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By pptbudi
Night with extreme enough for me at ISO, with 2.8 aperture, is this still worth ?

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paulknight 9 2 8 New Zealand
19 Jan 2017 8:13AM
I like the way the black background conceals much of the cat. It makes what you can see quite powerful. A hunter behind those eyes.

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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
19 Jan 2017 8:23AM
Lovely shot Smile
Robert51 10 7 90 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2017 8:56AM
Just love the way this shot captures the way cats view the world.

I didn't want to change the image just to bring the picture out a little more. The changes were all made in camera raw to bring up the exposure. Remember you can always recover a dark image but a blown highlight is always lost. I have also gone for a softer look as I feel it just goes with the cat.

Robert
dudler Plus
16 893 1504 England
19 Jan 2017 5:39PM
The noise is far from excessive here, nad you've captured the proverbial black cat in a coal cellar.

Robert's mod has a gentler look to it - your original post looks as if it may have been sharpened a lot... I suspect Robert has used noise reduction, which also softens (I am told - I don't use it myself!)

This is fine - and, indeed, is a really good picture.
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2017 6:48PM
The composition is original and strong, but you are a good full stop underexposed. The head is partly lost in the background and the highlights quite grey. More exposure and a bit of dodging on top of the head.

There is obviously very little light, but you do need enough to get a decent result. I think you could have even tried an even higher ISO to get the exposure.

paul
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2084 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2017 7:03PM
I agree with John, the image has lots of atmosphere, and I like the space you have left on the right, for the cat to be looking into intently.
There is good light on its right eye, and just a twinkle in the left one.
The small amount of white hairs inside the cat's ears help define that black part of its head, and the cheek whiskers are nice and sharp.
A good image.

Pamela.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 582 England
19 Jan 2017 10:28PM
You ask if it's still worth it. Of course.

It's a very appealing image, a cat lurking in the darkness of the night.

Robert has shown what detail can be recovered if you wanted to even at that ISO. Not that it's a massively high ISO these days.
I would however, go halfway between your version and Robert's. Maybe not for so much detail in the background on the left, but just enough on the cat to give a little separation from the background. I'll try a mod.
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Jan 2017 5:28AM

Quote:I like the way the black background conceals much of the cat. It makes what you can see quite powerful. A hunter behind those eyes.

Thank you very much Smile
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Jan 2017 5:28AM

Quote:Lovely shot Smile

Thank you very much Smile
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Jan 2017 5:30AM

Quote:Just love the way this shot captures the way cats view the world.

I didn't want to change the image just to bring the picture out a little more. The changes were all made in camera raw to bring up the exposure. Remember you can always recover a dark image but a blown highlight is always lost. I have also gone for a softer look as I feel it just goes with the cat.

Robert


Thank you very much and thank you for the mod, I wonder what is that the pink color near to the cat ?
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Jan 2017 5:37AM

Quote:The noise is far from excessive here, nad you've captured the proverbial black cat in a coal cellar.

Robert's mod has a gentler look to it - your original post looks as if it may have been sharpened a lot... I suspect Robert has used noise reduction, which also softens (I am told - I don't use it myself!)

This is fine - and, indeed, is a really good picture.


Yes, I think I should make another color profile to reduced that sharpness on the dark the sharpness and contrast more than bright light, Thank you very much Smile
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Jan 2017 5:39AM

Quote:The composition is original and strong, but you are a good full stop underexposed. The head is partly lost in the background and the highlights quite grey. More exposure and a bit of dodging on top of the head.

There is obviously very little light, but you do need enough to get a decent result. I think you could have even tried an even higher ISO to get the exposure.

paul


Okay, thank you very much still some step can do to raise more ISO, I'll try again Smile
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Jan 2017 5:40AM

Quote:I agree with John, the image has lots of atmosphere, and I like the space you have left on the right, for the cat to be looking into intently.
There is good light on its right eye, and just a twinkle in the left one.
The small amount of white hairs inside the cat's ears help define that black part of its head, and the cheek whiskers are nice and sharp.
A good image.

Pamela.


Thank you very much Pamela, I'm really glad to hear that Smile
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Jan 2017 5:51AM

Quote:You ask if it's still worth it. Of course.

It's a very appealing image, a cat lurking in the darkness of the night.

Robert has shown what detail can be recovered if you wanted to even at that ISO. Not that it's a massively high ISO these days.
I would however, go halfway between your version and Robert's. Maybe not for so much detail in the background on the left, but just enough on the cat to give a little separation from the background. I'll try a mod.


Thank you very much and thank you for the modification that made Smile

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