C&C please.

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  1. mpasq66

    mpasq66 TPF Noob!

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    I liked them, but am curious what the pro's think...

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    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well, I'm not a pro, but here is what i think :)
    1- Interesting lighting, but the house / trees at the bottom of the image seems out of focus and the red line seems more like a scratch of red in the image and that it doesn't belong

    2- This one seems somewhat over processed / sharpened, but that could just be my monitor. In terms of composition, its nice, although the bottom petal of the main flower was cut off
     
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    What kind of camera did you use?

    Do you have the shot information?
     
  4. mpasq66

    mpasq66 TPF Noob!

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    Pic #1:
    File: - C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Desktop\New pics\IMG_3039xx.jpg


    Model - Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
    Software - Picasa 3.0
    YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
    ExifOffset - 216
    ExposureTime - 1/200 seconds
    FNumber - 6.30
    ExposureProgram - Manual control
    ISOSpeedRatings - 400
    ShutterSpeedValue - 1/197 seconds
    ApertureValue - F 6.44
    ExposureBiasValue - 0
    MeteringMode - Multi-segment
    Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
    FocalLength - 25 mm
    ExposureMode - Manual
    WhiteBalance - Auto
    SceneCaptureType - Standard
    Macro mode - Normal
    Self timer - Off
    Quality - Fine
    Flash mode - Not fired
    Sequence mode - Continous
    Focus mode - MF
    Image size - Large
    Easy shooting mode - Manual
    Digital zoom - None
    Contrast - Normal
    Saturation - Normal
    Sharpness - Low , -32769
    ISO Value - 32767 (other)
    Metering mode - Evaluative
    Focus type - Auto
    Exposure mode - Manual
    Focal length - 18 - 55 mm (1 mm)
    Flash activity - Not fired
    White Balance - Auto
    Flash bias - 0.00 EV
    Subject Distance - 0
    Image Type - Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS


    Pic #2
    File: - C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Desktop\New pics\IMG_2623x.jpg
    Model - Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
    Software - Picasa 3.0
    ExifOffset - 216
    ExposureTime - 1/50 seconds
    FNumber - 6.30
    ExposureProgram - Manual control
    ISOSpeedRatings - 400
    ShutterSpeedValue - 1/49 seconds
    ApertureValue - F 6.44
    ExposureBiasValue - 0
    MeteringMode - Multi-segment
    Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
    FocalLength - 55 mm
    ExposureMode - Manual
    WhiteBalance - Auto
    SceneCaptureType - Standard
    Macro mode - Normal
    Self timer - Off
    Quality - Fine
    Flash mode - Not fired
    Sequence mode - Continous
    Focus mode - AI Focus
    Easy shooting mode - Manual
    Digital zoom - None
    Contrast - Normal
    Saturation - Normal
    Sharpness - Low , -32769
    ISO Value - 32767 (other)
    Metering mode - Evaluative
    Focus type - Auto
    Exposure mode - Manual
    Focal length - 18 - 55 mm (1 mm)
    Flash activity - Not fired
    Focus mode 2 - 65535
    White Balance - Auto
    Sequence number - 0
    Flash bias - 0.00 EV
    Subject Distance - 0
    Image Type - Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS

    And yes. I gave Pic 1 a soft focus.

    Thanks for replying!
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Somehow the second one looks very noisy, which surprises me, as you set your camera to ISO 400, which should still work fine and almost free from any visible noise with the XT! Maybe its the effect of over-sharpening in post that has been mentioned by bigtwinky? May well have been. What was the original like?

    I agree with bigtwinky on the trail of the plane in the sky: it somehow looks more like an accidental scratch, but I also see that you have worked without a tripod for the first. You say you applied "soft focus"? Somehow the softness looks like camera shake to me, though, I don't know: can't necessarily be at 1/200 sec. exposure and the lens set to 25mm :scratch: ... but the exposure time was too short for the plane to leave a long enough streak in the sky... Maybe next time you use a tripod, choose a smaller aperture than f6.3, longer exposure... yes. Well, that...
     
  6. mpasq66

    mpasq66 TPF Noob!

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    Here is the original:

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  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, ok, the flowers are slightly underexposed here, the bright background played tricks on you and the exposure settings, but I'd not go as far in brightening it as you did, as you get all that nose, and I feel that the amount of sharpening that you applied is really necessary. Some middle path (adjusting the highlights to the FLOWERS only, too, leaving the window as it is) might get you there. Unless you really like your version the best. Than all's good!
     
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