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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2018 at 21:09
@Phil Wood: The second one is exactly what we were looking for! Cheers... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2018 at 21:56
Yipee!

Thanks Brian, just as I was working out where I could get an ND filter in Poitiers!

Might still do so, I still think there is a better shot there.

I shall now post a entry for symmetry.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2018 at 20:33
unbalanced load

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2018 at 00:27
@LAbernethy: I think this is the first such use of "softness" in the assignments thread. Well done for a pass.

Cheers... Brian

P.S. Please note that you are only allowed to submit a an entry in a new assignment after you have passed all others with pending or "please try again" status.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Biggator Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 November 2021 at 16:38
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 November 2021 at 16:57
@Biggator: This photo certainly qualifies as a pass for the assignment. The haze around the lights improves the shot. There seems to be a bit of chromatic aberration on the blue lights (perhaps a bit too much contrast applied in PP).

For future reference, please note #2 below ...
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Cocaine on my brain.
Cocaine makes you a bit vague in the head (no experience yet, whatsoever )

You take a nut, some sugar, a vase made of frosted glass, you make the composition, focus on the nut and the sugar, put the vase upside down between lense and nut/sugar and make the shot. Or shouldn't I tell this?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2022 at 22:13
@Harm vb:
You will shoot your main subject 'soft' intentionally. With this you will aim to deliver an emotional impact higher than a sharp copy of the same shot would deliver. Your photo must be convincing with the emotions added by softness. Blurring your image at post-processing stage is not the intent, the softness must be achieved in camera. Other than that, you are free to use any type of PP.


You have "clearly" (pun intended) met the soft by intention part. I am struggling with the "deliver an emotional impact higher than a sharp copy of the same shot" part. Without the title, the image would be very difficult to decipher. Some of the most effective examples have used panning, fog, camera movement, lens zoom, or long exposures (an interesting recent example here).

Please try again and focus on adding impact with the blur or softness.

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Brian,

I can imagine your difficulty with deciphering my photo. I'm living near a weed-shop and I see everyday again people bying this addictive stuff. I don't like to see that and in this way I tried to show the consequences of the use of this stuff. A matter of context.


Therefore, another one. No explanation required, I hope .

Stormy day.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2022 at 13:13
Mmm, something is going wrong .

To add emotion: frustration on this shot. Crossposted from BIF(4). SS to long, iso to low, bird to quick.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2022 at 03:20
@Harm vb: Sorry to say, the image is too difficult to decipher without the text. Please try again.
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Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:

@Harm vb: Sorry to say, the image is too difficult to decipher without the text. Please try again.

Which of both?
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Final attempt: soft vapour, soft people.





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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2022 at 13:09
Harm vb: That's the ticket! It might have been more effective with a slightly faster shutter speed, but you get your pass.

Cheers... Brian
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