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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:12 pm    Post subject: Pool Reply with quote

Carl Zeiss Planar 1.4/50 on 5D, this evening:



direct:
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/207/pozzplanar50mm14re1024tbi5.jpg


PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice capture I like this point of view and sepia finish.


PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Nice capture I like this point of view and sepia finish.


Thanks. It's actually a tritone conversion (although very subtle). I prefer it over plain sepia because the third color gives the image (I was going to say "the print"...) more "air".


PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see, I heard only sepia before.


PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting treatment....by air do you mean atmosphere? It certainly
exudes that...


Bill


PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm disappointed I must say! I clicked on the word "Pool" expecting to see a sun-blessed Italian swimming pool with plenty of signorini in bikinis, and all I got was a dull, empty puddle Sad


PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

katastrofo wrote:
Very interesting treatment....by air do you mean atmosphere? It certainly
exudes that...
Bill


I mean depth, breath, shimmer.... the plain sepia treatment flattens it all - in my opinion.

Here's something about Tritone treatment:
http://www.lexar.com/dp/tips_lessons/brandon_tritone.html


PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterqd wrote:
Well, I'm disappointed I must say! I clicked on the word "Pool" expecting to see a sun-blessed Italian swimming pool with plenty of signorini in bikinis, and all I got was a dull, empty puddle Sad


Sun? Unknown here since the start of astronomical Spring Crying or Very sad

Do you like jazz? When I look at my picture, I hear the sound of "Pools" by Don Grolnick (found in Steps Ahead records also) playing in my head.

P.S. "Signorini" is male (and quite old-times sounding, not really used since at least first half of 20th century, today only used in an ironical way). If you like to refer to the young ladies, you must use "signorine" Wink


PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice shot, really!

I also like the toning, Orio. This is something I have worked on as well.
Guess I'm going to post a "how-to" for a nice toning effect which I have done once.
Just needs some re-editing...

Carsten


PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Do you like jazz? When I look at my picture, I hear the sound of "Pools" by Don Grolnick (found in Steps Ahead records also) playing in my head.


Orio, I do like jazz, but I don't get much time to listen because I spend a lot of time arranging and playing music myself. I will check it out, thanks for the tip.

Quote:
P.S. "Signorini" is male (and quite old-times sounding, not really used since at least first half of 20th century, today only used in an ironical way). If you like to refer to the young ladies, you must use "signorine" Wink


Oops! I certainly didn't mean signorini! Embarassed

I remember many years ago singing in the G & S operetta "The Gondoliers". I was one of the Gondolieri (in the chorus), but I had one solo line to sing: "Buon' giorno, signorine! Servitori umilissimi! Per qui questi fiori - Questi fiori bellissimi?" I still don't know what it means Smile

(I just looked up the lyrics, so I can now see how to spell signorine correctly.)


PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Musician and singer! Good!

Translation Smile

"Good morning, young ladies! (we are) very humble servants!
For whom these flowers (are) - these most beautiful flowers?

P.s. correct spelling is "per chi" not "per qui".


PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Musician and singer! Good!


I'm not Pavarotti you know - my singing days are over!! Smile

Quote:
Translation Smile

"Good morning, young ladies! (we are) very humble servants!
For whom these flowers (are) - these most beautiful flowers?

P.s. correct spelling is "per chi" not "per qui".


Yep, that was my typo, sorry.


I think I understand what you mean about Don Grolnick:

http://www.euphonium.plus.com/Music/Audio/pools.mp3

Your picture and this music reminds me of the 60s moody black and white movies.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterqd wrote:

I think I understand what you mean about Don Grolnick:
http://www.euphonium.plus.com/Music/Audio/pools.mp3
Your picture and this music reminds me of the 60s moody black and white movies.


He was a genius. The day I learned that he passed away, I was very sad.
Look for his whole album "Hearts and Numbers".

Another track that I feel fits the mood of this image is "Self Portrait" by Mike Mainieri, you will find it listed as Steps Ahead though.

These two titles are amongst my absolute favorite tracks.
I'm much into contemporary jazz - the serious kind (not the elevator music like kind)


PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:


He was a genius. The day I learned that he passed away, I was very sad.
Look for his whole album "Hearts and Numbers".


And a couple of months ago another tragic loss, that of Michael Brecker Crying or Very sad
All my favorite musicians are passing away Crying or Very sad


PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
katastrofo wrote:
Very interesting treatment....by air do you mean atmosphere? It certainly
exudes that...
Bill


I mean depth, breath, shimmer.... the plain sepia treatment flattens it all - in my opinion.

Here's something about Tritone treatment:
http://www.lexar.com/dp/tips_lessons/brandon_tritone.html


The guy does beautiful work! Well, I'll need to graduate to CS2 before I
can do any of this.

Bill


PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

katastrofo wrote:

The guy does beautiful work! Well, I'll need to graduate to CS2 before I
can do any of this.
Bill


Not necessarily, there are plugins.
B&W Workshop Pro by Fred Miranda is a very good one.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Orio wrote:


He was a genius. The day I learned that he passed away, I was very sad.
Look for his whole album "Hearts and Numbers".


And a couple of months ago another tragic loss, that of Michael Brecker Crying or Very sad
All my favorite musicians are passing away Crying or Very sad


It was a sad day for me when Miles Davis passed away, another genius.
I like the 50's and 60's jazz scene with Coltrane, Dolphy, Stitt, Latif, etc.
Favorites now are Gato Barbieri (even back when), Patricia Barber (Cafe
Blue album is a standout), Holly Cole Trio, just to name a few. I forgot
Bill Evans, the finest jazz pianist that ever lived....


PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
katastrofo wrote:

The guy does beautiful work! Well, I'll need to graduate to CS2 before I
can do any of this.
Bill


Not necessarily, there are plugins.
B&W Workshop Pro by Fred Miranda is a very good one.


This plugin would work with PSE 4?


PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

katastrofo wrote:

This plugin would work with PSE 4?


I don't know, try asking on the Fred Miranda forum - or him directly.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at the software, nice $30 plugin, but only seems to work with
Photoshop 5.5 onwards 8-bit and 16-bit is PS8/CS2. Does some really
neat stuff, though, from the examples shown.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

katastrofo wrote:
I looked at the software, nice $30 plugin, but only seems to work with
Photoshop 5.5 onwards 8-bit and 16-bit is PS8/CS2. Does some really
neat stuff, though, from the examples shown.


Until some time ago Adobe used to bundle Photoshop 5 with some scanners.
That's how I got to register photoshop: by upgrading from a bundle copy.
Now unfortunately they put the Elements software in the bundle. Which is a very nice software for 95% of the things that you need to do with image editing, but when you want to dive really deep into professional image editing, it's not enough.