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PHOTO:- 22251338: Slice of Pumpkin

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surajps
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:05AM
Hi,

Please help with your critique for this resubmittable file:-

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qze2hknzvlojlnd/22251338%20Slice%20of%20Pumpkin.jpg


Rejection reason is -"The execution of isolation contains stray areas that are either too feathered or rough."
My concern is how to make this imqage acceptable?

(Edited on 2012-11-28 11:09:37 by surajps)

(Edited on 2012-11-28 15:08:06 by kelvinjay)
CHBD
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:05PM
 I think that you should post the link to the full size image, it is hard to see any stray or too feathered areas on the image in that size. Looking at this size it appears that the upper egde of pumpkin is too rough and if this is the case a little blur tool running along the edge can fix this, but this is only speculation looking at not big enough image.


Regards


PS


There is also something not right with the shadow on the front, it doesn't seem to match the rest of the shadow uniformity.

(Edited on 2012-11-28 12:14:51 by CHBD)

(Edited on 2012-11-28 12:15:36 by CHBD)
wepix
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Posted Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:34AM

You have a thick edge around your pumpkin. Use levels and slide the black triangel to the right side, then you can see it. Or fill the white background with a color to check it.


Levels


Red background
esp_imaging
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Posted Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:51AM
It doesn't look very sharp, as though a poor quality lens has been used, and/or it has been stopped down so much that lens performance suffers.
The lighting is very boring.
surajps
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Posted Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:55PM

Thank you very much to all of you.


To CHBD, I recalled my fault that I run the sharpening tool along the edge.


To wepix, Very greatful to make me understand through your special effort of those 'Levels' and 'Red background' illustrations.


and Edward, you are right it was the cheapest 70-300mm nikon af G lens, and used at f-22. I continue using it because a number of images taken with it have been selected to istock, but now i have to be extra careful with this lens, though I don't give it up at all. And will you please tell me something more about lighting? I really want to understand this complecated, though the most important element- lighting...... If you please!!


Thanks again you all!!


 
wepix
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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:46AM

Thanks for your kind reply. I am still struggling with isolation and I am a beginner in terms of good lighting. To me it is a matter of seeing, of changing the way I look at things and people and how they are lit. In the past I regarded an on-camara flash full in the face of a person as "good lighting", which it is not at all. Now, when I read  magazins or watch TV, I pay attention to lighting.


An in depth discussion of lighting I found in a book, that was recommended here in the forum:

Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting by Fil Hunter, Paul Fuqua and Steven Biver

 
surajps
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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:57AM

Hi wepix,


Same struggle here... and seems it will take a longer time to be a good player of lighting.


...And, thank you very much for your recommended book. I will find it shortly in the local market, I hope.
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