A&P Is my WB off in this pic?? C&C please!

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  1. AF Rugby

    AF Rugby Gun in my mouth, I pray for the sunshine

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    super overcast out.. did my best at being creative.. who knows.. tell me what ya think..
     
  2. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    Minuswhale go black and white w/ selective color.
     
  3. AF Rugby

    AF Rugby Gun in my mouth, I pray for the sunshine

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    no idea how to do that...
     
  4. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    PS.. in this one it would probably be as simple as selecting the color range (the blue, wide enough to get the darks and lights) make a layer via copy, then b&w the background layer.
     
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    turn all colors down except blue
     
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    Looks good to me.

    Nice shot, man.
     
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    i think it looks good the way it is...no need for selective sat. :dunno:
     
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    If the background weren't so hideously distracting and if the entire name were lit it would be great.
     
  9. AF Rugby

    AF Rugby Gun in my mouth, I pray for the sunshine

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    first time i didnt get tore up :)
     
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    Flat blue FTW
     
  11. Jcolman

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    I concur.
     
  12. AF Rugby

    AF Rugby Gun in my mouth, I pray for the sunshine

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    would taking the picture from a better angle have made the picture better??
     
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    Yes. Try to minimize the distracting background as much as possible. Also, using a better, faster lens would help. You also shot this at f/7.1 with a lens that has a maximum aperture of f/4.8. It's hard to get the background nice and soft with this lens. A good lens will have a max aperture of at least f/2.8 or faster. Shooting wide open or maybe one stop from wide open, will help to throw the background out of focus and give your photos that rich, soft blurry background. Using a longer lens will also help to blur the background.

    I realize that going out and buying a new lens is impractical but your photo is an example of what a cheaper lens will produce.
     
  15. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    Though shooting this at f2.8 would throw half the tank out of focus... 7.1 might be a bit much... f4 or 5 would have been the sweet spot i think.
     
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    Agreed. I'm not suggesting that he shoot at f/2.8, simply that it would be easier with such a lens to throw the background out of focus.
     
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    true.
     
  18. AF Rugby

    AF Rugby Gun in my mouth, I pray for the sunshine

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    i tried to throw the background out of focus by focusing on the tank.. guess it didnt work well enough.. i think im going to pick up that new 35mm AF-S...
     
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    You also used an f/stop that while is good for rendering the subject in focus, also gives you too much depth of field.
     
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    Here's an example of what a good lens will do for you. I shot this with my 70-200 f/2.8 lens. The aperture was set at f/5...which is not too far from your setting of f/7.1. The difference is that my lens is a f/2.8 lens and the zoom was set to 90mm, much longer than what your's was set to. Look how smooth the out-of-focus parts are. This is also called "bokah". Of course it also helps that the background was the street and not the trees.

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    :werd: Longer lenses will provide a much softer look in the out of focus areas than wide angle lenses.
     
  22. AF Rugby

    AF Rugby Gun in my mouth, I pray for the sunshine

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    so it would have made this picture way better as well im guessing..

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    Actually nothing would have helped that picture I'm afraid.
     
  24. AF Rugby

    AF Rugby Gun in my mouth, I pray for the sunshine

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    i didnt mean from a photography point.. cause i know it sucks.. but as far as blurring my dog out..
     
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    Yes. Shooting with a larger aperture and a longer lens would help to blur the background. By larger aperture I mean wider open. f/4 instead of f/8.
     

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