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Some pictures to share

by jump1127 / June 17, 2008 1:07 AM PDT
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by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / June 17, 2008 3:44 AM PDT
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Love that you took a photo of a woman holding an L lens. The one before that is very nice.

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The Unexpected
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 18, 2008 11:53 PM PDT
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Adorn a peacock.

Most unusual, but effective.

That peacock has beautiful body feathers.
I have never seen one quite like that.
It looks too perfect to be real.


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In fact,
by jump1127 / June 19, 2008 12:55 AM PDT
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They're not real, but surely look nice ! I shot them at an orchid's exhibition, inside a well-known Bangkok shopping mall. The decoration was outstanding.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 19, 2008 8:51 AM PDT
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The effect is surprising and very pleasing.

There is an old expression called "gilding the Lilly"

Meaning: To embellish the beautiful

Decorating a peacock is "over the top".

Enjoyed the photographs.


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by schumi0008 / June 19, 2008 1:54 PM PDT
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i don't take it just photos,i call it artwork..nice job.

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Some pictures to share?
by taboma / June 21, 2008 5:41 PM PDT
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Jump, nice photography.
I took a nice photo of a flower in Antalia, Turkey, 2005. The photo came out excellent for a "silk flower." Fooled me until after the shot and in our hotel foyer.
My wife just go back from Croatia in June. I will send you a couple of photos so you can dream about your trip back to Croatia also.
You were there in April.
Have a few surprises for you. My wife's photography from Venice in 2007. Newly found images from her CF cards that she lost track of.
You will like them. A story behind the door, etc. Like yours.
Very good images. Will send them Sunday evening.


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Thanks Kevin,
by jump1127 / June 21, 2008 9:51 PM PDT

Look forward to view many beautiful pictures and the pictures from Croatia. Unfortunately, the soccer team lost to the Turkish team in the Euro 2008 soccer, too bad, I was cheering them both ..haha. So many trips, and places to travel these days. I just can't help loving both Croatia and Turkey.

I've got that many chances taking photos lately. Look forward to do so. Definitely, I'll post more for the later trip. Hang in there !

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Jump and Croatia/Venice
by taboma / June 22, 2008 4:05 PM PDT
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Jump 6/22/08

Jump, a few snapshots from my wife, Judith, while in Croatia in May, 2008. On the way back from Croatia they had to fly out of Venice.

The night shot you would excel at.
Recognize any landmarks in Croatia or Venice?
My favorite is WaterfrontDoor0973. I wonder what is behind that door?? Another image is from Photoshop Posterization filters.
Photo from Venice.

The WeirdBishop is nice that you notice him after looking at the shot. If I were there I would have taken a series of shots with this man. My wife never noticed him at all.
Jump, you would have had a field day and come up with some dramatic photos of this man.
Go back to Venice and find him!!

All images have been processed through Adobe Photoshop V7.



Why are certain ImageShack images linked to Advertisements?

Hope you enjoy these images from my wife.


P.S. The Turks love soccer!

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by jump1127 / June 23, 2008 1:39 AM PDT

It took me a while to view all the pictures. But, I really enjoyed them. The lake landscape shot is awesome ! I missed both Venice and Krka. The Weirdbishop really looks funny. Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed them.

Perhaps, a revisit to the US is coming up for me . hahaha. It's been 16 years that I've not visited the US. Yesterday, I went to a bookstore and saw the great Adam Ansel's black&white photos. That really reminded me those great US National park. Any way, this coming October, Rumania might be something I want to try, never travel there at all. Who knows, some places else may come across.

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Future travel
by taboma / June 23, 2008 2:46 PM PDT
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Jump, join us in Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest. Good beer and great photo opportunities around. You would love it.
My wife left Croatia and traveled to Venice in order to fly back to Germany.

I loved that man that I called the Weirdbishop in Venice. You would have had great shots of this man I am sure.
It always sends chills up my spine to confront performers in masks for some reason. These performers are so good at what they do it is spooky!!

