Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by elsaspet, Mar 7, 2005.
I've got Spring Fever soooooo bad! Comments and critique please.
did you retouch them? the out of focus background looks like it was blured in photoshop, IMHO it needs more exposure in the bacground so you don't feel the flowers were just pasted.
Nope, didn't touch 'em. Nada. Just some really orange flowers.
Very beautiful. I somewhat agree with Cuervo. I don't think the background needs to be changed. The blurring is just about right. But they do look a bit pasted....perhaps just unsharpening a little bit would help? Also, another nit is the very tip of the pedal on top being nipped off. All in all a wonderful capture.
Thank you for the suggestion CCD. (BTW-I'm a BIG fan of your photos:hail: ). Thank you guys for looking and I'll try the unsharp mask. "Unsharp" just scares me a little as I spend so much time and $ trying to make the images sharp. :lmao:
Geeezzzzzzzz.... go ahead and give it a try. I think you'll be surprised.
Don't get mad Christie Photo. I'm trying to learn....honest.:mrgreen:
Here is the unsharp mask at 3.0. Is this going the right way? Why does it seem sharper when I am "unsharping"?
Beautiful. Makes me crave spring so much!
nice, i can't wait for spring, it's just that we never get it until summer, the unsharp mask has definately gone the wrong way, beautiful flower though..
Whoa 2nd is much better IMO
i love this! your perfected use DOF really makes this jump off the page.
regarding the second effort; i think its a bit overdone. i'm assuming you create your end result in camera and do very minor post adjustments. becoming a little familar with basic PS will give some images a real boost. if interested, email me anytime for help.
I'm tuely sorry. :blushing: I didn't come across well. I never meant to sound impatient with you. I need to improve my written communication skills. Please allow me a "do-over."
I find your original post to be a perfectly fine photograph. I think the ratio of lighting on the subject to the background is good. The deeper tones in the background is what gives your image so much impact.
The unsharp mask is used to sharpen an image. When I saw more than one recommendation to use the tool to soften a perfectly fine soft background, I was taken aback by the advice.
Please accept my sincere apologies.
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