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Old Jan 22, 2012, 4:50 PM   #1
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Tried my K-r in manual mode today to try to get used to what different adjustments do to a pic. I'm quite pleased with this one , opinions / criticisms very welcome (apart from silly old me getting my shadow in shot)

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Old Jan 22, 2012, 7:05 PM   #2
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Looking good! Whites look a bit blown out, but the scene is a hard one to meter (bright white boats and the dark green trees in the background). What lens did you use?
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I like the composition a lot, the scene looks very inviting.
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 12:51 AM   #4
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Looking good! Whites look a bit blown out, but the scene is a hard one to meter (bright white boats and the dark green trees in the background). What lens did you use?
The 18-55 lens
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 1:02 AM   #5
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It's a nice shot but if you spend some time in PP then you can make have far more visual impact. I spent just 2 or 3 mins on it - hope you don't mind !

(though I notice the forum software has drastically softened the image again from the one on my desktop where the pier and boats are very sharp) !

Changes made : selective saturation (pier, trees, sky), global contrast, global sharpening, highlight recovery, definition.
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Tried to link it instead of posting it directly to the site, as you can see it's much better than the version above. Ergo posting directly has a major impact on quality.

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Unfortunately i don't know the first thing about pp , i find this cameras pics appear kind of dark even when a correct exposure is indicated. I'll post another couple i took when i get home to show what i mean
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Shows a fine eye for a good photograph - very nicely composed and very pleasing appearance. Kevin's PP work makes it even better.

Forzahibs - which software do you own/use for pp?
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Shows a fine eye for a good photograph - very nicely composed and very pleasing appearance. Kevin's PP work makes it even better.

Forzahibs - which software do you own/use for pp?
I have Photoshop Cs5 but if i tried to use it i doubt i'd know how to improve anything . I just wish i knew why when the camera indicates correct exposure my photos appear dark even when it was a nice sunny day like Sunday was
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Hibernian - please give us your settings and shooting mode (P, Av, Tv, TAv etc.), and particularly which method of exposure and focus point you are using. It sounds much like you are exposing / focusing on highlighted areas and the camera is exposing for them. Do also note that some lens/camera combinations will tend towards under exposure whilst others towards over exposure. You can adjust for this using plus/minus on the EV dial.
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