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p.1 #1 · I see dead things. . .


I guess it's OK as long as I'm not posting in the "People" forum.

Actually, I find nature photography in NE Ohio in November (and through the winter) is often about rocks or dead things. At any rate, here are three that I liked.

1. Seed pod (spent flower), pitcher plant. This is from a true bog close to Kent, Ohio, where there are a good many pitcher plants, lowbush cranberries and tamarak trees. Taken last weekend.

2. Another spent blossom--not sure of the "weed" it came from, but I liked the swirling form of this one. Taken two years ago, but it seemed to fit the topic.

3. Posted a color version of this milkweed seed pod a while ago, but I liked the way the B&W version turned out.

All B&Ws generated with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 (a new conversion of image #2).

Let me know what you think of my dead stuff.


Dave




Pitcher Plant Seed Pod

  NIKON D700    105.0 mm f/2.8 lens    105mm    f/5.0    1/50s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






Dried Seed Pod

  NIKON D80    105mm    f/7.1    1/30s    100 ISO    -0.3 EV  






Milkweed Pod

  NIKON D700    105.0 mm f/2.8 lens    105mm    f/16.0    1/8s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 23, 2011 at 02:33 AM
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p.1 #2 · I see dead things. . .


These are wonderful B&W images. The milkweed is superb. Great texture in them all. Well done.


Nov 23, 2011 at 02:36 AM
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p.1 #3 · I see dead things. . .


Nice set. Really like the first one.

Birdie



Nov 23, 2011 at 02:37 AM
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p.1 #4 · I see dead things. . .


These are very nice. I like 1 the best of this great series - great composition, exposure, processing. Good job. Thanks for sharing. Scott


Nov 23, 2011 at 02:38 AM
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p.1 #5 · I see dead things. . .


I like the first seed pod - all the details and intricacies make for a compelling image. The second image has some nice and interesting forms and curves. But the third one - the milkweed got my attention. At first I thought the highlights were blown out, but no they are not. With white levels set for 245 it is white but not blown out. And all the detail and supporting elements make me continue looking at it.

Also, masterful use of contrast, bokeh, and steering the viewer to the main part of the image where you want us to look. Nicely balanced images.

Thanks



Nov 23, 2011 at 02:46 AM
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p.1 #6 · I see dead things. . .


Beautiful, but seeds aren't dead, They are the continuation of life
Norm



Nov 23, 2011 at 03:28 AM
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p.1 #7 · I see dead things. . .


These are extreemely pleasing...strong detail and contrast really suits the subject well, dead, but not really dead. Benzzene


Nov 23, 2011 at 03:38 AM
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p.1 #8 · I see dead things. . .


Awesome!


Nov 23, 2011 at 03:38 AM
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These are really well done! Thanks for sharing!
Larry



Nov 23, 2011 at 03:53 AM
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p.1 #10 · I see dead things. . .


I really really really like your dead things man! Especially #3!


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p.1 #11 · I see dead things. . .


excellent set Dave .. i like them all, but #1 is my favorite


Nov 23, 2011 at 08:19 AM
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It's OK to see Dead things..... But when they start talking to you it's time to call 911




Nov 23, 2011 at 09:16 AM
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p.1 #13 · I see dead things. . .


I think your "dead stuff" is pretty cool Dave. #1 is the one for me, I think the last one could probably use just a little more room all around.

Mike



Nov 23, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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p.1 #14 · I see dead things. . .


Excellent job on these, David. They are all very nice images, but the last one is special
Socrate



Nov 23, 2011 at 05:35 PM
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p.1 #15 · I see dead things. . .


birdied wrote:
Nice set. Really like the first one.

Birdie


Glad you liked the first. It is a 5-shot stack combined in CS5 in order to get the DOF while keeping the background well out of focus.

Dave



Nov 23, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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p.1 #16 · I see dead things. . .


Scott Stoness wrote:
These are very nice. I like 1 the best of this great series - great composition, exposure, processing. Good job. Thanks for sharing. Scott


Scott--thanks for the comment. Much appreciated, as I look forward to your postings.

Dave



Nov 23, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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p.1 #17 · I see dead things. . .


Dave,
I loved the color version of the last one but the B&W version holds up very well.
Actually it's my favorite of this wonderful dead set.
Chris



Nov 23, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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p.1 #18 · I see dead things. . .


jamach wrote:
I like the first seed pod - all the details and intricacies make for a compelling image. The second image has some nice and interesting forms and curves. But the third one - the milkweed got my attention. At first I thought the highlights were blown out, but no they are not. With white levels set for 245 it is white but not blown out. And all the detail and supporting elements make me continue looking at it.

Also, masterful use of contrast, bokeh, and steering the viewer to the main part of the image where you want us to look.
...Show more

Thanks for the comments, and appreciate you taking the time to take a detailed look. I also liked the B&W version of the milkweed. I'm liking Silver Efex a good bit for the B&W processing.

Dave



Nov 23, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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p.1 #19 · I see dead things. . .


normsmith wrote:
Beautiful, but seeds aren't dead, They are the continuation of life
Norm


You're right, of course. Guess I should have made the title, "I see dormant things. . " but it didn't have the same ring to it. Who says photography has to be literal? Thanks for stopping by.

Dave




Nov 23, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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p.1 #20 · I see dead things. . .


Benzzene wrote:
These are extreemely pleasing...strong detail and contrast really suits the subject well, dead, but not really dead. Benzzene


Glad you liked them! Dave



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