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December 8th, 2003, 02:00 PM
whats up peoples. anybody into photography here? i got a digital camera about 4 months ago, and its had a huge impact on me. Im constantly shooting stuff around me and my drawings have improved alot since i got it. Its really helping me to design within the picture plane as i see, and also its helping me to understand dimension in space.
if you got some photos you wanna share feel free to post em in here, id love to see em--
December 8th, 2003, 02:04 PM
I REALLY LIKE THE SUBWAY PIC!!!! Very cool!
December 8th, 2003, 02:24 PM
Wow, where did you shoot the 3rd one?
December 8th, 2003, 02:45 PM
Wow, You've captured some great aesthetics.
December 8th, 2003, 03:09 PM
I like the picture of the el. The picture of the skyline with all of the buildings is awesome and you pieced it together very well.
Wizard of KOZ
December 8th, 2003, 03:17 PM
Very nice stuff, I myself am hoping to start learning some photography (namely B&W) what type of camera are you using?
Anyone have any suggestions on a good camera to get Digital or Traditional?
December 8th, 2003, 04:05 PM
Yeah the third one got me really intruiged too... :confused: :confused: They're all great :)
December 8th, 2003, 04:14 PM
i'm a huge fan of fotographin(traditional camera) and will be willing to show you some as soon as i've uploaded some.good pieces tyboogie,at first i thought that subway was a painting;)
edit:and here we go:
December 8th, 2003, 04:36 PM
the third shot was actually a lounge/work area at parsons, i set teh lighting in my camera to "incadescent", so thats why it turned out blue
my camera is a nikon coolpix 4300
350$ and its 4.0 megapixel. which is really good for taht price. its a great camera to start out with
joshua: aesthetics ..was that? heh heh thx
carnifax--all those pics you just posted made me feel even colder now..damn i wish i was in one of those pics RIGHT NOW
December 8th, 2003, 04:43 PM
hehe...then i've got something to warm you up a bit...:D
(sorry it's bad scanned)
December 8th, 2003, 04:48 PM
Nice eye, Ty- the colors and compositions are great. Inspiring!
December 8th, 2003, 05:01 PM
December 8th, 2003, 05:08 PM
Ty.. dude i seriously need to hang out with you, some of your views of the city are awesome...
i';m in Queens and have a nice view from my roof but nothing compared to te shoots you took...
December 8th, 2003, 05:41 PM
December 8th, 2003, 06:20 PM
Photography? Yeah, I'm into that.
I would consider myself an pro/hobbiest.
It's not my full-time job, but I do do professional work to help me buy things like new tablets and cpus and groceries.
I keep a daily photo weblog @ www.philholland.com (http://www.philholland.com) and I have my pro site @ phfx.com (http://www.phfx.com), which is not fully up and running.
Here's some recent craziness....
You might find some good pics in my Huntington gallery on phfx.com;)
I really like 2 & 6.
I'll have to put up more of my architectural stuff. But, I don't have anything like that stuff!
December 8th, 2003, 06:29 PM
Nice stuff Ty. Love the subway and street at night.
December 8th, 2003, 07:24 PM
they're all great! wow, that golden mask with the blue headgear and bright/light eyes is incredible. What is it?
December 8th, 2003, 08:02 PM
That golden mask is an imported masquarade mask from Italy. I grabbed it from a collector for Halloween this year. Unfortunately it rained, so I was unable to wear that long.
I have pic of the whole costume at home I'll post later.
The photo itself was achieved by placing a flash unit inside the mask, one outside of the mask. Then brought into photoshop for an enhanced effect on the eyes and some saturation adjustment. I then composited a background of some smoke from the recent fires in Chatsworth, CA.
December 8th, 2003, 08:24 PM
check out this thread posted by Foster back aways. a lot of issing photos, but the ones that are there are real gems. http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3108
btw reall really nice stuff here. philholland and tyboogie, those are some great shots.
December 8th, 2003, 08:35 PM
I got some stuff. My relationship with photography has varied.
December 8th, 2003, 09:04 PM
fan of the hockster tyler?
December 9th, 2003, 11:45 AM
just bought a dc mysellf that uses disc so i could work more on lighting etc in paintings have you found it helps you in this area the most ?
December 9th, 2003, 02:15 PM
Wow these are great!
Tyboogie- that third one down is fantastic! contast of the cool cieling and warm flat files is really fantastic.
Phil- You have a really good sense of color, playing of the compliments really really well.
Here are a few of mine. (edit)
I guess earthlink doesnt allow direct linking... grrrrr
December 9th, 2003, 04:44 PM
It's really cool to see that everyone here has such diverse tastes in art.
Tyboogie - Your first three photos are really nice. Did you use a tripod or was it pure hand shooting?
Carniflex - Nice lanscape shots. Love the last one. It is just a pity that scanning in photos pics up so much noise :( Can't complain about the second lot of pics :D
Phil - Awesome use of Depth of Field. The card shot is really cool. You took something very simple and made it a lot nicer.
Mykro - I have always loved time lapse, and yours are quite well done. The first and last pics are my favs.
I may have to go out today and start taking some more photos to test out my new digi cam. Later
December 9th, 2003, 06:05 PM
these are great referances!
December 9th, 2003, 06:49 PM
I got a digital camera a while back and have been having a shitload of fun with it...
December 9th, 2003, 10:13 PM
Hey, thanks all for the nice comments. Toaster, what do you shoot with? It's X-mas time, and I think I need to start lookin'. Phil is that digital stuff or traditional? I think cost is the big thing that keeps me away from photography at this point, but I may see a digi rebirth soon.
December 10th, 2003, 12:29 AM
carnifex, those girls in the second pic need a little more protein in their diet or somethin'...looking kinda ribby there :D
December 10th, 2003, 02:18 AM
These are all digital of course. I've shot with film for a while, then eventually moved to a digital point and shoot. Now I am fully loaded with a digital slr.
Be careful if you go this route. It gets expensive real fast.
December 10th, 2003, 03:01 AM
ya tyboogy, ever since i got my digital its helped me so much too. its the convenience and need to record your experience.
would they ever allow a photography section here? great work everyone, especially yours PhilHolland- its so pro!
i saw this in miami
baker beach in san fran
andrew w.k. concert
December 10th, 2003, 09:50 AM
Mykro: I have this camera:
Its a damn good camera if your willing to spend the money...
December 10th, 2003, 01:07 PM
heh - wonder how many camera sales this thread's going to spike (looking into Olympus models myself now)
December 10th, 2003, 02:40 PM
hey,i have an olympus:)
although that pictures shown were done with an automatic one.
December 10th, 2003, 04:32 PM
i've got a sony, a Cyber Shot 2.0, but it does the job. Can't zoom too much though. If you're looking for a camera, you might want to go to best buy a day or two after x-mas. i got a returned model about 40 bucks cheaper that way last year.
December 13th, 2003, 03:01 AM
Up the office building-La Défense.
December 15th, 2003, 02:20 PM
Wow king. Those people in the squares in that office building shot have to be the best part of that image.
Here's a few more.....
December 15th, 2003, 04:27 PM
More people in the squares .
December 15th, 2003, 04:38 PM
Ugh. King, your shots of buildings are really cool. There aren't too many interesting buildings near me. I'll have to go hunt some down.
I'll have to use the windows in that second one as ref for a painting. I totally dig that stuff.
Riddick needs some color correcting, back to work for me!
December 16th, 2003, 03:54 AM
Guys, as a first timer in Concept art, I realy need an opinion on my work.http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/I_saw_heaven.JPG http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/architecture.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/BURNING_GLAZ.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/SNAIL1.jpg
December 16th, 2003, 04:08 AM
I dig this graffiti tunnel - Keep posting bro !
December 16th, 2003, 04:30 AM
Damn ... unlike me you guys are good!
I kinda like the colors in this one.
I noticed I think about composition there as well.
