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    Re: Blends

    "Storm Moving Thru The Plains"
    We've had some major storms in the last couple of days. So here is an image I can relate to.
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    Amazing abstract.
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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Amazing abstract.
    Thanks Uwe.
    Here is another one from that storm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Same photo (G1 + 7-14mm, taken 12/26/2009) and same texture. Different blends.



    The above mentioned picture is my favourite in both. My questions is which camera did you used to click these lovely pictures? Your way of taking the pictures shows that you are professional photographer. How did you change the blends? I am amateur and dont know much about using the camers.

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    I think I used a Canon 5D2. And one if the negative of the other before blending.

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    Re: Blends

    These last two are wonderful, Mike. Again reminds me a lot of John Turner

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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    "Storm Moving Thru The Plains"
    We've had some major storms in the last couple of days. So here is an image I can relate to.
    Mike


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    Re: Turner

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    These last two are wonderful, Mike. Again reminds me a lot of John Turner

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    Quite. Turner, Constable, Hogarth - it's definitely that sort of influence for Mike isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post
    Quite. Turner, Constable, Hogarth - it's definitely that sort of influence for Mike isn't it?
    thanks Keith and Michael. I do love Turner's landscapes. I saw a DVD (simon schama's power of art) and Turner was one of the artists that he covered. I have been trying to get that sort of feeling in my landscapes ever since.

    cheers
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    Re: Blends

    “Moon Peeking Thru The Storm Clouds”
    More storms again tonight. When the rain stopped, I went out on the deck and found more amazing clouds. So here is tonights entry.

    cheers
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    Re: Blends

    This is called "Starry, Starry, Night"

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    This is called "Starry, Starry, Night"

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    Nice one Keith. The subject matter works really well with the negative look. That's a tuff one to pull off. I've been tempted to go more abstract on some of my shots as well.

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    Nice one Keith. The subject matter works really well with the negative look. That's a tuff one to pull off. I've been tempted to go more abstract on some of my shots as well.

    cheers
    MIke
    Thanks Mike:

    Blending seems to always take me to abstraction to one degree or another.

    The thing is, you never know what to expect (especially in difference mode). I think you need a whole lot of experience and some trusted textures to say "this is what I want to do" and eventually get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    “Moon Peeking Thru The Storm Clouds”
    More storms again tonight. When the rain stopped, I went out on the deck and found more amazing clouds. So here is tonights entry.

    cheers
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    I you could use the moon :-)
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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    I you could use the moon :-)
    I'm not sure what you mean Uwe? "I you could use the moon"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean Uwe? "I you could use the moon"

    mike
    Was a typo: " You could (re-)use the moon". Or was the moon in the original cloud shot?
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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Was a typo: " You could (re-)use the moon". Or was the moon in the original cloud shot?
    Ah! The moon was in the sky at that spot, but I had to wait till the clouds cleared slightly. then I put the two images together. I hope it doesn't look fake. It is real, sort of!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    Ah! The moon was in the sky at that spot, but I had to wait till the clouds cleared slightly. then I put the two images together. I hope it doesn't look fake. It is real, sort of!

    Mike
    Does not look fake (just when knowing your work a bit :-) ).
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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Does not look fake (just when knowing your work a bit :-) ).
    I know what you mean. My wife always asks, "was that really there"?
    Any way, I like it.

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    Re: Blends

    "A Walk In The Park"

    This is a beautiful park below the Prague Castle. It’s not always open, but when it is, I always like to take a walk from one end to the other. The Castle is on top of the hill on the right.
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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    "A Walk In The Park"

    This is a beautiful park below the Prague Castle. It’s not always open, but when it is, I always like to take a walk from one end to the other. The Castle is on top of the hill on the right.
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    Nice one Mike - works very well to convey the detailed structure of the foliage

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    Stunning landscape, Uwe

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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post

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    Re: Blends

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    really interesting landscape Uwe. Are the stripes from the background texture?

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    The stripes are Dunes :-)
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    Re: Blends

    "Dream Walking"
    EP-1 with 40mm f 1.4 CV
    I used the B&W art filter on the camera and then added a couple of background textures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    "Dream Walking"
    EP-1 with 40mm f 1.4 CV
    I used the B&W art filter on the camera and then added a couple of background textures.

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    Mike, you have a great sense of mood.
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    Re: Blends

    Thanks Uwe.

