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Mudbug
Feb 6, 2004, 09:42 AM
Another installment in the photography thread.

Previous installments::
Photography (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=40091)
Photography II (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=46799)
Photography III (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=48068)
Photography IV (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=48725)
Photography V (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?threadid=49449)
Photography VI (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=49982)
Photography VII (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid= 51459)
Photography VIII (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid= 53223)

It was time ;)

idkew
Feb 6, 2004, 09:51 AM
Thanks Mudbug

pooky
Feb 6, 2004, 10:41 AM
From the previous installment:


Originally posted by MacBandit
Very nice how did you do that. With a mask?


Actually it was simpler than that. I used photoshop to desaturate everything except the blues, then upped the contrast so that the background was more that a grey blob. Blue is a pretty uncommon color (compared to say, greens or browns), so the only things that really survived were the flowers. There were a few spots with some bits of blue "noise" that I had to clean up by hand, but not many.

idkew
Feb 6, 2004, 10:52 AM
yeah- green is the strongest color in our light. this is why most ccd's are GRBG (or a similar pattern of detectors with two greens). so, in a square of pixels, we detect twice the amount of green than any other color.

sigma's ccd fixes this.

also- i think since green is so prevalent, that is why night vision is green, it looks for that wavelength (the strongest) of light and amplifies it.

jelloshotsrule
Feb 6, 2004, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by pooky
From the previous installment:



Actually it was simpler than that. I used photoshop to desaturate everything except the blues, then upped the contrast so that the background was more that a grey blob. Blue is a pretty uncommon color (compared to say, greens or browns), so the only things that really survived were the flowers. There were a few spots with some bits of blue "noise" that I had to clean up by hand, but not many.

more specifically, how did you "use photoshop to desat everything except the blues"? i think i know, and i should know, but i forget... :)

thanks

MacBandit
Feb 6, 2004, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by pooky
From the previous installment:



Actually it was simpler than that. I used photoshop to desaturate everything except the blues, then upped the contrast so that the background was more that a grey blob. Blue is a pretty uncommon color (compared to say, greens or browns), so the only things that really survived were the flowers. There were a few spots with some bits of blue "noise" that I had to clean up by hand, but not many.

Good to know. I've been playing with color channels myself lately to make masks and color corrections and they are really powerful it's very impressive. Good work.

Angelus
Feb 6, 2004, 04:09 PM
what do you think of this?
it's another of my backgarden shots.
The only thing i dislike is the blurred out flower in the bottom right corner,wish i'd come at it from a different angle.

Angelus
Feb 6, 2004, 04:15 PM
And here is that one of the fly on the pink flower again but now it's bigger

mnkeybsness
Feb 6, 2004, 04:25 PM
took this one on my way home the other night... no special effects here, just a 1 second shutter at f2.3

forgot to mention, i made a desktop version available here (http://www.paularms.com/archives/000058.html)

Nermal
Feb 6, 2004, 05:00 PM
And at first glance I thought it was Matrix code!

MacBandit
Feb 6, 2004, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by mnkeybsness
took this one on my way home the other night... no special effects here, just a 1 second shutter at f2.3

forgot to mention, i made a desktop version available here (http://www.paularms.com/archives/000058.html)

That is in itself a special effect. It's just not a computer made special effect. Seems like since computer effects have gotten so main stream people have forgotten there are special effects you can do without a computer.

mnkeybsness
Feb 6, 2004, 06:51 PM
it's not special in the sense that anyone could do it with any camera that can change shutter speeds.

jrv3034
Feb 6, 2004, 08:05 PM
There's some great photos on these threads... Great job, everyone.

This is my first post to the photo threads. I took this for photography class in college a few years ago. It needs dust and scratch removal, but I'm being lazy. ;)

pooky
Feb 6, 2004, 09:03 PM
My niece...

cheekyspanky
Feb 6, 2004, 10:56 PM
Hiya, here's some of my efforts, hopefully you like them although they're not that great technically!

HMS Ark Royal leaves for the war
http://www.portsmouthphotos.co.uk/ArkRoyal.jpg

HMS Ark Royal returns several months later
http://www.portsmouthphotos.co.uk/ArkRoyalReturns.jpg

Concorde flys over with an interesting (and mostly accidental) barbed wire addition!
http://www.portsmouthphotos.co.uk/ConcordeFlyPast.jpg

The end of Concorde's last ever flight to Filton, Bristol UK
http://www.portsmouthphotos.co.uk/ConcordeSaysGoodbye.jpg

A French War memorial, in the town of Le Havre
http://www.portsmouthphotos.co.uk/WarMemorial.jpg

And finally, some nice water jets, in Le Havres main town square
http://www.portsmouthphotos.co.uk/Waterjets.jpg

Hope you like them, if I've posted too many I'll remove some (Not too sure of the etiquette here!)

Adam

zync
Feb 6, 2004, 11:20 PM
Pooky, nice shots....

mnkeybsness, yep, I've shot it too :) I think yours is cooler since some numbers are larger than others...

I have a bunch but I'll only show two :) I think Maybe I'll do a reshoot :)

zync
Feb 6, 2004, 11:23 PM
oops...forgot to add the picture...

zync
Feb 6, 2004, 11:29 PM
That one was older...this one was fairly recent...

zync
Feb 6, 2004, 11:33 PM
I'd really like to be able to get a clear image where the only movement is in the tach needle...it's be nearly impossible to get the tach and speedo needles to move without vibrating all the numbers....

Anyway this is some flashlight work to practice for when my katana comes in....it's [the katana] at my gf's house and I get it tomorrow :D yay! She's so good at present-giving :)

zync
Feb 6, 2004, 11:39 PM
I like this one a lot...I did it a bunch to get it just right...it looks a little better with darker levels but I'll work on a good version of that eventually....I have one that looks like The Ring....it's kinda neat :)

jrichie
Feb 7, 2004, 05:19 AM
I love the dashboard images Zync!

Hope you like this...... there is no computer intervention and it is between Vegas + LA where a strange '2' cloud appeared!

jrichie
Feb 7, 2004, 05:21 AM
and this one on the same trip + same cloud!

MacBandit
Feb 7, 2004, 05:39 AM
Originally posted by mnkeybsness
it's not special in the sense that anyone could do it with any camera that can change shutter speeds.

Thats true and I guess the definition can be fairly vague.

In my opinion any time an image is adjusted to look different then it does in actuality is a special effect.

themadchemist
Feb 7, 2004, 07:40 PM
Great pictures everyone. I've always been intimidated to post because everyone else's are so good.

I really like the flower shots, angelus.

mnkeybsness--that's really cool! I've never seen that before and it came out really well.

zync, those flashlight shots are awesome. How did you do that? I'd really like to play around with that.

cheekyspanky--I'm a big fan of the barbed wire shot. I like the angle and the darkness of the piece is a nice brooding motif. It's great.

The only reason I'm throwing mine in the hat is because I'd like to see if anyone can guess what exactly it is a picture of. It is...interesting...Not particularly good, but it looks like something that was done in Photoshop. However, it isn't.

So take your guesses as to what it is, and I'll give my super-special secret badge-prize to the winner.

neut
Feb 8, 2004, 07:39 PM
you really have to stay on top of this thread don't you? ;)

i want in on the fun:

http://organech.com/images/examples/dash01.jpg

http://organech.com/images/examples/dash02.jpg


and on to shake things up:


http://organech.com/images/examples/0058.jpg


cool photos everyone. i like the different styles shown just on this page. it would be weird to stumble upon this thread now; there are so many great photos to see it would take forever to catch up. keep 'em coming! :D


peace.


btw- watched the Ring again last night... man, that movie is full of eye candy. i'd like to get a print of the sunset/fire tree scene. purely awesome. i would love to work on a movie like that. too much fun.

zync
Feb 8, 2004, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by neut
you really have to stay on top of this thread don't you? ;)

i want in on the fun:

and on to shake things up:


cool photos everyone. i like the different styles shown just on this page. it would be weird to stumble upon this thread now; there are so many great photos to see it would take forever to catch up. keep 'em coming! :D


peace.


btw- watched the Ring again last night... man, that movie is full of eye candy. i'd like to get a print of the sunset/fire tree scene. purely awesome. i would love to work on a movie like that. too much fun.

Very cool pic of the tree...looks as if it was shot with IR film but I know it wasn't :) What's that bunch of light in the lower left? It's a cool effect....I love the movie from The Ring....I was working on a short film like it before I got my mac....and I haven't started back up on it since I realized I made the video size slightly off for widescreen presentation...I have one of those mannequins you use to draw and I made him walk around...it was cool....I think the video may still be on my USF server...lemme see....

http://helios.acomp.usf.edu/~clay4/movies/mannequin(HQ).mov



It should still be there.....yeah that movie [The Ring] would have been fun to work on....we should get everyone on the photo thread to work on a single script and shoot all our parts seperately and then mold them all into a single movie, I think that'd be really cool if we could pull it off and even cooler if it actually won awards or something :)

....and now for a few other replies...

jrichie, those driving shots were cool....love the cloud....I have one driving shot on my site site (not s typo I meant gra-phix.com)...

themadchemist....I have no idea what it is? maybe the inside of a marble? I dunno....the flashlight stuff was just using a flashlight to make light trails :) You want to set up the camera to do a long exposure (those were both 15 seconds, which is the max my digital camera will do) and make sure to avoid aiming the flashlight at the camera....that's somewhat why the "kata" I did with the flashlight is slanted past the camera :)

If you need to know anything else about it just lemme know....i got some interesting shots last night and today of me holding my sword....the moon was full last night so I tried to get it's light as I made a slice with the katana....i couldn't maintain the shine through the whole thing and so it didn't come out but where I started...oh well...I'll have plenty more chances assuming I don't die soon somehow :D

zync
Feb 9, 2004, 12:20 AM
this is an interesting shot methinks....I'm working on modifying some images for a school project...it wasn't looking too promising....but then I got this to happen :) still don't know if I'm going to use it for sure....

BTW, I'm sorry if this is too dark for those of you with CRTs....

MacBandit
Feb 9, 2004, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by zync
this is an interesting shot methinks....I'm working on modifying some images for a school project...it wasn't looking too promising....but then I got this to happen :) still don't know if I'm going to use it for sure....

BTW, I'm sorry if this is too dark for those of you with CRTs....


Looks fine on my CRT. I would say it's only too dark if someone doesn't calibrate their CRT.

zync
Feb 9, 2004, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Looks fine on my CRT. I would say it's only too dark if someone doesn't calibrate their CRT.

Let me be more specific....those of you with OLD CRTs :D

BTW, I don't actually have a tattoo I drew it on with a pen :)...it was really hard cause I'm right handed!

hey madchemist, is that actually one of those globe type of things with the blue liquid and clear liquid with things floating in it? Do you know what I'm talking about?

neut
Feb 9, 2004, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by themadchemist
So take your guesses as to what it is, and I'll give my super-special secret badge-prize to the winner.

something clear... like the harman kardon isub or soundsticks. the jellyfish sub has a blue light like that.

or maybe down through a glass table???

interesting picture.


peace.

MacBandit
Feb 9, 2004, 11:45 AM
Originally posted by zync
Let me be more specific....those of you with OLD CRTs :D

BTW, I don't actually have a tattoo I drew it on with a pen :)...it was really hard cause I'm right handed!

hey madchemist, is that actually one of those globe type of things with the blue liquid and clear liquid with things floating in it? Do you know what I'm talking about?

