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    Re: "re-visit"

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    This is a thread that inspires me a lot. I have now many images of this style to re-visit.
    Quite so. It's prompting one to "re-visit" old past images - this is good.

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    Re: Blending Thing

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    I have never really tried this blending thing before... anyways.. here is my first attempt,
    An excellent start, too. Keep 'em comin'

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    Re: Blends

    "Figure in Doorway - Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro"

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    "Figure in Doorway - Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro"

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    Wow! Very nice Keith! Globetrotting again?
    Have a nice time, Michiel

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Wow! Very nice Keith! Globetrotting again?
    Have a nice time, Michiel
    Thanks Michiel - this blending thing is making me dig up pictures from the past, this was three years ago.

    Next trip is in April

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    Re: Blends

    "John Constable Country"

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Thanks Michiel - this blending thing is making me dig up pictures from the past, this was three years ago.

    Next trip is in April

    Keith
    It did make me think of this wonderfull design for a packet of cigarettes.
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    Re: Blends

    Just realized when I started drawing in blended layers, I did that many years ago in 1999.This is probably prohibited , but here is one example of my collages about minerals made in PS. These are scans from books about minerals and gemstones mixed with drawings in lots of layers.

    Hope you don't mind. Next time I'll use my own photographs again.
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    Re: Blends

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    Those books are probably free through Google now. Very creative image, I love it

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    Re: Blends

    "Christ the Redeemer" Rio de Janeiro

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    Re: Blends

    "The Chateau" in the snow
    G1 with Cosmicar/Pentax 25/1.4



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    E-M1/GH2/G1 Full Spectrum & lots of lenses
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/f6cvalk...th/9226689839/

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    Re: Blends

    "Trees in frozen pond"
    Shot with EP-1 and lens baby composer. 5 image panoramic.



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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    "The Chateau" in the snow
    G1 with Cosmicar/Pentax 25/1.4



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    Raf - I love the composition and the toning

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    "Trees in frozen pond"
    Shot with EP-1 and lens baby composer. 5 image panoramic.



    Mike
    Super, Mike. Are you planning on printing this one? What size?

    What computer system do you use for these large composites? I'm going as far as I can with an Apple 17in MacBook Pro, and I am not going above web sizes.

    Keith

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    Re: Lensbaby and Pano

    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    "Trees in frozen pond"
    Shot with EP-1 and lens baby composer. 5 image panoramic.
    Hmm, I like idea but I still get the feeling that something's wrong at the top. I know what it is but it still disturbs me. Using something like the lensbaby in five images that then become one produces a lack of continuum due to the distinct defocussing. Personally I'd shoot with a straightforward optic for all the images to be stitched and then introduce the "fuzz" afterwards to the completed set. That's just me.

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    Re: Lensbaby and Pano

    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post
    Hmm, I like idea but I still get the feeling that something's wrong at the top. I know what it is but it still disturbs me. Using something like the lensbaby in five images that then become one produces a lack of continuum due to the distinct defocussing. Personally I'd shoot with a straightforward optic for all the images to be stitched and then introduce the "fuzz" afterwards to the completed set. That's just me.
    The image looks very good to me - a stretched version of the tree series that Mike has shown here. I think if he had not told us that is was done with the Lensbaby, no one would have guessed.
    I've experimented with selective software blur and it seems more difficult to get a winner out of the gate, than blurring it when you take it. Having said that, I've got some good ones from software.
    But, I'm still learning, so don't take my comments as worth much - give me another month (or two, or three, . . . . . )

    Keith

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Super, Mike. Are you planning on printing this one? What size?

    What computer system do you use for these large composites? I'm going as far as I can with an Apple 17in MacBook Pro, and I am not going above web sizes.

    Keith
    Hi Keith,

    I'm using a Mac G5 computer with 14 gig's of ram and a 30 in monitor along with the Wacom Cintiq 21UX, which allows me to draw directly on the screen for greater control.
    By the way, I think you need to change the way you are working. You are doing some really nice work, but if I understand correctly, you are doing the images just for the web. So if you ever wanted to print them at say 16x20 or so, you would have to redo them? Which is really hard to do in my experience.
    I always work for the biggest size I think I might print and make jps from the finished art for the web.
    This last image I posted is 64 inches long, and I do plan on printing it.

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    Re: Lensbaby and Pano

    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post
    Hmm, I like idea but I still get the feeling that something's wrong at the top. I know what it is but it still disturbs me. Using something like the lensbaby in five images that then become one produces a lack of continuum due to the distinct defocussing. Personally I'd shoot with a straightforward optic for all the images to be stitched and then introduce the "fuzz" afterwards to the completed set. That's just me.
    Actually, I shot it both ways with a normal lens and the lens baby. I liked this version the best. I like the accidental things that happen with the tops of the trees. I find it hard to duplicate the lens baby look in the computer. I can sometimes do it, but it is hard.

    mike

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    Hi Keith,

    I'm using a Mac G5 computer with 14 gig's of ram and a 30 in monitor along with the Wacom Cintiq 21UX, which allows me to draw directly on the screen for greater control.
    By the way, I think you need to change the way you are working. You are doing some really nice work, but if I understand correctly, you are doing the images just for the web. So if you ever wanted to print them at say 16x20 or so, you would have to redo them? Which is really hard to do in my experience.
    I always work for the biggest size I think I might print and make jps from the finished art for the web.
    This last image I posted is 64 inches long, and I do plan on printing it.

