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Marko
03-29-2010, 11:06 PM
Okay guys, April is just around the corner and we need a new theme.

I have a couple ideas:
1. changes-
2. vintage
3. still life

what other ideas do you have? I'm sure that there are much better ideas out there!

Oh yeah I forgot....
Hmmm.... Okay I had an idea earlier in the month for this next month....
What about changing positions....one shot taken in a standing position and the exact same shot in a different position...be it higher or lower or sideways...whatever.
That way it will force us to look at the same scene differently and see what neat angles and POV we can come up with! :highfive:
I think it could be interesting.:)
I would call it "The same yet different"
Other ideas are
juxtapositions
minimalism
opposites
Personally I'm keen on the same yet different idea.

I have several spots I shoot regularly, and I imagine others do, as well. Would something like "then and now" be practical? I also like Casil's "same yet different" idea.

patterns in nature
clothing
water
weather
keep it simple (one subject, simple black/white background)

I like the "then and now" but my now next month won't be the same as the then. But I could enter older shots :P

I like
- "changes"
- same object different POV
- yellow
- water

Please keep the ideas coming and your support for them known. The suggestion with the most support on April 1 wins.

Thx - Marko

I like:
- Water
- Weather
- Yellow

Cheers

minimalism



We did water in August 2009...seems a bit early to do it again...IMHO
http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f13/august-2009-photography-assignment-water-4473.html

How about the classical elements:

Air
Fire
Water
Earth


How about the classical elements:

Air
Fire
Water
Earth

ooh I like this idea....

For same but different, which I like, you would need to include two images or edit them together somehow. So, not sure if this will work. Water's been done and Spring is obvious so somewhat boring.

Opposites sounds challenging and interesting.

Yellow is very broad so that would be easy for everyone regardless of style.

I was thinking you could just include 2 separate images...one version and the same yet different version...not meld them together.

Actually yellow could encompass a whole bunch of ideas.


I was thinking you could just include 2 separate images...one version and the same yet different version...not meld them together.It looks like the same yet different theme has the most support...but I don't see why we need to take a before and after....

In fact if the angle or the way it is shot is way unusual, it might be fun NOT to see what the object actually is and might provide for some good guessing in some shots. (Not that that should be the goal; but it might be a fun byproduct in some shots)

soooo...what do we think? same yet different with one shot or two?

I'm good with it if the others are.

anyone/everyone ok with this? Bueller?
Bueller?


anyone/everyone ok with this? Bueller?
Bueller?

I'm okay with it. it will force me to look at things in a different way

I don't get it.

How do you take a single image that shows anything 'same but different' ? Do you have to include two subjects? If so, what's an example of this?
Or do you take two shots and process them together to achieve this? Again ... an example of what the thinking is here?


I don't get it.

How do you take a single image that shows anything 'same but different' ? Do you have to include two subjects? If so, what's an example of this?
Or do you take two shots and process them together to achieve this? Again ... an example of what the thinking is here?

So go to a bar and take a shot of one drunk and one not?

If I understand it correctly there's two ways to do this:
1. take a standard photo of something, then another to show it from a different perspective.
2. take a photo of something mundane but from a weird or unusual angle


hopefully I am correct.

I'm thinking this idea needs to be refined a bit more or there will be a lot of photos that don't fit the idea OR no one will understand and there will very few photos at all.


I'm thinking this idea needs to be refined a bit more or there will be a lot of photos that don't fit the idea OR no one will understand and there will very few photos at all.

so what if we simplified the idea to 'A Different Point of View'? The photo has to show a different perspective on something.

If I understood the original idea it goes something like this:

Photo 1
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4270017159_acc369a7e7.jpg

Photo 2 - Same but different
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4270754650_9b337606a9.jpg

OR

Here's a case of "two items in one photo that are the same, but different:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3422/4000177254_0c5f12e207.jpg

So do all of Iguanasan's photos meet the brief?

someone needs to clarify this

I guess, I am a little bit late. But "same/different" would work for me - as well would "opposites".

Ok...when I made the suggestion, Here's the idea that was in my head and why I thought of it.
Greg had a project idea a while back found here:
http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f3/self-improvement-assignments-2241.html
and Marko did a podcast found here:
Changing Positions - Get Down On Your Knees (or Get Up On a Chair) (http://www.photography.ca/phototips/positions.html)

So my idea was that we take a standard photo that we would normally take of something in the traditional stance of standing up and shooting. Then we would change the perspective of the same image by changing positions.
We would post both images to see what moving around/changing your position changes the photography. I thought it might be kinda fun to post examples of our experiments...both before and after.
It is something I do often and I thought it might get others to think in different ways on how they view a scene.

My example is Millenium tower.

One position I took was here:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2686/4301333523_5e548e1754.jpg

The other position of the very same building but in BW
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4305846615_416d7df490.jpg

Notice how changing the perspective changes the image.
That was my thought but feel free to change it if you like.

