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    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2009
    Joncarpenter: I've been using the captureone software with my Dlux4, and I love it. In many respects it works better than CS3. It does take a little time to learn, but it's worth it. Of course, I pretty much shoot only B&W with the Dlux4, and the only time I open up the RAW files is if the jpeg is a little underexposed. (The B&W film setting on the Dlux4, combined with the phase one sensor, makes some sweet B&W straight from the camera.) this is a jpeg from the dlux4, with no post processing:

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    @COOP - yeah, the jpgs from the D-Lux4 are lovely, which hasn't given me much incentive to learn Capture One! I'm going to Spain in a week or so and I'll probably shoot RAW on the leica there when I don't want to haul the nikons around, which'll give me an incentive to figure it out.
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    I'm an amateur photographer. I use my photos a lot in 3D/photo/matte paint composites, but I really do enjoy photography in and of itself.
    If you'd like to see more of my work, check out my Facebook and deviantART pages:
    Empyrean Studio on Facebook
    Mike Matheson on Facebook (friend me... I'm easy :D )
    Empyrean Studio on deviantART

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    Long-time hobbyist here, this is my Flickr-gallery:

    I mostly shoot urban exploration locations and details, underwater shots and miscellaneous locations and activities, either for documentary purposes or for their aesthetic value.

    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009
    Vorna: The fish and the cabin look absolutely fantastic. Love them.
    I bet the fist-pic looks amazing in print, with its colours and the sheer amount of fish.
    • CommentAuthorkuru93
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009
    Finally getting around to scanning some of my recent toy camera rolls

    the bridge

    the path
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009
    @# kuru93 - like the style.
    • CommentAuthorkuru93
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2009
    @thespecterofreason shot with a vintage Rover Diana clone with a roll of probably eighties expired Orwo film. The toy cam and the expired film definitely added to the atmosphere of that place.
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2009
    @oddbill yup, friend of mine has a really good telescope that broke his bank (but! oh, the quality...) and we spent one night viewing the moon & jupiter, plus taking camphone pics thru the eyepiece.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2009
    @ Mike Matheson - gorgeous!


    DSC_0274-L-C-A DSC_0281-C

    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2009
    she just left back to montreal this morning... *sigh*
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    @vornaskotti you promise me urban exploration, then every picture has trees! i eventually found them, but damn, you found some well lit locations sir

    i used to be really into film, until I moved away and lost access to the darkroom. i've been reteaching myself on digital, slowly, and more expensively. i used to be all urban exploration-y but now with my puppy most of my time is spent learning to touch shit up in photoshop or get better at band photography. looking through my flickr now these made me laugh:
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2009
    My friend needed some promo photos for any events and performances that he is a part of and asked me for help. So we had a bit of a photo shoot. Here's a couple of them...

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    @256 Thanks very much! On the bottom pic: those are her actual eyes, unedited. Still blows me away.

    @kuru93 Love those images. So intense and foreboding.
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    @Magnulus Thanks for the comments :) I've been thinking about doing a bigger print of the fish photos from the Red Sea, just haven't thought of an use for it yet. What's amazing is that the picture shows the place as it really is - the sheer amount of colors makes your brain all wonky.

    @smallworld Well, this is Finland - even our urban exploration locations have trees in them :)
    • CommentAuthorkuru93
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2009
    @Mike Mathenson Thanks. That decaying rail bridge has some nice atmosphere.
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2009
    090709-Philly-005 090709-Philly-004 090706-Philly-001

    Kuru, very atmospheric shots.

    Mike Matheson, I loooove your processing.
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    @Munin thanks very much! Some would say I'm a bit too enthusiastic about the processing, but I'm an artist first and have Photoshop in my blood. :)
    I'm really digging your architectural shots. I like how that glass building appears to have arrows pointing upward.
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    Just got back from a week at the beach . . .
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2009
    Downtown L.A.