Post your photography skills! (self-gloss)

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  1. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Yes, nature got in the way of a perfect shot.[​IMG]

    It does have that tendency sometimes...
     


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    I do like the crop with the building out of the scene. I need to try to remember the crop next time. I was wanting to put it in a series for these old buildings I shot, in this case do you think it should be included to show to viewer some of the abandonment or is it too much?

    also huntsman..impressive shots.
    Szeph, nice capture..is that bee covered in pollen? He looks happy as a clam!
     


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    I [​IMG] hadn't really noticed a building...
     


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    Interesting. We both moved the flower away from the center and decided to do a square crop. I (think I) can see why you cropped it differently: because of the direction in which the flower is "looking". Was that your reason? I thought the background on the left (with the two small flowers) was more interesting than the right, so decided to crop it the way I did, even though the flower is now looking out of the frame.
    Yep that's why I moved it to the left. I also cropped it tight to get rid of the busy background and to position the stem to the lower right corner. At first glance you look right at the flower. If your eyes wanders left the bright color pulls you back in. If you look right the stem and leaves catch your attention and then sweeps you back up to the flower in a nice curve that suggests motion. Think of the flower as a person. It looks like a person pulling back from something out of the frame in a surprised manner which adds a subconscious emotional element to the pic.
     


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    Think of the flower as a person. It looks like a person pulling back from something out of the frame in a surprised manner which adds a subconscious emotional element to the pic.

    Yes, that's actually why I used the word "looking".
     


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    Yes, that's actually why I used the word "looking".
    Excellent, that's exactly what I wanted someone to "see".
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    The colors were so vivid, I wanted to make it seem almost cartoonish:
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    nice, I like the shadowing in the flower itself. What'd you do to achieve this?
     


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    a few more from Friday's outing.. this was the building that was sort of to the right in the flower photo.. [​IMG] anyone ever watch prison break?? [​IMG] these windows were fake! I was expecting to walk inside a multi leveled building lol [​IMG] "this place about to blooowww" Honestly I was kind of nervous being this was the 5th floor [​IMG]
     


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    nice, I like the shadowing in the flower itself. What'd you do to achieve this?
    Topaz Labs. I've got their full run of plug-ins and love them. I use Adjust on just about all my photos these days.
    a few more from Friday's outing..

    You'd love the abandoned sanitarium down here.

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    awesome photos, esp. the 1st one! I wonder who those hands belong to.
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    awesome photos, esp. the 1st one! I wonder who those hands belong to.
    Don't know, but there was a hallway full of them.

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    Love this one. Looks like something out of Silent Hill (game, not movie)
     


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    Here's one from a few weekends ago. Again, experimenting with desaturation and going for a sunbleached look: [​IMG]
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Love this one. Looks like something out of Silent Hill (game, not movie)
    Thanks. That's actually my favorite from that day for a similar reason: it looks straight out of a horror movie/game.


    There's another famous complex down here, an abandoned prison on an island. There are some pretty interesting stories about both places, although this is a bit more gruesome. There are several stories of prisoners killing nurses and priests. The painting of the woman in the bikini is inside one of the cells and is supposed to be one of the nurses that they killed, using her blood as the paint for the bikini itself. An American research team came down about ten years ago to try to debunk some of the stories of the island (like the water tank, the circular structure in the last photo, being used as solitary confinement) but they tested the bikini and found female blood.

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