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High key fly

High key fly

I am just messing around. Have a new macro lens and the wind will not stop blowing to let me play with it!! Never properly tried high key before; please feel free to tell me how I should do it.



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Date: Sun June 29, 2008
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Cracking shot Viv,not sure how you improve on this except darken the back wing slightly to give it more detail.However i don't know much about high key,all i know is i like it lol Smile
#1 Sun June 29, 2008 8:13pm

Thanks Bridget. I am never too sure how much detail is supposed to merge into the background..Lol!! I decided to preserve the eye detail. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Viv
#2 Sun June 29, 2008 8:16pm

Great shot. What is this high key thing?
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#3 Sun June 29, 2008 8:19pm

Thanks Amanda. As far as I can make out it is an image with more white in it than dark and a somewhat reduced contrast. This was done on my grandmother's garden bench which has greyish white primer on it. I am not sure if what I have done after that is right though.. Viv
#4 Sun June 29, 2008 8:30pm

Viv this is very good, if it isn't high key then it should be.
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#5 Sun June 29, 2008 9:46pm

Don't know about high key Viv....but the detail on the fly turned out great....I get high key shots all the time without even trying......just get a backlit subject and use spot metering...lol.....I don't think that is how it is done though, somehow....SmileAlan
#6 Sun June 29, 2008 10:34pm

I like it, Viv and I don't mind the vanishing back wing - the eyes still have lots of detail. LOL at Alan. Jan
#7 Mon June 30, 2008 1:55am

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