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Old 04-16-2014, 12:58 PM   #1001
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Some really nice photos, especially the street shots and the moon.


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Old 04-16-2014, 01:06 PM   #1002
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That's clever. I'm still learning a lot about post processing. How did you do that?
I used "layers" in a photoshop-style piece of software. I basically superimposed the 2 pictures (because I used the same lens for both pics, the 2 moons were identical in size which made the process very easy). Then I used the "color" blending mode.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:03 PM   #1003
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Glad to hear somebody got some blood moon shots. We had overcast and rain so I didn't even get up. Maybe next time.

Southern Geek, FL must be teeming with photo ops, all that wildlife there.

Played around with the macro lens and tulips some more, and put a black background behind them
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:02 PM   #1004
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Walt - your tulips shots are getting better and better. The rich red of the tulips shows beautifully against the black background.

FIREd - I like how you combined those 2 shots to show a detailed red moon.

seraphim - the shot of the window is very pleasing. The contrast between the cold blue of the reflected light in the glass and the warm orange color of what I think is rust in the metal frame is pleasing. Combine that with the broken glass and the reflections, and there is quite a lot going on in that image.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:20 PM   #1005
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I have spent the last year or so coveting the Fuji X100S, and it is a testament to my ability to control my desires that I don't have one yet. It would fulfill many of my shooting needs as for the majority of the time, I keep a 24mm lens on my old DSLR and would like something more compact, yet with good image quality.
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we have been getting in to street photography more and more. living in nyc we have great opportunity.

it can be dangerous at times but i guess it goes with what we do.

so last year we are out shooting and marilyn and i go in opposite directions on a block.

she vanishes for quite a bit of time so i went to check on her.

she is taking pictures of some of the LATIN KINGS and didn't realize they were throwing gang signs for her.

i told her in retirement she could becoime staff photographer for them.

we are hoping to do a photoshoot in harlem in the next few weeks.









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A couple more street shots, just for fun.

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I really need to get back out on the streets with a camera. I think that if I spend enough time pounding the pavement and put some hard time in, I can develop a better sense of timing and composition. There is no shortcut and no easy way to do this though.
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They look good Tom. I think I prefer B&W for street photography, unless there's something where color really plays an important part.
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I do like the street shots, and well, all of them posted here.
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Ok I'm finally getting around to posting actual images in this thread.

I only had access to a 300mm lens on 35mm so my moon shots were very small (maybe 400 pixels across) -- I think you need somewhere around 1600mm equivalent to fill the frame. So I made a composite so that final image was more than a thumbnail.
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Itdontmeanathing, Love the brightly colored fishing boats.

Southern Geek, That gator is awesome!
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photoguy, Like the composite shot of the moon. Is that something (the composite) you do in Photoshop or other program?
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Nice composite of the moon...
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Nice composite of the moon...
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photoguy, Like the composite shot of the moon. Is that something (the composite) you do in Photoshop or other program?
Yes. I just loaded each separate image of the moon as a layer in photoshop and then cut and pasted it into a blank (and larger) image. Since the background is all black, I didn't have to worry about making sure the edges blended.
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You all are motivating me. Got Linux updated and running, with RAW import, editing and light table software installed, as well as GIMP, which I'm getting used to easily enough. There's an HDR program out there for Linux, but we'll see. Nice thing about Linux, it's all free. Comprehensive, too. Need to play with everything more to establish which program I'm going to use for what function, in which order. Workflow.
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Apologies if I'm posting too much but please allow me just a couple more for the time being. Hope I haven't posted this first one before -

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I think I prefer B&W for street photography
Having no photographic skills myself, (I'm a 'snapshot' taker...at best), I love B&W shots, and feel that they give the pics a kind of 'grittiness' that is absent in color shots.
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