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Some Day My Prints Will Come [PHOTO THREAD] (spoiler things and die)

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    anableanable North TexasRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    That's pretty fantastic.

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    ClearwindClearwind Registered User new member
    edited February 2008
    It's been a while since I have been back to the forums here. But I thought I would come back with a photo.


    My uncles race car at the track

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    anableanable North TexasRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Two things: we like pictures not links; your sig is a bit large.

    That being said, the picture has a 70s-ish feel too it that I think is cool. Unless that wasn't your intention....

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    VeritasVeritas Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Sheri wrote: »
    So I know this isn't a Photo Thread photograph, but I'm too stoked about this to not share.

    Look what I did today.



    That is most awesome.

    My only complaint is that the background isn't very interesting and the subject seems kind of pixelated :lol:

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    ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    anable wrote: »
    That's pretty damn fantastic.

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    PilcrowPilcrow Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Sheri I think people are being bitches about your bird shot. I loved it right away. A living gem of a subject among the uninspired clots of "urban abstract"s that are so a la mode.

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    AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Pilcrow wrote: »
    Sheri I think people are being bitches about your bird shot. I loved it right away. A living gem of a subject among the uninspired clots of "urban abstract"s that are so a la mode.
    What fresh Hell is this?

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    SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I prefer all my shots with ice cream, personally.

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Pilcrow wrote: »
    Sheri I think people are being bitches about your bird shot. I loved it right away. A living gem of a subject among the uninspired clots of "urban abstract"s that are so a la mode.

    :<>

    (I don't think anyone was being a "bitch.")

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    erisian popeerisian pope Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I drove up to northern east Texas this weekend for my grandmother's funeral. It was a long drive (nearly 5 hours ... and yes, you can drive at ~70mph for 5 hours from central texas (Austin) in a straight line and still be in texas) ... anyway, we didn't really ever stop for photography as our goal was to get there and be with the family. Nonetheless, I wanted to share this road-sighting I was lucky enough to capture.

    IMG_5752.jpg

    Yes. That is a pickup pulling a trailer with a car (Fiero?) on it with bicycles and a chair-frame in the engine cavity of the car. Yeah, east Texas gets pretty damned rural.



    EDIT

    My 2 monitors really render the colors pretty differently. Can you all give me feedback on the colors? Is the image kinda overly green to you?


    I reprocessed it on my other monitor. Which looks better to you all?

    IMG_5752_2.jpg


    EDIT #3

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    PootPoot Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    anable wrote: »
    Other people seem to like this one more than I do:
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    I love this.

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    supertallsupertall Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    The second one pope.

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    NaregNareg Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Hey yall here's some photo's I'd like feedback on...

    Any suggestions on how to deal with overexposure in photoshop? Im still kinda new and trusty of the light meter on my camera...

    Picture_115.jpg

    Picture_301.jpg

    Picture_281.jpg

    Picture_24.jpg

    Picture_52.jpg

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    Back off man, I'm a scientist!
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    anableanable North TexasRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Nareg wrote: »
    Hey yall here's some photo's I'd like feedback on...

    Any suggestions on how to deal with overexposure in photoshop? Im still kinda new and trusty of the light meter on my camera...

    I'm a fan of 1, 2, and 4. I'm going to assume you did minimal post processing on them since you have that Photoshop exposure question which really makes me realize my own "on site" short comings. My pictures don't even look close as good as that until I tweak them in Lightroom. That being said, if you're shooting in RAW and have a recentish version of PS (I think CS bundled it first), it should have a RAW editor that will let you directly tweak the exposure.

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    NaregNareg Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'm a fan of 1, 2, and 4. I'm going to assume you did minimal post processing on them since you have that Photoshop exposure question which really makes me realize my own "on site" short comings. My pictures don't even look close as good as that until I tweak them in Lightroom. That being said, if you're shooting in RAW and have a recentish version of PS (I think CS bundled it first), it should have a RAW editor that will let you directly tweak the exposure.

