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Takuma
05-08-2018, 05:38 AM
https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/sakura2.jpg

https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/sakura5.jpg

https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/sakura1.jpg

Dom D
05-14-2018, 07:16 AM
Practicing my mermaids as I'm going to have to do a couple dozen of them at once coming up soon. This one with my girl took 3 and 1/2 hours. Going to need to get that time down or I'm in trouble..

EDIT: This has posted here oddly desaturated. I actually don't wholey mind it for once. Still it looks as it should when clicked on. Takuma, how are you getting your images onto the site? I assume you must have a better method than me.

https://preview.ibb.co/dmLcBJ/DSC_9718hair_testsml.jpg (https://ibb.co/mGaAWJ)

Takuma
05-14-2018, 10:51 PM
Takuma, how are you getting your images onto the site? I assume you must have a better method than me.


I'm using my own blog (https://sketchesofcinema.wordpress.com/) (to which I rarely post anything) to host the images and then link them here. Wordpress (https://wordpress.com/) offers you 3GB (or at least that's what I seem to be having) of hosting space for a free blog.

I can see the desaturation on your image. That's odd.

https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/ume1.jpg

Paul L
05-15-2018, 05:55 AM
Shot at an event, using Ilford HP5 pushed to 1600, on my Leica M6 with the Zeiss Planar 50mm f2

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/41056879894_990c04bd55_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25y4eZy)20180427-Untitled (6) (https://flic.kr/p/25y4eZy) by Paul L (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154325418@N06/), on Flickr

Paul L
05-15-2018, 05:56 AM
These two were shot on the set of a short film I directed at the end of last year, on the Fujifilm X-Pro2 with the XF 35mm f2 WR lens

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/790/40961783322_d6a2c94772_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25pDR6u)SILENT HERO-DSCF9448 (https://flic.kr/p/25pDR6u) by Paul L (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154325418@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/815/27133019738_098ea541bd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HkDPt9)SILENT HERO-DSCF9346 (https://flic.kr/p/HkDPt9) by Paul L (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154325418@N06/), on Flickr

Paul L
05-15-2018, 05:59 AM
And one more, shot on my Leica M4 with the Voigtlander Color Skopar 35mm f2.5, on Ilford HP5 pushed to 1600

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/955/27106885997_e973974982_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HikSPp)Two in the Hand (https://flic.kr/p/HikSPp) by Paul L (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154325418@N06/), on Flickr

Paul L
05-15-2018, 06:00 AM
https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/sakura2.jpg
These are beautiful, Takuma. Whereabouts did you shoot them?

Takuma
05-15-2018, 06:57 AM
These are beautiful, Takuma. Whereabouts did you shoot them?

Post 1: a small park near Kotoni Station in Sapporo. I just happened to walk past it for the first time in my life, then came back the next day with my gf's camera to take (better) photos.

Post 2: Hiraoka Park, Sapporo.

Dom D
05-16-2018, 03:43 AM
Shot at an event, using Ilford HP5 pushed to 1600, on my Leica M6 with the Zeiss Planar 50mm f2

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/41056879894_990c04bd55_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25y4eZy)20180427-Untitled (6) (https://flic.kr/p/25y4eZy) by Paul L (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154325418@N06/), on Flickr

What does "pushed to 1600" mean? Never used film before. I assume when you say 1600 you are refering to the iso? I always thought the ISO on film was fixed and you just used what you got? How does that work?

EDIT: Actually reading that again, and seeing that it's an outside shot in daylight, I assume 1600 is the shutterspeed.

Paul L
05-16-2018, 07:18 AM
What does "pushed to 1600" mean? Never used film before. I assume when you say 1600 you are refering to the iso? I always thought the ISO on film was fixed and you just used what you got? How does that work?

EDIT: Actually reading that again, and seeing that it's an outside shot in daylight, I assume 1600 is the shutterspeed.
Well, with film the sensitivity of the roll is fixed - meaning that if you take an ISO 200 film and shoot it at 'boxspeed' (ie, at ISO 200), you're pretty much locked in to that sensitivity for the whole roll of 24 or 36 exposures (if it's 35mm film). Obviously, it's hard to shoot at lower ISOs in low light, especially if you're expecting to wander into low-light situations. You could shoot a roll of HP5 (whose boxspeed is ISO 400) indoors but you'd have to either use a flash or drop your shutter speed accordingly, and that's not always suitable for the subject - for example, in most people's living rooms during daytime, if you shoot at ISO 400, for an f stop of 2.8 you would have to use a shutter speed of around 1/30, which of course isn't always appropriate.

The solution to this, other than to use a flash of course (which, again, isn't always appropriate), is to either buy a faster film stock or 'push' a slower speed film to a higher ISO - which means simply that you expose an ISO 400 film, for example, as if it were an ISO 1600 film; then, when you're developing the film, you compensate for this underexposure by extending your developing times. You can 'push' or 'pull' both monochrome and colour film stocks. This obviously has aesthetic consequences. 'Pushing' film results in thinner negatives, higher contrast and coarser grain. I really like the look I can achieve when pushing HP5 (an ISO 400 film) to ISO 1600 - resulting in a sharp tonal curve with strong contrast and a coarse grain structure. 'Pulling' the film (ie, underexposing it) has the opposite effect, flattening contrast and reducing grain.

This isn't just unique to stills photography, by the way, cinematographers often push and pull stocks within a single project. For example, Larry Smith pushed the film stock used on EYES WIDE SHUT two stops (from ISO 200, I think, to ISO 800) throughout the filming. Sometimes they might pull the stock for one scene and push it the next, resulting in inconsistent grain structure and shifts in contrast/density. I think in some scenes in THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE - for example, when Cosmo kills Ling - the cinematographer underexposed the film stock by four stops(!), which is why there's a shift in that film's aesthetic between tight, controlled grain and, in other scenes, great big globs of grain. (This is of course an issue in the world of home video, where consumers/reviewers, etc, often erroneously assume that the grain structure and contrast levels within a film presentation should always be consistent between scenes; that's sometimes the case but not if the DoP/cinematographer deliberately chose to push or pull stocks creatively or simply for logistical reasons.)

Dom D
05-16-2018, 08:38 AM
Cheers for that! That's all new information to me. 1600iso in daylight seems very weird to me, kind of surprised it can be pulled off.

So the post is all analogue here? The overall effect is a bit different. It's interesting to see the blacks getting crushed like that while the mids and the highs come through nicely. I probably prefer it on the nighttime shots than the day but interesting both ways.

Paul L
05-16-2018, 04:35 PM
Cheers for that! That's all new information to me. 1600iso in daylight seems very weird to me, kind of surprised it can be pulled off.
The fastest shutter speed on my M6 is 1/1000 of a second. I think that shot was taken at 1/500 and f16, hence the strong depth of field that allowed me to capture the boy gurning at the guy with the hurdy-gurdy. ISO 1600 in daylight is also quite desirable in the winter months over here (where light is often poor, even in the middle of the day), especially if you want to shoot with a filter. (Because I like the results and the way in which it brings contrast into the sky, I often use an orange filter, which drops exposure by two stops - which is the difference between ISO 400 and ISO 1600. So with the orange filter on the lens, you can 'push' the film to 1600 and control exposure as if you were shooting at boxspeed or ISO 400. Without pushing the film, with the orange filter attached you could end up having to drop your shutter speed down to 1/125 of a second or perhaps even 1/60, which isn't much use if your subjects are moving or you're trying to catch them in action.) I think if you're coming from the world of digital photography, ISO 1600 sounds high because that's the top-end of what most digital sensors can achieve without some funky digital noise appearing in your images. However, shooting ISO 1600 in daylight is quite common in film photography, especially in the areas of reportage/documentary or even sports photography back in the pre-digital days.

So the post is all analogue here? The overall effect is a bit different. It's interesting to see the blacks getting crushed like that while the mids and the highs come through nicely. I probably prefer it on the nighttime shots than the day but interesting both ways.
Actually, the raw scan of the negative has slightly flatter contrast. I boosted it a little in Lr because I like the high contrast look of photographers like Daido Moriyama. Different stocks have different qualities, of course, and Kodak's Tri-X (which is actually my favourite 400 speed black and white film, though it's quite expensive over here) has a much sharper tonal curve than HP5. (Check these links out: https://thedarkroom.com/kodak-tri-x-vs-ilford-hp5/ .) When I edit my scans of HP5, I always tweak them so they look a little more like Tri-X (at least to my eye).