You could also do one shot in the day - one shot in the night....whatever as long as it is the same image but different in some way.
Does that make any sense?

I was thinking something different casil (but if people like it I'll go with it fer sure)..... both of your example photos are already "different" to me.


so what if we simplified the idea to 'A Different Point of View'? The photo has to show a different perspective on something. THIS is exactly what i had in mind. Just showing 1 photo of an object from a different or uncommon angle. Different lenses could also be used to exaggerate the effect.

So as an example, someone could shoot a carton of eggs really close up, that's a different angle/perspective.

Or someone could shoot a portrait but shooting up from ground level.

Basically the way you normally see an object.....AVOID THAT. Shoot it differently....up to you but I see loads of creative possibilities here.

If people are okay with this....please post and if you prefer any of the other ways described in this thread, let me know.....I'd like to make it "official" today.

Thx! - Marko

Marko make it so.

A Different Point of View works for me if the poster would like they can also post the standard view so we can see the difference.

Marko
04-02-2010, 12:51 PM
Ok members the suggestion posts have been merged and the theme is Different point of view. This means shooting your subject in a different way from the way the subject is normally shot.

here's some examples:
Someone could shoot a carton of eggs really close up, that's a different angle/perspective.

Or someone could shoot a portrait but shooting up from ground level.

Basically the way you normally see an object.....AVOID THAT. Shoot it differently.

Ok then - who is going first?

Thx all!
Marko

Greg_Nuspel
04-02-2010, 01:12 PM
Through the drinking glass (shot within 2 minutes of reading the post)

JAS_Photo
04-02-2010, 01:54 PM
Lol, cool. It reminds me of that drinking and driving commercial. :)

Marko
04-02-2010, 02:46 PM
This is an EXCELLENT example Greg and I like that you've paid careful attention to the background by using this bulletin board ;)

Well done!

Greg_Nuspel
04-02-2010, 02:59 PM
I saw the post and took a drink and thought cool, next thing you know my camera had a new attachment :laugh:

Michaelaw
04-02-2010, 03:25 PM
http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/looking up.jpg

Bambi
04-02-2010, 03:38 PM
wow Great start guys. Love the drink shot. And MAW :laugh::laugh:

Bandit
04-02-2010, 09:27 PM
My friend was on top of the motorhome at the race when I looked up and thought, this shot might come in handy for something. Viola, different point of view.

Bandit
04-02-2010, 09:32 PM
OOPS, I goofed. Being a novice sucks. This is an assignment, therefore I'm suppose to shoot something, not bring one out from the past. Sorry.
Is there a way to delete this????

Greg_Nuspel
04-02-2010, 09:34 PM
We'll let you off because it's a Nikon he's holding :laugh:

Bambi
04-02-2010, 09:42 PM
OOPS, I goofed. Being a novice sucks. This is an assignment, therefore I'm suppose to shoot something, not bring one out from the past. Sorry.
Is there a way to delete this????

no you don't get to delete. I made this mistake too. It's not a big deal, really. :)

and that's a nice nikon :)

Bambi
04-02-2010, 10:00 PM
The Dogs' view of the trail

I've taken a few from this perspective but this one that I got today I think finally caught what I was going for.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4485785924_c0d83cfeac_b.jpg

Michaelaw
04-02-2010, 10:02 PM
That's a really nice shot Bambi :highfive:

Bambi
04-02-2010, 10:08 PM
thanks MAW. I was quite happy with it.

JAS_Photo
04-03-2010, 01:54 AM
Bandit, cool shot of your friend!

Michael, nice gynecological view of your cat! :rolleyes:

Bambi, it's as if I am standing right between the two dogs and could pat them on the head! Cool shot.

JAS_Photo
04-03-2010, 03:55 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2788/4485590257_e07ce0cd12_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4485590257/in/photostream/)

Bambi
04-03-2010, 07:49 AM
Well hello JAS. Very interesting shot.

Bambi
04-03-2010, 09:05 AM
Ancient Eye

I hope that this fits the theme, I was thinking that in one view it's a knot in the tree but in a another it's a reptilian type eye :shrug:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2744/4486109317_3694dc421e_b.jpg

russ
04-03-2010, 09:17 AM
http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/looking up.jpg

Finally! A good use for a glass table! Love it :D

russ
04-03-2010, 09:25 AM
You ask for egg cartons, I give you egg cartons ;) How's that for originality? :angel:

Marko
04-03-2010, 11:13 AM
Wow have I told you guys and gals how bloody impressed i am with you:highfive: :highfive:

Nice creativity here and excellent quality....

Russ...um...the month is still young..I suggest you try again. This is not really that different imo....:footinmou :evil2: :goodvibes

bambi - I blogged your image here http://www.photography.ca/blog/?p=782

Bambi
04-03-2010, 01:27 PM
Wow have I told you guys and gals how bloody impressed i am with you:highfive: :highfive:

Nice creativity here and excellent quality....

