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    Re: Photo-a-day

    @r_j_k_p: Wow those coin close ups are amazing

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    IMG_0132.jpg by jonneymendoza, on Flickr

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    I like that B&W kushti the mysteriousness of the mist and all that.

    I'm still working on a new pano from the front of my mountain home in the Pyrénées. Went all out and did a 110-shot pano (3 rows of approx 36 shots each) at 200mm. Gives around 600 Mpx but it's a bit daunting and I'm limited with the 64k jpeg resolution. Looking at creating a zoomable flash-like thing which isn't too crippled in a demo version. Will post when I manage to sort it out.

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    Weddings!

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    I've picked up the Sony raw editor, Image Data Converter. This is my first try. I actually don't know what I am doing, but I first adjusted the tone curve, then added some contrast, a little saturation and finally sharpened it. Any constructive feedback is welcome.


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Could do with a larger image in the thread? Hard to really make out.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Could do with a larger image in the thread? Hard to really make out.
    Clicking should enlarge the photo? Does it not do that?

    Full size (well resized by photobucket) is here:

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Thanks. That certainly looks nice and sharp! Composition's good.

    Only criticism I have is that it's a dull subject

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    blue moon tonight

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Thanks. That certainly looks nice and sharp! Composition's good.

    Only criticism I have is that it's a dull subject
    Thanks. I was more concerned with my RAW editing skills (or lack of) and whether I had messed up colours, or made it look flat, blown out the highlights etc.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Not sure if it's just jpg compression Bob but there's quite a bit of distracting noise in the black below the moon there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyhead View Post
    Thanks. I was more concerned with my RAW editing skills (or lack of) and whether I had messed up colours, or made it look flat, blown out the highlights etc.
    As you were the only person there it's hard to say if the colours are accurate, or even if they represent your impression of the scene (more important than 'accurate' IMHO). There looks to be a very minor yellowy/mustardy cast, but this is entirely within possible natural conditions given the weather so it doesn't flag anything as wrong to me. Likewise although it might be considered a bit flat if you were looking at blue skies, the muted colours match *my* expectations of what that scene could realistically look like, and I generally prefer subtle tones that are technically harder to capture/express than vivid tones that every compact camera/phone seems to pop out by default.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    As you were the only person there it's hard to say if the colours are accurate, or even if they represent your impression of the scene (more important than 'accurate' IMHO). There looks to be a very minor yellowy/mustardy cast, but this is entirely within possible natural conditions given the weather so it doesn't flag anything as wrong to me. Likewise although it might be considered a bit flat if you were looking at blue skies, the muted colours match *my* expectations of what that scene could realistically look like, and I generally prefer subtle tones that are technically harder to capture/express than vivid tones that every compact camera/phone seems to pop out by default.
    Oh OK. I can't see the picture at work (photobucket is blocked...but not flickr...), but perhaps the mustardy colour could be down to me playing with saturation??? Or contrast? Or did I mess up the tone curve? Or did I select the wrong white balance?
    Generally, that photo was taken when a typhoon came close. It pushed a lot of clouds quickly and suddenly to Osaka. I originally was going to take a picture with the blue skies, but the weather turned pretty quickly!

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    I don't think it's wrong, however if it *were* wrong then it'd be a combination of your white balance and my monitor.

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