Bored.....Decided to mess around with the Camera

Discussion in 'FJ45 Owners Club' started by dmaddox, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. dmaddox

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    Nice day outside, so I decided to mess around with the Canon.
    Canon EOS 20D, UV Filter, Macro Lens, Canon EFS 18-55 Lens.

    I will upload them all, then at the end - I messed around with some effects on some of my favorites, while I was waiting to upload. I had to edit these down, some were nearly 40MB in size, 3504x2336 resolution.

    First, I found this cool old Cloverbloom Butter building, down by the Union Pacific Railroad.

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    Then I pulled forward to another cool looking building next to the railroad:

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    Some Railroad shots:

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    Saltines anyone?

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    Grayscale (news photo)

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    Aged photo (sepia)

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    Artistic effect

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    I took about 150 pictures, but only uploaded a few..... I hope you have enjoyed!

    Dallas Maddox
     
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  2. dmaddox

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    another....

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  3. rockcod

    rockcod No Brain, No Headache!

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    Those are very nice, Dallas. The town looks deserted, apparently they celebrate Presidents Day up there
     
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    nice pic & nice truck !!!
     
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  5. dmaddox

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    Thanks guys. And what I mean is I don't want to see it on someone's homepage or t-shirt or mug without at least letting me know. Otherwise, copy it to your hearts content.
     
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    the last one with the truck large in the lower left foreground is outstanding.
     
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    Marvelous photo shooting :)
    vintage houses/ factories & a 45 fantastic......*

    Cheers
    Peter
    *.... hope to see more ;)
     
  8. Hogan

    Hogan Three on the Tree SILVER Star

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    Nice pictures, of course keeep them coming.
     
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    Looks great. Love the background shots. Garner
     
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    Nice work!!!

    My 2 year old will dig the pics that have "truck AND choo-choo!"
     
  11. krzyabncanuck

    krzyabncanuck USFS HOTSHOT GOLD Star

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    Cool pics.

    Feel free to post all you have.
     
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    Nice photos. Have you ever played with HDR, would be fun for a few of those, I know it's usally over done but it can create a stunning effect.
     
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    Was thinking the same. Too much stuff in most of these frames for HDR I would guess but a simple background of one of the block buildings w/ a 3/4 rear shot of the '45 would probably come out pretty good. I've only seen it used on glossy surfaced vehicles though so there's a big question in my mind about what "good" might be. Might want to run it by Digital Grin Photography Forum - Powered by vBulletin

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    ...and an older surface in HDR surreal mode:[​IMG]
     
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    Down side of HDR with some images is the color isn't anywhere near true, sometimes that is ok but often it generates a "cool" but not lasting engagement.

    Other times when the color isn't known or doesn't matter the image retains a more lasting interest.

    HDR then original. HDR done with Photomatix as the watermark shows.

    Dallas, hope you don't mind the other photos in your thread ;)
    Coolers-&-Exhausts-Dusk.jpg DSC_0118.jpg
     
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    Awesome pics, thanks!
     
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