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BRasil about 2years ago said: : ) Beautiful, delicate, sensitive, lovely.....like always !
rob Barrett from
minneapolis about 3years ago said: Jim, thanks for your help. Really interesting stuff.
Kansas City about 3years ago said: Beautiful!!
Nebraska about 3years ago said: Rob, I've submitted another orchid image which may appear here in a few days in which I exposed for both the orchid and the background since the background (IMO) added to interest of the image. Such was not the case in this image.
Omaha about 3years ago said: Lovely! Great colors and I love the black background too
Nebraska about 3years ago said: Rob, it's primarily a dynamic range issue. When the brightness of the principal subject matter (in the foreground) is much greater than the background and you've exposed with spot metering for the foreground, the background will appear darker than our eyes see it. Our eyes don't see that contrast because they're constantly refocussing and our brains reassessing the image. You can sometimes further darken the background in post processing by reducing the shadow resolving slider.
rob barrett from
minneapolis about 3years ago said: Jim, how do you get the background black?
Nazareth about 3years ago said: So lovely!