Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Butterfly and zinnias

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Arts & Entertainment » Photography Group Donate to DU
 
CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 07:24 PM
Original message
Butterfly and zinnias
NOT in my garden, unfortunately, but outside Atlanta in Rutledge, GA. They have 15 acres of sunflowers and tons of other flowers.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
DisgustipatedinCA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:26 PM
Response to Original message
1. really nice
You got the depth of field dialed in just right. How do you like the D300?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:46 PM
Response to Original message
2. Ahhhhh- wonderful. Aren't you proud? I would be. Flawless. My highest praise.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 09:18 PM
Response to Reply #2
5. Thank you so much! If Mira likes it, it must be good!! :-)
Seriously, thanks!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 11:49 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. Ha, ha. This is my cue to stop being so happy about so many beautiful photographs.
Well. Alright. Then.
But everything I said about your butterfly still stands.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 09:02 PM
Response to Original message
3. yummy and scrumptious
I love the combination of colors in this--so vibrant! I'm not all that much into minimalism--this truly awakens the senses.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 09:11 PM
Response to Original message
4. Thank you all. I love the Nikon D300 but...
There is still so much to learn. I have been 'bracketing' and shooting in RAW and this one was 1/3 stop underexposed and then just clarified and sharpened up a bit in Photoshop.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DisgustipatedinCA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-08-09 12:41 AM
Response to Reply #4
7. I hear wonderful things about the D300
I shoot Canon myself, but that's just my investment, I don't get religious about it like some do. From what I've heard, the D300 has the bragging rights in its class right now, and I hope you enjoy it. I was trying 1/3 stop underexposure for awhile, but I've read conflicting opinions that advise overcompensating instead (which I had always understood to be a cardinal sin). I switched back to 0 exposure compensation, and with RAW files, there's a lot more latitude for that sort of thing.

Have you tried Lightroom yet? I've largely replaced Photoshop with Lightroom for workflow purposes. I'm not an Adobe salesman and I have no affiliation with them, but it's an amazing application, and is very capable when it comes to batch changes (a particular white balance for these 30 shots, a particular exposure compensation for these 5 shots, and a particular crop for these 3 bracketed pictures, and so on). I only occasionally open Photoshop now for specialty tasks.

Once more, it's a beautiful picture. Enjoy the camera.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul 30th 2014, 05:35 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Arts & Entertainment » Photography Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC