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    Blends

    I've just posted and image blended from two on the "Bokeh" thread in reply to Keith's (aka woodmancy) comment and realized it doesn't belong there. Perhaps some of you might like to try a different course and offer your "blends" on this thread following in the masterful footsteps of Mike Reignier.


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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post
    I've just posted and image blended from two on the "Bokeh" thread in reply to Keith's (aka woodmancy) comment and realized it doesn't belong there. Perhaps some of you might like to try a different course and offer your "blends" on this thread following in the masterful footsteps of Mike Reignier.
    Wow. Very Cool. I'd sort of left the bokeh thread alone lately, but I see I've been missing some very innovative experiments and some wonderful images.
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    Re: Blends

    Michael, I can't see any images you post (none are visible).

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    Re: Visibility

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Michael, I can't see any images you post (none are visible).
    Hmm, I'm sorry about this as you're opinions would mean a lot to me. Have you not seen any I've posted - as you've commented this several times about images I've put up?
    My images are all here in the corresponding gallery so they come up full size to save others having to click on them.
    It seems others do see them so I'd suggest asking Guy or Jack to test your means of seeing images or whatever is necessary, that's all I can suggest.

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    Re: Blends

    Michael:
    If you start with an OOF image and blend it, it can go into the bokehgraphy section - I think you are going to have to double post some of yours, we don't want to miss them .

    Since I got my lensbaby I'm realizing that there have been very few threads that focus (that word again ) on using these various techniques for moving toward abstraction, but starting off with a genuine photographic image. I've been amazed at the creativity expressed in the images in the bokeh thread.
    I think that many of us photographers have this lurking desire within us to go abstract. I remember when I was a kid getting my first camera and marveling at those circular highlights when shooting the sea, into the sun.

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    Re: OOF

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    If you start with an OOF image and blend it, it can go into the bokehgraphy section - I think you are going to have to double post some of yours, we don't want to miss them.
    Thank you Keith. The thing is, I don't have many OOF images really. Slow shutter speed yes but not really out-of-focus. I'll have to get out and find some somewhere!
    Meanwhile ...


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    For Keith


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    Re: For Keith

    I just knew you were a "sleeper"

    Lovely image - is there any OOF stuff in there? If so, you have to double post

    But I have a few things up my sleeve

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    Re: Double Post

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    I just knew you were a "sleeper"
    Lovely image - is there any OOF stuff in there? If so, you have to double post
    But I have a few things up my sleeve
    Thanks again Keith.
    Will do.
    Roll 'em up and let's have a look.

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    Re: Blends

    This one is work in progress - not satisfied yet.

    "Falklands Cross"

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    Santiago Rain

    Traditionally, the cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela is well known for its rain. It was raining (again) there this afternoon, but I live a hundred miles away so I could only imagine how big the raindrops were ...


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    Re: Blends

    I would be happy to put this one on the bokeh thread, but truth is, there is nothing out of focus in it. Michael's thread seems more appropriate.
    This is called "Suffolk Oak", a tree that is near and dear to me.
    Canon S90

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    Re: "Suffolk Oak"

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    This is called "Suffolk Oak", a tree that is near and dear to me.
    Canon S90
    The Suffolk countryside reminds me of where I grew up - not far away in Cambridgeshire, lovely tree this is indeed. My favourite landscape painter is Constable; so everything fits in nicely
    I like the soft textured blend to the image but to be honest the magenta cast disturbs me somewhat ...

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    Re: "Suffolk Oak"

    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post
    The Suffolk countryside reminds me of where I grew up - not far away in Cambridgeshire, lovely tree this is indeed. My favourite landscape painter is Constable; so everything fits in nicely
    I like the soft textured blend to the image but to be honest the magenta cast disturbs me somewhat ...
    Michael - this is a good time to see these very, very old, gnarly oaks. Every now and then we see a "blasted oak" - one hit by lightening.
    This image was taken at sunset, so a pinky light hit the tree, and that was probably in my mind when I processed it. But, I'm doing a few more.
    This is a high point in Suffolk (maybe 300ft), so from this point you can see five churches from different parishes.

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    Re: Blends

    Michael:

    Here is another blend and crop - but preserving much of the original light

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    Re: original light

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Here is another blend and crop - but preserving much of the original light
    Ah, that's more like it., it allows one to see the greens from the damp bark against the oranges from the evening sun.

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    Re: Blends

    This looks like it is going to be an interesting thread. Here is one from my vineyard series.

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    This looks like it is going to be an interesting thread. Here is one from my vineyard series.

