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Lotus Eater

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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2008, 11:14:45 AM »
Really big hugs and lots of drinks for that loss dasein.  agagagagag agagagagag jjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjj

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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2012, 10:18:30 AM »
Looooooooooong time since this thread has been used. I have recently bought a new computer...faster, stronger, higher. etc, so have installed Photoshop CS5. I've previously done all my work with Paintshop. Photoshop is a completely different animal, and I am having fun learning how to drive it! HDR..High Dynamic Range has been something I have wanted to do, so I found an online tutorial. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy, as they say!

This is the original normal shot.

This is the HDR result.
 The first pic is a one-shot. The second pic is a bracket of 3 shots...one under-exposed, one exposed, and one over-exposed. If you have a digital SLR, this can be set. Then follow the directions at http://www.graphicmania.net/how-to-create-hdr-photos-in-photoshop-cs5
HDR is best used for static images, scenic, buildings, etc, but I will try shooting The Babe, providing she can pose long enough without moving, for 3 shots!! The results may, or may not, be posted here!
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2012, 08:39:49 PM »
That is really great George. bfbfbfbfbf I feel such a dill with modern technology; I can't even take a photo now. bibibibibi

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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2012, 09:49:44 PM »
Granny, if an old bastard like me can learn new tricks, anyone can. Having said that,I must admit that modern poker machines have me bamfoozled!
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2012, 11:51:26 PM »
Try this one. A photo in Suzhou, that I took on the Inaugural Saloon Meeting.

Playing with HDR is fun!
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2012, 12:00:25 AM »
An outer suburb of Jinan, obviously in winter.
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2012, 12:07:28 AM »
And one more for luck...
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2012, 08:53:13 AM »
 agagagagag George.  Just what is needed on a steamy day in summer ... a blast from the winter ahahahahah
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2012, 07:51:15 PM »
Can't be steamy on a little island cooled by balmy sea breezes, can it?
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2012, 11:48:30 AM »
75% to 95% is standard humidity in summer. kkkkkkkkkk  Even in winter it stays around 65% and our breezes are just as likely to be barmy aoaoaoaoao as balmy ahahahahah
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2013, 06:07:22 AM »
ZOUNDS! I LOVE the HDR trick! That's a beaut! So ... but I need to shoot brackets, eh? Huh.  That really makes me want to hit the bricks for a walk!

Thanks, George!  iiiiiiiiii
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2013, 08:32:05 AM »
                       

 mmmmmmmmmm? ... I dunno if I like it, and that may be the result of just fiddling with and looking at it for --             a           long           time / way     tooo    long.

On my walk I did what I refer to as the medium loop around my hood shooting brackets ... about 1 3/4 stops apart.  This is actually just outside my front door - the first three shots I got in fact.  (valentine's day, and all ...) ... but I think I should go back and dig around on the card for something with a broader palette. 

GAH.  amamamamam

I both love and hate the processing  bebebebebe . It's the reason I ditched my plans for a photography major and took up ceramics (that and the 'buy film and paper and eat pasta with margarine' vs. 'get all the free clay you can carry and eat pasta with ... butter AND a vegetable' question:  I always was partial to a bit of butter. ;)

I'll be back if I can do better before it's time to head out and buy a vegetable - TWO even!
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2013, 09:52:37 AM »
I dunno what software you are using Maifeilan, but if it is Photoshop I would cut back on "Detail", add a touch of "vibrance" and a bit of "saturation".
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2013, 10:03:33 AM »
It's photo shop ... don't know what you'll make of these either ... I like them.  I like their crunchy-ness too ... the detail really gives it that, eh?  It may be tooo busy for some eyeballs.  I should try with less and see what.  

Here below may also present a case of " aoaoaoaoao WHOOOOOOOOOA, lead finger! Cut back on the saturation and vibrancy!"

I may need to curb my enthusiasm for particular sliders ...  ahahahahah

It IS fun.  Time-gobbling - but fun!  
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MAX-saturate ALL the things!!!!                

                

                

                

edited to correct shameful and embarrassing grammatical error.  :-[
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2013, 10:23:49 AM »
... :)

                

edited to note: I have been staring for too long at my laptop screen. I came back after a quick nip out and thought both of the last two looked flat and awful.  So I tried again and switched them out for my second attempt ... better I guess.  This will take some practice.

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"At times, the novice found pre-Deluge English more perplexing than either Intermediate Angelology or Saint Leslie's theological calclulus." - A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr,.