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Offline fnugry

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2006, 11:21:16 AM »
fnugry or should i call you David Copperfield :-)) how does a rock become a tree

That's just one of those strange african trees that grows down from the rocks....  ;-)

I must admit that it looks rather unnatural, but what I tried to do was to give that image kind of two dimensions: the surface (with rocks and the sandline) and the reflection of a tree. The original image was cropped to remove the tree that laid further back. I've dessaturated the grass and the reflection to undeline  "exotic" color of the sandline. No magic beyond that.

I'm still not sure if I actually like the result :)
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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2006, 11:45:46 AM »
Ahh all smoke and mirrors, sorry to blow ya illusion :-)


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get rid of it LOL one less nice photo to compete against :-) :-)
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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2006, 11:51:49 AM »

I'm still not sure if I actually like the result :)

I like it. Maybe it's pushing the boundaries of the challenge in terms of photoshoppery ever so slightly, but it looks cool :)

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #48 on: September 13, 2006, 12:07:52 PM »
My 2nd,




Again taken few years back with my old 2px canon, auto.

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2006, 03:52:44 PM »
Here is my second, another of the reflection photos from the same buildings as the first.  Not as good as the first IMO, but I'll leave the judging to you.



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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #50 on: September 15, 2006, 09:28:42 PM »
Hi Guys,
         My first post for a while been on hols in Crete, I shot this on the beach in Agia Maria on the North West coast, We stayed in the Olga Beach Apartments i would recommend it to anyone
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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2006, 09:54:33 PM »
My 2nd offering was taken in the harbour in Chania Crete well worth the visit, But its expensive to eat & the food isn,t up to much

Taken with 7D & Minolta 28-75 f2.8 D

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2006, 11:16:40 PM »

Bobity,

hope you don't mind but I just edited your posts there - they had an extra / in the [img] tags and so weren't displaying the photos. :)

Now I have to add crete to my list of placed to visit...

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #53 on: September 16, 2006, 01:49:24 PM »
Here are a couple I scanned in from prints:

Originally taken with a Minolta Vectis 300 APS Point & Shoot.

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #54 on: September 16, 2006, 01:49:55 PM »
... and Milford Track, NZ

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #55 on: September 16, 2006, 04:17:57 PM »
Hi fother,
             thanks, I was on the point of deleting them, i had forgotten about the /
must be an age thing lol !!
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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2006, 09:47:51 AM »
my 3rd



Taken on a recent fishing trip, the afternoon sun was reflecting off the clouds, you'll get the idea :-)

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #57 on: September 18, 2006, 10:17:17 AM »
From the way he is straining I hope it was a big enough for the both of you to eat!
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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #58 on: September 18, 2006, 10:23:22 AM »
Fud, Check out my post on 'show your images'

:-)

tho give me a second and i will put em up LOL

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Re: --REFLECTIONS-- The September Challenge
« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2006, 08:35:59 PM »
Hi my final entry taken in Parga Greece

    7D & 24-135 Tamron SP




Help .. still having probs posting images deleted / in [img] ???


Edit: Fixed it for you - no slash in opening img tag, but slash needed in closing tag :) Fother
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