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Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by TheReef, Dec 31, 2010.
Brought picture in my recently bought LR3, so I could get familiar with the APP. .
*Please bear with me, for I'm a beginner with photography*
1/250 f/7.1 ISO 200 10.5mm
1 Sunpak 522 on top step at 1/4th power, another 522 fired off camera right (4ft) at 1/2 power.
Hey everyone, my names Brian. I've been lurking around these forums for quite sometime, thought I might join in the fun that is POTD.
Critique and Comments gladly accepted!
One Question, is that size acceptable? Or should I keep it to 900px wide one the longest side?(like most forums)
The size is fine. As for C&C: I think you did a great job here. The composition is excellent, and the low vantage point works really well. It looks like you probably clipped your green channel, resulting in a magenta tinge in the quarter tones and blown highlights in a few small places, so you probably could have dialed down your lights a bit. There are also large areas of crushed blacks, but I don't think it's a problem in this one; we're not losing shadow detail where we would want to see it, and the black helps to frame the subject.
misleading snow prints by tristangage, on Flickr
Camera Nikon D90
Exposure 0.002 sec (1/500)
Focal Length 62 mm
ISO Speed 220
prefers the chase... endures the race
D300, 80-200f/2.8, 200mm, f/4, 1/1000, ISO800
I think you've done well, excellent composition, lighting and a colour scheme that works. You've caught him at just the right moment, communicating the concentration in the face, the balancing act and careful foot placement ready to make the exit.
Great work, keep them coming
The size is good, most people here go up to 1024px on the wide side as you've done.
Nice shot... you've done well to nail the focus.
Another winner, Phrasikleia.
Nice complication of interests If there were a shot that represented you (as far as I know you anyway) this would be it
All that's missing is the Oregon coastline in the background
Last of the Holiday related shots from me....
Nice shot with spot on focus, however on my w*rk monitor the blacks looks crushed, can you do anything in post to bring out the details slightly?
IMO that would turn this into a killer shot.
I also take it being 3' away with a 300mm lens this is basically the shot as is with minimual crop, sweet!
From your flickr account
Thanks, Reef, nice to hear since the shot I took most recently (yesterday evening) is so far a real loser. I keep wrangling with it in post, trying to coax out the vision I had in my head, but it doesn't seem to be in there. Can't win 'em all, I guess.
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An early September shot along Route 66 outside Los Lunas, NM.
GPS: N 34°53.435' W 107°04.730'
It's your work monitor. I use a regularly calibrated 30" ACD, and viewing the original photo reveals individual feather detail in the black area.
I too have a calibrated monitor and see detail in the blacks. Nonetheless, I think a curves adjustment to brighten it up a bit wouldn't hurt.
DSC_0141 by Booth 22, on Flickr
Your idea is intriguing. May you show me how I am able to adjust the black tone via curves? I only know how to do a simple cross process with the curves adjustment with CS2.
Got it, I'll check at home later (calibrated monitor).
I really like the shot.
Haha... You're pretty right on there... but beer is missing, too. (And fishing boats.) Dogs, bikes, beer, and the people of dogs, bikes and beer -- sort of been my photographic palette of late.
Love these little chickadees... plenty of them in these parts. BTW: there's good tonal range and detail in the shot viewed on my older MBP. I see detail in the blacks... they don't look crushed on this end.
This is a really beautiful image. One of the best skateboard shots I've seen recently. I'm so tired of everyone shooting extreme sports with a fish eye lens, this is a breath of fresh air.
Well, I usually start out by dropping a control point in the middle of the line. If I want to bring up the shadows, then I'll start by lifting the midtones to see if they need to come up as well, and then I'll drop another control point at the 3/4 tone mark and lift that one a bit. I then work between those two points until I get what I want. I also usually end up dropping a third point in the quarter tones to maintain control over the lighter parts of the image. It's rare that I need more than three points.
This is a reshoot of the Twin Barns at the Nisqually Delta. Better light and a better lens.
Canon XSi Canon 100mm L macro ISO 200 f/8 1/100 second
Thanks for all the kind words, I didn't want to quote everyone's stuff to reply, So I figured this would work.
Been a fan of all you guys for some time, glad to be posting with you all.
I agree with the comment on the blacks, and tint. I have been experimenting with a new "look" to my photos, and I am still perfecting the "look". So I thank you for your input, as it will truly help me next time I'm editing.
Very good B&W treatment. Good job