Two sawns pictures for C&C

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    Converted into BW with lgihtroom3

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    Fixed one of the images: What do you think?
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    I like IMG2 better....

    Let me know what you think?


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    Wow...LR does not allow you to control your watermark???
     
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    Ah! Swans! I was wondering what a sawn was.

    Both pictures have blown out areas in the swans themselves. A faster shutter or higher f/# would have fixed that.

    I think you missed the focus on the second picture. It's close, but just a bit off.
     
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    I have it set to place a watermark on all photos uploaded to flickr and facebook. I rather have an ugly watermark on my images then have them somewhere else without credit.

    I'm still playing with it to make it tasteful but that is for another thread.

    Granted, my images are not to a point that they are worth stealing but someday they will be =)
     
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    Yea, I would have spent more time with them but I saw them on a lake near the road and stopped and jumped out. They are on a private lake that the owner has called the police on people before. I was trying to be quick....

    No excuse for crappy photos though...

    Could LR correct the blown out part?
     
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    I uploaded one of the images again with edit...
     
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    I'm not that familiar with LightRoom, but if they were shot in RAW, you have a chance. In photoshop, I was able to lower the brightness and contrast and could see more detail where it's currently blown out, but it was also pretty rough looking. It's worth a try, though.
     
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    The second's definitely better, but still a bit over exposed.
     
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    Yea, I'm going back tomorrow and I'm going to ask the owner if I can take pictures. I hope they let me because they have a baby swan too...
     
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    Seems a little *grey*... and exposures off somewhere... just my opinion.
     
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    They are white, a slower shutter speed would have helped and a higher F number would only have increased DOF, they are underexposed and have been PP, to get detail in whites you should intentionally overexpose, as you do with snow shots etc. H
     
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    How would a slower shutter speed have helped? Wouldn't a slower shutter speed over expose the swans even more? And the higher the f/#, the less light. The less light, the darker the exposure. Yes it affects DOF as well, but it would only have increased the DOF, putting more of the image in focus. I understand the exposure triangle.

    Am I missing something? :meh:

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    How does over exposing something that's bright give detail? Do you mean under expose? Under expose = darker, Over expose = brighter? Am I going crazy? Did I learn everything about exposure backwards?!
     

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