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keith
16-08-2008, 12:23 AM
Show us your black & white shots. If you dont have any, try converting a couple!

Beccaberry
16-08-2008, 12:24 AM
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OOOOOOOOOOOOO This should be fun!

ukwdwnut
16-08-2008, 12:52 AM
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ooooo will have to take some now :D

or instal photoshop :)

Isafari
16-08-2008, 01:07 PM
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This was taken about 40 years ago....I'm the little one :lol:

ukwdwnut
16-08-2008, 01:11 PM
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i thought it was your wedding diane ;) :lol:

Isafari
16-08-2008, 01:17 PM
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i thought it was your wedding diane ;) :lol:

Don't be silly....that would make me even older than you :gy:

DH and myself about 8 yeasr ago

Slowhand
16-08-2008, 03:47 PM
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Hey Diane, at one time my hair was almost as long as the guy`s standing next to you in the photo!
[It is a guy isn`t it? :lol:]

disneymom
16-08-2008, 07:14 PM
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i could try and convert some shots if someone can explain how?

Shogun
16-08-2008, 07:34 PM
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My first one

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a222/shogun249/2nd%20album/traindriver800x533a.jpg

Shogun
16-08-2008, 09:05 PM
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Another one

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a222/shogun249/2nd%20album/ropesa.jpg

keith
16-08-2008, 09:07 PM
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how do you do your conversions Dave? do you have a specific formula for getting the contrast high?

Shogun
16-08-2008, 09:08 PM
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Third one

Stepping Stones

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a222/shogun249/2nd%20album/IMG_8697bw.jpg

Magical Moments.
16-08-2008, 09:25 PM
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I don't have any black and white photos.http://bestsmileys.com/crying/11.gif,will have to go and convert some now.


Diane,what a lovely photo of you and your DH.

Magical Moments.
16-08-2008, 09:45 PM
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Ok just had a fiddle with a photo, so here goes.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a222/shogun249/Liz%20Photos/mixedbag235800x533-1.jpg

Ooops nearly forgot to say where it is.
Was taken at Llandudno in North Wales.

Not very good i'm afraid.

Isafari
16-08-2008, 09:53 PM
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Hey Diane, at one time my hair was almost as long as the guy`s standing next to you in the photo!
[It is a guy isn`t it? :lol:]

Yes....it was a guy :lol: I can remember two of my brothers all having long hair like that. We were at Madame Tussuads (sp!) in Blackpool once and when my brother moved, a girl screamed....she thought she was looking at the model of Jesus!!

Shogun....love your first photo :p015:
Liz....don't put yourself down, that photo looks fab....we went there for our holidays years ago. We used to go to the North Wales Butlins.

Shogun
16-08-2008, 10:07 PM
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how do you do your conversions Dave? do you have a specific formula for getting the contrast high?
I use photo elements 5. There is a setting for increasing the contrast, sharpening or what ever you want really

keith
16-08-2008, 10:10 PM
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I use photo elements 5. There is a setting for inreasing the contrast, sharpening or what ever you want really

Well really like them although to my eyes the first may be oversharpened a bit, hard to tell on the web.

Liz, great shot too!!!

Magical Moments.
16-08-2008, 10:16 PM
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Thanks Diane for the kind words.

Well had another go,this time i added a touch of soft glow.

My Darling Granddaughter Ellie.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a222/shogun249/Liz%20Photos/mixed083800x600.jpg

Tink
16-08-2008, 10:25 PM
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Issy, that is a neat photo! :yes: Shogun, who is the man? He's quite distinguished looking. :yes:

Liz, Ellie's photo came out so nice!! I love the shot of Wales, too. Very dramatic area. :yes:

Thank you all for sharing! :yes:

Claire
16-08-2008, 10:26 PM
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Here's my contribution. This is FrontierLand at DLRP.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/tushy3241/DSCF0398.jpg

Isafari
16-08-2008, 10:30 PM
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DH took this one

Claire
16-08-2008, 10:32 PM
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And another DLRP one.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/tushy3241/DSCF0396.jpg

Tink
16-08-2008, 10:43 PM
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Oh! Such a pretty little girl! :yes:

NICE Claire! :yes:

Shogun
16-08-2008, 10:44 PM
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Shogun, who is the man? He's quite distinguished looking. :yes:


That was taken at the Southport Flower show lat year. He was driving the small steam train.

