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Cutlery Reflections

By ErictheViking
This is part of an assignment I am doing based on reflections. The aim of this shot is to show reflections around the home in everyday objects.
This was taken using a 28 - 135mm zoom lens with stabilisation selected and hand held.
I processed the image in photoshop elements 11 and used topaz denoise 5 to soften and remove noise from the background.
Contrast, brightness and saturation were all adjusted in Adobe raw 7 before loading into photoshop.

Tags: Macro General

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
29 Nov 2012 3:40AM
I love this arty capture ! You made a stunning image of something ordinary !! Great photo Smile

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shush 7 1 7 Canada
29 Nov 2012 8:37AM
This is very creative capture. I like the tones and reflection you've achieved. As you've posted this picture for critique, so here is my opinion but do keep in mind it's only my opinion........

Top third of the picture I find is distracting as it takes the viewers eye away from the main subject and I wonder if the image would be improved if the tips of the fork was sharper.

I have upload a mod with a tighter crop and slightly sharper fork tips......I hope you don't feel I spoilt your original.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
29 Nov 2012 3:13PM
agree with the crop Smile
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3892 Canada
29 Nov 2012 4:00PM
This is excellent Eric. The crop is a good idea, but I personally wouldnt worry about the fork tips, as the whole point of the shoot is the reflection, and not the fork. It could even work without the fork at all, showing only the reflection.

Good work,


banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3892 Canada
29 Nov 2012 4:07PM
Uploaded a mod as suggested above.

ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
29 Nov 2012 4:10PM
Thanks again to you all I do agree about the crop it was a will I won't I moment and now I know I should have done it.

paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 8:16PM
That whole lighter top section must go, it's a total distraction. Then you have a fine image. Wonder why you chose to hand hold? I would automatically use a tripod for such a shot even at these settings. It is sharp, but might benefit from slightly more depth of field.

I have this lens and it's a cracker, but old technology. I find the IS which is early, not terribly effective, but it may be me shaking a lot.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
30 Nov 2012 7:48AM
cracker Eric beautiful image very arty fartySmile think the crop is better my man


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