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Jul 17, 2010 17:36 |  #1

I picked up a S90 a couple of weeks ago and have been playing around with it in my spare time. I'm working on macro shots at the moment and captured the following unprocessed images using natural light this evening.

Any input, feedback, suggestions or specific instructions regarding changes to make on my S90 will be accepted with open arms.

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Jul 17, 2010 23:02 |  #2

All are Grand! I would nail down some more PP and make them babies sing.




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Jul 18, 2010 11:04 |  #3

For off the camera, over-all I think these are pretty good but I agree with Al there...they really need some PP. I'd most definitely boost the saturation a bit, add some USM (or other sharpening method) and maybe play with the crops a bit.

As far as some more specific comments...

With the first shot, if you're going to use a "wide" format there, I'd really pay attention to "the rule of thirds". I'd put the flower in the left hand third of the image. You could also crop that one vertically or even square and I think it would work.

In the second shot, I would have moved that daisy there on the bottom where it wasn't in front of the flower you were actually photographing. I"d also trim that small chunk of table out of the lower right hand corner.

In that third image, the more I look at it the more I think I would have tried to isolate that one flower...the big purple pedals just above to the left of it are rather distracting and you have even more of the table top there than in the second shot.

You're on the right track...just need to "refine" things a tad.

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Jul 18, 2010 11:19 |  #4

Nice pics




  
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Jul 18, 2010 14:15 |  #5

Thanks for the comments and input.

I will do some PP and tinker a bit. Before doing so, I've got to look up USM. :D




  
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Jul 18, 2010 14:53 |  #6

xfive wrote in post #10554985 (external link)
I picked up a S90 a couple of weeks ago and have been playing around with it in my spare time. I'm working on macro shots at the moment and captured the following unprocessed images using natural light this evening.

Any input, feedback, suggestions or specific instructions regarding changes to make on my S90 will be accepted with open arms.


In additon to what's been said already (saturation and sharpness), I think the white balance (or colour temperature, if you will) was off as well -- all 3 shots look too "blue" to me.

If you took them under natural light on an overcast day (or indoors using window light), try the "Cloudy" or "Shade" setting instead of AWB next time.


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Jul 18, 2010 20:40 |  #7

xfive wrote in post #10558955 (external link)
Thanks for the comments and input.

I will do some PP and tinker a bit. Before doing so, I've got to look up USM. :D

Dealing with Canon Lenses USM = Ultra Sonic Motor
Dealing with Photoshop USM = Un-Sharp Mask (filter used to add controlled amount of sharpening)

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Jul 19, 2010 07:19 |  #8

RetroBlader wrote in post #10559101 (external link)
(or indoors using window light), try the "Cloudy" or "Shade" setting instead of AWB next time.

That's exactly what I did. Good call! :) I'll try the cloudy setting and check out the difference. Thanks for the feedback!

BigAlz, I don't mind at all! Thanks for taking the time to spell that out for me and applying some TLC. :cool:




  
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Jul 21, 2010 20:17 |  #9

The roses were purple. The more I look at the original, the more I see pink.

So here's my effort to correct the color. Please tell me if I'm doing this wrong. :D

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Jul 22, 2010 00:09 as a reply to  @ xfive's post |  #10

Its hard with pinks and purples.the last one looks right to me as far as color...crop the the left, getting rid of the greens and keeping all the purple and pinks on one side.

I think you did a great job in capturing the carnation, the feverfew is small and doesn't bother me at all.This one I would crop tight for the carnation though, leaving a little bit of breathing room.

Last one, the rose petals;) are too OOF, the perspective just didn't hit this one.

Congratulations on your move up! What a beautiful bouquet.


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