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06-08-2003, 02:32 PM
I have been lurking around here for about a year. I have learned a lot. I finally got a decent camera this weekend (an early b-day present from my husband)...a Canon G3. I had an older Mavica, but it has not been working right for a few months. So here are some of the first shots. Taken at Shore Acres State Park near Coos Bay,Oregon (home). Honest opinions and suggestions encouraged!!
The red rose above had yellow-white edged petals.
06-08-2003, 03:17 PM
:clap: ~ BEE BUTT!!! ~ :clap:
Welcome to the 'club'! :D
My "honest opinion and suggestion" would be to use a TAD (very tiny, tiny, tiny) amount of post processing. A touch of contrast adjustment (levels and/or curves) and a wee bit of sharpening for the uploaded versions. Mind you, JUST a small bit of either. :)
I think you're doing a fantastic job with that new camera. Congratulations and "Happy Birthday" (whenever it is!~ )
06-08-2003, 03:33 PM
The uploaded versions definitely lost some sharpness when I optimized them. They are smaller in kb than they need to be, so I could probably be a little less harsh with my compression too. I will give it another try before I put them on my website.
I am familiar with sharpness, level, and contrast adjustment, but what, technically does adjusting curves do to the photo?
I had to stand there for ten minutes waiting for that bee to come out of that rose and show me his butt!
06-08-2003, 03:47 PM
The first & last ones don't really need anything in my opinion but the others could use a least an auto levels! I tried it on all of them and found some improvements in most. They are all gorgeous! Did you have a cold snap or too much rain? I noticed some of them have blackened petals. Just curious. Anyway swell job & congrats on the new camera!:D :cool: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
06-08-2003, 04:13 PM
Wow these are gorgeous !!!! Would you consider putting them in the image Library or giving me permission to use the pink ones to do in colored pencil?
What kind of camera did you get?
06-08-2003, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by Vega Starchild
...I had to stand there for ten minutes waiting for that bee to come out of that rose and show me his butt!
COOL! Another "nut!" :D
:clap: ~ WAY to GO! ~ :clap:
I'm sure that by now you know "Bee butts" and "Bug porn" :D belong to a long list of our forum's summer "passions".
Oh...nearly forgot. I can't tell you "technically" what the curves adjustment actually does to the photo. I only know that sometimes it works better (and perhaps a little easier) than levels on certain images.
And...I have to agree with cbarber...please consider putting some of your roses on "exhibition" in the Ref Library. :)
06-08-2003, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by SunnyJon
Did you have a cold snap or too much rain? I noticed some of them have blackened petals.
It rains a lot here normally (60-100 inches a year) and normally does not get above 68F during Spring. We are actually having a heat wave (mid 70's). The Pacific ocean is also just over a cliff a few feet away. So the salt air and coastal cold and wind probably don't help them grow.
06-08-2003, 05:54 PM
cbarber~ Go ahead and use them:) I may use some for reference for an acrylic painting. It is always neat to see different people's interpretations of a reference.
RE:Reference Library~ I will add them over there.
Oh, and the Camera is a Canon Powershot G3.
06-08-2003, 07:06 PM
Looks like you and the new camera are getting along well. Nice shots! I've never seen so many perfect roses ;) Also a wave from a native Oregonian (though from the east side).
06-08-2003, 09:01 PM
Oh Thank you so much.They are beautiful.
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