Dom D
05-17-2018, 06:13 PM
I think if you're coming from the world of digital photography, ISO 1600 sounds high because that's the top-end of what most digital sensors can achieve without some funky digital noise appearing in your images. However, shooting ISO 1600 in daylight is quite common in film photography, especially in the areas of reportage/documentary or even sports photography back in the pre-digital days.

I'm away from my strobes so rarely anything above iso100 seems wierd and revolutionary to me.

Paul L
05-18-2018, 02:21 AM
I'm away from my strobes so rarely anything above iso100 seems wierd and revolutionary to me.
Well, studio photography is a different game entirely :)

Newt Cox
05-18-2018, 04:23 AM
https://i.imgur.com/44CHx3H.jpg

I rarely take pics outside of when I am at a wrestling show. But the other day my dog Maggie,short for Maggot Ass, had a cute look on her face so took this one.

Dom D
05-21-2018, 06:39 PM
Unusual gig for me being the lead shooter at a live event- my girlfriend runs a burlesque school and every ten weeks they have a showcase where they get show off their stuff. So to speak. It's become kind of big deal with a few hundred in the crowd and over a hundred performers all of whom need to be featured individually in good shots. So not the easiest gig and not really my field either but the regular guy couldn't do it so I was drafted in. Thoughts on doing this a) Holding and aiming a 70-200mm zoom for 2 straight hours in which you take over 4 thousand shots is fucking hard on the arms. b) I'm not sure how people financially justify doing this sort of work. 4 thousand shots is one thirty fifth of the life span of the shutter on my camera. Finally, for the first time in my life I understand why people use Lightroom. I 've always thought of it as a strange mid level RAW editor with an unwieldy database attached. Thank god for it to cull through this mess.

https://preview.ibb.co/knThAo/DSC_0336.jpg (https://ibb.co/cp40wT)

https://preview.ibb.co/gG9aD8/DSC_3259.jpg (https://ibb.co/bs48Y8)

Mark C.
05-22-2018, 02:39 AM
Picture of my new cat, my old cat died after I had him for 15 years, didn't think I would get another until this guy came along.
https://preview.ibb.co/eHgTGT/kicusz.jpg (https://ibb.co/mM4R38)

Jason C
05-22-2018, 02:25 PM
Post 1: a small park near Kotoni Station in Sapporo. I just happened to walk past it for the first time in my life, then came back the next day with my gf's camera to take (better) photos.

Post 2: Hiraoka Park, Sapporo.

I want to go there. Thanks for sharing.

Paul L
05-23-2018, 06:03 PM
Unusual gig for me being the lead shooter at a live event- my girlfriend runs a burlesque school and every ten weeks they have a showcase where they get show off their stuff. So to speak. It's become kind of big deal with a few hundred in the crowd and over a hundred performers all of whom need to be featured individually in good shots. So not the easiest gig and not really my field either but the regular guy couldn't do it so I was drafted in. Thoughts on doing this a) Holding and aiming a 70-200mm zoom for 2 straight hours in which you take over 4 thousand shots is fucking hard on the arms. b) I'm not sure how people financially justify doing this sort of work. 4 thousand shots is one thirty fifth of the life span of the shutter on my camera. Finally, for the first time in my life I understand why people use Lightroom. I 've always thought of it as a strange mid level RAW editor with an unwieldy database attached. Thank god for it to cull through this mess.

https://preview.ibb.co/knThAo/DSC_0336.jpg (https://ibb.co/cp40wT)
4000 frames is a lot. I think it's easy to overshoot at events, especially in the digital age. The same is true of weddings. You hear of wedding photographers who shoot 1000-2000 frames per wedding. Like you say, Dom, in the long term that takes its toll on your equipment. I think the most I ever shot at a wedding was about 450 frames - and that was over about 12 hours of the ceremony, reception and evening 'do'. Back in the days of film, you'd show up at a wedding or event with a pocketful of film and maybe shoot a hundred exposures, tops. Of course, that market's changed because now, clients often expect to receive a CD or DVD with a couple of hundred frames dumped onto it - regardless of the quality. Personally, in terms of weddings, I'm a firm believer that having 50 good shots is better than having 500 mediocre shots. (I'm not drawing parallels with your event, Dom, just making an observation about the state of modern wedding photography.) It's one of the reasons why I don't like shooting weddings unless I get a 'feel' for the clients.

I do a little bit of event work - not so much stage events, but local 'walk around' events. (I don't like doing stage events or music gigs because I often find what's happening in the audience more interesting - photographically speaking - than the on-stage performance.) Getting used to shooting weddings and events leads you to producing a mental checklist of the types of shots you need to take, which results in a more conservative shooting style. One of our former students used to shoot two or three day-long metal/rock festivals for a national publication and he got it down to a fine art, usually shooting no more than about 200 frames over two or three days. But he went in there knowing exactly what he needed to capture, and exercised the lightning-fast reactions he needed in order to capture it without shooting too many excess frames.

I've started shooting all my documentary projects on film precisely for the reason that it's so easy to overshoot on digital. On Sunday, I got access to a bowls team as part of a project I'm putting together on English rituals. I turned up for their practise session and managed to convince them I wasn't a journalist for the local newspaper simply by the fact that I was shooting on film and not digital. (I wouldn't have been given permission to shoot the practise session if they thought I was a journalist for the local newspaper, because they've been the target of vandals, miscreants and all-round scrotes from the local estate, and they don't want to draw attention to where they're practising.) The practise session went on for a couple of hours, and if I was shooting on digital I could easily have captured a thousand frames or perhaps more; but because I shot the event on film, I limited myself to four rolls (well, four and a half), which is around 150 frames. I'm a strong believer that shooting on film - at least every now and then, if not all the time, trains the eye and the brain and prevents overshooting.

I've been asked to do the unit stills photography on a short film that's being made over the summer, and where I've always previously done such gigs using my digital kit (and the last time I did some unit stills work, I shot probably around 1500 frames over a week), this time I intend to shoot almost entirely on film and be more conservative in the number of frames that I take. I might take my digital camera as a 'back-up' but I don't intend to use it unless I absolutely need to.

Dom D
05-24-2018, 04:34 AM
4000 frames is a lot. I think it's easy to overshoot at events, especially in the digital age.

Yeah I think this ones an unusually awkward event. The difficulty was there's over a hundred performers and each of them needs to walk away with an image that has them in a good light. This was often difficult when they were stuck at the back of a group and you are trying to pick them out individually. The D610s focusing system has an absurdly narrow field in which you can focus (hoping to get a D850 shortly to remedy this but when I had the option recently to blow $5k on a computer or a camera I decided the computer would improve my photography more than the camera). With a wedding or a band you also know basically what's going to happen next but burlesque performances, particularily group ones, are necessarily chaotic. And you have to catch each individual stage of the costuming as the performers disrobe where as bands will be wearing the same costumes throughout.

I'm sure I overshot- better than undershooting- but it wouldn't have been by much. In the end 400 photos were officially posted from the event. Another couple hundred that involve nipples and so couldn't be posted publicly were privately sent out to the performers who were in those shots so the actual percentage of what was taken to what the organisers felt they needed was still at about 15%. That's not too bad.

Ian Jane
05-24-2018, 09:00 AM
I think it's easy to overshoot at events, especially in the digital age.

This. Whenever I'm shooting a show, I always overshoot and wind up with too many shots that don't really matter. Part of it though is shooting concerts is tricky - lots of fast movement, constant shifting in lights and often times just plain bad lighting in general. So it's a law of averages. Take a look of pictures and odds are good that some of them will be worth publishing.

Ian Jane
05-28-2018, 10:52 AM
Some ok shots from a crummy point and shoot taken at Luray Caverns in VA.

