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Feb 10, 2011 00:42 |  #1

this is an untouched photo straight out of the camera. what can I do to make it better


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Feb 10, 2011 00:46 |  #2

Fix what appears to be lens flair at the lower middle of the picture.


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Feb 10, 2011 00:48 |  #3

You suffered from your camera auto exposing for the snow causing the snow and the sky to come out as gray or the camera exposed for the lamp.

You need to crank up the brightness on this photo and add some contrast. When you up the brightness that lamp post is gonna go white and way overexposed. I'm not that good at touching up certain spots on a photo so someone else needs to help with that.


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Feb 10, 2011 00:52 |  #4

# Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) {0x829A} = 8/1 second ===> 8 second
# Lens F-Number / F-Stop {0x829D} = 63/10 ===> ƒ/6.3
# ISO Speed Ratings {0x8827} = 100
# Original Date/Time {0x9003} = 2011:02:04 06:43:07
# Shutter Speed Value (APEX) {0x9201} = -3/1
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) = 1/0.13 second
# Aperture Value (APEX) {0x9202} = 5310704/1000000
Aperture = ƒ/6.3

8 second night shot. Right?

Looks like the pic could use some sharpening. And it appears to be under exposed, if you were trying to get it to look like daylight.


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Feb 10, 2011 00:55 |  #5

yes it is nightshop and I dont really want it too look like a full daylight shop. I want the snow white and the sky somewhat dark




  
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Feb 10, 2011 01:02 |  #6

Just played with it for a couple of minutes in PSE 8.0.
Used the snow on the roof for auto white balance with the "white" eye dropper tool.
Adjusted the contrast some and tweaked the sharpening with a little unsharp mask.
Touched up What ever that was in the middle/lower part of the picture.
Not perfect, but it is a different look.
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Feb 10, 2011 01:32 |  #7

Programs with HDR


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Feb 10, 2011 07:22 |  #8

First, mine is a compositional issue, you have a lot of information in the image. You can find ways of limiting information and make a decent crop. I went with black and white since the image is pretty monotoned anyway.


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Feb 10, 2011 07:32 |  #9

Ed Harp wrote in post #11814385 (external link)
First, mine is a compositional issue, you have a lot of information in the image. You can find ways of limiting information and make a decent crop. I went with black and white since the image is pretty monotoned anyway.

Your crop makes for a really improved pic. Like it.


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Feb 10, 2011 08:19 |  #10

My take is it needs cropping for too much foreground, levels for the lost whites but NOT white white (the snow should not be white at this time of day and with no clear skies) and the sky, dodging the trees and sharpen:

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Feb 10, 2011 09:16 |  #11

I know it's a night time shot, but IMO it's too dark. The snow is very gray.

Now I like Spike44 edit version.


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Feb 10, 2011 13:24 |  #12

Here is my take

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Feb 10, 2011 15:27 as a reply to  @ harshgnar's post |  #13

I like the nighttime feel ...

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Feb 10, 2011 16:04 |  #14

Good job, Peano. I like it too.


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Feb 10, 2011 16:39 |  #15

Peano wrote in post #11817253 (external link)
I like the nighttime feel ...

You convinced me; it looks the best.


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