Photo of the Day - June 2012

oblomow

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It's June on the International Dateline.


Welcome to Photo of the Day. The POTD thread was started by iGary in May, 2006 and converted to a monthly thread in November 2007 by Arn. POTD is one of the most popular picture groups on MacRumors, often exceeding 500 posts and 20,000 views per month.

Photo of the Day is intended to be a showcase for your best pictures. There is no limit to your gear, just your imagination. P&S and film cameras are welcome along with DSLRs. There are no themes like the Fortnightly Challenge and Weekly Contest, and no winners (or losers) either.



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VirtualRain

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Great shot - the interplay between the blues in the sky and the illuminated buildings - though I'd be tempted to straighten up the buildings in PS, and clone out the leaves, top left...

Just had a quick play (hope that's OK; I've deleted it from my 'puter).
No problem, the distortion introduced by this lens bugs me! I just have no idea how to fix it like you've done. I guess I'll have to look around for a tutorial as I imagine explaining it is beyond the scope of this thread.
 
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mzd

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a loon on her nest while kayaking in Sylvania over Memorial Day weekend.


GF1 with the 14-140mm
 
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Doylem

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No problem, the distortion introduced by this lens bugs me! I just have no idea how to fix it like you've done. I guess I'll have to look around for a tutorial as I imagine explaining it is beyond the scope of this thread.
The 'distortion' isn't to do do with your particular lens so much as pointing it upwards to fit all the buildings in... which naturally makes them 'lean'. In Photoshop Elements I click on 'image', then 'transform' and 'distort' from the drop-down menu. This attaches 'handles' to all four corners of your image. I pull the top handles out (and sometimes upwards too), to straighten the buildings by eye. Sometimes I'll superimpose a grid on the image to help me. Once I'm happy with the look, I press return, and the image recomposes itself... almost by magic! :)
 
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fcortese

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The 'distortion' isn't to do do with your particular lens so much as pointing it upwards to fit all the buildings in... which naturally makes them 'lean'. In Photoshop Elements I click on 'image', then 'transform' and 'distort' from the drop-down menu. This attaches 'handles' to all four corners of your image. I pull the top handles out (and sometimes upwards too), to straighten the buildings by eye. Sometimes I'll superimpose a grid on the image to help me. Once I'm happy with the look, I press return, and the image recomposes itself... almost by magic! :)
@Virtual- There is also an application (I think it's free) call PTlens, that does the same thing, but you do loose some of the bottom corners of the picture and have to crop down. @Doylem, thanks for the tip on how to do this. I don't have Elements be can get access to PS so I may see if I can do this in the future! :)
 
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VirtualRain

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The 'distortion' isn't to do do with your particular lens so much as pointing it upwards to fit all the buildings in... which naturally makes them 'lean'. In Photoshop Elements I click on 'image', then 'transform' and 'distort' from the drop-down menu. This attaches 'handles' to all four corners of your image. I pull the top handles out (and sometimes upwards too), to straighten the buildings by eye. Sometimes I'll superimpose a grid on the image to help me. Once I'm happy with the look, I press return, and the image recomposes itself... almost by magic! :)
@Virtual- There is also an application (I think it's free) call PTlens, that does the same thing, but you do loose some of the bottom corners of the picture and have to crop down. @Doylem, thanks for the tip on how to do this. I don't have Elements be can get access to PS so I may see if I can do this in the future! :)
Thanks guys... I'll look into this.
 
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Designer Dale

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Note Regarding Copyright

I was looking at the EXIF data on a post for this month and found the letter (c) used instead of © in a copyright notice. Jeffrey's Exif Viewer generated the following:

Warning: the sequence “(c)” is not a valid substitute for an actual “©” symbol; it has no legal standing as a copyright notice. Consider using the word “Copyright” instead.
Keep this in mind if copyright is high on your list of priorities.
___________________________________________________________________

Mine for today. An Iris.


EXIF Summary: Canon 7D 1/500s f/8.0 ISO200 Canon 100mm macro

Dale
 
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noisycats

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Great shot - the interplay between the blues in the sky and the illuminated buildings - though I'd be tempted to straighten up the buildings in PS, and clone out the leaves, top left...

Just had a quick play (hope that's OK; I've deleted it from my 'puter).

I prefer the original. The leaves seemed to counterbalance the rooftop cross on the opposite side; both removed in the edit.
 
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AlexH

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I watched this lady paint one of the historic bathhouses for about 15 minutes, and I could easily see the attraction to the art of painting. It was very relaxing, and it was quite interesting to see her interpretation of the scene unfold on the canvas:


Painter (BW) by DigitAl3x, on Flickr
 
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adonisadonis

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Is it snake at the back of the frog? It looks like the tail of the snake from the photo.
 
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