Begining experimentation.

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  1. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hi!

    New here. New to dSLR. Not new to photography, but kind of rekindling an old love.

    I am having a blast with my new Canon Xsi. I am playing around with RAW data, and post processing. Here is my first kinda proud moment. Looking for constructive criticism. I can take it!

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  2. Nix725

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    Wow. I love it.
     
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    Great shot. I only wish it was a bit sharper.
     
  4. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Any chance of posting a higher res. image? And also the Exif data? form the small image it seems like there is either noise or too much oversharpening in PP.
     
  5. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Me too.

    Yes.

    The pic wasn't razor sharp to begin with, but the noise came from drastically changing the color curves that removed (darkened) the background, upping the brightness, upping the contrast, a little sharpening.

    Here is the hi res original, which I think is quite bland.
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    And here is the hi res tweak.
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    exif (whats a good way to export this?)
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    Camera was hand held
     
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    It loos a little oversaturated along with overshaprned, its still a very interesting shot.
     
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    Nice work, especially with the transformation of the photo with your post processing!
     
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    Nice one :)
     
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    i like the vividness of it :D
     
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    Great for me!
     
  11. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    now with the original I can clearly see it, you most likely have motion blur making it seem like the image was OOF. if you can you might try to reshoot this, if you get another chance like that, that is. Also I suggest on uploading to another host like flickr since photobucket reduces image quality.
     
  12. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Jaszek,I went out today after work to attempt a reshoot. *pfft* that hosta sprout already grew 3"s and has opened up LOL. I found another which I like even better than the first, except no water drops. Much better. I got a couple towels to wad up to support my arms more for a sharper shoot. Less PP too. I did use linear contrast, and then had to up the brightness a lot. I set Style to Neutral, WB to Cloudy. I did add a little unsharp mask but didn't overdo it I don't think. What I learned is I think I want a faster lense :D

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    Camera Model Name: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
    Firmware: Firmware Version 1.0.9
    Shooting Date/Time: 5/1/2009 05:04:25
    Tv(Shutter Speed): 1/10Sec.
    Av(Aperture Value): F10
    Metering Modes: Spot
    Exposure Compensation: 0
    ISO Speed: 400
    Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
    Focal Length: 49.0 mm
    Image size: 4272 x 2848
    Image Quality: RAW
    Flash: Off
    White Balance: Auto
    AF modeOne-Shot AF
    Picture Style: Standard
    Parameters
    Tone Curve : Standard
    Sharpness level : -
    Pattern Sharpness : -
    Contrast : 0
    Sharpness : 3
    Color saturation : 0
    Color tone : 0
    Long exposure noise reduction : Disable
    High ISO speed noise reduction : Disable
    Highlight tone priority : Disable
    Color matrix
    -
    Color Space
    sRGB
     

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