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Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by MrsKitty, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. MrsKitty

    MrsKitty

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    Playing with exposure :)

    INCREDIBLE ruins!

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    Think overexposing works here?

    I *really* want to shoot this in infrared :supergrin:
     
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    Fred Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Neat looking place. Two comments - I would have liked to see the roof peak included. I think this would have made the composition stronger. Also, if you bump up the contrast and reduce the exposure I think it would definitely improve an already nice photograph. :)
     

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    I love it! Constructive critism since you asked. Leave the exposure alone and increase shadows slider in your editor(if it has it) and jack contrast waaay up. I would tint it very slightly blue or yellow and then sharpen a more than average amount.

    I am with you, IR this and you would have a prize at the state fair!
     
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    Was that shot on B&W film or in digital? If the latter, then I would prefer to go one step back and change the B&W conversion to distinguish the sky from the ruins.

    If the former, then I would like to reshoot it with a green or orange filter to distinguish the sky from the ruins. ;)
     
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    Mskitty, I hesitated in posting this, but I just can't help tweeking stuff. So, please indulge me as my intention isnt to improve, but interpret differently. Art, as always, is in the eye of the creator.

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    Digital.

    I shot a gig card of it. I also shot half a roll of b/w that I won't be processing any time soon (I want to make sure I don't screw it up so I am not starting with it!).

    I am going back tomorrow hopefully. I am taking my AE-1 and doing another roll b/w with it, at least another gig of digital and maybe a roll of color, too. I don't know if I will shoot full rolls of film so I will probably be swiping my father's Nikon for the color. I wish I had a roll of infrared or an infrared filter :sad:

    I wasn't happy with the shadows on this. I think it was about 11 when I was shooting. I need to reset the time in my camera since it changed so I will know in the future what time I shot what. Being this place is over two hours from home, I can't be too fussy about the time of day I happened to just stumble on it. :)

    I am going to try all suggestions. Except the filters as I don't have either of those (yet). I need to pick up some filters (CP, infrared, so on). The only one I have is red and a few skylights/UVs that came on secondhand FD lenses. My father has some that I have swiped (skylights, star, +10, +4 and so on).

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    Tweek away! :wavey:

    I understand your intention completely. I think my interpertation is what I am doing wrong with that masoleum lock I posted about shooting so many times a few weeks ago. One day I may get it right or I may just give up before then :rofl:

    One thing that amazed me in a photography class was how a dozen people could shoot an identical shot at the same time and get such different pics. That fascinates me. Mine were always b/w while everybody else was using color :supergrin:

    I have some underexposed shots of this too. I like them but I love the "white" almost blown rocks. I think I am going to take the tripod and shoot some over, under and correctly exposed then try HDR. That might get me some detail and still keep the white to the rocks...
     
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    misskitty5077, from your color original, here is what I meant by making the sky distinct from the ruins:

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    The rest of the processing is rather conventional and may not agree with your intentions, but I wasn't trying to make it special.
     
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    hwy! That is so much closer to what I am seeing in my head! Darkish, threatening sky...

    The people in the area told me about a bride and groom out there getting pics done last weekend. The first thing I said when I saw the "house" was "do I know anybody who recently got married that can still wear their wedding dress?" :shocked: :supergrin:

    The color is unaltered except for converting to jpeg. The b/w I posted was converted to b/w and jpg. My Photoshop skills are really lacking! :rofl:
     
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    There are so many ways to convert to B&W, it's not even funny. On top of that, sometimes it really help to process the color closer to what you want before you attempt B&W conversion because it can be much easier to select color precisely than shades of gray.
     
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    This is my last variation on the same shot

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    Is it your intention to make it feel a bit abstracted, like a poster perhaps?
     
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    In a way, yes. I want lots of contrast, textures, character and a surreal quality...
     
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    Well, then hit it hard:

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    That hit it hard enuff to knock it down:animlol:
     
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    And then some! :supergrin:
     
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    Hey, it made the sky glow from the magenta moon on the horizon. :supergrin:

    Never settle for second best - go all the way. I have a feeling I will be adopting this technique in all my photography from now on. World stand in awe, a new fresco artist is born. Out of my way.

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    I think all that smog out there is getting to you...

    Ain't it a full moon, too?

    :rofl:
     
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