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Jun 03, 2006 15:06 |  #1

Hi all, I spent last weekend in my girlfriend's parents' place and took a trip to the skate park with her brother. Here's a product of my efforts scramlbing around in this faux-urban environment and capturing it's (fast-moving) inhabitants. Critiques welcome!


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Jun 03, 2006 15:32 |  #2

Awesome shot!


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Jun 03, 2006 17:36 as a reply to  @ Issac Brock's post |  #3

Great action shot but it looks little flat to me and there's not much detail in the boarder. It looks like you've dodged in PS to lighten him....it also looks like you used neat image to smooth out the image. I did an edit to my taste, a slight curves adj' and some burning in. What do you think?
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Jun 03, 2006 17:40 |  #4

Yes, agreed, it's weird how the guy looks so flat while the rest look fine. He lacks a bit of 'motion' like one of those autosport shots you see where the car seems to be parked on the race track.


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Jun 04, 2006 09:21 as a reply to  @ condyk's post |  #5

Thanks for the tip Roger. I did dodge him a bit, but there was no neat image on this one. I'll keep that in mind on some of the others from this session. Thanks!


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Jun 05, 2006 03:08 as a reply to  @ jwbker's post |  #6

That's cool James, look forward to seeing some others.
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Jun 12, 2006 21:39 as a reply to  @ bikerider's post |  #7

Roger, et al, here's another try with a different frame. I have some thoughts but I'll save them for later. I appreciate the insight.


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Jun 12, 2006 21:52 |  #8

these are great shots. Your timing is on the money.


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Jun 13, 2006 01:53 as a reply to  @ BillsBayou's post |  #9

That's a great shot James, I like that very much. Much better in terms of contrast and tonal range, nice work.
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Jun 13, 2006 18:06 as a reply to  @ bikerider's post |  #10

Thanks, I'm glad you guys like it. I used desaturate to convert this and then played with curves. I also burned in the bystanders in the background in so they blend better. Any suggestions?


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Jun 14, 2006 03:29 as a reply to  @ jwbker's post |  #11

Hi James, when doing your conversions try channel mixer after you grayscale. Click the monochrome box and try 60% red, 30% green, 10% blue then fine tune with curves for contrast you can vary the percentages of course but they should add up to 100%. You may still need to do a bit of burning in here and there. This process seems to get a better tonal range. You can also check out the digital monochrome tutorial on the forum.
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Jun 15, 2006 08:38 |  #12

Very nice, James, glad to see your pics once more. I have to say that these pics would like nice in duotone too.


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Jun 15, 2006 10:59 |  #13

Second one I likee much more ;-)a


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Jun 15, 2006 19:43 as a reply to  @ condyk's post |  #14

Thanks guys, I need to be less complacent and take more pictures. Thanks for the encouragement.


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