Salk Institute

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by mievil, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. mievil

    mievil Mu-43 Regular

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    May 17, 2013
    San Diego
    Such a fantastic place. And free to enter. Apparently the sun sets on the exact same line as the water channel on the Autumnal and Vernal Equinox. I'll have to head back just to watch that next time.

    C&C totally welcome. Would love actual criticism since I need to improve. :smile: I don't do photoshop yet, so I'll have to figure out how to work with that so I can keep my skies a little more intact.

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  2. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    NIce set! I wish I had something like that to shoot.
     
  3. Jeff1:1

    Jeff1:1 Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Dec 2, 2013
    Chicago
    Good composition and not having them all at eye level.
     
  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    no issues with your eye and your composition... they are spot on

    no need to sell your soul to Photoshop...Aperture or Lightroom will take you well into the next level

    Its hard to justify Photoshop as a top purchase for a large majority of photographers.. it never was and still isn't a tool designed for photographers unlike aperture and lightroom.


    K
     
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  5. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Nice set, I really like the #4 and #6 with the human element added to the scene... adds life and scale, and also emphasizes the space and solitude.
     
  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Really cool set, looks like an awesome place! If I had any suggestion it would be to increase the level of the blacks a bit. You really don't need Photoshop - Lightroom is much less expensive and will give you an amazing amount of control.
     
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Great choice with B&W! :smile:
     
  8. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Robert
    I did post-doctoral research at Salk. Very cool.
     
  9. mievil

    mievil Mu-43 Regular

    190
    May 17, 2013
    San Diego
    Nice! How many times were you walking across that courtyard and just stopped in your tracks because of how cool it was? I was there for about 2.5 hours and a lot of it was just standing around and looking. Very cool place.

    I think I will be picking up Lightroom since I think I get a student discount. I've also heard a lot of good things about Silver EFX so I may get that, too. I'm not sure about how to get blacks in and preserve detail. I shoot in monotone, and really only adjust contrast and brightness so I don't know what do with the tonal values to get the blacks to pop. I had a couple on the beach earlier in the day that I wanted to get the blacks in on, but just don't know how to pull it off.

    :confused:
     
  10. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Fantastic set. Love them all.