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Postby Melathys » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:35 pm

So, there's a fair coming up, and I was hoping I could get some opinions on a few pics I could enter into the contest. I'll be the first to admit I'm not a pro, I leave that for my brother( http://www.stephanphotos.com/ ) The entry fee is $18 per picture, so I'm really trying to cut down on the amount of pictures I want to enter, lol.

thank you, and I hope you might actually like some of them, lol.

These are my not so pro pictures. http://www.flickriver.com/photos/dstephan/
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Melathys » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:45 pm

here's a few I think are front runners to enter

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*edit, now that I think about it, if ya'll have pictures you'd like to share, post them here!
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Nikachelle » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:55 pm

I know next to nothing about photography, but I love these ones:
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My only comment is that a lot of these shots seem oversaturated. Is that intentional?
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Nikachelle » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:56 pm

:/ Links to your account totally didn't work. Grrr.
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Melathys » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:07 pm

I know a few of them are, I find them more interesting that way (like the above one with the umbrella)...but you say a lot. I may have to go re-examine some of them then.

yea, it took me a bit to figure out how to share pics from flickr. I find you go to share, then the html code, then just pull out the .jpg part of the link.

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ok, I think I'm seeing it now, and I find I do prefer the newly adjusted picture better.

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this might be also a bit why my brother was trying to recommend a different HDR program than CS5, cause some of them look better without hdr at all (yea, I know its not true hdr, but when shooting with RAW, you can come pretty close)
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Nikachelle » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:20 pm

I definitely prefer the adjusted picture between those too. Saturation can be good, but too much of it... is too much.
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Nikachelle » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:21 pm

Just cuz you said to post shots... this is my favourite I ever took. Total luck too, I have no skill.
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Melathys » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:25 pm

that is nice. I like how you managed to get the glare without washing out the rest of the picture.

when I'm taking pics with my phone or point and shoot (I just ordered a canon S95 that I can't wait to play with), sometimes I'll hold my polarized sunglasses over the lens, lol.
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Fivelives » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:19 am

Never been all that good with photography, but I had this sitting on my point & shoot:

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I especially like the little clouds in the right side of it that look like people.
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby knaughty » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:37 am

Is it just me, or is Flikr a piece of crap?

Anyway, I've joined up and it doesn't automatically accept full-size photos, I had to upload the full-size versions manually.

These are pictures of my Grandfather's farm, I'm quite proud of them:

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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Arnock » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:15 pm

Melathys wrote:here's a few I think are front runners to enter

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*edit, now that I think about it, if ya'll have pictures you'd like to share, post them here!



Those two look great to me.


I've never been able to take anything that I'd consider to be 'good' with a digital camera, everything always winds up washed out and faded. Even the cheap kodak disposable cameras wind up turning out better pics, heck I've even won a contest with one before.
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Sarevok » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:28 am

Nikachelle wrote:Just cuz you said to post shots... this is my favourite I ever took. Total luck too, I have no skill.
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Now this I like! It's as if I am actually standing right there! Every time I look at this picture my mind always start to wander away...

/a hundred thumbs up :D
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Skye1013 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:04 am

Melathys wrote:Image

I like that one. Not sure if it would look better in b/w, but I do find it appealing.

Also... where did you take a picture of a giraffe that wasn't in a zoo? That's quite awesome :).
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Melathys » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:31 am

It actually was in a zoo. in palm desert, ca. or was it desert springs? I get the two mixed up all the time.
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Rachmaninoff » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:48 am

these are my pictures for my first trip to maine... left at night got there at 1 am, the sun woke me up around 545 and this is what I saw
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and that same night
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and on my cruise last year, this photo was taken with my phone, and I think it looks shopped, but its not
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edit: Melathys those are pretty good, I really like the industrious ones.
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby theckhd » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:07 am

Rachmaninoff wrote:and that same night
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg1/ ... C00159.jpg
I couldn't get the moon just right but you get the idea

I've apparently been watching too much X-files, because my mind totally jumped to "UFO" when I saw that picture.
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby cerwillis » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:34 am

I took the first 3 with an underwater disposable camera when I was on St John in the USVIs a few years ago. The last 2 were taken with my iphone in Hawaii last December. I haven't treated them at all, though I like the CVS developing machine's saturation on the film ones.
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby bldavis » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:36 am

i wanna go!!!

beautiful pics cerwillis
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby fuzzygeek » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:50 am

I'll always regret I didn't angle the camera up two degrees.
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Somewhere in the middle of Kuai
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Invisusira » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:19 pm

fuzzygeek wrote:Hotlinking images is not permitted ().

geez way to hotlink from your own site

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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby fafhrd » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:03 am

Random pictures from random places (some of which people can probably guess). I don't know what most of the stuff on my camera does, so this is about as amateur as it gets. I think I do like photographing things as opposed to landscapes though.

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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:39 am

theckhd wrote:
Rachmaninoff wrote:and that same night
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg1/ ... C00159.jpg
I couldn't get the moon just right but you get the idea

I've apparently been watching too much X-files, because my mind totally jumped to "UFO" when I saw that picture.

Oddly enough I just finished watching the first season, and I concur wholeheartedly :D.
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Rachmaninoff » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:14 am

Skye1013 wrote:
theckhd wrote:I've apparently been watching too much X-files, because my mind totally jumped to "UFO" when I saw that picture.

Oddly enough I just finished watching the first season, and I concur wholeheartedly :D.


I'm about to finish season 8... assuming you are watching them on netflix, your going to kill a fews days just watching season 3,4,the movie,5 I know I did
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Skye1013 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:07 am

Rachmaninoff wrote:
Skye1013 wrote:
theckhd wrote:I've apparently been watching too much X-files, because my mind totally jumped to "UFO" when I saw that picture.

Oddly enough I just finished watching the first season, and I concur wholeheartedly :D.


I'm about to finish season 8... assuming you are watching them on netflix, your going to kill a fews days just watching season 3,4,the movie,5 I know I did

Actually... I picked up all 9 seasons from the Haji shop over here ($150.) The quality is actually pretty good, since I think they ripped it from the dvd box set. I probably won't get around to finishing it before I leave here though, but I'll have plenty of time to watch it back in Germany during my 2 weeks of R&R :).
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Re: Ameteur photography

Postby Vanifae » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:57 am

Amateur Photography.
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