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    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2011

    Less photog-y and more happiness:

    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2011
    ^ d'aww!
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2011
    Coming in late on the low light thing - go for it. Always go for it. A large portion of the photos I've made were shot when the "SUBJECT IS TOO DARK" warning was or would have been going off.

    Also: Black and white is your friend in low-light. It might be just me but, while film grain / noise looks shoddy in colour, I can really dig it in b&w - which gives you a lot more latitude to push a dark image.

    Also: All the most interesting things happen where there isn't very much light.
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2011
    All the most interesting things happen where there isn't very much light.

    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2011
    End of the Line:
    End of the Line

    On the Embarcadero, contemplating a ship at dock and wondering where it will be going next:
    Raygun Gothic Rocket
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2011 edited
    is that the ship that was at Burning Man in 2009?

    edit: I answered my own question. Yes, it is.
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2011 edited
    Canine candids:



  1.  (10245.148)
    @smileyfish - lovely how people and their dogs look alike.

    So, I've been experimenting with using the automatic HDR composite feature in my camera to take double exposure type shots to capture motion and depth. Here is a shot of a burlesque dancer who soon after brought out an albino snake to dance with.

    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011
    @Vornaskotti, Manglr Thanks! 'And here's what the dog did next' will be entering all good bookstores soon. It's all a bit one track though..blame the lusty hound.
    To end the saga, here's it (suitably reprimanded) sauntering off, looking for it's next hump.

    Or Am I?">

    As a foil to Rachael's lovely shot, here's a couple of more "standard" HDR experiments I shot today on a very rare cloudy afternoon. Thanks for the inspiration, Rachael!

    Rooftop 1">

    Rooftop 2">

    As an aside, I discovered why you should never, ever, ever, under any circumstances, attempt an HDR self portrait.
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    I like how the dog looks like he's turning and laughing as he walks away.

    Yes, HDR self portraits can be scary indeed. I'd done a faux HDR portrait of myself with great tweakery and it's not complimentary (though that seems to be what I do well).


    oh GOD the pores!!!
    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011
    Eek! I'd say nice work...but I'd probably actually be thinking "remove the head or destroy the brain" if I ran into you on the street looking like that!
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    My first time throwing my hat into the ring here. Hope these are OK. I'm a complete luddite. Have used film for years and just bought a DSLR as it was costing me a fortune to develop shots after covering an event. As a result these are all straight out of the camera no photoshop etc.

    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011
    Some seascapes of Orkney, Scotland. We had an impressive night of gales last night, so went out for a look at the sea today, it wasn't quite as mental as I'd been hoping for, but was extremely bonny. Attempted to go for a walk, but our 3 year old daughter could hardly stand up in the wind! Recorded wind speeds this morning at 6am where 80mph sustainded gusting to 130mph!

    Marwick Head

    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011
    @Rachael - I love that double exposure effect! I may try something like that soon!

    Here is the latest thing from the art truck, which is turning out to be a really useful place to experiment. This was some playing around with garish primary colored lights, the kind you get from Home Depot for outside your house:

    red shoes
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011
    @NeilFord: Gorgeous light there, beautifull exposed.
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2011 edited
    @smileyfish - Thanks, must admit to using the 'pointy clicky' setting though, I'm no photographer! :)

    ALSO... these where taken about 12noon, that's how low the sun is in the sky during winter, so there is a oddly warm light despite the season.
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2011
    Recently dug up a box of negatives I had thought lost forever. Among them was this accidental double exposure which I shamelessly admit I am in love with.
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2011
    @Bankara, I'm totally in love with that photo.
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2011
    @Bankara, that is a gorgeous accident.

    (Also, thank you for your encouragement in the SPIT!)

    Here is another from the garish light experiment:

    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011
    Here's one more, slightly more composed, HDR experiment taken from the roof of my apartment block.