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F-Stop In The Name Of Love [PHOTO THREAD]

GrifterGrifter TorontoSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
edited August 2007 in Artist's Corner
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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
  • erisian popeerisian pope Registered User
    edited May 2007
    So cute, Sheri!!!



    Here's one more flower. It's framed for use as a desktop and not really framed/composed properly for art. Still, I think it's neat.

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  • bread of wonderbread of wonder Registered User
    edited May 2007
    I dig it, pope. The composition works fine for art. What's art anyway? Shouldn't desktops be art? ;)

    Long distance runner, what you standin' there for?
  • erisian popeerisian pope Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Ok, that's a pretty good point. Also, thanks!

    If it were hanging on my wall it would bug me to no end to have the foreground object / subject on the edge of the image with so little of interest in the negative space. As a desktop that gives me a place for my icons. :-P

  • foursquaremanfoursquareman Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Love the colours of that flower photo!

    Had to go out last night, so I thought I would take the camera along. I'm pretty happy with what I got, though there is a lot of noise.

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    I didn't notice this bird was sitting there until after taking a few shots:

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  • bread of wonderbread of wonder Registered User
    edited May 2007
    On both of those, the composition really suffers. It bothers me that you can't see the top of that column, it looks as though it was a mistake that it wasn't included in the shot. Also, there's the end of a shadow on the lower left part of the frame that's really bothering me. And you may want to check your white balance on the second one - I know the whole warm colors is a preference (and lots of shots look great with warm light!) but it's a little overdone. Looks as if that shot was taken in a darkroom or something with all that overly near-red warm light.

    Lastly, you may want to learn to use frame borders because with all those lines in your shots going off the frame, I found my eye going straight off the picture. Borders help "contain" the image.

    Long distance runner, what you standin' there for?
  • benz0rsbenz0rs Registered User
    edited May 2007
    In other words: "2much redz imo"

    It's easily fix-able in photoshop by just adjusting it in the color balance.

  • foursquaremanfoursquareman Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Cool, thanks. I have to learn to be more critical with my shots. I wouldn't have noticed either of those things you pointed out for the top photo.

  • JAmp5JAmp5 Registered User
    edited May 2007
  • UnknownSaintUnknownSaint Registered User
    edited May 2007
    That is neat as all hell, JAmp.

    Meh. More old stuff that I got around to. And then a cactus for good measure.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    This thread is awesome, as usual. Sheri, I love those otters. Or seals. Or sea-weasels, or whatever.

    And the legendary thread title has encouraged me to go on a photo-excursion today, for the first time in ages. Hopefully I will be back with a decent photo or two!

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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Alright I went on a walk and most of my photos were dodgy and the battery kicked the bucket before I was done but oh well. A couple seemed to turn out okay:

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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I have no idea what's going on in most of those.

  • bread of wonderbread of wonder Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Me neither, but I like the last two.

    Long distance runner, what you standin' there for?
  • erisian popeerisian pope Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Sheri isn't zim? OH RED LETTER DAY! Oh the huge manatee! (Nice av, is it Mully-art?)

    Bsjezz, I can't tell what the first pic is of, but I love the prismatic light reflection that's all purple and sparkly. It appeals to my inner teen-age-girl.

    Saint, the cactus is pretty nice. It's somehow peaceful and serene. I think it's a combo of your DoF plus the colors (not overly saturated, allows the purple to be soothing).

    Jamp, that's pretty nifty! And I had always thought that Jesus had no pier... But seriously, the vignetting really adds something. Very nice.

  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    It's basically the stump of an old jetty or a submerged tree trunk covered in oyster shells, with the water around it slick with oil or some other kind of chemical residue. The other ones are a lorikeet in a tree, a mossy gum branch and a broken cement pipe half sunk in the mud.

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  • erisian popeerisian pope Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Another flower from pope:

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    Also, rain:

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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Yes, pope, it is mully-art, and is thread-appropriate!

  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    ooooo pope I really like this new flower, almost looks alien the way you took the picture. Really cool!

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  • saltinesssaltiness Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I like that one Jamp. But there's something about it that bothers me. There seems to be too much empty space on the right. I know it's just how the scene was but I wonder what it'd look like with the subject off center? I like how you put it in the center though so it might not work.

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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I've got to (kind of) disagree with saltiness -- my favorite part of that picture, JAmp, is the way the sky and the sea merge and the horizon disappears off on the right-hand side. I think that if you moved the focus to the right (which salti refers to as 'empty space,' though I wouldn't call it that), you'd ruin that really awesome effect.

  • saltinesssaltiness Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I looked at it again, after reading your take on it, Sheri and I think I found my problem with it. I flipped the image horizontally and I think it reads better this way.

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    (Jamp, I took the liberty of messing with your image, if you'd rather I didn't I'll take it down.)

