" Without Real Subject "

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  1. New England Moments

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    Ok , this is a shot probably not strong enough for some in subject, what do you think?? Does it work?
    • Focal length: 8.9mm (35mm equivalent: 35mm)
    • Exposure time: 0.017 s (1/60)
    • Aperture: f/5.0
    • ISO equiv.: 50
    • Whitebalance: Manual
    • Metering Mode: spot
    • Exposure: Manual
    " TIMELESS WOOD "



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    Very nice! You really captured the detail in this one. The colors are fabulous as well!

    Another great picture from you!
     
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    Thank You doobs! I appreciate that.. I guess I thought it was simple in subject, but color maybe powerful enough to hold interest.
     
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    Looking at it closely, I notice that the focus is slightly soft...particularly on the leaves. Perhaps the 1/60 shutterspeed was not quite enough.
    Also although I am sure it is hard for most people to notice here, the shot is underexposed resulting in slightly less vibrant colours. When I ran it through a piece of software both brightness and contrast registered in the minus area on the original. This can be remedied in postprocessing which would give the colours the proper punch that goes with good exposure.

    Compositionally, the fence leads into the image but unfortunately the fence also blends in a little too much. I would probably consider backing up and getting more of the tree.

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    There is a lot going on here. Not sure if you are going for the fence or the tress. Tell us what you think about the shot.

    Love & Bass
     
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    I think the slight underexposure is nice for this shot. It makes the colors richer and if you were to brighten this I believe it would look too cluttered and perhaps a little "snapshotty". Just my personal prefernce. :wink:
     
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    Underexposure in digital definitely does NOT make the colours richer. Getting the colour correct is the major challenge in digital work and part of that equation is totally accurate exposure.

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    I think I came across wrong, I know you don't get richer colors when you underexpose a picture. I don't think he underexposed this picture anyways, I think he may of just darkened the image slightly which gives it a rich, more appealing tone, IMO. I think if you brighten this picture too much you can lose the dark yellow color of the leaves, which is very appealing.
     
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    There's a decent shot in there somewhere, but this composition didn't get it.

    What were you thinking when you plopped that -tree- nearly dead center?
     
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    Theres something not right overall about the processing, its too contrasty, and I cant tell if the dof matches round about the f/5 it says in exif.
    Its quite pixelated, its a 1/2 mb file, I would have thought a pic of this physical size would display pretty good, but it doesn't, suggesting there is far more detail in the original that just won't compress down to 800x600.

    .....I dunno

    theres something not right about something

    incisive/decisive
     
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    I love the colors, but agree about the strong contrast.
    I love the shot, but would like the ground darker/more subtle, and the fence parts to be lighter. That would separate the components more I think.
    Lucky you living in such a beautiful place. I love seeing your photos!
     

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