Assignment #16: Specular highlights

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  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 27, 2006
    Took this tonight... I like the way the flash bounced off of it.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 27, 2006
    Douglas,
    douglas wrote:
    Taken tonight...

    Approved:-) Specualr highlights are present :-)deal.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 27, 2006
    Shima,
    Shima wrote:
    Aw shucks, can't buy a new camera and then let it just sit there while I write papers.... took this on the rebel xti an hour or so ago

    I took some really cool reflection photos too, not sure if they count as highlights persay:

    Back to those darned papers now...

    First one is a great picture and it meets the requirements alright!thumb.gif
    Reflections - well, what can I say - OT?ne_nau.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2006
    Swartzy,
    Swartzy wrote:
    Does this work?
    Oh man, it sure works! Great entry, great picture!thumb.gif clap.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2006
    Antonio,
    More in the near future. :D

    This is pretty cool! Nice highlights and nice image!thumb.gif
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  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    First one is a great picture and it meets the requirements alright!thumb.gif
    Reflections - well, what can I say - OT?ne_nau.gif

    I can take them down if you want. I liked the first one, glad you agree :)
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2006
    David,
    Swartzy wrote:
    bridge

    Another hit! You're killing us! bowdown.gif clap.gif iloveyou.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2006
    Elaine,
    Elaine wrote:
    Specular Christmas tree lights...and it's fresh from today...

    Welcome to the Class! Very nice portrait! thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2006
    Shima,
    Shima wrote:
    Took this tonight... I like the way the flash bounced off of it.

    Yea, me too! mwink.gif
    However, I'd be more inclined to classify those as "catch lights", just like the sparkles of flash/light in people's eyes. Specular Highlights, imho, require larger blown areas (as in your Toyota badge case) or a direct light souces (Swartzy's bridges). ne_nau.gif

    Come on, Cat, I know, you can do it:-)mwink.gif iloveyou.gif deal.gif
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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2006
    Thanks Nik
    I've been busy....all the motion shots are of geese and such at high shutter speeds so there wasn't much movement feel of the pics....been concentrating on other stuff lately.....like this:

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    and I must include my latest wall hanger (running out of wall space..Laughing.gif):

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  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    Yea, me too! mwink.gif
    However, I'd be more inclined to classify those as "catch lights", just like the sparkles of flash/light in people's eyes. Specular Highlights, imho, require larger blown areas (as in your Toyota badge case) or a direct light souces (Swartzy's bridges). ne_nau.gif

    Come on, Cat, I know, you can do it:-)mwink.gif iloveyou.gif deal.gif

    Ah ok, I was a little vague on the definition to begin with, so thanks for the clarification :) If time allows tomorrow I'll try and get more that fit with the definition, as with my original first shot :)
  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2006
    Wow alot of great shots posted today!
    Best regards,
    douglas
  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2006
    Swartzy wrote:

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    This is gorgeous
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2006
    This morning shots.
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2006
    Tonight shot. Only one ... :(:
    No Photoshop tricks ! I swear ! Guess how I did it. :D
    Aperture: f/20.0 ISO: 200 Focal Length: 23mm (23*1,6mm) Exposure Time: 5s (5/1) Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode Exposure Program: Shutter priority
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2006
    Wednesday morning shots
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2006
    David,
    Swartzy wrote:
    I've been busy....all the motion shots are of geese and such at high shutter speeds so there wasn't much movement feel of the pics....been concentrating on other stuff lately.....like this:

    and I must include my latest wall hanger (running out of wall space..Laughing.gif):

    Very cool! thumb.gif clap.gif

    Quick question: did you use star-filter for your bridge shots? headscratch.gif If not, how else did you get those stars so nice? ne_nau.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2006
    Antonio,
    Thanks for the entries!thumb.gif
    Sorry for slacking with the responses - very busy at work..deal.gif
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  • JenGraceJenGrace Capricious grins Posts: 1,229Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2006
    How's this for blown-out areas?

