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    Hasselblad Joy!

    Thanks Julien, Rodney and Frits =) The Portra VC compared to the NC (would have to compare 120 to 35mm since the 120 NC has not gone through the Hassy yet, actually I've lost it) seems very similar. The colours on the VC do seem a little more saturated but not stupidly extreme like the Velvia...
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    Hasselblad Joy!

    Let me start by sppologizing for the fact that this is not a Nikon. When it comes ot SLRs I am a Nikon fan boy through and through (D2H / F100). Unfortunately as far as compact cameras go Nikon have never impressed me and if they made a decent medium format I probably would have bought it. As it...
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    VondelPark Amsterdam - Last of the Leaves (IR)

    From my second Sunday trip to Vondelpark with the infrared camera (Converted Canon G9). I had much better luck with the weather this time. I took my time looking around but really froze my *** off getting these =/. 1).. 80th s / F:4 / ISO 80 - I loved the light in the background here...
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    Buying Pre-modified IR Cameras

    Thanks Gordon =). I took some more on the last Sunday too. I will try to post them soon.
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    My Favorite Color

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments =). I meant to add in the text above that now I have found a nicer setting on my scanner that I really love this colour film (Portra 160NC)... maybe even more than B&W =)
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    My Favorite Color

    I am newly back in to film since buying a Nikon F100. I have tried almost every B&W film now and like them all to some degree but I never had any success with color. I went straight for Velvia at first because I was told it was the best but the results I got seemed to have terrible tones, blacks...
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    Buying Pre-modified IR Cameras

    Thanks Chris! Yeah I am really pleased with the last one, lucky indeed =).
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    Buying Pre-modified IR Cameras

    Modified IR Camera - Results Well I finally went ahead and bought a Canon G9 from Maxmax. Yeah it cost a fair bit but it wasn't a lot more than the normal G9 is in the shops here. I've had it a couple of weeks now and I am starting to get used to it. I can't rave about seeing a live view of...
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    info about IR cameras.

    Most places that do the IR conversion only do specific common cameras and the D100 is just too old. Of course doing a second hand D70 would be an option but there are not many places that do it in Europe so I'd still have to buy it, ship it to the USA, have it converted and then shipped back to...
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    Post Your Pumpkin Here

    Well we are fast approaching that time of year again. Halloween cometh once more and it's full of artistic interestingness so please join this thread and post your orange creations. If you're wondering why I posted this here it's because I heavily modifed this with HDR effects and other...
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    The Evil Cometh (Halloween Pumpkin)

    Ok, I will do that then, thank you my pumpkin fans =)
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    Buying Pre-modified IR Cameras

    Thank you all for the replies! Thanks especially to Sabina for finding a place in Europe that does this =). Unfortunately for me it's no good because they don't modify compact cameras, which at the moment is what I want. I did have an email back from Daniel at 'LifePixel' saying I can buy a...
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    Buying Pre-modified IR Cameras

    Hey everyone =), I am looking in to buy a digital camera that's had it's internal filter replaced with a permanent 'IR Only' one (preferably a compact). I have found this place selling some: http://www.maxmax.com/aXRayOrderIRCamera.asp I am tempted to get the Canon G9 (IR Only) one from...
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    The Evil Cometh (Halloween Pumpkin)

    Thanks Gale and Pia for the kind feedback =) I think a 'Post your Pumpkins here' thread is a good idea =). I'm not sure under which category though, I guess most Halloween photos will fall under the 'Night' category but it seems a bit unrelated =/.
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    info about IR cameras.