    Mike
    Thanks Mike, that's given me a few ideas - -

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    Little Toadstools


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    Re: Little Toadstools

    Good one

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    Old Maize Grain

    Thank you Keith. Another double:


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    Re: Blends

    I know, it's the same old tree. But I had to do in in Black and White

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    Re: Blends

    EP-1 with 40MM 1.4

    Two images merged with textures. One of textures set to difference.

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    EP-1 with 40MM 1.4

    Two images merged with textures. One of textures set to difference.

    Mike
    OMG - I see hobgoblins, fairies, and Victoriana all over that image. It's clever to make it look like a cross section. Reminds me of some of the lovely drawings that Heath Robinson did of these twilight scenes.



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    Re: Blends

    Yes Keith, it is kind of spooky. Guess it's not such a good picture to post before the holidays. I'll have to look up the work of Heath Robinson. Thanks for that info.

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    Yes Keith, it is kind of spooky. Guess it's not such a good picture to post before the holidays. I'll have to look up the work of Heath Robinson. Thanks for that info.

    mike
    Robinson only did a few of these drawings before he got into the weird machine phase. Other artists this reminds me of is Arthur Rackham (did lots of tree roots) and of course Aubrey Beardsley

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    Re: Blends

    "Nana's Place"

    Sunday Lunch was frightening .

    One image and two textures.

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    Re: Blends

    Nice abstract image keith. I like this texture treatment.

    mike

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    Re: "Nana's Place"

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    One image and two textures.
    I'm with Mike here - excellent image, you're certainly on track with the blending.

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    Re: Blends

    "Suffolk Window"
    One image and two textures

    G1 with Oly 9-18

    Thanks for the support and Happy Holidays

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    Re: Blends

    Silver Racer with GH1 + 7-14mm + Pale Grass Texture



    Here is how I do Texture Blending:

    http://www.outbackphoto.com/CONTENT_...ing/index.html
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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Silver Racer with GH1 + 7-14mm + Pale Grass Texture

    Here is how I do Texture Blending:

    http://www.outbackphoto.com/CONTENT_...ing/index.html
    Thanks Uwe - I now have your software. Looks like it could save me a bit of up front work.

    I sometimes use more than one texture. How do you recommend handling this (Process the first texture and use it as a background for another?)

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    Re: Blends

    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.

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    >Process the first texture and use it as a background for another?

    Basically yes. Also merging the texture group for the first interation and then adding a second layer set works.
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    [QUOTE=JBurnett;168135]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.

    As we can see the image counts and not the technique. This is excellent.
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    Re: Blends

    One image stretched and a couple of textures.

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    G1 blended with Sunflowers

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    Re: Blends

    [QUOTE=mregnier;168198]One image stretched and a couple of textures.

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    Excellent!

    The problem with texture blending is that it is so much fun and the the options are endless.
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    Re: Blends

    Textures itself can be so beautiful:



    This was created blending paper and pebble textures.

    Here is a sample (G1) using this texture:

    Last edited by ustein; 24th December 2009 at 10:24.
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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Textures itself can be so beautiful:



    This was created blending paper and pebble textures.
    That's really nice, Uwe - delicate and well presented

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    Re: Blends

    [QUOTE=ustein;168210]
    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    One image stretched and a couple of textures.

    Mike

    Excellent!

    The problem with texture blending is that it is so much fun and the the options are endless.
    Thanks Uwe,
    Your right about blending. I almost never print a shot that hasn't been worked on with some kind of texture.
    Your clock image is very nice!

    Mike

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    One image stretched and a couple of textures.
    I agree with Uwe, this one's terrific.
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    Re: Blends

    OK, time to go be with family. But I love trees and I love how they've been rendered in this thread, so I just had to take a quick stab at this. Season's Greetings, everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBurnett View Post
    OK, time to go be with family. But I love trees and I love how they've been rendered in this thread, so I just had to take a quick stab at this. Season's Greetings, everyone.
    Nice again, fun thread.

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    Re: Blends

    Shot with EP-1. 2 shot panoramic blended with texture.

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    Shot with EP-1. 2 shot panoramic blended with texture.

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    This gives it a lovely richness.
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    Re: Blends

    Thanks Uwe,
    Once I blended the panoramic top and bottom together from the raw images, I then duplicated the merged layer and converted to B&W and then put the opacity down around 35 which gave the image a very nice tone.

    Mike

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    Re: Blends

    Same photo (G1 + 7-14mm, taken 12/26/2009) and same texture. Different blends.



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    Re: Blends

    I think the top one is my favorite.
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