More Shoehorns, Cosplay and Steam from LC2 for 2020 : Week 13 - Flora

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I like the view down the fence and shadows which works well but, for me, the blur is just a bit too disturbing and distracting and would crop square with the post in the middle.
 
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Book... thanks for making me laugh!
Fence... great effect and good B&W processing. Like it
 
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I like the view down the fence and shadows which works well but, for me, the blur is just a bit too disturbing and distracting and would crop square with the post in the middle.
The lens is marmite, I specifically wanted that effect. If I wanted it in focus, I would have used a normal lens :)
But I appreciate that quite a few don't like it.
Book... thanks for making me laugh!
Fence... great effect and good B&W processing. Like it
We need to laugh in the current climate, dark humour FTW.
I was quite happy with the fence.
 
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Thinking of starting an appeal to get you a lens that’s not broken ;)
but saying that I think it does work for this,
The current situation and the lack of Comic-Con will get you thinking :exit:
 
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Thinking of starting an appeal to get you a lens that’s not broken ;)
but saying that I think it does work for this,
The current situation and the lack of Comic-Con will get you thinking :exit:
Just for that, I'll see if I can do the rest of the year with the lensbaby ;) (oh, okay, maybe not...)
Yes, a lack of comic cons will restrict my shoehorns, but then I could also get my Harley, Tank Girl or Liv Moore cosplays out and selfie them.
 
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Just for that, I'll see if I can do the rest of the year with the lensbaby ;) (oh, okay, maybe not...)
Yes, a lack of comic cons will restrict my shoehorns, but then I could also get my Harley, Tank Girl or Liv Moore cosplays out and selfie them.
I hope I mis understood this.....you dressed up? As Harley or Tank Girl....
 

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I'm not sure if I like the lensbaby look, it looks like there's water on the lens. I do like the b&w and the shadow.
 
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Transport - Lovely image Tim love the how the rails act as a lead in to the loco. Nice DoF with just the right amount of details in the carriages

Book - Brilliant take on the theme love the angle you've taken it at very topical at the moment. I like the inclusion of the person looking at the empty shelves.

Fence - I like it works well for the theme.
 
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book - fitting social commentary! In my part of London they had sprouts left at Sainsbury's, all other fruit and veg was gone...

fence - meh

selfie - I like that the dude behind you tries very hard not to notice anything odd
 
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I'm not sure if I like the lensbaby look, it looks like there's water on the lens. I do like the b&w and the shadow.
Cheers Dominic. I knew that the lens would not be to everyone's taste, but I quite like it. Ignoring the blur, it's not actually a bad shot is it.
Transport - Lovely image Tim love the how the rails act as a lead in to the loco. Nice DoF with just the right amount of details in the carriages

Book - Brilliant take on the theme love the angle you've taken it at very topical at the moment. I like the inclusion of the person looking at the empty shelves.

Fence - I like it works well for the theme.
Cheers Mark.
I wanted at least one shot from below the loco like that, to turn the track into leading lines.
I think Book works as it is topical at the moment. I did have another shot with someone more prominent in the image, but didn't think it worked as well.
Fence - I'll put you in the 'don't like marmite' camp then ;)
book - fitting social commentary! In my part of London they had sprouts left at Sainsbury's, all other fruit and veg was gone...

fence - meh

selfie - I like that the dude behind you tries very hard not to notice anything odd
Heya brrnd. I think the shops are a bit better now. Reasonably well stocked when I went at 6am on Tuesday. Not been out of the house since, waiting on next Tuesday to do the allowed weekly shop. I guess you're on the 'don't like marmite' team for fence then ;)
I was surprised @CliveH hadn't already seen that Harley shot. I'm pretty sure it was posted in last year's discussion thread. Yeah, that chap was studiously ignoring the 4 of us in cosplay prancing around the carriage. (I think he was off to the Rubgy at Twickenham).
 
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TP 52 for 2020 : Week 13 - Flora

A couple of entries for this.

Firstly the shot I took this week indoors.
I don't have a Poison Ivy lego figure, so this is one of her parthers in crime (literally), Harley Quinn standing in front of a floral background.
Background backlit by the sun, lighting balanced with an LED set to 5600K from camera right.


TP 52 for 2020 : Week 13 - Flora
by Tim White, on Flickr

Secondly, as we've added re-edited archive shots to the guidelines for the duration of the lockdown.
Jamie (@poison_kiss_cosplay) cosplaying Poison Ivy (with Ed (@beast_awakens) as Fix-It Felix), posed with Japanese blossom trees at UKCGF Dorset the weekend before the whole country started to shut down.


TP 52 for 2020 : Week 13 - Flora - Fix-It Felix & Poison Ivy
by Tim White, on Flickr
 
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I like the second one poison ivy fits the theme more, bit scared of that nose on Fix it Felix though :wideyed:

I find the BG on the first a bit busy? not sure if thats the right word :thinking: and its lego so :puke: interesting idea on balancing the light though
 
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No idea what you're on about these Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Fix-it-Felix but like both images. Like your idea to use an LED panel to balance the light rather than a reflector
The panel is far easier to use/control in a small space :)
You need to get out more Stan ... Oh no... wait a minute ;)
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I like the second one poison ivy fits the theme more, bit scared of that nose on Fix it Felix though :wideyed:

I find the BG on the first a bit busy? not sure if thats the right word :thinking: and its lego so :puke: interesting idea on balancing the light though
Ivy was my choice too, but I wanted to get the camera out and playing with the LED to change the light was something to do...
Both off the wall ideas which makes the theme more interesting - #2 for me too.
I do try to be different :)
 
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The pose looks a bit wrong to me with the Fix-it man aiming his hammer straight at the ivy lady's norks... but the Japanese blossom in the fore and background is really nice :)
 
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I like the second one a lot Tim - mainly for the Japanese blossom!
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The pose looks a bit wrong to me with the Fix-it man aiming his hammer straight at the ivy lady's norks... but the Japanese blossom in the fore and background is really nice :)
I know what you mean. I didn't get any shots with Jamie in the blossom without her other half though.
Love both of those Tim I think the BG in No 1 works really well without distracting from the lego figure. I like the framing on No 2 suits the theme very well.
#1 was 'get the camera out' and do something. #2 was my choice really.
I think you picked the best image to show Tim, The black background works well.

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It's not actually a black background, it's the way I lit the shot (and then enhanced the section I wanted) in order that the inverse square law gave me a black background.
 
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