Russ...um...the month is still young..I suggest you try again. This is not really that different imo....:footinmou :evil2: :goodvibes

bambi - I blogged your image here Same subject different point of view (http://www.photography.ca/blog/?p=782)

thanks Marko!!!

Russ's photo is on the right track though. If he painted the eggs that would be neat. :) or put some of those 'peeps' in the carton instead......But I like that he gave us eggs.

and Russ-those are a LOT of eggs. :eek:

casil403
04-03-2010, 05:43 PM
A couple of different POV's on the famous 5 statue in Calgary.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4487305599_da7e8ccf3f_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2736/4487309005_effd0d2469_o.jpg

casil403
04-03-2010, 05:46 PM
A view of Calgary City Hall.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2791/4487958544_3f9fce2d8d_o.jpg

Richard
04-03-2010, 05:56 PM
super cool building casil403, love the angle

edG
04-03-2010, 06:04 PM
Shot this Thursday at my youngest son's graduation at the St. Jean Garrison just south of Montreal. Wanted to get a different view of a jet fuselage.

JAS_Photo
04-03-2010, 06:16 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2717/4488034888_8704bb63be_b.jpg

casil403
04-03-2010, 06:46 PM
A different view from the statue called The Conversation:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2790/4487465963_6f59ccf8b2_o.jpg

casil403
04-03-2010, 07:53 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4487614777_906482e6ac_o.jpg

Bambi
04-03-2010, 07:59 PM
wow. great stuff everyone!

Marko
04-03-2010, 08:13 PM
wow wonderful new posts!!!! :highfive:

russ
04-04-2010, 02:42 AM
Myself, I`m not sure what to think of this but I`m sure the cowboys will love it! Cattle Landmines!

Bambi
04-04-2010, 09:29 AM
Myself, I`m not sure what to think of this but I`m sure the cowboys will love it! Cattle Landmines!

ROFL!!!! :laughing::laughing::laughing:
Great shot!

Greg_Nuspel
04-04-2010, 10:15 AM
A conventional portrait?

Richard
04-04-2010, 02:11 PM
Dinner time

casil403
04-04-2010, 03:22 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4490759516_5c16718a9e_o.jpg

Calgary Firefighter and Police Memorial:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/4490810788_193d70bc2c_o.jpg

JAS_Photo
04-04-2010, 07:46 PM
Did someone say eggs?

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4490896469_eca679d814_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4490896469/in/photostream/)

JAS_Photo
04-04-2010, 08:56 PM
Richard, that shot is priceless especially with the baby's shoes not matching.

Bambi
04-04-2010, 10:11 PM
so I decided to try a tunnel shot. This is a culvert connects to the lake. I clambered down the hill, and stretched my camera over using the view screen (gotta love the flip out view screen :thumbup:).

I did one colour and one B&W. I like both for diff't reasons. Tried a selective colour of end of the tunnel but that sucked.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2772/4492016224_47da258eab_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4491374895_9aa4a3898a_b.jpg

Marko
04-05-2010, 09:54 AM
Very cool everyone! Richard, great under the table shot :highfive:

casil403
04-05-2010, 11:55 AM
Another shot of the Bow Tower looking sideways:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2703/4491085668_316e32a1a6_o.jpg

ericmark
04-05-2010, 12:54 PM
Love the under table shot thought I would have a go.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs472.ash1/25907_10150166286610063_570000062_11709763_3244514 _n.jpg
Should have cleaned it first I know but wife was doing work for Uni and I didn't want to disturb her.

russ
04-05-2010, 02:37 PM
Should have cleaned it first I know but wife was doing work for Uni and I didn't want to disturb her.

I'd say that stuff gives the photo more character and a bit of a peak into every day life. The salt shaker, coca-cola tumbler & tin of chocolate all give us an insight into every day life. If those items weren't there, the photo would become a bit more sterile and really not tell us anything.

Marko
04-05-2010, 02:48 PM
I agree with your comment russ! I like this shot ericmark!

jumpinjimmyjava
04-05-2010, 08:33 PM
I hate trucks on my tail ! . . . :yell:

I captured this scene by shooting the image in my driver's side door mirror.

Bambi
04-05-2010, 09:34 PM
you had better go faster Jimmy!

here's a bottom view of a fungi

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2781/4495007903_0d85f2fa19_b.jpg

jumpinjimmyjava
04-05-2010, 10:36 PM
You had better run, run faster Bambi ! Haha - jimmy :laughing:

Richard
04-06-2010, 05:20 AM
Great image Jimmy.

QuietOne
04-06-2010, 11:12 AM
There were a pair on them. They got bored with proclaiming their ownership of the bridge, especially since everyone ignored their assertions.

