**Weekly X Series Photo Thread February 9th, 2013**

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Chris Dodkin
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In reply to Tom Schum, Feb 10, 2013

X-Pro1 with 18mm Lens - In 'macro' focus mode - Grandeur Skate Shop, Oceanside CA.

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Taken with a Fuji XE-1 with 35mm f 1.4, processed in snapseed.

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Stripes Run Amok



Ordered Stripes

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Grandmother's Dress
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Shot with Fuji X100.
The dress she is wearing was handmade by her grandmother (while she was living in the Phillipines) sometime around the 1930's.



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In reply to Mike Arledge, Feb 11, 2013

Hi Mike,

Thats a wonderful picture you have there - silky smooth colour and composition just right. I like the model holding the photo too, nice touch.

A very meaningful image.

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Through the woods to Grandma's House

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simon wrote:

Hi Mike,

Thats a wonderful picture you have there - silky smooth colour and composition just right. I like the model holding the photo too, nice touch.

A very meaningful image.

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- Simon, Sydney

Thank you kindly.  It's not everytime an image does have this much meaning, but I am glad I got this one right.

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Re: **Weekly X Series Photo Thread February 9th, 2013**
In reply to simon, Feb 11, 2013

Simon,  I thought I was going to fall out . . . . of all things, my first camera, an Agfa Speedex Special !  I hope the bellows on THAT one have fewer holes than mine did !

I'm doing better these days, though:

All the Best,

JW

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Re: **Weekly X Series Photo Thread February 9th, 2013**
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Beautiful colors. I also like the composition with the hand-rail leading the eye.

Well done !

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Most excellent and creative shot ! Love it.

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Very nice images !

Did you post-process RAW or used the built-in B&W JPEG filter ?

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It seems as if you took the shot handheld ? If so, you should be smiling because the picture is well framed and there is no sign of camera shake 

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Nice colors !

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Re: **Weekly X Series Photo Thread February 9th, 2013**
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I love the framing and composition of the second one !

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Very nicely shot and setup !

The softness is really pleasing. How much/what post-processing did you do ?

If I may, the pose would have been perfect with some eye contact and if the hands were holding the framed photograph in a more relaxed position (fingers more extended). That would have created, I feel, an even stronger link with the old photograph.

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Re: Grandmother's Dress
In reply to Mike Arledge, Feb 11, 2013

Mike Arledge wrote:

Shot with Fuji X100.
The dress she is wearing was handmade by her grandmother (while she was living in the Phillipines) sometime around the 1930's.



That is so nice. A great example of how creating a wonderful moment always reigns supreme over the gear and technical perfection so many people become obsessed with — although there're no complaints in that department either in this case!

Truly a photograph that'll be treasured, I'm sure. Perhaps another generation down the line her daughter could pose with thisphoto? It'd be like one of those tunnel illusions.

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narcissi in a vase - indoors

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nzino wrote:

Very nicely shot and setup !

The softness is really pleasing. How much/what post-processing did you do ?

If I may, the pose would have been perfect with some eye contact and if the hands were holding the framed photograph in a more relaxed position (fingers more extended). That would have created, I feel, an even stronger link with the old photograph.

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Thanks for the kind words. We thought about eye contact, but after trying several things, felt this was the way to go. We actually wanted this photo to look overly posed and slightly too formal, because we wanted it to feel as old fashioned as the dress. I regret that none of the eye contact images looked as good as this one in the end. I think the formalness of the pose not being relaxed worked for what I was aiming for. This photo was actually part of a larger project I am doing, so perhaps some of the way I posed this doesn't make as much sense without being included with the others or with the project aims.

Regarding processing.  I was using three Westcott icelights as a constant light setup, and a slightly low shutter speed, so some of the softness came from the lighting, ISO 800, etc.  More was done in post with a glamour glow effect and some reduction of the highlights and midtones in tonal contrast mapping.

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nzino wrote:

It seems as if you took the shot handheld ? If so, you should be smiling because the picture is well framed and there is no sign of camera shake

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But I AM smiling 

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