    XBL: heavenkils
  • TiniTini Slippy PARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I completely disagree. I think it's better just the way JAmp did it because we read left to right.

    Do a barrel roll.
  • saltinesssaltiness Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    That's exactly why I like it this way. I initially look at the white space then my eye is naturally lead to the busy part of the pier. It's a better build-up for me.

    XBL: heavenkils
  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I like it JAmp's way better.

    I can't tell you why.

    But now his intials kind of look like they're saying 'HI' >.>

  • TiniTini Slippy PARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I suppose it's just a personal opinion because I think it is more appealing in the first shot because the subject of the picture is the first thing you see, which in a lot of the cases it should be.

    Do a barrel roll.
  • JAmp5JAmp5 Registered User
    edited May 2007
    These exact same things were going through my head too :P but yeah it just looked wrong anything but centre, I guess you never see a picture of a crucifix without it being dead in the middle of the frame. I don't really like using someone else’s work to my advantage by the way, it feels kind of wrong, whoever did think of this tag was a genius, making the barbed wire look like a crown of thorns so props to him (or her) I merely gave it some atmosphere and a context.

    Also mirrored don't you think the expression on his face is more "uh..what?" and less “I’m the son of god” anyways debating for the win. This is the talk that makes people think how can I make my pictures better.

    P.S I love to use vignetting to keep the focus in the centre of the frame and stop it wandering out.

  • erisian popeerisian pope Registered User
    edited May 2007
    JAmp5 wrote: »
    I guess you never see a picture of a crucifix without it being dead
    olol

    JAmp5 wrote: »
    I don't really like using someone else’s work to my advantage by the way, it feels kind of wrong, whoever did think of this tag was a genius, making the barbed wire look like a crown of thorns so props to him (or her) I merely gave it some atmosphere and a context.
    I think that's what journalistic photography is all about. I don't mean specifically your piece here, which I see more as artistic than journalistic (not that the two are exclusive), but your message here sounds like describing journalism as if it were intended to be art but partially plagairised. But if one looks at it as journalism ... documenting something and enhancing it's core meaning ... that's not plaigarism in my opinion.

    But like I started to say, your piece is more artistic than not, so maybe it's some of each, or maybe you saw something and captured it in a beautiful way and that credit goes to you.

  • benz0rsbenz0rs Registered User
    edited May 2007
    I like the salti version better...

  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
  • bread of wonderbread of wonder Registered User
    edited May 2007
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    ...and now for something completely different.
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    So tonight, I went to the Empire State Building in hopes of getting some long exposures and cityscapes, but the security assholes are more uptight than airport security and I got my tripod confiscated (apparently, they've been doing that to everyone) because they deemed it "too big" which is complete bs because it's one of those really compact 10" folded ones. And it was impossible to get any decent shots. I got a few but they kinda sucked. So whatever. Maybe tomorrow night I'll find an observation deck or something. How frustrating. Paying 18 bucks to get to the top, and then they pull some crap like that...

    Long distance runner, what you standin' there for?
  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    So I have a D50 and I love it but frankly 2.5 frames per second is not enough for the type of sports / action photography I want to get more into. This sounds kinda like a h/a question but since you guys are the photo thread for this whole place I thought I'd ask you first. Got any suggestions on what I should think about investing in to get more fps?

    Here's what I want to do more of.

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    and I don't know how to image tag from photobucket on my mac...great.

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  • bread of wonderbread of wonder Registered User
    edited May 2007
    I know the Canon 30D does 5fps. But first of all, make sure your memory card(s) have a fast write speed. I have a D80 with 3.5-ish fps, but my memory cards have a standard write speed and thus I can't shoot continuously. However, if you have some huge bucks to drop and want to stay with a Nikon lens system, the D2Xs does 8fps at 6.8 megapixels, and something like 5fps at 12mp.

    There really aren't a whole lot of pro sports photographers that shoot Nikon though, hence why you see tons of white (Canon) telephoto lenses at pretty much every sports event.

    Long distance runner, what you standin' there for?
  • saltinesssaltiness Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The Canon 20D also does 5fps and is practically the same camera as the 30D. It just has a smaller screen and no spot metering. I have the 20D and with a Sandisk Ultra II card I can shoot 6 frames at 5fps in RAW but if I use the best JPG setting I can do over 50 frames continuously at 5fps.

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  • mr0rangemr0range Registered User
    edited May 2007
    I'll stick my neck out on this.

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  • PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
  • UnknownSaintUnknownSaint Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Phone, that is some creepy stuff.

    Awesome.

  • erisian popeerisian pope Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Orange - I like the last one a lot. The angle and the sharpness/contrast give it a lot of energy.

    Bread - I love #s 2 and 4!!! The turtles in #4 are the last thing I end up noticing because the picture really moves my eye around a lot. It's great!


    EDIT: Phonehand, that's wicked!

  • PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
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