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Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by bentleya, 25 Jul 2009.

  1. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    Hope you don't mind, but I had a play with your picture. Personally I think it's a little under exposed and I'd have liked to have seen the strawberry separate from the green bits in the foreground, but that's just my opinion.

    So a quick tweak in Photoshop (or there's always GIMP, which is free.)

    Auto Tone
    Auto Contrast
    Auto Colour (because I'm being lazy, also this will be the bottom layer)
    Duplicate layer, 10% opacity, blend - Screen (Top layer)
    Duplicate layer, 10% opacity, blend - Overlay (Middle layer)
    Merge layers
    Color Balance - Highlights - Blue +4 (it's a personal preference, but I like it with a bit more blue in the image)

    Crop (into the edge of the plate)
    Heal - Patch (it's food, so the plate should really be clean)
    Dodge - 4% - Shadows (lift the strawberry's shadows and bring out some of the green)

    Smart Sharpen - Radius 0.2 pixels - Strength 162% (though JPEG compression is still an issue here)

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  2. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Very nice job! I need to start using CS5 again!
     
  3. Comfyasabadger

    Comfyasabadger New Member

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    Wow what a difference, I really wish I knew what half of that meant :D
     
  4. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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  5. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    That is surprisingly sharp for a night shot taken without tripod. :thumb:

    Personally I've found this last month to be a PITA for photography. Poor weather means landscapes just aren't doing anything for me at the moment, and the night shots I'd like to be taking have been impossible in the strong winds we've been having.

    Bought a new tripod to do battle with the wind, just need another starry night. Also, do you guys remember how the Fraggle Rock theme tune goes, because it's stuck in my head right now.
     
  6. Comfyasabadger

    Comfyasabadger New Member

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    Yes! It's a more desirable song to have stuck in your head than the one I had this morning.

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    ARGH!?!:wallbash::wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:
     
  7. fabler

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    @stonedsurd,

    #1 is beautiful. :)
     
  8. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    *honk*
     
  10. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter New Member

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    *ARF*

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    Went to World of Birds (am in cape town south africa), where they also had monkeys;

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    Pics may be in need of a touch of contrast as these are straight out of camera, no pp, also with my manual focus 300 f2.8 and with a tc in a couple of them.
     
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  11. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    "I wasn't touching myself"
     
  12. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Weren't you now? :D
    You must like that goose...
     
  13. Omega Point

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    The clouds cleared for a bit today so I took advantage and had a wander. Some of these may have a mark in the upper right, I have now removed the offending dust from the sensor. Quite how it got past the Translucent Mirror I don't know.

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    Bourne End Railway Bridge (1) by OmegaPoint, on Flickr

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    Bourne End Railway Bridge (2) by OmegaPoint, on Flickr

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    Path in Bourne End by OmegaPoint, on Flickr

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    Gulls at Bourne End Marina by OmegaPoint, on Flickr

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    Swan at Bourne End Marina (2) by OmegaPoint, on Flickr
     
  14. RinSewand

    RinSewand New Member

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  15. Jaguar_Infinity

    Jaguar_Infinity Just some guy

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    Taken with Nikon D3100, 18-200mm AF VRII lens. Exposure was 1/800 at F14 and ISO 400.
     
  16. Threefiguremini

    Threefiguremini New Member

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    I like that a lot Jaguar_Infinity! Have you got it up somewhere in a bigger size?
     
  17. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

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    Greg - what's the pink bird above the kookaburra?
     
  18. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    I believe that's a flamingo.
    NO, SCRATCH THAT!
    I didn't look.... Another failure by me.
     
  19. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Nature's tripod :hehe:

    Thanks!

    Thank you kindly, good sir.

    I'm at a bit of a creative wall right now, so I'll be lurking here until I can kick into gear again. I'm consuming copious amounts of tea to see if that helps :lol:
     
  20. GregTheRotter

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    That would be a scarlet Ibis.
     

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