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Blackberries just starting to ripen. This is my first attempt at shooting in RAW although I have coverted it for posting. Please let me know what you all think

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jul 2011 - 4:46 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Berries
Username:magsyuk magsyuk
Uploaded:17 Jul 2011 - 10:09 PM
Tags:Close up, Flowers, Flowers & plants, Nature, Plants
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 10:16 PM

Great detail and colour, with very good dof.

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rambler
rambler e2 Member 6474 forum postsrambler vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 10:38 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Shooting in Raw is the same as shooting in Jpeg. What is different is the resulting file size and the amount of information it contains. One of the undoubted advantages is that you can select parts of a picture and crop down without a huge loss in quality and definition.

After looking at the berries my eye then focused on a white highlight to the top left and then to the stem on the left edge. Crop or clone them out for a much stronger image.

Rambler.

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magsyuk
magsyuk  5 England
17 Jul 2011 - 11:05 PM

Thankyou for your comments, I will take a look at the image again and see what I can come up with. Editing is a whole different ball game and one I am not too good at.....yet!

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Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2011 - 12:18 AM

You've done as good job, goosd exposure and naice narrowe depth of field.I agree with rambler re cloning/cropping away the distractions at the edges - personally I'd justt cop in from the top and left to just inside them.

The thing about RAW..it doesn't give you any more latitude for cropping, the number of pixels are the same as in the jpeg (assuming your jpegs were full size). But there's a lot more info contained in RAW files which can give you much more leeway for getting out of tricky situations with harsh contrast, overexposure and burnout, colour balance problems.

The downside is that nearly all raw files ned a little bit of tweaking as they tend to be a bit dull and washed out (as the camera hasn't automatically applied any contrast/saturation/sharpening etc. The upside is you have much finer control over these parameters than just letting the camera decide it for you.

For instance, in this shot, there are some highlights on the berries which if the light had been harsher than it is here would have been blown out to white. In the jpeg these blown out areas would have been recorded as such and no detail ever recoverable from them. In the RAW it would probably be possinble to tweak and rescue detail from the overexposed parts as the RAW shot has much bigger exposure latitude..)

There's plenty of forum threads on the subject if you do a search.

Anyway, nice work, it's a new world for you now but I;ve never known anyone switched to RAW and went back, so get stuck in and enjoy Smile

Stephen

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