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Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by OleJ, 7 Jan 2008.

  1. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    EDIT: Added processed ones next to the first posted ones.

    Just wanted to share some selected shots I took with my new Canon 70-300 EF USM IS.
    Please leave feedback or tips on how to utilize this lens further.

    (Click on images for large version)

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    #2
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    #3
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    #4
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    Okay.. so I upped the contrast and boosted as much as possible. Not quite sure I like edited ones better.
     
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  2. [MadMan]

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    pics itself are nice, but, i cant help myself, they seems to me.. dull. dont know how to say it, maybe too less contrast/saturation
     
  3. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Well yeah it was a really grey day so there wasn't much light to deal with. Don't know if it can be done differently?
     
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    Not listen :eek: - not every picture has to be super-vibrant colour. Imo they're great - I completely love the first one :thumb:
     
  5. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Thank you very much :)

    My own favorite is #4 I think.
     
  6. Shadowed_fury

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    Congrats on the new lens! Its a beast.
    Don't worry about the pics, they are great, just wait till the summer :D
     
  7. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Thanks :) Heh, yeah this time of year can be REALLY dark and grey here in DK. But I was kind of hoping that it would still be possible to take some great outdoor shots somehow even though it's dark and grey and completely clouded over and the sky is just a big grey mass. I guess I haven't had the imagination to think up some places or subjects to get. Which means I'm waiting and waiting for the snow to fall so I can get some light :)

    I hope I'll be able to catch some birds in the snow this winter with the new lens and all.
     
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    I really like the first one. Very dramatic.
     
  9. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    I really like the first and last one, but the second one seems to be missing something with the tips of the trees cut off. I do like the idea of the subject matter though, perhaps just framing it differently could help.
     
  10. Krikkit

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    I love #1 the pylon effect works for me, don't know if that was what it was supposed to be, but there we go!

    I've had a play with #4 in PS, didn't really want to post the result up, but it looks good with a few colour tweaks. All good shots tbh. :)
     
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    nice pics! but number four, the porportions are a bit off, to much sky and not enough land. but just my opinion

    my favorite is number two, love it, its my background :)
     
  12. OleJ

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    Thank you all for your nice compliments. I'm very flattered :blush:

    I agree that they probably all would be improved with some color tweaking and contrast. But I have to say that monitor settings mean a lot. There's great difference between my macbook and my PC monitor how they look.

    If there is just one more mention of the lack of post processing I'll treat them all and post new versions :D

    Concerning #2 I actually have a shot where the branches aren't cut off at the top but it doesn't look as good :)


    Wow! Cool :) Never had someone use one of my pics for background before. Don't you want one in a size that matches your monitor?

    Cheers!
     
  13. Shadowed_fury

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    Good enough?
    I love the ones up already, but now you've said that, i'd love to see what you can manage in PS :)
     
  14. OleJ

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    :D

    Won't be PS but on the originals in Aperture (mac). Will do it later today then :)
     
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  15. OleJ

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    Done.
    The edited ones are in the first post next to the original ones. #1 was as good as it gets so didn't touch that one.
    Also: Here's one of #2 without the top of the trees cut off:
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  16. [MadMan]

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    imho, the edited ones are much, much better. but thats just me and my preference
     
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    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    I like the edit on #2 and #4, especially 4.
     
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    im alright thanks for the offer!

    it matches my screen fine, i atually like it centered with ubuntu backround lol.
     
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