|By WCW (walt) on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 8:08 pm:
|Post them up.|
|A little inspiration from Jed with a seasonal flare. |
(Message edited by wakesurf12 on October 22, 2007)
|Ryan - sick photo!|
|Ryan ~ I'm a fan!|
|Thanks for the Halloween desktop Ryan! looks even creepier stretched!|
|Here is a horizontal if anyone wants to rock it as a background as well. That's what I am doing! |
|If you guys are interested in starting a flicker group let me know. I really think moving this would be better. How does the wakeboarder's photography group sound? |
I don't want to have to go back and process some of my work to meet the size restrictions here.
|Why not something to do with Wake World since this is where it all started? I would love to keep it here but yes, the file sizes are kind of limiting plus a lot of my work is already there. Either way I am cool with whatever.|
|Well there is a very similar thread on wakeboarder with some talented photogs. I think not having a site affiliation would be best, but if we do this then it should be open for discussion.|
|By WCW (walt) on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 5:36 am:
|Ryan & Chris, |
I'm in if one of you guys are going to set it up.
|I set one up. EZ |
Feel free to use it or have somebody else create one.
|Also, if anybody else want to be an admin let me know|
|bakes, thanks for setting that up. I know we could get more people involved if we don't limit it to only wakeworld users. But if everyone here would like to keep it just wakeworlders I understand. Either way its a good start. |
|Oh and I'll help admin if needed.|
|By WCW (walt) on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 5:34 pm:
|I don't see any reason to limit it to WW people.|
|I agree with the no need to limit to WW people. Should follow similar flow as the past 2 threads. That is, WW people posting pics....wake related or not |
|ryan, siiiiiick! |
i took this in arizona during scott and my drive home from florida. not really well composed but i like how it turned out.
|Wow...that looks kinda crazy with just a black sky.|
|Ryan... Nice shot! |
I'm still a rookie, take it easy on me...
|One for the Marines, too... |
|By WCW (walt) on Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 3:24 pm:
|Nice Jacko shot, Ryan. Great idea.|
|love crackhead art!|
|I don't have any files on this comp but... http://bessmarine.pixyblog.com|
|i like the shots walt. i went and shot some with a friend and one guy was really pissed that we asked him if we could take some shots|
|By WCW (walt) on Sunday, November 04, 2007 - 9:56 pm:
I shot both of those while driving.
|The moon was pretty big the other day |
|By WCW (walt) on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - 5:41 am:
|Great shot Bakes.|
|Here's a shot from last 4th |
|Whoa!?!? Is that a slider or a dock?!? Or is it like a docking station for a slider to hide it from the man? Whatever it is I did the 210!|
|I doubt you did my 210. It's a dock with a floor truss on edge.It,s not really that fun since you're not up to speed until the end.It's fun to go off of on a skate pulled by a waverunner(less hassle than boots and a boat).I'll build an entry pool next season. |
|Nice touch with the opacity in your layer masks on the sequence.|
|Last run of the season, today. Shot over the shoulder while driving with an old Nikon digital. |
|What exactly is meant by max size is 1025 x 1025 for pic size?|
|It means that the maximum size of your picture can't exceed 1025 x 1025 pixels. You just need to re size it.|
|Just got a new camera a few weeks ago... these are a few samples so far... |
|bartlett lake, az |
|Love the night shots Umali!|
|some photos from school projects. |
|By WCW (walt) on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 7:23 am:
|By WCW (walt) on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 8:56 am:
|My new favorite man.. |
|A few from Hawaii last week. |
|By WCW (walt) on Friday, November 30, 2007 - 8:53 pm:
|I'm not sure if I like this shot but I found her interesting so I fired away. |
|By WCW (walt) on Friday, November 30, 2007 - 8:56 pm:
I bet Bug is going to wear his camera out taking shots of the baby and you.
|Walt - You have no idea! We easily have 200 pictures of the baby and he's only two and a half weeks old. |
|By WCW (walt) on Saturday, December 01, 2007 - 8:57 pm:
|Here's few shots w/my new Sony DSLR-A100 camera. Happy with it so far, but gots alot to learn! |
|Couple more! |
|Great photoshop techniques Bess!|
|Thanks! I've just recently started playing around with HDR and more post processing stuff. Keeps me busy on these cold snowy days. |
|I REALLY want to get into HDR but I have yet to install my latest version of CS3. I know, what photographer wouldn't jump at the chance to upgrade PS? Well, my excuse is that my laptop is usually home to a ton of video and photo files and I haven't been able to clear off enough space to install it. Soon though, soon.|
|By WCW (walt) on Monday, December 03, 2007 - 3:41 pm:
|What is HDR ? |
|Walt, in photography, HDR is a type of post processing where you take several images, ranging from under exposed to over exposed and "merge" them together so that a higher range of values between light and dark are shown. |
Some examples from Flickr:
You can use Adobe Bridge/Photoshop to make them but a lot of people like Photomatix. I've only tried it once or twice in Photoshop, while stuck in Arizona during some Solaris training:
|By WCW (walt) on Monday, December 03, 2007 - 5:15 pm:
|What are you trying to achieve with HDR ? More saturation ? |
You could do this by just layering right ?
