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07-20-2017, 01:03 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Too much Shadows? Are there any spots that you can see?
Lens: Pentax 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Camera: Pentax K-50 Photo Location: Arizona Botanical Garden ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/2000s Aperture: F2.8 

I took this photo with a very fast shutter speed in order to make the background black, I´m still not confident enough if it looks Ok or there are some mistakes
The fact that my monitor has a little bit of more contrast than others, makes it hard to see if the photo is truly black
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Hi Kevin.... I kind of like it The black looks black to me, on a calibrated monitor at correct brightness, but I think I'd like to see a little more illumination or brightness in the flower; possibly bringing up the highlights in post-processing? Alternatively, if you have the equipment, a gentle flash to add a touch more lighting toward the flower and from (your) right-hand-side? Or maybe even from underneath and to the right (some experimentation required). I also think that a photo like this - where there are no background features to give context, and the sense of space doesn't really add much - might benefit from a central position for the flower and 1:1 format crop... but that's just my opinion, and again something to be experimented with
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Hi Kevin.... I kind of like it The black looks black to me, on a calibrated monitor at correct brightness, but I think I'd like to see a little more illumination or brightness in the flower; possibly bringing up the highlights in post-processing? Alternatively, if you have the equipment, a gentle flash to add a touch more lighting toward the flower and from (your) right-hand-side? Or maybe even from underneath and to the right (some experimentation required). I also think that a photo like this - where there are no background features to give context, and the sense of space doesn't really add much - might benefit from a central position for the flower and 1:1 format crop... but that's just my opinion, and again something to be experimented with
Thanks so much for the feedback, actually, I don´t own any Flashlights
This was edited from scratch in Adobe Lightroom.
I can fix the crop and try a new angle but, unfortunately, my hard drive where I had this image in Raw died. So I don´t feel good about editing a jpeg because I dont want to mess it up, I have another picture similar to this one, I will post it later
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So I don´t feel good about editing a jpeg because I dont want to mess it up,
I always save an edited jpeg using an "A", etc., to change it from the original, while saving it. This keeps the original untouched.

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I always save an edited jpeg using an "A", etc., to change it from the original, while saving it. This keeps the original untouched.
How? I use lightroom, where is that option?

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I always save an edited jpeg using an "A", etc., to change it from the original, while saving it. This keeps the original untouched.
Ohhh I know what you are talking about, yeah me too but my hard drive died and I had over 200 original Raw´s in there, at least I have the Jpeg´s
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it is black and your jpeg can take a great deal of manipulation

this may have been what bigmackcam was suggesting?
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it is black and your jpeg can take a great deal of manipulation

this may have been what bigmackcam was suggesting?
Yeah, kinda
I´m still working with this image, I will post the result soon
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QuoteOriginally posted by ccc_ Quote
it is black and your jpeg can take a great deal of manipulation

this may have been what bigmackcam was suggesting?
I think it works very well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ccc_ Quote
it is black and your jpeg can take a great deal of manipulation

this may have been what bigmackcam was suggesting?
very nice
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