1. Post #2161
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    January 2007
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    Must be the composition, or the subjects. The ones with the buildings look like snapshots or backgrounds, like an actual subject is missing (?), the one with the road is sort of boring (and slightly crooked which makes it ugly but that's just my opinion) and the one with the pole is alright but it remains a pretty boring subject.

    I'm no expert, hell I don't even consider myself an amateur photog, but that's my opinion.
    You probably missed but this should explain some things.

    I was actually doubting if posting the lamp post or not because I do feel that it's actually not a really good shot.

    The "Run over" (the shot with skid marks) is actually wonky while it looked straight while shooting it (and I'm usually pretty anal about this stuff) but I kinda liked it so I posted it anyway.

    For the rest consider that I was shooting with the camera for the first time and the viewfinder coverage is different to my main camera so I'm used to compensate and frame in a different way.

    As far as being cramped it's usually just my preference, I like longer focal lengths and filling the frame.

    I usually don't like distracting stuff and crap being in my photos so I rarely use wide angles I prefer to get tight on the subject.

    One thing to consider though is that I usually shoot stuff that I like aesthetically (shapes, colors, lines etc.) instead of trying to tell a story or something so that could be why they can be a bit of hit and miss for others since they are mostly based on my personal taste.

    Like say I had a fetish for hats (which I don't ) I would photograph hats, to me they would look awesome because well I love hats (in this analogy) but to everybody else they would just be hats, so only somebody else with a hat fetish would like them. (yes my way of explaining things is weird)

    So basically I'm weird like that.
    Damnit page king without content!

    I will have to make do with an old photo, please forgive me.


    Spooky by Emanuele Monaco, in outer space.
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  2. Post #2162
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    pear by Tom Raworth, on Flickr

    Its been a boring day.
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  3. Post #2163
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    Xera's Avatar
    November 2006
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    If any of you guys visit the firearms thread in GD then you've probably already seen this, but I thought I'd drop a shot of my new Browning Hi-Power in here and see what you all thought.



    Still an amateur but I thought this turned out pretty good.
    The lighting is good and shows off the metal nicely, but I'd have stopped down a bit more to get the whole thing in focus as the barrel and grip (And pen?) being OOF is distracting.
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  4. Post #2164
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    Jaanus's Avatar
    March 2006
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    Went to the bog vol.2



    Edited:

    Before&After:

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  5. Post #2165
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    October 2005
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    The lighting is good and shows off the metal nicely, but I'd have stopped down a bit more to get the whole thing in focus as the barrel and grip (And pen?) being OOF is distracting.
    Pen is kind of an inside joke for the firearms thread guys.

    Thank you for the tips!
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  6. Post #2166
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  7. Post #2167
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    April 2009
    11,385 Posts
    Help guys. Color/BW?


    DSC02726-post by KombatKore, on Flickr


    DSC02726-postcolor by KombatKore, on Flickr

    I like the B&W one, but I dig the blue tones in the color one.
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  8. Post #2168
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    January 2007
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    I'd go for B&W.
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  9. Post #2169
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    March 2007
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    I think it would look nice in sepia.
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  10. Post #2170
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    April 2009
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    Did my best.

    DSC02726-postsepia by KombatKore, on Flickr
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  11. Post #2171
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    August 2005
    870 Posts
    Nothing amazing but I'd appreciate some of your thoughts on these shots I got at the weekend:


    DJ by laurence.chase.pics, on Flickr


    Crowd by laurence.chase.pics, on Flickr


    DJ by laurence.chase.pics, on Flickr


    Dj by laurence.chase.pics, on Flickr


    Dj by laurence.chase.pics, on Flickr


    DJ by laurence.chase.pics, on Flickr


    Crowd by laurence.chase.pics, on Flickr


    My Bro by laurence.chase.pics, on Flickr


    crowd by laurence.chase.pics, on Flickr


    MC by laurence.chase.pics, on Flickr



    Thanks :)
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  12. Post #2172
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    April 2009
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    Not bad, though some of them looked a little blurred, I would've recommended upping your shutter speed.
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  13. Post #2173
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  14. Post #2174
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    August 2005
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    Yeah you're right, I should have had a faster shutter speed. The trouble was the light was changing very very quickly and very often, with strobes, lasers, smoke, spotlights etc and it made it difficult. When it was dark I didn't want to have a very high ISO, so I had a low f-stop and as long shutter speed as I dared, looked fine on the LCD but when i got them home they were a bit blurrer when than I thought. Ohwells, lesson learnt! ta guys
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  15. Post #2175
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    Some of them looked great though, like the one of the crowd and the three below it.
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  16. Post #2176
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    April 2010
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    Quick advice. I posted one of the photos I took on facebook. The photo is 20% houses and 80% night sky. One of my neighbours nephews saw it on facebook and showed them, and I got contacted by the people in the house who asked for a high resolution picture so they could blow it up and put it on a canvas. Does this seem weird to any one else? I feel so.. protective.. of any photo I take. No matter how good or bad. Giving a high res photo to a stranger just because a bit of their house is in the photo I got of the night sky doesnt sit right with me.. Am I being stupid?
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  17. Post #2177
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    April 2010
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    Am I being stupid?
    Was the photo taken from public property or your own? If so - it's yours and there's no issue with it. Should have just charged them for the image, it's your copyright.
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  18. Post #2178
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    Adius Shadow's Avatar
    February 2007
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    Quick advice. I posted one of the photos I took on facebook. The photo is 20% houses and 80% night sky. One of my neighbours nephews saw it on facebook and showed them, and I got contacted by the people in the house who asked for a high resolution picture so they could blow it up and put it on a canvas. Does this seem weird to any one else? I feel so.. protective.. of any photo I take. No matter how good or bad. Giving a high res photo to a stranger just because a bit of their house is in the photo I got of the night sky doesnt sit right with me.. Am I being stupid?
    I see no reason why not
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  19. Post #2179
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    October 2007
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    Should have just charged them for the image, it's your copyright.
    Yes, while that may be legally sound advice I'd rather spare the tension with a neighbor over something so petty as ONE reproduction of a photo of the night sky.

    Edited:

    also, content


    oki by iamStephen, on Flickr

    a very average photo of Okinawa on an overcast day
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  20. Post #2180
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    Took this at a concert back in December. Image is a bit soft due to mad noise reduction, my D70s isn't very good at high ISOs.
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  21. Post #2181
    More panoramas! I'm no good at it.

    Edited this one a tiny bit, but it has that odd white aura on the sky...

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  22. Post #2182
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    January 2009
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    Quick advice. I posted one of the photos I took on facebook. The photo is 20% houses and 80% night sky. One of my neighbours nephews saw it on facebook and showed them, and I got contacted by the people in the house who asked for a high resolution picture so they could blow it up and put it on a canvas. Does this seem weird to any one else? I feel so.. protective.. of any photo I take. No matter how good or bad. Giving a high res photo to a stranger just because a bit of their house is in the photo I got of the night sky doesnt sit right with me.. Am I being stupid?
    offer to get the print done for them, and charge like, cost + 50%

    Edited:

    blaze demanded that I post photos






    ^^^ me

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  23. Post #2183
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    It is difficult - more with film I've found.
    But I think the clincher to shit shot is the flash from the person in the centre left which is creating that shadow through that person's legs. Beautiful.

    Edited:

    I think you're right, but I can't see any detail in its face. And considering it's centre frame, I think it's important to have that detail, even if it's just a little.