BTW you are almost as hairy as I am.:rolleyes: :p

neut
Feb 9, 2004, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by zync
Very cool pic of the tree...looks as if it was shot with IR film but I know it wasn't :) What's that bunch of light in the lower left? It's a cool effect....<snip>...I have one of those mannequins you use to draw and I made him walk around...it was cool....I think the video may still be on my USF server...lemme see....<snip>....we should get everyone on the photo thread to work on a single script and shoot all our parts seperately and then mold them all into a single movie, I think that'd be really cool if we could pull it off and even cooler if it actually won awards or something :)
<snip>

the light in the photo is lens flare...

funny movie. still camera or dv? i have this really cool idea for stop motion, but the project would take an entire day (24hrs) to shoot and would be vary difficult to pull off, but will see what happens in the future.

a colab. would be cool, but i barely have enough time to finish my own projects: between work, family, music, and web projects; my local shows have all but vanished and my colab. work is waning. i need more time. i can't even finish the damn organech site. and don't get me started on my social life. i need a new car too. at least my cold is disappearing. somethin's gotta' give.


peace.

themadchemist
Feb 9, 2004, 01:28 PM
Actually, you're all wrong. It's...Mouthwash! I shook up the bottle of mouthwash, and took a picture of the bottle through the bottom. I believe it was Listerine.

Another in my line of weird, sub-par pictures. Again, if someone can figure out what it is, you get a spiffy prize. This time it is my Rabies-infected Elephant Rat Tortilla Certificate. It is quite an honor.

neut
Feb 9, 2004, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by themadchemist
Actually, you're all wrong. It's...Mouthwash! I shook up the bottle of mouthwash, and took a picture of the bottle through the bottom. I believe it was Listerine.

Another in my line of weird, sub-par pictures. Again, if someone can figure out what it is, you get a spiffy prize. This time it is my Rabies-infected Elephant Rat Tortilla Certificate. It is quite an honor.

i mean, yeah... Listerine! that's what i meant to say. :D



door knob?


peace.

G4scott
Feb 9, 2004, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by neut
door knob?

ditto...


ACK!!! sorry about the excessively large picture... I'm working on scaling it down a bit...

And now, for more of my photos... These are from Friday night, when I went cruising around Campus and the Capitol at midnight...

This is our university's tower, again, except at night... I just thought this picture looked interesting with the lighting... You can see the rays of light shining upwards and outwards off of the tower, and I might've gotten a few shots where you could see it, but none were very good... It's be cool if I could capture the rays without overexposing the tower. I might just have to take a normal shot of the tower, and then take a long shot, and use photoshop to put them together...
http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/macrumors/fnight1.JPG

A macro shot of some words carved in stone behind a fountain on campus.
http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/macrumors/fnight2.JPG

This is by far, the coolest shot of the night... a 15 second exposure at f 2.8, and I get this beauty... When I saw it in it's full 5 megapixel glory on my computer, I was stunned... I didn't know that water could make an effect like it did on the rocks below the fall, but now, I know...
http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/macrumors/fnight3.JPG

This is the creepy gate that leads to nowhere on campus... It's a bit tilted, because I think my tripod wasn't setup properly...
http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/macrumors/fnight4.JPG

This is a steam vent on the gas power plant on campus that looked like it'd make an interesting shot.
http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/macrumors/fnight5.JPG

The fence around the capitol, originally used to keep cattle off of the capitol lawn.
http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/macrumors/fnight6.JPG

A shot with a fountain, a cannon, and a statue with the lit capitol in the background...
http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/macrumors/fnight7.JPG

And finally, a shot with the canon in the lower foreground, with the statue in the back, silhouetted by the capitol...
http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/macrumors/fnight8.JPG

idkew
Feb 9, 2004, 02:09 PM
a dispenser of some sort. tp, paper towel....

Blackhawk
Feb 9, 2004, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by themadchemist
Actually, you're all wrong. It's...Mouthwash! I shook up the bottle of mouthwash, and took a picture of the bottle through the bottom. I believe it was Listerine.

Another in my line of weird, sub-par pictures. Again, if someone can figure out what it is, you get a spiffy prize. This time it is my Rabies-infected Elephant Rat Tortilla Certificate. It is quite an honor.

I would have to agree with Neut & G4scott, it looks like a Brass or Copper door nob.

Blackhawk
Feb 9, 2004, 03:24 PM
G4scott,
I like both the first shot of the Capital with the lighting and I agree the waterfall has a great special effect at that speed.

zync
Feb 9, 2004, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by neut
the light in the photo is lens flare...

funny movie. still camera or dv? i have this really cool idea for stop motion, but the project would take an entire day (24hrs) to shoot and would be vary difficult to pull off, but will see what happens in the future.

a colab. would be cool, but i barely have enough time to finish my own projects: between work, family, music, and web projects; my local shows have all but vanished and my colab. work is waning. i need more time. i can't even finish the damn organech site. and don't get me started on my social life. i need a new car too. at least my cold is disappearing. somethin's gotta' give.


peace.

I thought it was flare but by the time I had replied I just remembered that it was a light. I wish I had a DV cam. Nope, that was just my S400 and After Effects :D Are you talking about doing a shot of the clouds moving over? Like a day to night shot? Too bad your cold's disappearing because then you won't want to stay inside and work :) I know what you mean I have no time, and when I do I don't feel like doing anything....I've only gotten on average 3 hours of sleep for like the past month....when I was talking about a collaboration I meant everyone in the photo thread so that you don't have to worry about pulling your own weight....true about the site....I haven't had the time to work on my stuff much either....I just started using dreamweaver because it's efficient at syncing my stuff....sadly I'm using it to code but I'm still typing it all out myself...although having it edit links is pretty cool. If only I could teach it my layout....

MacBandit, I'm really not THAT hairy :) my legs are but the rest of me really isn't....it's mostly the darkness of the exposure....I hope :) besides some of my friends are probably harier than you by far! One of my friends we called Yeti for a little while and when he tried to shave off the hair on the edges of his hands it looked funny so he had to shave it all off and we called him mittens! He's not stupid by far BTW, I make him sound like that somehow here though....he got like a 1550 on his SAT or something like that...maybe it was 1450? I dunno....all I know is that I got like a 1290 after getting like 2 hours of sleep and having a cold....it was good enough for me but I know I could've done better...don't feel like paying $75 to find out though...Sorry a little OT there....

G4, you've never seen a long exposure of moving water? Look :)

http://helios.acomp.usf.edu/~clay4/img/photo/smallfall.jpg (http://helios.acomp.usf.edu/~clay4/nature2.html)

BTW, put me down for "door knob" :D

MacBandit
Feb 9, 2004, 04:13 PM
My favorite long exposure water tricks are ones with people in them.

Here's one of me and my friends.

http://homepage.mac.com/louiskst/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2003-01-30%2015.26.24%20-0800/ImageIMG_1041.jpg

and just one I like.

http://homepage.mac.com/louiskst/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2003-01-30%2015.26.24%20-0800/ImageIMG_1035.jpg

themadchemist
Feb 9, 2004, 06:16 PM
zync, blackhawk, g4scott, and neut, congrats.

You have each won a Rabies-infected Elephant Rat Tortilla Certificate. Congrats!

G4scott
Feb 9, 2004, 06:45 PM
I've seen the slow water before, but I've never seen it like it was on the bottom of the rocks...

zync
Feb 9, 2004, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by G4scott
I've seen the slow water before, but I've never seen it like it was on the bottom of the rocks...

I had a feeling that's what you were talking about...the one I showed there did that but you can't see it as well in that size and crop :)

Moxiemike
Feb 9, 2004, 11:01 PM
http://www.mikemancini.com/mrpics/DSC_7683bw.jpg

Moxiemike
Feb 9, 2004, 11:04 PM
i wanna go bvack and shoot that house at night

http://www.mikemancini.com/mrpics/DSC_8054bw.jpg

Moxiemike
Feb 9, 2004, 11:15 PM
while i'm on a BW tangent:

http://www.mikemancini.com/mrpics/DSC_8046bw.jpg

Moxiemike
Feb 9, 2004, 11:18 PM
black and white brigade

http://www.mikemancini.com/mrpics/DSC_8061bw.jpg

Moxiemike
Feb 9, 2004, 11:40 PM
one more!

http://www.mikemancini.com/mrpics/DSC_8067bw.jpg

G4scott
Feb 10, 2004, 08:52 AM
Moxiemike, great pics. I love the picture of the iron gate, and how the trees in the background fade into the haze...

neut
Feb 10, 2004, 09:38 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Looks fine on my CRT. I would say it's only too dark if someone doesn't calibrate their CRT.

... or has a pile for a CRT on their work PC. i wish they would get me LCD screens or at least trinitron CRTs; that would be nice. i have to be careful when i design non this pile of a machine.


peace.

Counterfit
Feb 10, 2004, 09:51 AM
I've got some B&W stuff I'll scan this weekend, I really like how some of it came out.

MacBandit
Feb 10, 2004, 10:51 AM
Originally posted by neut
... or has a pile for a CRT on their work PC. i wish they would get me LCD screens or at least trinitron CRTs; that would be nice. i have to be careful when i design non this pile of a machine.


peace.

Have you tried getting a screen calibration program and setting the color?

Moxiemike
Feb 10, 2004, 11:17 AM
Originally posted by Counterfit
I've got some B&W stuff I'll scan this weekend, I really like how some of it came out.

We best see it. No excuses. Scan scan scan. :D

I'd found I really dig making b/w's from color digital files. Come up with a nice technique and it's a ton of fun.

G4: Thanks for the comment. It was a VERy foggy day, weirdest weather in awhile. Was 50 for most of the day and then turned colder, got foggy and started to snow! :eek:

Pittsburgh weather confuses me, but makes for nice pics. Though I was a bit tentative taking the cam out in the rain. She lived though. :D

zync
Feb 10, 2004, 12:17 PM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
We best see it. No excuses. Scan scan scan. :D

I'd found I really dig making b/w's from color digital files. Come up with a nice technique and it's a ton of fun.

G4: Thanks for the comment. It was a VERy foggy day, weirdest weather in awhile. Was 50 for most of the day and then turned colder, got foggy and started to snow! :eek:

Pittsburgh weather confuses me, but makes for nice pics. Though I was a bit tentative taking the cam out in the rain. She lived though. :D

You think that's weird? Ever see a thunderstorm unleash a torrent of rain and leave within five minutes? If you have, were there clouds in the sky five minutes prior to it? If so, then the answer is no :) Howabout it raining in your neighborhood but only on the other side of the street? And I don't mean down the road and not at your house, I mean acrosse the freaking street! :D

Anyway making B&W stuff from color files has been my interest of late too :)

Moxiemike
Feb 10, 2004, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by zync
You think that's weird? Ever see a thunderstorm unleash a torrent of rain and leave within five minutes? If you have, were there clouds in the sky five minutes prior to it? If so, then the answer is no :) Howabout it raining in your neighborhood but only on the other side of the street? And I don't mean down the road and not at your house, I mean acrosse the freaking street! :D

Anyway making B&W stuff from color files has been my interest of late too :)

Haven't seen no cloud rain, but i've seen two minute tstorms with five minutes of clouds clearing to a perfectly clear sky for the remainder of the day. Amazing to me still. Went from tranquil to fire and brimstone to tranquil again.

I've also been in a rain shower like you mentioned second---while in my car. Where the back of my car was being soaked (was in dead-stop traffic) and the front was fine. Further, in front was a nice sunset and in back... fire and brimstone again.

