But if I burn, then it kind of makes the photo darker, doesn't it? I cant just burn around the fireworks area, i have to burn whole of photo right?
IMHO - just let it be. Looks more natural. Like a fellow CSer said it "Yan Hua" (literally translates to Smoke Flowers). So how to qualify as Fireworks without the smoke?
Anyway, the smoke still looks OK - not too much (at least to this pair of inexperienced eyes). If anything, I would suggest getting rid of the boats and the "scenery" at the bottom of the frame...
The DIFFERENCE is not in the "Cue", it is in the SKILLS...
ehhhh? when i took pic of the fireworks, the same place as you, theres no smoke in my pic, none of them. i thnik your shutter speed is too fast thats why, i think
Use photoshop... abit more steps but can do it.
or Nikon Capture NX. Easiler to do...
There's some smoke on the actual picture towards the right side... remove or lower down the contrast level of it.. so..
Last edited by Dan; 2nd March 2007 at 05:58 PM.
,oh cant load my online photo album on this computer, i will give u another link on another website, see if theres smoke in your opinion.
i suspect that you are zooming in too much too, dont u think it would make the smoke more obvious?
the top right hand corner looks edited, did u try t omake the burn 0 percent? so it wont look that harsh
another way is like what Dan have said, use U-point from Nikon capture NX. great tools
Of course result depends on yourself
1.Go to select color range, click the black sky & push slider to extreme right.
2. Now you MAY want to use curves to darken the overall sky.
3. Now paint back/mask parts where smoke is necessarty especially lower parts where sky meets water.
actually its because his shutter speed is slow, that's why even the not very bright smoke can be picked up by the camera...
one easy way to reduce smoke is simply, in levels, push the black level to the right...this would reduce the smoke...but don't push too much or the image becomes too dark...and like others have mentioned a bit of smoke makes it more real...