Revising post “Life is not all black and white”

Raj from XDrive has commented on my earlier submission based on a topic “Black and White“. Today I managed to improve my images according to what Raj has suggested. I hope I have understood what he wanted to convince.

Pic1: Beautiful landscape there! I can see the details of the sky which is also preserved nicely. Reflection is good too. The tree in the foreground also contributing to the scene. But I see lots of dark area in the picture. I would bring out the shadows and reduce the contrast a bit if needed. Basically, there are more blacks here.

Pic2: it’s very difficult to do a justice to a rose in black and white! It’s a great capture, I can see the fine details on the petals too. But picture overall is a bit underexposed. Also, the black background is making the picture look dark. You have to do the balancing of shades of grey carefully in post-processing.

Pic3: Since your intention is to show the statue, I feel you should have taken the closeup shot. Slower shutter speed also caused the softness to the image. Here the story is “mother and the son” other details are not required. Only need to have the sharp and closeup view of the statue.

Pic 5: Great shot and nice details everywhere. The picture looks sharp all around with the chosen aperture. As an improvement, you could try bit more contrast to the image?

Learning something new increases curiosity and later gives satisfaction. I am happy for now.

Comments are welcome. Help me learn more.

15 thoughts on “Revising post “Life is not all black and white”

  1. Isn’t that funny how one of us posts something, all of us are waiting for Raj’s response? 😉
    These are wonderful, Rupali. For Pic 1, it seems like you have brightened the whole picture. I would probably brighten only the mountains and the reflection of the mountains, and leave the sky and the rest of the water alone. I am not 100% sure; I always have to see it to know for sure. Ha.
    Have a great day.

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  2. One word reply?… “Superb!”

    Pic 1: Great work and observation Rupali. I see a great transformation here. Yes, as Helen commented you can also try to preserve the sky as it is and just enhance the mountains and the reflection. But then it gets advanced so I did not mention that. I would definitely do that.

    Pic 2: Again looks far better, I think you could go another step up, with respect to brightness or highlights here. I know you are trying to preserve the details on the petals. But I am happy with the results here.

    Pic3: Yes that’s what I meant, but since the picture is already soft and nothing you can do at this point. Also shooting from lower angle shows the expressions of t the face better. Basically, you should be in level with dead sons face to make people see the whole story. Right now people will miss the son.

    Pic 4: Again, right treatment. Such photos contrast makes a big difference. When there are no people(living) in the picture you can always bump up the contrast a notch extra to get that additional clarity.

    This critique is part of XDrive’s Photography Learning sessions. Thanks for being here and doing a perfect revision. It feels good to see a wonderful turnaround.
    Raj

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