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Dom D
06-03-2018, 08:25 PM
4,000+ shots a couple weeks ago followed up with 3,100 yesterday in an epic portrait session. 20 seperate pinup shoots in the space of about 7 hours. Fucking cripppled today.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/42495246972_b360550176_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27KafpW)

Dom D
06-11-2018, 06:10 AM
Shooting live again last night. I was actually manning the tech desk so I didn't have much time with my camera but I thought this one of my girl training audience members in the ancient art of tassel twirling was fun.

Mostly though I just wanted to quickly recommend a program I've started using from this shoot. Capture 1 is an alternative to Lightroom. Does all the same things with a deeper feature set (including color wheels which for someone who started in film like me is huge). Bit pricey at $450 but I was getting all sorts of errors in Lightroom with strangely lit shots like this (and in photoshop too) but C1 handles them perfectly.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1731/41831532265_d8a5dea2fa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26Jvx9V)DSC_8682 (https://flic.kr/p/26Jvx9V) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

Dom D
06-22-2018, 06:18 PM
Not my best work obviously as it was just an express shoot with a client rather than something more creative. Still I'm sharing it anyway because I'm impresed at the skin work I got done on this. Obviously very challenging skin but got it done by cloning in bits and pieces of clean skin from other parts of the face. So not the best shot from my last card but the best edit.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/892/42908708272_c30651c1b1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28nGm43)DSC_5598ba (https://flic.kr/p/28nGm43) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

John Bernhard
07-05-2018, 09:42 PM
Tonight's sunset
https://s15.postimg.cc/k0wqw2qrf/DSCN9227_-_Copy.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

Takuma
07-09-2018, 10:45 AM
Great shot!

Ian Jane
08-05-2018, 10:21 AM
Not bad for a camera phone picture taken from the side of a mosh pit.

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Ian Jane
08-13-2018, 08:34 PM
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08-16-2018, 07:02 AM
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08-18-2018, 06:22 AM
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08-18-2018, 07:20 AM
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08-18-2018, 07:22 AM
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08-18-2018, 07:27 AM
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Dom D
08-31-2018, 12:48 AM
It's one of my bugbears at the moment that a lot of photographers look down on this kind of work as cheating. Thing is there's so much more work in this than any convetional photograph, on top of which 3d renderings don't just happen. After the models are built and placed they have to be lit and then "photographed" with a virtual camera you place inside the scene. A virtual camera is exactly the same as a real one with near identical settings. For example, in this one the motion blur is created by using a low shutter spped and then moving the camera quickly through the scene just as it would be done in the real world. Sure you get to do it over and over when you fuck it up which you can't do in the real world and my lights are exactly as powerful and at the colour temperature I choose rather than what I happen to own but otherwise, the same thing.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1861/43470885865_436d69dfab_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29enDSa)Janina taxi (https://flic.kr/p/29enDSa) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1876/42569513330_ac9aeda71d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27RHTdo)3dsmax (https://flic.kr/p/27RHTdo) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

JLG
09-01-2018, 08:16 AM
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these 2 made me laugh when i saw them in person

Dom D
09-04-2018, 04:03 AM
After doing that photo above I was displeased with the slightly shoddy explosion I edited in in photoshop. I decided it was time to start learning particle simulations in 3D. Three days, and hundreds of dollars of Game Of Thrones used software, later the explosion is actually a part of the scene rather than being edited in later. I know this isn't a photo and so doesn't belong here but I just think it's fucking cool:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1845/30595744838_90a7efd178_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NBDc13)taxiexplosion10 (https://flic.kr/p/NBDc13) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

Ian Jane
09-04-2018, 09:32 AM
Explosions are always rad.

Ian Jane
09-09-2018, 10:09 AM
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Dom D
09-14-2018, 05:21 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1845/42872921210_1859b7f95e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28jwVNJ)aedit23 (https://flic.kr/p/28jwVNJ) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1865/29745042967_0bda1c8cb0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mjt7Yp)TANKS23-Recovered (https://flic.kr/p/Mjt7Yp) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

JLG
09-30-2018, 08:05 PM
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Ian Jane
10-01-2018, 08:41 AM
Neat. Where'd you take those?

JLG
10-01-2018, 05:33 PM
Pogue's Run in Indianapolis, Indiana. some youtube vids of it. going to go back there soon. spent about 2, 2.5 hours creeping forward in there and it only took about 10 minutes to walk back to the beginning. think it is 2.5 miles long but i don't even think i made 1/2 a mile. complete darkness too. my headlamp seemed to be getting a bit dim but that might have been in my head.

apparently a movie was filmed in the tunnel, and the city
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094198/

know nothing about the movie except it seems to have aged poorly. should have a VHS next week

here is a youtube vid that shows going in one end and coming out the other

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF1uVLxgUik

didn't see any C.H.U.D.s down there but then i didn't go in very far...

JLG
10-01-2018, 05:34 PM
oops

Ian Jane
10-01-2018, 05:41 PM
Very cool. I love stuff like that.

JLG
10-01-2018, 05:58 PM
i'll be going back there. tricky getting good pics in total darkness tho. a big reason why i didn't get too far in. have stocked up on extra batteries tho for the lanterns and headlamp

JLG
10-02-2018, 07:25 AM
not pics but some vids from the tunnel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk0gOj4-qOI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQtv6W8Cllg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwHlgMnnwrs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfY-uAdaaDM

lots of sound in there that pics can't transmit

Ian Jane
10-02-2018, 08:41 AM
Creepy stuff.

Paul L
10-02-2018, 03:39 PM
Love those videos, JLG. Nice shootin', Tex!

JLG
10-02-2018, 05:04 PM
nice! thanks, Paul L!

the creepiest moment, for me, was when i turned around to head back out. That Quint line from Jaws "that was the time I was most frightened, waitin' for my turn" popped into my head. a really fuckin weird feeling. other than that it was pretty cool and looking forward to going back

JLG
10-02-2018, 05:16 PM
more pics here and of other locations
https://www.instagram.com/kingbeasthibernated/

beware of my sense of humor. also, i did a bit of bad Trump trolling with that if you scroll thru it.

Thunder Island is the dead water park.

think the dead airport was Brookline.

more than corn in Indiana

JLG
10-09-2018, 06:15 AM
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this cockroach? was proabably 2 inches long. tried but it would not let me put a hand next to it for scale

JLG
10-09-2018, 06:54 AM
pocket camera upgrade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVzNHet2sWo

played with my bicycle speaker in there

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR54dudGSts


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRYz4WG5MTw

Ian Jane
10-09-2018, 08:56 AM
Same tunnels?

Jason C
10-09-2018, 03:05 PM
Really cool pics. I sure hope you aren't alone in there.

JLG
10-09-2018, 05:09 PM
same tunnel as before, Ian.

as far as i know, i am alone down there. will probably go back to explore the primary tunnel. basically a creek goes thru the primary and the secondary is an overflow. just rained a couple days before i went back but the primary tunnel was pretty full of moving water. lots of side tunnels in there too. thinking those might be short trips but won't find out til i take a look.

there are more pics and vids on my instagram page. there was a pretty good bit of fog in the middle of the tunnel too. felt trippy. couldn't get pics to show the fog tho but you could see it in the lights.

a fun place to check out. cool echoes in there too

JLG
10-09-2018, 05:14 PM
also, my copy of Twice Under arrived today so i will be watching that later. kinda really looking forward to watching it. will be neat to see the tunnel but think it will be fun to see if i recognize any other spots

Tom Clark
10-11-2018, 07:17 PM
Saw this fella earlier trying to stay dry during a torrential downpour:

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43951010_10156595361109424_2389668916721876992_n.j pg?_nc_cat=102&oh=b2924bca950008ee22a1301a1e919964&oe=5C5CB8D4

Dom D
10-11-2018, 10:11 PM
How cool is he? Seems pretty relaxed about you sneaking up on him with a camera too.

Tom Clark
10-11-2018, 10:26 PM
How cool is he? Seems pretty relaxed about you sneaking up on him with a camera too.
Well it was through a window. But yeah, he did seem pretty chill. Then again, it was raining wicked hard so I don't blame him for not wanting to move.

