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This is part of an assignment I am doing based on reflections. The aim of this shot is to show reflections around the home in everyday objects.
This was taken using a 28 - 135mm zoom lens with stabilisation selected and hand held.
I processed the image in photoshop elements 11 and used topaz denoise 5 to soften and remove noise from the background.
Contrast, brightness and saturation were all adjusted in Adobe raw 7 before loading into photoshop.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Lens:EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Nov 2012 - 11:00 PM
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:-2.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Cutlery Reflections
Username:ErictheViking ErictheViking
Uploaded:29 Nov 2012 - 12:35 AM
Tags:General, Macro
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
29 Nov 2012 - 3:40 AM

I love this arty capture ! You made a stunning image of something ordinary !! Great photo Smile

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shush
shush  4 Canada7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 8:37 AM

This is very creative capture. I like the tones and reflection you've achieved. As you've posted this picture for critique, so here is my opinion but do keep in mind it's only my opinion........

Top third of the picture I find is distracting as it takes the viewers eye away from the main subject and I wonder if the image would be improved if the tips of the fork was sharper.

I have upload a mod with a tighter crop and slightly sharper fork tips......I hope you don't feel I spoilt your original.

Sushil

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cats_123 e2 Member 104009 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 3:13 PM

agree with the crop Smile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10821 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2821 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 4:00 PM

This is excellent Eric. The crop is a good idea, but I personally wouldnt worry about the fork tips, as the whole point of the shoot is the reflection, and not the fork. It could even work without the fork at all, showing only the reflection.


Good work,


Regards



Willie

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10821 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2821 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 4:07 PM

Uploaded a mod as suggested above.


Willie

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ErictheViking e2 Member 1124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 4:10 PM

Thanks again to you all I do agree about the crop it was a will I won't I moment and now I know I should have done it.

Eric

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom845 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 8:16 PM

That whole lighter top section must go, it's a total distraction. Then you have a fine image. Wonder why you chose to hand hold? I would automatically use a tripod for such a shot even at these settings. It is sharp, but might benefit from slightly more depth of field.

I have this lens and it's a cracker, but old technology. I find the IS which is early, not terribly effective, but it may be me shaking a lot.

Paul

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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2012 - 7:48 AM

cracker Eric beautiful image very arty fartySmile think the crop is better my man

Rod

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