- cedryk (5270)
- [2005-11-11 21:03]
Diving is something still ahead for me. But one day I will do it. For now I will enjoy your point of view :-) Impressive fish, though I would like this shot to be a bit more contrasted. TFS, Alain!
Greetings from Poland!
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-11-12 1:17]
It's a beautiful shot with lovely colours.
Well composed, good POV and details.
- glazzaro (4605)
- [2005-11-12 1:28]
Nice work, I do not notice the glass and you have nice detail on the fish, well done.
- iglootrek (1623)
- [2005-11-12 1:48]
Les couleurs sont vives, belle présentation !!!
Tu réussi à obtenir d'excellents résultats avec tes images scannées.
Tu es bien chanceux d'avoir eu la chance de plonger à un si bel endroit tout en étant équipé pour ramener des souvenirs inoubliables.
- manyee (23770)
- [2005-11-12 4:27]
Beautiful fish, Alain. So colorful. Sharp details and great POV. Well done and TFS. : )
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-11-12 7:53]
What a wonderful and interesting fish that you have well captured ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Alain and thanks for sharing.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-11-12 8:39]
Very nice capture.Vivid colors,POV,details,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)
- delfi (106)
- [2005-11-12 23:46]
I would like to react to this picture.
In my opinion you seem to have a tendency (auch!) to digitally boost the brightness too much. Probably in order to remedy cluttering, or lack of defenition in shadows.
First of all let me state that only proper lighting works ; not processing (fixing) afterwards. Improper lighting causes data-loss that can never be recovered afterwards, but can be made to look more acceptible afterwards: if the picture is too dark, we "simply" brighten it.
As soon as program-material has been digitized, digitally boosting brightness-levels (too much) instantaniously introduces noise. A digital-grid if present now becoming overly visible, but this could be the result of systematically sharpening your pictures with the same pixel-settings for Unsharp Mask which you shouldn't because this is program-dependant. Meaning: adjust pixel-settings per photo, for best results. Also don't forget proper amount and threshold settings.
When having a choice, allways select the best choice for best results (compare !).
Something about contrast: (digital) Black is Black, and (digital) White is White.
R=0 G=0 B=0 Luminance=0 -> Black !
R=255 G=255 B=255 Lum=240 (max) -> White !
For maximum contrast, brightness should not be boosted (independant of contrast). By boosting brightness too much, a white haze is easily introduced (overall).
And this is what I keep seeing in your pictures ; in general not in anyone elses.
This could be a calibration-error, or simply the fact that you are editing photos in broad daylight which automatically causes you to brighten your photos too much (in this case dim the lights a little).
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-11-13 6:34]
Excellent shot. The colors are very vivid and beautiful. great corals for a backround. Sorry for the short note, on a road trip to Florida and I am working off my laptop somewhere in N. Florida.
- zeca (2887)
- [2006-01-27 16:29]
Nice picture, Alain! For a diver, it's always nice to see beautiful u/s images like this, specially when we live far from the sea and far far from the Red Sea!
Nice colours and sharpness showing this wonderful angelfish! If you like to see, I have my emperor already posted here in TE with some other u/w photos. Regards!
- Luce (58)
- [2006-03-23 20:46]
J'aime bien toutes vos photos sous-marines. La mise au point est bien réussie, les couleurs brillantes et éclatantes. Mille fois bravos.