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Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 31, 2009, 02:00:51 pm
Since this section is the one of the few on this forum that doesn't have restrictions, bring on your best, recent/non recent, or experimental work.

(Try to keep cat pictures, camera comparisons and sales messages to a minimum).  

So let's see those Holgas, 5d's, 8x10 Deardorffs, glass plates, Hasselblads, Reds, High Def or Low def video, or Terry Richardson point and shoots and show something interesting.

No cops, no rules, no negativity.

I'll start it off

[attachment=14163:russellr...itorial2.jpg]

1ds3, 400 iso I think F2 something, available light with flex fill.

[attachment=14164:russellr...itorial1.jpg]

1ds 3, 800 iso, 1/2oth of a second F 2 point something, room light and one bounce 1k tungsten Frensel.

JR


Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on May 31, 2009, 02:46:25 pm
James, I think this is a great idea!  Perhaps it's worthy of it's own category.  Michael, what do you think?  Here's a couple of recent images, the cars are for a poster I'm producing (still a work in progress)  and the building I shot Thursday.  Jim

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Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: klane on May 31, 2009, 03:27:21 pm
5D f/10 or so
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: rcdurston on May 31, 2009, 05:31:56 pm
Not that I'm feeling ignored but just getting tired of the "format matters" forums.
I've been shooting for coming up on 30 years. I don't need a pat on the back, I just wanted to show others some of my simple yet meaningful images, that are also professional (meaning I got paid for them and they are not a test or sitting on my wall in my office, not directed at your initial post James).
Here they are
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[attachment=14174:bt2.jpg]
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They were for British Telecom series on testimonials. They were reproduced as 48 and 96 sheet billboards (2:1, 4:1).
James, love what you are doing with available light, looks great.

Jim, who was the client for the car shot you posted? I used to have a Galaxie 500 but mine was a '64.

thanks for starting a new thread

r
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on May 31, 2009, 07:00:15 pm
rc, I like those images alot!  Being a car guy I'd have kept the white car a little darker but that's of little matter, nice work.  The poster is something I'm producing in hopes of selling to the sizeable summer cruise market here in the Detroit area.  The center car is a 61 Galaxie Starliner which when I find the time to image I'll post some details I shot of it.  By the way, the Oceans Apart work is beautiful.  I'm very familiar with the Salton Sea having shot a number of projects in that area.  Did you ever stay at the Casa del Zorro in Berrago Springs?  Jim
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: BernardLanguillier on May 31, 2009, 07:08:49 pm
How about some Japanese landscape for a change?

 

Cheers,
Bernard
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: rcdurston on May 31, 2009, 07:36:40 pm
Quote from: haefnerphoto
rc, I like those images alot!  Being a car guy I'd have kept the white car a little darker but that's of little matter, nice work.  The poster is something I'm producing in hopes of selling to the sizeable summer cruise market here in the Detroit area.  The center car is a 61 Galaxie Starliner which when I find the time to image I'll post some details I shot of it.  By the way, the Oceans Apart work is beautiful.  I'm very familiar with the Salton Sea having shot a number of projects in that area.  Did you ever stay at the Casa del Zorro in Berrago Springs?  Jim
Hey Jim
Does that Galaxie really have a SOHC in it? Really?
I used to stay in ElCentro (No Country for Old Men country). I usually go for the dive places more than anything. I did my time in Salton, covering off most angles I could think of. I still have one up my sleeve that could be really interesting but I need to get back this winter to shoot it.
Whats Casa del Zorro like?

r
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 31, 2009, 07:37:35 pm
Quote from: BernardLanguillier
250 megapixel panorama from D3x/Zeiss ZF100mm f2.0, shot 10 days ago in the Japanese Northern Alps after a 10 hours, 5000 feet vertical trek that left me with just enough energy left to assemble my pano head take a few shots and go to bed.  

Cheers,
Bernard


I dig what everyone has shown so far

I also like that Berard and RC and Jim gave a small back story

This is a good place to talk/show photography without the pixel comparisons or brand agenda, just a place where we can show images we like, or at least like at the moment.

It will probably take a while for it to build momentum as old habits are hard to break, but regardless it can be a free zone for photography.

thanks everyone

JR
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: wollom on May 31, 2009, 07:58:24 pm
Quote from: James R Russell
Since this section is the one of the few on this forum that doesn't have restrictions, bring on your best, recent/non recent, or experimental work.

[attachment=14163:russellr...itorial2.jpg]

1ds3, 400 iso I think F2 something, available light with flex fill.

[attachment=14164:russellr...itorial1.jpg]

1ds 3, 800 iso, 1/2oth of a second F 2 point something, room light and one bounce 1k tungsten Frensel.

Thanks for adding the camera and lighting stuff.  For me it's not about "JR used Canikon" or whatever.  It's, OK he's shooting high ISO, widish aperture, and slow shutter, not complex lighting, and it's working pretty well.   Food for thought.

Wollom
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: cyberean on May 31, 2009, 08:16:02 pm
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Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: arashm on May 31, 2009, 08:59:12 pm
James
thank you for putting this thread up, I've been keeping out of the MF one as well I shoot mosltly DSLR
so to keep it fun and easy on the eyes, here's 3 images from a look book for swimwear client.
1Ds3 with 50f1.2
profoto acute
am



Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 31, 2009, 09:39:23 pm
Quote from: klane
5D f/10 or so

Nice Shot Klane, Was that ring flash for fill?
Like the contrast of her nice white skin and hair.
Snook
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on May 31, 2009, 09:48:24 pm
Quote from: arashm
James
thank you for putting this thread up, I've been keeping out of the MF one as well I shoot mosltly DSLR
so to keep it fun and easy on the eyes, here's 3 images from a look book for swimwear client.
1Ds3 with 50f1.2
profoto acute
am

Very Nice!!
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on May 31, 2009, 10:17:01 pm
Quote from: rcdurston
Hey Jim
Does that Galaxie really have a SOHC in it? Really?
I used to stay in ElCentro (No Country for Old Men country). I usually go for the dive places more than anything. I did my time in Salton, covering off most angles I could think of. I still have one up my sleeve that could be really interesting but I need to get back this winter to shoot it.
Whats Casa del Zorro like?

r

The car is a legendary street racer from the 60's (as are the other two) and yes, it has a SOHC.  The vehicles came to me after an exhibit at the Automotive Hall of Fame (next to the Henry Ford Museum), the owners and I are producing the piece.  Something to keep my mind off the local bankrupties!  I've been to El Centro and my story about that place is that it's about 15 miles from Brawley (the closest neighboring town) and no one in El Centro I asked had ever been to Brawley, pretty weird!  Anyways, if you go to the Casa del Zorro stay in the grand piano suite and have dinner at their restaurant but don't forget your dinner jacket, no jacket, no service!  Of course, you can always eat at the bar.  I miss those extended location shoots, I got to see so much of the country.  Attached is something I shot of the Salton Sea when I was still an assistant (1978) with Kodachrome.  Jim

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Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 01, 2009, 03:44:09 am
Some 5D MKII shots.

Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: christoph duepper on June 01, 2009, 04:39:56 am
Canons, Broncolor and ambient light.
All Shots taken in the Swiss Alps.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: sanjaynarayan on June 01, 2009, 05:48:25 am
canon/elinchrom

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sn

Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: John Collins on June 01, 2009, 06:12:17 am
An image of the then yet-to-be-opened Nautica store in NYC for Unilever Prestige. [attachment=14207:nautica.jpg]
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: achrisproduction on June 01, 2009, 06:19:53 am
(http://webfarm.foliolink.com/Artists/22288/Images/5302009101119PM__J3T9901_897_898_899_900.jpg)

(http://webfarm.foliolink.com/Artists/22288/Images/5302009101521PM__J3T9988_4_5_6_7.jpg)

(http://webfarm.foliolink.com/Artists/22288/Images/5302009112451PM__J3T0005_6_7_8_9.jpg)

(http://webfarm.foliolink.com/Artists/22288/Images/5302009104352PM__J3T0080_1_2_3_4.jpg)

(http://webfarm.foliolink.com/Artists/22288/Images/5302009105819PM__J3T0105_6_7_8_9.jpg)

(http://webfarm.foliolink.com/Artists/22288/Images/5302009110801PM__J3T0075_6_7_8_9.jpg)

Morelondon, London.  Taken with Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and TS-E 24 f/3.5L





Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: bart alexander on June 01, 2009, 06:23:03 am
Quote from: James R Russell
[attachment=14163:russellr...itorial2.jpg]

1ds3, 400 iso I think F2 something, available light with flex fill.

[attachment=14164:russellr...itorial1.jpg]

1ds 3, 800 iso, 1/2oth of a second F 2 point something, room light and one bounce 1k tungsten Frensel.

JR

Wow James,

I would have sworn the first shot was done with the Phase, because of the depth of the picture and the texture in the windows behind her. "Feels" like no anti aliasing filter was there between you and the model. The detail of the clothes and the beautiful colors are amazing. Outstanding post processing. Guess the 50 mm 1.2 was involved here, since the image quality at F2 is unbelieveable. Available light and a reflector: Man this is what photography is about! Well done! Beautiful shot. One of the best I've seen lately.

Kind regards,
Bart
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on June 01, 2009, 12:19:28 pm
Quote from: bart alexander
Wow James,

I would have sworn the first shot was done with the Phase,
Kind regards,
Bart

Bart,


Thank you.

I like talking about photography  . . . sometimes, I even like talking about cameras . . . sometimes.

One of the reasons I started this thread was to get away from the pixel counting, ca, dr, 4:3, 2:3 type of talk that never seems to go anywhere.

Photography is just about the photograph, not a lot more and if the viewer likes it it works if they don't, it doesn't.

I'm not brand specific, but I do like the Canons, mostly because I like the color.

I usually have a way of working that I try not to over light or better put impose a specific lighting style to the photograph.  Sometimes that's impossible to do with commerce, or working in studio, because in studio there isn't much to do other than direct the subject and light it.

Location, I like to find what is there and just make that work, so I only use additional light because I need it to make it work.

In other words I don't want someone to think, wow he must have used a gilflop 1280 with a big moola 44" beauty dish, with the special, silk cut, hand woven diffuser.

I shot this with the 1ds3, the 50mm 1.2 at around f 2 point, something, about 1/60th, 800 iso. (I think).

[attachment=14209:JamesRus...juke_box.jpg]

This shot was there.  I saw it, ask the model to move over a little, and then just added a flex fill behind my head (basically because I'm pressed against a wall in a small room.  

I might have used a fraction of tungsten bounced, probably off a cealing, but just a tiny, tiny fraction, and just enough so the face wouldn't go to hard lost shadows, though in reality the key light is the juke box and a very dim window light behind the model and to the left of the juke box.

This shoot was in Mid May after we shot a commercial gig in our Dallas studio.  I had crew in so I held them over for another day and we shot this series, three locations in about 5 hours.  The crew wasn't huge, had three assistants, stylist, prop stylist and makeup artist and could have had less help, except I had one person ahead of us moving equipment into the next shot.

It was editorial, we had a letter of intent, but in the world of editorial nobody knows anymore if anything will run, so in reality t it was for us, actually every photograph should be for us.    around

This is what all of us love.  No pressures of client committees, or fitting anything to a preconceived idea.   Just shoot and have fun.  The last location was this bar, a funky place called Lee Harvey's in Dallas, they allow dogs, everybody is having a great time, people come over when you shoot, look at the images in the computer, laugh, drink, make comments, after we shoot, everyone keep on partying, even back to our studio until 3 am.

We had a discussion earlier of working in different places in the world and I could have shot this in a lot of places, but I love working in Dallas.  No hassels of permits, nobody requiring 22 letters of intent, and 12 insurance bonds.  People say uh sure, just pay the bar tab.

JR

P.S   The 50mm I have is kind of screwed up looking.  I got the front of the lenshade caught on a piece of foam core in Korea and it pulled the front retaining ring off

Now it kind of moves around a little but it works fine and now looks like a pancake lens with a silver ring on the front.  I thought about sending it in, but I like the way it looks and it works so I just leave it alone

I guess eventually all the elements will fall to the floor, but until then it's kind of cool looking.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on June 01, 2009, 02:23:27 pm
I must say I am really pleased James Russell started this thread. so first let me say to James Thank You and next let me say that I am forever amazed at his work! The thread work posted at Medium Format Digital has been one of the best ever at any forum. But I too found it limited because it is about the photo although I find the technical side behind the photos fascinating and of course greatly instructive. For me it has ben invaluable, as I have never assisted or taken a course or anything of the like. I jumped in some years back and made my way. When I get the chance to attend seminars or workshops I have. And when I get lucky enough to hang out on friends shoot I do.

But back to this thread. I shoot medium format film, digital and 35mm film and digital. I even break out the Polaroid now and then. I like it all. So along with my niche in bodybuilding and fitness, it really makes me the odd guy. So anyway here is one from my part of the photo world. A gym shoot, which is typical for me, destined for a cover, double spread and additional photos in one of the bodybuilding magazines. Photographed with a Canon 5D, 24-70L lens and on camera flash with the Canon 580.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: bart alexander on June 02, 2009, 04:43:11 am
Quote from: James R Russell
Bart,



P.S   The 50mm I have is kind of screwed up looking.  I got the front of the lenshade caught on a piece of foam core in Korea and it pulled the front retaining ring off

Now looks like a pancake lens with a silver ring on the front.[/size]  So. now you've discovered Canon lenses are nothing more than Zeiss lenses with a cover  


Thanks James, for the great reply.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: NBP on June 02, 2009, 05:15:34 am
Quote from: SecondFocus
I must say I am really pleased James Russell started this thread.

Seconded.

2 recent personal snaps:

Leaf A65s/RZ67
[attachment=14233:Varkala_...h_Print1.jpg]

Panasonic LX3
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Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: CaptainHook on June 02, 2009, 07:03:01 am
James, your work and others here is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

Recent shoot, 5DmkII.

Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: achrisproduction on June 02, 2009, 04:20:24 pm
Quote from: CaptainHook
James, your work and others here is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

Recent shoot, 5DmkII.

I love all of them, good job mate.  
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Marrtin Hopfengart on June 02, 2009, 04:28:26 pm
[attachment=14241:DSC_9512b.jpg]
Saxophonist/Bandleader Stephan-Max Wirth on location tour in Berlin.
Nikon D70 built in Flash. 24mm f2,8 1/4 s.

Thanks
Martin
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Harold Clark on June 02, 2009, 04:43:23 pm
Leonardo DaVinci in his workshop designing some optical equipment.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Adrian Roy on June 02, 2009, 04:56:43 pm
Interesting thread with some diverse images being shown.

The following car pictures were taken with a Mamiya 7 & 43mm @ F8 shot on Kodak VPL and cross processed. The locations were Oaxaca Mexico & NYC

[attachment=14243:bluecar_mexico.jpg]

[attachment=14244:bluecar_...l_a3_web.jpg]

The people images were taken on a Mamiya RZ 110mm @ F8 shot on Kodak Portra 160 unretouched additional lighting elinchrom ranger.

[attachment=14245:castle_b...irl_1_LL.jpg]

[attachment=14246:castle_b...girl_2LL.jpg]

Adrian
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: CaptainHook on June 02, 2009, 05:10:37 pm
Quote from: Adrian Roy
The people images were taken on a Mamiya RZ 110mm @ F8 shot on Kodak Portra 160 unretouched additional lighting elinchrom ranger.

I likey. How did you scan these?
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: rcdurston on June 02, 2009, 08:01:29 pm
Quote from: Harold Clark
Leonardo DaVinci in his workshop designing some optical equipment.
Hey Harold
are you from Toronto?

r
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Harold Clark on June 02, 2009, 09:31:09 pm
Quote from: rcdurston
Hey Harold
are you from Toronto?

r

Yes indeed, what are you up to in Ireland?
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on June 02, 2009, 11:45:14 pm
This was an out-take from a shoot I did for New Zealand Fitness Magazine. I really intentionally photographed this frame with this perspective because I thought it was fun. It shows one of my typical setups, an outdoor studio against a seamless and strobed. The model is professional bodybuilder Moe Moussawi, one of the top ten pro bodybuilders in the world. Canon 5D and 24-70L 2.8. Profoto Acute 2400R with two heads.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on June 03, 2009, 02:20:32 pm
CaptainHook, love the retro-look, excellent post and great atmosphere!

Here one from last weekend, Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam shortly after sunset. I went all out with the bracketing: 1 sec, 2.5, 5, 10 (ETTR), and 80. I ended up throwing 2.5 out as that was not needed. I have found these kinds of shots require three brackets: one for the extreme highlights, one with ETTR (excluding said hilights), and one to reduce noise in shadows, 4 or so stops longer than ETTR.

Canon 450D, Canon 24-105mm IS @ 56mm (35mm equivalent), f/5.6, ISO 100. I ended with a 4x2 frame pano bracketed four times, put together in Autopano, resulting three shots (one thrown out) fused together in Tufuse. Flags shot separately at full zoom and high ISO to freeze them a bit. Final post in PS, nothing drastic. There still a bit more noise than I would've liked, I got better results with the Hong Kong panos - don't know why that is.