Tink
16-08-2008, 10:47 PM
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Nice. :yes: Thanks.

Slowhand
17-08-2008, 02:06 PM
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Oh how I wish that I had some photos of zebras or giant pandas! [Or a Newcastle Utd. footballer for that matter!] :lol:

*Bambi-Belle*
17-08-2008, 05:47 PM
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Connor, my youngest DS when he was 18 months old.:o:)

The photo is scanned so not great.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/PeterPansMum/con3.jpg

keith
19-08-2008, 10:13 PM
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Oh how I wish that I had some photos of zebras or giant pandas! [Or a Newcastle Utd. footballer for that matter!] :lol:

ARHGGHGHHGGH :rofl:

Cj.
19-08-2008, 10:17 PM
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Howdy.

Being new, I thought after Keith's recommendation I would jump into the photography realm of this site. Here is one of my most recent Black and White shots from a recent tour Robin Black (Canada) did over here in the UK.


http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v310/72/36/515605395/n515605395_1282262_1700.jpg


Shot using a Canon 30D with Canon 24-105mm F4 L Lens

Cj.

UKTim
19-08-2008, 10:20 PM
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thats brilliant, how do you get the black and whites so high contrast instead of muddy grey?

madhatter
19-08-2008, 10:33 PM
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Id like to know too, mine never ever look like that!

Cj.
19-08-2008, 10:34 PM
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Tim,
It depends on what feel you want to go. I walked Keith through this the other day via MSN which was interesting with one of my RAW images. With black and white it is a bit of a challenge. I use Photoshop mostly so it makes it a little easier.

I load up the image in Photoshop RAW. Under here I do Auto Exposure, and let Photoshop read what it needs to be. I play with the settings, mainly blacks and increase them, and normally the recovery just to capture a bit of detail. I also set the Saturation so the image is black and white (greyscale)

Open it in Photoshop and then create an adjustment layer with Levels.
(My levels eye droppers are set as Black (L: 5), White (L: 95)) - This is opened by double clicking on the eye dropper that is on the left which is black and the one on teh right which is white

I select the background which is normally black or dark, and darken it about by using the black dropper. Sometimes I just select roughly round the person with the lasso, and feather it slightly, so it has a grey edge so I can darken later. I then adjust the level slider to make it look right. I then create another adjustment layer, with Levels, and do the same again this time selecting the grey edge you can just slightly see where we feathered earlier.

Sometimes to boost contrast I then create a HUE/Saturation adjustment layer, and leave it as is. Set the blending options to Overlay and set opacity normally to 25% to 50% depending. Then if need be I burn a little.

Maybe I should write a tutorial. I hope this helps.

Here is an example of that technique, that is abit easier to show how it is done, due to controlled lighting.

http://indigobox.net/wdisneysecrets/blackandwhite-001.jpg


Thanks,
Cj.

keith
19-08-2008, 10:35 PM
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Maybe I should write a tutorial. I hope this helps.


you should definitely write a tutorial, it's a good technique :yes:

Cj.
19-08-2008, 10:42 PM
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Time MR K is rather limited :gy:
I don't mind helping though if I can.
Cj.

ukwdwnut
19-08-2008, 11:17 PM
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Don't be silly....that would make me even older than you :gy:

oooooo that hurt that was a kick in the googles :tongue0011-1::tongue0011-1:

Beccaberry
19-08-2008, 11:19 PM
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So then.

CJ...How much did he pay you to call him Mr?

and

Keith...no matter how much you paid him, no one else is going to do it.

keith
19-08-2008, 11:21 PM
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Keith...no matter how much you paid him, no one else is going to do it.

shucks :lipwobble:

ukwdwnut
19-08-2008, 11:22 PM
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Oh how I wish that I had some photos of zebras or giant pandas! [Or a Newcastle Utd. footballer for that matter!] :lol:

:lol:

Cj.
19-08-2008, 11:24 PM
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Miss Becca,
It is a respect thing. A long long time ago in an Internet Provider far far away, he used to be my boss.
I have always referred to him as Mr K. Don't know why.
Cj.

