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Flickr - My First set

Devesh H Rao
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Will appreciate comments and feedback �.


Flickr - First Set

None of the photographs have been digitally re-mastered, or touched up. Some of them I have had to scan coz they were taken using my manual SLR [which I still somehow prefer over the digital kind]

Knowing that JR has a few regulars who pursue photography as a hobby and [maybe profession], look forward to some �code reviews� of a different kind
Rick Beaver
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Joined: Dec 14, 2004
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I like:

1. The bridge in Wales - the perspective is great
2. Pangong lake - the colour contrast between the water and mountain is great
3. Welsh fort vertical picture - very clever shot
4. Sunset lake London looks really good - the colour is very nice

You need Jeroen Wenting to get a more professional opinion.


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Ashok Mash
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Great bunch of photos, some really nice and original!

If I dare suggest something, it would be a bit of digital touch-up, especially to correct the horizontal alignment etc, and to edit out the excess sky from some of the pics.

Good job!


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Jeroen T Wenting
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Joined: Apr 21, 2006
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Nice work, good to see I'm not the only shutterbug around here.
My work (or a meager and mediocre selection of it) can be found at:
http://www.usefilm.com/member/duckman

Minimal postprocessing only (some colour ballance, cropping, and horizon work, not much more anywhere).

Personally I can't stand heavy manipulation.


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Devesh H Rao
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To be very frank, I have toyed with the idea of a bit of touch-up from time to time, but then I always sort of not go down that road as the snaps which comes out with the touch up, will not be what I saw at the time of clicking the snap and it is all in the moment is what I think.
I have just started taking this seriously, so I do not want to get into a mindset where I know, I can take away minor irritants using a digital remasterer, I would like what I click to be as original as possible, blemishes and all.
Having said that, Ashok,I am glad that you pointed out the alignment issue, I think I need to get myself a tripod pretty soon, somehow I can�t get myself to use filters, or tripods or flashguns�. I also used to have something against the digital SLR�s, but I think some sense has prevailed and I am thinking of going for the Cannon 350D, better know as Cannon Rebel in the US.
Jeron suggestions from you regarding the base kit and the lenses will be welcome ?

PS: The welsh fort snap is one of my fav's too .
Jeroen T Wenting
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I don't do anything that couldn't be done in a darkroom when printing (and then without all kinds of trickery).

Often what comes out of a digital camera or scanner is seriously flawed when it comes to colour balance and saturation, so needs some touching up.
Same with sharpness.
Devesh H Rao
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Originally posted by Jeroen T Wenting:
I don't do anything that couldn't be done in a darkroom when printing (and then without all kinds of trickery).

Often what comes out of a digital camera or scanner is seriously flawed when it comes to colour balance and saturation, so needs some touching up.
Same with sharpness.


I did not mean anything against anyone when I said I have a thing against touchup,It is just that, I would rather like to learn from my mistakes as my efforts are still at a very amateur level

by the way the "Ghostships at anchor" is my desktop wallpaper [if you do not mind me downloading the snap i.e., unfortunately the snap does not have any credits]

And the very reasons that you mentioned is what turns me away from the digital SLR's,

Developing prints is still messy but somehow I think they are closer to the original than a pixel can ever be?

my thoughts, please feel free to correct me if what I think is wrong.
[ May 22, 2006: Message edited by: Devesh H Rao ]
Jeroen T Wenting
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no problem using it as your desktop.

The main reason I purchased a digital SLR is the ever rising cost of film and processing (up 100% here since last year, which is a lot if you use 100+ rolls a year like I do).

What I do to the output of that DSLR though is no more than what I would do to the output of a scan.
Scanners also introduce things like colour casts and lack of sharpness which needs to be corrected for to retrieve the original.

This is no different from what you would do with an enlarger in your darkroom.
Change the exposure period of the paper a bit, slight changes in the processing to bring out different effects, things like that.

Ghostships didn't look like that either when I shot it or on the negative.
The day was bright after a lot of snow earlier in the week.
The film was forgotten about for several months after exposure and sat in my living during a warm summer before processing.
It was then processed by hand, probably slightly overprocessed causing the ghostlike effect.
The scan needed to be somewhat cleaned up to get rid of dust that had settled onto the film base during drying, and had its contrast raised a bit to in part compensate for the processing error.

I'd never deliberately duplicate that entire process digitally, I'd not even know how to to be honest

I'm all with you when you mean that you should do everything in the camera, I feel the same way.
But I do use the computer to correct for problems with the medium, as well as to a degree to mimmick the effects I can with film get by choosing another emulsion.
 
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