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Originally posted by Serdar A Serdar A wrote:

Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Serdar A Well If I'm honest I'm attracted to pegelli's meal more. . .

I think the salads are more photogenic that soups due to their colorful nature. Nevertheless, the guy on the left used to eat stuff like what was on Pieter's plate, the one on the right doesn't . And of those two, my wife is attracted to the one on the right more.



incredible !!! before you where like 2 persons, you and a child !!!

those salads are magic , even the glasses look thinner !!!!!
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I hope I can get a day / shot !!! I have to finish week 50 !!
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Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

alanfrombangor It's a nice shot. Why did you choose for B/W

Piers shout B/W to me, probably the effect of seeing so many old photographs from them. It takes something really colourful to stop me from doing a b/w conversion.
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Some comments on your comments (and thanks!):

Day 3 Urban structures
Originally posted by Macca Macca wrote:

wonderfully sharp across the frame, has depth too. You have some very nice 50`s and the skill to get the best from them. Its a joy to watch what most of these can do.

Thanks for your kind words Macca!
Originally posted by sydknee sydknee wrote:

Lines patterns, rhythm and triangles. You have made two very plain building look very interesting.

The one building is from the 50s and the other one is quite recent. It's a bit of contrast!
Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

nice composition. I can't decide if that little white triangle of sky (?) adds or detracts from the pic

Well observed. I think I would have left it out if it had been possible.

Day 4 50/50 vision
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

@darosa: a fine companion piece to sydknee's Day 2 offering. I'm assuming those lenses are photoshopped over a portrait as the metal edges blur into the skin, and the reflections in them don't look natural. Scary look.

Yes, 2 photos merged into one in PS.
Originally posted by sydknee sydknee wrote:

if that is what looking thru the OVF of the A900 does to your eyes I'm pleased I have the A77.

But I don't need a camera anymore now.
Originally posted by rickztahone rickztahone wrote:

A scary sight indeed. Does this allow you to see through clothing?

You shouldn't believe those adverts rickztahone!
Originally posted by bartman bartman wrote:

what a creep! But a very neat portrait.

Now don't you start insulting me bartman!
Originally posted by GlassEye GlassEye wrote:

This was actually not a surprise. I know the conversion can be difficult to get used to, but I'm sure you will adjust. Nice concept and B&W conversion.


Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Fun shot. Makes me wonder how many you shot before there was one sharp enough with proper focus

Good point. But not so many. I put a page of a magazine over my face/the lenses and autofocused on that, set the focus to manual, pulled the page away and pressed the shutter with the remote. Worked like a charm.

Day 5 Room 309
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

very strong and well coloured image, depicting ordinary things but in an abstract way.

Thanks Jozioau. Making good photos out of very little is one of the challenges in photography and it's very pleasing when you succeed in doing so.
Originally posted by bartman bartman wrote:

]Oeps . Poster for the remaking of the Dick Maas' film "de Lift"?

Yes, I have asked James to do the soundtrack.
Originally posted by Jonas A-R Jonas A-R wrote:

I wonder what is behind that door. Nice image.

I am!
Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

Orange=danger? Is this about soccer?

Yes, Holland vs Portugal, World Cup 2006
Originally posted by Stormvogel Stormvogel wrote:

You find all ways the nice balance in color and DR in the picture.I don't know what it is, but it gives something interesting to look at.

Thanks Willem!
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That's me finished, the day went like this...

Hang washing out
Starts raining
Lunchtime
Sun comes out
Leave washing up, dash out for a shot
Sun goes in

Not my most inspired week of photography but week 50 is always an enjoyable precursor to Christmas.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote ifreedman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 17:15
Thanks again everyone for the comments on my pictures. Much appreciated!!!!!
@Waldo_posth: thanks for noting my 1000th post! I knew I was getting close, but I completely missed it when it happened. I'm playing catch up on comments, so here are my thoughts on Day 3. Also great, GREAT job everyone! I've really enjoyed looking through all your pics.