JLG
10-14-2018, 11:26 AM
just a test vid on a video editor. going to go back and go into some side tunnels soon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB-5hi5tzak

JLG
10-22-2018, 05:18 PM
21099

21100


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWCVMjAFxV0

JLG
10-25-2018, 02:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODEJPysp32M


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBe1f3Uvb6Y

sorry. could probably do this someplace else but i'm playing with a video editor. learning the basics

JLG
10-29-2018, 05:12 PM
21131

JLG
10-29-2018, 05:16 PM
21133

Ian Jane
10-29-2018, 05:48 PM
Abandoned trains are awesome. If you're ever in Scranton PA, go to the train museum there. You can wander around the yards out back and poke around through tons of old trains out there, most of which are in slightly better shape then the one in your pictures but not much.

JLG
10-30-2018, 05:21 AM
21134

JLG
10-30-2018, 05:26 AM
21135

abandoned trains are pretty cool! did not make it into all the cars. think i walked thru 1/2 to 2/3 tho. kinda learning things about my camera. was very cloudy outside but lots of light in the pics. will go back to this spot

Tom Clark
11-03-2018, 11:08 PM
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45347508_10156647765724424_4663624293433737216_n.j pg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=8f04c70e201b79b0e4d5918a44aaa761&oe=5C7EDCAF

Dom D
11-18-2018, 03:08 PM
I always thought this shot of my niece wielding a stick made her look like a little youngling Jedi. Her dads a big Star Wars fan so as I had a day off yesterday I decided to spend a couple hours putting this togehter. First shot I've composited that was taken from just a snapshot rather than a shot in the studio. Came out all right...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4854/45942446141_ae0b123673_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cZM3Cn)DSC_0724web (https://flic.kr/p/2cZM3Cn) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

JLG
11-18-2018, 07:07 PM
21253

21254

21255

21256

JLG
11-18-2018, 07:10 PM
1 and 3 need to be rotated to the right

JLG
11-25-2018, 07:05 PM
goofed

JLG
11-25-2018, 07:09 PM
21295

21296


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNVm9M23aU

Dom D
11-26-2018, 04:36 PM
Steampunkage. With Steampunkage making of vid that was much less entertaining than I hoped it would be:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4883/44247912120_8c2e95372c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aq37Gy)DSC_49862sml (https://flic.kr/p/2aq37Gy) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHJaqAoI6NA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3KRmJuvmp-7axStU0C8QAiiF5lG8rJcHPfAx4sPgqweHX-wGrSfzDjlzM

Dom D
12-03-2018, 08:30 AM
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4912/44342758410_d29ccf3487_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ayqecq)DSC_9442e (https://flic.kr/p/2ayqecq) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

JLG
12-03-2018, 06:45 PM
21337
ramen noodles
21338

21339

JLG
12-03-2018, 07:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kBBf-yTeQM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgZv1PxfK_g


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJg0G75XVho

Ian Jane
12-04-2018, 09:32 AM
Are those crickets?

JLG
12-04-2018, 06:14 PM
pretty sure those are crickets. kinda big too. gave up trying to put my hand next to these things for scale. have heard "cave crickets" and think these may be them

Ian Jane
12-04-2018, 06:40 PM
Yeah, they most definitely are. When I was poking around the farm colony buildings years ago I saw a bunch of them in one of the basements. Harmless, but when you run across a few dozen of them it can be a little unsettling.

Dom D
12-05-2018, 04:25 AM
I've already shared one from this shoot but what the hell? I spent all day banging these out. Have a serious case of square eyes and have forgotten what the sun looks like. But I'm happy. Should be a happy client.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4889/46136037682_20e22d06bf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dhTfDy)DSC_9502 (https://flic.kr/p/2dhTfDy) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4840/46135980202_f57c066237_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dhSXyw)DSC_9595e2 (https://flic.kr/p/2dhSXyw) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4834/45274224575_5fa60235d9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bYJeCT)DSC_9727 (https://flic.kr/p/2bYJeCT) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4884/32314636338_8e6137e43e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RewXyo)DSC_9522e (https://flic.kr/p/RewXyo) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4814/46186741231_f67f697689_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dnn83F)DSC_9416leopard (https://flic.kr/p/2dnn83F) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4830/45274084535_238cb89425_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bYHw1p)DSC_9637e3 (https://flic.kr/p/2bYHw1p) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

JLG
12-10-2018, 06:26 PM
9/23/18
21383
12/9/18
21384


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0ow5hc-ufI

JLG
12-10-2018, 06:32 PM
9/23/18
21385
12/9/18
21386
goofed. my shadow is in every pic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GogWM3sKq7o

JLG
12-10-2018, 06:40 PM
9/23/18
21387
12/9/18
21388

not related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwULrlL4F4k


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYkqcCdF2HY

Dom D
12-22-2018, 03:49 PM
One of my main goals this year was to get on top of making CGI. That didn't really happen. I was happy enough with this one though which was modelled from scratch. I was building it for an animation but realised that it took the computer 30 minutes to render this one frame, did some back of the napkin maths and figured that the 1 minute animation I had planned was going to put my computer out of action for the next month. So a photo instead.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4879/46422302731_f0048fed19_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dJbrgR)spaceship corridor more robots2w (https://flic.kr/p/2dJbrgR) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

JLG
12-22-2018, 06:01 PM
21480

JLG
12-24-2018, 09:59 AM
21482


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upX52Z0Fu_0

21484
big minnow

Dom D
01-03-2019, 03:22 AM
Something different for me. A couple who have a wedding coming up requested a couple of creative edits to put on invites and things. Or somethign. I was never quite clear on the destiny of these shots but they wanted one of them in a Bonnie and Clyde scenario and one in a scifi setting. Really enjoyed doing these.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4855/32707619898_f0df4e8f5f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RQg6T1)DSC_1288finalsml (https://flic.kr/p/RQg6T1) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7827/46581599501_ae4462c7cf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dYfSDT)DSC_1486bfinalsml (https://flic.kr/p/2dYfSDT) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

Dom D
01-17-2019, 02:57 AM
A fun thing for me that's started happening is people writing to me to have their photos edited. Which I'm all for actually. Retouchers have it made. Never leave the house, never touch a camera, just get paid to dick around in photoshop all day. One day Dom, one day... Certainly a long way from getting proper amounts of work doing that but the possibilities are tantalising. Though you you can often wind up working hard as you're not in control fo the quality of the RAWs you're working with. Got sent this one yesterday. Fortunately they wanted a Sin City style edit so it was savalgable. It is kind of fun getting hold of other peoples RAWs- and skill building as I would never as a photographer leave myself as a retoucher with this much work to do.

Before:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7913/39807878473_e539c15014_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23DFMoi)DSC_2927e (https://flic.kr/p/23DFMoi) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

After:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4821/46048022364_cd3c3e6ab8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2da79L5)DSC_2927 (https://flic.kr/p/2da79L5) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

Jason C
01-17-2019, 03:47 PM
Cool stuff Dom.

JLG
02-04-2019, 06:26 PM
21799


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE-ljpck5OQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ub0q_u224


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWbeSojrIFk


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oznNRnvxTxY

Dom D
02-05-2019, 02:13 AM
Military pinup:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4895/46990835371_b672919204_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eAqjdK)DSC_2324eweb (https://flic.kr/p/2eAqjdK) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

Matt H.
02-05-2019, 02:42 PM
Those videos are great, JLG. Very eerie, and it feels like something could jump out at any moment, or you're going to stumble across an eviscerated hooker or something.

That GAPE photo is fucking disturbing, too.

JLG
02-05-2019, 06:43 PM
Those videos are great, JLG. Very eerie, and it feels like something could jump out at any moment, or you're going to stumble across an eviscerated hooker or something.

