Assignment #2: One

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 15, 2006
    Hey David,
    devbobo wrote:
    you mean, eucalyptus :D
    New Rule (I miss Real Time With Bill Maher): No comments without an entry! umph.gif
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    Cheers, mate! 1drink.gif
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  • devbobodevbobo LR whisperer Melbourne, AUPosts: 4,335Administrators SmugMug Employee
    edited August 15, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
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    As to the temp in Oz - I honestly don't know, may as well ask Skippy or Gus...

    it depends where you are...

    me & skip...max temp for today 19C (66F)
    gus....max temp for today 24C (75F)
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,453Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 16, 2006
    My take on "ONE"
    These were all taken with my 14- 40 and hand held. Your thoughts?

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    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 16, 2006
    Aaron,
    anwmn1 wrote:
    These were all taken with my 14- 40 and hand held. Your thoughts?
    It's weird how the white ballance on a $1 bill changes with the distance.. Did you shoot JPEG? headscratch.gif
    I don't know which version of an I I like the most...:): I guess, my question would be - can you zoom to an iris only? mwink.gif
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,453Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    It's weird how the white ballance on a $1 bill changes with the distance.. Did you shoot JPEG? headscratch.gif
    I don't know which version of an I I like the most...:): I guess, my question would be - can you zoom to an iris only? mwink.gif

    Nikolai- yes I shot in JPEG. The change of color on the $1 bill has some to do with the lighting- incandescent- and some ajustments in iphoto (contrast-exposure-and sharpen).
    I couldn't get any closer on the eye- had to crop in to get the result. I can try again with another test subject though and shoot in manual.

    Aaron
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    At the begining I wanted to make a sequence of photos.
    But then I realized I don't know how to crop different shots at the exact location.
    The proposal would have no impact any other way.
    Instead I post here in small size what was to be the proposal.
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    The idea was one life, one flame, one person, one candle, one fire, one ... one ...
    My proposal is
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    I have another which I really don't like much but I dicided to post anyway.
    The advantage of the US$ is that 1 unit is a note bank and it is good to tip the porters when you are abroad in Africa, Asia ... :):
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    All fresh photos from today.
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    Antonio,
    ....
    All fresh photos from today.

    Good ones :-) thumb.gif
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    I've found this to be a difficult assignment... here's a couple attempts.

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    I'm not actually a fan of selective color... but the grass was green, and the ball is green, so I tried it out. It accentuates the one-ness of the ball to me.

    NOTE: The first one is *not* selectively colored. It was just a grey background. :D
    Chris
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    Hey Chris,
    ChrisJ wrote:
    I've found this to be a difficult assignment... here's a couple attempts.
    I agree, and I realized that myself, only too late... ne_nau.gif
    I was shooting for something easy - and it turned out to be rather difficult.. headscratch.gif
    ChrisJ wrote:
    I'm not actually a fan of selective color... but the grass was green, and the ball is green, so I tried it out. It accentuates the one-ness of the ball to me.
    Breaking the rules, amigo :-) I agree that it "accentuates the one-ness", but the deal was "moderate PS only" deal.gif

    Oh well... With my own fault of making this much harder that I hoped for, I guess we can let this one slide :-)

    Thanks for your entries! thumb.gif
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    I agree, and I realized that myself, only too late... ne_nau.gif
    I was shooting for something easy - and it turned out to be rather difficult.. headscratch.gif


    Breaking the rules, amigo :-) I agree that it "accentuates the one-ness", but the deal was "moderate PS only" deal.gif

    Oh well... With my own fault of making this much harder that I hoped for, I guess we can let this one slide :-)

    Thanks for your entries! thumb.gif

    I think the assignment is rather difficult indeed.
    But this is part of the game and this is really good because it makes us to improve, think, innovate.

    For example: about that challenge turbulance, contrast.
    It's too easy. One can see so many participants because it's easy ...
    I even won the challenge turbulance !! :):

    Here it is different. Well, I think it is !
    Nikolai: I sugest you keep the difficulties hight.
    Assignments with moderate to hight degree of dificulty.
    You are the teacher you say what but this is my opinion.
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,453Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    I think the assignment is rather difficult indeed.
    But this is part of the game and this is really good because it makes us to improve, think, innovate.