I agree that it can probably help with improving one's painted art.
There are more images I took:
The camera ...
December 17th, 2003, 01:42 PM
hey phil are you using a macro lens for some of those shots
December 17th, 2003, 05:20 PM
WerxOne, the Stamen, Death Dealer and Chocobo photos were taken with a 100mm macro lens.
Nice samna! The tunnel and the glass ones are my favs.
This one is for Davi LOTR craze.
Back to work!
December 19th, 2003, 07:28 AM
December 19th, 2003, 04:29 PM
Nice King. Interesting. If it was me though I'd paint out the modern looking structure on the far right.
December 22nd, 2003, 06:59 AM
I thought I would jump on and post a few photos I took over the past year.
December 22nd, 2003, 09:31 AM
there was once a photography thread located in the lounge section. but the thread disappeared quite quickly though there were here some talented photographers. Funny to see a photography thread into the CG section. And funny also to see it most of the time on top of the list :)
December 22nd, 2003, 04:32 PM
Tyboogie: Really nice stuff. The instant feedback of digital is hard to beat. It makes me shoot more.
Wizard of KOZ: I spent about 3 years teaching black and white darkroom work. My recommendation is that you get a manual SLR. Buy it used at a pawn shop or something. It will make you learn the basics of good exposure and the method behind the madness. If you couple this with doing your own darkroom work, you'll learn more than you thought possible about photography in a relatively short time. The basics apply to all photography and don't change (much) when you shoot negative film, transparency film, digital, etc. However, you will always be learning. It never ends.
Currently, I'm shooting black and white film with a manual rangefinder camera and shooting digital with a DSLR. PhilHolland is right when he says it gets expensive quickly. Don't all the best toys?
Here's some recent black and white work from a charity project for a local dance group:
December 22nd, 2003, 08:56 PM
Mr. Personality those shots are so good.
I need to do more personal B/W work.
I started out with a Minolta SLR years ago, and have experimented with just about anthing from pinholes to scientific CCDs.
I'm glad to here that you still use a rangefinder.
I've pretty much given up on film for the time being.
I agree 100% that you should start out with film though.
A lot of people believe that it's pretty simple to take just a photograph.
If you learn all you can about photography, the better off you'll be. And once you get used to doing it for a while, you'll actually start "seeing like a camera". If that makes any sense.
Anybody can take a photograph, few can actually make one.
That is the garfield lighting ref doll from the movie. I couldn't resist taking some pics with it.
I'll have more interesting stuff by next week.
December 22nd, 2003, 10:13 PM
Phil, your work is great, I love the contrast and color in those.
my fav is the raven on that pole thing. Are you somehow involved in that GEO Magazine?
here's some of my work:
Sorry for the red Xs, if they aren't gone by tomorrow I'll take these down and try to get them up somewhere else.
December 23rd, 2003, 02:56 AM
I'm not even going to pretend to know anything about photography, but I really like a lot of these pictures...
I did take this of my sink a while ago though...
December 23rd, 2003, 05:01 AM
HEY! Hope you're all doing just great. thought I'll throw this onto the thread and wish all of ya a sensationally, stupendous Christmas and an astounding, outstanding, marvelously spectacular and fortune flavoured New Year!! (phew!)
Photo's of a park opposite to where I live when it snowed in Feburary - an event that gets ever more rare every year for England! - been using it for one of my christmas cards this year.
hopefully be able to post some new concept art up in the new year.
December 23rd, 2003, 10:21 AM
Since this is a somewhat popular thread, i'm gonna post my question here...
I have had a digital camera for a lil while now, and their are some things i'm just not getting...
it's a Canon Powershot 5mp...
some of the settings escape, like how to set a camera to take landscape, or scity scapes without coming out fuzzy..
And having a hard time understanding shutter speed....technical stuff like that....
If you guys can tell me what nomral settings do you use on some of your shots (ie. close ups, long shots..etc) that would be awesome...
And to stay on topic, you guys are taking some mighty awesome pics...keep em coming...
December 23rd, 2003, 01:32 PM
December 23rd, 2003, 01:41 PM
Sonnenkind - Thanks for the compliment!
I have never done work for GEO though.
I really like the color in the water bottle pic.
king - Nice stuff. May I suggest in the tower pic that you remove the light blue from the clouds and make it more of a red like the sky.
I think that will tighten the "focus" on the tower.
Btw, that garfield puppet had full on mechanics in it that would allow it to move it's had and blink. Scary stuff.
December 23rd, 2003, 02:03 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone.
bRyaN: Telling you what settings to use will not help you. The camera settings (aperture, shutterspeed) will change for every situation since proper exposure is based on the scene you are photographing. My suggestion to you is to pick up a basic photography book like "Photography for Dummies" or one of the Kodak books.
A book will help you learn what changing the aperture and shutter speed will do to the image you capture. Generally, the shutter speed will help you stop/blur motion, while aperture is used to control depth of field (how much of the image is in focus). There is no simple formula because these settings are dependent on each other too. If you change one, you have to change the other to compensate.
I could write a book on this stuff, but why, when there are so many out there that are already better than my drivel. Pick one up and learn the basics.
The beauty of digital is that you can experiment as you read and get immediate feedback. It's a great learning tool. If you've already ponied up the cash for a 5MP camera, the extra $20 for a book will be well worth it.
As far as your images being blurry is concerned. That's probably a function of you not holding the camera steady enough. Try putting the camera on a solid surface when you shoot. A mini tripod is a good idea. Also, the longer the focal length of the lens you use (long zoom, etc) the more likely it is that minute vibrations will reduce the sharpness of your image. Small cameras make it tough because they're so light and harder to hold steady.
For additional tips, go here:
December 23rd, 2003, 02:41 PM
THat's exactly what i needed to hear thanks man...
i was confusing the 2 terms when i was reading the user manual...
And since we are starting to helpe me out a lil...just a coupleof more questions...:D
Is it the higher the number the faster the shutter speed or vice versa?? For instance 1/3, or 1/8...
And I will check out a book, in the mean time, i hope you don't mind helping me out some..i really appreciate it...:chug:
December 23rd, 2003, 03:17 PM
Shutter speed is measured (mostly) in fractions of a second.
1/3 is one third of a second
1/8 is one eighth of a second. Therefore, the 1/8 is the faster shutter speed.
1/125th is one one-hundred and twenth-fifth of a second. Much faster again.
Generally, if you are hand-holding the camera when shooting, I would try to maintain 1/125th or higher. With practice (and a small lens mounted), some people can hand hold down to 1/60th of a second and still get sharp pictures. If you've been shooting around 1/8th that's almost certainly why your pics are blurry. In photography, 1/8th of a second is a loooong time.
Aperture numbers are a little counter intuitive. The smaller number means a larger lens opening. For example f1.4 lets in 16 times more light than f5.6 and 128 times more light than f16.
December 23rd, 2003, 03:40 PM
You guys are amazing. I only recently took a class in photo, I loved it.. well everything except having to inhale those chemicals in the dark room for hours on end. I only have a few pictures scanned but here they are.
December 23rd, 2003, 04:51 PM
Thanks phil - Whatdyou think of this version ?
December 23rd, 2003, 06:56 PM
the colour is difficult in that one :/
the Tree on the right has this warm green, the sky the warm red.
that kinda makes the whole picture blurry warm.
I wouldn't know how to fix that in this particular case tho.. :/
December 23rd, 2003, 08:26 PM
the last pic I posted was with my 35mm - these are with my new digital cam (Pentax Optio 550) with the landscape stiching mode facitity thing - but stiched in photoshop.
I havent yet got to learn the camera - these were all taken on auto settings. I orgianly brought a digicam for textures and reference, but always liked doing this stuff.
I had to downsize these for loading purposes but the originals are like 35MB - 1500pxls by 8000pixls etc etc. apologies for the watermarks. i would rather not put them, but you cant be too careful nowadays.
