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  • Due to some oddities with the last contest, we'll be running this one for an additional week. meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1446/… – rfusca Sep 7 '11 at 0:04
  • Limit one photo per person per week - does this mean 2 images per person in a 2 week contest? – Imre Sep 8 '11 at 17:22
  • @Imre - changed, 'per contest' – rfusca Sep 8 '11 at 18:06
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    For this week, it looks like we'll also close submission time after the first week, but continue the voting the additional week. – rfusca Sep 8 '11 at 18:08

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Way Out

Way Out

This was taken at St John's Wood tube station in London. You can see the full size image on Flickr.

  • Well done, great creativity ;) – dialex Sep 6 '11 at 21:22
  • This one looks "far far" better in the enlarged view. – Aquarius_Girl Sep 12 '11 at 8:18
  • Surely you mean 'way way' better? :) – ElendilTheTall Sep 15 '11 at 17:37
  • @ElendilTheTall Is using "far far" grammatically wrong? In which cases is "far far" used then? – Aquarius_Girl Sep 16 '11 at 8:37
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    'Far far' is perfectly correct. 'Way way' references the title of the photo, that's all :) A little pun. – ElendilTheTall Sep 16 '11 at 8:56
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Evening Pond

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View LARGE on Flickr

Taken on an evening walk.

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Lioness

my daughter

My daughter's eye. (Yep, 'tis the actual color.) Full size available.

Taken with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5; f/2.8, 1/250 sec, ISO 80, focal length 28 (35-mm eqv.). I was 3-5 cm from the eye with lense in macro mode.

  • Nice processing :) – jaxxon Sep 6 '11 at 16:13
  • Lots of it, I admit, but the picture was taken with this kind of postprocessing in mind. – gabr Sep 6 '11 at 16:44
  • @gabr: you say «Yep, 'tis the actual color» and then you say «Lots of it(postprocessing)» so... is the eye color true or postprocessed? :P – dialex Sep 6 '11 at 21:25
  • The iris is as close as possible to the actual color the eye has on the sun; this actual color was rendered very poorly by the camera and had to be fix a little (color-shifted). Skin, on the other hand, is heavily postprocessed (shifted to B/W, tinted, darkened ...). Contrast is pushed up on the whole picture (four Lightroom layers with Clarity +100). – gabr Sep 6 '11 at 21:31
  • awesome! can you share more details like what lens you have used and how close you were when taking this shot? – Navaneeth K N Sep 7 '11 at 17:14
  • @Appu: updated. – gabr Sep 7 '11 at 18:52
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    Hey people; read the rules: no downvotes please. – mattdm Sep 12 '11 at 13:15
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Miami Skyline

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Larger version is available on deviantART. The image was taken from Brickell Key Bridge, facing North. A long shutter speed (slightly over two and a half minutes) was used.

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    Is this image post-processed? It looks like there is a wire-frame superimposed on the buildings, which creates a nice (TRON-like) effect. – ysap Sep 15 '11 at 8:17
  • Some post-processing was done, but the wireframe-like impression was present in the original picture. – EdoDodo Sep 17 '11 at 14:57
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4sq

4sq

Larger version

  • Imre - I like the composition, but I think the photo lacks some color impact. Did you try increasing the color saturation and the contrast? – ysap Sep 7 '11 at 18:17
  • @ysap thanks, for some weird reason I had saved adjusted colors as one copy and cropping as another :) Updated. – Imre Sep 7 '11 at 18:34
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    FWIW, I liked the more subtle colors. – mattdm Sep 12 '11 at 13:16
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London

London

Larger version

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Blue Eyes

Blue Eyes

Larger image here: FLICKR Version

My youngest daughter. Took this with two exposures, a soft one that I desaturated and one that I kept in color and crisp for her eyes, the feature people always comment on.

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The forgotten childhood

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Larger version on FlickR

  • I like the melancholic mood – Boris Gorelik Sep 7 '11 at 8:23
  • Thanks. This is one of my favorite photos, but it seems like it's too dark for banner (logo, or whatever it is called here). I didn't think about that when I posted it. – Kiril Kirov Sep 7 '11 at 10:43
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    +1 It looks like it's taken on the moon. – Carles Sep 7 '11 at 13:03
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Por la vida...

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You can see the Original here in my Flickr

This Bobcat was up in a cactus and a group of wild dogs was waiting in the ground... The cactus had almost 3 meters of highest...

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Leaves on sun rise...

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Larger view can be seen here

Taken at my home garden...

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    this is a good one, maybe you should re-publish it next week... – pacoespinoza Sep 15 '11 at 17:02
  • Beautiful!! Please do post again next week. Would be great to see this one get some visibility. Thanks for sharing. – jaxxon Sep 15 '11 at 20:14
  • Thank you loads to pacoespinoza and jaxxon... Surely I will re-post it next week... – Dulini Atapattu Sep 16 '11 at 4:21
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Good Morning Sunshine!

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This was taken early in the morning at the Llandudno beach. Bigger picture here

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    Sabeen, you should level the horizon. Also, I think shifting the horizon from the dead center will add some to the composition. – ysap Sep 7 '11 at 18:21
  • @ysap .. thanks a lot finally some tips I can work with, I am just starting out ... thank you very much! – Sabeen Malik Sep 7 '11 at 22:59
  • If it is comments and tips you're looking for, there are better places than the weekly image thread. For some specific topics, the regular photo.se forum may be just adequate. – ysap Sep 8 '11 at 1:13
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    @ysap , the primary intention here was to show off one of my best recent shots. As no one voted it up, its great to know that someone bothered to point out the problems, so thanks for that :) – Sabeen Malik Sep 8 '11 at 1:18
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    These are not necessarily the problems. These are my own preferences for this kind of photography. You, as the artist, may have a different view on things. But it is always good to try and be open for critique, as the best way to learn! – ysap Sep 8 '11 at 1:28
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    FWIW, the natural sky is refreshing compared to the many over-processed seascape photos we see these days. Keep it up! – jaxxon Sep 15 '11 at 20:17
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Horse in Holland

Here's one I took in Holland on a bikeride.

Here's one I took in Holland on a bikeride.

Large image (4.4MB) HERE.

  • I should have chosen a different image. But that's "against the rules" so I'll play fair. – U4iK_HaZe Sep 8 '11 at 3:55

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