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Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Roosje, Jan 3, 2006.
Very nice shot, Roosje
The hoar frost is really thick and you have photographed it well. Thanks for sharing your cold and damp climate.
Now this is pure beauty mother natures way!
Lovely, simply lovely!
A very pretty shot Roosje, excellent composition. One little suggestion: You might copy the layer and darken it a bit. Then create a mask and "paint" in the darker area on the out of focus portion. This would draw more attention to the subject matter. If you wish, email me the "raw" and I would be happy to do this and send you back a .psd with all of the layers intact so you can see what I mean..
Exquisite! I get chills just looking at it. Brrrr!
Nice. I like the supporting background in shadow.
What a lovely way to begin my day, so many wonderful reactions, Thank you!
Randy, I don't know what masks are, but I did work with layers and gaussian blur to give the photo more DOF and made use of image adjustments and sharpening in PS. I have to start finding out how masks work, I have no idea yet where I can find them. If I don't succeed I would very much like to make use of your offer :smile: I don't work in raw, I find the files far to big :redface:
I am very happy with the advice you have given me, again I have come a step further in my learning process in photography, thank you!
p.s I just googled and found a lot of info. on masks for example http://www.webreference.com/graphics/column23/4.html
That is a very beautiful image, Roosje. A good eye for composition on this type of photography is something that I don't possess, but I can honestly say that your image is very nice. I like the detail and how the light shimmers through the ice. Wonderful DOF as well.
Frank, thank you. Before I started serieusly with photography, composition was something I did with my intuition, but found it difficult to get a real grasp on it. Now together with the knowledge of rule of thirds, diagonals etc it has become much easier for me. I first use my intuition and then check if it is conform the rules of composition. I very much enjoy looking at pictures of others, some are at a level which I know I will never be able to reach.