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DonSchap
04-07-2007, 03:45 PM
Today, under overcast skies, I stopped by Winnetka (around 1:15pm) and grabbed a couple shots off the Salt Creek.

A trio of geese swung by and I snapped a couple of posed shots and a candid. Yeah, as if. :D

Here is the standard SONY JPEG and Photshop Element's version with standard sharpening (on the right).


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SONY A100 w/ TAMRON 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD
@ 180mm - f/4.5 - 1/320 sec - ISO-160 - 0 step EC


I let the SONY A100 Auto-Program take this shot ... as I was literally hanging out of my truck window and not in the mood to fiddle with the controls, mainly due to the fact the light was quite adequate for this and the birds weren't really all that aggresive.

100% Crop ... sharpening set to 41 - 4.1pixels - 0 levels


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My son says he prefers the unenhanced image better, as I let Elements make its own corrections.

Personally, I think Photoshop introduced a little too much Cyan in my estimation. Instead of black ... I've got steel blue on the bird's head.

Basically, I shot this the way a newbie might ... with minimal interference with Photoshop. In effect, what you can expect from the camera on a routine basis.

Comments?

DonSchap
04-07-2007, 04:26 PM
What is this ... some kind of weird image trick?


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Uh. no ... it's this ... in landscape mode.


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Yes, those be ducks ... duckin'! Looking for "submarine" sandwiches, I suspect.



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OKAY ... Everybody UP! Meal break is over.

fos
04-08-2007, 08:33 AM
I'll agree with your son:D Was this enhancement AUTO? Like an auto correction?

TEH_oo_ICE
04-08-2007, 05:26 PM
im more prefer the sony standard jpeg , it looks more natural , is it??:)

fos
04-08-2007, 06:19 PM
yep;) Though I usually cool it down a bit in the post process. I've come to like it better that way, just a bit.

DonSchap
04-08-2007, 07:18 PM
It's usually a toss-up with nature shots.

I tend to think the SONY's version is full-spectrum color and the Photoshop-version reminds me a lot of what the Canon EOS 20D delivers with Canon lensing. It seems a little sterile. Judgement call, of course. ;)