I actually felt that this one was too "close-up." I don't know. As I said before, the whole series of pics I've put up so far I've been rather indifferent about.
Anyhow, another round of comments for the new stuff.
I have a tendency to hate people for creating things I love and want to be able to create myself. It's really nothing personal. Really.
As I said before, I'm totally blown away by the "contact-sheet." I could spend fifteen or twenty minutes looking at that image and trying to see everything. An image that invokes that kind of obsession in people is something definitely worthy of high praise, in my opinion. Yes, even though you managed to knock 30 ideas off my list in one image.
The triptychs are nothing short of perfect. I seriously want to have those things professionally framed and hang them in my kitchen. Very creative. I absolutely must attempt something like this myself.
The first M&M image is really clean. With just some minor changes in the way it's shot, it could be perfect. First, with such a slow shutter speed, you've gotta have the tripod. I'd suggest even a table-top model like the Joby Gorrilla Pod. Second, decrease the angle a little. In other words, get lower to the table top by an inch or two. This would take the shine-marks obscuring the M's and move them down the front of each piece of candy. That way, the M's would all still be visible. (Back the camera off from the candy in image #2 and you've pretty much got what I'm describing.)
Other than that, great ideas!
"Squareway" is a great shot! Good find!Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets
"Red, Blue (and GREEN!)" is an amazing composition! Explain the "green" thing to me. Is that money in his pocket? It's rare that something like that goes over my head, so forgive me.
I like the soft-box look in "Douche Libre." Oh and that little bitch probably had it coming.
I need to try some penlight etch-a-sketching, I think. If the shapes aren't there, MAKE them!
"Oils Slick" has a texture that I can't describe as anything but "sexy." No, the image doesn't have anything to do with sex. But the flow of the paint evokes that sort of thought in me for whatever reason. Nice job!
I just plain need to stop underestimating people. You guys are all making some great stuff! I'm already looking forward to whatever the next Challenge is, no matter how challenging!!
These are done by keeping the shutter open, then painting the objects you want to see with some light source. String a bunch of this single images together, and you get an animation like the TV commercial.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DeoHoizadE"]YouTube - Light Painting Movie[/ame]
Although the close up image may be a bit too tight, I like the fact that it clearly shows the texture of the paper. In the other shot, the only evidence of the paper texture are the areas where the crayon didn't mark the paper.Quote:
Originally Posted by FBJ's pics
Just my opinion! :)
Frick, PuckMonkey... You're a madman. That shot is awesome.
"bananaghost" came from!!
Even in high-contrast black and white, these would SCREAM yellow and red. Also, have you tried adding grain through a filter in Photoshop? Though manipulation like that is pretty well outside the scope of these Challenges, that'd might be the way to make that pic look the way you want it to.
Good choice of weaponry there in that second one, by the way. Though that 17 is in dire need of my "special modifications." ;)
One more image added to my set. Probably my last for this challenge, but hopefully we'll see more added to the thread by everyone else. Keep'em coming!
WAAAAAAY behind here.... the end of January is the craziest time for me business-wise. But happy I was able to catch up today with some karma props for your efforts. Some really incredible images so far!
I should be adding some stuff soon--weather and schedule permitting. Also tested an odd set-up concept that worked, but now I need to re-do the shots. Luckily there's still time and no-one's hit on it----yet.:)
Funny you should say that, because Looking back at that short series many were close and this was the most pulled back of them all. But I liked this particular frame, so I've taken your advice and cropped it down. Hoping to replace it later. Thanks for the input!
Added some to my set today. All from my little walkabout at Universal CityWalk. I tried really hard to stay away from my standard crop-size and shape. There are some more images from my photo-outing today on my flickr page.