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By Bert47
Some bluebells like to get better so any help will be great
i use google picasa and photoshop 14
Thanks Bert (Albert)

Tags: Flowers and plants Bluebells woodland

Voters: mike9005, newbe2, KingArthur and 3 more


KingArthur 15 8 Malta
8 May 2019 5:46PM
You've captured the bells well here Bert, nice shot.

Joe Smile
pamelajean Plus
15 1.7k 2239 United Kingdom
9 May 2019 8:12PM
The bright area top right is a big distraction. When shooting, avoid bright areas in your background because they pull the eye. I like the golden rays of sunshine on the bluebells and would have concentrated closer on them, i.e. the left two thirds of the frame and less of the bottom where there are no flowers. If you could enhance those rays in Photoshop, even better.
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
10 May 2019 11:56AM
Hi Albert.

Ive come here from the Critique page, where I will also leave some comments.

For this image, first think I notice is its not sharp anywhere ( its soft), and it should be somewhat sharp somewhere.

Some possible causes: the shutter speed is too slow, tough with image stabilisation in the camera, its not likely; then the aperture, - stopping it down more, say to f/8 may help; then and possibly most likely, is where the camera has focused; make sure you control it by using a single focus point. Thats the list when shooting, - and then in post processing, you can lose a lot of sharpness if you re-size the image, and fail to apply sharpening to the smaller image file. Thats also quite likely.

The mod I have uploaded is a lot sharper; its also had exposure increased where the main subject is, - the flowers and grass; having that bright strip of sky will tens to cause underexposure, - so keep that in mind.

So for shooting, f/8, focus on a bluebell about half way into the shot; use +2/3 exposure compensation, and iso 200.



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