|HDR- High Dynamic Range, Jed nailed it. I've been using photomatix then doing additional tonal mapping and enhancements in CS2. Photomatix takes all the information from the highlights and the shadows from the varying exposures and brings them together in a single image. Pretty neat stuff to play arround with. |
Ryan I am right there with you, I have CS3 but haven't installed it yet, I don't know why, maybe cause I'm used to CS2, maybe that'll be my goal for this week. Time will tell.
|Jeez. All of you that are sitting around on your copies of CS3 are welcome to send them to me. I'll put them to good use! |
Walt, HDRI has been used in film for a while and also in computer graphics - 3D modeling. I actually heard the term in the context of 3D modeling before I knew what it was in the photography world. I think you can get some similar effects with dodging and burning but not as much. Also, if you look at an image like this one of, you would see what a nightmare it would be to do that work by hand:
It's a cool technique and I like the effect when it's not overdone... sometimes the results look a little cartoon'ey. Bess, yours is very nice. I had to look closely at the background (mostly the clouds) to catch that it was HDR. I thought it was just a dodge/burn effect.
|By WCW (walt) on Monday, December 03, 2007 - 7:07 pm:
|Next question, |
How much is photomatix ?
|By WCW (walt) on Monday, December 03, 2007 - 7:10 pm:
|I guess you would have to bracket every shot then ?|
|It's not as effective as multiple exposures Walt but you can also create multiple RAW conversions - over/under/normal exposure and merge those. I think there's a stripped down demo version of Photomatrix available that works pretty good if you want to just try it.|
|By WCW (walt) on Monday, December 03, 2007 - 8:06 pm:
|Any idea where I could find it Rich ?|
|Yep. You can use a trial (it's $99 to license) that will leave a watermark on the resulting photo but it let's you get a feel for what it can do. I haven't had much luck with Photomatix and just use Bridge/Photoshop. Maybe I need to try it again.|
|By WCW (walt) on Monday, December 03, 2007 - 8:19 pm:
|If you want to see a lot of HDR stuff check out Lens Envy at PixyBlog.com that's my friend mark, he's the one that got me to try it out. His work is incredible. He's also the featured photographer on Pixyblog right now. I have a few more HDR images on my blog, not too many as I am just getting into it but if you want to check 'em out you can at bessmarine.pixyblog.com or through my website (bessmarine.com) to "daily dose".|
|I prefer photoshop myself... mainly because I dont want to spend the $100 on photomatix. As mentioned above... you can do HDR in photoshop with a single exposure but there is a tricky way that it has to be done. Here is one I did with a bracketed image with -2, 0, +2 exposures. |
Yep. You can use a trial (it's $99 to license) that will leave a watermark on the resulting photo but it let's you get a feel for what it can do. I haven't had much luck with Photomatix and just use Bridge/Photoshop. Maybe I need to try it again.
Wow this HDR is highly fascinating to me. I'm Graphic Designer and dabble with Photography and use Photoshop daily. Do you have any websites/tips or tutorials on how to use HDR with Photoshop?
|There are quite a few. I believe the Merge to HDR function wasn't available until CS2. |
|Ya dumb me I just Googled it right after I posted. I have CS3 and I am playing with it now.|
|By WCW (walt) on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 2:51 pm:
|I was just trying it on CS2 and it keeps telling me there's not enough info to make a HDR image. |
|Not sure about CS3 but with CS2 I think you need to actually have bracketed exposures, you can't fool it with multiple RAW conversions of the same file. Photomatrix will work with different RAW conversions of the same image. |
I remember getting some very weird results with with CS2 and bracketed exposures using the HDR function so I didn't spend a whole lot of time with it. I've had better luck just blending the same image using masks.
|One more comment, a lot of the pano software now has HDR blending built into it as well now.|
|By WCW (walt) on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 4:07 pm:
|I just finished one with 3 bracketed raw files. |
I'm going to go back and see if I can do it with one file.
|By WCW (walt) on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 4:31 pm:
|I think Your right Rich. I keep getting this (There is not enough dynamic range in these photos to construct a useful HDR image.) even when I re-name the raw file. |
That means no action shots in HDR for CS2.
|Can we all agree that our December assignment be an HDR image of any sort? Sounds like everyone is diving right in. I might as well install CS3 and follow suit. Let me know if anyone objects.|
|everyone = 3 people? |
just messin' ryan.
