Saturday, September 20, 2014

Members of a visit, board, search and seizure team from USS Anzio assist mariners aboard a skiff

Check out these photo search images:

Members of a visit, board, search and seizure team from USS Anzio assist mariners aboard a skiff
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Image by Official U.S. Navy Imagery
GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 12, 2011) Members of a visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) assist mariners aboard a skiff in the Gulf of Aden. The Sailors provided food and water to the distressed mariners. Anzio is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

The playful search for beauty
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Image by dollen
Colorado Model "Teddy"

I don't often post the same image with different processing. But in the case of this image there is a bit of a back-story and a Flickr experiment at work.

First post here:

As many of you know Rj Dollen is a collection of creative types headed up by me, Cam. We collaborate, debate and often disagree on what processing works best, what lighting suits a model or achieves our end result best… and in a larger sense what is "beautiful." Now, all of that probably sounds like a lot of words clumped together just to say that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." But is it really?

With that in mind check this out:

and this too

and with that… here is the second version of "what is beautiful" as it relates to this image of Colorado Model "Teddy."

… and lastly an open challenge/call to you in the form of Opensource Photography.

I cordially invite all of you Photoshoppers, Post Processing Pro's, digital darkroom guru's and whatever you want to call yourselves, to edit away in the name of BEAUTY. Show us your mad skills. Show-off with your best effects and tweaks processing and beautification tricks. Then post it back to the same group you got it from for all to see. Sound fun?

• Its just for fun. Doing this does not make it your picture.
• You can't sell it, you CAN Post it in your streams, but do give credit (i.e. Photo by Dollen, mad tweaks by (insert your flickr name/link here)
• You can't grossly manipulate the girl. This isn't about making her look bad, or putting her head on a horse body or anything like that. Be respectful to the model/subject please.

Here is the group:

The source files is in the description of the group

Afghan soldiers search villagers’ homes
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Image by United States Marine Corps Official Page
Farid Ahmad, a squad leader with the 215th Corps, 1st Kandak, 1st Brigade, and member of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Combined Action Company, watches Afghan women and children walk out of the room of a compound in Gowragi, Afghanistan, so his fellow Afghan Army soldiers can search it during a clearing operation, Oct. 1, 2010. The clearing operation was followed by a sustained presence in the area. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Fayloga)