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#1 Sailjunkie

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:29 PM

Every year, members of my camera club get to randomly select 2 assignments to complete over the summer.  At the club’s first meeting in September, we get to present 5 of our best images for these themes.

 

As luck would have it, the first topic that I drew was “Feather”.  That’s it.  No specifics. 

 

I was a very frustrated, unhappy camper, spending most of the summer thinking of ways to avoid it.  Meanwhile, Angela collected every feather that she found, when she took our dog out; or when she was out walking with me.  I still have a formidable feather collection.  :lol: 

 

Finally, on a very warm Saturday afternoon, I broke out the gear and started working on this.

 

Once I started, it was amazing what you can do with a feather and some black background paper.  Add a Rogue grid and some orange gel and, okay, this is a good start.

 

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Not too bad.  Now let's try Steel Grey.

 

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The next day, I decided to experiment with a macro lens.  This time I got real close and used some different gel colours.  I REALLY liked these results.

 

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I had a lot of fun presenting these at my club’s first meeting. 

 

Looking back, all I can ask is: “Why did I wait so long”.  Who knew how much fun you can have with a speed light; some black paper; a feather and a few gels? :lol:   I will be trying this again.

 

Thanks for looking everyone.  :) 


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:16 AM

Very nice.

 

Funny how you interpreted feather was different from how I would have interpreted it.

 

Excellent series, your club sounds like a nice group.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:45 AM

Great series Mark.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:13 AM

Pretty cool.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:50 AM

Very nice creative images, Mark!


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:01 AM

Very nice Mark, I really like the close-up work. 


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:27 AM

Very nice.

 

Funny how you interpreted feather was different from how I would have interpreted it.

 

Excellent series, your club sounds like a nice group.

 

Art, in hindsight, I was surprised by the number of ways that I could have interpreted this.  I got the "macro" idea after looking at some feather photographs, when I realized that no one had tried a macro approach.  Ditto for gels.  It was pure fun from there.

 

You're right about my club.  I really enjoy that group.  :)


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:28 AM

Many thanks for the kind comments, everyone.  :)


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:59 PM

Good ideas and nicely executed.


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:33 PM

Thanks, Gordon.  :)


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