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blueisland

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Few shots at CCK today.. How can i improve??





 

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blueisland said:
Few shots at CCK today.. How can i improve??

My edited version for first pic, using NC4, comments please. Thanks.
 

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Here's the other 2 pics,Oiginal comes first. Work for U?



 

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Looking from my home monitor, BRIGHTNESS could be over corrected.
Any comment?

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blueisland said:
Few shots at CCK today.. How can i improve??
I find the pictures very interesting. I wasn't aware there was such a nice cemetary around.

What I would suggest is to think a bit how to handle the distortions from tilting the camera (keystoning). This is particularly apparent in the third picture, where you have the choice of either letting the cross stand straight, or having a level horizon. I would consider correcting this in software to solve the dilemma.

Another point is that the details of the graves are very small. This would be a non-issue, however, if the pictures got printed in a large enough format.
 

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jc1 said:
Just to keep a record, view count now is 84.
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Thanks.. I like the pics 1 very much

Hi Little Wolf,

Noted your point on keystoning, will try that again..
 

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2 more here ...





The second pics is a little pale, I have PS on the sky a little..
 

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left pic is original. right pic is color boostered. Better?



(note: work on uncalibrated monitor)
 

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Can you share the the setting / steps?
 

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I use NC4.
 

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Only 1 step. Load the file, click click click and drag drag drag.
I use my own feeling, most important is, give me good and natural colors.

Here are the settings.

 

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If you like it very much, I don't mind to show you one more time.
 

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D-lighting is not god... avoid over using it I can tell you used D-lighting by the way you re-processed your shots. You lose quite a bit of image quality by using D-lighting.
 

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espn said:
D-lighting is not god... avoid over using it I can tell you used D-lighting by the way you re-processed your shots. You lose quite a bit of image quality by using D-lighting.
Thanks Thanks, finally, received my first constructive comment.

Cheers, our CS King.
 

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jc1 said:
My edited version for first pic, using NC4, comments please. Thanks.
i prefer the original. the contrasting tone on the wood if taken away makes the picture looks blunt and flat. it depends on what u think is more important. increasing the exposure of cos helps to bring out the details of the cemetry in the background.
 

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blueisland said:
Few shots at CCK today.. How can i improve??
also super newbie here, just sharing. but if i want the background to be sharp, i usually will not include too close a foreground object that went out of focus (like the cross on the left). as the cross is really near and the background quite far away, u need to have a very wide depth of field, i.e. very small aperture. i think u can afford that cos the light looks pretty bright and uncasted.

just wondering what aperture size did u use?
 

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jc1 said:
left pic is original. right pic is color boostered. Better?



(note: work on uncalibrated monitor)
yup, better, i think
 

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blueisland said:
2 more here ...


The second pics is a little pale, I have PS on the sky a little..
your focus object is too close to the corner. would it be better if it is closer to the lateral right 1/3 by rules of the third? and the sky i think can be sacrificed since it is featureless. and i think wide angle lens held vertically can help to exaggerate the perspective as the flabs on the ground is too horizontal. if u can stretch it out along the perspective, it may look more interesting.

just my opinion.
 

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Here's the other 2 pics,Oiginal comes first. Work for U?



Being a cemetary, I feel that the darker version is more in line, to give a some sombre mood. Maybe a little darker still can?
 

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