Thoughts and images along the path of photographic discovery.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sepia No More
The part I found especially interesting was about the user who posted Henri Cartier-Bresson on Flickr and got hammered. Not because it was a blatant rip off but because it didn't follow the style that is commonly seen on Flickr
“When everything is blurred you cannot convey the motion of the bicyclist,” one commenter carped. “Why is the staircase so ‘soft’? Camera shake?” wrote another. “Gray, blurry, small, odd crop,” someone concluded. That seemed to be the final word.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Grunge and garbage
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Every picture tells a story
"Every picture tells a story" is the next challenge on DP Challenge. I like the idea and I am not sure if I'll have to stage something or try to shoot something spontaneously. Most people's pictures are a record of an event so in that sense it should be easy to shoot for. Looking at the challenge details it might be hard to get a really good image:
Weave a tale of intrigue, romance, sadness, or any theme you like with your image. Be sure to tell the story using the Details field for some great post-challenge reading.My brain will be working on this one though...
Saturday, April 26, 2008
The film is getting developed
Its also going to take at least 12 business days to get it done so that's disappointing however it will be that much sweeter when I finally do get to see the results.
Post processing was clarify and time machine (cross-processing).
shutter speed: 1/1000 s
Thursday, April 24, 2008
The Good Old Hockey Game
For DP Challenge, the advanced editing challenge for this week is "Games". Instantly this sort of image came to mind. Yes that is me geared up. I was thinking more of that feeling of loss after a game 7 (like Calgary recently underwent) but as I shot it lost that sense of melancholy.
Editing on this was nuts (at least more editing than I typically do)
- Duplicated layer (X 2)
- On layer marked "Clarify" Channel mixer (100% red)
- Clarify (20) Cloned out artifacts created by this
- Other layer mixed as "hard light" (100% opacity)Set opacity for clarify to 43Flattened
- Export to JPG
I guess it turned out pretty well all things considered. I wish my gloves were the Oilers colors so that they would match. I also wish I turned the blade of my stick so that it was more visible. I also wish I could control where the shadow from the visor fell. In some shots it looked like a really nasty scar.
Here is another take from the shoot. In this one I didn't remove the artifacts from the clarify:
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
At DP Challenge, one of the current challenges is "Sepia". Of course Sepia is simply a form of monochromatic imagery so I went out today with black and white shooting in mind. I haven't used my Rodenstock r25 (i.e. red) filter lately so I thought I would give that a try.
The shot above is the original. The shot below is a quick edit done in Picasa.
- Filtered Black and white with red
- Auto adjust contrast