You can view the full 161 megapixel pano here (http://www.harrijahkola.com/panoramas_Amsterdam_Amstel_Hotel_At_Night.html). Looking at full magnification now it looks like I went a bit overboard with sharpening, will have to tone it down a bit when I have some time.

As a sidenote, I recently bought the full version of Zoomify since it enables fullscreen viewing, and it's now my preferred way to look at large panos.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Craig Lamson on June 03, 2009, 05:02:23 pm
Thanks for starting this thread James, I like to talk about and view photography as well.

A few weeks back I spend the best part of the week visiting with family in Denver.  I had the good fortune to stay wih my brother and his wife, as their house is akin to living in a gallery.  My sister-in-law is the granddaughter of Edward Weston, daughter of Cole.  Gracing their wonderful home are numerous prints by the Westons, and a few Peter Stackpoles.  Its really quite nice to live among these prints for days, absorbing the rich textures and unbelievable printmaking. Quite humbling.

I had a day to myself, with a rental car, my wifes lowly 450d and a 24-105 lens.  It was not suprising to find myself drawn towards textures and the rich tonality of B/W (ok..I left a few in color:). All told a fitting end to the trip
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 03, 2009, 05:23:08 pm
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Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlanG on June 03, 2009, 06:48:15 pm
Here are some I did for a company that maintains and refinishes stone, wood, and metal surfaces in high end buildings.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: semillerimages on June 03, 2009, 07:02:19 pm
Greets,

Thanks for the topic start James!
I work for a couple of weekly papers in the Central Coast of California and this particular image has stuck with me ever since I shot it even though it was never published. The paper has a few special editions each year and in this particular issue we were featuring images of people who actually make things with their hands as segue pages into the various sections of the edition.
This man is J.R. Jennings, he has lived in the Arroyo Grande area for all of his 70 some odd years and for 51 of those years he was a farrier. In his garage he still had his original coal fired, open forge and his original anvil. After we had shot the needed images for the paper, I just directed him to stand with his anvil, his hammer, and a horse shoe - really no direction at all and out came this image.
I regret I did not notice the softbox light in his glasses, but I still think he is one of the most magnificent faces I have ever shot.

1DMark3 - Medium softbox right with AB1600 - silver 6 foot calumet reflector on the right.

Cheers,

*steve
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Jerry Clement on June 04, 2009, 08:41:19 am
Very interesting thread and some very fine photography.  

I met my new friend Jim while dumping off bottles at a bottle depot in Calgary one morning this past winter. I noticed him waiting for the bottle depot to open and struck up a conversation with him. I asked him if I could photograph him and this photo is one of a number of photos that I came away with.

[attachment=14365:IMG_9484_3.JPG]
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 04, 2009, 10:17:11 am
James

For what itīs worth, my first impression on looking at your model pix was Leica M8, not Canon. I donīt pretend to be an expert on either- just a gut reaction is all.

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on June 04, 2009, 08:27:37 pm
Quote from: Rob C
James

For what itīs worth, my first impression on looking at your model pix was Leica M8, not Canon. I donīt pretend to be an expert on either- just a gut reaction is all.

Rob C


Rob,

Every image (until now) I've posted on this new thread has been with the 1ds3, just because it was our most recent work.

I work with a lot of different cameras.

This image is from Last week, a still from a motion and still project we are working on at present.

[attachment=14307:smdevilsbowl1.jpg]

Shot with a Nikon D700, actually no raws, just jpeg only, but obviously worked in post in photoshop.

BTW:  love the black and white shot you posted of the model.  Looks as contemporary today as it did when you shot it, of course the "wardrobe" helps.

JR
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on June 05, 2009, 12:15:49 am
Another typical of what I do; photography in the gym.


Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Hoang on June 05, 2009, 12:18:59 am
(http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs42/f/2009/155/9/d/9db3674256fc5ea9ccdb56436ff7ea44.jpg)
a shot from today, I wanted to relax a bit so I walked around my school with my camera and tripod. I was trying to emulate the look of old film
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Adrian Roy on June 05, 2009, 03:28:16 am
Quote from: CaptainHook
I likey. How did you scan these?

Thanks for the comment. With a Nikon Coolscan 9000

Adrian.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 05, 2009, 04:17:53 am
Quote from: EPd
Love the idea of this thread. However, given the absence of restrictions I am a bit disappointed with the results so far. One would expect some wild and powerful experimental stuff. I think I have some, so I'll give it a try now.

Since I am interested in the raw side of humans too I have asked a bunch of 16 and 17 year old teenagers to live out their darkest fantasies and write a script for a short movie in which they would play the characters themselves. I coached and directed them and did the lighting and photography as well. I made two of these short films with two different groups. Here is the compiled "storyboard" that I made from the first one. I am going to print it big so that the video noise will be clearly visible. There is another one (similar shape) from the second group, but I am not sure it will be legal to show it in some countries.

Warning: not for the faint hearted!

[attachment=14311:Dark_Age_1.jpg]


Oh well, I suppose we canīt expect our kids to do other than reflect what they see/hear on tv or read - read? - in their literature. Cute to see them being encouraged! Catch īem young, I always say! Love it.

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 05, 2009, 05:11:30 am
Quote from: James R Russell
Rob,


BTW:  love the black and white shot you posted of the model.  Looks as contemporary today as it did when you shot it, of course the "wardrobe" helps.

JR



Thanks, James; sure is a cool necklace!

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Tyler Mallory on June 05, 2009, 01:42:23 pm
Been poking around at a new series about my guitar maker friend. Not sure what it'll evolve into, but that's half the fun of any project.

Have a looksee:
http://www.tylermallory.com/gallery/guitar.html (http://www.tylermallory.com/gallery/guitar.html)
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: jcote on June 05, 2009, 01:54:51 pm
This is a wall of my photos (10 photos) each blown up to 16 feet tall (almost 5 meters) on the wall of a facility in Kansas City, MO USA. The files from Nikon D3 camera were printed on an Inca Spyder Digital UV inkjet printer in 4' x 8' sections.

(http://www.johncotephotography.com/PhotoPosts/Wall-Web-Lg.jpg)

JohnCote
www.johncotephotography.com
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: snickgrr on June 05, 2009, 02:36:29 pm
PG rated explorations of me using 1st Generation camera phone, at least first gen US camera phone.  Circa 2002 or so if I remember right.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 06, 2009, 06:37:05 am
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Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 06, 2009, 03:42:11 pm
Does anybody know how to edit/change a picture (attachment) as an editing exercise in these columns? If so, how do you do it?

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on June 06, 2009, 04:41:34 pm
Quote from: Rob C
Does anybody know how to edit/change a picture (attachment) as an editing exercise in these columns? If so, how do you do it?

Rob C

Click on edit, full edit, there's a field "manage current attachments" below the text window on the right side. Click on that, and you can delete it. Then you can upload a new attachment.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 06, 2009, 05:00:07 pm
Quote from: feppe
Click on edit, full edit, there's a field "manage current attachments" below the text window on the right side. Click on that, and you can delete it. Then you can upload a new attachment.



Thanks, feppe, as with so much in life, if itīs under my nose I tend to miss it!

I have tried a softer version of the same shot - well, in the sense of unsharpened, as I felt it was a bit harsh. Thanks again!

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: cyberean on June 06, 2009, 05:51:03 pm
Quote from: Rob C
I have tried a softer version of the same shot - well, in the sense of unsharpened, as I felt it was a bit harsh.
yes, the less harsh version works better ... on my monitor screen

Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: KeithR on June 06, 2009, 06:33:04 pm
Here are a couple from last season.
[attachment=14363:Gridiron...llet_PFW.jpg] [attachment=14364:Objects_...y_appear.jpg]
These were two that I entered in the photo contest that the NFL Hall of Fame conducts every year for media covering the NFL.

And here's what happened to one of them.
http://www.profootballhof.com/hall/story.jsp?story_id=3223 (http://www.profootballhof.com/hall/story.jsp?story_id=3223)
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 06, 2009, 07:23:34 pm
Quote from: KeithR
Here are a couple from last season.
[attachment=14363:Gridiron...llet_PFW.jpg] [attachment=14364:Objects_...y_appear.jpg]
These were two that I entered in the photo contest that the NFL Hall of Fame conducts every year for media covering the NFL.

And here's what happened to one of them.
http://www.profootballhof.com/hall/story.jsp?story_id=3223 (http://www.profootballhof.com/hall/story.jsp?story_id=3223)

Congratulations! Worthy of recognition, I'd say.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: KeithR on June 06, 2009, 08:22:29 pm
Eric,
Thank you!
and
Happy Birthday!
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 07, 2009, 05:21:01 am
Quote from: cyberean
yes, the less harsh version works better ... on my monitor screen



Thanks for the feedback - I was concerned about how different they look on a single monitor shared between two computers of my own and then how different, again, when seen via LuLa and CD.  Just goes to remind me of how beyond control this web business really seems to be. Thanks again for telling me how it is on yours and reminding me of the fact that I will never be able to provide a suit-all solution!

Rob C

Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: KAHA on June 07, 2009, 09:19:30 am

Some great work here from everyone  

A pic from my student days in 2006 for 3rd year fashion designer, Catherine @ Swan Tafe, WA

Canon 1D, f/8 @ 1/160th, Large Octabox.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Ray on June 07, 2009, 09:59:42 am
Quote from: James R Russell
Since this section is the one of the few on this forum that doesn't have restrictions, bring on your best, recent/non recent, or experimental work.

(Try to keep cat pictures, camera comparisons and sales messages to a minimum).  

So let's see those Holgas, 5d's, 8x10 Deardorffs, glass plates, Hasselblads, Reds, High Def or Low def video, or Terry Richardson point and shoots and show something interesting.

No cops, no rules, no negativity.

I'll start it off

[attachment=14163:russellr...itorial2.jpg]

1ds3, 400 iso I think F2 something, available light with flex fill.

[attachment=14164:russellr...itorial1.jpg]

1ds 3, 800 iso, 1/2oth of a second F 2 point something, room light and one bounce 1k tungsten Frensel.

JR

No negativity? Does that mean no criticism? Does this thread intend to be a mutual admiration society?

I know that James Russell is a competent and successful photographer in the commercial world, and any criticisms that I offer may be totally irrelevant in relation to the advertising potential of his shots, but speaking from the point of view of a non-consumer and an amateur with an esthetic sensibility, those images are a bit ridiculous, in my opinion, James.

You've got models made-up to the hilt in a rather natural and ordinary environment. They look totally out of place. There's a dysymmetry here which is not beautiful. The models  look artificial. The environment and background look natural.

What are you trying to say here, James?
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: witz on June 07, 2009, 11:08:31 am
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Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 07, 2009, 11:15:07 am
Quote from: Ray
No negativity? Does that mean no criticism? Does this thread intend to be a mutual admiration society?

I know that James Russell is a competent and successful photographer in the commercial world, and any criticisms that I offer may be totally irrelevant in relation to the advertising potential of his shots, but speaking from the point of view of a non-consumer and an amateur with an esthetic sensibility, those images are a bit ridiculous, in my opinion, James.

You've got models made-up to the hilt in a rather natural and ordinary environment. They look totally out of place. There's a dysymmetry here which is not beautiful. The models  look artificial. The environment and background look natural.

What are you trying to say here, James?



Ray, Iīm not James, do not pretend to answer for him, but unless you are into fashion you will never understand. Simple as that; there can be no interpretation, no dictionary. You speak the language or you do not.

Thatīs why some can do it and others never will.

FWIW, tune in to:

http://www.wibagency.com/set.html (http://www.wibagency.com/set.html)

and once you get there, click on photographers and then click on Hans Feurer. You will see why I am still alive after losing my wife in the winter. That the camera can produce beauty like that is the only damn reason itīs worth living. I thank the guy almost every day for giving me that reason, a target however unlikely Iīll ever hit again.

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Ray on June 07, 2009, 11:43:08 am
Rob,
Let the truth be out. Fashion is ridiculous. I'm discussing art and esthetics here. James Russell's shots have no value other than the con-type commercial value.

That's how I see it. A truthful and honest opinion.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: KAHA on June 07, 2009, 11:48:20 am
Quote from: Rob C
FWIW, tune in to:

http://www.wibagency.com/set.html (http://www.wibagency.com/set.html)

and once you get there, click on photographers and then click on Hans Feurer. You will see why I am still alive after losing my wife in the winter. That the camera can produce beauty like that is the only damn reason itīs worth living. I thank the guy almost every day for giving me that reason, a target however unlikely Iīll ever hit again.

Rob C


My heart felt condolences for the loss of your wife in the winter, I'm very sorry to hear this sad news.

I hope that you are OK and have family to help you through your loss.

Kindest regards,

David
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Ray on June 07, 2009, 11:54:04 am
Quote from: Rob C
but unless you are into fashion you will never understand. Rob C

Right! I am not into fashion. However, at least your first photo on this website showed a couple of very esthetic breasts. No criticism there.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: DarkPenguin on June 07, 2009, 12:43:38 pm
Quote from: KeithR
Here are a couple from last season.
[attachment=14363:Gridiron...llet_PFW.jpg] [attachment=14364:Objects_...y_appear.jpg]
These were two that I entered in the photo contest that the NFL Hall of Fame conducts every year for media covering the NFL.

And here's what happened to one of them.
http://www.profootballhof.com/hall/story.jsp?story_id=3223 (http://www.profootballhof.com/hall/story.jsp?story_id=3223)

Great stuff.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 07, 2009, 03:17:00 pm
Quote from: KAHA
My heart felt condolences for the loss of your wife in the winter, I'm very sorry to hear this sad news.

I hope that you are OK and have family to help you through your loss.

Kindest regards,

David


Hi David

Thanks for your good wishes - yes, thereīs family all right, but they both live back in Britain whilst I in Spain, and they have their own lives to lead and I would hate to mess with that. But, even were they living next-door to me it woudnīt make any difference really; itīs the small, unexpected things that kill you: a single coffee mug in the sunshine on the terrace in the morning; going into the kitchen and seeing a row of knives that I will never have the skill to use; watering her flowerpots; an empty seat beside me in the car - that sort of thing. It really isnīt a matter of replacing one love with shares in another - it sometimes feels thereīs a danger of drifting off into self-pity and then, when that thought comes, one realises that it isnīt what it is at all, that itīs a regret for all the couple could do and was then denied.

But, cīest la vie, and everybody faces it in life. I just feel thankful that I still love photography and can used it as therapy if nothing else. Thereīs that saying: better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. I sometimes wonder, but eventually I swing to agreeing with it.

Again, thank you.

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: cyberean on June 07, 2009, 03:17:58 pm
Quote from: Ray
... Fashion is ridiculous. I'm discussing art and esthetics here. ...
beauty, art, aesthetics, etc. are in the eye of the beholder.
while some see fashion as a form of art, it's also a true that
not all art and/or art form is for everyone.


and Rob, sorry for your loss, man.


Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 07, 2009, 03:34:13 pm
Quote from: Ray
Right! I am not into fashion. However, at least your first photo on this website showed a couple of very esthetic breasts. No criticism there.



I once had a lady client who said things like that: if she offered you fruit and you took the apple sheīd ask what was wrong with the pear! A lovely woman, really, who was Scottish rep for the IWS and took me into my first Vogue set: twenty-something pages which we shot in Amsterdam. It rained all the bloody time. A veritable monsoon. She, too, lost it to the Big C, but worse, in her late thirties...

Okay, you ask, why am I saying this? Because you must be implying something wrong with the other sets of natural wonders I offered you as a token of, well, because they looked good!

How things change in this litigious world; many years ago we never had to worry about model releases - the agencyīs invoice was tantamount to proof that the girl was being paid to fulfil a function. So, much early stuff is beyond safety now, there being eff all release to wave at lawyers.  Also, and totally my own fault, living in one country and doing design and stuff in another led to a less than totally attentive approach to getting film back from printers. Of course, much more was lost for ever in the transition from one domicile to another, particularly a lot of b/w fashion negs that I would love to have  today, to play with in PS and so forth.

Ciao - Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 07, 2009, 03:35:44 pm
Quote from: cyberean
beauty, art, aesthetics, etc. are in the eye of the beholder.
while some see fashion as a form of art, it's also a true that
not all art and/or art form is for everyone.


and Rob, sorry for your loss, man.[/i

Thanks - I appreciate it.

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 07, 2009, 04:08:21 pm
Quote from: Ray
Rob,
Let the truth be out. Fashion is ridiculous. I'm discussing art and esthetics here. James Russell's shots have no value other than the con-type commercial value.

That's how I see it. A truthful and honest opinion.


But that ainīt the truth youīre letting out, Ray, thatīs opinion. Far from being ridiculous, fashion fed me and my lot for many years, took us places we would never have visited ourselves without clients, introduced us to hotels we could never have afforded and filled our lives with great memories. Exactly the same story as with calendars. Not ridiculous, but very serious stuff with lots of moolah riding on it for many many people!

I like women to look incredibly beautiful; I like them to look unavailable; I love them to look a little on the trashy side (in pix) as much as I like them to look like they were a duchess made in heaven. I love women. Thatīs perhaps what itīs all about. Everybody and everything can look like a turd thatīs been in the sun; it takes time, care and talent to ring the change, even naked!

