ajroyle

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  • #15641

    ajroyle
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    It is exactly the same picture – as originally entered.

    Even if your monitor is calibrated it will not display true colours unless the software used to interpret the colours is fully “colour aware”. Browsers are not reliable in this regard. You would need to copy the image and view it in Lr or some other properly colour aware software.

    #15589

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Sounds OK but we have a definition of what a portrait is in our rules.

    The only contention is whether or not groups should be excluded. At present more than one person may appear in the picture but the subject should clearly be one person.

    If you would like ask the committee to look at this again you could do so but any changes cannot be applied this year.

    Now, over to you….

    #15588

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Sounds OK but we have a definition of what a portrait is in our rules.

    The only contention is whether or not groups should be excluded. At present more than one person may appear in the picture but the subject should clearly be one person.

    If you would like ask the committee to look at this again you could do so but any changes cannot be applied this year.

    Now, over to you….

    #15576

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Ken himself was kind enough to arrange contact with someone who could get us exposure to the Polish people in Crewe and we will have messages in Polish in the display.

    Photography, like music, is a language all can understand.  I  was thinking of a few statements to provoke people into using that langage, or realising that already use it, to tell us about the way they see things.

    #15558

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    That’s the idea.

    Sorry I made the classic mistake of replying to this by email a while ago.

     

    #15521

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Kander always impresses, with original settings and multi-layered work which repays long contemplation.

    #15519

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    The “party” bit was more low key than usual. An economy measure. We all enjoyed Les’s selection of pictures and then had “nibbles” and soft drinks.

    I will put something on the news pages later.

    #15509

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Merry Christmas to you all. When you’ve viewed the links above, take a look at the link to the BBC series I’ve put on the front page.

    #15491

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Thank you for those generous gifts for the Five Towns and Robertshaw raffles Ken.

    #15487

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Further to my last paragraph, Kim Grant touches on it 8 mins into this video https://youtu.be/JMTljPolQhA

    She talks about valuing simply being out in the landscape she is trying to photograph.

    #15486

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    How the notion of a “good” picture changes is beautifully summed up there by Ian. It is why you are destined to failure in competitions if your photos don’t conform to the current perception of a “good” photograph.

    I found the story of the guy who found disappointment in visiting the places Adams photographed an interesting one. Why would anyone prefer black and white, two dimensional, single-view, still images to the real thing? I can only think that the he was unable to succumb to the true charm of the outdoors, about which many have written so well.

    Ken Scott spoke about the landscape photographers who set off so hell-bent on capturing an image that they carry in their heads that they miss the real rejuvenating, healing effect of just being outdoors and being part of our true environment.

    #15479

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Ah! You see, we all know what a photograph is supposed to look like!

    I tried to maintain the mistiness on the right, but the mist otherwise doesn’t add atmosphere, it just adds gloom, so I felt happy to reduce it (it didnt take much). I felt the added detail made it more inviting to explore. I draw the line at defending colour because you could only vouch for that by being there.

    #15475

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    This one has had a little trip from Lr to Colour FX Pro – Sharpened a bit. Before that I brightened the Colorado a little.

    Cropped to painters armature and that gets shut of the blue sky. Only Ian can tell us if it is too purple.

    #15474

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    That was interesting! Like our “One Pic” exercise we used to do. On my set up the final result online does not look as good as the original in Lr (colour corrected)

    #15472

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Then white balance (clicking sampler on river), bit of dehaze, clarity. Auto had turned the contrast down, so I’ve put it up.

    And I am shocked how unlike my result the picture appears online!

     

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