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Jul 10, 2012 09:56 |  #6241

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the only way we improve is through anothers eyes and perspective....and practice!:)

I wonder if you'd still see things exactly the same way if you had an eye transplant.
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Jul 10, 2012 10:01 |  #6242

Marm O. Set wrote in post #14696504 (external link)
I wonder if you'd still see things exactly the same way if you had an eye transplant.
:confused: ?

did i make a confusing statement? if so, what i'm trying to say is that with this hobby, another's view is usually something we can use to learn from. from my perspective after looking at the first picture that I posted, I am need of that eye transplant! :)




  
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Jul 10, 2012 10:06 |  #6243

Peter2516 wrote in post #14696451 (external link)
Thanks jam. I love the softness look kind of dreamy effect.

I like the look too... in certain situations. Just like anything else, it can be easily overused and lose its effectiveness.

Speaking of this subject... has anyone here used the Canon 135 soft-focus lens? I'm wondering how Peter's photo would look if the exact same scene was captured with this lens. It would be an interesting comparison IMO.

Here's my version of PS induced soft-focus FWIW:

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I like Peter's HDR soft-focus better than my PS soft-focus. It is dreamier and creamier.
Peter- what program did you use?

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Jul 10, 2012 10:09 |  #6244

Marm O. Set wrote in post #14689860 (external link)
Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it more than you might think.
In general I'd rather hear someone's opinion on what makes my photo crappy.
Just like in your sig, "feel free to critique HARSHLY"

I completely agree. I try not to offend too many people, as critiquing is sometimes taken more harshly then it was actually meant, since it is the internet and people don't know what tone you were using, body language, etc.... (and we have a forum dedicated to critiquing).

However, when it comes to MY images, I want the same thing. I want to know what I did right, but more what I did wrong. Or, since it's really a matter of taste, what an outside viewer thinks was wrong and what could make it better.




  
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Jul 10, 2012 10:10 |  #6245

jamganz wrote in post #14696534 (external link)
did i make a confusing statement? if so, what i'm trying to say is that with this hobby, another's view is usually something we can use to learn from. from my perspective after looking at the first picture that I posted, I am need of that eye transplant! :)

Ha! No... that was just my brain running off with an excerpt from your quote. You said you can improve "through another's eyes" and I was wondering if your brain would still register vision the same way if you had an eye transplant. Sigma and Canon both make a 50 f/1.4 but the images look very different between the 2, even when using the same sensor. Does our eye/brain combo work the same way? Do my eyes translate a scene differently than yours? Will my eyes add a different artifact to a scene as opposed to viewing the identical scene using your eyes but my brain? Or do the differences lie only in the brain? I tend to think the eyes will translate uniquely, even if only to a small extent.

Just some random thoughts and questions that ran through my head after reading your post.

I agree with your post by the way.


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Jul 10, 2012 10:12 |  #6246

Marm O. Set wrote in post #14696576 (external link)
Ha! No... that was just my brain running off with an excerpt from your quote. You said you can improve "through another's eyes" and I was wondering if your brain would still register vision the same way. Sigma and Canon both make a 50 f/1.4 but the images look very different between the 2, even when using the same sensor. Does our eye/brain combo work the same way? Do my eyes translate a scene differently than yours? Or does the difference lie in the brain?

Just some random thoughts and questions that ran through my head after reading your post.

I agree with your post by the way.

ahhhh...much too early for my brain to comprehend the deep! still working on my first cup! interesting thought though




  
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Jul 10, 2012 10:48 |  #6247

Marm O. Set wrote in post #14696556 (external link)
I like the look too... in certain situations. Just like anything else, it can be easily overused and lose its effectiveness.

Speaking of this subject... has anyone here used the Canon 135 soft-focus lens? I'm wondering how Peter's photo would look if the exact same scene was captured with this lens. It would be an interesting comparison IMO.

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I like Peter's HDR soft-focus better than my PS soft-focus. It is dreamier and creamier.
Peter- what program did you use?

Thanks marm.

I really like to get that lens the 135 soft focus lens but I will need to upgrade first the camera before adding another lens. as for the program I only used LR and all I did was pretty basic I slide the clarity to the left to get a softer look and some other stuff like lens correction, details sharpening a little bit.


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Jul 10, 2012 13:50 |  #6248

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Jul 10, 2012 14:29 |  #6249

I took my water housing out to Upper Trestles yesterday, had some fun!

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Jul 10, 2012 14:40 |  #6250

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I took my water housing out to Upper Trestles yesterday, had some fun!

Very cool shot! Love his expression and the action on the wave in the background.


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Jul 10, 2012 14:43 |  #6251

waterrockets wrote in post #14697872 (external link)
Very cool shot! Love his expression and the action on the wave in the background.

Thanks! I'm hoping to get better with this housing setup. I missed focus on quite a few, but overall there were some keepers. Still fun nonetheless!


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Jul 10, 2012 14:51 |  #6252

That's really cool that you took it out at Trestles. Why Uppers? Lowers looks like it's going off in that photo (and some dude is airing).

I don't have the stones to do surf photography properly from the water, so I stick to the beach shots.

This one is from Lowers (Rebel XS and 100-400L):

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Jul 10, 2012 14:55 |  #6253

nice shot in the water n4ck. focus didnt need to be perfect for that shot anyways.

Again, not really shooting much of late. Haven't been motivated since starting work. Took this one in my house yesterday. It isn't anything special really...

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Jul 10, 2012 15:03 |  #6254

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #14697926 (external link)
That's really cool that you took it out at Trestles. Why Uppers? Lowers looks like it's going off in that photo (and some dude is airing).

I don't have the stones to do surf photography properly from the water, so I stick to the beach shots.

This one is from Lowers (Rebel XS and 100-400L):

Nice shot man! I'm a broke college student and really wanted a housing, so I checked Craigslist night and day for one to pop up and I found an SPL housing with a flash housing as well for really cheap. Just a suggestion!

Uppers tends to be a lot more crowded so my friends and I settled for Lowers which wasn't too bad. It definitely was better at Uppers though, maybe next time!


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Jul 10, 2012 17:51 |  #6255

Mike , brandum , bobo , retro , white , Jamg , wigloc , Peter , scman , legen , sullivan , grumpy , darksun , n4ck and Justin , nice shots .

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