Art - well, I think Iīm discussing it too, and I see more talent, skill and control in creating one great fashion pic than in sitting around for a month waiting for the sun to cross that rock in exactly the right arc; more than in coming across a wonderful view that was ever there - the photographer just finding it. The moment you throw people into the picture, you need a hell of a lot of disparate talents to make a mix that works!

Peace unto the world!

;-)

Rob C

Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 07, 2009, 04:15:26 pm
I know it was a great post, but I didnīt mean to send it twice!

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on June 07, 2009, 04:53:40 pm
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Post by: KeithR on June 07, 2009, 06:22:57 pm
Quote from: Rob C
Hi David

Thanks for your good wishes - yes, thereīs family all right, but they both live back in Britain whilst I in Spain, and they have their own lives to lead and I would hate to mess with that. But, even were they living next-door to me it woudnīt make any difference really; itīs the small, unexpected things that kill you: a single coffee mug in the sunshine on the terrace in the morning; going into the kitchen and seeing a row of knives that I will never have the skill to use; watering her flowerpots; an empty seat beside me in the car - that sort of thing. It really isnīt a matter of replacing one love with shares in another - it sometimes feels thereīs a danger of drifting off into self-pity and then, when that thought comes, one realises that it isnīt what it is at all, that itīs a regret for all the couple could do and was then denied.

But, cīest la vie, and everybody faces it in life. I just feel thankful that I still love photography and can used it as therapy if nothing else. Thereīs that saying: better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. I sometimes wonder, but eventually I swing to agreeing with it.

Again, thank you.

Rob C

Unfortunately Rob, I know your sorrow, having lost my wife to "C" 13 years ago. There are times still that takes me back to that time and what might have been since. A photograph, an aroma, a song on the radio. They all trigger an emotion once in a while. But she will always be with me every time I see my daughter who was not quite 14 when she lost her mother. Together we have gained strength in each other and won't let her memory fade. She encourages my photography as a way to move forward and not wallow in a pitied state. My condolences to you and hope to see more of your work.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: KeithR on June 07, 2009, 06:25:17 pm
Quote from: DarkPenguin
Great stuff.
Thanks DP!
Now I only wish I had a decent QB to shoot(instead of the ones that should be)
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on June 08, 2009, 02:15:44 am
Quote from: KAHA
Some great work here from everyone  

A pic from my student days in 2006 for 3rd year fashion designer, Catherine @ Swan Tafe, WA

Canon 1D, f/8 @ 1/160th, Large Octabox.

Nicely done!

Mike.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 08, 2009, 04:14:58 am
Quote from: KeithR
Unfortunately Rob, I know your sorrow, having lost my wife to "C" 13 years ago. There are times still that takes me back to that time and what might have been since. A photograph, an aroma, a song on the radio. They all trigger an emotion once in a while. But she will always be with me every time I see my daughter who was not quite 14 when she lost her mother. Together we have gained strength in each other and won't let her memory fade. She encourages my photography as a way to move forward and not wallow in a pitied state. My condolences to you and hope to see more of your work.



Thank you Keith, and I send you my sympathy for your own loss. It must have been even more difficult with such a young family to concern you on top of everything else. I have a daughter and son and the daughter has two girls of her own, the eldest turned seventeen.  The fact that my wifeīs mother died from cancer as well does little to bighten us up - we have been told it "probably" isnīt hereditary because when it is, it tends to manifest itself at an earlier age. Armed with the history, my daughter undergoes frequent testing and we obviously hope for the best. The irony is, my wife used to go for regular check-ups too, and then, one year she forgot. Thatīs when the lump was found in her breast. She went to the local doc who told her that it was nothing to worry about, just an infection, but if she was worried, then go have a scan. She did, and it was cancer. Two ops, chemo and radio therapy later, it came back and she had more ops and chemo and then, six months before the end, she fell and broke her hip. They scanned again and found liposarcoma.

She walked out of hospital with a new hip, without even a limp or a crutch and without the liposarcoma. Then, six months later high fever and further scans revealed what we dreaded. I have never seen such bravery; never a complaint. No wonder I admire women.

There is humour in everything, if you look. She used to like Chanel 5 and apart from the perfume she had one of those black spray things which is kept on the vanitry unit. When the family came for the funeral I gave the bottle to our daughter but elected to keep the spray sitting just as it always sat - one clings to tokens, sometimes. Anyway, some weeks later, I wondered if there was any of it left inside, so I turned it around to have a look and I pushed the button. Of course, I had it pointing straight into my face and got my just deserts. It might smell nice, but it tastes hellish and could blind an eagle.

I guess we both know, then, the huge uplift that losing oneself in photography can provide.

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 08, 2009, 06:10:58 am
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Post by: situgrrl on June 08, 2009, 06:32:21 am
Quote from: Ray
Right! I am not into fashion. However, at least your first photo on this website showed a couple of very esthetic breasts. No criticism there.

It's okay as long as it's got tits? Try xnxx.com for some "aesthetically pleasing" work then.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 08, 2009, 08:54:48 am
Quote from: situgrrl
It's okay as long as it's got tits? Try xnxx.com for some "aesthetically pleasing" work then.


Easy, pardner! Theyīs tits and theyīs tits!

Better than blowing the heads off bunnies, non?

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: DarkPenguin on June 08, 2009, 09:17:14 am
Quote from: situgrrl
It's okay as long as it's got tits? Try xnxx.com for some "aesthetically pleasing" work then.

If one goes by photosig.com's rankings, yes.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 08, 2009, 09:31:44 am
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Post by: feppe on June 08, 2009, 01:47:56 pm
Quote from: situgrrl
It's okay as long as it's got tits? Try xnxx.com for some "aesthetically pleasing" work then.

I'm too shy for shooting such subject matter, but here's a great pair of tits (http://media.photobucket.com/image/great%20tits/mhickerson/istockphoto_2553987_great_tits.jpg) - not my photo.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 08, 2009, 03:32:32 pm
Quote from: feppe
I'm too shy for shooting such subject matter, but here's a great pair of tits (http://media.photobucket.com/image/great%20tits/mhickerson/istockphoto_2553987_great_tits.jpg) - not my photo.



Gotcha!

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: bill t. on June 08, 2009, 07:45:39 pm
Quote from: Rob C
Gotcha!
I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!  Oldest trick in the book.  But I looked anyway.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on June 08, 2009, 08:46:58 pm
Quote from: jcote
This is a wall of my photos (10 photos) each blown up to 16 feet tall (almost 5 meters) on the wall of a facility in Kansas City, MO USA. The files from Nikon D3 camera were printed on an Inca Spyder Digital UV inkjet printer in 4' x 8' sections.
Crazy perspective on that shot. The kit in the room looks tiny as you aren't used to seing images that big. Nice work.
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Post by: Ray on June 09, 2009, 07:48:44 am
Quote from: Rob C
Ray, Iīm not James, do not pretend to answer for him, but unless you are into fashion you will never understand. Simple as that; there can be no interpretation, no dictionary. You speak the language or you do not.

Thatīs why some can do it and others never will.

FWIW, tune in to:

http://www.wibagency.com/set.html (http://www.wibagency.com/set.html)

and once you get there, click on photographers and then click on Hans Feurer. You will see why I am still alive after losing my wife in the winter. That the camera can produce beauty like that is the only damn reason itīs worth living. I thank the guy almost every day for giving me that reason, a target however unlikely Iīll ever hit again.

Rob C

That's pretty negative, Rob..."I'll never understand". I actually prefer your sun-bronzed, healthy nudes on the beach to Hans Feurer's ridiculous models. How silly can you be??

A woman should look as though she's been designed to bear children and not as though she's doing her best to conform to the homosexual imagination.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 09, 2009, 10:06:59 am
Quote from: Ray
That's pretty negative, Rob..."I'll never understand". I actually prefer your sun-bronzed, healthy nudes on the beach to Hans Feurer's ridiculous models. How silly can you be??

A woman should look as though she's been designed to bear children and not as though she's doing her best to conform to the homosexual imagination.



Ray, this is going from bad to worse: so now Iīm a poof?

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Ray on June 09, 2009, 10:36:41 am
Quote from: Rob C
Ray, this is going from bad to worse: so now Iīm a poof?

Rob C

Not at all! Didn't I say I liked your sun-tanned beauties?

Nevertheless, it's perfectly possible for a style of fashion, conforming in its origination to a homosexual imagination, becomes a tradition which is emulated by totally heterosexual photographers, who are compelled to earn a living through their chosen profession.
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Post by: Christopher Sanderson on June 09, 2009, 11:18:34 am
Folks, there is some decent discussion here and otherwise - try to keep the language and attitude appropriate for all who read this Forum. Why invite the Heavy Hand of Moderation?
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Ray on June 09, 2009, 11:30:11 am
Quote from: ChrisSand
Folks, there is some decent discussion here and otherwise - try to keep the language and attitude appropriate for all who read this Forum. Why invite the Heavy Hand of Moderation?

Chris,
We're all very polite so far. What's your concern? Homophobic backlash, perhaps? Let me state quite clearly. I'm not homophobic, but I think I have the right under the American Constitution to express my own perception and opinion of a homosexual influence in so-called art, or photography, when I see it.

I don't say it's wrong. I just want it recognised.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Anthony R on June 09, 2009, 11:54:00 am
Quote from: Ray
Chris,
Blah blah blah blah. I'm a lonely troll. Pay attention to me

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Post by: Schwenny on June 09, 2009, 11:58:15 am
May I ask why some of you destroy a great thread like this one? What's the purpose? I really did enjoy it until some strange individuals started to write stupid stuff. Do people get off from destrying for others what they like? Sorry but I don't get it...
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Post by: Ray on June 09, 2009, 12:09:46 pm
[quote name=Anthony R date=Jun 9 2009, 11:30 AM)  
Chris,
Blah blah blah blah. I'm a lonely troll. Pay attention to me
[/quote]


If you're a troll, Anthony, please go away.
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Post by: Rob C on June 09, 2009, 01:01:14 pm
Hey ho, here we go: political correctness is a pain in the ass and a direct contributor to the death of conversation, literature and even, possibly, participation in a forum as good as this one.

We have, in Britain, a huge problem with unemployment, uncontrolled immigration, the disenfranchisement and disenchantment of the lower classes of indigenous population and that is also the truth for Spain. In Britain, it has led to the rise of an ultra right wing party.

In Britain, it is not only politically incorrect (the very phrase should warn anybody with an ear of the worth of such a concept) to discuss such matters, but depending on who complains, you can be put on a charge and sent to prison.

So there we have it: there is a problem; discussion could resolve it; discussion is not allowed; the problem grows worse; discussion could resolve it. Is that the perfect Catch 22 or what?

In Spain, with all its many races sharing the same space, everybody can talk about it should they wish and some do and some could not care less. The political spectrum remains open and very, very wide. I think freedom to speak and think is better than its opposite.

This forum is private property for the owners to do with as they please. I hope they do not live in fear of offending someone. The only way of achieving that goal is to do nothing, to close the shop and go fishing. But even then, somebody will protest on behalf of the trout...

I think this place is better than that.

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: dmerger on June 09, 2009, 01:20:06 pm
Quote from: Ray
but I think I have the right under the American Constitution to express my own perception and opinion

Ray, your comment about the American Constitution is similar to comments made many, many times.  So, I’m not commenting so much on your comment but more to a general misunderstanding of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The First Amendment applies only to government restrictions on speech.  Chris is not acting on behalf of the government. The First Amendment is irrelevant to Chris’s request and your response.  Of course, you may still disagree with Chris, but it is incorrect to bring the First Amendment into the discussion.

Dean
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Post by: Rob C on June 09, 2009, 01:25:38 pm
Quote from: Ray
Not at all! Didn't I say I liked your sun-tanned beauties?

Nevertheless, it's perfectly possible for a style of fashion, conforming in its origination to a homosexual imagination, becomes a tradition which is emulated by totally heterosexual photographers, who are compelled to earn a living through their chosen profession.



If I am allowed to continue with a reasonable thread and a reasonable phase within it, I must take up battle with your contention about the "delete" imagination behind the photography. The "delete" sort of snapper was all the rage many moons ago, but since the tail-end of the Golden Era, it was the very girl-fancying sort who took the public imagination with a few notable, and, I think, mainly US exceptions to that rule.

The designers may or may not have that certain inclination, but the photographers are not generally the designers,  though Karl is an exception to that general rule of photography and design being quite separate functions. I know nothing of his private life so please do not read anything into that beyond the fact that he is perfectly capable of doing both jobs. However, I have to disagree with your terminology about beingīcompelled to earn a living` through their chosen profession.ī

Ray, it is the very great difficulty in EARNING that living via that specific genre of the chosen profession thatīs the problem, not the doing of it; not compulsion, but a huge wish!

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on June 09, 2009, 01:55:17 pm
Quote from: Ray
... We're all very polite so far. What's your concern? ...

Because one can be politely inappropriate, to put it mildly. It is simply inappropriate to:

- post a direct link to a porno site
- hijack a thread
- promote one's own agenda
- hide one's petty grievances behind American Constitution, etc.

It is not about freedom of speech, it is not about suppressing debate, it is not about shying away from controversial subjects... it is about doing it in a more appropriate manner, e.g. by starting your own thread in the Coffee Corner or in Discussing Photographic Styles.

This thread is about professional works (from the standpoint of "Cameras, Lenses and Shooting gear"), in other words about photography... so can we please go back to posting and enjoying precisely that, great photography?
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: DarkPenguin on June 09, 2009, 02:04:25 pm
Less talk.  More photos.
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Post by: Ray on June 09, 2009, 02:32:51 pm
Quote from: slobodan56
Because one can be politely inappropriate, to put it mildly. It is simply inappropriate to:

- post a direct link to a porno site
- hijack a thread
- promote one's own agenda
- hide one's petty grievances behind American Constitution, etc.

It is not about freedom of speech, it is not about suppressing debate, it is not about shying away from controversial subjects... it is about doing it in a more appropriate manner, e.g. by starting your own thread in the Coffee Corner or in Discussing Photographic Styles.

This thread is about professional works (from the standpoint of "Cameras, Lenses and Shooting gear"), in other words about photography... so can we please go back to posting and enjoying precisely that, great photography?

Slobadan,
All my comments have been about photography and/or specific images in this thread, apart from my response to people attacking my comments about photography.

I'm not really interested in the mutual admiration society. "What a great image", "Very nice" etc.

If one isn't promoting one's own agenda, are you recommending one promotes another person's agenda, or are you recommending one should have no agenda at all?
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Post by: feppe on June 09, 2009, 02:39:13 pm
Quote from: DarkPenguin
Less talk.  More photos.

Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: KAHA on June 09, 2009, 03:14:57 pm
White on white, Perth Fashion Festival

Fabienne@chadwicks

Canon 1Ds MK II, f/16 @ 1/125th
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Post by: Anthony R on June 09, 2009, 03:47:54 pm
Hair client
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Post by: Rob C on June 09, 2009, 04:19:26 pm
Quote from: Ray
Slobadan,


If one isn't promoting one's own agenda, are you recommending one promotes another person's agenda, or are you recommending one should have no agenda at all?




Without agend there is only mindless confusion. It has taken me years to acqire an agend; for those years when I was without agenda I was lost, drifting in an ocean of thisīnīthats, tossed on the swell from the passage of greater people who had agendas, agendas I could but guess and covet! Now, with agenda of my own I am complete and can create my own swell, swamping those lesser mortals who donīt even know they are without agenda. An agenda for everyone is what I have recently thought would make a very credible slogan. I am going to send this idea to the British Labour Party! Hey, I might even get a knighthood or an expense account out of it!

I will certainly be cheered in public, given time on national TV and, with luck, a seat at Wimbledon. All this, from a tiny agenda!

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on June 09, 2009, 04:43:15 pm
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Post by: michael on June 09, 2009, 05:47:29 pm
Comments should be about images, not personal in nature.

Language should similarly be moderate, for an open audience.

Everyone has been warned.

Michael

Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: KeithR on June 09, 2009, 06:29:10 pm
Quote from: DarkPenguin
Less talk.  More photos.
+1   Please!
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Post by: James R Russell on June 10, 2009, 03:59:36 am
Four images of non commercial value, though 4 images I like a great deal.

This was shot in Moscow at the end of 2009 during an ad shoot, in between sessions.

The main subject is one of our models taking a break, the gentlemen in the background are unknown, though probably security, probably not FSB (KGB).  Across to the right of the park where we did most of the shooting was the FSB offices and though permitted the FSB attempted to stop us shooting, saying it was the FSB building and secuirty was at risk.  You get a lot of that in Moscow, and just like the two men in the background wherever you go there is always someone in black within earshot.

(Don't take this is a knock on Russia or Moscow and I really liked the Russians.  Tough culture, beautiful women, very direct and once you get past the perceived toughness, very warm and friendly.

Shot with Leica M-8, available light, 28mm lens, f whatever.

