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Some of my better flowers
Posted By: photolady95, 09-21-2009, 04:54 PM

I tried to copy the exact settings of these on my Pentax. Unfortunately, my film cameras do not have those settings.

Here is a few I've taken last summer.





another for now:



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09-21-2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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#2's nice and sharp, but the others somehow lack detail and contrast (?overexposed as well?).
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I didn't think a p&s could overexpose. All I did was crop the first Hibiscus to get the second Hibiscus. No PP other than the crop.

I did have the camera set on vivid color though. You think that's what caused this?
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It could still be overexposed if it was trying to meter for the whole scene - lots of black space could have skewed the metering to overexpose the flower. The colours do seem oversaturated also - perhaps as a result of the vivid setting, but it's also not sharp - were you perhaps too close to the flower for the camera to be able to focus that closely?

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The black isn't really black. When I took the photo the plant behind the flower is green. So the black is really green, in normal sunshine. This day the sky was overcast.

It was sharp, at least the top one was, until I saved the jpeg again, and then uploaded to photobucket. Remember this isn't a film image, it's a jpeg image from a digital p&s. The setting on the camera was in macro mode, so I wasn't close but the camera's lens made it look so.
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Either way, something's not quite right with what we're seeing here.
If the original is sharp, try uploading it again with a better JPEG quality.
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I agree the composition is nice but somethings a little off with the pics.
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What software are you using photolady?

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The other issue IMO is the harsh flash used in close quarters, probably blowing out the subject and confusing focus by the camera.
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I really don't know what happened here. I shot this last summer and looking at in the camera and the upload to PhotoShop, it looked tack sharp. Course looking at it back then, I didn't have my new glasses and the ones I was wearing....well, lots of my photos looked sharp then, but now I have new glasses, they don't.

Thanks for the helps, Ash.

I'll make sure the next ones I post are sharp.
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As long as you're happy with the results, that's all that matters!
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After seeing those two here, I'm not happy with the results, and probably won't ever capture them with the black background. Can't figure out what that camera saw as for settings. Course my film cameras don't have the same settings.

Wait til I get my Pentax DSLR.
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