3 pics i'm proud of,
Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:20 PM
all are taken with olympus C50 PT014, no strobes, only with camera's int.flash. the nudi and leaffish were taken 3y ago in yap, the sepia last year in kenya, diani beach.
Posted 22 December 2005 - 08:48 PM
The second. I love the subject and the composition. But the colour is not quite right. It has a green cast. Should be an easy tweak in photoshop. Also a one to be proud of.
The third, I think has more sentimental value to you than anything else. I bet this fish was one of the highlights of your trip and thus the picture of it brings back fond memories.
The picture is not nearly as good as the first two. It is in-focus but has little else going for it. The DOF is too great and the very busy back/foreground cause the fish to get lost in the scenery. The strait-on com composition does not do the fish justice. A front 3-quarters shot would be much better.
Both of your first two I would say are definately POW material, the third is not nearly as interesting.
Canon 5D Ikelite Housing and strobes
15FE | 24/2.8 | 35/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 150/2.8 macro
Posted 23 December 2005 - 08:22 AM
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 04:20 PM
i thought the leaffish was quite cool , 'cause i like the structure in the pic: straight line from front to back, then the pectoral fins alignment, and the left side being a bit darker than the right from the whole frame. i got an other of a shark like that where again fins are well aligned, tail straight, but taken from it's 'behind' which i know is not the best angle . i guess i'll have to keep them in my personal album then. but , no, they are not a trip highlight as i dive for a living.
for the cuttle fish, don't have photoshop, have to upgrade laptop's ram first to install it.
thanks again for your true comments, at least i konw i'm on the good road with the nudi!
Posted 25 December 2005 - 08:00 PM
Posted 25 December 2005 - 11:43 PM
okay: keeping the non divers in mind when shooting! also i wish i had better equipment: my macro totally sucks on my oly C50, (frustrates the hell out of me) and instead of buying lenses for the PT014, i'm hoping to upgrade real soon! (wasn't it christmas yesterday?? ), so soon enough i'll be able to fill the frame (and yes I PROMISE, i'll keep the leaffish in my PRIVATE, only-for-me-to-see album... me and my structures!)
photobeat, i appreciate you not being 'nice' and 'soft' on me!!
BTW: merry christmas to you all!
Posted 27 December 2005 - 11:58 AM