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Your photos are great spokey, but they could definitely benefit from some pp. They always look unfinished somehow

Krafty: That horse photo is excellent!
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Cheers Erik. It was taken near El Calafate, Patagonia. Was rather cold.

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Your photos are great spokey, but they could definitely benefit from some pp. They always look unfinished somehow

Be my guest, i'll send you the files
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I knew your objections to pp was grounded in laziness
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don't discount inability too
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There's always that automagic button in iPhoto and (I'm assuming) Picasa
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What would your suggestions be on that pic anyway? To me the colours in it are fine. The focus is as I want it...there are pics like that that I don't believe need anything. I do honestly believe that one is fine as it is.

It's not all laziness, I like to get the pic the first time, and I have a love of what the pic that I get is. Not what it could be.

Oh yeah...microsoft office picture manager
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It's a tad bit underexposed and lacking in contrast making the subject rather dull. With just a few select adjustments you could go from a good picture to a standout picture that will grab people's attention.

If you send me the original file to erikveland at the gmail I could give it a go if you wouldn't mind
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I'll do that later on, shall try it myself too.
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I imagine it can be tricky being cb.

Anyway. Here it is with a little more 'punch'... pshop quickie.





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I imagine it can be tricky being cb.

the reason why i didn't do too much colour printing back at uni, too expensive to fuck up as much as i could

looks orright too Miss
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Bit too much k_x?

I was thinking something along the lines of:

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Bit too much k_x?

I was thinking something along the lines of:

Yeah I was thinking that when I did it but now I see it next to yours I like the stranglth in the colours better in mine. Yours looks a bit pale to me.

If I didn't have the original there I'd probably pick mine.

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i like the rawness of spokey's shots.

i tend to pp my shots a little bit, but never straying too far from reality. just a bit of colour saturation and lighting, to make them 'pop'

like this one, the browns weren't so rich in the original (may repost original tonight)

again, i'm calling it creative cos i had to hang off a railing to get up close

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That might depend on your monitor calibration (I recalibrated mine today). I'm having problems seeing the main subject (the bee) in yours because it's so dark and oversaturated

Mind you I'm no stranger to oversaturated photos.

*cough* *cough*
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i don't mind a bit of over saturation
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yeah the bee in clearer... fair call.

And I agree with tt. If any of my shots require more than a little smidge of pp they're not worth the trouble IMO.

Step 1 = take good photo

Step 2 = improve contrast/colour slightly

The end.

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keep it simple hey!

i also tend to crop off edges every so often as well if the composition isn't quite right, or if i am too far away to get a full frame shot.

which is why my new camera and lens rock cos i can crop the shit out of my shots and still get a really clear image, a la butterflies
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Thanks for the ideas folks, i'll post a tryout tonight if i can
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Of course. Garbage In, Garbage Out. No amount of pp can save a shoddy original
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<3 <3 <3 <3 the flamingos Ms Krafty. Also the pelicans

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Thanks for the ideas folks, i'll post a tryout tonight if i can



but i still like your raw shots.
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me too

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It's like a bovine threesome!
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sorry. you said bovine.
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Cheers Cavey. They're crazy altiplano flamingos living in sulphur lakes 5000m above sea level.

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Very jealous K_X!
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Toucan and Squirrel in one:

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If you send me the original file to erikveland at the gmail I could give it a go if you wouldn't mind

Done. By the time i'd finished dealing with other peoples puters last night i wasn't in the mood to play with my own, so no fixed bee for me today
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Sorry for crossposting. I'm an idiot:

OK, here's my final version of Nick's awesome image:



Before and After Slideshow
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The colours don't seem quite right

nice work
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Wow, all the photography here are very good indeed!
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Tawny Frogmouth that visits us out the back. I worked my way up to the edge of the clothesline, had him lined up for a really awesome shot and he flew off






little nemo moves around too fast to get a really good shot of him
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Tawny Frogmouth that visits us out the back. I worked my way up to the edge of the clothesline, had him lined up for a really awesome shot and he flew off

The fuck he did!

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Now THAT my friend... is awesome!
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that was still about 5m away i mean i got right up to the edge and he was still just sitting there. i was about to hit the shutter & see you later, pal.

could've been good if i had it on high speed continuous as his wings looked pretty good!
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O_o

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well, according to dictionary.com
chilli is hot pepper food etc.
chilly is cold temperature.

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im trying to domesticate 4 kittens that are living in my garage. stray mother is now friendly, still working on these guys. but one of the fuckers bit my finger tonight













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well, according to dictionary.com
chilli is hot pepper food etc.
chilly is cold temperature.

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Love these creatures.
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wtf is that thing?

it has brows man! it's like a man-garoo or somethink
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wtf is that thing?

it has brows man! it's like a man-garoo or somethink

Click through and read all about it
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That's one of those kangaroos than climb trees yes?

Katsu kangae wa motsu na makenu kangae wa hitsuyo.



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That's one of those kangaroos than climb trees yes?

Yeah. Aptly named Tree-Kangaroos.
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i love tree kangaroos! Awesome shot generik!

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