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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:11 am 
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Here is my latest shot. Caught this tonight. Being that I always have my camera with me, I had to capture this or at least try. lol
Sucks that I had to use such a high ISO.
Would love some feedback.


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Original image from camera. Resize to jpeg from raw-photoshop

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High ISO? What high ISO? It's not noticable at this size, and if you try a B/W conversion, that shot would live very well with a little gritty grain.

Good portrait, nice light, good contrast and good eyes. He looks a little restrained, but that's part of his character, so it doesn't bother me.

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Nice shot. Good detail. Would be interesting to some colour selection to make the red cigarette stand out.

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thank you. I did try it black and white but it looked better in color. Thanks for the input. I could perhaps make the red stand out a bit, didnt really think to do that.

Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO Speed: 1250

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Well held! :)

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I think you've got a good picture. It tells a story, and that is really important. The high ISO doesn't seem to have any real effect on the image. I can't see any real noise. If you wanted to try a post processing technique to add a little drama, you might want to try this one:

http://photoshopfrenzy.com/?p=94

I think it would work well with this image.


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javavibe wrote:
I think you've got a good picture. It tells a story, and that is really important. The high ISO doesn't seem to have any real effect on the image. I can't see any real noise. If you wanted to try a post processing technique to add a little drama, you might want to try this one:

http://photoshopfrenzy.com/?p=94

I think it would work well with this image.



Thanks javavibe. I looked at the link. Just for me personally, I think that those types of post processing bring out the worst in people. Just my opinion! :) I think that if you use them right, they work. I don't like to bring out the "ugly" (so to speak) in people like a lot of photographers do lately. I want to be able to give the person a print and have them like it. Know what I mean?
I posted the original image at the top of this post, next to the one I "photoshopped" Let me know what you think.

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Nice job. Much better than the original. Have you tried a B&W version in which you preserve the cigarette glow in colour?

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Cam-I-Am wrote:
Nice job. Much better than the original. Have you tried a B&W version in which you preserve the cigarette glow in colour?

Ben


Have a look further up the thread.

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Yeah. I know. That's not what I meant. The effect is much stronger if you do it in a B&W picture and not just enhance it in a colour picture.

Even though it may not seems there is much colour in this version there still is a LOT of colour in it compared to a greyscale image.

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Ben I think MarkH was meaning for you to look more at this post than the one you looked at :)


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thank you. I did try it black and white but it looked better in color. Thanks for the input. I could perhaps make the red stand out a bit, didnt really think to do that.

Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO Speed: 1250

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I interpreted that as having tried the whole image in B&W without a coloured cigarette. But if he has already tried it maybe he can post that one too.

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Yup I like it mstone. I think you're right. Nice work.


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thanks everyone. I really appreciate the feedback.


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