Tomek Gooseberry [Gooseberry]

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BIOGRAPHY

The Fifth 'Aesthetic' Commandment (so not of The Decalogue set ;)

Po piąte, fotografuj tylko to, co Ci się podoba albo Cię interesuje.
Ale zważ, że Van Gogh potrafił wziąć za temat obrazu stare buciki i stworzyć arcydzieło.

[Jan Sunderland]

Country: NZ

GALLERIES

Single Photos

Nature -- Flora

"Just Like Always" rock/punk band live

To the Nile Sources'93 (white water expedition)

Portrety

Nudes (can be disturbing or 'challenging')

Teatr

figure study in b&w -- part I

figure study in b&w -- part II

figure study in b&w -- part III

à la Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe Pop Art

figure study in b&w -- part V

figure study in b&w -- part VI

FineArt.Photography.com

MTB

H

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Digital Alterations

Cityscapes

V+J

PHOTOS

Jerzy Waldorf's grave after All Saints' Day (Nov 1st), Powazki Graveyard, Poland

Feather and fern on moss

Autumn leaf on moss

Moss

Maple leaves on seaweeds

Moss and other undergrowth plants

Sphagnum moss

Sphagnum moss close-up

Sphagnum moss macro

Practice Session (1)

Practice Session (2)

the band (1)

the band (2)

live on stage

Ferris performing live on stage

Simon performing live on stage

Rigaz performing live on stage

guitarist

band's car (frontal view)

band's car (rear)

taking a break

a "ferry raft" or locals' attraction

search and rescue mission

sources reached

first descent of the Getufu Fall on Tana River (Kenya)

raft capsizing (1 of 4)

raft capsizing (3 of 4)

raft capsizing (4 of 4)

play-hole -- early days of rodeo kayaking: first shy attempts (1)

play-hole -- early days of rodeo kayaking: first shy attempts (2)

about to swim

running down a rapid

raft capsizing (2 of 4)

a collage

just sport, no games

Te Whaea 1

Te Whaea 2

Veronika_1

Veronika_2

Veronika_3

Veronika_4

Veronika_5

Veronika_6

Veronika_7

Veronika_8

Veronika_9

Veronika_10

Veronika_11

Veronika_12

"graphicalized"

something devilish about her

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Veronika_14

Veronika_15

Veronika_16

Veronika_20

Veronika_21

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Veronika_23

combo 4x -- couldn't make up my mind which texture I like the most... ***best viewed LARGER***

Veronika "The Tree-Hugger"

Veronika as "The Queen of the Jungle" (in panoramic view :)

Veronika

out-of-focus #1

out-of-focus (a lot) #2

out-of-focus (a bit) #2

out-of-focus #3

covering

thinker

just sitting

stare

strange pose

falling off the stool

seek-and-hide (or "can't see you")

sitting sad

drug addict

out-of-focus #4

Benjamin 1

Benjamin 5

Benjamin 6

Tower Bridge at twilight

Światłostrada

diabelski mlyn

Notting Hill Carnival

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...half-asleep on lazy Sunday morning...

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φαλλός

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πεος

alabaster

no crop

cropped-by-rotating

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edited (draft)

adjusted (levels & exposure)

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adjusted (exposure only)

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remastered http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=9057856

body painting @ the Cuba Street Carnival

That look (body painting @ Cuba Street Carnival)

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Wellington Waterfront Midnight Panorama

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somewhere in Scotland

torso in blue

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improvised

Point & Shoot

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arching

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Lower contrast

Higher contrast

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B&W in Grayscale

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cropped

Colour Collage

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B&W in RGB

Aureola Gingeralis

Flamy Redhead (sharper)

RGB molecule

quasi-HDR

pseudo-HDR

combo-HDR

Seated

under umbrella

statue

DRI-in-B&W (best view Large!)

single-frame DRI = Dynamic Range Increase

faux-HDR (a.k.a. DRI as in Russell Brown's Wilde & Wacky "Dynamic Raw Imaging" ;)

Photoshop's "Merge to HDR" (1st attempt, mildly succcessful)

Qtpfsgui (1st and rather unsuccessful attempt ;)

non-HDR / non-DRI (ironically, the most successful :)

Qtpfsgui (2nd attempt / first take, huge improvement :)

Qtpfsgui (2nd attempt / second take, huge improvement :)

Qtpfsgui (2nd attempt / third take - sharper)

Qtpfsgui (2nd attempt / third take - darker)

manual "tone-blend" in layers

"Solace in the Wind" by British sculptor Max Patte, unveiled Feb'08 (enfused 7x)

enfused 7x w/o background blur

party BIG!

psycho-party

psychoparty

Surreal (Weta-style ;) rendition of Max Patte's "Solace in the Wind" sculpture in Wellywood

dressing up for Audrey Hepburn (back)

close-up

closeup

prep

dressing up for Audrey Hepburn (front)

eggtarteyedman

evenly 'lit' version of "dressing up for Audrey Hepburn (front)"

...so still and peaceful, not a breath of wind...

The Secret Garden

The Magic Mirror

Audrey twins

Tajemniczy Ogród

B&W (a tad à la infrared?)

[almost] B&W

flash

sup-res

"Zaczarowany Ogród"

Old St. Paul's (1866), the first Anglican cathedral of Wellington

stained glass triptych

lustful

passion

lens cleaning service ;-)

pigeon-whisperer

Rapport

fool moon (typo intentional ;)

cat-crop

cat_on_lawn

Egmont

Kiwigrest

Taranaki

kot jaki jest każdy widzi

out hunting (warmed-up)

out hunting (base)

nude-dark (option B; preferred?)

nude-light (option A)

nude: light on dark background (option C)

nude: dark on light background (option D)

Sunbathing 1

Sunbathing 2

top-out

backlit (window light only)

Hemingway's look-alike

chicken

revived

trophy

frozen lake

Sunrise in Warsaw

Alien Conversion

...losing myself in you...

soft

contrasty

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my submission for May 2013 monthly project: monochrome