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Fri Jun 14, 2013, 10:07 PM

June Competition Comment Thread

Last edited Mon Jun 17, 2013, 08:18 PM - Edit history (2)

Please post any comments about the June submissions here.

The entry thread is at the top of the Photography Group posts here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/103618547

Thanks,
PuppyBismark

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Reply June Competition Comment Thread (Original post)
PuppyBismark Jun 2013 OP
Solly Mack Jun 2013 #1
Mz Pip Jun 2013 #2
alfredo Jun 2013 #3
rdking647 Jun 2013 #4
alfredo Jun 2013 #7
Johnny Noshoes Jun 2013 #5
JCMach1 Jun 2013 #36
Celebration Jun 2013 #6
NV Whino Jun 2013 #8
handmade34 Jun 2013 #9
Mira Jun 2013 #13
MsPithy Jun 2013 #10
alfredo Jun 2013 #11
alfredo Jun 2013 #12
Solly Mack Jun 2013 #14
handmade34 Jun 2013 #15
alfredo Jun 2013 #16
groundloop Jun 2013 #17
alfredo Jun 2013 #22
Earth_First Jun 2013 #21
Earth_First Jun 2013 #18
groundloop Jun 2013 #19
Earth_First Jun 2013 #20
handmade34 Jun 2013 #25
a la izquierda Jun 2013 #23
rdking647 Jun 2013 #24
ramapo Jun 2013 #26
rdking647 Jun 2013 #27
groundloop Jun 2013 #29
handmade34 Jun 2013 #28
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #30
groundloop Jun 2013 #31
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #32
PuppyBismark Jun 2013 #33
MichaelSoE Jun 2013 #34
Mz Pip Jun 2013 #35
alfredo Jun 2013 #37
Earth_First Jun 2013 #38
Solly Mack Jun 2013 #39

Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2013, 10:38 PM

1. I'm in.

Thanks, PuppyBismark!


And we're off!

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 12:19 AM

2. Me too.

This should be interesting!

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 10:41 AM

3. This is a great challenge. For many, this is their

First attempt at hi def.

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 12:55 PM

4. ill be entering once i choose a photo

 

i like alfredo's use of B&w for hdr. when people think of HDR they tend to automatically think of bright color but b&w is a very effectie tool for HDR

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 01:55 PM

7. Thanks. Black and White makes it look like a super detailed photo.

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 01:06 PM

5. I'm not entering this one...

but the ones so far are really good. HDR is often over done but I like these so far.

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Response to Johnny Noshoes (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 10:58 AM

36. yeah, too fiddly for me

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 01:53 PM

6. Wonderful theme, wonderful entries! n/t

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 06:30 PM

8. I made this HDR a while back

So if anyone objects that it's not new, I will remove it.

It's three different exposure layers and another layer with posterization to enhance the rust.

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 06:59 PM

9. all great so far...

I am new to HDR and still trying to get the hang of it... got a few but since I have a few more days will wait for something better...

my outhouse 1/2 done...

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"I am Vermont Strong"

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 12:25 AM

13. Girl,

I find these two fascinating while I'm learning to wrap my brain around this HDR concept.
But your entry is a work of art. Perfection pales beside it, that's how much I like it.
Very Vogue. Creative. Flawless.

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 10:07 PM

10. Hi, this might be a beginner question,

I can set HDR in the camera from not on, through +5 HDR. For parameters of the June contest, does this count?

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Response to MsPithy (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 12:13 AM

11. It doesn't matter how you get to Chicago, just as long as you get there.

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 12:15 AM

12. groundloop's entry is killer.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 12:28 AM

14. I love it!

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Response to alfredo (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 07:17 AM

15. absolutely!!!!

took me a bit of study... love it!!

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 11:34 AM

16. Simplicity is the key.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 12:42 PM

17. Thanks.... And funny you should say that....


I couldn't decide between that photo or another one I'd been working on, asked my son his opinion and he said it was a no-brainer because the other one was way too cluttered.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 08:16 PM

22. The colors really pop

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Response to alfredo (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 08:06 PM

21. +1

A top contender for sure!

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 02:46 PM

18. Alright. I'm in...

I hesitated to compete in this month's competition based on my experience with HDR photography.

Well I played with a group of photographs yesterday and came up with something I was comfortable submitting.

