Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by Ponyutd, Jun 1, 2019.
Pawton Quoit by Roy Reed, on Flickr
Did you mean for all of your photos to be so dark? It works really well with the first image of the spiral stairs, but the rest just seem underexposed. I'd do something like this with the poppies photo.
View from my window right now
Stripple Stones by Roy Reed, on Flickr
That's just showing off!
Trying to get some early morning moon shots when this happened.
This guy first perched on the tree like a limpet then sloped up and lay on the birdhouse for like 30 minutes...
I need want a better long lens but I'm glad I finally caught a Kestrel overhead.
It's subjective though, isn't it. I think by conventional standards they're underexposed, but it's not enough to be 'wrong', and it gives them more of a defined mood - a certain point in the day, which it may or may not have been.
Yes, it is subjective, but it can also be because someone has a really badly adjusted monitor. If you turn the brightness up to full then any photos that look good on your screen will look dark on a properly adjusted screen. Which is why I asked 'Did you mean...'. If the OP meant them to be that dark that's absolutely fine. And I only commented because the OP specifically said that criticism was welcome.
I'm not having a go, just suggesting it might be good as-is
Here's a few I've taken in the last week.
Bumblebee on Echinacea.
Rail yards, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Wall of demolished building, showing remnant details.
Here's one more. It's my wife, checking out the displays at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis. Decided to go black and white. For those who don't know, Stax was a recording studio and record company that was really influential in the rise of soul music, as well as other genres like blues and funk, in the United States. The museum is in the same building as the original recording studio.
Sempervivum by Roy Reed, on Flickr
Was lovely out in Surrey today!
It's a surreal place, very touristy. It's like a posh seaside town in the middle of the country.
Was that a drone, microlight, aircraft or what?
Thank you, aircraft approaching Thessaloniki .
Fox cub update! Thought there were three, but only two, a male & female. They’re both growing so fast. She is on the left, slightly smaller. Reckon they must be at least 15 weeks old now. She’s more timid now than she was, but he is as bold as brass.
Apologies for delayed response - yeh, I tend to always slightly underexpose, I tend to like it a little darker. I think it comes from learning as a teenager, shooting only B&W and looking at Don McCullin books, and something I continued when I restarted taking photos (but digitally). I confess it's pretty much what I do by default and probably should try to refrain from doing it automatically.
aye, those three were pretty much all beginning of blue hour
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