SiJ 2018 - Day Eighteen.

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by bilzmale, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    “The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”
    Ernst Haas
    1921 – 1986

    Photojournalist Haas was one of the first photographers to use colour in his work. His impressive career included becoming President of Magnum Photos, and publishing one of the most successful photography books ever.
     
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  2. Woof

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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Feet - this was a throwaway snap but I liked something about it more than when I was trying.

    R0000739_DxO copy.
     
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  4. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus Subscribing Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    IMG_1815-XL.

    So, I did promise myself for this challenge to not edit the out of camera JPEGs, other than straightening/cropping. Today, I regret that a little since it's obvious that my little LX100 had a hard time dealing with this image and ISO 1600 (see the dark parts in the clouds). The accompanying RAW file has a lot more headroom. Next time, no more lazy me. I guess I will never become a JPEG shooter.
     
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  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    This needed to be an early morning shot to get the lighting conditions. As luck would have it there was a few minutes of sunshine, since then almost constant showers interspersed with periods of rain!

    180118-1030858.

    In constant use?

    (The image looks rather more contrasty on here than intended)


    P.S.
    I've subsequently processed this raw file using ACR, Photoshop and Silver Efex and obtained a much better image with more "open shadows, so between the footpath post on the extreme left and the nearest gatepost to it the stone steps and stile are now clearly visible and the dark vegetation behind the left gate has much more detail in it, so I'm still on a learning curve with RawTherapee in particular.

    P.P.S. I've now posted what I think is a better processed image in outakes and experiments, still using RawTherapee, for what was a very contrasty scene and one I found difficult to process.

    Barrie
     
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  6. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Well I'm supposed to eat more nuts for my arthritis, so this is by my desk now. B&W is just the in-camera "my colors" option.
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    Nuts!
    by Martin Connolly, on Flickr
     
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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    The life of a student:
    to do.
     
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  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    No orchids for Miss Blandish...
    2018_0118_14013400-01.
     
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  9. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2017
    Troy
    Chef steeling his knife at the seafood resurant we had lunch today...

    The GX85 really excels at low flying street photography!


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  10. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Ahhhh, very Weston-esque except perhaps in terms of "gender representation". :rolleyes:
    . . . David
     
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  11. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Well it looked "good" from our bedroom window early this morning.
    . . . David
    Morning Trees and Bike Bridge.
     
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  12. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC All-Pro

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    :eek-54::eek-54::eek-54: Chemistry!!
     
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  13. MoonMind

    MoonMind SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
    Broke the chains today and went for a walk - to get some groceries, true, but a walk nevertheless.
    SiJ2018_18.

    M.
     
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  14. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Did you notice the Au H2O essay comments?
     
  15. MoonMind

    MoonMind SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
    Cross-referencing at its best :D

    M.
     
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  16. Hanneke

    Hanneke SC Regular

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    Sep 17, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Hanneke
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  17. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC All-Pro

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    Oh yes, as well as the Chem 250 reading and homework, and all the other tasks. I had 6 semesters of Chemistry in college, and never seemed to get any better at it.

    Here's my submission for today, a storm damaged Purple Leaf Plum, Prunus cerasifera.

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  18. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    The student who made that list is a very good student who has been very open about the fact that she wants my job. Since I want to retire in 7 years, the timing may work out fine.
     
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  19. Hageneth

    Hageneth SC Regular

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    Jan 8, 2017
    Suffolk.UK
    Ian
    A bit of a wasted day today with the storm and spending the day elsewhere. Got my picture early thank goodness
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  20. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    I've been shooting Raw + jpeg with my Ricoh GXR but haven't found any jpeg files yet that I would want to post straight out of the camera, or indeed even attempt to edit after the event to "improve" them. Perhaps that's a reflection of the poor light available on most days or my laziness in trying to set better in camera jpeg parameters.

    I made a complete hash of processing today's raw image and have now posted what I think is a better attempt in "outakes and experiments"

    The one tool I've not used is crop, all my images have been posted as framed at the time in the camera.

    Barrie
     
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