Assignment #28: Spring

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  • mwaltersmwalters Major grins Posts: 119Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    Thanks for the inspiration, I'll have a play. I was out shooting humble/stately at the time.

    I did try to make it a little more intersting, but as red is dominant I didn't get too far.

    I've no problem with you tinkering.

    Matthew
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    Matthew,
    mwalters wrote:
    I did try to make it a little more intersting, but as red is dominant I didn't get too far.

    "Every image has 10 channels" (Dan Margulis) deal.gif

    If you didn't read his latest book yet - I humbly suggest to do so.
    If nothing else, you would never have to say or feel things like "color X is dominant, hence I could not do anything about it" ever again mwink.gif
    It will simply become a non-issue, trust me. Take it from a former Sony guy (Sony sensors were notoriously infamous for over-saturating the reds ne_nau.gif )
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  • RogersDARogersDA Unknown...and happy. Posts: 3,502Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    O.k. I haven't posted to the technique's in a while so here goes. Enjoy.
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2007
    David,
    RogersDA wrote:
    O.k. I haven't posted to the technique's in a while so here goes. Enjoy.

    Beautiful closeups! thumb.gif
    Yet at at risk of repeating myself, they don't say "Spring" ne_nau.gif
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  • dusty-dogdusty-dog Dusty Dog Posts: 116Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2007
    Nothing speaks of Spring like a Robin Redbreast
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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2007
    It's Spring in Minnesota!
    Having some great 70 degree weather so the family went for a walk!

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    This is the emotion when thinking of "Spring"

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  • BokehMommyBokehMommy Beginner grinner Posts: 2Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited March 26, 2007
    Spring in Tulsa!
    I though I would add another Oklahoma pic! *Edited*

    I changed my entry. I realized that family reunions might not signify spring to everyone the way they do to me...so here's a pretty Oklahoma tree! Hope it gives you the Springy feeling!

    Bri

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  • mwaltersmwalters Major grins Posts: 119Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2007
    Still no lambs, so I followed your hints and did some 'art' work on my red flower:



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    Matthew
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2007
    D-Dog,
    Thank you!

    I take it it's a Spring bird.. headscratch.gif
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  • dusty-dogdusty-dog Dusty Dog Posts: 116Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Thank you!

    I take it it's a Spring bird.. headscratch.gif

    Sorry. Robins are migratory birds. Here in the Northeast U.S., in New York, robin red breasts are very much a specific symbol of spring, as they migrate back for the summer. They'll leave again in the fall, and it all starts over again the next spring. And, so it goes. Migratory birds are Spring. :D
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2007
    D-Dog,
    dusty-dog wrote:
    Sorry. Robins are migratory birds. Here in the Northeast U.S., in New York, robin red breasts are very much a specific symbol of spring, as they migrate back for the summer. They'll leave again in the fall, and it all starts over again the next spring. And, so it goes. Migratory birds are Spring. :D

    Thank you for the clarification, appreciate it! thumb.gif
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  • dogwooddogwood pixel hack Posts: 2,572Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 27, 2007
    My take on spring in the Pacific Northwest mwink.gif

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 27, 2007
    Hey Pete,
    dogwood wrote:
    My take on spring in the Pacific Northwest mwink.gif

    For some reason it does look Springy :-) deal.gif
    Maybe it's the girl :-)mwink.gif rolleyes1.gif
    Thank you for the entry! thumb.gif
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  • ginger_55ginger_55 Crazy Creek Babe Posts: 8,416Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 27, 2007
    Seen on a Spring Walk, sunday march 25.

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    After all is said and done, it is the sweet tea.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 27, 2007
    Ginger,
    ginger_55 wrote:
    Seen on a Spring Walk, sunday march 25.

    Thank you! thumb.gif

    Is that also one of the migratory brids?headscratch.gif
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  • jeffreaux2jeffreaux2 Grinning...and bearing it Posts: 4,761Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 27, 2007
    Louisiana Spring
    Here is a sampling....

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 27, 2007
    Jeff,
    jeffreaux2 wrote:
    Here is a sampling....

