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Stunning stunning and stunning


Oct 12, 2012 at 07:43 PM
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Conrad, Tim, Zip, Asaya and Michael Thanks so much!!

Zip have a great trip to Fla bro!



Oct 12, 2012 at 09:03 PM
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Arlo,
Looked at you site, absolutely beautiful!
I am jealous.
Mfrank



Oct 13, 2012 at 12:34 AM
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Really good stuff here Arlo... thoroughly enjoyed the whole set.

Kirk



Oct 13, 2012 at 03:34 AM
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Wow Arlo, this is a wonderful set.

I can't possibly pick favourites here, they are all outstanding.

Post more often!

Paul.




Oct 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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Mfrank, Kirk and Paul thank you!


Oct 13, 2012 at 05:07 PM
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Arlo,
Did you use HDR on most of your photos??
MFrank



Oct 13, 2012 at 08:08 PM
 

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Your photos are a delight to view Arlo

Morris



Oct 13, 2012 at 09:10 PM
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Thank you Morris.

Mfrank,

I did not use HDR. But I do layer my birds and apply some techniques with NIK plugins and others. I try to get my birds to jump out at the viewer. Almost like a 3D look.



Oct 13, 2012 at 09:33 PM
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Again, beautiful work.
MFrank



Oct 13, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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all these are stunning images, beautifully captured


Oct 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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Terrific set. So many great images and I don't know where to begin.
Thanks for sharing.
Harsha



Oct 14, 2012 at 02:01 AM
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What a super series .. !! speechless work Arlo


Oct 14, 2012 at 07:20 AM
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Mfrank, Brian, Harsha and Munzir thank you all!

I really owe a HUGE thanks to my bro Dave Gagne [zziippyyy]. I am relatively new to photography. A little over 2 years now I have had a real camera. Dave and I are practically neighbors.

This bit is for those of you who are just getting started or looking for inspiration in your photography. This approach and these people helped me in ways I can't really begin to explain. But I will try.

Dave Gagne is the one who nudged me away from point and shoot to DSLR. Not only that but then took me under his tutelage and was my biggest critic for a couple years. It was his persistent help, teaching, criticism and encouragement that sent me in the right direction. I remember sitting at the Luther Little Tavern one night and asking Dave how to hell do you get a great bird shot? He said take a look at these guys images on Fred Miranda.

I was intrigued by the work of FM members like Conrad Tan, Herb Houghton, Karl Witt and Tim Kuhn as well as flickr members like Daniel Behm and John Williams.

They understood the process:

Waiting for the right shot. Paying attention to all four corners of the frame. Understanding that the background is as equally important as the subject. The light and shadow and all the rest of the stuff most of you guys know already.

So many things that make a good image and these guys really knew their stuff.

Once I understood my camera, lens capabilities and limits I applied my artist mind into the post processing. Being an audio engineer, writing music and recording in multitrack formats gave me an understanding of how I would approach PP. I look at post processing like mixing a song. Adding and taking away until the mix sounds good or in this case looks good to my eye. It was not easy but neither was mixing a song. Sometimes you nailed it and other times eh.

Sorry to bore you pros but the guys who are seeing or reading this stuff for some pointers or help might find some inspiration by looking at the works of the guys I mentioned above as well as the many others I forgot to list. Don't be afraid to ask them as I have done numerous times with Dave.

Special thanks to you all.
























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