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FFantastique
Posts: 785
Orlando, Florida, US


Mellissa Ballard was on TV! :-)   
http://www.thedoctorstv.com/videolib/init High profile breast implant.

PS Run time 4:20.

[PPS ahoy there mates! I have another post production session scheduled for next Tuesday 18:00-19:00 out of which may come a pirate, per Clarkmeister's request! :-)]
Oct 25 12 12:07 am  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,916
Upland, California, US


FFantastique wrote:
Mellissa Ballard was on TV! :-)   
http://www.thedoctorstv.com/videolib/init High profile breast implant.

I didn't see her in that video... do you have the run time?

Oct 25 12 09:21 am  Link  Quote 
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Morgan Ladhar
Posts: 46
Portland, Oregon, US


Select Models wrote:

I didn't see her in that video... do you have the run time?

Gary, scroll down the right hand side in the "Next Up" clips and you'll fine her for high profile breast implant.

Oct 25 12 11:21 am  Link  Quote 
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Mellissa Ballard
Posts: 81
Indio, California, US


Surgery was September 11th filmed show September 20th and recovering nicely :-)
Oct 25 12 04:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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C.C. Holdings
Posts: 594
New York, New York, US


FFantastique wrote:
Mellissa Ballard was on TV! :-)   
http://www.thedoctorstv.com/videolib/init High profile breast implant.

PS Run time 4:20.

[PPS ahoy there mates! I have another post production session scheduled for next Tuesday 18:00-19:00 out of which may come a pirate, per Clarkmeister's request! :-)]

very cool, congrats Melissa

Oct 25 12 04:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mellissa Ballard
Posts: 81
Indio, California, US


C.C. Holdings  wrote:

very cool, congrats Melissa

Thanks

Oct 25 12 05:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,916
Upland, California, US


Mellissa Ballard wrote:
Surgery was September 11th filmed show September 20th and recovering nicely :-)

Hey Congratulations Mellissa... only shot a few pics of you on the cruise... still tryin to figure out with one to edit.  SWAMPED with paid gigs... should have it posted up here by next weekend... stay tuned... wink

Oct 26 12 04:40 am  Link  Quote 
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Mellissa Ballard
Posts: 81
Indio, California, US


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Hey Congratulations Mellissa... only shot a few pics of you on the cruise... still tryin to figure out with one to edit.  SWAMPED with paid gigs... should have it posted up here by next weekend... stay tuned... wink

Thank you :-)

Oct 26 12 09:00 am  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
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Upland, California, US


F-stop Jonny wrote:
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/36585_437830899608733_1824564825_n.jpg

Freakin COOL... the VIP Club rocked!... borat

Oct 26 12 06:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Stone Imaging
Posts: 943
Seattle, Washington, US


'Hope to be posting more images over the coming week...
Gwen/NYMPTH #1145015

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg612/davidlumen1/DSC_0567-amod1tdcropmstrupldzzzz.jpg
Oct 27 12 07:50 am  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,916
Upland, California, US


David Lumen Photography wrote:
'Hope to be posting more images over the coming week...
Gwen/NYMPTH #1145015

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg612/davidlumen1/DSC_0567-amod1tdcropmstrupldzzzz.jpg

Cool shot David... lookin forward to seeing more of them... borat

Oct 27 12 02:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Stone Imaging
Posts: 943
Seattle, Washington, US


Thanks Gary.  I've set a goal of about one a day.  Time will tell.  smile

The beautiful Erin  #394169

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg612/davidlumen1/DSC_0790-amod1acrop.jpg
Oct 27 12 09:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Stone Imaging
Posts: 943
Seattle, Washington, US


The breathtaking Amelia Simone #2277933.  The full image can also be seen in my port:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#30437187

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8130282232_bde7d97d10_c.jpg
Oct 28 12 01:54 am  Link  Quote 
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Gemini Photo
Posts: 197
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Mellissa Ballard wrote:
Surgery was September 11th filmed show September 20th and recovering nicely :-)

Best wishes to you Mellissa, in the mean time here's a couple more lovely ladies!