6341

Hillbillygirl
04-06-2010, 06:57 PM
Sorry everyone, never really paid much attention to some of the other areas of site, other than photos in main posting areas. Lot of beautiful photo's here to catch up on.
Went for a walk around a local lake the other day and this log / hole combo caught my eye.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/2388.jpg

jumpinjimmyjava
04-06-2010, 08:15 PM
"My Surreal World" simply wonderful formerly raiven. So neat - jimmy :)

Bambi
04-06-2010, 09:34 PM
more great shots everyone :)

I took this on the weekend of my friend's new ATV

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4498146313_fd86ef2e98_b.jpg

casil403
04-06-2010, 11:24 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4498455721_36fced62ac_o.jpg

casil403
04-06-2010, 11:27 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4499099642_68ab478cfa_o.jpg

Marko
04-07-2010, 09:30 AM
People people....your creativity is impressing the heck out of me! :highfive::highfive:

Wicked Dark
04-07-2010, 09:44 AM
Daffodil after the rain -

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Other/Daffodil-after-the-Rain/P4065271/830191410_YouWm-XL.jpg

Mad Aussie
04-07-2010, 02:35 PM
I agree Marko ... 8 days in and already a plethora of well thought out shots.

kat
04-07-2010, 04:04 PM
Yay! This was a great theme! Some really wonderful shots!

Here is my addition. Thanks to picnik for turning it bw. (someone isn't settled yet) I should also say sorry for the size..but without my ps I'm, well..in no mans land.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/4500740139_25661cac6e_o.jpg

Mad Aussie
04-07-2010, 05:34 PM
sorry for the size..but without my ps I'm, well..in no mans land.
Do you have a Microsoft Office suite installed Kat? If so, look in the start menu in the Microsoft Office folder and then in the Microsoft Office Tools folder ... in that is the Microsoft Office Picture Manager which has some basic editing including a good little resizing feature. I can send a document that explains how to do that if you need.

There's also an online picture resizing option or two around ... like this Free Online Picture Resizer - Crop and Resize photos, images, or pictures online for FREE! (http://www.picresize.com) ... very easy to use :) Again I have a document ;)

kat
04-07-2010, 06:58 PM
Thanks MA. I'm on my mother in laws puter..and time is retrained when it comes to computer use. I have nothing on here..and of course..all my shots are in RAW..so over to jpeg for this one..lol.

One more week!!! :)

miker
04-07-2010, 07:50 PM
I really like the postings - very creative group on this forum:thumbup:
My contribution is a very simple shot from downtown Montreal, but I liked how the perspective almost gave the impression that it wasn't a building but some sort of platform leading to.....well, nowhere...

JAS_Photo
04-08-2010, 11:23 AM
Nice shot, mike!

jumpinjimmyjava
04-08-2010, 12:01 PM
"High Density" simply exceptional. My favorite so far Lisa. Well done - jimmy :)

jumpinjimmyjava
04-08-2010, 12:44 PM
Captured with a Lensbaby 2.0 and given a vintage tone :shrug:

MoinMoin
04-08-2010, 02:10 PM
Wow - you all have so nice unusual shots here. Like them a lot. I'll give this one a try:

http://gallery.digicamclub.de/4images/data/media/191/zuckerpony.jpg

Marko
04-08-2010, 04:39 PM
Remembering

Richard
04-08-2010, 05:00 PM
The pose really sets the mood in this one Marko...

Bambi
04-08-2010, 07:41 PM
MM that's adorable!!!

Marko I love the mood here. Very powerful photo.

casil403
04-08-2010, 10:19 PM
A fire hydrant as seen from a chihuahua's perspective:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2797/4504431690_487c7ecb75_o.jpg


Love your image Marko...that one got a WOW outta me!
And thanks Jimmy. :)

miker
04-08-2010, 10:48 PM
Love the title with the photo Casil :laughing: The clouds look really nice too. Great idea!

mbrager
04-09-2010, 12:03 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2702/4503964565_a35a5f2f11_b.jpg

Actually, reflections of trees in a frozen stream. But rotated 180 to give the illusion of trees in mist.
Mike

QuietOne
04-09-2010, 01:02 AM
Offered in the spirit of the theme. I knew I wasn't going to get clean shots with this, because I don't have a polarizing filter. I just decided to see how the reflections played with the display. Brought out the differences as best I could. So are you looking at the reflection, or the display behind it? (It's MK Nature Center's main class area. They have a series of stations where you can view the habitat for the fish. It actually feeds off the river nearby, so you get both wild and what Fish and Game stocks)

JAS_Photo
04-09-2010, 01:16 AM
Gotta go back to Marko's image. Very powerful stuff. I remember my mom having photos like that. They came back from the drugstore or wherever(?) in little booklets like that with the scalloped edges. Square pictures. My mom had an old Kodak that took 127 rolls of film (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35114754@N00/271877071) (I think that is right). It had a built in flash that you screwed individual bulbs into. Needless to say flash photos were taken sparingly. Recently my sister has been scanning those old photos and posting them on flickr. Some are of my dad who is now 88 and frail, and sometimes not totally in the "now" time frame, and has just recently moved into a seniors home. So I totally relate to that photo. Nice work and sorry for the little off topic side trip.

