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Freezing water droplets was a challenge at my local village photography class and I enjoyed every second of the work, this is another variation on the same theme.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony Alpha SLT-A77
Lens:DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Nov 2012 - 4:13 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Splash in Blue
Username:PeterWoodham PeterWoodham
Uploaded:4 Dec 2012 - 6:58 PM
Tags:Digital art, Flowers & plants, Specialist / abstract
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Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41202 forum posts United Kingdom198 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 8:51 PM

Nice idea, and as I expect you found, hard to capture effectively. This seems to be underexposed... I would expect these colours to be much more vibrant. Better to use an aperture of f/8 or so, for this instead of f/16, and if using your flash in auto ttl, I suggest dialling in a bit of positive exposure compensation on the flash. The red, green and blue should leap off the screen. Some can be recovered in processing, so I expect a mod will come along soon.

Other small points, the rose should be lower in the frame and all of it included...you have clipped the top leaf here. Better to frame more loosely when you aren't sure exactly where the action is going to be. On the other hand, its easy to practice this at home. Good try, just a few tweaks.

Nick

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10846 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2838 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 10:04 PM

Nick speaks, and a mod appears!


Nothing to add to Nicks feedback apart from the mod, - looked at least a full stop underexposed. I think you probably pushed up the saturation to try to recover the shot, as I had to de saturate a lot to get it right.

Check your histogram view on your LCD after a shot, you will jnow right away if the exposure is right.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/understanding-series/understanding-h...



Regards


Willie

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 9:44 AM

Willie speaks and there is nothing left to say.

Frank

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 5:23 PM

The idea is very good indeed, the logo is not. It does look very under exposed resulting in a heavy blue/cyan cast. You put digital art so I suspect you have been playing with the colours here. I think that might have been a mistake. Would prefer the base image with correct colours and saturation, that would have been really good.

Paul

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2012 - 10:40 AM

Some good advice from Willie and Nick

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2177 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2012 - 11:44 AM

Lovely image,thank's for your vote on my image on Christmas day
Nadolig Llawen
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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2012 - 11:10 PM

Great shot, Peter..

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 12:08 PM

Cracking shot, very clever like it Smile

Hugh

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