Jessica Marie #2271552
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/shelita3/PVcruise115_zps8f84ea04.jpg

Lika #1727460
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/shelita3/Lika2108_zps5beeb7a9.jpg

Oct 28 12 09:22 am  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
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Upland, California, US


David Lumen Photography wrote:
Thanks Gary.  I've set a goal of about one a day.  Time will tell.  smile

The beautiful Erin  #394169

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg612/davidlumen1/DSC_0790-amod1acrop.jpg

WOW... sweet shot of Erin dude... kudos!... borat

Oct 28 12 04:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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allison mindy
Posts: 1,495
New York, New York, US


If you're doing this next year, I so want to participate!!!! Awesome images everyone smile
Oct 28 12 04:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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Yani S
Posts: 934
Los Angeles, California, US


Well since this trend is still goooiiinnnggg!!! lol
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121028/17/508dcfa09aa07.jpg
Oct 28 12 05:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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FFantastique
Posts: 785
Orlando, Florida, US


FFantastique wrote:
7 weeks later.

8.

Oct 28 12 06:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Stone Imaging
Posts: 943
Seattle, Washington, US


Yani S wrote:
Well since this trend is still goooiiinnnggg!!! lol
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121028/17/508dcfa09aa07.jpg

Very nice Yani.  Did Adriana ever join MM?  (I was working on a few photos of her and was wondering how to credit her?)

Oct 28 12 08:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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Gemini Photo
Posts: 197
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Beautiful image Yani, and thanks David, I was wondering who the young lady was!
Oct 28 12 08:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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GMAX Imagery
Posts: 97
San Diego, California, US


See what you started David....
http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx53/gmaximagery/BeeGreek.jpg

Bee Hind a wall trying to stay out of the wind on the top of the ship while striking a great pose.... Nice job there Bumble! smile
Oct 29 12 12:17 am  Link  Quote 
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FFantastique
Posts: 785
Orlando, Florida, US


Vote early and vote often! :-)
Oct 29 12 01:16 am  Link  Quote 
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David Stone Imaging
Posts: 943
Seattle, Washington, US


Gemini Photo wrote:
Beautiful image Yani, and thanks David, I was wondering who the young lady was!

This is 1 of 19 frames I quickly captured of Adriana.  (The only thing I did in post was to crop from an almost full body shot and do a CS6 auto contrast.) 


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8188/8134492858_c070fdf053_c.jpg

Oct 29 12 03:58 am  Link  Quote 
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Gemini Photo
Posts: 197
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


She looks lovely David!
Oct 29 12 07:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Stone Imaging
Posts: 943
Seattle, Washington, US


Gemini Photo wrote:
She looks lovely David!

Thank you!  I had just a couple of minutes to shoot those frames on a stair landing...as we were the last to "evacuate" the upper deck/golf area once the wind picked up...and the sun was setting.

(While there are a few "routine" things I usually do in Photoshop to enhance an image...I resisted the urge after I took a long look at this and decided it was meant to stand on its own.)

Oct 29 12 09:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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FFantastique
Posts: 785
Orlando, Florida, US


FFantastique wrote:
Mellissa Ballard was on TV! :-) Monday, October 22, 2012.
http://www.thedoctorstv.com/videolib/init "High profile breast implant."
Run time 4:20.

Ahoy there mates! I have another post production session scheduled for next Tuesday 18:00-19:00 out of which may come a pirate, per Clarkmeister's request! :-)

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121030/19/509087f8eb89d_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121030/19/509087f8eb89d.jpg

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30470782

COMMENTARY:
The bridge appurtenance in the background was intentionally framed into the shot because it reflects the pirate's purpose: they both purpose to enhance environmental scanning.

[GEEK SPEAK]
Smaller image is from 1st of three link options in MM ("MM forum code").
Larger one is from 2nd of three link options in MM ("Image tag" preceded by [img]and followed by[/img]).
Link is from 3rd of three link options in MM ("Raw link").

Image was saved at 720 on longest side in LR on MacBook with 1 TB drive. 720 was what tutor picked somewhat arbitrarily.
Material assistance provided by Peter Phun who really knows his stuff. Although he's http://www.modelmayhem.com/739958, I found him thru Wyzant.

Some lessons learned, at least partially learned :-)
• To choose which catalog to launch Lightroom from, hold the Option key and then click on the LR icon.

• Do not rearrange the file structure as it will mess up LR's catalog. Really? Won't it refigure things out? Guess not.

• V to turn image into B&W.

• Compare before and after to maintain perspective and not overwork the image. How?

• Dock can be made invisible, placed left or bottom or right, made not to pop up irritatingly by going to....hmmm. Forgot already.

Notes to be modified later...as I review and clarify from MacBook. On iPhone in restaurant now.
[/GEEK SPEAK].

Oct 30 12 07:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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ShelleyLynne
Posts: 132
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Just like Christmas...new images!!!!  Thank you Craig!!!

