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Taken at the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow. A display called Expression, loved the surreal feel in a museum environment. Comments always appreciated. Thanks

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Camera:Nikon D3100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED [II] Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Apr 2011 - 11:27 AM
Focal Length:32mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/10sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Floating Heads
Username:bgrunes bgrunes
Uploaded:14 Jul 2012 - 2:36 PM
Tags:Architecture, General, Specialist / abstract
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imagesbybrian
14 Jul 2012 - 2:47 PM

very well composed.. cracker!

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
14 Jul 2012 - 2:53 PM

Brilliant love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 - 3:24 PM

Fantastic surreal image.

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digital_boi
14 Jul 2012 - 3:41 PM

its a great slight i live some 5 mins away from this place and as you rightly say it has a surreal feel but different and very pleasing.
If i was you i would have upped the iso so that you had much faster shutter speed as you have lost the colour in the stonework (a Tad overexposed). I tried to adjust using software but failed so cannot upload a mod for you. Every time i go there i shoot the expressions.

Graham

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9708 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2668 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 5:33 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Its a good shot, - one weve seen here a few times.

Graham has mentioned the colour of the stonework, and thats due to the white balance the camera has chosen, - likely having been in Auto White Balance, which works most of the time, but not always. Manually choosing an appropriate setting may have worked better.

Its possible to corect this to some extent in post processing, but this works best if the riginal is shot in RAW for complete control over WB.


The verticals are a little off, so in the mod Ive straightened these, adjusted the colour balance to be warmer, and sharpened some of the faces only.

To correct a colour imbalance, heres a link:

http://www.dpchallenge.com/tutorial.php?TUTORIAL_ID=24. You will need a version of Photoshop that has a curves adjustment capability.


Hope this is helpful,



regards


Willie

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bgrunes
bgrunes  1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 - 6:52 PM

Hi thanks for tips, this was one of my early photos I took when I got my camera, I've since learnt about RAW although still not fully aware of its benefits or using them? Your mod looks some much brighter and clearer. Thanks again to all who commentSmile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9708 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2668 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 7:14 PM

RAW files are opened by a RAW converter programme, which will allow you to, among many other things:

Adjust exposure, as if you were taking the shot all over again with a different setting

Change white balance after the fact, no matter what white balance you had set.

Remove noise.

Sharpen

Automatically correct lens aberrations

Adjust contrast

Adjust colour

The benefit is that all these adjustments are done on a RAW file, - meaning its what the sensor catured with no adjustments or compression applied, so your changes do not, like adjusting a JPEG which already has adjustments pre-applied, cause ANY loss of quality or detail through file compression.


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bgrunes  1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 - 8:12 PM

I've started using Aperture instead of trying to get the best out of Photoshop. It seems easier as it links to all my photo in iPhoto. The controls appear to be easier to use. Am i going down the right route or should I be making the effort to get into Photoshop?

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9708 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2668 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:27 PM

I also have used Aperture. Put it this way, - it like comparing an Austin Mini to a Ferrari, - has nowhere near the capabilities of Photoshop, or Lightroom. Its really a photo organizer, like iPhoto, with a few extra capabilities thrown in that many free image editors have.


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