Weather is weird. I wish i could have afforded film back in those days--or at least had my D100. :(

eyelikeart
Feb 10, 2004, 01:17 PM
I did a shoot with a local gal trying for acting jobs over the weekend. A sample of my efforts.

Moxiemike
Feb 10, 2004, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
I did a shoot with a local gal trying for acting jobs over the weekend. A sample of my efforts.

is she really that cute or is it all your camera skillz my friend?

neut
Feb 10, 2004, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Have you tried getting a screen calibration program and setting the color?

yeah, i know how to calibrate monitors. they are set-up correctly (i had to really tweak the dimensions to get them to square up at 1280x1024; i have about 3/4 inch of black on each side of the screen!).

they just aren't very bright. the color is ok...within range. they make my powerbook LCD (sitting next to them) look amazing though. :D


peace.

neut
Feb 10, 2004, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
I did a shoot with a local gal trying for acting jobs over the weekend. A sample of my efforts.

have any with her face at an angle? she's a beautiful women, but her eyes are not very symetrical (at least not in that photo). her face would benifit from being angled... i think; but what do i know.

great shot. beautiful women.


peace.

eyelikeart
Feb 10, 2004, 02:59 PM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
is she really that cute or is it all your camera skillz my friend?

ok u win...

I photoshopped it all...

that and a little bit of "weird-science" style scanning... ;)

Moxiemike
Feb 10, 2004, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
ok u win...

I photoshopped it all...

that and a little bit of "weird-science" style scanning... ;)

can you make a reald 3-d one for me?

:D

neut
Feb 10, 2004, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
ok u win...

I photoshopped it all...

that and a little bit of "weird-science" style scanning... ;)

now it's getting interesting...

SCIENCE! :p


peace.

MacBandit
Feb 10, 2004, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by neut
yeah, i know how to calibrate monitors. they are set-up correctly (i had to really tweak the dimensions to get them to square up at 1280x1024; i have about 3/4 inch of black on each side of the screen!).

they just aren't very bright. the color is ok...within range. they make my powerbook LCD (sitting next to them) look amazing though. :D


peace.

Sorry to hear that. It definitely sounds bad. I use an Apple Studio 17" CRT that's about 5 years old now. Even compared to my wifes new 15" Powerbook this screen has better color and image production. The only thing the LCD beats it at is text which is definitely sharper on the LCD but it should be.

eyelikeart
Feb 10, 2004, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
can you make a reald 3-d one for me?

:D

Sure thing. U got a bra to wear on your head? ;)

Moxiemike
Feb 10, 2004, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
Sure thing. U got a bra to wear on your head? ;)

what does that have to do with anything, you jerkface....


m

Counterfit
Feb 10, 2004, 05:51 PM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
We best see it. No excuses. Scan scan scan. :D Yeah yeah :rolleyes:

neut
Feb 10, 2004, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
what does that have to do with anything, you jerkface....


m


now that's comedy!


5000.

peace.

Moxiemike
Feb 10, 2004, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by neut
now that's comedy!


5000.

peace.

you're not a very jolly fellow, eh?

eyelikeart
Feb 10, 2004, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
what does that have to do with anything, you jerkface....


I know u aren't a fan of popular culture, but that's the key ingredient to making girls on the computer...

at least in the movie it was... :D

shadowfax
Feb 10, 2004, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
I did a shoot with a local gal trying for acting jobs over the weekend. A sample of my efforts. mmm, a freckled woman! it seems strange how rarely i see one. i used to hate freckles with a passion, especially on the face, but then i guess i saw lucy liu. i saw this girl this morning walking to class who had freckles, too, all on her cheeks. i was surprised to find myself being attracted to her.

maybe you could just get mike to wear panties or a thong on his head?

zync
Feb 10, 2004, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
Haven't seen no cloud rain, but i've seen two minute tstorms with five minutes of clouds clearing to a perfectly clear sky for the remainder of the day. Amazing to me still. Went from tranquil to fire and brimstone to tranquil again.

I've also been in a rain shower like you mentioned second---while in my car. Where the back of my car was being soaked (was in dead-stop traffic) and the front was fine. Further, in front was a nice sunset and in back... fire and brimstone again.

Weather is weird. I wish i could have afforded film back in those days--or at least had my D100. :(

The car thing has happened to me too :)

Originally posted by shadowfax
maybe you could just get mike to wear panties or a thong on his head?

certainly do-able :D

Blackhawk
Feb 11, 2004, 06:56 PM
There was a request for some larger Images of my Glacier National Park shots, here they are, Enjoy.

First One:

Blackhawk
Feb 11, 2004, 06:57 PM
The Second One:

Blackhawk
Feb 11, 2004, 07:00 PM
And Another One:

neut
Feb 11, 2004, 08:55 PM
excellent photos Blackhawk. they remind me of 1970's National Geographic pages. very cool. how are you achieving that look?

here's a few from the drive (i spend too much time going to and from work... ):

http://organech.com/images/examples/0059.jpg

http://organech.com/images/examples/0060.jpg


peace.

Blackhawk
Feb 11, 2004, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by neut
excellent photos Blackhawk. they remind me of 1970's National Geographic pages. very cool. how are you achieving that look?

here's a few from the drive (i spend too much time going to and from work... ):

http://organech.com/images/examples/0059.jpg

http://organech.com/images/examples/0060.jpg


peace.

Neut, to be honest with you I think it has something to do with the Kodak 800 speed film and the Zoom Lens 50mm-500mm.

MacBandit
Feb 12, 2004, 12:23 AM
Originally posted by Blackhawk
Nuet, to be honest with you I think it has something to do with the Kodak 800 speed film and the Zoom Lens 50mm-500mm.

So it looks like this on the film? It looked like a scanning issue.

Blackhawk
Feb 12, 2004, 08:33 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
So it looks like this on the film? It looked like a scanning issue.

Macbandit, pretty much and of cousre these prints where done by our local Sam's Club and then scanned in, I think I'm going to try and scan in the negatives to see if they are any better that way.

MacBandit
Feb 12, 2004, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by Blackhawk
Macbandit, pretty much and of cousre these prints where done by our local Sam's Club and then scanned in, I think I'm going to try and scan in the negatives to see if they are any better that way.

I'm sure you will let us know how they come out but just to be sure I'm letting you know I'm curious about your results.

Backtothemac
Feb 12, 2004, 05:47 PM
I put up some new ones on my site. Check them out.

http://homepage.mac.com/chuck_stacey

neut
Feb 12, 2004, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by Blackhawk
Macbandit, pretty much and of cousre these prints where done by our local Sam's Club and then scanned in, I think I'm going to try and scan in the negatives to see if they are any better that way.

interesting... i like them the way they are. they remind me of being a kid.


peace.

mnkeybsness
Feb 12, 2004, 08:19 PM
SUGGESTION!

how about a section on the macrumors forums for photography instead of having these incredibly long, on-going threads???????

Rower_CPU
Feb 12, 2004, 08:21 PM
Something along those lines is in the works, mnkeybsness. :)

neut
Feb 12, 2004, 08:35 PM
about time for a photo forum. will it debut at X? :p


here's a modified photo (found) that i just did <another suggestion... a photo illustration section would be nice for us photoshop fiends :D; i'm sure some 3-D sections are in order also;)).

http://organech.com/images/examples/0061.jpg



peace.

idkew
Feb 13, 2004, 05:40 PM
i was playing with duotones to help someone out, and i made this. Kinda cool looking.

top is original. bottom is new dutone.

http://www.benjaminnau.com/pictures/Painting_With_Light/picturefiles/30.jpg

neut
Feb 13, 2004, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by idkew
i was playing with duotones to help someone out, and i made this. Kinda cool looking.

top is original. bottom is new dutone.

nice.

i like the "scratchy" looking light. :D

the bottom one looks like a painting... man, i haven't done duotones in a few years; brings back bad print memories. :(

glad i went digital! **** print. im tired of wasting paper.



peace.

Moxiemike
Feb 14, 2004, 06:19 PM
Here's some stuff I shot today:

http://mikemancini.com/mrpics/fm/DSC_8531_bw_fm.jpg

http://mikemancini.com/mrpics/fm/DSC_8535_fm.jpg

http://mikemancini.com/mrpics/fm/DSC_8582_fm.jpg

http://mikemancini.com/mrpics/fm/DSC_8610_fm.jpg

enjoy.

MacBandit
Feb 14, 2004, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
Here's some stuff I shot today:
.................................enjoy.

What camera are you using. The photos are so vibrant it must be a higher end camera.

5300cs
Feb 15, 2004, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
What camera are you using. The photos are so vibrant it must be a higher end camera.

I'm guessing it's the camera in his avatar, which looks to be a D1X (judging by it's size -it's enormous!)

Moxiemike
Feb 15, 2004, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
What camera are you using. The photos are so vibrant it must be a higher end camera.

5300cs was close. ;) I'm using a D100, which is the D1x's little brother. Though I think soon i'll be a D1x/D2x user.

But yea... love the d100. Great images from it, though you have to be interested in post-processing.

5300... it does look like a D1x in my av, now that I look at it. Weird. eh?

Here's a few more shots from yesterday:

http://mikemancini.com/mrpics/fm/DSC_8580.jpg

http://mikemancini.com/mrpics/fm/DSC_8517.jpg

http://www.mikemancini.com/mrpics/fm/DSC_8519_bw.jpg

MacBandit
Feb 15, 2004, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
5300cs was close. ;) I'm using a D100, which is the D1x's little brother. Though I think soon i'll be a D1x/D2x user.

But yea... love the d100. Great images from it, though you have to be interested in post-processing.........................

Hmm if I had thought about it a bit I probably would have remembered you used the D100. What sort of post-processing are you having to do.

Moxiemike
Feb 15, 2004, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Hmm if I had thought about it a bit I probably would have remembered you used the D100. What sort of post-processing are you having to do.

hm. i start out shooting raw, make some adjustments in Nikon Capture or PS CS and then finish the image in PS CS. Usually some level adjustments (the d100 undexposes a little to prevent clipped highlights....) and some saturation adjustments, resizing, sharpening and blammo! :) new image!

m

MacBandit
Feb 15, 2004, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
hm. i start out shooting raw, make some adjustments in Nikon Capture or PS CS and then finish the image in PS CS. Usually some level adjustments (the d100 undexposes a little to prevent clipped highlights....) and some saturation adjustments, resizing, sharpening and blammo! :) new image!

m

Okay that makes sense since you are using RAW. Those are pretty much the same post processes that from what I understand you would have to use on any high end camera using RAW. It's always better to do the processing on the computer rather then let the camera do it so I definitely agree with using RAW.

Moxiemike
Feb 15, 2004, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Okay that makes sense since you are using RAW. Those are pretty much the same post processes that from what I understand you would have to use on any high end camera using RAW. It's always better to do the processing on the computer rather then let the camera do it so I definitely agree with using RAW.

Yea. I'd say it's 50-50. You wanna expose the photo correctly in camera ALL the time, and there's things like contrast and white balance you should get right in cam, but if you're a little off, RAW can make a good photo amazing and a "thow away" into a keeper.

It's like, that little extra you can get from the photos. BUt you should get it 99% of the way right in cam and adjust in raw. it's REALLY like a digital darkroom. :)

MacBandit
Feb 15, 2004, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
Yea. I'd say it's 50-50. You wanna expose the photo correctly in camera ALL the time, and there's things like contrast and white balance you should get right in cam, but if you're a little off, RAW can make a good photo amazing and a "thow away" into a keeper.

