Louisiana Weather = Macro Shots

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  1. b3av3r

    b3av3r TPF Noob!

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    I have had my camera for about two weeks and thanks to my work schedule and the lovely Louisiana weather I haven't been able to take it outside at all. Hour after hour of rain almost everyday. So I just brought it to work and tried to find something to shoot but really don't have many options.

    I finally just started playing with a bunch of macro shots. I only have one lens at this time, a Nikkor 28-80mm that came with the camera. After learning the camera and playing with the settings, I finally came up with one shot I sort of like and I have no idea why.

    Here is the original:
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    Yes, I am bored at work and stacking cigarettes up. Not the best subject but its what I have.

    And after looking through all the options in Photoshop and toying with some things, I ended up with this:

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    Obviously any comments/criticisms/advice/etc. is welcome.
     
  2. three_eyed_otter

    three_eyed_otter TPF Noob!

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    That shot is BUTTer! :eek:ldman: I like the original.

    have a good one
    3Eo
     
  3. WDodd

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    I like the original as well. Looks a bit soft maybe even where the focus is supposed to be sharp.
     
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    one more vote for the origional :)

    quick tip. if you wanted all of them to be sharp you could up the aperature a bit which is actually making the hole smaller
     
  5. b3av3r

    b3av3r TPF Noob!

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    thanks for all the positive comments

    I wasn't really sure what to do with the picture once I loaded up PS but I kind of have a heart for B&W images so there you go.

    What lens do well for macro shots which have become my priority over landscapes at the moment?
     
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