    I've just had a thought, not sure if this is the best place to ask this but... When a camera is converted to IR does it have all it's pixels converted to only pick up red or does it loose 75% of its resolution when shooting IR? I'm guessing this converting process does not alter the sensor but...
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    The Evil Cometh (Halloween Pumpkin)

    This is a creation from Michelle (my flatmate), it's the result of a few hours of carving time and her freaky obsession with Halloween =). Coming from England I don't understand Halloween but this is a beautiful bit of craftsmanship it must be said!! Well done Michelle =)... I froze my ***...
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    Full Frame

    Matthew: Thanks =). Wow you got some snow, I hope you captured some with the 20mm lens on film =) Lynn: I guess I am not too worried about my cameras themselves getting wet, they are all supposed to be waterproof anyway. I'm more worried about getting water on those front elements. Keeping the...
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    Full Frame

    Thanks for the comment Rodney, so you like this weather too? Cool =). There is something nice and arty about that real film edge, feels so... mechanical =)
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    Full Frame

    I scanned these negative past the edge of the 35mm frame so you can see light bleeding which I thought looked nice. The down side of this is that I can't crop or rotate them to fix any of my camera alignment errors =(. The border effect with the sprocket holes and film info is faked in Photoshop...
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    Southern Germany

    Thanks Dude =) & thanks tony =). Germany certainly seems to have some real beauty spots!!
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    Creating Fake Miniatures

    Thank you all for the kind comments =). I'm glad you all liked it! Anthony: I'd be interested in your thoughts after you have tried it to see if what I've mentioned here is enough.
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    Creating Fake Miniatures

    Thanks Gale! I hope it can be put to good use here =)
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    Creating Fake Miniatures

    A few people asked me how I made the miniature effect in a photo so I decided to attempt a little tutorial. I know a single image isn't really the best medium for this but I'll try my best to explain some instructions as well. Ok here goes: The difficult part here is creating depth...
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    kodak tmax 100 and trix 400

    I really like these, great portraits! I think I like the first one best but they are all so good!! I love the DoF on these, are they all shot at f/1.4? Thanks for sharing these Joe =)
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    All a Blur

    Thank you both for the kind comments =) The lens used here was the 85mm rather than 50mm although I did attempt this shot on digital with the 50mm to see what the difference would be like. It was a lot more contrasty on digital but the conditions were slightly different =/.
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    All a Blur

    Hehe, perhaps you're right, I should have given credit to Smirnoff for the blur... Hehe =). Thanks Chris!
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    All a Blur

    Nikon F100 / Nikkor 85mm f:1.4 / Ilford Delta 100 / Epson V700 The morning after a (drinking) chess game with my flatmate Michelle. Inspired by an image from my friend Yan and his new medium format camera because of the lighting and DoF. This was the last shot on the roll (#37), it sometimes...
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    Southern Germany

    Thank you all for the kind comments, they are very much appreciated =) Trung: The Basilika here is about an hour drive away from Munchen. I flew in to Munchen, went to Oktoberfest there of course but all the pictures I took here were within an hour or 2 drive away. Hehe, no way! The place I...
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    Southern Germany

    Thanks for the kind comments =). This was my first trip to Germany, I really enjoyed it and still have a lot of images to go through. Oh and I forgot some technical Info... All of the images were taken with a D2H + 17-55mm f/2.8. Images 2,4,5 and 7 were 5 exposure HDRs taken hand held (no...
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    Southern Germany

    I had a great opportunity to not only visit some amazing places in Germany but get shown around them by someone who used to live there. A friend of mine was going back to Germany during Oktoberfest and for the rest of the time I had a great tour of all the local beauty spots. Anyway here are...
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    Show us your film cameras!

    I bought this about 6 months and it's first film camera after having digital for about 7 years. I love film now, more than I ever did, it's fantastic!! =). The 85mm I bought about 3 months ago, that's really great on full frame too!
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    Playing with the 85mm f/1.4

    Thanks Michael =). I have some more of Amsterdam from the 50mm I could show...
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    Playing with the 85mm f/1.4

    Thanks everyone for the replies =). The second shot seems to be pretty popular, probably my favorite too so I guess I'm on the right track, thanks =). Amsterdam can be a great place for photography but these kind of shots are harder on the 85mm than with the 50mm. I just love the bokeh on the...
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    Playing with the 85mm f/1.4

    These first two are from an expired roll of Ilford HP5 Plus on the F100. The third shot is from the D2H as soon as I got the lens, sorry for posting it here but just for comparisons sake. All these shots are wide open, had to be done right? =P
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    Legs

