Dark candle


pmcquail

Link Posted 28/12/2010 - 23:00
First photo posting, C&C appreciated




K200d, Tamron Di AF70-300
Last Edited by pmcquail on 28/12/2010 - 23:29

royd63uk

Link Posted 28/12/2010 - 23:13
nice composition,very well lit
regards
Roy

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thoughton

Link Posted 29/12/2010 - 11:08
Interesting shot, with pleasant warm light. The candle is slightly blown out but there probably wasn't much you could do about that without resorting to multiple exposures.

However I'm not convinced by the crop, it feels a little tight on the right, can you post the uncropped original?
Tim
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pmcquail

Link Posted 29/12/2010 - 11:27
Thanks for the comments.

I had to crop on the left to remove what appears to be lens flare. This lens does have a flaw in the front element but this is the first time I've noticed any impact on images.



K5, K200d (IR @ 720NM), X-5
Last Edited by pmcquail on 29/12/2010 - 11:28

thoughton

Link Posted 29/12/2010 - 11:36
Ah I see, I was hoping you might have a little more room on the right

Personally I would try and clone out the flare, rather than cropping the twigs.

PS The flare isn't neccessarily due to the flaw (although it might be). I had a similar bit of flare from a single weak light source in this shot (the red bit on the corner of the lighter's lid), and the lens I used has no defects to the elements.
Tim
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pmcquail

Link Posted 29/12/2010 - 17:58
After a bit of clone work in Gimp



K5, K200d (IR @ 720NM), X-5

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 29/12/2010 - 19:06
A very pleasing first effort. Different, which is good.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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thoughton

Link Posted 29/12/2010 - 20:15
I like the latest version, I find having the uncropped twigs more pleasing to the eye.
Tim
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MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
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