Assignment #6: Extreme Crop

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  • meewolfiemeewolfie Big grins Registered Users Posts: 97 Big grins
    edited September 12, 2006
    sirsloop wrote:
    race car... rail... dragster... its got 4 wheels, a huge engine, and a nut behind the wheel -> car :) Just happens to be the fastest one on the planet :)

    Also known as "Top Fuel" dragsters. The other fun ones to watch are the "Funny Car" races in the evening - flames come out of the sides of the cars. The flames, along with noise make for quite an impressive spectacle!

    (I used to work for Summit Racing - a company that supplies alot of the parts for these kind of cars and also sponsors the races and certain drivers. If it wasn't for that little chapter of my life, I wouldn't know a thing about these cars! About ten years ago I got to hang out at the start line of the Spring Nationals in New Jersey! Kind of fun!)

    I was going to ask where you took the photo - but I see that your from Englishtown...So, I think I can guess!

    Mary
    Brecksville, Ohio
  • JBurtJBurt Slightly Squewed Registered Users Posts: 175 Major grins
    edited September 12, 2006
    Rebel EOS 300 w/ 18-55 wideangle @ 21.0mm

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    Later in the day at approximately the same position with my 70-300 zoom @ 183mm on my 350xt

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    Same image with a crop in PSP.

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    More later.
    Tis sometimes better to be a big fish in a small pond than to be shark bait.

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  • JBurtJBurt Slightly Squewed Registered Users Posts: 175 Major grins
    edited September 12, 2006
    70-300 @ 70mm on my 350xt - Resize only

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    Self portrait??? Same image with crop, resize, and usm.

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    Tis sometimes better to be a big fish in a small pond than to be shark bait.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 12, 2006
    JBurt,
    Love both version, both cars! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • juliejulesjuliejules Grin-o-matic Registered Users Posts: 163 Major grins
    edited September 12, 2006
    Bald Eagle
    Got this shot over the weekend on the CT river and it needed a lot of cropping anyway, so I post here for the assignment. We could hardly tell it was a bird at first with the naked eye. Between the focal length of the lens (280mm) and the crop, the detail really comes out. I know it's not very extreme, so I'll probably try something else later.

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    --juliejules
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 12, 2006
    Thanks, JJ!
    juliejules wrote:
    Got this shot over the weekend on the CT river and it needed a lot of cropping anyway, so I post here for the assignment. We could hardly tell it was a bird at first with the naked eye. Between the focal length of the lens (280mm) and the crop, the detail really comes out. I know it's not very extreme, so I'll probably try something else later.

    Sometimes we gotta work with what with have:-) :):
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • sirsloopsirsloop TMP Registered Users Posts: 866 Major grins
    edited September 12, 2006
    ok... most extreme crop shot... I "win"! rolleyes1.gif

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 12, 2006
    SirSloop
    sirsloop wrote:
    ok... most extreme crop shot... I "win"! rolleyes1.gif
    Now I see Brian can lose his good night sleep:-) thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • sirsloopsirsloop TMP Registered Users Posts: 866 Major grins
    edited September 12, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    Now I see Brian can lose his good night sleep:-) thumb.gif

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    lol.. he'll come back and crop one of the little dots on the eye of the mosquito just for spite rolleyes1.gif
  • RogersDARogersDA Unknown...and happy. Registered Users Posts: 3,502 Major grins
    edited September 13, 2006
    Original
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 13, 2006
    David,
    RogersDA wrote:
    Original

    No pictures...ne_nau.gif Unfinished post? headscratch.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Dramatapix®Dramatapix® Major grins Registered Users Posts: 430 Major grins
    edited September 13, 2006
    Hello everyone. Here is my first submission to the Assignments thread. Please let me know if this fits the assignment.
    Brett

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    My Gear: D200, D80, 50 f/1.4, 28-75 f/2.8, 55-200 f/4-5.6, 18-55 f/3.5-5.6, 70-200 f2.8, (4) White Lightning Ultra 1200's, SB600, (2) Lightspheres, 17" Macbook Pro, 24" Apple Imac, Thinkpad T42, Epson R-260, PSCS2, Adobe Lightroom, Apple Aperture, PS Elements 4
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 13, 2006
    Brett,
    Hello everyone. Here is my first submission to the Assignments thread. Please let me know if this fits the assignment.
    Brett

    Welcome to the class! :):

    It sure fits just fine, thank you for the entry! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NetgardenNetgarden Beachbum Linda Registered Users Posts: 829 Major grins
    edited September 13, 2006
    OK, I'm in...
    [I crop alot anyway, and usually ask myself what can be missing to make this pic better?eek7.gifrolleyes1.gif ] I like to make abstracts out of crops [not this one tho..] I get what you mean Ginger...
    We had a guest speaker at our local club this week who showed us wonderful crops, proving that minimal can be better.
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 13, 2006
    Thanks!
    Netgarden wrote:
    OK, I'm in...
    [I crop alot anyway, and usually ask myself what can be missing to make this pic better?eek7.gifrolleyes1.gif ] I like to make abstracts out of crops [not this one tho..] I get what you mean Ginger...
    We had a guest speaker at our local club this week who showed us wonderful crops, proving that minimal can be better.