Sky reference for a digital painting Im working on.taken about September time - from the same park that is in the winter pic, actually.
360 degree location reference for a video game I was working on this year. taken on the week David Blane decided to sit in his box - hes on the otherside of the city hall there on the right of the image.
Ths was taken on Friday night (19thDec) had my cam on me and was in this club in london. was regretting I was taking the damn thing around with me, but then I thought I'll have some fun. turned out ok - I like the blurs. I was sitting in a corner - thats the DJ booth on the left - a mate of mine drinking his pint (who moved so his refection is different). never noticed the girl pointing at me until I just stiched this together tonight! theres a dodgy bit of stiching on that orange pillar, but I only just decided to stich it to night - probably do a better job after the holidays and bung it on my website.
happy christmas n all that.
December 23rd, 2003, 11:07 PM
Mr. Personality, Thank you soo much man....
wow, that explains a whole lot to me...gonna go have some fun tomorrow at work..with the digi cam....
December 23rd, 2003, 11:47 PM
That's better king, but I was thinking more along the lines of:
The blue on the clouds stood out to much and seemed to distract the viewer away from the tower. Just my opinion.
I think this is the first photo paint over on this forum.
Hope this helps,
December 24th, 2003, 02:22 AM
Like your addition - More focus on el torre -your opinion is always welcomed -
And Jezelf - nice work - club photo is true art .
December 24th, 2003, 08:51 AM
Jeez, there is some filthy shit going on in here. Thanks for all the goods fellas and ladies.
December 30th, 2003, 02:57 PM
I took this shot last week from the top of the Cairo Tower http://www.stuttgart.de/sde/menu/frame/top.php?seite=http%3A//www.stuttgart.de/sde/item/gen/20101.htm
It is the Cairo Opera House.
:funny: Happy New Year :funny:
January 2nd, 2004, 05:19 PM
That's damn nice king!
Here is the first sunrise of 2004 as seen from southern California.
And a few more.....
January 2nd, 2004, 05:40 PM
I lurk at this forum but never post... this thread has caught my eye though. I love to take pictures.
January 2nd, 2004, 07:06 PM
hey i have too many photos to post here but feel free to go to my site at
sign the guestbook!!
January 3rd, 2004, 08:47 AM
..No Architecture today
Thanks phil - Very nice shots as usual
Moon photo is awesome
January 3rd, 2004, 12:23 PM
so I ended up getting that Olympus; still tooling around but here are some I kinda like, glorified snapshots
from my bkyln window, round 2am New Year's
same apartment, different view
ghetto supermarket, the fuzz was accidental, snow on the camera lens
sunset from an airliner window
breaking the species barrier . . .
January 3rd, 2004, 01:40 PM
Here are mine. Taken from this summer to this christmas.
January 3rd, 2004, 01:50 PM
January 4th, 2004, 02:48 AM
Everybody - Nice shots
January 4th, 2004, 03:40 PM
I thought the subject matter were interesting. Artwise, however, they don't hold jack.
This little car is the new fad in Europe. Ain't it cute? it's so small, it's in the 2nd floor of a small shopping mall in Switzerland. It's called a Smart and it's made by Swatch (the watches, you know). That little girl was as intrigued as I was, apparently.
No translation necessary...
A sculpture from the Olympic Palace (HQ) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
2 idiots (I'm the one on the left.)
Forgot the best one: in Basel, Switzerland there are wooden posts on the main street with sculptures atop. One of them is this ogre who eats children. I don't remember the story behind it but it sure keeps Swiss kids straight! Look at all those cute, panic-ridden faces! Amazing!
January 4th, 2004, 04:03 PM
I started with photography about 3 or 4 months ago for school assigments, I took these in the park near my college;
January 4th, 2004, 11:05 PM
tegehel that's brilliant, I need one of those
January 5th, 2004, 10:04 AM
Hi here are two pics I took several years ago
In this one iīm tried to make it look like it was drawn but I havenīt use any pen or similar at all only darkroom techniques
In this one I tried to capture a feeling
sorry I only have time to comment some of you, good work everyone though
tyboogie man I only got red crossses :mad:
PhilHolland nice pics I really like the spirals the version you posted 15 dec really soft colours and a nice comp.
Samna like the colours in i think it was the 4 pic but U should work more with the composition to make it good.
Juice5942: those fumes yeah after a time U will notice why they put out caution signs on containers ;) nice pic btw
King not really in to architecture but I got a friend who in his vacations only travel around Europe mostly German and take Architectural pics Once told him to take pics on other things he didnīt
If U will I can ask him to post some pics.
Jezebel your third pic is really awesome nice organic form without really beeing organic cool :beer:
Tehegel danger :D lol
eshiu PRO pics :beer: , but if U post nude pics make it a link instead they are really strict about it here at CA if its not noted in the thread headline
January 5th, 2004, 11:23 AM
Mindflaw - let your friend post his work . but if I will what ?!!
-- :hmm: --
January 5th, 2004, 01:21 PM
Jezebel, that first landscape and that metal thing with the screw are wonderful!
eshiu - Those are very impressive.
king - nice ally. What's the blue sign on the right say?
Two from me today.....
The Fenced Shadow is rather experimental. I took about 30 photos @ 10-60 seconds each and at different angles to bring out the shadow detail. It was like 1:00am - somewhere in Chatsworth.
January 6th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Each and every photo here - Dig it :D
As for the Fenced Shadow - Very creative .
-- :hmm: --
January 6th, 2004, 06:17 PM
Just a few I've taken in the last 2 weeks.
January 7th, 2004, 08:51 AM
The West Coast Choppers made me laugh :D - Nice idea.
WILL and THE VANISHING STREET are the best .
Jezebel - The B&W photo with the trees .. where is that place ??! - trip57 -
January 7th, 2004, 11:26 AM
Across My Island
Weather was real fine that day .. and the blue blue sky ...
That is The Nile Corniche - lies across one side of "ZAMALEK island" (where I currently live :nod: )
The NILE RIVER is the world's longest river (4187 miles):eek:; flows northern through Africa into the Mediterranean.
January 7th, 2004, 12:42 PM
very nice phil!
me and my mercedes :)
already posted these somewhere:
I always thought the nile flows from the mediterranean down to the Indian ocean???
edit: Oh, and Phil, which camera are you using, which lens? Is there a lot of color correction? (Well... I assume so... usually cameras don't catch intense colors like that)
I'm using a Nikon Coolpix 4300
January 7th, 2004, 02:10 PM
king - You are making we want to go to Egypt really badly. Last I heard though, now wouldn't be such a good time for an American to fly up there.
cucaracha - The mercedes stuff is quite interesting. Your sky pano is also very good.
I am using a Canon 10D for all of my photography nowadays. I have seven lenses currently. Only two zooms in the bunch.
Yes. I do a lot of color correction to the images after the fact. However, this is also what I do for a living on feature films. So I kind of get to merge the two. I spend more time achieving "the look" on my photography though.:D
I sold 4 prints today! That's $140 bucks I didn't have an hour ago.
Here's a couple.....
January 7th, 2004, 02:18 PM
Cool, a photography thread! Now I get to know when it's updated.
January 7th, 2004, 02:26 PM
one from my DSLR -Canon 300D
January 8th, 2004, 08:35 AM
PHIL - you are most welcomed - American or not .. you can visit Egypt anytime .
Everyone is welcomed.
Cucaracha - this sky - wow !
Somewhere on my Zamalek ...
January 8th, 2004, 03:40 PM
Did these 2 last night. I hate when my shakey hands are noticable..
Anyway, it's a little buddha my girlfriend gave me not too long ago. I put him with two seperate light sources for two seperate looks.
This one he's just beside a bamboo lanter I have.
And this one he's atop a chinese lanter I have, and there's a poster in the background making the reds and oranges.
