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7/10

The colours are just stunning. I think this is an image that is stretching the dynamic range of the camera to its utmost.
But...I feel that the focus would have been better placed upon the woman, or the tower because, as it stands, the foreground is out of focus, but dominates the image. The trees in the background being in focus just, kind of takes away from the foreground.
Also...I can't say that I like seeing your shadow in the picture. I have no idea if you could have avoided that or not.
Thanks, I wasn't in a very shutterbuggy mood yesterday so I wasn't paying much attention to what I was doing.. I fell into a rut of just pointing and shooting. Thus the terrible focus.

As for the shadow, well, at that wide an angle and the sun going down right behind me there was nothing I could really do.

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Originally Posted by USlatin View Post
You might be loving his Photoshoping and not just his picture. (loved the clouds, 8/10) You could mimic that with curves, bringing the blacks to bull black and highs up till they clip a little. The question is, do you have enough info to make it look realistic at decent resolutions? If your image is RAW I think you could do this much to it and get the size you posted above without too much posterization or excessive noise.

I really love your photo! Was it a well populated area? Suburban? Small town?
I'm not sure if any of that was directed at my pic, but if the clouds bit was for me, then thank you.

And even though that pic I took was vibrant as hell in the first place, I did touch up the contrast/curves etc in Lightroom a little bit.


Here's another one I took yesterday, so it's not my best work, but I'm quite happy with how clear it came out considering I took this handheld while the wind was blowing harder than a... well, I probably shouldn't finish that.
(Btw, I know it's a little bit underexposed on the flower itself. I couldn't really do much about it. )

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post #322 of 10513
9/10 Wow! That's some picture! Love the colors. Love the pic!

The blue background is hotter than the flower so maybe you can manage to get what you want with a curve that pushes the lower mid range as much as you can without making it look flat. You could cut it out and adjust it separate, but it will be very tough without having to do a little work to smooth out the edges that are out of focus which are hard to cut.

Lovely flower man!! I love the aspect and colors. I like it so much that I don't mind that it is perfectly centered. Great stuff.

I tried a curve on it but didn't push it too far, it would be better if the file was the original but you get the point. Then the curve. You could push it a bit more but even that curve made it a bit flat for my taste so I added 10+ contrast for the second. With a little work you could try pushing it much more then bringing it back so it isn't flat. You can do it on the original and it will be much better. If you switch to 16-bit mode you can mess with it longer with less degradation.



Edited by USlatin - 4/15/09 at 7:04pm
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9/10 Wow! That's some picture! Love the colors. Love the pic!

The blue background is hotter than the flower so maybe you can manage to get what you want with a curve that pushes the lower mid range as much as you can without making it look flat. You could cut it out and adjust it separate, but it will be very tough without having to do a little work to smooth out the edges that are out of focus which are hard to cut.

Lovely flower man!! I love the aspect and colors. I like it so much that I don't mind that it is perfectly centered. Great stuff.

I tried a curve on it but didn't push it too far, it would be better if the file was the original but you get the point. Then the curve. You could push it a bit more but even that curve made it a bit flat for my taste so I added 10+ contrast for the second. With a little work you could try pushing it much more then bringing it back so it isn't flat. You can do it on the original and it will be much better. If you switch to 16-bit mode you can mess with it longer with less degradation.
Hey thanks! I cropped it like that simply because the very center of the flower is perfectly centered.. it just looked better to me at the time like that.
I'll start from scratch and re-edit it in Photoshop instead of Lightroom later tonight once I get my fill of Fallout 3
If you're interested I can give you the RAW file to play with for fun.
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post #324 of 10513
Sure. Maybe we should do that at a Photoshoping thread though... (?)
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This was actually my first lapping job. A Noctua NB cooler that works great.

The screen is totally blown out though.


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4/10. Nice lap job though.

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post #327 of 10513
7/10 I'm drawn to the dead space in the low right hand corner.

Sticking with flowers....

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post #328 of 10513
7/10. To me the flower is unremarkable colorwise.


Edited by lonnie5000 - 4/16/09 at 7:33pm
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post #329 of 10513
8/10 Good Color's but could use a slight crop to remove some of the leafs out of the picture.



Shot with my New 55-200... liking the bokeh that im getting will get some better shots with less noise soon i hope lol.
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post #330 of 10513
5/10 bland not much going on looks a bit noisy. Cute kitty though

    
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