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Black and White Luminance - Dance of the Specters posted by craig16229 September 26, 2008 12:15PM reply | quote
posted by craig16229

LB3G, F/8, and, I must admit, very little bend. Shot in color and then converted to black and white.



Craig

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"The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking . . . ."


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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/28/2008 12:54AM by craig16229.
Re: Black and White Luminance posted by RichB September 26, 2008 12:59PM reply | quote
posted by RichB

Craig,

Gotta' be Fractalius. This is a great image that you have selected to use Fractalius on, and your choice of conversion to B&W seems most fitting. I really like this, Craig! Love the interplay of all of those shades of gray.

Rich
Re: Black and White Luminance posted by Sergej September 26, 2008 02:19PM reply | quote
posted by Sergej

I don't know what that is, or how you did that but that is a striking image. Kept my eyes busy for a while! I love the organic luminance and glow.
Re: Black and White Luminance posted by oliver tudoras September 26, 2008 02:44PM reply | quote
posted by oliver tudoras

a cracker

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Re: Black and White Luminance posted by Torleik Emil Haneferd September 26, 2008 06:37PM reply | quote
Wow.........

I'd love to hear how you did this.

Torleik
Re: Black and White Luminance posted by craig16229 September 28, 2008 01:01AM reply | quote
posted by craig16229

First - Thank you, Rich, Sergej, Ollie, and Torleik.


Second - I'm not sure if I will post anymore of these than these two here, because Rich is right. It was done with Fractalius.


I don't know if it is right to post any more of them because although they were shot with an LB, I think their look is more due to Fractalius than due to bending.


I would be interested to hear how others feel about this.


Torleik - How it was done: Interestingly enough, these were LB shots that I never posted because I didn't like the way they came out. They were shot with an LB3G (F/8, I think) with red filter, in color, and on a tripod. They were then converted to monochrome. After setting the photos aside because I did not like them, I ran them through Fractalius to see what would happen.


Last - Ollie - the first one is actually a flower (I bad with my flower names and don't know what kind) with rain drops on it.


I actually have a series of these featured on my website this month that are a mix of LB and straight glass. They are here if anyone wants to see them:


[www.craigwasselphotoart.com]


Craig

[www.craigwasselphotoart.com]


"The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking . . . ."


~ Brooks Atkinson ~



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Re: Black and White Luminance - Dance of the Specters posted by rannestad September 28, 2008 04:05AM reply | quote
posted by rannestad

Great images, but it may be in a gray zone. I don't speak too loud though, I have posted images from regular glass...

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Re: Black and White Luminance - Dance of the Specters posted by craig16229 September 28, 2008 04:20AM reply | quote
posted by craig16229

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rannestad
Great images, but it may be in a gray zone. I don't speak too loud though, I have posted images from regular glass...


Bjorn,


The more I think about this, the more I think it is an interesting question.


On one hand, the look of these is more Fractalius than LB.


On the other hand, though, in an infrared LB shot, the infrared quality usually is a more dominant quality than the bend.


For now I think I will err on the side of courtesy and not post any more of them. We love our LB's, and want to help Craig Strong and the LB family promote LB's, and not other products.


Craig

[www.craigwasselphotoart.com]


"The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking . . . ."


~ Brooks Atkinson ~
Re: Black and White Luminance - Dance of the Specters posted by ranfoto September 28, 2008 05:50AM reply | quote
posted by ranfoto

I feel as long as you use a Lensbaby in the original capture and explain the technique, how you modified the Lensbaby look, or admit that you Blended your image then it's a learning experience worth sharing .

If someone uses another non Lensbaby lens then tries to pull the wool over our Bendy eyes thinking we won't get it or figure out it's a FAUX LB Bender......that would not be worthy of this Forum .

This Forum is about sharing Lensbaby Bending and techniques related to the use of a Lensbaby.

On the other hand data shots would be ok if they have something to do with a technical discription and are not Bendy aRt .

That's been the guideline here from the beginning, but if not followed then the Bendy Bouncer will nail your Bent hide to the nearest barn ! :)))

We've had a few unworthy porn spammers and creepts crawl out to post here .....they were eliminated quite well !

Sometimes comments have been posted that got some hurt feelings started, yep even I have been guilty.......I got nailed to the barn too, lucky for me I got a spanking, had to endure the rath of protests, but seeing my evil ways were bad......I got forgiven .

Say do I have to keep wearing this Bad Boy T-shirt at Bendfests ? I've been good for a long time now .....:))

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