gazzajb

gazzajb

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Has a website at www.snapped.com.au
Joined on Apr 15, 2011

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On campbell2 photo in gazzajb's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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Cambell: This is awesome :)

Thanks Cambell :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 10:06 UTC
On Dignity in the Portrait - Emotions in Black & White challenge (12 comments in total)
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mister0: Wow!!! would love to know how you got that
.Beautiful in every way

Lighting?

It was a single static light high and right of the camera... nothing special. The backdrop was close enough to pick up some of the light ... I haloed it a bit in post

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 03:32 UTC
On Dignity photo in gazzajb's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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edform: That's a wonderful portrait. I'm particularly impressed with the fact that you managed to show light passing through the eyes - most portraits of dark skinned people finish up with the eyes as deep brown orbs, devoid of detail, lacking life and sparkle.

Every aspect of the portrait is pleasing - I do see dignity, but the lady is also very beautiful and you've brought that out to a heart-stopping degree. Very well done indeed.

Ed Form

Thanks very much for the kind words Ed. She was a lovely and patient model

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 08:11 UTC
On Dignity in the Portrait - Emotions in Black & White challenge (12 comments in total)

Thank you everyone for your kind words... Much appreciated! She was a lovely and very patient model

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 08:10 UTC as 3rd comment
On Habitat 67 in the City of Montreal - Canada challenge (1 comment in total)

What an intriguing place....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 02:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Campbell in the High Quality: Portraits challenge (6 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: I will never guess you are the same author of entry # 27 Locky in this challenge, which is a stunning portrait and far of 'high quality' (whatever this means for voters) and craftsmanship. In MO, Locky should had got a higher spot. So having said this, this entry has been treated excessively in pp and added unnatural coloring (almost hurts the viewr's eyes), specially in the area which is the soul of the portrait: The eyes.

No apology required :) I love discussion...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 13:37 UTC
On Campbell in the High Quality: Portraits challenge (6 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: I will never guess you are the same author of entry # 27 Locky in this challenge, which is a stunning portrait and far of 'high quality' (whatever this means for voters) and craftsmanship. In MO, Locky should had got a higher spot. So having said this, this entry has been treated excessively in pp and added unnatural coloring (almost hurts the viewr's eyes), specially in the area which is the soul of the portrait: The eyes.

No probs. As I said, opinions are always welcome. I have the benefit of living in Australia and I have had the honour of spending quite some time talking to this man in particular, on more than one occasion. To me, for me and by me, this image captures him the way I want it to. *shrug* I have no regrets or desire to change it. If you wish to see things a different way, that's great! That's art and art is a very subjective and personal thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 12:22 UTC
On Campbell in the High Quality: Portraits challenge (6 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: I will never guess you are the same author of entry # 27 Locky in this challenge, which is a stunning portrait and far of 'high quality' (whatever this means for voters) and craftsmanship. In MO, Locky should had got a higher spot. So having said this, this entry has been treated excessively in pp and added unnatural coloring (almost hurts the viewr's eyes), specially in the area which is the soul of the portrait: The eyes.

As always, opinions are always welcome. The two images are displaying extremely different characters and messages. "Excessive" is a harsh word and of course, a matter of opinion. I have read no criteria on "quality portraits" that inhibit the use of PP to enhance certain characteristics in features. Indeed, if you take any great store in it, you will find such processing in a plethora of awarded images around a multitude of galleries. In this instance, I felt the processing was appropriate to the subject, an indigenous Australian who lives a constant nomadic life, wandering with a few possessions in swag, travelling 1000s of kilometres to read his poetry and tell his stories to those who will listen. It is a harsh country, harsh roads and his craggy, weatherworn face tells this story. I am sorry you found it unattractive, but I certainly not sorry I processed it the way I did.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 05:20 UTC
On Locky in the High Quality: Portraits challenge (3 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Very nice portrait, speaks volumes of the sitter's character. Well crafted too. Sad it did not placed better. Love the result given by the use of a macro lens, and how it captured the light in the eyes.

Thanks for your encouraging comments. It's actually my son and was part of a promotional shoot for his band. I do love that 100mm lens for this sort of shot. It's so very sharp and as you suggest, brings up all the detail in the eyes. Cheers!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 01:21 UTC
On Fiddler in the A new lens challenge (3 comments in total)
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mrsfixit: Wonderful shot! Well deserved win!

Thanks. I was rather surprised to win amongst these great photos...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 01:50 UTC
On Cockies in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)
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RuthC: This photo has captured the essence of cockatoos perfectly, except for the accompanying screeches which they feel is necessary every time they move! Wonderful detail in the whole picture. Ruth :-)

thanks Ruth... yes, I think they got all the looks and none of the "audio" appeal :) And they are just SOOO destructive!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 05:37 UTC
On Cockies in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)
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The Mick: I think this one is pretty outstanding! Best of luck in the challenge.
Mick

Thanks Mick :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 08:52 UTC
On Morning on the Farm in the Grazing Animals challenge (13 comments in total)
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A Subset: This is stunning. My only complaint is the soda can in the bottom! I wish it weren't there.

- A.

hahaha. Yes there is some PP (it was shot in raw) on this, but not a huge amount. This sort of mist is not at all uncommon in the area it was taken, in fact it is probably there the majority of mornings in spring. Any PP done on this was done in Adobe Raw, with some tweaks in photoshop - No prepacked filters or anything like that. And yes, it does look like that, when the sun is right

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 01:11 UTC
On Morning on the Farm in the Grazing Animals challenge (13 comments in total)
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A Subset: This is stunning. My only complaint is the soda can in the bottom! I wish it weren't there.

- A.

Soda can? Oh, you mean in the bottom middle. I think that is actually a small puddle reflecting, but yes, it should be removed. thanks :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 00:54 UTC
On Morning on the Farm in the Grazing Animals challenge (13 comments in total)
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inframan: Yes, this is a well-deserved win. Definitely a world-class landscape.

Thanks very much. Kind words indeed!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 22:34 UTC
On Morning on the Farm in the Grazing Animals challenge (13 comments in total)
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jmiller1948: Superb! One of the best winners in quite some time. Congrats!

Thank you :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:38 UTC
On Morning on the Farm in the Grazing Animals challenge (13 comments in total)
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Picturenaut: Congrats, this is a really beautiful image.

Thank you very much :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:38 UTC
On bridge of sighs photo in gazzajb's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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Dlync: Stunning image!

Thanks very much :) It's my favourite city on earth

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 01:48 UTC
On Morning on the Farm in the Grazing Animals challenge (13 comments in total)

Thanks very much for those who voted. Much appreciate!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 01:47 UTC as 5th comment
On Sky High in the Bring your camera everywhere: Shot from airplane window challenge (2 comments in total)
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mais51: Strikingly beautiful colour photo - great shoot

Thanks :) It was a beautiful view

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 02:42 UTC
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