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  1. TakenAptly

    TakenAptly TPF Noob!

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    This one was taken with a different, really old and crappy point and shoot. I'm planning on eventually going back and getting a shot with the d40x

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    Originals colors seemed a tad washed.. I tried to fix it a bit with an edit>

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    That seems to be one busy rose!

    I like #3, done with the "Crappy" P&S, don't change a thing, its great!

    #1 I was like, hmm, a rose in the mess, interesting.

    #2 just a bunch of dirty dishes. No interest at all.

    #4 would be better with more of the skull showing, and not cropped off the frame.
     
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    with a rose
     
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    DScience No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    although I rarely ever like selective coloring, I think number one actually might be interesting.

    I would recommend trying to do a do a selective color for the rose, and then make everything else extremely contrasty B&W, add some sharpening and a little tonal tweaking should make it look great!


    EDIT: nvm, rose isn't in focus. :(
     
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    the only good one there, is the one with the "crappy Point and shoot"
     
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    I love number 1. I love the juxtaposition between the sink full of dishes and the rose. The dishes scream "UGH!" while the rose silently whispers "ahhhhh...."
     
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    This is another one of the skull with the whole thing in the shot, though I'm not sure about this one.

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    But yeah I realize the rose is in a few, just try to forget that it's in multiple shots and concentrate on each individually :p I understand it looks repetitive though.

    Yeah, I like that P&S picture as well.. & even though that shot is fine I'd still like to see what it would come out as with the newer camera

    As for the dirty dishes.. I like minimalistic photos and thought it would make for a nice picture with the white sink and blue dishes if I added the red rose in there somewhere. Red/blue dishes/rose... I dunno, I like it =) I'll try to tweak it a bit on photoshop, it's un-edited now.



    Here are two more P&S photos. Personally I find the 2nd one pretty bland but some people seem to like it.

    (yeah I realize I could have toned down on that vignetting in the 2nd as well. I'll know better next time. Original is gone.)

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    One more thing I'd like to add. Though I do say the point and shoot is crappy (Gotta smack on it and tug the lens to get it to come out then it goes off randomly.), all the pictures I have from it was from 1 day of boredom going out and taking pictures. (these included)

    The d40s photos were all taken the first hour I had it.. I haven't had a chance to really go out and take some shots like I have with the other camera. Which is why there really isn't any variety just yet. All in all I've been taking pictures for about a month, and I've only went out and looked for shots once or twice.. Before that I'd never taken a picture in my life (no lie). I've got to say, it's a very fun hobby. I'm enjoying it a lot so far and I'm really looking forward to learning more on the subject. I wish I would have gotten interested long ago. Next time I have some time I'm going to go out and make a day of it and see what comes.




    abstruse. This is the original from the p&s.

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    I know that I have it set as photos are not ok to edit but if anyone wants to edit this shot in a way they feel is better then go ahead. I tried to get it as close to my imagination as possible in the edit but I'd like to see what someone else sees.
     
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    So.. I somehow managed getting my camera ran over in the highway. Don't ask me how. I'm just horribly absent minded. I'll just say I left it on the back of a car.
    Needless to say, I was pretty bummed.

    Worst night ever. I ended up looking all around the driveway, then finding it in the highway.. destroyed.
     

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