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    Just a pattern and no blend (Perspective crop though):

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    Re: Blends

    Cool shot Uwe. Is that some kind of agricultural field?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    Cool shot Uwe. Is that some kind of agricultural field?
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    Yes, this is an aerial of green house covers (and it is a crop).
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    Inspired by Mike

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    Great shot Uwe. I recognize that location. You managed to capture more fish than I did, which makes it more effective.

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    >I recognize that location.

    Not sure. They have different swarms. This is massive one in the shark tank and you hardly can get fewer fish. Of course the fish have lots of motion (actually nice) blur and we needed at least ISO 1250 (5D2) and Canon 100mm f/2.8 IS Macro.

    Even more fish :-)



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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    "Dream Walking"
    EP-1 with 40mm f 1.4 CV
    I used the B&W art filter on the camera and then added a couple of background textures.

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    I've been missing this thread again. Some beautiful blends here. I'm really entranced by this one.

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    Thanks Diane, that Image is one of my favorites as of late.

    Uwe, I love the Jelly Fish images.

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    Re: Blends

    "A Ride In The Countryside" EP-1 40mm f 1.4 CV lens
    I shot this photo out the car window on the way to Andrea’s family cottage in the Czech countryside. It’s a beautiful countryside and people are always flying hot air ballon’s and old bi- planes.
    And another image from yesterday that I uploaded to the Bokeh thread, but maybe it belongs here.

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    Re: Blends

    Wilted Sunflowers"

    This shot was taken on the same road trip as the last image. Shot out the car window somewhere in the Czech countryside.
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    Re: Blends

    "Digital Flowers"

    E-P2 with Fuji 55/1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    "Digital Flowers"

    E-P2 with Fuji 55/1.8

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    interesting shot Keith. Is this effect done with Layer modes or styles?
    It is a good contrast to my dead sunflowers above.

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    Re: Blends

    "View From The Pool" EP-1 for textures iPhone for main image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    "View From The Pool" EP-1 for textures iPhone for main image.

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    I looked at this one first on your blog, which on my MacBook Pro 17in screen shows as a 2in x 2in image. On this forum the image shows 3 times bigger than that and looks so much better - the detail in the "roots" of the grasses is lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    I looked at this one first on your blog, which on my MacBook Pro 17in screen shows as a 2in x 2in image. On this forum the image shows 3 times bigger than that and looks so much better - the detail in the "roots" of the grasses is lovely.

    Keith
    I've been wondering if I should increase the size of my blog images. At first, I wanted the site to look like a blog site and not a big website like I already have. But I agree, maybe the photos aren't as effective.
    I'll check into it.

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    Re: Blends

    "Two Roads To The Past" EP-1

    Andrea and I were taking a hike near the cottage on our way to a fairy tale landscape which is about a mile away. We came to the fork in the road and I did a quick shot and then we kept on going. Now two years later, I’ve discovered it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    "Two Roads To The Past" EP-1

    Andrea and I were taking a hike near the cottage on our way to a fairy tale landscape which is about a mile away. We came to the fork in the road and I did a quick shot and then we kept on going. Now two years later, I’ve discovered it again.
    Reminds me of Robert Frost's poem:

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, as just as fair
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    Though as for that, the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    ...........etc

    Except there is no yellow wood - but, that should be easy too fix Mike

    Beautiful image

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    Thanks for sharing the poem Keith. I'm anxious to print this one and put some wax on it.

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    Mike,

    were the birds in the original shot? Nice touch anyway.

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Mike,

    were the birds in the original shot? Nice touch anyway.

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    I knew someone would ask that question. No, I put them in. Do you think it looks fake? It is hard to find just the right opacity or blur to make it look right. Again, I approach my shots as if I could paint (I wish), the sky looked to empty and I didn't want to add clouds, but the birds seemed to be just the right touch, that is as long as it looks real. So I'm curious about that?

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    "Hidden Pond" EP-1

    Here is another shot from our hike thru the Czech country side. I’ll probably post more in the coming days. This was such a beautiful area and I shot a few hundred photos!

    And before you ask Uwe, and I mean it in a joking way, I added the swan, but he was really there. Just down at the other end of the pond. So I took a shot of him there to put in the shot that I wanted. One of those occasions where I couldn't wait around to see if he showed up. I hope it looks real? Now I'm starting to be paranoid!!

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