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19andrew47
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Re: Turtle Ferry..

Of the two version Lou, I think I would prefer something in between, but it is all personal taste.  A nice looking boat and a scenic locale.

Andrew

19andrew47
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Re: Port Stanley Terminal Rail - Donald

A nice image of a great looking little engine.  (Could it?)  Great colour in this.  I stopped to take a shot at it last time I was there (last fall?) but something kept getting in the way of the angle I wanted and I gave up.

Andrew

19andrew47
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Re: Going to Vernazza

A scenic looking spot Mike.  Would like to be there!  As to the image, a great memory and a nice image.  Perhaps the water really is that blue?

Andrew

19andrew47
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Re: Ice Leaves Impressions
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A really cool image Scott!  I like this one a lot!!!!  Deserves to be printed and displayed.

Andrew

Scott Whittemore
Scott Whittemore Veteran Member • Posts: 4,449
Re: Ice Leaves Impressions

Thanks, Zin.

I'll be happy to help you move your piano, as long as it's just a matter of dragging & dropping.

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19andrew47
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Group Reply New Image: 32 Buick reprise

Well the consensus seems to be to lose the tree, and Lou, the building as well.  Scott, I painted on a highlight on the passenger side headlight (and also corrected a flaw on the fender there as well).  Zin, I could take some bites out of the tires but I'm not sure I could convincingly scuff them up. I like the original image, but I like this too!

Andrew

Scott Whittemore
Scott Whittemore Veteran Member • Posts: 4,449
Re: Group Reply New Image: 32 Buick reprise

Wow. I didn't think the tree was a problem but now that I've seen it without the tree, I really have to agree with the others. This is magnificent now. Really well done.

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Florida Nature Photographer Veteran Member • Posts: 8,116
Re: Group Reply New Image: 32 Buick reprise

19andrew47 wrote:

Well the consensus seems to be to lose the tree, and Lou, the building as well. Scott, I painted on a highlight on the passenger side headlight (and also corrected a flaw on the fender there as well). Zin, I could take some bites out of the tires but I'm not sure I could convincingly scuff them up. I like the original image, but I like this too!

I'm definitely going to have to get more familiar with more advanced post processing techniques. That really makes a difference. Especially compared to the original shot.

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Zindanfel
Zindanfel Veteran Member • Posts: 9,203
Replies and comments re: Road show

Stephen wrote:

Hi mate nothing like a siren to get people's attention, and that's the case here. What I like is the way the street lights in the image also seem transfixed on the vehicle, everything points to it.

Thanks. I hadn't noticed the the street lights' gaze; that's a happy chance detail.

Roel wrote:

I love how misty circumstances can create a monotone feeling to an image that is in reality a colour image. Add to that the sideshow attraction of a passing ambulance that brings literal colour to a dreary scene : the anonymous shelter-dwellers look on with interest.

The view is nicely framed by the grabbing arm of the lamppost on the right, and the succession of shelters and lampposts on the left.

With my eyes half closed I imagined a 16:9 crop (even more cinematic) that slices the bottom part and makes the yellow line of the road end up in the bottom right corner. But I am afraid that such a crop would be quite too close to the bottom of the shelter, creating a cramped feeling.

Yes, I tried that crop and it was too tight to the shelter, as you say. Also, the frame width on the right was constrained by the edge of a trash can, which I cropped off.

Scott wrote:

I really like the light in this and the composition seems perfect to me, with the ambulance in just the right position and everything else seeming to point or attend to it. Assuming the ambulance is moving pretty fast, you did a good job timing the shutter release to position the ambulance so nicely. Great shot.

Thanks. This was the second vehicle, after a police car, so I got a "practice" snap first. On this, I pressed the shutter when the aid car was behind the commuters.

Andrew wrote (twice):

First: A well composed image of an everyday life experience. The shopper with his bag in the shelter, the EMS vehicle, the empty roadways, the mist all add to the image. Well seen.

Second: I did try the crop so that the yellow stripe leaves the bottom right corner and the other the left corner. I think I prefer it to the original. That said I am struck by the perfectness of the exposure. It could not have been better.

Thank you Andrew (or thank the Mind of Canon); it was shot on Auto with matrix metering.

Background: Bound for Seattle, I was waiting for a bus to the ferry landing 25 minutes away. Just a few minutes on the bus, we came to the accident site; a bicyclist had inexplicably made a left turn into the side of an earlier, moving bus on the same route. Last I heard, she is in ICU.