[attachment=14422:moscowsmoke.jpg]

The next image was also between sessions for the same ad shoot (the following day).  We rented an old Ukranian center and moved most of the furniture out, lit it with HMI's and slight fog machines for the ads.

The subjects were a group from a ballet school we "rented" and the little girls were great.  Even between sessions they just kept dancing, so in between session I just kept shooting.

Leica M8, available light, 28mm lens, f 2.8

[attachment=14423:moscowdance.jpg]

This next image, though different is also from last year, on a personal motion and still project about boxing.  The two young boxers are real, shot in studio with a contax, p21+, F11 and flash.

[attachment=14424:finalboxing.jpg]

This last image was shot a little over a year ago, on a lens test, a Hasselblad 110 F2 on a Contax P30, wide open, using window light.

Actually the original file got tosses as it was just a sharpness/focus test, but some some reason we had a screen shot of the image so I worked it in post.

[attachment=14425:lordofnewyork.jpg]


JR
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Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 10, 2009, 04:19:31 am
Great shots Rob and Anthony.

Love the feel in those last ones Russel.
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Post by: bart alexander on June 10, 2009, 04:48:35 am
Quote from: Rob C
Another Tennentīs Lager Calendar from the early ī80s:

Location: St Paul de Vence, Provence, South of France

Camera: Nikon F or F2

Lens: Nikkor 2.8/35mm

Film: Kodachrome 64 Pro

The pussy under the modelīs right hand was not her own; it came with the territory. The shawl is Spanish and belonged to my maternal grandmother. The model is not my grandmother, though if she had been, it would have made for an interesting agenda. Sitting in the modelīs lap and secured from danger by her other hand is a glass of said lager. In b/w and at this scale it is almost invisible. In colour, there is a bright red T logo on the glass.  I do  not approve of ladies drinking lager; I prefer they enjoy a negroni. Happily, as we were working in colour, both the client was satisfied as was I.

I love photography and I love women even more. They seem to know by instinct that which is important and that which can be usefully ignored.

Rob C

Funny, I often first look at a picture , then read what is was about.
First thought was the decolleté gave me a French feel (I like) and the athmosphere late 70's - early 80's , photography that's hardly been seen nowadays. And then I read it was shot in the South of France early 80's.
Very inspirational. Miss that feel in pictures of today. Well I guess you cannot stop progress....

Kind regards,
Bart
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Post by: Rob C on June 10, 2009, 06:13:59 am
Thanks for the kind words, guys - I suppose that itīs true that everything has become much `tougherī in terms of image style today. But then, I suppose that the way you shoot pics is nothing more than a reflection of how youīd like your ideal world to look.

Apart from the problems associated with the commercial aspect of such photography, there is the underlying fear that if you are anyone other than one of the superstars of photography, you have to balance a lot of factors you consider to be outwith the remit of art but still too important to ignore. One such is client awareness of what else is going down in the same genre. What could shock client A looks too mild to client B, and so it goes, and itīs difficult to guess whatīs what sometimes.

It sounds silly, but I have experienced the situation where a client as been very pleased with a pic only to change his mind about it later because his wife didnīt think it was nice. You canīt fight that, not can you factor it in. Helmut Newton or somebody like that would have just walked out... I needed the work.

James - I think the atmosphere in the ballet class is beautiful; almost worth the men in black just for that.

Rob C
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Post by: micek on June 10, 2009, 05:39:58 pm
[attachment=14436:Uncertainty.jpg]This is a couple of years old. Shot with a 1950s Rolleicord -the camera I take when I am on holiday- somewhere in southern France.
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Post by: HarperPhotos on June 10, 2009, 06:34:25 pm
Hello,

Taken back in 1991 at Bland Bay in Northland New Zealand at night using moon light.

Nikon FA using Velvia and exposed onto  Polaroid SX70 in the dark room.

Cheers

Simon
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Post by: semillerimages on June 10, 2009, 08:41:16 pm
I coulda sworn it was the head on a beer closeup... very cool and very interesting!


Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

Taken back in 1991 at Bland Bay in Northland New Zealand at night using moon light.

Nikon FA using Velvia and exposed onto  Polaroid SX70 in the dark room.

Cheers

Simon
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Post by: HarperPhotos on June 10, 2009, 09:22:05 pm
Gidday,

Actually I was holding a beer when I took the shot.

I was camping with friends in a paddock at the time.

Cheers

Simon
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Post by: jjj on June 10, 2009, 09:37:15 pm
Doing some work in NY recently I decided to do a few final setups on way to airport [I had a 6pm flight]. Did some shots in Grand Central, in the Chrysler Building, returned some faulty goods with quite some difficulty and then ended up just off 34th St.
These are from the final location and were taken after I'd done the planned set up with some other dancers that I'd had in mind all week.
Yet this last minute unplanned add on shoot turned out to be my favourite of entire trip.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3336/3614851397_833d875fa9.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2452/3615698222_ae1b8d3024.jpg)
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Post by: wolfnowl on June 11, 2009, 01:10:14 am
Quote from: jjj
Doing some work in NY recently I decided to do a few final setups on way to airport [I had a 6pm flight]. Did some shots in Grand Central, in the Chrysler Building, returned some faulty goods with quite some difficulty and then ended up just off 34th St.
These are from the final location and were taken after I'd done the planned set up with some other dancers that I'd had in mind all week.
Yet this last minute unplanned add on shoot turned out to be my favourite of entire trip.

Love the first one - the swirl of her skirt and the way she's placed her leg makes it look like she's sitting on a giant ball in the middle of the fountain.  OTOH, maybe she is.

I trust she got extra pay for the second image!  When I was property manager for a resort in Ontario, if one of my workers fell off a roof (due to a lack of a safety harness), the fines started at around $250,000 and that's before any civil action...

Mike.
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Post by: KAHA on June 11, 2009, 01:32:57 am
Quote from: wolfnowl
Nicely done!

Mike.

Cheers!
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Post by: KAHA on June 11, 2009, 01:36:32 am
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

Taken back in 1991 at Bland Bay in Northland New Zealand at night using moon light.

Nikon FA using Velvia and exposed onto  Polaroid SX70 in the dark room.

Cheers

Simon

I like the concept in this image, nice work : )
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Post by: KAHA on June 11, 2009, 01:40:29 am
Shot in my student days 2006 for 3rd year designer 'Emma' @ Swan Tafe, WA

Canon 1D, f/8 @ 1/160th

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Post by: Rob C on June 11, 2009, 04:44:27 am
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

Taken back in 1991 at Bland Bay in Northland New Zealand at night using moon light.

Nikon FA using Velvia and exposed onto  Polaroid SX70 in the dark room.

Cheers

Simon


Is this a threat to Vincent Van G that I see? Very nice and an interesting technique too.

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on June 11, 2009, 04:56:17 am
Quote from: jjj
Doing some work in NY recently I decided to do a few final setups on way to airport [I had a 6pm flight]. Did some shots in Grand Central, in the Chrysler Building, returned some faulty goods with quite some difficulty and then ended up just off 34th St.
These are from the final location and were taken after I'd done the planned set up with some other dancers that I'd had in mind all week.
Yet this last minute unplanned add on shoot turned out to be my favourite of entire trip.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3336/3614851397_833d875fa9.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2452/3615698222_ae1b8d3024.jpg)



I too thought, when seeing the thumbnail, that is was a sitting shot, but of the two I prefer the b/w. In fact, were you to have a bash at converting the second one from colour to b/w you would be getting into the same ballgame (if you cared to, that is) as some very famous fashion blokes with their Eiffel Towers and New York roof lines. Certainly, youīd lose the impact of the colours against the buildings, perhaps why you kept it in colour in the first place. Fear would have precluded that second shot in my case - I have no head for heights, quite apart from caring about the modelīs welfare! You wouldnīt even get me UP the bleedinī Eiffel!

Best wishes - Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on June 11, 2009, 05:04:25 am
Quote from: wolfnowl
Love the first one - the swirl of her skirt and the way she's placed her leg makes it look like she's sitting on a giant ball in the middle of the fountain. OTOH, maybe she is.
Cheers, but shssh! You're giving away my trade secrets and hiding the plumbing was a bitch.    

Quote
I trust she got extra pay for the second image!  When I was property manager for a resort in Ontario, if one of my workers fell off a roof (due to a lack of a safety harness), the fines started at around $250,000 and that's before any civil action...
Actually she was paying me! She wanted some promo shots for her belly dancing.
The super of the building nearly had a heart attack when he saw her cavorting on the parapet edge 31 floors up.
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Post by: HarperPhotos on June 11, 2009, 05:17:19 am
Hi Rob,

Thanks for the complement. I did a series of shots like this around this time in 1991.

I  jokingly called it my  Claude Monet phase.

Sorry to read about the loss of your wife.

Cheers

Simon
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Post by: jjj on June 11, 2009, 05:18:10 am
Quote from: Rob C
I too thought, when seeing the thumbnail, that is was a sitting shot, but of the two I prefer the b/w. In fact, were you to have a bash at converting the second one from colour to b/w you would be getting into the same ballgame (if you cared to, that is) as some very famous fashion blokes with their Eiffel Towers and New York roof lines. Certainly, youīd lose the impact of the colours against the buildings, perhaps why you kept it in colour in the first place.
I think I tried B+W initially, but the colours worked better.

Quote
Fear would have precluded that second shot in my case - I have no head for heights, quite apart from caring about the modelīs welfare! You wouldnīt even get me UP the bleedinī Eiffel!
I really hate heights too, yet on this trip I even ended up being suspended in the air for one shot (http://digitaltransitions.blogspot.com/2009/06/flawless-details-under-pressure.html). My coping strategy with heights is to not look down.
I certainly don't have Joe MacNally's no fear of heights. He's the second guy from the top...

(http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/epsb.jpg)

...and that's the very wobbly antennae on top of the Empire State Building.




.
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Post by: KAHA on June 11, 2009, 05:23:31 am
Quote from: jjj
I think I tried B+W initially, but the colours worked better.

I really hate heights too, yet on this trip I even ended up being suspended in the air for one shot (http://digitaltransitions.blogspot.com/2009/06/flawless-details-under-pressure.html). My coping strategy with heights is to not look down.
I certainly don't have Joe MacNally's no fear of heights. He's the second guy from the top...

(http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/epsb.jpg)

...and that's the very wobbly antennae on top of the Empire State Building.

Do you have a bigger file of this pic I'd love to see up close : )
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Post by: Ray on June 11, 2009, 05:55:40 am
Quote from: James R Russell
The next image was also between sessions for the same ad shoot (the following day).  We rented an old Ukranian center and moved most of the furniture out, lit it with HMI's and slight fog machines for the ads.

The subjects were a group from a ballet school we "rented" and the little girls were great.  Even between sessions they just kept dancing, so in between session I just kept shooting.

Leica M8, available light, 28mm lens, f 2.8

[attachment=14423:moscowdance.jpg]

James,
I like it. It's a bit of a snapshot. However, if you'd been assigned to shoot this ballet school, I'm sure you'd have produced an even better shot. You've captured the movement wonderfully, although there are a few minor criticisms, such as the girl's arm covering her face. The composition is also a bit of a jumble. But not lets not be negative. You've captured the essence.
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Post by: jjj on June 11, 2009, 06:35:39 am
Quote from: KAHA
Do you have a bigger file of this pic I'd love to see up close : )
Nope, that was a shot from Joe's blog, full article and more insane photos here (http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/2009/05/26/getting-high/). But you do get to see the photo he took from antenna.
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Post by: Rob C on June 11, 2009, 05:12:05 pm
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hi Rob,

Thanks for the complement. I did a series of shots like this around this time in 1991.

I  jokingly called it my  Claude Monet phase.

Sorry to read about the loss of your wife.

Cheers

Simon


Thanks for the sympathy - sort of very bitter sweet ironic that Iīm getting a show in April when she had been urging me for years to get off my ass and try... well, she wonīt be neglected when it happens, that I have promised her.

But, on your shot - if you still have all the originals of the series, you could do great things with them with todayīs possibilities.

Ciao - Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on June 11, 2009, 05:14:18 pm
Quote from: jjj
I think I tried B+W initially, but the colours worked better.

I really hate heights too, yet on this trip I even ended up being suspended in the air for one shot (http://digitaltransitions.blogspot.com/2009/06/flawless-details-under-pressure.html). My coping strategy with heights is to not look down.
I certainly don't have Joe MacNally's no fear of heights. He's the second guy from the top...

(http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/epsb.jpg)

...and that's the very wobbly antennae on top of the Empire State Building.



Dear God! I feel ill just looking. Never in a month of Sundays, even if my life depended on it, which it would: Iīd lose it.

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: CaptainHook on June 11, 2009, 07:20:34 pm
Quote from: Rob C
itīs the small, unexpected things that kill you: a single coffee mug in the sunshine on the terrace in the morning; going into the kitchen and seeing a row of knives that I will never have the skill to use; watering her flowerpots; an empty seat beside me in the car - that sort of thing.

Heartbreaking.
Thank you for sharing and the reminder to appreciate NOW. I texted my girl after reading this.
Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: HarperPhotos on June 11, 2009, 08:31:37 pm
Quote from: Rob C
Thanks for the sympathy - sort of very bitter sweet ironic that Iīm getting a show in April when she had been urging me for years to get off my ass and try... well, she wonīt be neglected when it happens, that I have promised her.

But, on your shot - if you still have all the originals of the series, you could do great things with them with todayīs possibilities.

Ciao - Rob C

Hello Rob,

Here is another image from my Monet phase in life.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on June 11, 2009, 09:01:13 pm
Some great work being shown lately!  I particularly like the girl and marionette, as well as, the b/w of the gal on the roof in NYC.  Here's something I've been working on for over a month, it's a poster that goes on press next week, aimed at the summer car cruise market.  The cars are quite well known in the Detroit area, the Silver Bullet was actually a stealth experimental car for Chrysler and raced Woodward Avenue as a test track!  What do you think?  Jim
[attachment=14479:Cruisin_...lattened.jpg]

Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 12, 2009, 04:49:08 am
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Some great work being shown lately!  I particularly like the girl and marionette, as well as, the b/w of the gal on the roof in NYC.  Here's something I've been working on for over a month, it's a poster that goes on press next week, aimed at the summer car cruise market.  The cars are quite well known in the Detroit area, the Silver Bullet was actually a stealth experimental car for Chrysler and raced Woodward Avenue as a test track!  What do you think?  Jim
[attachment=14479:Cruisin_...lattened.jpg]


Personally, I always loved Cadillac breasts.

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on June 12, 2009, 04:58:44 am
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello Rob,

Here is another image from my Monet phase in life.

Cheers

Simon


I know that there used to be quite a lot of manipulated Polaroid work around some years ago - the only Polaroid material I had was a back for Hasselblad and one of those plastic SX-something(?) cameras that I had to buy when a client demanded Polaroids of a location scouting I was going to do. I didnīt like using the back for the īblad at all and afer the first lot I didnīt. An expensive mistake for me, buying it. That resulted in my never experimenting as you did, and the feeling that what I would have had available was ever going to be too little for any impact. Just shows you how time changes things and is certainly something that I think digital post work could open up to great new things, as you are finding. I like that sort of effect; keep at it, but is any Polaroid stuff available today for you to start once more with new ideas?

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on June 12, 2009, 05:20:24 am
Quote from: CaptainHook
Heartbreaking.
Thank you for sharing and the reminder to appreciate NOW. I texted my girl after reading this.
Sorry for your loss.


Thanks, but hey, Captain Hook, I didnīt mean to depress anybody, but yes, now is important. Trouble is, even though you can be quite demonstrative during life, when a huge part of it goes, you can start to ask yourself whether what you did was enough. This might simply be part of the sudden awareness of the fragility of everything one took to be for ever, it might just be one of those thoughts that come uninvited and have no constructive purpose whatsoever.

For what itīs worth - I never was a religious person in the traditional religion sort of meaning of that; but, since she died, I have had so many experiences and odd things happen to and for me that I have no doubts at all that death is certainly not the ending of anything other than the chemicals. I have no doubt that there is something we can conveniently label a soul, another dimension which was always with us but usually ignored because of the overwhelming reality of the physical. Frankly, though it should be easy for me to dismiss this as delusion, I canīt, because my personal evidence has been too strong to ignore. I have no intention of going public with any of this - it is too personal to me and I doubt that it would make any difference to anyone else because I think I would have been more than a little skeptical had this come from anyone other than myself and only now, based on what I have experienced personally, can I accept it either.

It truly is a wonderful gift, life.

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: CaptainHook on June 12, 2009, 06:10:15 am
Quote from: Rob C
I didnīt mean to depress anybody, but yes, now is important.

Actually, "heartbreaking" for me usually coincides with "inspiring". So thanks.
I can relate to the other stuff you said.

But yes, back to appreciating the photos being shown here for me.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: KAHA on June 12, 2009, 09:04:24 am
Quote from: Rob C
For what itīs worth - I never was a religious person in the traditional religion sort of meaning of that; but, since she died, I have had so many experiences and odd things happen to and for me that I have no doubts at all that death is certainly not the ending of anything other than the chemicals. I have no doubt that there is something we can conveniently label a soul, another dimension which was always with us but usually ignored because of the overwhelming reality of the physical. Frankly, though it should be easy for me to dismiss this as delusion, I canīt, because my personal evidence has been too strong to ignore. I have no intention of going public with any of this - it is too personal to me and I doubt that it would make any difference to anyone else because I think I would have been more than a little skeptical had this come from anyone other than myself and only now, based on what I have experienced personally, can I accept it either.

