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Heart Necklace

By Sone  
Taken by a window, hanging on a necklace stand to take the photo easily. Macro filters were used. Some editing done but not much. Any improvements on this ?

Tags: General Close-up and macro

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2013 11:27AM
As far as the composition goes the image works very well. However because of you relatively large aperture you have a rather short or narrow depth of field. If you had opted for a smaller aperture of say f/11 or f/16 you would have increased the length of your depth of field and thus in turn you would have been able to ensure that the whole image was pin sharp.

Understanding how depth of field works greatly improves your ability to start being creative within your photography.

Here is a great online tutorial which will hopefully allow you to understand Depth of Field.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
9 Sep 2013 1:16PM
Its quite good. A little more contrast ans sharpening do make a difference. The exposure is good.

For composition, cropping to a 10 X 8 aspect ration, and moving the heart to the right by adding space on the left works. Mod loaded, view large.

Though you may have intended a shallow depth of field, the very nice tutorial uploaded by Nathan is really helpful in understanding dof, so you can control exactly what you want.


pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2013 3:26PM
A very beautiful pendant, Sone, and a good image.
I personally like your shallow depth of field, but there are so many photographic possibilities with this subject, and also so many ways to present the image.

I like the way you have it hanging at a bit of an angle, that shows thought and creativity, because a straight-on shot could prove a touch boring.

I'd like to have seen just a little more light on the stoned part that holds the heart, just to balance it with the heart.
The window light was just enough to get a sparkle in the stones.

In my two modifications, I have simply done some cropping and added some canvas, presenting two versions in square formats. I converted the image to black and white, too, and selectively sharpened the focused areas.

paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2013 7:33PM
I'm not sure you are listening. You need this pin sharp throughout and rather brighter. It is a jewel and should sparkle. Side to back light, ISO100, tripod and small aperture with suitable shutter speed. Can be long as nothing should move.

As I said before, great ideas but your technique needs work.


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