It is cold & stormy out

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  1. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It is cold & stormy out so I stayed inside & played some more with the feather. This time I used flash against the strong back lighting from the window. C&C please.

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    f 3.5
    t 1/800

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    f 5.6
    t 1/320

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    i like the first one it looks alot more like its over crystal clear water than polished wood. Have you ever thought of shooting this over water maybe with the feather just touching it. Its cold and stormer here to i should get on shooting.
     
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    Those may actually look good as black & white.
     
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    Nice, I like the top one. I preferred your earlier B+W photos, but maybe these would look even better in B+W since there is more of a marked distinction in the lines here? Give it a try!
     
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    Here is the first one converted to grey scale.

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    Hmm now I look at it, there are similar problems with keeping focus throughout the feather. Also, I think you could be doing more with your PP. I use Elements, and there's an option to 'convert to black and white' where you can play around with some sliders - a lot better than simply desaturating. Not sure if it's the same with the full-fledged version of PS.
     
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    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Using the color sliders and playing with the different setting until you get the look you want gives good results.
     
  8. Ron Evers

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    Well guys, being a poor pensioner I use a free download called Photoscape to do my editing. However, this image was converted in Photobucket, the first time I ever tried editing in this hosting site.

    BTW, I found #1 soft & am wondering if it was due to being wide open. Both #1&2 were shot from about 5' using zoom.
     
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    Cold and stormy is no reason not to go outside and shoot! 17° and snowing here, and I just got back from shooting a roll of film ;)

    Cool photos though. Maybe try some warm/cool filters to spice it up?
     

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