Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Soocom1, Jul 4, 2019.
Nothing serious, but curious as to how people like this.
Its more light composure and color test.
Not to be overly negative, but the image to me is uninteresting. There is an art form to staging random articles, and making it look random, but in this case it missed. Even in a random object image there needs to be a central focus point that pulls the eye in, but lets it take in the scene without letting the eye wander. The red book could be a good use of color, but being off center, the eye has to travel to far to take in the rest of the scene.
Overall the saturation is fine, but the image is a little flat, maybe a little more contrast? On the lighting there is a severely blown highlight on the mandolin, and an annoying light spot on the pillow, next to the bottom of the bottle, just above the cheese. The reflection in the glass is nice, was that added post?
A good still life is not so much about even lighting but more about using light and shadow to hide/reveal what "you" want the viewer to see. It gives you options in selecting and balancing the scene so that no one object becomes overpowering.
The shot outside of resizing is untouched.
When you get a bright spot in one part of the pic it's not always possible to adjust for it and not leave everything else looking too dark so adjusting any light before the pic (if at all possible) is your best solution to the problem that hasn't happened just yet. A screen, film or something to dim a super bright spot is what I would do 'if shooting for perfection'.
I find the cheese annoying because now I'm craving cheese and it's not time to eat yet. (jk)
The buy some cheese and eat..
he he he he he
Keep in mind I had a linear polarizer on the front of a 85mm lens.
No flash and adjusted WB to shade.
It looks good as far as it goes, but I think the scene lacks really colorful items which would illustrate the saturation capability of the sensor. Mostly you have subtle earthtones,with the exception of the old red covered book. The exposure looks pretty good overall but it looks like you had a shaft of very hot light that hit the mandolin, overexposing part of it and a little bit on the pillow.
As a composition I feel like there is too much empty space at the top of the frame. The bottom of the frame has a lot going on but the top is simply empty.
The pillow is out of place. Most folks don't have a pillow on their tables.
The blue door takes up far too much real estate and is a distraction to me.
Why exactly did you feel the need to use a polarizing filter? The further you get from 90 degrees on the angle of light the less the effect anyhow. Plus saturation isn't always increased it all depends on whether a particular object is at an optimal angle to the sun, and whether this object is highly reflective. In shade it can actually work against you creating drab colors. Since the hot light appears relatively small in size, a better approach might have been to flag it, or change your shooting angle.
Since you've marked not okay to edit, I don't want to touch your image to show you what I mean about using light and shadow, but here is one I did awhile back that included an "odd man out" element. The idea is to create an environment where not all is revealed at once, to give the viewer time to explore the image.
I shot multiples, that was the best of the bunch.
W/O the filter the blow out was pritty harsh.
But the intent was not to display, it was to test the camera's abilities and the lens itself.
Plus given that I intend to use the lens in other situations including some portraits, the need for a polarizer was pressing.
overall, the image itself was simply a test to see if I would get the effects I wanted.
IMO it did.
I apologize if I misunderstood your post, but in the OP you stated "curious as to how people like this" and "Its more light composure and color test", I was trying to comment on the questions you first posed.
In this last post you say it "was simply a test to see if I would get the effects I wanted,
IMO it did". So as to avoid further confusion on my part, what exactly was the effect you were looking for, and how do you think it achieved your expectation?
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