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@The Doc: The star of the photo is definitely the champagne cork. The rest of the subject could use better isolation and curve adjustment to combat the general flat picture of the profile. Any particular reason you went with a black background? Or was it solely to give the explosion contrast?

Anyway, enjoy my eyesore.



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For those curious about the process behind the shot:

I simply opened up Excel and popped out my macro lens.



The hard part is the camera positioning as the image plane has to be directly flat with the sensor. Moreover, this process is complicated by any room vibrations. A similar picture I took of an IPS screen demonstrates these problems.


Edited by nderscore - 11/3/11 at 2:11am
post #5332 of 10513
Not sure how I'm going to rate this, but is that a photograph you took? I'm curious to see how :O cool I guess


Orange Horizon 2 by Daniel NOU, on Flickr
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@The Doc: The star of the photo is definitely the champagne cork. The rest of the subject could use better isolation and curve adjustment to combat the general flat picture of the profile. Any particular reason you went with a black background? Or was it solely to give the explosion contrast?

Anyway, enjoy my eyesore.


The girl in the photograph is a famous Irish model, and I was trying to draw attention away from her as much as possible and onto the champagne and cork, so just for once she wouldn't be the centre of attention


No sign of barrell distortion in your picture, it's almost straight, and I can't see any dead pixels


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Not sure how I'm going to rate this, but is that a photograph you took? I'm curious to see how :O cool I guess


Orange Horizon 2 by Daniel NOU, on Flickr


7/10 - I'd prefer a little bit less sky, and a slightly longer exposure, but I do like the photograph.







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8/10 Only question I have is what are the black spots on her cheek & shoulder? Good lighting, crop is a bit tight for my tastes.

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Its a nice portrait with a man and his dog. I'm guessing the main subject is the dog since the man is a little bit OOF. The top of the dogs head looks like its completely blown out of details.

     
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Yes, the focus is the dog. Thank you for pointing out the blown out highlights on the dogs head. Since this was an informal photo of my brother and his dog I did not pay as much attention as I shouldhave to little details like that. I'm going to revisit it tonight as I'm sure that I will be able to recover some details from that puggles cranium.
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Yes, the focus is the dog. Thank you for pointing out the blown out highlights on the dogs head. Since this was an informal photo of my brother and his dog I did not pay as much attention as I shouldhave to little details like that. I'm going to revisit it tonight as I'm sure that I will be able to recover some details from that puggles cranium.
Perfect to me lol, I am amazed how you have gotten so much better over the year. I guess it is all that dedication you got!
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Perfect to me lol, I am amazed how you have gotten so much better over the year. I guess it is all that dedication you got!
Thank you very much. I go out and shoot a lot, I have been reading about exposure and zones etc etc, and also I've been using film a bit too, which makes me think before I compose and shoot. I am dedicated. I want to take pictures that make people feel something. You don't get good by not practicing
That photo was one of four I took while just messing around taking some sample shots to show a potential buyer for my 50mm f1.8 lens.
I feel like it should have some sort of cute title or caption, but I can't think of anything
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9/10 I really like this for some reason. the only thing I dont like is the guy is out of focus in the 1st and 3rd frame.

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post #5340 of 10513
9/10... I like it



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8/10 Only question I have is what are the black spots on her cheek & shoulder? Good lighting, crop is a bit tight for my tastes.

It's make-up. My girlfriend is a make-up artist. I take shots of some of her work.


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