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    Hey, my first time posting picture here. Newbie here heheh. Thanks God, I manage to escape the storm from jakarta before the great floods destroyed the city. Here one picture that i managed to take from my hotel room.

    Please c&c. And i can take harsh comment for me to improve. Thanks guys.

    Picture taken with my brand new D80. and.. i forget the setting.. hehhehe


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    Ok... a picture with unrecognised processing potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiaoMiaoWang View Post
    Ok... a picture with unrecognised processing potential.
    Do u mean processing with photoshop? any idea how to improve it with pp? i did slight adjustment with sharpening and colour tweaking.. but only alittle bit..

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    Dodge the buildings, burn the sky. However, leave the lightning area bright.

    Just my tots.

    Quote Originally Posted by coklat View Post
    Do u mean processing with photoshop? any idea how to improve it with pp? i did slight adjustment with sharpening and colour tweaking.. but only alittle bit..

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    Quote Originally Posted by coklat View Post
    Do u mean processing with photoshop? any idea how to improve it with pp? i did slight adjustment with sharpening and colour tweaking.. but only alittle bit..
    I can't tell you how to improve, for a photographic image can only have an aesthetic vision that can only be recognised by the photographer. The viewer appreciates, critques (if applicable) and admires.

    There are many opporturnities to play with, like Curves, Filters and Gradient Maps. That's what's fun about PS: experimentation.
    Last edited by XiaoMiaoWang; 14th February 2007 at 09:22 PM.

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    the setting is

    1/90 f/6.7 ISO 100 at 28mm



    btw, lastboltnut's suggestions sound good but need a bit of skills. that would really make it dramatic. XiaoMiaoWang has given what you needed to know. curves go up go down. colours go up go down. just playyyyyy! it's free.

    this picture is really flat except for the nicely placed captions and the streak of lightning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Dodge the buildings, burn the sky. However, leave the lightning area bright.

    Just my tots.
    Thanks.. ill try it.

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    superb capture with overalll nice composition. id leave it as it is. the tone and tone of the pic has a raw energy to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiaoMiaoWang View Post
    I can tell you how to improve, for a photographic image can only have an aesthetic vision that can only be recognised by the photographer. The viewer appreciates, critques (if applicable) and admires.

    There are many opporturnities to play with, like Curves, Filters and Gradient Maps. That's what's fun about PS: experimentation.
    I tried some filters but almost all looks very 'fancy' to me. Hm.. thanks for ur suggestion anyway i guess i should learn more on photoshop also. (now still learning about the cam )

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    Quote Originally Posted by elfvin View Post
    the setting is

    1/90 f/6.7 ISO 100 at 28mm



    btw, lastboltnut's suggestions sound good but need a bit of skills. that would really make it dramatic. XiaoMiaoWang has given what you needed to know. curves go up go down. colours go up go down. just playyyyyy! it's free.

    this picture is really flat except for the nicely placed captions and the streak of lightning.
    How do you know the setting????? u scaring me!! were u behind me???

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    Quote Originally Posted by incubus View Post
    superb capture with overalll nice composition. id leave it as it is. the tone and tone of the pic has a raw energy to it.
    Thanks for your kind comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by coklat View Post
    How do you know the setting????? u scaring me!! were u behind me???
    can check exif. =)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EXIF

    properties of the picture.

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    mann you're very lucky to capture the streak of lightning, especially with 1/90 shutter speed...usually ppl capture lightning bolts by slow shutter plus tripod...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnapJaX View Post
    mann you're very lucky to capture the streak of lightning, especially with 1/90 shutter speed...usually ppl capture lightning bolts by slow shutter plus tripod...

    Shoot more, Learn more!
    Happy Shooting ^^
    ah.. no wonder so hard to capture... now i know why. First i use very fast shutter speed and slowly reduce it.. hahha silly me! i should tot of that.. very slow speed with tripod ai yah.. never mind hope next time still got chance. I mean chance to shoot lighting not about the flood & storm.

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    wow .... very nice.

    the main attraction is the lighting, which eventually leads my viewing path towards the tall highlighted building in the centre.

    maybe can try PS to make the rest darker, leaving only the highlighted area on the tall building?

    just my 2cents

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    thanks all for your c&c, really appreciate it. I can't wait for 5 more days to upload another picture so much thing to learn so little time...

    question, if i want to upload again suggested pp of this work, should i wait for 5 days or i can do it anytime?

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    No need, if you make improvement of the same pic, you are suppose to get feedback and try out mah..... But I would suggest you post it in this thread and not starting another new thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by coklat View Post
    thanks all for your c&c, really appreciate it. I can't wait for 5 more days to upload another picture so much thing to learn so little time...

    question, if i want to upload again suggested pp of this work, should i wait for 5 days or i can do it anytime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    No need, if you make improvement of the same pic, you are suppose to get feedback and try out mah..... But I would suggest you post it in this thread and not starting another new thread.
    Cool! then i shouldn't waste time

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