2nd December 2004, 10:46 AM
2nd December 2004, 11:23 AM
why you take those pictures behing a metal gate?
tats pointless.... esp the 2nd one, might as well dont take.
2nd December 2004, 11:46 AM
Did a auto color, increased the contrast and saturation.
Did a crop, lessen the brightness, increased contrast, saturation and de-noised.
Overall your images are not too bad for a start, at least better than mine when I first started
Anyway you should try to avoid the window grills, I believe for the 2nd shot you could have opened the gate and went out to shoot, the last pic I believe was not possible.
Your composition needs to work harder, your framing is still ok, keep shooting!!!
Ignore my comments if you want, I also just nOoB, still learning
2nd December 2004, 12:02 PM
looks like got a bit of yellowish cast. need to post process more
2nd December 2004, 02:37 PM
3rd December 2004, 08:58 AM
espn : hmm, how do you de-noise the picture?
3rd December 2004, 09:29 AM
3rd December 2004, 10:12 AM
Well, I think your day shot and night shot are quite ok, except you atuned it towards red colour. Your day shot is underexposed by at least 1 stop (for the day, most probably the meter has been fooled by the light amount of white light). For The night shots, taking out the composition, the exposure seems to be just about right only. Don't mind the very reddish sky, Singapore sky is polluted, thus you will never see true black colour in Singapore sky.
I just adjusted the day shots by levelling it up by 2 stops and remove some red, staturation and contrast and all those artifical post processing only makes it look artificial. I personally felt your orignal pictures seems to be more natural then ESPN's artifical version, especially the day pic.
The night shots are quite ok, just mind the composition. For landscaping, normal 1/3 rule or the rule of the golden separation applies
5th December 2004, 12:55 AM
5th December 2004, 04:26 AM
No Mac version?
Originally Posted by espn
5th December 2004, 08:29 AM
Golden Separation or the Golden Mean or the Golden Ratio as most call it, is the original rule of artists. 1/3 rule is the simplified version of the Golden Mean as it is alot easier to remember. Try to understand 1/3 rule first before venturing into the complex edition.
Originally Posted by ptred
The f-stop is best adjusted by your camera, increase the EV +1 or +2/ There is not standard procedure to follow when post-processing, depending on your output.