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Old Jul 22, 2006, 11:14 PM   #1
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PS: due to uploading the what was once before very smooth green background has become very pixelated and distracting... I dont know why it always does that with smooth transitioning color?

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Hello Log,

The image doesn't look pixelated to me. Are you on America Online and do you have a broadband connection?

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Old Jul 23, 2006, 2:51 PM   #3
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rodney... no i do not have AOL i have cable modem...

any comments regaurding the pic... does it work or no?

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The picture is beautiful!
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Hi Log,

After a second look, I noticed what you refer to as pixilated background. Did you perform a levels adjustment on this image in post? It looks like you have blown the shadows which is opposite of blowing highlights. When you miss the exposure shadows can be too dark for the image sensor to pick up detail leaving shadow areas with a blotchy look.

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Hi Log,

After a second look, I noticed what you refer to as pixilated background. Did you perform a levels adjustment on this image in post? It looks like you have blown the shadows which is opposite of blowing highlights. When you miss the exposure shadows can be too dark for the image sensor to pick up detail leaving shadow areas with a blotchy look.

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I see that people usualy name this as underexposure... and yes it is a little underexposed image IMO. more light or slower shutter speed would be better but now you can only use levels or such filters to adjust beter lighning....

the composition is interesting....

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Old Jul 24, 2006, 11:31 AM   #7
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i too did realize that it was underexposed... but any brighter and the delicate white/pink petals would have been blown

so i sacrificed a little and cut a few corners.

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Hi Log,

After a second look, I noticed what you refer to as pixilated background. Did you perform a levels adjustment on this image in post? It looks like you have blown the shadows which is opposite of blowing highlights. When you miss the exposure shadows can be too dark for the image sensor to pick up detail leaving shadow areas with a blotchy look.

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I see that people usualy name this as underexposure... and yes it is a little underexposed image IMO. more light or slower shutter speed would be better but now you can only use levels or such filters to adjust beter lighning....

the composition is interesting....

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Blown shadows doesn't necessarily mean the image is underexposed. I asked about a levels adjustment because I was wondering if the brightness had been altered in post. As is, there should have been enough light on the background to prevent blown highlights.

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Tried a little curves real quick here at work, but just to give you an idea. I think the original was under exposed.
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Tried a little curves real quick here at work, but just to give you an idea. I think the original was under exposed.
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