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A white rose i put on one of my christmas decorations.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:18.0 - 55.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.1 - 85.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Dec 2011 - 5:42 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Fired, Red-eye reduction
Title:A white rose.
Username:whatapic whatapic
Uploaded:1 Jun 2012 - 5:15 PM
Tags:Close -up, Flowers & plants
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84255 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 5:33 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A beautiful rose, with a gorgeous warm blush to the center. I quite like the sparkly background too.

I felt that it looked a little 'dull/flat' so took it into Photoshop Elements 9 and made a few minor changes. First of all I clicked 'Enhance > Levels' and adjusted the lighting, then into 'Quick' and changed the midtones and highlights. After that I looked at different crops, because you wanted the sparkly background I've left most of it on, just taking a little off left and right (but cloned out the very bright spot on the right). After cropping I checked the size was okay for uploading and finally I tweaked the 'Sharpen' slightly. Smile

All these changes were minor tweaks, but I hope you can see the difference.

Because you've clicked the 'Critique' button we are not allowed to vote, but I definitely would have if I could! Grin

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banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2799 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 6:12 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Very nice shot Brandon.

I mentioned to another Junior member this week about a trick to take a shot of a predominantly black cat, filling most of the screen, and that was to deliberaltely allply a -1 exposure compensation.

Simialt tip for showts where its largely white, or bright, especially in the centre of the frame, and thats to deliberately OVEREXPOSE using exposure compensation, about +2/3 to +1 in this case. The cameras main job is to average the scent until it sees 18% grey, and if it mostly white of black, it will try to get it grey.

This is a shot where this will work, and thats what Karen has done, and Ive also done in my mod. The increase in exposure, with making black = black, brightens the flower, and adds contrast, which shows off the Rose very well.


Ive also added some sharpening in the mod.

heres a gise to re sizing and sharpening you will find helpful:

Resize image: Image>Image size> set pixels per inch to 72; then set the longest side to what the site allows; then during the save as process, you will adjust the quality slider to get the right file size, then save.

Next: Open the new image. Check for sharpness at 100%. It will very likely need to be sharpened. You can use whatever method you prefer; here is a reliable method you can use:

Filter>sharpen>unsharp mask; set Radius = 0.8; set threshold = 3; now slide the Amount slider all the way to the right, which oversharpens the shot; then slide it slowly back to the left until it doesnt look soft, and doesnt look too sharp. You can view your image and turn Preview on and off to see how youre doing. When your happy, press OK, then SAVE. Now upload.



Hope this is helpful, and if theres anything Ive done you would like more information or assistance with just PM me.



regards



Willie

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jamestheboy
1 Jun 2012 - 7:24 PM

A great looking photo sorry I cannot tell you much more I am not expert on these types of photos






james Smile

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whatapic
whatapic  2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 - 8:47 PM

Thank you guys for taking your time and showing me what you have done to make my photo better. I will try photoshop and show you my results and hopefully for you they'll have improved. Smile

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84255 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2012 - 7:18 AM

I'm looking forward to seeing your results! Smile

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whatapic
whatapic  2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2012 - 8:01 AM

thanks. and by the way the modifications are beautiful, ill be saving them to my computerTongue but all credit goes to banehawi and karenSmile

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