Is it just me or does anybody else wanna pop A-tent under that tree. Bring a good acoustic, A case of beer to bag a weed.... Just a beautiful picture.It's be fun learning how many here are and/or have been involved in photography. It, as much as music and writing ,have been central to my life,
That so many of us here have discovered photography's joys in a sense is not surprising. For both of these 'arts' -- photo imaging and guitar playing -- share the mixed joys of creating and playing with "instruments."
I"ve shared some of my own imaging, and had others join in adding theirs, on several threads. But thought that a thread devoted just to this might be nice. Along with the invitation for all to share their own works, be they casual or more serious.
When I retired from a career in imaging -- mostly for science and medicine -- I gave myself the goal and exercise of creating at least one "shareable" image each day. This to discipline myself and to provide a 'stage' for my eye -- to keep it alert to visual things and events -- even just the ever ongoing passage of light and time.
I've done this pretty consistently now for several years and have posted those images in various places.
For a time I was a 'hired on' content provider for PJ Media. The editor there used to enjoy posting my work sans article. Just images for images sake.
When he and I both left working for PJM I started posting daily on Facebook -- something that I continue to do under the heading "My Image for the Day."
I thought I might occasionally share such here as well. As today.
My image for the day today was entitled "Across the Way." It was taken from the location of my mailbox, looking northeast across the road to a neighbor's property.
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Is it just me or does anybody else wanna pop A-tent under that tree. Bring a good acoustic, A case of beer to bag a weed.... Just a beautiful picture.
It all works very nicely IMO!Second to last in series of Lily Pics.
Baby Lilies Ready to Bloom. v.0683
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Here I tried to keep the fresh and crispy new feel of the little bulbs. So I moderately pushed viviance, saturation, also added a little denoising (not too much as this also kills the sharp edges), countered with a little sharpening (again not too much as it increases graininess), and upped the shadows and highlights a touch too. Then to focus attention to the center, I added a very subtle vignette around the perimeter, like a transparent black burst.
Only thing left is to get the old n dying flowers to complete the Circle of Life Set.
Below is the original...
It all works very nicely IMO!
Few cooks so freely share their secret recipes. Most just like to put the food elegantly on a platter and let the sights and scents work their magic.
That said, few good cooks don't have secret tricks -- eve if they don't let anyone know them. Just as photogrpaher's models have tricks that take them from being "pretty", to "OMG! gorgeous,"
I rarely share my "tricks." But yes, most every one of my images has them. "Painting with light" I call them.
Here, using today's "My Image of the Day" as an example -- an image with only moderate manipulative effects work. (Some have much, much, more.)
Original from the camera to what was presented...
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I should add that for artsy pics like those shown in this thread, the tweaking can be rather extreme or drastic as the purpose is to compose and/maybe mod a pic for best viewing pleasure or to make a statement.
But for display pics like the ones I take of my guitars for documentation purposes, the tweaks I do on these pics are a LOT more restrained and are done to create the most accurate image of the guitars.
More often than not I'd also control the shooting environment for the best pic possible which would require less tweaking.