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steven gold

Member Since 28 Feb 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 16 2011 06:19 PM
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Bluegill in Rock Quarry

11 July 2011 - 05:37 PM

Love to get some feedback on this image, particularly color issues. Still new at UW photography and practicing for an upcoming trip to Bonaire.
Taken in a rock quarry in North Carolina at only about 7 feet deep. The water was very green - lots of algae covering submerged tree branches.
Canon S95 ISO400 1/250 6 mm; no strobe (sent to factory for repair). I know from a former post I used too high an ISO. I'll have to concentrate on avoiding that habit.
Processed primarily in LIghtroom with some cloning out of particulate matter in CS5.
Not sure how to improve on the green cast.
Thanks for any comments/constructive_criticism.

Shooting towards the sun

05 March 2011 - 07:18 PM

Hi Folks,

I am an above water nature photography hobbyist, new to UW photography - just getting my bearings and thoroughly enjoying the challenge.

The attached image was a "grab shot" taken (while shooting smaller critters at my level), when I noticed the Ray gliding into the scene above me. My camera (Canon S95 P&S ISO 400 F8.0 1/200) was set for good exposure of blue water background, but not while shooting towards the sun.

I liked the composition except for the blown out area, and the image does include a relatively unsuccessful attempt to do a selective exposure reduction in PS.

Do y'all avoid such shots or do you have a strategy for shooting towards the sun ?

I thank you for any ideas you may have for improving the image.