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/shelita3/1stSunsetPics087_zps5c828641.jpg

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/shelita3/1stSunsetPics012_zpsef582a91.jpg

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/shelita3/Cabo060_zps0a9a4f71.jpg

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/shelita3/LastNight040_zps07c8ccce.jpg

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/shelita3/Cabo536_zps97822c4e.jpg

muaaahhhakisssssss
Oct 31 12 08:41 am  Link  Quote 
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ShelleyLynne
Posts: 132
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


thanks Gemini.....
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/shelita3/CruiseandLA019_zps85d69908.jpg

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/shelita3/Beauchcruise159resize_zps14fce4b5.jpg
Oct 31 12 08:43 am  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,916
Upland, California, US


ShelleyLynne wrote:
Just like Christmas...new images!!!!  Thank you Craig!!!

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/shelita3/1stSunsetPics087_zps5c828641.jpg


muaaahhhakisssssss

KUDOS on this pic... awefully cute... borat

Oct 31 12 10:27 am  Link  Quote 
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Sensual Magic
Posts: 1,653
Upland, California, US


FFantastique wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121030/19/509087f8eb89d_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121030/19/509087f8eb89d.jpg


http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30470782

COMMENTARY:
The bridge appurtenance in the background was intentionally framed into the shot because it reflects the pirate's purpose: they both purpose to enhance environmental scanning.

[GEEK SPEAK]
Smaller image is from 1st of three link options in MM ("MM forum code").
Larger one is from 2nd of three link options in MM ("Image tag" preceded by [img]and followed by[/img]).
Link is from 3rd of three link options in MM ("Raw link").

Image was saved at 720 on longest side in LR on MacBook with 1 TB drive. 720 was what tutor picked somewhat arbitrarily.
Material assistance provided by Peter Phun who really knows his stuff. Although he's http://www.modelmayhem.com/739958, I found him thru Wyzant.

Some lessons learned, at least partially learned :-)
• To choose which catalog to launch Lightroom from, hold the Option key and then click on the LR icon.

• Do not rearrange the file structure as it will mess up LR's catalog. Really? Won't it refigure things out? Guess not.

• V to turn image into B&W.

• Compare before and after to maintain perspective and not overwork the image. How?

• Dock can be made invisible, placed left or bottom or right, made not to pop up irritatingly by going to....hmmm. Forgot already.

Notes to be modified later...as I review and clarify from MacBook. On iPhone in restaurant now.
[/GEEK SPEAK].

It's not an easy task, but I would Photoshop out the structure in the background. It interferes with the telescope. Plus crop a little of the space on the left margin, putting the end of the telescope exactly at 1/3rd of the frame. Here's my crude attempt. Not perfect, but you get the idea:

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v59/p1235190138-3.jpg

This version jumps out at you more. Just need someone more proficient in Photoshop!

But you've got more of these, let's see them.

Oct 31 12 02:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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FotoGregg
Posts: 1,050
Riverside, California, US


Sensual Magic  wrote:

It's not an easy task, but I would have Photoshopped out the structure in the background. It interferes with the telescope. But you've got more of these, let's see them.

I agree with JT... the structure enhances the photo's "story"...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121030/19/509087f8eb89d.jpg

Oct 31 12 02:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sensual Magic
Posts: 1,653
Upland, California, US


FotoGregg wrote:
I agree with JT... the structure enhances the photo's "story"...

Hey, now we have an artistic debate going over JT's work! You should be happy JT. http://images.proboards.com/new/cool.png

Here are two versions compared:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121030/19/509087f8eb89d.jpg

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v59/p1235190138-4.jpg

Happy Halloween, mates.

Oct 31 12 03:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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FotoGregg
Posts: 1,050
Riverside, California, US


Sensual Magic  wrote:
Happy Halloween, mates.

Thanks Clark, you just proved my point!

Oct 31 12 04:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sensual Magic
Posts: 1,653
Upland, California, US


FotoGregg wrote:

Thanks Clark, you just proved my point!

I have been overuled! Damn ye pirates.

Oct 31 12 04:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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FFantastique
Posts: 785
Orlando, Florida, US


Of course I am happy. Always have been! :-)

Switching to semi geek speak, my natural parlance, 😊 I stood inside that protuberance and recognize its recon value so you might say that I have somewhat less-than-objective bias towards including it. That inclusion bias notwithstanding, my inclusion while framing that shot was done a priori (before I got on the bridge). My subsequent continued inclusion in post production is perfectly justifiable because it juxtaposes two time periods and modus operandi of environmental scanning...whether the viewer agrees or not. While I am pretty self assured, I also do environmental scanning about technique etc. and I do take input to render a considered decision. I was told to trust my judgment--and I do!

