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Sep 25, 2009 16:11 |  #1

I'm trying to concentrate on subjects with texture. I had forgotten about this piece of wood I had.
Tell me what you think, have I captured it?


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Sep 25, 2009 19:03 |  #2

look into ansel adams work, you'll learn alot.


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Sep 25, 2009 21:00 |  #3

I prefer the shape of the first one. In both I would prefer a greater tonal range. I would like to see them in monochrome.

Textures are hard hard hard to do, because most of the structural visual rules don't apply. Much more on gut feeling.

Keep in mind Weston's glorious Pepper #30 is frickin Number Thirty!!! And he was already a master when he took #1.

So keep at it. These aren't bad, but texture shots have to be a lot better than "not bad" to be good.

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Sep 25, 2009 21:10 |  #4

Radtech1 wrote in post #8710697 (external link)
I prefer the shape of the first one. In both I would prefer a greater tonal range. I would like to see them in monochrome.

Textures are hard hard hard to do, because most of the structural visual rules don't apply. Much more on gut feeling.

Keep in mind Weston's glorious Pepper #30 is frickin Number Thirty!!! And he was already a master when he took #1.

So keep at it. These aren't bad, but texture shots have to be a lot better than "not bad" to be good.

Rad

I agree. These are somewhat flat and lack detail; they look somewhat soft to me or off focus.

B&W would be good for these. The color is irrelevant when it hardly helps the eye to distinguish between the elements in the image.


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Sep 25, 2009 21:50 |  #5

If you study the histograms for these two images, you find that there is a specific area in each that is overly bright and seems to be without detail and yet does not get even close to the bone white limit of 255.

In fact, the brightest areas in the two images do not seem to go higher than 225- 230. How that has occurred, I cannot guess. In some ways it looks like the blown out areas were simply shifted lower in value using a Brightness/Contrast tool, and yet I have reason to believe that is not the case. I would not close the door on the possibility of this is being a form of posterization as the result of jpg compression.

The EXIF data does not report on flash being used or not. If flash was used in these shots, that would be a prime suspect for the loss of detail in the highlights.

Once these areas become devoid of detail, the detail cannot be re-introduced through any editing controls - the images must be re-photographed!


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Sep 25, 2009 23:56 as a reply to  @ Robert_Lay's post |  #6

Sorry, but these look OOF to me:(


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Sep 26, 2009 07:49 |  #7

Looks like you've uploaded them at a really bad quality. Did they come out of the camera like this?




  
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Sep 26, 2009 08:36 |  #8

I cropped the second photo and may have used the Enhance to adjust the color a little to bring out more detail and I did run it through Noiseware.
I used a tripod, self timer and my settings were Manuel, TV 1/20, AV 4.0, ISO 80, focal length 16.4, zoom x2.3, white balance Auto. I have my picture on Super Fine and no flash was used.


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