January 8th, 2004, 05:21 PM
I got myself a canon powershot a80 2-3 months ago and I'd really appreciate if some of you could take some time off to visit my gallery and give me some input (comments either here or in the gallery itself).
My gallery (http://cybear.spawnpoint.org/gallery)
Many impressive photos in this thread.
January 10th, 2004, 05:53 AM
on a sunny day in Egypt, this is how my cat's hair sparkle ine under sun rays.:cat;
I know it is too late for christmas sipirit, but these are photos I loke a lot.
It is very noce that every one is trying to show his best in this forum, very good work evey one.:thumbsup:
January 10th, 2004, 01:00 PM
King: Sorry my bad english the only thing I meant was to ask you if you wanted my friend to post who has the same intrerest in taking architecture photos, since I think thats better than just write keep it up man. Anyway I will meet him monday hopefully the scanner will work Have had some problems.
January 10th, 2004, 03:07 PM
I've got mine all here:
January 10th, 2004, 04:53 PM
hey some cool stuff going on here - it's inspired me to post more up. most of my stuff is for reference, but perhaps some of this fits in...
and heres a couple of oppurtunist pics I took on my way home from town today...
cheers. best wishes.
January 10th, 2004, 10:29 PM
I don't have the best camera in the world, but I've got a few things taken on my family's property when I was back at home before landing my current job.
(sorry for the text... linked from my site.)
January 11th, 2004, 02:55 AM
http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/Picture_004.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/Picture_003.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/Picture_001.jpg I am not satisfied with these pictures, but I felt it was important for me to take some, since I had my camera with me that night. :chug: :beer:
January 11th, 2004, 05:46 AM
January 12th, 2004, 09:53 AM
Hi everyone this is some of my pics.
My bandwidth is poor if it turns out to be red crosses just press right button and show picture
KING: this is my friend I just show him to put up a site and link, hope you like his pics /Mindflaw
January 12th, 2004, 12:26 PM
Thank you Snowman for posting - Nice shots - What is the name of this second photo building ?
January 12th, 2004, 07:02 PM
JEZELF--ACK!! those panoramics are brilliant. that last one is dope ( the bar scene) how does your cameras panoramic settings help stitching? how do you avoid the dimension where things meetup/dont meet properly?
phil-- great stuff as usual--especially the phone pole with cloudy BG and the fence with red shadows
January 12th, 2004, 08:07 PM
Jezelf - Great exposure on the river pano. The brick wall and shop window are also very nice.
mtmckinley - I really like the first barn.
king - Man. Are all of Cairo's buildings that cool?
More experiment stuff.
Moon @ 1600mm
Shoe and Cord
Keep up the good work all.
January 13th, 2004, 10:14 AM
How to integrate wildlife :)
:) Keep posting and I keep watching :)
January 15th, 2004, 09:42 AM
PhilHolland - Amazing photos - what I like most of the Cue ball that it was not centered.
jezelf - Awesome :D - Dig the ducks
mtmckinley - Where is that relaxing place ?! - very nice.
Truly nice work everyone _ keep it up.
January 15th, 2004, 02:52 PM
some new stuff
January 15th, 2004, 05:11 PM
Mindflaw - That's one of those rare photo ops.
king - Interesting photo. Kinda reminds me of something Nielson did for X-files.
tyboogie - Pics "7" & "8" are very good. Especially 8.
I'm on this surreal kick right now.
Two Electric Towers
January 17th, 2004, 12:20 PM
hmm looks like just posting a link to my gallery didn't work very well (unless the gallery statistics are b0rked) so I'll try posting a few photos instead.
January 17th, 2004, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by midknight
one from my DSLR -Canon 300D
January 17th, 2004, 05:58 PM
Samoan Firedancer from my recent jaunt to Hawaii. All shot with my Canon 10D handheld. I probably wouldn't have shot these with a film camera because I didn't think I'd be able to get anything good in the low light. Fortunately, being able to review the images on the spot motivated me to keep shooting.
January 17th, 2004, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by Mr. Personality
That could be the basis for a really cool illustration, like of a spellcaster or something.
January 17th, 2004, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by PhilHolland
Those edited to bump up the saturation?
January 20th, 2004, 08:41 AM
January 20th, 2004, 02:41 PM
bear - I like the black and white image of the bridges.
Mr. Personality - That first one is really great. I'm a 10Der too!
Smeagol71 - I like the movement in the first one. And the dragon pic is hilarious!
Fruxx - The img tag is broken, so I don't know which picture you are talking about. But, the answer is probably yes. I do like to post process my images a bit. However, some of the time it's just about getting the desired custom white balance and exposure combination.
Here are few that are "straight" from that camera.
January 20th, 2004, 05:48 PM
Thanks Phil, that Monday shot is the best. You hit the nail on the head with that one.
That dragon was the weirdest thing! It was on some back highway in northern/central Pennsylvania and I have no idea why it was there. There was nothing even remotely related around it. Really strange, so naturally I had to stop and take some pics of it. That's actually a crop from a wider shot I took of it...
...I just thought it was more interesting cropped.
Here's another, and the only reason I'm posting it is because it symbolizes a major milestone for me, considering I'm extremely arachniphobic. I will conquer my fear! Maybe. Of all the pets my son could choose...sheesh!
I had to get really close to that freakin' thing too. :eek:
January 23rd, 2004, 07:12 AM
Everyone - Impressive Photos
Chris J. Anderson!
January 23rd, 2004, 06:44 PM
WOW!! This thread is amazing! Great job to ALL who posted some great photography! Very inspiring work. I've been analyzing what type of digital camera to buy for a while now. I've been wanting to get a good camera for years. An artists is kind of handicapped without one. I feel foolish for seeing so many cool things in life and not being able to capture them in the camera to inspire the brain with cool colors, shapes for art work. Great stuff everyone, this is one of the best threads on this forum! A lot of these are very professional.
I'll be joining the camera realm very soon! Bwahahaa
January 27th, 2004, 05:31 PM
Four days without a photo? Bah!
Here's one just for Smeagol71.
January 27th, 2004, 08:06 PM
Are most of these in the thread all digital cameras?
January 27th, 2004, 08:26 PM
Joshua - Mine are!
January 28th, 2004, 02:30 AM
January 28th, 2004, 02:46 AM
They look like it anyway, I know my digital camera doesn't take that sharp of a picture; wonder if I am doing something wrong?
January 28th, 2004, 03:57 AM
Damn, I haven't been on this one in a while, there's so much cool stuff. Joshua, mine are shot with a Lomo, which is a nice little fun camera. Its kind of a cult thing, and there's a lomographic society. They have a lot of fun cameras too. Check out www.lomo.com, its pretty amazing. I've had mine since high school, and its a lot of fun.
January 28th, 2004, 07:55 AM
Here's one just for Smeagol71...Prey
Oh man, I don't think I'm conquering this phobia at all...sheesh! Thanks for the relapse Phil! :eek:
January 28th, 2004, 08:21 AM
Blue Blue Sky
Phil - Ascension and mouth - is that you Philholland :D
Microscope - Gray Patch - Death Stick are my favs
dig blue lockers
bridge photo - what was your addition ??!
Smeagol71 - that freakin' is cool so is all your work.
Keep it up everyone
January 28th, 2004, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by PhilHolland
"See, I'm not even going to harm that fly..."
January 28th, 2004, 01:50 PM
Jaenos - To take the sharpest photos with any camera, get a tripod and use a fast shutter speed and an f/stop around f/8. It's a general statement, but true in most cases.
Mykro - Lomo's rule. I support that, but I need more "options".
Smeagol71 - LOL!
king - Thanks! And very nice. Good use of depth of field. It draws the viewing into the image so much more than having everything in focus.
The bridge photo was shot with a fisheye lens. I defished it to make it a rectilinear image, then applied color correction to the water and bridge separately.
It could be me in those photos!
DanSTC - Thanks!
