Since the bird is not that colorful, l like the B&W.
Bill, I really like the composition, but I respectfully disagree with your preference. In the B & W image, the bird blends in with the background. Increased contrast or dodging could fix that, but I thought your exposure was good to start with. In the colour image, the bird stands out nicely.
The assignment sounded like it was straightforward: shoot a stemware glass containing liquid against a dark background. The added challenge was to arrange lighting so as to light the edges of the glass.
Easier said than done. When I originally shot this, I didn't like the reflections on the sides of the glass. When we discussed it in class, Don told me that the reflections are actually a very important part of the image. His suggestion was to arrange my lighting or reflectors, to show the edge of the glass.
I was really pleased with the results of Round 2.
This was shot with:
2 Godox SK-300 strobes, with soft-boxes
24-70/f 2.8 @ 60mm
In case you're wondering, that is NOT a reflection. Turns out that many commercial photographers take this type of shot by inverting one class, then standing another glass on top. Warning: don't knock the glass over; it can get very MESSY.
In Wednesday's class, Don told me that I nailed it. He added this was good enough to use in a mailer to prospective clients. I'll savour this praise for a few days. The next 2 assignments require us to take our game to a higher level.
Posted by Sailjunkie
on 09 February 2019 - 02:12 PM
It's funny Peter, the first couple day after their nest fell, they each had their own idea as to where the nest should be located and both placed sticks at their choice. Then eventually it was decided to build the nest on a neutral site and that's what we're seeing now.They would bring back a stick, look at the nest and immediately discard the stick by dropping it. It's hard to say if they intentionally dropped the stick, but they did it often at first, now not so much. I'm learning how to build a nest, but I'm not sure of the instructors bona fides.
Nice shot, Ron.
Home improvements are never fun, especially when you have to re-build from the ground (or in this case, tree) up!