Discussion in 'Macro Photography' started by Peeb, Oct 7, 2017.
I prefer the original but I'm a sharper is better freak.
I agree ^^^. Personally I don't find the light to harsh in the original. The only thing I might suggest for next time is to work on the exposure to capture the detail in the water drops (like those in right lower petal) without blowing the highlights. I've done this before using reflectors to give nice even lighting. The other point would to adjust for greater DOF, or resort to focus stacking.
Thirded. I like the first image better (not just 'better' - I like it a lot, actually) and don't find the lighting too harsh. I don't like the loss of contrast in the second version. Looks flat. The first version had much more dimension to it.
Oh, wait, that didn't come out right.
Raindrops on Roses ... are some of my favorite things.
Much worse. You can still tell the shadows are very harsh only now the whole image has been muddled up.
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Very fine- got it. The light and totally the light. I still like the original image, but I appreciate your taking your time to analyze (twice) and to make a very valid observation. Thanks!
What are you- some kind of wildlife photographer or something??
Totally agree! Given a do-over I would try to boost DOF just a tad.
Yeah, original was better. I liked the muted tones. Often roses are portrayed in a very vibrant color so it's nice to see something a little different.
Thanks for noticing! Yeah, I back off the red a bit to avoid it looking a bit cartoonish. Good catch!
I'll add another vote for the first image. The reprocessed version is too muddy.
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