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    Jen

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  • ElaineElaine Major grins Posts: 3,532Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 30, 2006
    Oh Christmas Tree...
    Playing around with a star filter that I was given...it doesn't fit any of my current lenses, so I hand held it in front of the lens...maybe a bit overexposed, but kinda fun...

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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 30, 2006
    Nik
    Nikolai wrote:
    Very cool! thumb.gif clap.gif

    Quick question: did you use star-filter for your bridge shots? headscratch.gif If not, how else did you get those stars so nice? ne_nau.gif

    Nope, no star filter. I use my standard UV (Promaster) filter, which is on all the time, especially crawling around at night! It's simply exposure times with the most excellent camera.....iloveyou.gif Thanks!
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 30, 2006
    Elaine,
    Elaine wrote:
    Playing around with a star filter that I was given...it doesn't fit any of my current lenses, so I hand held it in front of the lens...maybe a bit overexposed, but kinda fun...

    Nice stars! clap.gif thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 30, 2006
    Swartzy,
    Swartzy wrote:
    Nope, no star filter. I use my standard UV (Promaster) filter, which is on all the time, especially crawling around at night! It's simply exposure times with the most excellent camera.....iloveyou.gif Thanks!

    Ah, ok, then! thumb.gif

    But I'm starting really thinking of one :-), especially after looking at Elaine's pikcha:-) mwink.gif
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 30, 2006
    Swartzy wrote:
    Nope, no star filter. I use my standard UV (Promaster) filter, which is on all the time, especially crawling around at night! It's simply exposure times with the most excellent camera.....iloveyou.gif Thanks!
    Swartzy, could you please explain that a little bit more ?
    I don't quite understand and the effect is really nice.

    What I don't know is the meaning here of crawling around ... ne_nau.gif
    I suppose a baby crawls.

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  • Bayer-Z28Bayer-Z28 Hobby Photog Posts: 392Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 30, 2006
    This is one that I took at my cousin's place a couple days ago. (I know they're supposed to be new...)

    Sorry for the poor quality. I like the overall picture, but I was messin around and I didn't have my tripod.

    Dang, I need that new Camera....

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 30, 2006
    Bayer,
    Bayer-Z28 wrote:
    This is one that I took at my cousin's place a couple days ago. (I know they're supposed to be new...)

    Sorry for the poor quality. I like the overall picture, but I was messin around and I didn't have my tripod.

    Dang, I need that new Camera....

    "Couple days ago" totally falls into this assignment timeframe, specular highlight is present - hence, you're golden:-)deal.gif

    Thanks for the entry! thumb.gif
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  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 1, 2006
    I really hope these count
    I created these by doing the following:
    Put CD's under my lamp in the living room, and then held an empty smirnoff bottle up next to my lens. I think it came out really neat :) Taken tonight.
    No flash so it's all the trick of the lighting of the lamp...


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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 1, 2006
    Cat,
    Shima wrote:
    I created these by doing the following:
    Put CD's under my lamp in the living room, and then held an empty smirnoff bottle up next to my lens. I think it came out really neat :) Taken tonight.
    No flash so it's all the trick of the lighting of the lamp...

    Cool shots thumb.gif
    No specular highlights again :cry
    I mean, there are some tiny specs of them, but the idea of the class is to get them really pronounced.

    The primary idea behind specular highlight is that you can tweak the rest of the image into the dark oblivion of #000000, yet they still will be shining at full #FFFFFF.

    HTH
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  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 1, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    Cool shots thumb.gif
    No specular highlights again :cry
    I mean, there are some tiny specs of them, but the idea of the class is to get them really pronounced.

    The primary idea behind specular highlight is that you can tweak the rest of the image into the dark oblivion of #000000, yet they still will be shining at full #FFFFFF.

    HTH

    Argh, so the light playing tricks doesn't work, it's just gotta be pure highlights o' light then?
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 1, 2006
    Shima,
    Shima wrote:
    Argh, so the light playing tricks doesn't work, it's just gotta be pure highlights o' light then?
    yup, you got it:-)thumb.gif
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