That GAPE photo is fucking disturbing, too.

thanks!

some pretty goofy graffiti down there. some pretty cool stuff too.

i might upload some more longer videos. i carry a bicycle speaker with me when i go down there cuz it sounds pretty amazing! the sound fills the area and you can feel it! crazy but in a fun way! unfortunately the mic on my camera cannot pick up that awesomeness. also, maybe not the ideal camera for low-light


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07v_RL1Muxw

JLG
02-25-2019, 07:50 AM
sorry for the double post but i like how this one looks. never really thought about lighting before. kinda excited to do some more fooling around with the camera


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u8hDeaaEws&feature=youtu.be

Tom Clark
02-25-2019, 04:48 PM
It appears that Satanic Atari characters are hiding in this carpet pattern:

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53361266_10156944136459424_3662817267592200192_n.j pg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=68960f2b7574be57f61b416d40634ca8&oe=5D1FE201

Also, faces:

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53212857_10156944671749424_242173247108415488_n.jp g?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=f15991f83b7799bf13290490f2d931aa&oe=5D1F5CC7

Dom D
03-02-2019, 02:14 AM
I'd pretty happily never shoot another half naked woman agian in exchange for a child photography business:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7813/47253655151_4835794250_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eZDkog)DSC_3806sml (https://flic.kr/p/2eZDkog) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

This ones unexceptional but I had fun building the background in 3DS.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7896/33377859308_04e8169e8e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SRufGU)DSC_2636 (https://flic.kr/p/SRufGU) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

JLG
03-11-2019, 05:59 AM
22077


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ15CE_mOiY
thought it was birds making the noise

Dom D
03-12-2019, 04:19 PM
I was going for a kinda David Fincher-esque colour scheme on this one. Came out nice I think.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7919/33486221058_eb59835f38_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T24CSW)DSC_3632sml (https://flic.kr/p/T24CSW) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/140295926@N04/), on Flickr

Paul L
03-12-2019, 04:32 PM
22077
Ha, bus stop cocks turn up all over the place, don't they? I love that they've misspelled 'herpes' too :biggrin:

I was really pleased with this shot, which I took at a local protest over the weekend:

http://paul-a-j-lewis.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Suggitts-Lane-10.jpg

JLG
03-12-2019, 05:30 PM
that graffiti was a "winner"

nice picture, Paul. was the protest train related? not sure if my camera does black and white

Paul L
03-13-2019, 04:50 AM
that graffiti was a "winner"

nice picture, Paul. was the protest train related? not sure if my camera does black and white
The protest was related to the closure of a local railway crossing, which is well-used by locals. I photographed the event to document it for the organisers. It's probably not of great interest to anyone outside the local area, but I put some of the other shots on a blog post on my personal website: http://paul-a-j-lewis.com/suggitts-lane-railway-crossing-protest-against-planned-closure/

I love to photograph graffiti - the cruder, the better, imo :biggrin:

JLG
03-14-2019, 05:21 AM
The protest was related to the closure of a local railway crossing, which is well-used by locals. I photographed the event to document it for the organisers. It's probably not of great interest to anyone outside the local area, but I put some of the other shots on a blog post on my personal website: http://paul-a-j-lewis.com/suggitts-lane-railway-crossing-protest-against-planned-closure/

I love to photograph graffiti - the cruder, the better, imo :biggrin:

people-in-action pictures are pretty cool sometimes. maybe someday i'll bump into some of the graffiti people

Dom D
03-17-2019, 01:59 AM
Spent way longer than I should have building the background in 3DS for this one. But you've gotta test yourself sometimes.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7808/46676984094_e51aa3d59a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e7FKaQ)DSC_3255 (https://flic.kr/p/2e7FKaQ)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4823/47400215201_02e00cebe4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fdAuzF)grindhouse BTS (https://flic.kr/p/2fdAuzF)

JLG
03-17-2019, 05:47 PM
22135

22136

Ian Jane
04-08-2019, 09:36 AM
22272

Dom D
04-08-2019, 02:36 PM
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2e5muoB]https://live.staticflickr.com/7882/46650594255_d8cbd365c8_c.jpg

JLG
04-08-2019, 08:56 PM
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JLG
05-07-2019, 04:58 PM
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22467
thought this one was kinda funny

Ian Jane
05-07-2019, 05:13 PM
Those last 2 are awesome. You go poking around an old abandoned house or something?

JLG
05-08-2019, 05:18 AM
thanks! yep

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22470

did not see it when i was there but there is bird shit everywhere in here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXJJhkum4js

Ian Jane
05-08-2019, 08:52 AM
Very cool. I have pictures somewhere of an abandoned house we went poking through on a trip to PA a few years ago, similar vibe.

JLG
05-21-2019, 05:25 PM
22555

Ian Jane
05-27-2019, 06:17 PM
22600

John Bernhard
06-01-2019, 02:03 PM
Been following a local swan family since the eggs cracked May 15th.
Daily trips, lots of video and pics.
https://i.postimg.cc/nhpLffFL/swan-boat-d.jpg (https://postimg.cc/1f7SDTNx)

Dom D
06-08-2019, 07:59 PM
First concept of a promo poster for my porno. Did this shoot last Wednesday. Shot about a dozen different costumes and heaps of themes so I'll be making a bunch of different concepts till I hit the right one.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48027205026_ba3323c9d7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaZYP5)

agent999
06-09-2019, 10:49 AM
First concept of a promo poster for my porno. Did this shoot last Wednesday. Shot about a dozen different costumes and heaps of themes so I'll be making a bunch of different concepts till I hit the right one.

Very cool that you're going ahead with this. I expect lots of production photos!

Ian Jane
06-09-2019, 11:15 AM
Neat poster Dom!

Dom D
06-09-2019, 11:34 PM
Very cool that you're going ahead with this. I expect lots of production photos!

Not 100% guaranteed yet. I need a producer who knows the scene as it's not really something you can just advertise for cast for in Melbourne- it's not even legal to make porn here. I know the guy I want to produce that's why putting together little bits and pieces like this so he can get an idea of what I'm trying to do.


Neat poster Dom!

Thanks! I'm working on a much bigger one, that's less derivative but it's pushing my compositing skills to the limit so I whipped this one up quick to have something to be going on with and to take the pressure the other build.

Dom D
06-22-2019, 03:44 AM
Okay, so I've already posted one from this memory card but, fuck it, I like this one. This was supposed to be a huge warehouse set with thousands of sexbots stretching back into infinity. However I modelled up the warehouse over a couple days and then when I clicked "render" the computer promptly declared it would require 236 days to render. Which is a while. Not sure how I fucked up but I clearly fucked up big. Cracking the shits, I threw out the old model and quickly built this little set instead that holds a mere 2 dozen sexbots. I still dig it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48106994921_ca24c9dc46_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gi3VyV)

And in poster form:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48107041198_1c41128d4e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gi4ajN)

Ian Jane
06-22-2019, 01:52 PM
Dom, do you want me to split these posts off into their own thread? Might get more attention that way.

Also, 2 dozen sex bots is still a lot of sex bots.

Dom D
06-22-2019, 04:20 PM
Dom, do you want me to split these posts off into their own thread? Might get more attention that way.

Also, 2 dozen sex bots is still a lot of sex bots.

No, it's all good. When I'm underway with the filmming I'll have tons of shots I think people will want to see and I'll make a new thread then. For now there's probably nothing to see for the next six months.

Ian Jane
06-22-2019, 04:22 PM
Cool.

Dom D
07-10-2019, 01:23 AM
I mostly just share the composites because that's the fun stuff but shooting on a paper background is still the day to day bread and butter. A few recent shoots:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48246735437_2efc6f0522_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gvp8ya)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48246764102_d8a68fcdaa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gvph5o)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48246746562_bae860577f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gvpbRY)

JLG
07-10-2019, 05:13 PM
22887

John Bernhard
08-06-2019, 08:20 PM
Catching catfish with the local Blue Heron today
https://i.postimg.cc/2S53Vs37/DSCN0316.jpg (https://postimg.cc/0bL94HYz)

John Bernhard
08-06-2019, 08:35 PM
Last card but shot was Sunday evening.
Never seen one of these where I got the pic, but heard they were around
https://i.postimg.cc/mr5mvW1X/DSCN9984.jpg (https://postimg.cc/5H85zG3L)

Dom D
08-06-2019, 10:45 PM
Catching catfish with the local Blue Heron today
https://i.postimg.cc/2S53Vs37/DSCN0316.jpg (https://postimg.cc/0bL94HYz)

Nice capture. What a cool, weird looking beastie.