The lake landscape in Croatia is strictly Adobe Photoshop V7 coloration. The original photo was nice to begin with. I used mostly curves in that photo and also color adjustments for the sea. Kind of fun to create all kind of coloration effects.

My wife last night viewed some of her original photos from Croatia and Venice. She loved them. Actually, she did a great job with these travel shots. (A Canon Digital S400). I just was able to adjust the levels and curves plus cropping to make them somewhat better.
My wife is into photographing windows and doorways with flowers.
Does a good job.
I will send you those next time. Kind of like an architectural study and interesting. Has an unusual eye for detail. Likes architecture like you.

Ansel Adams link:


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by taboma / June 24, 2008 5:36 PM PDT
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Jump, more images for you. Sorry that you missed traveling South in Croatia.
Here are some that you might enjoy.
Croatia Doors/Windows/Archways & Other Scenes.

A few snapshots from my wife, Judith, while in Croatia and Venice in May, 2008.
Most photos are based on doors, windows and archways in these two countries.
All photos have been adjusted with Adobe Photoshop V-7 to some degree with levels, curves and cropping.
These are good travel snap shots and not intended to be professional photos.
My wife uses a Canon Digital Elf S400 pocket camera. Not a bad little travel camera.
Hope you enjoy this travel tour?


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by jump1127 / June 26, 2008 12:29 AM PDT
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Those were so many pictures to view. I've not gone thru' all of them since the servers are now slow. But, many croatia pictures remind me that your wife and my family visited the similar places. Thank, Kevin. I'll check them all out soon.

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by taboma / June 26, 2008 2:36 PM PDT
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Jump, I kind of liked the theme: Windows,Doors and Archways etc.
I am sure you visited many of these locations in the spring during your trip. I wish that that I had the locations labeled for the Digital Camera Forum.
New ones to show everyone next week for a snap shot tour.

Your photos of Croatia were fabulous. I loved viewing them.
Can you send us more by the way to view?

How did you take those photos of the waterfalls? F-stops etc.
They were great!
Kind of neat to see other countries and their life styles.


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More technics ?
by jump1127 / June 27, 2008 1:02 AM PDT
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Well, I shot the waterfall at the shutter speed mostly between 1/10 and 1/30 seconds that the best I can hold my new 1Ds, a heavy camera helped a lot. Meanwhile, my F-stop ranged from F11 to F16, depending upon the light circumstances, along with the ISO 200 highlight priority ( 14-bit ). Unfortunately, the weather was not really helpful. For the light metering, I mostly used evaluative light metering, and some spot metering for some higher contrast. Unfortunately, I left the tripod at the hotel. Otherwise, it could have been very helpful. I wish I were there later in the summer. I can see the differences upon viewing your wife's pictures.

There were quite many pictures that I've not processed them. Lately, the construction business kept me too busy to do more. But, I'll do so if I've got any chance.

Look like we'll travel to Romania this coming October. Love to view the different life style. Hang in there.

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More technics
by taboma / June 27, 2008 3:31 AM PDT
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Jump,thanks for the info.


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cool : )
by carey345 / July 10, 2008 8:41 AM PDT
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your pics are amazingg!

esp0ecially the girls holding the camera!
what kind of camera did you use to tak these?

and the photo editing programs you used for this?
and your favrite?

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not to overexaggerate
by jump1127 / July 10, 2008 7:01 PM PDT
In reply to: cool : )

,I used Canon 1Ds mark III shooting those pictures. I shot them in RAW format, reprocessed using Canon DPP for JPEG converting. After that, I slightly resized and resharped the picture using Photoshop CS3. I kept processing at the minimum, to lazy to retouch everything. The lenses also were very helpful. Those lenses I used were Canon EF 85mm F1.2L II, 135 F2L, and 35 F1.4L.

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