Some of my pics

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  1. annk Administrator

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    Ok, I've finally gotten up the nerve to share a few pics. These are shot with my Canon Powershot S2 IS, which was brand new at the time :p

    This one is from my mother's garden in Wisconsin. She has some wild plants, and I played with the saturation a bit on this one to make it a bit more intense.

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    Another saturation-altered plant.

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    Here is the original, and an altered version. I can't decide which I like best. There's more definition in the leaves in the first, but I like how there's more depth in the white in the second, without sacrificing the leaves entirely.

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    I've played around in this in aperture, to try to emphasize the intense concentration without removing TOO many of the great facial details, and to blur a bit of the background.

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    And finally, the world's largest Merry-go-round, in motion.

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    Looks great....I need to get into photography.
     
  3. annk thread starter Administrator

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    I don´t know why the last one is only partly there, I´ll see what´s up with Photobucket and try to fix it. There´s nothing earth-shattering in the bottom of the pic, but it looks peculiar.

    Edit: Fixed!
     
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    Wow! Those are incredible. I really like how you've increased the saturation. It makes them look very lively. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks, you guys :) . My mom´s garden is amazing, she grows wild stuff. I spent a couple hours down there, getting bitten by mosquitoes.
     
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    Very, very nice photos. I especially love the first 2!! On the flower, I say I like the whiter and brighter one. The other one seems a bit dull in my opinion (still quite nice, but not as much so as the other one).
    Nice pics! :)
     
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    The plants with saturation look phenomenal.
    Did you make any other changes to them? cause it looks too good

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    My favorite is the white flower without modification. If you wanted, you could gently lighten the flower a smidgen and keep the leaves "as is" in order to achieve the effect you want.

    The overly-saturated ones really pop out at the viewer! Wow! A little TOO over-saturated for my taste, but certainly you are creative!

    Love the carousel at the end!

    Edited to add: I think you're more than ready for a DSLR! :)
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i love them, especially the first one. just beauitful.
    awesome job, i wish i had some shots that were an eighth as good.
     
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    Love the plants and the merry-go-round.

    Any chance for bigger ones so I can have a few desktops?
     
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    To honest, I may have - I was playing around in Aperture for the first time, and was pulling the bars here and there, not really know what I was doing, but wanting to see what did what. Saturation is the only one I specifically remember.

    But I didn´t do any retouching, or anything like that. The faint string-like thing you barely can see, is a spider web, by the way.

    Yeah, I know :eek: , the first one especially borders on being a bit vulgar, but I decided to let it be, since it really reminded me of the wildness of her garden. `Spose it was a case of a camera n00b getting Aperture, hehe.

    Hmmm...it didn´t even occur to me that I could lighten/darken only one part. Wouldn´t the flower be hard to isolate? I gotta try this.

    Sure send me a PM with your mail address and which ones you want, and I´ll send you some.

    Now if only my bank account were ready!!:rolleyes:
     
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    Here´s the original of that first one. My mother likes this one much better; she was appalled at the altered one. I see her point, I just liked the way (as Clix Pix said) it jumped out at me.

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    I agree the original of the first one is better. I tend to be a saturation monster :rolleyes:, but I think this looks very nice and natural in the original! :)
     
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    On the white flower, try selecting the flower only, applying a smidgen of feathering (only a couple of pixels) and do you white saturation adjustment, and your leaf adjustment, separately. Since there's such a large contrast between the foreground and background, it will be hard to tell you have manipulated them unequally.
     
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    Thanks, I'll try that. I just wish I had framed it better - had I realised it was going to turn out relatively well, I would have paid more attention to getting the whole flower in the frame. Guess it'll teach me to pay attention to details while shooting.
     
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    Is this The House on The Rock?

    I was there last summer and have a photo a bit like that :)

    Quite a strange place but pretty interesting!
     
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    Yes, it is! I always try to get there once when I´m back visiting, about every 2 years. The woman you barely can see in front is my sister-in-law.
     
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    Cool, I thought as much. I think it's a great place but, if anything, they have a little too much of everything! It can be a little overwhelming... :eek:

    Oh, I really like your pics by the way. Especially the first one.
     
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    Yeah, people look pretty shell-shocked when they come out :D

    Glad you like the pics!
     

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