    Thank you for the entry! thumb.gif

    Intersting thing about your #3: I don't exactly know how it works, but if you look at it for like 5 minutes or longer, you can see the flowers... rolleyes1.gif
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  • StevenVStevenV Wake Up & Smell the Music Posts: 1,174Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 27, 2007
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    Springtime in Atlanta means pollen; today's Pollen count is "very high," apparently mostly from Oak trees. See http://weather.weatherbug.com/GA/Alpharetta-weather/pollen-count.html ... the pine trees haven't even started yet.

    This image is of a car in the parking lot at my office.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 27, 2007
    Steven,
    StevenV wrote:


    Springtime in Atlanta means pollen; today's Pollen count is "very high," apparently mostly from Oak trees. See http://weather.weatherbug.com/GA/Alpharetta-weather/pollen-count.html ... the pine trees haven't even started yet.

    This image is of a car in the parking lot at my office.

    Is it like water taces + pollen?
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  • StevenVStevenV Wake Up & Smell the Music Posts: 1,174Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 27, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Is it like water taces + pollen?
    nod.gif I suspect that the car was outside in the early morning and got some dew, then the pollen stuck more where the dew was.
  • ginger_55ginger_55 Crazy Creek Babe Posts: 8,416Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 27, 2007
    Nik, a Robin is practically the American bird of spring. At least where I grew up. Robins are mentioned in literature, children's books, poetry, articles, etc as being synonymous with spring. The first Robin of the year is reason for rejoicing as that means spring must be here.

    The woodpecker I don't know about. Robins are a common bird everywhere I have lived whereas I saw my first woodpecker last year. And it was in the spring. The only ones I have seen last yr and this were in the spring, but they may be here year round.

    Before the folliage gets thick on the trees, I discovered last yr, many small birds can be seen that get lost in the leaves during the warmer times of the year.

    I love this time of year when the folliage is a special pale green. It is still not thick, but the birds are getting more difficult for me to see, the little ones are. However, I love the color of the green, that early spring green, almost as much as I love seeing the birds.

    That is why I really like that photographed that I was lucky enough to take of the woodpecker. That is as close as I have come to "capturing" the spring folliage in a photograph, the color I mean. What is around the woodpecker is as important to me as the bird him/herself. Each one sets the other off.

    That bird was very high up, and he did not appear to find what he was looking for while I was trying to photograph him. Hence, it was a bit of a chase with my eyes and my lens and the bird, trying to bring them all together at the same time. He may not have as many pixels as if he had come nearer, but it could have been much worse. The photo gods of spring smiled!

    ginger
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  • ShepsMomShepsMom Gone Crazy, Be Back... Posts: 4,319Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 27, 2007
    Spring in FL? This is unheard of! rolleyes1.gif
    But i've got some flowers too, spring or not, you decide. No macro lens here, but my 18-200 does pretty good job.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Ginger,
    Thank you for the detailed explanation, appreciate it!

    For me, being a forigner and living in CA, this is all a new material. We have different migratory birds/spring heralds in the heart of Russia where I used to live.
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    ShepsMom wrote:
    Spring in FL? This is unheard of! rolleyes1.gif
    But i've got some flowers too, spring or not, you decide. No macro lens here, but my 18-200 does pretty good job.
    What, no Robins in Florida, eh? mwink.gif
    Not even migratory crocks? rolleyes1.gif
    Thanks, nice flowers! iloveyou.gif
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    I have shot some Spring pictures... mwink.gif
    See you soon ...
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • RogersDARogersDA Unknown...and happy. Posts: 3,502Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Trying again...
    Still shows flowers, but probably a bit more "springy".
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    David,
    RogersDA wrote:
    Still shows flowers, but probably a bit more "springy".

    Definitely more "springy"! thumb.gif
    I have a question: did you use Shadow/Highlight tool on this image? headscratch.gif
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  • RogersDARogersDA Unknown...and happy. Posts: 3,502Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Definitely more "springy"! thumb.gif
    I have a question: did you use Shadow/Highlight tool on this image? headscratch.gif
    Yes I did and I don't like it.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    RogersDA wrote:
    Yes I did and I don't like it.

    Yeah, neither do I...ne_nau.gif
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  • RogersDARogersDA Unknown...and happy. Posts: 3,502Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Yeah, neither do I...ne_nau.gif
    Here it straight from RAW to jpg via CS2

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    And here it is processed raw-to-jpg via ie2.

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    I think there is still too much red in the face, though. I am still trying to get a good handle on i2e and what to set, when to set it, and what the different options do.
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