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    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2011
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    @Jehrot Love that last batch of photos. The texture of the bark on number three is grand. And I think 'And here's what the dog did next' is a great title for any book.
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      CommentAuthorKieran
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2011
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    Bus

    Used to
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    @kieran - those are lovely
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      CommentAuthorKieran
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2011
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    @ Singularity Jones -> Thank you very much. Trying to improve ...
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2011 edited
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    Is there an established set of techniques or language for working with very low light photos:

    on the roof

    I feel like there is almost something working here, but that I'm missing it a bit due to a lack of something deliberate, if that makes any sense. This photo, as it is, was kind of an accident.

    Also, @Kieran - those really are beautiful. Your photos always feel like half memories, or the pictures we make in our heads when someone tells us about someplace that we haven't gone ourselves.
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      CommentAuthorKieran
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2011
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    @Oddbill -> Thank you very much for your very kind words. Now I'm blushing !

    Regarding your picture, I would say that it works ! Photographers are often too obsessed with contrast and textures to working on low lights. Low light pictures are often less esthetic and more in the meaning (or the mood). On this one I especially like the golden line that goes through the girls profile and there is obviously a story behind that look...
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2011
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    I swear I meant to get this up awhile ago.
    TARDIS cake!
    Credit goes to Allana, I believe.
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    The cake started off looking much better than this, but went all wilty in the kitchen.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2011
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    @oddbill: It works, it most definitely works, i'd go so far as to say 'strange and wonderful' but then what do i know? Technique may be important - perhaps useful would be a better choice of word - but it's results that count.

    @cake people: Tardis Cake! Tardis Cake! You had Tardis cake! I am both pleased for you and greatly envious. Tardis Cake!

    As for me, i have another couple of pictures from my York trip, i'm afraid i haven't got any puns for Trini, the best i can manage is a little innuendo and this is a dangerous place for that sort of thing, i'm sure there's still a few eels left around here somewhere...

    A quick shot up the alley:
    A quick one up the alley

    Another one up the alley:
    Alright, alright, last one, i promise!
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2011
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    Bill, if you want to screw around in Photoshop, I'd advise bringing up the blue and killing some of the yellow. If you're trying to lighten a dark picture without bringing out grain, it's easier to just return some of the colour in your subject back to "white": even if it's really dark grey, we'll perceive it as "lighter" than the yellow her skin currently is.
    (I like the picture a lot, but I do find myself shifting around the laptop screen to get a better angle in order to see it properly.)
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2011
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    In light of imminent laptop death, all my personal stuff has been tucked away. I'm not even sure I can open Photoshop without this thing eating shit. So, here's some more old garbage abstracts.

    DSC_0397

    DSC_0393b

    DSC_9611b
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2011
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    @oddbill/allana

    I find myself thinking the opposite of allana's comments actually. The color on her face is just so odd and interesting that I kind of want it to be brought up even more. Only in select places, like the highlight along her face and the places where the paint are (and wherever else strikes your fancy) but still, MOAR.
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    @Oddbill

    If I may be so bold, I think the interesting stuff in that photo is all happening in the top left corner or so. Maybe crop to just her face and the building lights could work better?

    And so, from the "take pictures around the house" school :

    Greystairs

    GROK

    Greenscreen
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2011
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    I like this ^ one right here, a whole lot. It's a very cool effect.
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      CommentAuthorsmileyfish
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2011
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    Some great stuff here, as always!

    Me, I've been exploring beautiful places again...

    Dawn3

    WineglassBeach1

    HazardsBeach2

    Perfection

    SwanseaView

    Freycinet National Park, Tasmania.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2011
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    I don't ever want to spend this much time on colour correction again. But, I have to admit, it looks kinda nice.

    DSC_0997b
    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2011
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    @smielyfish, that is so nice stuff...that you for sharing those.
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      CommentAuthorKieran
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2011
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    When I'm done working on a picture, usually they don't interest me anymore and sometimes there comes something new like this "Horse" ...

    Horse
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2011
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2011
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    @dork, I likes that last one.