It's like, that little extra you can get from the photos. BUt you should get it 99% of the way right in cam and adjust in raw. it's REALLY like a digital darkroom. :)

Exactly all your pre-processing (shooting) should be done as well as possible and leave the post-processing to the digital darkroom on the computer.

Moxiemike
Feb 15, 2004, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Exactly all your pre-processing (shooting) should be done as well as possible and leave the post-processing to the digital darkroom on the computer.

Yea. It's weird. I encounter people who spend $3000 on a D100 and lenses and then hate the idea of post-processing... it's like, why not just get a Point & Shoot 5mp something or other and save the cash?

These people get the D100, the 10d... I've even seen people with the $3000 and $4000 nikon, canon and kodak offerings. And they HATE post-processing. Weirdos.

MacBandit
Feb 15, 2004, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
Yea. It's weird. I encounter people who spend $3000 on a D100 and lenses and then hate the idea of post-processing... it's like, why not just get a Point & Shoot 5mp something or other and save the cash?

These people get the D100, the 10d... I've even seen people with the $3000 and $4000 nikon, canon and kodak offerings. And they HATE post-processing. Weirdos.

I guess they hate great photos also. They sound like the common day photographer that thinks they can just get a good camera shoot and take their film into Wal-Mart to be developed.

Moxiemike
Feb 15, 2004, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by MacBandit
I guess they hate great photos also. They sound like the common day photographer that thinks they can just get a good camera shoot and take their film into Wal-Mart to be developed.

Yea. I actually just got an HP DesignJet 120... i did my first big enlargements with the D100.... printed a few 13x19s and a 24x36. All I can say is WOW.

Impressive.

I'd never trust my prints to wally world. :)

Wes
Feb 15, 2004, 01:47 PM
A pic I took in the Alps (Sauze D'Oulx, Italy). It was on a bad sony camera. I haven't had time to crop it. The red is from the sign for a red slope. Fun snowboarding :D.

Wes
Feb 15, 2004, 01:48 PM
Here it is.

Moxiemike
Feb 15, 2004, 01:52 PM
Originally posted by Wes
Here it is.

nice shot. lots of dimension. I like how the sky goes from blue to near white, and the texture and depth of the mountains.

That sign should be EASY to clone out in PS.

zync
Feb 15, 2004, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by MacBandit
I guess they hate great photos also. They sound like the common day photographer that thinks they can just get a good camera shoot and take their film into Wal-Mart to be developed.

People like that are ignorant. I'd be willing to bet that if you polled them on some of their favorite photographers they'd mention Ansel Adams, and if they did you'd be obliged to HIT THEM! Every great photographer post processes in some manner or another....we level the hell out of stuff, Ansel dodged and burned for much of his life. Besides the fact that developing negatives itself is post processing....you have to worry about what type of developer, how long to develop, remember if you pushed or pulled the film (trying to maintain highlight and shadow detail) and compensate for that, blah, blah, etc. If people complain about having to adjust levels or curves they should have their ass kicked....ass kicking stupid people should be a government subsidized industry! :D

idkew
Feb 15, 2004, 09:54 PM
i am a bit conservative when it comes to photography. i think that a change in saturations, level, contrast... are ok, but (almost) any filter or layering is too much.

Moxiemike
Feb 15, 2004, 10:54 PM
Originally posted by idkew
i am a bit conservative when it comes to photography. i think that a change in saturations, level, contrast... are ok, but (almost) any filter or layering is too much.

I agree. I like post-processing (like developing tricks in a darkroom) and things like sharpening, etc are great. But some people's photos end up looking like Monet's.

i;m amazed at the filmlike qualities in some my prints. Impresses me. :)

MacBandit
Feb 16, 2004, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by idkew
i am a bit conservative when it comes to photography. i think that a change in saturations, level, contrast... are ok, but (almost) any filter or layering is too much.

Well how else are you going to correct for flaws in photography and the fact that cameras rarely mirror the true beauty of the situation if you don't correct for under-saturation and contrast and correct levels because a bright sky blew out your beautiful ground detail, etc..

Moxiemike
Feb 16, 2004, 07:56 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Well how else are you going to correct for flaws in photography and the fact that cameras rarely mirror the true beauty of the situation if you don't correct for under-saturation and contrast and correct levels because a bright sky blew out your beautiful ground detail, etc..

Exactly. Esepcially with digital's lesser dynamic range, there's times when i've done two exposures on a tripod, one for the shadows and one for the sky, say, and compositioned them together.

People did stuff like that in film too...

neut
Feb 16, 2004, 09:09 AM
interesting topic.

photo manipulation has always been an interest of mine (obviously). i find it neccessary in my work flow as i am a terrible film photographer, but i excel in digital manipulation. i no longer view photography as capturing moments in time, but rather capturing an emotion or a representation of what i was feeling or "seeing" at that particular moment.

i like to put myself into my work and to do so i need to be very manipulative to it. pushing and pulling until i find myself in any image.

i appreciate those who can develop perfectly, print perfectly, know what each situation technically calls for, or those who have really steady hands. all of which i suck at. but i sure as hell know photoshop and i know how i want things to look.

i think i would bore myself if i took good photos. once you snap the photo... the fun is over.


thank-you post processing for saving my career as a digital artist.


peace.

Moxiemike
Feb 16, 2004, 09:17 AM
Originally posted by neut
interesting topic.

photo manipulation has always been an interest of mine (obviously). i find it neccessary in my work flow as i am a terrible film photographer, but i excel in digital manipulation. i no longer view photography as capturing moments in time, but rather capturing an emotion or a representation of what i was feeling or "seeing" at that particular moment.

i like to put myself into my work and to do so i need to be very manipulative to it. pushing and pulling until i find myself in any image.

i appreciate those who can develop perfectly, print perfectly, know what each situation technically calls for, or those who have really steady hands. all of which i suck at. but i sure as hell know photoshop and i know how i want things to look.

i think i would bore myself if i took good photos. once you snap the photo... the fun is over.


thank-you post processing for saving my career as a digital artist.


peace.

You know, there was a little art movement that was reliant on capturing the "emotion" at a particular moment... that being impressionism, which is one my fave movements of all time.

And yea, I do love capturing a good image, but I also like digital challenges and manipulations. Makes life much more fun IMHO.

But sometimes, I do get a rush from a "nailed" exposure, such as:

http://homepage.mac.com/moxiemike/.Pictures/karlpaints/lr_km.jpg

But at the same token, there have been TONS of images where I did a little manipulation, such as doing some shadow recovery in the grassy areas on this shot:

http://homepage.mac.com/moxiemike/.Pictures/stock/road1.JPG

It's a situational thing, I think. Where one needs to manipulate, do it. Where you don't need to don't. It's all art anyways. :)

But yea, Neut. Maybe you're gonna start a new movement in photography!

zync
Feb 16, 2004, 10:06 AM
Originally posted by neut
interesting topic.

photo manipulation has always been an interest of mine (obviously). i find it neccessary in my work flow as i am a terrible film photographer, but i excel in digital manipulation. i no longer view photography as capturing moments in time, but rather capturing an emotion or a representation of what i was feeling or "seeing" at that particular moment.

i like to put myself into my work and to do so i need to be very manipulative to it. pushing and pulling until i find myself in any image.

i appreciate those who can develop perfectly, print perfectly, know what each situation technically calls for, or those who have really steady hands. all of which i suck at. but i sure as hell know photoshop and i know how i want things to look.

i think i would bore myself if i took good photos. once you snap the photo... the fun is over.


thank-you post processing for saving my career as a digital artist.


peace.

Actually (to speak of Ansel again), that is exactly why Ansel broke from his previous ways of photography and started to capture the moment and envision how he thought it would best explain his emotion at the things he saw....it's all because of a wratten yellow filter gentleman...that gave way to the Ansel we know now...

MacBandit
Feb 16, 2004, 11:32 AM
Originally posted by neut
interesting topic.

photo manipulation has always been an interest of mine (obviously). i find it neccessary in my work flow as i am a terrible film photographer, but i excel in digital manipulation. i no longer view photography as capturing moments in time, but rather capturing an emotion or a representation of what i was feeling or "seeing" at that particular moment.

i like to put myself into my work and to do so i need to be very manipulative to it. pushing and pulling until i find myself in any image.

i appreciate those who can develop perfectly, print perfectly, know what each situation technically calls for, or those who have really steady hands. all of which i suck at. but i sure as hell know photoshop and i know how i want things to look.

i think i would bore myself if i took good photos. once you snap the photo... the fun is over.


thank-you post processing for saving my career as a digital artist.


peace.

Even the best photographers need a little help in the developing room nearly all the time. Sometimes they need a lot. The problem is there are situations that you can't get a perfect photograph unless you do like Ansel and wait in one spot for up to a year on end for the perfect lighting. Even then sometimes physics don't allow it so you need to correct it in the development process.

neut
Feb 16, 2004, 12:37 PM
ahh, yes; the perfect emotion.

perfection is an idea i threw away along time ago. everything is perfect. if it wasn't, how could it exist? unless everything is in a state of imperfection and constantly falling apart, but this feels more like flying to me. :D and i've never felt more together in my life.


i like the idea of impressionism. most captures (photos) feel like a perfect security camera to me. cold... yet accurate; but what is accuracy? and to what standards? and does any of this really matter if we choose to perceive these things as art?

ok, i feel like im back in school now. i think i should shut-up and shoot some crappy pictures to fix and post. ;)



peace.

Moxiemike
Feb 16, 2004, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by neut
ahh, yes; the perfect emotion.

perfection is an idea i threw away along time ago. everything is perfect. if it wasn't, how could it exist? unless everything is in a state of imperfection and constantly falling apart, but this feels more like flying to me. :D and i've never felt more together in my life.


i like the idea of impressionism. most captures (photos) feel like a perfect security camera to me. cold... yet accurate; but what is accuracy? and to what standards? and does any of this really matter if we choose to perceive these things as art?

ok, i feel like im back in school now. i think i should shut-up and shoot some crappy pictures to fix and post. ;)



peace.

this convo does have an art school vibe... reminiscent of smoking cigarettes and eating crappy sandwiches outside of our class building on break. haha

zync
Feb 16, 2004, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
this convo does have an art school vibe... reminiscent of smoking cigarettes and eating crappy sandwiches outside of our class building on break. haha

Defintely, I'm sitting outside mine in my car :D

neut
Feb 16, 2004, 08:51 PM
so i actually got right up, went outside and took a few picture... pretty cold though. i was waiting for the rain all day, but it came later in the day. the sun was blaring through a thick haze in the sky. to focus on the sun would bast out the rest of the image and to focus on the tree it killed the sky... i picked the one that had any trace of color left in the image. :D


original:

http://organech.com/images/examples/0062_original.jpg


post-edit:

http://organech.com/images/examples/0062.jpg



peace.



btw- what happened to the drunk thread? and the off-topic thread waste-landed already???

Counterfit
Feb 16, 2004, 09:52 PM
Okay, I never got around to scanning those B&W pics of mine, sue me :p


Maybe I should get around to scanning in some slides of mine, namely one of the main stained glass window at Notre Dame, and one of the Eiffel Tower that I was meaning to put together...

whocares
Feb 16, 2004, 10:26 PM
Dudes and dudesses, you have got to stop posting like madpersons on these photography threads! It's impossible to follow them :eek:

I've just browsed through this one (I participated actively in the original) and without wanting to hurt anyones feelings, though all pics are good, I must say that Moxiemike's pics really stand out (this is an impression from this thread only - previous not taken into account).

Keep up the work guys and keep posting! I have time I might get back into these threads. Photography is one of my fav. hobbies...

