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Sep 16, 2013 20:17 |  #1

I am not a landscape guy at all and this isn't by choice just by location more than anything. I did capture something the other day that I thought was interesting and please forgive the hack job on the composition because I literally about killed the 3 people in the car behind me so that I could get my car off the road to snap this.

Can someone help me out with the processing of this? I know it can be made to be something that I will like.. right now it is ok but I would like it to be better than that and nothing I do seems to look right. I will be happy to email the file to you if you have some ideas but I would like to get it to the point that I can hang it.. maybe it just isn't that good, but I thought it was at least interesting.

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Sep 16, 2013 20:45 |  #2

Mark you need to think about the subject and compose before capturing the shot. It's tilted, bad sun flare, power lines and no foreground interesting subject for this kinda photo.

Onto the quick post processing in CS5, Crop, Straighten, Color Adjustments, USM and Selective Sharpening for the web.

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Sep 16, 2013 20:53 |  #3

See that's why you guys are who you are!! I knew most of the mistakes I just had no time to think before I hammered the shutter button :-)

Looks a ton better though... maybe a loch ness monster needs to be dropped in there that would help make it more interesting.

Someday I will learn how to put the photo in the post too instead of the rookie way I had to link to it.

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Sep 16, 2013 21:06 |  #4

Your welcome.

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Sep 16, 2013 21:11 |  #5

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Sep 17, 2013 12:36 as a reply to  @ markbroom's post |  #6

exif shows aperture f4, 1/1250sec,focal length 47mm, iso100.
for landscapes better shoot at f8-f16, picture would be lot sharper at these setting.


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Sep 19, 2013 21:00 |  #7

nittaya wrote in post #16304067 (external link)
exif shows aperture f4, 1/1250sec,focal length 47mm, iso100.
for landscapes better shoot at f8-f16, picture would be lot sharper at these setting.

Yessir the fog was lifting quickly and I was on a very busy road so I had NO time to setup I literally just pointed and shot.. Unfortunately didn't get the best I could have but you definitely made it better!
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Sep 20, 2013 17:02 |  #8

My take on your images using Topaz Labs software.

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Sep 23, 2013 06:24 |  #9

Thanks socal... again looks much better than the original!!




  
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Sep 23, 2013 09:41 |  #10

@SoCal, did you use detail to bring out the mist? Just wondering which modules you used and a little more detail if you don't mind!


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Sep 23, 2013 17:09 |  #11

First I rotated and cropped it as best I could. Next I made a layer and corrected the sky (not perfect, I rushed this) then used a layer mask to fade it then DeNoised the sky and flattened it. Next I used Adjust 5 and exposure correction, then Clarity, but can't remember the settings, sorry. Next I Denoised the overall image then used a Lab Sharpen action I have to bring out the most detail without going overboard.

Hard to play with really using a low-res copy.

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@SoCal, did you use detail to bring out the mist? Just wondering which modules you used and a little more detail if you don't mind!


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Sep 23, 2013 17:30 |  #12

socalrailfan wrote in post #16319411 (external link)
First I rotated and cropped it as best I could. Next I made a layer and corrected the sky (not perfect, I rushed this) then used a layer mask to fade it then DeNoised the sky and flattened it. Next I used Adjust 5 and exposure correction, then Clarity, but can't remember the settings, sorry. Next I Denoised the overall image then used a Lab Sharpen action I have to bring out the most detail without going overboard.

Hard to play with really using a low-res copy.

I really need to considering doing more than one module per image. I use Topaz, but it is a new tool to me and I am not very advanced at PP to begin with. I like your explanation, it gives me an idea of what you were thinking. Not that I need to know the exact settings as I know that is individualized a lot. Thanks for the reply.


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