CS #232 - Double your pleasure - double your fun

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No, Herschel didn’t twist my arm – I volunteered.

It’s rare that there’s only one valid approach to photographing a given subject or to processing a given image. Usually, the photographer will try to emphasize a particular aspect or tell a specific story, but there frequently can be other stories or points of interest within the original scene. Furthermore, the processing technique can completely change the meaning and/or mood of an image.

Your assignment this week is to show us at least two different photographic interpretations of the same subject – you pick the subject. You might use different angles, different overall light, different lighting techniques, different focal lengths (or ranges with a prime lens), different apertures (for DOF control), different states of action by the subject; different processing (e.g., color vs. B&W, or crop for improved composition, or background suppression/substitution, or tone remapping, or…). Whatever you choose to do, please tell us what did and what you think the impact might be on the viewer’s impression of your images.

Most of all, use your imagination, and have fun with the task. And, it’s okay for you to chew gum:biggrin:.

Note: Please submit only images shot and processed between 12:01 AM Thursday April 7 and midnight Wednesday April 13 (your time zone). Also, please keep your image size within Café guidelines – although the Café software will reduce the size of any image that is too big, you run the risk of image quality degradation in that process.

Examples: Well, here’s one of Rob’s from a few weeks ago. Another is found in my post below.
 
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Another example

A couple of weeks ago, I took a series of shots of the old horse enjoying some warmer weather in her favorite black and green spring garb. The first shot was just a long-range snapshot to get her used to the camera and me.

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I was going to discard it, but then I noticed the turned head and the extended left front leg, and I decided to have a little fun with a 100 percent crop. Her cautious curiosity made me smile:smile: – hope you can smile too. [I just wish I had some greater pixel density to work with:frown:.]

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P.S., I’m hoping that your effort will be out-of-bounds for you.:wink:
 
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April

This simple, more or less conventional, snapshot of a daffodil in my front yard tells me that it’s April.

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However, this shot of the same flower from a *slightly* different angle tells me all of April’s story. [No, the sky was not retouched.]

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Very interesting theme. I can't wait to give this one a try. Thanks. The images are super examples. It's amazing the difference you've made in the same scene by your changes.
 

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Ohhh...a really cool theme! I already know what I'm going to shoot!

And, BTW, Bob, excellent images; I especially like the "out of bound" framing on the horse!
 
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That's a really cool theme indeed, Bob. I had to pass last week as I was on the road (and unable to find anything suitable), but I will definitely participate in this one.
 

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Well, you certainly have an interesting theme here Bob. And I'm flattered to be good enough to be used as an Example:smile:! I'll have this theme cooking for a bit in the back of my head!

And I admire the way you pp'd the second photo of the horse very much! (Besides that, you gave us some very good examples of what the theme is!)
 
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That's a really cool theme indeed, Bob. I had to pass last week as I was on the road (and unable to find anything suitable), but I will definitely participate in this one.
Well, you certainly have an interesting theme here Bob. And I'm flattered to be good enough to be used as an Example:smile:! I'll have this theme cooking for a bit in the back of my head!

And I admire the way you pp'd the second photo of the horse very much! (Besides that, you gave us some very good examples of what the theme is!)
:biggrin:Talk is cheap, guys:biggrin:

Seriously, I'm hoping to see some creative photography from both of you.:wink:
 
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No, Herschel didn’t twist my arm – I volunteered.

Your assignment this week is to show us at least two different photographic interpretations of the same subject – you pick the subject. You might use different angles, different overall light, different lighting techniques, different focal lengths (or ranges with a prime lens), different apertures (for DOF control), different states of action by the subject; different processing (e.g., color vs. B&W, or crop for improved composition, or background suppression/substitution, or tone remapping, or…). Whatever you choose to do, please tell us what did and what you think the impact might be on the viewer’s impression of your images.

Most of all, use your imagination, and have fun with the task. And, it’s okay for you to chew gum:biggrin:.

