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Re: TomCofer's 52 'cause it's what I do.

Post by TomCofer » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:42 am

Thanks Paul.
We're starting to get into coat weather here. Had our first morning frost a couple of days ago.
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Post by TomCofer » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:48 am

Here's some more edits from the family shoot last week.
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Post by pah43 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:42 pm

Nice set of shots Tom, I really like the first 2 using the leaves you got nice movement of the falling leaves in the first and they make a lovely frame in the second - hope shes pleased with these.

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Ps - you can keep the frosts thank you :p
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Post by TomCofer » Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:06 pm

Thanks Paul.
She's enjoying them quite a bit. I'm not getting them processed as quickly as I'd like.
It's always something I guess. I've been having fits of insomnia that have been making me a zombie and then I got hit with a cold virus.

Trying to get a decent looking white balance on some of these was a real battle. I had a sitting sun, dark shadows, plus I was using a flash for fill. In hindsight, I should have had a gel on the flash to even the color out a bit. I tried to even it out as much as I could, processing it at two white balance settings and using a mask. Not sure how close I came, but I tried.
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Post by TomCofer » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:36 pm

I didn't manage to get out to grab any new photos yet. I still hope to, but this cold and my insomnia are really kicking my butt.

Here's a temporary substitute. I played with a couple of bad (blown) photos and got something that I thought was interesting.

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Post by WesternGuy » Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:59 am

Looks like the family was having a fun time. Those last two have a "sepia" look to them. Is that what you were going for? It gives it a sort of vintage look to the images.

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Post by TomCofer » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:30 am

WesternGuy wrote:Looks like the family was having a fun time. Those last two have a "sepia" look to them. Is that what you were going for? It gives it a sort of vintage look to the images.

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Thanks WG.
I was mostly just goofing off since I couldn't sleep and was too sick to run around outside.
The original photo was a mess. There was a huge gap in contrast between the lowering sun and the deep shadows. Her face was in deep shadow and his front was so blown out that there wasn't much of anything there. I brightened up her face by over a stop and I recovered a bit of the boy then added a multiply layer to darken what was there of him. It looked crispy and burnt in color so I played in B&W. then I took it into "Topaz B&W Effects". I went with one of their Quad Tone Red Scale filters because it reminded me of the reds and browns in the leaves. Then I burnt around the edges a bit.

The photos would normally be throw away shots, but the two of them had a blast playing in the leaves and I wanted to give her something to remind her of it. If I'd been better, I would have checked my camera results more often and made better adjustments. :)
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Post by WesternGuy » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:53 am

Goofing off is fine - that's how I learn a lot of stuff, only I call it experimentation. :lol:

I do hope you are better soon and that sleep returns. I am still under the influence of "jet-lag" from my Africa trip, but that is just one of the things I accept as part of the journey. :thumbup:

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Post by TomCofer » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:13 pm

Thanks WG.

Me too. Hopefully the doctor will have my sleeping meds ordered correctly this time and it will be one that is covered by my insurance (silly mess and long story).
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Post by TomCofer » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:59 pm

Grabbed a new photo for the week.

My new sleep aid:
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:D :cheers:
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