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Barefoot
04-15-2012, 11:52 PM
http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy94/CircleOfConfussion/Mimosa.jpg

belliveau
04-16-2012, 12:29 AM
i like the contrast you get with the colors

Marko
04-16-2012, 01:11 PM
Lovely colours and an interesting composition. Good sharpness as well!

kat
04-16-2012, 01:46 PM
Love it Barefoot! Love what you are posting lately! Great work!

Barefoot
04-16-2012, 02:13 PM
Lovely colours and an interesting composition. Good sharpness as well!

Thanks, Marko and everyone else as well.

So as not to confuse, this is practically straight from the camera. There was a very slight levels adjustment, a custom WB, a correction for lens distortion, and a bit of sharpening. I took advantage of some options offered for .nef files through Capture NX 2 that improve (in my eye) the overall look of the raw file by removing as much noise and color moire as possible.

Primarily, this look comes from spot metering off a subject bathed in direct sun with the surrounding areas falling in shadow (light filtering through the trees, for example) and underexposing by 1/3-1 full stop. I've gotten away from matrix metering except in those situations where you have to shoot when not being able to look through the view finder. I would encourage all to work with spot metering for a while until you understand how it works and what it can do to possibly improve your photography.

Barefoot
04-16-2012, 02:19 PM
Love it Barefoot! Love what you are posting lately! Great work!

Thanks, Kat. that means a lot to me coming from you.

Mad Aussie
04-16-2012, 09:42 PM
Very cool processing BF! This has really enhanced the light/shadow play here.

Runmonty
04-17-2012, 06:10 AM
Really like this. The leaves frame the flowers beautifully

Doug L
04-17-2012, 08:39 AM
Exceptional image! I love the composition and lighting.

Hillbillygirl
04-17-2012, 09:19 PM
Absolutely lovely capture with amazing lighting.

Bambi
04-19-2012, 09:50 PM
really interesting composition. I love the pop of colour too