Note: Please submit only images shot and processed between 12:01 AM Thursday April 7 and midnight Wednesday April 13 (your time zone).
Examples: Well, here’s one of Rob’s from a few weeks ago. Another is found in my post below.
Another example

A couple of weeks ago, I took a series of shots of the old horse enjoying some warmer weather in her favorite black and green spring garb. The first shot was just a long-range snapshot to get her used to the camera and me.

http://www.greenapple.com/~rcoutant/temp/DSC_3974sm.jpghttp://www.greenapple.com/~rcoutant/temp/DSC_3974sm.jpg

I was going to discard it, but then I noticed the turned head and the extended left front leg, and I decided to have a little fun with a 100 percent crop. Her cautious curiosity made me smile:smile: – hope you can smile too. [I just wish I had some greater pixel density to work with:frown:.]

http://www.greenapple.com/~rcoutant/temp/DSC_3974smoob.jpghttp://www.greenapple.com/~rcoutant/temp/DSC_3974smoob.jpg

P.S., I’m hoping that your effort will be out-of-bounds for you.:wink:
April

This simple, more or less conventional, snapshot of a daffodil in my front yard tells me that it’s April.

http://www.greenapple.com/~rcoutant/temp/DSC_3997sm.jpg
However, this shot of the same flower from a *slightly* different angle tells me all of April’s story. [No, the sky was not retouched.]

http://www.greenapple.com/~rcoutant/temp/DSC_3996sm.jpghttp://www.greenapple.com/~rcoutant/temp/DSC_3996sm.jpg
Bob -

Thanks for volunteering (again - :smile:). Your two examples provide a great illustration of how to interpret your theme.

I'm putting my thinking cap on, and hoping that this weekend's weather will cooperate.
 
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... And, it’s okay for you to chew gum:biggrin:.
:biggrin:ROFL!!!!:biggrin:

However, this shot of the same flower from a *slightly* different angle tells me all of April’s story. [No, the sky was not retouched.]
:875: Zowey-Wowey!! THIS is a bonafide bullseye! :875:

:Teeth: When you described laying in the wet grass the other day to get this example shot, I imagined you just shooting straight ahead, at ground level. Didn't even think of this perspective. The interpretation is terrific with the flower having cloudy skies overhead. Very nicely done. :smile:
 
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:Teeth: When you described laying in the wet grass the other day to get this example shot, I imagined you just shooting straight ahead, at ground level. Didn't even think of this perspective. The interpretation is terrific with the flower having cloudy skies overhead. Very nicely done. :smile:
Yes, you might have noticed that I shot the second one first -- wanted to get that mix of sun on the flower, blue sky, black storm clouds, and white fluffies before it got away from me:wink: [quite windy]
 
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Bob,

Thanks for volunteering for this week's CS and the fine illustrations. :biggrin:

Not sure if this works: I simply changed the focal point in the view finder to focus on two different objects. The first shot is focused on the tea pot, trying to tickle the viewer's sense of smell and taste; the second shot is on the DVD, attempting to tingle the viewer's sight and hearing.

Tea Time
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Bob,

Thanks for volunteering for this week's CS and the fine illustrations. :biggrin:

Not sure if this works: I simply changed the focal point in the view finder to focus on two different objects. The first shot is focused on the tea pot, trying to tickle the viewer's sense of smell and taste; the second shot is on the DVD, attempting to tingle the viewer's sight and hearing.

What Say You?
Yes, indeed, Kiley!:cool: I don't think it could be illustrated more simply -- exactly the same scene, but with the viewer's attention directed to two different objects. And, excellent use of DOF to add emphasis. [Of course, the 85 f/1.4 is the perfect lens for this pair of shots.:wink:]
 

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Bob,

Thanks for volunteering for this week's CS and the fine illustrations. :biggrin:

Not sure if this works: I simply changed the focal point in the view finder to focus on two different objects. The first shot is focused on the tea pot, trying to tickle the viewer's sense of smell and taste; the second shot is on the DVD, attempting to tingle the viewer's sight and hearing.

Tea Time
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_PuTcBKs-2-Q/TZ6mxcSSHbI/AAAAAAAAL64/yXU0gWmw1jg/s800/DSC_9687.JPG
D200, ISO 100, f/1.4, 1/13s @85mm

What Say You?
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_PuTcBKs-2-Q/TZ6m9G-4wLI/AAAAAAAAL68/n6aAPPsKxAU/s800/DSC_9688.JPG
D200, ISO 100, f/1.4, 1/15s @85mm
Kiley, that is splendid and in the second image, the book is razor sharp! Well done, there!
 
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