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My old friend

My old friend
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Copyright: Karo Kendimian (yerevantsi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 80 N: 171] (859)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-15
Categories: Experimental, Macro
Camera: Canon PowerShot A60
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): aNyThInG hIgHlY pOsT-pRoCeSsEd, White Stage, Red, white and blue - Three colours in harmony., Advertisements [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-04-15 4:33
Viewed: 9922
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 122
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is my old friend. Zenit-ET.
Yesterday, I've created a small "white stage" for macro shooting. Here is my first experiment.
1. Neat Image
2. Removed the surronding white background
4. Two additional transparent layer duplicates beneath the original
5. Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
6. resize and frame
7. USM
The original shot is posted as WS.
Any comments are greatly appreciated.

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Very creative work here and nicely done.
I like it a lot,very well done!

Beautiful work based on a very good original shot I think. It could be a strong advert for Zenit ! This picture remains the old and used aspect of the camera and the mix of colours suits very well to this shot. Nice job !

excellent portrait of an old friend of us all I guess;-)) nice compo and workshop.. The result is very nice.. I will try something oneday of that sort. very imaginative composition

Very good idea. I like the final result. Very nice work Garo.

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  • kmolz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 50 N: 218] (1080)
  • [2004-04-15 7:55]

Very nice experiment, Garo!!! great composition !!!

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  • manny Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 24 N: 1499] (12033)
  • [2004-04-15 8:03]
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VERY very good PP. I lke it very much. It results to a very artistic image. The colors you've chosen are also very good. Thanks for sharing to us the steps.

Excellent PP. Very good from an aretistic point of view. I like it a lot.

A brilliant idea very well executed, Garo! Well done! It certainly would make an excellent ad for Zenit. I like the "Russian" colours, too :) Good to see someone have fun and doing such creative work!

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  • Rupes Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 1 N: 1] (127)
  • [2004-04-15 15:26]
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Beautiful and very creative.
Well done!

The concept of this image is very creative, and nicely executed. Well done.

i saw the original and this shot looks really amazing, very nice colours, crisp and sharp shot nicely composed. very good work Garo

This shot makes me want to create the same group theme here as I had on TrekEarth, with photos concentrating on red, white and blue. Those three colours come up over and over again. My first reflex many years ago was also a Zenith - they were heavy but cheap and reliable.

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 916 W: 122 N: 24] (14)
  • [2004-04-20 10:07]

Tis is really great PP work Garo. Well done. I like the colours and the scales yoy have done. The origional picture most have been good too.

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  • ornis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 20 N: 139] (842)
  • [2004-04-20 17:23]

I'm very impressed by this experiment. The result is very catchy, specially those three objectives round shapes overlapping. Very well realized, appealing colors and a sharp detailed image. You've let your imagination play for the best here.

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  • Orme Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 6 N: 72] (311)
  • [2004-04-22 2:36]

A very creative shot, Garo. Excellent post-processing work. I especially like the 'red' version of the camera in the middle. Well framed.

Ecelent and very artistic work, Garo. Great processing, very clean work. Good job.

Well done Garo, I like the composition and the creative work you've done here, I particularly like the hue/saturation work.
Nice one.

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  • Tim Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 18 N: 240] (1139)
  • [2004-04-26 18:34]

Nicely executed experiment Garo. Post processing can be a lot of fun and it would appear that you had an enjoyable time creating this fine photo. Thanks for sharing and God's best to you, Tim

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  • garcia Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 33 W: 0 N: 19] (234)
  • [2004-04-28 9:52]
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Antes de mais obrigado pelo comentário a minha foto,sobre esta sua foto devo dizer que não fica nada atrás sem dúvida alguma um trabalho com grande mestria atrevo-me a dizer de um grande artista,a composição excelente e as cores espectaculo,Adoreeeeeeiiiiiii,Abraços.

Before more obliged for the commentary my photo, on this its photo I must say that it is not nothing behind without a doubt some a work with great mestria atrevo me to say it of a great artist, the excellent composition and the colors espectaculo, Adoreeeeeeiiiiiii, Abraços.

Excellent work and note! Greta job!

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  • Piotr Gold Star Critiquer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-06-11 15:39]

I like this photo, becouse I have a TTL Zenit.
It was my first Good camera, nice composition, very creative and attractiv, well done!