Mac til death
Feb 16, 2004, 11:27 PM
I've got a ton of pics from Glacier National Park last summer, and some pretty cool ones of the wildfires...... :)

here's one, the full res. shot looks great... I got 14 rolls of film :) (man I need to get that new Nikon digital camera, film development is steep)

idkew
Feb 17, 2004, 01:20 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Well how else are you going to correct for flaws in photography and the fact that cameras rarely mirror the true beauty of the situation if you don't correct for under-saturation and contrast and correct levels because a bright sky blew out your beautiful ground detail, etc..

i don't see how we disagree?

idkew
Feb 17, 2004, 01:22 AM
Originally posted by Mac til death
I've got a ton of pics from Glacier National Park last summer, and some pretty cool ones of the wildfires...... :)

here's one, the full res. shot looks great... I got 14 rolls of film :) (man I need to get that new Nikon digital camera, film development is steep)

you might be interested in my site; i have glacier picts from 2 years ago. please set up a site, i would love to compare before and during the fires. you can find a link in my sig to my site.

idkew
Feb 17, 2004, 01:25 AM
Originally posted by whocares
... I must say that Moxiemike's pics really stand out (this is an impression from this thread only - previous not taken into account)...

i agree, and it has not only been this young thread.

Moxiemike
Feb 17, 2004, 08:14 AM
Originally posted by idkew
i agree, and it has not only been this young thread.

You don't do so badly yourself, there, idkew. And neut's stuff is almost always eye catching to me.

You guys are flattering me though. I really just like shooting. Never really paid much mind to how well i did at it! :eek:

Thanks. :) Let's keep posting though... it's a good way to learn from one another.

eyelikeart
Feb 17, 2004, 08:59 AM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
You guys are flattering me though. I really just like shooting. Never really paid much mind to how well i did at it! :eek:


aww... ;)

Mac til death
Feb 17, 2004, 09:13 AM
nice shots, idkew... The shots of the fire are really smokey... (go figure. :)) but I did get 2 shots of helicopters flying in to drop water...

here are two more, and then I'm going to class...

Mac til death
Feb 17, 2004, 09:14 AM
and no.2

Moxiemike
Feb 17, 2004, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by Mac til death
and no.2

Nice sunset! Killer color saturation on that one. :)

Here's how I spent my night:

http://mikemancini.com/mrpics/DSC_8660.jpg

whocares
Feb 17, 2004, 09:23 AM
-Mac til death

Nice composition on that sunset!

neut
Feb 17, 2004, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
Nice sunset! Killer color saturation on that one. :)

Here's how I spent my night:

http://mikemancini.com/mrpics/DSC_8660.jpg

so im assuming you have a home studio... what kind of set-up is it? what type of lights?

excellent staged shot.


peace.


btw- thanks for the compliment. your shots are always well carried out (ie you know what you are doing). I enjoy everyones photos for different reasons. much talent is to be found upon the board. good job everyone!

Moxiemike
Feb 17, 2004, 10:03 AM
Originally posted by neut
so im assuming you have a home studio... what kind of set-up is it? what type of lights?

excellent staged shot.


peace.


btw- thanks for the compliment. your shots are always well carried out (ie you know what you are doing). I enjoy everyones photos for different reasons. much talent is to be found upon the board. good job everyone!

hah. I'll post the original of that one. I um, was a bit, um, chemically altered when I took that shot (it's for a design comp), and wasn't feeling like lugging my light rig up 7 flights of stairs, so i decided to just go with available light and see if I could pull it off without the lights and the background. So here's the original shot. Haha.

When life gives you sour grapes... make wine, right? ;)



http://mikemancini.com/mrpics/org.jpg

For this one, I just used the two lights in the hallway of our band's practice studio. :)

That said, I do have a background setup made from PVC pipe (costed like, 20 bucks) and I use a Smith Victor light kit that was relatvely inexpensive ($250ish for 1500w of continuous lights, umbrellas, case, stands and a boom) but I do wanna get some strobes sometime in the future. Though these ROCK for product shots.

zync
Feb 17, 2004, 10:07 AM
Nice shot mike! I think whocares is right, but there's A LOT of talent on these threads...

Neut, I really like your treatment of the tree...you took a colorless void and made it cool....it would be a neat CD cover or something...

whocares, check out the last bunch of threads, there's a lot of good stuff to see :)

eyelikeart
Feb 17, 2004, 10:07 AM
So I gotta jump into it here a little.

I recently purchased a new lens for my camera rig, Nikon 60mm f2.8 macro. This thing is pretty damned sharp, and FAST I tell u.

Anyway, here's a few samples from it.

Moxiemike
Feb 17, 2004, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by zync
Nice shot mike! I think whocares is right, but there's A LOT of talent on these threads...

Neut, I really like your treatment of the tree...you took a colorless void and made it cool....it would be a neat CD cover or something...

whocares, check out the last bunch of threads, there's a lot of good stuff to see :)

I was thinking that about Neut's tree. It's a killer application for that shot. Would look sweet on a nice mellow singer songwriter CD with a nice organic type treatment.

If anyone's familiar with red house painters, they'll know EXACTLY what I mean.

Moxiemike
Feb 17, 2004, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
So I gotta jump into it here a little.

I recently purchased a new lens for my camera rig, Nikon 60mm f2.8 macro. This thing is pretty damned sharp, and FAST I tell u.

Anyway, here's a few samples from it.

Killer detial. You shoot that raw?

eyelikeart
Feb 17, 2004, 10:11 AM
and another...

eyelikeart
Feb 17, 2004, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
Killer detial. You shoot that raw?

Yupper. Although I only stepped up the exposure in the raw editor really. I did some curve adjustment in PS after. ;)

Moxiemike
Feb 17, 2004, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
Yupper. Although I only stepped up the exposure in the raw editor really. I did some curve adjustment in PS after. ;)

good that you're embracing that workflow. Fun, isn't it??

m

eyelikeart
Feb 17, 2004, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
good that you're embracing that workflow. Fun, isn't it??


Yeah it is. I'm going to have to adjust it some though, as far as filing & such goes. But the post edit process is pretty damned fun man. :D

whocares
Feb 17, 2004, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by zync
whocares, check out the last bunch of threads, there's a lot of good stuff to see :)

Yeah, I've been wanting to do that, but all 9 of them, it's just so overwhelming. I guess when I have a bit more free time :)

Anyways, I've got the 2000+ posts of the "Have u been drunk" thread to go through :p

idkew
Feb 17, 2004, 10:48 PM
Chicago Auto Show picts:

http://www.benjaminnau.com/pictures/CC/picturefiles/19.jpg

idkew
Feb 17, 2004, 10:50 PM
gt

http://www.benjaminnau.com/pictures/CC/picturefiles/27.jpg

idkew
Feb 17, 2004, 10:51 PM
wrx

http://www.benjaminnau.com/pictures/CC/picturefiles/11.jpg

idkew
Feb 17, 2004, 10:53 PM
halo?

http://www.benjaminnau.com/pictures/CC/picturefiles/17.jpg

Moxiemike
Feb 18, 2004, 08:02 AM
Originally posted by idkew
halo?

http://www.benjaminnau.com/pictures/CC/picturefiles/17.jpg

Nice shooting! was gonna go to the car show to shoot... but ended up not going. Gave my tix to my bro-in-law.

Now you're making me wish i went!

What cam are you using?

m

idkew
Feb 18, 2004, 09:11 AM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
Nice shooting! was gonna go to the car show to shoot... but ended up not going. Gave my tix to my bro-in-law.

Now you're making me wish i went!

What cam are you using?

m

thanks. i use a canon powershot s45. not bad for a compact camera. wish i had a d100 though...

the car show was great, but WAY too packed. It was impossible to take good picts for the ford gt. hundreds of people were trying to see it.

Mac til death
Feb 18, 2004, 09:43 AM
wow, great pics guys... here's some more...

Mac til death
Feb 18, 2004, 09:44 AM
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Mac til death
Feb 18, 2004, 09:44 AM
..

Mac til death
Feb 18, 2004, 09:45 AM
...

Mac til death
Feb 18, 2004, 09:46 AM
....

Mac til death
Feb 18, 2004, 09:47 AM
well, I hope I didn't over do it... hope you enjoy those. :)

zync
Feb 18, 2004, 10:25 AM
The pic after the Ram should've been a picture with the camera sitting on the ground that you'd show as a vertical image :D I liked the waterfall shot...

idkew, nice car shots man! really love the engine...the Ford GT didn't have that intake in the middle of the hood before, only the two on the sides for heat dispersion (I'm assuming that's what they're for, they will create a low pressure area that would make it easy for the engine to get air but that'd be pointless)....how come no pics of the new mustang!? :D

idkew
Feb 18, 2004, 10:26 AM
Originally posted by zync
The pic after the Ram should've been a picture with the camera sitting on the ground that you'd show as a vertical image :D

idkew, nice car shots man! really love the engine...the Ford GT didn't have that intake in the middle of the hood before, only the two on the sides for heat dispersion (I'm assuming that's what they're for, they will create a low pressure area that would make it easy for the engine to get air but that'd be pointless)....how come no pics of the new mustang!? :D

i have a couple, but they are no good.

too many people trying to see it. check my web page for the picts.

zync
Feb 18, 2004, 10:27 AM
wait, now I do remember seeing the intake there before...


sweet...I'm nearly drooling and I've only seen like two pictures...love the Saleen S7, gotta admire a car that could technically drive upside down at only 100mph....never saw your FLW section, gotta check that out too...

i draw concepts of my own somtimes and it's funny that Mitsubishi's concept Eclipse is very similar to one of my designs for a door for a car similar to a 350Z...


wait, I did see your FLW gallery...love his designs...very cool...

MacBandit
Feb 18, 2004, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by zync
The pic after the Ram should've been a picture with the camera sitting on the ground that you'd show as a vertical image :D I liked the waterfall shot...

idkew, nice car shots man! really love the engine...the Ford GT didn't have that intake in the middle of the hood before, only the two on the sides for heat dispersion (I'm assuming that's what they're for, they will create a low pressure area that would make it easy for the engine to get air but that'd be pointless)....how come no pics of the new mustang!? :D

Vents are also there to create down force. Air passing through them pushes down on the car as it is forced up and through the vent.

zync
Feb 18, 2004, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Vents are also there to create down force. Air passing through them pushes down on the car as it is forced up and through the vent.

True, I didn't think of that...hood vents would seem quite useful thinking of them in that manner, they'd both remove heat and add downforce, albeit not very much unless they have scoops in the underbody, otherwise there won't be too much air passing through as one would expect....still useful though... they'd have to watch the angle of the vents versus the angle of the hood (where the vent is) as they might inadvertently create lift instead :) obviously not with the GT but any car not windtunnel tested already...also the engine adds a lot of weight, oh forgot, mid engine :)

MacBandit
Feb 18, 2004, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by zync
True, I didn't think of that...hood vents would seem quite useful thinking of them in that manner, they'd both remove heat and add downforce, albeit not very much unless they have scoops in the underbody, otherwise there won't be too much air passing through as one would expect....still useful though... they'd have to watch the angle of the vents versus the angle of the hood (where the vent is) as they might inadvertently create lift instead :) obviously not with the GT but any car not windtunnel tested already...also the engine adds a lot of weight, oh forgot, mid engine :)

They often put radiator intakes in the front air dam so they get high positive pressure there through the radiator. On some cars like the F50 the vents in the hood are not for the radiator but only for down force. In the case of the F50 they have a large electric fan in each of them and they pull air from underneath the car which starts out being low air pressure pocket anyway due to the cars aerodynamics. With the hood vents and the fans on the F50 though they are actually capable of developing negative air pressure under the car in affect sucking the car to the road.

idkew
Feb 18, 2004, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by MacBandit
They often put radiator intakes in the front air dam so they get high positive pressure there through the radiator. On some cars like the F50 the vents in the hood are not for the radiator but only for down force. In the case of the F50 they have a large electric fan in each of them and they pull air from underneath the car which starts out being low air pressure pocket anyway due to the cars aerodynamics. With the hood vents and the fans on the F50 though they are actually capable of developing negative air pressure under the car in affect sucking the car to the road.

i need that. my 115hp corolla with 115,000miles is just not cutting it.

