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  1. #1
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    Talking I am throwing this to the wolves !!!

    Here is another image I took with the Minolta 50mm. I used PS to correct color and then used curves. Is this any better than the other ones I posted earlier.

    Thanks Frank



    Camera Make: SONY
    Camera Model: DSLR-A100
    Image Date: 2008:12:17 21:01:52
    Flash Used: Yes (Auto, red eye reduction mode)
    Focal Length: 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 75mm)
    Exposure Time: 0.013 s (1/80)
    Aperture: f/3.2
    ISO equiv: 400
    White Balance: Auto
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: program (Auto)
    Sony A77
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    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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  2. #2
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    I think the curves adjustment is too aggressive for my tastes. Too much shadow detail was crushed.

    Can we see the non-edited version?
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  3. #3
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    I tend to over process my images for some reason. Here is the original.
    Thanks
    Frank

    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  4. #4
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    Now that looks pretty good. I like it much better
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  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    I tend to over process my images for some reason. Here is the original.
    Thanks
    Frank

    A LOT BETTER. LOL Maybe that's what was wrong all along!
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  6. #6
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    The one I didn't edit looks better? Anybody need a copy of PS. LOL
    Thanks
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  7. #7
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    Your curves adjustment was too agressive and you were bringing the blacks down too far. This can be useful for landscapes, but it is usually bad for people/portraits.

    Notice on your edited version his shirt is complete solid black? Its crushed, and I can't even see the creases unless I look at the image from the side (LCD).

    If you can see the creases in his shirt and you are looking at your monitor straight on, it is way too bright and I would strongly consider calibration.
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  8. #8
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    Now I see what you are talking about.
    Thanks
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  9. #9
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    I'm in agreement with what's been said although as it's a portrait I was seeing no detail in the eyes and no shadow detail at all in the hair on top of the head.
    As the unprocessed version is much better and you wouldn't ruin a good picture on purpose, I'm with Virtual Reality in pointing the finger at the monitor.
    Didn't you say somewhere else you had a problem with the colour?

    ps. We're all Pussy Cats here.
    Last edited by Peekayoh; 12-19-2008 at 02:37 PM. Reason: afterthought

  10. #10
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    I went to a few sites on monitor calibration. It seems fine according to the two sites I went to. I know the right way is to use a Spyder calibrator. I said I had a color problem because of a reply to one of my posts.

    Thanks for all the comments and help
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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