Home News Buyers Guide About Advertising
 
 
 
   
Page 1629 of 1820 FirstFirst ... 629112915291579161916271628162916301631163916791729 ... LastLast
Results 16,281 to 16,290 of 18196
  1. #16281
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Upstate NY USA
    Posts
    839
    Interesting temple shot. I still prefer color, although Mono does work.
    DPR;
    You need to watch out, she is already good. Wait until she is an adult and able to shoot with her OWN gear. She's gonna put all of us old geezers out of work.
    Falconest174
    Seeing the picture starts the process
    D7100, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 70-300 Macro, Sigma 17-70 F2.8 Macro,
    Tamron 70-300 Di VC USD 60Th Anniv. ,SB700, Vivitar 383, Manfrotto t-pod, monopod
    Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/rmProvost

  2. #16282
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    4,426
    Yes DPRob, your daughter is following your foot steps closely behind.

    Regarding temple shots, have fun every one. It's open season on my photos, until you have a chance to be there yourselves. On one condition though... please tell me what you did: upping contrast only, contrast/sharpen; etc. That way I also learn new techniques and perspectives.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

  3. #16283
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Terra Australis Incognita
    Posts
    3,874
    Trying to remember what I did ten.

    B&W conversion in CS6, reducing the green slider and maybe the blue but paying careful attention to the yellow as it really affected the image. Then I added a tint and just moved the colour of it till I liked the result. A slight increase in clarity, a fair bit of sharpness and some noise reduction. Topped it all of with a slight curves adjustment in the shadows and mid tones.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

  4. #16284
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    God's Country - Australia
    Posts
    10,424
    Quote Originally Posted by tim11 View Post
    Thanks DPRoberts and Rooz.
    I can see the difference. Yes your version pop up much better.
    Rooz: Did you add more contrast? Did you sharpen it further?
    tim, i used a global contrast and sharpening adjustment and then painted on some dodging and burning. in selected areas.
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
    flickr

  5. #16285
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    God's Country - Australia
    Posts
    10,424

    Untitled by .Chris.K, on Flickr
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
    flickr

  6. #16286
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    4,426
    Man.... why can't there be a straight forward technique? LOL.
    Thanks you both of you for the tips.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

  7. #16287
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Monterey Bay
    Posts
    6,028
    Just a little bit of green shading on the pond and trees using the NX2 spot tool, and a little fiddling with contrast and sharpening.

    Once you get used to all of the software it gets easier as you know what works (most of the time). I'm usually a minimalist (work with the image as you shot it), but sometimes you just have to have some fun.

    When you get that plyable image (like the one you posted) it's just fun to play with it. That is the sign that it's a great image.

    Thanks Tim.
    Last edited by D70FAN; 12-12-2012 at 07:32 AM.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
    Ha! See, I can change...


    http://d70fan.smugmug.com/

  8. #16288
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Upstate NY USA
    Posts
    839
    Rooz;
    I can see you having trouble with these two at home. Great expressions, looks like they were having a lot of fun at the pool.
    Falconest174
    Seeing the picture starts the process
    D7100, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 70-300 Macro, Sigma 17-70 F2.8 Macro,
    Tamron 70-300 Di VC USD 60Th Anniv. ,SB700, Vivitar 383, Manfrotto t-pod, monopod
    Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/rmProvost

  9. #16289
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    God's Country - Australia
    Posts
    10,424
    Quote Originally Posted by tim11 View Post
    Man.... why can't there be a straight forward technique? LOL.
    Thanks you both of you for the tips.
    lol ha ! there are so many different styles and techniques its not funny. PP has become an artform in and of itself. Theres 2 or 3 guys on this forum who are gobsmackingly good at it. but it all depends on the photo. if you shoot raw or standard picture control jpeg the your pictures will always look flat cos that's the intention of the file. Ie: Make it a flat foundation to build on in post. If you have a landscape photo the you almost always will bump contrast and sharpening. Not so much with portraits but typically they may still need a quick touch up.

    I'm personally very lazy and really dislike spending time in post, (plus i suck at it lol), so I have my shots adjusted in camera, I crank up contrast, sharpening and saturation for landscapes and macros for example. Maybe 1 in every 50 shots ill spend some time on. With the d800e I turn down sharpening a pinch for portraits. It all depends on your camera and what you shoot.
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
    flickr

  10. #16290
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Monterey Bay
    Posts
    6,028
    Like Rooz I crank up to vivid and adjust in-camera settings for the type of shot.

    For most shots, I just do a once over in NX2 which is relatively quick and easy. Seems the more I do in post processing the further away I get from what I saw through the viewfinder.
    Last edited by D70FAN; 12-11-2012 at 10:19 AM.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
    Ha! See, I can change...


    http://d70fan.smugmug.com/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •