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Posted By: -=JoN=-, 01-13-2007, 06:53 PM

was playing around w/ some close up filters i just got (thanks to James for that idea)

anyway, shot info
Sigma 28-80 Macro
80mm(macro on)
1/20 sec. F/8
ISO 200 Spot Metering
Hoya +4 CU Filter
no cropping
adjumtments made in CS2



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01-13-2007, 08:09 PM   #2
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I can't say anything negative about the composition- great capture.

The sharpness is great for such a slow shutter speed, too, but you should have tried using something around 1/125s.

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01-13-2007, 08:24 PM   #3
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I can't say anything negative about the composition- great capture.

The sharpness is great for such a slow shutter speed, too, but you should have tried using something around 1/125s.
i was limited on my aperture..I did try different combo's on settings...
i might redo it again just for kicks....didn't really think about it...much....as I said..was just really trying out the filters....

thanks for the input..will try that next
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Hey JoN

Nice shot!

I am a little surprised that close up lens would be so sharp!

great use of texture,

cheers

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Hi Jon. You put the close up filters to practice as well?

I know this is a close up photo of a fruit but the red bits look a bit fleshy...

It is kind of fun. The only requirement is good lighting with aperture f8 above. I did try some flash and had some good results. -ve compensation to 2 stops down and manually underexpose the shots. The results should be quite interesting.

I like the compo and texture of the shot. Nice post

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Hey JoN

Nice shot!

I am a little surprised that close up lens would be so sharp!

great use of texture,

cheers

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Thanks Randy...yeah..had to keep adjusting the distance to get that certain look and feel
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Hi Jon. You put the close up filters to practice as well?

I know this is a close up photo of a fruit but the red bits look a bit fleshy...

It is kind of fun. The only requirement is good lighting with aperture f8 above. I did try some flash and had some good results. -ve compensation to 2 stops down and manually underexpose the shots. The results should be quite interesting.

I like the compo and texture of the shot. Nice post
yeah, i used a +4 filter on that shot. I'm having fun with it in I that sort of application. I cannot wait to get out and shoot some stuff in nature. Imagine a +4 with a 1:1 macro. these were done with a 1:2 lens

as you can see, i did 1/20 @ f/8 light source was right on top of the orange. used a low ISO to reduce noise...tho, i just re did w/ adam's suggestions (faster shutter) will show in the next post...

i like these filters, opens up a lot of creativity. it sure does feed my need to get a proper macro.

thanks for the comments James and Randy
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shot data

same lens
80mm Macro on
1/90 @ f/5.6
ISO 1600
spot metering
used a 2 CU filters (+1 and +4)

OH yeah, James, I purposely over saturated the colours

i cut out the top part

adjustments done on cs2

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Jon, I like this one better! That orange skin looks like my pimply face in teenage years - lots of cavities. Mum used to tell me that I reminded her of NASA image of Mars.

The colour and texture are more impressive compared to the first one. I guess the way you cropped the image created a bit of assymetry to the image - more dramatic and stimulates human brains.

p.s. I read a comment a lot that supermodels usually require assymetry to their face rather than how cute or beautiful they are. It evokes a greater impression in people who had viewed the poster...

The power of assymetry!

I am looking forward to your natural post with close up filters!

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Jon, I like this one better! That orange skin looks like my pimply face in teenage years - lots of cavities. Mum used to tell me that I reminded her of NASA image of Mars.

The colour and texture are more impressive compared to the first one. I guess the way you cropped the image created a bit of assymetry to the image - more dramatic and stimulates human brains.

p.s. I read a comment a lot that supermodels usually require assymetry to their face rather than how cute or beautiful they are. It evokes a greater impression in people who had viewed the poster...

The power of assymetry!

I am looking forward to your natural post with close up filters!
Yeah I like how this one came out too. the texture on the orange really jumps out more.

I wasn't going to crop it originally, but after I made it more symmetric (square more than a rectangular look) it looked so much better. it's true, having a proper framing adds so much more to a photo

I cannot wait to test those filters outside. hopefully we'll get some good weather next weekend...
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Hey Jon, nice shots of that orange. The first one looked too shiny, but you nailed the second one. Funny, what tiny adjustments can do to a picture.
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Hey Jon, nice shots of that orange. The first one looked too shiny, but you nailed the second one. Funny, what tiny adjustments can do to a picture.
yeah, the first one was off. i know, makes a big difference on such small adjustments. turned out for the better..that might actually go in my book

everytime I see that image, im thinking, "did I Have my daily intake of vitamin c today?"

thanks for the look/comment
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