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    Just a Rose

    Just liked the look of it.

    Just a Rose

    I think its ok

    F5.6
    1/6
    ISO 100

    Any C&C welcome.

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    Re: Just a Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricko View Post
    I think its ok
    So do I. But I find the lightness on the inside of two edges of the border (top and right), a bit distracting

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    Re: Just a Rose

    quite a shallow depth of field for F5.6.
    What lens dit you use?

    and I like the look of it too. I agree with Donald about the light but I wouldn't worry too much about it as itis a beautiful shot itself.

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    Re: Just a Rose

    Yes, I think you are right. I'm just playing with borders today and looking at it, it does distract a bit

    Is this better?

    Just a Rose

    Although with the tight crop no border might be better?

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    Re: Just a Rose

    What lens dit you use?
    Used the EF 28-135MM, spot metering, manual exp mode.

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    Re: Just a Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricko View Post
    Is this better?
    I think so.

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    Re: Just a Rose

    Ricko

    Very nice capture of the rose. However the border and the background do not do the subject justice. In my opinion you need to get that background BLACK. In your image editor open levels click the black dropper at the left of the dialog box then take the dropper and click on the background until it becomes black. You will see the effect subtly but immediately. Then go back to the histogram in the levels dialog box, drag the slider at the far right of the histogram along the axis to the point that the right hand side of histogram starts to rise (but no further - less if you start to blow highlights). Close the dialog and I think you may be surprised at the result. If you have lost any tonal depth open curves. On the left hand side of the diagonal plot grab the plot line about a quarter of the way up, drag down a couple of millimeters. Then go to the far right of the plot line and grab the line about a quarter of the way down. Drag the plot line upward by a couple of millimeters.You will know if you have overdone it. Then make your border as black as possible.

    A tip Antonio (I think it was him) gave me on here is to use glycerine and a dropper to add droplets at strategic points on the petals (just one large drop looks pretty effective too. If you dont have glycerine you can use water but you need to be quick.

    Steve

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    Re: Just a Rose

    Just a Rose

    ok, i've applied that process to make the background black. Left the border as is.
    Last edited by Ricko; 2nd February 2010 at 02:14 PM.

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    Re: Just a Rose

    Very nice work. It looks much more polished. I think it may be a trick of light but the border looks much darker than the last image (which is good).

    Steve

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    Re: Just a Rose

    yeah you are right, I darkened it.

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