Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by jared_IRL, Mar 23, 2006.
i like the first second and third the best
Number 1 is pretty sweet. What is on the lens in pic number 2? Condensation?
yeah love the forest creek ones. wish i could find something like that to shoot here.
Love the first and last, the others, not so much. Nice work!
thanks guys! Yeah, the 2nd has droplets of water on the lens... I was on a bridge overtop of the waterfall/river, and we were all getting soaked, so I was happy to just have a few drops... I actually think it adds something to the pic, the more I look at it... Kinda of makes you feel more involved...
Any advice? Critiques? I'm not great at post processing yet, and these were all 35mm film scans, so I almost feel like i'm losing something compared to my 35mm prints...
Pictures are always better with a story behind them =) What kind of scanner are you using?
The only advice with post processing I might give you is, avoid the general "brightness and contrast" tools like the plague. Learn to selectively mask and edit individual areas of your images so that you don't get washed out or overcompensated portions. For example the third one down, it was either a really hazy morning with some light rain, or you applied generalized brightness with software and as a result it lost a great deal of contrast and detail. If that's how the original print looks, blame your processor =) The first two, if I was being picky, could say they were over-processed, but I like the look. Watch out when you saturate though, you have some green/yellow casts on your water, going back to selectively processing - same issue. Practice makes perfect, you have a good eye, that can rarely be learned, I really do love the first one - WALLHANGER.
they almost look surreal. very cool. i think i really need to go get a dslr soon
Thanks for all of the comments!
Nate, I appreciate your critique very much! One thing i'm always looking for are ways to make my work better. I feel the 3rd one down is blown out and foggy looking, and the 4th has too much contrast, but I'm not sure i have the skills to fix them just yet. Although I am working on it.
I also think I need to get myself a D SLR. I'm thinking the Minolta 5D. Thoughts on that? It should accept all of my Minolta 35mm lenses, right?
Oh, and as for the yellow water, it really is that color. I believe the comp. of the dirt and stones in that area tint it. If you mean that the water has a tint to it, then yeah, that's something I am still working on...
is that from a film camera?
Yes, they're all 35mm film, scanned in.
where was the 1st pic taken?
pacific northwest ? its beautiful there
All but the last one are in various parts of Ireland.
The last one is the Ben Franklin, in Philly.
I work at Apptech in philly.
thanks again guys!
Lowlikewhoa, I work at the Art Institute... 16th and Chestnut...
yea I know where that is my little bro went there for a semister or 2.