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post #436 of 693 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 03:49 AM
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love the Fla sky, almost looks like...looking through water
not fond of the tree colors
popcorn made me want to go pop some!

Here's one i took at a camp grounds some time ago



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post #437 of 693 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 04:04 AM
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nice photo technically, although i find the subject matter to be a little boring. maybe paly with the angles some next time


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I don't have a pic to add right now, but I just had to jump in on Gary's photo because I really dig it!

Wow I don't find the subject matter boring at all. I love it! This would look fabulous in a forest themed bathroom on the wall or in a den or library of some sort. The old grey stump looks like a beaver had knawed on that...and those red maple leaves climbing into the pic from the left give a nice pop of color. Great picture IMO. I would enjoy making a pastel painting of this. Lovely

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For Mechtec, yeah, the subject is OK. Is like nothing is going there.


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nice photo technically, although i find the subject matter to be a little boring. maybe paly with the angles some next time


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I thought your shot is interesting. It reminds me of a painting with a white background. Something is not even about this shot. The green leaves there....too much of them to the left and leaving out some empty space by the right. Maybe if you can have the other 2 orchids facing the camera as well???


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post #441 of 693 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 03:30 AM
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Kay guys, lets remember to not post a hundred pictures at once...one or two at a time.

I like your last picture, but I would maybe crop out a bit of the sky and darken it just a little to put emphasis on the clouds. I also think it might have been a bit better if you had used the rule of thirds for the land/sky on that one.

Here is one, I was experimenting a bit with breaking the rules of exposure.



And one of my foster dog.



I put up the 500px version so that you can see the whole picture without having to scroll the page...If you care about seeing it larger, just go here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/adripen...n/photostream/
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Kay guys, lets remember to not post a hundred pictures at once...one or two at a time.

I like your last picture, but I would maybe crop out a bit of the sky and darken it just a little to put emphasis on the clouds. I also think it might have been a bit better if you had used the rule of thirds for the land/sky on that one.

Here is one, I was experimenting a bit with breaking the rules of exposure.



And one of my foster dog.



I put up the 500px version so that you can see the whole picture without having to scroll the page...If you care about seeing it larger, just go here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/adripen...n/photostream/

Your highlight on her face is blown out. Try to reduce the contrast. I am not sure if you can even retrieve highlight.

I try to minimize my post processing as much as possible because these are films. No excessive cropping. No crazy contrast or effects unless the film actually captures them.


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post #443 of 693 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 12:41 AM
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Your highlight on her face is blown out. Try to reduce the contrast. I am not sure if you can even retrieve highlight.

I try to minimize my post processing as much as possible because these are films. No excessive cropping. No crazy contrast or effects unless the film actually captures them.
That was done on purpose..with the camera, not an editing program.
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No new pics for me. =p
So I'll add my own and mention the obvious oppsies.
Clean the glass [both sides] before taking photos, duh! That's what is causing that weird white wash on the body of the angel...

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That was done on purpose..with the camera, not an editing program.

Hehehe....I hope so because with a white cup and the sun shinning at her face on her left...that's usually ending up with a blown out highlight. Really, there's no way around it unless you can underexpose her right side of her face while preventing her left side highlight from clipping....


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No new pics for me. =p
So I'll add my own and mention the obvious oppsies.
Clean the glass [both sides] before taking photos, duh! That's what is causing that weird white wash on the body of the angel...
Beautiful Angel speciman you have there!!

I feel that the fish needs to somehow be sharper as it seems to sort of "melt" into the background (Im sorry, I havent had any coffee yet so cant think of a better word). The fish has lovely colours but I feel they too get a bit lost because of the similar coloured plants. I'm not that experienced with editing so I'm not sure of what processes you would have to employ to fix it. Hopefully someone far more skilled than me can give you some imput
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Here is a photo I took earlier in the week. I volunteer at a turtle hospital/rehab center. This is one of the healthier ones...he should be released very soon
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Some pics with a new lens (Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8, 50mm equivalent in 35mm speak)


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and playing around with a close-up filter on same lens.


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@brackeen: i like the ideas behind each of the photos. the first photo seems to be a little bit overexposed and the subject (bubble) is not in focus. the second photo also seems a little off focus--the focus point seems to be located below left of the bug rather than being on the bug itself.

keep experimenting with the lens. would be cool to see the progress as you master using it.

here's my contribution...feel free to rip it apart. :P

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here's my contribution...feel free to rip it apart. :P
great subject! usually i dont like the border like you have, but for this photo it works! i will say that the focus seems to be more on the roundest part of the flower, id like to see the whole flower in focus. i would also have the flower more on the right hand of the frame, so that there is some more space sepals (especially that dorsal sepal). it feels constricted the way it is..

is that a Masdevallia? which species?

here is one..critique away..im posting two, which do you prefer, with or without the leaf?


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