Cj.
19-08-2008, 11:25 PM
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Honestly though, I have always been too lazy to type Keith.
Cj.

keith
19-08-2008, 11:25 PM
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Miss Becca,
It is a respect thing. A long long time ago in an Internet Provider far far away, he used to be my boss.
I have always referred to him as Mr K. Don't know why.
Cj.

I've almost recovered... still got the nervous twitch and the grey hair though

keith
19-08-2008, 11:26 PM
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Honestly though, I have always been too lazy to type Keith.
Cj.

Now there's the truthful answer :lol:

Beccaberry
19-08-2008, 11:27 PM
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OOOOOOOOOH wait....I *LIKE* Miss Becca :D Yes, yes I do.

Carry on then :D

ukwdwnut
20-08-2008, 12:12 AM
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OOOOOOOOOH wait....I *LIKE* Miss Becca :D Yes, yes I do.

Carry on then :D

makes you sound like a madam or dominatrix ;) :lol:

Beccaberry
20-08-2008, 12:13 AM
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Uh huh. And? :wink:

ukwdwnut
20-08-2008, 12:16 AM
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Uh huh. And? :wink:

rubber comes to mind ;) :lol:

Beccaberry
20-08-2008, 12:25 AM
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Now, now 'nut...don't you go getting me in trouble :D

Beccaberry
20-08-2008, 12:30 AM
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So that I'm not TOTALLY accused of derailing the thread...

http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/DSCF1194BW.jpg

Beccaberry
20-08-2008, 12:32 AM
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http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/DSCN6804-1.jpg

Beccaberry
20-08-2008, 12:50 AM
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The Buddy Holly Museum -
http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/is_01067.jpg

Wishes -
http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/is_00335.jpg

The Boy -
http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/DSCF4729.jpg

The Girl -
http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/DSCF2338.jpg

kazzaqld
20-08-2008, 12:53 AM
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Oh how I wish that I had some photos of zebras or giant pandas! [Or a Newcastle Utd. footballer for that matter!] :lol:

Couldn't find a panda or a footballer but I did find.....

ukwdwnut
20-08-2008, 01:09 AM
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Couldn't find a panda or a footballer but I did find.....

kazza i like the way you got the zebra in B&W but kept the colour in the rest, how did you do that ;) :lol:

kazzaqld
20-08-2008, 02:12 AM
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Special secret photographic technique, Mick!

Actually if you ask me he looks more brown and white than black and white. :rolleyes008:

Tink
20-08-2008, 09:06 AM
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Nice shot! :yes: Did you use a close up lens or were you that close? :eek:

kazzaqld
20-08-2008, 09:23 AM
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It must have been zoomed - it's taken during Kilimanjaro Safaris - lucky shot!

Britchick
20-08-2008, 09:26 AM
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apparently there is no such thing as black in nature, according to my granddad anyway!!

Tink
20-08-2008, 09:27 AM
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I think I've heard that before, Britchick. :yes:

It is a nice shot, Kazza. Looks like you could have reached out and pet it! :D

kazzaqld
20-08-2008, 09:32 AM
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It is probably the nicest shot from that trip! All the rest were - oh there's something blurry over there... :rofl:

Next trip I didn't take any photos just looked at the animals, because I had to look at my pics the first time to remember what I'd seen.

This time I think I'll probably try a bit of both! :yes:

Tinker
20-08-2008, 02:52 PM
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All of the pictures are great . I love the picture of Miss Baleigh . The black/white with color is cool . I could never figure out what you are all doing . I'm lucky I can post a picture . LOL
Becca post the one with the hand up ... Beauty and the Beast . That was a super cool shot .

Beccaberry
20-08-2008, 11:36 PM
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OOOH I'd forgotten about that one...will have to find it...

Beccaberry
20-08-2008, 11:38 PM
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Still working on this one...I can't seem to get the color right...(or lack thereof)

http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/DSCF4158.jpg

mumof2
26-08-2008, 11:49 AM
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how do you *do* that black and white with a hint of colour thing? :confused:

lozzy
26-08-2008, 01:54 PM
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Heres one I done, It is from our last trip to Florida

http://wdisneysecrets.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=13&pictureid=143

ukwdwnut
26-08-2008, 02:02 PM
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Heres one I done, It is from our last trip to Florida

http://wdisneysecrets.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=13&pictureid=143

wow im digging out PS right now

i like that one laura

lozzy
26-08-2008, 09:42 PM
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Thanks, my head is starting to swell.

ukwdwnut
26-08-2008, 10:00 PM
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Thanks, my head is starting to swell.

