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Subject: Re: Opinions of my photo please

"Angela M. Cable" wrote in message
> Jaqian wrote:
>> Hi after reading "Newbie Question about F Stops and Apertures" I tried
>> messing around with the F-Stop/Shutter speed this morning and was
>> wondering what you thought of this photo I took:
>> http://static.flickr.com/38/87750547_72fc81d7f2_b.jpg I used a tri-pod
>> and timer to avoid camera shake. I was trying to capture the colours of
>> a sunrise even thjough was taken around 8:30am. Hope to get an earlier
>> shot tomorrow.
>> Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13)
>> Aperture: f/5.6
>> ISO: 64
>> More details here: http://www.flickr.com/photo_exif.gne?id=87750547
> The concept is good. I think a much longer exposure would have made the
> photo substantially better. A long exposure would have smoothed out the
> choppy water and intensified the reflection of sky in water. As the photo
> is now, the choppiness is very distracting to the subject of the photo. It
> also is leaving a large dark space at the bottom with very little
> interest. Here's a retouch:
> http://neocognition.com/photography/test/amc_87750547_72fc81d7f2_b.jpg
> I straightened the horizon. Curves Adjustment layer to increase exposure
> slightly. Duplicated this layer and applied a strong motion blur. Erased
> all but the water. Boosted saturation slightly.
Wow, very skillful work. Magic of the digital darkroom. Absolutely
beautiful retouching; fairly ordinary photo turned into a beauty!

- Jarkko -


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