Just a place for all of our comments on the December 2010 monthly photo contest.
I didn't see it in the pics section yet (the edited version). I'll have to go take a look. You know- it's kinda BS that there is a rule about no processing. I shoot in RAW, so I am required to do some post. All I did in mind was levels adjustment, but that's part of the raw conversion process. We should eliminate that rule in the next challenge.Thanks! Flashlight. Pretty pleased with the result. We took it in the dark with just the Xmas tree lights, the flashlight, and a reading lamp. I was sure to put the unedited photo into the contest. I edited it to add a little more contrast and vibrancy in the one I posted to the pictures thread.
Thanks Klatsky! I saw her laying there and figured I had finally found an "interesting light" photo! I actually had three turn out really well, and had a hard time deciding on which to post here. I think I made the wrong choice, but it's subtle and not a huge deal. You can see my three candidates (originals) here [EDIT- I wish I would have choose the first of the three in my link. I choose the third, obviously.]Wildo, I keep looking at your picture trying to figure out what part of the dog is where! Great pose you captured.
You don't have to have fancy cameras or software to take a great picture. Photographers have been taking amazing shots with *much* crappier cameras than are integrated in most modern cell phones. But to say that you can't do the same things (albeit via software) as what photographers of yesteryear did in a dark room is pretty lame. It's part of photography- whether the photo is perfectly composed, or just a snapshot. (And I am in NO way a pro. I have a simple $300 Point & Shoot camera, and a little bit of software to get me by.)I don't know. There is no mod for that section of the forum. I thought there were no contests until they get that straightened out.
I like that there is no photo changing. Some people do not have fancy cameras or programs to edit photos.