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Discussion in 'Art & Photography' started by boiltheocean, Dec 18, 2008.
Some of my Latest Wallpapers
Not really had the chance to shoot much recently which is a shame.
ah, first one is awesome, great study in composition!!
you should give my your camera so i can but a dual camera holster and go shooting at twice the speeeeed
Haha your funny
I love both shots. Minimalistic but very effective.
Thankyou very much Guys. It's quite a fun challenge actually trying to compose images for use as a desktop because you need to think about space for icons, will they be readable? Dock and Menubar locations if your on a Mac and possible taskbar locations and sizes on a PC. I really like making these images.
Love the wood wallpaper. I like my backgrounds non-distracting, so minimalistic is the way to go.
how do you process your images?
I adjust the levels in everything I do, colour balance most of the time and usually a saturation change too. I'll adjust a few others things too if I feel I need too but those are what I change most.
cool its simple things that make the difference.
Been reviewing my Donington Photos in preparation for the Silverstone Classic and I came across some photos I didn't edit first time round but actually really like now.
They are all spot on, the exposure is perfect but the shutter speed has also been kept at the right setting to capture the speed of the cars perfectly too. I wish I was as good as you at panning like that!
What was the shutter speed on those Sweetshop? Last time I tried doing a slower shutter speed, was much too bright and I had to shut down to f/22 and slightly over expose... neutral density filters to the rescue?
Wicked pans SSU. Tack sharp cars and great colours. Very much like
Thanks for the kind words Mog!
The F2 car was at 1/80 and the other two were at 1/125. I never went as high as F/22 though. The F2 car was F/13, Ferrari at F/11 and BMW at F/7.1. No ND Filters used although I think it was slightly overcast at that point in the day and I've darkened them loads in PP using levels to make them super contrasty, then added a 10-20% opacity High-Pass layer to bring back some details in the shadows.
Thanks Syntax, I bumped up the Saturation quite a lot in PP. I'm really happy with the edits I've applied to these few so I'm going to hunt down more old shots now!
Those panning shots are super!
I missed these when you posted them a few days and I completely agree with everyone's comments - outstanding!
I'll have to remember this, because what you are doing is doing it right
Landscapes! My first real attempt/opportunity.
So I've been in Wales for two days and I got my first opportunity to take some proper landscapes, finally I had a use for that ND Grad Filter I bought ages ago!
The first was taken on the way to the campsite out of a car window, like so many of my half-ass attempts before I simply couldn't be bothered to ask my parents to pull over. The rest were taken on the campsite over two nights, the ND Grad was a godsend at sunset. My personal favourites would be the 2nd, 5th and 6th.
3rd is my favorite, but I feel the sky could be a bit brighter with more whites in it? Or maybe I am just liking more contrast?
Hmm I've tried to keep it similar to how it was when shot, as it was sunset there weren't really any highlights around except for the reflection of the sun off the water. Although I see where your coming from and I will experiment.
Also here is one more:
Them some seriously good landscape shots Sweetshop. Liking all of them but if I had to pick my favs would be 1,2,7.
Although I feel 1 could have used a little more hill in it I love the colours and its simplicity.
And I reckon you did fine with number three if you went too bright on it the whites would blowout too much. Maybe a touch of fill light could help pep it up.
Some nice scenery too.
Oh I like, great opportunity to crop it at the lower right there so the separation in colors starts right at the corner. I'd maybe end up using that as wallpaper if you could PM me a larger size, perhaps? (3360 pixel width )
Thanks the first would of had more hill in for sure if it wasn't covered by a load of blurred out bushes, hence the large vertical crop.
The second one, has a really great light on the rocky green things;
The fourth one is one of my favorites. I love the soft blue tone. It would look great has a more portrait oriented (more rectangular, maybe a little more crop on the sides) with just a bit more of the ground showing;
The sixth would be amazing if a bit more of the water was shown, putting the horizon in the bottom imaginary line;
And the seventh is just perfect for me.
Thanks Nicknamealguem, much like the first, the sixth also had loads of rubbish in the foreground so I figured it would be better to completely remove it from the image and loose some composition points rather than have a distraction.
Quickly popping in to say that these are great landscape photos mate! Any possibility of a 1280X800 sized photo of the very first photo?
Thanks for the comment Bram. Link to the first photo, I don't think you get the same effect with the crop but at least it fits properly.