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Noo Zooland North Island. Again.

Postby ozimax on Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:32 pm

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Postby gstark on Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:29 am

These all look to have a HDR feel to them, while not being overdone.

And I love the pic of your hotel in #3. :lol:
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Postby ozimax on Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:58 pm

gstark wrote:These all look to have a HDR feel to them, while not being overdone.

And I love the pic of your hotel in #3. :lol:


Robyn's in the 5 star place. I am relegated to the old dog house in the scrub. I'm hoping to find and photograph a moa, and get rich thereby.
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ozimax wrote:I'm hoping to find and photograph a moa


Here, let me help. :)

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gstark wrote:
ozimax wrote:I'm hoping to find and photograph a moa


Here, let me help. :)

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Postby zafra52 on Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:53 am

Nice photos, but in my view that hdr effect adds a feel of artificiality to gorgeous landscapes. I think many people use hdr not because a photo needs it but add an effect. Was that your intention?
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Postby ozimax on Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:17 pm

zafra52 wrote:Nice photos, but in my view that hdr effect adds a feel of artificiality to gorgeous landscapes. I think many people use hdr not because a photo needs it but add an effect. Was that your intention?


No worries Zaffs and a good question. Actually nos 2 & 4 are SOOC. 1&3 have had some post processing but I can't remember what I did to them. I just try filters/sliders/buttons etc and see what looks good to my eye and monitor.
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Postby zafra52 on Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:07 pm

I guess if it looks good to you on your monitor that's what counts. :up:
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Postby biggerry on Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:42 pm

I like those tree trunks, lots of potential there.

I think alot of people will see HDR, however newer cameras just have great dynamic range and hence even straight outta the camera they can look hdr-ish. This is a two edge sword, since a scene with very little in the shadows often lacks depth, mystery and interest, on the flip side having all that detail and your histogram nicely balanced means you can really sculpt that light in processing to achieve really nice shots.

Take your hotel shot for example :) nice subject, cool textures but comes across flat. By returning some mystery to the shadows and shaping the light it may help make it more interesting and get the eye to travel through the image rather than be smashed by light :)
here is a 2 sec crack from my end - just a thought.

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Postby ozimax on Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:33 pm

I like it Gerry. Definitely an improvement on my effort with more depth to the image. (Unfortunately I am not a PS guru like you, but just a trundler. :D)

I've actually thought of a possible DSLRusers' thread consisting of posting unedited images and getting our members to do their own edits and then re-post. We might all learn some new techniques?
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Postby TonyT on Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:12 am

ozimax wrote: :D)

I've actually thought of a possible DSLRusers' thread consisting of posting unedited images and getting our members to do their own edits and then re-post. We might all learn some new techniques?


Not a bad idea and also you would get different takes, as members would put their slant on the image.

I like to see where this would lead to.
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Postby gstark on Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:57 am

TonyT wrote:
ozimax wrote: :D)

I've actually thought of a possible DSLRusers' thread consisting of posting unedited images and getting our members to do their own edits and then re-post. We might all learn some new techniques?


Not a bad idea and also you would get different takes, as members would put their slant on the image.

I like to see where this would lead to.


Go for it.

Do we want a section for this?
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Postby ozimax on Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:25 am

gstark wrote:
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ozimax wrote: :D)

I've actually thought of a possible DSLRusers' thread consisting of posting unedited images and getting our members to do their own edits and then re-post. We might all learn some new techniques?


Not a bad idea and also you would get different takes, as members would put their slant on the image.

I like to see where this would lead to.


Go for it.

Do we want a section for this?


Sounds great. Maybe "Free Edit" section where members offer their images (raw or jpg) to our esteemed sages (or to newcomers) to edit away and post their results.
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ozimax wrote:I like it Gerry. Definitely an improvement on my effort with more depth to the image. (Unfortunately I am not a PS guru like you, but just a trundler. )


you use Lightrooom ?

when i get a few minutes I'll post the steps to get to that image.
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biggerry wrote:
ozimax wrote:I like it Gerry. Definitely an improvement on my effort with more depth to the image. (Unfortunately I am not a PS guru like you, but just a trundler. )


you use Lightrooom ?

when i get a few minutes I'll post the steps to get to that image.


