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Just back from Bonaire. Sorry, no froggies. :drink: First time with a strobe. G9, Ike housing, DS-125. No post processing, only cropped in PSE. Thoughts?

 

Fireworm f/7.1 1/60 sec

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French Angelfish f/8 1/125 sec

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Anemone Shrimp f/5.6 1/60 sec

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Love Bonaire,

 

In the first image, because you are using a single strobe I would have preferred the lighting on the subject/right side of the image. It would provide more hightlight to the feature of the image.

 

I think the last image could use a little white balance to bring the pinkish hue down a little bit. I would also prefer the subject in the third a little more.IMHO

 

Nice work for your first tries with a strobe.

 

Cheers

 

Todd

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My favorite is the 2nd image. Did you shoot in Raw or JPEG? Hopefully, you shot in Raw. On the second image, I would open it the the Camera Raw Processor in PSE (you can also do this w/ a JPEG image) and move that recovery slider in to see if you can get rid of those hot spots in the background sand. You should also add a new layer and grab the Spot healing brush to clean up the back scatter.

 

I doubt the 1st image can be saved with PSE. On the 3rd image, I would have wanted the shrimp to be the focus of the compostion. The composition is fine, but the shrimp should have been sharper.

 

I know on my first few trips, I was moving my strobe around trying different positions to see what I could get, but I did not have a lap top to view these while on my trip. If you have a laptop, the learning curve should drop.

 

Great job on your first trip with a strobe. Oh yeah, I also got in the pool and drop some stuff in the water to practice with the stobe. Great place to fool around and try different things.

 

 

Kirk

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