January 28th, 2004, 02:27 PM
January 28th, 2004, 04:13 PM
MidgardSerpent - nice sky.Post more.
Phil - Ill be posting some kings soon.
January 28th, 2004, 04:19 PM
January 28th, 2004, 07:27 PM
Phil, are you the same Phil Holland on dpreview? Nevermind, already recognised your webby. The name rang a bell when reading some topic today on dpreview. Funny to find you on both forums. I'm Banshax overthere, but never post any material, just lurk till i drop.
Some of my recent photo's i like best. Mainly based on catchy color cominbations / composition.
January 28th, 2004, 09:31 PM
this is called Fantasy and Projection.
January 29th, 2004, 01:35 AM
bravo tout le monde, bon travail.
king I admire your keenness in posting your work.
January 29th, 2004, 04:03 AM
What is your favourite colour ?
Reply with your camera - everyone.
January 29th, 2004, 04:05 AM
qwerty, the last image is quite excellent, especially with the first three as an introduction. Keep it up.
January 29th, 2004, 08:46 AM
I'm new to photography, but I'm trying to get some thoughtful and cool shots, rather than just "point and shoot."
This is from New York
Picture of a ... bike.
A picture of me that my dad took.
Another picture of me that my dad took.
I have no idea what this building is.. If you know, please tell me. It looks like a prison. I asked the security guard what it was and he snapped at me "It's an average building you idiot!" I was like :confused: :roll: Asshole...
Tell me what you think. Thanks :)
January 29th, 2004, 08:46 AM
All the pictures I took of the people, I snapped unnoticed. It was hard, like in this one because right after I took it he looked up. :hs: I quick turned my camera to this chick though and the guy walked away.
This one looks like he saw me... but he didn't. ;)
Ground zero. :(
Another pic of ground zero.
Random picture of me with a smirk.
I really f'ed (are we allowed to swear) up this picture and I'm mad. First of all, not all of the picture is here because it was cut off in the scanner and I was too lazy to redo it. But this picture was great I thought, but the background didn't come in focus. :( It's a picture of a garbage can that says "Don't Litter" and in the background there are about 40 garbage bags over flowing on to the street and trash is everywhere. I thought it was an interesting shot, but of course, my crap photography skills got the better of me.
:rofl: This was the funniest picture I think. It was parked outside this fish market. And just the irony of how shady the van looks. I bet it was a getaway van in disguise or something. Just cracks me up. I bet it's hiding immigrants or drugs :shock:
Just a skater on the ferry.
My two uncles and my cousin.
Picture of this super hot chick walking infront of graffiti.
January 29th, 2004, 09:06 AM
Welcome Junior Mints - Dig your collection - you hunt people
January 29th, 2004, 01:46 PM
Good guestion king! & nice zombie!
My favorite color? I'd have to think about that for a bit. I kinda like all of them.
Banimator - Yes I am. Then again, you already new that. Nice bokeh in the bird picture!
qwerty - Nice sequence. If it were me I'd fiddle with the brightness/contrast to get a little more black in them.
Junior Mints - Eyes is a great photo. Nothing else to say about it.
Sun Smoke Ridge
Not my best effort in composition, but the colors were cool.
Taken during the impressive fires in Southern California a few months back. Seeing the smoke block out the sun was what made me grab the camera.
If you see something like this coming over a hill, it's probably time to pack up your things and run.
January 29th, 2004, 04:30 PM
there is something about that shot of the old man that i find quite great. he just looks so defeated...
anyway, nice street shots. i could never do it. i tried, but i couldnt get over feeling like i was violating someone or crossing some social boundary. i guess thats why im not a photographer for a living :) kudos to you
January 30th, 2004, 05:17 AM
Show me the colours Phil :D
Thanks Samna - post more ya m3alem.
January 30th, 2004, 01:15 PM
king - The ladies coat is awesome in that pic.
My favorite color..... I put some thought into this last night. Like I said before, I don't really have one favorite color. However, I do love how color works. The one word that kept popping into my head was saturation.
I really love how a complete black and white picture can hide or reveal the image based on it's lack of color. Sometimes I'm amazed at the original colors found in a photograph. I love saturated and desaturated images. That's what I'm trying to show in the composite below. Everyting from extreme saturation to a milder one. Then on the right is a mirrored image completely missing the color. Everything from white to black.
If this isn't really what you were expecting I might give it another go.
January 30th, 2004, 03:54 PM
Well Done PhilHolland
All my respects to you and your composition Color - It is based on a concept and I admire that - the more I study it the more I think of one thing - Echoes . - Thanks for sharing your vision with everyone .adds value to the work.
Banimator - Nice stuff. The bird is my fav.
The next theme will be : Shades And Shadows - lut us see what everyone has got for it - Grab your camera philHolland :D
January 30th, 2004, 06:05 PM
It's me again with two more pics.
January 30th, 2004, 06:42 PM
OMG...beautiful work, all of you... photography is going to be my minor...i must get a camera..... My mom has an older pentax 35mm that i might be able to get my hands on...but oi...tooo goood....inspiration.....wow...(sorry, this whole reply has been very random an unorganized)
February 4th, 2004, 07:53 AM
It is been a long time since I have posted anything in this thead, so it is a long reply I prepared, and hope they are worth the waiting you did. :conehead; :clapping1
http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/DSC05695.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/DSC05690.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/DSC05681.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/DSC05675.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/DSC05667.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/DSC05653.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/DSC05644.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/DSC05638.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/DSC05633.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/DSC05623.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/DSC05618.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/DSC05616.jpg http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v18/cyrano/DSC05614.jpg
[COLOR=orangered][FONT=century gothic][SIZE=4]All of the above are pictures taken from my last trip to the beautiful city of Aexandria in Egypt. So Phill Guess that this is one more place you would like to visit when you come to Egypt.:trippy:
February 5th, 2004, 08:19 AM
Wow samna, some nice shots. I especially like the Roman Theater and Local Fisherman shots. I'm a sucker for a lone figure composition. :D
Here's some fun I've been having on the side with some photos...
Click here to enter Grimworld (http://www.radikinstudios.com/Grim.htm)
February 6th, 2004, 10:46 AM
this seems pretty silly with so many good photographs but oh well, here's some old stuff from a b+w photo class..
smeagol-that is hilarious
February 6th, 2004, 12:20 PM
some brooklyn flavor
and texture study
February 6th, 2004, 12:23 PM
Thought I'd throw in my 2 cents... So to speak. All digital.
February 7th, 2004, 08:03 AM
Okay King, shades and shadows? Those topics are always so interesting in photos. Here's a couple that might fit the bill.
February 7th, 2004, 08:48 AM
Samna - Love your Alex 2004 collection .West Harbour is my fav
pibb991 - this thread needed photos like yours . Post more
Grey - nice texture study
Dominie_Dirtch - the perspective in Baby is ideal .
Philholland - what are you up to ?!
Smeagol71 - Excellent start for the "shades and shadows" thing . The B&W skull shot is the best - dig the grimworld too :D
The next topic is ARCHITECTURE IN PERSPECTIVE - and the shades and shadows is still on.
February 9th, 2004, 02:27 PM
king pm'd and motivated me to get back in the game.....
MidgardSerpent - Nice skies.
Samna - I really like "Here it is" & "A storm is coming". Good work.
Smeagol71 - Grim World. That's freaking awesome!
pibb991 - I find the fish in the tub shot to be very effective.
Dominie_Dirtch - Very nice!
For the "shades and shadows" I give you
Dark Leaves(it's more shadow then shade).
Here's some more....
Loop and Light Box.
Stick and Bubbles.
Hooks and Clamps.
On my own.
Now I gotta finish my thunderdome submission.
February 10th, 2004, 01:41 AM
Dominie_Dirtch I like very much the dead man shot and the tombstone one, the lighting was perfect in the last one. For the B&W picture, I suggest that we post also the colored ones if we have them also, it is much easier to impress with B&W pictures than colored ones, so lets get more competent and prove we really can handle own cameras.