Regarding cries for "More!" You're insatiable, aren't you?
I will see what I can do.
Michelle--piano--I have NOT forgotten you!

Back to "politics." One of my slogans before the trip was a parody of the presidential campaign slogan, "I like Ike!"  Clarkmeister, I love your avatar and I modified the slogan to "I like Lexie!"

I nominate her for inclusion on next trip!

Again, I wish to thank the members of the MM community who have participated so grandiosely to contribute to these images. You've seen how much help I've gotten so you know I'm sincere when I say, "I couldn't have done it alone!"

Bill Bachmann, tog says "It's a 'we' thing not a 'me' thing!"
Oct 31 12 05:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sensual Magic
Posts: 1,653
Upland, California, US


FFantastique wrote:
Of course I am happy. Always have been!

Switching to semi geek speak, my natural parlance, 😊 I stood inside that protuberance and recognize its recon value so you might say that I have somewhat less-than-objective bias towards including it. That not inclusion bias notwithstanding, my inclusion while framing that shot was done a priori (before I got on the bridge). My subsequent inclusion in post production is perfectly justifiable--whether the viewer agrees or not. While I take a lot of input to make a considered decision, I was told to trust my judgment.

Hold on a minute while I find my Geek Speak Dictionary....

In the meantime, JT, let's see more of those telescope pics. I know you have some even better ones of her. Let's get on it!

Oct 31 12 06:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sensual Magic
Posts: 1,653
Upland, California, US


FFantastique wrote:
Clarkmeister, I love your avatar and I modified the slogan to "I like Lexie!"

I nominate her for inclusion on next trip!

Lexi can be mean!

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v39/p472789264-3.jpg

or she can be soft....but you have to coax it out of her.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v39/p540996463-3.jpg

Oct 31 12 06:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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FFantastique
Posts: 785
Orlando, Florida, US


Safety commentary continued [from a fortnight or more ago where Gary lectured about not doing stupid stuff as a result of reported injuries].

I know we had some unsafe working conditions where some of us put ourselves where the waves could 'mash body into rock.

I was reminded of our experience when reading Ken Marcus' [http://www.modelmayhem.com/197198] account found at
http://www.modelmayhem.com/education/ph … n-marcus-2
where he states about a third down the page:
"MM Edu: You must have loved the freedom to do anything you want, but was there ever a time you pushed things too far to get that perfect shot?

"Ken: You know, sometimes when you think of an artists life or career, it seems that they hit a peak and then they die. Well, I almost died in Yosemite."

I'll let you read the details for yourself if you're interested.

My point? Even the best of us can get hyperfocused and lose sight of safety. It's not necessarily a sign of senility, imbecility, idiocy or any such thing. It also supports my notion of having a designated person whose primary role is safety concerns. Yes, seems like overkill, even to me. But I like to avoid unnecessary losses at shoots whether lens, life, liberty or lucre! :-) [I just love to play with words].
Nov 01 12 06:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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FFantastique
Posts: 785
Orlando, Florida, US


$--PHONE.

As suggested, I went thru the withdrawal process...on the ship...and didn't use cellular service at sea so didn't incur international roaming fees.

However, AT&T bill was higher than expected and upon investigation I just discovered that texts to AND from my Canadian colleagues/friends/associates run me about 25 cents in coming AND outgoing, and chatting at the rate of 59 cents per minute!

Why doesn't my phone have a meter that indicates what it's costing?  I know, it's probably because it is not in the phone companys' best interest to inform the customer their billable rate as it occurs.

Live and so much to learn!

A credible character provided me with the following advice:
* Learn from other people's mistakes--it is cheaper.
* Learn from other people's successes--it is faster.
* Practice "being focused" on a daily basis.

This intel is provided to help you avoid similar mistakes!

----
CORRECTION & UPDATE: Another AT&T Customer service agent informs me that I only got billed for calls and texts that I initiate. This makes more sense and I find it more believable.

Also they didn't disclose a way that I should have detected that I was incurring about US$40 of incremental "post production" charges.
Nov 02 12 04:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mellissa Ballard
Posts: 81
Indio, California, US


Select Models wrote:

KUDOS on this pic... awefully cute... borat

Gary send pics please  :-)

Nov 02 12 05:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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