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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9607
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Thanks all for comments on my last shot.

Tournez manège with the 24 pce :



WOW Philippe, that lit up my monitor! Great shot.


+1

Great list Leighton


You are in the shadow Man!!

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


Love the light in this one Ronny.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9607
Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Some First First Friday of 2013 fun at my usual spot








I really like this one Laura! Very well composed. Looks like a nice place to spend an evening.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9607
Country: United States

pbraymond wrote:
kings_freak wrote:
pbraymond wrote:
One last shot from today before I sign off. I'm on the fence about this image, almost deleted from LR but something still called out to me about it. Maybe it's the various shallow angle lines and geese silhouettes. ( Monty, I need you to explain the picture to me, and why I might like it, or why I should not. I even made it B&W )


Ray, I like the shot personally. It has nice lines and the silhouettes look cool. Maybe it's the washed out blacks on the right make that part of the shot look flat.

Tony


Thanks Tony. Reworked below per your (and Leighton's) suggestions, definitely better.








Much better Ray, well done.


bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1425
Country: Australia

leighton w wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Thanks all for comments on my last shot.

Tournez manège with the 24 pce :



WOW Philippe, that lit up my monitor! Great shot.


+1
it's great how that one Donald Duck didn't blur - it's almost weird. Tripod huh Phillippe.....lol?

ben



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1425
Country: Australia

Leighton - the Monticello pics have real feeling about them. The pano has had a lot of processing, no? lots of colour? I like it.

ben



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3038
Country: France

bruni wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Thanks all for comments on my last shot.

Tournez manège with the 24 pce :



WOW Philippe, that lit up my monitor! Great shot.


+1
it's great how that one Donald Duck didn't blur - it's almost weird. Tripod huh Phillippe.....lol?

ben


Nope, I was drinking a Pastis 51 in a bistro and I put the camera on the table



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9607
Country: United States

bruni wrote:
Leighton - the Monticello pics have real feeling about them. The pano has had a lot of processing, no? lots of colour? I like it.

ben

Thanks Ben. I edit all of my shots a lot, maybe too much sometimes!

Here's an example of what I mean, just taken with Nikki an hour ago. I really liked how the light was falling on the distant field but knew I'd have trouble with exposing it. So I shot it with the hopes of rescuing it in LR. The first one is how I shot it, the second after processing. I know it's a little overdone, but I like it, this is how I had it envisioned at the time.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2549
Country: Sweden

Thanks.. Have been using Color Efex Pro to strengthen the light .. so no flash
was the middle of the day the picture was taken


Wow leighton !! last picture I like very much .. it's an eagle in the sky?



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1425
Country: Australia

leighton w wrote:
bruni wrote:
Leighton - the Monticello pics have real feeling about them. The pano has had a lot of processing, no? lots of colour? I like it.

ben

Thanks Ben. I edit all of my shots a lot, maybe too much sometimes!

Here's an example of what I mean, just taken with Nikki an hour ago. I really liked how the light was falling on the distant field but knew I'd have trouble with exposing it. So I shot it with the hopes of rescuing it in LR. The first one is how I shot it, the second after processing. I know it's a little overdone, but I like it, this is how I had it envisioned at the time.



Thanks for posting that Leighton - it's very interesting to see how other people work.

I can see why you cropped out the pile of rocks in the foreground. It all works for me - except the darkening of the mountains in the distance. The lightness, low contrast, and slightly blue tinge is how we gauge distance. I assume you darkened them to bring out the light on the field, but for me it distorts the perspective. I'd have done the opposite. Darkened the foreground hill, bought up the colours on it - that would have emphasised the lighter field in the distance - and then the mountains further off.

ben



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1520
Country: United States

Not had any time for photos, but ran across these old film scans with the 300mm 4.5 EDIF. Nikon ED V scanner.
I have lived thorugh 4 fires in the neighborhood, this was the second back in 2003. No Damage to anyone on this one. My hat off to these guys/gals.


tierrs great red helo up close nikon nikkor 300mm 4.5 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


tierrs fire helo trucks tower nikon nikkor 300mm 4.5 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


This is how it looked with the 28mm 2.0


FIRE MISION TRAILS HDR 16 BIT by Rafael CA, on Flickr

tierrs blue helo drop 2 nikon nikkor 300mm 4.5 film scan by Rafael CA, on Flickr


tierrs red helo sharp drop nikon nikkor 300mm 4.5 film scan by Rafael CA, on Flickr




bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1425
Country: Australia

Lieutenant Z wrote:
bruni wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Thanks all for comments on my last shot.

Tournez manège with the 24 pce :



WOW Philippe, that lit up my monitor! Great shot.


