that is cheap, although a refurb. ritz/wolf has a deal thru saturday that is the d50 body + a 28-80 nikon lens for $599 that also includes a $50 gift card, a ritz tedddy bear (for your kid), 18 credits for photography classes (for your wife), some printer paper, credits toward processing, etc.Originally Posted by TheYankee
i got mine yesterday.
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06-14-2006 05:36 PM
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06-14-2006 06:10 PMOriginally Posted by cheezweezlFormally known as rlm7189...
06-14-2006 09:31 PM
Well for this I wish I had a good macro lens because it was shot on the Nikkor 70-210mm zoom lens. This is a really slow lens with a minimum focus distance of about 5.6'.
There is something about flowers that I like in photos. In life I step on them, pull leaves off, and in general don't pay much attention to them at all. In photos though there is something about an image of a beautiful flower that really grabs me
I was leaving the park and saw this... I don't know... Sunflower? It was just really nice and I tried to get in as close as possible. You can see the really shallow DOF in the original, and that was something I couldn't clean up in Photoshop.
My treatment was all levels, curves, and a slight +3 on the hue. I sharpened using the Unsharp mask with a 200%, 1 pixel, and tolerance of 1. I think the image looks good, just a bit soft around the petals.
Comment's, critiques, death threats welcome
06-14-2006 09:35 PM
It really pops off the page for me...good job.
06-14-2006 09:51 PM
OK... I wanted to do one more... To begin with I am going to show the original image and then the corrected image and then what in the world I actually did.
Shot on the 17mm end of the stock lens. I saw a tree reflected in this nasty muddy water and just couldn't resist. I don't know if it was the memory of that Forrest Gump running along with the mountain reflected or what, but I needed to snap this photo. I had to get low enough and wide enough to get the whole image in frame.
For the correction I really went crazy on levels, curves, selective color, hue, contrast, and what not. Ultimately the levels got so insane that I decided to just crop the reflection in the water, rotate 180 degrees and use just the cropped selection for the final image. I sharpened and here it is. I sort of like it and think it is calming.
The reason I wanted to share this was because I think that I am so used to shooting with the DVX that I try to get the right framing immediately and never think to select just part of the image as having more weight than the whole image.
I know it isn't a big step forward in general for my photography, but at least in seeing things differently in the digital darkroom this image represents, to me at least, a nice step forward.
06-14-2006 10:00 PM
On this one, it's hard to tell by the colors that it's a reflection. The ripple in the water give it away, though. I think I'd like to see the water a slightly more natural color.
06-14-2006 10:01 PMOriginally Posted by Blaine
06-14-2006 10:07 PMOriginally Posted by TheYankee
06-14-2006 11:28 PM
THat rules Yank
That should be your company for filmmaking !
And a daisy for the Logo