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Old Dec 29, 2005, 5:41 PM   #1
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i'd been contemplating some shots like this as 5x7'sto put in a 3-waycollage frame in my kitchen, and finally got around to taking the pics... shot outdoors from a tripod using the flash with a "diffuser" as fill-in lighting. set the peppers on a charcoal gray background, then applied PS burn tool to the background to black it out completely... er, almost completely! just noticed the little spot on the lower left... <squirl scurries back to Photoshop to fix...>






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Old Dec 29, 2005, 6:05 PM   #2
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Very interesting Squirl.

I'd like some more details on light: I think you set Flash WB.
But with which compensation ?
How did you diffuse the [on board] flash light?
When I use a diffuser with Flash WB there is often a slight warm cast (whereas flash WB pics are generally very well on FZ20 indoors and outdoors).

Very very nice colors and series (except for the grey spots in the black BKG edges)

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Old Dec 29, 2005, 6:07 PM   #3
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Nice pictures, should look great in you kitchen. Don
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 6:24 PM   #4
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Narmer, these were shot outdoors with natural light, using the flash as a fill-in. the camera was about 4 feet away from the peppers, with the zoom set at about 4x.i used auto WB, and keep the flash EV set to -2/3, to reduce harsh glare. the "diffuser" is just a small piece of printer paper folded over the flash and held in place with a rubber band, but it very effectivelyreduces glare and reflections from the flash...

oddly enough, most of the grey spots that show up here do not appear on my monitor or in photoshop... i've pulled that shot back into PS and gone over those areas again, though, just to be sure..
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Those shots a excellent well worth framing and just right for a cook book
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Wow Squirl, those good enough to eat ! I'm going to load that first picture into PS and see if I can see the grey areas...will let you know! Jim
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Squirl, Take the first picture into PS and invert the color and the bad areas will become visible! There is actually grey areas on the right and the left. Jim
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 8:02 PM   #8
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let's see if this is better...


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squirl033 wrote:
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let's see if this is better...


Definitely better. Those are great, Squirl, ready for a high gloss cookbook. Has anyone experimented with the "Food" setting in the FZ30?
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 8:42 PM   #10
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Winston...............
Edward Weston did Bell Peppers WAY back in the 30's with his view camera it was a very unsually shaped Pepper.

http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/3aa/3aa238.htm



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