Day 3:
@skydknee: Great! I love it when photogs take advantage of the natural refractive/reflective quality of objects.
@jozioau: lovely pic. I know you wanted her out of focus, but I think Iíd like it if the plane of focus was where the bow met the strings. Still great though.
@adub128: Fine. Not much to say.
@tigertimb: Cool. Iíd like more DOF. Saw the movie yesterday. Really enjoyed it!
@skoropada: Bit too much noise for me, but it does add a nice stylistic feel to the image. Nice exposure to see the figure inside.
@bartman: hope this isnít your bike. Good pic.
@shuígi: cool. I think ice pics are really hit or miss, and Iíd say this is a hit.
@gert: you always do such great environmental portraits of livestock. Not your best, but still really quite nice.
@stormvogel: You see such interesting boats.
@alanfrombangor: I like this a lot. Interesting contrast and flow b/w foreground and background.
@kobra64: Itís good, but a bit disjointed for me since the reflection and the bikes donít connect all that well. Reflected bikes might be better for me.
@jamesmd: cool. Nice flare w/ that one.
@micholand: Cool... literally.
@peekayoh: nice composition. I like it.
@jonas a-r: really excellent, although the sky is a little too dark for me... feels like the middle of the sky should transition a bit more slowly to a dark top.
@digiton: Really interesting shot. I like this.
@dopol: Good, but that reflection at the bottom is distracting.
@mikey2000: Good shot. Nice balance with the sky. Iím impressed that the colors and levels are so well balanced... hard to do with tree shots like this.
@alexh: Really, really cool use of creative bokeh:
@pegelli: Is there such a thing as a bad day for Tuscan cooking?
@revdocjim: Are you planning on eating that squash like that? Yummy!
@kilkry: really makes me feel cold, wet and dismal, for better or worse. Nice way to capture a scene, although distracting light blobs on the glass.
@macca: Good. I can feel the darkness setting in.
@petaar: Iím actually really impressed by this still art shot. Nicely lit. Interesting apples. Would look good in B&W Iím sure!
@peterthejet: Good ad well lit, although Iím not sold on the focus, which leaves just a bit of rope at the front blurred.
@jamiez: Nice dog portrait, although I prefer slightly closer shots. But thatís just my style.
@greek_alpha. Cool shot. I think the buds are slightly more interesting than the plus, so Iíd suggest shooting from the other side, too, and leaving the ear buds in focus. Nice flow and use of lines.
@marcin.warmuz: Very good use of lensbaby! I think Iíd tweak the colors a bit to make it a bit more vibrant.
@wilu: Nice ice shot. As I said before, these shots are often hit or miss, and I think you did well.
@tafata: good shot, although took me a sec to figure out why I was staring at boots and not dance shoes. Guess itís late and time for bed!
@glassesofwater: Excellent street shot! I really like it.
@waldo_postjh: IO feel like Iíve commented on this before. Nice shot. A bit much to take in everything with all those reflections (although Iím guilty of the same at times), but very interesting and complex.
@bobj: Nice flower shot.
@calpon: Good shot. I donít quite feel the storm coming, although the heavier shadows on the bottom help. I hope it wasnít too bad of a storm!
@darosa: Iím not a fan of architecture shots most of the time. This is fine, with interesting composition. I like the people in it, too.
@serder: Quite excellent. You eat well! Focus is great IMO.
@sparkyjack: Roses. Fine.
@Tezzating: Iím seeing a story through this image. I really like that. Very good. FWIW, it makes me feel a bit sad, too, especially given the recent school shooting that took place quite near to where I live. Hmmm... Leaves me with lots of thoughts...
@victorMeldrew: Nice use of ďneonĒ lighting. Iíd crop just a bit from the bottom.
@frankieLee: Very nice christmas shot. The blue light is a bit strong for me but could easily be toned down.
@Rhoel6: like the others, very nice shot.
@rickztahone: Iím not sure if you shot with such high contrast/posterization or did it in PP, but it works well for this pic. But a shot like this benefits from context, so it would be interesting to see how you use this picture. Might want to edit out the little white spots by the back of the neck.
@glasseye: nice macro. Iím thinking this is a candle.
@pnaciona: I canít say that pulled pork is my favorite food, and the color of the pork is not as visually appealing as some other meats, but itís a very nicely arranged and executed shot. Just wish I could make out whatís on the backside of the plate, since if Iím ordering food, I wand to know what Iím getting.
@mhtrang: interesting composition. Bit of asymmetry adds some energy and imbalance to it.
@bieomax: Great job of making water interesting in a way Iíve not seen before. Good.
@robbie: Cool angle of a boat. I can only guess that youíre on a larger boat (or a helicopte?)
@smcabbot: I like this, although the bright background doesnít blend all that well for me with the bright moon right in front of it. Interesting bokeh w/ the Rokkor.
@nilotek: at first glance, I didnít think this would be all that interesting. But boy was I wrong. The blockage, the solitary figure on the wall, the stairs, the graffiti, etc. all makes this a really interesting pic. Thereís definitely a story here... probably multiple stories.