AntZ
04-09-2010, 09:01 AM
I've been struggling to post much lately(although I have been lurking at time trying to keep up :) )
Thought I'd have a crack at a shot for the assignment. This was inspired by one of the shots earlier in the thread and similar I have seen on flickr.

I kind of like how this turned out...a wider lens and better lighting would have got the exact result I was after.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs467.ash1/25647_379261192922_729522922_3925752_7291107_n.jpg

Marko
04-09-2010, 09:11 AM
Thanks so much for the comments on my photo.

Antz this shot is wonderful. very creative and playful!

casil403
04-10-2010, 06:59 PM
Old Ford Mercury Truck:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4508219753_cd8048938d_o.jpg

Bambi
04-11-2010, 02:25 PM
cool! Here's a different type of horse power. My friends were getting some logs harvested on their property. There will be a whole thread on this in the 'show your photo' but I wanted to show the communication between the man and his horse through two narrow strips of leather as well as capture the history of this type of logging.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2121/4511191725_1585684c25_b.jpg

jumpinjimmyjava
04-11-2010, 04:17 PM
I enjoyed your photo "Remembering" Marko. There is something special about candle light - jimmy :)

jumpinjimmyjava
04-11-2010, 04:18 PM
Bambi, what a cool capture. I hope you remembered to watch your step ! :laughing: - jimmy

jumpinjimmyjava
04-11-2010, 04:20 PM
Nice capture AntZ. Great expressions. Real cuties - jimmy :)

AntZ
04-11-2010, 04:41 PM
Thanks Marko, Jimmy.

Ulf
04-11-2010, 05:01 PM
Took this at local wharf of a light tower.
Had the polarizer on, thus the light and darker blue sky.

JAS_Photo
04-11-2010, 06:50 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2358/4512001380_ab00764b82.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4512001380/)

Iguanasan
04-11-2010, 08:27 PM
Not sure if this fits or not but it's a different point of view to me...

6420

AntZ
04-11-2010, 09:11 PM
This one taken from inside our letter box.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4512497893_85e722c80c.jpg

JAS_Photo
04-11-2010, 09:15 PM
Cool stuff! That little guy sure has gorgeous eyes!

QuietOne
04-12-2010, 02:58 AM
From today's session at the Warhawk:

Bambi
04-13-2010, 10:09 PM
a warship on the Halifax waterfront. At least I think it's an old warship...:shrug:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2687/4519721438_471d0102ed_b.jpg

Iguanasan
04-13-2010, 10:36 PM
Found this angle today while out shootin' with a friend. The windows of the newer building in the background can be seen in through the windows of the older building that's being demolished. Thought it was cool and "different".

6452

QuietOne
04-14-2010, 12:07 AM
Iguanasan, what a wonderful set of coincidences! It's a shame about the old building - what's left looks like it was still in good shape, at least the walls.

Iguanasan
04-14-2010, 07:17 AM
Iguanasan, what a wonderful set of coincidences! It's a shame about the old building - what's left looks like it was still in good shape, at least the walls.

Thanks. The historical society was battling it out with the building owner/developer. Honestly, though, the buildings on that block were old and actually in pretty bad shape. Actually using them would have required a lot of expensive restoration. It's in the downtown core and demolishing only makes sense. I think the developer plans to re-use the brickwork as a facade which is the better solution.

QuietOne
04-14-2010, 11:27 AM
I think the developer plans to re-use the brickwork as a facade which is the better solution.

Well, then maybe you'll get photos of the new building when it's done.

QuietOne
04-14-2010, 11:31 AM
a warship on the Halifax waterfront. At least I think it's an old warship...:shrug:


Well, if you've got other pictures of it, throw 'em up, and maybe we can get it identified for you. It's a great photo, but for identifying details the best my husband can say is that it's got a 19th century look to it, with the possibility that it's a corvette built in WWII. Like the Liberty ships, those were an old design thrown together in a hurry, because they could be made in large numbers that way. Canada did have a fair number of them.

He liked your other picture. It involves a ship.

Bambi
04-14-2010, 03:17 PM
Well, if you've got other pictures of it, throw 'em up, and maybe we can get it identified for you. It's a great photo, but for identifying details the best my husband can say is that it's got a 19th century look to it, with the possibility that it's a corvette built in WWII. Like the Liberty ships, those were an old design thrown together in a hurry, because they could be made in large numbers that way. Canada did have a fair number of them.

