first time posting an image here. this is from a test shoot last week. not sure if i want to retain the original color, or give it a more current treatment (flat toned b&w, modified technicolor, soft vintage yellowed).
Nice first Nikon thread post, David. I think this would look good either B/W or a vintage treatment. Give it a film noir look perhaps.
i've been fiddling with both in photoshop for a few days. every time i think i've made a decision, i change my mind again. haha.
i haven't nailed down the look for either model.
Also new to the forum and first post - some great photos and photographers here.
Santa Cruz coastline at sunset - D700 & 300mm f4 at f8 - pp in LR and Nik CEP Kodachrome filter - how I miss my Kodachrome!
Nice moment, composition and processing here. Best shot i've seen of the place!
This is really super.
If you don't mind me chiming in on your hesitation, my take is that most of your doubts re treatment could indeed be less related to actual global processing than to a slight issue re the magenta cast in the forearm & hand. No technical issues there, neither lighting or camera related, just good ol' blood in the veins. The bit of cast associated with the foregroung position and light orientation creates a "double contrast" resulting in a slight off-balance feel in both the color and B&W versions. No real way to deal with it than make-up... before or after the fact
I strongly prefer the color, more consistent with your choice of model and shoot. Technicolor style.
Again, great shot.
i've shot the model a few times, get's better every time. he's getting into photography himself, and i've sort of become a mentor. really good kid.
i don't mind the fiddling with at all, i'm all for constructive suggestions. color correcting that arm was on my to do list...the technicolor treatment hid it a bit, but not enough (+yellow in the skin tone). i like what you've done with it...it definitely takes the attention away, and gets it on the way to technicolor...actually very similar what i had already but dialed down some. heh.
Absolutely brilliant! Love the captured dynamics and the two color zones.
Especially with your skills.
Was the previous photo taken in LV? Has more of a Brooklyn feel to it...
(or LV is getting older faster than expected )
Just kidding. Again, great setup!
Thanks again Lloyd
Thanks for the warm welcome Steve
A friend invited me to go sailing in San Francisco Bay recently so I packed up the D700 and took the opportunity to take some photos of this very photogenic city
This one with the 14-24mm f2.8 as we were passing under the GG bridge - I usually like my horizons straight but wanted to try a different perspective on the bridge since it's been photographed from every angle ;-)
The City - taken with 70-200mm f2.8
Kite boarding fun in the bay!
Sailing Home - also with 70-200mm f2.8
Thanks for looking.
it was taken in vegas (which very well might be getting older faster than you thought. haha). at the studio i rent, there are AMAZING alleyways outside in the area. the owner has actually location scouted for a couple of the big fashion mags using those alleys. it's kinda-sorta downtown, in what we lovingly call "the arts district". 99% of people go down there to shoot the amazing graffiti...but it's so overdone, we avoided it like the plague. lol
and thanks. glad to be here...seems like an awesome little corner of the interwebs.
Creative and impactful at the same time, technically perfect on top of that.
(...and, i'm usually keen on straight horizons, too...)
Like the quite clean b&w city view, too.
Not too found on the other two, but that's just me and the HDR treatment feel here
Nicely done Tim.
still some retouching to do, obviously...but this is the final treatment i'm gonna go with. 99% sure. it's the one i keep coming back to. (and is much better without the magenta hand. haha)
now off to the MF forum to post a few more images from the day.
EDIT: woops...double post
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Very sweet photo - nicely done.
The picture of the kid smoker and the bridge appear on this page 5 times each...tedious, repetitive, and space wasting seeing the same images over and over...why does commenting on the pic require displaying an image that has already been viewed 4-5 times? I'm not criticizing the quality of these images (no offense intended to the photographers who took the pics)...just the quantity...visual overkill.
Last edited by benroy; 30th June 2011 at 12:59. Reason: added info
The issue you raise is nonetheless legitimate, and has been raised any number of times before. It's actually doesn't occur as often as it did previously.
Your point's well taken, but I suspect the practice will continue.
Last edited by Lloyd; 1st July 2011 at 13:00.
Sorry for not being here much lately. Lots of work, lots of visitors, lots of challenges of all kinds. But here's one from last weekend, caught at the race track of course
D300 with 80-200 AF-S @ 135mm and f/2.8
That one will warm the cockles of your heart for sure! Great portrait Jorgen. Beautiful in b/w.
+1 - nice! ;-)