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Old Jun 4, 2012, 6:31 AM   #1
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Default First effort still life...thanks Gary

As I made mention in another post, I have been very inspired by Gary's photograph's of still life and flowers etc (not to mention other similar examples by other posters.

So I purchased a moderately priced set of lights, tent cube and have had a go at it, spent ages and lots of shots using different settings....had a ball albeit frustrating at times....it is my very attempt at working with flash, lights etc.

This is the beauty of a forum like yours, to inspire others, and I thank you all for it, have learned a lot in my feeble attempts.

The subject itself is a branch of gum leaves with a plastic poppy (Remembrance day icon here in Australia and Britain), we are in Winter here so no flowers available.

Thank you for looking, and thank you Gary, I have really appreciated your posts.

Cheers from Oz


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Old Jun 4, 2012, 7:40 AM   #2
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Good first attempt, Lee! The beauty of digital photography is that you can keep shooting til the cows come home and it won't cost you a dime in film or processing.

Thanks very much for your generous words. I appreciate it deeply.
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Old Jun 4, 2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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Good lighting on that one, no harsh shadows and the colors look natural.
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Old Jun 4, 2012, 4:30 PM   #4
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Nice result for your first attemp.
Did you add light in a graphics program or so, because I see some noise and at ISO100 I would not expect that.
All through I know my E-3 can produce a lot of noise as well , certainly on blacks.
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