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Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by alef, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. comrade spurski

    comrade spurski Well-Known Member

    Took this 5 yrs ago by the Greenwich Observatory. The 2 stars above the open dome are actually jupiter and venus.
    Am very proud of this picture. Took it with my old Olympus E300 digital SLR camera
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  2. themonkeyman

    themonkeyman WHOOO HOOOO !!!


    Took this a couple of days ago with my quadcopter
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  3. GeriatricMascot

    GeriatricMascot available for weddings, birthdays and bar mitzvahs

    Love an aerial view. Easy to fly?
  4. themonkeyman

    themonkeyman WHOOO HOOOO !!!

    Yeah it's pretty good. A DJI Phantom 2 with a go pro hero 3 black. It's pretty sweet. Would love a DJI mavic pro though but they are ££
  5. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I love aerial photos, it is a perspective we hardly ever saw before drones.
  6. GeriatricMascot

    GeriatricMascot available for weddings, birthdays and bar mitzvahs

    Coincidentally shooting this in the studio today!

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  7. aileen

    aileen New Member

    This green colour gives me energy!!! Really beautiful!
  8. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    I think the processing of this is a little gimmicky but what the hell..

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  9. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    It's a decent photo but the HDR is way overcooked. What's the original like?

    You've got dust on the sensor (assuming digital) too ;)
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  10. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    original is crap. I've deleted it. Yeah, there is some marks on the lens. It's my brothers camera. the fool never put a lens cap on and this is the result. :rolleyes: sony a200 dslr.

  11. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    The dust is possibly on the sensor inside the camera - might be removable with a dust blower. Or the back of the lens. Generally marks on the front of the lens don't matter too much to the image as it's outside the focal plane.

    Anyway if you had chance, try stuff like gradient filters (e.g. in Lightroom) to bring something back from the sky but without pushing the image further than the data really tolerates.
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  12. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    Little unsure on the hdr processing if being honest

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  13. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    I know. I understand. it's a cliche. Selective colouring.. :rolleyes::D

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  14. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    So, today I took this photo:

    I was thinking about the lines in the field. I cropped it a little to give me this below:


    But I am not happy with it.

    What would you have done? Apart from not taking it at all :)
  15. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    I prefer the first version - I like the way the line of trees at the top edge of the photo frame the green field in the distance.

    But I'd have tried a couple of different things - a vertical photo and a panorama.


    Neither of these are perfect by a long way, just a different way of thinking.
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  16. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Hi RoyReed I like the portrait orientation.

    I supposed I could have moved more to see if I could get the lines in the field to lead to something.
  17. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

  18. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    I took this from the inside of a Richard Serra sculpture.

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  19. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Not a bad photo, but this being the criticise everything thread, my comments would be:
    - I'd make the basic composition deliberately less symmetrical because as it is, it's almost-but-not-quite (rotationally) symmetrical
    - I'd try and take it so that the stain-marks on the central portion of steel were running exactly vertically and not converging (ie. parallel with the sides of the frame). For me that would make it stronger as an abstract type composition, although I realise that bit of steel might have been leaning at an angle which might make this impossible.
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  20. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Yeah there were 3 separate panels curving at different angles. I snapped from the only perspective that got them all in the frame. I don’t think it would have been possible to have done what you suggest.
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Taken on my phone... Give me both barrels, critics!

  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Waaaaay too much. Sorry!
  23. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    The lighting's great - just like the 'You're never alone with a Strand' advert from the 1960s. I bet it would look good in b&w too.

    It's a shame that the bloke is in front of the bus stop rather than to the right or left of it. Apart from that I think it's a nice shot.
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  24. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    I think it's a decent photo, albeit the image fidelity seems a bit low - phone photo? Ignoring that, maybe there's some more detail to be brought out of the dark LHS.

    It does however run into the age-old issue of 'what is your photo really adding', i.e. is all the work here actually done by the sculptor?
  25. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Yeah it’s taken on an iPhone 8. Was really just a snap - I didn’t do any exposure adjustment or anything.

    This is the sculpture from above - in the newly renovated Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco:

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  26. de_dog

    de_dog Mickey! Mickey from Leicester

    He's out of frame, does the movement make up for it?

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  27. HoratioCuthbert

    HoratioCuthbert It ain’t over, I’m not done.

    Bah, if it's a good photo it's a good photo :)
  28. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    It is quite nice. Nothing special. The Marilyn Manson poster over powers everything. That is the biggest problem. It could be a bit more than quite nice without that, but as it is, it is just a promo for the poster. Nothing more.
  29. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Well I like it and others do too.
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  30. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    This is probably the best I have seen here.

    Very good use of new technology there ;)

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