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Old May 13, 2009, 1:05 PM   #1
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I'm new, so please don't bite my head off, but there's this girl who posts very beautiful pictures. I like them because they have like..a sort of cast over them. They seem softer or something. Like a sort of cast over them so that there's no harsh sun.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/princessskye/

^ That's her photo stream, just look on that first page, mainly at her beach pictures. How do I achieve this with a Nikon D40? Or did she use a little bit of photoshop to achieve the look?
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Old May 19, 2009, 4:18 AM   #2
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I'm new, so please don't bite my head off, but there's this girl who posts very beautiful pictures. I like them because they have like..a sort of cast over them. They seem softer or something. Like a sort of cast over them so that there's no harsh sun.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/princessskye/

^ That's her photo stream, just look on that first page, mainly at her beach pictures. How do I achieve this with a Nikon D40? Or did she use a little bit of photoshop to achieve the look?
I didn't notice anything unusual about the beach pictures other than softening due to DOF (Depth of Field). To make distant objects softer, that is, blurrier, reduce the distance between the camera and the subject and use a larger aperture. The largest aperture you can use depends on the lens, but use f/4 or wider if possible. If you make the aperture very small, f/16 or f/22 for example, distant objects will show much more detail. Be careful though. If the aperture is too wide or you're too close to the subject, due to the small DOF, parts of the subject will also appear less sharp.
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Old May 20, 2009, 10:06 AM   #3
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This needs to be moved to the DSLR category.
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I agree with Billx08; there doesn't seem to be anything particularily unusual or special about the images. The only thing I noted is that many of them seem to have the color balance skewed a bit. Blues and whites seem contaminated with cyan and greens seem to be skewed a bit towards the yellow.
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