A&P Macro... film style. C&C appreciated

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Which spider?

  1. first spider

    3 vote(s)
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  2. second spider

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. third spider

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    62.5%
  1. TtamNedlog

    TtamNedlog OT Supporter

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    Did this for a final in my intermediate B&W photog class... We had to use three different "processes." I chose 3200 speed film (emphasizing grain was considered a process. *shrug*), split toning sepia/selenium, and distressing the negatives. Kinda like this fella! http://www.emilschildt.com/KILL.htm Except I'm a noob and he scratches large format film so it's easier to work with heh. This might be a bit too artsy for some of your tastes. Heck, it's almost too artsy for myself, considering I'm not a very artsy person.

    Oh, and I took pics of the prints on a copy stand, since I don't have a scanner. I shot it RAW and tried to adjust the image slightly in Lightroom to make it look as close to the print as I could. I probably sucked it up though.



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    About the last three images... I'm only going to use one of the spiders. Which one is the best, or goes the best with the other 4 images? I prefer the first spider. Thoughts?
     
  2. Sympathy

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    how is this related to health? :o
     
  3. TtamNedlog

    TtamNedlog OT Supporter

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    Health? :confused:
     
  4. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    third spider.

    thats fucking awesome!

    best work you've posted.
     
  5. Sharpie

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    3rd, distressing looks most natural
     
  6. kristin

    kristin my dog > *

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    I love #7.
     
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    I really like #5, but it's framed a little weird :dunno:

    the scratched look doesn't really do it for me, it's distracting, but I like the pics overall :bigthumb:

    I hope all those bugs were dead when you took the pics :noes:
     
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    who cares about spiders, dragon fly thingie ftw
     
  9. TtamNedlog

    TtamNedlog OT Supporter

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    Thanks for the feedback and compliments!

    I'm surprised to see people liking the third spider. I can't figure out why people like it, except perhaps as Sharpie said, the distressing looks more natural.

    They were all alive when I took the shots. which made it rather tough for the wasp and the moth as they were pretty skittish.

    I agree with mob though. The dragonfly is by far my favorite out of all of these.
     
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    #5 is pretty cute.
     
  11. FINALBOSS

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    I love these.
     
  12. jared_IRL

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    The first spider is my favorite shot, but I said the 3rd spider because it fits into the series better.

    the first shot looks happy and cute and fun, but the series and distressing of the negs are not about happy and cute.

    So while #5 is my fav. individual shot, it would take away from the series.

    The second spider is too macro. You can't tell that it's a spider, and so it also distracts from the series.

    #3 fits in perfectly.
     
  13. TtamNedlog

    TtamNedlog OT Supporter

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    Ah, thanks for the elaboration Jared. Yeah the second spider is too close. It's actually the same magnification (give or take a slight bit) as all the rest, but it was a rather large tarantula heh. So it is naturally much larger than the other insects anyway. I guess I shouldn't have framed him 1:1.

    The other thing is that if I went with the third spider, I'd have 4 bugs looking left, and the dragonfly looking right. I figured that might be odd, so the fifth spider not looking left might compliment the dragonfly. Of course the dragonfly is also the only one in portrait composition... :doh: I couldn't help it, he was sticking his tail straight up in the air, that bastard!
     
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