Some of my Images, Gedd

Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
edited March 2013 in Art Studio

These are photos, not renders... but I thought I'd post them as they show my particular artistic temperament...

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    Bees are tricky to photograph, they don't sit still ;p

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    Love the personality of this guy ;)

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited March 2013

    Zebras :)

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    One for Ken Gilliland, unfortunately couldn't get one in to the render contest.. maybe next time ;)

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    More personality ;)

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    Fall 01

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    edited December 1969

    Fall 02

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    Caribbean at dusk.

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    Renaissance Festival

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    Another one for Ken :)

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    Fireworks...

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited March 2013

    and one last fireworks...

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    Btw, if this could be moved to the 'Art Studio' thread I'd appreciate it, tyvm :)

  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited March 2013

    Up close and personal ;)

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    DOF for effect ;)

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    Fall 03

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  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,634
    edited December 1969

    You got a good eye there Gedd nice photos.

  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    Thank you Szark.. as an admirer of your work this is indeed a compliment :)

  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited March 2013

    These were done from images taken at lake house, converted to HDR then digital paintings. The originals are actually much higher resolution.

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    To me, being an artist is a way of looking at the world. All of the tools used to express that are simply that... nothing more.

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,634
    edited March 2013

    Cheers Gedd. I haven't taken any photos for ages. Here is a small selection of mine http://itiseyemeeszark.deviantart.com/gallery/33694930 not as good as your though and yes being an artist also changes how you look at the world, it did with me.

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited March 2013

    They are beautiful, and every bit as good as mine if not better. I notice a certain similarity in the images... great minds think alike aye .

    (j/k ofc... just your average fool here ;)

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  • MEC4DMEC4D Posts: 5,249
    edited December 1969

    Very nice Gedd, I am big fan of Macro photography , can't wait for the spring to go in the field with my cam

    The bee shot was beautiful!! it is so hard to catch a good one with bee or other flying insects

    Cath

  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    Ty, yes.. spring will be a good time to get out... didn't have much this winter to shoot here. Other winters were better but I wasn't in the position to go out get anything then.

  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 5,806
    edited December 1969

    Love the images. They're great captures. The Caribbean silhouette, the meerkats? , and the last fireworks are particularly compelling as well as the nature ones, including the frog and lizard, ahhh heck, you've got a great eye, and excellent timing.

  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    Thank you :)

    .....

  • Bluebird 3DBluebird 3D Posts: 995
    edited December 1969

    Gedd these are beautiful pictures!

    They make me feel like I am right there with you. I can see you enjoy focusing on your subjects, rather than just taking a guess and clicking to be done with it.

    ~Bluebird

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,547
    edited December 1969

    My favorite by far is the zebra rolling over and creating the mini dust storm. I also like the multi-hued horizon and dock. Very nicely done Gedd! :)

    If you can find a bottlebrush tree, photograph those red bristles up close- you'll have a masterpiece.
    Cathie

  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited April 2013

    Thanks, the dock pictures were some of a series I was converting to digital paintings. The zebra, like the bee, was an exercise in how fast I could get a picture up and take it with proper settings before the image went away as it lasted only a minute or two (in the case of the zebra, a second in the case of the bee) and I was totally unprepared for the picture when it presented itself. I remember thinking at the time it was a bit like being in a western where I was in a gunfight. :)

    I take all of my pictures on full manual, aperture priority, or shutter priority. In the case of a picture like the zebra, it's usually shutter priority as I don't have time for full manual (and it's not really necessary.)

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  • Joe CotterJoe Cotter Posts: 3,234
    edited December 1969

    Cat Eyes

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