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    Re: Blends

    3 images blended together to make a panoramic. Then stretched to fill frame.
    Texture added and softened.

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    I think the top one is my favorite.
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    Mine too

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    3 images blended together to make a panoramic. Then stretched to fill frame.
    Texture added and softened.
    Stunning.

    Achieving good results is more difficult than it first appears. It seems that the knowledge gained from experiments is cumulative; I can see a clear difference between my first efforts and those from members who have been doing this for a while. And I really have to "push" myself to into experimentation, because it's not all that natural for me. Fortunately, it's a lot of fun to learn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBurnett View Post
    Stunning.

    Achieving good results is more difficult than it first appears. It seems that the knowledge gained from experiments is cumulative; I can see a clear difference between my first efforts and those from members who have been doing this for a while. And I really have to "push" myself to into experimentation, because it's not all that natural for me. Fortunately, it's a lot of fun to learn!
    For me at least it is still a lot of experimentation. There are always surprises (good and not so good).
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    "Georgian Dancers"

    Normal blends of four images of the same subject - no textures

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    Trees


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    Best regards,
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    John,

    these blues will be hard to print :-).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    John, these blues will be hard to print :-).
    I gave it a shot with my Epson R800 and surprisingly the first attempt wasn't too bad at all. A little too much red, but that can be rectified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBurnett View Post
    I gave it a shot with my Epson R800 and surprisingly the first attempt wasn't too bad at all. A little too much red, but that can be rectified.
    Good. Most of the times these blues get printed over the top.
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    Hi Keith, Michael, and John,

    Great images! I like them all!. Happy Holidays! Leica 77.

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    Re: Blends

    "Cottage by the River"

    G1 with kit zoom

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    "Cottage by the River"

    G1 with kit zoom
    Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    "Cottage by the River"

    G1 with kit zoom

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    Hi Keith,
    Happy New Year! Your latest image is simply beautiful. I love the peaceful ambience and muted colors. Best wishes, Leica 77.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leica 77 View Post
    Hi Keith,
    Happy New Year! Your latest image is simply beautiful. I love the peaceful ambience and muted colors. Best wishes, Leica 77.
    Thanks Leica, this has been a fun year over in the bokeh thread - much of which is due to your enthusiasm. I think the blends thread is closely related, so I find myself moving from one to the other.

    I've learned so much, and there is so much more to look forward to.

    Thanks Uwe for your kind comments, and your software works like a dream!

    I wish everyone a very happy new year

    Keith

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    Doesn't look like it, but there is a lot of blending going on in here

    "Flatford Cottages"

    G1 with kit zoom

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    Fresh from today



    Have a good one folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post

    Have a good one folks!
    Love it, Michael

    Happy new year

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Love it, Michael

    Happy new year

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    I like all you're posting nowadays - just take my silence as constant approval ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBurnett View Post
    Such creativity in this forum -- here and the bokeh thread! While we can get very sophisticated these days with software, I thought I'd share a crude "blend" that I created in 1974 -- 35 years ago! The technique was pretty simple: combine two slides in the same mount.

    John, that's an interesting image--even beyond that its 35 yrs. old .

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    Re: Blends

    "Post Office with Electric Box, Tucson"

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    "Hotel, Santiago"

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    I have to say that I just love this thread. Its inspiring--even more than the 'bokeh' thread for me. I've long really enjoyed Mark Tucker's photography and he uses blends creatively all the time--along with creative uses of various lenses. I've fiddled around with blends but never really followed through. I have lots to work with--and just have to get myself in gear to do it. Since its going to be VERY cold (for us LOL) for the next 14 days--what better time to work with new creative ideas.

    I was a long time textile artist--and loved layering techniques--it was my own 'style'--'painted' or ikat warps (what goes on the loom for the base), very intricate weave patterns, then I would often remove some color (using my own stamps, stencils or freehand), then---add pattern (all of the post weaving work is called 'surface design') and color with other stamps, stencils or freehand. Everything was one of a kind--open to all kinds of creative experiments. This type of thing is very reminiscent of that kind of work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post
    I like all you're posting nowadays - just take my silence as constant approval ...
    Michael - let me know when it goes wrong

    Thanks

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    Decided to get my feet wet with my first blend here.



    Original shot with Lensbaby Composer/WA

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    From 1/1/2010 (main photo)

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    Well time to give it a try, like to join in when creativity is exploding

    It has a high content of stick of rock. But why not it is a new year
    This was a shot with a 500 mm Tokina mirror lens - ridiculous of course - out of my lazy chair watching the evergreen Sissi with Romy Schneider, a typical newyears day movie. Just wanted to test the right breech lock Canon FD adapter and it works! Thanks to Pellicle!

    Blend with a bokehpicture - recognize? And then I used a glassfilter in PS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Well time to give it a try, like to join in when creativity is exploding

    It has a high content of stick of rock. But why not it is a new year
    This was a shot with a 500 mm Tokina mirror lens - ridiculous of course - out of my lazy chair watching the evergreen Sissi with Romy Schneider, a typical newyears day movie. Just wanted to test the right breech lock Canon FD adapter and it works! Thanks to Pellicle!

    Blend with a bokehpicture - recognize? And then I used a glassfilter in PS.

