DECEMBER THEME: "Light And Dark"

Forums Monthly Theme DECEMBER THEME: "Light And Dark"

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  • #2438
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    Ian McNab
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    Dee >>> I like your shop image very much. The patterns and shapes in the lower part of the image work really well, and make a very interesting background for the well-defined silhouettes of the people (who are, indeed, beautifully placed).

    If it were my image, I think I might check out what a square crop based on the bottom edge would look like.  (I personally have a bit of difficulty integrating the pattern of lighted windows across the top third of the image with what’s going on visually in the bottom two-thirds.)

    #2465
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    meg cumming
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    Dolores I think this suits mono better and is a well seen compostition.You could try the suggestions other members have posted and sure you will come back with even better postings. You did so much better with this one than our rain off outing last Friday.

    I know where this is Pete as I’ve taken a couple of close ups in the vicinity. I prefer the second one as well and like Ian find the glass reflectors, especially in the tunnel is distracting. So perhaps by cloning them out would make the image a lot tidier. But wel spotted Pete.

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    #2467
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    D. Williams
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    I like the first one of yours best Pete with the dark figure against the colourful artwork.  I find the top part quite confusing on the 2nd one.  I think that they are posted quite close together isn’t helping as I can’t tell where one stops and the next starts.

    Ken those are two lovely shots.  I have never got a good evening light one of Jodrell and the swan reflection really sets it off.  Is this done in serif ?

    Re mine:  I was reminded of your bolts of cloth image and the overlay when I saw this image Ian so I know what everyone means about it being more than one picture.  I kinda like that … but will try a crop of the bottom 2/3rds before the end of the month if I have time. As it is a night shot I doubt it is sharp enough for too much cropping.  Thanks for the comments folks.  Very helpful as always.

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    #2469
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    YES Delores  –first thanks for your response—  both in Serif for normal PS stuff  -but both in Topaz  Lens/ Pinhole   which   I think is just great. ken—  actually Jodrel  is a day shot and Topaz did the rest.

    #2470
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks for the comments folks on my subway shots. I agree with Ian and Meg that the reflections on the left of the second effort is distracting. I liked the pattern it made so wanted to include it, but it does compete and distract from the main subject instead of supporting it. So I’ve taken Ian’s advice and have used the square format which I think is a stronger picture. Thanks Ian.
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    #2472
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    D. Williams
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    Nice work Ken.  I aim to get my hands on Topaz one day.  It seems to be the ‘in’ program to have at the moment.

    Pete … that is certainly a lot simpler and less distracting.

    Just spotted Bobs Three Swords.  What a dramatic and atmospheric shot.  I have a sneaky suspicion that is a new sky although I could be wrong.  The low point of view really works.

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    #2474
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    Peter Robinson
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    On Saturday afternoon Crewe’s footy match with Bournemouth was postponed due to a water logged pitch. So it gave me the ideal opportunity to play around with physiograms.  I achieved this effort by hanging a small touch from a ceiling light. Then setting the camera to fully manual using an exposure of 20 seconds at f16 and manually focused on the torch. Put the camera on a box as thick as my head on the floor pointing at the torch. Swing the torch and release the shutter. Just experiment with the idea a bit. I put a green filer on the lens for this one. I think its got potential and I’m sure other members can do better than this. It’s the same principal of creating orbs that we’ve seen before.
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    #2475
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    Very neat Peter ,how about three colour torches same idea but on,a gramaphone turntable.Would like to try on 3d camera.Tell me Peter you do not support Crewe lol ken PS does it make you dizzy swinging round on the light.

    #2494
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    D. Williams
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    Oooooh …. I like that! Huge potential.  You are clever!

    #2496
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks very much Ken and Dolores. Yes, Ken I’m the sad one who’s hooked on the Alex! I keep believing it can only get better. I like the idea of photographing a physiogram in 3D if it could be done with a moving light. I would get very dizzy then! Unfortunately I gave my old  turntable to charity. Perhaps I should buy it back.

    #2497
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    Ian McNab
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    Great stuff, Pete!  It’s really interesting how 3-dimensional and spherical the image looks.

    I assume you give the torch a good shove, so it flies outwards and a bit upwards, and then gradually returns to the middle, dropping to the full length of the string as it slows.  So viewed from below it’s like looking up at the bottom of a wide, flat dish, marked out by the moving light.

    But it doesn’t look like that:  it looks like a sphere marked out with light.  Fascinating!  (Makes you want to abandon Xmas dinner and have a play!)

    All the best to you, and to every one here!

    Ian

    #2500
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    Let you off Peter re ALEX–lets hope its a good year. N ow I still hav e a turntable–I mean I would wouldn”t I.   Thinking three coloured light sources at once-I think there is a setting for several seconds time shot (fireworks) on the W3.  But would need to slightly move camera for and aft  during exposure to get depth –do you think. Can get my mind around it but problem getting body to follow–watch this space. Thanks for calling Peter-wish I new-Sasha could have had a fresh bite–next time let me know-   ( would have put you down for Arsenal  myself.)

    #2501
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    Peter Robinson
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    Yes Ian, you got the setup spot on. it is quite addictive and interesting to experiment with different techniques and coloured filters. Thanks for your comments Ken. the tri-light turntable sounds worth a try. I have to have another play over Christmas. I don’t’ think Sasha would like the taste of me. As Eric Morcombe would say, “Arsenal?”

    Hope everyone has a good Christmas and I look forward to seeing the team steam ahead in the new year.

    #2510
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    ajroyle
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    Hi Folks! Just catching up with this…

    A good feature of Delores image is the way the neon light separate the figures into three groups. Bobs and Peters do have pretty heavy haloes – perhaps you need to reinvest in Topaz Remask while it is on 40% off! Seriously though, you should be able to get rid of the haloes since they are on virtual silhouettes. All good work in concept though. These threads are working well and are one of the best things about the Forum.

    #2514
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks John. I quite like having a halo!

    I’ve been playing around a bit today with Ian’s idea of out of focus fairy lights and photo of glasses. So I put the two ideas together and came up with this. OK, I know I need some lessons on photographing glass, but it was just a bit of fun.

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