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I was commissioned to photograph houses and their owners. This was the first.

Brand:Pentax 67II
Camera:Pentax 67 II Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:45 mm f4
Recording media:Fuji Velvia 50
Focal Length:45
Lens Max Aperture:f/4
Aperture:f/8
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
ISO:50
Metering Mode:Matrix
Title:Auriol
Username:mgts24 mgts24
Uploaded:11 May 2011 - 1:48 AM
Tags:Architecture, Portraits / people
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mgts24
mgts24  3 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 - 2:07 AM

Before anyone jumps in! I am not happy with the way this is displaying: it's sharper than this. I uploaded a file that is 600 ppi on the long side, but for some reason this is being displayed too large, hence the graininess/fuzzyness. Any suggestions?

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jabe
jabe  3 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2011 - 4:38 AM

Grin i like this , nice natural and good compositionSad

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mgts24
mgts24  3 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 - 9:48 AM

Correstion: that's 600 pi on the long side, not 600 ppi.

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PhillipMinnis
11 May 2011 - 9:51 AM

I think it's a good image! The woman standing where she is in front of her home is well-positioned.....it does tell the story! Good job!


Cheers

Phil

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Jestertheclown
11 May 2011 - 9:38 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

It's displaying ayt 467x600px. which I guess is what it should be.
It is a bit soft though. Did you sharpen it as the final task before you uploaded it? Some sharpness can often get lost in the uploading process and I think it's more apparrent with these smaller images.
The same problem applies when I upload a mod on here. Again, I think it's because of the downsizing and I have to deliberately oversharpen them to get the right result once they're in place.

I've uploaded a mod. in which I've applied an "S" curve to add a little contrast as I think your original's a bit flat and I've desaturated it slightly overall, the again using just the green channel.
Finally, I sharpened it.

Hope this helps,

Bren.

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mgts24
mgts24  3 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 - 11:34 PM

Thanks Bren, that's exactly the sort of help I was looking for. I did sharpen it before uploading, but clearly not enough. I do like the saturation of the original, as it was shot on Velvia. In the end, we only get an approximation viewing these photos online. I will do a bit of tweaking, and upload a new version.

Thanks
Michael

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Jestertheclown
12 May 2011 - 8:20 AM


Quote: as it was shot on Velvia.

Whops! I missed that, other wise I wouldn't have looked at the saturatiom.
Using Velvia, you've probably got exactly what you wanted.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 12 May 2011 - 8:20 AM

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dudler Critique Team 1091 forum postsdudler vcard England250 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 11:43 AM

I was never a fan of Velvia: Agfachrome professional's neutral tones were always far more to my liking - and Velvia was a disaster for figure work and portraits.

It works here, though, brilliantly (appropraitely), because of the house and garden being colourful, and a major part of the picture.

Lovely composition, too. Subtle and measured.

Sharpness is frustrating: as the owner of a 45mm f/4 Pentax lens, and a 67 for it to live on, I understand just how much sharper the original wil lbe than any digital process can capture...

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mgts24
mgts24  3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 - 11:58 AM


Quote: I was never a fan of Velvia: Agfachrome professional's neutral tones were always far more to my liking - and Velvia was a disaster for figure work and portraits.

It works here, though, brilliantly (appropraitely), because of the house and garden being colourful, and a major part of the picture.

Lovely composition, too. Subtle and measured.

Sharpness is frustrating: as the owner of a 45mm f/4 Pentax lens, and a 67 for it to live on, I understand just how much sharper the original wil lbe than any digital process can capture...

I agree that Velvia can be over the top at times. And yes, the slide is much sharper than this jpeg would suggest (I was very lucky, as it was shot on a monopod at about 1/30th of a second with mirror locked up). I find it's a bit hit or miss scanning my 6x7 slides.

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