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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 21, 2006
    Antonio,
    The Assignments created by Nikolai are a success and the proposals are better everyday.
    I am honored, I have started the 1.st of the 1.st.
    Congratulations Nikolai. :):
    Good iniciative.
    Nice and good work .
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    I appreciate and share your enthusiasm, but I honestly think it's too early to call it any names. Once we manage to pass some "important" threshold, like at least 10 (mind you, as a programmer I'm using a hexadecimal notation, so it's 1610 :-) - then let's pop the beer or a bottle of un vieille veuvemwink.gif and have some celebration:-)

    In the mean time - I want to see everybody's threes!!
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 21, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    I appreciate and share your enthusiasm, but I honestly think it's too early to call it any names. Once we manage to pass some "important" threshold, like at least 10 (mind you, as a programmer I'm using a hexadecimal notation, so it's 1610 :-) - then let's pop the beer or a bottle of un vieille veuvemwink.gif and have some celebration:-)

    In the mean time - I want to see everybody's threes!!

    :):
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  • Lord VetinariLord Vetinari Smugbug Posts: 15,042Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 21, 2006
    AntoineD wrote:
    Damn ! is there any photoshop "trick" in that ? if not, you damn rule.

    (sorry for the "damn" thing, I just think this word is so cool :D )
    No photoshop trick- the raindrops were in a spiders web between the rungs of a ladder I simply placed a flower on the lower rung and photographed the refracted image of the flower in the drops. The only trick is that the image was focus stacked from 2 shots of the same subjects- one shot was with the drops in focus (well nearly) and the refracted image very slightly OOF and the other shot was vice versa (ie the drops slightly OOF and the refracted image in focus). Should add this only works well with drops about 2mm in dia or smaller as larger drops distort the refracted image too much. If you are lucky or are more careful where you place the object to be refracted you can sometimes get the distances/ focal length of the drops to match and get both the drop and the refracted image both in focus in one shot.
    Brian V.
  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 21, 2006
    Ok, deleted old entry
    Here's the new....sorry for the confusion.

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 8,190Registered Users moderator
    edited August 21, 2006
    4 - 1 = 3
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  • AntoineDAntoineD French Grins. Posts: 393Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 21, 2006
    No photoshop trick- the raindrops were in a spiders web between the rungs of a ladder I simply placed a flower on the lower rung and photographed the refracted image of the flower in the drops. The only trick is that the image was focus stacked from 2 shots of the same subjects- one shot was with the drops in focus (well nearly) and the refracted image very slightly OOF and the other shot was vice versa (ie the drops slightly OOF and the refracted image in focus). Should add this only works well with drops about 2mm in dia or smaller as larger drops distort the refracted image too much. If you are lucky or are more careful where you place the object to be refracted you can sometimes get the distances/ focal length of the drops to match and get both the drop and the refracted image both in focus in one shot.
    Brian V.
    Allright. This is stunning, thus. thumb.gif

    Trust me, I don't usually like macro-photography but, hey ! 'must admit this is great. :)
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 21, 2006
    Good one!
    Swartzy wrote:
    Here's the new....sorry for the confusion.

    I mean: good three:-) thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 21, 2006
    Ok,
    truth wrote:
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    Since there are 3 smoke trails I guess it makes it valid...ne_nau.gif mwink.gif :): rolleyes1.gif
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 8,190Registered Users moderator
    edited August 21, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    Since there are 3 smoke trails I guess it makes it valid...ne_nau.gif mwink.gif :): rolleyes1.gif

    It was a stretch...I know. mwink.gif
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2006
    Few more threes from the airshow
    Nothing even remotely close to Brians three drops, but hey, we can't all be geniuses :-)

    Three stripes:

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    Three circles:

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    Three wheels:

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    Actually, the next one fit all three assigments:
    1. simple shapes (circle, sectors)
    2. one circle (or one star:-)
    3. three sectors, three colors (and three topic matches :): :-)
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    Three lions:

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    Three WWII soldiers:

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    We still got almost the whole week left, let's keep clicking! :):
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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2006
    And now for something completely different....

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    Best regards,
    douglas
  • Lord VetinariLord Vetinari Smugbug Posts: 15,042Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2006
    douglas wrote:
    And now for something completely different....

    Love that but what is it?
    Brian V.
  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,088Super Moderators moderator
    edited August 22, 2006
    Double, double
    Toil and trouble!!
    Fire burn,
    and cauldron bubble!!


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    This is priceless, John. If looks could kill, you'd be in the ground pushing up daisies.:Drolleyes1.gif
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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2006
    Love that but what is it?
    Brian V.

