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Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-06-2018, 06:08 PM  
Nature Adult Non breeding Snowy Egret poses for me
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 30
Views: 619
Well,Well.
Obviously well meaning advice in the overall context of printing is not welcomed. Your photographic prowess was not in question, I am sorry I have trod on your toes.

A few more of those swipes and I think I call it quits.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-06-2018, 03:27 PM  
Nature Adult Non breeding Snowy Egret poses for me
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 30
Views: 619
Hi

If your posted image is a true representation of what you have “extracted” from your RAW and print this you will be very disappointed.
Why I am saying this? What you see on your computer screen is generated by mixing colours with light. Your screen illuminate RGB (red, green and blue) to produce colours, which is called additive colours.

Printers start the colour process with white paper and add CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) to generate your picture. It is called subtractive colours.

And therein lies the problem, what looks bright on screen, when printed looks much darker. Illumined colours versus subtractive colours (or reflective if you like).

So, before going to print please rework your picture with reflective colours in mind. Since the original is in RAw format this should be easy.
Firstly, the white body of the bird is washed out (in your JPG). I can guaranty you there is much detail ready to be discovered.
Secondly, as I see here too often, your pic is underexposed. If you print it as it is, it will be disappointingly too dark. The water in which the bird stands is too dark the lovely rings should be more visible because I feel they are part of the attraction together with the reflection of the bird. To a lesser degree the background is important as well albeit to a much lesser degree.

I work with PhotoShop and in the RAW converter I would first brighten the image a wee bit, next I would work the Highlight Slider and move it all the way to the left. You can go wild here, since the bird is just about the only bright white highlight in the picture doing this will not effect the rest of the picture. Holy crap, the detail you will recover in the feathers will bowl you over. If you feel this has dulled the white a bit you can recover by moving the white slider to the rightit. (increase white) Also play around with the black slider and settle for what you think is right. Last but not least work the shadow slider to set the shadows in the picture.

If you do not have PhotoShop, I am sure other RAW converters work pretty much the same.

Overall “think printing” which means the pic will have to look brighter on screen, but not too much. If you are unsure do two or three variations with slightly different settings and get small test prints (postcard size) and settle on one or do some final adjustments and then go for it. I print a lot and don't have to do this anymore, I softproof everything on my Professional EIZO monitor.

As for paper, I am a fan for “Ilford Galerie Prestige”. It has a lovely semi gloss textured finish and prints very well. You will be pleased with it.
If you have anymore questions, just ask.


Hope I have been of service
Cheers
Forum: Photo Critique 11-02-2018, 10:59 PM  
Landscape Golden Bridge
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Hi,
I asume this is a scan and you have done some colour adjustments in PP. I am not going to comment on composition here but have some suggestion to have another look at colour and exposure.

Firstly, exposure. I think your image is somewhat underexposed, the sun is quite bright which means the image also should be quite bright. When you increase brightness the colours will brighten up as well.


I have been in Vancouver only three weeks ago and I remember well how some of the leaves of certain trees turn a bright yellow and they are quite striking when the sun shines through them.

Secondly, the overall image is too red. In the old film days when people had to rely on the corner store to develop photographs colours of prints often were flat and grey because they were developed with spent chemicals. The disappointment usually was great. Now it has swung the other way. With modern software colours can be cranked up like there is no tomorrow. I see this all the time. Just google “autumn leaves” and you see pictures as if on LSD.


A good indication that there is too much red overall in your pic is, the tree trunks have, it seems, also turned an autumn colour as well. The trunk second from the left should reflect the yellow of the bright yellow leaves.


If you absolutely insist on that strong red, for what ever reason, this would be of course be a personal consideration and you have some followers. No problems. I would however implore you to consider increasing the exposure.

Only as a guide and your consideration I attach the following image.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-02-2018, 02:39 PM  
Misc Rabbit Rabbit 2018 November 1
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 3
Views: 222
There is no such thing as "Fresh Laid Eggs" they are all freshly laid. :mad:

Luck ? This one could give you a hernia when you lift it. :lol:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-01-2018, 08:56 PM  
Travel No matter...
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Thanking you.
Unfortunately this was the only shot I had time for. As you can see by the shadows, there was a mad crowd muscling in from the left and another lot from behind blocking my view very rapidly. :mad:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-01-2018, 03:52 AM  
Travel No matter...
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 2
Views: 198
...where in the world, you always find a blooming Scot blowing into his Doodlesack - even at 6:30 in the morning :lol:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-27-2018, 12:23 AM  
People Corporate Headshot
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 6
Views: 405
I agree with that.
With a few correction this coluld be great. Too red, too dark. The white of the eyeball (sclera) should be white, unless after a night of heavy alcohol consumption :lol: and the catchlight is too weak. Correct this and you have a pic fit for an annual report.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-26-2018, 03:02 AM  
Nature I have no talent for wildlife photography it seems
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Someone ?
Sherrvonne, looks like you have the nouce for setting up this decoy.

