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Colour Pop
Take at Westernbirt Arboretum
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Album name:SteveT / SteveT album
Keywords:Westernbirt Arbitrament,Colour Pop
Editing Performed:Selective colour removal in Gimp 2.8 (Ubuntu)
File Size:143 KB
Date added:Nov 23, 2013
Dimensions:900 x 675 pixels
Displayed:39 times
Components Configuration:YCbCr
Compressed Bits Per Pixel:5
Customer Render:0
Date Time:2013:11:23 18:15:49
DateTime Original:2013:11:19 12:51:33
DateTime digitized:2013:11:19 12:51:33
Digital Zoom Ratio:1
Exif Image Height:675 pixels
Exif Image Width:900 pixels
Exif Interoperability Offset:4616
Exif Offset:294
Exif Version:version 2.3
Exposure Bias:0 EV
Exposure Mode:0
Exposure Time:1/320 sec
FNumber:f 4.5
File Source:Digital Still Camera
Flash:No Flash
Flash Pix Version:version 1
Focal length:10.88 mm
Max Aperture:f 4.5
Metering Mode:Multi-Segment
Model:Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
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Scene Capture Mode:0
Software:GIMP 2.8.8
White Balance:0
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Beermonsta  [Nov 24, 2013 at 07:56 PM]
I do like the effect colour popping can have on images, I am not familiar with Gimp 2.8 but the results are good. the image works for me as it offers something different, the dof is very good with the background growth being well out of focus. There is good colour in the berries too, but I am not sure the colour popping of the leaf bottom left adds anything to the image.
George  [Nov 24, 2013 at 08:02 PM]
Pin sharp on the berries and the background bokeh very good to give the berries a 3D effect.
Not always a fan of colour popping but I like the effect here, but as Peter says and I agree, the leaf bottom left adds nothing to the shot.
Nice to have you back posting Steve and a great shot to come in with, like it.
alanuk  [Nov 24, 2013 at 09:43 PM]
Welcome back, Steve. Good to see someone who uses Gimp; it is often suggested as an alternative to Photoshop but no-one in the Studio uses it - until now. Whilst I agree in general with my learned friends here, I think you would have a much stronger composition if your copped off the top quarter and the right quarter, thus excluding the top berries. I don't think that they add to the image and the crop would give much more focus to the five main berries.
Silversnapper  [Nov 25, 2013 at 08:47 AM]
A blast from the past here Steve, I used a very early version of Gimp on a Red Hat version of Linux a few years ago and i was very impressed with it. You have done a great job with it here and as usual there are mixed opinions. The image does seem a tad unbalanced but it is the lack of sharpness on the berries that I find distracting. Perhaps it is a large crop or the camera has focused somewhere around the upright twig but it just takes the edge of the shot. A worthwhile effort nonetheless and a fine image to announce your return.
SteveT  [Nov 25, 2013 at 09:16 AM]
Gimp is up to 2.8.8 now and I find it meets all my needs and of course its free, I am running on Ubuntu which is Linux and also free and is my main operating system.
Thanks everyone for your comments look forward to seeing all your work and taking inspiration from you
JOHN  [Nov 25, 2013 at 01:58 PM]
Colour popping can result in some quite fun images and this seems to work okay, some good sharp detail but as mentioned the issue with the leaf on the left could be sorted. Always different opinions of where and if to crop but a matter of personal taste and I find the alternate suggestions are always welcome.
I tried Gimp some time ago, but did not get on with it, but perhaps I'll have a look at the latest version, I seem to have almost every other photo programmes so why not.
Well done thanks for that will look forward to some more uploads from you.
Helen  [Nov 25, 2013 at 05:05 PM]
Colour popping I have heard of but have never tried to do, also never heard of Gimp. You have captured a good sharp shot with the berries standing out well against the out of focus background. Well taken.
Merlynn  [Nov 27, 2013 at 08:40 PM]
I like this Steve, the colours really stand out against the mono background, agree about the coloured leaf not adding anything to the image, the camera seems to have focused on the twig alongside the lower berries, probably the reason the berries are not quite as sharp as they could be, but despite that I find the image very appealing and a fine shot to celebrate your return, well done Sir!
Photojunkie  [Nov 29, 2013 at 10:20 PM]
Hi Steve, sorry I'm late with this, Love this and how-to-do-it, is something I've yet to learn! Love the colour of the berries - they really Pop !