Which Photo do you like better?

Started Aug 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
No Regrets
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Re: Here's another example...any better?

stevo23 wrote:

No Regrets wrote:

stevo23 wrote:

No Regrets wrote:

I don't know if you'd consider the bokeh any better with this image or not.

The quality of the blur is pretty good - but it's a matter of how much blur you're after. In a lot of cases, it's kind of cool to make the actual details of the background disappear into a nice multi-colored abstract.

In this case, did you use some post processing blur too? What equipment did you use here. Some of the green highlights in the background have a bit of that Noct 1.2 swirly thing happening.


I imported from the memory card into iPhoto on my Macbook Pro laptop. I don't have any fancy RAW developers and I am completely new to photography. I boosted the detail and the sharpness just a bit, which may have affected the background blur somewhat. Other than that, this is what came out of the camera. I want to get something like Iridient and/or Lightroom at some point.

Ah - and not that I minded. I was just curious as it seems to have a fair degree of separation and seems to stand out quite well.

Thank you Stevo.  I hope to get better as I keep practicing.  One thing I know for sure is that neither the camera or the lens is the limiting factor here....it's all me, but that is why I've been taking as many photos as I can.  I'm trying to learn here as I go, with how the camera/lens reacts when I change various settings.  I'm trying to get better with my composition as well.  I've got a book on order that will help me with that aspect.

Thanks for viewing and commenting on my photos!

No Regrets

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