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Official BeyondUnreal Photography Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BillyBadAss, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. das_ben

    das_ben Concerned.

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    My hand is somewhat damaged right now, which doesn't really help my photography. Searching help in getting more abstract:

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  2. Slainchild

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    Took ol' widey for a walk.

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    May be of interest to some people...
     
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  3. Hazel.H

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    The sun sets at 3.30pm here at this time of year, so we get an extra long sunset. Went out for a couple of hours earlier with Ben and climbed the hill opposite my parents' house.

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  4. dragonfliet

    dragonfliet I write stuffs

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    These are simply stunning.
     
  5. WaitForTheRain

    WaitForTheRain New Member

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  6. Slainchild

    Slainchild Gold Member

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    It was taken outside Tarves in Aberdeenshire, Scotland at about 14:26 yesterday. ;)
     
  7. Crotale

    Crotale _________________________ _______________

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    Slain, you and Hazel both take some incredible pictures. That middle one in your set is very eery. I like it.
     
  8. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    Some good shots there but I really dig this shot the most. This shot has an vintage B&W soft and ghostly feel to it.
     
  9. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    I has two Christmas themed photo shoots today. Still working on the second shoot but I have a few shots I'd like to share.. including a behind the scenes shot of our ghetto studio :)


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  10. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Quoted again for amazingness.
     
  11. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    This thread is unreal :)
     
  12. igNiTion

    igNiTion here

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    Nice shots slainchild and hazel. Das_ben, Love the diffraction through wet glass in the first one. Mike that second shot, something about the over the shoulder look is tantalizing. The quoted Israphel picture is amazing and makes me miss having opportunities like that to go out and shoot at night. Night long exposures are the most painful but the most rewarding IMO.
     
  13. ArcheryGenious

    ArcheryGenious Also known as Decepticon

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    Here are a couple I took a few months ago when I got my new camera :)

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    I thought I'd take advantage of my camera's long shutter option, it took me a while to figure out the best ISO and shutter time (between 8 and 10 seconds in the end) but the results are awesome! I have a few of just stars, which personally I amazed by, but I thought they'd be a bit boring to post here.
    All of this was done on one of the smallest digital cameras on the market too! :D

    Oh and if anyone's wondering I do believe the big bright thing is Jupiter
     
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  14. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    Which type of camera?
     
  15. ArcheryGenious

    ArcheryGenious Also known as Decepticon

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    Canon IXUS 100 :)

    Awesome camera, 12MP, HD video, loads of stuff and a surprising amount of control too, all this in an absolutely tiny camera (the face is the size of a credit card!)
     
  16. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    Jennifer in the studio! She had other interesting ideas which i wont be showing to anyone :p but we still did some Christmas themed photos!! :)

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  17. m00naY

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    Really like this pic. Nice work.
     
  18. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    ^^ So did she ^^ Its her favorite shot from the set.


    More Christmas themed photos. Say Hello to Rhea! She also appears on this years Christmas card.

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  19. Israphel

    Israphel Sim senhor, efeitos especial

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    Thanks for the comments on the photos guys. Glad you like the shots, I appreciate it.

    Cheers Mike..the same goes for your work. The composition, lighting and post work is brilliant. I love those Christmas shots.
    I look at your lighting set up and my mind just boggles at how you control all of that. As a landscaper, I'm just used to using natural light so when I went out and bought a flash (SB-600) I was amazed at how complex lighting systems are. It basically felt like having to re-learn exposure and light all over again, so serious props to someone like yourself who can understand and harness the complexities of that kind of lighting.
    I've just been reading Joe McNally's books. What the guy does with light is astonishing.

    These two shots are great, and with a 2 or 3 stop graduated neutral density filter to hold back the highlights in the sky, they'd be brilliant.
    Beautiful winter light. I'll be in Scotland next March to photograph Skye and Glen Coe. Hope I get light as nice as you've got in these shots.

    Some different stuff from me. Summers in Lisbon gives clear blue skies, which isn't really much good for landscape photography (skies are better with clouds or they just look a little boring). I usually spend the summer months shooting the streets around where I live trying to build up a portfolio of city shots from Lisbon. I like playing with the light, and at the end of the day there are fantastic contrasts between golden light and dark shadows.

    Lisbon tram. I can't remember the shutter time on this (1/10 I think) but I set it quite slow in shutter priority and just panned as the tram went past to try to get the feeling of movement. The blur at the back is a kid on a bike hanging off the back of the tram to be pulled up the hill.
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    One of the steets near where I live in the old city. This is taken just before sunset right into the sun to create the harsh contrasts of light and shadow.
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    Lisbon is a really hilly city, and as well as the trams it has three of these 19th century funiculars to take people from the lower parts of the city to the high districts. I wanted to focus on the light flooding out of the funicular for this shot.
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    Nations Park was built for Expo 98. Out on the east of the city it has this fantastic waterfall. Really fast shutter this time to freeze the water movement completely.
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    My mum came out from England to visit in the summer, so my wife and I took her to the park. This is my wife and my mum under the waterfall (it was around 40ยบ that day, so they were happy to cool off). With landscape photography lens flare like this is a fault, but here I don't mind it at all.
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    Fisherman down by the docks in the last light of day. This time I didn't pan as I wanted to show the movement in a different way.
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    An old apartment window in Bairro Alto. Last light of day again means the sun is shining down a street and lighting part of the building while the rest is in shadow. Exposing for the highlights (and underexposing by a stop of so) means that the rest of the building is left in darkness to create the contrast.
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    My wife again, in Lisbon's main train station
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    My street (I live in one of the apartments on the lower left) in the last light of day. A telephoto lens is compressing the perspective.
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    Fantastic sunset above the Lisbon skyline as seen from my window. I was gutted because if I'd known the sky was going to be like this I'd have headed out to the coast to shoot it properly. As it is, I couldn't do anything else apart from this grab shot. There's not really much to compose around, so I just put the skyline across the bottom, underexposed the sky to bring out the colour and let the city disappear into silhouette.
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  20. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    Thanks. I'm keeping an eye on this one :)
     

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