PHOTO 101 WEEKEND 3 HONE YOUR EYE

Time prevented me from visiting our local agriculture show this weekend passed which would have provided plenty of opportunities for images suitable for this exercise.

Instead, I visited my archives and played around with a number of images which took my fancy. Taking advantage of Photoshop’s tools for copying, cropping and resizing my images, the following just popped onto my desktop.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I did fiddling with the originals. Here we go, full size No 1:

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GOULBURN’S 152nd BIRTHDAY PARADE – ¬†AIF LIGHT HORSE BRIGADE RE-ENACTMENT.

Next, it was my intention to insert the first pair of horses and their riders but for some reason the image was not allowed even though It did meet the size requirements. Instead, I extracted and enlarged( no pun intended) the two young women standing on the median strip, let’s call them extraction No 1A and here they are:

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TWO HAPPY TOURISTS.

For full size image No. 2, I chose an image I made in our local art gallery at the opening of an exhibition. A good crowd had gathered to see the artworks on show and one individual’s shoes caught my eye. Here is the full size image, No.2:

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CROWD AT GOULBURN REGIONAL ART GALLERY

Note the footwear worn by the woman in the yellow dress in the front row. Here they are,  Extraction 2A.

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I’M WATCHING YOU.

Goulburn has been fortunate to have many colourful floats in recent parades, I thought the following one was a ripper so here it is a full size No 3;

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IN THE STOCKS FOR A FLOGGING

The Red Coat looked like a good subject for extraction so here he is, extraction No 3A:

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WATCH OUT, THIS WILL HURT.

In celebrating our town’s 152nd birthday, a short ceremony was held in our central park and a birthday cake was presented to the assembled gathering by town dignitaries and local school students. Here we have a group of proud students and the birthday cake, full size image No 4:

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

The cake, a representation of our local War Memorial, obviously presented itself for extraction and here it is, Extraction No 4A ;

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COME AND GET IT!

Our art gallery has many attractions, including regular talks by local artists, sculptors and playwrights. Recently one of our playwrights presented a floor talk about a coming production based on an Aboriginal man who served with distinction with Australian Forces in World War I. Full size image No5 shows some of the audience for her floor talk and here it is:

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IN INTERESTED AND ATTENTIVE AUDIENCE.

The playwright in the striped blouse caught my eye and so here is Extraction No 5A:

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YOUR GUEST TODAY IS ON MY RIGHT.

The Salvation Army always supports our parades and the 152nd birthday celebration was no exception. Here in full size image No 6 is their contingent:

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PROUD, INSTEP AND IN TUNE.

The marcher in the from line wearing the sun glasses is perfectly positioned for extraction and here she is, No 6A.

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Finally, our local art gallery is always full of interesting people and on a recent visit I made the following image, full size No.7:

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‘AS I WAS SAYING’.

The young lady facing the camera seemed a perfect extraction for this exercise and here she is, Extraction No7A:

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WELL NOW, WHY ME?

A few technical details to round off this blog, all of the images were taken hand held using a 24-70mm f2.8 Nikkor lens. The majority of the images were taken at f2.8.

Photoshop CC2014 was used in the post production, cropping and resizing of the images.

I selected the images from my archives based on their resolution and original size.

Thanks for looking.

Hoo roo for now.