Ian Jane
08-07-2019, 08:43 AM
Yeah that shot of the heron is awesome.

JLG
08-07-2019, 05:32 PM
these are screen grabs from my video camera. anyone know what kind of bird this is? i could hear it breathing

23066

23067

Paul L
08-14-2019, 06:17 PM
Catching catfish with the local Blue Heron today
https://i.postimg.cc/2S53Vs37/DSCN0316.jpg (https://postimg.cc/0bL94HYz)
That's beautiful, John.

I was out shooting some infrared images of historic locations in the lowlands of Scotland and visited Crichton Castle, getting this shot which I quite like (though pardon the formatting - the image is shrunk considerably and has a white border that was added for sharing on my Instagram page). It was only when I got home that I realised Crichton Castle was one of the key locations used in Robin Hardy's THE WICKER TREE. (As I was walking around the castle, I thought it seemed familiar.)

https://i.ibb.co/dbWDd3X/Crichton-Castle.jpg (https://ibb.co/WDxfbd7)

Tom Clark
08-17-2019, 08:07 PM
Amazing thunderstorm in the not too distant future.

https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/69083099_10157352718174424_3687343845839732736_n.j pg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_oc=AQnv78mhJxStxdxXP5DDRJ9ebMoi2hLywhgShbiREJH M8gO7T2r63gOOUsxFCf9gh1o&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=dc39569446e9e21313842ad96fa8b442&oe=5E159431

Ian Jane
08-21-2019, 08:33 AM
We had double thunderstorms last night. Should have taken pictures. Instead, one off of the dock from yesterday morning.

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John Bernhard
08-31-2019, 01:28 AM
Pics are great :) Awesome everyone.

15 week old swan testing flight power, 3-4 more weeks this gals flying!
https://i.postimg.cc/JhW8S8nQ/DSCN1472.jpg (https://postimg.cc/hXMN7HVJ)

John Bernhard
09-04-2019, 12:06 AM
14 days ago, hoped for a 2 wk repeat today,
no dice :(
https://i.postimg.cc/L4Cs37J9/thumbnail-DSCN0542.jpg (https://postimg.cc/vDnMQ07k)

Ian Jane
09-04-2019, 08:27 AM
Still a neat shot though John!

John Bernhard
09-04-2019, 02:43 PM
Still a neat shot though John!

My heron whisperer mode....that was goofy but fun.

Sometimes after an hour the heron allows me to move around and does not just fly straight up over the falls & outta there.

Ian Jane
09-04-2019, 03:08 PM
I've got some pictures of a heron I took on a trip to Canada a few summers back, he was lounging about just off shore of the lake we were at, but I wasn't able to get as close as it appears you did. They really are gorgeous animals.

Still, I'll look for the pictures and, if I can find them, post them here.

Dom D
09-12-2019, 03:33 AM
This was a TFP shoot. TFP is where you shoot for free for "exposure". Exposure has a very bad name in the photography world but I'm a huge believer in it. It's just another name, after all, for free advertising. That said I don't usually shoot TFP anymore as I don't really want advertising. In this case though it was a latex shoot and my film, which is very much on the horizon, will need latex. Trade for trade is more interesting. So I did the shoot. Spent a couple hours shooting all the models individually. I started packing down when I was asked "oh can you just take some shots of us together". Sure I said and switched my camera to auto and started snapping away thinking these were for their instas. After getting some strange looks I twigged that these were supposed to be professional. But all my lights were packed away and no way was I recontructing all the modifers I use. i was knackered. So I pulled one single strobe from it's bag, aimed it at the models as a bare uncovered light and bang! Was stunned to get home later and find it worked. Why do I spend so much on lighting gear again?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48720386823_7697feba44_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hefHBn)

John Bernhard
09-16-2019, 07:45 PM
River Otter & Water Vole crashed my Where's the Heron party this weekend...
ended badly for the vole
( which I thought was a giant rat until I got home & googled the bugg'r ).
https://i.postimg.cc/KYwjLyXC/DSCN2420.jpg (https://postimg.cc/nsKnbgh1)

Ian Jane
09-16-2019, 08:14 PM
Here's the heron picture I meant to post the other day and forgot about!

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agent999
09-20-2019, 04:39 AM
Here's the heron picture I meant to post the other day and forgot about!

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Dinosaur!

Gary Banks
09-20-2019, 11:13 AM
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I was watching football last weekend and Faith was lying on the couch next to my chair I happened to look over, and she was staring at me like that. Took the shot with my phone and it is one of the best of the 100's I've taken of her.

Ian Jane
09-20-2019, 11:21 AM
That cat is adorable.

Gary Banks
09-21-2019, 05:19 PM
That cat is adorable.

Thank you. She is well aware of it too.

Scott
09-30-2019, 06:35 PM
Been meaning to post more in this thread since I've finally started camping about and exploring Arizona. These are from late spring of this year at the Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction. Those are the Superstition Mountains.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48823568917_8399728e6b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hony3Z)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48823412586_edf4fdab45_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2homKzC)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48823048958_a1c047a81a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hojTub)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48823117358_0401705193_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hokePu)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48823482381_0038c60cfa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hon7jZ)

Dom D
10-07-2019, 03:57 PM
Insanely big night of shooting. The burlesque school my girlfriend runs for would be showgirls has a showcase night where the girls get to strut their stuff on a real stage every 10 weeks or so. It's become a stupidly big thing with, at last nights one, 120 performers and over 500 people watching. Meanwhile I have to make sure I get at least one good shot of all those girls, in all their costume iterations, meaning I wind up taking 3000+ images. Culling them in Lightroom is the worst.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48861514572_c428707b82_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hrJ2Yq)

Scott
10-07-2019, 10:38 PM
I wish I had your life, Dom.

Dom D
10-11-2019, 03:09 AM
I wish I had your life, Dom.

Trust me, no one in the know would want that.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48857343663_09be46e51a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hrmE7c)

Not a photo obviously but I consider a render to be a photo. Just animating the opening credits to my porno. Currently the sky is added in post so there's nothing in the sky to reflect onto the buildings and the cars which will add the last layer of realism. Once the scene has a true sky then the cars will carry all clouds reflections etc you'd expect and it be 100% better. For this film I'm aiming for something somewhere between high quality tv and mid level Hollywood film for the quality of the effects. Which is time consuming in the extreme for one man.

Dom D
10-12-2019, 12:27 AM
I dig this image because the request from the client was super tough. She wanted to be believably within the Korova Milkbar. An absolute bitch of a request because that enviroment is unique. You can't pull stills from the film as the resolutionis too low for it and nothing else looks like the Milkbar and so it needs to be built from scratch. I think I did alright.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48883803322_793fbcec82_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2htGgDd)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48883084733_f4c8b22d02_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2htCA2K)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48883729316_415f35b5f5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2htFTDf)

Dom D
10-17-2019, 03:31 PM
Shooting live again this week. This is Strawbs. Probably wouldn't be doing much of the stuff I do right now if it wasn't for Strawbs as she was kind of instrumental in breaking my girlfriend into the showgirl world which led to photography and all the rest of it. One time Miss Nude Australia. Imagine knowing that your the best at being naked in the entire country...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48915481872_72668ee543_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hwuCz7)

Ian Jane
10-19-2019, 10:22 AM
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Quot
10-19-2019, 09:47 PM
Fantastic job recreating the Korova Milkbar. Who would ask for such a thing?

Kudos, anyway.

Scott
10-20-2019, 12:15 AM
Yeah that looks amazing, Dom!

Dom D
10-20-2019, 03:59 PM
Fantastic job recreating the Korova Milkbar. Who would ask for such a thing?

Kudos, anyway.

It was part of a devillish plot on my part. I need to build a ton of special effects for my porno. I also need to do stupid amounts of photography work to pay for it. So I came up what I still hold to be a genius idea: I would do a sci fi special day and girls could come in do sci fi shots and I could put them in futuristic city settings and thus build sets for thier photos that could used in the film. I could get paid to do my films effects! It was a solid plan. Sadly no one wants to be running through a futuristic city or standing top of a skyscrper in a futuristic Manhattan. While I've had a lot of edits come out of the shoot they've all been oddly specific requests like this. Retrofuture Special was not meant to mean A Clockwork Orange but what the hell? It's still a cool task to be given.


