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It's Hip to be Square one week format challenge "Official thread"

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges and Assignments' started by F2Bthere, May 14, 2017.

  1. jamie allan

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    Richard you beat me to it. I've just stitched this 4 square image panorama of Mugdock Loch with the castle in the distance.
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    Why did I do it - well I'm a fun guy
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    Or maybe I'm just twisted
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    I am "scanning" medium format film with a Fuji and a macro lens, stitching together several frames when I want to make high resolution images. I also see excellent results coming out of the better flatbed and film scanners. Even the older Epson V600 can get great results. Once you have a digital file scanned it will often be flat and uninspiring, as you say, but that's where Photoshop, Lightroom and the rest come in. Black and white is easy, just invert the file and start playing with curves and other controls to punch up or tone down the image, as desired. There is often a wonderful depth of information hiding in that film, so that when you tease it out can be a dramatic surprise, assuming the original exposure was reasonably good. In fact, if you do the scanning right the initial file will always look pretty flat and dull. That's your RAW file. Don't be afraid to jazz it up, stretch out the tones, punch up the contrast. The De-haze slider in Lightroom is particularly effective with images that look flat and dull. I clone out the had dust in PS, or in LR. It's not hard, especially if you dust off the film before scanning.

    Color is a lot harder, but if you stick to it and do a lot of googling you will find a way.
     
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    XE1 & Minolta 135/f3.5 (and Ebay $25 item!)
    RAF converted to color JPG in camera, cropped and grayscaled in computer.
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    After all we are "X" shooters.... :D

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    Continuing the bad pun theme - seemed like a good opportunity for a double X-posure. Sorry for the hatchet job snapshots.

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    Nice shot, though it is kind of a tall square.
     
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    Must be an illusion. It's 830X830 .
     
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    You're right, the rectangular slot that I see it through on this small screen makes it look tall. Wierd.
     
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    Just a quick grab shot tonight - no time for anything more considered. This from our bathroom window:

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    X-Pro1, XF35/1.4 @ f/2.8. B&W + Y film sim, with a levels tweak and selective sharpening.
     
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    Didn't know Nessie lived in your house?
     
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    Yes - she's smaller than most people imagine. As with most myths, she's grown in the telling...
     
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    Those little hunting trips around the house (and shed and garage) open your eyes to these "micro scenes".
     
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    Running late. Thursday's effort.
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    They sure do. The result I think is 'photos for photographers' - a bit like how jazz is (it seems to me at least) musician's music. Other people probably wouldn't get it, but once you train your eye to see in this way, you enjoy creating the images and seeing other people's.
     
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    Yes. Had to go there for a seminar :) Not the most original subject matter but I liked the red twinkly lights.

    Today's, decidedly less urban!
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    To me this is much to constrained.. but here you go.. Vivitar 17-28mm @ 17mm.

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    that's tasty
     
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