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  1. #1
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    Dec 2003
    Crystal Lake, IL

    Before and After

    As some of you may have noticed I was in San Jose this past week for business. I stopped in to have dinner with John and Loren (racingpinarello) and man was that baked potato good!!!! I also had the pleasure of meeting Loren's girlfriend.

    Anyway. I brought my digital point and shoot and took a photo about 8AM one morning because the clouds were so interesting. I saw the palm trees and thought, "what the heck, silhouette". So I took about four different ones. It was hard to find a grouping that was interesting and balanced. Usually, even numbers don't work as well as odd numbers but I think this one turned out just fine.

    Now, when I took the shot I admit I didn't envision it the way the final image is shown here. My vision was just a super simple silhouette with an interesting sky. With a little work in Photoshop I transformed my vision to something I think is better and more interesting.

    So next time you see that shot and think "Ahh, it'll never turn out", take the photo anyway because you might get creative afterwards.

    This is the FIRST time I've ever posted a photo where I've done this kind of major editing to. And to be honest I hope to be doing more of it in the future.

    Cheers everyone!
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    Senior Member racingpinarello's Avatar
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    Jan 2004
    Mountain View,CA
    I like's now a photo illustration or photo art, but the end result is good. Most importantly, it brings a new realm of digital technology to the forefront. I like the result..

    I'm still in-camera processing (i.e. hope to do most of the work in the camera), but I readily use Photoshop to "enhance" some of my images.

    I hope you will do more of this type of work and we still need to chat about that.

    Loren Crannell
    LC Photography
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    * Any photographer worth his salt has 10,000 bad negatives under his belt. - Ansel Adams

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    ...just believe natatbeach's Avatar
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    Aug 2003
    Dallas, TX

    great colorization

    Classic example of when post editing is a good thing a VERY VERY good thing....

    neat to see your creativity take off...I really enjoyed your website BTW
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
    Bettie Page

    My Temp site...

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