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Discussion in 'Photography' started by virtualTune, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. virtualTune

    virtualTune Active Member

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    Hello forum,
    I wasn't very active lately and i want to appologize for that. I was quite busy working on a portfolio for an art school i applied to (on thursday).

    I just recently bought a new camera and took some photos - love it!

    Now I am not posting the pictures here for 2 main reasons.

    1. The original resolution is 5184x3456 =D

    2. This series in particular are photos of a dried frog. So to avoid offending anybody here, I will just give the link and leave it up to you. Now the frog is dead -DUH! but it has been dead for several weeks in a very dry, hot room which gave it an intersting texture. I hope you like it!

    <a class="postlink" href="http://virtualtune.deviantart.com/gallery/40913168" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://virtualtune.deviantart.com/gallery/40913168</a>

    CnC always welcome.

    -vT
     
  2. Cyrilshark

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    The color one is gorgeous, just a BIT too much depth blur. :)
     
  3. virtualTune

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    actually there is no additional blur at all. you see, before, with the old camera I had a lens with the msallest aperture of f4.5. Now I have a new 50mm with a max aperture of an amazing f1.8 . This basically means that the bokeh, or blurr, is going to me much more intense and the area of focus will only be (with a macro filter) a few mm. this is particularly great for portraits where you want the eyes to stand out but not worry about the background :)Like I said, this was taken a few hours after I got the lens/camera. on the next sunny day I will go out again with a smaller aperture, for a smoother depth of field. But on a cloudy day with little light, the great aperture allows me to shoot without a tripod. Since my tripod is quite heavy and bulky, I usually only use it for star or other night photography. Thx for the quick reply. Totally not used to that (;
     
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    I really need to learn all these photography terms ;D
     
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    Really good one there vT, it's definitely on a level with your best photos. Did you recolor the eye or was that blueish tone there from the very beginning?
     
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    i kind of recoloured it. I downloaded the trial for Lightroom because i wanted to see how powerful it is. I didn't brush the blue in though, it was some weird colour adjustment.
     
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    I didn't care for the blur on the second one, too powerful. But other than that, a really nice image.
     

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