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Old Aug 27, 2011, 1:40 AM   #11
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Tullio, you're very welcome.
Mick, thanks for the tip, will be sure to try it.
I do have a question. Do you all see a black background in #1 or is there detail there?
I looked at this pic on a friend's monitor and saw all the background vegetation visible, but on mine it shows black. Just wondering if my monitor needs reconfiguring?
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 4:30 PM   #12
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Craig, I see just a black background on my LG Flatron monitor, It is set up with Photoshoop CS3 (v10) for contrast and color
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 4:45 PM   #13
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This is interesting. I have been trying to get a black background too and didn't think to use shutter speed, so must try it.
Were these shot in daylight with jsut faster shutter speeds?
I llike these, very well done.
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It looks all black on both my Viewsonic and Thinkpad laptop monitors. Perhaps your friends monitor has the brightness set too high.
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 7:42 PM   #15
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Square One and Tullio, thanks for the feedback, that helps so much.
Eysha, yes these were shot in early morning light at speeds between 1/250 to 1/320. I probably could have gone higher, especially with some flash as Mick suggested.
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Old Aug 28, 2011, 10:50 AM   #16
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Many thanks Craig, i must try it.
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Very nice shots keep trying ! As a fan of black and white i have to say that the second looks the best :P
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Old Aug 29, 2011, 7:21 PM   #18
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I've tried many different settings (various shutter speed values) and angles and could not take one single shot where the background was pitch black. I even tried moving the camera around and locking the exposure when the background was darker but then the object was also underexposed. I used spot metering.
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 10:08 PM   #19
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Perhaps some contrast adjustment in PP may help.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 7:58 AM   #20
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I have tried too without seccess.
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