    Awesome legs! and awesome picture Mike, nice one =)
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    Reflection, Refraction & DoF

    Thanks very much guys =). Am reaaaally enjoying B&W film! but got the 85mm f:1.4 today and had to test it on digital to get the instant results (sorry =). I took a couple images around Schipol and central Amsterdam and damn is this lens amazing! Really picky with focusing but great when it...
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    Reflection, Refraction & DoF

    Nikon F100 / 50mm F:1.4 / T-Max 100 / Epson V700 My First NEW photo in a while =) This was taken along Singel street (Amsterdam), on my walk home from work on Friday. I was trying out the Kodak T-Max 100 for the first time (next will be Ilford HP5 plus). I liked this scene for all the...
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    HP4+ (Expired)

    Thanks to Greg and Ray for the kind comments =) Hehe, This is the first time I have noticed it but it is only my 6th roll. I hope it happens more often =). I am finding B&W much more interesting than colour at the moment. The lighting coming through the buildings in the city is really...
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    Floor Texture

    Very nice textures indeed. As a texture artist I really appreciate these kind of shots =)
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    HP4+ (Expired)

    Thank you Beezle and Chris =). I really wish it hadn't taken me so long to get through this film, now that I can see the results I wish I had taken more but I do now have 3 more films being processed (Velvia 50, Neopan 1600, Kodak E100 (Expired)). Ipick those up tomorrow so I'm really looking...
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    Random Stuff

    I like the first one, very nice set! The 2nd one lokks like the neg was a bit dusty when you scanned it =P
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    HP4+ (Expired)

    Hey Everyone, Well I finally managed to motivate myself enough to finish off the 6th roll through the camera. I started this while my sister and niece were visiting from the UK but took me well over a month to finish this =(. All these images are taken around Amsterdam on a Nikon F100 with the...
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    Natural HDR - Churches & Cathedrals

    Thanks to Melissa and Robert for the kind feedback =) Thanks for the tutorial link Daniel. I thought it was rather long and drawn out but he does get the point across =). Some rather pointless details about Macs too, as you shouldn't really use shortcuts in a video tutorial but hey.
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    Natural HDR - Churches & Cathedrals

    Your most welcome David =). Ok a brief explanation on how to fix the bright pixel error in Photomatix, if you get it of course: Open the 32bit EXR and drop it to the bit depth of your Tonemap (PS HDR) keep the tones fairy neutral - not too dark, not too bright (Rough guide) Copy this in...
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    Natural HDR - Churches & Cathedrals

    Thanks for the kind comment Jeff =) I know exactly what you mean, technically this is using a higher dynamic range just like the other HDR techniques, it's actually harder too which is why most people don't bother with it. I actually really like this method and I should do it more because it...
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    Natural HDR - Churches & Cathedrals

    I still use this method sometimes because it is an easier workflow when the dynamic range is not too high. This is usually refered to as 'exposure blending' rather than 'HDR' though, not that this makes it any less relevant of course but just to clear things up for people who haven't tried it...
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    Natural HDR - Churches & Cathedrals

    You are most welcome David =). I haven't printed any of these out yet but I really should. I have just found somewhere here that will print out 1x4m for 80 Euros! I could fit a lot of posters on that =) Thank you Daniel. When you say blending layer manually do you mean using layer masks on...
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    Natural HDR - Churches & Cathedrals

    The only time I came across that was when I tried to save the RAW file with different exposure settings to fool PS in to thinking I had brackets when I didn't. It never worked that way for me so I gave up =( I have never been interested in correcting the perspective of images. I don't really...
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    Natural HDR - Churches & Cathedrals

    Thanks for all the great comments everyone =). I'm glad you like the results, since a few of you have asked for some pointers on these I will do my best to convey what I did here: Bring your files in to PS (Photoshop CS2/CS3) using 'Merge to HDR'. 'Merge to HDR' feature can be found under...
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    Ghost town of Bodie (10 images)

    Great earthy tones and nice treatment! 1, 4 and 8 stand out the most to me. Keep up the good work!!
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