Photo of the Day October 2016

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  1. oblomow, Oct 1, 2016
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    It's October 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.

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  3. anotherscotsman macrumors 65816

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    As you can probably guess, I've been in DC the last week or two with a weekend to do some photography. More to come...Comments always appreciated.

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    Hirshhorn Torus
    by another scotsman, on Flickr


    Oblomow - I like your night shots of late but it might be worth changing the white balance to move away from the heavily yellow cast. I'd simply set your white balance on the basis of a gray/white/black object in the scene e.g. the door strap work. I think this would make a real difference. Give it a try and see what you think.
     
  4. oblomow, Oct 1, 2016
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    Like this? Yes. You're right. Thanks for the suggestion. The excuse? I'm still trying get use to the workflow of Affinity Photo. Previously I was a happy Bibble user, but that doesn't support my new camera (6D)
     
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    Way better! Good shout @anotherscotsman!

    Great night shot!
     
  6. anotherscotsman macrumors 65816

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    A lot better IMHO. Like all things it's a matter of personal preference whether you want the artificial light effect or not - sometimes changing the colour balance can give dramatic light atmosphere even when not 'realistic'.

    Cheers.
     
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    by Ken OHagan, on Flickr

    Thought I would try some grainy Film Noir effect pictures this morning. The effect was inspired by @anotherscotsman and his Collier series. Really liked those.

    I thought the Fog and mist would add to the Noir feel. Not sure. Maybe if it was night time fog rather than morning time. Anyway! Hope you like this and comments welcome...
     
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    Coastal Brown Bears, Lake Clark Alaska

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    This past summer I spent an extraordinary week photographing the Coastal Brown Bears of Lake Clark Alaska.

    The Coastal Brown Bears of Alaska are a sub species of brown bear. They are similar to the Grizzly Bears of mainland North America but larger. Female Coastal Brown Bears average 227 kilograms (500 lb) and males 408 kilograms (900 lb) in weight.

    It was exhilarating to photograph these beautiful animals in their completely wild and natural habitat with nothing but an unarmed but knowledgeable guide for protection.

    ~ Peter
     
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    Fabulous picture! So wonderful to see animals in their own habitat. Even if you were a bit bear protection wise.
     
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    Lovely composition. When you shoot tame animals I often make silly noises to try and get there attention so they look at you (especially grazing animals). Do you use a similar approach with dangerous animals?
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    I like it Ken.
     
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    Thanks guys. :)

    No AFB...no noises. You get a briefing from the guide before going out. The guides are very clear that, for safety and respect for the preservation of the bears, you quietly observe and photograph only. The bears are very much aware of your presence but you don't want to encourage their interest beyond that.

    There were times when we would start photographing at a very respectful distance but the bears would walk towards us while going about their business and end up about 20 to 25 feet away before the guide would have us quietly and carefully back away to give them space.

    The shots I did get with eye contact were a result of staying on my camera, waiting for that moment and taking a lot of shots.

    ~ Peter
     
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    Mermaid Fountain, Parque Central, Antigua Guatemala

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    Lol hang on... Yogi me a ban for a wee booboo like that? It was nearly a joke! Come on paws for a minute and think about it. It was funny... :)
     
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    Peter, razor-sharp as always. You always seem to capture great facial expressions too - really brings them to life.
     
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    at the wolf sanctuary ... unfortunately caught a bit of the fence wire and blew out the bottom

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    Doesn't spoil it at all: I think it actually helps draw attention to the eyes. Who is watching who? Nice in B&W
     
  18. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    I couldnt even see the wire. Love the picture. Fantastic capture of the wolf's face. Great use of DoF to keep the focus and the underbrush etc just serves to nicely frame it. Nice...
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  19. Cheese&Apple macrumors 68000

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    I have to agree with AFB...you're barred for unbearable behaviour.

    Thanks very much anotherscotsman. it was a great experience to be sure and I've just uploaded a few of the shots from this trip for prints on canvas.

    ~ Peter
     
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    the last shot of the church
    what's your opinion of a b/w version?
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  21. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Yep... another step up IMHO.
     
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    I'm a huge fan of B/W photography for the right image. This one really works...
     
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    Sunset tonight. Taken from my front porch with my iPhone 6. The 7 is on it's way!

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