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BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Coolest pictures I've ever taken.

This was also taken with my 35mm Rebel.

03/19/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
As one of my first (it was, perhaps THE first) photo projects, I did a series on texture. This was my favorite image from that series.



And now, this is one of my favorite texture shots.




Pentax SLR shooting Ilford 400BW, negative scan, no photoshop / Nikon d40 DSLR, contrast increase postprod
03/19/2011
Alys Alys
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Coolest pictures I've ever taken.

This was also taken with my 35mm Rebel.

Wow! This is amazing. Another photo I can't seem to stop looking at. Might steal it for a desktop background
03/19/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
As one of my first (it was, perhaps THE first) photo projects, I did a series on texture. This was my favorite image from that series.



And now, this is one of my favorite texture shots.




Pentax SLR shooting Ilford ... More
What is that a picture of? It looks like some kind of plant life, but I can't figure it out.
03/19/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
What is that a picture of? It looks like some kind of plant life, but I can't figure it out.


(tilt your head...)
03/19/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise


(tilt your head...)
Nice. I knew it was plant life.
03/19/2011
BlueDog BlueDog

This is one of the nicest photos I have ever taken; I'm sure this has more to do with where I was than skill.

In close competition:

03/19/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Thanks! I'm going to scan in some of my pictures that I have developed.

This might reignite a passion. Don't know if I should thank you or be pissed.
Well, there's a short line for those who want to thank me, and a line that wraps around the block that is pissed at me, so that might influence your decision.
03/20/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Coolest pictures I've ever taken.

This was also taken with my 35mm Rebel.

That would have been a nice photo even without the beetle(?). His presence takes it to another level.
03/20/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
As one of my first (it was, perhaps THE first) photo projects, I did a series on texture. This was my favorite image from that series.



And now, this is one of my favorite texture shots.




Pentax SLR shooting Ilford ... More
Lovely contrast on the pineapple photo. I need to start shooting more BW.
03/20/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by BlueDog

This is one of the nicest photos I have ever taken; I'm sure this has more to do with where I was than skill.

In close competition:

The Everglades, I assume?
03/20/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
Lovely contrast on the pineapple photo. I need to start shooting more BW.
I can't remember if I shot the second photo in BW or if I ripped the colour out in postprod. Either way, if I did rip the colour out, I desaturated it and then increased the contrast. I should've burned it, but...
03/20/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
Great pictures everyone! This has to be my favorite thread.
03/20/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I can't remember if I shot the second photo in BW or if I ripped the colour out in postprod. Either way, if I did rip the colour out, I desaturated it and then increased the contrast. I should've burned it, but...
I've never been impressed with the BW ability of digital cameras. It's too much like grayscale. I think you pretty much have to tweak the contrast in postproduction with digital - otherwise it's just too flat. D&B helps too, of course.
03/20/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park. Not one of my better waterfall pics, but it got published anyway.

03/20/2011
BlueDog BlueDog
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
The Everglades, I assume?
Yes, the Everglades.
03/20/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I've never been impressed with the BW ability of digital cameras. It's too much like grayscale. I think you pretty much have to tweak the contrast in postproduction with digital - otherwise it's just too flat. D&B helps too, of course.
I must disagree.

Anything I can do in a darkroom I can replicate digitally, except the feel of the enlarger knobs in my fingers or the always freezing water of a stop bath.

Digital isn't better or worse than manual, just different.
03/20/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I must disagree.

Anything I can do in a darkroom I can replicate digitally, except the feel of the enlarger knobs in my fingers or the always freezing water of a stop bath.

Digital isn't better or worse than manual, just different.
Perhaps it is the difference in our subject matter (or possibly even our opinions of what makes for a great BW photo). It is the red channel that causes me the biggest problem because I photograph a lot of scenes with the sky in the image. For me anyway, there isn't enough contrast between the clouds and sky after desaturation and I have to adjust the red channel postprod. Sometimes I need to work with the blue channel as well, but it's mostly the red I have to tweak. I suppose I could solve this with the appropriate filter, but I simply don't shoot enough BW to warrant getting it.
03/20/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
This thread is wonderful. Keep 'em coming please.
03/20/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
Perhaps it is the difference in our subject matter (or possibly even our opinions of what makes for a great BW photo). It is the red channel that causes me the biggest problem because I photograph a lot of scenes with the sky in the image. For me ... More
I will agree that I am so amused at seeing blue hued "black and white" photos. When I was on vacation, the professional photo packages that were offered BW had cyan overtones. I commented to one of the photographers, with whom i'd made friends, and he said it made him insane, too, but corporate wouldn't change to a different printing company.
03/20/2011
Vally Vally
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park. Not one of my better waterfall pics, but it got published anyway.

I really need to take a trip to WA!
03/20/2011
Vally Vally
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I must disagree.

Anything I can do in a darkroom I can replicate digitally, except the feel of the enlarger knobs in my fingers or the always freezing water of a stop bath.

Digital isn't better or worse than manual, just different.
And the smell, you know I miss the smell of the fix HAHA, yeah ok I am weird. However whenever I think of spending time in a darkroom that smell comes right to mind! You are right, stop baths were always icy cold too.
03/20/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by Vally
I really need to take a trip to WA!
You have plenty of beautiful waterfalls where you live too.
03/20/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Vally
And the smell, you know I miss the smell of the fix HAHA, yeah ok I am weird. However whenever I think of spending time in a darkroom that smell comes right to mind! You are right, stop baths were always icy cold too.
I miss the colour that cotton turns after you spill developer on it for the eighteenth time.
03/20/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Vally
And the smell, you know I miss the smell of the fix HAHA, yeah ok I am weird. However whenever I think of spending time in a darkroom that smell comes right to mind! You are right, stop baths were always icy cold too.
It does have an oddly appealing smell.

I don't miss trying to load the film into the %$#@*$& reel in total darkness.
03/20/2011
bluekaren bluekaren
Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing them!
03/20/2011
Remigirl Remigirl




link

Here are a few of the pictures I've taken in the last year or so.
03/20/2011
Remigirl Remigirl
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link

Here are a few of the pictures I've taken in the last year or so. ... More
Oops guess I still can't figure out how to post pictures!
03/20/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by Remigirl
Oops guess I still can't figure out how to post pictures!
To post photos, probably the easiest way is to mouse-over the little "i" next to the where it says "Links & Formatting" above and right of the box where you post. Copy the last two lines of code (the green lettering), and paste it into the box where you are typing your post. Then, all you have to do is replace "EdenFantasys Logo" with whatever the link (right-click on the photo and choose "Copy Link Location") to your photo is.

Hope that helps, and that was a lovely photo.
03/20/2011
Remigirl Remigirl
Well guess I still didn't do it right. Computers are obviously not my thing. Oooh well.
03/20/2011
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