Weekly competition 34: Street furniture


justgetoutandride

Link Posted 03/03/2008 - 17:36
Daniel Bridge wrote:
justgetoutandride wrote:
Not sure what you mean about cloning out the mark.

On the second complete upright, near the top by the handrail, is a small crescent shaped mark. Looks a bit fuzzy so it may be a small dust fibre on the sensor, the small aperture used would point to this too. However it might just be a mark on the post. The spot on the first post could also be one.

Didn't notice it though until it was pointed out.

Dan

Right I can see it now, it must be something on the post, because none of the other images from that day show a dustspot/hair on the sensor.
Please call me aj,

I use a Pentax K10D, on a MacBook with LightRoom (vers 1.3 + beta 2)

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Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 03/03/2008 - 18:50
...and looking again, there's a similar looking mark on another post further along.

Dan
K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...

Hyram

Link Posted 03/03/2008 - 20:18
Lilly wrote:

I have tried revealing colour on mono in many ways, history brush, hand tinting etc; some more complicated than others, however a few days ago my friend who also has a K10D (but is very shy to come on this forum yet!) posted me this very easy method, so here to share with you all is the link, have fun!
cheers Lilly

http://www.photoanswers.co.uk/Video-Tutorials/Search-Results/Imaging-Techniques/...

Brilliant - many thanks for the link.

Recommend that your shy friend joins the forum - he or she can always use a pseudonym like many others
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
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ikillrocknroll

Link Posted 03/03/2008 - 21:49
Lilly wrote:
First of all thanks Mike for placing me SECOND and not making us wait too loong and congrats to SoW.

Secondly, re: your comment "My only reservation lies in the stone has it suffered with sharpening?"
No, definitely not from sharpening, the texture you are seeing is that of good old Cornish granite which has the speckled look.

I have tried revealing colour on mono in many ways, history brush, hand tinting etc; some more complicated than others, however a few days ago my friend who also has a K10D (but is very shy to come on this forum yet!) posted me this very easy method, so here to share with you all is the link, have fun!
cheers Lilly

http://www.photoanswers.co.uk/Video-Tutorials/Search-Results/Imaging-Techniques/...

In my personal opinion, that technique would be far more efficient if you used channel mixer>monochrome on a duplicate layer, and added a mask rather than the hue/staturation with the layer mask, it provides a broader range of options and outcomes.
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Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 03/03/2008 - 22:24
Don't forget you can use the Hue/Saturation layer to manipulate indivual colours too. So you can desaturate the whole image as described in the tutorial, but then adjust the brightness of the reds, yellows etc to give different effects, in much the same way as the Channel Mixer works. Drag the brightness of the blue and cyan down, and you get contrasty skies for instance.




For those without the Channel Mixer (Elements users like myself) it can be a quick way to work with Black and White.

Dan
K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...

ikillrocknroll

Link Posted 03/03/2008 - 22:28
Thats a very good point Dan; I'd completely thrown that out of the window and not thought about it, after being so used to Channel Mixer.
Thanks!
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pnjmcc

Link Posted 03/03/2008 - 23:03
Congratulations to spirit of will and thanks to mike for the judging.

Also thanks to Lilly cause that effect has intrigued me for a while now, but I was to shy to ask how it was done

On to the next one now then

Regards
PaulM
All cameras are equal but.....
Some are more equal than others

spirit_of_will

Link Posted 04/03/2008 - 11:41
Hyram wrote:
Congratulations to Spirit of Will and many thanks to Mike for such a speedy appraisal.

p.s. I would also like to see a larger version of Spirit of Will's entry.

WOW Thanks all of you for your very kind comments and in particular to MikeW for his excellent judging effort, most surprised to have won especially against Lilly's entry! Still it shows that film still hits the button and you don't need the mastery of PS to win comps. I hadn't logged on in a few days and it's only due to John Riley e-mailing me that I realise I now have the huge job of setting & judging the next comp!

To those that wanted to see it bigger have a look at the page on my pbase website http://www.pbase.com/diffractionphotography/image/93351500

Let me have a think this afternoon and I'll get the next comp kicked off this evening...

Cheers!

Will
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