The Year In Pictures 2013

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:43 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Now, I know Penners is going to jump up and down, and shout "You don't take pictures facing into the sun" a lot, but I think this turned out quite amazing.


It's worked really well, the overexposure has tricked the camera into producing a lovely palette of colours. Not sure what that ugly black circle though at the top right is doing there though, could you photoshop it out?

Penfold wrote:Here's an addition to my exhibition which should be ready by Wednesday. :D


Very nice. Do the squirrels and rabbits congregate there on a Sunday?
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:53 pm

They would do if I had more time. :lol:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:31 pm

KnightOfFewWords wrote:It's worked really well, the overexposure has tricked the camera into producing a lovely palette of colours. Not sure what that ugly black circle though at the top right is doing there though, could you photoshop it out?

simply cropping the image would do the trick
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:03 pm

Very cool effect Bouncy! It really came out great.

Penfold that's beautiful! Why wouldn't you be able to enter that?
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby michelanCello » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:35 pm

Penners, that's wonderful! Love the colours!

I also really like your picture, Bouncy - lucky you that you can see this every day! Can't wait to see it myself :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:29 pm

Catch-up wrote:Very cool effect Bouncy! It really came out great.

Penfold that's beautiful! Why wouldn't you be able to enter that?

Because the bluebells weren't there when I took the photo, they were in a nearby field. The church, that day, was surrounded by ugly, downtrodden mud. The judge would be able to spot the manipulation easily enough, although it's not too noticeable in the print if you don't know the signs to look for (or that it had been done in the first place). :lol:

I don't often bother with such manipulation beyond straightening, cropping, exposure, and sharpness (and the occasional gradient mapping to change tones) but I was bored the other evening and fancied playing around with a few pics. That was one of the results done by cloning the bluebells from one pic onto that one. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:35 pm

You certainly fooled me! And I love the results. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:43 pm

Penner's that looks like the mausoleum in the wood's near me but there is not any Bluebells in the grounds. Good photo though.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:16 pm

Lovely, lovely photo's.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:03 am

Lovely photo Penners - the bluebells certainly fooled me. It's great
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:28 pm

Went out for a wonderful Christmas dinner with a few friends from the camera club and afterwards went to Shoreham to photograph the brand new footbridge that has been built connecting Shoreham Beach with the town centre. Naturally, construction ran over time and budget. :lol:

A fairly standard photo of the bridge looking towards Shoreham's town centre.
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Actually, they all look towards Shoreham town centre. This one has a 20 second exposure.
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A couple taken just as the sun was setting;
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An arty attempt using a solenium gradient map in Photoshop.
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Looking across at Shoreham.
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And finally, a couple where an aeroplane flew across the scene while the shutter was open. You can even see the blink of the 'plane's landing light on the second.
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Unfortunately, despite being there at high tide, the water level was not high enough to cover the 'sea-grass' so the reflections were a bit cut off.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:35 pm

The arty one is my favourite Penner's, and I really like the last one. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:04 am

Yeah me too. The arty one & the last one I like best.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Conforumist » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:57 am

Very nice effects!
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:15 pm

Beautiful! Hard to pick favorites, but I love the second sunset, the artsy one and the last one.
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