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pqtrths Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd May 2007Sat 29-Jun-13 10:27 PM
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"My non-entry in the on-line photo contest..."


Dublin, CA, US
          

Hello:

My first post-processing effort anywhere. I was going to enter this photo in the on-line contest when I noticed that the entries were limited to June, 2013; the attached photo was taken one year ago.

Capture: Nikon D200, Nikon 105mm, f2.8 MF macro lens, ISO 100, f 8.0 @ 1/640, hand held.

Post processing: Adobe Elements 8, Exposure +0.5, Recovery +25, Fill light +10, Black + 5, Brightness +50, Clarity +50, Contrast +50, Vibrance +50, and Saturation +25. Limited sharpening.

Please comment.

Mo


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HBB Moderator Hal is an expert in several areas, including CLS Awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Resources. Charter MemberWed 03-Jul-13 10:16 PM
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Phoenix, US
          

Marion:

This is a nice, soft, almost pastel image that is well composed and exposed.

It looks a bit soft all over. Was this your intent, or, was your manual focus off a bit?

If you were hand holding and manually focusing the lens, perhaps your hand moved, and/or a gust of wind moved the flower. A shutter speed of 1/640 second is fast enough to stop wind or hand movement, assuming the lens is in focus.

A tripod will help in situations like this, as camera movement will be one less thing to worry about.

Hope this helps a bit.

Thanks for posting this, I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Regards,

HBB in Phoenix, Arizona
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pqtrths Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd May 2007Fri 05-Jul-13 08:28 PM
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Dublin, CA, US
          

Hal:

Thank you for the response and for the complement. I couldn't remember if I had/had not used my Cokin Diffusion #1 filter on this photo, but I'm thinking that I did use this filter for a soft focus effect.

I took this photo at a regional shopping center that continually goes back/forth on photography; what was once open access to the center's entire outdoor areas is becoming more restrictive due to security concerns. Tripods, though not prohibited, are discouraged because of potential tripping hazards. Hence, I was focusing hand-held.

I was focusing on the red petal portion of the flower. Even though I used a very fast shutter speed, my distance from the flower combined with the narrow depth of field meant that the wind gusts would move the petal outside of the focus plane. I was also leaning far forward for the photo and remaining stable without rocking back and forth was difficult for me.

I'm getting over my post-processing hesitation and start posting more of my photos. The visual quality of the capture and post processing of so many of the photos shown in these forums is my goal.

Thank you again for your comments; they are well-meant and well-taken by me.

Mp

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