Assignment #16: Specular highlights

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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 1, 2006
    Friday's shots
    20D + 70-200 IS L USM + 1.4 multiplier + CPF
    I wish I knew how to do the stars or crawling around (?) the UV filter.
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 1, 2006
    Antonio,
    Friday's shots
    20D + 70-200 IS L USM + 1.4 multiplier + CPF
    I wish I knew how to do the stars or crawling around (?) the UV filter.

    Cool entries, thanks!thumb.gif
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  • ShimaShima k3npo Austin, TXPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    Finally getting the hang of this assignment
    Very cold night last night:
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    Shooting directly at the sun:
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    More ice:
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    My favorite:
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    Curves of my car:
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    My car from the front:
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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    #2 & #4
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    Sorry Nik....I couldn't resist
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 2, 2006
    Shima,
    Swartzy wrote:
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    Sorry Nik....I couldn't resist
    Agree with David:-) thumb.gif
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,155Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 28, 2007
    My completely utilitarian entry...
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    Chris
  • emmalouemmalou Major grins Posts: 412Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 28, 2007
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 28, 2007
    ChrisJ wrote:
    My completely utilitarian entry...
    Nice work, Chris, I like it. thumb.gif
    Clean up the BG and it'll be a great abstract shot! deal.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 28, 2007
    emmalou wrote:
    koi fish
    Nice highlights, thank you!thumb.gif
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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,635Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 8, 2009
    Sun Stars
    Here are two shots taken for this assignment. My quest for the "perfect" sun star will continue, but interesting to see what these 2 lenses produced.

    Gretchen

    Taken with a (borrowed) Tamron 17-50mm lens:
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    Taken with 24-105 L:
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 8, 2009
    sapphire73 wrote:
    Here are two shots taken for this assignment. My quest for the "perfect" sun star will continue, but interesting to see what these 2 lenses produced.
    Gretchen
    Taken with a (borrowed) Tamron 17-50mm lens:
    Taken with 24-105 L:
    Thank you!
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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,635Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 14, 2009
    Another Sun Star
    Here is another entry shot the night of the "great clouds." Shot with a wide angle lens (at 11mm) on a 50D.

    Thinking about getting the Canon 10-22 lens (or the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8) before going to Alaska in July, so I've been borrowing my son's Tamron wide angle zoom to start learning how to make good use of it.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 15, 2009
    sapphire73 wrote:
    Here is another entry shot the night of the "great clouds." Shot with a wide angle lens (at 11mm) on a 50D.

    Thinking about getting the Canon 10-22 lens (or the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8) before going to Alaska in July, so I've been borrowing my son's Tamron wide angle zoom to start learning how to make good use of it.
    Very nice! Thank you! thumb.gif
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  • ayaworanayaworan hmmm...QUE! Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited November 16, 2011
    so errmm...is it too late to join the class ?headscratch.gif
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 20, 2011
    ayaworan wrote: »
    so errmm...is it too late to join the class ?headscratch.gif

    No, it's not iloveyou.gif
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  • TexPhotogTexPhotog Major grins Posts: 238Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 22, 2011
    I've been out sick since last week, so I haven't had a a chance to shoot something "new", but I think this falls into the assignment...

    As soon as I'm feeling gooder, I'll shoot me something newer... What do you think???

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 27, 2011
    TexPhotog wrote: »
    I've been out sick since last week, so I haven't had a a chance to shoot something "new", but I think this falls into the assignment...

    As soon as I'm feeling gooder, I'll shoot me something newer... What do you think???
    Sure, it counts, why not :-)! Thanks for playing! thumb.gif
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  • SparkySparky Major grins Posts: 120Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 28, 2011
    Not very original, but here's mine:

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 1, 2011
    Sparky wrote: »
    Not very original, but here's mine:
    This is lovely! thumb.gif Great entry! clap.gif
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  • Bryce WilsonBryce Wilson Wants More Glass Posts: 1,586Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 7, 2012
    I say this "assignment" last week when I was perusing the forum. I had a young man volunteer to model for me to try out some new lighting and did this shot with this assignment in mind.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 7, 2012
    I say this "assignment" last week when I was perusing the forum. I had a young man volunteer to model for me to try out some new lighting and did this shot with this assignment in mind.

    Uhm, Bryce, I do no't see a single pixel of specular highlights in this image...ne_nau.gif
    Am I missing something? headscratch.gif
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  • Bryce WilsonBryce Wilson Wants More Glass Posts: 1,586Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 7, 2012
    Maybe it is me that does not understand the meaning of specular highlights. As I understand it, it is lighting that "blows out" and causes a heavy "shine" on a particular part of a portrait. That being the case, areas of this subjects head as well as shirt are lit in this manner.

    Now, being a novice and all, I may have a misunderstanding of the terminology. If so, your explanation of what a specular highligt truly is would be most welcome and enlightening.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2012
    Maybe it is me that does not understand the meaning of specular highlights. As I understand it, it is lighting that "blows out" and causes a heavy "shine" on a particular part of a portrait. That being the case, areas of this subjects head as well as shirt are lit in this manner.

    Now, being a novice and all, I may have a misunderstanding of the terminology. If so, your explanation of what a specular highligt truly is would be most welcome and enlightening.

    Bryce, the nature of specular highlights is such that even if, for instance, you draw the exposure slider in ACR all the way down, they will still remain pure white. They are not just "blown out", the are "blown out of the park". I have a feeling that the areas you have mentioned can be easily brought down via restore highlights option.
    Besides, if you re-read the lead post, I was asking for the specular highlights that a essential part of the image context (sun stars and such), not just some subtle side effects. I mean, if you would go for a "line silhouette" (both subject and background are dark/100% black, and only the subject's borderline is highlighted) that would be more along the lines of this particular assignment.
    Don't get me wrong - it s a very nice image. thumb.gif I'm sure you'll get tons of compliments if you repost it in "People" or on your FB page. But for this class it misses the mark. ne_nau.gif
    HTH
    Nikolai
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  • Bryce WilsonBryce Wilson Wants More Glass Posts: 1,586Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 9, 2012
    Thank you for the detailed explanation!!!

    ...and the learning continues!
  • gorilagorila Big grins Posts: 51Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 4, 2012
    Hi, it's me again. These photos are supposed to be failures as the moon was too overwhelmingly bright. I didn't get enough ideas of how to improve yet so I would like to post them here.
    And... The roof went to I took them is locked, so I won't be able to retake for a long long long time. T^TImageUploadedByTapatalk1338793870.655499.jpg
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    edited June 4, 2012
  • gorilagorila Big grins Posts: 51Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 4, 2012
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    P.S: I also have some zoom burst photos. The genre might b used wrong coz the subject is an admin building, but I chose the technique coz the background wasn't supportive. I wonder where I can post them for critiques, Nik. Thx
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 5, 2012
    You got specular highlights here, for sure. However, technically those are failures, you are correct. We're looking more for technically correct images in which specular highlights are present and play important enough role...
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