It truly is a wonderful gift, life.

Rob C

Hhhhhmmmmm..............

We now know that the matter of the physical universe is made up of photons, little packets of light energy which when colliding with each other form the virtually infinite number of protons, neutrons and electrons which in various combinations make up everything in our physical world.
 
In essence we can now accurately say that all the matter of the physical universe, our selves included is actually light slowed down.
 
Einstein said, “if we were to use 100% of our brains capacity we would no longer need our bodies and we would become pure energy"
 
Consciousness is a form of energy that can be expressed by our interactions in the world of matter through acts of love, compassion and kindness etc. but it cannot be measured, weighed or identified under the intense neutron beams of a neutron microscope, because it exists outside the confines of the physical universe.

Einstein espoused "Energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed" this leaves the question, once our bodies have fulfilled their purpose and gone the way of the world, the vessel of our consciousness which has always been Omni present must continue in some form as it is not bound by physical laws.

Just thinking out loud  

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Post by: Rob C on June 12, 2009, 06:03:11 pm
Quote from: KAHA
Just thinking out loud



Which, I think, is what makes some sites more interesting than others.

Donīt stop thinking - itīs nice where youīre going.

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: mike.online on June 12, 2009, 08:30:12 pm
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Some great work being shown lately!  I particularly like the girl and marionette, as well as, the b/w of the gal on the roof in NYC.  Here's something I've been working on for over a month, it's a poster that goes on press next week, aimed at the summer car cruise market.  The cars are quite well known in the Detroit area, the Silver Bullet was actually a stealth experimental car for Chrysler and raced Woodward Avenue as a test track!  What do you think?  Jim
[attachment=14479:Cruisin_...lattened.jpg]

Fantastic  I really enjoy your photos in the large format thread, esp. when you show some of the setup shots or when you explain how you accomplished your shot.

is this image a mix of composites ?
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: mike.online on June 12, 2009, 08:34:06 pm
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs033.snc1/4315_661906253211_81004014_39792785_4034458_n.jpg)


Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
30D
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on June 12, 2009, 10:55:55 pm
Quote from: mike.online
Fantastic  I really enjoy your photos in the large format thread, esp. when you show some of the setup shots or when you explain how you accomplished your shot.

is this image a mix of composites ?

Mike, It's a combination of 7 different elements, each car, the buildings, the surface, the sky, and the manhole cover.  I think the number of layers at one time reached 90 or so.  A creative director buddy of mine thinks I should change the design, lose the type at the top and bring the profiles out of a tone.  I guess I'll give it a go but for the market I'm aiming this at I think it works well.  The vehicles were shot in the studio and the location has been altered considerably to make it more interesting.  Glad you like it!  By the way, is your shot a reflection or is it a composite?  Jim
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Post by: mike.online on June 13, 2009, 12:20:13 pm
loads of layers, for sure! the image is very rich, and everything blends together nicely. the only criticism that I would have is the font of the text at the top of the image, for some reason or another it isn't my favorite.

My image is not a composite, and its not quite a reflection either. well, maybe it is a reflection depending on your definition. anyways, it is a panned shot out the window of a moving vehicle. the smears of green might be caused from the reflection on the glass, I'm not quite sure.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Craig Lamson on June 13, 2009, 10:14:38 pm
Part of yesterdays business.  Canon 1DsMkIII, 17-40 near sunset.
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Post by: wolfnowl on June 14, 2009, 01:22:48 am
Beautiful work, Craig.

Mike.
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Post by: Rob C on June 14, 2009, 10:16:27 am
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Post by: brentward on June 14, 2009, 01:07:31 pm
Recent liquid shots.

5D II

(http://www.splashpour.com/twist.jpg)

(http://www.splashpour.com/oil.jpg)
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Post by: Rob C on June 14, 2009, 01:54:54 pm
[quote name='brentward' date='Jun 14 2009, 06:07 PM' post='291336']
Recent liquid shots.

5D II




Beeeeutyfulll!

Rob C
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Post by: Jeremy Roussak on June 14, 2009, 02:14:32 pm
Quote from: Rob C
Recent liquid shots.

5D II

Beeeeutyfulll!

Rob C
Agreed - particularly the first. Forgive my ignorance, but how the hell did you do it?

Jeremy
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 14, 2009, 02:37:37 pm
Those are stunning.
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Post by: heinrichvoelkel on June 14, 2009, 04:55:10 pm
Quote from: Rob C
Another one from the vaults: Hewden/Stuart Group pc calendar for ī85

Camera: Nikon F or F2 Photomic
Lens: Nikkor 2.8/35mm

Film: Kodachrome 64 Pro

Location: Spain; about two kilometres from home. Convenient, that, and one of the main reasons we moved from the UK.

James - if youīre still with this - I look at your Dallas Jukebox girl and weep: she can do that fantastic touch of glamour-mixed-with-trash that would suit this idea here like a glove! God, if only that clock had reverse and I still the budgets!

Rob C

huhu, nice one, are the girls still live there? but I guess, they are now towards their 50ies. where do you live, I guess more down south? I'm in BCN.
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Post by: Rob C on June 14, 2009, 05:17:45 pm
Quote from: heinrichvoelkel
huhu, nice one, are the girls still live there? but I guess, they are now towards their 50ies. where do you live, I guess more down south? I'm in BCN.



Hi Heinrich

Nope, those girls were both imported to Mallorca from London; donīt like to think how old they are now - how do you think I feel when Iīm only thirty-nine and holding too? I was probably the same age then; in fact, I think Iīve been the same age all my life, now that I think about it.  Better not think about it!

Rob C
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Post by: HarperPhotos on June 14, 2009, 05:41:21 pm
Hello,

Stats:

Sinar P2
Rodenstock 210mm Lens
Kodak E100vs 4x5 film
Light FX light brush

Cheers

Simon
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Post by: Craig Lamson on June 14, 2009, 09:02:27 pm
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

Stats:

Sinar P2
Rodenstock 210mm Lens
Kodak E100vs 4x5 film
Light FX light brush

Cheers

Simon

Nice...
Wow, takes me back in time to using a view camera and reversal film daily.  Seems like eons ago.
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Post by: Josh-H on June 14, 2009, 09:06:54 pm
Quote from: infocusinc
Part of yesterdays business.  Canon 1DsMkIII, 17-40 near sunset.

Stunning. Lovely work.
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Post by: mike.online on June 14, 2009, 11:34:11 pm
Rainstorm today cleared nicely. Not the strongest rainbow but nice enough for me

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs094.snc1/4956_663873246341_81004014_39897491_6470161_n.jpg)
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Post by: wolfnowl on June 15, 2009, 01:19:52 am
Quote from: brentward
Recent liquid shots.

5D II

The first one's interesting but it looks more plastic than liquid to me.  Love the second one.

Mike.
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Post by: jeff_singer on June 15, 2009, 07:55:09 pm
Probably about iPhone resolution:  Mamiya RZ67-ProII, Scanned Polaroid 669.  Funny, I have a great Phase One P25+ and much prefer the soft wonky colored Polaroid 669.

(http://jeffsingerphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/pleasurepoint-20090607-001.jpg)

[attachment=14573:Pleasure...0607_001.jpg]

More here:
http://jeffsingerphotography.com/blog/2009...cruz-polaroids/ (http://jeffsingerphotography.com/blog/2009/06/10/santa-cruz-polaroids/)

Jeff
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Post by: brentward on June 15, 2009, 08:29:44 pm
Quote from: jeff_singer
Probably about iPhone resolution:  Mamiya RZ67-ProII, Scanned Polaroid 669.  Funny, I have a great Phase One P25+ and much prefer the soft wonky colored Polaroid 669.

(http://jeffsingerphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/pleasurepoint-20090607-001.jpg)

[attachment=14573:Pleasure...0607_001.jpg]

More here:
http://jeffsingerphotography.com/blog/2009...cruz-polaroids/ (http://jeffsingerphotography.com/blog/2009/06/10/santa-cruz-polaroids/)

Jeff

Nice Jeff!
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Post by: cyberean on June 15, 2009, 10:27:22 pm
Quote from: jeff_singer
Funny, I have a great Phase One P25+ and much prefer the soft wonky colored Polaroid 669.
i don't have a digital back ... but do share your affinity for the 'roid.

(http://www.romantphotography.biz/img/v4/p119082363-3.jpg)
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Post by: Bruce Wilson on June 16, 2009, 02:51:41 am
I'll add a couple of surfers.
Not Polaroid, both digital, first one Leaf Aptus second one Canon


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Post by: feppe on June 16, 2009, 01:40:24 pm
Quote from: Bruce Wilson
I'll add a couple of surfers.
Not Polaroid, both digital, first one Leaf Aptus second one Canon

Continuing the evolving theme with a Spanish kitesurfer.
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Post by: ziocan on June 17, 2009, 04:39:48 am
Quote from: Ray
Rob,
Let the truth be out. Fashion is ridiculous. I'm discussing art and esthetics here. James Russell's shots have no value other than the con-type commercial value.

That's how I see it. A truthful and honest opinion.
Well, you should not even be wasting your time discussing here then.
You probably better hang around an art gallery and talk to some fellows while sipping from a glass of white Napa fruity wine.


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Post by: James R Russell on June 19, 2009, 03:45:27 am
Quote from: feppe
Continuing the evolving theme ......


[attachment=14642:JamesRus...fz_hk_sm.jpg]


Canon 1ds3, available light, with card fill.

Hong Kong 2008

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Post by: Rob C on June 19, 2009, 08:54:50 am
Quote from: James R Russell
[attachment=14642:JamesRus...fz_hk_sm.jpg]


Canon 1ds3, available light, with card fill.

Hong Kong 2008



No offence, but this one does not carry your signature at all, not in any direction, manner nor means! Or is the guy a star out in the East?

Iīm afraid I have pigeon holed you with Dallas Girls and Juke Boxes, if only because windsurfers/surfers/kite surfers are a dime a dozen out here but Dallas Girls as rare as henīs teeth. I like that - not henīs teeth, the girls.

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on June 20, 2009, 06:12:43 am
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Post by: robert zimmerman on June 21, 2009, 12:07:32 pm
[attachment=14723:runner_ballons_1.jpg]

h3d, iso 100, (background) 50mm @ f22, natural light. (runner) 80mm @ f16, strobes in studio.
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Post by: James R Russell on June 21, 2009, 08:24:40 pm
Quote from: kipling
[attachment=14723:runner_ballons_1.jpg]

h3d, iso 100, (background) 50mm @ f22, natural light. (runner) 80mm @ f16, strobes in studio.


Kipling,

This is my favorite shot ever posted on this forum, every section of this forum.

Love it.

JR
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Post by: SeanBK on June 21, 2009, 09:44:14 pm
Quote from: kipling
h3d, iso 100, (background) 50mm @ f22, natural light. (runner) 80mm @ f16, strobes in studio.

Love it
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Post by: mtomalty on June 22, 2009, 12:05:41 pm
Jumpin' in


....and jumpin' out


Mark
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Post by: robert zimmerman on June 22, 2009, 12:44:39 pm
Quote from: James R Russell
Kipling,

This is my favorite shot ever posted on this forum, every section of this forum.

Love it.

JR

damn james,
that's very, very encouragingcoming from you.
that means a lot.

best,

kipling

(and thank you too sean. kipling)
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Post by: Rob C on June 22, 2009, 04:49:19 pm
Quote from: mtomalty
Jumpin' in


[attachment=14756:5D_Mulli...reetMelt.jpg]

[attachment=14757:1Ds3_HUMMINGBIRD.jpg]

[attachment=14758:5D_RIVERSURF.jpg]


Mark
www.marktomalty.com



Your second shot, of the leaf: why couldnīt you have held on to it for another week or two? I have just given a background board its second coat of colour, have plucked the leaf off a plane tree and was about ready to starty cookin' but now, I canīt!

Okay, I can, but canīt post it here for I can hear the scream of plagiarism already... sighs softly as he cuts his wrists!

But nice shot and full of atmosphere.

Rob C
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Post by: mtomalty on June 22, 2009, 06:13:11 pm
Quote from: Rob C
Okay, I can, but canīt post it here for I can hear the scream of plagiarism already... sighs softly as he cuts his wrists!

Go for it.  The posting not the wrist cutting!

For the sake of suicide prevention I can remove the image  :>))

MT
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Post by: Rob C on June 23, 2009, 03:31:59 am
Quote from: mtomalty
For the sake of suicide prevention I can remove the image  :>))

MT


Donīt you dare!

Rob C
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Post by: haefnerphoto on June 23, 2009, 08:26:12 am
Quote from: kipling
[attachment=14723:runner_ballons_1.jpg]

h3d, iso 100, (background) 50mm @ f22, natural light. (runner) 80mm @ f16, strobes in studio.

This really is a great shot!  Jim
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Post by: Mark_Tuttle on June 23, 2009, 04:04:26 pm
Pt. Lobos, 4x5, flipped negative.

Sometimes what is there is a bit hidden.
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Post by: SecondFocus on June 23, 2009, 09:43:15 pm
Although I am best known for being a bodybuilding and fitness photographer, it is faces that I enjoy photographing the most. I loves the face photographs of both men and women. So even when I have an assignment that is body related I always do some close up face photography.

This is Tiffany. I was shooting her for a magazine assignment. She has gone from being a 235 overweight girl to being an example of fitness. But I love her face and hope you do too.

I photographed this with the Mamiya 645AFDII on Kodak 160VC film. It required almost no post work in Photoshop other than reducing it in size for online resolution. Color, contrast and even sharpness is 'as is". Thank You Kodak!

(http://homepage.mac.com/secondfocus/.Pictures/Tiffany_Forni-051.jpg)

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Post by: SecondFocus on June 24, 2009, 02:15:40 pm
Here is another from the same shoot as the above photo and post. Also the Mamiya 645AFDII on Kodak 160VC. This time in bright sunlight.

(http://homepage.mac.com/secondfocus/.Pictures/Tiffany_Forni-058.jpg)
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Post by: JohnKoerner on June 24, 2009, 02:47:56 pm
(http://www.johnkoerner.org/hydrangea.jpg)
Hydrangea


(http://www.johnkoerner.org/clippera.jpg)
Clipper Butterfly


(http://www.johnkoerner.org/morningglory.jpg)
Morning Glory


(http://www.johnkoerner.org/shrooms.jpg)
Mushroom Cluster


~ Enjoy



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Post by: cyberean on June 24, 2009, 03:12:06 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/3447590333_c79342daee_o.jpg)
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Post by: Rob C on June 24, 2009, 03:34:11 pm
Quote from: cyberean
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/3447590333_c79342daee_o.jpg)



Strange, interesting mood; like it. For what kind of client were you shooting?

Rob C
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Post by: cyberean on June 24, 2009, 05:26:27 pm
Quote from: Rob C
For what kind of client were you shooting?

Rob C
shooting for the toughest client i know ..... me  
(i probably need to find better clients )

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Post by: mike.online on June 26, 2009, 09:04:05 pm
Been working on panos a bit lately, here is one from the Thames. The DND building and Condos at Vauxhall Bridge.

[attachment=14867:mme_0293_Edit.jpg]

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Post by: PHOTO ZARA on June 26, 2009, 11:55:51 pm
Quote from: cyberean
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/3447590333_c79342daee_o.jpg)

very nice!
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Post by: Rob C on June 27, 2009, 04:06:43 am
Quote from: mike.online
Been working on panos a bit lately, here is one from the Thames. The DND building and Condos at Vauxhall Bridge.

[attachment=14867:mme_0293_Edit.jpg]



No reference to the photography but just to the architecture: guess the Prince has a point!

Rob C
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Post by: cyberean on June 27, 2009, 01:31:57 pm
Quote from: PHOTO ZARA
very nice!
thank you ...
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Post by: Dave Gurtcheff on June 27, 2009, 11:46:23 pm
Quote from: PHOTO ZARA
very nice!
Kind of me reminds me of this......
http://www.modernpictorials.com/D207A%2072dpi%20.jpg (http://www.modernpictorials.com/D207A%2072dpi%20.jpg)
Regards
Dave G
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Post by: BernardLanguillier on June 28, 2009, 04:05:24 am
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/3666907923_e143d895bd_o.jpg)

250 megapixel panorama, d3x and Zeiss 100mm f2.0 on RRS spherical pano head. Shot this morning from the summit of Mt. Fuji after a slightly illegal overnight stay in a tent.

Cheers,
Bernard
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Post by: wolfnowl on June 29, 2009, 01:45:14 am
Nice work, Bernard!

"a slightly illegal overnight stay in a tent"

Isn't that like being 'a little bit pregnant'?    

Mike.
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Post by: Rob C on June 29, 2009, 03:21:09 am
Quote from: wolfnowl
Nice work, Bernard!

