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Forum: Tank Journals 05-11-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By Steven_Chong
workshopper-- it's riccia

workshopper-- it's riccia
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-11-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,727
Posted By Steven_Chong
Thanks for your attention all. Bharada--...

Thanks for your attention all.

Bharada-- Yeah I meant my pretentious, and I got to say I am pretty that. Am I being a selfish brat used to getting everything I want? Probably, and not really...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-11-2007, 12:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,727
Posted By Steven_Chong
For those who have followed my work, PLEASE help me!

Today I was informed by my Resident Assistent that Claremont Mckenna College has decided they do not want me bringing back my 60cm aquarium to the residence hall next year. In other words, it is...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-09-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By Steven_Chong
Summer comes, and I say farewell to my "Summer Mountains"

I was planning to post this later . . . but I can't help myself . . . and I feel remorse in the last days of this aquascape's life . . .
...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-27-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,780
Posted By Steven_Chong
Thanks guys :D

Thanks guys :D
Forum: Tank Journals 04-20-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,208
Posted By Steven_Chong
Paradize-- do you have an ADA catalogue? There...

Paradize-- do you have an ADA catalogue? There are some photos (taken from an angle) where rims that should be there above the water surface aren't there. They are just gone, it's white.

natx--...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-20-2007, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,208
Posted By Steven_Chong
Natx-- I do realize you meant just a mild...

Natx-- I do realize you meant just a mild expression of a difference in taste, so I'm not blowing up at you-- this rant I'm about to throw of did get triggered by your comment, but please realize...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-20-2007, 05:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,208
Posted By Steven_Chong
It's also a lot more work. XD Both doing the...

It's also a lot more work. XD Both doing the tutorial that way, and . . .

Well, I didn't even have to say that I like to draw in the rim-- I could have lied and said that I just spent an hour...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-20-2007, 12:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,208
Posted By Steven_Chong
LOL!! I'm sorry guys-- I should have made it 2...

LOL!! I'm sorry guys-- I should have made it 2 pictures instead of 1. I thought I had to make it one picture though, and if I made it bigger, it'd probably make my computer blow up while trying to...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,208
Posted By Steven_Chong
Photoshop Tutorial

http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs14/f/2007/109/e/b/Photoshop_tutorial_by_StevenChong_no_GMF.jpg

I promised I'd do a tutorial, so here it is. It's mostly about layers and layer masks, and I didn't...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2007, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Steven_Chong
I am using CS 2.0. Most of the photoshop...

I am using CS 2.0. Most of the photoshop versions should have the features I use though (I think). I actually keep PS elements 3 (yes, the crappy freebie one) around because it's so much better for...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2007, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Steven_Chong
Hau Coast Revisited

You may remember my aquascape from the Fall, Hau Coast. Recently, I've gotten a LOT better at editing photos though, and recently found an untouched folder of photos from this aquascape. So, I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2007, 04:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By Steven_Chong
My art teacher would say-- I have...

My art teacher would say--



I have taken digital art classes, but to be honest-- mostly it's self-taught. You can teach yourself to do a lot on photoshop if you just go out of your way to use...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-18-2007, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 264,307
Posted By Steven_Chong
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/shadowgee/w...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/shadowgee/webcam.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2007, 12:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By Steven_Chong
Maru-kun-- When you photograph, the goal is not...

Maru-kun-- When you photograph, the goal is not just to get the clearest photo. The goal is the same as other art: communicate the beauty and feelings that you wanted to communicate.

For that...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By Steven_Chong
Some more I finished editing: ...

Some more I finished editing:

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w53/Steven_Chong/pearl-danio.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w53/Steven_Chong/zebra-danio.jpg
...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,930
Posted By Steven_Chong
Shot with the Olympus C-730: ...

Shot with the Olympus C-730:

http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs11/i/2006/238/b/9/Ryu_by_StevenChong_no_GMF.jpg

http://ic3.deviantart.com/fs12/i/2006/300/e/d/Nikko_wa_Saikyo_by_StevenChong_no_GMF.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,884
Posted By Steven_Chong
Hmm, you know I never use any light but my tank...

Hmm, you know I never use any light but my tank light-- and even then I have to work against over-exposure usually
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By Steven_Chong
Yup, that's the one I got. :hihi: U. gibba ...

Yup, that's the one I got. :hihi: U. gibba

But, if you've read the nature aquarium world books, Amano has U. gibba + riccia fields in a few that are stunning :D

Well, I like to be a bit more...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2007, 06:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,884
Posted By Steven_Chong
Yup. And no assistants. I have like 100+ just...

Yup. And no assistants. I have like 100+ just of my current 60cm layout-- I took a lot because I was blow drying with one hand, and clicking my cable release with the other (so no looking through...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2007, 05:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,884
Posted By Steven_Chong
I've done shots of a set up like this before--...

I've done shots of a set up like this before-- and I can say it is not fun getting the emersed and submersed sections both in focus, integrated looking, not distorted, etc. Plus if you want a ripple...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2007, 04:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,884
Posted By Steven_Chong
Maru-kun, in the older pictures, there's no...

Maru-kun, in the older pictures, there's no emersed section. I think it's just the thickness and bend in the glass that's causing the distortion. I have one of these vases myself, and there is also...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2007, 03:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,884
Posted By Steven_Chong
Ah, it looks good dude. Kind of unfortunate that...

Ah, it looks good dude. Kind of unfortunate that the thick, slightly curved glass distorts the emersed stuff that much.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Steven_Chong
Yup-- that thing wouldn't fit in a 60cm anyway as...

Yup-- that thing wouldn't fit in a 60cm anyway as it stands. I'll probably leave it at a friends house over the summer, and think about how (or if) to use it next september. Too annoying to try...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Steven_Chong
But spy-- I'm in California right now, for school...

But spy-- I'm in California right now, for school

I'm living the typical hawai'i spoiled-prat life-cycle-- grow up in the islands, going to Punahou or Iolani, then because you have asian parents...
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