Walking the Beat!

© Norman P. Banks

Walking the Beat!

Leanne M.E. Boyd 11/1/2004 10:56:26 AM

Well done, Norman! #184402

Norman P. Banks 11/1/2004 11:12:14 AM

Thanks Leanne! I was out to shoot the Lunar eclispe, but it was too cloudy, so I got this police couple (male & female) instead. (smile)

Norm ,:-) #883432

Diane Addonizio 11/1/2004 4:36:39 PM

Nicely done, Norm!! #883973

Steve Mescha 11/1/2004 6:29:54 PM

Wow! This is amazing editing. I'd love to know how you did it. #884257

Norman P. Banks 11/2/2004 5:20:49 AM

Thanks for the nice comments, Dianne & Steve.

Steve, actually there wasn't much editing to be done with this pic. I ususally work in 16 bit for color management and then convert back to 8 bit for the rest of the editing.

However, because this was shot at night with available light and had a sepia tone cast, all I had to do was to apply a poster edges filter, fade back to about 50% and sharpen. (nik sharpener pro)

The picture itself was composed in the camera, so no cropping was neccessary and the slow shutter speed gave the officers the effect of motion.

Thanks again you guys! (smile)

Norm ,:-) #885049

Norman P. Banks 11/2/2004 5:25:28 AM

PS Steve, also some use of the curves tool also to deepen the shadows and officers uniforms.

Norm ,:-) #885058

Steve Mescha 11/2/2004 7:53:54 AM

Thanks Norm, I would never have guessed poster edges. After visiting your gallery I can see that you've really mastered the use of filters, and that it involves more than just a simple click and settling for what ever you get. Thanks for sharing your techniques. I'm already experimenting. Steve #885516

Norman P. Banks 11/2/2004 1:26:50 PM

Way to go, Steve! Thanks for checking out the gallery and good luck!

Norm ,:-) #886097

Boris Kirpichnikov 11/4/2004 1:42:15 PM

Great picture,Norman! #890429

Norman P. Banks 11/4/2004 1:55:02 PM

Thanks Boris! It's good to hear from you.(smile)

Norm ,:-) #890460

Leonard Pierce 12/16/2004 5:14:12 PM


Carolyn J. Connolly 12/17/2004 12:30:03 AM

Excellent capture, Norm - and I like your story about it!! :) Appropriate title, and very nice effects, too...'poster edges' is perfect for this shot! I also love to 'fool around' with filters in Photoshop, Norm...and see what eventuates!! ;) Congratulations on this shot being chosen as a Finalist - very deserved!! :) #980168

Norman P. Banks 12/17/2004 7:06:51 PM

Thanks Len and Carolyn!

Norm ,:-) #982796

Steve Mescha 12/18/2004 4:41:48 PM

Congradulations Norm, I'm proud to be among the ones who noticed this from the start. :-) #985280

Norman P. Banks 12/18/2004 6:50:44 PM

Thanks Steve!

Yes you did and I appreciate it. Just wanted you to know that I treated myself to an fx bundle for xmas, so look out for a lot of filter foolery! (big smile)

Norm ,:-) #985452

Carolyn J. Connolly 12/18/2004 8:31:56 PM

Oh dear - "look out for a lot of filter foolery" indeed everyone - lol!!! ;) Good on you Norm, for getting yourself a REALLY useful Christmas present!!! We'll all be looking forward to seeing the results...very soon!! :) #985601

Steve Mescha 12/19/2004 8:33:17 AM

Oh yeah, can't wait! #986436

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The two young rookies, a male and a female, walked past, side by side. Their newness betrayed by their ill fitting uniforms, like two kids wearing their parents clothes and playing grownup. Spying something bright and shiny in the window, youthful exuberance bust forth in exclamation... "hey look at that!" / God bless you, I whispered after them knowing that in a years time all that innocence would be gone.

Uploaded on 11/1/2004 9:31:42 AM

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