    Right, these were shot with film so all I have are the jpegs I get from snapfish and, yes I just adjusted contrast/levels a little.
    <by adjust i really mean, I used picasa and clicked "i feel lucky">

    soooooo.. tutorials much?


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    Nareg wrote: »
    Hey yall here's some photo's I'd like feedback on...

    Any suggestions on how to deal with overexposure in photoshop? Im still kinda new and trusty of the light meter on my camera...

    Picture_115.jpg

    Picture_301.jpg

    Picture_281.jpg

    Picture_24.jpg

    Picture_52.jpg

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    Back off man, I'm a scientist!
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    VeritasVeritas Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    If anyone is interested in strobist techniques but just hasn't gotten around to it here's a short video one of the readers created that highlights a bunch of the lighting 101 information.

    http://www.pduncan.com/strobiststart/index.html

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    SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
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    VeritasVeritas Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Cute pose Sheri. The picture is a little soft but for a self portrait the focus is still pretty good.

    I raise you a cowboy hat.

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    altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Hey,

    With all the PAX news, we should get together at PAX and do photographer... stuff. Anyone planning on going?

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    ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Veritas wrote: »
    Cute pose Sheri. The picture is a little soft but for a self portrait the focus is still pretty good.

    I raise you a cowboy hat.
    howdy partner

    Lovin' it, first thing that comes to mind is:

    I'll be your huckleberry.

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    VeritasVeritas Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    altmann wrote: »
    Hey,

    With all the PAX news, we should get together at PAX and do photographer... stuff. Anyone planning on going?

    It would be fun but I don't have any plans to go as of yet. I haven't gone to any yet so it more a matter of dropping the cash for a plane ticket but Who knows, I might by the time august is starting to roll around.

    Veritas wrote: »
    Cute pose Sheri. The picture is a little soft but for a self portrait the focus is still pretty good.

    I raise you a cowboy hat.
    howdy partner

    Lovin' it, first thing that comes to mind is:

    I'll be your huckleberry.

    Lmao.

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    AnthonyAnthony Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Well, being as I'm currently unemployed I have a lot of time on my hands. And it's been so long since I've done any photography I decided to make good use of my free time and go get some practice in. My camera is pretty... crappy, and todays weather is not so great, but I decided to go do some shooting anyway. If the weather is good tomorrow I'm going to drive up into the Blue Ridge Mountains and take some shots.

    ( know these are not that great, so any pointers would be nice. Camera quality I can't do much about yet, but I'll be picking up a decent dSLR whenever I have the funds)

    First off, two shots of my car.
    logosmall.jpg
    frontsmall.jpg

    Two shots of Lake Lanier. The rain only stopped long enough for me two get about a dozen shots, sadly.
    channelsmall.jpg
    channel2small.jpg

    And I actually don't like this photo at all, but I included it anyway. This is a little special for me because the last time I was at Lake Lanier was over a decade ago, and it turns out a fort myself, my brother and my father started building the last time we went is still up in the woods above the lake. It's been added to since, but it's nice to know it's still up there.
    fortsmall.jpg

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    UnknownSaintUnknownSaint Kasyn Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    That just gave me an idea. I think we all need to do X-TREME ANGLE shots of the front of our cars. With tons of lens flare. It should be a fun, not-so-serious project. Eh? EH?

    All that aside, welcome around new dude. As I do with most new folk, I suggest you read up on some basics regarding composition and exposure. I know the weather was crappy for shooting but some of those last shots can't be totally chalked up to that. I suggest doing a bit more before rushing off and buying a dSLR. Any point and shoot with manual controls is totally suitable to learn on. You should upgrade when you feel the camera is holding you back, not the other way around.

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    UnknownSaintUnknownSaint Kasyn Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    lolwut

    Blinds.jpg

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    AnthonyAnthony Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Wow, I'm on a different monitor now, and those shots don't look even remotely like they do on the screen I edited them on. How's the exposure on this one?
    watersmall.jpg

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    UnknownSaintUnknownSaint Kasyn Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Better but still lacking. I don't think you were holding the camera too steady and good parts of the trees are too dark to make out any detail. If you shot in some auto then it probably wouldn't have metered that light situation correctly and that could explain it. If you didn't then I suggest some reading and experimenting with your camera a bit.

