Assignment #4: Stone

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  • leaforteleaforte Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,948 Major grins
    edited July 8, 2007
    Stone
    Playing Catch Up

    #1 A stone statue (clearly not the 'essence' of 'stone' though)
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    #2 A stone levy (a bit closer, I suppose)

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    #3 And finally, nothing but...

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    I found it rather tough to pull anything dramatic out of a stone on an overcast (typical) Nortwest day. I definitely will go back to this one considering the heady-ness of a subject like stone.
    Growing with Dgrin



  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited July 8, 2007
    leaforte wrote:
    Playing Catch Up
    #1 A stone statue (clearly not the 'essence' of 'stone' though)
    #2 A stone levy (a bit closer, I suppose)
    #3 And finally, nothing but...
    I found it rather tough to pull anything dramatic out of a stone on an overcast (typical) Nortwest day. I definitely will go back to this one considering the heady-ness of a subject like stone.
    Thank you!
    As to the dramatic - you can always add as much drama as your heart desires in post...deal.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • bavasshokiebavasshokie bavasshokie Registered Users Posts: 155 Major grins
    edited July 14, 2007
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited July 15, 2007
    rock
    Nice stone, thanks!thumb.gif
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  • Clickr_GrlClickr_Grl Freelance Registered Users Posts: 69 Big grins
    edited July 26, 2007
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    Here's my contribution to this assignment. I'm getting started a little late as I have been on Vaca and I'm planning a wedding. This was taken at the lake near my house this past weekend. feedback is appreciated!
    :barb
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  • bavasshokiebavasshokie bavasshokie Registered Users Posts: 155 Major grins
    edited July 26, 2007
    Great color
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,323 Major grins
    edited July 26, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Thank you!
    As to the dramatic - you can always add as much drama as your heart desires in post...deal.gif
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    Do you mind my asking the PP treatment you used to do that?
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited July 26, 2007
    Dave,
    dlscott56 wrote:
    Do you mind my asking the PP treatment you used to do that?
    sorry, man, don't remember, I don't have the PSD with me. ne_nau.gif
    I think it was a simple combo of channel-based Curves and Black-and-White adjustment layers. I wouldn't spend more than a couple of minutes on it, and I remember it was a complete improv. rolleyes1.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited July 26, 2007
    Clickr_Grl wrote:
    Here's my contribution to this assignment. I'm getting started a little late as I have been on Vaca and I'm planning a wedding. This was taken at the lake near my house this past weekend. feedback is appreciated!
    I'm very happy that you're catching up, but I'd suggest to start with the most active subjects and only then do the post-mortem:-)

    On this particular image: it's very difficult to provide any sensible C&C on a post-stamp size image. deal.gif Got a larger version? mwink.gif
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  • z_28z_28 Absolutely Nothing Registered Users Posts: 956 Major grins
    edited July 27, 2007
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited July 27, 2007
    z_28 wrote:
    marble
    Very cool, Z, nice entry!thumb.gif
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  • ArnicaArnica Major grins Registered Users Posts: 171 Major grins
    edited July 30, 2007
    Carving stone in Cracow, Poland.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited July 30, 2007
    Arnica wrote:
    Carving stone in Cracow, Poland.
    Thank you, nice stony entry!thumb.gif
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  • doug pettwaydoug pettway Douguerreotypes Registered Users Posts: 55 Big grins
    edited January 24, 2008
    Blue Chalcedony
    Here is a stone within a stone. i'm not sure if this is natural or if the triangular piece just managed to get wedged in there during tumbling.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 24, 2008
    Here is a stone within a stone. i'm not sure if this is natural or if the triangular piece just managed to get wedged in there during tumbling.
    Doug,
    this is pretty cool, thank you!thumb.gif
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  • doug pettwaydoug pettway Douguerreotypes Registered Users Posts: 55 Big grins
    edited January 25, 2008
    i'm learning. mwink.gif
  • Lesley BrayLesley Bray Major grins Atherton, QueenslandRegistered Users Posts: 143 Major grins
    edited February 15, 2008
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited February 15, 2008
    this is my rock
    Thank you! thumb.gif
    Nice rock!
    I wonder if you have any closeups of it (I know it would lose the size feature, but maybe bring more texture and alike)
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  • Lesley BrayLesley Bray Major grins Atherton, QueenslandRegistered Users Posts: 143 Major grins
    edited February 15, 2008
    Rock close up
    This is a close up of a rock nearby - is this what you mean?
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited February 15, 2008
    This is a close up of a rock nearby - is this what you mean?
    Yep! Looks great! thumb.gif
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  • AzzaroAzzaro Major grins Registered Users Posts: 5,643 Major grins
    edited February 17, 2008
    Nikolai.......Does this work ........ ? The dog is a Rock-Hound, a rare breed.rolleyes1.gif

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited February 17, 2008
    Azzaro wrote:
    Nikolai.......Does this work ........ ? The dog is a Rock-Hound, a rare breed.rolleyes1.gif

    Laughing.gif:-) sure rolleyes1.gif
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  • starky987starky987 Big grins Registered Users Posts: 86 Big grins
    edited February 17, 2008
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    what do you think?
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited February 17, 2008
    starky987 wrote:
    what do you think?
    Well, it's a nice image, but the rock is definitely not the most promonent item of it. Ice -yes, water - yes, but the rock - I noticed it ONLY becuase I looked ;-) mwink.gif
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  • spb13spb13 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 133 Major grins
    edited March 5, 2008
    I hope it is OK that I am working through these old assignments. I try shoot something everyday and these old assignments are great inspiration. This one in particular was great because I have had this stone in my back yard forever, but never really thought about shooting it. I am really glad I did, it has some great color and texture.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 5, 2008
    spb13 wrote:
    I hope it is OK that I am working through these old assignments. I try shoot something everyday and these old assignments are great inspiration. This one in particular was great because I have had this stone in my back yard forever, but never really thought about shooting it. I am really glad I did, it has some great color and texture.
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    I'm too glad you did! Nice entry! You *rock*!!mwink.gif
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  • eL eSs VeeeL eSs Vee Beside himself. Registered Users Posts: 1,243 Major grins
    edited March 8, 2008
    My entries.

    Slice me off a bit of that geode.
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    Dude, she's giving me the cat's eye.
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 9, 2008
    eL eSs Vee wrote:
    My entries.
    Slice me off a bit of that geode.
    Dude, she's giving me the cat's eye.
    Thank you for your entries, like them alot!thumb.gif
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  • jedi6jedi6 Big grins Registered Users Posts: 22 Big grins
    edited March 9, 2008
    Here is my entry. What do you think? Thanks

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited March 9, 2008
    jedi6 wrote:
    Here is my entry. What do you think? Thanks
    Hi jedi6!
    Thank you for your entry! thumb.gif
    What do I think? I think you may need to read directions more carefully, my young padawan, otherwise you'll never be a full jedi. rolleyes1.gif

    It says: "the idea is to produce an image that would - unambiguously - deliver the subject (stone, in this case) as its primary target".

    And all I see is the water ne_nau.gif . Ocean, most likely (looks like Pacific:-). Well, with some rocks thrown in. But way not enough for it to count. ne_nau.gif
    "Agan you try shall" iloveyou.gif
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