Smeagol71, thanks for the good words, also the pictures you liked were the one remaining that I did not have any comments about. By the way I really really love the elephant picture for the shades and shadows.
Good ones Fill, I really like the "perched" and the "on my own" because they are identified, eye catching and they are subjects that are composed, but natural.
February 15th, 2004, 09:20 AM
Where is everyone ?!
Dig that Blue Heron.
Special thanks to Moin for lending me his camera :D
February 16th, 2004, 05:53 AM
King your work is really motivating and inspiring ,ur shots charges me with plenty of ideas ............ keep it on
Phill ..... just amazing
Samna ..i liked ur Alexandial glimse , just great
Smeagol .... perfect
,Dominie also.... really great work everyone u made a wonderful thread.
February 16th, 2004, 09:49 AM
awesome some King! love the vibrant colors
February 19th, 2004, 02:21 AM
Well this is a picture I took when I was in Portugal, I was in front of this portal, and all of the sudden I noticed how all the items in front of me in a moment had exactly the same colors. I did some color manipulation in this picture just to highlight vivant colors I saw and impressed me a lot from that moment until now.
February 22nd, 2004, 08:01 AM
This is an other picture I took when I was in Portugal and thought to share it with you.
I have notiiced that no one posts any replies in this thread any more...... WAKE UP GUYS :coffee:
February 22nd, 2004, 05:02 PM
Hey samna...I'm here. Unfortunately I had to send my camera in for some repairs. There's some problem with the light meter or something. It's still under warranty which is good, but you know how eager companies are to repair and return people's cameras (please note the heavy sarcasm). Hopefully I'll get it back sometime this year!!! When I do I'm sure I'll go on a photo frenzy of sorts.
Like the recent stuff by the way!!!
February 23rd, 2004, 07:00 AM
Well King, this is indeed a nice photograph.
Apart of the colors and the great weather in which you took the picture, the shot itself makes the perseption of the most common things twisted and yet very nice. Who says the horizon is always horizontal?????
nice work everyone, get busy taking pictures.
waiting for your come back smeagol.....
March 8th, 2004, 05:12 PM
Photography didn't die.
However, for me, artwork is taking priority for the time being. That doesn't mean I am not taking photographs anymore, but my focus is definitly in a different place.
I just looked at every page in this thread.
It's really something wonderful.
March 9th, 2004, 11:07 AM
Jaded - Thanks
Phil - Welcome back !
I noticed the difference in the color blue - first one is a shot from the city - the capital - so greeny and greyish --- second one shot at Sinai - right by the sea - blue sky !! - Maybe it was just a different day with different color - but I believe it is the Pollution!!
March 9th, 2004, 12:12 PM
OK Ive been planning on getting a camera for a while now.
And this just sealed the deal. I've been looking around alot on the internet but their are so many choices and its so hard to even come close to picking just one. Could you gurus point out some quality cameras please. Thanks and keep up the great work!
March 9th, 2004, 02:15 PM
wow,i had almost forgotten about this thread.
good work i see so far...
let's take a break from all those well-done pics;)
(from last years visit to france)
and messing with our new digital camera and some action figures.:)
March 9th, 2004, 04:53 PM
The River Nile
March 10th, 2004, 03:07 AM
it looks as if every body had forgotten about this thread, I have my camera in the repair shop, so it will take me some time to get back.
good work every one.
Phill I like the single rose picture, but did you do any color manipulation???
King, the palm trunk picture is very nice, but was it intensional that you focus on the base of the trunk??????? what if you tryed to focus on the palm leaves???
March 10th, 2004, 11:52 AM
inpho - I don't know much about buying a camera these days - anyway , mine is a traditional canon - sometimes I use my brother's which is this one : http://www.photo.net/ezshop/product?product_id=2340
I prefer a canon's lens - in general my advice is that you buy the camera that will fit with your needs - It does not have to be a super one - it will be so expensive - start with a simple one during developing your skills - good luck inpho .
Samna - what if ?! :D
March 10th, 2004, 12:29 PM
Thank you King. I keep getting refered to Cannon G5. But still kinda undecided. What is the most important spec for good photography on the cameras end? I keep thinking mega pixels? And has anyone heard much about or have the canon G5? Any good?? Thanks guys.
March 12th, 2004, 12:40 PM
March 12th, 2004, 02:32 PM
I'm not much of a photographer, but here are some photos of mine :)
Hehe... flying axe :)
March 12th, 2004, 03:09 PM
Yeah, I'm really not a photographer, but I love taking pictures. This is my little cousin... She just woke up.
March 17th, 2004, 06:41 AM
Well, my camera came back safe and sound and fully operational! So I can now breathe a huge sigh of relief. Ha ha, I feel like I'm talking about a long lost friend or something. At any rate, took A LOT of shots on a trip to Longwood Gardens this past weekend and here are a few I thought interesting...
March 17th, 2004, 06:46 AM
Cool shots Smeagol71 .
March 17th, 2004, 08:22 AM
More flowers... (sorry for the size)
March 17th, 2004, 08:37 AM
bear - Nothing's wrong with the size - dig the last one.
The Dutch !!
March 17th, 2004, 12:48 PM
Hmm guess the filesizes very big at all compared to others in this thread so I'll post some more then :)
This orchid looked like a winged figure.
One more orchid in colour this time.
Taken a couple of months ago. When I was eating my breakfast indoors the roedeers were doing the same on the other side of the kitchen window.
March 17th, 2004, 01:47 PM
Whoa. This thread has come back with a vengence!
king and bear get big smiles from me. Samna too.
king - Your photos on this page are so vibrant. I like it.
Scaramouche - Thank you!
Destruction by red.
Humming in the rain.
Patio night view 1
Patio night view 2
Pigeons on a wire.
Frosted Glass Door.
From a tree.
The first time.
I'm is a self portrait kick lately. So that's what I'll be doing for a bit. Here's me so far.
http://www.artbyphil.com/news/newsimages/black.jpg http://www.artbyphil.com/news/newsimages/theworstpain.jpg http://www.artbyphil.com/news/newsimages/concentrate.jpg http://www.artbyphil.com/news/newsimages/hurting.jpg
Sorry for the mega dump. I don't post as often as I should.
Awesome. Keep up the good work all. I use photography to sharpen my eye. Sometimes I use it for reference for my artwork and get a better idea of what's going on with specific things. Hopefully others will find this thread usefull.
March 17th, 2004, 02:42 PM
I went to a historical cemetary in Providence, RI and took my camera. The cemetary is in bad shape, and I know they're planning on fixing it, but in the meantime, it's a pretty desolate place. I was the only one (awake) in that place at the time and I don't know if it was because of the solitary aspect, but walking amongst 18C. tombs was rather humbling and somehow serene. I can't say I felt any spirits around me, but I felt like I could have been part of a Charles Dickens story, where suddenly, the ghosts of the past would rise up and take me, probably unwillingly, into some enlightening journey.
Again, those photos are not beautiful like most of the ones in this thread, but rather witnesses to a moment in time that I did find interesting.