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    AnthonyAnthony Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    It was on a tripod...

    As for settings it was ISO 400 for that shot (I think, and that's as high as this camera goes), and white balance set to "overcast".

    If I go out tomorrow I'll take every shot under a few different manual settings and see what works, though to be honest this camera has gotten such terrible reviews I'm not sure any shots will be worth much.

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    UnknownSaintUnknownSaint Kasyn Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    It's slightly blurry, is why I said. What was the shutter speed/aperture? That's basically what you should learn to pay attention to, assuming whatever you have allows you to adjust that.

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    AnthonyAnthony Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Sadly no, this camera does not support the user changing shutter speed or aperture.

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    UnknownSaintUnknownSaint Kasyn Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'd suggest a better point and shoot that lets you do so before jumping into a (complete minimum) $800 investment. Definitely something you can learn on.

    Maybe a Powershot G9 or an S5is would be a good little starter camera, for about half the price of the lowest range dSLR.

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    VeritasVeritas Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    That just gave me an idea. I think we all need to do X-TREME ANGLE shots of the front of our cars. With tons of lens flare. It should be a fun, not-so-serious project. Eh? EH?

    I accept that challenge:

    Well, there is a photo in there somewhere.

    MustangFlare_IMG_5062.jpg

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    UnknownSaintUnknownSaint Kasyn Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Awesome.

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    UberslugUberslug Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Hey guys I found a dead deer on my property, should I take a picture?

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    VeritasVeritas Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    How about make some venison! Unless its a pretty good photo I don't see the appeal of a dead animal for the sake of taking a picture of a dead animal.

    Also are there any visible reasons why it died? You might not want to be getting too close if it was disease or something.

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    UberslugUberslug Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Its neck looks broken and its stomach is all swollen.

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    nation161nation161 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Hi all, I've posted about... once... before here, but I'm a long time reader and admirer of the shots and people on here (plus you're all pretty funny). I just signed on for my school's paper, and we get to use Canon 20Ds. Needless to say, I'm quite excited to be using such a nice camera for the first time. :) And we get to take them out whenever we feel like it, not just for assignments!

    So, is the best way to learn on this to basically shoot a lot? I've never used anything other than point-and-shoots, but I do have a nice one, a Fuji F30 (at least it was nice when I bought it), so I'm somewhat familiar with using manual modes, although the F30's not fully manual (can control ISO, aperture, shutter, etc.). If there's any guides/tips you guys/girls use for the Canons, it'd be great to see.

    I'm still definitely learning though. Here's some shots for my first digital photog class I'm taking. The goal was to shoot stuff that is generally the opposite of beautiful/words associated with beauty.

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    My favorite of the 4, I used one of the fluorescent WB settings to get the sepiaishnes... didn't like the white

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    I noticed my shadow/reflection in the bottom left a bit too late and didn't really have time to edit it out

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    the abstract one, being locked, chained, restricted is opposite of beautiful, free, open, and so on (stretching it, I know)


    If anyone's got some criticism/words of wisdom on these, I'd appreciate it! :^:

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    HorusHorus Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Veritas wrote: »
    That just gave me an idea. I think we all need to do X-TREME ANGLE shots of the front of our cars. With tons of lens flare. It should be a fun, not-so-serious project. Eh? EH?

    I accept that challenge:

    Well, there is a photo in there somewhere.

    [tIMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/Atrius/MustangFlare_IMG_5062.jpg[/tIMG]
    Forgot the semi-nude women caressing the car.

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    SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I just keep makin' shit and taking pictures of it.

    IMG_0066b1.jpg

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    VeritasVeritas Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Can you make those that quickly (between the last photo and this one) or do you just have several pieces in different stages production at once?

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    SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I started that one a while ago, but I made most of it today. I made the white hat in a few hours. So, yes.

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