Looking back I was struck by the procession of reactions dependent on time/place, etc.

  • Attention of bored, waiting commuters briefly diverted by siren-screaming aid cars;
  • rubber-necking commuters craning for a glimpse of carnage as our bus crawled through the accident scene;
  • anxious commuters concerned about missing the 7:05 ferry, being late for work/appointments;
  • once aboard the ferry, intense speculation-talk about the accident -- inevitably someone has facts, gotten through their hand-electronics;
  • disembark at Seattle, life goes on, (though tenuously for a bicyclist).
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LouHolland
LouHolland Veteran Member • Posts: 9,228
Re: Turtle Ferry..

Scott, the lens used is the 14-54mm II and the slight vignette is present in the ORF. Further on it could be that it's strengthen in post. However I didn't processed the vignette in post.

Lou

Scott Whittemore wrote:

I'm curious about what lens you used for this shot, as I can see distinct vignetting, particularly in the upper corners (or did you add vignetting in post?).

stephent Veteran Member • Posts: 3,893
Re: Shohada Museum (Tehran)

Hi mate an image for reflection. So many lives needlessly lost and as you say still happening everyday.

For me these tags are the souls of the departed looking down on us continuing to make choices that cost them everything.

Lest we forget.

Stephen.

stephent Veteran Member • Posts: 3,893
Re: Anyone Home?

Hi Liz for myself I normally prefer B/W for this type of image, but find the colour version more appealing.

Regards.

Stephen.

stephent Veteran Member • Posts: 3,893
Re: Kinderdijk through the gates

Hi mate leave it alone, it adds a lead line to a lead line, if that makes sense. And what it leads to is a very attractive  view.

Regards.

Stephen.

stephent Veteran Member • Posts: 3,893
Re: Turtle Ferry..

Hi mate I thought you were famous and had a ship named after you until I looked at the larger view. 

Regards.

Stephen.

stephent Veteran Member • Posts: 3,893
Re: Port Stanley Terminal Rail - Donald

Hi mate yes the colour of the engine really pops from the background. Did you try to remove the colour in the grass to match the overcast sky?

Regards.

Stephen.

stephent Veteran Member • Posts: 3,893
Re: Going to Vernazza

Hi mate great vista only wish I was on that boat. 

Regards.

Stephen.

Scott Whittemore
Scott Whittemore Veteran Member • Posts: 4,449
Re: Shohada Museum (Tehran)

We mourn and honor the lost lives, as we should, but it seems to me we forget that nobody ever returns whole and undamaged from a tour of duty at war, even when they "survive." We know the toll in human lives lost and ruined, and yet we keep doing it, as if there can be something worth that price.

I like both the original and Andrew's adjustments. In the original, I find myself distracted by the white object at the bottom edge. Perhaps it's a package resting on the table from which she has taken the tags she's holding? It would be fine if it were completely contained in the composition but, as it is, it tends to draw my attention out of the frame. Maybe it's just me but I think I would try to clone or crop it out. I really like the tags at the top and the two figures, particularly the woman, whose respect for the museum's honorees is apparent.

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Scott Whittemore
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Re: Anyone Home?

I prefer the second version but not because of the color. I think it's composition is better because the boat has some space. both are high contrast treatments and some detail is lost in highlights and shadows, which is not necessarily a problem but I think in this case I would prefer to see more textural detail in the deteriorating walls.

If you can return to this scene, you might try some shots from the other side, near the boat. If I were shooting it, I think I would try getting down low and putting the boat in the foreground, using wide-angle. I think it's an interesting subject. Perhaps you already tried that.

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Scott Whittemore
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Re: Kinderdijk through the gates

A very nicely composed image, in which the "snaky line" enhances the lead-in already provided by the path. I wouldn't change anything.

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RoelHendrickx
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Re: 32 Buick reprise

19andrew47 wrote:

The image below was taken at the same event and is of the same car as in the 300th edition image, link below.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52955943

Andrew

12 - 50 mm

The car is nice and shiny and shot from a good angle (although I think that a little bit higher would have been equally good or maybe even slightly better).

What you did to the background does not totally convince me : the black very heavy and hard, and especially the line where the ground meets the black background, is a bit too straight to be organic.

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