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Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Tomm, 7 Oct 2007.

  1. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    I went on Holiday to Morocco last month, I'm going to put up a few pictures hopefully. But anyway, here's the first one.

    This mosque was in a tiny village. There's no running water, and no road to it as such - just a track through some fields. The only form of transport these people own are donkeys though - there's no need for roads really. But it struck me as interesting how the (obviously very poor) community had such a large, impressive-looking mosque. And here it is:

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    Canon 30D
    Sigma 10-20 @ 10
    ISO 100, f/16, 1/320 (bright day!)
     
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  2. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Cool angle. And the clouds really make it radiate. Nice shot!
     
  3. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Nice angle, and great job managing to take the shot without blowing any of the highlights on such a bright scene. The clouds towards the lower left are getting a little close for comfort (I'd perhaps try hitting them just a tiny bit with the burn tool).

    I now must get that 10-20 lens. Or is the building actually crooked? It seems to me that the vanishing point is just screwing with my head, but it's been a LONG time since I've been in an art class that discussed that at any length. Like... fourth grade. Well, I need a super-wide anyways (and as fun as an 8mm circular fisheye could be... just not practical right now), but I'm still curious about what that building would look like with a more natural FOV.
     
  4. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    I like. Good colors and good use of WA distortion.
     
  5. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    Cool shot indeed, as said good job not blowing the highlights. Did you crop anything or is it the full frame?
     
  6. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    Thanks for the comments. The building is actually completely straight and quite boring, I'm sure with a normal lens wouldn't look that exciting.

    Here's a pic from a bit back which my GF took - you can see me looking very touristy :D http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v427/tomnelson/P1010305.jpg

    I actually exposed the RAW twice - one for the building's side (which was very nearly blown-out) and one for the rest of the shot. It's basically fully frame, yes. I think I cropped a few pixels off top and side but nothing really.

    I'm trying to do a B&W conversion of this but I'm really struggling to keep the sky and the building good. Any ideas? (besides two conversions & masks which I have tried and looks a bit artificial).
     
  7. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    The bright orange hat doesn't do much for you.
     
  8. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    lol yeah I know! I lost my nice Quiksilver hat and was getting sunburnt so my girlfriend insisted that I wear that orange thing, and that 'It looks nice.'

    Hmmm
     
  9. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Girls lie, a lot!!
     
  10. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    Meh, I was the only european guy for miles so I'm over it :D
     
  11. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    That's a cracking shot mate, love it.

    How far from the building were you to take that shot? Saw your bird's shot but couldn't really tell.

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    Dunno what sort of results you're getting, or want, but here's a quick B&W conversion using Rob Carr's technique.

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  12. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Wouldn't using the B+W mixer in CS3 work just as well? My understanding is that there was no good B+W tool in CS2 (effectly just a desaturate), but that's no longer an issue, right?
     
  13. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    Dunno, depends if you have CS3 I guess (which I don't ;)).
     
  14. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    Fantastic shot!
     
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