Yeah that looks amazing, Dom!

Thanks man!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48931093918_1d6a8a7796_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hxSDuj)DSC_8430 (https://flic.kr/p/2hxSDuj) by Dominic Deacon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/181724404@N06/), on Flickr

Scott
10-21-2019, 02:18 AM
Got a new chiminea.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48933660393_2273ffb37a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hy6NpT)

JLG
10-28-2019, 05:05 PM
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Dom D
11-02-2019, 03:25 PM
Shooting absurd numbers of clients at the moment as I try to save a stupid amount for my other endeavours.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49001807443_99a65747c5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hE85a2)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49002554072_5ab25ea62c_c.jpg

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2hEaTjB]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49002356331_83f5942774_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hEbU6W)

Dom D
11-17-2019, 02:24 AM
Not sure what the thinking is with the bra that bisects the breasts but mine is not to reason why...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49077307486_e9a788ce74_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hLN2FU)

JLG
12-10-2019, 05:58 AM
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JLG
12-10-2019, 06:00 AM
nice pictures, Dom

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Newt Cox
12-10-2019, 07:12 PM
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JLG
01-03-2020, 06:27 PM
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Dom D
01-18-2020, 03:21 AM
Just home from a ridiculous photoshoot. I didn't know a lot going in, but I had been sent some inspiration photos which were all softly lit scenes of lone women in beautiful fields, by lakes etc. Girly, etheral shit with floating fabrics and angel wings etc. I was right in for some of that. There was some talk about "sacred geometry" which didn't mean anything to me but what the hell? Client turns up, not what I'm expecting. Leggy, busty, Eastern European in a tiny crop top. I direct her to the changing room and set about dicking around with the lights for what I expect will be a good half an hour because that's how long it takes for costuming. Instead the client is out of the changing room in two minutes entirely sans costuming. Without waiting for direction she makes her way to the paper backdrop, gets down on all fours, spread eagles herself and after ascertaining that I had her pussy well framed directs me to start shooting. So began a very long two hours. Usually most of that two hours of shoot time is taking up with fussing over minor details in hair, make up and costuming but we didn't have any of that so there was nothing to do but keep clicking. And she wanted the full two hours. I took over 1,200 photos most of them of a highly gynecological nature. Three of my flash units overheated and gave up the ghost mid shoot. I feel so fucking fryed. But now I've got shoot a burlesque show an hours commute away. Dying.

From a much more conventional shoot a week ago.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49402645342_c1ca20232e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2igxtih)

agent999
01-18-2020, 09:58 AM
Just home from a ridiculous photoshoot. I didn't know a lot going in, but I had been sent some inspiration photos which were all softly lit scenes of lone women in beautiful fields, by lakes etc. Girly, etheral shit with floating fabrics and angel wings etc. I was right in for some of that. There was some talk about "sacred geometry" which didn't mean anything to me but what the hell? Client turns up, not what I'm expecting. Leggy, busty, Eastern European in a tiny crop top. I direct her to the changing room and set about dicking around with the lights for what I expect will be a good half an hour because that's how long it takes for costuming. Instead the client is out of the changing room in two minutes entirely sans costuming. Without waiting for direction she makes her way to the paper backdrop, gets down on all fours, spread eagles herself and after ascertaining that I had her pussy well framed directs me to start shooting. So began a very long two hours. Usually most of that two hours of shoot time is taking up with fussing over minor details in hair, make up and costuming but we didn't have any of that so there was nothing to do but keep clicking. And she wanted the full two hours. I took over 1,200 photos most of them of a highly gynecological nature. Three of my flash units overheated and gave up the ghost mid shoot. I feel so fucking fryed. But now I've got shoot a burlesque show an hours commute away. Dying.

From a much more conventional shoot a week ago.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49402645342_c1ca20232e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2igxtih)

Exposed vag under hot studio lights for two hours. Sounds more toxic than the bush fires.

Dom D
01-18-2020, 04:47 PM
Shooting live last night for a bushfire fundraiser. Didn't wrap up to one o'clock and for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to drown my brain in dodgy beer. Urgh! Impossible to get a good shot at this venue as the lightings shocking- actually why I'm employed to try is a mystery- but this ones okay.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49405307816_97e8ece000_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2igM7L1)

Paul L
01-18-2020, 07:54 PM
Just home from a ridiculous photoshoot. I didn't know a lot going in, but I had been sent some inspiration photos which were all softly lit scenes of lone women in beautiful fields, by lakes etc. Girly, etheral shit with floating fabrics and angel wings etc. I was right in for some of that. There was some talk about "sacred geometry" which didn't mean anything to me but what the hell?
That talk of 'sacred geometry'.... any of that kind of shite... is a tell-all, a big red flag, Dom. Met a few of those in my time and learnt quickly to walk away, politely.

Dom D
01-18-2020, 09:52 PM
That talk of 'sacred geometry'.... any of that kind of shite... is a tell-all, a big red flag, Dom. Met a few of those in my time and learnt quickly to walk away, politely.

It was a new one to me. Never heard of it before but my 30 seconds of research on the subject tells me it's some pretty trippy shit. I'm steadfastly ignoring warning signs though as I'm trying to build a war chest atm. I'd shoot with Satan himself right now if he booked the deluxe package.

Paul L
01-19-2020, 05:09 AM
It was a new one to me. Never heard of it before but my 30 seconds of research on the subject tells me it's some pretty trippy shit. I'm steadfastly ignoring warning signs though as I'm trying to build a war chest atm. I'd shoot with Satan himself right now if he booked the deluxe package.

If they're paying, they're paying ;)

Dom D
01-21-2020, 04:12 AM
Same fundraiser night different camera/card. Objectively terrible shot, as they turned off almost all the lights to sell this effect, but I'm sharing it anyway because how often do you get to see someone take an angle grinder to their own crotch?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49410298131_573d24cc9d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ihdGcV)

JLG
01-21-2020, 06:23 PM
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JLG
01-28-2020, 04:35 PM
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Dom D
02-09-2020, 06:27 PM
Not sure it's the best shot from this shoot but it was a rare snap with clothes from the shoot I was talking about above. The request for this edit was for Sacred Geometry, Panthers and Eltheric Wings. I've been having to do a lot of googling...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49512553533_517943707e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2irfMb6)

JLG
02-11-2020, 05:22 PM
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02-13-2020, 07:15 AM
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Dom D
02-14-2020, 04:11 PM
Oh man am I copping a lot of shit for that shoot with the panther above... So far four emails deriding my skills, my understanding of animals feelings, my taste and on and on. I'm just waiting for them to stop coming in before I respond. It's funny I actually like that shot. I've had enough of this business. Put out a call yesterday that I'm no longer shooting individual clients. they're too much hassle and you get too much wierdness. Instead all groups from here on out. This shots unexceptional but it's from a group shoot with 15 clients last week and is of a much nicer and, possibly not coincidentally, much more Canadian client.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49535449156_5a93b7e2db_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ith8fd)

JLG
02-20-2020, 06:04 PM
nice picture, Dom!

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JLG
03-22-2020, 06:54 AM
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a bit of rain in between trips

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John Bernhard
03-22-2020, 09:05 AM
OK, stared for a minute and have to ask...
how did you move that piece of rotted wood around?
Looks like the same hunk to me in both pics and I am scratching my head.
https://i.postimg.cc/Y9SMzcqc/45.jpg (https://postimages.org/) https://i.postimg.cc/d1SvWWLh/46.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

JLG
03-22-2020, 01:05 PM
OK, stared for a minute and have to ask...
how did you move that piece of rotted wood around?
Looks like the same hunk to me in both pics and I am scratching my head.
https://i.postimg.cc/Y9SMzcqc/45.jpg (https://postimages.org/) https://i.postimg.cc/d1SvWWLh/46.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

thanks for adjusting the image! i should do that before i post. that is the same piece of wood in both pics. pretty sure what is left of a tree. still standing. now probably home to lots of little dudes and dudettes

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i'm 5'8" and that thing is taller than me

agent999
03-22-2020, 04:15 PM
I'm 6'6''. That hole is just the right height for me. So pretty...

