First RAW cc if you dont mind

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  1. freeze3kgt

    freeze3kgt TPF Noob!

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    kk this is my first attempt at RAW files ... i prefer jpegs because im new to dslrs.


    couple things i'd like someone to help me with ... did i go with toooo much sharpness, or does it look ok?

    also the Histogram had me a little blown out on the mid-to dark side, any way to fix such things in raw or did i just kind fail at the exposure on the orginal shot? ** looks good on my laptop screen but i've noticed more and more of my pictures "look" good to me exposure wise but when printing them out or posting cc's they tend to be under exposed in prints and coments on cc's

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    I personally like it. If you look closely, however, you can see the halos that appear due to shifting the sliders over too much. I like this effect on this particular image but it won't look good on other subjects so watch out for that.
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    seems slightly over-sharpened, but its a really nice shot!
     
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    thank you both for comments, will try working with RAW more.. but i think i still prefer the simplicity of jpegs :D i get nervous when altering the photos
     
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    Well the water drops are over exposed. You should see that even on your monitor.
    Even some of the greens aver blown out.

    I'm not sure if you pushed the exposure during RAW processing or if you already shot it that way.

    Composition is also not great. Always try to play with a few angles.
     
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    cool.... now that you mention it, i should have went around to the other side, to block out the sky more to get a better droplet... kept getting overexposed droplets and only way i could compensate was to lower the exposure a bit while shooting, didn't really mess with the exposure to much during pp. just mainly trying to get a "crisp" "sharp" image
     
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    The tricky part is to get some light from the back which creates the sparkle in the droplets.

    That's the challenge when shooting nature, wildlife etc. outdoors. You can't move the sun and it takes careful scouting to pick the subject or where it's going to be (birds etc.) so the sun works in your favor and you don't run into any other issues.

    Even in your case when the subject isn't moving, it doesn't mean that it makes it any easier to take a great picture of it :)
     
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    Its different and I like it. I like the contrast of the greens and the water drops.
     

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