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Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

inspired by Georg's great modern arcitecture stuff but without any doubt he is the master :



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1472
Country: United States

Jose, Leighton, Georg, Scott, Philippe and Peter, thanks for the kind comments.

Rafael, wonderful shots from the Elfin Forest, especially the "car" shots.

Samy, I like your b&w's la mode de Philippe.

Ronny, beautiful tulips and "lookout" is a great shot.

Curtis, love the Magnolia flower.

Peter, beautiful stacked macros.

Leighton, wonderful choice of natural lighting in the bare branches and "ray of light" shots.

Ray in Ohio, beautiful flowers with the 55/2.8.

Georg, I really like the dogs, the unfolding tulip and the patinaed door.

Ron, great looking dog!

Jose, beautiful epiphytes shots.

Chuong, wonderful lighting in the portraits of your wide awake son.

Scott, really like the contrast and framing of the tulips and stonework.

Peter, beautiful panos.

Markout, "Bizarro" is a very cool b&w.

Mark, love the creek bokeh shot. Glad to hear James is bouncing back.

Philip, looks like Super Margot is bouncing back too! I like the look of the wall and backboards shot.

Jorge, very cool image of the tractor and its "rear end of a pickup" trailer.

Philippe, very nice one from Provence.

Kevin, great old cameras!

Georg and Philippe, really fine architectural shots.





pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1943
Country: United States

Mark, good news about your son. I like the conceprt of the creek with the long lens.

Leighton, I like your rainy day output. espcially the single flower lit by the ray of light:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2869#11564354

Rafael, the 5cm does seem to have a very unique signature look. Nice jopb with picking the subjects to show it off well, I like the red truck.

Laura, from my days in the wet B+W darkroom, wear gloves or use tongs! In our high school days we just stuck our hands in the chemicals, and I sometimes think I still have some skin issues from that time.

Georg,

and finally thanks for the knid comments on the flower freelens effort - it was the first time I tried it (really just trying to angle the plane of focus a little) and I'm probably both too cheap and too lazy to make use of a TS lens that some of you here make me long for at times.

Ray



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

I have had a lot of PC problems over the last while
As I am trying to catch up. I have seen Some beautiful shots over the last few days too many to comment on all of them but I did want to shout out to Peter on his sunset photos - amazing!
I am loving the architecture photos from Georg and Phillippe
Jeff had a wonderful B&W
Leighton great to see you using the 180mm
Scott my fiance' pointed out your tulips - great shot!
Philips style with the 28mm - superb
Jorge cool shots -what camera is the young lad using?
Rafael loved the stained glass
Mark glad to see you back



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

I got out for a little bit last night after the rain, around our complex. Using the D600 and the 16mm 3.5. I loved this lens on my D7000 and I think I love it as much on the D600.







MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Inspired by all of the great B&W photos I gave it a try. Suggestions and observations are welcome



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
A short series from today, subject was some modern architecture:


Jakobikirchplatz von georgsfoto auf Flickr
A sparrow is leaving the plane of focus - PC 85/2.8D (love this lens)

I love this one Georg, being wet helped a lot.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Inspired by all of the great B&W photos I gave it a try. Suggestions and observations are welcome



I like it Ray, very moody. Personally, the only thing I would do is lighten up the left side of his face ever-so-lightly with the adjustment brush in LR. Other than that I wouldn't do any other thing.

This kind of image is why I shoot raw exclusively now. no matter what I mess up, I can revert to the original without any damage to the file.

I took the liberty to tweak him just to illustrate what I mean. I can take it down if you'd like.



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 442
Country: Netherlands

Georg, I like your 2nd and 3rd, with the reflections.

Paul



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Confessions of a post processing addict. My "Ray of Light" image was NOT natural light. It was done with the new radial filter in LR5. But thanks for the kind comments.

Here's the original:


TLW_2155-3 by Leighton W, on Flickr

And the processed one once again:


Ray of Light-180/2.8 ED AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr

Curtis, is there a twelve step program for someone like me?



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Thank you leighton I like it a lot. Thanks for your help.
Love the style of your "new" technique



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Inspired by all of the great B&W photos I gave it a try. Suggestions and observations are welcome



I like it Ray, very moody. Personally, the only thing I would do is lighten up the left side of his face ever-so-lightly with the adjustment brush in LR. Other than that I wouldn't do any other thing.

This kind of image is why I shoot raw exclusively now. no matter what I mess up, I can revert to the original without any damage to the file.

I took the liberty to tweak him just to illustrate what I mean. I can take it down if you'd like.

The only thing I find odd about the image is the Budweiser sign behind the performer, looks almost solarized... Other than that, I like both! (I can't get my brain around using the adjustment brush in ACR, I always wait until I pull the image into PS)



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Thanks Kevin. Actually the sign is something I really liked about the image but I guess I should lower exposure on the part where the spotlight hits it. Thank you for the suggestion



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Thanks Kevin. Actually the sign is something I really liked about the image but I guess I should lower exposure on the part where the spotlight hits it. Thank you for the suggestion

How do you normally do that? Do you use the burn tool or some other way? I have in the past used an additional background layer that I have dropped the exposure down a stop or two, then use a mask to bring back the object in the photo back.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

With lightroom you can use the brush to go over selected areas in the photo and make changes just to those selected areas. This process offers the whole host of effects. Thats what I love about lightroom. You can make all of the changes you wish and never have to use masks with layers because the original photo is never affected. By the way the brush has a built in mask that you can adjust in size.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

Georg, Phillippe, Ray - all really good shots. I love the "synchronicity" of this thread whereby we tend to see and then follow and build......



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

An 11 shot pano from the Cape Town gardens area showing, on the left, Devil's Peak, and of course Table Mountain with the beginnings of it's famed "tablecloth". The pimple on the top right is the cable car station.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Lovely shot peter. Looks like it's time to clean sensor though



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

Thanks Ray - your eyes are better than mine. I'll give it a blast!



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

24 shot pano - Franschoek Autumn vineyards. Probably more undetected dust bunnies.....



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