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POTM [04/08] Behind the Golden Hour

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by OleJ, 4 Apr 2008.

  1. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Redone:
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    350D 18-55 Kit Lens + Macro Lens attachment, ISO800, f/4, 1/1600
    Pretty much directly from camera only adjusted contrast slightly. Lit with almost dead-on spot (IKEA halogenlamp) and the dinner table lamp from above.

    Get your wallpaper edition here:
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  2. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    Nice idea. I think the blue tint looks wrong though - it could be a nice orange tint which would suit the theme better, too.
     
  3. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Cool concept :)

    I wish it was a bit brighter to show of some more details, especially on the clock housing. I'm also a bit unsure about the blue tint would probably fit better with a golden look. I also think this one could look good in sepia :)
     
  4. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    The image itself is pretty nice. There are a couple of things that stick out to me: The red reflection just beneath the watch face is very distracting. You might try cloning it out. The blue tint is interesting, but I didn't immediately think of it reflecting the evening sky. I thought it was one of those "indiglo" watches. If you want to stick with the idea of reflecting the evening sky, you might try a subtle gradient using golds, reds and blues. That might give the impression of the sun setting, and the night sky beginning to appear.

    Thematically, I think this is headed in the right direction. However, I believe the execution needs a little tweaking.

    -monkey
     
  5. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Thanks for the feedback.
    I agree that this could be pulled this off a lot better. I'm feeling too much detail has been lost and the blue is over the top. I'll see if I can get to re-shooting this weekend (shouldn't take too long :) )
    I'll try out the sepia and bw and see what gives.
    Cheers!
     
  6. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    By the way: Is it obvious/clear that the hands are moving one hour? I'm thinking I might need to enhance that part a bit as well?
     
  7. Vers

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    Bring the levels up a bit, add a warming filter then you may have something.
     
  8. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Added my redo of the thing:
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    350D 18-55 Kit Lens + Macro Lens attachment, ISO800, f/4, 1/1600
    Pretty much directly from camera only adjusted contrast slightly. Lit with almost dead-on spot (IKEA halogenlamp) and the dinner table lamp from above.


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    This was the first go at it:
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    Canon EOS 350D / Canon 50mm 1.8 @ 1.8mm 1/125s using only ambient lighting.
     
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  9. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I definitely prefer the updated one - nice focal point and colors. Background (or lack thereof) is also far better.
     
  10. eldiablo

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    Nice and sharp, better picture then the first go imo:thumb:
     
  11. OleJ

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    Thanks guys!
    Please let me know what you think of the composition as it has me a bit in doubt. Perhaps a slight and precise crop could straighten it out for me. Any tips are welcomed.
    The original go has been completely dismissed by the way. I don't even think there's any comparison.
    What I personally really like about the new shot is the film noir 'ish quality it has.
    What do you think of the "idea"?
     
  12. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    I am loving that!
    Perfect shot, i'll be hard pressed to not give you my full vote :)
     
  13. OleJ

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    :rock: Thanks mate!
     
  14. Smilodon

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    The second one is really good! :thumb:
     
  15. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Second version is much better, really nice.
     
  16. TNash

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    The new one is fantastic OleJ, I really like the coloring. The DOF is cool too.
     
  17. OleJ

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    Thanks :) The colors are natural by the way (due to the lighting). I guess I should try polishing the outside of that watch :D
     
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  18. FragileSocks

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    Very nice. Did you use an extension or was that just the 50 lens?
     
  19. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Really like it!
    Can we get a bigger version? Something that's let's say... wallpaper size? :D
     
  20. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Thank you :)

    It was using the 18-55 kit lens and one of these cheapo macro filter sets. Can be had on ebay for around $21 incl. p&p.
    Here's a pic of the set I have:
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