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Quick question: I have a good idea for this month's topic, but I am not sure where it falls within the rules. The point in question:
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...no limits on post-processing this month aside from not adding material that wasn’t in the original image.

What I need to do is layer multiple images. Not add anything that wasn't there, but still more than was originally shot in one frame. Is this OK?

I saw that zorro did a composite image (nice pic, BTW!), but it seems it was sort of HDR-ish.

Please lemme know.

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You won't be surprised to hear that I don't mind one bit. :D

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Popo like the autumnal colours in your submission. was the picture taken from a canal boat, or were you on foot? I do like the canals and went on a horsedrawn canal boat on avon & kennet canal a few months ago, great fun. Good luck with your submission naniani :D

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I was at the end of the canal. The canal is more like a very long thin lake as it doesn't join up with anything else currently.

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What do you guys think of my shot.. feedback??


nice shot Dan but for me the focus is a bit too high up, may be the use of a smaller aperture would have helped with some extra depth of field.
regards John


Well I find that it’s always hard to tell exactly what you could do better/different since it depends on what you want to show.
Anyway John(GCJ), when I looked into your assignment picture I found what seemed to be a strong unsharp mask (sometimes called sharpening). In the following picture the lover part have got a strong unsharp mask:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/Usm-unsharp-mask.png
To me the effect looks like milk and coffee have been wasted on the edges. Maybe it is just because I’m an impressionistic type that look way too deep into your picture that I see this: a milk and coffee effect around edges of many of the leaves and branches. I tried check your original photo and it seems that I’m right. Maybe it was unintended, but if it was intended I have to say that I really don’t know anyone that likes a strong unsharp mask, just take this example:
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The photo is: unprocessed, slight unsharp masking, then strong unsharp masking.

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I rather liked this tree - seems to be leaning across to protect the little one!


Or maybe it tries to tap the little one gently on its crown ;) I really like the composition, but for some reason the picture looks rather grainy :? … bad JPEG conversion perhaps?


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Beautiful colors, supervillan :D

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Old shaker Hand thanks for your interest but I just gave feedback as it was requested. I know my entry is not the winner but I guess it's better to enter the assignment than to sit on your hands and do nothing.
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Hey all, just added my submission for this month but it was a close call between that and this one.

I went out for a drink last night and after 6 or 7 pints this gorgeous lass approached me, woke up this morning and to my horror she was laying there so I took you a picture to remind you why it's a good idea not to drink! :twisted:

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EDIT: That's a face btw, just looked at it again and .... well lets say I thought it worth mentioning what it's intended to represent lol

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Old-shaker-hand -

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for some reason the picture looks rather grainy Confused … bad JPEG conversion perhaps?


Maybe I over-sharpened?

Thanks for your comments.

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djp_music wrote:
Quick question: I have a good idea for this month's topic, but I am not sure where it falls within the rules. The point in question:
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...no limits on post-processing this month aside from not adding material that wasn’t in the original image.

What I need to do is layer multiple images. Not add anything that wasn't there, but still more than was originally shot in one frame. Is this OK?

I saw that zorro did a composite image (nice pic, BTW!), but it seems it was sort of HDR-ish.

Please lemme know.

Cheers,

David



David,

sorry its taken a while to reply but have not had net access most of this week. Layering multiple images is fine by me - I was thinking about adding a physical element into an image that wasnt actually at the scene. e.g. adding something to fill in and create balance/interest in a foreground.



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It is with great regret that I inform the CL community I will not be taking part in this month's On Assignment. It will be the first time not participating since I joined the forums.

Not because I have had no time, but because there was no shots from the 2 or 3 outings I went out for to photograph trees and nature for this month's Assignment.

I do not like to submit something I don't like so...thats about it.

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Nice image Ed :)

Bit of a "Stretch" on the assignment I'd say but I reckon you might just be able to "Shoe horn" that one in haha ;) (although I should say that I am aware they are stretchers and not shoe horns).

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SCREAMnSHOUT wrote:
...but because there was no shots from the 2 or 3 outings I went out for to photograph trees and nature for this month's Assignment.

I do not like to submit something I don't like so...thats about it.


Oh don't be like that! We often can be harsh on ourselves with the results we achieve. You never know, you could be holding onto a gem. As for my last few entries, have you seen the effort? (answer = nil). I don't even like my entries, save for the fun of entering. Here's a mini reminder:

Theme - power of light (see the effort!).
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Theme - reflections (bent post-it note on a sheet of white paper).
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And then we have this month (see page 5). I take these assignments ever so light-heartedly without the hope of winning. It is the cliche that goes: "it's not all about winning, it's the taking part that counts". I hope you change your mind and can enter something before time's up.

Mark-A wrote:
Nice image Ed :)

Bit of a "Stretch" on the assignment I'd say but I reckon you might just be able to "Shoe horn" that one in haha ;) (although I should say that I am aware they are stretchers and not shoe horns).


Mark-A: This month was another last minute affair - having seen just 5 pages of just trees, I thought that that couldn't be possible. Enter my lousy creative take outside the box. It took under 2 minutes to create. I just threw together a basic 2 strobe set-up (one directly below the camera, the other to camera left at 45 degrees and above). What I've entered was the end result from the second shot. Thank you for your comment and I'm glad you liked it.

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welllll...I am glad you participated, and I think that is the most fun...just going out and capturing something neat...or even not so neat....I know who I am votin for this month, and I can not wait to see what September brings...what an amazing thing...the Urban choices...whoooohoooo, this will be so diverse.

good luck to all of us on the voting...and if you are lurking and reading this, go vote, it is fun, and painless...how many entries did we have, anyways...lol..
way past my bed time it is almost 1AM.

and not a waddle in sight.

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