Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-11-2015, 12:02 PM   #16
Veteran Member
rangercarp's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 326
QuoteOriginally posted by shardulm Quote
So here is the much needed cropped version.
I like the original better. For my taste the cropped version is too tight in and does not give my eye anything to explore.

11-11-2015, 12:02 PM   #17
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
mikeSF's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: East Bay Area, CA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,905
love this and like the crop version best. what a great comp and colors!
11-11-2015, 12:11 PM   #18
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Cumming, GA
Posts: 679
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by darylk Quote
the low angle perspective
This was the most difficult part of the composition. I had to dig about 2 inches into the pine straw to set my camera on the dirt (a.k.a. tripod). 1/4 to Half of the lens front was facing the strands of pine straw (the front blur in the bottom). This angle of view also happened to show the underside of the mushroom's disc which was lit from the top by the soft cloudy sun making them a little bit translucent (that is why they say the light matters whether your composition cares for it or not).

I wasn't expecting much on the bokeh as it was going to be too busy to begin with due to the fact that it was pine straw in the back ground and with macro lenses most of it goes to the oblivion any way. But I did find it a little posterized like Tony Belding stated. Possibly because of a tad bit of sharpening or perhaps the nature of the pine straw texture that was not necessarily clean but with spots and shades of brown and dark brown.
11-11-2015, 01:51 PM   #19
GUB
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
GUB's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wanganui
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,785
Maybe cropping a little of the top is fine but I think you have lost a little by cropping into the ghost mushy. It is an important balancing part to the image.

11-11-2015, 03:05 PM   #20
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Omaha
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 427
I agree with GUB, but not knowing for sure what "ghost mushy" is ;-) . I would only crop that straw out of the corner, no more. Or, as somebody else suggested, clone it out. It's a great shot - your efforts in digging to get a good perspective were definitely worthwhile.
11-11-2015, 06:08 PM   #21
Veteran Member
rangercarp's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 326
QuoteOriginally posted by GUB Quote
I think you have lost a little by cropping into the ghost mushy
That 3rd mushroom adds some balance, and I did not realize how much until it was gone.
11-12-2015, 12:32 PM - 1 Like   #22
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Cumming, GA
Posts: 679
Original Poster
With all the encouraging comments I could not resist to do another crop and put it up that is best of both worlds and meets most of the changes.
Apologies if creates a spam. honestly I had to adhere to the rule of 3rds while doing this crop.

Last edited by shardulm; 11-14-2016 at 01:07 PM.
11-12-2015, 04:15 PM   #23
GUB
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
GUB's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wanganui
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,785
QuoteOriginally posted by shardulm Quote
With all the encouraging comments I could not resist to do another crop and put it up that is best of both worlds and meets most of the changes.
Apologies if creates a spam. honestly I had to adhere to the rule of 3rds while doing this crop.
Nice one.
There is no such thing as a "rule" of thirds -- just a guideline

11-12-2015, 05:01 PM   #24
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Omaha
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 427
Looks good to me. Again, great shot!
11-12-2015, 09:48 PM   #25
mee
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 6,242
People's taste on cropping is going to run the gamut...

mine would be to crop off the bottom to around, and including, an inch above your water mark. And another inch off the top.. roughly.

This isn't really a photo to let your eyes wonder. Rather, the focus is solely on the little mushroom.. cropping will benefit this imo.
11-13-2015, 01:45 PM   #26
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Newcastle
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,712
QuoteOriginally posted by shardulm Quote
honestly I had to adhere to the rule of 3rds while doing this crop.
Fantastic shot - envious

I think you have adhered to the golden spiral rule (or nearly so) with the focal point being the junction of the mushroom stalk and cap on the larger specimen. At least, if you cropped to achieve this focal point I suspect you will come close to satisfying all concerned.
11-13-2015, 03:14 PM   #27
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Cumming, GA
Posts: 679
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Tony Belding Quote
Is that bokeh in the background natural, or was it processed in some way? It looks a bit peculiar to me, sort of posterized, although it's not egregious.
It is as it came from the lens. I usually don't bother fixing the bokeh.
11-13-2015, 07:08 PM   #28
GUB
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
GUB's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wanganui
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,785
QuoteOriginally posted by shardulm Quote
It is as it came from the lens. I usually don't bother fixing the bokeh.
For goodness sake don't "fix" the bokeh. It is what separates this image from 1 billion other mushroom images and that is one reason why I don't like to see it cropped.
Bokeh is like Forest Gumps box of chocolates - you never know what you are going to get.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
50mm, f2.8 macro, k-01, macro, mushroom, pentax, small
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Center of its world Doctor X Monthly Photo Contests 14 07-15-2015 09:37 AM
Macro It's a small world after all charliezap Post Your Photos! 8 07-08-2015 05:27 AM
Nature Amidst the Pine Cones LeRolls Post Your Photos! 10 04-11-2014 07:34 PM
Misc It's a small world ....... daacon Post Your Photos! 6 06-23-2012 06:20 AM
Travel A log amidst the raging sea Ansbert Post Your Photos! 14 06-01-2010 03:40 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:42 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top