So thatís Day 3. Thanks for sharing everyone!

Ian
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Still playing catchup. More great pics on Day 4! Thanks again everyone for the comments on my pictures.

Day 4 comments:
@jozioau: Nice pic, but w/ the cigar and the drink I think it would work even better with a bit more dim lighting and more atmosphere in the background. Feels like it should be shot in a bar or in study with darkwood, etc.
@sydknee: Canít believe you have strawberries. Just saw The Hobbit pt. 1 -- you canít tease me as much as that movie did!
@wilu: love the writing on the candle! Great subject.
@jamesmd: really creative shot. Itís strange and surreal how the light looks like itís levitating, and beautiful use of lines to lead to the shoes. Looks like you worked hard to put together this shot.
@digiton: Given this unusual statue, I think you found a very nice way to highlight it and capture an interesting angle, while getting rid of any distracting background stuff that were in the area.
@skoropada: Most interesting. Strong shadows were intentional, I assume, and give it almost a hidden, dark feel to me.
@mikey2000: almost completely abstract to me. The title really makes me think. Iím guessing youíre shooting through your car window. I suppose I wish you had some sort of stronger lines in the pic, but itís an interesting abstract.
@gert: cool looking dog. Next time I want to see it in IR.
@smcabbot: I love strange, reflected self-portraits. Bravo! Just wish I could see your face.
@rickztahone: Lego car, wagon in the background, nice how these tie together.
@tafata: Excellent. Can you pull back on the brightness for the white section just a touch, at least for me? Really great macro shot.
@micholand: nice. not much to say.
@jamiez: Great footprints, and shadows actually add some energy to this pic. Iím not high on the bluish coloring of the shadows. Try this in black and white.
@alexh: crazy cool!!!
@kilkry: I think a bit of processing might help the colors and contrast and make the sky pop a bit more.
@stormvogel: Iím so used to your shipping shots and wideangle shots, and I love seeing these other sides of you. Interesting composition. Iím not sure about the lighting. Might want to try this in B&W, too.
@peekayoh: my, thatís a lot of water! I feel for you all.
@darosa: Really interesting! I particularly like your right eye lens. I have to imagine you did this in post processing, because if not, I canít even imagine how you took the shot (perhaps with printouts?)
@bieomax: Good. Not much to say.
@pegelli: High key works really well here, helping to accent the food and the sauces. Looks so yummy. Iíve seen a lot of creative and well executed food shots so far this week, and this is one is probably my favorite. @robbie: Good. Too bad the light from the lamp is hitting the back of his body rather than the front.
@jonas: I know what itís like to struggle to get a shot, and not end up happy with any of them. So glad you found something else to try. The lights in the lens add a lot of interest to this shot.
@alanfrombangor: Nice. Not much to say.
@petaar: The graininess here works perfectly for me. Has a real analog feel to it. Funny comments, too.
@waldo_posth: Interesting. Colors feel a bit flat. Perhaps a bit more contrast?
@marcin: Youíre really using the lensbaby well with a sense of how to compose with it. Thatís a hard thing to do, and Iíve seen many lensbaby photos that I disliked (by others, not you). But good LB shots can be great. Have you tried people portraits at all with it? However often the colors feel a bit muted on the lensbaby.
@tezzating: Nice. Graininess looks good here. Nice, creative angle. Good job.
@bartman: Fine. Not much to say.
@tigertimb: one of my favorite shots of the competition so far. Love it! Really quite excellent. Great geometry and angles, great contrast. Loving the frost.
@macca: Good, but Iím think Iíd prefer that it wasnít quiet as highly exposed.
@glasseye: Nice. Not much to say.
@biggator: Nice christmas display.
@kobra64: very good shot. Good lighting, too. Bulb is a bit bright for me -- maybe ďburnĒ it down a bit.
@bobj: cool shot. Wish the model wasnít quite so overexposed.
@glassesofwater: Nice capture of the lights.
@adub128: I think Iím california dreaming, too.
@serder: as food shots go, I donít like this as much as past ones. The composition is very nice, but the color in the lentil soup are really the only thing I feel off-putting about this pic. I really like the soup, but apparently not as much pictures of the soup... although all soup deserves to be photographed, I suppose. Still, it makes me hungry.
@victor: Fine, although the gold colors donít sparkle as much as Iíd like. Maybe play with color levels a bit. Not sure the white wall does you justice here.
@calpon: More beer. Will it be finished fermenting by the end of the week? I need to bring out my homebrew kit sometime. Been a couple years since I last used it.
@frankielee: Fine. The christmas lights add some interest to what otherwise would be a fairly dry scene.
@mhtrang: Cool. I like it!
@revdocjim: Very interesting. Makes me appreciate all the different types of bokeh we've seen used with Christmas Trees so far.
@rhoel6: More of the same scene. I like this just as much as the others.
@peterthejet: looks yummy.
@greek_alpha: I think Iíd prefer if the horizon were more flat and the beer flow was more vertical.
@dopol: Having people in this shot adds so much. Cool. Iím surprised that you could get so close to the action w/ just a 50mm lens.
@wallendo: I think I ought to light a fire sometime soon. Dogís eyes are freakishly blue, probably from flash (I hope!). You could fix in PP.
@pnaciona: First of all, I love ultimate. Definitely post some pics. Secondly, I never would have imagined you could have taken such an interesting picture of coffee thingees. Nice, and reflection is good, too.

