OK. Time for me to finish .... sorry that took so long - my work is nuts most of the time, but it actually ramps up 3X during the year and this is one of those times.
I *love#5! This is a a great, classic shot. It does look over sharpened, but I"m sure that's a flickr thing. I even love how the balloons match the sky - makes it seem kinda surreal and I LOVE the effect!
#6. I like the processing on this one. It's different from your usual and it really works here. Gives is a retro feel. And it fits the topic of Euphoria quite well. I love that you can't see all of his face, I think it really makes the shot -leaves me wanting to see more, but totally getting caught up in the moment.
I'll bbl for my pics - looks like I will take Monday and we'll see who fills in the other days.
Back again ... and time for me to share (first time in MONTHS *sigh*).
These are from Logan's judo belt test. They were taken in horrible fluorescent lights. I tried using the fluorescent WB setting, but they all came out way too cool. I need to invest in a grey card for situations like this. Anyway ... here they are:
all photos were taken w/ my 50mm lens at an ISO of 800.
1. ap=f/3.5 ss=1/200
2. ap=f/3.5 ss=1/200
3. ap=f/3.5 ss=1/200
Any/all thoughts - especially on the WB - much appreciated.
these were all taken at 800 ISO. that is pushing the limit of my D80. I usually stop at 400 ISO or have to resort to using some kind of noise reduction (& I just suck at that). But this time, exposure was good enough at 800 ISO that I did not use any noise reduction. I blew out some of the whites, but in this one case, I would rather err in that direction.
Thanks for the feedback, Sadie. With #1, I was limited to my position on the mat - I couldn't move left or right to get less of the window. Dang thing was making exposure really tough as well. For me, I like this one b/c I can see how hard Logan is working to set his friend down gently. It was going to be a tough landing and the kid was making it worse by holding on to Logan like that. *shakes head*
The slant in #2 was kind of on purpose - it was the only way to compose the shot and not chop off body parts. Not ideal - I've never been able to use the slant for artistic purposes.
#3 was kind of a snap shot. Grabbed last second as we were walking out of class. But it's just so classic for their relationship.
GiGi- I always love seeing your sports shots. It makes me excited for when my boys start sports in a few years! I agree with Sadie, that they're great so I'll just be nit-picky
1. The blown areas do actually bother me a little and I wish the focus would have been more on their faces than their hands. The writing doesn't really bother me too much because IMO, it's part of the environment.
2. The slant is not my style at all, but that's just me I love that it says 'confindence' on the wall behind them!
Can I just go ahead and take Fridays? Then if Wed doesn't work for Tia, we can trade.
I am currently rearranging my office, so I am just looking at these on my laptop right now. I'm going to finish that tomorrow, and get my monitor hooked back up so I an give some CC. Is anyone else nervous about that part of it? I could post my worst pics and hear picky CC all day, but thought of being the one CCing is frightening!
Sure thing, Tina! Friday is yours unless Tia has issues w/ that. I'm flexible with Monday as my day as well - I could do any day during the week (just no weekends).
CC was really hard for me when I first joined this board, but it really has been the thing that helps me the most with my own photos. By giving CC, I was able to identify what *I* like in a photo. Others have helped me with the technical aspects - especially in helping me to reproduce the things I liked in other photos - but it was by looking at a photo and asking myself what I thought worked and what didn't that helped me look at my OWN photos in that way.
I think others have found the same to be true for them. And don't worry - when you first start out, if you just concentrate on that part - the "what did I like about this photo"part, you'll do great!