    Edited:

    Another from Jersey:


    Untitled by edwin.quast, on Flickr

    I know this is from a while ago, but when you say Jersey, did you mean the Channel Island?
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  24. Post #2184
    churboi austin
    Trogdon's Avatar
    October 2007
    12,993 Posts
    Quick advice. I posted one of the photos I took on facebook. The photo is 20% houses and 80% night sky. One of my neighbours nephews saw it on facebook and showed them, and I got contacted by the people in the house who asked for a high resolution picture so they could blow it up and put it on a canvas. Does this seem weird to any one else? I feel so.. protective.. of any photo I take. No matter how good or bad. Giving a high res photo to a stranger just because a bit of their house is in the photo I got of the night sky doesnt sit right with me.. Am I being stupid?
    i don't know about you, but i get flattered at the thought of anyone wanting to blow up one of my photos.
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  25. Post #2185
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    January 2011
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    Some more film, hand developed and printed

    This time scanned the prints, came out much better


    Emily by Laurence Howe, on Flickr


    Rebecca by Laurence Howe, on Flickr


    Tried some double exposures by putting two negatives together and printing them, sort of worked


    Rebecca double exposure by Laurence Howe, on Flickr


    Emily double exposure by Laurence Howe, on Flickr
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  26. Post #2186
    hzy
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    Not a fan of the double exposures, but the first two look rad
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  27. Post #2187
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
    12,993 Posts
    here's some lantern pictures i took, i really like the idea of them. with moonlight exposures it makes for an interesting effect


    DSC06135 by AustinTroth


    DSC06146 by AustinTroth


    DSC06151 by AustinTroth

    also makes manual focusing really easy, because you set your focus to the lantern.
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  28. Post #2188
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    October 2011
    795 Posts

    Field by Neeeekro, on Flickr
    i don't know how to get rid of the ugly lens flare thing


    The view from my house_2 by Neeeekro, on Flickr
    view from my house on a clear day.
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  29. Post #2189
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    July 2010
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    Edited:



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  30. Post #2190
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    May 2009
    709 Posts
    Took this one a while back in some empty printing house.

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  31. Post #2191
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    October 2011
    795 Posts
    ! thanks man.

    can I upload that version to my flickr?
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  32. Post #2192
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    July 2010
    4,410 Posts
    ! thanks man.

    can I upload that version to my flickr?
    Go for it.
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  33. Post #2193
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    April 2010
    2,236 Posts
    Does anyone else find inspiration hard to come by in their local area. I live on a peninsula that is bordered on 3 sides by water and is filled with boring ass houses and apartments.
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  34. Post #2194
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
    12,993 Posts
    Does anyone else find inspiration hard to come by in their local area. I live on a peninsula that is bordered on 3 sides by water and is filled with boring ass houses and apartments.
    can't you catch sunrise and sunset on the water? you should do both in a day
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  35. Post #2195
    Dennab
    January 2011
    3,540 Posts
    I think it's partially because you know your local area so well that we have trouble looking at it in new ways


    always easier for me to take photos somewhere I havn't been before or havn't really explored because of that
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  36. Post #2196
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    I think it's partially because you know your local area so well that we have trouble looking at it in new ways


    always easier for me to take photos somewhere I havn't been before, I havn't really explored because it's a new experience in itself
    I feel pretty much the same. I see all this stuff every day, so it just seems "boring" but when I go to different towns I am always impressed by the smallest things. (sadly, I often don't have my camera with me. )
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  37. Post #2197
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    November 2010
    66 Posts
    I went out to the countryside a couple days ago, here's a few of the photos I thought were decent.


    Disappear Like The Morning... by fauxpark, on Flickr

    He Films The Clouds by fauxpark, on Flickr

    Sinking Friendships by fauxpark, on Flickr
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  38. Post #2198
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    October 2010
    2,100 Posts
    Finally found something somewhat close to urbex near where I live.
    [sub]Even though it's not abandoned[/sub]
    [sub][sub]And I can't get into it[/sub][/sub]

    untitled-42.jpg by Sumap1, on Flickr

    untitled-7.jpg by Sumap1, on Flickr

    untitled-35.jpg by Sumap1, on Flickr
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  39. Post #2199
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    November 2010
    66 Posts
    Love the red and blue here, and the powerlines/wire things too.
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  40. Post #2200
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    September 2006
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    I know this is from a while ago, but when you say Jersey, did you mean the Channel Island?
    Yeah it was afaik
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