Framed by a chair


Epithet Man

Link Posted 20/05/2014 - 16:33
A shot of one of my daughters taken on my K5 II with the DA*50-135mm.

Do you prefer colour:



or black and white?



Comments/criticisms welcomed. I've not shared any of my images anywhere for a long time due to strict self-censorship, but after reading some recent threads on the forum I've decided to start sharing a bit more (with the selfish aim of improving of course ).

Thanks for looking,
EM

Gravelrash

Link Posted 20/05/2014 - 16:58
Great picture. Using the chair as a frame has really worked and her expression leaves you guessing how she's feeling at that moment.

I like both (can I say that?)


Steve

Sometimes I'm serious and sometimes not, but I consider sarcasm an artform. Which is it today?

swarf

Link Posted 20/05/2014 - 18:21
B&W for me

Phil
K-5iiS; K-r; ME Super; ME; DA* 16-50 f2.8; DA 18-135 WR; DA 55-300 WR; HD DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited; FA 50mm f1.4; A50mm f1.7; DAL 18-55mm; M40mm f2.8; + assorted non-Pentax lenses

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Smeggypants

Link Posted 20/05/2014 - 20:12
I prefer the colour ( slightly ).

I would darken the chair bokeh and her top by around a 1/2 stop though so the eye is drawn more to the face
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

SteveEveritt

Link Posted 20/05/2014 - 20:51
Ooh mono
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"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" (John Lennon)
Last Edited by SteveEveritt on 20/05/2014 - 20:51

Epithet Man

Link Posted 20/05/2014 - 21:03
Smeggypants wrote:

I would darken the chair bokeh and her top by around a 1/2 stop though so the eye is drawn more to the face

Thanks, that makes sense. I think that LR5 has quite a good local adjustment feature that could do this but I've never used it in anger (still learning Lightroom).

EM

Glowingblue

Link Posted 20/05/2014 - 21:03
Colour for me I'm afraid, leave black & white for the oldies, treasure every nuance of colour,
Last Edited by Glowingblue on 20/05/2014 - 21:04

Smeggypants

Link Posted 20/05/2014 - 21:17
Epithet Man wrote:
Smeggypants wrote:

I would darken the chair bokeh and her top by around a 1/2 stop though so the eye is drawn more to the face

Thanks, that makes sense. I think that LR5 has quite a good local adjustment feature that could do this but I've never used it in anger (still learning Lightroom).

EM

yes that's exactly what I'd use. Dial in a negative exposure, you could add some negative clarity as well. All helps with the depth.

Dial in a feather of about 60 and paint on where required. You can always erase areas and adjust settings post brushing too.

I use the LR Local adjustment brush extensively. I'd hate to be without it. It's THE tool for making pics pop :thumb:
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

davidstorm

Link Posted 20/05/2014 - 22:20
The colour one for me, it has so much vibrancy and life to it. The image works well and there's good advice here for improving it still more.

Regards
David
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 21/05/2014 - 05:07
I had a quick go in Lightroom.






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[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Epithet Man

Link Posted 21/05/2014 - 12:28
Smeggypants wrote:
I had a quick go in Lightroom.

Nice - thanks. Not the only things you changed, I see

I find the way the hair in the bottom right of the image "pops" from the bokeh of the chair is a bit odd but I left it as I couldn't work out what to do about it.

EM

Smeggypants

Link Posted 21/05/2014 - 15:14
Epithet Man wrote:
Smeggypants wrote:
I had a quick go in Lightroom.

Nice - thanks. Not the only things you changed, I see

Yup I did a few more local adjustments.


Quote:

I find the way the hair in the bottom right of the image "pops" from the bokeh of the chair is a bit odd but I left it as I couldn't work out what to do about it.

EM

I'd leave it. it only gets annoying if you concentrate on it
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

judderman62

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 23:26
I'm with Smeggy.. I prefer the colour one .... slightly.

Lovely shot and like the natural expression.
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2
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