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Old Apr 12, 2005, 6:46 PM   #1
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Hi folks!

I have been watching this forum for some time now. I was you lot that convinced me to get the FZ20 and I thank you all for pointing me in the direction of a new adventure full of fun.
I'm an old 35mm film dinosaur (started photography in Spain many moons ago with a 5X4 plate SpeedGraphic) This new media drives me crazy but I enjoy the challenge of being able to change reality to my taste.
Since having the camera –Nov. last year I haven't had many opportunities to put it through its paces and trying to get along with Photoshop CS has been a hard hill to clime. Things are beginning to get clear and I have been able to put some pics on this page.

http://alberto-botella.fotopic.net/c494598.html


All comment will be appreciated as I have learned from the forum that you can be very kind and fair, please continue doing.




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Old Apr 12, 2005, 10:48 PM   #2
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Beautiful. I especially like 5feetwalk,Boat, and AutumnWalk. A couple of your photos even look like Matisse paintings. Nice effect!
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 11:04 PM   #3
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Friend, you gotta be really happy with those photos, and welcome to the mad world of pana digi cameras. Hope we see you around more often.
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 11:19 PM   #4
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Your choice of subject matter and composition says you've been doing this for awhile.

Wonderful photography.

One question. I really like the blue rowboat, but the bow looks weird. Was that a bad clone-day in photo-shop?
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Old Apr 13, 2005, 5:36 AM   #5
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Hi folks!

Thanks for your very encouraging comments. (they give one a sense of not having wasted ones time)



mtritt : [/b]

you are quite right. It's no effect they are actual paintings taken at the recent exhibition of Matisse at the Royal Academy London. I was experimenting with handheld available light.





Hazzarbone:



Yep, sure you will see my pics more often. I suspect that this forum it's probably addictive.





Hiroshi:



You got it in one! Bad Photoshop day (have many of them) But I hope to get better.







Cheers to you all and once again thanks for your comments.


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Old Apr 13, 2005, 6:13 AM   #6
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I like your gallery very much!
You have very good eye!Good perspective and composition!
My favourites are the B&Ws, very good old school feeling!
I think good photos don't need PS, resize and sharpen them for the web,that' all.But this is only my opinion (I've taking photos only for 4-5 months).
Good shooting!
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Old Apr 13, 2005, 6:52 AM   #7
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olebrat wrote:
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I'm an old 35mm film dinosaur
Don't need to teach this olebrat new tricks the old tricks are serving you very well. Impressive gallery. The rowboat is especially nice
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Old Apr 13, 2005, 9:20 AM   #8
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Bali





Thanks for your commen Bali.



IMO there is 2 schools of thought with regards to Digital PP. (not a new phenomenon - masters like Bresson , Adams etc.- manipulated and posed their now invaluable works)

I agree with the German term "to make" a picture rather than the English "to take" a picture.

It's all a question of creativity. When you change reality you are being creative. Photocopiers do paint with light as well! Although, if you can "make" a good picture without manipulation you will demonstrate your ability as a photographer.
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Old Apr 16, 2005, 7:55 PM   #9
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olebrat wrote:
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Hi folks!

I have been watching this forum for some time now. I was you lot that convinced me to get the FZ20 and I thank you all for pointing me in the direction of a new adventure full of fun.
I'm an old 35mm film dinosaur (started photography in Spain many moons ago with a 5X4 plate SpeedGraphic) This new media drives me crazy but I enjoy the challenge of being able to change reality to my taste.
Since having the camera –Nov. last year I haven't had many opportunities to put it through its paces and trying to get along with Photoshop CS has been a hard hill to clime. Things are beginning to get clear and I have been able to put some pics on this page.

http://alberto-botella.fotopic.net/c494598.html


All comment will be appreciated as I have learned from the forum that you can be very kind and fair, please continue doing so.


Thanks to all for your encouraging comments to my first posting on this forum.
It took me 4-5 months to gather this collection and I suspect it will take me a few more months to post another lot. But I will. In the meantime I shall continue watching this forum (I'm beginning to get to know you quite well) and I will from time to time post some questions and perhaps answer some.

Once again, thanks to you all.
Olebrat.





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