    Mike
    Quiet a set up you have! It sure has a big size and will absorb a huge amount of megabites, even more with all the layers.
    I very much like the size/shape of your "Trees in frozen pond" It is a sort of uncomfortable image which makes it intriging.

    I remember my computer went slow when I did the following image in 2007.
    I think the original was more then 600 MB. Print is 123 x 123 cm
    It consists of as many layers as there are photographs on it. All made at Schiphol airport here in Amsterdam.
    Knew all about the wind direction at the time to know where the planes would land or take off
    It is about the ever going on movement of people and things around the globe. I tryed to do something with light and dark here to create the suggestion of tracks around the globe.
    Michiel

    - Move on -


    This is an example of one of the photographs at the time. All shot with The Olympus E-300 and 40-150 lens. They flew only something like 10 meters above my head.

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    Re: Just me

    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    Actually, I shot it both ways with a normal lens and the lens baby. I liked this version the best. I like the accidental things that happen with the tops of the trees. I find it hard to duplicate the lens baby look in the computer.
    As I said; "just me". I appreciate that it's your creation and that you like the accidental things (sic) - I like my "accidental things" too.

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    Re: Just me

    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post
    As I said; "just me". I appreciate that it's your creation and that you like the accidental things (sic) - I like my "accidental things" too.
    You were right in your approach, that's why I also covered myself by shooting it with a regular lens as well. If it wasn't winter trees, I probably would have gone with the normal lens, but I love what the lensbaby does to baron trees, so I was drawn to that version.
    I appreciate your ideas and feedback Michael. It's always good to get someone else's critical eye and opinion. That's one of the reason's I enjoy posting images here.

    Mike

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    [QUOTE=Michiel Schierbeek;180632]Quiet a set up you have! It sure has a big size and will absorb a huge amount of megabites, even more with all the layers.
    I very much like the size/shape of your "Trees in frozen pond" It is a sort of uncomfortable image which makes it intriging.

    I remember my computer went slow when I did the following image in 2007.
    I think the original was more then 600 MB. Print is 123 x 123 cm
    It consists of as many layers as there are photographs on it. All made at Schiphol airport here in Amsterdam.
    Knew all about the wind direction at the time to know where the planes would land or take off
    It is about the ever going on movement of people and things around the globe. I tryed to do something with light and dark here to create the suggestion of tracks around the globe.
    Michiel

    [CENTER]- Move on -


    Wow! I really like this image Michiel, and I can appreciate how long that must have taken with so many layers. It really illustrates your concept of movement around the world, and viewing it as such a large print must have been impressive. It's amazing that you could get that close to the planes.
    Great title for the piece as well. thanks for sharing.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    - Move on -


    I like the concept. Not sure I like the strong white borders though.
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    Re: Blends

    Thank you Mike and Uwe for your reactions.

    The strong white lines sort of stand for a grid of destinations.
    The size is probably my sculptural mind, I actually used the same grid before for a wall piece, a lasercut from 10 mm orange coated steelplate. (Sold it to Akzo Nobel)
    That is much more an organic structure pur sang but I thought it could be used for this idea.

    Now it is time to go back to real blending. I did start photographing textures I possibly can use. I must say I find it hard. Besides finding a balance in the endless possibilitys, I often find my results a bit to romantic for me. But I am gonne try some more with the industrial/harbour photographs, I have.
    I liked your - Vancouver port - a lot!

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    >The strong white lines sort of stand for a grid of destinations.

    Of course one has to see it in the right printed size.
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    >Besides finding a balance in the endless possibilitys

    This is a real challenge.
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    Re: Blends

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    Very nice Uwe. I like the edge work on the texture layer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    Very nice Uwe. I like the edge work on the texture layer.

    Mike
    Thanks. This is all one texture. The texture evolved from a real photo and some Photo Frame 4.5 addition.
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    Re: Blends

    This one is called:

    "Thirteen steps to Heaven. In memory of the late, late, late, Great, Eddie Cochran - Take One"

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    Re: Blends

    Two images of which one has been partly, in straight lines, erased.

    Michiel

    - Heavy metal -

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    Two images of which one has been partly, in straight lines, erased.

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    Looks great.
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    Re: Blends

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    Looks great.

    Love it - would look good as a 36in x 36in print

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    Re: Blends

    +1. It's the perfect technique to apply to industrial subjects.

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    Re: Blends

    Thank you sirs!
    I was struggling a while because blending with a soft structure did not work and I also tryed some sort of soft framing but it all made less of the original images.
    I found that this simple technic gives more depths and emphasizes the existing labyrinthic structure.

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    IR Photo with blended frame and toning

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    IR Photo with blended frame and toning
    Uwe, that is beautiful

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    Uwe, that is beautiful

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    Thanks. We had a blast yesterday. Also nice color photos.

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    Re: Blends

    This is called:

    "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"

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    Last edited by woodmancy; 8th February 2010 at 13:40.

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    Re: Blends

    Shot with EP-1 and 40mm f1.4 CV
    figure waling in the snow with a single snow flake in focus. It's the white dot on the figure.



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    Re: Blends

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    Shot with EP-1 and 40mm f1.4 CV
    figure waling in the snow with a single snow flake in focus. It's the white dot on the figure.

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    Mike - is it on it's own separate layer?

    You seem to be doing a lot of square format these days

    Love the picture

    Keith

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    Re: "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    This is called:
    "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"
    I like this one Keith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Mike - is it on it's own separate layer?

    You seem to be doing a lot of square format these days

    Love the picture

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    this one is a single shot with 3 textures added. I do like squares. This one was regular format with added snow at the bottom to make a square. I didn't want to stretch the figure in this one.

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