JLG
03-25-2020, 06:38 AM
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03-28-2020, 04:59 PM
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04-05-2020, 09:06 PM
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Dom D
04-13-2020, 03:38 AM
Not a lot of opportunities to take photos right now so working out how to colourise images quickly and easily. Set myself this one as a challenge because it's super low res and low clarity. I prefer the BW version but I do see things in colour I didn't in BW. If anyone has any BW images of Grandma or whatever they'd like colourised feel free to run 'em past me. It'd be nice to be doing something useful.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2iPMyW2]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49767523733_d10faf2b9c_c.jpg

JLG
04-13-2020, 07:14 AM
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nothing special. i like animal tracks tho. then went back to the drain pipe to check on the turds ans saw a wing

JLG
04-20-2020, 04:49 PM
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looks like "sussy"

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looks like a "cliche", "typical" kinda pic but i like this one

Ian Jane
04-24-2020, 08:54 AM
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agent999
04-24-2020, 09:48 AM
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Like a night out in Glasgow, even the squirrels want a punch up.

Matt H.
04-24-2020, 09:53 AM
Awesome picture, Ian.

Ian Jane
04-24-2020, 10:09 AM
That little guy was not scared of me. He came out from behind the gate to check me out, I figure maybe some people in the neighborhood feed him and he figured I'd give him some food.

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Scott
04-24-2020, 12:40 PM
Those are great!

Andrew Monroe
04-24-2020, 01:34 PM
Love the pictures, Ian!

JLG
04-29-2020, 11:16 AM
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i've seen better bird pics but think this is a good one from my pocket camera. got a vid too


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmLn4G9p35E

a different animal? from last weekend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7IcQGcMJIc

JLG
05-05-2020, 05:13 AM
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Dom D
05-06-2020, 06:49 PM
No studios. No models. No lingerie. In these dark days I have to settle for taking photos of the niece.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2iYp3wy]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49864977452_6b8bb6c121_c.jpg

Ian Jane
05-07-2020, 11:34 AM
Very cute!

Took this on a walk last night.

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JLG
06-06-2020, 05:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggfjihFhQkc

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somewhere i have pics of the unfinished graffiti. was thinking it didn't look too good when i first saw it(video thumbnail). have seen a few other "JANE"s while out and about

JLG
06-07-2020, 08:27 PM
not a photo but this was neat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crmzaccolO0

JLG
06-16-2020, 07:03 AM
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07-22-2020, 11:09 AM
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Dom D
09-10-2020, 03:44 AM
Still no prospects of professional photography any time soon in Melbourne. Dusted off the gear (literally) to do a quick shoot with the niece to keep my hand in. Difficult subject, she used to be difficult because she didn't want her photo taken. now she's difficult because she desperately wants to pose and has no idea how to do it. The light sucks up here too. Somehow don't get any magic hour. As soon as the sun disappears behind the trees the light just goes dead and grey. Still came out okay. Kind of wondering if being a natural light photographer is something that pays... No lugging gear. No work in post:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50325988196_5abf13d512_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jF8QXE)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50325323803_24e254a734_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jF5rsB)

Jason C
09-10-2020, 08:03 PM
^^nice job Dom

JLG
09-14-2020, 07:15 AM
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Scott
11-30-2020, 05:19 PM
Sitting on the balcony and had a pigeon fly up into my face then hung out about 6 inches away for about ten minutes.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50666368571_bdc125b50f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kcdobP)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50666363096_e5a5394d92_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kcdmyq)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50666441022_c8a1b14ba5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kcdKHY)

Ian Jane
12-01-2020, 09:35 AM
Surprise visits from friendly animals are the best.

JLG
01-14-2021, 10:44 AM
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found this the other day. does this look familiar to anyone? was laying in a garage at an abandoned property

Barry M
01-14-2021, 10:50 AM
Dali, I think.

https://www.daliberlin.de/en/museum/works-exhibited?page=2

https://www.daliberlin.de/sites/default/files/2017-05/Neue%20mythologische%20Folge_400x600px.png

JLG
01-14-2021, 12:08 PM
cool! thanks!

have seen plenty of Dali but much more familiar with the surreal stuff.

was searching for "3 naked ladies and man on knee" and getting info but nothing about what i found

Barry M
01-14-2021, 12:27 PM
3 girls, one apple. At first I was reminded of a mural Scott had once upon a time, but then I spotted the Sal scrawl down at the bottom. Judgement of Paris, so this is a lot less Greek fudge-festy for sure. Nice. I like a touch of old-school cyan as a spot.

Edit: This one appears to be closer to the same print.

http://www.artnet.com/artists/salvador-dal%C3%AD/suite-mythologique-novelle-judgement-of-paris-sGNykDNfRawZZ0-iome-wQ2

Picture from https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/Suite-Mythologique-Novelle--Judgement-of/5872329622CE1FD1 because it's easier to snag the URL.

https://media.mutualart.com/Images/2015_12/05/14/141051488/f400515d-93f0-49c0-93f2-ef803769b2c2.Jpeg

JLG
01-15-2021, 09:01 AM
cool! thanks, Barry!

Dom D
01-23-2021, 03:55 PM
Camera phone snap while I was walking the city at dawn this morning. Not a good shot or anything, I just thought the air balloons were cool.

https://i.ibb.co/Xt4Tb9j/20210124-063342-2.jpg (https://ibb.co/7KzFXHj)

JLG
02-05-2021, 04:41 PM
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a tablet test

Ian Jane
02-08-2021, 09:43 AM
Neat snow trees in Queens.

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JLG
04-28-2021, 11:50 AM
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not the best pic but something that caught my attention when i saw it

Dom D
05-08-2021, 05:42 AM
Obviously no ones idea of an amazing image I just think Kangaroos are cool. Cheeky bastards are everywhere out here. Rarely don't have a few wandering around in the backyard.

https://i.ibb.co/YdjzHYn/20210505-082004.jpg (https://ibb.co/WzKbmq8)

Scott
05-08-2021, 10:32 AM
That is cool. I wouldn't mind seeing more kangaroo photos.

Dom D
05-08-2021, 09:26 PM
That is cool. I wouldn't mind seeing more kangaroo photos.

I find them really difficult to get a shot of. You do get the ones who front up, beat their chests and won't move for you but for the rest it seems like the proximity they will let me get to is just short of the distance I need to be at to get a decent photo. Same with the ducks and Ibis'. Got tons of them wandering around the property but they're skittish.

Scott
05-10-2021, 02:09 PM
Lizard on the patio yesterday. Not as cool as kangaroos but I'll take what I can get. :eyebrows:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51169848002_1167d67572_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kXGR5E)

Dom D
06-02-2021, 07:05 PM
Just some camera phone snaps from my walk this morning as I was feeling it was a very Tony Scott type of morning.

https://i.ibb.co/4FGChv9/20210603-081215-2.jpg (https://ibb.co/NFPfcDQ)

https://i.ibb.co/Hxkqhgc/20210603-081411-2.jpg (https://ibb.co/VQPTwBF)

Scott
06-02-2021, 07:12 PM
Nice shots!

Dom D
06-04-2021, 06:34 PM
Nice shots!

Cheers! Went out for a morning run while everything was covered with frost from the night before. I was having a rest on a rock afterwards when this little fellow and his mum came bounding up in front of me.

https://i.ibb.co/Z8P8BTw/196083614-10161155323922907-4065491715050230109-n.jpg (https://ibb.co/MV4VcNj)

Spaghetti Monkey
06-05-2021, 07:11 AM
Fantastic.

Jason C
06-09-2021, 02:20 PM
Those shots are absolutely beautiful. Makes me wish I had been there.

Scott
06-09-2021, 02:47 PM
Cheers! Went out for a morning run while everything was covered with frost from the night before. I was having a rest on a rock afterwards when this little fellow and his mum came bounding up in front of me.

What frost are you talking about, it's going to be 118 degrees next Tuesday in Phoenix?!