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 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:
    (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'
    (Burnt highlights deliberately used for effect.. honest!)
    (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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