He liked your other picture. It involves a ship.

thanks Q1. I did take a couple. the one with the lifeboat was from the same ship.

casil403
04-14-2010, 11:12 PM
Porchlights:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4522502960_a6715d35cc_o.jpg

ericmark
04-15-2010, 01:53 AM
I was trying to remember when riveted construction ended. I know second world war USA started mass production of welded ships but how long after riveting stopped not sure! "Liberty ships"

I would guess older than 1955 don't think any riveted ships were made after that date.

However the canal boats often have washers welded onto the hull to make them look as if riveted.

QuietOne
04-15-2010, 02:47 AM
thanks Q1. I did take a couple. the one with the lifeboat was from the same ship.

Okay, that was quick. Mike had some familiarity with the Flower Class Corvette, which was a very likely candidate. It's pretty clear that the one you photographed had sat and rusted somewhere for a bit (look at the pitting in your "viewpoint" picture), and the paint had that cover the metal to preserve it look (common solution for ships, trains and planes that someone doesn't have the money to restore). That meant it was more likely from WWII, rather than the 19th century, though it's based on the design of an old whaler from the 19th century.

The ship you photographed is the only one of its type left in existence, the HMCS Sackville. I've included a couple of links - one is the official trust website, the other gives a bit of history and her "vital stats".
H. M. C. S. S a c k v i l l e (http://www.hmcssackville-cnmt.ns.ca/index.html)
Flower Class Corvette HMCS Sackville (http://www.steelnavy.com/Sackville.htm)

Mad Aussie
04-15-2010, 02:54 AM
"Flower Class Corvette" :confused: :laughing:

What the?? It's warship right?

Was this the ship of choice for the 'Excessively Buoyant' (I'd say 'gay' but it might sound a bit rude or something) crews??? :headslap:

Bambi
04-15-2010, 07:02 AM
Okay, that was quick. Mike had some familiarity with the Flower Class Corvette, which was a very likely candidate. It's pretty clear that the one you photographed had sat and rusted somewhere for a bit (look at the pitting in your "viewpoint" picture), and the paint had that cover the metal to preserve it look (common solution for ships, trains and planes that someone doesn't have the money to restore). That meant it was more likely from WWII, rather than the 19th century, though it's based on the design of an old whaler from the 19th century.

The ship you photographed is the only one of its type left in existence, the HMCS Sackville. I've included a couple of links - one is the official trust website, the other gives a bit of history and her "vital stats".
H. M. C. S. S a c k v i l l e (http://www.hmcssackville-cnmt.ns.ca/index.html)
Flower Class Corvette HMCS Sackville (http://www.steelnavy.com/Sackville.htm)


wow, thanks. You are right, that is the ship! good work.


"Flower Class Corvette" :confused: :laughing:

What the?? It's warship right?

Was this the ship of choice for the 'Excessively Buoyant' (I'd say 'gay' but it might sound a bit rude or something) crews??? :headslap:

yes it was a warship. I did some research based on the links from Q1. It was an anti-submarine boat and saw action in ww2. so excessively bouyant or not, she was a valuable ship in her day.

Lovin
04-15-2010, 11:53 AM
Ok guys, I've got one.
Yesterday I took a walk trying to find a subject that could match this month assignment.
Now, do you think that this one fit this category ?

Bambi
04-15-2010, 12:55 PM
oh most definitely! very cool!

reedflutesong
04-15-2010, 05:26 PM
Lovin, that is awesome.

Foots
04-16-2010, 08:24 PM
Finally took my camera out. These are some of Mel's controversial moose. People either luv 'em or hate 'em. I am fascinated by them.

ericmark
04-17-2010, 04:40 AM
Looks great but I have a feeling there is more to them than meets the eye. I will guess there are some how made to look like some one and since we don't watch base ball here we have no way of knowing how good the figures are we can only comment on the photo.
To left looking a drain pipe image is straight every other point shows as an angle I find it slightly distracting and wonder if "Mad Aussie" method of darkening background as shown in his views of the memorial of spitfire photos could help.
Also would like to see whole moose as I guess the markings on foot have some point to those who are into USA sport.
But I would also guess the face says something and without knowing what that is to alter the shot could distract from being able to recognise who they are suppose to be?
Some back ground information would be nice. Specially a link to who they are!
You refer to "Mel's" should we know him?
I did look at both teams sites but no one seems to use either of the two numbers so guess something from past?

russ
04-17-2010, 05:10 AM
Maybe google Mel Lastman, a pretty colorful character.

ericmark
04-17-2010, 07:48 AM
Thanks now it fits much better.

Foots
04-17-2010, 08:31 PM
Thanks Eric,
I think the street was crooked or maybe it was me. I'll have to go back and try again.

There about a thousand moose about the city, whoever owns one dresses them up as they please. I don't know the story of these guys.

Mel was our previous mayor. The moose were his idea to increase tourism. He also (once) called in the army when it snowed in Toronto.

