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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4120 on: January 7, 2021, 11:11:32 am »
hey the title of this thread is best photo you've taken yourself goddammit  ;D

i do a bit of photography and i can see that she's used a lot of post production techniques - nothing wrong with that as it turns a snapshot into a photograph - and possibly a bit of bracketing and maybe a form of 'stacking' too

but it's the composition that makes it and she's done a great job there

please tell her to ditch the frame - it makes it look amateur whereas the photo looks professional

at least she hasn't put a logo on it or a signature - that always makes a good photo look naff

so tell her she did a great job  :wave



Next one I post I'll pretend it's mine  ;)

She is/was doing a photography course and she does like to experiment with photoshop etc.

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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4121 on: January 7, 2021, 12:55:30 pm »
First try using a telephoto lens, first one is of Shell from Speke





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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4122 on: January 7, 2021, 12:57:51 pm »
First try using a telephoto lens, first one is of Shell from Speke





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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4123 on: January 7, 2021, 01:46:02 pm »
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Would have gone with 10/10 myself!

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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4124 on: January 8, 2021, 11:01:31 am »
My car and I went for a drive yesterday to a spot about 10kms from where I stay. The spot was a dud but at least got to shoot it a little. This one is my fav. The setting is the one from the camera. No post-processing is done because I don't know how to.



I went for a bike drive before the lockdown. But I am unable to post it because of the registration and if I attempt to whiten/darken it, it destroys the pic. But it is my current wallpaper.

BTW, what editing software do you guys use? Can anyone recommend one that's easy to use, preferably free and a tutorial. I am not a professional. I would be using it probably once a month.

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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4125 on: January 9, 2021, 04:08:27 pm »
I'm trying to loose a bit of weight and get fit so went for a brisk walk, jog, crawl on my knees, this morning at about 7.30am. I'm lucky as there is a park literally 30 seconds walk from my front door in Huyton.
My phone pic doesn't do it justice, it was stunning, and I was the only one there for about 30 minutes.

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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4126 on: January 9, 2021, 08:43:50 pm »
I'm trying to loose a bit of weight and get fit so went for a brisk walk, jog, crawl on my knees, this morning at about 7.30am. I'm lucky as there is a park literally 30 seconds walk from my front door in Huyton.
My phone pic doesn't do it justice, it was stunning, and I was the only one there for about 30 minutes.



The George's? I was driving down huyton lane this morning at same time, the light just as sun was rising was beautiful

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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4127 on: January 9, 2021, 09:31:40 pm »
I'm trying to loose a bit of weight and get fit so went for a brisk walk, jog, crawl on my knees, this morning at about 7.30am. I'm lucky as there is a park literally 30 seconds walk from my front door in Huyton.
My phone pic doesn't do it justice, it was stunning, and I was the only one there for about 30 minutes.



Lovely picture.

Took this one nearly 9 years ago now, again looked better on the day that the phone could capture




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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4128 on: January 10, 2021, 02:15:11 pm »
The George's? I was driving down huyton lane this morning at same time, the light just as sun was rising was beautiful

No pal, not far though, Jubilee Park, Huyton.
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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4129 on: January 10, 2021, 02:15:32 pm »
Lovely picture.

Took this one nearly 9 years ago now, again looked better on the day that the phone could capture





Great shot pal
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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4130 on: January 10, 2021, 08:19:00 pm »
Great photies them Alpha especially the second . For a photie with only a few things in it there is so much going on . Very thought provoking for me .

Nice one   :thumbup
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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4131 on: January 16, 2021, 07:37:37 pm »
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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4132 on: January 19, 2021, 04:04:01 pm »
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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4135 on: January 20, 2021, 05:44:08 pm »
Do you think I should enter my latest one ?

its for 16-25yr olds only  :(

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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4136 on: January 20, 2021, 06:25:04 pm »
its for 16-25yr olds only  :(

Iam only 21  :D

Ah well . Me big chance in life has just passed .  ;D
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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4137 on: January 20, 2021, 11:24:42 pm »

That's in Liverpool ONE, isn't it?

I've taken a few snaps of the same scene when it's lit up at night.

Your Boris pic reminds me of the ''Fuck Boris'' spray-painted on the substation in Princes Park as you go down Ullet Road.  :)
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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4138 on: January 21, 2021, 11:58:20 am »
That's in Liverpool ONE, isn't it?

I've taken a few snaps of the same scene when it's lit up at night.

Your Boris pic reminds me of the ''Fuck Boris'' spray-painted on the substation in Princes Park as you go down Ullet Road.  :)

Yep it's Liverpool 1. Was taking refuge from the rain last week and thought I'd take one and that fella walked by and thought I'd include him . I took a few good ones there back in March. I think I've seen that Boris one on Ullet.
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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4139 on: January 21, 2021, 12:21:17 pm »
kesey i do a bit of photography and i really like your escalator photo

pity you couldn't have centred it more but i can see that you went for the centre of the escalator so had to compromise - but cropping the photo would have solved that

don't ever worry about cropping a photo or enhancing it in post production as you're making a piece of art and not just an everyday snapshot as any old joe can do that

composition is the be all and end all of good photography - never just turn up at a location or an opportunity and take one photo and think 'got that - next!'

explore the scene - play with the composition to find another angle or view

and don't do what most people do and that is stand up with your camera/phone at arms length - you might get a good composition like that but try squatting or sitting or lying flat or even stand up on something to find another interesting viewpoint

the great thing is is that you are looking - you're seeing things that you want to photograph and that's how you learn and become a better photographer

your photo is crisp and sharp, which an architectural photo should be, has nice colour-balance and is interesting - that's a big thing, you could take a sharp well composed photo of a scene but it's just boring, here you've made the viewer interested - and how interesting actually is an escalator? ha ha but the leading lines and the symmetry drag you in to its 'story'

now whether the photo would be better without the person in it is down to personal preference - some people like it some don't

it's slightly 'blown out' at the top but by taking a number of photos of the same scene using different settings would mean that you could of had that at the correct exposure too - and overlaid it in post production

again, some people might prefer that it's brighter at the top but that's all down to you as the photographer to convey what you want to say

just keep taking photos mate


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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4140 on: January 21, 2021, 03:59:46 pm »
Cheers mate.  :D
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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4141 on: February 3, 2021, 06:33:10 pm »
I took a few today when the mist appeared .

  Liverpool ... Sefton Park... around tea timish.. 

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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4142 on: February 3, 2021, 06:37:19 pm »
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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4143 on: February 3, 2021, 06:41:07 pm »
I took a few today when the mist appeared .

  Liverpool ... Sefton Park... around tea timish.. 



I walked past that branch stuck into the ground last week.

I love the mist when it hovers like that. Nice pic.  :)
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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
« Reply #4144 on: February 3, 2021, 06:59:56 pm »
I walked past that branch stuck into the ground last week.

I love the mist when it hovers like that. Nice pic.  :)

It came up really quick today . I took a few just an hour or so earlier with the rainbows in the same field . The two sets of photies are so contrasting I love it .
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Re: Best photo you've taken yourself.
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Took this a few weeks ago using my phone when out on a random walk!