Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by EYEAM4ANARCHY, Jan 23, 2007.
Any comments, suggestions, or observations are very welcome.
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A couple more:
good detail although they are a little noisey
I'm not real experienced with photoshop yet, but tried to go over it with the noise filter.
Now that close-up on the barbed wire looks blurred.
I suggest you download the free demo version of NeatImage (www.neatimage.com ) and use that to clean up noise. Works better, I should say.
Thanks alot. I will try that.
First of all, I love the idea of Felix the cat spraypainting the anarchy sign...made me chuckle.
OK, so I think you have some good stuff going on here. But I agree with the others, the grain/noise is way too distracting.
What are you shooting with? I would guess that your ISO is pumped way too high...check it out and see. I would pull it down to about 100 or 200 if you can.
As far as the pics...I like the barbed wire shot the best, but I think it's too low in the frame. Some on the Forums will tell you that you should be shot if it's centered or if it deviates from the rule of 3s, but I would try moving it to the center, or even flipping the shot either 180 degrees so it's on top or 90 degrees to the right so it's on the left hand side of the pic as you look at it.
In regards to the ISO settings, Most of the pics posted here were taken with 800. The two pics of the ice crystals were taken with 400, which is the speed I've been using currently. Suffice it to say I'm very new to photography and I'm still learning alot of the technical aspects. In the future, I will experiment a bit with your suggestion of going even lower.
I did get a chance to work a bit with the neatimage program and it is alot better than the Photoshop noise filter.
Here's the before and after of the barbed wire picture:
Also, regarding your suggestion of the placement of the barbed wire, I did do some editing of the original picture. In that original, the barbed wire was actually on the left hand side. I flipped it around because I felt the composition was better with the "knot' on the bottom. Partly because I think it is a little less conventional of a view. I also cropped it down a little to remove some dead space in the one of the corners and create more of a focal point with the barbed wire. For comparison's sake, here is the original unedited version plus the edited version with the barbed wire shifted per your suggestions:
I'm not real enamored with the upside down view...
Thanks for the input and advice guys!
Here are the ones I posted earlier after being edited with Neatimage:
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much better amazing what software does
The final shot, with the barbed wire and vines, is not a true macro, but rather a really tight close-up with a zoom lens.
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