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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Been a little while - and glad to see the post is still buzzing, Brammers loving that chopper pic
    And Bob showing us up as always.

    More of my favourite model:

    This was pre processing, nd I really liked the expression and the slightly drab colours, made my cat look thoughtful and a little forlorn



    Post processing (i'm still a proper n00b with levels) he's lost all the greyness that I kinda liked in the first place.



    Do you guys agree - or am I just a miserable git?
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Can't practically comment I'm afraid since I need a projector to see images that size! Resize and repost eh?

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Syd, brammers has some lovely protraits there, but I think the whirlybird shots you're talking about might be mine Unless I'm wrong, in which case apologies...

    And you really should consider smaller pics for the forum Nice as they are!


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    I give up - managed to shrink 1 image too small and one is still too big
    I really don't seem to be having much luck with flippin photobucket.
    Also looking at it on a 30" monitor its about the right size, so sorry for straining your eyes.

    Indeed Rugger, yours was the chopper, very nice too





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    Re: Photo-a-day

    That Lynx is a cracking shot - why does that helicopter remind me of StavrosH insect shots.

    Like the wee knot Crazy - nice and sharp. Like the shots with that new bit of kit.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by Syd View Post
    Do you guys agree - or am I just a miserable git?
    No, I agree. Level manipulation is really meant to correct for the camera not being very intelligent. Adding contrast by compressing the dynamic range is well and good, but as you've seen, if the whitest thing in your photo is a grey, then you have to be careful not to turn it white

    Original is much nicer, and giving the focus isn't spot on anyway keeping it at original sharpness gives it a dreamy quality instead.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by kushtibari View Post
    That Lynx is a cracking shot - why does that helicopter remind me of StavrosH insect shots.
    Cheers Kushti! I don't do a lot of monochrome, but that "colour" scheme and the morning fog were crying out for it.


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Works perfectly mate

    Going for a slightly over the top moody mono from yesterdays wander


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by kushtibari View Post
    Works perfectly mate

    Going for a slightly over the top moody mono from yesterdays wander
    There's a lovely mood in that image - nice work!

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    was that cat yawning? awesome picture!
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    was that cat yawning? awesome picture!
    He sure was, good spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    No, I agree. Level manipulation is really meant to correct for the camera not being very intelligent. Adding contrast by compressing the dynamic range is well and good, but as you've seen, if the whitest thing in your photo is a grey, then you have to be careful not to turn it white

    Original is much nicer, and giving the focus isn't spot on anyway keeping it at original sharpness gives it a dreamy quality instead.
    Thanks for the reassurance, the focus was spot though, on.........................his nose





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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by Syd View Post
    Thanks for the reassurance, the focus was spot though, on.........................his nose
    Go for the eyes boo!

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Candid of my girlfriend, taken in York last weekend. Any tips, should I be doing anything different? I'm still quite new to photography so any advice appreciated!


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    I like it!

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