    Thank you Brian. That is my attempt at trying to make art from warping and coloring a photograph of eggs in PS.
    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2006
    Sweet!
    douglas wrote:
    And now for something completely different....
    Great entry! clap.gif
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  • dancinkatedancinkate . Posts: 267Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2006
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    Nothing even remotely close to Brians three drops, but hey, we can't all be geniuses :-)

    Three stripes:

    Three circles:

    Three wheels:

    Actually, the next one fit all three assigments:
    1. simple shapes (circle, sectors)
    2. one circle (or one star:-)
    3. three sectors, three colors (and three topic matches :): :-)
    Three lions:

    Three WWII soldiers:
    We still got almost the whole week left, let's keep clicking! :):

    The photos are very good and they place the standart very hight.
    :): thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2006
    Kate,
    dancinkate wrote:
    Both taken today:
    (I can't escape the house because of the kidlets, so I had to search the house)
    3 rocks on my husbands climbing wall (plus a little visitor)
    Shots on my son's bedroom wall (that I took when he was little)
    Welcome to the Class! clap.gif
    Thank you for your entries:-)! thumb.gif

    Three shots are just perfect! :):

    Three rocks - I wish you'd stopped down the aperture a bit. ne_nau.gif
    You were probably "shooting" for the bug, and it's fine on its own, but speaking of three, the other two rocks are barely visible.
    Oh well, I guess it's a mixed entry between One bug and Three rocks rolleyes1.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2006
    Antonio,
    The photos are very good and they place the standart very hight.
    :): thumb.gif

    Thank you, but I'm afraid you've mistaken my shots for Brian's or Doug's or John's :D

    In fact, they set the bar so high that I simply had to enter something what us mere mortals can do, otherwise everybody else would be too afraid to enter anything that is not Getto Center quality :-)

    Cheers! 1drink.gif
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  • dancinkatedancinkate . Posts: 267Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2006
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2006
    Now we're talking!
    dancinkate wrote:
    I actually also shot it with about f8 and it looked better but when I uploaded it I realized it was OOF. Of course with 2 midgets climbing on me I couldn't reshoot. lol3.gif Maybe I should while they're drugged......I mean.....napping. :D

    ETA: Here we go, God bless naps.

    Same rock wall, just shot upwards from the base


    and another.....hammock strings

    Cool! I like the upward shot! I think it's a foundation for a very interestiung picture!thumb.gif
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  • AntoineDAntoineD French Grins. Posts: 393Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2006
    dancinkate wrote:
    I actually also shot it with about f8 and it looked better but when I uploaded it I realized it was OOF. Of course with 2 midgets climbing on me I couldn't reshoot. lol3.gif Maybe I should while they're drugged......I mean.....napping. :D


    ETA: Here we go, God bless naps.

    Same rock wall, just shot upwards from the base
    I think the one being blurry were pretty cool. Here, it's just... describing.
    Kinda like the first one you've published.
    dancinkate wrote:
    and another.....hammock strings
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    Wolverine ! thumb.gif :D
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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 23, 2006
    3 necterines
    3 reflecting necterines

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    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 23, 2006
    Doug, you're on a roll!
    douglas wrote:
    3 reflecting necterines
    It's amazing what a creative person can do right in his own kitchen! clap.gif
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  • juliejulesjuliejules Grin-o-matic Posts: 163Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 23, 2006
    3 pictures of 3's
    While taking my kids on a campus tour of the University of Vermont yesterday, I took these 3 pictures of 3.

    Can I also say that I'm glad this is a class and not a competition? There are a lot of awesome shots in this thread!

    #1 Windows

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    #2 Cones

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    #3 Skylights

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 23, 2006
    J J,
    juliejules wrote:
    While taking my kids on a campus tour of the University of Vermont yesterday, I took these 3 pictures of 3.

    Can I also say that I'm glad this is a class and not a competition? There are a lot of awesome shots in this thread!

    #1 Windows

    #2 Cones

    #3 Skylights

    Neat entry, it's great that you thought of it while going for campus check thumb.gif

    It's also great that #1 and #3 have extra threes in them: white thingies on top fo the windows and the light fixtures on the wall above the skylights...:-))
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 23, 2006
    My attempt- macro as usual. Three rain drops in spiders web with three strands and 3 flowers refracted in the drops :)
    Brian V.
    This picture is jaw-droppingly good. Probably one my favorite macros, ever. Do I see a bit of your reflection in the middle drop?

    :jawdrop :jawdrop :jawdrop
    Chris
  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 23, 2006
    Wow, definitely some great shots here... I'll try and get my act together catch up. Just haven't had the time lately. :cry
    Chris
  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 23, 2006
    Shots from my world
    OK, rather than sitting in awe (which I still am), I took some more 3's...

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    Next one

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    and 3rd one

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    Can you guess what they are? Well, the 3rd is obvious. mwink.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 23, 2006
    Swartzy,
    Swartzy wrote:
    Can you guess what they are? Well, the 3rd is obvious. mwink.gif

    Looks like the grand piano guts to me:-) :D

    Thanks for the nice entries! thumb.gif
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