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Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jan 2013 - 10:57 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/1.8
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Custom
Title:Leisure time
Username:shakeyhands shakeyhands
Uploaded:27 Jan 2013 - 5:34 PM
Tags:Black & white, General, Portraits / people
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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103995 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 6:31 PM

it might take a little light, but other than than looks perfect to me Smile


tried to download it for a mod, but it's says file unspported or damaged Sad

Last Modified By cats_123 at 27 Jan 2013 - 6:35 PM

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shakeyhands
shakeyhands e2 Member 1249 forum postsshakeyhands vcard Canada
27 Jan 2013 - 7:02 PM

Hey cats, Thanks for looking and the comments. something is not right with the whole upload Sad as voting was enabled and mods wasn't ( maybe I got it backwards lol). I will try to edit it and see if anything changes.

Thx Shakey

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shakeyhands e2 Member 1249 forum postsshakeyhands vcard Canada
27 Jan 2013 - 7:11 PM

I"m not sure why the file is not supported or damaged but it looks like the other stuff was just my screw up. TongueGrin

Shakey

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10777 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2781 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 10:41 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Reg.

This is a really nice shot.

To answer some questions, - you have marked it for a critique, so no voting is allowed, and modifications are automatically on.

Secondly, theres noting really wrong file wise except, you always need to ensure that images posted to the web have the sRGB colour profile attached. This tagged with a profile that Photoshop will not recognise, and this is because its left with its MODE as greyscale, when it should be set to RGB. This will NOT make it a colour shot.


So, for the shot, nice, but would suggest a few tweaks. Crop to make the ring the focal point; slightly blur the very sharp and readable text in the lowers area to keep focus on the fingers; and a small amount more light, with a bit of sharpening does help.


Anyway, Ive uploaded 2 mods, scroll up to the modifications tab, the second one is a duo tone, and both have the tweaks applied.


Hope this helps,


regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 27 Jan 2013 - 10:55 PM

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shakeyhands e2 Member 1249 forum postsshakeyhands vcard Canada
27 Jan 2013 - 11:39 PM

Hi Banehawi,

Thank You.... It helps alot.

I really like your mods! I guess i missed the part about critique and voting lol. As for the sRGB colour profile attachment I must have to apply it before converting to jpeg and exporting from LR? The infocus print did bother me but as I am new to LR and have got alot to learn wasn't to sure how to deal with it. I will most defintely use your tips in the future. Like I said I got alot to learnGrin

Thanks

Shakey

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom840 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 7:52 PM

For me, the depth of field is not enough. For this type of shot the whole hand needs to be critically sharp and it's not. 50 mm f1.8 at full aperture again. A lot of people seem to buy this old standard lens design, then use it at full aperture much of the time. Better to use the aperture best for the image, about f8 here for me and a pin sharp gritty mono.

Paul

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shakeyhands e2 Member 1249 forum postsshakeyhands vcard Canada
29 Jan 2013 - 12:39 AM

Hi Paul,

Thanks for takin a look and your valued critique. Like I posted earlier I have a lot to learn and increasing the depth of field never crossed my mind, something to definately put into play in the future.

Thanks

Shakey

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