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Jazz Potato by Meowgli Jazz Potato by Meowgli
Couldn't think of a title and was listening to some Mr Scruff while finishing the edit... when I thought of a shot called Jazz Potato it made me giggle too much not to use it as a title...here's the track (bit of a slow starter): [link] :lol:

Anyway the shot... a simple one from a couple sunsets ago. This field is on a hill by the way, so in fact the image IS straight. I tried further "straightening" it but it robbed the comp and sky of some drama so I left it as I shot it. Really keen to try shots like this again when I finally get some ND filters... can't wait to turn fields into big blurry seas of green... have I mentioned lately that I miss living by the sea?


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Meema Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work.
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Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Oh, the "straight" problem.. I know it well, people just told me I should fix the horizon, but it would have destroyed the composition.

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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010   Photographer
I see what you mean, the tilt works nicely with the curves :)
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Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
In some way, some people, are quite TOO fixed on technical terms and forgetting the mood and the feelings the image is transporting.

(I suppose it is a real German problem here, because we got many technical Freaks here, just excited because of technical fascination, not interested in a photographic philosophy...)
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010   Photographer
I agree, it's a tough one. There's no doubting the importance of technique, but most important of all I always say is the "feel" of a shot. I guess it's all about striking that balance between left and right brain; between logic and gut instinct ;)
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Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
:)
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ancoben Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Great photo and link :)
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010   Photographer
Cheers Anne, into a bit of funky jazz? :)
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ancoben Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Yes, never heard Mr Scruff before, I like it. Do you like Gorillaz?
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010   Photographer
Yeah, got one of their albums but haven't heard the latest stuff, have you?
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ancoben Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Yes have Plastic Beach it's good
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010   Photographer
Sweet, I'll have to check it out. What's the first single?
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ancoben Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
I think it might be Plastic Beach
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Meowgli Featured By Owner May 6, 2010   Photographer
Pretty cool, I like it!
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d-rngd Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
yeah, it does look a bit distorted, but that makes it more attractive a picture. ^_^
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010   Photographer
Thanks!
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Likin' the movement you captured in the grass man, nice shot!
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   Photographer
Fankooo
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inshaala Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice. You really go for detail and good results with colour - lots of time spent at the computer over the past few years... no substitute for it! ;) Another manual blend i take it?

You using luminance masking by the way? (Just (re-)discovered its benefits in single exposure images which just dont make the cut because of too much contrast even tho there is no clipping involved - but LM makes it all fine and dandy...)

I wants a 7D - internal spirit level ffs... what else do you need? haha
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   Photographer
Thanks mate, aye it takes a while to get the hang of manual blending but it's worth it in the end, it's a skill all of its own but once you crack it there's no going back to hdr/tonemapping imo. Yup using luminance masking on pretty much every (landscape) image these days to retain detail throughout the histogram and avoid any clipping. You should check out Tony Kuyper's luminosity masks, they're a real meal for the mind at first but soooo good, specially the saturation and midtones masks - [link]

Wouldn't mind a 7d myself, I reckon a 5d2 and 7d would be a pretty ultimate combination but not for a bit cos I's too poor haha. 7d also has built in wireless speedlite control. You're due an upgrade and have been working for a bit now, I say go for it :)
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inshaala Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Been there done that and donated enough for the goodies (although it was only 2 weekends ago) ;)

Well - I'm not sure i can afford it just yet - if i get a bonus this year then that might be different. We shall see in September... thing is it is about 250 cheaper out here than back in the UK...
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   Photographer
You're not in the UK?... clearly it's been too long and I'm out the loop, get yer ass on msn pronto before I gotta go out :P
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inshaala Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm in indonesia you muppet - where do you think those photos were taken - Snowdonia?! =P

Work placement - been out here for 5 weeks, heading back to the UK next weekend. You really should head down to London at some point - sod St Andrews - youve done it to death, come play one weekend in the big smoke - and i mean it! (spare bed and all)
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010   Photographer
Haha! I dunno, I thought maybe you took a family holiday to Peru or something :lol: obviously wasn't paying close enough attention! Sweet, how's it been out there?

Definitely want to get my ass down there, been way overdue, but the main reason for heading back up to St Andrews will be cos a couple of friends are graduating so be good to see em off, and also hoping to expand my portfolio with a wee trip round the highlands. You got any time you could take off at any point for a lil photographic trip up north? Most welcome to come along, be cool to do some shooting... failing that you should come stay at the old boy's in a couple weekends time and I'll show you some amazing bluebell woods! But yeah I'll be down to London soon as funds permit, skint as a mofo for the next month or so as I pay off shit like lost phone, car service, camera service, replacement tripod etc etc...
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The-Travellers-Tale Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
stunning photograph
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   Photographer
:)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   General Artist
nice man :nod:
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   Photographer
fanks d00d
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   General Artist
aight!
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collectiveone Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
hahaha. Very nice sunset and great depth. I am about to start coming up with random names for images. I always just call it what it is. That is, after thinking for 20 minutes of what to call it.
Cant wait to see heavy metal asparagus.
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   Photographer
:lol: haha yeah man the title's often the hardest bit of the whole process hey! With you on that one. And if I ever do call a shot heavy metal asparagus you can be sure I'll dedicate it to you!
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collectiveone Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
hahaah! Deal! :thumbsup:
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Swen88 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Once again you have succeeded with something nice!
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   Photographer
Thanks mate!
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jamesholephoto Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Great shot Adam, fantastic sky! :)
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   Photographer
Cheers James :beer:
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SadisticVeneer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Nice work!
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   Photographer
Thanks
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
lol ^^ you both are nutters!:P

anyways.. awesome shot! i like it!~
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   Photographer
hahaha yeah rather random hey, ah well I can live with it if you can! cheers Daniface :)
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
hahah i can live with it adamsauce!=D
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collectiveone Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
HA! He just called you DaniFACE.
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
HAHAHA damn right! =D thats meeeee!!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
What about the poor corns nob. I'm diggin the tunes hey, really funk chunky jazz.
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   Photographer
Hey, what you and the corn get up to behind closed doors is between the two of you! :giggle:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Fucking Jazz Tomato you idiot. Kidding bro, great track and nice shot!
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   Photographer
:lol: Potatoes are definitely jazzier man, they wear jackets and all!
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