Like in any cemetary, there are many categories of tombstones one can peruse at will. For instance, you have architecturally beautiful, if not interersting, ones:
And the ones that are interesting in shape, forms and shadows; the graceful stillness of broken statuettes brings a peaceful reminder of times long past :
Soon, on your way, you will inexorably find the entrance to the Underworld, where I am persuaded the dead, not-so-dead, undead and restless spirits come out to jovially haunt their sacred place in unison:
Apart from being a constant reminder of our frail and short earthy existence, there are those whose humor borders on the macabre (literally), who in a gesture of good taste, remind you that your time is about to come as well. The preventive ones already have a place to sleep - I call them the no-so-dead yet. For the record, the "Foster" choice of tombstone is but merely a coincidence (yes, yes) :
Of course, since no one really knows how long the purgatory wait line really is, one must envisage proper and comfortable ways to entertain oneself and guests while the sands of time come to pass :
Most do rest in peace, and some do rest, in peace. This is probably the most peaceful time of the day for this poor soul :
Poor souls there are, plenty of to witness. Truly, the tragic lifetime of one family can be read, carved in stone for ever. No more is required to feel a strange sense of sympathy when standing in front of remnants of such sadness. No parents should witness the death of their children:
There are, hopefully, lighter moments that are peculiarly jocular, in a morbid way I suppose, especially given the popular connotations. This one says "Flanders" and if you watch the Simpsons, you can't help but to smirk embarassingly :
Then, you come across this, and given the ex-political culture-shock experience between the US and the French, one again, one can't help but to laugh hysterically (inside), while trying to refrain a maniacal giggle which indeniably forces oodles of muculent snot out of every conceivable facial orifices:
And, to end in harmony with nature, the circle of life and death and the philosophy behind reincarnation and recycling, I leave you with a typical soylent green metaphor:
I hope you enjoyed the trip as much as I did, please come again.
March 17th, 2004, 04:04 PM
LOVED the cemetary photo-essay. Great work!
But I have to ask: what IS it about Providence (and Rhode Island in general) that inspires such death-fixated (or just really, really dark) art? (HP Lovecraft, Throwing Muses, indie-comic dude Nick Bertozzi...I could go on.)
March 17th, 2004, 04:35 PM
ah my friend, if only I knew :)
Thank you very much, by the way.
My personal take on it is based on two reasons: historical and geographical. Historical, because it's one of the oldest states, and thus has more "history", so to speak. There are quite a lot of old money/families living in the area and with that comes the political and financial influences that might have brought some of the artists to live in the area, if they weren't born around here to begin with. Providence, RI is also a haven for artists and intellectuals with many famous schools and colleges (the two most famous are probably Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design aka RISD), and it tends to reflect on the atmosphere of the place, I think. Geographically speaking, the landscape and old Victorian architecture are prone to exhult wild imagination bursts, perfect for a Lovecraftian novel, for instance, or a Poe lamentation. The weather is inconsistent and certainly has some effect on the psyche of the people living here. It can changes radically in 30 minutes from sun to snow, and it does happen. Such extremes do help depression, I would assume, or at least certainly influences the finding of those hidden dark places within the confinements of one's inner self.
I blabber, but the place is old and the memories of time are present. It's up to the individual to see or feel them.
March 17th, 2004, 04:54 PM
It's been a little while now, but I had a chance to visit with Jon Foster for a weekend in Providence and I can tell you as a "tourist" it was one of the coolest places I've ever been. The vibe (for lack of a better way to put it) was really cool and I would very much like to go back again. It's just as tegehel has stated. The whole area seems to drip with historic significance and weight. I could feel it in the air. Another reason I was so anxious when I got there is because it's the stomping grounds and resting place of H.P.Lovecraft, one of my favorites. I didn't have my camera then, but would love to go back and take a shot of his grave. That cemetery was absolutely beautiful!
If you have a chance to visit you definitely should!!!! I hope to go back soon!
March 17th, 2004, 10:18 PM
whoa--i never would have guessed this thread would take off like it has. im so glad it did!
bear--whoa those dear creatures are beautiful..what are they called?
phil--fabulous stuff as usual
some semi-recent stuff
March 18th, 2004, 12:30 AM
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March 18th, 2004, 01:46 AM
wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :clapping2 :jump1: :jump2: :fruit:
Guys welcome all back; I cannot imagine that I have missed all of these pictures in just 2 days.
These nature photos are really great, I wish I had more time to show the nature in my country but I don't and my camera is in the repair shop.
tyboogie, I like the pictures for the cathedral and the foot print a lot. Nice work.
Smeagol71, welcome back, great pictures.
PhilHolland, I have to say this honestly, I didn't like the photos that you took with macros and with a powerful perspective, because they were of course impressive but could've been taken anytime and any place, but this time I loved all these photos, they are momental and interactive somehow.
King your product decreased in quantity, but you take some shots that pass unnoticed in real life, and they are very good for that reason.
March 18th, 2004, 01:47 AM
March 18th, 2004, 01:48 AM
March 18th, 2004, 01:50 AM
Can someone fill in the story about these 2 sculptures in Chicago please? I believe they are related.
March 18th, 2004, 01:51 AM
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Sorry for dumping so many photos, but if you like them, there are more here:
March 18th, 2004, 09:06 AM
phil: that stick totally looks like a swimming snake. I like the pigeons and some of the others as well.
tegehel: Thanks for the cemetary tour! Would be interesting to know the story about the "french" one...
tyboogie: I think the english name is roedeer. I like the cinema or theatre seats although I think it might have been better without the bit behind the last row at the bottom of the pic- attracts the eye too much imo.
wynd: nice bw work, the winter ones are probably my favourites.
molested cow: There were some that I thought were pretty boring but you made up with it well with a number of beautifull ones too!
Boring to be ill and indoors all day long when the recent activity in tis thread have made me want to go outside with my camera. Tried to play a bit with the sunlight coming through the windows though:
March 25th, 2004, 03:38 PM
Bah you're not very good at keeping this alive so I have to do it with my mediocre photos :/
March 25th, 2004, 05:49 PM
tyboogie - Awesome. dsb23 and the theater man.
Wynd - Great stuff.
bear - Nice shadow work. Good macros too.
I haven't been posting much because I am working hard for the money and hard on a new portfolio.
I'm still on this self portrait kick. Sorry about my ugly mug.
I've got some other stuff. But I gotta ask if I can post it first.....
March 25th, 2004, 06:10 PM
I've not really done any photography in the past, but this excellent thread is so inspiring I decided to have a bash.
March 27th, 2004, 02:03 AM
Wow, some amazing pics in this thread.
I am a total amateur. I hope nobody minds if i post some of my crap.
March 27th, 2004, 04:47 PM
Phil: I like the one with you drawing and the bottom one the most.
Ryecatcher: That lone tulip is nice.
Christos: I'm sure nobody will mind I also feel like an amateur that only sort of know what I'm doing half of the time. Is that your finger? looks scary....
Today's little walk- didn't get much good from it except some fresh air.
March 27th, 2004, 05:43 PM
Yep. I'm a long time fingernail + cuticle biter.
Looks horrible I know, sorry about posting everything up like this.
March 27th, 2004, 07:24 PM
it's been a few months since I looked at this thread, and I must say, wow! Very intense, lots of great work in here.
tegehel- your providence cemetary pulled a couple of smiles out of me. I can't say I've been in that one specifically, but it looks familiar. A good number of my relatives do live/have lived in the Prov/Pawtucket area so I have 24 years of tourist's experience with the gray winters there (and for some reason, I think we walked through more than one cemetary where we didn't know any dead people).
I'm not the photographer that many of you guys are, more of a snap-shooter for reference for paintings. But here are 3 pics taken today:
I love being able to step out onto my back porch and see sunsets like these.
New Haven, CT on the banks of the mighty Quinnipiac river, a mile or less upstream from the harbor.
March 28th, 2004, 07:21 AM
molested_cow - love your perspectives.
PhilHolland - the self portraits rock - blurred is my fav - and black is a smasher !
I have been away for a while
March 28th, 2004, 01:50 PM
king, I love that shot!
March 28th, 2004, 05:54 PM
March 29th, 2004, 02:54 AM
Thanks Christos - would love to see your work but guess something's wrong with your links .
March 29th, 2004, 03:12 AM
i have a Pentax digicam, and was at a friend's band's gig recently. i went onto the stage and took these pics:
March 29th, 2004, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by king
Thanks Christos - would love to see your work but guess something's wrong with your links .
