Fields of Sunflowers

kithylinkithylin Like a fox!Registered Users Posts: 229 Major grins
edited May 21, 2012 in Other Cool Shots
Shot using my brand new Sony Alpha SLT-A35 camera, and two 1993 Minolta AF Zoom lenses.

Shot #1. is using Minolta AF Zoom 70-210 F/4.5-5.6, also using the camera's built in "Pop Color" setting.
Shot #2 is using Minolta AF Zoom 35-70 F/3.5-4.5, shot in manual mode with no camera presets.
Both were shot RAW, and scaled down to 1600x1200, then converted to jpeg, otherwise no PP done.
As usual with my posts you can click on these to view a larger version if you wish.

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C&C Welcome.
Sony Alpha SLT-A35 16.5 MP DSLR
Minolta AF Zoom 70-210 F/4.5-5.6
Minolta AF Zoom 35-70 F/3.5-4.5
Places I post my work DeviantArt & FLICKR

Comments

  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaRegistered Users Posts: 2,243 Major grins
    edited May 20, 2012
    Post-processing is not really a bad thing, you know. Number #1
    could be a very good shot if you'd level the horizon and crop it
    down at the top so the greenery is solid. The patch of sky at
    the right is an eye-catcher. Also, the slanted tree at the left
    in the background could stand cloning out.

    While all don't normally agree with this, I don't feel that standard
    ratios have to be used unless it's an image to be printed. If you
    do feel a standard ratio should be maintained, then crop top and
    left.
    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/
  • kithylinkithylin Like a fox! Registered Users Posts: 229 Major grins
    edited May 21, 2012
    TonyCooper wrote: »
    Post-processing is not really a bad thing, you know. Number #1
    could be a very good shot if you'd level the horizon and crop it
    down at the top so the greenery is solid. The patch of sky at
    the right is an eye-catcher. Also, the slanted tree at the left
    in the background could stand cloning out.

    While all don't normally agree with this, I don't feel that standard
    ratios have to be used unless it's an image to be printed. If you
    do feel a standard ratio should be maintained, then crop top and
    left.

    I know I don't follow ratios very often, it's a flaw of mine and I'm trying to get better at it.

    Also, I don't intend to print.... well anything I do, it's mainly for looking at online and on computers, I may have something printed for the house here at home to hang on a wall or something but otherwise probably never printed.. nope.

    I've never been very good at PP, when ever I get something that looks right to me, it usually looks like I've brought up the colors to a point where it would be totally un-natural looking and I just always have been feeling "Everyone will look at this and instantly know I modified it." so I usually don't bother. My new camera shoots pretty good pictures all around without PP, I'm happy with it.
    Sony Alpha SLT-A35 16.5 MP DSLR
    Minolta AF Zoom 70-210 F/4.5-5.6
    Minolta AF Zoom 35-70 F/3.5-4.5
    Places I post my work DeviantArt & FLICKR
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