Birdhouse for C&C

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  1. KylePeterson

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    2nd try for me to shoot this birdhouse. It's been absolutely freezing up here in Minnesota, so I've been able to shoot for about 5 minutes at a time.

    I had posted a shot of this birdhouse this weekend and decided to take some of the feedback and try again.

    Let me know what you think!
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    The B&W conversion could use a little more contrast. Looks like it could be sharpened a bit too.

    Are you choosing the focus point or is the camera deciding?

    Instead of shooting this at f/10, ISO 200 and a shutter speed of 1/200, try shooting this at ISO 100, f/5.6 and a faster shutter speed to help put the background out of focus more.

    You also might want to shoot this from a slightly lower point of view...level with the hole or the star. Maybe try a shot in portrait orientation and include a bit of the post.
     
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    Bump for anyone else?
     
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    I agree with all of the above. A couple other things...

    I actually do like the selective color, which I typically don't.
    Watch your composition (it would look better without the roof cropped)

    Overall, not bad!
     
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    Yeah, I agree...something was bothering me about this picture when I was looking at it earlier. Now that I've looked at it again I see it's the cut off roof top that was bothering me earlier...and that bright spot to the left of the bird house.
     
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    I definitely agree with the rooftop being cut off, I think its more vital to the picture than the post, but having both would be lovely. I also agree that there needs to be more contrast.

    I have always been turned off by pictures of birdhouses, but for some reason, I really like this picture...and I don't even mind the bright spot on the left of the birdhouse...I think it will be ok once you add more contrast!

    Great Shot! :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks guys! I see what you mean about the top being cut off. I didn't even notice it when I cropped the pic. I'd like to work on the contrast to the black and white so we'll see how it turns out!
     

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