Turtle Turtle

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  1. vonDrehle

    vonDrehle TPF Noob!

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    This is a shot of a turtle I got out of our pool the other day. I normally do landscapes and I'm just now venturing into animals and athletics. Just wanted to see how everyone thought about the composition and exposure. It came out a little dark but I really like the look it gives to the wood.

    Canon EOS 5D
    1/200
    f/10
    ISO 800
    100mm

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
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    I like it!
     
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    Nice! The shadows are a bit harsh, but it's not like you can make an appointment with the turtle for sunset :) I really like the colors. This little guy was a great find.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    On my screen it looks good, but I know that my screen is bright and nice ... and I tend to give my photos some - what I take to be - GOOD contrasts often enough, and to present them a bit darker much rather than too bright ... and then, while over in the UK and using other people's or public internet station screens, I found my photos showed extremely dark in places ... black really.

    So it will really depend on who sees this picture and on what sort of monitor/screen if you will get a "yes, it is too dark" answer or a "I like the intensity of the colours and the contrasts in this photo" answer.

    It does lean a bit on the dark side, as you yourself are saying, but on my screen it is absolutely ok. It suggests some either early morning or evening light. Nice light which gives good, deep colours. The ISO number suggests it was actually getting dark by the time you took the photo, but I can't see any noise from it, which is good. You achieved the desired DOF with the aperture chosen, which I also like, and I find that the black and yellow of the turtle contrasts nicely with the green of the background (give me a green background and you'll have won me over, anyway :D).

    So yes, I like this.
    Whether this is a "good photograph" per se (by definition) is not for me to say. I am all unskilled in the field ... all I can say is if I like what I see or not. Sorry `bout that.
     
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    its avery pretty turtle and on my monitor, the colors look just grand. not to dark at all...though i do like to stray toward dark images
     

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