Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by iPwnF00lz, Oct 2, 2008.
I posted these is the general gallery, opinions?
Nice shots. I'm not sure the selective colour in 1 does it any favours though. With it dominating so much of the frame the edges are showing a little if you look for any length of time. It looks kind of stuck on.
2 I really like, the water drops look almost uniform and they're doing a good job of defying gravity but the detail's great. I'm assuming you sprayed these yourself? One change I'd maybe make would be to spray from above so it looks more natural and be sure to spray all other foliage that's in the frame. (ok that's two things but I'm a giving kinda guy )
Yeah I agree I think the selective coloring didn't do much good, but I figured I would see if it was just my taste or not. And nope I didn't spray a drop, it was all natural after some rainfall
I know I'm not making friends today because I keep messing with people's pictures.
I really like the second one, but it looked like it had a gray color to it, kind of like if you, er...remove the contrast from a picture.
So, I did an auto white balance fix in gimp to it (which, if the leaves are too white to you, that would be what did it), messed with it in curves, removed some green and added some yellow, and added a tiny bit of contrast to it.
You may not like what it did to some parts of the leaves, I don't know.
I like it, and it looks good on my monitor.
I personally don't care for the first one, that was the kind of thing someone who doesnt know editing does. I do like 2 alot. Time to invest in a macro haha.
Chewbecca - I do like that edit. The white is a little extreme but it's not a bad thing with the water droplets. And I see your point about the contrast, but I didn't edit the image, it's untouched.
Bryant - Haha yep I realize it doesn't work well with the photo at all. And thanks!
Here's another untouched one...
Ah then it's gravity confusing me, it often does that, after a few pints anyway.
I much prefer the colour version of #1. One thing I will say is don't get too hung up on having pictures "untouched", obviously you want to get it as close to perfect at the point of capture as you can but most shots will need tweaked to some degree. I personally like a lot of contrast in my images but that's just taste, always sharpen after resize though, you'll be amazed the difference it makes.
i love the first one
Both pictures are beautiful and I like them very much. I just love the waterdrops especially on the second picture and I also like the colours so I don't think you need that editing with the selective colour. I prefer the second version of your first photo, the untouched one, it's really beautiful. Very good job.
The second one is my favorite. Keep it up! :d
Thanks a lot for the comments guys!
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