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Old Dec 13, 2008, 8:05 PM   #1
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I like challenges, so I pulled out my little often used Olympus E-410 on this (13 December) rainy day. I also wanted to see what I could get out of the Zuiko 14-42mm kit lens. C&C always appreciated and accepted gracefully.

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Old Dec 13, 2008, 8:19 PM   #2
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I think it looks great! I think the wall in the background could benefit from some blurring, as there seems to be some patterning there that is a bit distracting. The lighting is great and the details are sharp. nice work
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 10:52 PM   #3
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What most impresses me about this shot is the lack of any reflection in your husbands glasses.

I agree with the background being a bit busy so as to be competing with the main subject but the color, sharpness, and exposure with the use of flash is very good.



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Old Dec 14, 2008, 12:21 PM   #4
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Many thanks Dr. and Viz-

It was actually asnapshot that I attempted to make look a little better, by using bounce flash, and attempting to isolate the subject a bit. However, the background was still somewhat distracting.

Viz, the bounce flash prevented the glare off of my husband's glasses.The flash head was at about the 70 degree position to use the flash mostly as a bounce, but still to spill some light foward and into the photo.

Many thanks for your C&C, I really appreciate it.

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Old Dec 14, 2008, 5:24 PM   #5
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OK, Dr. and Viz-

I just retook the photo based on your feedback. For this photo I mounted the ZD 50mm F 2.0 lens on the same E-410 camera and used F 2.0 to properly blurr the background. I also used my 57 year old QuickSet brand tripod that I purchased as a teenager. The lighting used was window lighting and an ISO setting of 200. This time we got a much better result I believe.

Please tell me what you think? Thanks!

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Old Dec 14, 2008, 6:24 PM   #6
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The colors look about as good and natural as you can get. Overall a much better shot than the original. Warmer instead of cold bluish look.
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Old Dec 14, 2008, 6:48 PM   #7
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Thanks, Bynx-

I appreciate your comments.

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Old Dec 14, 2008, 9:05 PM   #8
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I think the second one is much better than the first! Great work!
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