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View Poll Results: pic your nose....i mean ....favorite!
ILA BEAUTY 0 0%
DON DUNN 0 0%
2333 ANN ARBOR 1 7.69%
FURNITURE & CARPETS 3 23.08%
FOR RENT 8 61.54%
ELVERSON BANK 1 7.69%
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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Treasure Hunt 7 Vote: Signage

1. ILA Beauty

2. Don Dunn

3. 2333 Ann Arbor

4. Furniture & Carpets

5. For Rent

6. Elverson Bank
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
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So, dude, For Rent, I gotta ask... you tweaked the colors?
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:58 PM   #3
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just a quick histogram balance.... did the same to the flag picture and the clear picture
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:14 PM   #4
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thanks. I realized that for the flag after I voted for it. It's fair play of course, little to no rules here, but in my scheme of things, cropping is the only cool post-production process in this game, so that's the reason I didn't vote for yours here. Nice pic, though, and nicely done.
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:18 PM   #5
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Huh. I crop, sharpen, contrast, convert to gray scale, resize, etc... in irfanview
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:30 PM   #6
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thanks. I realized that for the flag after I voted for it. It's fair play of course, little to no rules here, but in my scheme of things, cropping is the only cool post-production process in this game, so that's the reason I didn't vote for yours here. Nice pic, though, and nicely done.
for a distance shot with a point and click camera, most pictures come out like snap shots. Histogram equalize literally is a one step process in paint shop pro 12. color depth is one aspect of a good photo. composition and subject matter are others. it's a shame you 'disqualify' a picture for being enhanced (color changes)and are ok with cropping (composition changes). then again, I don't really care if I 'win' ...so you go ahead and vote for the ones you think are 'fair'.
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:44 PM   #7
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OK you lost me way back there, jinx. Mama bear, much?

I just crop is all.

Each to their own -I'm not saying it's wrong to do more, but when I can tell, it puts me off in this context. Same as using fluffy animals -also not against the rules and doesn't require any technical know-how.

I loved Jim's pic, except for that the color didn't seem right, and I was just asking to see if I had it right. I'm really lousy at photography and all that painshop stuff. And at spotting it.

You win you rock, you're an awesome photographer with amazing post-production skills. You protest too much.
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OK you lost me way back there, jinx. Mama bear, much?
No, no, I'm just saying what I do... putting it out there, that's all.
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:52 PM   #9
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oh OK. Well, for the record, I always love your pics, but I don't vote for them if they look overly "edited" and I knew you did stuff to them, but Jim's tend to be more "au naturel" looking in the main -hence the question.

I guess I like my stuff raw
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You win you rock, you're an awesome photographer with amazing post-production skills. You protest too much.
perhaps.

...it just irked me that you felt the need to tell me why you didn't vote for my picture. go and boil your bottom. here's the raw picture:
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:15 AM   #11
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ok, so I read your post as jinx's post and I'n not even drunk.

My apologies all round.

that pic is awesome. It still looks odd to me, colorwise. I guess I suck at knowing what is "real".
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:49 PM   #12
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I don't think basic post-processing makes a picture fake, but if other regular participants do I'm fine with them being pulled from judging.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:15 PM   #13
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I'm fine with a little sharpening or color enhancement. I wouldn't disqualify anything for that.

Normally all I do is scale the image down, but sometimes I will crop. In this latest round, I played with brightness and contrast slightly for one image. I've never done that before, but the image needed it (the capitol building one.)
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:01 PM   #14
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Processing is part of picture-taking, even if it's 'post-production' processing. Focus, f-stop, exposure, ISO speed...that's all just 'pre'-production processing.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:12 PM   #15
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I didn't mean to suggest that it wasn't fine at all, it's just not within my personal interpretations -remember we can judge of best pic, cutest critter, best interprettion, most original idea -whatever criteria takes our fancy.

I'm sorry for all offence cause, that was never my intention. All y'all know I can barely take an in-focus picture and I've still won a few, so it's not even sour grapes. I was just curious on a tired and apparently therefore insensitive night. Mea Culpa
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