"a slightly illegal overnight stay in a tent"

Isn't that like being 'a little bit pregnant'?    

Mike.


Or Paula Prentiss in Whatīs New, Pussycat where she tells Peter O'Toole that sheīs a semi-virgin and then goes on to explain the delightful logic.

Rob C
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Post by: BernardLanguillier on June 29, 2009, 03:21:16 am
Quote from: wolfnowl
Nice work, Bernard!

Thanks Mike, much appreciated!

Quote from: wolfnowl
"a slightly illegal overnight stay in a tent"

Isn't that like being 'a little bit pregnant'?  

Not really, it's more like driving at 135 km/h on a highway in Belgium when the limit is 120... a lot of people do it...

Cheers,
Bernard
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Post by: geotzo on June 29, 2009, 06:59:11 am
Quote from: cyberean
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/3447590333_c79342daee_o.jpg)
Reminds me of an illustrator I really like: http://www.quintbuchholz.de/ (http://www.quintbuchholz.de/)
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Post by: geotzo on June 29, 2009, 07:01:44 am
The dog next door
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Post by: Rob C on June 29, 2009, 09:30:34 am
Quote from: geotzo
The dog next door



Anything on the girl next door?

Rob C
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Post by: geotzo on June 29, 2009, 09:31:56 am
Quote from: Rob C
Anything on the girl next door?

Rob C

I m working on it...
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Post by: Rob C on June 29, 2009, 12:11:29 pm
Quote from: geotzo
I m working on it...


Donīt forget to post when you get lucky!

Rob C
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Post by: feppe on June 29, 2009, 02:14:30 pm
Quote from: Rob C
Donīt forget to post when you get lucky!

Rob C

Is Michael changing the direction of the site?
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Post by: Bruce Wilson on June 29, 2009, 02:37:36 pm
Quote from: Rob C
Donīt forget to post when you get lucky!

Rob C
Rob,

The chances of getting lucky seem slim, she appears to be a bitch!

Bruce
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Post by: Rob C on June 29, 2009, 03:12:01 pm
Quote from: Bruce Wilson
Rob,

The chances of getting lucky seem slim, she appears to be a bitch!

Bruce


Even more promising, then? Or at least, thatīs what I gather when I stray into rap music video land when I go to the local bar for lunch...

Rob C
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Post by: professorgb on July 01, 2009, 09:53:04 pm
Taken on a recent skip through Carcassonne, France.

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs086.snc1/4908_1079226431410_1548768476_30285510_5263092_n.jpg)
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Post by: snickgrr on July 11, 2009, 01:57:21 pm
This fell off the Polaroid wall a couple days ago.

Self portrait on...what was the black and white Polaroid film for the Hassey then...668?

Circa 1995

Presented here larger than life
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Post by: ihv on July 29, 2009, 05:28:24 pm
took it some days ago, not a planned shoot but I had the gear with me:

(http://ihvweb.net/tmp/sisters/IMG_4117.jpg)
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Post by: BernardLanguillier on July 30, 2009, 12:05:44 am
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2425/3769041016_77cfa22762_o.jpg)

300 megapixel pano from d3x shot after sunset from an island in Southern Japan.

Cheers,
Bernard
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Post by: Gary Yeowell on August 01, 2009, 09:12:53 am
[attachment=15820:_MG_9342_3.jpg]

Siena Italy whilst i was there last month shooting the Palio horserace.
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Post by: Rob C on August 01, 2009, 11:58:46 am
Quote from: Gary Yeowell
[attachment=15820:_MG_9342_3.jpg]

Siena Italy whilst i was there last month shooting the Palio horserace.





Gary, if you could swap the big lightning cluster to where you have the little lightning cluster youīd achieve a better balance: too much height on the left side of the pic.

Only winding us both up: the shot is lovely and the buildings look fabulous in that light.

Rob C
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Post by: Gary Yeowell on August 01, 2009, 12:03:31 pm
Quote from: Rob C
Gary, if you could swap the big lightning cluster to where you have the little lightning cluster youīd achieve a better balance: to much height on the left side of the pic.

Only winding us both up: the shot is lovely and the buildings look fabulous in that light.

Rob C

Actually not so crazy an idea, i actually have other versions where the lightning was more on the right as you say, trouble is i liked the one where it hit the tower, i did/may consider putting both together however not sure how easy it will be and i don't want to overdo it.

Gary.
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Post by: Rob C on August 01, 2009, 05:18:21 pm
Quote from: Gary Yeowell
Actually not so crazy an idea, i actually have other versions where the lightning was more on the right as you say, trouble is i liked the one where it hit the tower, i did/may consider putting both together however not sure how easy it will be and i don't want to overdo it.

Gary.




Gary - easy doesnīt count; if the end result is worth it, then you have to go for it. I hadnīt realised it was actually a real strike on the tower; trouble with that sort of thing is that it confuses the issue: you start to think about the event rather than the effect you could have. The viewer need know nothing beyond what his eyes show him. Ask any ad agecy. Still a great shot.

Rob C
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Post by: Craig Lamson on August 01, 2009, 09:41:23 pm
A bit of location work this week, for a Pontoon boat company.  Canon 1DsMKIII, 24-105.  Mole Richardson 650w Spot through a diffusion panel and a 650 redhead bounced off the ceiling.  Added a few white cards for good measure.
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Post by: SecondFocus on August 02, 2009, 12:26:35 am
Superb!

Very impressive!

Quote from: infocusinc
A bit of location work this week, for a Pontoon boat company.  Canon 1DsMKIII, 24-105.  Mole Richardson 650w Spot through a diffusion panel and a 650 redhead bounced off the ceiling.  Added a few white cards for good measure.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on August 02, 2009, 03:45:24 am
Quote from: infocusinc
A bit of location work this week, for a Pontoon boat company.  Canon 1DsMKIII, 24-105.  Mole Richardson 650w Spot through a diffusion panel and a 650 redhead bounced off the ceiling.  Added a few white cards for good measure.





Very pleasing textures; I donīt want the control console bcause I donīt want to take the office anywhere, but the chair would be a damn sight more comfortable than this stinking swivel torture machine that I have been using since Noah moored his Ark.

Nice work.

Rob C
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Post by: Craig Lamson on August 02, 2009, 08:54:53 am
Quote from: Rob C
Very pleasing textures; I donīt want the control console bcause I donīt want to take the office anywhere, but the chair would be a damn sight more comfortable than this stinking swivel torture machine that I have been using since Noah moored his Ark.

Nice work.

Rob C

LOL!

Years ago I was the in-house guy for a company that made, among other things, luxury conversion vans.  We built seats that looked quite like the one pictured and they do indeed make damn fine office chairs.  We kept the guys in R&D busy taking rejected seat prototypes and converting them to office chair bases.  

I wish I still had one.
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Post by: Hoang on August 06, 2009, 03:00:59 am
Some impromptu, handheld, iso1600 architectural shots I took while on my way to visiting my friend in Los Angeles. A bit of a ruin/old feel was what I was going for.

(http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs46/f/2009/216/6/7/6727989567b82ffacdf5ca2ce97e9986.jpg)


(http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs47/f/2009/216/3/b/3b436972f3ead76f8ae94d19f4d14dc0.jpg)
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Post by: MichaelEzra on August 07, 2009, 05:04:23 pm
From Levitation series
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Gary Yeowell on August 08, 2009, 04:48:59 pm
Ok here's the finished (except spotting) colour tweeked file with the rest of the lightning added.

Success, or better before?
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on August 09, 2009, 04:34:21 am
Quote from: Gary Yeowell
Ok here's the finished (except spotting) colour tweeked file with the rest of the lightning added.

Success, or better before?



Gary

Like it as I did first time around, but for my eye, thereīs still too much weight up in the left section of the sky; perhaps taking out the extra lightning beyond the flash in the cloud up there would help? I get the sensation that the sky is too balanced within itself, that you need something to reduce the weight of the tower wich still fights for an unsettling dominance.

Sounds nuts, but I feel that way about it. It is a great shot with a lot of possibilities - maybe the best answer is to forget it for a month or so and then look again; an old trick, but it works for me with surprising results!

Rob C

EDIT: Looking again, I think the problem I feel is that the tower and the flash cloud above it are too much for one side of the shot; one distracts from the other. Perhaps if you toned down the tower a bit and moved the flash cloud further right youīd get a better balance; it might even be better without any of that lightning over the tower; now you know the problems that God faced!
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Post by: Gary Yeowell on August 09, 2009, 04:59:22 am
Thanks for your reply, i know what you mean, and i'm still not completely sure myself. The idea of leaving the flash to the right is the easiest solution as this image is made of only two frames, one has the flash to the left and the other has the flash to the right.

Cheers,

Gary.
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Post by: Christopher on August 09, 2009, 06:32:24 pm
Well it has been some time since I posted any work in this forum. Mainly out of time reasons. I wanted to do that more frequently, but editing and processing is not going as smoothly as I hoped while traveling around the world. So here is something I wanted to post a while back.

Images from the Firework in New York on the 4th of July. The other images from this series can be found here: 4th July (http://www.chauser.ch/upload/04072009/)


[attachment=15917:20090704_RTW_00164.jpg]

[attachment=15918:20090704_RTW_00192.jpg]




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Post by: flashfredrikson on August 10, 2009, 07:01:21 am
Hi all,
took the 5d2 for a spin and shot a music video with it. You can see it here:

Bushbayer Komm Rap Official Video (http://vimeo.com/5981566)

(anybody knows if it is possible to embed videos in this forum, I didn't get it to work)

cheers,
martin

btw: it is german...
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Post by: HarperPhotos on August 25, 2009, 03:53:11 am
Hello,

Took this shot as part of a 3 day shoot I am on this week on location.

Have to say my Nikon D3X is performing beautifully in the low light.

Stats:

Nikon D3X camera
Nikon AF 85mm F1.8 lens
F8.0, 15th Sec, 800ISO
Bowens flash
Processed in Adobe CS4

Regards

Simon
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Post by: ognita on August 25, 2009, 05:34:22 am
Last Saturday. All of a sudden, there were clouds in Beijing.
But the sun was already up. Can't make my usual photos.
Gotta try something new. Grabbed my pack and head out. Got two shots from 6 and a free stiff neck.

(http://www.ognita.com/images/22.jpg)

(http://www.ognita.com/images/23.jpg)

Today, Beijing is back to it's foggy/smoggy self.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Khun_K on August 25, 2009, 02:33:05 pm
shot from a recent trip to Bayanbulak, Xinjiang, north western China.
This one taken with Nikon D3, with AF-S VR 70-200/2.8G IF-ED, setting at 125mm f/8, 1/500s ISO 200.

Regards, K
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: achrisproduction on August 26, 2009, 06:12:50 am
Quote from: BernardLanguillier
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: KevinA on August 26, 2009, 06:35:22 am
Quote from: achrisproduction
I always like your pano(s).  They all look awesome mate!  

My last interesting job a week ago, if you click the link and go to the last page you can see the results plus some from earlier similar jobs
 http://web.mac.com/kevin_allen/iWeb/Site%203/Welcome.html (http://web.mac.com/kevin_allen/iWeb/Site%203/Welcome.html)

Kevin.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Pelao on August 26, 2009, 07:32:36 am
Quote from: Gary Yeowell
[attachment=15820:_MG_9342_3.jpg]

Siena Italy whilst i was there last month shooting the Palio horserace.

Regardless of where you place the lightning ( ! ), I feel this shot really captures the character and the organic feel of the place. Nice.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: chris78cpr on August 31, 2009, 05:03:04 pm
Wow, there is some fantastic work being posted in this thread. It's a real motivation to see the stuff you guys are shooting! Keep it coming!

Chris
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: marcs on September 02, 2009, 11:36:31 am
Edit - Fallacious statement removed.


Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

Took this shot as part of a 3 day shoot I am on this week on location.

Have to say my Nikon D3X is performing beautifully in the low light.

Stats:

Nikon D3X camera
Nikon AF 85mm F1.8 lens
F8.0, 15th Sec, 800ISO
Bowens flash
Processed in Adobe CS4

Regards

Simon
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: marcs on September 02, 2009, 11:40:47 am
Fill in the blank with the appropriate answer:

Tiffany is about to:
A.  Kick some ass
B.  Have an emotional breakdown
C.  Reveal that she is actually a he
D.  A and C
E.  All of the above




Quote from: SecondFocus
Here is another from the same shoot as the above photo and post. Also the Mamiya 645AFDII on Kodak 160VC. This time in bright sunlight.

(http://homepage.mac.com/secondfocus/.Pictures/Tiffany_Forni-058.jpg)
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on September 02, 2009, 11:54:40 am
That is the type of obnoxious comment one sees all over forums like Fred Miranda which is why many people no longer participate there. Would you like to explain what value your remark has to anything, does it make anything better or provide some insight?

The anonymity of the Internet often provides people with an opportunity to show their more ignorant side. In the future I suggest your efforts at cute humor be more limited to drunken moments on bar stools. It is not cute here.

Quote from: marcs
Fill in the blank with the appropriate answer:

Tiffany is about to:
A.  Kick some ass
B.  Have an emotional breakdown
C.  Reveal that she is actually a he
D.  A and C
E.  All of the above
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Geoff Wittig on September 02, 2009, 12:13:54 pm
Quote from: Khun_K
shot from a recent trip to Bayanbulak, Xinjiang, north western China.
This one taken with Nikon D3, with AF-S VR 70-200/2.8G IF-ED, setting at 125mm f/8, 1/500s ISO 200.

Regards, K

Very nice. Love the sheep, the symmetry and the snow-capped mountains. Makes me wish I were there.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 02, 2009, 12:47:35 pm
Quote from: SecondFocus
That is the type of obnoxious comment one sees all over forums like Fred Miranda which is why many people no longer participate there. Would you like to explain what value your remark has to anything, does it make anything better or provide some insight?

The anonymity of the Internet often provides people with an opportunity to show their more ignorant side. In the future I suggest your efforts at cute humor be more limited to drunken moments on bar stools. It is not cute here.

Oh, boy... aren't we touchy, huh?

Quote
... what value your remark has to anything, does it make anything better..

Hey, it made me lough and therefore made my day better...

Ok... ready now for the deluge of your high-horse, condescending, and best (worst?) of all, humor-chalenged lecturing (let me guess: what kind of a miserable looser I must be to laugh at such "cute humor" best suited for "drunken moments on bar stools")

Slobodan

P.S. It was a powerful photograph, by the way... all joking aside

Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: marcs on September 02, 2009, 12:53:40 pm
Ian Sitren:

Perhaps you mischaracterized the nature of my motives for posing said rhetorical dilemma. Insinuating that all observer reactions should exclusively necessitate the showering of praises upon the image maker is problematic. The subjective ability of the observer to pose such hypotheticals should not to be rejected. Demanding submission of only positive affirmation contradicts Article 19 of the UDHR.

I will say that I find your use of 160VC refreshing.

Best,

MS




Quote from: SecondFocus
That is the type of obnoxious comment one sees all over forums like Fred Miranda which is why many people no longer participate there. Would you like to explain what value your remark has to anything, does it make anything better or provide some insight?

The anonymity of the Internet often provides people with an opportunity to show their more ignorant side. In the future I suggest your efforts at cute humor be more limited to drunken moments on bar stools. It is not cute here.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Christopher Sanderson on September 02, 2009, 03:32:04 pm
Please moderate your tones - or I will.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on September 02, 2009, 04:10:07 pm
[quote name='marcs' date='Sep 3 2009, 04:36 AM' post='307748']
Ah, the slot machine narrative.  What a lie.

Edit:  No offense to the photographer, who made ideal use of the D3X's ISO capabilities.
Edit 2:  Please don't probe here as it is a painful topic, but I am quite qualified to comment on the philosophy of gambling.


Hello Marc,

I think you need to take a closer look at my image.

The two models in my shot are not gambling by purchasing movie tickets on a automated ticketing machine

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: marcs on September 02, 2009, 05:22:03 pm
Alas, you are quite right!

...
Hello Marc,

I think you need to take a closer look at my image.

The two models in my shot are not gambling by purchasing movie tickets on a automated ticketing machine

Cheers

Simon
[/quote]
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on September 06, 2009, 03:39:56 am
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Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Morris Taub on September 06, 2009, 07:00:28 am
Couple of images from a recent trip...

(http://morristaubpictures.zenfolio.com/img/v0/p246116748.jpg)

(http://morristaubpictures.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p169622273.jpg)
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on September 06, 2009, 07:16:55 am
Aha, a shoot for Yale, then?

Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on September 06, 2009, 10:38:57 am
Quote from: momo2
Couple of images from a recent trip...

(http://morristaubpictures.zenfolio.com/img/v0/p246116748.jpg)

(http://morristaubpictures.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p169622273.jpg)

You certainly made sure no one would "steal" your images.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Morris Taub on September 06, 2009, 11:04:37 am
Quote from: feppe
You certainly made sure no one would "steal" your images.


sorry, are they too small?...
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on September 06, 2009, 12:48:01 pm
Quote from: momo2
sorry, are they too small?...