    Welcome to the class!

    I wouldn't call it extreme, but it sure is a crop:-) thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • RogersDARogersDA Unknown...and happy. Registered Users Posts: 3,502 Major grins
    edited September 13, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    No pictures...ne_nau.gif Unfinished post? headscratch.gif
    My bad....my very, very bad. Sorry for that.

    Original

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    Cropped:
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 13, 2006
    Thanks, David!
    RogersDA wrote:
    My bad....my very, very bad. Sorry for that.
    Original
    Cropped:

    Not a problem. Crop is nice! I like the change of treatment! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 13, 2006
    Couple more
    First pair is a lancer statue in my kids' HS:

    01: Lancer - view:

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    In addition to the foot zoom, lens zoom, and, finally, the actual crop, I also decided to have a little fun with it in ACR:

    02: Lancer - crop (rawflow):

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    Another pair from the same HS grounds:

    03: Flower tree:

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    04: And the from from that tree - crop (also aided by foot and lens zoom):

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    Cheers!
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Registered Users Posts: 696 Major grins
    edited September 14, 2006
    Night Fishing In Fog
    Down at the marina tonight.

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    Cropped in PS

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    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 14, 2006
    Douglas,
    douglas wrote:
    Down at the marina tonight.
    Cropped in PS

    Nice, I like the effect! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaSuper Moderators Posts: 14,631 moderator
    edited September 14, 2006
    I'm late to the party, Nik, I've been on the road, and just returned home Monday after 3300 miles in the saddle.

    We stayed in Lamar Colorado one night, riding in just at sunset - sweet light. I shot this sunset with a Lumix DMC-LX1 - Hence the noise. But as I examined the scene, I saw this detail as much more interesting
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    The next morning we rode to Bent's Fort in SE Colorado in heavy fog.

    Here is a shot of a saddle hanging in a doorway in Bent's Fort. I loved the soft side lighting, but not the whole image...

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    As I chimped the image, I realized that there were better choices than the whole scene...

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    Or even
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    I would like to repeat Ginger's comment that continuing to look deeper into each scene we photograph is a way of "seeing deeper" that we should try to emulate until it becomes second nature.
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 14, 2006
    Jim,
    pathfinder wrote:
    I'm late to the party, Nik, I've been on the road, and just returned home Monday after 3300 miles in the saddle.
    We stayed in Lamar Colorado one night, riding in just at sunset - sweet light. I shot this sunset with a Lumix DMC-LX1 - Hence the noise. But as I examined the scene, I saw this detail as much more interesting

    I would like to repeat Ginger's comment that continuing to look deeper into each scene we photograph is a way of "seeing deeper" that we should try to emulate until it becomes second nature.

    Thank you for the entries! thumb.gif
    I like the saddle shots, always had a passion for this type of leather (is it called rawhide?)

    And I totally agree with your last sentence about looking deeper.
    After all, this is what this particular assignment is all about:-) :):

    Cheers! 1drink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • stephiewilliamsstephiewilliams Sports Shooter Registered Users Posts: 168 Major grins
    edited September 14, 2006
    Ok I may be a newbie but I want to play too! Here is my attempt...

    Original...

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    Cropped...

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    Stephie
    "AMATEURS try till they get it right, PROS try till they cannot possibly get it wrong."

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 14, 2006
    Stephie,
    Ok I may be a newbie but I want to play too! Here is my attempt...

    Welcome to the Class!
    Newbie or not, a crop is a crop :-) thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Registered Users Posts: 3,293 Major grins
    edited September 15, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    Thank you for the entries! thumb.gif
    I like the saddle shots, always had a passion for this type of leather (is it called rawhide?)

    [/quote/]

    I'm not going to even ask....hahahahaahaah! Sorry, couldn't resist!
    Swartzy:
    NAPP Member | Canon Shooter
    Weddings/Portraits and anything else that catches my eye.
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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,998 Major grins
    edited September 17, 2006
    ok nik very late
    but what the hek just a little sport but then
    Jeff W

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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,998 Major grins
    edited September 17, 2006
    pleas don't land on me --a lot of crop
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 17, 2006
    Thanks, Jeff!
    jwear wrote:
    pleas don't land on me --a lot of crop
    Better late than never, eh, mate?;-) mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,998 Major grins
    edited September 17, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    Better late than never, eh, mate?;-) mwink.gif
    as soon as i find out what dof is i will try the new one :D
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • Bayer-Z28Bayer-Z28 Hobby Photog Registered Users Posts: 392 Major grins
    edited September 17, 2006
    jwear wrote:
    as soon as i find out what dof is i will try the new one :D

    I leaned in a day... not that bad, just read the attached link. helped a LOT.
    Auto enthusiast. I drive a 2000 Camaro Z28. LOADED w/ mods.

    Camera: Nikon D80, 18-55 f3.5 stocker & 18-200 Nikon VR.... with a small collection of filters..


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