General Chat Thread, The "I've taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread in General; Originally Posted by kieransaul
Wow, that is really good. Most of the time my autofocus screws me over when doing ...
28th April 2014, 11:09 PM #46
Ta. Turn off AF :-)! Short depth of field tends to stretch the capabilities of AF.
Originally Posted by kieransaul
29th April 2014, 04:20 PM #47
29th April 2014, 04:21 PM #48
The Grand Canyon / Lake Mead shots look like something from Maya... surreal.
Originally Posted by CHR1S
That is one big boat as well.
29th April 2014, 04:23 PM #49
@CHR1S, some of your pictures look amazing buddy! Really impressed by them, nice one.
29th April 2014, 04:24 PM #50
Looks like HDR. Nice sense of scale on the Missouri.
29th April 2014, 04:29 PM #51
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29th April 2014, 04:34 PM #52
More bees! Well, a bee. On the snakes head fritillary in our front garden and taken about a week or so back.
It's also my current desktop wallpaper
Last edited by Dos_Box; 29th April 2014 at 04:37 PM.
29th April 2014, 04:35 PM #53
Lake Mead and Canyon were HDR, Missouri I cant remember.
I like HDR, but prefer a more subtle approach. As a rule I don't really shop mine if I can.
29th April 2014, 04:48 PM #54
29th April 2014, 04:53 PM #55
29th April 2014, 04:57 PM #56
@CHR1S - really like some of your HDR shots, a lot of people "overcook" them and they come out looking horrendous. I like HDR when it's used to add range to a photo or used to artistically make it look surreal, some people don't seem to get that balance!
I don't do a lot of HDR, but here are a few of mine (a bit smaller, sorry for the previous, huge posts!):
Port de Sóller by Josh_Wolf, on Flickr
Cornish Coast by Josh_Wolf, on Flickr
Plaza Mayor, Madrid by Josh_Wolf, on Flickr
BTW, I don't Photoshop everything but I do like to get a bit creative with it when I do
29th April 2014, 05:10 PM #57
I love when someone does PS properly. It can be really artistic.
I prefer to get it right in camera, I may tweak the brightness and contrast but that's it.
But yes I do like a good HDR'ing
29th April 2014, 05:18 PM #58
Obviously I'm a sinner, any photo I like the look of goes through the digital darkroom, even if it's just for a Curves layer. Why shoot RAW unless you're going to fiddle, I say
(In case it wasn't apparent from the shots themselves, all mine earlier had been through the PS rinser, albeit some more than others.)
@LosOjos & @CHR1S (for the lifeboat station) - that's the kind of HDR I like, simply compensating for the lack of dynamic range in camera. I hate the artificial halo look that was so popular a couple of years back. Good work soldiers
Last edited by sonofsanta; 29th April 2014 at 05:21 PM.
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29th April 2014, 05:22 PM #59
Great idea and really well executed. Fab!
Originally Posted by LosOjos
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29th April 2014, 05:23 PM #60
Two of my recent ones at the British Wildlife Centre... not sure which one is my favourite...
DSC_5669.jpg by ian.trevena, on Flickr
DSC_5561.jpg by ian.trevena, on Flickr
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