Reflection in Okinawa

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  1. gckless

    gckless No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just ordered my first metal print from Bay Photo, 12"x24". This was taken in Okinawa in 2012 (just did a re-edit), right before they put a very large Hilton on the other side of this bay and probably ruined this shot (haven't been back to this specific location with a camera since). 25 second exposure on this one, f/16, ISO250, with a D7000. Unhappy that I went with ISO250 on this, I was still in my early days of shooting. It's not terrible, but I could have used the extra noise reduction.

    How many of you have ordered on metal, and what were your thoughts, especially compared to prints or canvas?

    Also, and a little late since I already ordered, but what do you think of exposure level? Is it too dark? Tried lighter but the sky looks weird when I increase shadows or overall exposure.

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    Any other C&C appreciated.


     
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    I like the look and exposure, 'though I think some of the highlights could have been toned down just a tad.
     
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    Looks good to me!

    I've only had a few metal prints done, some came out better than others but I think thats more to do with my choice of subject more than anything else
     
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    Ya know, I actually did that a bit, and would have went a little farther, but I heard on metal highlights can actually look a little low. No idea how true this is, guess I'll find out when it gets here.

    Thanks! What subjects did you think came out good, and bad?
     
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    Landscapes with a lot of blue turned out good, those with a lot of green I'm not so fond of
     
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    Wow beautiful. I really love Japan so I enjoyed all your Japanese related galleries.
    I personally think the cranes in the foreground do not really match the colourful scenery since they're so dark.
    It says your photos are OK to edit so...
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    This is just my opinion though.
     
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  7. gckless

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    How did you remove them? I still see some small remnants in the lower portion, and usually if I can't totally remove something I won't do it. That's just me though, my own preference. I don't have PS though, so I'm limited to what LR can do to remove things, which isn't super powerful.

    But I agree the image looks better overall with those gone.
     
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    Yep. I used Photoshop CS5 to remove them with the cloning tool and some use of the mixing tool to remove some obvious patch edges. I didn't really put much effort into editing it so there will be some leftovers haha. Here's a better version if you want to see everything gone.
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    I'm sill here in oki.... I used to go here o this part of the sea wall... but I agree the Hilton ruined this
     

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