First Time C&C post - small subject and black water
Posted 20 October 2011 - 03:27 AM
Bell was about 10-12 mm
Image has been cropped a bit, some exposure adjustment, and quite a bit of backscatter removal.
I like the image but am unsure if it looks oversharpened, overprocessed, or too surreal.
The previous images are OK but this is the best of the set, however it does not show the characteristic aspect of the subject.
I was using some filters so the colours are a bit skewed.
I do however like the impression it gives of a little dancing man? Could be just me though.
What do you think? I have not put an image out to the greater underwater community for C&C and only ask for honesty.
I upgraded to a DSLR (7D) about 18 months ago and feel like I am just starting to get the hang of this beast.
Posted 20 October 2011 - 06:01 AM
At first blush I agree that the color looks a little off, maybe too saturated? It's tough to comment since I don't have a good frame of reference to the original colors. This type of image always looks so surreal it's hard to say when is too much. I do like it though, very good addition to anyones portfolio.
Where did you shoot the little guy?
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 08:59 AM
I'm with Steve on this one! The green color (atleast on my screen it's electric green) is a bit too "alien like". Maybe You wanna post the original shot as well for color comparison?
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:09 PM
This was taken at Edithburgh jetty, South Australia.
This is the natural colour of the image taken with the filters I was using on the camera.
The green may reflect a little bit of fluorescence in the critter (*not too sure on that one), the blue has been an issue with a few of my other images and is probably reflectance.
To the naked eye, this would appear clear or clearish like other jellyfish or ctenophores.
Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:53 AM
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 08:50 AM
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 02:10 PM
Marli thank you for having a play, I like the edits and agree with your comments.
I will check out the options you used, are you using Photoshop?
I did this in lightroom and am always a little hesitant to over sharpen...