Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Mighty_Zeus, Dec 11, 2007.
I am very happy with the picture, but there is always room to improve.
i love this concept, colors are a bit washed for my taste but they work for the image. lens flare on 2 of the candles and not the other 2, and long exposure time completely lost definition on the main star up top. If that's what you were going for to make it look more ethereal then kudos, otherwise i'd shoot a couple different exposures and maybe try and get some detail back.
I like the idea behind it... the color looks a little off, what settings for the ISO? If you shot 100, I'd try 800...
I forgot to mention there is very slight PP, some de-saturation.
I'll post the untouched tonight, I was trying to soften it up and give it a bit of an ethereal touch.
Shot at ISO 200. Exif not attached?
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D50
Aperture Value f/8
Color Space Uncalibrated
Exposure Bias Value 0 EV
Exposure Program Manual
Flash No Flash
Focal Length 50 mm
Metering Mode Multi-Segment
Shutter Speed Value 5 sec
Date/Time Mon Dec 10 21:28:05 2007
Here is the un-edited version ~ well, resized, but..
i like the original better
i agree...original looks better
maybe try shooting lower down with a slight angle up. can also try bringing her closer to you and have the christmas tree further away from her and with more bokeh, open up the aperature some to help shorten the depth of field. just some ideas
original = keep the color and just do minor touchups
Thanks for the comments guys
I thought about the lower angle as well, might put more perspective in the photo.
AFA Bokeh ~ if I open it up I have to shorten the exposure and I will lose the Star effect on the lights, which I realllllly like. I know there is a proggy out there that will place artificial starring on light sources, maybe that can be an option. I tried the shot with my 18-55 wide open trying for the Bokeh, but it's no where near as sharp as the 50/1.4
I played with it in CaptureNX last night to try and tone down the Star up on top ~ It actually seemed to take away from the picture which surprised me.
Anyhow, thanks again. I am going to reshoot the scene this weekend, will post my results!