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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Layers & Contours Reply with quote

Part of yesterday's supper.
MF 105mm Nikon Micro, f/8. Width 2cm

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice shot! What is it a leak or something? Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't think anyone would recognize it. Yes, a store-bought Leek. Running out of photo ideas, everything outside is buried under 9" of snow.
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Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A neon leek.

NU wrote:
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Running out of photo ideas, everything outside is buried under 9" of snow.


Did you see the link that Harold uploaded?

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/photo2/photo2.htm

related thread:
http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5162

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, photograph it; now that's a novel idea. After spending all morning shovelling it and 'snowblowing' it to the neighbor's yard one doesn't want to stand around in -9C temp, with a camera, to further freeze one's butt. Perhaps the next snowfall, if the temp is a bit warmer, I will give it a try.
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Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely leek! I wonder would I have guessed it?!

As for snow... out you get with your kit and see what you can find. Very Happy I've never seen 9 inches of snow ever.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh I had a spelling moment there didn't I!! Smile

I immediately thought of some sort of onion but realised the layers were too loose for a normal onion, and extended the thought!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aynia wrote:
I've never seen 9 inches of snow ever.

Take a peek
HERE
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Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to say the leek is wonderful!

Is the background original or matted in?

And did you do anything special with the lighting? It has a marvelous glow. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Rik:
The rest of it tasted OK too!

Original background a mis-match of greys (or grays) so matted in pure black.

Nothing special in the lighting, single flash and foam coffee cup as a diffuser (just love those foam cups, only a few $$ for about 20).

Adjustments include: levels, curves and USM. It seems that curves, to increase contrast, and USM always results in an image with more 'punch'; also I think the black background adds to the effect.

Aynia: Irish weather here this am, +9 C and raining; this time yesterday it was sunny and -17 C.
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Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb shot!
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