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1st of July 2002 (Mon), 21:47
My first picture for critique. All critisism/ suggestions are welcome.
2nd of July 2002 (Tue), 10:28
I like the shot. Timing is perfect as the artist seems to be contemplating his palette.
I wonder if it might have been even more expressive in landscape format?
In a museum, lighting (flash) can be an issue so speed and DOF can be limited unless you shoot from a tripod. The image darkens to the right and becomes less focused, likely a result of this condition.
2nd of July 2002 (Tue), 11:24
I like the shot . It is soft, thanks I assume to natural lighting (although the artist’s arms look a tinge reddish.
However, I just don't feel comfortable with live paint next to a master. Plus the "new work" looks fairly complete. I just refuse to believe that musem staff would allow anyone on the floor. So if find the shot to be unbelievable.If the objective of the exercise was to convey a message of student-master continuity over time, a sketch book in hand and some sort of visual examination of the original might have been more convincing to me.
I hope that I have not missed the point.
2nd of July 2002 (Tue), 18:30
dn7elson & leighow,
Thanks for the feedback.
The museum actually had several people inside painting and the staff/security didnt seem to mind.
I was unable to use a flash as "flash photography" was not allowed.
Is there a way to sharpen this picture up?
2nd of July 2002 (Tue), 21:46
What settings did you use and what post exposure work did this piece recieve.
3rd of July 2002 (Wed), 04:41
Really nice photo. Did u take any more of the artist, as the potential is there for a great photo-essay.
3rd of July 2002 (Wed), 14:49
I am no whiz on "sharpening" and I only have experience with my G2. Here I use the Unmask Sharpening function in PS 5.
If you are using a D30, and do not hear from other users, I suggest that you look for the linear sharpening software that I believe Pekka has made available elsewhere. I have seen some rave reviews about same. Your picture looks pretty sharp to me. Certainly the oak flooring's grain is perfect…at least in the foreground.
I might add that I like the student-master depiction here, and this artist looks young and involved. Also, because he is in the "light" I am not put off by the right side’s shadowing -- which I assume to be due in part to window or column affects. Also, I find that the scale of everything grows on you…as does the spatial play and size relationships between the wall… floor… and the paintings themselves.
5th of July 2002 (Fri), 14:10
I have done any post exposure work on this picture (i'm still a real photoshop novice).
the settings are as below.
Camera Model Name
Canon PowerShot G1
6/25/2002 12:16:08 PM
Tv (Shutter Speed)
Av (Aperture Value)
7.0 - 21.0 mm
1024 x 768
Color Saturation Normal
8th of July 2002 (Mon), 23:01
Nice shot. I also like how you got the artist pondering his next brush stroke. Does he know you copied the painting faster than he did?? :)
12th of July 2002 (Fri), 12:02
That was done with the G1 ???!!!!!!!!
The sharpness is really good----opposed to what I've seen done with the G2. Maybe they made the lens cheaper for the G2's ? But that would be hardly believeable.
Your sharpness....I don't get it. I not sure what to think.
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