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Old Sep 2, 2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default penguins are amazing.

especially toy ones. lmk what you think both good and bad.

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Old Sep 2, 2010, 10:06 PM   #2
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It is a super simple photo, but actually I kind of find it appealing as you did offset the subject in the shot. I think the white background works with your message. Think any other color would be a distraction.
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I think it all looks a bit soft.... oh wait it isn't a real one. Being serious for a minute it seems that the front foot is a little out of focus but hard to tell for sure at this size. Also would have been nicer if the penguin was looking into the space rather than out of it. The white of the penguin looks a little dull, even if this is how it is really I would boost that a bit to give more contrast, just not too much that you lose it into the background.

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Old Sep 3, 2010, 2:31 AM   #4
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what was you setting, that front foot may be a dof issue focusing on the main penguins. Was this taken with you tamron 17-50 2.8?
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if i remember correctly, i believe the settings were

iso = 400
shutter = 1/90
aperture = 1/11

and i was using 2 compact flourescent bulbs that had a kelvin equivalent to daylight.

i agree that the front foot is soft, that was a close focus shot, and it was hard to mask the penguin while brightening the background. i would say its a combination of p.p and dof.


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