Ando
04-17-2010, 09:04 PM
Here's a couple I shot today. First time I've really taken advantage of the flip screen on the D5000.

Reaching for the sky...
http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz303/shaneando/General/Reachingfortheskysmall.jpg

Laughing buddha...
http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz303/shaneando/General/LaughingBuddhasmall.jpg

QuietOne
04-17-2010, 09:54 PM
I like reaching for the sky, with only a few of the leaves in focus.

ericmark
04-18-2010, 12:14 AM
I would try with Photoshop first what do you think of this?
http://www.photography.ca/Forums/members/ericmark/albums/odd-pictures/337-moose.jpg
OK low res but with clone tool and crop tool you can fill in gaps enough although it is all a matter of taste and you could well prefer the original?

Foots
04-18-2010, 12:41 AM
Much better. I have photoshop elements, but haven't yet learned how to use it. I struggled with it for a few days and got fed up.

Did you clone out the pipe or just cut it out?

casil403
04-18-2010, 10:56 AM
Looking up......
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4531415068_d334f99406_o.jpg

Looking in.....
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2717/4531575856_f2bf1bff1d_o.jpg

Greg_Nuspel
04-18-2010, 11:02 AM
Last one is very cool Casil, some edges are a bit soft but very cool.

casil403
04-18-2010, 11:53 AM
Thanks for the catch Greg...I threw it into some sharpening and reposted so I hope it is better. :) I am going to go back for that one again and try some different stuff on it as I think there's some neat potential here. :)

QuietOne
04-18-2010, 02:34 PM
In the middle of a repair on one of Mike's RC planes.

ericmark
04-19-2010, 01:56 AM
Much better. I have photoshop elements, but haven't yet learned how to use it. I struggled with it for a few days and got fed up.

Did you clone out the pipe or just cut it out?
Pipe cloned out first but cropped second time so may be cut out anyway. Not used Elements but with CS4 when using clone there is a tick box called Perspective that must be ticked also all boxes for size and resolution empty you can select all the image then drag corners of box I went further than the image so ended up with some white corners then enter and image then straight. Next used clone stamp to fill missing bits then cropped second time where not quite right.
In the old days of bellows cameras there were adjustments on the camera but you could not see the effect through view finder so you had to replace plate with a bit of paper and put bag over ones head to see upside down back to front image on paper and adjust until straight then replace with plate and take picture.
I have one of these cameras but never used it. Can't buy film any more and plates are coated with silver nitrate which it seems one can very easy produce nitroglycerine in error and many a budding photographer of years ago were blown up. Not my idea of fun.
So thought it was better to learn how to use Photoshop? I have been lucky been taught twice once with Photoshop 7 when learning IT and then with CS4 when learning photography but it has some many features would not think anyone knows it all?
Bought a disk in radio rally of Lynda.com with even more instructions yet this disk missed out HDR and have not found Lab Color either.
I find loading even a Jpeg in camera RAW allows one to do some corrections much easier than just loading into Photoshop and after posting I tried that to darken background and lighten heads but did not like the result.
The Mad Aussie seems to have worked out a method which he used on some monument to spitfire pilots which worked very well but not sure how he did it?
There are so many programs each can do some bit better than another. I use Paint shop pro for copy and paste work as better than Photoshop for that function as it auto sizes and it seems there are so many bits where other programs excel over Photoshop.
I can work out technical bits but I am rotten at selecting the shot in first place I lack the Artist bit. Just too much the engineer my wife is far better at selecting what makes a good photo.
Maybe if I view enough of them on here I will in the end learn that too?

kat
04-19-2010, 12:20 PM
Keep em coming! These are AWESOME

QuietOne
04-20-2010, 01:07 AM
Keep em coming! These are AWESOME
OK. How's this?
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JAS_Photo
04-20-2010, 11:56 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4537386524_7eb626925b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4537386524/)

Iguanasan
04-20-2010, 09:39 PM
I was sitting bored in the car and noticed the tree in the mirror. Thought this qualified as a different point of view.
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Foots
04-20-2010, 10:48 PM
Cool shot!

Bambi
04-23-2010, 01:23 PM
as you can see I escaped to the beach again today :)http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4547089088_530f4b8733_b.jpg

casil403
04-23-2010, 05:45 PM
Very mice B...love the contrasting textures here!:)

Bambi
04-23-2010, 08:25 PM
Very mice B...love the contrasting textures here!:)

thanks. just noticed the pink sky though. wth? off to fix it!!

Bambi
04-23-2010, 09:32 PM
I wanted to show the intricacies of seaweed. I hope that this belongs here but if not feel free to move it :shrug:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4546527791_12f300b566_b.jpg

edG
04-24-2010, 07:39 AM
cool shot Bambi - would not have guessed it as seaweed.

My first impression was some alien birthing ground and that one of the little beasties chewed it's way through its pod and is on the loose.

Bambi
04-24-2010, 08:04 AM
cool shot Bambi - would not have guessed it as seaweed.

