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Wooden crane

Wooden crane
Copyright ©2012, John Hoogwerf
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Ancient wooden crane (rebuild)

Photographer: John Hoogwerf
Folder: John Hoogwerf
Uploaded: 09-Feb-2012 00:31 CET
Current Rating: 6.50/2
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Camera: Olympus E-PL1
Exposure time: 1/1000 s
Aperture: F5
Focal length: 14 mm
Lens: 14-42
Focusing method:
ISO: 200
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
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Processing applied: Digital adaptation
Image resized to: 861x1280

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I have only given this 6 as a photograph, but I really really like the treatment - it makes a great picture (can you elaborate on the process?) but although I am a fan of post-processing (many on this forum are not) I'm not sure to what extent this can still be considered a photograph.... regards, Mike

Mike Bywater at 18:20 CET on 11-Feb-2012 [Reply]


Yep, some don't like it or don't see it as photography in real meaning. My answer: Many don't like Photoshop. But if a woman works on herself with lipstick etc. to make herself more beautifull, she is photoshopping, because normaly she don't look like that. If you use (old days) yellow filter, orange filter etc etc. Where are the borders of such "help'?
IMO: Creativity? Enjoy it. But also: Digital alterations should be a category aside the others.

greetz John

John Hoogwerf at 22:02 CET on 11-Feb-2012 [Reply]


Yes John, this can be difficult to evaluate! You can achieve the effects by using edge-effect filters, posterisation and any number of techniques and by experimenting with these you learn how to use them.

Unfortunately one can also use "art filters" which do all the work for you but don't allow you to learn HOW they work!

To use your example of a girl putting on make-up, it is the difference between skilfully applying various cosmetic products, or simply putting on a pre-prepared mask.

regards, Mike

Mike Bywater at 18:17 CET on 12-Feb-2012 [Reply]