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  1. RabidAlien

    RabidAlien Active Member

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    The wife and I went to the Dallas Arboretum today for their Pumpkin Fest (massively crowded!). We invited my wife's stepmom and sister-n-law and nephew to go with us....so, of course, the rest of the family invited themselves along. Rah. What a fun day of over-opinionated in-law time! I did manage to get a good shot or two (I think, at least):
     

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    Awesome!!! Way to go 8)
     
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    Oustanding RA! You got more then a few good shots in. The B&W is awesome!
     
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    BEHOLD....THE POWER OF PHOTOSHOP!!! (read with thundering Thor-voice) The color version wasn't all that inspiring. After flipping it to B&W...I'm very tempted to go back and play with the other two from the same plant. Textures are so much fun to try to capture!
     
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    Great colors!

    Also good Bee shots, very nice!

    B&W is alot of fun to work with, it really shows textures and contrasts far better than color, well done! :thumbleft:
     
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    The other two leaf-shots...original image, plus B&W with some brightness/contrast editing (I like my B&W's with a bit higher contrast and lower brightness):
     

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    (stupid double-posting....the voices in my head made me do it, honestly!)
     
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    Inspirational photograph RA
    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Mmm..they DO look rather good.. well done sir!:D
     
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    Good stuff!
     
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    Most excellent sir!:thumbleft:
     
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    Different pumpkin patch today. Hopefully the wife doesn't want to go to any more!
     

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    Your little girl is a cutie. Great shots RA!:thumbleft: :cool:
     
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    What a little cutie, RA! Did you get any pics of the old DeGolyer house while you were there? It really is a lovely place.
     
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    Nice shots! :thumbleft:
     
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    I've gotten pics of the house in the past, but not this time. To me, architecture looks better when photographed in B&W infrared....nobody makes infrared film anymore, since 99% of the population has gone to digital (its easier to use a Photoshop add-on to flip-flop your images, instead of having to have a small modicum of talent prior to snapping the picture), and infrared filters for your lens are still pretty expensive. I know Cokin makes a filter, and I've seen instructions on modifying a Cokin to fit in a circular filter housing so that you can screw on the filter instead of having to deal with all the Cokin stuff (nice filters, BTW, don't get me wrong, I just quit using all but the basic filters years ago...have a cheap haze filter on my lens to protect it, and occasionally pop a polarizer on when needed, but all the extra color filters and holders were just too much of a hassle for me to bother with them much anymore...again, I prefer to get the colors/shots that I need BEFORE I snap the pic). Mod a Cokin P007 to fit into a screw-in filter
     
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    Great pix of your daughter...she looks like she was having a blast :)

    I hear ya' about the filters, and I'm still kicking myself in the arse for letting all of mine go. I had quite a collection back when I was into 35m/m...
     
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    I think I eventually Craigslist-ed mine.
     
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    Some more (heh....last pic included to show why we didn't spend much time roaming around the tanks and planes displayed outside):
     

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