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Old 08-19-2012, 05:33 PM   #2891
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Not many great shots from the show yesterday. Here's a few.









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Old 08-19-2012, 08:42 PM   #2892
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Yep - decided to go give lightpainting a shot last night. Was a royal PITA trying to find a place dark enough to do it.

I ended up in a gravel lot in the middle of a cornfield, which worked pretty perfectly.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:48 PM   #2893
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yeah that did come out really cool. No idea how to do it though.

focusology I like your pics too.... must have been a national ford/mustang meet event saturday. lol.

One thing I'm wondering..... Did you edit yours at all and what camera are you using? I tried some of the almost exact same shots but yours have come out a lot better. Mine seem so washed out as well. I admit this time I just stuck it on auto mode but I'm just curious.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:20 PM   #2894
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well OK I went through my pictures again and brought back a few more I liked :)












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Old 08-19-2012, 10:23 PM   #2895
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Zillion, next time you could close down your aperture some and still keep the long exposure to get the same effect. Your shot won't be as bokeh-ish, but it didn't seem like your shot had much bokeh to start.

BTW, good job on your first try at it.

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mikebontoft, nice photos man. The red color in them are a bit strong (over saturated) I feel. Maybe from the compression of the internet ... but just letting you know.

If you did touch them in post, tone them a slight down on saturation. Getting good at your shots.

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Thanks Ray... Saturday was a good chance to try and apply some of the stuff I picked up from you guys :).

I was afraid that might have happened though. As you probably noticed from my last set I posted before these, the reds were kind of washed out. My camera didn't like me too much but I didn't edit those. In this set I bumped hue/saturation and contrast around a bit to get it closer to the right color vs pink.

I am on a laptop though, and depending on the angle of view it really changes the saturation so it sounds like maybe I pushed the saturation a bit far. My phone is pretty good at showing it like it is, guess I'll get on it.
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nobody ever says anything about my pictures. lol

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Don't worry dude, no one says anything about mine either...unless they're bad.
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^^ Not necessarily ... You have had some comments on your good photos as well.

I find that photos that are in the middle of quality ... meaning, they aren't bad nor are they ground breaking get less attention than those that really stand out.

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