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Thread: Original photos for wallpaper etc.

  1. #21
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    Re: Original photos for wallpaper etc.

    I really need to jump in and get a dedicated macro lens. I use a 50mm 1.8 with extenders for true macro right now, and it can be a serious pain in that butt.

  2. #22
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    Re: Original photos for wallpaper etc.

    I have a few on my website that I think work OK...

    www.klughammer.dnsalias.com

    Currently I am using this one

  3. #23
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    Re: Original photos for wallpaper etc.

    All the photographs you showed here in the link looks beautiful
    Thanks

  4. #24
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    Re: Original photos for wallpaper etc.

    Currently using this one :


    Ubuntu Artwork Submission by ElSlunko, on Flickr

  5. #25
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    Re: Original photos for wallpaper etc.

    Something totally different (when compared to unedited macro shots.)



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/naggobot/4913691526/

    You can find the 111.5 Mb Gimp .xcf of this image from Ubuntu one URL

    http://ubuntuone.com/p/DRX/

    (I may need to remove high res at some point due to 2GB space limitation)

    This is a stereographic Hugin composition of 26 images. After composing the image has been edited with Gimp. Edits have been:

    1. Selective Gaussian blur of the image to get rid of CCD grain.
    2. Unsharp mask to improve sharpness
    3. Sky has been copied to separate layer and has been mixed with color mixer and then masked (If I remember right). This works as a soft light mask with opacity. Over all effect increases the blue end of the sky.
    4. Ground part of the image has been copied to separate layer (addition setting) and then it has been masked with inverted BW mask with edited color levels. This brings out the shadowed parts of the tower structures.

    Both have been blurred and overlay image layers are also blurred.

    On top of everything there is a blanked layer containing the original image for easy comparison.

    Edits are actually nothing special. I have been just starting to study editing and my primary source f information has been

    http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/

    I used Samsung WB500 camera which is a medium sized consumer pocket camera with a 10x wide angle lens (25-250mm in Kino measures if I remember right). All of the 26 shots were hand held and actual focal length was 4.2 mm which is as wide as the camera allows.

    Please note that the same CC license that applies to Flickr low res image is applicable to high res .xcf image.


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  6. #26
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    Re: Original photos for wallpaper etc.

    The wallpapers in posts #8 and #25 are the best so far in my opinion. I've never set my desktop background to a picture of a flower and I likely never will. Not sure why there are so many of these. I can't seem to think of ever seeing anyone use a flower background.

    I wish I could take some pictures to submit, but I'm just not skillful enough. I had expected to see more streams, creeks, beaches, deserted airports stripes, sand dunes, grassy fields, summer breeze hitting clothes on a line....you know those sorts of pictures.

    Fun thread, keep 'em coming!

  7. #27
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    Re: Original photos for wallpaper etc.

    Something like this



    Just click for the full res image if you want it.

    Cheers David

    edit, ooops forgot the info
    Shutter Speed ===> 1 second F-Stop = ƒ/25
    Exposure Program = aperture priority
    ISO Speed Ratings = 100
    EV = 0
    Metering Mode = center weighted average
    White Balance = cloudy weather
    Flash = Flash did not fire
    Focal Length = 38 mm Exposure
    Mode = auto exposure
    White Balance = manual
    Last edited by pommie; August 22nd, 2010 at 10:28 AM.

  8. #28
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    Re: Original photos for wallpaper etc.

    Another flower for the bunch


    The small things by ElSlunko, on Flickr


    Come to think of it, I should've submitted this one to the 10.10 artwork thingy.

  9. #29
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    Re: Original photos for wallpaper etc.

    To lighten up the mood (not that it need it) I need to post this especially for Pommie.

    I took this in 2002 in Australia in Magnetic Island.



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/naggobot/4916092549/

    Camera at the time was Canon power shot A40 with huge amount of 2 million pixels.

    I actually have used this as a desktop image at some point. Another image I still use on my desktop is this



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/naggobot/4916713054/

    so this image has really stuck on me.
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  10. #30
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    Re: Original photos for wallpaper etc.

    I've got a few laying around (hosted through DeviantArt and Gnome-Look).

    These two are from the same shoot, cropped and whatnot in the GIMP on Kubuntu 8.04:

    http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Kickin'+It+Old-School?content=119944

    http://immerohnegott.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2lvnv8

    Some more randomness:

    http://immerohnegott.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2svjc9

    http://immerohnegott.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2c7lhb
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