Sat 23-Mar-13 02:05 AM | edited Sat 23-Mar-13 02:06 AM by umdaman1
Still learning my new body(the D7000) and now an even newer toy (17-55 f2.8). I'm loving them both. I was at the grocery store yesterday and they had Lilies for sale so I picked one up for my wife. I haven't had a chance to really shoot any landscapes with the new combo and today it occurred to me that the lily would make a great subject. I like how it turned out. I should have left more room at the top. When I added the frame I lost the tip of one of the buds. I'm still getting used to the 100% viewfinder coverage.
Sat 23-Mar-13 03:50 AM | edited Sat 23-Mar-13 03:51 AM by Cavy2
Hi Scottie, That is a wonderful lens. I rented it while trying to deceide between it and the 24-70 f/2.8. Both are beautifully sharp. I chose the 24-70 because it fit my shooting needs better. Hard decesion because they're both stellar.
Thank you, Jean-Luc. As I said in the original post, that also the only problem that I have with the image. It happened when I added a frame in PSE. Honestly, I don't know any other way to do a frame. I like those cool shadow frames that I've seen a lot of posters use. Any idea what software I need for that? I have PSE10 and Lightroom 4.
Sat 23-Mar-13 07:41 PM | edited Sun 24-Mar-13 08:20 PM by geneluck
I create frames using CS6 : add a new layer, move it below the background layer , fill it with white, expand the canvas size by 300-500 pixels (relative), then create shadow on background layer using fx drop shadow and adding occasionally an fx emboss effect. This takes me 30secs maximum and I could easily make an action. I could give you the details but I do not know the equivalent in PSE10 or in lightroom.
edited: I just tried on PSE10 and yes you can do almost exactly the same thing. Jean-luc
Beautiful image Scottie. The exposure & post work looks perfect, except for the missing leaf. I hate that all programs with built in frame tools take the frame to the inside of the image. What don't this add canvas? Also, there are very few image where I like the color & B&W version the same, this is one of them. Great job on both, I like them equally the same......
Thank you, Scott. I really like both versions too. As far as the frame is concerned, I'll have to do some more research in PSE and Lightroom to see if there is a way to add a canvas as mentioned by you and Jean-Luc.
I don't mind at all, Preston. Thanks for taking the time to do it. I understand your point, however, I have to agree with Aart in that I prefer the original. When I look at the original my mind fills in the blanks in regards to the shadow. Is that ideal? In some situations I think it works. I guess the jury's out on whether this is one of those instances.