Compliments for a very interesting work here.
Result is great, looks like studio shot, and layers are perfect.
Well done
Jean Michel

Very nice picture Garo, I like it a lot. Very sharp image and you have a good idea to make it like this.
Best regards

Garo, Your picture is so professionall that I want do give you 5 point ,but only 2 is possibile. Bravo

Excellent PP and creative work here.. Bala

this pic is intersting by the fact that it shows a really strong opposition (even if it's complementary) beetween digital and "argentique".
good shot, and good compo.

Full of interesting elements this shot, very well realized. In particular I like rounded geometries, surreal overlapping of the blue and red cameras and the third in transparency.


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  • GlenC Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 2 N: 99] (797)
  • [2005-09-19 5:55]

Great image processing Garo. I own a Zenit-ET and it's a great camera. TFS,


Просто бесподобная работа!

Очень понравилась творческая задумка, и главное - ее реализация. Даже и не верится, что это - A60.

I like this one very much I am going to try the same and see how I make out thanks for the information.

my first camera was a ET too...
nice portrait of old friends garo...

Hello there,

I love the photo. Nice and clear colours, very sharp too.

My dad has Zenit like that, it is very old, but still makes nice pictures.

Good one :)

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  • ynnad Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 19 N: 86] (1010)
  • [2005-12-07 19:04]

wow, garo. i should add you to my favorites. great tutorial. regards, danny

i cant remember how many times i have viewed this photo...but everytime i still love it...very creative experiment...peace***

extra fotografia, też miałem tylko ZenitXP

Hi Garo!

I just want to express my admiration to this image. Bravo!

Well done!

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  • MeAT Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 7 N: 2] (34)
  • [2006-03-25 1:03]
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Great work to give a second life to your old camera! Thanks for the workshop!


Points for nostalgy. Zenit-ET is my old friend too. And...it is not the camera, it is THE PHOTOGRAPHER who make photos.

very nice! i like your idea. If you`d be so kind, look at my gallery of zenit macro. best regards

C'est une photo incroyablement belle.

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  • Alexus Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 1] (179)
  • [2006-08-01 11:42]
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Great work!!!

Hi Garo,
Excelent idea.
Very creative work and nicely done.
I made shot of my Zenit ET here ...

Well done,

what a neat creative idea..:o)

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2006-09-30 8:33]

nice idea and great workshop. TFS.


fantastic picture ... great !!

Absolutely beautiful composition. Splendid colours.


Hi Garo,
I had one Zenith many years ago ...
Here your work is beautiful and creative :)
Kicher Pari (if I remember the few words of your language I learnt once ...)

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2006-11-21 21:18]

Hi Garo. Very competent result and well described in your note. Excellent colours and sharpness. Murray.

Hi Garo

Me la composición el perfecta los colores y una idea original Buen trabajo


Excelente trabalho e muito criativo a a partir da foto que está no WS. E a nota explicativa é didática e simples. Parabéns

Well done.
I used to have a Zenit LTL3.

Truly magic... a very fitting tribute to a camera that I now know is legendary. Didn't before of course I came to live in Latvia.

Such wonderful PP work... an inspiratoin it is... my question is how do you make the "white stage" and Would you go into a bit more detail for me about the additional layer work? And also how you 'cut' the camera out from the 'white stage'? :)

I have been meaning to borrow my friends zenit with 'full gunstock' :) Makes me think the best time might be for a dramatic entrance for my next photo exhibition in his town... :) Thanks for the idea... :)

NIce procesing and great choice of colours

Hi Garo,
very unique composition only from a creative mind.i love the color treatment. KUDOS!

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-06-15 4:06]

Hi Garo,

Nicely done... I love the PP work that has been done here. Love the colour contrast between the red and blue. Two Thumbs up.


Hard to add more to what has already been said. Excellent!

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  • baran Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 13] (803)
  • [2007-07-23 1:20]

great artwork dear friend.bravo

hocam gerçekten harika bir çalışma.

Russian is the best!

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  • ub06 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 7] (208)
  • [2007-11-25 0:20]
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very well done
extra ordainary job

oh my god!
i have the exact same film camera!
Zenit ET
same lens also!
woah! i thot these cameras dont even exist anymore!
mine is quite old...
my dad gave it to me, as he use to use it, and now its my old best friend=)
good job on this photo!
very well done!
im glad someone other than me also has such and old friend ^^

my compliments!
have a great day! =)


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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-04-18 0:42]

nice and colorful cameras
nice workshop work

Excellent idea
I love it

Boa noite,

Bela foto, lindas cores, perfeita iluminação, contraste e brilho!

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