Camera pics critics welcome

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  1. seank

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    I changed the lights on my system today, and would like to get you guys to tell me which pics (settings) are better (I know it is not good). If you could please say which ones as I would love to know.... Thanks in Advance

    Ok , I will call it pics 1A and 1B and Pics 2A and 2B and 3A and 3B to help with confusion:

    Pic 1A
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    PIC 1B
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    Ok, and now for:

    Pic 2A:

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    Pic 2B:

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    Pic 3A

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    Pic 3B:

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    Just say pic 1 A or B and Pic 2 A or B and 3A or B
     
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    1a and 2b
     
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    What about 3 ??
     
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    wasnt there when i saw it the first time

    3a

    in my choices i am noticing more blues
     
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    1a 2b 3a
     
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    viper has good eyes like me :peroni:
     
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    Have you tried using a polarizing filter on the lens... to help with that glare a little?
     
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    1A
    2B
    3A

    :thumbup:
     
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    i will chat later today as i am in a rush....but please post camera settings as well, that will make a huge diffs so we compare apples with apples so to speak:) both shutter speed and f stop settings
     
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    Sean - I would say:
    1B
    2B
    3B

    Reason: Seems to bring out the colors more. I agree - the others are / seem "Too blue"...
     
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    wow your tank is looking good Sean...perhaps it's time for another visit :)
     
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    I see that sailfin is still swimming...you doing a good job at getting him back to good health....
     
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    Thank you to all who participated. Why I did this was to confirm one of my believes.

    You see, the reason for some to see pics too Light, too Dark or too Blue is- and this I believe- the fact that no one's Pc Screen (Monitor) is set at the same "Colour/Lightness/Brightness" , hence the reason for different opinions on photo quality/Colour.

    What I actually did:

    I took a couple of pics on standard Auto Mode and did no enhancement/corrections to any of the pictures marked "A".

    I then took these 03 pics and just did "Auto levels" on them and posted them as "B"

    So, no different settings to any of these pics, just auto Levels.

    Siyaya, thank you for the input, I do use a Filter from time to time. Crispin, thanks, but settings are not playing a roll in this experiment.

    Sims, you know you more than welcome to, if you answered your phone on Monday, you could have made some money out of me, I bought 04 new T5's, 05 new electronic Ballasts and a couple of pumps from the local (Expensive) Lfs as well as some test kits
     
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    autolevels is huge difference, the depends on your software being used, the calibration driver of your printer and monitor, even the algorithm on your camera...
     
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    I know, but it still boils down to the fact that everyone sees the pics "differently
     
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    yip for sure!
    one of my probs doing digital art...

    but still great photos
     
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    1a
    2b
    3b
     
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    Let me know when Shaun we'll storm the house and check it out:lol:

    Without a doubt...1a,2b,3a
     
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    Saw this trick on Brainiac ... look a A and B of each picturesthe fish have not moved..

    Its amazing how much detail we miss when we are concentrating on someting else.
     
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