|HAHA! I guess I wasn't paying a ton of attention.|
|By WCW (walt) on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 6:29 pm:
|I was told that the EXIF data has to be removed from the tif before you can use a single raw image. Anyone know how to delete the data from a tif ?|
|Yes. Thats the trick in CS2 of using a single exposure to get the result. You have to bring the image into photoshop three seperate times at different exposures. After you bring each file in you need to select all, copy, and paste into a new document. Save the new document. Do that for each exposure and it shouldnt give you the error saying there isnt enough dynamic range anymore.|
|Count me in for a HDR assignment.|
|For those that don't have photoshop you can use photomatix for free also, it is a full version for free it just watermarks your image. Highly recommend checking it out, PS's HDR doesn't even come close to what photomatix can do. Then you can take the HDR file in PS and play till your hearts content. Definitely count me in for an HDR assignment.|
|The base Mac version of Photomatrix seemed to work just fine for me and if I remember didn't watermark anything. I thought it only watermarked the image if you used the advanced commands (which I thought didn't do much anyhow). If you're into 1 click/software does all the thinking then PM seemed way better then CS2 to me. Other then backlit stuff like sunsets what's HDR really good for anyway?|
|By WCW (walt) on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 3:39 pm:
I've done all that and I'm still getting the same error. Any idea why ?
|The only thing I can think of is that I think you mentioned you were bringing in a tiff. You might actually have to bring in the raw file so you can change the exposure levels in the raw conversion. I still dont see why its not working though... because when you copy the image and paste it into a new image it strips the exif at that time.|
|Is there a way to HDR a RAW file using PSE 5.0? That's all I have people!|
|By WCW (walt) on Sunday, December 09, 2007 - 5:27 pm:
|Walt, you ought to get a 24 or 45mm Tilt-shift lens, you'd go bonkers with one of those!|
|By WCW (walt) on Sunday, December 09, 2007 - 6:02 pm:
|That was with the 50mm. I haven't used it in a long time and so I decided to fool around with it today. |
I've got to make a point of using it more.
The tilt's are a little pricey aren't they ?
|By WCW (walt) on Sunday, December 09, 2007 - 6:03 pm:
|Walt... Try before you buy.. ;-) |
5% Off discount code 5DOFF
btw - my wife is on her 4th lens rental with these guys. It's only a few more dollars to get it shipped to your house if you can't pick up locally.
|heres some from a recent vacation |
and one picture from a school assignment - a childs imagination
|By WCW (walt) on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 7:58 pm:
|This grain mill is so ugly during the day but very cool at night. |
|Walt, I was searching around for some HDR tutorials and when I did it on my cs2 I got the same error as you (not enough dynamic range in these photos to construct a useful HDR image). If you save the individual images as PNG files it will allow you to merge to HDR. This file type doesn't hold the EXIF data. Hope that works as easy for you as it did for me.|
|By WCW (walt) on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 11:39 am:
|I'll give that a try Dave and thanks.|
|Joe Umali, |
What kind of lense are you using in your shots at nite on bartlett lake, az and the picture you took in Az, when you were driving home from florida, Basically where the image comes out curved.
Is that the name of the style of lense?
What style of lense was this taken with? You know?
(Message edited by wannabewakeboarder on December 14, 2007)
|How about these two? |
(Message edited by wannabewakeboarder on December 14, 2007)
|By WCW (walt) on Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 6:48 pm:
Walt, I was searching around for some HDR tutorials and when I did it on my cs2 I got the same error as you (not enough dynamic range in these photos to construct a useful HDR image). If you save the individual images as PNG files it will allow you to merge to HDR. This file type doesn't hold the EXIF data. Hope that works as easy for you as it did for me.
I don't see a PNG file. Only PSD or DNG and I tried both with no luck.
|Neat Gull. |
looks much sharper at 3504x2336. Oh well.
|like this? |
what do you use to resize?
|Yeah, My re-sized one looks really soft.Your re-seized looks pretty close to the original. |
I actually didn't use anything to re-size it. I shot it off to a buddy to do because I don't have any good software. I'm going to have to buy some.
|By WCW (walt) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 2:55 pm:
|Here are a few |
|By WCW (walt) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 7:54 pm:
|I like the third shot Bakes.|
|By WCW (walt) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 7:58 pm:
Your HD shot is great too !
|I second the 3rd one as well! I like the 2nd too!|
|By WCW (walt) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 8:06 pm:
|This is a boring shot but one of my first attempts at HD. |
Eastern washington has such a distinct look. I saw those pictures and had to click on your profile to confirm they're from washington. I lived in E. Wenatchee for about 6 months a few years back.
|They are all pano's except the fish-eye one. I have to say that I have really begun to enjoy pano photographs. Looking to get realviz pro stitcher for Christmas |
|I took those pics at my in-laws up in Quincy. I will take more come spring. I wanted to go up some higher hills but these aren't my 35's. |
I agree with ya, E. Wa. is highly UNmistakable! every time I see pics in the mags I know were it is. I just got my camera and I'm always seeing others posting sick pics. Isn't it addicting!
|By WCW (walt) on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 9:04 pm:
|By WCW (walt) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 7:50 pm:
|By WCW (walt) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 7:53 pm:
|Oly E-510 |
|By WCW (walt) on Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 7:08 pm:
|This thread is getting long so here's #3 |
|A couple form this summer |