more pics of butterflies
These are great Peter The colours are beautiful and all the shots are pin sharp
Great posts by everyone......
Thanks Killerclown I appreciate it.
Right I have decided what pp I will do in the future, this shot was opened and converted with DPP. I made a few adjustments with the sliders but left all settings on the ones I used on the camera ( if this makes sense ) I moved contrast, sharpness & highlights then went to PS CS5 to remove the marks that are on my sensor with the spot healing brush ( I need to have this cleaned ) two minutes and that was job done, and I'm happy with the result.
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Great result killerclown.
Asligerphoto, welcome to the forum! Nice images, keep posting!
Peter, very nice candles and butterfly shots. Your composition is really nice!
Oh and I love the t2i!
[QUOTE=photograma;13095848]Thanks to you both. I was happy with the light and color.
Very nice butterfly shots Peter.
When I took this photo, I wanted to get the light beams to really stand out so I underexposed it by almost 2 stops (I always shoot in manual mode). That kept the back light from blowing out too much. I also shoot everything in raw. The beauty of shooting raw is it allows you to bring out the details in the shadows and to recover blown highlights easier. Because I had underexposed for the sun beams, it wasn't too hard to recover some of the detail in the image by increasing the recovery slider. I then used fill light to bring out the underexposed foreground. I use Lightroom 3 for these edits and pretty much most all of my images...sometimes I'll open CS5 if needed.
Once you get the hang of using the camera and learning what can be done in post processing, you can start creating shots with the post processing in mind (i.e. taking a photo that you know you want to convert to B&W). My image of the Turkey Crossing, I knew that I could underexpose to expose the sun shafts properly, while being able to bring back the details in post processing so that the image looked more like what my eye saw. There is no way that I could have captured what my eye saw with the image straight out of the camera. The other option would have been to take an HDR image here (at least 3 exposures), but I was in my car without the tripod at the time.
Great points.....I will have to try this next time I see rays. Awesome turkey crossing shots.