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  1. gflanslo

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    I've been lurking around here for a little while so I figured it was time to introduce myself. I'm also a member of the large format photography forum but I like the sections on development and processing on apug.

    I shot 4x5, medium, and 35mm. My 4x5 is getting more work then my other cameras since I've been into selective focus lately.

    I live in san luis obispo where I'm studying computer science at Cal Poly.

    I created a website a month ago to show some of my work. Any feedback on images or website is appreciated.
    http://www.gregoryflanagan.com
     
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    I love your website - very simple and straightforward, but also well done aesthetically. Unfortunately, the url you posted was concatenated to something else (folks should go to http://www.gregoryflanagan.com). Your abstractions are my favourite and some of them are truly stunning. Selective focus I guess I just don't get so I will leave that for others to comment. In any case, welcome to APUG.
     
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    Don - Thanks for the feedback and the correction on the url!! I hadn't noticed it was corrupted. I've edited my original post to reflect the correct url.
     
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    Welcome, like Don, I love your abstracts, and about the selective focus you put the amster to run in my head.
     
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    Wow. You don't see color field studies from photographers very often. Nice stuff. Welcome to APUG.
     
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    Welcome from the Canadian prairies!
     
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    thanks for the compliments. The color series was shot on a single roll of E100G. The top row were all synthetic - usually painted - objects while the bottom row were organic objects.
     
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    Gregory - welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts. Cool abstracts!

    gene
     
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    I would like to divide my work up into several collections. Collection no. 1 currently is used as the default for all my work but I would like to eventually create several more based on concepts. Right now I think about an abstract collection, selective focus collection, and an other. Any ideas, suggestions, or criticisms on how to organize and make this more coherent are appreciated.
     
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    Hi and welcome. I tried to check out your site but, all I see is a black box on a grey background?
     
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    Brad - I'm not sure what is going on. What browser are you using? I've been successful getting the page severed on two different machines today. I appreciate the heads up and let me know if you continue to have problems with my site as others might be having the same problem.
     
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    Great site. Some of those shots looked like miniatures. I'm just getting started 4x5. Were they or was that UBER-selective focus? Thanks for the site and welcome to the group.
     
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    The miniature look was accomplished using selective focus. Everything on my site is 'real' no miniatures and no ps. I mostly use rear standard movements to get this look although front tilt comes in handy quite often. Thanks for looking and the compliment.
     
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    Running firefox on (redhat enterprise) linux.

    I looked again. it seemlike it want some kinda flash player plugin or some such. I don't do flash. Sorry.
     
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    Brad - I thought this might happen. My 1st iteration was done with php and javascript but it just looks slicker with flash. I should probably prompt the user if he/she wants to view the flash or non-flash site. Thanks for the input. I'll let you know when a non-flash version is up....if you are interested at all.

    As a side note - do you use the gimp or have you tried using photoshop under wine? My slower computer runs debian while my faster one runs windows so I can run photoshop. I'd like to try photoshop under wine but I'm reluctant and don't want to install linux just to revert back to win.