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Old Feb 5, 2011, 4:50 AM   #1
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Default Icy tree at night

Crumbs, It's quiet on here. Looks like it's died, Were is everyone?
Took this a few nights ago, Bleached the tree with a torch and long exp. for the stars.
Cheers for looking, if anyone does that is.
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Tree Minions by Marky Milarky, on Flickr

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Old Mine, Minions. by Marky Milarky, on Flickr

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Chums Van by Marky Milarky, on Flickr
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Old Feb 5, 2011, 5:42 AM   #2
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With the condorman signature. New ways to see the same things.
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Old Feb 5, 2011, 2:12 PM   #3
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Lol, Cheers Ordo.
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really creative, i really like these.

#1 very nice, love the cool blue, i think i would have went ahead and cloned/burned out the faint outline of the other tree behind it. very specular image here.

#2 i really like this. i would have liked the stars not to trail off though. and i think the light on the tree is just a bit bright. but a well composed and thought-out image with good mood.

#3. this one is all about perspective, and you nailed it. and while i think the selective coloring thing is overdone, i think that you used it to good use here. you made an ordinary van look very interesing with this angle/perspective
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Whhaaay, Thank you Dustin for your detailed feedback. Mucho appreciatedo.
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Old Feb 7, 2011, 6:45 AM   #6
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The 'night crawler' is out again with a fury I see! Did you use an LED light to give the blue/white light effect to the tree? It does this image well. The second one is as Dustin mentioned 'just a bit to hot' with your use of the torch but once you get that night crawler bug as you have, I'm sure you'll go out again to perfect it. I also agree with Dustin that the stars need to be crisp or, I'll add, full on long star trails.

Love your work.....I'm a big fan!!!
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Cheeeers Kevin Mateyyyyyyyy.
I did use a led torch and the tree is out of camera. Thanks for the tip on the stars crisp or trails. I found that by the time my torch has lit a building the stars have blurred so a more powerfull torch next. In the tree shot the stars were really dim, i used iso 2500 60 sec to prevent them blurring. I made a rough selection to the tree, inverse and feather and then used levels to amazingly bring the stars out. and contrast. Ill be needing to practice with the exposures. looking forward to those balmy summer evenings at 27 degrees.
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First one had my mind thinking the little prince.. ya know the book it just says that to me... #2 a little to much of course to bad the tree was not either a little smaller or larger... and that other brush is not even there for me my mind is saying get out get out... # 3 now that is a great way to shot a Orange Volks Wagon... cool shot there... I love the dark back ground with the colour out really brings out the subject. Collect those kind for a Calendar yea and advertise with Volks to sell them .. if you were my student I would give you 10 stars...
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Wow #1 is stunning and #2 is so close to perfection !
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Thank you Nora and Acapulco for your very kind comments.
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