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Cup with many colors...

By Manas
A nice porcelain cup with lovely colors...

Tags: General Color Close-up and macro Object

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banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
13 Feb 2018 1:38PM

I think you have taken feedback into account and produced a really nice shot. Detailed and sharp, well focused.

I would only suggest you allow more space around the cup, which I did in the mod, and I also changed colour balance to make white = white.

Well done!



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13 Feb 2018 1:48PM
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2018 2:48PM
This is far better, but why, on earth, 1250 ISO? This is a none moving record shot and should have been at minimum ISO for maximum quality. You must shoot these from a tripod and use either longer shutter speeds or more light but should not be at high ISO unless shooting somewhere where things are out of your control.

dudler Plus
16 951 1521 England
13 Feb 2018 4:01PM
Nothing to add - you're definitely getting there!
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 591 England
13 Feb 2018 9:33PM
Much better, agreed, but it's very tight in the frame so you've cropped too tightly from the original.

Paul's right, no need for high ISO. If the lightingconditions were not fully under your control then you need to state that. It's not an image where noise/grain is being used for effect (which would requie much higher ISO or grain to be controllably added in post processing).

There's a vertical highlight on the piece which is more visible in the reflection (or maybe it's on the reflective surface).
It's not much but it would be better without it so look carefully when you set up your lighting/diffusers/light tent. The little finishing touches make a big difference.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2081 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2018 12:09PM
It's a tricky subject to position and frame. There's a widespread assumption that a vertical subject needs a vertical frame, but the effect for me is often cramped and unstable. Like a pencil balanced in an upended pencil-tin. So I have experimented with extra space; in particular below the reflection, for a sense of depth, and to one side, for a feeling of space. I flipped horizontally, I would reach out for the cup with my right hand but the flip still seems more comfortable.

I reduced saturation on reds, and got rid of that lighter, redder strip down the side of the frame. I suspect that something red in your background was causing a red reflection on the glaze.

Can you see that light strip on your screen, running down the right side of your upload? When you have a plain dark background it's a good idea to view the image with shadows lightened by say 35%, it's amazing what that can reveal! Just remember not to OK the change!

I didn't lighten overall, I quite like the darkness. But I used the dodge tool very gently on the reflection, reflections are generally at least 10% darker than the real subject.
dudler Plus
16 951 1521 England
14 Feb 2018 1:06PM
Moira's mod gives the china room to breathe, which makes the picture a good deal better.

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