Beautiful Photos Thread

Discussion in 'Art & Architecture' started by DayGrowsOld, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Out on the deck this am watching the mist recede back down to the sound and noticed these in between my deck rails. Bet the spiders hate all their stealth trap work spoilt by moisture.

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  2. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    I'm trying a different way of post processing, just something different to put together as a collection.
    I would appreciate it if you guys could critique it for me. I'm wouldn't be offended with constructive comments..:)


    This is part of the eastern wall of the Chateau Ste Michel
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    The Basilica there
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    Then the western wall.
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  3. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
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    Three from a village in Provence

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    These next two are from inside the old town of Sarlat, in the Dordogne area.
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  4. guignol

    guignol Moderator
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    Apr 28, 2005
    mermoz-les-boss
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    Nat'l Team:
    France
    first of all it's been amply clear that a) you have a great camera b) you really know how to use it c) you have ability and imagination for working the photos afterwards. now for the criticism:

    photo 1: the subject matter is actually pretty mundane (for europe anyway) so the picture itself needs to make the statement. the graininess is a good idea, but the framing is too static. one possibility would be perfectly centering tower both vertically and horizontally and cropping to make that central mass dominate the composition. the very dynamic three registers on the left would work better that way too; they're strong enough to obey the axiom less is more . finally, the three figures on the right are too close to the tower. you could shop them closer to the edge if that's not against your religion. if you've got more space on the right i'd put it back in and put the people even farther out. centering the tower is only one idea... but all the good ones involve making it the star of the photo.

    photo 2: here's where the texturing you're working at really comes into its own. it underlines the age, the lacy gothic fineness... here of course the subject is sublime and only needs to be served. and i've rarely seen it served any better. the photo is perfect, and imho, saleable.

    photo 3: i think the photo needs airing out to underscore the brooding solitude of the building by the sea. i'd uncrop it on the left far enough to reveal where the tideflats end and on the top at least 50% of actual height.

    photos 4, 5 and 6 : this texturing just doesn't say provence to me, but the picture of the roses is excellent. only i'd lose the hollyhocks and just keep the roses coming up from the corner.

    photos 7 and 8 : 7 doesn't do a thing for me, but 8 is another one where the graininess and fogginess you're using makes a wonderful effect. it's a very fine picture.
     
  5. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Thanks a lot. That was just what I was looking for and I'll take those comments under advisement.

    As for the camera, it's a small point and shoot I've had for a while. It suffers from a smaller sensor than my DSLR. I just didn't want....'too lazy' to carry my bigger camera along on this trip. :)

    As for the placement of the shots, sometimes one can get too hung up on photography "rules" I was going for the rule of thirds in the shots. Thanks for pointing out that rules are meant to be broken.
    Sometime I will crop square and central and I can see that in the roses.

    Part on my plan in processing these they way I did was to have people take a second look...Is that a watercolour or a photograph?
     
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  6. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    A day at the Zoo

    Took my grandbrats to the Zoo a while back, this one is my Island Princess.

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  7. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    And some more..:)

    I used my Olympus E500 & 45-150 lens for all these.

    Some more...OK
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  8. Auriaprottu

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    Apr 1, 2002
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    Mannequins after a fire at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, 1925, I think.

    Not my photo o_O
     
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  9. Auriaprottu

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    Disneyland employee cafeteria, 1961. Also not mine...
     
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  10. Alberto

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  11. Alberto

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  12. Alberto

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  13. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Looks like a scene from World War Z :)
     
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  14. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

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  15. Auriaprottu

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  16. Auriaprottu

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  17. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
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  18. guignol

    guignol Moderator
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    Apr 28, 2005
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  19. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

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    Thanks (well, I did find the link)! Once I Googled her, I realized I'd seen a few of her baby photos before. I don't see a connection here other than that this woman is also photographing (her) kids.
     
  20. guignol

    guignol Moderator
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    Apr 28, 2005
    mermoz-les-boss
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    well, a sour-minded misanthropic individual (guilty as charged your honor!) could have said these photos were overcute and hackneyed. but i just can't do that. they're lovely.
     
  21. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

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  22. StiltonFC

    StiltonFC He said to only look up -- Guster

    Mar 18, 2007
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    this is a color photo that i took in Yakima WA several years ago

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    i took this w/ a point and shoot camera out of the window of our car driving thru the Columbia River Gorge from the Oregon side. the photo has been cropped but otherwise untouched.
     
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  23. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Geez, my old bones don't much like the cold these days but that's why they get good apples over there.

    One of the last trips I did with my mum a few years back was along the Gorge. I was on the other side though.

    Nice pics.
     
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  24. StiltonFC

    StiltonFC He said to only look up -- Guster

    Mar 18, 2007
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    thx, Ken...

    btw, your tugboat picture is now my desktop bkgrnd, replacing the Columbia River Gorge foto. stunning.
     
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  25. ryered

    ryered Member+

    Jan 15, 2007
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    Great work, you guys. I love the tugboat pic and Ken's time lapse stuff as well. The Gorge is always a fun drive for us; the shift in climate / topography at Hood River never ceases to amaze me.
     

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