Stepping away from people to the forest. C&C

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  1. kro

    kro TPF Noob!

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    Last time I posted, I posted a few portraits I took and they were alright. This time, I went out on a walk through the woods. This was my favorite, by far.
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    I was trying to get a kind-of pin hole feel with the PP.
    f/11, 1/13 sec exposure at ISO-800.
    I tried it at a longer exposure to try and get better detail on the trees, but it was a no go with that lighting. I've been reading books and websites, but aperture and shutter speed still haven't clicked perfectly for me. What settings would have made this better? Here is a link to the original, in case that helps answering my question. http://i970.photobucket.com/albums/ae181/potatokate/DSC_0028.jpg
     
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    Nice shot, if you want to bring out more detail in the trees, put the
    image in photoshop, then from the top menu go to Image-Adjustments-Shadow Highlights. This should bring out more detail and you can adjust the settings in Shadow Highlights to your liking.
     
  3. kro

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    That's a pretty powerful little adjustment. It brought a lot of detail back. Thanks a lot for the tip.
     
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    It looks very unreal - like a painting. Cool.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I am jealous of this image. It really has a creepy feel to it.
    It's great when you can evoke an emotion out of the veiwer, other than "ooh, pretty".
     
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    I really like the colour tones, not your average "antique" look, it has depth.
     
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    I like it, has an old feeling to it, I would not want to be walking through that forest at night! Good Job
     
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    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Before any post processing the picture gives you a 'weathered' sort of feeling. The PP you did only brings that feeling out more. Good job.

    ^ I submit my opinion humbly though, as someone who's very new to this hobby.
     
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    I really liked the way you phrased it though, even if you consider yourself just a humble newbie (like me. :lol:) Also, thanks Bitter Jeweler. What you said actually inspired me a bit. Such a simple concept, but still something I'm learning.
     

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