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Post by tjg_marantz » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:09 pm

Ate on the rooftop Ame and walked around town a couple years ago. Such a beautiful city.

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tjg_marantz wrote:Ate on the rooftop Ame and walked around town a couple years ago. Such a beautiful city.

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Yep. I loved it. Told my wife I'd move there immediately :)

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Post by Zaxxon » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:13 pm

Very nice. In other nice news, I got my camera back from Fuji today! Huzzah! I can take photos without a spot in them again!

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Post by Rumpy » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:05 pm

A sunset from one of my favourite places. Breezy Hill, Springfield, Vermont.

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Does anyone know how to reduce the effect of lens flare? I have Lightroom if that helps any.
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Post by geezer » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:26 pm

Zaxxon wrote:Very nice. In other nice news, I got my camera back from Fuji today! Huzzah! I can take photos without a spot in them again!
That's always nice, right? :) It's never fun to come back from a trip or a job and find one spot right in the middle of every frame. Been there...

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Post by geezer » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:28 pm

Rumpy wrote:A sunset from one of my favourite places. Breezy Hill, Springfield, Vermont.

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Does anyone know how to reduce the effect of lens flare? I have Lightroom if that helps any.
Looks like a beautiful place :) Sadly, there's not much you can do in post about something like that (except an ungodly amount of cloning time in Photoshop). That's not a "quick click" fix like a dust spot or an underexposure/noise issue. Sorry :( On the other hand, the flare doesn't really ruin the image for me, so there's that.

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Post by Zaxxon » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:34 pm

A few from my recent trip to Washington State...

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Rumpy wrote:A sunset from one of my favourite places. Breezy Hill, Springfield, Vermont.

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Does anyone know how to reduce the effect of lens flare? I have Lightroom if that helps any.
Looks like a beautiful place :) Sadly, there's not much you can do in post about something like that (except an ungodly amount of cloning time in Photoshop). That's not a "quick click" fix like a dust spot or an underexposure/noise issue. Sorry :( On the other hand, the flare doesn't really ruin the image for me, so there's that.

Yeah, I was more or less thinking maybe there'd be a way to turn it down a bit, but it's beautiful either way. I've learned that there are tricks you can do while taking the picture, like blocking out the sun with a finger and taking it out in post. Would love to see a lense-flare removal tool at some point in the future.
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Post by wire » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:17 pm

A lens hood and ND filters can help with lens flares.

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Post by Octavious » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:39 pm

I haven't run into lens flare issues too much. Just have to be careful about sun placement and use a lens hood. I ALWAYS use a lens hood even inside. It has an added bonus of protecting my lens from me being a spaz. :)

An actual good picture with my 80-200. I have such a love hate with that thing. Now when i use it I shoot with Auto ISO to make sure I never go below the shutter speed. That has helped a lot. Someday I'll get a modern 70-200 or the Sigma 50-100. The sigma doesn't have VR which is a bit of a bummer.

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Post by Rumpy » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:07 pm

Well, considering I took that pic with a cell phone.... I don't think they make lense hoods for them do they? I'm surprised I got it as good as what we're seeing here.
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Post by Octavious » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:20 pm

Hell some phones have add on cameras so who knows anymore. I don't even bother trying to take pictures with my phone. I'm terrible at it. It amazes me what some people are able to do with them sometimes.
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Post by geezer » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:27 am

Zaxxon wrote:A few from my recent trip to Washington State...

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Rumpy wrote:A sunset from one of my favourite places. Breezy Hill, Springfield, Vermont.

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Does anyone know how to reduce the effect of lens flare? I have Lightroom if that helps any.
I think part of the impact of this image comes from the red. That said if you wish to dampen the impact but can live with the distortion you can do local adjustments to saturation/brightness and contrast like I did here with only a quick cloning out the thin flare line in the bottom right (just did this quick and dirty):

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I may still prefer the red version, not sure.
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Post by Rumpy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:27 pm

Yeah, I agree. I actually went into Lightroom and tried experimenting by turning down the reds, but it does lessen the impact. It also removes a lot of the warmth from the image. The toned down image looks a bit too sterile in the end. It's kind of interesting what the red does to our visual perspective.
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Post by geezer » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:30 pm

Hey OO homies - I just found out that some of my photography is going to accompany a feature in Architectural Digest this fall, which is sort of cool, huh? :)

This is a project I'm working on currently - shooting the house, and then I dropped my "endless Summer" inspired image onto the interior brick feature wall.

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geezer wrote:Hey OO homies - I just found out that some of my photography is going to accompany a feature in Architectural Digest this fall, which is sort of cool, huh? :)

This is a project I'm working on currently - shooting the house, and then I dropped my "endless Summer" inspired image onto the interior brick feature wall.

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Enough wrote:
geezer wrote:Hey OO homies - I just found out that some of my photography is going to accompany a feature in Architectural Digest this fall, which is sort of cool, huh? :)

This is a project I'm working on currently - shooting the house, and then I dropped my "endless Summer" inspired image onto the interior brick feature wall.

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Oh my! AD is up there with Nat Geo, fabulous news!!!
Thanks - it's not a cover or anything, and may just be a regional content piece, but it's still kinda nifty :)

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geezer wrote:
Enough wrote:
geezer wrote:Hey OO homies - I just found out that some of my photography is going to accompany a feature in Architectural Digest this fall, which is sort of cool, huh? :)

This is a project I'm working on currently - shooting the house, and then I dropped my "endless Summer" inspired image onto the interior brick feature wall.

