Roses in the shed

Roses in the shed

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DescriptionI shot this roughly yesterday, and it was my entry in the mono competition, briefly. I was not however very happy with it, because of some of the things I had noticed in processing, like not shooting exactly straight on, like the back lit petals blowing out and being unrecoverable even in HDR processing. So I went back out today, put some brown paper outside the window, which was then supplemented by black sugar paper. The window to the right was covered with card, and the blinds dropped on the window giving the main lighting. The tripod was levelled more accurately and I used the macro rails to allow me to get square on and recompose rather than using rotation or moving the tripod to frame. Again shot in HD mode, but not HDR this time as the dynamic range was a lot smaller. Post processed heavily in Capture One to get the wood colours in sync and then to soften it slightly. I did multiple edits, this being an Affinity Photo edit and the one that is most my style. There is a mono version, and a second colour version where the colours have been significantly lightened and texturing added for upload to epz. Where it has been uploaded to show the person I was aping. I think I have hit on what she does, and she is over-sharpening with high pass and unsharp mask, as well as playing with contrast and levels. Anyway I think I have worked out where I stand with that site, and I am going to engage with it on my terms, not those of the other users.
ArtistRob Daykin
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MakeOLYMPUS CORPORATION
Image Width3507
Image Height3507
ModelE-M1MarkIII
Lens ModelOLYMPUS M.25mm F1.2
Focal Length25.0 mm
F Number5.0
Aperture5.0
ISO200
Shutter Speed0.4