Thenks for the reply.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-24-2018, 04:54 AM  
Nature I have no talent for wildlife photography it seems
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Thanks


Just keep looking, this way you see more ;)


I suppose you could be right :lol:




“Bird brain” is used to insult certain people but it could be seen as an insult to birds.
Thanks for commenting
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-23-2018, 08:09 PM  
Night Two more Aurora Borealis
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Nevertheless, these pictures don't come close compared to the real thing.
Thanks for commenting


Wasn't quite -40C but only a mild -6C but I was completely unprepared. I had warm clothing with me but not quite warm enough. I rifled through my suitcase for every bit of clothing I could put on, but what really saved me were the pyjamas Qantas hand out on every business long distance flight. They are quite warm. I put these on in addition to everything else and it worked. I always knew they would come handy one day.


Nevertheless you managed to express your feelings.


Uncle, you are too kind.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-22-2018, 04:51 PM  
Nature A has been flower
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Can there be beauty in decay ?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-21-2018, 07:36 PM  
People More Street Tats.
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 16
Views: 866
I'll be more blunt, body mutilation and senseless graffiti I call it.
As we all know, fashions come and go but unfortunately this one is permanent.
The second phase of this career limiting phenomenon has started - laser removal services are doing roaring business.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-21-2018, 04:55 PM  
Abstract Stuck on ice and waiting for summer
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Thanks Tony, I can always count on you.
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-21-2018, 03:56 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 22,739
Views: 1,903,620
Interesting, I found another gentleman. There are two of us now ! :cool:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-21-2018, 03:45 PM  
People Headline not needed, the picture says it all
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 6
Views: 308
A board meeting.

---------- Post added 22-10-18 at 09:50 AM ----------



I have been doing it for many years and I get paid for it. :D
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-21-2018, 03:37 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 22,739
Views: 1,903,620
I am sure every member here (well, maybe most) would be keen to see what was hidden under her clothes at the front. :lol:
And don't reply with that lame excuse - "I did not ask", - we all know you did. :lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-21-2018, 05:49 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 22,739
Views: 1,903,620
I have got no idea, I sometimes misplace things but I shall look for it and when I find it I will let you know! :)
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-21-2018, 04:52 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 22,739
Views: 1,903,620
I'd rather sit with her to be honest. ;)


And I bet you couldn't sit still long enough :D

---------- Post added 21-10-18 at 10:56 PM ----------




With her minder sitting at the table across from her ?
I wouldn't be game enough. :mad:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-21-2018, 02:04 AM  
Abstract Stuck on ice and waiting for summer
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 2
Views: 203
The lake has just started to freeze up, it will be a long wait.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-20-2018, 06:36 PM  
People Headline not needed, the picture says it all
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 6
Views: 308
The morning of the night after... :( :lol::lol:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-20-2018, 04:37 AM  
Nature I have no talent for wildlife photography it seems
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Wildlife photography fail No.5
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-20-2018, 04:08 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 22,739
Views: 1,903,620
The morning of the night after. :o
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-20-2018, 03:56 AM  
Night Two more Aurora Borealis
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 9
Views: 355
An outerworld experience I have to say


Thanks for looking


Camera in all manual, wide angle lens, (mine was the Pentax 15-30) wide open and set to infinity, shutter set to ball and then count 21-22-23-24-...30 for approx 10 seconds, a bit less or more is not so important and you'll be right.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-20-2018, 03:43 AM  
Night Aurora Borealis
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Thanks for that, headline typos are easy to overlook.


Thanks


When you finally get there, apart from the camera of course, wide angle lens, tripod, remote shutter release and warm clothes is all you need.


Taken at Yellowknife which is not the most exciting town I have ever visited I am afraid to say. But it is the Aurora capital of the world they say and the whole town lives off it it seems.


Thanks
They say late autumn and winter months are the pick and Yellowknife the best place to see it. Check http://auroraforecast.com/ before you go.


Thanks
I can now kick the bucket, I have seen it.


Thanks for looking
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-18-2018, 01:57 PM  
People Pose For You
Posted By Schraubstock
Replies: 4
Views: 323
And a new top while you at it
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