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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #61

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congrats Frank, FP, and especially LM for that beautiful bluebird photo!
Thanks for hosting this week, Tim!
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #62

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blackcloudbrew wrote:
So now the results. Like I said this week, everyone brought their "A" game.

Honorable Mentions

DB - for the three color themed shots. These are not three separate shots, they are to be taken together. I love the way these were thought out and coordinated. Very nice work.

MikeSF - for finding yet another way to get compelling images of the Golden Gate Bridge. All your shots were really good.

Third Place - goes to FP for a compelling Snow Scene


Second Place - goes to Frank for a great photograph of rock and sand.


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First Place goes to:






do I really have to tell







Ok, it goes to






LostMinstrel for the Bluebird.

Very well done. This one just grabbed me. Over to you.

Congrats, everyone, for some wonderful photos this week.

Thanks BCB for a fine job hosting and providing analysis. Don't worry about your monitor's calibration, the color in my cat picture really is odd, as there was some queer lighting going on at the time, plus he really does have an unusual color, heightened by the fact that I really boosted the contrast

Oh, and thanks for choosing me! "I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!" (guess the quote)

It's pretty darn humbling to have won.

I'll get the new TW3 up later today... stay tuned, folks!
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Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. - Dr. Seuss
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #63

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Tim: Thanks for hosting, excellent job! Yes, the lens is this one: "Pentax SMCP-DA 35mm f/2.4 AL Wide Angle Auto Focus Lens" and you're right again, I have to watch the ISO, those were 3200. I did some noise reduction, but my current program doesn't seem to get it all. But that could be operator error. :)

Congrats LM, Frank and FP! A difficult week to come out on top.

Edit: @LM - is Tim the only one allowed to guess?
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #64

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N2P - just try more light/flash on those. High ISO is difficult territory. I know, I've been there.
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #65

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blackcloudbrew wrote:
N2P - just try more light/flash on those. High ISO is difficult territory. I know, I've been there.

I appreciate the advice. I know the noise was especially bad in the second shot since the light was behind her. Practice, practice, practice... :)
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #66

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new2photo wrote:
Tim: Thanks for hosting, excellent job! Yes, the lens is this one: "Pentax SMCP-DA 35mm f/2.4 AL Wide Angle Auto Focus Lens" and you're right again, I have to watch the ISO, those were 3200. I did some noise reduction, but my current program doesn't seem to get it all. But that could be operator error. :)

Congrats LM, Frank and FP! A difficult week to come out on top.

Edit: @LM - is Tim the only one allowed to guess?

Noise reduction is always a balancing act, trying to find the optimal combination of lower noise and detail retention.

As far as guessing the quote, be my guest... :-)
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #67

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LM, congrat's though I like the other bird shot too. JIM
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #68

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Thanks, Jim. I really like that one, too, but I think it suffers because the bird is obstructed a little.
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #69

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There's a Bluebird on your windowsill
There's a rainbow in your sky
There are happy thoughts your heart to fill
Near enough to make you cry.


Great shot - well done and certainly well deserved as this weeks winner.
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #70

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I am honored to have been chosen second place. There were certainly a lot of great shots submitted this week. Thank you very much.
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #71

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I was really torn between your shot and LM's. They were really good photography.
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #72

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Thanks for the sterling work of hosting TIm, and thanks for the mention.


LM, I knew that was a shoe-in. Good work.:tu:
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #73

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Thanks, fella! I really thought I had a snowball's chance in Hell to win this week, but then again some people believe Hell is a very cold place. :lol:
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #74

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Some think Hell is a place. :[
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Re: TW3.31 February 6, 2011, Hosted by Blackcloudbrew 7 years 8 months ago #75

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lostminstrel wrote:
As far as guessing the quote, be my guest... :-)

So I don't give it away too much, the initials are S.F. :)
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