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  1. #3981
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    great cloud formation. how did you guys cope with the storms ? heard it was pretty full on out your way.
    Hey Rooz, they didn't give us much grief. Wifey left some sheets on the clothes line one arvo & an electrical with ferocious winds came through, man that really sorted it out.
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  2. #3982
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    Quote Originally Posted by toriaj View Post
    Fiasco, in general even if your camera has "modes" like sepia, it's better to do them in post-processing. If you do it in camera, you're stuck with the sepia look even if you decide you like it better in color. If you do it in PP, you can mess with it forever until you like it

    My husband really likes this shot, I'm not sure. I think it's the OOF foreground that bothers me (should have used an even smaller aperture.) I added some detail in the sky, does it look natural?

    220mm, f/16, 1/320 sec., ISO 1600 (sorry about the resize hopefully in a month or two I'll have a program that can resize decently. What program do you use? Or do you just link from a site that resizes for you?)
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    I love the lighting and the colour in this shot. The OOF foregound doesn't bother me - but I reckon if you had manually focused a tiny bit back it would have all been in focus (DOF was probably beyond the infinity but limited in the foreground).
    Lots of people use Adobe Photoshop - it seems to be the industry standard - and you can resize and decide on how much compression you use etc. I sue Serif Photo plus which does a good and well controled job - and is loads cheaper - I think earlier verions can be downloaded for free.
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  3. #3983
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    Quote Originally Posted by toriaj View Post
    My husband really likes this shot, I'm not sure. I think it's the OOF foreground that bothers me (should have used an even smaller aperture.) I added some detail in the sky, does it look natural?
    I like this one. The OOF foreground isn't great but when I first looked at it I didn't notice. I looked right past it to the peaks in the distance. Snowy landscapes are nice.
    Lukas

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  4. #3984
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    Tori,
    FWIW I like the shot too. And I don't think that the PP hurt it at all.

    I agree with Geoff that bringing the focal plane toward you a tad (short focusing a tad) would have probably taken care of it, but it is hard to tell on the smallish viewfinders sometimes which brings me to the next point. This is one of those situations where DOF preview may have helped you adjust that - but that is one of the often down-played missing features on the D50 and lower.

    Since you were already at f/16, if you would have stopped down more you would have been introducing other issues (diffraction) so I don't think that would have been the better choice.
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  5. #3985
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    Thanks for the ideas about front focusing, I've heard of it but I hadn't thought of using it. And Geoff, maybe I'll take a look at Serif Photo. For a little while I was using PictureProject to resize, but suddenly it won't do it anymore I really don't like Paint Shop Pro's resizing, but it's all I have right now. Do any of you know if Lightroom or NX can resize jpgs?

    Lukas, Geoff, tcadwall, thanks for your comments
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  6. #3986
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    Capture NX does, and there is a tutorial for it on this page

    Lightroom also allows a resize, I have read rumors that it doesn't do the greatest job resizing, but heck that is all subjective.

    I am pretty happy with the job that PaintShopPro does resizing images - but I don't get terribly picking when down-rezzing - It does do a better job than some other apps that I have used. I have even resized images larger and been impressed. But again, I might not be the best judge of this.

    I use Bibble for the raw part of my work-flow, and I especially like the convenient way that resizing works in it. In Bibble I have custom Output queues set up for different resolution targets, and quick-keys attached to them so I can select a group of images, and hit the quick-key and it queues up and converts the raw images to the size / compression / naming format that I setup for the queue. This allows me to actually produce several different outputs for a group of images, and they can all queue up at the same time and be converting in the background. I don't normally do a pixel level inspection of lower-rez images though so I can't be too specific on it for that purpose.
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  7. #3987
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    I'll post one for my buddy, who really doesn't have any experience behind the lense:
    Nice picture, i might have framed it a bit more tightly but it works like this as well.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/14807929@N05/

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    Thanks for the link for NX resizing. I think I'll be getting NX soon
    And the info on Bibble is interesting, but I don't need batch processing since I only get 3 or so keepers from a 100-shot session ...
    When I use PSP for resizing, I notice more loss of detail than when I use other programs. I've experimented with the different resize modes, but none of them seem better than Smart Resize.
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    One of the shots I took last night when out meeting a few local people from Flikr at the Palzzo. I was at the Palzzo shooting across the street toward Treasure Island.

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    Great shot there, TNB. I bet it's a great show.

    What do you all think of this one?
    26mm, 1/80 sec., f/25, ISO 200
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