Would love to see the 2nd one with brighter red.
But they are all good.
Ugh. I mean the site before.
No washed out colours and very easy on the eyes. I like it.
Beautiful shots of the Owl, Airdoo.
Marley that's damn fantastic. I love the focus on the picture it's incredible. Magazine worthy
it really is an excellent shot
Yeah probably my favorite of yours.
Okay, I promise, I'll stop posting Owl images after this post. I finally went through my test shots that I actually intended on taking on my incredible outing.
Boring macro, but the colors were amazing.
IMG_7985 by Airdoo, on Flickr
Two of my Homemade ND filter test shots
IMG_8028 by Airdoo, on Flickr
IMG_8011 by Airdoo, on Flickr
Shot I took just before seeing the owl, he's in the upper right quadrant of the image, just ahead of the collection of stones.
IMG_8052 by Airdoo, on Flickr
Surprised that one of the few portraits I took turned out, I didn't feel comfortable holding my camera that way while in the water with such a heavy lens hanging off of it for some reason so I shot landscape instead.
IMG_8118 by Airdoo, on Flickr
IMG_8119 by Airdoo, on Flickr
I didn't notice until my dad brought it up that the eyes are dilated drastically different, which could suggest that the owl was sick, which makes me feel bad for bothering it.
IMG_8121 by Airdoo, on Flickr
So now I will slip back to lurking until I have something I deem worthy of posting again. You guys do amazing work.
I'm just wondering how the bulbs can be sorta in-focus in the upper right, so is she, yet the stuff "inbetween" in the mirror on her desk is not.
Maybe I didn't get something, ok.
But dude, seriously?
I think that's just the sun shining from one side since owls are very sensitive to light.
It makes it look sorta like an annoyed superstar "geez won't you even let me take a bath?"
I just read up that owls have very slow adaption. He opened the "shadow" eye first(you can see in the pics) and his "sun" eye later, you simply caught that moment when the "sunny side eye" didn't fully adapt to "eye status: opened"
Guys.. I'm sure the owl is fine. :)
Took another trip to a park today!
Here are some of the results. Cheers for the over processing feedback last time this time they have all had very little post processing!
P1030143 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
P1030247 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
P1030155 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
P1030147 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
P1030162 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
P1030161 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
P1030250 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
P1030248 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
P1030292 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
P1030158 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
P1030294 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
P1030143 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
P1030144 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
P1030245 by ForceGhost, on Flickr
I like the one with the rose and I'd like to see an HDR one of Nekro's shot.
they look like OK shots, but the filter-rape ruins them imo
There's a famous guitarist in Metallica - Kirk Hammett - who is often criticized for his abuse of wah-pedals in his guitar solos - a filter pedal. That's his style, but it masks his actual abilities, musical and technical. Eventually, every solo sounds more or less the same due to the overbearing wah sound. That is what filters in ALL art forms are like: they mask the actual art and they show a weakness in the artist (photographer in this case). It masks both in editing abilities, and in actual picture taking, and makes every photo very similar to the last.
that's just my opinion. I hope that makes sense
I don't really get what people have against photo editing, it's normal nowadays.
It doesn't make average photo interesting, it enhances the overall picture and makes it stand out from the crowd. In my opinion, I am a potential photographer for a beginner and I just like to make the picture look more personal with post-processing.
When you say "It doesn't make average photo interesting, it enhances the overall picture and makes it stand out from the crowd.", that is exactly what I meant. You are taking a not necessarily bad photo, and "enhancing" it, which is just another way to say making it more interesting/appealing/etc.
As a beginner photography, you should be skill building and expanding your photographic style, not just relying solely on filtering, or a single style.
I hope I don't sound too militant or anything, I am just trying to give my opinion straight.
Just look at Instagram and the "Vintage" trend of the recent years.
editing a photo cannot make it good all on its own, the aesthetics of the shot must be good to begin with, but manipulation can add extra flare and artistic features yet also it can completely cripple what was a good shot. its all about balance
The editing above makes the pictures interesting because of the editing, not the photo. The aesthetic shouldn't beat the actual photo. So for that reason I think it's overkill on the editing.
You can't justify that a bad photo is good because of the editing. The photo needs to have substance in the first place and has to be a stand out shot which then can be edited to its full potential.
You can take a photo of the floor and edit it like crazy, but at the end of the day its still a photo of the floor.
damn, i learn so much more when i come on here.
I LOVE YOU GUYS, MAN.
I don't like editing my photos. I have a really hard time even putting them in black and white. I had to shoot B&W film, just so I force myself to see if I shoot ok in B&W.