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By TimothyDMorton  
Back after covering stuff in regards to Remembrance Day 2013 in my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, and now back to my captures of the RIPLEY'S AQUARIUM this one features the LOBSTER..

The post processing work was opened in Camera-in-the-RAW try and fix the colour balance, and then lighten the image a bit but not to much to loose all details. The open in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 where I resized to 600 pixels x ? to met the requirements of this SITE and then apply the UNSHARP MASK and then saved as JPEG for upload.

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22 Nov 2013 2:32AM
Good capture.

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2013 11:41AM
It's turned out pretty well! Aquarium shots are tricky, it's best to press the lens up close to the glass to avoid reflections - I think you must have done that here, particularly as you used flash.

I'd go for darkening highlights and reducing brightness, just a few % each. I'll try a Mod.

As Paul mentioned on yesterday's - try to move away from program modes. You've got a good idea of what to do in processing - now try to take control of the actual taking!
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2013 11:57AM
Quite well done. Not easy and you have handled it well. The flash has caused no reflections on the glass so your lens must be very close and the glass clean. Both as thet should be. I use a large rubber lens hood for tank photography and push it up against the glass. That prevents any light other than that in the tank from reaching the lens.

That's for on the hoof shots. For a set piece I take the flash off the camera and have it pointing at the subject through the glass but at 45 degrees to the camera. Thus any none image forming light goes off at thd same angle, missing the lens.


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