pinecones

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  1. just x joey

    just x joey TPF Noob!

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    just practicing with my manual focus 55mm f/1.2, how does this look?

    ISO 160
    f/1.2
    50mm
    1/20sec

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    here's one without the white backdrop, same settings:

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    just x joey TPF Noob!

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    :'( no comments? lol
     
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    It's neat, but the focus is weird. Maybe it's because the middle pine cone is in focus...I'm not sure.
     
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    what should i focus on instead?
     
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    Why black and white?

    skieur
     
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    just x joey TPF Noob!

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    why not? i like black and white.
     
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    Unfortunately good black and white photography does not work that way. There are certain criteria for a good black and white shot and the main one is an image with a considerable range of tones in it from pitch dark with a little detail to bright white without blown out highlights. This shot does not meet this basic criteria and would be considered a throw away by an experienced black and white photographer. Try looking at some top black and white work, if you like it, and learn from the techniques of those photographers.

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    how does this not have a high range of pure blacks and pure whites, the first one especially? plus i see no blown out highlights. and this isn't in the critic gallery. this was a test shot if you read the description with my lens that i got in the mail. :lol:
    its okay to envy me or whatever it is you have against me, jsut don;t bother me with your time. THANKS! :er:
     
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    :scratch:

    Ok, so you are annoyed no one makes a comment....and then when they do you say your not looking for comments? I am lost? Unless we are supposed to only tell you how amazing a shot it is....or be quiet????

    Brian

    P.S. I don't think its an envy thing. I don't envy you, but agree with skieur, it does not make a good black and white photo.
     
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    digital flower No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would have like to have seen the focus on the cones along the front edge of the dish. Just my opinion, but the out of focus areas are too prominent in the picture.
     
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    Your first shot is blown out at the top...
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Would there be a reason to do so, you think? For someone like Skieur even? I much doubt that. You ask for comments and he took the time to even write a lengthy one, with explanations, instead of "over exposed" (which is the length of comments you seem to prefer to give). Only did he not write what YOU wanted to hear, and if you therefore feel another member holds a grudge against you better think twice about what YOU feel when reading a response that does not meet your expectations.
     

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