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January Landscapes..mainly (Jamaica. 56k!)

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Johnny|lucidcomposure, 5 Feb 2006.

  1. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    I have just a week ago been to Jamaica. I did take my camera along as I expected to go out around Jamaica, I didnt really. Just stayed at the all inclusive resort :p

    So I guess these are my pictures (maybe not what you would imagine from a holiday but Its hard to enjoy a break away when you have an expenisve and delicate camera to lug around with you)

    These are mainly shots taken during sundown at about 4pm/6pm and were all hand held at quite low shutter speeds.
    I couldnt find a mini tripod to take with me, so bummer.
    but I tried my best. Hope you enjoy them.


    Image 1:
    Titled -Silenced Watersports

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    Image 1 Exifs:
    TV 0.3s AV F6.3 ISO100 17mm


    Image 2:
    Titled -Water riding on a tank of fuel

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    Image 2 Exifs:
    TV 1.60s AV F8 ISO100 400mm


    Image 3:
    Titled -Stepping stones to the heavens

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    Image 3 Exifs:
    TV 1.6s AV F6.3 ISO100 17mm


    Image 4:
    Titled -Sunset Jamaica Grande

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    Image 4 Exifs:
    TV 1.0s AV F4 ISO100 17mm


    Image 5:
    Titled -Ticket to the sunset

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    Image 5 Exifs:
    TV 0.3s AV F4 ISO400 17mm
     
    Last edited: 5 Feb 2006
  2. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    Image 6:
    Titled -Coolrunnings to Paradise

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    Image 6 Exifs:
    TV 1.4s AV F6.3 ISO100 17mm


    Image 7:
    Titled -The future of my dreams

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    Image 7 Exifs:
    TV 1.4s AV F18 ISO100 17mm


    Image 8:
    Titled -Only one at the beach

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    Image 8 Exifs:
    TV 1.3s AV F4 ISO 100 17mm


    Image 9:
    Titled -Out of the water window

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    Image 9 Exifs:
    TV 1.0S AVF4 ISO100 27mm


    Image 10:
    Titled -Paradise Lady

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    Image 10 Exifs:
    TV 1.125s AV F8 ISO100 390mm
     
  3. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    Image 11:
    Titled -Waiting to be rescued

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    Image 11 Exifs:
    TV 1.200s AV F8 ISO100 40mm



    Image 12:
    Titled -Saying Goodbye

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    Image 12 Exifs:
    TV 1.160s AV F8 ISO100 17mm


    Image 13:
    Titled -At peace with nature

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    Image 12 Exifs:
    TV 1.25s AV F8 ISO100 36mm


    Hope you enjoyed them all. The rest can be found on my DA page. "Deviant ART Page"
    Johnny.
     
    Last edited: 5 Feb 2006
  4. cyKey

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    Hmm. Sorry mate but they're too over processed for my tastes. The shadows are blown out loosing a lot of detail in the shots. The composition on some is great and the scenery could be good with less extreme processing.
     
  5. fini

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    Location: London

    Agree that they all look to over processed.

    That's Mo bay yeh? What hotel's that... don't recognise it

    fini
     
  6. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    do ya think ? I personally like them. See where your coming from. Just tried to make generally boring shots into something more funky.
     
  7. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    No it isnt actually. Flew into Montego Bay but where we stayed was actually 2 hours drive. It was Sunset Jamaica Grande. Want to say Oris bay something ? That seems to be sticking.
     
  8. THE BEAST

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    Location: BRAMPTON, CUMBRIA

    Sorry M8 but i don't like what you done to them either.
     
  9. Ghost in the Shell

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    i like 1 2 and 6 dispite having to agree on the overprocessing point as some make me feel sick to look at! i dont think my eyes can decypher them doh!

    what camera/lens set were you using.

    good work though and thanks for sharing.
     
  10. [DOD]Asprilla

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    Location: Surrey, by the river

    I think they look brilliant, the over processing adds an additional artistic element to some of the shots giving them a dream or vague memory like feeling, as if only partially recalled.

    Very nice.
     
  11. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    Thanks for being the only one to actually see them as they were planned to be viewed!
     
  12. Rwac

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    Location: Surrey

    I quite like them, the artificial waterfall shot looks like it belongs in a luxury carribean holiday catelog :)
     
  13. Rwac

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    I quite like them, the artificial waterfall shot looks like it belongs in a luxury carribean holiday catelog :)
     
  14. Nix

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    #1, #3, #7, #8, #12 are brilliant. Nice one.
     
  15. Richard T

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    I like 4,8 and 10 ;)

    I'd like to see the unprocessed versions as well
     
  16. Reidy

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    i like the photos....

    doesnt look very warm in jamaica??? lol
     
  17. Psilonaught

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    not bad but i agree that they could have been tweaked a tad less in PS - lay off the contrast slider!

    The composition and though processes behind them are excellent - really nice :)
     
  18. hoodmeister

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    Location: Cardiff

    :D

    stuff like this will split people down the middle. You either love it, or you hate it.

    Personally I think that's a lot braver than just having a bunch of shots that everyone will be able to say "yeah it's OK" to.

    I absolutely adore these, very nice hi-key effect.
     
  19. cmt

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    Location: Staly-Vegas!!!

    very surreal - like em :)

    Just goes to show you dont need exciting scenary to make a good picture.


    I think this is the difference between a 'Picture' and a 'Photo' for me. A Photo is a moment in time that is captured to film (digital or wet), and a picture is a processed photo that adds to the original idea to give it that little extra something - just like these.

    I think the reason some people dont like them is that they are looking at them from a technical point of view, and yes the highlights are blown out on some of them and yes they are a bit soft, But as 'pictures' they are fantastic, with a dreamy surreal feel to them.


    Edit........ To me they are no more 'overprocessed' than a picture that is taked at extreme wide angle, thus distorting the perspective (OOHHH!, bit topical there!!), 'omo'd or purposely put into black and white to add impact. They are all ok in the right circumstance.
    I'll shut up now :D

    cmt
     
    Last edited: 6 Feb 2006
  20. james.miller

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    i like them. i do think they are over processed though. If you could have kept some of the detial in there they would have been even better.

    still very good though:)