The best of red or how red is your red.

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Doug MacDonald, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Doug MacDonald, Jan 28, 2007
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  2. Nice! Red is never a problem for me. I once had problems with yellow in
    harsh sunlit conditions though.







    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Jan 28, 2007
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  3. I don't find it much of an issue, if you know your working space
    limitations and work *within* them. Even when the RED is pushing or
    exceeding the 'blocking' limits:

    http://www.marktphoto.com/REDS.jpg
    (not exactly the best sharpness - it's from back when I could only
    afford a screw on +2 lens...(O:)

    Like Rita (oh no, I'm agreeing with her??) - I find some mauves/
    purples and yellows can be more problematic. And in some flowers and
    types of lighting, eg just after dusk, you can get quite strangely
    oversaturated results - I think Roger Clark has done some
    investigation of that effect.

    But again, if you know what you are doing you can get 'acceptable'
    results:

    http://www.marktphoto.com/PURPLES.jpg
    (Burnt highlights deliberately used for effect.. honest!)

    http://www.marktphoto.com/YELLOWS.jpg
    (what may appear to be posterisation on first glance is in fact
    genuine detail - I think the plant was either diseased, or it was a
    flower at the end of its days..)

    (O; Constructive criticisms of these muted (grin) images welcome, but
    they aren't really posted for their artistic merit, just a bit of a
    colour demo...
    I find it puzzling that Douglas' page says: "The RGB (Red Green Blue)
    colours of a computer monitor can never show the amazing detail in
    this picture", and then he proceeds, presumably, to show us the reds
    that *can't* be shown.. ?

    Personally, I think the shot is rather flat looking, doesn't push the
    'red envelope' much at all, could have used more dramatic lighting,
    and as for the 'is-it-dead-centre?' composition...? Sigh.

    Less is more, but that's just me...
    Douglas forgot to add:
    Just look for Douglas ST James. (O;
     
    mark.thomas.7, Jan 29, 2007
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