Maybe you can't see it because they're your images, but everyone else gets a box with 'Content Protected by Owner' inside.

Mike.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on September 06, 2009, 01:57:15 pm
Quote from: momo2
sorry, are they too small?...

As said above, you apparently used some kind of hotlink prevention which means we can't see the photos.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Morris Taub on September 06, 2009, 02:01:42 pm
Quote from: wolfnowl
Maybe you can't see it because they're your images, but everyone else gets a box with 'Content Protected by Owner' inside.

Mike.

ok, thanks for the explanation...I'm seeing them as i put them up...I'll see about unlocking them...maybe i have 'em as private or something...


alright...they should be visible now...I did have original upload file locked and didn't know it...a thousand pardons...

M
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: ognita on September 07, 2009, 10:33:54 am
Last Sunday, behind the Forbidden City. It drizzled in the middle of my exposure. Good thing I had a handkerchief.
Handkerchief - don't leave home without it, hehe

(http://www.ognita.com/V.jpg)
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on September 07, 2009, 12:07:51 pm
Quote from: ognita
Last Sunday, behind the Forbidden City. It drizzled in the middle of my exposure. Good thing I had a handkerchief.
Handkerchief - don't leave home without it, hehe

Well done... has a timeless feel to it.

Mike.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Morris Taub on September 07, 2009, 12:13:09 pm
Quote from: Rob C
Aha, a shoot for Yale, then?

Rob C

You know my only thought yesterday, when reading this was if it was addressed to me and my images, what Yale university had to do with anything...I mean I thought maybe recent yale catalogs had landscape images similar to mine on them or something...far fetched, but honest Rob, I saw my images fine, so I just didn't get it...
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on September 07, 2009, 12:37:37 pm
Quote from: momo2
You know my only thought yesterday, when reading this was if it was addressed to me and my images, what Yale university had to do with anything...I mean I thought maybe recent yale catalogs had landscape images similar to mine on them or something...far fetched, but honest Rob, I saw my images fine, so I just didn't get it...



;-)

As this is the web, I can't be sure, but you did get the joke about Yale Locks, then? I hope!

Best wishes - Rob C
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Morris Taub on September 07, 2009, 01:27:02 pm
Quote from: Rob C
;-)

As this is the web, I can't be sure, but you did get the joke about Yale Locks, then? I hope!

Best wishes - Rob C

Yes, but only after being told about my images being 'locked'...I saw them fine here and had no idea there was a problem...
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Jim2 on September 08, 2009, 01:07:44 pm
Quote from: Khun_K
shot from a recent trip to Bayanbulak, Xinjiang, north western China.
This one taken with Nikon D3, with AF-S VR 70-200/2.8G IF-ED, setting at 125mm f/8, 1/500s ISO 200.

Regards, K
I love this! Beautiful
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: MelHill on September 08, 2009, 01:14:40 pm
Saturday was National Bacon Day here in the USA...

this was my lunch
(http://www.melhill.com/food_porn/BLT__8726.jpg)
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Tyler Mallory on September 08, 2009, 02:07:34 pm
Was wrapping up a shoot in a downtown building the other night and decided to head to the roof to see what the view was like. Not related to the shoot I was on, but it's important to remember one of the best benefits of being a photographer, just taking a moment to look around and enjoy where you are.

Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on September 10, 2009, 02:51:26 am
Hello,

Just a few shots from a advertising shoot I did a couple of weeks ago.

All taken with a Nikon D3x and processed in Adobe CS4.

Regards

Simon
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on September 25, 2009, 06:12:33 pm
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/159/laketeanau1.jpg)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/1287/laketeanau2.jpg)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5765/laketeanau3.jpg)
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on September 25, 2009, 06:13:40 pm
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/6377/ds35039.jpg)
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: telyt on September 25, 2009, 08:56:38 pm
(http://www.wildlightphoto.com/mammals/lagomorphs/btha04.jpg)

(http://www.wildlightphoto.com/mammals/rodents/lech00.jpg)
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: JohnKoerner on September 25, 2009, 11:01:36 pm
(http://www.johnkoerner.org/Photography/zebrab.jpg)
Zebra Swallowtail
Canon 50D, 100mm macro, MT-24 Ringlight Flash



(http://www.johnkoerner.org/Photography/spiderwort.jpg)
Spiderwort
Canon 50D, 100mm macro, Built-In Flash



(http://www.johnkoerner.org/Photography/dpier.jpg)
Horseshoe Beach, Florida
Canon 50D, EF-S 10-22mm Super-Wide



.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarryHoffman on September 28, 2009, 11:35:31 pm
1st post here on LL
Used to shoot in the late 70's /early 80's
I have been using a DX3 for motorsports this year and am very happy with it. Here are a couple of my recent ones
Hopefully next year I can make the jump to MF
[attachment=16856:curry_jump_600.jpg][attachment=16857:marks_air_600.jpg]
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: runee on September 29, 2009, 07:21:04 am
Did a portrait session - This one spoke to me the most (even though an entirely different image ended up getting used, as the recipient wanted more smile

(Shot with 5d2)

Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: collum on September 30, 2009, 05:49:28 am
Ebony 4x5, Betterlight Scanning back & a 6" 1860 Holmes, Booth & Hayden Petzval lens



(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/20090921_roaringcamp_027.jpg)



(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/20090925_henry_007.jpg)



(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/20090925_henry_008.jpg)



(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/20090925_henry_009.jpg)



(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/20090929_henry_012.jpg)


(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/20090925_henry_003.jpg)









Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on October 05, 2009, 08:55:19 pm
As a photographer in the bodybuilding and fitness business just last week I was at the Mr. Olympia Bodybuilding competitions in Las Vegas. Here is a sample of my photos and a link to a slideshow of many more...

Mr. Olympia Photo Slideshow (http://www.photoshelter.com/c/SecondFocus)

I hope you enjoy them!
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: SeanBK on October 06, 2009, 08:15:06 am
Quote from: Professional
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on October 11, 2009, 02:33:19 am
Quote from: SeanBK
Love this image. Can you tell us details & anything special you did in post.

Thank you very much!

Nothing much really, i was using proper filters [ND, GND,...] to have good overall exposure of the shot, then with some adjustments on Photoshop you can get similar to this shot or even better, i remember i didn't do much adjustments on this shot from its RAW.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: ihv on October 28, 2009, 04:46:54 pm
Some recent stuff:

(http://ihvweb.net/tmp/refs/IMG_6060.jpg)

(http://ihvweb.net/tmp/refs/IMG_6109.jpg)

(http://ihvweb.net/tmp/refs/IMG_6118.jpg)
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Chris Pollock on October 31, 2009, 08:13:58 am
Quote from: Professional
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/6377/ds35039.jpg)
That's beautiful. Can you tell me where it is?
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Chris Pollock on October 31, 2009, 08:33:46 am
One of my own humble efforts. Three bracketed exposures at 2 stop intervals taken with a 5D Mark II, and combined using Photomatrix's tone mapping function.
[attachment=17611:_MG_4241_2_3.jpg]
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: bellimages on October 31, 2009, 08:58:29 am
Quote from: BernardLanguillier
How about some Japanese landscape for a change?

 

Cheers,
Bernard
Bernard, Beautiful photo ..... great composition, good tones, etc. And it's nice to see some work (your landscape) that's not a "female model."
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: robert zimmerman on October 31, 2009, 03:11:51 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2539/4060991991_0a43080371_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2678/4061741336_f7bdbb0c93_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2569/4061000567_a3b95f5132_o.jpg)

a few from a new series.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on October 31, 2009, 06:47:55 pm
Quote from: kipling
a few from a new series.

Kipling, this is wonderful!
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on October 31, 2009, 08:00:45 pm
Kipling WOW!

Love them!
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on October 31, 2009, 08:19:15 pm
That is amazing, Kipling. Love the first and the third one. That is art that I get.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: witz on November 01, 2009, 09:26:32 am
Nice work everyone!

Here's some stills exports from a music video I shot last week with my RED One.... with a canon ef 24mm f1.4 L II.

The full 4k 16 bit tiff exports remind me of those from the original canon 5D is size and quality...
(http://www.witzke-studio.com/peter/searcy-ot2.jpg)
.
(http://www.witzke-studio.com/peter/searcy-ot3.jpg)
.
(http://www.witzke-studio.com/peter/searcy-ot4.jpg)
.
(http://www.witzke-studio.com/peter/searcy-ot5.jpg)
.
(http://www.witzke-studio.com/peter/searcy-ot6.jpg)
.
(http://www.witzke-studio.com/peter/searcy-ot1.jpg)


Witzke
www.witzke-studio.com
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: witz on November 01, 2009, 09:28:45 am
Quote from: kipling
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2539/4060991991_0a43080371_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2678/4061741336_f7bdbb0c93_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2569/4061000567_a3b95f5132_o.jpg)

a few from a new series.


Fantastic work!
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: robert zimmerman on November 01, 2009, 02:44:34 pm
many thanks guys, much appreciated.

kipling
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on November 01, 2009, 09:18:53 pm
Quote from: kipling
many thanks guys, much appreciated.

kipling

Kipling, What beautiful work!  Just looked at your website and saw that you also did the balloon man, they're great ideas and I love your execution!!  Jim
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on November 06, 2009, 02:55:17 pm
A first quick try capturing some of the Milky Way. Never did this before. It is a breathtaking view in South Arizona.
Stack of 3 exposures @6400 ISO, 10 sec each from a tripod; D700 Nikon 28-70F2.8@31mm
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: JessicaLuchesi on November 22, 2009, 10:13:03 am
Quote from: witz
Witzke
www.witzke-studio.com

Witzke, this is stuff to be very envious about  In a good day, I loved your work
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on November 22, 2009, 02:04:26 pm
Quote from: MichaelEzra
A first quick try capturing some of the Milky Way. Never did this before. It is a breathtaking view in South Arizona.
Stack of 3 exposures @6400 ISO, 10 sec each from a tripod; D700 Nikon 28-70F2.8@31mm
Nice shot, Michael.  If you're not familiar with the giga galaxy project, you might want to check it out: http://www.gigagalaxyzoom.org/B.html (http://www.gigagalaxyzoom.org/B.html)

Mike.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Brent McCombs on November 30, 2009, 12:04:22 am
Out-take from a shoot on Friday for a local MUA - a Toronto based magazine is doing a feature on his work, so we shot 4 models on a dark/dramatic set and a white/fresh set. The magazine chose the white/fresh set, and we're free to share the other...

Brent
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Theresa on December 11, 2009, 04:40:16 pm

Ray, Iīm not James, do not pretend to answer for him, but unless you are into fashion you will never understand. Simple as that; there can be no interpretation, no dictionary. You speak the language or you do not.

Thatīs why some can do it and others never will.

Some would never want to, myself included.  I have never cared for fashion photos and as you say I never will.  No great loss to me, its not art, its advertising of the basest sort.  Good technique I'm sure and I'm also certain that it is difficult to reach such a level of technique.  It is totally foreign to my world though, like porno.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on December 12, 2009, 03:02:45 am
Quote from: Brent McCombs
Out-take from a shoot on Friday for a local MUA - a Toronto based magazine is doing a feature on his work, so we shot 4 models on a dark/dramatic set and a white/fresh set. The magazine chose the white/fresh set, and we're free to share the other...

Brent

Nice work, Brent!  I'm not a big fashion photography, but this image really works well.

Mike.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Hoang on December 12, 2009, 12:03:43 pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4167604499_3ab1ed0b7d_o.jpg)
I'm really liking the helios 44-2 58mm f/2.0 lens
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on December 15, 2009, 05:03:41 pm
Gidday,

Came across this old shot I did for Air New Zealand back in the early 90s.
It was shoot in the archives room at Air New Zealand as it wasn’t allowed to be removed.
While we where setting up I noticed the martini glass was empty so fortunately there was a restaurant across the road so they where kind enough to give my assistant some olives.

Shot with a Sinar P2, Rodenstock 90mm lens with Kodak film.

Merry Christmas

Simon
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on December 21, 2009, 09:09:23 pm
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Gidday,

Came across this old shot I did for Air New Zealand back in the early 90s.
It was shoot in the archives room at Air New Zealand as it wasn’t allowed to be removed.
While we where setting up I noticed the martini glass was empty so fortunately there was a restaurant across the road so they where kind enough to give my assistant some olives.

Shot with a Sinar P2, Rodenstock 90mm lens with Kodak film.

Merry Christmas

Simon

Simon, Nice shot!  Looks like window light.  Here's something shot a couple of weeks ago in downtown LA while scouting for a Chevy location.  Jim

[attachment=18817:downtown..._008_cr1.jpg]
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on December 21, 2009, 10:53:23 pm
Quote from: HarperPhotos
... I noticed the martini glass...

Great catch... otherwise such an essential part of pilots' paraphernalia would be  missing from the photo.
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on December 22, 2009, 01:20:52 am
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Simon, Nice shot!  Looks like window light.  Here's something shot a couple of weeks ago in downtown LA while scouting for a Chevy location.  Jim

[attachment=18817:downtown..._008_cr1.jpg]

Hi Jim

Thanks very much. I used a 1.5m x 1m soft box. Good to see that Chevrolet are keeping you busy.

Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and a relaxing new year. Here's hoping the new decade is going to be a lot better than 2009!

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: rcdurston on February 27, 2010, 05:51:24 am
This is my most recent promo piece with a bunch of images from the past year.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4392020660_601ee847d2_b.jpg)
and here is the back
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2771/4391251997_69095e929a_b.jpg)
The front is an A2 sized poster of one image and the back has 10 images on eight panels that are all A5 size when it is folded down.

thanks
R
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 28, 2010, 10:42:31 am
Rob, Great work!  Nice layout too.  Jim
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: lbenac on February 28, 2010, 11:05:36 am
This is the first ever print I sold.
Not sure that it qualifies as professional and definitely not as experimental...
Just plain 35mm film TMAX400 on a Pentax LX.

(http://www.lucbenacphoto.com/img/v8/p96451292.jpg)

Of course it looks nicer on a 13x19 print.


Cheers,

Luc
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Chris_Brown on February 28, 2010, 06:35:00 pm
Quote from: lbenac
This is the first ever print I sold.
Not sure that it qualifies as professional and definitely not as experimental...
Just plain 35mm film TMAX400 on a Pentax LX.

Of course it looks nicer on a 13x19 print.

Nice image, Luc.

And I agree that B&W images always look better in print.  
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: lbenac on February 28, 2010, 09:21:02 pm
Quote from: Chris_Brown
Nice image, Luc.

And I agree that B&W images always look better in print.  


Thank you yes by far.

Cheers,

Luc
Title: Recent or Non Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on March 01, 2010, 05:27:04 am
Quote from: Chris_Brown
Nice image, Luc.

And I agree that B&W images always look better in print.  





This is an unusual point of view and merits thought.

I have found that b/w can look pretty good on both monitor and print, but with colour, I always have a sense of disappointment when I print. Let's not get into long chats about calibration - know about it and have done as well as I can - but the feeling is always that there are too many variables after the monitor displays your flashes of genius. Perhaps the black/white variables are so much less and that's what gives the sense of satisfaction when printing in that medium. I don't really know, and sometimes wonder if anyone else does either, since I'm not in the position to see both their monitors and prints - only have their word for it coupled with the fact that expectations are as varied as the people who have them.

Rob C
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Post by: BryanHansel on March 03, 2010, 06:08:39 pm
I haven't shot much yet this year, but here's something from the sunset a week or so ago.

[attachment=20629:43764136...1536849a.jpg]
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Post by: tcphoto on April 04, 2010, 09:26:15 pm
I shot a couple images with a friend last week, here is one of them.
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Post by: ihv on April 05, 2010, 02:43:55 pm
Some shots taken yesterday:
(http://ihvweb.net/tmp/blog_refs/10_03_champagne/IMG1.jpg)

(http://ihvweb.net/tmp/blog_refs/10_03_champagne/IMG2.jpg)

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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 05, 2010, 08:38:08 pm
ihv:




Minimalist but very nice.

Eric

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Post by: ihv on April 07, 2010, 06:11:07 am
Thanks Eric!


Quote from: Eric Myrvaagnes
ihv:
Minimalist but very nice.

Eric
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Post by: HarperPhotos on April 11, 2010, 09:32:15 pm
Hello,

Some images form a road trip at Easter up to my old pool hall I used to go to as a young teenager in the early 70s. As you can see it hasn't changed a bit.

Nikon D3X
Tokina 28-80mm lens @28mm, 1000ISO

Cheers

Simon
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Post by: haefnerphoto on April 11, 2010, 10:11:10 pm
Simon, I see we both have had a mis-spent youth!  What a great place, it's crying out to be a location for something, perhaps the booze gals you shoot.  Jim
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Post by: HarperPhotos on April 11, 2010, 10:31:58 pm
Hi Jim,

Yes I have to say I did have a miss spent youth. You must have read my mind I to thought this would be a great place for a model shot.

The motel my girlfriend and I stayed at was just 70s retro as well.

It was a wonderful trip going back to my old stomping ground.

Cheers

Simon
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Post by: sturman on April 20, 2010, 11:50:46 am
Hi!

