest?

Here's some ghetto photography. Caught on a sunny day without a tripod or filters, used my hat as a camera rest for a long exposure.

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Reply #3272 on: April 16, 2017, 01:42:16 PM

Hah, nice! The best equipment is always what you have with you.

I don't share many of my martial arts photos but I did a couple of B&Ws, which is a bit of a change for me.


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Reply #3273 on: April 16, 2017, 03:55:33 PM

First of those two martial arts shots is fantastic. I like the other one too, but that first one has a ton of emotion and frozen movement to it.

I have a lot of shots like that water-in-the-woods shot--I struggle to find a way to make them more interesting to me--there's always something good to them, but the ones that have a bit more are hard to figure out.
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Reply #3274 on: April 16, 2017, 08:09:49 PM

"ghetto" photography? I was looking for slum buildings! LOL

Very nice improvisational work though! I'm way too lazy about dragging my tripod around even when I have my real camera so I often end up using fence posts or rocks or whatever I can find. 

One idea I had comparing the cropped to the original though is that I wish you'd aimed slightly to the right to put the waterfall flowing into the picture from the left side and include the knobbly tree with the moss around it on the right. Might have given it a little more interesting flow - or maybe distracted from the focus of your intent, I don't know.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #3275 on: April 17, 2017, 10:29:19 AM

The shot of the girl landing the punch on the guy is amazing, Mosesandstick.  Was it at all staged?  Did you have to take dozens of pictures to get the timing on the blow landing just right?

This one is kinda waving goodbye to winter, but the sight made going out in 12 below and at six in the morning (and wading through a river with a few feet of ice on the banks and slush on the riverbed beneath the water to get there) worthwhile:


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Reply #3276 on: April 17, 2017, 11:55:55 AM

Thanks for the comments folks. It's not staged but it is a grading and they were probably doing set techniques at this point. That makes it easier to go hard, because you can both pull any punches and you know where and when you're going to be hit. Timing wise part of it is definitely volume and luck, especially as I can't predict what people will do. However my experience doing the martial art does help give a feel for timing.

Nice spot - red deer? How do you survive wading through water that cold?
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Reply #3277 on: April 17, 2017, 02:39:54 PM

Thanks for the comments folks. It's not staged but it is a grading and they were probably doing set techniques at this point. That makes it easier to go hard, because you can both pull any punches and you know where and when you're going to be hit. Timing wise part of it is definitely volume and luck, especially as I can't predict what people will do. However my experience doing the martial art does help give a feel for timing.

Nice spot - red deer? How do you survive wading through water that cold?

Yes, red deer on the route across the pass from Braemar to Blair Atholl. The river was only in liquid form for about thirty feet, and only waist deep at the worst, so it was just a matter of walk out on the ice, jump in, push on and dry fast at the far end.  This is a picture from the bank, although barely on the level of holiday snap: https://i.imgur.com/fBGp3E6.jpg

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Reply #3278 on: April 18, 2017, 01:51:14 AM

I love the martial arts stuff. Works so well in black and white. I dusted off my digital camera for a trip with Dan and the dogs of a friend out to the Tatras. We weren't going far and I wanted some shots of the dogs playing which meant autofocus (all of my film cameras are manual focus only).

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Reply #3279 on: April 18, 2017, 09:57:13 AM

I need to get out and take a lot of shots now that spring is here.

I'm a bit bored with the wild/natural areas near me, though. I feel like all I'm going to do most of the time is do shots I've done before in a slightly better technical sense or with more interesting weather/environmental conditions. I need to find some new places.

Toying with taking a full day and shooting along one roadway for about 15-20 miles out to my west--just shots of businesses, old abandoned homes, forest, etc.
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Reply #3280 on: April 18, 2017, 12:44:30 PM

That sort of thinking caused my sister move to Portland.  She hasn't done much with photography since as she struggles to pay bills now.  why so serious?

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Reply #3281 on: April 19, 2017, 04:38:47 AM

That sort of thinking caused my sister move to Portland.  She hasn't done much with photography since as she struggles to pay bills now.  why so serious?
I'm as poor as shit right now and I'm taking more photos than ever. On film too.

Walk-around stuff with a 6x9 Moskva, Fomapan 100.


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Reply #3282 on: Today at 02:23:58 AM

Went and photographed trains last weekend.


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