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April 19th, 2007


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10:05 am
[photography rant]
I'm so sick of people taking photos, cranking the contrast and colors to max in photoshop, and posting them to the intarwebs to be fawned over by... fawny people.
for instance!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/191469481/in/set-72057594049344877/
This guy's a prime candidate. Look at the larger image size, and check around the image for signs of insanely tweaked contrast. He's blown out any subtlety in the image in order to get the sky to look as if it were a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise. In fact, it was probably a very average sunrise with average colors, but when you play with photoshop, kablaam! I mean look at the sides of the boats, they're all stippled from being blown out by PS filters.
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That was simply a rant, read nothing into it please.
I need to get off my ass and shoot more, I've been carrying my camera every day lately, but haven't wanted to stop in the rain for a single shot yet. I'm such a wus in crappy weather.
Current Location: work
mood: annoyedannoyed

(12 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:oceanic
Date:April 19th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that's hideous. Of course, I can't take anyone seriously who names their photo "Morning Seagull Over Vesuvius." Insert Eddie Izzard's Stonehenge "aah ahh aaaaah.." sound here.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 19th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
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awk, awk!
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From:komos
Date:April 19th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
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I really need to get a new rig and get out again.

...and you're right. That's hideous.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 19th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
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yes, yes you do.
still wanna steal mine for the show on the 29th?
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From:komos
Date:April 19th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Sure do. Just so long as I can get a primer beforehand.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 19th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
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But of course!
It has a full-on dummy mode, as well as full on manual, so it's as simple or complex as you wanna go.
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From:coraline
Date:April 19th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
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i was looking at the sky and other detail in the picture and saying 'that's not that bad" but you're right, there's really no excuse for the boats.
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From:billyprime
Date:April 19th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
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We've been through this before, I think. :)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 19th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
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hey, it's a rant. suck it up.
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From:mizpurplest
Date:April 19th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
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I totally agree with you, but it does make me think about those times when I take a picture of something totally gorgeous, and my little camera just can't do it justice... Not that it's ever that extreme, but I always do wish there were something I could do to make it look the way it looked.
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From:geekpixie
Date:April 19th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)

It's like implants...

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Mine are all real baby,

http://pics.livejournal.com/geekpixie/pic/00019340/g22

no augmentation here. Because really, you can always tell ;)
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From:secretlyironic
Date:April 19th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like a bunch of photography hounds should go in and give them what for. It looks really interesting at a small size, which is all most people will see on flickr. But at a larger size it looks like hell.
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