I have LR but have never used it.
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ozimax wrote:
biggerry wrote:
ozimax wrote:I like it Gerry. Definitely an improvement on my effort with more depth to the image. (Unfortunately I am not a PS guru like you, but just a trundler. )


you use Lightrooom ?

when i get a few minutes I'll post the steps to get to that image.


I have LR but have never used it.


And why not :chook:
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TonyT wrote:
ozimax wrote:
biggerry wrote:
ozimax wrote:I like it Gerry. Definitely an improvement on my effort with more depth to the image. (Unfortunately I am not a PS guru like you, but just a trundler. )


you use Lightrooom ?

when i get a few minutes I'll post the steps to get to that image.


I have LR but have never used it.


And why not :chook:


As Bottomley (from 'Yes What' fame) used to say, "I have no idea." :biglaugh:
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Postby TonyT on Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:57 pm

ozimax wrote:
TonyT wrote:
ozimax wrote:
biggerry wrote:
ozimax wrote:I like it Gerry. Definitely an improvement on my effort with more depth to the image. (Unfortunately I am not a PS guru like you, but just a trundler. )


you use Lightrooom ?

when i get a few minutes I'll post the steps to get to that image.


I have LR but have never used it.


And why not :chook:


As Bottomley (from 'Yes What' fame) used to say, "I have no idea." :biglaugh:


Me thinks, a crash course in LR is called for. I will see if I can put something together.
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Postby biggerry on Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:13 pm

ozimax wrote:I have LR but have never used it.


what do you use to edit your images ?
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biggerry wrote:
ozimax wrote:I have LR but have never used it.


what do you use to edit your images ?


Crayons.
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gstark wrote:
biggerry wrote:
ozimax wrote:I have LR but have never used it.


what do you use to edit your images ?


Crayons.


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biggerry wrote:
ozimax wrote:I have LR but have never used it.


what do you use to edit your images ?


Ye olde Photo Shoppe See Ess.
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gstark wrote:
biggerry wrote:
ozimax wrote:I have LR but have never used it.


what do you use to edit your images ?


Crayons.


Beg your pardon. Textas not crayons.
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ozimax wrote:
gstark wrote:
biggerry wrote:
ozimax wrote:I have LR but have never used it.


what do you use to edit your images ?


Crayons.


Beg your pardon. Textas not crayons.


Apologies.
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Postby biggerry on Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:00 pm

ozimax wrote:Ye olde Photo Shoppe See Ess.


seriously. ditch that shit and start using Lightroom, for the edits, that I think you do, Lightroom would be much better. BTW, you can also just open images up from LR in PS if you feel the need.
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Postby ozimax on Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:28 pm

Gerry I'm trying to learn Spanish as well as Garageband for some church audio projects. What's one more thing to learn and master before the 1st May? :)
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Postby TonyT on Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:41 pm

LR much easier learn then these two :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Postby Matt. K on Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:57 pm

It's called Lightroom because it mimmicks a darkroom. Must have been named by a politician.
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ozimax wrote:Gerry I'm trying to learn Spanish as well as Garageband for some church audio projects. What's one more thing to learn and master before the 1st May? :)


Which year?
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Postby ozimax on Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:23 pm

gstark wrote:
ozimax wrote:Gerry I'm trying to learn Spanish as well as Garageband for some church audio projects. What's one more thing to learn and master before the 1st May? :)


Which year?


Now that is the question indeed. I have no idea.

And now for something completely different (and original) for Mr Stark:

Q - Who was the first rock climber in the Bible?

A - It was David's son, Abseil-om.

:biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh:
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ozimax wrote:
Q - Who was the first rock climber in the Bible?

A - It was David's son, Abseil-om.

:biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh:


Who, I am led to believe, also practiced yoga. :cheers:
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