:lol: not too big i hope :lol:

keith
26-08-2008, 10:02 PM
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but is someone going to explain to mumof2 how to get the effect? :tongue0011-1:

ukwdwnut
26-08-2008, 10:04 PM
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but is someone going to explain to mumof2 how to get the effect? :tongue0011-1:

something id like to know as well............LAURA!!!! ;) :lol:

Cj.
26-08-2008, 10:06 PM
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Okey dokey. Keith should know this one, I have shown him a long time ago how to do this with a Photo of Reece Witherspoon.

A number of ways to get this effect, I find the easiest way is to do this in Photoshop.....

Select the area you want to make black and white using the lasso tool
Create a Layer Adjustment Mask (Black and white)

The image then goes black and white and leaves what was unselected in colour.

Another way you could do is....
Create a Layer Adjustment Mask (black and white)
Then use the eraser tool and erase the bits you want in colour on the adjustment layer.

Cj.

lozzy
26-08-2008, 10:13 PM
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Okey dokey. Keith should know this one, I have shown him a long time ago how to do this with a Photo of Reece Witherspoon.

A number of ways to get this effect, I find the easiest way is to do this in Photoshop.....

Select the area you want to make black and white using the lasso tool
Create a Layer Adjustment Mask (Black and white)

The image then goes black and white and leaves what was unselected in colour.

Another way you could do is....
Create a Layer Adjustment Mask (black and white)
Then use the eraser tool and erase the bits you want in colour on the adjustment layer.

Cj.

Thanks Cj, I was just about to reply but didn't know where to start.

Cj.
26-08-2008, 10:15 PM
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Lozzy,
No problem.
There are other ways, but they are the easiest I find.
Cj.

Beccaberry
27-08-2008, 12:13 AM
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I use a completely different program...MGI Photosuite...but the concept is the same.

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 12:38 AM
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what about paintshop pro can you do it with that?

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 12:45 AM
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this is the pooch pup we have staying with us for a week or so

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s192/essexmick/IMG_1291.jpg

Beccaberry
27-08-2008, 12:49 AM
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wow 'nut...he looks like one big MUSCLE!

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 12:51 AM
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wow 'nut...he looks like one big MUSCLE!

she is the best behaved dog, i hve ever come in contact with, ive not heard her bark yet

believe it or not she is just a puppy, staffie

Tink
27-08-2008, 09:36 AM
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She looks way too big for me to be comfortable with! :eek: Nice shot though Mick. Thanks!

mumof2
27-08-2008, 09:40 AM
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but is someone going to explain to mumof2 how to get the effect? :tongue0011-1:

thanks Keith!

mumof2
27-08-2008, 09:43 AM
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Okey dokey. Keith should know this one, I have shown him a long time ago how to do this with a Photo of Reece Witherspoon.

A number of ways to get this effect, I find the easiest way is to do this in Photoshop.....

Select the area you want to make black and white using the lasso tool
Create a Layer Adjustment Mask (Black and white)

The image then goes black and white and leaves what was unselected in colour.

Another way you could do is....
Create a Layer Adjustment Mask (black and white)
Then use the eraser tool and erase the bits you want in colour on the adjustment layer.

Cj.


lovely - thank you for the instructions....i have to tell you at this stage that i am *very* easily confused with technical talk! :lol:

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 09:43 AM
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She looks way too big for me to be comfortable with! :eek: Nice shot though Mick. Thanks!

tink, you would love her she is so quiet and well behaved we dont know she is here, she dont bark, bite nothing......now im no dog lover really and wouldnt ever have one of my own ever but she is lovely, mikey loves her and wants one, only when he has his own place willl that ever happen :lol:

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 09:44 AM
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lovely - thank you for the instructions....i have to tell you at this stage that i am *very* easily confused with technical talk! :lol:

ive never really used PS so its totally new to me M

lozzy
27-08-2008, 10:43 PM
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Heres one I did today...

http://wdisneysecrets.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=13&pictureid=144

josh.p.
27-08-2008, 11:02 PM
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thats brilliant! looks really good, actually looks like a postcard!