    For example: about that challenge turbulance, contrast.
    It's too easy. One can see so many participants because it's easy ...
    I even won the challenge turbulance !! :):

    Here it is different. Well, I think it is !
    Nikolai: I sugest you keep the difficulties hight.
    Assignments with moderate to hight degree of dificulty.
    You are the teacher you say what but this is my opinion.
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    I agree with Antonio. Keep it difficult and different from the challenges. This is for learning and expanding our skills anyways right?
    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


    Aaron Newman

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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    Breaking the rules, amigo :-) I agree that it "accentuates the one-ness", but the deal was "moderate PS only" deal.gif

    Oh well... With my own fault of making this much harder that I hoped for, I guess we can let this one slide :-)
    OOoops! My bad. It was only a mask, and channel mixer above what I normally do! rolleyes1.gif

    I like the challenge, but I shoot more pictures when it's easier. :):
    Chris
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    ChrisJ wrote:
    OOoops! My bad. It was only a mask, and channel mixer above what I normally do! rolleyes1.gif

    I like the challenge, but I shoot more pictures when it's easier. :):

    Good.
    Shoot less pics and think more.
    That's good.
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    Aaron, Antonio,
    anwmn1 wrote:
    I agree with Antonio. Keep it difficult and different from the challenges. This is for learning and expanding our skills anyways right?

    Thanks for the feedback, guys! thumb.gif
    I think we need to try to mix and match. There is a fine line between "difficult and challenging, but within my grasp, I want a shot at that" and "well, it's too hard, I'm not gonna do it". There will be glitches and blunders, but I hope together we'll manage to steer this boat clear off the cliffs and maelstroms.. iloveyou.gif
    Cheers! 1drink.gif
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    Good.
    Shoot less pics and think more.
    That's good.
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    For me, shooting more is good... I've had my 20D for almost 2 years and still haven't passed the 10K mark! eek7.gif Since I came from shooting film, sometimes I think too much. :):

    I actually like the variety... sometimes hard, sometimes easy.
    Chris
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    ChrisJ wrote:
    For me, shooting more is good... I've had my 20D for almost 2 years and still haven't passed the 10K mark! eek7.gif Since I came from shooting film, sometimes I think too much. :):

    I actually like the variety... sometimes hard, sometimes easy.

    Does 10K mark means 10.000 shots ?! ne_nau.gif
    My 20 D has shot only about 2.500 shots.
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    Does 10K mark means 10.000 shots ?! ne_nau.gif
    My 20 D has shot only about 2.500 shots.
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    Yep, I think I'm around 8500 shots, and I've had the 20D since October 2004.
    Chris
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    No to start a P-contest, but
    ChrisJ wrote:
    Yep, I think I'm around 8500 shots, and I've had the 20D since October 2004.
    I had my 30D since April 2006 and by now I probably got about 6K on it (well, smugmug shootout was a huge help:-)
    My 20D lasted for about 6 months before being traded in and got me about 9K, methinks.
    Does not say anything about the quality, though, of course rolleyes1.gif
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    I had my 30D since April 2006 and by now I probably got about 6K on it (well, smugmug shootout was a huge help:-)
    My 20D lasted for about 6 months before being traded in and got me about 9K, methinks.
    Does not say anything about the quality, though, of course rolleyes1.gif

    I wonder how do you manage all those files ?
    I mean, you nead time to treat them ...
    I am much slower... eek7.gif
    In Setubal I don't feel like shooting ...
    C'est du déjà vu.
    (No, not Stephen Steel, Gram Nash and Neil Young album) Gosh. I'm old. :):
    Abroad YES. thumb.gif
    I have another project but I will not say about it yet.
    Only when I'll have some pics.
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    Workflow, etc.
    I wonder how do you manage all those files ?
    I mean, you need time to treat them ...
    Well, it's different each time.
    If it's a pro bono, high school game shooting - I just quickly go over, removed OOFs, adjust one or two close-ups (all in ACR), apply copyright and keywords, run Image Processor, launch S*E - and I'm done:-)

    If it's a small batch, like from the Wildwood park walk or Huntington Library shoot - more or less the same, with a harder culling, more attention to fewer shots. 50% or more are loaded in CS2 and given some extra treatment.