+1
it's great how that one Donald Duck didn't blur - it's almost weird. Tripod huh Phillippe.....lol?

ben


Nope, I was drinking a Pastis 51 in a bistro and I put the camera on the table


an outdoor bistro? in this weather? (or is it shot through glass).
With that lens on the table there'd have been little room left for your Pernod. (lol- that's so French - Pastis 51)

ben



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1520
Country: United States

This was fire number 3, about a year later, this one did some damage, late in the evening, only orange light available. 105mm 2.5, slide scan with Nikon Scanner. About 2004. Life is like this, the fire of being alive eventually takes you out.


tierrasanta fire 2 evening by Rafael CA, on Flickr



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9607
Country: United States

bruni wrote:
Leighton - the Monticello pics have real feeling about them. The pano has had a lot of processing, no? lots of colour? I like it.

ben

leighton w wrote:
Thanks Ben. I edit all of my shots a lot, maybe too much sometimes!

Here's an example of what I mean, just taken with Nikki an hour ago. I really liked how the light was falling on the distant field but knew I'd have trouble with exposing it. So I shot it with the hopes of rescuing it in LR. The first one is how I shot it, the second after processing. I know it's a little overdone, but I like it, this is how I had it envisioned at the time.

bruni wrote:
Thanks for posting that Leighton - it's very interesting to see how other people work.

I can see why you cropped out the pile of rocks in the foreground. It all works for me - except the darkening of the mountains in the distance. The lightness, low contrast, and slightly blue tinge is how we gauge distance. I assume you darkened them to bring out the light on the field, but for me it distorts the perspective. I'd have done the opposite. Darkened the foreground hill, bought up the colours on it - that would have emphasised the lighter field in the distance - and then the mountains further off.

ben


Thanks for the C&C Ben, I'll give your suggestion a try. That's one of the things I like about LR, it's non-destructive.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9607
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
This was fire number 4, about a year later, this one did some damage, late in the evening, only orange light available. 105mm 2.5. About 2004. Life is like this, the fire of being alive eventually takes you out.


tierrasanta fire 2 evening by Rafael CA, on Flickr



Now THAT'S a scary looking sight, great Capture.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3038
Country: France

bruni wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
bruni wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Thanks all for comments on my last shot.

Tournez manège with the 24 pce :



WOW Philippe, that lit up my monitor! Great shot.


+1
it's great how that one Donald Duck didn't blur - it's almost weird. Tripod huh Phillippe.....lol?

ben


Nope, I was drinking a Pastis 51 in a bistro and I put the camera on the table


an outdoor bistro? in this weather? (or is it shot through glass).
With that lens on the table there'd have been little room left for your Pernod. (lol- that's so French - Pastis 51)

ben


the fifty one on left hand, shutter button on the right ; c'est la classe, mec!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9607
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks.. Have been using Color Efex Pro to strengthen the light .. so no flash
was the middle of the day the picture was taken



Ronny, how do you like using CEP? Do you have it as a plug in to LR? I know Monty raves about SEP which I've tried, I just haven't bought it yet.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9607
Country: United States

Ben, thanks again, I believe I like this version better.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2549
Country: Sweden

leighton w wrote:
Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks.. Have been using Color Efex Pro to strengthen the light .. so no flash
was the middle of the day the picture was taken



Ronny, how do you like using CEP? Do you have it as a plug in to LR? I know Monty raves about SEP which I've tried, I just haven't bought it yet.

Yes I use it as a plug in with lightroom ..
Like it very much ..
saves lot of time and if one dont have the knowledge to work in layers in photoshop etc.
Can really recommend it



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9607
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks.. Have been using Color Efex Pro to strengthen the light .. so no flash
was the middle of the day the picture was taken



Ronny, how do you like using CEP? Do you have it as a plug in to LR? I know Monty raves about SEP which I've tried, I just haven't bought it yet.

Yes I use it as a plug in with lightroom ..
Like it very much ..
saves lot of time and if one dont have the knowledge to work in layers in photoshop etc.
Can really recommend it


Thanks, I think I'll download the trial version and take it out for a spin. Oh, and BTW, that's just your every day vulture flying around.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2549
Country: Sweden

leighton w wrote:
Ronny _Olsson wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks.. Have been using Color Efex Pro to strengthen the light .. so no flash
was the middle of the day the picture was taken



Ronny, how do you like using CEP? Do you have it as a plug in to LR? I know Monty raves about SEP which I've tried, I just haven't bought it yet.

Yes I use it as a plug in with lightroom ..
Like it very much ..
saves lot of time and if one dont have the knowledge to work in layers in photoshop etc.
Can really recommend it


Thanks, I think I'll download the trial version and take it out for a spin. Oh, and BTW, that's just your every day vulture flying around.


Ok .. Vultures we do not in Sweden..at least not as often as we have some visiting
only three times, according to Wikipedia



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