Latest topics
» ADOR's Hot Rods
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:20 pm by ADOR

» Camper Redo
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:39 am by Iago

» I finally joined the OMEN family
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:03 pm by BlindLemon77

» voodoo logo - HP
Mon May 22, 2017 3:39 pm by Engrsky

» One of the Last Omens! After 6 years I got one!
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:24 am by East

» Anyone see the "new" HP OMEN desktop yet?
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:10 am by zxj001

» Hi, can I come in?
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:38 pm by zxj001

» Blackbird 002 Radiator fit
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:36 pm by zxj001

» My Voodoo Omen case is now empty sitting in our basement...
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:05 am by Rozzinator

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search

Photography Appreciation

Page 2 of 7 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Iago on Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:54 pm

I have yet to see a digital mode that really looked like true black-and-white to me. I am also not impressed by fake grain. On the other hand, one of the nice things about digital displays like my SXRD projector is that they do very nice "true" black-and-white imagery -- classic B&W films look absolutely stellar. So maybe I am just missing something.
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7359
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Seamaster on Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:27 am

I'm not sure. I really don't know enough about photography or modern technology related to photography to comment. However, since photography is a passion for you, perhaps it is worth a little research to find a suitable alternative?
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6402
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Iago on Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:42 pm

Well, I have some serious research to do right now on how to run a village, so that may get put off a bit!
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7359
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Seamaster on Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:51 am

One approach:

avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6402
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Iago on Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:25 pm

Not the approach that I would have chosen.
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7359
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Seamaster on Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:39 pm

No worries. I won't tell anyone.
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6402
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Iago on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:48 pm

Since East appears to have abandoned this thread in favor of cars, I will offer a few on-topic photos that I took out of the window of a commercial airliner a few years ago:







avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7359
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Seamaster on Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:27 am

I've often looked out the window on aeroplanes and thought "that'd make a nice shot." But I've never reached for the camera. I suffer from horrible motion sickness and it is debilitating. Gravol is my friend.
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6402
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Iago on Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:05 am

Well, you might have wasted your time. It is extremely difficult to get a decent shot through airliner windows. Resolution and detail suffers, and exposure is difficult.
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7359
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Seamaster on Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:58 pm

I'm sure I would have bollixed the shot, which is another reason why I didn't bother. Incidentally, your photographs are impressive. You cannot tell that you are shooting through an airline window.
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6402
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  East on Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:12 pm

Wow nice pictures. Somebody I know still shoots 35mm and even that is damn near impossible to find where I live. I can remember in the 90's being excited to go pick up my pictures after they had been developed to see how they came out. While its nice to be able to retake a photo that came out poorly it also takes out the surprises that make it fun. It seems that cvs and wallgreens are the only stores that even still develop film
avatar
East

Posts : 1339
Points : 3977
Join date : 2010-10-16
Location : New York

View user profile http://www.gamersgen.org/ggsmf

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Iago on Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:59 pm

The grain on those pictures is somewhat magnified due to the fact that they did end up a bit underexposed, so I had to boost the contrast significantly. That can make the grain stand out more.

Yes, I will miss film!
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7359
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Iago on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:11 pm

A few more shots taken from airplane windows. The first is of a mall we passed over somewhere between Chicago and Ohio:





The second is of the outskirts of Minneapolis on landing approach. Note how low it is -- this is why you should never live near a metropolitan airport:





And here is one taken on the approach to Kansai airport in Osaka. Not a great shot, but the only aerial shot of Japan that turned out:





And, to bring it back to earth, here is one that I took inside Kansai airport:


avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7359
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Seamaster on Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:17 am

The mall shot looks like you've zoomed in on a bionic insect.

Airliners also fly that low when landing in Calgary.
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6402
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Iago on Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:20 pm

It is really pretty interesting when you look down and see how LARGE the people & vehicles look -- I feel safer when they look like ants!
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7359
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  East on Tue May 10, 2011 10:26 pm

Here are a few taken by somebody I know on a different forum:









You can see more of his work here
avatar
East

Posts : 1339
Points : 3977
Join date : 2010-10-16
Location : New York

View user profile http://www.gamersgen.org/ggsmf

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  East on Tue May 10, 2011 11:53 pm

Here are some photos of sloss furnace, Once widely considered to be the heart of southern economy, today the facility is preserved as a landmark. Despite landmark status many areas are in poor condition.





avatar
East

Posts : 1339
Points : 3977
Join date : 2010-10-16
Location : New York

View user profile http://www.gamersgen.org/ggsmf

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Seamaster on Wed May 11, 2011 5:21 pm

Interesting shots. I am not a photographer, but are those photographs purposely overexposed or manipulated? The colours appear heavily saturated in some shots.
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6402
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  East on Wed May 11, 2011 8:45 pm

This amazing shipwreck is all that remains of the Maheno. It accidentally became beached after a tow cable snapped. Several efforts were made in vain to get the ship unbleached at high tide until it was ultimately abandoned and left to rot. Even to this date its a breath taking sight.




avatar
East

Posts : 1339
Points : 3977
Join date : 2010-10-16
Location : New York

View user profile http://www.gamersgen.org/ggsmf

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  East on Thu May 12, 2011 1:45 pm

The one taken of the city is definitely over exposed. I don't think those light trails were added after the fact.
avatar
East

Posts : 1339
Points : 3977
Join date : 2010-10-16
Location : New York

View user profile http://www.gamersgen.org/ggsmf

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Iago on Thu May 12, 2011 2:31 pm

I like the Blade Runner "hell landscape"-style shot under the photo of the waterfall. And yes, the city shot is definitely a long exposure. Speaking of which, here is one that I took at Navy Pier in Chicago looking toward downtown at night. Not a spectacular shot per se, but I took it freehand with only the railing at the left to stabilize me, and an exposure of over a second:





And another freehand lengthy exposure that I took of some spider crabs at the bottom of the Osaka Aquarium -- thank God for an f1.2 lens and some luck with not shaking!






And how about Chicago again -- this time taken from across the lake in Indiana?


avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7359
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Seamaster on Mon May 16, 2011 12:10 pm

The crab shot looks like something out of a 50's era sci-fi horror.
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6402
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Iago on Tue May 17, 2011 3:20 am

Not too far from the truth -- the shapes in the background are people standing on the other side of the glass; those crabs were a bite out of four feet across!
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7359
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Seamaster on Tue May 17, 2011 10:52 am

That's what I had assumed, but I wasn't sure if the water was distorting the perception of size. I guess not. Imagine coming nose to nose with one of those while snorkeling or diving!
avatar
Seamaster

Posts : 3678
Points : 6402
Join date : 2010-07-29
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Iago on Tue May 17, 2011 1:55 pm

It was flat glass in that particular tank. Some of the shots that I took at Osaka were in tanks with curved glass and are a bit distorted. I had never even heard of spider crabs prior to actually seeing the monsters, so I looked them up when I got home. The four foot versions that you see in the tank are nothing -- in the wild, they can grow up to 12 feet from tip-to-tip:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_spider_crab
avatar
Iago

Posts : 4538
Points : 7359
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 50
Location : Osceola, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Photography Appreciation

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 7 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum