Photography IX

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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    And here is that one of the fly on the pink flower again but now it's bigger
     

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    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
     

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    And at first glance I thought it was Matrix code!
     
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    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.
     
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    it's not special in the sense that anyone could do it with any camera that can change shutter speeds.
     
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    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. ;)
     

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    My niece...
     

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    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
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    HMS Ark Royal returns several months later
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    Concorde flys over with an interesting (and mostly accidental) barbed wire addition!
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    The end of Concorde's last ever flight to Filton, Bristol UK
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    A French War memorial, in the town of Le Havre
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    And finally, some nice water jets, in Le Havres main town square
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    Hope you like them, if I've posted too many I'll remove some (Not too sure of the etiquette here!)

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    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 :)
     
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    oops...forgot to add the picture...
     

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    That one was older...this one was fairly recent...
     

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    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 :)
     

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    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 :)
     

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    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!
     

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    and this one on the same trip + same cloud!
     

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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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    you really have to stay on top of this thread don't you? ;)

    i want in on the fun:

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    and on to shake things up:


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    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.
     
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