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Post Options Post Options   Quote zk-cessnaguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2008 at 06:17
Nice shots of the bee, Rosie and the cloudscape is great too. I think the secret with slide film is bracketing, because of the lack of exposure tolerance.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2008 at 08:05
Don't be so hard on yourself Rosie - I think the low number of shots says more about your high personal standards, and I think we all have found this difficult - love the bokeh in your 'moody lady' shot...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LECHER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2008 at 12:55
Nice shots Rosie, excellent colors but, One Third Keepers? I want to see the other 7 photos. This is just like an assignment and you can't do the next until you finish this one. Hahahahahahaha.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote RosieA100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2008 at 14:00
*gulp*.... you really want to see more ... I'll think about it!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alpha_in_exile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2008 at 17:11
Nice shots, Rosie -- I particularly like #1
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LECHER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2008 at 18:35
Yes Rosie I want to see them. You wouldn't let me get away with it. And yes #1 was fantastic.

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Sept 30 was a crisp clear morning. These shots were taken before work at Burnaby Lake.

#2

1,2 are similar. 1 was in STF mode with the 20. I expected a stronger effect.

I wanted shots into the sun because I love the way film gracefully overloads to white. "The shoulder"

#4

3 was the same in STF

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#7

#6 was the same in STF. Looking at it now im not sure what I expected from a silhouette in STF.

#8

It did look like that!

There was a breeze that didnt let me use the STF mode on the macros following. I had to go quite wide open to freeze the shot.

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#12

This was in STF mode. There was a bee that buzzed by.

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These shots were in the evening after work. My first idea had been to go to a bridge to get skyline sunset pics. In traffic I could see the sky would have a weak sunset. The thin layer of cloud was everywhere.

I decided on night shots at Lions Gate bridge. On the way I stopped at BCIT Marine Campus in NVan. There is a park there.

#14


#16

I may remove the color cast

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#20 is toast. I opened the tripod and shot without adjusting the metering. I had the Doh! moment waiting for the 2 sec timer.

#21 same as #20 without the sticks in white look.

I may remove the color cast

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The rest were walking over the bridge. I havent taken pics there before. I was in the zone by this time. I think I got a few strong pics.

#25

#24 is the same wide open.

#26

Overexposed.

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#28

over exposed wide open, still not bad looking. Yes, the one above really was prior. I had to check.

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#30

31 is basically the same shot. A bus went by in this. I wasn't sure if it would work. Notice the high taillights.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote alpha_in_exile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2008 at 16:46
@FineArt - beautiful shots, I think your hard work at the scanner pays off. I like the composition in #4 and in #20 particularly.

So you used Velvia? What speed?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote FineArt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2008 at 21:27
Thanks.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 6tyNine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2008 at 06:41
Just got my first roll dev'd & scan'd. All XG-1 + 58/1.2 + Kodak Portra 160VC. 1/3*36 = 12 shots.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote zk-cessnaguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2008 at 07:50
nice Stumpy 6tyNine
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 6tyNine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2008 at 15:48
that's my buddy's. he just got it and loves it.
i got a hard rock that's decent. i've never tried his though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2008 at 06:18
I'm finally posting some of my photos for the September challenge, which proved to be more of a challenge then I bargained for! I don't think I've ever felt that 1/3rd of roll I shot were keepers, but this time I was especially disappointed with my results. First, I should not have used a film that I'm not familiar with, T Max 400 (new). I'm disappointed with my myself, making composition errors, exposure errors and knowing that I was shooting B&W, and that there were many trees I didn't use a polarizer or at least a yellow filter. And my biggest disappointment was with the processing. I use a local pro lab with whom I've always had excellent results. This time I got the bad news, when I took the roll in, that they only process on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and that I had just missed the B&W run for the day. Friday morning they still were not ready. Saturday when after examining the scans I noticed a number of light colored lines and specs and also found these on the emulsion side of the negatives! I rescanned some of the negatives and the lines were worse. I'm baffled as to how this could have happened considering I've always been pleased with this lab in the past. I'm guessing some of it happened with they scanned the negatives. You may notices a little of what I'm talking about in the following photos, all taken in September with my Maxxum 9, and 24-105mm D lens, some with fill flash using the 5600D:

























The following is more of a snap of my brother and wife. The film gives a very course texture to their faces. Think a yellow filter would of helped? Or is this just the film type and/or processing?



I'd appreciate your feed back.

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Hi Kelly,
I quite like the location you have selected, the results are quite good IMO, I would probably have selected different composition in some giving more space to the elements of the composition.
Regarding the film selection you made, I quite like the results, will have to try it sometime.
Last photo of your brother and wife, I usually use a yellow filter for black and white, it tends to smooth skin defects and lower the texture effect, making it less obvious.

I shot this with Kodak BW400CN + Hoya yellow filter
if you notice the mother skin as allot of signs, without yellow filter that would show more, with it you barely notice.


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