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#1 rospondek

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:35 AM

Weather is literally killing me. Yesterday snow, today hail, tomorrow 4oC and probably a storm or even worse.

So only indoor photos.

 

A little creativity using play-mat, Japanese game guidebook and my favorite metal bookmark from Diablo III.

 

Idea: An adventurer reading candle lit book preparing for a dangerous trip to some uncharted regions. Underexposure is on purpose.

Reason: I'm bored like hell.....

Techs: D500, 105mm f/2.8 Micro, R1C1 flash - 1/500, f/3, ISO 200 (first photo); 1/80, f/11, ISO 200 (the rest)

 

Hope you like it :)

Enjoy.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 09:47 AM

That's a fine use of time; I like it!  Both use and absence of use of illumination on the bookmark create differing focal points.  I like the color and tone, and I get the feel of being in the past.  The color of the paper also peaks my interest and give the photos that "past" feeling.  Very cool!  I like creativity, and this is nice.  The lighting also generates mood - I think you hit what you were aiming for!


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:31 AM

That is a beautiful book and bookmark, and the lighting creates a perfectly complementing atmosphere. I think #3 is my favorite. I like #4's composition the best but I think it suffers a little because half of the bookmark is out of focus.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:10 PM

Great idea and story to go with it! I like the color and lighting of #4, and the composition of #1.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:13 PM

Thanks guys :) Glad you like them.

I love that old, almost medieval mood. Candles, old paper, fancy writings and drawings.

 

I borrowed my tripod to a friend for her Easter trip so I left with my shaky hands only, but I stacked a few photos in PS to get more 'in focus'. It came out aligning and stacking is pure magic. I have no idea how they managed to do that but it works amazing.

There are of course artifacts here and there but it is hard not to have them without fixed camera position :)

 

So if anyone like bigger focus area there you go.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:57 PM

I like the stacking.  I am not sure if the bottom image was included in the first set or not, but the dragon is more easily distinguishable with the ribbing on the wings being clearer.  For me, the stacking is a plus.  Thanks for posting this!


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:49 PM

I too like the stacking.  Great book really like how you captured it,






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