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Oh my! AD is up there with Nat Geo, fabulous news!!!
Thanks - it's not a cover or anything, and may just be a regional content piece, but it's still kinda nifty :)
Congrats geezer :)

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Post by gbasden » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:51 am

geezer wrote:Hey OO homies - I just found out that some of my photography is going to accompany a feature in Architectural Digest this fall, which is sort of cool, huh? :)
That's amazing! Congratulations!

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Post by The Meal » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:37 am

Way cool, geez.
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Post by Octavious » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:18 am

Awesome! :horse:
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Post by wire » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:42 pm

I've been a bit bored with my photography of late so I've turned to playing around in Photoshop using my photographs as a base for more abstract work. Here are a few examples...no longer photographs but were at one time.

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I have a series of them going and the nice thing is I'm finding uses for some of my crappier photos...it doesn't have to be a perfect composition as I'm just needing colors, contrasts and shapes to create these.

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Post by Zaxxon » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:01 pm

Nice.

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Post by Carpet_pissr » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:03 pm

It's a little busy, but more of a snapshot to show the baby bluebird. Tried to capture how insistent he was, but that's hard with a still shot. This was also taken through a not so clean window.

I tried a couple of things to tone down the too many elements in the shot (slight vignette, slight desaturate around edges), but it's still cluttered. The $%@# finch photobombing in background doesn't help anything! :P

An alt take might be to crop a bit more.

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Post by Reemul » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:58 pm

Not shared anything for a long time but here is one I really liked. Went on Narrowboat holiday and met this guy who lives on the canal on his boat.

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Post by geezer » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:39 pm

wire wrote:I've been a bit bored with my photography of late so I've turned to playing around in Photoshop using my photographs as a base for more abstract work. Here are a few examples...no longer photographs but were at one time.

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I have a series of them going and the nice thing is I'm finding uses for some of my crappier photos...it doesn't have to be a perfect composition as I'm just needing colors, contrasts and shapes to create these.
Those are really cool. Do you mind sharing the general process you go through to make them?

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Post by wire » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:08 pm

Heh...hope you are ready for my super complex time consuming Photoshop processing. :D

Here is a base image I used to create one of my abstract pieces. What I look for are colors, contrast and shapes and it really doesn't matter if the composition is good or not. I'm finding uses for some of my snapshot images which is cool since they are taking up space on my hard drive but I can't bring myself to just delete.

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Using Photoshop...

- Make two copy layers of the image
- Using Filter> Blur> Motion Blur
- One layer Angle 90 degrees and Distance 2000 pixels (adjust to preference in preview)
- One layer Angle 0 degrees and Distance 2000 pixels (adjust to preference in preview)
- Select top layer and move through Adjustment Layers until you find the one you like (I tend to use Darken and Lighten the most)
- Use Image Adjustments (brightness/contrast, vibrancy, colors, etc) on each layer as desired
- Save
- Total processing time 5-10 minutes

Here is how the above image turned out

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Post by geezer » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:51 pm

wire wrote:Heh...hope you are ready for my super complex time consuming Photoshop processing. :D

Here is a base image I used to create one of my abstract pieces. What I look for are colors, contrast and shapes and it really doesn't matter if the composition is good or not. I'm finding uses for some of my snapshot images which is cool since they are taking up space on my hard drive but I can't bring myself to just delete.

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Using Photoshop...

- Make two copy layers of the image
- Using Filter> Blur> Motion Blur
- One layer Angle 90 degrees and Distance 2000 pixels (adjust to preference in preview)
- One layer Angle 0 degrees and Distance 2000 pixels (adjust to preference in preview)
- Select top layer and move through Adjustment Layers until you find the one you like (I tend to use Darken and Lighten the most)
- Use Image Adjustments (brightness/contrast, vibrancy, colors, etc) on each layer as desired
- Save
- Total processing time 5-10 minutes

Here is how the above image turned out

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Big img tag not working for me, but I get the point :) That's a surprisingly simple action for a really cool result. Along the same lines, I've been playing with multiple in-camera exposures, or loooong ICM shots just for the same reasons you cited.

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Post by wire » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:49 pm

The big image link should work now...for some reason the other didn't work if you weren't logged into Google.

I like you image...double exposure is fun to play with :)

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Post by Octavious » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:21 pm

Haven't really gotten out much at all this summer. :( Last week of August I have a nice trip planned. We'll be hitting an island in Maryland that has wild horses. If I don't get some good stuff out of that I should just toss my camera out. Super excited as I really have been bored and can't find anything I really what to photograph lately. :(
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Post by Octavious » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:24 am

Couple from this weekend. I better have a ton of photos after my trip next week or I'll be upset.

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This is a 3 image stack to retain the details. I haven't really done HDR shots before, but it seems pretty simple to achieve. Bracket... Import into lightroom and then merge them. :) Sigma 17-50

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Post by Zaxxon » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:38 am

Very nice.

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Post by Octavious » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:51 am

Didn't get a lot of pictures on the trip sadly. Just too much running around. Wish I had more time to explore the island.


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Post by Reemul » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:25 pm

The photo below was taken by my son who is 10 on his point and shoot camera with a x30 zoom. Very little editing done and was shot in jpeg rather than raw. AT this year's Bournemouth Air Festival.

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