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Late for my bus. Images of Canberra.

By johnboy - 13 September 2011 42

late for my bus

Ben_Dover has sent in what might be the most awesome Image of Canberra we’ve ever had.

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Late for my bus. Images of Canberra.
troll-sniffer 12:24 pm 13 Sep 11

Ben_Dover said :

Ben_Dover said :

Oh I’ll happily admit it’s photoshopped.
BTW, does anyone NOT photoshop (or gimp ect) their images these days? The digital darkroom makes digital photography worthwhile.

As a photographer for 43 odd years now, IMHO digital solved what had been an almost intractable problem of film, the inability to match the eye’s capacity to resolve contrasting light levels. Ansel Adams and co more or less solved it but they had to lug around large plate cameras and make long calculations, as well as be masters of the dodge in the darkroom.

With the feather tool in PS and whichever of the levels tools I choose to use, I can actually get sunlit areas and shadows in the same photo more or less approximating what my eye can resolve. Film was either or, unless I spent ages in the darkroom. Now, it’s a simple matter of set the levels to suit the highlights, then select feather of 100 pixels, use the outline tool to delineate the shadow areas (as rough an outline as I like, with a large feather there’s plenty of headroom, then use curves, levels or brightness and contrast to lighten the shadows etc, and within a few seconds I can have a good result.

Photoshop does offer the highlight shadow tool as well but its effects past a certain minimal point look strange to me. Lots of examples of the filter on real estate sites but they all look weird.

Holden Caulfield 12:19 pm 13 Sep 11

troll-sniffer said :

Definitely photoshopped. The light on the roo is a different angle to the rerst of the scene. The kangaroo is sharper than the rest of the photo. There’s no shadow under the kangaroo. The positioning of the animal is where it’s easiest to paste in the kangaroo and blend in the edges.

(Submitted on behalf of the Canberra chapter of the Moon Landings Were a Hoax Society)

More like the Mr Magoo Society if you ask me.

As an aside, I’ve had a kangaroo hop past my front door at my old house in Nicholls and also my current inner north abode. Neither were trying to catch a bus though. Mind the more recent one may have been hit by a bus, the poor bugger wasn’t in a good shape and was in no mood for hanging around when we tried to assist.

Mysteryman 12:13 pm 13 Sep 11

johnboy said :

Stevian said :

It’s not that rare a sight,

Get the photograph in focus and send it in champ.

+1. I’m a photographer and it’s not as easy as people think to get shots like these.

EvanJames 12:06 pm 13 Sep 11

I always clean up my photos… crop, level adjustment can often improve the colours and it’s quick, sharpening often makes things look better… pretty standard with most pictures.

Ben_Dover 11:55 am 13 Sep 11

00davist said :

Yes, but this guys having sooo much fun with his comspiricy theory, and after all, we all know how much you have been Dying to post a photo of a roo at a bus stop, and that this forgery is your launchpad to a lucrative business designing bus stops for wildlife!

A-a-a-a-a-g-h! NooOOoOOo!! You’ve given my cunning plan away now, they’ll all be at it!

00davist 11:55 am 13 Sep 11

Ben_Dover said :

Ben_Dover said :

Oh I’ll happily admit it’s photoshopped. It’s warmed, cropped, and sharpened, slight boost contrast using curves and red/yellow saturation boosted.

I have about a dozen more of that roo around the Bus stop.

Fixed that for me.

BTW, does anyone NOT photoshop (or gimp ect) their images these days? The digital darkroom makes digital photography worthwhile.

I am involved with a few forums to do with vintage machenery, and I post a heck of alot of photo’s on those, I dont think i have really posted any photo’s that have not been enhanced and cropped to highlight the specific point in question, or to make them a reasonable file size for the forums server.

Ben_Dover 11:27 am 13 Sep 11

Ben_Dover said :

Oh I’ll happily admit it’s photoshopped. It’s warmed, cropped, and sharpened, slight boost contrast using curves and red/yellow saturation boosted.

I have about a dozen more of that roo around the Bus stop.

Fixed that for me.

BTW, does anyone NOT photoshop (or gimp ect) their images these days? The digital darkroom makes digital photography worthwhile.

00davist 11:20 am 13 Sep 11

Ben_Dover said :

Oh I’ll happily admit it’s photoshopped. It’s warmed, cropped, and sharpened, sleigh boost contrast using curves and red/yellow saturation boosted.

I have about a dozen more of that roo around the Bus stop.

Yes, but this guys having sooo much fun with his comspiricy theory, and after all, we all know how much you have been Dying to post a photo of a roo at a bus stop, and that this forgery is your launchpad to a lucrative business designing bus stops for wildlife!

neanderthalsis 11:12 am 13 Sep 11

troll-sniffer said :

Definitely photoshopped. The light on the roo is a different angle to the rerst of the scene. The kangaroo is sharper than the rest of the photo. There’s no shadow under the kangaroo. The positioning of the animal is where it’s easiest to paste in the kangaroo and blend in the edges.

(Submitted on behalf of the Canberra chapter of the Moon Landings Were a Hoax Society)

I believe that the correct interwebs phraseology is:

“THIS LOOKS SHOOPED, I CAN TELL FROM SOME OF THE PIXELS AND FROM SEEING QUITE A FEW SHOOPS IN MY TIME.”

Ben_Dover 11:04 am 13 Sep 11

Oh I’ll happily admit it’s photoshopped. It’s warmed, cropped, and sharpened, sleigh boost contrast using curves and red/yellow saturation boosted.

I have about a dozen more of that roo around the Bus stop.

troll-sniffer 10:44 am 13 Sep 11

Definitely photoshopped. The light on the roo is a different angle to the rerst of the scene. The kangaroo is sharper than the rest of the photo. There’s no shadow under the kangaroo. The positioning of the animal is where it’s easiest to paste in the kangaroo and blend in the edges.

(Submitted on behalf of the Canberra chapter of the Moon Landings Were a Hoax Society)

johnboy 10:37 am 13 Sep 11

Stevian said :

It’s not that rare a sight,

Get the photograph in focus and send it in champ.

Stevian 10:35 am 13 Sep 11

It’s not that rare a sight,

dvaey 10:19 am 13 Sep 11

Chances are the bus is running late, and skippy would probably get where he’s going faster by hopping than by catching an ACTION bus anyway.

interested_bystander 9:41 am 13 Sep 11

Glad to see those cylindrical bus stops are still around. I hesitate to call them shelters as they were alway cunningly and precisely sited so as to capture every skerrick of breeze, from an eddy to a gale, that might have been around.

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