D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

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Cytokine Contributing Member • Posts: 666
D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

D200 50mm 1.4D at f/2.8 1/640 ISO 100

John

Suiteki Regular Member • Posts: 138
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

Hi Cytokine,

I like it very much and it's the kind of rose I prefer !

Good composition for me ... just one thing, perhaps it could have been a little bit sharper?
But Thanks, I enjoy!

Philippe

Suiteki Regular Member • Posts: 138
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

sharper,in fact I mean more focused on the rosebud?
Sure, 2.8 doesn't give a lot of DOF
Best!

Philippe

Cytokine OP Contributing Member • Posts: 666
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

Suiteki wrote:

sharper,in fact I mean more focused on the rosebud?
Sure, 2.8 doesn't give a lot of DOF
Best!

Philippe

Thanks Philippe,

I agree about focussing on the rosebud, would have been better use of the narrow DOF.

Like you I love this type of rose, and this one still has twenty buds+

John

Gale Bizet Forum Pro • Posts: 15,266
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

I like your image very much..

However on my monitor it look a bit underexposed....
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paul85224 Junior Member • Posts: 25
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

The D200 does have a propensity for producing soft images.

Aside from that, good image though.

Cytokine OP Contributing Member • Posts: 666
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

Gale Bizet wrote:

I like your image very much..

However on my monitor it look a bit underexposed....
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Gale

Thanks Gale,

I'm using a WUXGA 17 inch lap top at the moment and brightness does vary a bit, but I do like darker backgrounds.

John

Cytokine OP Contributing Member • Posts: 666
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

paul85224 wrote:

The D200 does have a propensity for producing soft images.

Aside from that, good image though.

Thanks Paul,

I think any softness is down to me not the D200, conditions here are always very windy being next to the sea in the UK.

John

rubicon Senior Member • Posts: 1,630
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

John

Very nice image,I to still like my D200, I have at times thought of selling it but I see photos taken with one and I say to myself thats why I still like it, and just like the colors, I use a 17 50 2.8 and 70 300vr on mine with trips to zoo I use a 80 200 2.8.
Thanks for sharing, will look for more in future.

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rpps Senior Member • Posts: 1,606
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

Nicely composed shot I thinks it needed to be a little brighter , like this.

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cary smith Senior Member • Posts: 1,596
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

I do prefer rpps repost.

But also then the stems/branches in upper right corner need to be burned/darkened in some so as to not distract from the pink.
cary

Cytokine OP Contributing Member • Posts: 666
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

rubicon wrote:

John

Very nice image,I to still like my D200, I have at times thought of selling it but I see photos taken with one and I say to myself thats why I still like it, and just like the colors, I use a 17 50 2.8 and 70 300vr on mine with trips to zoo I use a 80 200 2.8.
Thanks for sharing, will look for more in future.

Rubicon:

Thanks Rubicon,

Like you I love the colours from this camera and I very rarely use anything above base ISO, so the D200 is the one for me.

John

Cytokine OP Contributing Member • Posts: 666
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

rpps wrote:

Nicely composed shot I thinks it needed to be a little brighter , like this.

Thanks Rpps,

While my 17 inch laptop screen is WUXGA and the colours are Fab, Just moving my head slightly changes the contrast so difficult to be too precise. I do like quite dark backgrounds, as Carey says it puts the emphasis on the subject. I had not thought of darkening the background only with the burn tool. However I usually like to keep PP as simple as possible, the D200 colours are usually spot on, so I add a little unsharp mask, and thats it. I usually use matrix metering mode but I think this was taken with spot metering.

John

rpps Senior Member • Posts: 1,606
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

While my 17 inch laptop screen is WUXGA and the colours are Fab, Just moving my head slightly changes the contrast so difficult to be too precise. I do like quite dark backgrounds, as Carey says it puts the emphasis on the subject. I had not thought of darkening the background only with the burn tool. However I usually like to keep PP as simple as possible, the D200 colours are usually spot on, so I add a little unsharp mask, and thats it. I usually use matrix metering mode but I think this was taken with spot metering.

John

Hi John I understand what your saying about your monitor screen, I have the same problem with my Dell 23" TN monitor. I have bought 2 monitors to replace it one was a new IPS Screen but the anti glare coating made my photos look pixelated. At least the old Dell now calibrated gives accurate colours now and photos look smooth with no grain. I try not to alter the original out of the camera too much maybe just use Highlight and Shadow tool and if the photo needs it Topaz Denoise. I was using unsharp tool until I saw the results on an IPS screen, the image looked terrible. Now I use Vivid setting on my D300s and knock down the saturation by -1, or Standard with +6 Sharpness and +1 Contrast. I would be interested in what picture control setting you use.
Here's my latest edit keeping in mind you want darker background.
Cheers Ross

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Cytokine OP Contributing Member • Posts: 666
More roses

Firstly the original with colour gentle burn on the background to isolate the subject:

Another shot of the same rose bush:

Same shot with significant burn:

And one more without burn:

John

Cytokine OP Contributing Member • Posts: 666
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

rpps wrote:

While my 17 inch laptop screen is WUXGA and the colours are Fab, Just moving my head slightly changes the contrast so difficult to be too precise. I do like quite dark backgrounds, as Carey says it puts the emphasis on the subject. I had not thought of darkening the background only with the burn tool. However I usually like to keep PP as simple as possible, the D200 colours are usually spot on, so I add a little unsharp mask, and thats it. I usually use matrix metering mode but I think this was taken with spot metering.

John

Here's my latest edit keeping in mind you want darker background.
Cheers Ross

Hi Ross,

On my monitor the background is nice and dark but the pink no longer looks natural.

The settings I use on the D200 were set up from moose petersons recommended settings, but not sure which of them are applicable to Raw as I never use Jpeg.

John

Cytokine OP Contributing Member • Posts: 666
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

cary smith wrote:

I do prefer rpps repost.

But also then the stems/branches in upper right corner need to be burned/darkened in some so as to not distract from the pink.
cary

Thanks Cary,

I have tried using the burn tool in Photoshop, but cant decide if I like my skill with it. I think with some masking and gentle application it could be useful on occasions.

John

HSway
HSway Veteran Member • Posts: 3,106
Re: More roses

Hi John,

interesting exchange and beautiful roses. It makes you want to smell them..

As for the shot with/without burn it seems it has the focus slightly past the rose’s centre and would be looking better if it was there imo. Gently captured and treated. - I like the bright version adjustment.

Thanks for sharing,

Hynek

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Cytokine OP Contributing Member • Posts: 666
Re: More roses

HSway wrote:

Hi John,

interesting exchange and beautiful roses. It makes you want to smell them..

As for the shot with/without burn it seems it has the focus slightly past the rose’s centre and would be looking better if it was there imo. Gently captured and treated. - I like the bright version adjustment.

Thanks for sharing,

Hynek

Thanks Hynek,

The only problem with the 50mm 1.4D is that to get close enough is always on the limit of closest focal point. That and its narrow DOF, makes it not very forgiving.

John

RedFox88 Forum Pro • Posts: 25,260
Re: D200 Rose and rain C&C welcome

When I look at this, I'm not sure which to look at: the rose or the leaves. I'm sure your intended subject is the rose, but you've included all of those 2 leaves which in my opinion divides this image in half. I suggest overlaying a 4:5 frame which will cut off some of the leaves.

And don't wait for rain to take this kind of photo, supply your own water to a dry object.

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