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    After a particular crappy day a Manchester weather wise wonder if the pic below is good enough to get in the DB, 1st time shooting from this spot

  • #2
    phenominal shot!! It looks like you climbed the up the landing lights :-| lol

    Speed is life... Altitude is life insurance

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    • #3
      Slightly overexposed and oversharp (seeing as there are jaggies around the titles), but nothing that can't be fixed in PS.

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      • #4
        It looks compressed as all hell to be totally honest. Or it has been run through neat image (or a similar) noise reduction program with not so great effect....?

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        • #5
          No neat image, shot at iso 200, which I can normally get away with, thanks for the honesty thats what I wanted, guess it will go in the personal collection folder, thanks to all for your comments

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          • #6
            Have another go with less sharpening. Did you shoot in RAW ? If you did, there is a very good chance of processing this one to get in. Could you post an unprocessed original ?

            And why did you shoot at 200 ISO ? With a shutter speed of 1/500 and focal length of 115mm you could have dropped to ISO 100 and still got a shutter speed of 1/250 ?
            A lesson I learned some time ago when shooting in poor light/weather was to constantly check the light readings and keep ISO as low as possible conducive with a useable shutter speed.
            Last edited by brianw999; 2008-04-28, 09:56.
            If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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            • #7
              Nothing wrong with shooting at ISO 200....just means that any underexposure can be more of a problem.
              Bet the original was very underexposed and hence plenty of noise, and your need for NR.
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              • #8
                Hi Brian,

                Yeah picture was shot in RAW, unprocessed JPG and RAW on my website, so you can have a look, any pointers greatly appreciated as always, yeah after I had taken these shots about 10 in total I changed my iso to 100 these were the 1st shots I took immediately after arriving at this location, much to my dismay I should add

                Tony

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                • #9
                  I'd resize that one down to 1200 or 1024 pixels wide too. For those kinds of conditions, 1600 pixels is a bit much.


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                  • #10
                    OK, lets try this for starters...

                    From the RAW original...

                    Level.
                    Crop to 1200x800.
                    Set histogram contrast in levels.
                    +18 contrast
                    4 x passes of overall USM at 100_0.2_0
                    1 X pass of selective USM on the registration (although I think that overdid it a bit)
                    In curves, a slight "S" to close the contrast gap and put some detail into the highlights.

                    .......

                    If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Brian, I think lately I have become guilty of overprocessing my pics again, this happened last year when I started writing action sets, I then spent some time away and didnt do any picture processing, then I submitted about 25 pics all processed by hand and had 1 or 2 rejected for things like wrong category and wrong reg not for my processing, so I started writing action scripts again to aid my workflow, but they have had the opposite effect...so back to basics again I think.....as always your help has been greatly appreciated


                      Tony

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