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Re: Minne's NEW 2019 52

Post by minniev » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:30 am

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:37 pm
clone the arm...all else is OK and it's a nice piece....
Arm may be easier to clone than skate!
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Post by minniev » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:24 pm

Week #3 - White

Of course people who live other places choose White as a January theme because there is SNOW, beautiful snow, to photograph. In Mississippi, we are snow-less, and the only colors are gray and brown in January. So I decided to go under the dam and photograph the mountains of white foam that are a result of them releasing excess floodwater. That stuff also means my birds have no way to see their quarry so they have gone elsewhere. It turned out to be harder than I expected. I had to take and blend 3 photos to get anything resembling focus across the plane of the river, which is now twice as wide as usual if not more. I liked this nice tree and the circling gulls in the sun, but I had to clone out 3 utility poles, 6 warning signs, a dizzying collection of wires and a submerged restroom. Once I got past that I took it into silver efex for processing in a semi-high key manner. The result wasn't worth the work but it is all about the practice I think.
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:35 pm

I love the tree....practice, practice, practice

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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:34 am

I with Frank - that tree is amazing. If you go back this winter, get the whole of it. Is very cool with the gulls swarming under.

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Post by minniev » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:37 pm

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I love the tree....practice, practice, practice
It is a good tree.
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Post by minniev » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:41 pm

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I with Frank - that tree is amazing. If you go back this winter, get the whole of it. Is very cool with the gulls swarming under.
It is a nice tree. But here's the catch. When the river is not flooded, the tree is nestled between the concrete bathrooms and the kiosk that has the info about the spillway, and surrounded by trucks with boats attached. And the gulls will be gone elsewhere with no water to attract them. So it's a mixed bag of tricks, like much of photography. I've tried and failed to get it with any separation from its surroundings, but will of course keep at it!
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Post by minniev » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:14 pm

Theme of Bare Branches - I will probably have more than one since bare branches is all I have to take pictures of right now.

This one I'm not happy with, it's a combination of a straight up shot and a straight down shot (reflection) with local pelicans sailing by overhead, from another shot, all taken same place/time but combined later.
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:47 pm

Yes I think your blending of the birds needs more attention.....but I like the overall feel of the image and find no issue with composition..nice vision.

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Post by minniev » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:52 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
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Yes I think your blending of the birds needs more attention.....but I like the overall feel of the image and find no issue with composition..nice vision.
I agree. One hazard is that the bird picture isn't much good, had to raise ISO too much. "blend if"?
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:59 pm

Couldn't really say off hand, not sure what you are blending..for me the branches or background texture seems a touch strong or too dark around the birds as opposed to the res of the image...although it's easily seen in the rest of the image, maybe my brain is just wanting clear sky around the birds sorta...

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