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Aug 07, 2012 17:13 |  #4966

Jon, it shows, that's an interesting look! Were you going for a sunrise/sunset look?


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Aug 07, 2012 23:46 |  #4967

IMAGE: http://kirkt.smugmug.com/Photography/Photo-of-the-Day/i-5cc4mC3/0/X3/DXOScreen-X3.jpg

Before: A lackluster, flat "snapshot" taken in a dark room (handheld, f/2 @ ISO 800 to get 1/60 sec) with a Fujifilm X100, but the art was funky. The piece is entitled "Out of the Blue" and I liked the complementary warm tones and cobalt blue focus of the main element of the piece. The lighting was not going to give me the goods, though:

IMAGE: http://kirkt.smugmug.com/Photography/Photo-of-the-Day/i-srQFSzS/0/X3/DSCF00462uncor-X3.jpg

After:

IMAGE: http://kirkt.smugmug.com/Photography/Photo-of-the-Day/i-rfRkm5C/0/X3/DSCF0046-X3.jpg

POW! DXO to the rescue. The combination of the distortion and perspective correction tools and the nice, built-in film emulation and it captures the nice, warm feel of the piece when I viewed it - snapshot to not-so-snapshot.

Settings:

IMAGE: http://kirkt.smugmug.com/Photography/Photo-of-the-Day/i-Rhk6wNx/0/X3/DXOSettings-X3.jpg

Not shown: i used 5 Lum NR and 15 Chrom NR. This conversion took about 20 seconds to dial in the look I envision when I captured the image.

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Aug 08, 2012 08:59 |  #4968

tonylong wrote in post #14827373 (external link)
Jon, it shows, that's an interesting look! Were you going for a sunrise/sunset look?

Yup, it seemed rather flat otherwise and I wanted to warm it up a little.


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Aug 08, 2012 15:18 |  #4969

Kirk, good work on that piece!

I've been doing some shooting of "urban art", murals that folks have been putting up in our downtown area, and for that type of thing having the "perspective" correction is a major plus!


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Aug 08, 2012 17:43 |  #4970

This is my contribution. I took this photo a couple of nights ago.

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Aug 09, 2012 00:41 |  #4971

Britania, thanks for the contribution!

Take a few to read the thread intro, with our "guidelines" for our posts -- post your Before, After, and either a screenshot or a detailed "presentation" of your Raw processing!

And, keep coming back!


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Aug 09, 2012 07:48 |  #4972

great work britania, as tony said, would love to see the edit info, you've done a great job there! :)


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Aug 09, 2012 10:01 |  #4973

Sorry about that guys. I added the needed info for the post. And thanks!


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Aug 12, 2012 19:42 |  #4974

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Aug 12, 2012 20:43 |  #4975

[QUOTE=GregSteer;14812​160]Time to play again.

First time I've ever shot fireworks was last Saturday, the one below is from the second shoot on Wednesday. We get the Celebration of Lights fireworks competition once a year here in Vancouver, can't complain at three 30 minute fireworks shows over a week. Luckily this year our new apartment had a view directly over English Bay where they shoot the fireworks off of.

It's nothing as drastic as other edits I've done before but I'm still impressed at how much Lightroom 4 can pull out of an image.

Before they get hidden at the end of the post there are more images in these threads if you're interested: Vietnam | Brazil.

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Before / After - 100% View - important to see the detail that LR can pull out


Greg, I love the way these turned out. I have lightroom and have recently ventured in to photography over the past year. Up until now, I've not had it nor PS. These pictures are awesome, IMO. I like the way it brought out the lights in the apartment buildings/work places as well as "thined out" the white part of the fireworks. Makes it more detailed,again, IMO. Great work!

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Aug 13, 2012 23:28 |  #4976

My first attempt at shooting the night sky didn't exactly work. Thank goodness for RAW!


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Aug 14, 2012 02:19 as a reply to  @ Riles's post |  #4977

I tried my hand at a Velvia type conversion tonight, crazy simple. I just followed this tutorial http://vimeo.com/34200​901 (external link) took me about all of 5 minutes.

This was just past sunrise, and the original just didn't pick up the golden glow, and was just a boring flat picture. The conversion may be a little over cooked for some.

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IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/beefer518/77796​62972/  (external link)
IMG_9903velvia (external link) by KirkS518 (external link), on Flickr

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Aug 14, 2012 15:15 |  #4978

Riles, that was a pretty cool conversion/processing of that "night" shot!

Kirk, what are we looking at here? If this was Raw processing, then show us the edit info!


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Aug 14, 2012 15:23 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #4979

So it's going to maybe sound more ivolved then it was, but here's what I did.
First a straighten crop with the ruler, and a simple content-aware fill of the street light arm. Then I went into the Velvia look stuff:

1 - Copied background to a new layer
2 - Image/Mode/Lab Color (Do NOT Flatten Image)
3 - Channels Tab
4 - Select 'Channel A'
5 - Show only Lab Color and Channel a Layers
6 - Adjust Levels (CMD L)
7 - Bring Black and White level sliders towards middle to my liking
8 - Repeat Steps 4 - 7 for 'Channel B'
9 - Image/Mode/RGB
****Up to here you have created a Fujifilm Velvia sort of look, depending how far you took things****
10 - From there I played with different adjustments, but ends up I just tweaked Color Balance, I added a +6 on Magenta on this image


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Aug 14, 2012 17:36 as a reply to  @ KirkS518's post |  #4980

Does it looked over cooked?


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