They load for me. I have them at an adult domain though, so if you are browsing in from work, a proxy could be blocking access.
http://christoscamaro.deviantart.com/ <-- my stuff is there. It's really nothing special, I am new to photography. I just saw the awesome pictures in this thread, and really wanted to be a part of it.
If anyone has books, or classes to reccomend, please shout out!
March 29th, 2004, 05:32 PM
Here are a few shots I have taken. I just got my Nikon the other day. I love it!http://img34.photobucket.com/albums/v102/Sc00ba/Steves/459e1b00.jpg
March 30th, 2004, 04:08 PM
insekt: I like the last photo, there's just something about the tension created between the figure and the large open space that makes it interesting
March 30th, 2004, 05:55 PM
Here are a few I've done recently... I did these shoots mostly for drawing reference, practice lighting... Some I have a specific idea in mind, some I just take for stock... I'd say every one of these was enhanced in PS at least a little bit, either by me or my associate (who is actually the guy posing in the bathroom pics..)
S'it for now...
April 3rd, 2004, 11:08 AM
bear - Shades and shadows on the church are nice .
April 3rd, 2004, 01:34 PM
Top is the first picture I actually feel I learned something from by all the readings I have done on photography.
Next one is just something I enjoy.
Both were taken with a Olympus C-4000 Zoom digital camera
April 3rd, 2004, 01:57 PM
dominie: I like the first and third one, nice lighting that makes the emotions displayed by the figures stronger.
king: nice, for some reason I feel like it is light and wants to lift itself from the ground altho in reality it most likel weighs tons.
I found a nice little stream with almost orange water and blue from the sky reflecting on it.
April 3rd, 2004, 05:19 PM
All of the photos I have seen in this thread are great. Here are three of mine, the first one is a road near my house, which recently just been re-tarmaced. The other two are ones I took on my college trip to NY.
April 12th, 2004, 07:34 AM
bear - interesting colors and contrast.
April 12th, 2004, 02:10 PM
Damn guys. This thread is really great.
bear & king - Your photo's are killing me guys. You're making me want to go out into the real world and start clicking away.
Me doing the art thing.
A lens experiment. That's a book and a glass through the eyes of some crazy antique lens that I adapted to my 50mm f/1.4.
Fun with a shot glass.
Couple of self portraits.....
You can actually identify me with that necklace. I wear it everyday and had it since I was 4 years old.
Here's a couple of group shots for the band 7th Fall.
I did their website too. They were previously named Vital, but had to change their name due to a previous service mark holder.
Site here:--> www.7thfall.com (http://www.7thfall.com)
The lead singer has a movie coming out on the 25th on ABC Family called "Brave New Girl".
Link to that here:-->Brave New Girl (http://abcfamily.go.com/bravenewgirl/index.html)
As always, more to come.
April 12th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Thanks Phil ..your shots are totally inspiring.
April 12th, 2004, 06:12 PM
phil: thanks :D I really like the kind of weird surreal feeling in the first cloud picture, the top sp is very nice too.
This is actually from the same trip outdoors as the last post but I thought I should post something with the text:
April 12th, 2004, 09:29 PM
The area around me(Illinois, near Chicago) is very plain and flat, but me and some friends found an old quarry and i brought my camera with. It was sunset, so most came out dark, and I don't claim to have any skill with a camera, but here goes:
On this one I lightened up a freind of mine to give you a feel for the size of the place.
These next couple are my attempts at doing portriat shots:
An experiment with low lighting, a flash, and mirror that needs to be washed.
One of my little sisters, Maggie. She takes to a camera really well, and i got millions of shots of her.
Start lining up now guys. :D
This shot I didn't take, since I'm in it (hint, im not the cat), but I set it up. The focus is off, and the flash was supposed to be off, but oh well.
April 14th, 2004, 01:41 PM
Pencil Soldier -nice shots - let us see some more.
Samna - where are you ?!
On the shore.
April 14th, 2004, 02:11 PM
April 14th, 2004, 06:12 PM
April 15th, 2004, 07:24 PM
king - I'm more interested in those crazy mountains in the background.
This is a montage of self portraits over the coarse of the last few months. All
April 16th, 2004, 05:52 AM
http://www.metu.edu.tr/~e129584/ilgar3_s.jpg Shot at -6°C
April 21st, 2004, 10:34 AM
some great pictures here
i do some photography as a hobby too
here is one:
and there are more at
April 22nd, 2004, 09:46 AM
I know its photographic dogerel, just thought I'd post some light-hearted stuff.
April 22nd, 2004, 01:23 PM
These are ticks from Easter day......
The cover the "Another Magazine"
An evening at my drafting table.
A sad clown.
And another self portrait.
Back to coding......
April 23rd, 2004, 09:10 AM
phil: like the last three
Came back from a three day trip to st.petersburg yesterday so here's some photos:
Some sculptures from the hermitage:
April 23rd, 2004, 10:14 AM
Great stuff everyone! Unfortunately I've been really busy with life stuff and haven't had time to take pics for me, but I'm still lovin' this thread!
Phil..."An evening at my drafting table" is just freakin' awesome. Just awesome. Can you give the specs on shutter speed, F-stop, etc.? Love the fishbowl effect of the whole thing.
April 23rd, 2004, 05:43 PM
PhilHolland - Amazing as usual .
Bear - love your last post.
Gorbay,lostinart,Dementist - nice work ,post more.
This is my conribution for today
I love this thread .
April 23rd, 2004, 08:04 PM
This thread has a life of its own. One has to wonder if it should be a permanent fixture. So much of this stuff is so good.
Anyway, here's some shots I took during my recent trip to Japan.
April 24th, 2004, 07:30 PM
a lot of these are so great! but then theres a lot of these that are all X out! i wanna see them!!
these are real good for reference...real good!!
April 30th, 2004, 02:06 PM
A women's nude hip. No nudity warning, because you really can't make out the hip.
I'm currently pretty ill. So here's me being sick on the couch earlier this week. Warning! Chubby belly alert.
And a self portrait. This was to test out bouncing light off of a white board in close quarters with a black bg. Something I need to do for a shoot.
May 3rd, 2004, 01:07 PM
had some fun the last days ....
May 4th, 2004, 06:13 AM
May 4th, 2004, 06:35 AM
lostinart - Very impressive Architectural Photography
. .The old facade with the two cats is amazing !
. .keep it up.
May 4th, 2004, 06:21 PM
here are some more photos from my site, also some older ones
May 30th, 2004, 09:03 AM
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May 30th, 2004, 05:44 PM
I love corridor,tunnel esc. shots because the interesting lighting it creates completly enjoyed the pieces you have within this visual " catagorie"
TY-would it be cool if i jumped on you guy's photo band wagon?
June 7th, 2004, 03:23 PM
i`m new here and i thought i`d post some of my own photos in this excellent thread...
June 7th, 2004, 05:27 PM
Wow. It's been a while. So much has transpired.
I should do more of this:
Garfield finalled, so naturally we destroyed him.
http://www.artbyphil.com/news/newsimages/heat.jpg http://www.artbyphil.com/news/newsimages/foiled.jpg http://www.artbyphil.com/news/newsimages/aknob.jpg
And for today.
Seriously some beautiful and unique images here.
Back to work I go.
June 8th, 2004, 11:14 AM
phil: i agree...and very inspiring......i really liked your blue clouds photo btw
oh and here`s another i forgot before:
June 8th, 2004, 04:24 PM
Thanks Krispee. Is that what the horizon looks like in the UK? Bah. I need to travel. Get out more.
So it appears that I am just freaking fascinated by abstract photography. I really could care less about some abstract paintings that I've seen at a gallery, but making the an abstract photograph do things is kinda fun.
For instance, strangely inspired by the Jason's Massive Black background made me ponder how I would get a similar "feel".
I came up with something like this.
Different colors, but to me, it "feels" just right.
Back to the drafting table.