MacBandit
Feb 18, 2004, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by idkew
i need that. my 115hp corolla with 115,000miles is just not cutting it.

Hehe, I'm right there with you. In fact we have a 97 Corolla with 180,000 on it. Actually I can't complain the thing runs like new and drives great. We put some performance street struts on it a year ago and they made a world of difference. The stock struts wore out after about 120,000 miles.

whocares
Feb 18, 2004, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by MacBandit
They often put radiator intakes in the front air dam so they get high positive pressure there through the radiator. On some cars like the F50 the vents in the hood are not for the radiator but only for down force. In the case of the F50 they have a large electric fan in each of them and they pull air from underneath the car which starts out being low air pressure pocket anyway due to the cars aerodynamics. With the hood vents and the fans on the F50 though they are actually capable of developing negative air pressure under the car in affect sucking the car to the road.

So what, you're saying an F50 can double as a vacuum cleaner? Pretty expensive alternative :eek: :p :p

-idkew

Like the car pics, especially the engine and the GT.

eyelikeart
Feb 18, 2004, 10:11 PM
I went out today...

http://www.eye-creative.com/pics/misc/DSC_1873.jpg

idkew
Feb 18, 2004, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
I went out today...

Very nice eye, eye

eyelikeart
Feb 18, 2004, 10:23 PM
Originally posted by idkew
Very nice eye, eye

hehe...thanker...

I've got some more I haven't gotten ready to post yet... ;)

zync
Feb 18, 2004, 10:44 PM
Originally posted by MacBandit
They often put radiator intakes in the front air dam so they get high positive pressure there through the radiator. On some cars like the F50 the vents in the hood are not for the radiator but only for down force. In the case of the F50 they have a large electric fan in each of them and they pull air from underneath the car which starts out being low air pressure pocket anyway due to the cars aerodynamics. With the hood vents and the fans on the F50 though they are actually capable of developing negative air pressure under the car in affect sucking the car to the road.

I believe the underbody of the S7 is actually designed in that manner as well. Supposedly it's able, as I said before, to go upside down at only 100 mph....at 100 mph my car feels like it's going to lift off the road :) even with the spoiler on my V6 mustang (like it really does anything though :D)....i think it's really funny how all these people put spoilers on their cars that are so huge when all they're doing is causing drag on the car in effect making it slower! Spoilers aren't even useful until about 75 mph!

eye, glad you're back man, you're work is wondrous!

MacBandit
Feb 19, 2004, 12:38 AM
Originally posted by zync
I believe the underbody of the S7 is actually designed in that manner as well. Supposedly it's able, as I said before, to go upside down at only 100 mph....at 100 mph my car feels like it's going to lift off the road :) even with the spoiler on my V6 mustang (like it really does anything though :D)....i think it's really funny how all these people put spoilers on their cars that are so huge when all they're doing is causing drag on the car in effect making it slower! Spoilers aren't even useful until about 75 mph!

eye, glad you're back man, you're work is wondrous!

There are quite a few cars that use this vacuum effect. As for expensive vacuum cleaners? Only if you have a carpet big enough that you can get up to 100mph before vacuuming it.

Ah, big winged with wing nut drivers. Hmm the speed at which they work is all dependent on the size of the wing. The bigger the wing the bigger the idiot I see driving it. See it works even sitting still.

eyelikeart
Feb 19, 2004, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by zync
eye, glad you're back man, you're work is wondrous!

heh...thanks man... :)

I've been shooting a lot so far this year, but it's all been work related. Yesterday was honestly for the first time I'd been out to shoot for myself since December. :D

zync
Feb 19, 2004, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
There are quite a few cars that use this vacuum effect. As for expensive vacuum cleaners? Only if you have a carpet big enough that you can get up to 100mph before vacuuming it.

Ah, big winged with wing nut drivers. Hmm the speed at which they work is all dependent on the size of the wing. The bigger the wing the bigger the idiot I see driving it. See it works even sitting still.

True, the 360 uses it, etc. etc. the list is endless....and yes spoiler size is an issue, I should've said MOST :D Oh, yeah, there is a correlation between spoiler size and stupidity! Once I saw a joke car that someone had shot a picture of on the internet and well I think it warrants a diagram for explanation:


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It was like an old rusty crown vic with sheet metal for the pedestal section and a bar for the actual wing....it was definitely satire at it's best!

Originally posted by eyelikeart
heh...thanks man... :)

I've been shooting a lot so far this year, but it's all been work related. Yesterday was honestly for the first time I'd been out to shoot for myself since December. :D

You're welcome! It's just great to see it again!

xthree
Feb 19, 2004, 01:09 PM
Just got done reading this thread. Lots of awesome photos! Trying to find something to post.. Hmmmmmm

eyelikeart
Feb 19, 2004, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by xthree
Just got done reading this thread. Lots of awesome photos! Trying to find something to post.. Hmmmmmm

anything goes really...

choose a photo u like for starters... ;)

eyelikeart
Feb 19, 2004, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by zync
You're welcome! It's just great to see it again!

:D

here's another from yesterday...

http://www.eye-creative.com/pics/misc/DSC_1882.jpg

neut
Feb 19, 2004, 02:06 PM
hmmm... when did this turn into the car thread??? j/k ;) cool car pics.


while we're on a car theme here's an abstract from the inside of mine:

http://organech.com/images/examples/0063.jpg


hey eye, post more photos please (oh, just noticed... you did). :p

xthree, im stoked to see what ya' got to post.



peace.

Rower_CPU
Feb 19, 2004, 02:11 PM
Nice shot, Frank.

Here's a pano I took a couple weeks ago. Anyone got any tips for color matching with photo merge in Photoshop CS? The merge process is awesome, I just wish I could tweak the individual image colors after the fact.

(apologies for the width - the original is 19000 pixels wide :eek:)

jelloshotsrule
Feb 19, 2004, 02:41 PM
so there's a merge tool in photoshop now? is that new or was i missing something before?

never had much luck with various stitching apps...

there may be a better way, but could you just create a very rough merge with the images as layers... tweak those layers to match better, and then do the actual merge?

seeing as how i don't know how the merge works in ps, that may not work... as for actually doing the color correction, i've always wondered how people do that so well myself... which kinda sucks given that i should be able to do that pretty well in my field.. hah.

idkew
Feb 19, 2004, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
Nice shot, Frank.

Here's a pano I took a couple weeks ago. Anyone got any tips for color matching with photo merge in Photoshop CS? The merge process is awesome, I just wish I could tweak the individual image colors after the fact.

(apologies for the width - the original is 19000 pixels wide :eek:)

canon's panoramic tool works pretty well with levels and such. i am not sure if you can download it for free...but you might.

one tip: make the settings all fixed between shots on your camera.

idkew
Feb 19, 2004, 03:06 PM
for example:

two and three pict pans.
http://www.benjaminnau.com/pictures/BCanada/picturefiles/1.jpghttp://www.benjaminnau.com/pictures/BCanada/picturefiles/99.jpghttp://www.benjaminnau.com/pictures/BCanada/picturefiles/101.jpg

Maybe 6 or 7:
http://www.benjaminnau.com/pictures/BCanada/picturefiles/100.jpg

10+
http://www.benjaminnau.com/pictures/BCanada/picturefiles/105.jpg

Rower_CPU
Feb 19, 2004, 03:34 PM
jello -
Yup, Photoshop 8 (aka CS) has an option under the Automate menu for Photomerge. Good stuff, brah.

idkew-
Camera settings don't help much after the fact. ;)

I'll definitely try to do that next time, though. I'll look for the Canon software, too.

MacBandit
Feb 19, 2004, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
so there's a merge tool in photoshop now? is that new or was i missing something before?

never had much luck with various stitching apps...

there may be a better way, but could you just create a very rough merge with the images as layers... tweak those layers to match better, and then do the actual merge?

seeing as how i don't know how the merge works in ps, that may not work... as for actually doing the color correction, i've always wondered how people do that so well myself... which kinda sucks given that i should be able to do that pretty well in my field.. hah.

No it's a new feature of Photoshop CS.

As for level matching I believe there is an automatic feature that is suppose to work in combination with the stitching ability so that it automatically matches color and level. I haven't played with it much as I haven't shot many panoramas since I have had a copy of CS to play with.

Rower_CPU
Feb 19, 2004, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by MacBandit
No it's a new feature of Photoshop CS.

As for level matching I believe there is an automatic feature that is suppose to work in combination with the stitching ability so that it automatically matches color and level. I haven't played with it much as I haven't shot many panoramas since I have had a copy of CS to play with.
For the match colors, it appears you have to do that prior to the merging. Photomerge grabs everything and sticks it into a single layer - makes it tough to tweak individual shots.

xthree
Feb 19, 2004, 03:47 PM
Here's a promo for a local band, Astounding Counduct

Rower_CPU
Feb 19, 2004, 04:11 PM
More beachy shots...

http://organicallydigital.com/photos/misc/seals.jpg

http://organicallydigital.com/photos/misc/seal01.jpg

http://organicallydigital.com/photos/misc/seal02.jpg

http://organicallydigital.com/photos/misc/rocks_birds01.jpg

http://organicallydigital.com/photos/misc/rocks_birds02.jpg

MacBandit
Feb 19, 2004, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
For the match colors, it appears you have to do that prior to the merging. Photomerge grabs everything and sticks it into a single layer - makes it tough to tweak individual shots.

Yeah that is an annoyance.

eyelikeart
Feb 19, 2004, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by neut
hey eye, post more photos please (oh, just noticed... you did). :p


I'll be posting some more soon enough. I just got a new lens tonite, and will be testing it out. :D

Moxiemike
Feb 19, 2004, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by xthree
Here's a promo for a local band, Astounding Counduct

nice shooting x!

Here's a shot that i think encompasses the ol' fred miranda weekly topic: "Solitude"

http://mikemancini.com/mrpics/fm/DSC_8664_fm.jpg

MacBandit
Feb 19, 2004, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
I'll be posting some more soon enough. I just got a new lens tonite, and will be testing it out. :D

What lens did you get?

eyelikeart
Feb 19, 2004, 07:43 PM
Originally posted by MacBandit
What lens did you get?

