A&P some shots around Jacksonville today v. cool stuff

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  1. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    First, me and a friend visited a ginormous bookstore...

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    Then I drove to photograph the cooling towers for the local power plant...

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    A couple random shots from the drive...

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    goten2000 Tupac's Son

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    you use LR presets for some of those?
     
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    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    No he just used different White Balance settings in the camera.

    Nice pics :bowdown:
     
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    this one is my favorite. Awesome!
     
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    WB is off
     
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    I used LR, but not really any presets. I did things that I'm sure some presets can do, but I rarely use presets anymore.

    THanks for looking
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    There is nothing wrong with using presets and actions guys. I use them all the time. dont let some of the OTAP fool you, alot of working photogs rely on Actions and Presets in their workflow.
     
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    Yea, I'm definitely not opposed to them. If I have to apply the same processing to several photos and want to repeat it some other day, I create a preset for it. But I pay attention to what the downloadable presets do and it's usually easier to just do it myself and get it looking exactly how I want :dunno: Half of them just use vignetting and split toning :mamoru:
     
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    You use shortcuts that look great and reduce the time you spend doing redundant work? How dare you!?!?!?!??
     
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    Nice shots man.
     
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    that bookstore is such an awesome place. it's called Chamblin Bookmine and it's pretty easy to get lost in there, actually. I wanted to photograph some of the other costumers...some of them had a really cool look and were standing in PERFECT light, but I didn't want to be rude :o
     
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    what did you do to these pics?
     
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    Shoot first. Ask later :hsugh:
     
  16. Wobistdu

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    i'm going to look at these pictures many times. this is a good lesson on composition. you took mostly normal every day situations and made gorgeous pictures

    i am completely inspired good sir
     
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    i love #1

    the cooler WB is nice

    the DOF is great

    her facial expression is great

    she's very pretty
     
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    Nice. Sharp as fuck. What lens?
     
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    The first photo: (in LR)
    -Converted to grayscale.
    -Turned down "highlights" to -60 to fix clipped highlights in the steam.
    -Turned up "lights" to +24 to bring out details in cooling towers.
    -Brought down overall exposure -1.00 and brought recovery, fill light, and blacks about 50 each.
    -Painted exposure +.30 or +.40 on the sides of the cooling towers to bring out their details. I did this to the hillside too. It gives a slight HDR look :dunno:
    -Added a hue at 55º and low saturation to the highlights in the Split Toning section, giving it the slightly brownish look.
    -Exaggerated vignette.
    -Tweaked the grayscale mix.
    -Painted various clarity and exposure amounts on the steam to help bring out detail.
    -Sharpened sides of the cooling towers in PS.
    -Probably some other stuff, but you get the idea.

    The second photo: (in LR)
    -Brought overall exposure down -1.00.
    -Then I made the sliders in the Tone Curve section look like /.
    -Vibrance +40, saturation -70
    -Recovery, fill light, blacks all to 50.
    -55º hue for highlights in Split Toning section, slight saturation.
    -Painted various clarity and exposure amounts on the steam to help bring out detail.
    -Sharpened sides of the cooling towers in PS.
    -Unfortunately, I used the Flickr web photo editor, Picnik, to make a minor change to this image and when it re-saved it, it lost TONS of detail and added JPEG artifacts (Thanks for this great service, Flickr :rolleyes:)
    :o thanks

    Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and Nikon 50mm f/1.8
     
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