    And finally, there are things like Smugmug shootout... 3,500 pics in 10 days... I have only touched the surface of the tip of the iceberg thus far. Don't want to rush it, so I let them "lie down". They all go in front of my eyes as an endless slide-show on my spare PC at work, so IF I see some image that strikes me as a definite winner, AND I have some time at night, AND I'm in the mood - I may go to that folder and actually start culling and retouching, etc. Culling is very strict, each image is treated individually, things like that.
    In Setubal I don't feel like shooting ...
    C'est du déjà vu.
    That's what our assignments are for:-).
    They are supposed to force you to use your local resources, since no one obviously can go to Africa, or Asia, or DownUnder each week just for a couple of shots. Go and LOOK. Often your very own backyard can bring some cool shots, let alone the next street.

    Cheers! 1drink.gif
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  • juliejulesjuliejules Grin-o-matic Posts: 163Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    Ok, here comes another One
    I like this One better, than my last One. I think it's more in keeping with the One theme. I hope Nikolai agrees!

    EXIF HERE

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    Edit: added link to exif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2006
    Good One, JJ!
    juliejules wrote:
    I like this One better, than my last One. I think it's more in keeping with the One theme. I hope Nikolai agrees!

    It's a very good entry, IMHO!
    It could have used some post (it's a bit too overexposed and a tad too flat - both to my personal taste), but other than that it's exactly what doctor ordered! thumb.gif
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  • juliejulesjuliejules Grin-o-matic Posts: 163Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 18, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    It's a very good entry, IMHO!
    It could have used some post (it's a bit too overexposed and a tad too flat - both to my personal taste), but other than that it's exactly what doctor ordered! thumb.gif

    Thanks! I agree that it could use more work in post. I did absolutely nothing in my haste to get it online. If I get time today, maybe I'll fiddle with it.
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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 18, 2006
    Boat Docks
    Docks At Night, sephia/blue toning.

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    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 18, 2006
    Lone boat... nice :-)
    douglas wrote:
    Docks At Night, sephia/blue toning.
    Thanks for the entry, Doug! thumb.gif
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  • juliejulesjuliejules Grin-o-matic Posts: 163Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 18, 2006
    Is this better?
    I fiddled with Curves. Did I overdo it?

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  • juliejulesjuliejules Grin-o-matic Posts: 163Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 18, 2006
    douglas wrote:
    Docks At Night, sephia/blue toning.
    Cool shot Douglas! Where did you take it?
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 18, 2006
    Entrance
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    One entrance to the city of Setúbal.
    The sea was 10 meters away at the beginning of the last century.
    This was an entrance for people. Grand mother told me.
    Is this good for One ?
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 18, 2006
    Sure!
    One entrance to the city of Setúbal.
    The sea was 10 meters away at the beginning of the last century.
    This was an entrance for people. Grand mother told me.
    Is this good for One ?

    It's not crying "one", imho, but since the challenge turned out to be way harder that we all expected, I'm willing to give us a slack :D

    To ultimately fit the "one" idea I could have imagined a long tall city wall going from here to infinity with a single door in it.
    But.. what the heck, it's Friday!rolleyes1.gif
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 18, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    It's not crying "one", imho, but since the challenge turned out to be way harder that we all expected, I'm willing to give us a slack :D

    To ultimately fit the "one" idea I could have imagined a long tall city wall going from here to infinity with a single door in it.
    But.. what the heck, it's Friday!rolleyes1.gif

    Nikolai.
    You are the teacher. You have assumed such a position and I accept that.
    But let me tell you something:
    The concept of ONE like any other is subjected to criterias.
    The criterias must have latitudes.
    Have to be limited from one side and from the other.
    Like for example comunism and fascism: 2 extremes.
    The middle: democracy in its multiple variations, some to the right, some to the left.

    This sentences have something to do with the posts of the other day and your comment of course ...

    Well.... Have a nice week end.

    And ... as usual: what ? what ?...
    Guess...
    Yes !!

    Saúde.
    :):thumb.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
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