Some fantastic submissions so far!

Look forward to being a part of this crop of submissions...

Good luck, everyone!

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 03:25 PM

19. That's a cool photo


I can't put my finger on it, but there's just something about that image that I like.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 08:05 PM

20. Thank you...

I was intimidated by the theme this month, but I think it fits...

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Response to groundloop (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 07:05 AM

25. well, could be

because it makes you think of this





I kid... Earth's photo is really good and your's is

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 09:18 PM

23. These are amazing.

With my impending move, I just have no time to do anything.

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 11:17 PM

24. narrowed it down to 4 possibles

 

do i go b&w? bright color?
having a real tough time deciding

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 08:49 AM

26. What fantastic shots!

I am in awe of what has been posted so far. This is a great theme because it got me to try HDR. I've been out a few times shooting and quickly learned you really do need a tripod, especially when your camera doesn't do auto-bracketing. So I buy a nice tripod that I can take hiking. Yesterday I am out, got lots of shots, and on my return was about 10 feet from the road and safety. There was one small ledge above a pool of water to negotiate. Can you guess what happened?

My foot went in the wrong place, I lost my balance and tumbled into the pool of water, submerging me, my phone and of course the camera. The camera and phone are in bags of rice but I am not hopeful and already feel lonely without a DSLR. Happily my SD card was fine. At least I was due for a new phone (contract satisfied) and I guess I am now due for a new camera.

I am looking at an upgrade from my 3100. A happy belated father's day present to me.

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Response to ramapo (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 09:12 AM

27. ive found someting that works better than a bag of rice

 

either a food dehydrator (if you have one) or an oven turned as low as you can (150-175)
ive done that with a phone that went for a swim in a hot tub and also a friends phones who also went for a swim.
ive never had any luck with rice

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 10:13 AM

29. I've had luck with heat as well, but one consideration is the sensor and optics


If any of the optics got wet (sensor, mirror, etc.) there may well be residue on them that will need to be cleaned. But as far as just getting it functioning again, I agree with a heat soak for as long as it takes, provided you can keep the temperature down around 150 or below.

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 09:57 AM

28. they just keep getting better...

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MichaelSoE Out in the Barn is a real treat... I want to study it and find all the hidden treasures... 1st noticed the potato masher

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 08:13 PM

30. uhm

where is the entry thread?

signed:
A. Dumbass

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 09:01 PM

31. Pinned to the top of the photography group

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Response to groundloop (Reply #31)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 09:02 PM

32. thanks. whoda thunk it.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 11:54 PM

33. Entry Thread URL

The entry thread is at the top of the Photography Group posts here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/103618547

Thanks,
PuppyBismark

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 10:12 AM

34. HDR - high dynamic range ... old results brought into the digital age

I was going to submit an old HDR from my film days for the contest. but I submitted a digital but expanded the tonal range using the technique in the tutorial linked below.

Achieving an increased dynamic range has been long sought by photographers. Film, and now digital, has never been able to reproduce the range of tonality that the human eye is capable of seeing. When we look at a scene we see the details in the shadows and the detail in the highlights. Photography is incapable of capturing that same range in one shot. Shoot for detail in the highlights without burning them out and there are no details in the shadows ... it's just pure black. Shoot for the shadows and the highlights are burned out ... glaring white.

The trick with film (negative not slide film) was to overexpose to capture the shadow detail then underdevelop so as not to blow out the highlights.

I have been doing HDR for a long time. This is the film shot I was going to submit. It was taken just as the sun had dipped below the horizon. There was not much latitude so I expose for the buildings then developed so as not to blow out the white fence.



Also if you do not want to use automated HDR software, here is a link to DYI (you do need photoshop or an equivalent program) HDR.
http://luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/digital-blending.shtml

[edit ... another link] A link on Luminous Landscape on HDR
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/techniques/hdr_into_light.shtml

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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #34)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:10 AM

35. Thanks for the links

I'll definitely spend some time with these.

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:09 PM

37. Looks like we have reached the saturation point in this particular theme.

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Response to PuppyBismark (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:09 PM

38. Is there/was there a contest preliminary thread timeline?

Just curious, haven't seen nor heard much from Pup since Friday...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #38)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:27 PM

39. The 21st was the last day for submissions

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