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TW3.34 March 1st, 2011, Hosted by rmtagg 7 years 5 months ago #1

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TWTW 3.34 edition.

See last week's results, hosted by Leighgion here: www.friendlyphotozone.com/forum/52-TW3/7...-Hosted-by-Leighgion

Review the traditional rules here: www.friendlyphotozone.com/forum/52-TW3/1...s-or-TW3-%28Rules%29

Since we ran over a little I am guessing we will need to have all images in by March 7th? If I am incorrect please let me know :) I can't wait to see what we get this week. Some of use are starting to thaw out and looking forward to shooting outside! Thats what I will be doing tomorrow :)
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Re: TW3.34 March 1st 7 years 5 months ago #2

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Heres one to start us off
I was out at Special Equestrians the other day. We are applying for a grant through Getty Images, grants for good program. SP works with mentally and physically disabled children mostly.
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Sounds like a wonderful program, Rosemary. I love horses. :love:

My first of the week...

Geese in the Mist


Tree Giving Birth to a Squirrel


Centered Seagull
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lostminstrel, My fav is the geese in the fog or mist. Love the color tone. The squirrel is cute and looks mischievous. The seagull I am trying to figure out what bothers me about the image. I think he looks like he is suspended in air or something?
Nice work :)
SP is a wonderful non profit and I am keeping my fingers crossed that they get the grant.
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Are you a photographer for them, among your other endeavors?

PS - I think the seagull is so weird because there is no context for the subject. I was tracking him and he suddenly - and boldly - came right at me. No crop here, this is the full frame. It was kinda cool to catch him like this.
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lostminstrel wrote:
Are you a photographer for them, among your other endeavors?

PS - I think the seagull is so weird because there is no context for the subject. I was tracking him and he suddenly - and boldly - came right at me. No crop here, this is the full frame. It was kinda cool to catch him like this.

Yes, he looks like he was shot on a white studio backdrop!
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Re: TW3.34 March 1st 7 years 5 months ago #7

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yea, fresh pics for the week!
LM, these are all three so clean looking, technically and compositionally.
The geese are a little too hazy and far away, imo, to make a strong image, but the concept of this is wonderful. i dunno, can you boost the contrast a bit?
But what jumps out at me is that gull. Man, right out of the Hitchcock film (here we go again, blackcloudbrew!), this guy is posing and closing fast and you nailed the capture. Were you using catch in focus or burst shooting? because dang if you didn't get him beautifully in focus. Having visited your zenfolio, i am aware that you are very strong at birds in flight. I do agree with Rosemary about the placement in the frame but just played with rotating this 25 degrees CW and re-cropping and might suggest you try that. Giving him some tilt adds a little to the quirkyness of the capture, IMO, and makes a more interesting photo.
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mikeSF wrote:
yea, fresh pics for the week!
LM, these are all three so clean looking, technically and compositionally.
The geese are a little too hazy and far away, imo, to make a strong image, but the concept of this is wonderful. i dunno, can you boost the contrast a bit?
But what jumps out at me is that gull. Man, right out of the Hitchcock film (here we go again, blackcloudbrew!), this guy is posing and closing fast and you nailed the capture. Were you using catch in focus or burst shooting? because dang if you didn't get him beautifully in focus. Having visited your zenfolio, i am aware that you are very strong at birds in flight. I do agree with Rosemary about the placement in the frame but just played with rotating this 25 degrees CW and re-cropping and might suggest you try that. Giving him some tilt adds a little to the quirkyness of the capture, IMO, and makes a more interesting photo.

MikeSF we are not agreeing about the geese. I love the image of the geese. The image looks cold and the haziness adds to the image for me. For me the softness or lack of contrast means heavy fog or haze which means cold wintry weather. Plus it would make a killer fantasy image!
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Well, see, the thing is... in PP, I did play with increasing contrast, but that resulted in, well, an image of some geese walking across a frozen lake on an overcast day. What got lost was the fog. The geese were walking across a frozen lake on an overcast, foggy day. SO, the curretn image is pretty close to the reality.

Things do look much sharper when viewed at a large-than-web-sized image.
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Edit: I completely forgot a description. These were both taken on a sunny day in the parking lot where I work. I really liked the sun coming over the trees. I've got a polarizer ordered so I can see some of that cool flare next time.
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Love the geese shot LM, and interesting squirrel and gull captures.

Any more horse pictures Rosemary? Great start to the week.
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lostminstrel wrote:
Well, see, the thing is... in PP, I did play with increasing contrast, but that resulted in, well, an image of some geese walking across a frozen lake on an overcast day. What got lost was the fog. The geese were walking across a frozen lake on an overcast, foggy day. SO, the curretn image is pretty close to the reality.

Things do look much sharper when viewed at a large-than-web-sized image.
If you ever decide you would like that image with the geese manipulated into a fantasy image let me know!
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new2photo wrote: New2photo, I like the first image best. Good exposure and I like the shadows cast from the trees.
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mikeSF wrote:
But what jumps out at me is that gull. Man, right out of the Hitchcock film (here we go again, blackcloudbrew!), this guy is posing and closing fast and you nailed the capture. Were you using catch in focus or burst shooting? because dang if you didn't get him beautifully in focus. Having visited your zenfolio, i am aware that you are very strong at birds in flight. I do agree with Rosemary about the placement in the frame but just played with rotating this 25 degrees CW and re-cropping and might suggest you try that. Giving him some tilt adds a little to the quirkyness of the capture, IMO, and makes a more interesting photo.

Mike, I just followed your advice and it's great! :-) The image is much more dynamic now. Thanks!
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rmtagg wrote:
lostminstrel wrote:
Well, see, the thing is... in PP, I did play with increasing contrast, but that resulted in, well, an image of some geese walking across a frozen lake on an overcast day. What got lost was the fog. The geese were walking across a frozen lake on an overcast, foggy day. SO, the curretn image is pretty close to the reality.

Things do look much sharper when viewed at a large-than-web-sized image.
If you ever decide you would like that image with the geese manipulated into a fantasy image let me know!

You've got a PM about that! :happy:
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