Last Friday I bought a Nikon 60mm f2.8 macro to finish a shoot I was working on. Today I received shipment of a Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro. I'm going to test them out side by side, to see if the quality of the Sigma matches that of the Nikon. If I keep the Sigma, I'll save myself $200 while gaining 15mm respectively. :D

G4scott
Feb 19, 2004, 07:45 PM
For merging, it's best to keep your camera settings all the same between shots. That's what I like about the Canon photo-stitch mode, is that it keeps the settings the same, so you don't have funky looking pictures... Also, flashes are bad when you're trying to stitch together multiple photos.

http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/macrumors/towerpanorama.jpg

Edit: problem solved. photo is up.
Edit Edit: wtf is going on here... first the picture wasn't up, then it was, and now it isn't. Is the picture showing up for anyone else right now?
Edit Edit Edit: It works now, I hope... :rolleyes:
Edit Edit Edit Edit: Ok, this is it... No more editing this post, since that seems to be what breaks the photo...

neut
Feb 19, 2004, 11:15 PM
xthree - cool band photo. you seem to know a lot of bands. im suprised my band isn't on your site. ;)

nice panoramas everyone. i would like to try one of those sometime. i'll have to use the D10 @ work cause my 505v isn't consistent enough... though it may make some interesting panel panoramas... hmmm <looks around for something really wide wonders if his new 17" PB would call for a panoramic view :D>.

Rower - those beach shots are really neat. were all those shots from the same distance?

Moxie - i can almost hear that church... creepy. if those plants weren't in the background it would look very 'horror movie'. nice.

eye- i like the construction site shot. i would like to go shoot one sometime. i find the machinery and the destruction/creation very inspiring.

you guys are cool. im glad there are so many talented people participating in this creative thread. this is what apple really means for people to use their macs for. keep going people. keep creating. it's beautiful.

time to put my new 17" PB to use. can't wait to get a photo of my 15" and 17" on stage. woo-hoo!

... but in the meantime:

http://organech.com/images/examples/0003.jpg



peace.

Rower_CPU
Feb 19, 2004, 11:19 PM
neut-
Focal lengths are all over the place on those shots. The seals on the beach were about 15-20 feet away. The one on the rock was about 10.

The seashore shot was taken at a wider angle and then zoomed in for the second one. The rock with the gulls on it was about 50 feet away, give or take.

zync
Feb 20, 2004, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
For the match colors, it appears you have to do that prior to the merging. Photomerge grabs everything and sticks it into a single layer - makes it tough to tweak individual shots.


No no no man! You can have it leave the pictures in seperate layers after you merge them...also try using advanced blending, you can preview it....make sure to get the images as close as possible, rotate if you have to....I have Canon's software and it doesn't work as well as photomerge in CS :D

My first CS photomerge...shot, with stitch assist, in my back yard/front yard! It worked almost without a hitch...I moved one picture around....this was about three pictures....I have one from my NC trip last summer that spans across a mile-high bridge from one side to the other but it's really hard to get completely correct, though I'm workin' on it...

Make sure the exposure and everything is locked when you're shooting also, this may sound crazy but I think it's best to start a panorama in the area with the middle light since the metering you'll get depends on the lock of the first shot...

Rower_CPU
Feb 20, 2004, 12:16 AM
Originally posted by zync
No no no man! You can have it leave the pictures in seperate layers after you merge them...also try using advanced blending, you can preview it....make sure to get the images as close as possible, rotate if you have to....I have Canon's software and it doesn't work as well as photomerge in CS :D
...

That's the info I'm looking for, man! :p

I didn't play with the options too much. Are the settings all in the photomerge process or are they in the app prefs?

zync
Feb 20, 2004, 12:19 AM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
That's the info I'm looking for, man! :p

I didn't play with the options too much. Are the settings all in the photomerge process or are they in the app prefs?

They're in the menu on the right side....check keep as layers....also try the advanced blending as I said before....

Moxiemike
Feb 20, 2004, 12:22 AM
Here's another:

http://www.mikemancini.com/mrpics/DSC_8703_bw.jpg

Counterfit
Feb 20, 2004, 12:23 AM
Originally posted by zync
It was like an old rusty crown vic with sheet metal for the pedestal section and a bar for the actual wing....it was definitely satire at it's best! Somewhat related, but completely OT: I saw a Ford Windstar with a wing on it. Yes, you heard me. A Windstar with a wing. I seriously hope it was meant as a joke :eek:

zync
Feb 20, 2004, 03:12 AM
Originally posted by Counterfit
Somewhat related, but completely OT: I saw a Ford Windstar with a wing on it. Yes, you heard me. A Windstar with a wing. I seriously hope it was meant as a joke :eek:

I think I've seen that too! ::shudders::

xthree
Feb 20, 2004, 07:42 AM
neut, what's your band??

eyelikeart
Feb 20, 2004, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
Here's another:


nice shot man...same day?

Moxiemike
Feb 20, 2004, 08:59 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
nice shot man...same day?

yepper. love the ol' churches in pitts. makes for some stunning shootin'

xthree
Feb 20, 2004, 10:12 AM
Where's that church at? I might know!

Moxiemike
Feb 20, 2004, 10:16 AM
Originally posted by xthree
Where's that church at? I might know!

The biggun in oakland: St Paul's

xthree
Feb 20, 2004, 11:40 AM
That's awesome. I'm not sure if I know exactly where it is, but I know we've been down in Oakland taking pix before. I probably have one of the outside hehe

Moxiemike
Feb 20, 2004, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by xthree
That's awesome. I'm not sure if I know exactly where it is, but I know we've been down in Oakland taking pix before. I probably have one of the outside hehe

your shots are very nice... what kinda cam do you use?

neut
Feb 20, 2004, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by xthree
neut, what's your band??

organech... actually, we don't play live anymore (though that may change shortly) we've turned more to the role of producers (though two of us are currently in other bands). when we played it was me on the TiPB (used to be a graphite tower like yours, but i just got a 17"), a hand drummer, a bassist, a guitarist, a turtablist and an MC/vocalist. im working on my an organech collective website featuring our work and the artists that we work with and a DVD of one of our live shows with some extras. there's a lot of talent here in Boise.


peace.

jelloshotsrule
Feb 20, 2004, 05:16 PM
ok, i guess i'll finally make an entry... hah

Moxiemike
Feb 21, 2004, 08:04 AM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
ok, i guess i'll finally make an entry... hah

Nice bling. Composition is excellent. perfect.

I might have brought out the bling...er ring... a bit more:

jelloshotsrule
Feb 21, 2004, 08:59 AM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
Nice bling. Composition is excellent. perfect.

I might have brought out the bling...er ring... a bit more:

thanks

yeah, i will probably play around with it a bit more... didn't mess with iso or anything, was just going with aperture and shutter. the flash blew things out too much.

what all did you do in your retouch of it? i hadn't actually done any retouching in ps yet... though i plan to for the poster size prints... hahahahahah

Moxiemike
Feb 21, 2004, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
thanks

yeah, i will probably play around with it a bit more... didn't mess with iso or anything, was just going with aperture and shutter. the flash blew things out too much.

what all did you do in your retouch of it? i hadn't actually done any retouching in ps yet... though i plan to for the poster size prints... hahahahahah

I did a selection around the ring, feathered it to make the level fade seem more gradual, and adjust the levels of the ring to make it pop out more.

Simple. ;)

pooky
Feb 21, 2004, 05:07 PM
Wild Cucumber

Counterfit
Feb 21, 2004, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
thanks

yeah, i will probably play around with it a bit more... didn't mess with iso or anything, was just going with aperture and shutter. the flash blew things out too much.

what all did you do in your retouch of it? i hadn't actually done any retouching in ps yet... though i plan to for the poster size prints... hahahahahah I think the original has more of a "tarnished" look to it, adding to the feeling of better days gone by.

Moxiemike
Feb 21, 2004, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by Counterfit
I think the original has more of a "tarnished" look to it, adding to the feeling of better days gone by.

i think it's just because the photo is underexposed. ;)

Counterfit
Feb 21, 2004, 06:53 PM
But does it matter when the image comes out just right? Of course, that call has to be made by jello :)

Moxiemike
Feb 21, 2004, 07:00 PM
Exactly.

On a completely different topic, I'm going to start offering prints of my photos... would any of you guys be interested in buying prints? i'd be doing anything from 4x6 to 20x30 prints.

I'll have to figure out pricing, but you guys can look at:

http://homepage.mac.com/moxiemike

for a bunch of photos... or try and navigate through the photo threads.

let me know.

m

Counterfit
Feb 21, 2004, 07:06 PM
I really like that one with the blue martini. :cool: Let us know when you get the prices set ;)

Moxiemike
Feb 21, 2004, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by Counterfit
I really like that one with the blue martini. :cool: Let us know when you get the prices set ;)

5x7= $12.50
8x10 = $20.00
11x14= $25.00
16x20 = $45.00


Would be the prices for any of the prints.

If people are students and wanted a student discount, i could set that up too.

if people are interested, i'll set up the site with the images and also hook up a 30% sale or something as a "grand opening"

Counterfit
Feb 21, 2004, 07:25 PM
I'm interested, AND I'm a student! :D
Hmm, I think 16x20 would be a nice size...

neut
Feb 21, 2004, 08:24 PM
a remix of the ring:

Moxiemike
Feb 21, 2004, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by Counterfit
I'm interested, AND I'm a student! :D
Hmm, I think 16x20 would be a nice size...

Feel free to email me and let me know.

I've gotten good response... I think i'm gonna sell!!

neut
Feb 21, 2004, 09:56 PM
congratulation mike. :)

your work is worthy of it. i'll have to take take a browse and see if some jump out at me. always looking for more art. i'll let my friends know.


peace.

Moxiemike
Feb 21, 2004, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by neut
congratulation mike. :)

your work is worthy of it. i'll have to take take a browse and see if some jump out at me. always looking for more art. i'll let my friends know.


peace.

I appreciate it. As soon as it's all setup, i'll post a thread with the link. :)

You guys can all pass it around if you like. :D

Moxiemike
Feb 22, 2004, 01:04 PM
In case any is interested... i've set up a photo print site.

I'll be updating even more, but these are a start:

Mike's Images for Sale! (http://www.dotphoto.com/go.asp?l=moxiemike&AID=1365691)

Also, there's a more comprehensive list of photos with thumbnails on my .mac page.

Mike's .Mac (http://homepage.mac.com/moxiemike)

If anyone wants a print from one of those photos, let me know, and i'll gladly offer it on my print page.

Thanks for lookin'!

m

Counterfit
Feb 22, 2004, 09:26 PM
Nifty, now I wish I had some money :rolleyes:

In other news, I finally scanned in those B&W pics, so I'll post them soon.

zync
Feb 23, 2004, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
Feel free to email me and let me know.

I've gotten good response... I think i'm gonna sell!!

I've been wanting to do the same exact thing (need, some extra income :))....I just need to find a good place to print stuff large :)....Has anyone here tried Kinko's prints? I want to know what they're quality is like at like 20" with a 4MP image :D....I really need to get a print of the image on this page (http://www.gra-phix.com/pan/swamp.html) for my grandfather four our house....he really wants it and I'd like to see it...

MacBandit
Feb 23, 2004, 12:54 AM
Originally posted by zync
I've been wanting to do the same exact thing (need, some extra income :))....I just need to find a good place to print stuff large :)....Has anyone here tried Kinko's prints? I want to know what they're quality is like at like 20" with a 4MP image :D....I really need to get a print of the image on this page (http://www.gra-phix.com/pan/swamp.html) for my grandfather four our house....he really wants it and I'd like to see it...

For true photo printing your going to want to find a specialty photo shop with knowledgeable people.

Counterfit
Feb 23, 2004, 01:54 AM
I wonder how Ritz's large prints look. I've been going to them for a little while now for processing and small prints, even though CVS is cheaper, some workers somehow manage to mess up an automated process :rolleyes:. That and I much prefer the white borders on the prints, makes it easier to look at the image itself it seems.

