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Hi guys. Trying to get to grips with these flower shots.
Used a mini tripod, tried various f stops, this is on 13.6 and iso 64.
Just need abit of patience to work on changing the background colour until i get some backing card.

Kathryn

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S5700
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Apr 2012 - 3:41 PM
Focal Length:6.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/13.6
Shutter Speed:4sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:64
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Ray of sunshine
Username:kathrynlouise kathrynlouise
Uploaded:20 Apr 2012 - 8:46 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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snappersue
20 Apr 2012 - 9:36 AM

Works well for me. Great shot. Sue

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20 Apr 2012 - 12:14 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi, I have uploaded a mod for you. I altered the exposure, the original was rather over exposed, then changed the colour cast which gave the bg a pinkish colour to make a contrast between the bg and the flower, I removed the noise from the red and blue only making the bg smooyher but keeping the noise in the green so not to loose detail in the flower. I removed a hot pixel or two and gave it one sharpen. Hope you like itSmile
Diane

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20 Apr 2012 - 2:55 PM

Well done, - this is so much better!

Its a little overexposed, but the overall texture of the petals, sharpness and detail are really good. When doing these, check the shot, and if it looks overexposed, use a negative exposure compensation, say -1/2 or so and shoot again, Use the image in the LCD to guide you. But good work. And Yellow is a difficult colour to work with,


Diane has loaded a good mod to try yo tone down the overexposed bits, as I have in V1, but another option is to take advantage of the overexposure and make it a feature as in v2. What I did was copied the layer, used a filter called diffuse glow, with my foreground colour set to black, and adjusted the amount of glow and opacity until it looked right to me. One for the wall. View it large.



regards



Willie

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kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 8:43 PM


Quote: Works well for me. Great shot. Sue

Thankyou Sue Grin

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20 Apr 2012 - 8:45 PM


Quote: Hi, I have uploaded a mod for you. I altered the exposure, the original was rather over exposed, then changed the colour cast which gave the bg a pinkish colour to make a contrast between the bg and the flower, I removed the noise from the red and blue only making the bg smooyher but keeping the noise in the green so not to loose detail in the flower. I removed a hot pixel or two and gave it one sharpen. Hope you like itSmile
Diane

Thankyou Diane Grin

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Jestertheclown
20 Apr 2012 - 8:49 PM

This is a little overexposed but I like it because of that.

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20 Apr 2012 - 8:51 PM


Quote: Well done, - this is so much better!

Its a little overexposed, but the overall texture of the petals, sharpness and detail are really good. When doing these, check the shot, and if it looks overexposed, use a negative exposure compensation, say -1/2 or so and shoot again, Use the image in the LCD to guide you. But good work. And Yellow is a difficult colour to work with,


Diane has loaded a good mod to try yo tone down the overexposed bits, as I have in V1, but another option is to take advantage of the overexposure and make it a feature as in v2. What I did was copied the layer, used a filter called diffuse glow, with my foreground colour set to black, and adjusted the amount of glow and opacity until it looked right to me. One for the wall. View it large.



regards



Willie

Thanks Willie. I love v2 Grin
Really must try more editing.

Kathryn

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kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 8:56 PM


Quote: This is a little overexposed but I like it because of that.

Thankyou Bren Grin

Kathryn

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