OK, on to Day 5 now. Thanks all for sharing!

Ian

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Thanks all for comments on my and all the other peoples shots

I think there are great shots this year and hope to see you here next year too , enough time to buy some more 50's ( some of you are ok , no need to buy more )


Thanks all ,great job !!!!!



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Originally posted by jamesmd jamesmd wrote:

Thanks all for comments on my and all the other peoples shots

I think there are great shots this year and hope to see you here next year too , enough time to buy some more 50's ( some of you are ok , no need to buy more )


Thanks all ,great job !!!!!


You are welcome, Sir. A man has got to do, what he's got to do...


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Again a lot of good photos on day 6. You would think that every photo will be made already, but no. Here some beauties that struck my eye.

Micholand: It is abstract, minimalistic, but certainly tell something: I keep on thinking: what is it?
Skoropada: Nice PP. It is nice that you still can see what it is.
Kilkry: With such a sky, I would wait for a rainbow, but the waiting will take place in the nearest pub.
Pegelli: hm, not tasty...
Jona A-R: I like your complete series in this challenge. Your explanation is also very educational.
jamesmd: They do have a contest for this kind of work. Strong composition
Peekayoh: A lot to see in this one. I like it.
Dopol: You can put a lot of titles above this one. Perhaps the composition could a bit be better, but you were bound to 50 afterall.
Darosa: With compliments!
Tafata: This almost looks like a still from a Disney christmas movie. Nice.
Macca: Did you also tried a colour version?
marcin.warmuz: Very creative, very well done. A favorite.
mhtrang: A lot of food photos in this challenge. You call it breakfast. but if that is my breakfast, I can fast the rest of the day.
petaar: Good exposure. BTW, the fourth from the right is the one of Mr.Bean.
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[QUOTE=Dopol] sydknee Strawberries. The only thing my jealous mind is able to produce is: You didn;t follow th rule of thirds /QUOTE]
Rules of thirds (and forths )went out of the window once I run out of cream and chocolate dipping sauce
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IFreedman, you guessed my day 4 abstract!   I'm amazed anyone bothered to put the effort in to think about it that long, so thanks!   I had been intrigued by the oval bokeh wide open and didn't have any other moment that day except for waiting for ny car to defrost early that morning.

As it is, I'm impressed by how many have made it through to the end. I find pic a day intensely challenging and keeping up with comments even harder. Full marks to everyone for even trying!

As it is, it's 9pm, I'm being driven home from an early family Christmas event and I'm wondering if I'll manage a day 7 photo (left my 50 at home!). Stand by for a desperation shot!
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    Thanks for the comments.

    Bartman: You have it right :) Cork aten't pretty but the pubs here and in this whole country are simply fiftyninethousandeighthoundredandseventytwo times better than the 'options' in Sweden. (Hey, you live in a place with ~5k inhabitants and want to have a drink a friday evening? Fine, go sit in a pizzeria that can serve alcohol or the local hotel's bar)

    From Day 7 I took special note of
    Micholand's: I like the colors and the general layout. It's interesting.
    Alanfrombangor's: Well composed, it certainly gives a bleak and depressing impression.
    Bieomax': Pretty. I don't know if it's a sign of good health but it reminds me of a PC game.
    JamesMD: Nicely decorated scene and rather thoughtful note :)
    Bartman:Nice "I see you", as well as contrast between the darker eyes and fairer skin.
    Dopol: Hahahah, looks like it's going to keel over any second. Truly gigantic and hideous =)

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