Okay, publishing the B&W stuff now, should be up in a sec.

edit: THEY'RE FINALLY UP! (http://homepage.mac.com/counterfit/PhotoAlbum8.html)

note: that link will be changing tomorrow, so don't bookmark it yet ;)

5300cs
Feb 23, 2004, 08:14 AM
Originally posted by Counterfit
...even though CVS is cheaper, some workers somehow manage to mess up an automated process :rolleyes:...

Ugh, CVS. I used to work for the one in Washington Sq (in Brookline.) They could screw anything up :rolleyes:


Here's a shot I took today in school. Digital SLRs take a while to get used to (or I just suck.)

Moxiemike
Feb 23, 2004, 08:29 AM
Originally posted by 5300cs
Ugh, CVS. I used to work for the one in Washington Sq (in Brookline.) They could screw anything up :rolleyes:


Here's a shot I took today in school. Digital SLRs take a while to get used to (or I just suck.)

Not a bad effort. Which cam? (You have a Fuji "S" pro in your av....)

All DSLR's need a good deal of post-processing. I think that's where your dissatisfaction comes from. Try tweaking the levels and saturation in PS.

5300cs
Feb 23, 2004, 08:38 AM
S1 Pro .. got one with a Sigma 28-80mm lens and 340mb microdrive for about $500 off auction.

I've got an S304 & S602 (Japanese names) and they always have fabulous color right off the bat. Having to post-process is going to take some getting used to. I've taken about 110 pictures since Saturday night, and so far have only been satisfied with a bunch of them :(

Moxiemike
Feb 23, 2004, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by 5300cs
S1 Pro .. got one with a Sigma 28-80mm lens and 340mb microdrive for about $500 off auction.

I've got an S304 & S602 (Japanese names) and they always have fabulous color right off the bat. Having to post-process is going to take some getting used to. I've taken about 110 pictures since Saturday night, and so far have only been satisfied with a bunch of them :(

Nice score. How do you like the cam thus far?

You can look at dpreview.com for a big list of hints and whatnot on the S1. It's a great cam, but being a first gen DSLR has some stuff you'll need to workaround. Phil covers it nicely and fairly.

Check it out. :)

Also, you might want to invest in the NIkon 50mm 1.8 lens... appx $100 USD. Great sharp awesome lens.

5300cs
Feb 23, 2004, 08:55 AM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
Nice score. How do you like the cam thus far?

It's cool having a huge camera in my hand, and releasing the shutter results in a satisfying "clunk!" :D been a while since I've had a camera do that (my Pentax K-1000 :) )

I read all the reviews I could on the S1, and ended up getting it to learn, and 'cause the S2 was out of my current price range.

It's just going to take a lot more shooting to get used to it, but I look forward to it.

zync
Feb 23, 2004, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
For true photo printing your going to want to find a specialty photo shop with knowledgeable people.

True, but there's not one anywhere near where I live in town :) besides, they have really expensive printers :) they're probably the closest I'll get out here until I drive into town, which I do every few days but still, it's a hassle....

5300cs, all digital images benefit with at least a little post work...pretty much everything needs post work, including film...

MacBandit
Feb 23, 2004, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by zync
True, but there's not one anywhere near where I live in town :) besides, they have really expensive printers :) they're probably the closest I'll get out here until I drive into town, which I do every few days but still, it's a hassle....

5300cs, all digital images benefit with at least a little post work...pretty much everything needs post work, including film...

The local photo shop I deal with has gone nearly completely digital and thusly there costs aren't that bad. Also you can email them a photo rather then showing up in person and have them print it.

Counterfit
Feb 23, 2004, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by 5300cs
Ugh, CVS. I used to work for the one in Washington Sq (in Brookline.) They could screw anything up :rolleyes: Yeah, I think they screwed up the focus on one set of my prints. I was extremely baffled as how they managed that :confused:

And dammit, isn't anyone going to comment on my pics?! :)

jelloshotsrule
Feb 23, 2004, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by Moxiemike
You can look at dpreview.com for a big list of hints and whatnot on the S1.

is there similar stuff for most/all cams? would love to read some tips/tricks with the digital rebel... didn't jump out at me on the site, any help would be sweet. :)

neut
Feb 23, 2004, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by Counterfit
Yeah, I think they screwed up the focus on one set of my prints. I was extremely baffled as how they managed that :confused:

And dammit, isn't anyone going to comment on my pics?! :)

ok... i'll go.

some are dirty and out of focus (you know how to spot-tone right?)

are they supposed to look like duotones or is it just my uncalibrated monitor?

i like the texture of the concrete corner and i enjoy the shallow DOF on the last pill shot. :)


peace.

Moxiemike
Feb 23, 2004, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
is there similar stuff for most/all cams? would love to read some tips/tricks with the digital rebel... didn't jump out at me on the site, any help would be sweet. :)

There's not really rebel specific tricks... just SLR tricks.

http://www.ephotozine.com

is a good one.

and

http://www.webphotoschool.com

is another

Moxiemike
Feb 23, 2004, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by Counterfit
I wonder how Ritz's large prints look. I've been going to them for a little while now for processing and small prints, even though CVS is cheaper, some workers somehow manage to mess up an automated process :rolleyes:. That and I much prefer the white borders on the prints, makes it easier to look at the image itself it seems.

Okay, publishing the B&W stuff now, should be up in a sec.

edit: THEY'RE FINALLY UP! (http://homepage.mac.com/counterfit/PhotoAlbum8.html)

note: that link will be changing tomorrow, so don't bookmark it yet ;)

i totally missed the link!

Traffic on Huntington Ave. is a great night shot. Wish I could see it in color though! :D

Corner of a concrete ledge from a balcony. Inspired abstract. Dig it alot.

School of the MFA. Nice chaoitc comp. Dig it alot.

I'm not as keen on the pill shots, simply because you'd have done better with a) more pills and b) a macro lens.

Your other compositions are so interesting that i expect more from the pills and the CD shot

Just my .02.

Counterfit
Feb 23, 2004, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by neut
ok... i'll go.

some are dirty and out of focus (you know how to spot-tone right?)

are they supposed to look like duotones or is it just my uncalibrated monitor?

i like the texture of the concrete corner and i enjoy the shallow DOF on the last pill shot. :)


peace.
1: There was quite a bit of dust on the scanner, I'll have to clean it and scan them again. I know the CD was out of focus, but I scanned it anyway :p and no, I don't have any idea what spot-toning is
2. I have no idea what those are
3. :D

Mike: Due to space and lens restraints, thats about as big as I could get the pills. The CD, well, I don't really know why I scanned that in...

Moxiemike
Feb 23, 2004, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by Counterfit
1: There was quite a bit of dust on the scanner, I'll have to clean it and scan them again. I know the CD was out of focus, but I scanned it anyway :p and no, I don't have any idea what spot-toning is
2. I have no idea what those are
3. :D

Mike: Due to space and lens restraints, thats about as big as I could get the pills. The CD, well, I don't really know why I scanned that in...

Hah. I've said that about photos i've posted. "Why did i take that??"

Yea. I've just been doing some medical design work and shooting LOTS of stuff like that... my 50mm macro lens is a GODSEND.

What cam are you shooting with?

Counterfit
Feb 23, 2004, 02:53 PM
A Rebel 2000. Not bad, and I like the weight, but I'm really starting to feel the limitations now. I think my next cam is going to be a 10D or its successor.
And for lenses, I have the 28-80 that came with it, and a Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super, the macro mode is handy, but it's not a true macro, it does up to 1:2, but that's it.

neut
Feb 23, 2004, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by Counterfit
1: There was quite a bit of dust on the scanner, I'll have to clean it and scan them again. I know the CD was out of focus, but I scanned it anyway :p and no, I don't have any idea what spot-toning is
2. I have no idea what those are
3. :D

spot toning is when you use a special photo toner (spot tone) with a very fine brush to spot over the dust spots on your prints. you mix it with water not much) till you get a lighter shade, then slowly build up toner till you achieve a nice blend into your original photo-black (be very careful as you can end up ruining a very good print). my photo teacher was very unforgiving when it came to dust spots.

duotone is any image represented (printed or otherwise) by two colors (usaully two of the same hue to achieve a B&W effect with any color; this is hard to do with bright colors).

does anyone else see his prints as a slight blue-purple?



peace.

MacBandit
Feb 23, 2004, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by neut
spot toning is when you use a special photo toner (spot tone) with a very fine brush to spot over the dust spots on your prints. you mix it with water not much) till you get a lighter shade, then slowly build up toner till you achieve a nice blend into your original photo-black (be very careful as you can end up ruining a very good print). my photo teacher was very unforgiving when it came to dust spots.

duotone is any image represented (printed or otherwise) by two colors (usaully two of the same hue to achieve a B&W effect with any color; this is hard to do with bright colors).

does anyone else see his prints as a slight blue-purple?


peace.


Yeah, they're a very faint grayish purple.

In my opinion his photos need just a touch more contrast. Either that or he needs to fool around with the white balance. The reason I say this is the blacks aren't quite black. This is very prevalent in the traffic photo.

neut
Feb 23, 2004, 09:39 PM
MacBandit - yeah, the contrast of iJon's photos is a bit weak. they remind me of my first semester of photo lab. i don't miss film at all. i suck at it. :D

Counterfit - did you say someone else printed those photos for you? so was the focus prob. theirs?


peace.

Counterfit
Feb 24, 2004, 12:25 AM
So duotone is similar to monochrome then?
Yes, I have to fiddle with the white balance, and no I didn't do any spot toning because I didn't develop or print them. I did, however, get rid of the most obvious dust spots with the Healing Brush in PS, I love that tool! :D

Counterfit
Feb 24, 2004, 12:39 AM
Oh, and I suppose it would have helped if I didn't use that crap B&W that can be processed in C-41 :rolleyes:

MacBandit
Feb 24, 2004, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by neut
MacBandit - yeah, the contrast of iJon's photos is a bit weak. they remind me of my first semester of photo lab. i don't miss film at all. i suck at it. :D

iJon - did you say someone else printed those photos for you? so was the focus prob. theirs?


peace.

Sorry I think we got our wires crossed I was referencing the photos posted by Counterfit. I can't seem to find the photos of iJon you are referencing.

MacBandit
Feb 24, 2004, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by Counterfit
So duotone is similar to monochrome then?.........


Duotone as the name implies means two tones.

Monotone also as the name implies means one tone.

Monotone would be one color black or any other for that matter. A black and white image really is only one color black. The white area is just an absents of that black. You could do the same with any color red/white, green/white, etc..

Counterfit
Feb 24, 2004, 12:55 AM
I meant monochrome as in black, white, and one other color. I suppose there's a more accurate name for it though... tritone? (reminds me of music...)

MacBandit
Feb 24, 2004, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by Counterfit
I meant monochrome as in black, white, and one other color. I suppose there's a more accurate name for it though... tritone? (reminds me of music...)

That would probably still be duotone since white on a photo is actually just the lack of color.

idkew
Feb 24, 2004, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
That would probably still be duotone since white on a photo is actually just the lack of color.

yep, as long as the paper, or other material is white. sometimes white is a color.

MacBandit
Feb 24, 2004, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by idkew
yep, as long as the paper, or other material is white. sometimes white is a color.

True but the only way to get white when printing is to have white paper.

Counterfit
Feb 24, 2004, 01:49 AM
Or White-Out :p

MacBandit
Feb 24, 2004, 03:36 AM
Originally posted by Counterfit
Or White-Out :p

Or bleach.

neut
Feb 24, 2004, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Sorry I think we got our wires crossed I was referencing the photos posted by Counterfit. I can't seem to find the photos of iJon you are referencing.

No, you're right, im a retard... :p


peace.