I took this shoot a few days ago in Berlin. I do like it much - it shows much of the feel and vibe of this lively city. Its constantly changing its face. If you have a chance to visit - by all means, go for it!
The picture is taken hand held with my 1DsMkIII and the EF50/1.0L at 1/13 sec and f1.0. Hope you enjoy it as much as i!  

Regards Andy
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Post by: SecondFocus on April 26, 2010, 01:50:35 pm
I recently took a Leica M7 loaded with Tri-X into the gym for a workout shoot. Lost of fun for a change, no extra lighting, no bulky gear. Just me, a camera and the  guy I was shooting.

More on My Blog (http://blog.bodybuilding.com/SecondFocus/2010/04/23/getting-bigger/)

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Post by: Rob C on April 26, 2010, 02:56:44 pm
Quote from: SecondFocus
I recently took a Leica M7 loaded with Tri-X into the gym for a workout shoot. Lost of fun for a change, no extra lighting, no bulky gear. Just me, a camera and the  guy I was shooting.

More on My Blog (http://blog.bodybuilding.com/SecondFocus/2010/04/23/getting-bigger/)




Do you think it'll ever catch on? I wish.

Rob C
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Post by: SecondFocus on April 27, 2010, 10:28:53 am
Quote from: Rob C
Do you think it'll ever catch on? I wish.

Rob C

Actually I do mix in my film photographs in my magazine assignments and such as often as I can. I used to use a Contax G1 in the gym sometimes but I found the autofocus to be a real hindrance, too slow, and I could never get used to the focus adjustment on top of the body. The Leica was so much better and the big bright viewfinder made all the difference.

I also use my Mamiya 645AFDII with film in the gym and next will be pressing my Canon 1V back into service. Whenever my film photos appear, especially black and white, the response is really exceptional.
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Post by: fredjeang on April 27, 2010, 04:13:21 pm
Quote from: Rob C
Do you think it'll ever catch on? I wish.

Rob C
Rob, when younger I stupidly put myself in this because I was skiny and my ego was suffering a non-resolved complex.
I went really far in silly inflated muscles race. This was one the stupiest thing I've ever done in my life.
The good thing is that I could lift my girlfriend with one arm.   Silly really...
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Post by: lightstand on April 27, 2010, 04:45:36 pm
[attachment=21714:EastPntBay.jpg]

New pano from Florida
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Post by: Rob C on July 02, 2010, 09:28:31 am
Quote from: fredjeang
Rob, when younger I stupidly put myself in this because I was skiny and my ego was suffering a non-resolved complex.
I went really far in silly inflated muscles race. This was one the stupiest thing I've ever done in my life.
The good thing is that I could lift my girlfriend with one arm.   Silly really...


Fred

I was actually referring to the use of film - I knew that SecondFocus uses film quite a lot and I was trying to make a sort of 'I wish' joke, a soft teardrop for a largely lost art...

On the muscles side - I still am skinny despite having a spare tyre in the middle - and when young I used to do around 120 - 130 press-ups before going to bed every night; that's between the age of 15 and perhaps 29 or so... got nice pecs but they are now closer to boobs, so unless you are going to keep doing that mind-bending stuff all your life, I would leave it well alone. You pay later.

On the other hand, your partner never needs a 'headache': she's usually asleep before you finish the exercises.

;- (

Rob C
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Post by: MarkoMijailovic on July 05, 2010, 02:26:16 am
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Post by: Jeremy Roussak on July 05, 2010, 03:29:09 am
Quote from: MarkoMijailovic
sorry, how do i get the image as a small thumbnail? i'm new...  
Use the "choose file" and "upload" buttons, then "manage current attachments". Don't insert a link.

Nice shot. I assume he didn't want to appear cuddly!

Jeremy
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Post by: Derryck on July 26, 2010, 07:23:46 pm
I've been living in a hotel for the past six weeks on a huge 32 day shoot and during that time we've had some pretty impressive electrical storms. This one was taken last week out of my hotel room looking over the city of Hangzhou 2hrs south of Shanghai. 10sec exposure at f4, 100iso.
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Post by: wolfnowl on July 27, 2010, 01:07:32 am
Quote from: Derryck
I've been living in a hotel for the past six weeks on a huge 32 day shoot and during that time we've had some pretty impressive electrical storms. This one was taken last week out of my hotel room looking over the city of Hangzhou 2hrs south of Shanghai. 10sec exposure at f4, 100iso.

Nice bit of fireworks you have there!

Mike.
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Post by: feppe on August 13, 2010, 07:34:01 pm
Nice bit of fireworks you have there!

Indeed it is. And to keep on topic - shot earlier this evening at Scheveningen fireworks competition, British team. For those in Holland there's one more day of fireworks tomorrow.

Pretty much straight out of the camera, quick attempt at white balance (where on earth can I get an X-Rite Passport in Europe?). Canon 550D, Sigma 14mm, ISO 100, f/8, 7 secs. Test drove my brand new Acratech Ultimate Ballhead which lived up to it's name.

Time for bed.

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Post by: hsmeets on August 22, 2010, 05:46:37 am
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4076/4883313384_d2ea2bcd4e_b.jpg)
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Post by: peterurban on August 24, 2010, 07:11:31 pm
Nice work.
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Post by: MrSmith on September 04, 2010, 10:09:20 am
5dII 90 T-SE.   finally got round to shooting some tests for my still life book.
hardly any retouch on this (unusual for me  ;D )


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Post by: feppe on September 04, 2010, 10:27:51 am
5dII 90 T-SE.   finally got round to shooting some tests for my still life book.
hardly any retouch on this (unusual for me  ;D )

Wow, Britney can do anything!
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Post by: SecondFocus on October 26, 2010, 09:38:41 pm
From a recent shoot...

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Post by: Rob C on October 27, 2010, 02:28:20 pm
From a recent shoot...





You're doing this to me on purpose, aren't you? My favourite pose, my favourite style of hair, a lovely looking chick in a great location and all of it beyond my reach anymore!

Beautiful shot!

;-)

Rob C
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Post by: SecondFocus on October 27, 2010, 02:38:04 pm
Thanks! And just to make you feel worse, she is a really nice person too and fun to be around :)



You're doing this to me on purpose, aren't you? My favourite pose, my favourite style of hair, a lovely looking chick in a great location and all of it beyond my reach anymore!

Beautiful shot!

;-)

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on October 28, 2010, 12:41:58 pm
One of the latest studio's works: http://www.pepe-botella.com/editorial-noelia-lopez-DT/noelia-lopez-dt.html


Fred, do you think she would spend a week in Mallorca for €50 a day - you can explain it's the going rate here and that she should count herself lucky to get the offer of such a long contract in this economic crisis...

(In case something is lost in translation, that's a joke!)

But I had a great afternoon here on the island. I shamed myself into starting to dust the place, and before I began I thought I'd play some records, something I haven't done in at least two years. I lifted the perspex cover and it felt heavy; so I looked more closely. There was something grey sitting along the rear edge of the turntable and the lid couldn't quite move it away.

So, I put on my glasses and thought I saw it move a bit, a scorpion, I thought. Getting up close to sniffing distance, I realised that it wasn't dust or scorpion, it was friggin' ants carrying eggs in their mouths (well, I couldn't actually see their mouths, but I took a guess). So, I ran into the kitchen and pulled out the aspirador de polvo thing and started to hose them with vacuum, a neat trick if you can do it. Anyway, they kept coming, so I abandoned that plan and went back to the kitchen and got out the Cruz Verde Bloom! Having soaked the turntable, I realised I'd forgotten to isolate it at the plug. Then, having done that, I went on to remove the rubber mat from the platten and through the inspection holes in the metal I saw them: a damn nest of the mothers! Millions of eggs and parents angry at the interruption.

Back with the vacuum, I transferred them all into the paper bag, which is still in the machine and, I hope, they are all dead.

And to think I'd started the morning imagining I might actually go back out today and take some snaps.

Oh, vinyl sounds great after CDs, tapes and streamed radio, Faron Young and Doctor Hook notwithstanding.

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on October 28, 2010, 03:17:14 pm
Rob, we could make and arrangement and try to convince her to go to Mallorca for 50/day, but you need to cook a typical scotish haggis then! (and of course, bring some Juranįon glasses).

Or, you show her your Brigitte Bardot serie and she would surely be convinced.

Cheers.


Fred

I'm willing to drive over to France and pop some boxes of Juranįon into Rusty's trunk, but the haggis is a test too far; I guess the poor girl will have to miss the 'opportunity' of spending a week on the island with me... what kind of agent are you, anyway, making deals like that?

I've just been watching a BBC TV special on Keith Richards; enjoyed every single minute. Those were the days, as I might, just might, have mentioned before.

Rob C

EDIT: where did you get the Tom Cruise picture? ;-)
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Post by: Rob C on October 28, 2010, 03:25:54 pm
One of the latest studio's works: http://www.pepe-botella.com/editorial-noelia-lopez-DT/noelia-lopez-dt.html


The penultimate shot.

Just look at those fingers. It's those detail that so many girls are simply not aware of, or even understand. No Prendergast there, just straight femininity at its best! Boy, oh boy. What appeal power stations?

Rob C
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Post by: fredjeang on October 28, 2010, 04:57:02 pm
EDIT: where did you get the Tom Cruise picture? ;-)

Hey, it's me! Taken by a french photographer.
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Post by: Rob C on October 29, 2010, 12:46:41 pm
Good trip to France. Where are you going?


Wherever you send the girl - for 50€/day, remember! Or will meeting in France instead of Spain get me a discount to soften this high rate?

;-)

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on December 04, 2010, 04:20:08 am
Since 'old' work, even on 35mm is allowed, I thought I'd fly a cheer for Kodachrome. Hard sell is also hard to spot unless you look closely... thirsty work, nonetheless.

Rob C
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Post by: ronkruger on December 17, 2010, 10:01:53 pm
I'm new here.
I've specialized in outdoor (action) and wildlife shots for a few decades. Here's one of my most recent, scheduled for a cover next winter. I also put a smaller copy of it in my avitar, because it actually is a self-portrait.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 17, 2010, 11:42:02 pm
I'm new here.
I've specialized in outdoor (action) and wildlife shots for a few decades. Here's one of my most recent, scheduled for a cover next winter. I also put a smaller copy of it in my avitar, because it actually is a self-portrait.
That's quite a trick: One hand holding the rod, one grabbing the fish, one operating the camera, ...
Neat photo!

Eric
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Post by: ronkruger on December 18, 2010, 01:44:37 am
Thanks Eric. This was not easy to set up, but I didn't need three hands. My tripod was holding the camera and a 12sec delay made it possible.
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Post by: Rob C on December 18, 2010, 04:26:29 am
Now, a crocodile...

;-)

Welcome aboard.

Rob C
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Post by: francois on December 19, 2010, 02:24:31 am
Now, a crocodile...
…
Might need a VR or IS lens!
 ;D
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Post by: Derryck on January 12, 2011, 09:50:02 pm
Something to get you through the working week. A little time-lapse I shot last year during a product shoot.

http://vimeo.com/18515402 (http://vimeo.com/18515402)
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Post by: Derryck on January 16, 2011, 03:32:01 am
The interior of a new bar in Shanghai that I shot last month.
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Post by: JohnBrew on January 16, 2011, 09:45:10 am
[attachment=21714:EastPntBay.jpg]

New pano from Florida

Nice mood. Thanks for posting.
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Post by: david o on January 30, 2011, 09:43:36 am
Montreal.
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Post by: haefnerphoto on January 31, 2011, 07:39:46 pm
David, Nice work of a very interesting structure!  Jim
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Post by: david o on February 01, 2011, 01:36:52 am
Knowing your work, your comment is more than appreciated.
The biosphere was the United States Pavillon at Expo 67. Arch Richard Buckminster Fuller.
The concrete structure, Habitat 67, was built for the same event. Different purposes. Arch Moshe Safdie.

Thank you.
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Post by: LKaven on February 01, 2011, 03:53:22 pm
Brings me back to my childhood going to Terre Des Hommes in 1968.  For 20 cents you could take the metro round trip as a schoolkid.  It cost about $2 to get into the park.  Have a coke for a dime.
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Post by: haefnerphoto on February 06, 2011, 12:10:31 pm
Here's a shot from yesterday.  It's the Detroit Belle Isle Aquarium, built in 1904, designed by Albert Kahn and closed in 2005.  I sincerely hope it reopens sooner than later, it's such a beautiful structure!  Jim

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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on February 06, 2011, 12:17:08 pm
Here's a shot from yesterday.  It's the Detroit Belle Isle Aquarium...

Ain't that funny... with all those megazillion-pixel cameras and MFDB today, your shot still displays humongous pixelization, especially visible in the upper part!  ;)
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Post by: uaiomex on February 06, 2011, 01:00:01 pm
But you missed to notice that his/her camera has vanishing point built-in!  ;D

Ain't that funny... with all those megazillion-pixel cameras and MFDB today, your shot still displays humongous pixelization, especially visible in the upper part!  ;)
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Post by: Thomas McConnell on June 09, 2011, 08:05:22 am
Yes, there is fun doing things like that, I also sometimes shoot for fun only.
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Post by: stewarthemley on June 09, 2011, 09:26:05 am
Yet another great shot, Jim. Out of interest, did you use any lighting? I imagine you had to use some skullduggery in PS...
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Post by: haefnerphoto on June 09, 2011, 10:10:20 am
Yet another great shot, Jim. Out of interest, did you use any lighting? I imagine you had to use some skullduggery in PS...

Thanks, I used the available light but yes, worked on it a bit in PS.  That is the color of the tiles though.  Jim
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Post by: stewarthemley on June 09, 2011, 11:13:21 am
Thanks for the reply, Jim. Stunning stuff on your website. Hate you. ;)
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Post by: HSakols on June 12, 2011, 10:02:20 am
Hi
I'm a professional school teacher at Yosemite Park School, El Portal.  Every year my sixth grade class receives a matted print from me at their promotion ceremony.  I try to make it something recognizable in hopes that they will someday appreciate where they grew up. This was one of my first images of the year.

Hugh

www.yosemitecollection.com (http://www.yosemitecollection.com)
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Post by: haefnerphoto on June 12, 2011, 10:17:08 am
Hi
I'm a professional school teacher at Yosemite Park School, El Portal.  Every year my sixth grade class receives a matted print from me at their promotion ceremony.  I try to make it something recognizable in hopes that they will someday appreciate where they grew up. This was one of my first images of the year.

Hugh

www.yosemitecollection.com (http://www.yosemitecollection.com)

Hugh, Stunning!  A suggestion would be to try to simplify the shot (if you have the chance) and move around so that the tree is gone or minimized.  Jim
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Post by: SecondFocus on June 12, 2011, 01:51:09 pm
When I photograph bodybuilders for editorial features I also try to work in other sports. This is Charles Johnathan Flanagan. Later in the day we did a photo shoot in the gym, but we started out with some running. He has been featured in Nike print ads. So here I had him doing long sprints into a really strong head wind.

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Post by: Rob C on June 13, 2011, 03:10:04 am
When I photograph bodybuilders for editorial features I also try to work in other sports. This is Charles Johnathan Flanagan. Later in the day we did a photo shoot in the gym, but we started out with some running. He has been featured in Nike print ads. So here I had him doing long sprints into a really strong head wind.





He'll never replace that delightful girl sitting in the desert!

Rob C
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Post by: Rob C on June 13, 2011, 03:15:44 am
Hugh, Stunning!  A suggestion would be to try to simplify the shot (if you have the chance) and move around so that the tree is gone or minimized.  Jim




As this ain't Critics' Corner I feel free to express an opinion too, but rather different to Jim's: I would have tried a shot from somewhere closer to the underneath of that tree, so that the skeletal branches go somewhat over the mountain and, in fact, frame it instead of compete with it, but without actually cutting into it.

The colour/light is beautiful.

That'll cost you two cents.

Rob C
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Post by: EgillBjarki on June 13, 2011, 07:09:35 am
All sorts of stuff from the past year or so:
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Post by: EgillBjarki on June 13, 2011, 07:11:11 am
More...
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Post by: HSakols on June 13, 2011, 11:29:10 am
Jim and Rob

Thanks for the comments.  I agree that the tree is competing with the composition more than I would like.  Rob I like your suggestion the best.  Maybe next winter.

hugh
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Post by: SecondFocus on June 26, 2011, 08:40:08 pm
My fitness shoots do not always happen in the gym...

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Post by: haefnerphoto on June 26, 2011, 09:29:05 pm
Ian, Not much too dislike about that shot!  What part of Palm Springs were you in?  Jim
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Post by: SecondFocus on June 26, 2011, 09:34:13 pm
Thank Jim!

We were a few hours away in Agua Dulce.

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Post by: jjj on February 21, 2012, 09:24:51 pm
More...
Some nice work in both posts.
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Post by: ihv on May 26, 2013, 04:59:11 pm
Couple of shots from today:

(http://ihvweb.net/tmp/refs/2013.05_dp/x100s_1.jpg)

(http://ihvweb.net/tmp/refs/2013.05_dp/x100s_2.jpg)