    Michiel

    - Romy Schneider -

    Glad to see that you are bringing your wonderful sense of color over to blends, Michael. Bokehgraphs often make good blends with textures. That's why I'm starting to take a sharp and an OOF shot of the same scene (works well for landscapes)

    Diane, we all knew your stuff would be good. With a spell of cold weather we should see some more

    Very nice Uwe


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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    3 images blended together to make a panoramic. Then stretched to fill frame.
    Texture added and softened.

    Mike

    Mike, I have to say your galleries are just beautiful. My favorites may be the Prague and Vineyard galleries but I find them all wonderful--and I'll revisit them many times.

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    I can't even believe that I hadn't looked at this thread before. I'm blown away by the creativity. WOW!

    Hopefully I can hone my skills and add something here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Mike, I have to say your galleries are just beautiful. My favorites may be the Prague and Vineyard galleries but I find them all wonderful--and I'll revisit them many times.

    Diane
    Thank you Diane. Your shot of the car is great and you did a very nice job with the texture. Just the right amount.
    Here's another one of mine from Prague.

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    >mine from Prague.

    When I lived in Germany I never got to Prague, My bad. Pague has already a texture by itself and you use and enhance it masterfully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    >mine from Prague.

    When I lived in Germany I never got to Prague, My bad. Pague has already a texture by itself and you use and enhance it masterfully.
    Thank you Uwe. Prague is a special place. My wife is from Prague and we actually live there part of the year, her more than me, but eventually we will be there full time. I have so many photos of Prague, I could probably spend the next couple of years in front of the computer doing nothing but that.
    Here are a couple of shots from my vineyard work, which is another one of my favorite subjects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Doesn't look like it, but there is a lot of blending going on in here

    "Flatford Cottages"

    G1 with kit zoom

    Keith

    Great shot Keith. I like the subtle use of texture in both of your cottage images.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Michael - let me know when it goes wrong
    Well, now that you mention it ...
    Only kidding.
    Funny though, the moment I saw your Post Office image (#72) it reminded me of one of Hockney's California highway Polaroid collages - the "Stop" sign and the vivid colours. THEN in the next one I see lots of squares forming an image!

    Another of yesterday's New Year walk on the beach:


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    A Change


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    This one is not subtle - but the original images were more abstract than real.

    "Steps, doors and windows - Tucson"

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    Wow. Creative image after creative image. The following was inspired by my 35-year-old "slide meld".

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    Mike your Vineyard series inspired me to use our Vineyard shots (makes sense now :-))

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    Mike your Vineyard series inspired me to use our Vineyard shots (makes sense now :-))

    Very nice Uwe. That spot looks familiar. Is that the Camelot Highlands vineyard?
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    Very nice Uwe. That spot looks familiar. Is that the Camelot Highlands vineyard?
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    Where should that be?

    This is at Hwy 25 in San Benito County.
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    Where should that be?

    This is at Hwy 25 in San Benito County.
    I'll have to look it up. Can't quite remember. I did all the photography for Kendall-Jackson wines for the last 5 years. Most of it was done in Sonoma, but the Camelot Vineyard was further south.
    Here are a couple more of my vineyard shots.

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    Mike,

    "Sun burning through the Fod" is a stellar image.

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    We don't live in the wine country (South of San Jose). Still a lot of wine here.
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    Beautiful series Mike - the wine land images are my favorites.

    Here is another one from Tucson

    "House with Three Doors"

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    I love all of the vineyard images I've seen here--both Uwe and Mike. Our state is a relatively 'new' wine state (altho' its considered the oldest in the US--but died during prohibition) and our vineyards are not as large and don't have those dramatic lifts and falls and backgrounds (our major appellation extends from fairly high elevation down to the Piedmont but along a river valley). Nonetheless, I've shot in a lot of them and while driving a bit ago was thinking back to my old shots over the years. I esp. like the winter periods when the leaves are gone and only the structure of the vines remains (much as I prefer our mountains with the foliage gone and the 'bones' remaining). I need to revisist those and consider some early winter morning shooting.

    I think this thread has gotten a number of us thinking differently about our shooting--and our processing.

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    I think this thread has gotten a number of us thinking differently about our shooting--and our processing.

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    That is true.One of our major issues here in California is that we have most often boring blue skies (good for the soul but not good for photography). On hte other side oak trees look great against the sky to show their beautiful shapes. Blending is a great tool to present the essence of these scenes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    That is true.One of our major issues here in California is that we have most often boring blue skies (good for the soul but not good for photography). On hte other side oak trees look great against the sky to show their beautiful shapes. Blending is a great tool to present the essence of these scenes.



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    PS: By the way I also stated our blending with an Olympus in camera blending and felt that blending in Photoshop gives us so much more control.
    I know what you mean about the blue skies Uwe. When I was shooting vineyards that had a blue sky, I would shoot it anyway and then back in the studio look through all my sky images and find one to blend with the vineyard. When I was shooting the vineyards, the client couldn't afford for me to stay for days just because the weather wasn't as dramatic, so I learned to work around it. The main thing was to have a good shot to work with and to try and create the mood later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    I know what you mean about the blue skies Uwe. When I was shooting vineyards that had a blue sky, I would shoot it anyway and then back in the studio look through all my sky images and find one to blend with the vineyard. When I was shooting the vineyards, the client couldn't afford for me to stay for days just because the weather wasn't as dramatic, so I learned to work around it. The main thing was to have a good shot to work with and to try and create the mood later.

    Mike
    Couldn't agree more about blue skies, and this thread has taught me how to deal with it.
    I posted this one in another thread. The original has a vivid blue sky which detracted from the building. A blend of two processings on the same image.

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