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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby GeorgiaTyler » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:33 pm

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Postby skibum4life » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:43 pm

Just a couple. Don't mean to brag but that one was a self-timer shot :D
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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby Mark Curtis » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:59 pm

skibum4life wrote:Just a couple. Don't mean to brag but that one was a self-timer shot :D


Go ahead and brag! This is no place to hold back! :wink: Besides, there's a difference between bragging and being proud of something.....putting your best foot forward. You should talk about something that was difficult to pull off, and, in this case we would not have known it was you in the photo had you not mentioned it.

They are both very intriguing shots.....just way too small! Please post again.....and display some "boasting" with the pixel count so we can all see more of what you felt was worth posting. 8)
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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:30 pm

I already know I'm going to get blasted for this - but to me, the recorded image is just a starting point.

Any excuse to make art.

What the shutter sees is often mundane. What the shutter sees that gets recorded on the sensor and rendered by the in-camera processor is a cardboard cutout of the mundane. Sometimes, though, what is left, is raw material to create what one sees in the mind's eye, what one sees in dreams.

Deanna Gomes is a master of creation of the fantastic from the basic of the mundane. She has been a huge influence. She will often take stock photography - nothing even off her own shutter - and wield her art.


A small example...


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The subject is her daughter. The rest is an amalgamation of about thirteen different stock pieces. Obviously, this is not "real" or "what the camera saw." So there are many that won't care for this sort of thing. But to me, this is the penultimate of the photographers' quest.

I think her example is sufficient justification for the means. All the elements of composition are there... Is it art? Or is it photography?



I can see elements of this creativity in many of the offerings on this thread. Let's keep up the good work!


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Postby mountainmicah83 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:06 pm

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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby vonmackle » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:39 pm

Here are a couple of perspectives of Angels Landing in Zion National Park. The first is a view of Angels Landing from Scout Lookout.

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The second image was taken about 50 yards away and shows quite a contrasting view...


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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby mattpayne11 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:59 pm

vonmackle wrote:Here are a couple of perspectives of Angels Landing in Zion National Park. The first is a view of Angels Landing from Scout Lookout.

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The second image was taken about 50 yards away and shows quite a contrasting view...


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Wow man those are awesome - I really like that one of Zion!
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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby vonmackle » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:46 am

mattpayne11 wrote:
Wow man those are awesome - I really like that one of Zion!


What can I say...I'm such a badass! :lol: (Thanks for the Wilson trip report...got a good chuckle out of that!) Seriously though, thanks for the compliment. I've been wrestling with the Angels Landing Photo for quite a while. I'm still having trouble with the trees on top of Angels Landing. I adjusted the sky separately using a layer mask, but if you look closely you'll notice parts of the trees are mangled. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to deal with this problem. Any suggestions?
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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby ngoodnight » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:02 pm

Took this one on a recent climb.
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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby mattpayne11 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:08 pm

vonmackle wrote:
mattpayne11 wrote:
Wow man those are awesome - I really like that one of Zion!


What can I say...I'm such a badass! :lol: (Thanks for the Wilson trip report...got a good chuckle out of that!) Seriously though, thanks for the compliment. I've been wrestling with the Angels Landing Photo for quite a while. I'm still having trouble with the trees on top of Angels Landing. I adjusted the sky separately using a layer mask, but if you look closely you'll notice parts of the trees are mangled. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to deal with this problem. Any suggestions?


What is it that is mangled about them? I can't really tell in this version.

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