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Ringwood Forest Photo Series Black and White Theme

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I have just come to the end of a photo series of Ringwood Forest over on my photoblog.

Please take a look on Photonoy for the true experience.

Its a series of 6 photos that i took whilst on a shoot for a uni project. They are all black and white and display a range of was to take photos in a forest and then how you can using different post production techniques to enhance and create a mood and feeling.

Below are a few thumbnails of the images… these can be viewed in a pop up lightbox gallery but do visit Photonomy for the real deal.

Please do check the out and leave lots of comments… its been a while since a had some…

Enjoy

Series Of Moon Light Photographs of the Indian Ocean

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Please view the finals of this page on PHOTONOMY http://trcwest.com/photoblog/

Here we have a series of moon light images of the Indian ocean.. These were taken on the full moon period and have come out quite nicely…

  1. Firstly i have cropped the images down so that they framed the horizon better using the rule of thirds.
  2. Secondly i have used the New Adjustment Layer feature to make layers that can be changed these include the black and white feature and the levels and the photo filter effect. They have to be layered in such a way that allows the photo filter to take effect look at this layers tab if you want to try..
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  • Also note that i have used the unsharp mask which ads more details to digital pictures and allows a more crisper image. The reduce noise was applied to the top as it was quite grainy due to the High ISO rating..
  • Here are the original images so that you can see where i go them from… Note here is the Meta DATA
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Pleas also note that you can click on the images and they will pop up in light-box, a nice full size preview..

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  1. First Edit Of the above with a WARMING filter on the image below.. these images look even better when original and full resolution… i admit that their is too much noise..
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2.  Below is a sepia toned one that is more subtle.. which do people prefer

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3.  Here below we have a blue moon lit one that is quite strong also

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New Style below like looking through a telescope with strong vignetting

I feel that i like the one below the best as it is simple and more appealing to the eye.. simple black and white effect here..

This one is to create the effect of the sun setting with a strong warming filter.

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Again another strong blue moonlit filter.

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So all in all that was a few that i have edited up… they are not the most conventional images and not the most safe either, as far as styles i think that i may have over done it a bit but the psds are still there and actually look much better than these but i have got his far so i might as well post this.. Dont get me wrong i do like these but i just wanted a challenge and this is what i came out with..
So please comment and tell me what you think… and dont forget to check out the photo blog…
oops i almost for got this one… a first time edit.

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Beauty is not always clear. Which one.

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I have been working on a few images this evening from my holiday in diani. This is one image that many would maybe discard… but i figured i would give it a chance…
Here’s the original.. as i took it…. coming to look at it again i do actually like it how it is but i did some editing and tweaking…

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Below is what i came up with first time round… its a desaturated with the hue changed to make it look more like moon light… there is also a layer blend going on here that makes it a bit softer..

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After a wee bit i decided to go for a cropped down version of the images and then really wanted to make things look really pixelate and soft… the bottom one here is the one i have put on my photo blog… http://trcwest.com/photoblog/
I think that it works best as it compliments her physic a wee bit more…

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Just a bit to harsh but the colours are nice…
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So a few questions…. 1) which one do people like?? 2) what effect works best?? 3) who do you think it is??
Please take the time to comment… i would really appreciate it.

New Photo Blog www.trcwest.com/photoblog/

By | Coding, Cool Things, Design, photography | 130 Comments

Hey every one i have just set up a new photoblog as i was inspired by eight6.com’s theme Monotone

It is a really cool theme that 

Monotone takes the first image attached to a post and samples colors from it for use in the surrounding layout. 

Basically it is like a cool little photo blog that is like a Chameleon and adapts to each photo and puts the sole focus on the image in the post. not more rubbish tiny images that are not framed right. 

As you can see it beautifully chooses the most dominant colour theme in the Photo 

Really nice interface… simple and powerful

I must say now i take my hat of to Noel Jackson director of Eight 6 for developing this cool theme and also for the help that he gave me. He was kind enough to sift through my feeble attempts to fix a .htaccess issue and rename and re point to the right directory as it was in a sub folder. Basically the .htaccess file and the  thumb.php are important and need to be set up right if not using it in a stand alone directory. 

It would be great to hear some feed back about peoples photo blogs and what ones they like using???

Please let me know what you think of mine and my images??

Thanks again Noel