My first impression was some alien birthing ground and that one of the little beasties chewed it's way through its pod and is on the loose.

Ed your head goes to some weird places sometimes. :)

edG
04-24-2010, 08:35 AM
Yep! Amazing what not enough sleep and too much caffiene can do.

QuietOne
04-25-2010, 01:24 AM
I like both the beach pictures, Bambi.

QuietOne
04-27-2010, 12:46 AM
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I was obviously over at the Warhawk again.

russ
04-27-2010, 07:08 AM
One more try @ this, I have one photo composed in my head but the weather hasn't co-operated yet. Now, lets not get our lines crossed ;) ...

russ
04-27-2010, 09:54 AM
and how could I possibly forget this one! ? :confused: Hotel of the Rockies, Canmore, Alberta. Saturday evening "creativity meeting" while attending the SNAP Photography seminar being hosted by Darwin Wiggett, John Marriott & Samantha Chysanthou. Very snap shot-ish quality. Odd how that happens @ 11:00 PM & a "few" adult beverages!

JAS_Photo
04-27-2010, 11:05 AM
Cool stuff! Russ, how was the seminar? You need a pocket corkscrew! THat one takes up too much room in the camera bag....ermm I mean backpack.

Marko
04-27-2010, 12:21 PM
wow great work everyone - totally impressed I am!
Antz! GREAT mailbox shot!!!!! and GREAT creativity by lovin' on the glass rocks shot. Love the turbine blades QO.

Marko
04-27-2010, 12:53 PM
My wife carmy took this one with the G11 - I think it works.

Marko
04-27-2010, 12:55 PM
Maui Sunset - G11

Can you guess whose feet did all the adventuring - lol.

kat
04-27-2010, 12:56 PM
Ha ha.. get a tan there marko ;)

Great work everyone.

Marko
04-27-2010, 12:56 PM
Wing detail from the Aviation museum at Pearl Harbor. Shot from the floor - G11

russ
04-27-2010, 01:50 PM
Cool stuff! Russ, how was the seminar? You need a pocket corkscrew! THat one takes up too much room in the camera bag....ermm I mean backpack.

I thought it went pretty good really. The only real glitch was the oven for a hotel room on the 1st night. It was terrible, hardly slept at all. Saturday night was much better :D even with the jacuzzi tub starting up all by itself :)

Mediahaze
04-27-2010, 02:20 PM
Simple. Just shot from a different perspective. Critiques welcome.

Saltairdigital
04-27-2010, 06:41 PM
Not sure if this fits this category but thought I would try this shot taken from our zodiac while exploring near Tofino, BC

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QuietOne
04-28-2010, 12:45 AM
Maui Sunset - G11

Can you guess whose feet did all the adventuring - lol.

Obviously the person with the green toenails. Something attacked. :p

Marko
04-28-2010, 09:21 AM
Nice angle mediahaze - works for me. In terms of critique, the bright bottom right corner before the bottle catches my eye due to brightness. In terms of the product...I prefer a 99 cent 2 liter bottle of soda water over San Pellegrino. WAY better 'kick' with soda water :D

Saltair - your perspective works for me here as well...did i say I LOVE Tofino? :D

Iguanasan
04-28-2010, 06:23 PM
Here's a different point of view for this daffodil. :)

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Stroke
04-28-2010, 08:24 PM
Getting down and dirty to get this shot in the playground.

Bambi
04-28-2010, 09:45 PM
trying to catch the movement of water over rocks looking over the edge of the cliff (I laid down and peered over, making sure I had a tight grip on the camera :)).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/4561531057_a0ac890a52_b.jpg

russ
04-29-2010, 12:13 AM
Wow Bambi!

casil403
04-29-2010, 06:50 AM
Nicely done there B! :)

casil403
04-29-2010, 07:17 AM
A different take on a tulip shot:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4562388145_0f76b1fa8e_o.jpg

Iguanasan
04-29-2010, 07:28 AM
trying to catch the movement of water over rocks looking over the edge of the cliff (I laid down and peered over, making sure I had a tight grip on the camera :)).


Hope you had your toes dug in! :eek:

Nice capture!

Bambi
04-29-2010, 08:31 AM
no worries, I wasn't crazy, just trying to get the shot. I crawled to it and away from it. :)

Mediahaze
04-30-2010, 12:21 AM
Nice angle mediahaze - works for me. In terms of critique, the bright bottom right corner before the bottle catches my eye due to brightness.

Interesting. The light was coming in the window and ended at the edge of the table. I thought it worked well by providing a kind of halo along the leading edge of the bottle. However I see what your saying about that specific region being overly bright. Thank you.



In terms of the product...I prefer a 99 cent 2 liter bottle of soda water over San Pellegrino. WAY better 'kick' with soda water :D


Ha. Well, at least I trust your judgment on photography :P